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Wedding Invitations by Chewing the Cud

So, if you are new to SMP, you might not know about my obsession with Chewing the Cud. Viola, the genius behind the brand, has been a Style Me Pretty staple...from her gorgeous DIY projects, her own fabulous...

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The Wedding University, Part II

There were so many inspiring table settings that the fabulous designers at The Wedding University came up with, I had to share a few more...

From Viola...The inaugural Wedding University took place on Sunday, February 8, 2009. We were filled to capacity with enthusiastic couples eager to learn the many aspects of wedding planning. From 11am-5pm, our students rotated between classes to learn about wedding design...

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The Wedding University

First of all, so sorry to be starting off today a little late! I am fighting off my THIRD Winter cold, which is no fun at all. But, I have a really fun day of posts for you, so let's get right to it.

Some of you remember a feature that we did about The Wedding University...in a quick nutshell, the wonderful Viola of Chewing the Cud partnered up with Jubilee of...

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SMP Loves…The Wedding University

When Viola of Chewing the Cud told me about her newest venture, I literally jumped for joy. She's partnered up with Jubilee of Jubilee Lau Events to host the first ever Wedding University...a full day seminar on February 8th in Silicon Valley, packed with HONEST advice as to how...

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SMP Loves…Poppytalk Handmade!

Especially their brand new "love transforms" wedding market! In honor of Valentine's Day, poppytalk is featuring the most beautiful, love inspired wares that are absolutely perfect for all of you brides-to-be out there! I am loving the cider packs by chewing the cud, the absolutely brilliant plates by...

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Wedding Details by Chewing the Cud

To me, Viola's work is the perfect example of how it's really "all in the details." She is constantly thinking of little ways to infuse personality into the weddings that she crafts, from the invitations she designs to the small touches that bring smiles to your guests' faces.

The top photo is a sneak peak at a product that Chewing the Cud will be...

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Wedding Invitations by Chewing the Cud, II

LOVING today's designs by Chewing the Cud. Here are a few more to get you happy and inspired...

From Viola...This invitation suite is based on the concept of recipes. Beloved family recipes, passed on from generation to generation is a metaphor for sharing and enjoying. Recipes conjure images of sharing good food, good company, good conversation, good times ... much like a wedding yes?

photos by...

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A Survivor Soiree

I am more excited about today's posts than I have been about any other post in SMP history. Why, you ask? Well, not only are we doing a ton of giveaways, we are also featuring some absolutely beautiful invitations crafted by some of my favorite designers...all to honor those who have been touched by breast cancer. It just feels like it's going to be a good day.

To kick it all off, I wanted to tell you about this great new project that Viola of...

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Do-It-Yourself Project: Ring Bearer Slings

Viola, the creative force behind the design firm Chewing the Cud, has another absolutely gorgeous DIY project to inspire all of us...the oh-so-cute ringbearer book slings!

RINGBEARER BOOK SLING

Materials:
3 Hardbound books of varying sizes (Mine were: 4.5" x 6.5" ,4" x 5.5" ,3" x 5")
The books can be of any size, but don't make them too big. Remember: little hands, little books.
Decorative...

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Real Wedding by Chewing the Cud, IV

Here are the last photographs and details from the oh-so-talented Viola Sutanto...owner and creative force behind the incredible invitation design firm, Chewing the Cud!

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Tying back to our idea of "discovery", linen journals were placed in hand-stained crates that were decoupaged with photos of vintage food labels we took during our travels together. Guests are engaged in the process...

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Real Wedding by Chewing the Cud, III

As promised, here are more photos from Viola at Chewing the Cud's GORGEOUS wedding...

 

Anna Kuperberg took the most amazing photos!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the ceremony, we proceeded to the Hilltop for our reception. Photo on the right shows our wishes jar.

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Real Wedding by Chewing the Cud, II

Here are a few more amazing pictures and details from Viola at Chewing the Cud's recent wedding!!

 

 

 

 

Best man's boutonniere. Program in the form of a children's book: each page started with an alphabet. e.g. P is for Parents. B is for Bridesmaids.

 

 

Our ceremony was held at the Apple Orchard. Since apples were not in season, the trees were bare. The same birds from our invitations hung from...

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Real Wedding by Chewing the Cud

I am sure many of you know that I am a HUGE fan of Viola, over at chewing the cud. She is an amazingly talented designer who never fails to completely inspire me with her brilliantly unique perspective. Needless to say, the pictures from her recent wedding were enough to send me over the edge. The wedding is actually being published in Brides of Northern California (hitting newsstands today!) so you absolutely have to check...

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Wedding Invitations by Chewing the Cud, II

I've had a few emails from readers lately, requesting more budget-friendly features on SMP. I know that we have a really wide range of readers out there, so I want to make sure that everyone is getting a little something that can truly inspire elements for their own unique wedding.

So, in an effort to really reach out to all of our brides, I am going to start offering a "Look for Less" style feature on many of our posts. Today, Viola from...

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Wedding Invitations by Chewing the Cud

As some of you might know from previous posts, I am a huge, huge fan of Chewing the Cud, a graphic design company out in San Francisco. The designer, Viola, has an eye that translates into the most innovative and beautiful ideas, each with a quirky spirit that is easy to love.

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Viola has been collaborating with Flybird Press on a...

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Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects

I love, love, love the Journal placecards that were designed by Viola at Chewing the Cud...pure beauty (and something that guests will really hold on to)...

Instructions on making journal place cards...

Materials:
Assortment of Decorated Papers (various craft stores)
Ruler
Blank Journals
X-cto Knife/Scissors
Printer or Alphabet Rubber stamps (local craft...

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