Hidden Gems UnVEILED #2: Tin Cans

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 and/or reusable.  The next featured item in this series is the always reliable tin can.  Tin cans can be purchased in grocery stores, craft stores, hardware stores, or even rented from a multitude of event rental companies.  Better yet, your tin cans can simply be old soup or vegetable cans that were used for this week’s meals.  Tin cans are an essential base for a multitude of decor items — chandeliers, mobiles, centerpieces, decorative votives, lanterns, you name it! 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

The Undercover Floral Stunner

The floral elements of an event are often one of the most expensive components of the occasion.  We often see GORGEOUS photos of multicolored arrangements and plush bouquets that we set our hearts on–and then we go to the florist and see the price.  For example, bride and bridesmaid bouquets can be as pricey as $300 per bouquet, which is definitely quite a large chunk of change.  Sometimes these realizations can cause brides to panic, but I promise there is light at the end of the tunnel!  For those that are open to other options, there is a type of flower that can create absolutely, beautiful bouquets and decorations–and it has a much more budget-friendly price tag.  This undercover floral stunner is the well known flower referred to as baby’s breath.

A simple, chic baby’s breath addition to ceremony chairs. (Photo from pinterest.com)


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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