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DIY Favor Bags

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Here is an easy and adorable DIY gift bag project for party favor treats. All you will need is a printer, 5×7 white paper bags, scalloping scissors, and whatever treat you want to fill the bags with!

1. Download the graphic from here and type in the names and date in the space provided. Follow the instructions on the pdf.

2. You can add a little more detail to the bags by cutting the top with scalloping scissors

3. Fill the bags with the treat of your choice!

Original DIY found on Style Me Pretty by Twig & Thistle.

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DIY Matchbooks

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Matchbooks are an adorable giveaway for guests to use or to keep as a souvenir from your wedding. Style Me Pretty put up a great tutorial on how to make them and personalize them yourself!

You will need:

matchboxes (ones in the tutorial are from Ralphs), kraft paper (or any color or decorative paper you plan to use), computer/printer (if you plan to print out your design), ruler, Cutting Mat
scissors/razor blade, 
glue stick (or tacky glue)
, pencil
, bobby pins
, cardstock.

Click here to see step by step instructions, and pictures to go along with the instructions!

Original DIY by Papermade, photograph by Max Wanger

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Um, hi there… sheepish blogger here.

Vintage Coke AdIt seems that as busy planning season has come upon me, I’ve neglected my bloggerly duties. I can’t be too apologetic, since I will always choose to devote my full attention to my clients over my inspiration blog, although I promise to make it up to the readers with a few good upcoming posts.

First off, I have the most LOVELY vintage courthouse wedding photographed by talented San Diego photographer Aaron Willcox. Aaron’s eye for those special moments is what makes him such a gem, and I highly recommend him to any San Diego brides out there. So keep your eyes peeled for a truly inspirational vintage affair on the blog later this week.

Secondly, while I haven’t posted much on this blog, I have written some fun wedding planning ideas for Bridology. So, if you’re looking to plan an Americana themed wedding fete, want to create a fabulous cookie favor bar for your guests, or are interested in some stylish wedding day clutches oozing with personality, click over to Bridology for a little advice courtesy of moi.

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Napa: Giant Macarons & V Marketplace

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This weekend I accompanied the hubby up north to San Francisco for work, and squeezed in a little fun with a day trip to Yountville in Napa. After devouring what might have been the best steamed mussels and fries on earth at Thomas Keller’s French bistro-style restaurant Bouchon, we headed across the courtyard to hit up Bouchon Bakery.  One lemon tart, loaf of freshly-baked sourdough bread, chocolate chip cookie and two giant macarons (check out the size of the one in my hand) later, we found ourselves suffering from a massive food coma, but were in heaven. Everything was delicious, but I cannot get over Bouchon Bakery’s amazing oversized macarons. The chocolate one was light and crispy on the outside but tasted just like a rich fudge brownie on the inside. My one-track mind immediately thought of how these macarons would make a perfect wedding favor for a foodie couple. After devouring our goodies, hubs and I rolled ourselves over to event space V Marketplace on the other side of the street.

I first heard of V Marketplace when I was writing a story for Better Bridal on Viannett, an upscale bridal salon. V Marketplace is a quaint collection of boutiques tucked inside a striking ivy-covered building. Outside the marketplace is a gorgeous event space that is available for weddings, and I wanted to check it out for myself. It was indeed a gorgeous Napa venu, and I would love to have a bride hold her ceremony or reception on the site. Beautiful landscaping, lovely main street style buildings, amazing food options and gorgeous Napa weather – it just doesn’t get much better than that.

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