DIY Garter Tutorial with Victorian Lace
As I alluded to in my last post, I decided to create a DIY garter to use for the garter toss. Yes, we will be doing the bouquet and garter tosses, another tradition that we decided to include, because…well, we have lots of unmarried friends, and they’re fun! The tosses have been done at almost every wedding I’ve attended, so I thought we might as well do them, too.
So on our wedding day I will be wearing my old blue garter as my something blue, and this new one which will be tossed. And for about $10 of materials from the fabric store (purchased during a sale, yay!), I’d say this DIY garter turned out pretty nicely!
The following is my little tutorial on the steps I took to make this garter. I know there have been several tutorials, such as the ones by Miss Poodle and Mrs. Peach, but they were all a bit different, so I thought I’d chime in with my two cents. I tend to use the “fake it until you make it” approach to sewing, but who knows, maybe this will help someone out!
- several types of lace
(photographed on top of my sweet new purple laptop!)
Silk Bridal Gown with Spaghetti Straps
leelees is selling a silk bridal gown with spaghetti straps by Reva. She is asking $500 for the size-8 gown.
Have a wedding item for sale? Post it with pictures in the Weddingbee Classifieds, and you might see it featured on the blog!
Other great items for sale:
I Like You Wedding Reading
In July, I found this post by Ms. Candy Corn. She wrote about her ceremony reading—excerpts from Sandol Stoddard Warburg’s I Like You. By the end of the post, I was trying not to start boo-hooing. I thought the I Like You wedding reading was sweet & lovely, and fit Mr. S and me perfectly. I added the book to my laundry list of things to get.
I looked for the book everywhere. Nobody had heard of it, and I think they thought I was batnuts crazy, to be honest. Why would I want this little ol’ children’s book written in 1965? I’d end up blabbering on about how fabulous it was, how I couldn’t read through the excerpts I’d read without crying, and other crazy things. I was a woman in love. I had to have this book so I could start planning our I Like You wedding reading.
Purple and Gold Flower Girl Dresses
Check out our top wedding ideas you’ve pinned this week, including these sweet purple and gold flower girl dresses from Mrs. Margarita’s wedding.
Interfaith Wedding Ceremony Readings
Hi Hive! If you’ve customized your wedding ceremony, you know just how hard it is to find the perfect words. We want to make the process a little easier by paying it forward to future brides and grooms by sharing our wedding ceremony scripts with the hive.
If you’d like to participate in sharing your ceremony script, simply submit a copy of your script to guest (at) weddingbee (dot) com, along with answer to the following questions. Include pictures of your ceremony if you like; you can withhold your real names or leave them in.
- Where did your wedding take place (church, synagogue, beach, country club, backyard, etc.)?
- How long was your ceremony?
- Who officiated your wedding, and what was their relationship to you?
- Did you write your own vows? Were they a surprise, or did you write them together?
Feel free to include any other details that you think are important.
On that note, today we’re sharing Mr. and Mrs. High Wire’s interfaith wedding ceremony script. The couple looked to their Jewish and Christian heritages to craft a wedding ceremony that was not only intimate, but blended both faiths’ traditions in a beautiful way. They also incorporated some other elements that were unrelated to either of their heritages, but they found to be personally meaningful.
Photo: Joy Neville Photography
We are here today in the presence of God to witness and celebrate the uniting in marriage of Kenneth and Rachel. They are taking the first step of their new beginning; their new life together.
Loving someone is a reason to stretch beyond our limits, to become more for the sake of the other. It is to look into the soul of your beloved and accept what you see. Loving is the ultimate commitment which challenges humans to become all that we are meant to be.
As they join in marriage today, Bradley and Rachel are announcing to the world that they welcome that challenge.
In the 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul had these enduring words to say about the nature of true love:
Low Updo with Jeweled Clip
As my countdown to W-Day gets ever shorter, and I get ever more nervous, I am trying to distract myself with fun stuff…like wedding hairstyles! (and some last minute shopping, because that always makes one feel much better).
I knew I wanted to have my hair up on my wedding day, as a) my hair is not super thick and becomes annoying quickly, and b) I felt my ensemble and general aesthetic for the day called for a sophisticated updo rather than bohemian waves.
My sister was also having trouble deciding, but we solved that one quickly.
I had a hair trial last month, and these pics are similar to what I asked for:
A Vintage Glamorous Wedding
Opulent doesn’t even begin to describe Julia and Michael’s glamorous wedding! When the couple first set out to plan their wedding day, they knew a few things to be true: They wanted their day to feel old-fashioned and romantic, they wanted to feature gold detailing, and they knew that the chic wedding details they craved could add up in the budget department. So they DIYed their way to the perfect wedding day! Almost everything they brought to their wedding was DIY: from the tablecloths, to the mirrored seating chart, table numbers, centerpieces, most stationery, bonbonniere (favors), and more. The result was exactly as they envisioned, and because they worked so hard on DIY elements, they didn’t have to compromise their vision one bit.
Bride’s Name: Julia
Groom’s Name: Michael
Venue: Ceremony – St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra
// Reception – ANU House
Wedding Date: February 26, 2016
Stationery: Giant Invitations
Bridal Gown Designer: Cristiano Lucci
Veil: Custom length 4 meter veil by Wedding Veils Australia
Accessories: LOVEON Jewellery
Shoes: Badgley Mishka “Gene”
Florist: Silk Flora
Photographer: Keepsake Photography
Videographer: Say Hello to Forever
Cake: Traditional cake – Cake of Your Dreams // Croquembouche: Croissandor
Makeup: Shopgirl Beauty
Hair: Leslie Henshaw
Groom’s Suit: Overseas tailor
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jadore
Music: DJ – Mr Michael Music // live music – Jay Boats
Live music: Jay Boats
Transportation: Select Limousines
… read more
We are launching several new editorial series on the Weddingbee blog, and we need our hive members to participate in order to bring them to life. If you recently got married and would love to show off your wedding to the hive, we’d love to feature YOU! Keep reading to see ALL of our featured series below.
This week, the spotlight is on…
DIY Projects – How did you make your wedding really personal? Share a DIY tutorial for invitations, flowers, decor…even your dress!
If you’re a real bride (or just a wedding enthusiast) and created a fabulous DIY project with pictures and a step-by-step tutorial, we’d love to feature it! You must either have a background in wedding planning or have previously written about a related topic. We are also looking for writers with an ability to write in an informative, credible, conversational tone on DIY topics and projects. Please create an account through our DIY Writer page and submit your DIY Projects here.
Bridal Hairstyles for Thick Hair
And then pin it all up and get it out of my face because it’s driving me NUTS.
Seriously—I have long, thick, heavy hair that doesn’t like to hold a curl, or do much of anything for that matter. So when it comes to wedding-day hair, I’m using my everyday approach: get it the hell out of my face.
Even when I wear it down, I find a way to keep it out of my face. | Me in red, MOH K in white
A-line wedding gowns on real brides
This is the first official post in our new “Real Brides in Their Wedding Dresses” series. If you missed the kick-off post, we launched a set of wedding dress surveys, starting with the seven most common styles of wedding dresses (you can find them here and at the bottom of this post, as well as on the Boards as a stickied post).
Why a “Real Brides in Their Wedding Dresses” series?
Because I don’t know about you, but I had a heck of a time envisioning myself in wedding dresses based off of what I was seeing on models in wedding mags.
How can YOU participate?
Head to the bottom of this post to be featured here on the blog in your wedding dress. Psst: We’re not looking exclusively for real wedding photos! We’re all about photos of you trying on dresses at bridal shops…even if you loved the way the dress looked on you but it wasn’t “The One.”
These posts will continuously be updated to reflect new real wedding dress submissions, and eventually we hope they will be an amazing repository of REAL brides in wedding dresses that will help all of us get a better idea of what dresses would look like on people other than models.
Without further ado, our first installment, featuring A-line wedding dresses:
A-Line Wedding Dresses (submit your A-line wedding dress here)
Cdagger19‘s Demetrios wedding gown
- More info: Demetrios 1495 – A mixture of lace, organza and tulle. I had custom straps made for the ceremony, and a custom belt made from a designer. The organza underlay was Champagne, with ivory lace adorning the gown.
- Where I bought it: Demetrios in Schaumburg, IL
- Price: $2700