My name is Kat Richter and I'm a freelance writer and professor based in Philadelphia. I got married this past spring and blog at www.fieldworkinstilettos.com.
Make Your Own Ombré Watercolor Wedding Invitations
You don’t need to be the next Picasso to pull off ombré watercolor invitations. All you need are some basic art supplies, an iron, and a bit of patience. read more
Rustic Wine Cork Frames
Rustic, nature-inspired weddings are quickly gaining popularity, and why not? They’re fun and give you all the fabulous-ness of a more formal wedding without all the fuss. A rustic theme is the perfect complement for an outdoor ceremony, especially for couples who enjoy hiking, camping, or just spending time outside, and these handmade wine cork frames are a great way to emphasize your theme throughout your big day.
While burlap has quickly become the go-to décor for rustic weddings, there… read more
Tulle Flowers with Pearl Accents
Before we get started, don’t worry: there’s no sewing involved in this project and there aren’t any tricky patterns to follow. These no-sew beaded tulle picks can easily replace (or supplement) the flowers in your bouquets, your boutonnieres, and even your corsages. And because they’re so lightweight, you can even make a few extra to decorate your cake or incorporate into your veil. All you need is some tulle, some beads, and a little bit of a patience.
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Recycled Map Cake Topper
Being a huge fan of frosting (and, let’s face it, just about anything sweet), I don’t really understand why anyone would want to serve an unfrosted cake at their wedding but I will say this: they’re awfully cute, especially if you don’t like fondant or gobs of icing.
I think they need a great topper to make them truly “pop” however. And if there’s anything I like more than frosting, it’s a string of mini-wedding pennants!
Of course, rhinestone pennants may seem to go against the… read more
Dress Up those After Party S’mores
After party s’mores are quickly becoming one of the hottest new trends in wedding planning. And why not? You can’t go wrong with marshmallows and chocolate. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, like Bonnie and Clyde, like you and your new partner. Gathering around a bonfire is a great way to unwind with your guests after the big day and—best of all— you get even more dessert.
Incorporating campfire fare into your design scheme, however, can be a bit of a challenge. After all,… read more
Engagement Card Garland
When my fiancé and I got engaged, we received two separate cards from his mother alone, and between all of our assorted relatives, students, and supervisors, we found ourselves surrounded by quite the little collection of congratulatory stationary.
I didn’t want to throw them out or banish them to a scrapbook (at least not yet) but I didn’t want to keep knocking them over or accidentally dropping them on the floor either. The pretty flowers on the card I received from my college roommate,… read more
Hand Painted Bridal Party Umbrellas
Umbrellas make great favors. They also make great accessories for yourself and your bridesmaids and groomsmen (you’ve seen all of those parasol shots on Pinterest, haven’t you?). Best of all, if you customize them yourself, they’ll match your color scheme while giving your guests a lasting reminder of your special day that they can actually use.
In this post, I’ll show you how to turn a plain black umbrella into a super cute wedding accessory. And as long as you get some help from your… read more
Edible Floral Centerpieces
As DIYers, we’re always on the lookout for the next best thing in wedding décor. Ditto desserts and favors. With this edible chocolate centerpiece (yes, chocolate), you can surprise your guests with something pretty to look at and something yummy to eat, therefore killing two birds with one very nice stone.
Fresh fruit (strawberries and bananas work best)
Chocolate (I prefer dark, but milk chocolate and white chocolate are also great options)
Colored candy melts
Microwave… read more
Painted Planter Favors
I love these adorable, earth-friendly planters because they’re inexpensive, easy to make, and you can easily customize them to match your color scheme. Also, don’t worry if painting is not your thing. You don’t need to be the next Picasso to pull this off. In fact, you’ll be purchasing most of the supplies from your local home improvement store so this is the perfect project for getting your entire wedding party involved.
Small clay planter (1 per guest or per couple)
Potting… read more