DIY Vintage-Inspired Bridesmaid Proposals

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Getting engaged is an exciting time in a girl’s life, and what better way to celebrate than to invite all her best girls to be at her side?  Bridesmaid proposals can be anything from a question asked in-person to an elaborate, themed-luncheon.  For my bridesmaid proposal, I decided to keep it simple and create personal, vintage-inspired cards that could be kept as keepsakes.  Here’s how it was done: Continue reading

Real Wedding Rehash: A Night at The Boathouse

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Have you ever wondered what really goes into the planning process and wanted to hear an account from someone who has been through it before? Well now you can! We’re back with our 2nd Real Wedding Rehash from my clients, Keon and LaKeyia Piper, who got married this past September. Let’s see what the Pipers had to say about their wedding planning experience. Continue reading

WAID Holiday Party Prep: Final Decor and Budget Overview

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To finish off the year and my slew of holiday-specific posts, I’d love to share my photos from the holiday gathering I had with my girls.  I put my own advice into practice and selected affordable decor pieces, budget-friendly food options, and made sure to repurpose holiday and event trinkets I already owned.  The end product was a festive event that set a calm, cozy mood and provided an endless amount of treats and season-inspired drinks for my guests to enjoy.  In terms of budget, I stuck to my goal and only spent $158.90 for the whole event– I splurged a bit for this amazing, gold velvet I used as an accent texture in my fabric backdrop (…only $8.90 over!). Continue reading

WAID Holiday Party Prep: Holiday Fabric Backdrop

Holiday Fabric Backdrop

Here at With An I Do, we’ve had a little fun with the holidays and created a holiday fabric backdrop inspired by a woodland-themed occasion.  This is a perfect focal piece to feature behind design elements like your appetizer display or your gift table. Continue reading

Hidden Gems UnVEILED #1: Ribbon

I find that there’s nothing better than an impactful decor element that’s created from an everyday product — especially when said everyday product is extremely affordable.  To start off this series, I will highlight one of my favorite hidden decor gems…ribbon.  Yes, ordinary ribbon that can be purchased in grocery stores and craft stores the like.  Ribbon is a trim that is associated with a multitude of mood descriptors. Continue reading

Beyond A Photograph

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“A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.”–Roland Barthes

The above quote by Roland Barthes couldn’t be any closer to the truth. Pictures truly do say a thousand words. When we look at a photograph, we not only see the subjects in the picture, we are transported to a single moment in time–a memory. We’ll remember events that occurred on that day, what the weather was like, what hilarious instances arose, and what emotions we were feeling at that time. I believe that photographs can be one of the most important decor elements when creating a customized event. Continue reading