Archive for February, 2017

Get Your Romance on with a Valentine’s Day Wedding

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Valentine's Day Wedding

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we’re feeling the love! If you’ve been inspired by the season to throw a romantic Valentine’s Day wedding, we say great choice! You’ve got a year to plan, and we’ve have some fun ways to incorporate the season of love into your big day.

Two Hearts Beating as One

A heart-shaped theme is wedding appropriate any time of year, but if you’re planning a Valentine’s Day wedding, the theme is doubly appropriate. Stylish hearts—especially in a gold, red or silver foil–are a beautiful addition to the top or side margin of your programs. You’ll easily find heart-themed cake toppers, place settings and favors.

Do keep it classy, and don’t go overboard, but February gives you a little leeway in the heart department. This is the time of year when a little bit of heart décor is seen less as an excess of schmaltz and more as a touching hallmark of the season.

Lad(ies) in Red

While you don’t have to choose pink, red or white, even if your wedding is on Valentine’s Day, you certainly can! Pink can be gorgeous when done right, but it’s not for everyone. If you tend toward the bold and dramatic, choose a deep red for the bridesmaid dresses and complement with white bouquets. With the contrasting colors, your wedding pictures will really pop!

Keep it Toasty

Love is in the air at weddings but especially around Valentine’s Day. In many areas, though, a chill is in the air as well! Add some warmth—literally and figuratively—to the occasion with cuddly red or pink blankets as favors. Need a great send-off? Heart-shaped sparklers are just the thing! (Don’t miss our safety tips here.) The tone to set is cozy, so choose a warm color for your linens. And make sure there are enough heaters—especially if your wedding is outside!

Did you have a Valentine’s Day wedding? We’d love to see the pics! Share on our Facebook page or in the comments below!

5 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Peacock Feathers

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

peacock feathers

We love peacock feather centerpieces—especially because they are so easy to re-purpose. So get your creativity on, and get designing! To kick things off, we’ve put together five ideas that are easy, clever and inexpensive.

Create a “Flower” Arrangement

Put your peacock feathers in a clear vase, add a little decorative filler and voila! A lovely and unique arrangement with a pop of color to brighten your space. If you’d like, you can even include some real or dried flowers for variety. There are no rules, so put on your decorator hat, and arrange away!

Want Good Dreams? Make a Peacock Feather Dreamcatcher!

Used by the Ojibwa tribes to filter out bad dreams, these feather-adorned hoops are a favorite of modern craft kits. A perfect use for your peacock feathers, dreamcatchers are fun to put together and beautiful around the house. Buy a craft kit, or look up the instructions online.

Don’t Forget Your Memory book

Could there be a more appropriate place for your peacock feathers? We don’t think so! Keep your memories safe by using your feathers as a theme throughout your scrapbook or by tucking a few feathers into key pages.

Decorate a Picture Frame

Along the same lines as your memory book, incorporating your peacock feathers into the design of a picture frame—particularly one featuring photos of your event—is a great way to stay connected to your big day.

Peacock Feather Earrings

Peacock feathers are enormously popular when paired with beaded earrings—for good reason! They’re just the right size, and the deep and vivid hues pair perfectly with different styles. Make your own gorgeous peacock feather earrings out of your centerpiece feathers for the price of nothing more than a few simple items from a craft store.

However you choose to reuse you peacock feather, think creatively and have fun!

Have you repurposed your peacock feather centerpieces in a clever way? We want to hear! Share in the comments below…