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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 

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Family-Infused DIY Vermont Fall Wedding

There is DIY and then there is DIF, Do It Family, and that is when all of your your loved ones have a hand in making your day absolutely perfect. Which is exactly what happened in this gorgeous family affair. The details are perfect, but the love is even more so, and thanks to all the images snapped up by Birke Photography we can get lost in all the pretty here.


From the Bride…2013 was a huge year for us. We had a baby, got engaged and then pulled together our “perfect” wedding 4 months later. It never would have happened without both of our families’ unbelievable support, love and creative skill sets.

Winn & I met in Truckee, CA two years ago. We were both from the East coast, living in the perfect ski town, and we met on the bocce court at the Truckee River Winery. Our relationship took off from the very beginning, sharing a love of skiing, hiking, camping, and fly fishing. We decided a move back East was in our cards when we found out we were having a baby due in January of 2013. We were lucky enough to move back to a beautiful place in Hingham, MA, the Weir River Farm, where Winn works as a Conservation Technician. We love being back East closer to both of our families. I’m originally from the NEK of Vermont and Winn is from West Chester, PA.

Winn proposed to me on my birthday by taking me on a kayak paddle to one of the Boston Harbor Islands (Langley Island), and surprising me with his great-grandmothers engagement ring. I was beyond thrilled and so began our feverish planning for a beautiful VT fall wedding. We choose the Inn at Mountain View farm due to its location in East Burke VT (part of the NEK). Our family and friends traveled across the county to help us celebrate and we couldn’t be more thankful for all their support.

I’ll admit I’m quite the planner. The “vision” of our day had been in my head and “pinned” on my Pinterest board and shared with my family/friends early on. The decor was all done by my family and friends, the flowers were done by my amazing cousin Molly and Aunt Jane – when I say stunning – honestly it was amazing what they did with flowers. My sister, Emily, arrived from CA and hit the ground running, hanging this pennant here and placing this mirror there, my cousin Jessica was always right by my side asking for the next assignment, my mom was amazing with coordinating everything local, my mother-in-law did my makeup, my best friend, sister in laws and aunts all rolled silverware. A dear family friend made the pies. Another dear family friend catered the event. We (both of our entire families) hand collected vintage china from thrift shops throughout New England. My cousin, Jessica, sang a song while we walked down the isle and one of Winn’s best friends sang as everyone was seated. When I say it was a “DIF” wedding I cannot begin to describe how incredibly lucky we are to have such amazing people in our lives.

My absolute favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle to Winn. My best friend married us and we each wrote our own vows which I had transferred onto Winn’s grandmother’s kerchiefs.

Photography: Birke Photography | Floral Design: Molly Heyward & Jane Horton | Wedding Dress: Essense | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Reception Venue: Inn At Mountain View Farm | Bridesmaids Dresses: Rory Beca | Catering: Dancing Sails/East Side Restaurant | Hair: Annabellas Salon | Band: Dr Burma Band | Favors: Homemade Apple Cider Jelly (Carol (mother Of The Bride) & Jane (aunt Of The Bride)) | Grooms Attire: Theory Suit With Beau Ties Of VT | Accessories: No Veil, Borrowed Sapphire Diamond Drop Earings From Cousin | Cake/desserts: Betty Racine (family Friend) | Ceremony Musician: : Michael Brown & Jessica Gage; Along With Ted Mortimer From Dr.Burma Band | Makeup: Nancy Wilson (mother Of The Groom) | Wedding Officiate: Lynn Pitcavage (bride's Best Friend)