5 Days of Party: Vintage/Garden Wedding – Photography

This is a BONUS DAY! Hurray! I love this theme so much, I thought I’d add an extra day, featuring some fun photography I’ve found within this theme!

Style Me Pretty has clearly been a favorite of mine throughout this genre, and you can see why! I love, love, LOVE that chandelier!

Do you enjoy long bike rides together? Vintage Indie suggests using a fun prop that both of you relate to.

Remember to have fun with your photos! 100 Layer Cake shows that if you are enjoying yourself, it will shine through to your photos!

On 3 Design suggests getting the entire bridal party on board with the fun of the photo shoot!

Better still, get everyone in on the action with this idea from National Geographic!


5 Days of Party: Vintage/Garden Wedding – Gift Wrap

So you’re going to a wedding, and you want to wrap your present in a chic, gorgeous package. Here’s some inspiration to get your started!

This simple wrapping by This Is Glamorous is easy to accomplish. Kraft paper, wrapped with a round of lace, and a simple beige ribbon!

These tags from Ilovedieline Studio on Etsy are super cute, too! Add a little congrats note with a word of advice, and attach to your gift of choice.

Such Pretty Things reminds us that party favors need some love, too!

If you know the color palate for the wedding, match your present with a cute DIY pennant banner ribbon, like this one from Paper Mash.

And if you’re looking for something a little more complex (or neutral), check out these gorgeous wrapping jobs by Style Me Pretty!

What are your favorite wrapping tips and tricks? Newspaper? Kraft paper? Fabric? Let me know, and maybe we’ll feature it in the next wrapping post!

5 Day of Party: Vintage/Garden Wedding – Clothes

So, Thursday is supposed to mean “Cards,” but I already did “Invitations,” and for weddings… well, planning outfits for a wedding sounded much more fun!

And whether you’re going to a vintage or garden wedding, or hosting one, you want to dress the part! Here are some of my favorite choices to fit the summery, fun theme!

Such Pretty Things give us the idea of actually using colorful vintage dresses instead of “traditional” bridesmaids dresses. Each girl can pick her own favorite color and style!

Put your boys in neutral colors, like Wedding Chicks, and it won’t matter what color the girl next to him is wearing!

Not comfortable with all the different colors? Or have a definite color┬ápalate? How about following this Wedding Chick‘s advice, and let the girls pick their own style, but all the same length and color?

And you need to look your best too! Try something fun and flirty with this Project Wedding dress by Sottero & Midgley.

Not digging the length? Check out this lacy beauty by Alfred Angelo!

5 Days of Party: Vintage/Garden Wedding – Food

Today is all about food! Yum! Personally, I’m a picky eater, but the stuff I do like – I LOVE.

If you’re going for the vintage theme, you have to have an old fashioned lemonade stand – or at least get the feel of one. Check out this one from Style Me Pretty! If you aren’t into lemonade, try serving Coke in the old-fashioned glass bottles, or having a rootbeer float bar (complete with sprinkles and different flavors of ice cream!).

Garden parties just beg for finger sandwiches and tiered platters, like this one from Party Frosting!

Sugar Plum Invitations suggests freezing berries and mint into ice cubes! A little bit of color, and a sweet treat once the ice melts.

Have your theme carry over into dessert with a cake like Styles Me Pretty‘s in your color scheme.

If you’re like us, and aren’t satisfied with just a cake, try cupcakes instead – like these from Small Bites. The bonus for getting cupcakes? You get to pick as many different flavors as you want!

Craft Addict

Hello, my name is Elizabeth (AKA Elliot), and I am a craft addict.

It’s true! When I’m not making and doing, I’m looking for inspiration to make and do more. I tend to dabble in a little bit of everything, but some of my favorites are paper crafts, crochet, and embroidery/cross stitch. I can sew by hand, but I haven’t quite figured out a sewing machine just yet. I’ve also dabbled in painting, sketching, art journaling, wood burning, duct tape crafts, jewelry making, and much much more.

I guess I’m here to share things that inspire me, and to show you some of the things I’ve made.

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