Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Mood Board: {Rose, Violet and Grey}

Today's mood board is indeed moody. Inspired by dramatic shades of violet and rose with a hint of grey, this color palette is darkly dreamy, but can be given a shot of sunshine with specks of gold glitter, bolder jewel tones or a pink rose petal carpet.

Image Credits:

Top Left: Mert & Marcus for French Vogue via Violet Grey | Top Right: Janita Toerien | Bottom Left: via Playbuzz | Bottom Middle: Harvest Roses for Flirty Fleurs | Bottom Right: The Youngrens via Mod Wedding

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Crush

Hi bridal babes! Did you crush it this week? My husband is on a sailing trip and I thought I'd be super productive without him around the house, but I was only kidding myself. Just goes to show that the only way to get stuff done is to put your mind to it, no matter what's going on around you. 

Here's what I'm currently crushing on and some cool things to keep you occupied until quittin' time. Happy weekend! 

Flying Wish Paper
Enchanting, magical pieces of paper that you can write your wishes, dreams, and deepest desires on. Then shape the paper into a tube, place it on the wish platform card, light it, and watch your secret message fly to the cosmos.

You can buy the above wish paper here.
Or see a video and more paper options here.

Cherry Blossom Lollipops by A Secret Forest, $30 for 3

Flower Lollipops
Beautiful, delicious, and easy to make. These precious sugar pops are filled with edible flowers and are perfect for weddings, bridal showers, and baby showers.

Learn how to make them in this video tutorial.

Floral Bath Salts
These would make lovely gifts for your bridal party. Best thing is, you can make it yourself. Tip: choose flowers that match your wedding color palette.

You can find the tutorial here.

HIIT Workouts
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and is a great way to burn calories and tone up simultaneously. I've been doing this quick Burn It Up routine, which gets me sweating and gives me an energy boost.

Courtney Love x Nasty Gal
If you were a 90's riotgrrrl, you'll appreciate Courtney Love's collaboration with Nasty Gal. I seriously want to fill my closet with this collection.

I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature. -Courtney Love 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2016 Wedding Trends: 3-D Printing

Painted 3-D flowers via 3DPrint
My husband bought a 3-D printer a few months ago and it has become his new favorite toy. He's been playing around with it, printing out beginner nick knacks like a puma chip clip, the Zelda logo, and a label for his team's billiards trophy.

It's a really interesting tool and I've been hearing a lot about its rise in popularity now that it's more affordable (about $400 for a do-it-yourself model). It's not what I'd spend my Christmas money on, but hey. Everybody's got their thang, and it seems that engaged couples are digging the 3-D printed look.

From realistic cake toppers and save the date cards to wedding favors and bridesmaid jewelry, couples are jumping on the bandwagon to create unique and personalized wedding elements. Here's just a sampling.

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