A Winter Bride in Vintage Blue Ice Skates!

Here is another winter wedding photoshoot ~ inspired by a pair vintage of ice skates in the shade of Robin blue. This shoot is a collaboration between Caitlin of Simply Photography and Andrea of Andrea Dozier Boutique Photography.  Lots of simple, practical, and stunning ideas for brides who adoreDIY and vintage.

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I think the idea of wearing two pairs of tights – lace tights over one in a solid color – is a gorgeous way to keep warm at the same time.  You can see the bride wearing true vintage and vintage-inspired handmade accessories; and a DIY birdcage veil.  She’s also holding a non-traditional bouquet of pine cones!  For favors ~ hot chocolate in jars with super cute DIY embellishments.

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Are you planning a winter wedding?
Which of these ideas would you like to do?

Doable Wedding DIY: Apple Butter in Jars

diy apple butter recipevia:  Yours Truly

I hope you enjoyed this Apple Orchard wedding from last day’s post.   Today, I found this apple butter recipe from Yours Truly blog.  It seems easy enough for anyone to do, even for none-cooks:)  All you need is a food processor to grate your fresh apples, and later to smoothen the mixture. Slow cook all the ingredients in a pot for a few hours, and you’re done.   Your apple butter is ready to be placed in sealed jars.  Check out the entire recipe here.

Certainly a wonderful, edible wedding favor for fall weddings.  You can make it at least a week or a few weeks before the big day.  Frozen, the butter can last up to 3 months.  Prettify each jar with a customized tag [Example:”Spread the LOVE”], and lock it with a cinnamon stick.

Doable Wedding Diy: Decoupage Pumpkins

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In previous Styling a Wedding posts I have highlighted pumpkins twice in a row.  Last week, I’ve discovered a DIY tutorial on how to paint pumpkins to match your wedding motif.  Here’s another lovely idea on what you can do with pumpkins or other gourds ~ turn them into decoupage!

The term “decoupage” originated from the French word “decouper”, which means “to cut”.  It is the art of cutting out figures (usually from paper), pasting them into an object, and then covering it in varnish or lacquer to give it a textured finish.  The technique is commonly done in vases and decorative objects, and this time around, in pumpkins.  {source}  You can see the step-by-step guide on how to make these beautiful decoupage wedding pumpkin decor at Pocketful of Dreams.

Doable Wedding DIY: Chocolate Seal Monogram

chocolate seal monogramFound on: Once Wed

How fabulous is this?  Chocolate Monograms on a petit four! You can bake or buy plain petit fours from a local bakeshop, and prettify each little cake by topping it with a chocolate seal monogram.   These petit fours would look lovely around a wedding cake!

DIY tip:  Order a personalized wax seal metal stamp from Etsy to create  your very own chocolate wedding monograms.