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Glam black + gold escort bottles with Freixenet

You all may have noticed that we here at Style Me Pretty have a serious affinity for all things sparkly…and our drink of choice is no different. Our current fav? Freixenet. This Spanish-made bubbly is as tasty as can be and perfect for everything from bridal showers to wedding receptions — oh, and we’re just a little bit obsessed with the gorgeous black bottle! Today we’re showing you how to make glam + glittery seating “cards” from mini bottles of Freixenet. Just take a peek below… Perfect for a modern wedding with a bit of sparkle, these escort bottles tied with a straw, tassel + guest’s name are not only adorable, but they act as a favor as well. And because there will always be a last minute change to any seating plan, these little pretties are perfect — just swap out the tag and you’re all set! The best part about these sweet DIYs? The delicious Freixenet sparkling wine inside.

Materials Mini bottles of Freixenet Elmer’s glue Gold glitter Gold glitter tape Gold striped straws Gold foil tissue White tissue paper Gold twist ties Black cardstock White copy paper White paint pen Scissors Fringing scissors Hole punch Tag template directions step-1 Place several mini Freixenet bottles in a large saucepan and fill with enough warm water to cover the labels. Let bottles soak for several hours. step-2 Remove the bottles from the pan and gently peel off the softened labels. If there is any glue residue left on the bottle, use a scrubby sponge and some dish soap to remove it. Set the bottles aside to dry. step-3 Print out the tag template onto copy paper and cut out the tag shape. Trace the tag shape onto the black cardstock with a pencil until you have as many tags as you need. Cut out the tags and punch a hole in each. Write each guest’s name onto a tag in white paint pen. step-4 Cut the white tissue paper & gold foil tissue into 3” x 5” rectangles­ you’ll need one sheet for each tassel, and three tassels per bottle. Follow our video tutorial (here) to make mini tassels in gold and white. step-5 Draw a table number in glue on each bottle. Sprinkle each bottle with gold glitter until the glue is covered, then shake off the excess glitter. Having trouble getting the extra glitter off the bottle? Use a vacuum’s hose attachment to clean it off. Tip: Do this step inside a large cardboard box­ it keeps all the glitter contained and makes cleanup a breeze! step-6 String three tassels and a black tag onto a gold twist tie, then tie around a straw. Tuck the ends of the twist tie into a gold glitter washi tape band around the neck of the bottle. Repeat for remaining bottles!

Be sure to head over to the Freixenet Wedding board on Pinterest (here) for other awesome ideas and inspiration. Don’t forget to use the hastag #alllovesparkles when posting pics of your fabulous Freixenet DIYs! Photography: Ruth Eileen | Mini Sparkling Wines:Freixenet Sponsored-Post     This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Freixenet. The opinions and text are on behalf of Style Me Pretty.

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Sweet + Simple Austin Brunch Wedding

There’s something so perfectly sweet about a brunch wedding, but factor in the beautiful old church, a glowing Bride plus a Groom in uniform, and you’ve got a recipe for perfection. It’s a true family affair captured by Kristen Kilpatrick, and to top if all off? A three-tiered cinnamon roll flavored wedding cake made my the bride’s best friend. Yes, please!

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From Kristen KilpatrickSometimes when a wedding ceremony is so incredibly special and soul filling, it then becomes hard to put into words, which is why the little details and small moments throughout the day play such an important role for telling the sory of the day. Luisa and Even first met during the second grade in their small hometown of Elgin, Texas. After highshcool graduation the two lost touch and in 2012 rekindled their flame. From my very first client meeting with Luisa, she made it completely clear that she wanted the ceremony to be God glorifying and centered on the true meaning of marriage. Luisa also wanted to plan a wedding that was small and intimate, so that she best felt surrounded by family and Christ. This stunning bride couldn’t have asked for a more romantic, sincere, or gorgeous day! Having the entire family able to attend was important to Luisa and Evan, so they decided to go with a brunch themed noon wedding in order to assure everyone made it home safely by evening. They chose to have their wedding at Mercury Hall in Austin, Texas.

The twelve o’clock sunshine seeped through the stain glass windows of the old refurbished Church and completely lit up the ceremony site with the most breathtaking natural light. Upon entering guest mingled and gathered around a table that had old pictures of the bride and groom framed about. The love these two shared for each other couldn’t have been any more evident. Once they signed the guest book, guest found their seats and began listening to soft strums of a guitarist.

Soon after Luisa walked down the isle and dropped the jaws of many as her inner beauty radiated throughout the room. Her effortlessly elegant “up do” and simple diamond drop earrings paired together perfectly, giving her the look of a timeless classic bride.

This elegant couple got married in front of an old fireplace that was covered in fresh garden roses as well as other beautiful flowers with vintage candle holders placed throughout. During the ceremony Luisa and Evan shared communion and prayer together then sealed their covenant with a kiss! With family being so important to Luisa, she had her florist use her great grandmothers vintage mason jars for some of the table centerpieces. Guest enjoyed a seated and relaxed Texas style BBQ lunch and close friends made speeches that brought tears to all!

The brunch aspect was heightened when Luisa and Evan cut into their three-tiered cinnamon roll flavored wedding cake, created by the bride’s best friend and bridesmaid. Vintage china was used to serve the cake and coffee. Luisa brought forth elements of a modern bride to her wedding by incorporating pops of pink vibrant hues to her florals, which added a nice cheerful color to her images. The newlyweds were sent off with a flower toss and lots of love from family and friends. The love Evan and Luisa share was such a blessing to witness, much less capture.

Photography: Kristen Kilpatrick | Planner: Allison Williford | Floral Design: Zinnia and Company | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Makeup: Nisa Nicole | Hair: Path Salon | Venue: Mercury Hall | Ceremony Backdrop: Loot Vintage Rental

DIY Floral Photo Hoop

Here at SMP, we’re all about repurposing everyday items into elegant accents. For example? Our newest DIY addition straight from the lens of Ruth Eileen Photography. One look at this seriously chic photo hoop and you’d think it was crafted of pure gold, but would you believe me if I told you it was actually one of your favorite childhood pastimes? Scroll on for our easy instructions and let’s get craftin’!

Materials

Hula hoop
Gold spraypaint
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
1” satin ribbon
Photo paper
Fresh flowers
Thin wire

instructions

step-1 Spraypaint the hula hoop gold on all sides in 2 light coats. Let dry 1⁄2 hour.

step-2 Print out your photos onto photo paper. We cropped ours to a square format about 3” wide and printed each with room for a white border, but you could also use a rectangular format.

step-3 Cut 5 strands of ribbon to be about 2” longer than the diameter of the hoop.

step-4 Lay the hula hoop on a flat surface­ we used the floor because the wooden floorboards helped us make sure our ribbons were straight! Lay out the ribbons on the hoop and adjust until they are evenly spaced.

step-5 Hot glue the ribbons in place on the backside of the hoop. Make sure to pull the ribbon taut as you glue.

step-6 Lay out the photos on the ribbons and arrange them in the order you like. Start from the center and work your way out, making sure they are evenly spaced. Use a dab of hot glue to attach each photo to the ribbon (or use glue dots or strong tape for a less permanent option).

step-7 Trim the fresh flowers and greenery into individual clusters and blossoms. Arrange the flowers how you like, beginning with a base of greenery and building up to the flowers. Then secure all the stems by wrapping them to the hula hoop with wire.

step-8 Hang the photo hoop on the wall or from the ceiling and enjoy!

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Design & Styling: SMP Living

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What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

With wedding season officially upon us (!!), you’re probably finding yourself with a whole lot of invites, and that daunting feeling of not a clue what to wear. Never fear, because we picked out six Spring-inspired trends and accessories – along with some of our favorite inspiration pieces to go with – that’ll guarantee you’re the best dressed guest.

What To Wear: Spring Weddings
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What To Wear: Spring Weddings
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