Bridal Inspiration: Do It Yourself Favors

Hello-hello…it’s Wedding Wednesday and I’ve been in a DIY kind of mood.  Rather than posting a bridal inspiration board that revolves around a color combination, this week I will share with you some of the bits that I’ve found around the web for favors that you can either completely or partially do yourself.

Personally, when it’s my turn to walk down the aisle…I will skip the standard favors of frames and salt-and-pepper shakers.  I would rather give something people can enjoy…gastronomically speaking…than something that will most likely gather dust in some tucked away place.  If you haven’t noticed with some of my posts…I love and adore food, especially sweet bits.  So it won’t come as a surprise that a majority of the items are desserts.

Credits:  1) Sweet Treat Favor Tin – The Inspired Bride (tip: you can find all sorts of tins and packaging at; 2) Coffee Bag Favors – Ruffled Blog; 3) Jam Favors – Elizabeth Anne Designs (tip: grab some pretty fabric, jute, mini mason jars and take some time to make your own homemade preserves; the Pioneer Woman has a great strawberry jam recipe!); 4) Berry Basket Favors – Martha Stewart Weddings (tip: wrap a cupcake, scone or 6 oz mini pound cake to package with fresh berries OR jam!); 5) S’mores Kits – Oh Happy Day; 6) Macarons by Bouchon Bakery with Personalized Tags by Wanwisa Posner – Bliss Event Group (tip: if you really want to DIY this favor, here is a Parisian Macaron recipe from Martha Stewart Weddings; or in place of macarons, bake cookies!  I personally love the cookie recipes from William Sonoma, Martha Stewart and Dorie Greenspan.)


Bridal Inspiration: Fresh and Clean…Green

Hello-hello and happy Wednesday!

If you start to follow along as I populate this blog, you will probably notice that I will be sticking to particular themes for specific days.  For example, every Wednesday you’ll most likely find a post on something to do with the wedding industry – whether it be a bridal inspiration board, a featured wedding, some tips and tricks, a DIY tutorial, and – occasionally – a shameless plug for BrainFry via a ‘completed project’ post.

That said…here is a bridal inspiration board I put together based on one of my favorite color combinations – green, black and white….

Credits:  1) Invitations – The Quiet Society (featured in Oh So Beautiful Paper); 2) Bridal Bouquet (green hydrangeas, white and black centered anemones) – Botanica Floral Designs; 3) Custom Bridal Shoes – Christian Louboutin (featured in The Brides Cafe); 4) Dessert Table Sandra Downie Events (featured in Amy Atlas); 5) Modern Table Setting – Shiraz Events; 6) Green and Black Geometric Print Clutch – Louisa Designs; 7) Escort Card Display – based on this one found on Martha Stewart Weddings; 8) Table Arrangement – Photographed by: Belathee (featured on Style Me Pretty)