Monday, May 21, 2012

DIY romantic hair tutorials

A great way to save a lot of money is for you and your maids to do your hair yourselves.
Here's some great, romantic hairstyles that are easy to do yourself, or with a friend. Just practice a bit before hand.
This first one takes just a stretchy headband!

This is the one I wore on my wedding day!

Keep in mind that if you DO go the salon route, they will charge you extra simply because it's for a wedding. When I got my hair done for prom, they asked if it was for a prom or wedding when I made my appointment. I later asked my stylist why it mattered, she told me that they charge twice as much for the EXACT SAME hairstyle if it's for a wedding!! Outrageous!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Theme idea: Steampunk wedding (cont...)

An amazing reception set-up! With giant clock faces, lush table cloths, and huge glider model,
set in what I suspect is an old barn or warehouse.

A fantastic vintage gown with contrasting gloves and boots
A simple white dress, with the right additions,
makes this steampunk bride absolutely fabulous!
An alternative bouquet with chains, gears and  other random bits!

Beautiful invites by Royal Steamline Invitations

Handmade, personalized cake topper by Scissormill on Etsy only $18!

Glass ball pocketwatch necklaces on Amazon
great for bridesmaids gifts! $1.69!!

Lace-up boots, the perfect choice for bride or bridesmaids!
 on Amazon $34.88

Available in white, black and brown.
Brown felt top hat on Amazon for only $14.88!
perfect for your groom and his men!
Beautiful wood and nylon parasols on Amazon $9.99
a great accessory for bride or bridesmaid, or decor!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Theme idea: Steampunk wedding

An off-white corset dress, a tiny top hat, and blooms in muted hues set the mood.

The guys get as much attention as the ladies in Steampunk inspired suits!

Divine Hat Designs on Etsy makes this sweet little mini-top hat- only $35
plus they can customize a tiny top hat just for you!

Seamstress by the Sea on Etsy makes these lovely fingerless lace gloves- $12 has some great steampunk corsets for $85
Edible chocolate gears from Andie's Sweets 
are an affordable way to dress up your cake or cupcakes- $14
Check out this great overview video of a fantastic steampunk wedding!

...Stay tuned for more awesome steamy finds! I just can't get enough of this theme!