INSPIRATION | pretty lovely and pretty creative | Color Schemes for Your Home Space Work Just as Well for Your Wedding

INSPIRATION | pretty lovely and pretty creative | Color Schemes for Your Home Space Work Just as Well for Your Wedding

I love this idea… it’s something I’ve always wanted to do with the many lovely photos of my mother that my dad has taken over time.  This one’s from Cindy Russell, of her mother.  … Always loved that he took those photos.  So sweet, such a deep expression of love.  I’m joyous that they exist, [...]

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DIY ~ WEDDING CALLIGRAPHY | tools you’ll need to do it yourself | Addressing Your Wedding Invitation & Save the Date Envelopes!

DIY ~ WEDDING CALLIGRAPHY | tools you’ll need to do it yourself | Addressing Your Wedding Invitation & Save the Date Envelopes!

*** Scroll to the bottom of this post to turn on the musical stylings of my favorite new artist, Warpold Wine.  Mmm mmm goodness. *** So, one big decision I’ve made in the process of planning my wedding is that I’m personally going to address the envelopes that will hold my save-the-dates, and then, based [...]

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HOLIDAY FAVES LOVE | dreamy diys + pretty printables + awe-inspiring images | Heavenly Holiday Decor + Gift Packaging Perfection = My Happiness

HOLIDAY FAVES LOVE | dreamy diys + pretty printables + awe-inspiring images | Heavenly Holiday Decor + Gift Packaging Perfection = My Happiness

There are lots of reasons why the holidays are one of my favorite times of the year, but ranking high among them are the following two: ~ dreamy and delightful holiday decor ~ pretty packaging perfection by incredibly creative crafters Combine those two with my absolute favorite thing in general and of all time – [...]

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HOLIDAY BAKED TREATS LOVE | Festive Cupcakes That Go Way Beyond Icing and Sprinkles…

HOLIDAY BAKED TREATS LOVE | Festive Cupcakes That Go Way Beyond Icing and Sprinkles…

Want to make a serious impact this holiday season, but feel your typical treats just aren’t cutting it this year?  Or maybe you kinda sorta forgot to buy gifts for your family and friends, and it’s December 22 already.  Whoa, came outta nowhere, right?! Okay, no worries, everything’s fine.  Bakerella has some major league ideas [...]

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PAPER LOVE | wrap it up | Don’t Get Your Hopes Up; No One Can Wrap Like This…

PAPER LOVE | wrap it up | Don’t Get Your Hopes Up; No One Can Wrap Like This…

Don’t you wish you could wrap your gifts this perfectly? I do. But, unless we’re sending our packages via email – aka not sending real gifts to people in real life, a serious holiday-fail – we’ll just have to settle for a little human error in our gift wrapping efforts.  Fortunately, there are gift wrapping [...]

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HOLIDAY LOVE | so pretty and so festive | Red + White + Brown – form of – PAPER ‘n’ TREATS {so delicious looking}

HOLIDAY LOVE | so pretty and so festive | Red + White + Brown – form of – PAPER ‘n’ TREATS {so delicious looking}

Leslie’s Color Me Pretty posts on her blog, decor8, make me feel all warm and festive inside.  Just look at the sweet, sweet goodness of these projects she created and photographed so brilliantly.  Go Leslie, with your bad self!  I love how you rock that hyper-creativity that so obviously flows through you in immeasurable quantities.  [...]

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WEDDING DIY LOVE | Candy Tin Labels from The Inspired Bride!

WEDDING DIY LOVE | Candy Tin Labels from The Inspired Bride!

Omigod.  When I saw these little candy tins from The Inspired Bride I jumped a little in my seat.  These are absolutely perfect; they’re the perfect color, the perfect size, the PERFECT design, and they’re well within my budget (free).  Thank you, thank you, a thousand times, thank you! . Visit The Inspired Bride’s Sweet [...]

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HOLIDAY + DIY LOVE | Attention to Detail – Delightful Packaging for Your Tasty Treats

HOLIDAY + DIY LOVE | Attention to Detail – Delightful Packaging for Your Tasty Treats

Macarons are pretty famous these days.  I’ve seen them pop up in quite a few weddings… and, to be honest, it took me some time to figure out just what, exactly, the colorful confections actually were. Back when I first started noticing them, I’m talking right at the beginning, I thought they were some sort [...]

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HOLIDAY LOVE | Wrap Your Gifts in Pretty, Decorative Packaging… It Makes ALL The Difference

HOLIDAY LOVE | Wrap Your Gifts in Pretty, Decorative Packaging… It Makes ALL The Difference

{source} Yesterday, I received a package.  I was promised it would arrive several days ago, but, as you can easily infer, it didn’t.  I’m not so much a stickler for timeliness as I am someone who appreciates keeping your word if you’ve promised something.  So, it shouldn’t surprise any of you that I wasn’t too [...]

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Friday’s Fab Finds!

Friday’s Fab Finds!

For some reason, the phrases “talk is cheap” and “a picture is worth a thousand words” BOTH popped into my head simultaneously today, so I think I’ll go with it… On to the finds… essentially, in Twitter-ease. ~~~ Want to embroider your own handkerchief but have absolutely no clue how exactly to do it?  It’s [...]

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DIY Wedding Eye Candy + Instructions ♥ Make It Pretty, Make It Personal, Make It with Decorative Rubber Stamps

DIY Wedding Eye Candy + Instructions ♥ Make It Pretty, Make It Personal, Make It with Decorative Rubber Stamps

{1 & 2, 3} Lovely, right?  This is a pretty stunning project, a GREAT WAY to save money, and in my opinion an even better way to make your wedding yours… not to mention get loads of compliments on your unique talents.  You can stamp your monogram on a bag of cookies, or prettify a [...]

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Double-Duty Table Decor That’ll Charm Your Guests on Thanksgiving… and Then Once More, on Your Wedding Day.

Double-Duty Table Decor That’ll Charm Your Guests on Thanksgiving… and Then Once More, on Your Wedding Day.

Recently, I’ve been interested in finding great ways to personalize a Thanksgiving table.  (I know, shocking!)  While searching out my favorite styles and settings, I found quite a few looks that, at least to me, seemed quite capable of serving double-duty; perfect for the holiday table, and utterly ideal for the bride who wants a [...]

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DIY Wedding Projects, Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

DIY Wedding Projects, Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

Men often say that they read risque magazines, eh-hem, “for the articles.” Well, I love Martha Stewart Weddings, and I’ll admit it’s almost entirely for the pictures.  They are MESMERIZING.  The golds and pinks, the reds and blues, the sparkle and shine, the glitz and, of course, the glam.  I have no shame about this.  [...]

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Have a Great Photo of You & Your Honey? Here’s Where You Can Stick It…

Have a Great Photo of You & Your Honey?  Here’s Where You Can Stick It…

Are you all about the details and looking for a special way to personalize your wedding correspondence?  Or are you searching for a way to ensure that your save-the-date isn’t accidentally tossed in the trash, tragically mistaken for a piece of junk mail? Whether it’s the former or the latter, I’ve got something that might [...]

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Wedding WOW Factor: Be Gaudy And Just Gold Leaf It All

Wedding WOW Factor: Be Gaudy And Just Gold Leaf It All

Gold can do so much for decor, bringing excitement and shimmer to what’s otherwise a bore.  (Hehe.)  Here, we’ve compiled a whole bunch of photos with a single common theme: gold leaf.  Some are barely touched by the mesmerizing foil, others engulfed by its rich, delicate shimmer.  I think it looks SPECTACULAR on EVERYTHING! What [...]

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Invitations That Go Beyond

Invitations That Go Beyond

Today, we’ve got some brilliant little DIY projects from the great Martha Stewart that’ll really show your creative side to each and every single one of your wedding guests.  If you’re crafty, and you’re looking for a few inspiring ways to make your invitations uniquely yours, get ready for some inspiration! Perfect for a winter [...]

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Warriors in Pink: Your Bridal Party!

Warriors in Pink: Your Bridal Party!

On Friday, October 16, The Martha Stewart Show was devoted to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This episode gave us a couple of great ideas (if we do say so ourselves) that you may want to employ for your wedding! As you may already know, we here at The Knotty Bride are always looking for ways [...]

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ETSY | My favorite Picks from Martha Stewart’s List

We adore the world of Etsy here at The Knotty Bride.  It’s practically the greatest thing going if you want something that screams creative and unique.  It’s like marketplace version of the The Freelancers Union.  Things you’ve never even dreamed of come to life over at Etsy; and, for a bride who wants customization, she [...]

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DIY Delight: Ring Pillows Aplenty!

DIY Delight: Ring Pillows Aplenty!

I have to share with you these pillowy little pleasures I’ve always admired from our friends over at Martha Stewart Weddings. I bet you could pump one of these stinkers out while sipping your latte or even commuting to work! I’m totally coveting the top three, but I can’t stop staring at each and every [...]

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