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German Society of Pennsylvania Wedding from Readyluck

This Philadelphia bride describes her groom and herself as "nerds," and credits much of her wedding to the "nerd" style within. I'm not sure if she's right, but if she is, I'm ready to jump into the nerd parade, because this fête is fabulous. I'm totally loving the library-esque feel of the whole affair - from the ceremony surrounded by literature, to the books in the centerpieces. Captured by Lindsay Hite & Jacqueline Schlossman of ...

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Rocky Mountain Wedding by Smitten Photography

I just love me a good outdoor mountain wedding. Maybe it's the Thoreau lover inside of me that gets all giddy when couples head to the great outdoors to profess their love and celebrate under big, old trees and mountain vistas. This rustic, vintage gem just so happens to be captured by the super talented Sharon at Smitten Photography so you know it's gonna be beyond beautiful. And for all you mountain loving brides out...

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SMP Loves…For Your Party!

Erika, over at Delphine, let me know that ForYourParty.com is offering 15% off all orders over $50...this means that you can pick up your favorite fans, coasters, matches, the works at a great discount. Just enter DEL08 when checking out. It's the details that really count people, so make sure you really look through the site. They partner with SO many talented designers, it's hard...

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Genealogy Charts by Melangerie

Thanks to the recommendation from Amy Atlas, we are chatting about the amazingness that is coming out of Brooklyn-based design firm Melangerie. And, their newly launched Genealogy Charts are just so incredibly cool, I had to share...

From the horse's mouth...

"Wedding genealogies are customized charts, similar to a family tree, that detail the relationships of the...

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Wedding Details by Melangerie

Today's featured Amy Atlas table had THE cutest silhouette boxes (and signage and candy bar wrappers) to add to the charm of her already perfect design and I just had to know who was behind these little gems. Turns out, it's Melangerie...a NY based design company that specializes in bespoke gifts, chic memorabilia and event details for all types of occasions. Weddings included!

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DIY Project – Gumball Favors

We have so many elegant, pretty DIY projects on SMP, I thought it was about time for a really fun, whimsical project. How cute are these Gumball Favors?

Materials

Clear flat bottom candy bags which can be purchased in bulk from candy store

Lots of gum balls (about 10 per bag). They can be color specific to your wedding!  We purchased ours from gumballs.com

White labels to fit the width of the bag

Clear tape

Instructions

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SMP Loves…Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! For all of you brides out there that are looking for a little "fabulous" now that you are too old to trick-or-treat, I thought these adorable brownie pops might just be the answer! I found them via Amy Atlas, though the original source is Brownie Pops. Check out all of their offerings as these pops barely scratch the cuteness...

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DIY Project – Custom Block Prints

This DIY project is strictly for those of you who have a steady hand and some serious patience. BUT, if you can pull it off, I think that it's such a great gift for your guests...a custom block print inspired by your own unique personalities.

From the bride...

My amazingly artistic fiance, Josh Lowe did three block prints for our upcoming wedding on November 1, 2008. A landscape of where we are getting married for the save-the-date, a nest for the invitation and a...

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DIY Project – Message Marbles

I never would have thought to make these but once I saw them, I knew I had to share. Sprinkled on guests tables and around the reception, these customized "message marbles"  are perfect little take aways for guests.

Materials:

Flat clear marbles about 1 inch round (I found some at Target)
Printer
Computer with Word or InDesign (I found InDesign worked well)
Different colored paper (if desired)
1 inch hole puncher
Decoupage glue

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DIY Project – Bundt Cake Favors

I heart these little bundt cake wedding favors...so cute packaged in their pretty green boxes and adorned with a little note! They make the perfect favor!

Materials

Recipe for bundt cakes on allrecipes.com
bundt cake pans
Favor Boxes purchased at Michaels
Blank Labels

Instructions

1. Make Bundt Cakes

1 package of yellow cake mix
1 package of instant lemon pudding mix(3 ounces)
3/4 cup of orange juice

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DIY Project – Wrist Corsages

Inspired by an Amy Butler design, these DIY wrist corsages are so stinking pretty. Adorable for bridesmaids or flower girls...OR you could use them to tie up napkins on guest's place setting! Too cute!

Materials

Strips of Fabric
Iron
Sewing Machine/Thread/Needle
Hot Glue Gun
Pretty Strips of Ribbon

Instructions

1. Cut a 4x18 inch strip of...

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DIY Project – Custom Covered Jewelry Boxes

This is a really great DIY project that you could incorporate solely for the people you love...custom covered jewelry boxes. PERFECT gift for bridesmaids!

And here is the step-by-step!

Materials

Needle and Thread
Fabric Stuffing/cotton balls
Fabric
Pen/pencil for marking
Scissors
Glue
Ribbon / Pin / Jewel / Embellishments for the box
Glue brush (optional, but makes things easier)

Notes:
I...

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Pink Week’s Photographers, V

This set of breast cancer awareness inspired favors was shot by Jen Fariello, whose clients were married in October of 2007. The bride's mother lost her battle with cancer, so it was a way for her to remember her mother while supporting the fight...

Aside from the fun color palette and the touching favors...I love the photographs. The first one is so dreamy and ethereal...it speaks so much to...

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Wooden Thank You Notes by Paloma’s Nest

I have written about the amazingly lovely work over at Paloma's Nest before...but I noticed that she recently updated her shop with THE CUTEST stuff. The wooden thank you notes are absolutely brilliant, the pretty gift bags and wooden gift boxes, the hand-stamped textiles...oh my! I could go on and on!

And, I haven't let go of my love for Caroline's perfect little ring bowls and now, her absolutely...

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DIY Contest Reminder!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today, I am going to share more of the weddings from the table settings that we featured last week, but before we do, I wanted to put up a reminder to get your DIY contest entries in this week!

The prize for the winner, which will be chosen by myself and a small panel of blogging judges, will be $500 to the store where you are registered. If your...

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How to Create A Dessert Table

Okay, like I mentioned in today's earlier post, Amy Atlas has been lovely enough to offer up her tips on designing your own dessert table. Since these fabulous tables are becoming more and more popular for weddings of every budget, I thought you guys would eat this up...

Amy's Sweet Tips for a Fabulous Dessert Table...

Take something that inspires you and create your dessert table around it.  It could be as simple as...

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Wedding Details by Love Life Images

This next set of wedding details is gorgeous. Sent to me by Love Life Images, each touch is understated and a completely elegant way to infuse personality into your affair...

Top Image...how decadent and yet completely appropriate are those bottles of limoncello. Perfect for a late Summer, outdoor cocktail hour.

Second Image...Elegant starfish make perfect favors and keepsakes for your guests.

Third...

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Wedding Details by Heather Fowler

Heather Fowler, an incredible photographer out of Philadelphia, sent me these oh-so-sweet wedding details...

Top Image: A pretty candy bar in your wedding colors is the perfect way to add a huge splash of color, while offering guests (especially the little ones) something fun to do!

Second Image: This bride served soft pretzels between the ceremony and the cocktail hour...Philly Pretzels are such a cute and...

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