Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm back...and MARRIED!

I wanted to give you all a little peak of my wedding from Sunday. I am planning a huge wedding recap with all of the details + DIY projects once I get the professional photos, so look out for that in the near future!
Here we go...

Bridesmaid's bouquets
Chuppah flowers
Something blue
The cake-our vows were written on the top and bottom tiers

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Themed Baby Shower

I'm so excited to share with you all a baby shower I planned and designed last month for a wonderful friend. I had endless creative freedom, and knew that I didn't want to use any pastels or muted colors. Instead I aimed for whimsical touches, bright colors with an Alice in Wonderland/Mad Hatter theme.

My inspiration:

The below photos are from Taylor Armstrong's daughter's (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) birthday party, so they may look familiar to some of you!

I fell in love with the look of the stacked teacups and set out to find some at Goodwill. Luckily my local Goodwill had a ton, and I think I bought every single teacup in the store. Stacking and gluing them together was surprisingly very easy to do with a hot glue gun. Next up was the moss covered teapot. I desperately wanted to make one similar to the one pictured above, pouring rose petals into another moss covered teacup but I figured hanging fishing line or constructing something to hold the teapot up would be too difficult for a novice party planner...
Instead I used two teapots that I bought at Goodwill, foam balls cut in half from Michaels, and moss sheets from Michaels to create a similar look:

After cutting the foam balls in half, I simply applied glue from the glue gun to the ball and stuck pieces of the moss sheets to each half dome. From there, I hot glued the flat side of the dome to the teapots.

The finished Result of the teacup stack and moss covered teapot:
{Please ignore the mess in the background!}
I made several teacup "stacks" and placed them down the center of the table along with vases I covered in wrapping paper and ribbon from the Container Store, topped with silk roses. 
The finished Result:

Next Bridal Shower! The same lovely friend whose baby shower I put together co-planned my Bridal Shower and I can't wait to show off what they did!