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DIY Matchbooks


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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Filed under Budget Friendly & Fabulous, Do It Yourself, Good Gifting, Inspiration Boards, Uncategorized, Wedding Favors

Friday Feast

Although I generally do the cooking, every once in a while the hubby comes along and decides to make an elaborate, delicious meal. This post is dedicated to one such occasion, which involved an Epicurious recipe for Coq Au Vin and two days of preparation & cooking.

The result? An unforgettably rich & buttery chicken that will likely haunt me in my dreams until I get to enjoy it again.  I’m thinking this will be one of our new go-to favorites for holiday entertaining….

Coq au vin montage

I think I love wedding planning so much because it encompasses ALL of my passions – food, photography, art, fashion and business…. did I mention food? 😉

Happy Friday!

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Sweet Nothings for the Honeymoon


Wedding style spans all things wearable, including the honeymoon lingerie.  But many brides-to-be prefer cute and casual styles over more restrictive sexy corsets and garter belts, and have a hard time finding what they want. Ladies looking for some cozy sweet nothings to bring on the honeymoon should definitely check out Victoria’s Secret’s new collection of bow-adorned ‘cheeky panties.’

Sugary sweet with a pinch of spice, these are great for pairing with a lacy camisole or ribbed tank to stay comfy and cute while snoozing in tropical paradise.   Toss a few coordinating tanks in your suitcase with these panties and snuggle against your new hubby in style.

‘Cheeky Panty’ with side-bow, $15 each or 3/$30 at Victoria’s Secret

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