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Get ready for an absolutely gorgeous wedding! The color palette of dusty shale and coral combine perfectly to make for a very sweet affair… not to mention how lovely the bride, Aurora, is. Gorgeous! This couple met at college in St. Louis, and they have family all over the world. The perfect solution for their nuptials was to just have it right in the town they met, and it turned out beautifully. They had a clear day for their classic coral wedding! Take a peek into Nathan and Aurora’s day, which was photographed by Dana Tate, Wedding Photographer.

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I adore this rock and roll e-session for so many reasons. It’s just different… the colors, the street art, and the vibe of this couple are all just perfect. Plus, I love the fact that they used their surroundings so well. Just take notice how they used simple (and some vibrant!) pieces of their city such as staircases, walls and even their reflections. I picture this couple just taking a leisurely walk with their photographer, PhotoHouse Films, and just soaking it all in. I want you to do the same… soak in the loveliness and subtle creativity of this session. Enjoy!

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Did you see our most recent styled shoot? If not, click here! The entire shoot was inspired by a Wedding Paper Divas invitation called “Exquisite Leaves”. Beautiful! We had several DIY projects including this one which is a unique way to save an invitation. We will show you the in-tact invitation first and then proceed with our creative 3-d invitation DIY!

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Supplies:

  • Vintage frame
  • 3 Wedding invitations
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Sharpie marker to match the background color of your invitation (if it is a thick invitation)*

Simple instructions:

  1. Cut out the scrapbook paper to fit the frame.
  2. Using two of the invitations, cut out pieces of the embellishments (in our case we chose the leaves).
  3.  *If necessary, run the Sharpie around the edge of the cut invitation pieces. The inside of my invitation was white, so it was necessary for me to use a black marker to get rid of the white edge.
  4. Using the hot glue gun, glue the decorative elements to the in-tact invitation in layers. The goal is to have these pieces 3-dimensional, so do not press down on the hot glue dots you use. Also be sure to be very neat with the glue when gluing.
  5. Once the pieces are dry. Glue the full invitation to the scrapbook paper.
  6. Insert the scrapbook paper into the frame. If the frame has glass, place the glass behind the scrapbook paper to keep it in tact.

What a fun, easy keepsake idea! To see the true dimension of this project, please view the photos below.

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Did you catch our new style shoot? If not, check out our original posting here and some DIY projects here. So fun!! I was SO honored to have Liz from Sincerely, Liz: Photography capturing images, BUT we also had a few guest photographers present. I loved that! Going through the photos and seeing different perspectives was… interesting. What captivated some, others passed by.

Today I am excited to share a selection of images from some of our guest photographers. It’s a lengthy post, but honestly… I could not narrow some of the selections down. Enjoy what we have for you today!

 Carrie Waller, Dream Green DIY

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 Cheryl List

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Nicole Colwell, Nicole Colwell Photography

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 Maureen Lovell

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April Moore, April B Photography

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Thank you SO much to the fabulous people who helped make this day happen!

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  • Linda Hall - Thank you, Jennifer, for having us participate in the shoot. (We also did the cake and the food for the dinner). The images are beautiful from all the participants!!! It was a real pleasure to work on this!!!!

  • Kelly Trout - Jennifer, what a beautiful shoot! It was an honor to provide cookies for the event. Thanks for inviting us to participate.

Did you see our most recent styled shoot? If not, click here! The entire shoot was inspired by a Wedding Paper Divas invitation called “Exquisite Leaves”. Beautiful! Sometimes leftover wedding invitations are discarded or just stored away (and, yes, we suggest keeping a few in tact!), but if you find yourself with several left over, we have a few DIY ideas for you from our shoot. Take a peek at three, and we have a few more to share with you in the future!

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Supplies:

  • Precut tags in whatever color and shape you choose
  • Ribbon
  • Skeleton leaves (I purchased mine on Ebay)
  • Letter stickers of your choosing
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wedding invitation
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie marker to match the background color of your invitation (if it is a thick invitation)*

Simple instructions:

  1. Cut out a piece of the wedding invitation.
  2. Hot glue the leaf by using a small dot in the middle of the leaf.
  3. Place the sticker on top of the leaf. Use hot glue if necessary.
  4. Glue the decorative element from the invitation to the tag.
  5. Cut a suitable length of ribbon and string it through the hole in the tag.
  6. *If necessary, run the Sharpie around the edge of the cut invitation. The inside of my invitation was white, so it was necessary for me to use a black marker to get rid of the white edge.

Voila! Your skeleton leaf place card is ready for your guests. It can also be used as a favor tie on.

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Skeleton Leaf Table “Number”

 

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Supplies:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Skeleton leaves (I purchased mine on Ebay)
  • Letter stickers of your choosing
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Vintage frame

Simple instructions:

  1. Cut out a piece of the scrapbook paper to match the size of the frame.
  2. Hot glue the leaves by using a small dot at the top and bottom of the leaves.
  3. Place the stickers on the scrapbook paper.
  4. Place the scrapbook paper inside of the frame… if the frame has glass, be sure to place the glass behind the scrapbook paper in order to save the glass for future use.

Isn’t that cute and easy? The word {folia} is the word “leaves” in Latin.

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Invitation Initial

 

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Supplies:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Letter stickers of your choosing
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Vintage frame
  • Sharpie marker*

Simple instructions:

  1. Cut out a piece of the scrapbook paper to match the size of the frame.
  2. Cut out a piece of the wedding invitation to use to decorate the initial.
  3. *If necessary, run the marker around the side of the invitation piece to mask a different color.
  4. Hot glue the invitation pieces to the paper.
  5. Place the initial sticker on the scrapbook paper.
  6. Place the scrapbook paper inside of the frame… if the frame has glass, be sure to place the glass behind the scrapbook paper in order to save the glass for future use.

This makes for a sweet, easy to make monogram that can be kept and displayed. So fun!

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