I recently came across this gorgeous wedding over at Alyse French Photography Blog. You should check it out here. Talk about charming!!
… But today’s post isn’t about all the adorable details of the wedding. It’s about the gift the groom gave to his bride on the morning of. While the entire day seemed like a dream, this is the part that I keep thinking about.
The groom secretly had their engagement photographed. Never let the secret slip. Until the morning of the wedding when he gave her, what I think is one of THE sweetest gifts EVER, the photograph of when he proposed. I mean seriously, isn’t this such a darling idea. Thoughtful! Sentimental! Not to mention, Unique!!
What bride wouldn’t adore this? I know I would have loved it!!
She’s a lucky girl!!
Speaking of lucky girls…. What gift were you given on your wedding day? OR even better, what awesome gift did you give your groom??
Now, we’ve talked stamps before here in Libby Land ( see here and here ) … but NEVER quite like this!!
I was Etsy-ing… YES, it IS a word… and I came across these little babies:
Personalized face stamps sold by lilimandrill
Seriously, how fun would it be to stamp your face on the back of your Save the Dates, shower invites, programs, favor tags, thank yous or every single post-it pack in the office?!
How about giving them as an adorable wedding or anniversary gift? Really… who wouldn’t want one of these??
I know I do!!!! Where would you stamp yours??
Having a reception and the chairs are hideous? Are they just the absolute ugliest things you’ve ever seen? Don’t have money for those fancy schmancy chair covers? Well, guess what… YOU DON’T NEED EM!!!
I have a super sweet solution…. DIY PILLOWCASE CHAIR COVERS!!!
That’s right, I said pillowcase!
Chair covers can cost a few bucks per chair… Who has that kind of money? Pillowcases are cha-eep! Just browse the web, you’ll find some affordable options. Now, they may not be the best quality, but you don’t need them to be. You just need to hide those gross chairs. ANYTHING is better than those eyesores, right?
And look how adorable a DIY pillowcase chair cover could be…..
via Kelly Hicks Design
Loving how crisp and clean this look is. A little bit of twine and an ornamental piece really dress this chair up beautifully!
via Raised in Cotton Lifestyle
How charming! The floral pattern is adorable and aids to the garden theme. Notice how this pillowcase is folded in half to fit the chair. PERFECT solution for a shorter chair back!
via Vintage Rose Collection
These pillowcases lighten up the table and give an airy feel. Suits the theme fabulously. I adore the alternating of white and patterned case. SIMPLE yet lovely.
OKAY, before you go ordering pillowcases, I would double-check the size of the chair vs the pillowcase. Make sure it’ll work before you place your order. AND, if you successfully transform your party space with a simple pillowcase chair cover, send us a picture. We’re always looking for success stories to share!
Lindsey and Chris Thompson tied the knot on October 27th, 2012 at the Serengeti Resort in Bergheim, Texas.
Lindsey told me that the resort had many African animals, including the giraffe (pictured below) named Buddy, a camel named Clyde, lemurs, zebras, ostriches, and many antelope.
After Lindsey sent me a few photos, I just couldn’t resist… I HAD to give you a sneak peek. They were too gorgeous not to!
Can’t wait to post the entire wedding! Stay tuned Libsters. You won’t wanna miss it!!
Beautifully photographed by Rebecca McCoy Photography
I love the look of peppermint. The taste… eh, not so much, but the red and white stripes are just adorable! So much so that they inspired me today. Inspired me to share some peppermint-y prettiness…
via OMG I’m Getting Married
YES, I do believe this contemporary peppermint-y wreath is made of striped straws!
via Anna and Blue Paperie
via Etsy: TheVintageStudio
via Etsy: BellasBowtique2008
via Slim Paley
A candy cane ring shot. A must-have for any Christmas wedding!! Don’tcha think?
via Tara Goodell Photography
Pullin’ everything out to “Deck the Halls” and noticed I have quite the collection of glittery goodness! Don’t let anyone tell you different… GLITTER IS GOOD. (Unless it’s in your eye.)
It sparkles, and shimmers. Glistens and gleams. Glitter is FAB. End of story.
So FAB that it inspired today’s post. I thought I’d share my love of sparkly stuff and show you some gorgeous ways you could add a little glitter glam to your next event.
Let’s start with invitations. Glitter envelopes? YES PLEASE!!!
visit The Sweetest Occasion for a great envelope liner tutorial. Much easier than you think!!
image via Beauty Moves Me
Pair up pretty things.
Flowers and sparkle are a match made in heaven. So many ways to partner them up. Get creative and make something spectacular.
via She Knows Holidays & Seasons
Dress up candles by giving them some sparkle. Glittered candles look awesome when lit!
via Martha Stewart
A sparkly tablecloth. Enough said.
via Ryan’s Pearl
Say it with sparkle! This glitter garland is a simple way to add some shimmer to your decor.
These shimmery sweets may be too pretty to eat.
via OMG I’m Getting Married
Shiny shoes make me smile!
via Louisville Wedding Blog
A sequin dress? I want one!
via The Style Room
Well, what do you think? How would you add some sparkle to a wedding, shower or soiree?
Sparkle, Shine & be oh-so-Fine,
By now you know I have an obsession with Pinterest! And, as if I didn’t LOVE the pinning sensation enough already, they just upped their game and are now even more fabulous!
Pinterest is now offering SECRET BOARDS! Now
I the entire pin-crazed community can plan for baby showers, surprise parties or even holiday gift ideas without their pins being seen by those who shouldn’t.
Are you as excited as I am?? What will your first secret board be??
This silver and white inspiration board was made with love for all of my winter brides!!
Where are ya girls? I know you're out there!!
It’s a fabulous color combination for so many reasons. Here’s a few…
#1. It’s classic and will never go out of style.
#2. If you’d like a pop of color, ANY hue would work beautifully with silver & white.
#3. It’s incredibly icy making it a no brainer for my bling-lovin’ winter brides.
#4. Libby loves it!
#5. YOU love it! Don’t you??
Have any of you beauties used silvery wedding colors? Did you use a pop of color??
Wedding Dress: Glamour Weddings
Cake: Young Designs
Bridesmaids: Elizabeth Anne Designs
Bow Tie: Hilditch & Key
Toasting Flutes: Wedding Collectibles
Birdcage: Beau Coup
Wedding Rings: Rings and Jewelry
Silver Shoes: Misquince
Last week I told you we were on a metallic kick, and I wasn’t lying! While I really liked last weeks Golden Bronze color combo, today’s metallic-y mix may just be my favorite. Not sure if it’s my love of pink, the way gold makes me feel or if the two are just a match made in heaven…. But this pretty palette makes me swoon!
It’s soft & romantic making it ideal for any wedding!!
Table Setting: I’m Kind Of A Professional Bridesmaid
Pink Bouquet: The Full Bouquet
Pink Dress: Belle the Magazine
Pink and Gold Shoes:Modcloth
Drink: The Knot
Favors: Sophie’s Favors
Chair: This is Glamorous
Gold LOVE: B.loved