If I could fly out to LA and give Meg of La Partie Events a hug, I totally would. Although that would probably scare her off. So, instead, I’ll just tell her that we loved what she created for us today on SMP. The originality, the thoughtfulness of each design, the fabulous attention to detail and style…it’s well, inspiring. To say the least. If you are lucky enough to live in the area and are looking for a planner/designer, BOOK La Partie asap. You won’t regret it.

And, a huge thank you to Stephanie Kleinman for shooting such spectacular images!

la partie diy centerpieces

Materials
1 Orange Anthropologie Bird Cage $49.00 on sale
3 White Round IKEA Florera Candles $4.99 each
2 Yards IKEA Gisela Fabric $7.99 / yard
Yellow Acacia Flower $12.50 per bunch
White China Mums $18.75 per bunch
Yellow China Mums $18.75 per bunch

Instructions
Place candles in bird cage.  Arrange white and yellow china mums and yellow acacia flowers around the candles as shown in photo, creating a nest of sorts. Add one white mum to the top, either simply tucking into wires or by using an adhesive.

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We have been featuring more DIY projects on SMP lately. More ways for you to get in there and take control of your wedding style…and hopefully save a few bucks in the process. I do want to make one quick suggestion though for all of you brides out there who are struggling to put your style stamp on your wedding while sticking to some form of a budget.

Sometimes hiring a planner can be the best money saving tip you could possibly do. A really good wedding planner will help you understand where you can splurge, where you can save…they can help you refine your vision so you don’t waste money on unnecessary details. They can keep you on track so that you can have the wedding of your dreams without stressing about your missing dollars. Many times, they even have relationships with area vendors and can get you better pricing than if you were going at it alone.

Point is, if you are a DIY girl…do it, and do it stylishly. But if you are working on a budget and aren’t so into DIY, think about hiring a planner to help you see your vision to reality. A good planner is a great investment.