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Real Wedding: Elegance Defined … Jeri and Joshua

Little Black Book photographer Jennifer Driscoll has shared an incredibly beautiful wedding with us today. The bride and groom lived in Washington DC and like so many of you, lead terribly busy lives. They wanted a 'getaway' wedding that would give their friends and family a wonderful excuse to relax for a few days! Oh my gosh ... you should see the...

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DIY Contest…one more day!

Ok, so I lied...we are going to extend the contest until Monday. We aren't taking entries anymore but we will be showing off the rest of the projects that we love on Monday. We are cutting out early today but have a great weekend and we'll see you...

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DIY Project: Custom Flower Pots

This next project is SO versatile and forever elegant. I love that you can really put your own style stamp on this one!

From Cathy...A little background on my project~ CathysWraps ~  plastic pot & decorative sleeve combo was created to give my mother's plain yet versatile little pots a makeover. It adapts to hang flowers from church pews with Doey’s pew clip (invented by my mother, Doey, and used by florists for...

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DIY Project: Mini Bundt Cakes

Love these  little treats...and you KNOW your guests will to. There is just something great about receiving a homemade favor, one that you can devour on your way home and remember the sweetness of the day. So cute.

From the bride...I am getting married at my grandmother's house in Charleston, South Carolina. For both me and my fiance, it is really important to include our grandmothers' in our wedding. We both have a love for our grandmother's pound cake. And, they are both from...

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Real Wedding: Sabiha and Julius at Weller’s Carriage House

Earlier today, we showed you a charming highlight video of Sabiha and Julius' wedding day, produced by Take 1 Productions. If you haven't already seen it, we do hope you'll take a look. If ever two people were able to take things in stride, it was this...

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DIY Project: Programs that double as a CD

This next project sent in by Bliss Weddings Market is completely fabulous...plus it's a two-in-one, with ceremony programs that double as a CD wedding favor. So cool!

Here are the step-by-steps...

Materials
Paperboard CD case (from www.BlissWeddingsMarket.com)
Two 1/8" wide circle eyelets in the color white (from www.BlissWeddingsMarket.com)
Eyelet Setter (from www.

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DIY Project: Southern Style Treats

This next one, crafted by the lovely Mekala of Tie that Binds, just reminds me of my Texas roots. Love that.

And here is the breakdown. There are lots of components so it's lengthy...but, you could craft all or just one and still end up with a pretty great gift for your guests!

Step 1

Food:
Peanuts
Sunflower Seeds
Homemade/Favorite BBQ sauce (homemade recipe found...

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SMP Loves…Floral Blogs!

Do you guys ever check out our vendor blogs? There is SUCH amazing inspirations found inside, especially in some of the Little Black Book florist blogs. Currently loving Blush Floral Design, Installation Floral, La Partie Events and...

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DIY Project: Violet Petals

It's Day three (and the last day) of our DIY contest! We have so many great projects for you to devour today...from send off bells to custom bottles of bbq, each is completely unique and completely fabulous. First up, are these crystallized petals of violets crafted by Julie...

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

I am a future bride from Toulouse, France. We'll marry on May the 9th in Tarbes, a town near Pyrénées, and we have are using purple and anise...

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Take 1 Productions Presents … “rain happens”

If you want to fall in love all over again, watch today's wedding trailer from Take 1 Productions.

"rain happens ..."

Take 1  Productions ... Every bride planning her outdoor wedding, hopes for beautiful blue skies and sunshine. I am sure Sabiha was no different. The weather...

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A Soolip Wedding and The Dressing Room Event!

Once again, we are taking a mini-holiday from our DIY contest to let all of you LA area brides out there know about the absolutely fabulous Soolip Wedding Event that is taking place this Sunday, March 29th at Vibiana.

photo by the fabulous Alyssa Nicol, one of our prized...

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DIY Project: Wristlets and Boutonnieres

This next project that reader, Carol, crafted is perfectly lovely...ideal for a English or French inspired shabby chic wedding. I love the sweet, personal touch that each little favor brings, letting your guests know that they are not only welcome, they are loved.

Notes and Instructions from Carol...

My fiance and I are having a Regency inspired wedding next January at a beautiful English Manor House in New Zealand.  Our wedding colors are pink, red and burgundy.

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DIY Project: Kid’s Tins

These adorable favors are made especially for the kiddos. I love a reception that embraces children, but it's always great to have something to keep them busy!

Here are the instructions...

My hubby and I were just married 2/28/09 in a very cool, modern space in Brooklyn, NY.  We loved creating unique details that expressed our style and personalities for our wedding.  In lieu of favors, my hubby and I decided to contribute to International Justice Mission (ijm.

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DIY Project: Irish Cream

As an Irish girl myself, I adore this next project. So completely innovative and original...plus it's pretty! The perfect combination! Plus, she's included the template for the cute recipe tag so it's more about assembly than design, thus anyone can do it. Love that.

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

Materials
Cardstock
Downloadable Tags
Mason Jars & Ribbon from Michael's Craft Store
Homemade Irish Cream

Recipe...

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Ivan and Mary Tote Bag Contest Winners

We're sooooo delighted that you guys liked the tote bags we showed you last week from Ivan and Mary! We really hope that all of you will be sure and visit their site to see all of the other fabulous colors and patterns ... as well as...

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DIY Project: Sugar Packets

I am obsessed with this next project. And obsessed might just be putting it lightly. I love when ideas come my way that I haven't ever seen before and not only is this one new to me, it's so designed so beautifully that it just appeals to my own sense of style and love of simplicity. Plus, it uses the Gocco which just might be the best invention EVER.

Here is the breakdown and instructions...

From the lovely bride...As we're having a destination wedding in...

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DIY Project: Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love this next project a lot. Probably too much. Chocolate covered pretzles are such yumminess, you can rest assured that your guests will definitely devour your hard work! Here is the breakdown... From Rachelle, the cute bride... My wedding was last weekend, so what better timing than to submit the favors that I actually made for my guests.  My inspiration came from the chocolate-covered pretzel rods I make every year as Christmas treats.  I have been making them for years...

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SMP Loves…Sarah Seven!

There are no words really for just how much I love her. Spotted over on Oh Joy!, Sarah's work is pure gorgeousness.Perfectly romantic ruffles, silhouettes that are both pretty and sexy, palettes that are absolutely scrumptious. Plus, she just added a few wedding gowns that will make your...

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DIY Project: Charity Inspired Favor

We are continuing on with our DIY contest today and just like yesterday, we have TONS of absolutely positively great ideas! The first, was crafted by Charlotte Bolton of Studio Ten and A Half.

From Charlotte...I designed this favor for my own wedding. I chose to have charity favours as I couldn't stand the thought of spending...

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Real Wedding: Brannon and Kainoa’s Hawaiian Celebration of Love

When we received Brannon & Kainoa's wedding from Little Black Book members Cassandra and David Dieterle, it was hard to get past just how cute the kids are! They sent us loads of gorgeous detail photos from the wedding, but we had to see more of the kids before we could even move on. We fell head over heels in love with Brooklyn, Brogan and Bailey!

The adorable...

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