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Feathery Plumes of Flowers



For a different take on the conventional wedding bouquet, this arrangement perfectly adds delicacy and softness to your wedding attire. Native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia and North America, some Astilbe species are known as ‘false goat’s beard’. The flowers have a strong and pleasant aroma.


DIY Floral Napkin Ring & Place Card


Flowers and weddings go hand in hand—and there’s plenty of ways to incorporate blooms into your décor beyond bouquets and centerpieces. These fresh floral napkin rings will help guests find their seats at your reception by doubling as place cards!

Materials: Steel rings, scissors, floral tape, fresh flowers (showcased here are spray roses, solidago, billy balls, aster and greenery), string or twine, and craft glue.


Step 1: Prep your flowers by removing any excess leaves from the stem. Cut the stems down to 1 to 2 inches. Gently remove any wilting petals from the spray roses as well.


Step 2: Beginning with the greenery, attach a spring to the steel ring using floral tape. Start at the end of the stem and wrap it around the steel ring to about 1/2 inch up the stem. Stretch the tape as you are wrapping it around the ring to activate the adhesive quality of the tape. Tip: look for natural curves in the stems of the flowers and greenery and follow those curves when attaching the steel ring. This will help keep your design in line with the circular shape of the ring.


Step 3: Continue this process with the other flowers on hand, again attaching each stem to the ring with floral tape.


Step 4: Finish the napkin ring by adding additional greenery around the remainder of the ring (including the bottom half) using floral tape. Cover any areas that have exposed tape with small bits of greenery and a dab of glue.

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Step 5: Attach small nameplates to each napkin ring with string. Nameplates can be made very easily with a home printer and 1/2″ circle punch.


Step 6: The finished product!


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The Belle and the Beau Freestyle Bow Ties



Seafoam, coral, peach and mint mixed with check, houndstooth, gingham, polka dot and stripes creates a pretty palette for a Spring or Summer wedding. Adding style and extraordinaire to your man and his groomsmen, these 100% cotton freestyle bow ties are available in coral check, mint check, seafoam houndstooth, blush houndstooth, coral gingham, coral polka dot, plaid seersucker, mint stripe, coral stripe and coral houndstooth from The Belle and the Beau on Etsy.

Garland Getaway Car


The colour of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. A beautiful harmony of fuchsia and purple with pink undertones, inspires confidence and emanates great joy and love. In addition to the colour of the year, brides are loving vintage and natural colours such as creamy ivory, blush pink, pale yellow and soft peach. Lush flowers such as the Peony, Garden Roses and Ranunculus are what brides want, so anything that is going to create that romantic look. Greenery is big to create movement and interest. Loops of grasses, hanging Amaranthus or Ivy, greens that create that “wild”, carefree, loose look. Garlands are also big, either as a part of a lush centrepiece, hanging around the ceremony space, or even decorating the back of the car! This is a beautiful garland created by Fifty Flowers.


Pretty Tattoos



Love tattoos, but changing your mind often? How about tattoorising just on your wedding day? This beautiful Rifle Paper Co. + Tattly temporary tattoos are free at their NY Now booth (7417) and coming soon for you to buy.

Jewelled Nouveau Bouquet Cuff

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This stunning piece is soft, light and comfortable to wear, and will be part of your family jewellery collection forever. Swarovski crystal, silver plated, 7 1/2″ in length, 4 1/4″ across the center, magnetic clasps. Designed by Margaret Rowe. Available from

Gilded Magnolias



What a perfect idea for a Baroque-themed, Magnolia-themed or gold-themed wedding. Crafts-store-sourced magnolias can be sprayed gold and tied to the chairs that line the aisle at the ceremony.



Twenties Roar Again At Tiffany & Co.

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Tiffany & Co.’s two new collections are not only inspired by the glamour and allure of the 1920s, but also The Great Gatsby, whose big screen adaptation is set for release May 10, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire in the three lead roles. After all, the iconic jewelry brand designed all of the jewelry made in the film.

The Ziegfeld Collection was inspired by the grand, one-of-a-kind jewels featured in the upcoming film, as well as pieces from the Tiffany archives. From tassel necklaces to drop earrings to men’s cufflinks, each item is crafted with the utmost sophistication, evoking a romantic, old school glamour. With a baby blue ribbon chain, the heart-shaped Daisy locket is especially feminine. Slide on the Pearl and Onyx ring for a black-tie wedding in Newport this summer. Other Art Deco touches seen throughout the collection include sterling silver and plenty of ropes and pearls intertwined with diamonds and precious gems.

Even more exclusive is The Great Gatsby Collection, a small, rare grouping of jewels used in the film. This collection will be sold mostly at Tiffany & Co.’s New York City flagship. The Zeigfeld Collection, however, is available at Tiffany & Co. stores throughout the country, including the one at Copley Place. Many of these jewels are featured in the 2013 Tiffany Blue Book (such as the pearl tassel necklace), with some of the extraordinary gems fetching seven-figure prices. Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave., 617-353-0222; 1245 Worcester St., Natick Collection, Natick, 508-647-5915

Article courtesy of Boston Common Magazine by Emma Trotter

Origami Chopstick Holders


This do-it-yourself origami chopstick holder tutorial featured on is perfect if you’re planning an Oriental-themed wedding. It also allow you the liberty in using beautiful patterned and colourful wrapping paper to showcase your special day.


1. Start with a perfect square of paper. With the white side facing you, fold in half and unfold.


2. Now fold the top and bottom edges over to the centre.


3. Crease well and unfold.


4. Fold the bottom right-hand corner to meet the centre fold.


5. Fold the upper right-hand corner in to meet the upper fold.


6. Now fold the top quarter downwards.


7. Fold downwards once more.


8. Fold the bottom quarter up.


9. Seal the end by folding it over twice, turn over and insert your chopsticks, cutlery or straws.


The Wonders of Washi Tape


Washi tape is typically made from natural fibres, such as bamboo or hemp, but most commonly from the bark of trees that are native to Japan — the Mulberry, the Mitsumata shrub or the Gampi tree. It is self-adhesive and available in rolls much like regular sticky tape. They are often partially transparent which allows the colour of the material underneath to show through. Most washi tapes are strong and functional as well as pretty, making them wonderful for both everyday and decorative use, and are cost-effective especially if you’re having a low-budget wedding.

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