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DIY Wedding Projects by Wayfair + A Giveaway!

Without a doubt, one of my favorite parts of wedding planning was getting to craft + DIY little projects to really personalize my big day! So I’m really having an I-wish-I-was-still-a-bride moment after my introduction to Wayfair – the one stop shopping destination for everything home! Based in Boston, but available everywhere online, they have everything you could possibly need to craft and create until your hearts content! Take a peek below for a few fabulous DIY ideas.

Offering the largest selection of home furnishings and décor for every style and every price point, Wayfair has you covered when it comes to prepping for your reception and filling up your home with pretty after you’ve said I do!  How cute are these easy to create floral napkin rings? With just a small mix of florals and herbs, they add a bit of rustic charm to your table setting. I’m loving these confetti cones made from vintage paper or script-printed scrapbook paper and secured with double-sided tape. Present them at your ceremony in a sweet wooden box, and voila — an inexpensive and totally unique DIY craft!

I’m seriously smitten with this pinwheel cake topper, held up by a sweet striped straw or wooden skewer! Totally customizable, you could use any paper color or type to make it work with your style. Last but not least, an easy and charming escort card idea using vintage keys! Not only are they creative and unique, but they double as a guest favor! See, Wayfair really does have it all! For full instructions on each of these amazing projects, head over here.

To jumpstart your crafting, Wayfair is offering one lucky reader a $150 gift card to Wayfair! To enter, simply comment on this post with what you’d love to create for your big day with a Wayfair item. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, June 6, 2014. Good luck!

Products Pictured: Flowers + Flowers | Wood Tray | Cake Stand | Paper Straws | Vintage Keys

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On your wedding day, looking glamorous doesn’t have to start when you put on the dress. Get ready in style too with these lovely robes from Doie Lounge (hint: these make perfect gifts for your bridesmaids. They really will wear it again!). You can also rest easy knowing knowing all the robes are made in the USA with high-quality eco-friendly fabrics. Keep scrolling to see the SMP exclusive discount!

About Doie LoungeAs a 12-time bridesmaid (yes, really!), designer Sara Kirsner knows a thing or two about bridesmaid gifts! Doie Lounge was born from the idea that these glamorous, super-soft robes make the perfect gift for a bride to give to her maids. These robes make beautiful and practical gifts for the bridal party, while infusing an often-ignored moment (getting ready the morning of), with elegant detail. The robes look amazing in the pre-wedding primping photos and are a gift that your best ladies will surely wear again and again. Each robe is made from the highest quality, earth-friendly fabrics, and is produced in Los Angeles, CA. Sara loves to work with each bride, answering questions about colors, sizing, and “custom” color combinations. Bulk discounts apply: 15% off when buying 3 or more, 20% on 5 or more, 25% off with a purchase of 8 or more, and 30% off when buying 10+ robes. SMP readers can get 15% off of up to 3 robes (after that bulk discounts will kick in), with the code SMP15.

Photo Credits (Top to Bottom): Photography: Valorie Darling PhotographyHair: Trace Hennigsen + Makeup: Artistry by Danika | Photography: ES Creation Photography (Simon Fu and Yoki  Lin) | Photography: Kyle Hale Photography: Katie Hall 

Welcome to the family Doie Lounge!  We are so happy to have you! xoxo

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Traditional Backyard Tent Wedding in the Suburbs of Chicago

Traditional weddings have always had my heart, and I don’t see that changing. If they are good enough for the royals, by gosh, they are good enough for me. Their timelessness will never lose its luster, so when I see a classic wedding as gorgeous as this one captured by Cristina G Photography and planned by LOLA Event Productions, I feel like I’ve hit the wedding jackpot. See even more here.

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From Cristina G PhotographyAs a wedding photographer you can’t help but imagine dream weddings you would like to capture… As a Chicago wedding photographer, you can’t help but secretly fantasize about backyard weddings and beautiful Sperry Tents… magical weddings that only seem to happen in California.Well… if there ever was a wedding I dreamed of photographing, but did not dare hope to ever have the chance to, especially in Chicago, it was Lauran & Marty’s wedding. And yes, without a doubt Lauran was one of the most beautiful brides I have had the honor to photograph in my entire career so far. There was so much emotion, so many happy (and sad) tears shed, so much love, that it was hard to pick favorites to share.

Lauran’s inspiration for the wedding was Southern romance. Southern romance under a beautiful Sperry tent! Navy blue and soft pink were the main colors and the actual location of the celebration was the groom’s parents’ backyard. Early fall – a warm September evening. Lots of champagne flowing in beautiful flutes adorned with navy and white straws with little flags inscribed with the guests’ names – these served a double purpose – toast and find your seat! Paper lanterns and pretty dahlia and ranunculus centerpieces welcomed the guests inside the tent. The bridesmaids wore short Amsale navy blue dresses and the tiny ring bearer matched the theme perfectly in his light blue seersucker pants and newsboy hat!

Photography: Cristina G Photography | Wedding Coordinator: LOLA Event Productions | Floral Design: Town And Country Gardens | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza Legends | Reception Venue: Backyard Sperry Tent | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Limelight Catering | Hair: Caitlin Price | DJ: Mary Monica Music | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Linens: BBJ Linen | Makeup: Sonia Roselli | Tent: Sperry Tent

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