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Centerpiece Vases & Candle Staging

centerpiece staging & candle staging

Centerpiece Vases & Candle Staging

Text By Angela Santana

Pictures Provided By Patio Shoppers

December 2015 Post: I do own a vase or two just like the ones pictured. I found this picture as I was looking for centerpiece vases & candle staging ideas.

I will be using the ribbon idea at the bottom of the vases. The little votive will not be the aluminum, I have found some that are clear plastic. Or, I may just use my trusty LED lights.

January 31, 2016- I have decorated my vase at the bottom with bling and I love it! I have decided to fill it with decorative flowers and give it to my daughter when she and her future husband set up housekeeping.

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Centerpiece Idea

Decorating tables for a Fall wedding reception can be done simply and elegantly without breaking the budget. Utilizing natural elements, such as pine cones, berries and grains can enhance any table centerpiece. Candles, glass vases and baskets can be used as central pieces to hold the elements as well. A backyard wedding reception can be …

Source: Decorating Ideas for Backyard Fall Wedding Centerpieces – Patioshoppers blog

Suggested Reading: Corn husks reimagined

Write a desired message on the chalkboard, and hang the wreath. Corn Husk Candle Holder. Create a rustic candle holder or vase with corn husks and a strip of burlap. Find various vases and candle holders at the dollar store. Materials. A vase. Corn husks.

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One of My Simple DIY Projects

one of my simple DIY projects

One of My Simple DIY Projects

Text and Picture By Angela Santana

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Simple DIY Projects

I was asked to construct a simple pair of candle holders representative of the winter season. This was done for a winter-themed wedding and I set my budget as a mere $2. Therefore, I went to the thrift store and found these glasses that I love.

Norman Rockwell is one of my absolute favorite artists. He used to draw for the Saturday Evening Post. So, I have found the glasses for 50 cents each and I found the candle holders for 50 cents each as well. I brought them home and cleaned them up.

During one of my Wine & Crafts with Friends® sessions I came with these props and showed the participants how I had these made in less than 5 minutes. Here is what I did:

I took my clean, dry props and set them out. Then I glued (using E-6000 glue)  the candle holders to the bottom of the glasses—yes, I did make sure they were centered.

I then waited a while until the glue dried. I then painted the candle holders with pearlized paint  and let them dry. After all of that was done, I simply glued the bling to the top using adhesive bling and secured it with craft glue.

When all the dust settled, the picture you see above is the finished product. I then demonstrated how these candle holders can be added to a centerpiece to make it beautiful. I filled the glasses half way with craft snow substance and insert my LED tealight candles.

DIY Projects

Final Thoughts

I do not always post my step-by-step pictures as I was never expecting to launch my DIY’s as an actual blog. I will be doing that sometime in the future. So, you can see that DIY items do not necessarily have to take up a lot of time and money. Feel free to send me pics of your DIY projects with instructions. Have a great week!

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These Colors Will Put You Into the Fall Mood!

these colors will put you in the fall mood

Fall Wedding Colors

Text By Angela Santana
Photos and Inspiration Provided By: The Knot

These Colors Will Put You Into the Fall Mood!

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I don’t know about you, but I always need great pictures to get me into the fall mood. Just seeing the different shades if yellow, orange, and green makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

Yes, I am a fall baby, thus, my love for all things fall. I am able to put a full array of colors on display with impunity. I do use these types of pictures and colors for creative inspiration

The cake above is a great example. It is simple, yet colorful. The size is good and the floral spread is really pretty. The forest green strands at the base of each layer adds just the right amount of color to keep the eye interested.

Invitation Idea

This is really beautiful for the invitations. These would be a pretty simple DIY for invitations. All you have to buy is the invitation paper, raffia string, tags, and leaf decorations.

When I look at any wedding inspiration I always look for ways to DIY. Truthfully, I am not exactly cheap and want to keep all of the money, I truly using my creativity to bring the ideas I have in my head to life as I can not always find a design I am happy with and just buy it.

If you are anything like me you would get your friends together and solicit their advice. I’d have them write down their own separate ideas, put together a scrapbook, or make a portfolio of inspiration—which is what this blog is—and send it to you so you can activate your own creativity.


The picture to the left is giving me an idea to make a fall leaf invitation using the public domain photo I found on the right. I will probably work on it and post it here some day.

I will eventually post some free templates here for you all to download and use.

I really do like these centerpieces as they add so much great color and variety to the color scheme. However, I am not too fond of the height of the centerpieces themselves.

I do like centerpieces that do not isolate one side of the table from the other. I want everyone to interact equally around.

The weddings I consult for always ask my opinion about centerpieces and I tell them that the centerpieces should let everyone interact equally. I do not like when I have to look around a plant to see someone’s face, I don’t know what you think. Share your comments in the appropriate area.

More Pictures for Your Fall Mood:

Fall is one of the most popular times to plan a wedding — and for good reason! See fall wedding colors, invitations, flowers, and more fall wedding ideas.

Source: Fall Wedding – Fall Wedding Ideas – Fall Wedding Colors

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Pie Stand DIY Project

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Pie Stand DIY Project

Article by Angela Santana
Pictures provided by Starr Struck

Thanks to Mary Catherine Starr, I remembered that I have made something like this before. My project, however, was a little different from the pie stand DIY project shown here.

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This is a great pie stand DIY project. I just go to the thrift store and purchase china and nice candle holders, or stylish glasses. I then take my E-6000 glue and get the stuff together. My first plate was not centered, so I suggest you get the holder or cup centered before gluing it. Use a pencil to mark the spot and you will be fine with centering your candle holder.

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These are not my pictures, but I have found these pictures out there and they jogged my memory. I have spent about $1.00 per plate when I found what I needed at the thrift store. These stands can be made and sold to customers. However, I would suggest you advertise it as a decoration and not an actual cake stand IF the stem is thinner.

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Pie Stand DIY Project

Source: DIY Wedding Projects: Pie Stands & A Meerkat Cake Topper – Starr Struck

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Fall Rustic Wedding Drink DIY Idea

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Fall Rustic Wedding Drink DIY Idea

By Angela Santana

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Look at this great fall rustic wedding drink idea for those of us who want a traditional fall wedding complete with all the fixins’. Guests can self-serve their drinks . You can find the container at just about any store all over the place. I do, however, prefer to have one that has a spigot attached especially if children will be allowed to participate.

I also think that a spigot is a lot neater than having to scoop and pour. I am not the most coordinated person and I know that there are several people out there just like me. You should consider this while planning your wedding drinks. This display can also double as a favor idea for the kiddies.

I have also seen drinks served like this for the adults, but with a few more alcoholic additions to the mix. Here is a good link for DIY apple cider MOM’S HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER NON-ALCOHOLIC.

Now, let’s remember to add the hard cider resource. EASY DIY HARD APPLE CIDER. Go ahead and get some friends together and try out different recipes. This will be great prep.

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Source: Rustic Wedding Style : Wedding Food & Drinks Gallery : Brides – Polyvore

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Yes! You Can Do It Yourself and Get Beautiful Arrangements

yes you can diy and get beautiful arrangements

Yes! You Can Do It Yourself and Get Beautiful Arrangements

                      Text By Angela Santana

Pictures and Inspiration Provided By Edyta Szyszlo

Take a look at the pictures above! They are some beautiful arrangements. Would you believe me if I said that you can do it yourself and still get the same results? Well, it can! I can give you two words to say how: Planning & Patience! As long as you plan ahead and get these things done, it will be.

You can purchase all of the containers at the thrift or dollar store. All of the thrift stores I go to have a nice section with, what they consider, old tins. You can use them as planters for your flowers. And, if you are not much of a green thumb like me, get to clipping those 50% floral bunches at your local craft store. You will find a lot of great deals and not worry about spending too much. You can easily visit Pinterest for floral hacks and make some great arrangements for low prices.

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart You guessed it!  Do it yourself crafts are huge for weddings in 2009.  I think it’s a combination of terrible economy, budget-friendly ideas and well, people are super creative these days!  I wanted to share some of the great diy ideas for your floral wedding centerpieces out there – everything […]

Source: Trends of 2009 – DIY Wedding Flower Vases – Edyta Szyszlo: Product & Wedding Photography

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Simple DIY Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

simple diy fall wedding centerpiece ideas

Simple DIY Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas


Here you see some simple DIY fall wedding centerpiece ideas that look beautiful. Look below the pics to see how I would DIY them:

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For this one, you can find a fishbowl while shopping at a thrift store.The surrounding candle holders can be found at any store for about $1 each. Candles can be found anywhere, but I always go to craft stores that offer clearance prices for candles. You can make a very beautiful centerpiece with these simple items for about $15.

TOP LEFT: You can always find the vases shown in the top left at any thrift store ranging from 50 cents to $1. They are all available at different sizes and shapes. Just give it time and several visits to thrift stores to find what you need. The less patience that you have, the more you will probably pay.

TOP RIGHT: This is the easiest. Just purchase small pumpkins, carve it, put it on a plate and circle it with leaves and insert a candle.

BOTTOM LEFT: These are easy to make. You can buy any kind of glass or vase, wrap scrap silk or ribbons around them to color coordinate.

BOTTOM RIGHT: get clear candle holders, wrap them with ribbon and glue the pre-made card to the front. Add a candle you find at a clearance price at craft stores and the cost will be minimal.

Source: Best Wedding Decorations: Diy Fall Wedding Centerpieces Ideas


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Book Lover Wedding You Will Fall For

book lover wedding you will fall for

Book Lover Wedding

Hi! I hope you are well. I wanted to post this. I will not be using these centerpieces just like this, but I will be integrating them with the Fall theme. I will just use the books as well as fall decor. This is a book lover wedding you will fall for!

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This idea is a very easy and affordable to pull off. I have purchased these types of books from the thrift store in bulk for only 50 cents each. I have Mason jars that I have found in the alley by my house—Yes, I did wash them. I use coupons and go to the local craft store and buy my fall-themed silk flowers for about 70% off. I can make this concoction for approximately $6 total. I also LOVE these antique-looking typewriters and cameras. You can find some of them at local antique malls or even thrift stores. These pictures are great inspiration for how you would like to stage your centerpieces and displays.  I will also be hosting a Wine & Crafts with Friends® party so we can cut out our very own hearts from the pages of old books. 

Book lover wedding, book bouquets, literary wedding details, literary wedding inspiration.

Source: Book Lover Wedding



Put Mason Jars, Candles & Books Together, What do you get?


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Vintage Themed Wedding DIY My FAVORITE!

Vintage Themed wedding DIY

Vintage Themed Wedding DIY My FAVORITE!


I have to tell you, shopping for specific items to use in a wedding is always hit or miss. It all depends on when you can get to the stores. I always ask the thrift store when they stock new items. If I can, you can make this vintage themed wedding DIY.

However, the picture above is my absolute favorite. Look at the detail of the jewelry box. It was artfully crafted and has the perfect wear. The person who donated it did so because one of the drawers would push in a little too far. Well, I found use for it on my mantle. I have rented it out twice for wedding displays. The box cost me only $1.99 at Goodwill.

Here is the second one:

Vntage Wedding DIY Centerpiece

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Everyone loves this owl centerpiece. While perusing an Indiana candle store, I found the owl for the clearence price of $5.95. I knew I would have use for it as I truly like the color. I put colored marbles into the candle holders—that I made for a little over $2—and added tealights to the mix. They were beautiful and add great character to the mix.

You can also do this by yourself. All you need is to coordinate your colors and you will have your own unique masterpiece. I have since taken this display out of commission and use it for my own house decor. I always have this guy out when it’s not Christmas.

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EASY DIY Wedding Favor You Can Make in 1 Evening

EASY DIY Wedding Favor You Can Make in 1 Evening

EASY DIY Wedding Favor You Can Make in an Evening

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I have to tell you guys, I really love these easy DIY Wedding favor ideas…a lot! And, why do I like easy DIY wedding favor ideas? Well, it’s because I LOVE my Wine & Craft events and sometimes I get some hostesses and guests who will get a little “schnockered” a little early on. I know that I do control the flow of alcohol when I am hired to host an event, but sometimes the ladies do prep a little before the actual event.

Therefore, it is easy to just grab a bag, fill it with coffee beans, place the sticker on the bag and wrap the package in cellophane — which is what I have done for one of my Wine & Craft nights. While these are not my pictures (see below for original post), I have done simple items like this using personalized M&M’s, chocolate covered espresso beans, jelly beans, etc…

You can buy bulk coffee mugs HERE or you can look around the thrift store and find them for a much cheaper price, I have found mugs for .50 cents a piece that I was able to use for favors. I will be advertising my services very soon so you can see what I mean by “Wine & Craft Events”.

Source: 5 EASY DIY Wedding Favors You Can Make in an Evening

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DIY Wedding Favors are So Fun!

DIY Wedding Favors are So Fun!

Planning A DIY Wedding Is So Fun!

I have done almost all of these DIY projects before. They are easy and very quick to do. My favorite is picture #1. I actually do have teacup plants at home for myself.

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This is my favorite project thus far. I always start with just seeds and I grow them right in the cups. I care for them and nourish them carefully. Eventually, I do transplant them into bigger pots. However, I do keep them in the teacups until they are strong enough to transplant. Remember to line the teacups if you do plan on using them.


Thi is a great idea for wedding favors. You can find bottles all over the thrift store and purchase them cheap. Simply wash the jars and fill them half way with water. After that, you can strategically place fresh cut flowers to the jars. I definitely would not give a wedding favor like this to small kids.

Bulk Coffee Beans Roasted 25 lbs

I think that this is probably the easiest favor. All you have to do is order the bags already printed out and you can fill the bags, seal them, and pack them up for the big day.

Since these are not exactly kid-friendly, I am making popcorn balls for the kids at my daughter’s wedding and adorning them with cute little labels.


Dried Flowers and Lottery Tickets

I really do like this idea. It is really creative and has literally extracted some of the vows from the wedding and is attempting to make them true for some guests. Yes, these tickets can be for people only over the age of 18, but I see no harm in letting the kiddies scratch off the tickets.

My Favorite!

Oh wow! Do you know what this is? It is my favorite favor of all time! Not only do I purchase my favorite moonshine to fill the jars with, I will also have a lot of fun making these favors.

All you need is the Mason Jars, paper bags and the labels to tie everything together. This would be a good gift for those members of the wedding party who are a little intimidated by standing in front of people.

However, I’d ask them to use caution and drink ONLY to take the edge off until the reception. After that, they are on their own!

 Shot Glasses


Yes, you can purchase personalized shot glasses for your guests to give away as favors. See HERE for vendors who will send you stickers.

The only thing you have to DIY is stick the labels to the shot glass, wrap them with cellophane, and tie them up.

This would make a great wedding party craft and wine night.

Now that we’ve covered wedding colors and favor ideas, it’s time to discuss five tips and tricks I’ve found that I hope will make your DIY wedding as budge…


Source: Planning A DIY Wedding – Part Three – Evermine Weddings

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Some Successful Fall Wedding Centerpieces and Table Decorations

successful fall wedding centerpieces

The Secret of Successful Fall Wedding Centerpieces and Table Decorations

Text By Angela Santana
Pictures and Inspiration Provide By Divine Dinner Party

is… That you probably already have some of this stuff lying around in your house, so it may not cost you as much as you would pay for a ready-made product. Take a look below for the most successful fall wedding centerpieces I have found.

Disclosure: I have used these pictures to construct my very own centerpieces, they are not my pictures. Please see the “source” portion at the bottom of this post.

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I made a fall decor centerpiece just like this one for my fall table. What I like about this one is the simplicity. This is not my picture—see the “Source” below—but I have purchased the glass candle holders from the thrift store at $.50 each (X 4 is $2.00). The legume mixtures are sold in stores by the bulk for about $4.99/lb. I have purchased candles from a wholesaler on Amazon for $25.00 with free shipping.

I have some nice pine bushes in my front yard and cut scraps from there. With that I was able to add the nice embellishments.

My Work

I love the fall season and always have these items around the house. Here is what I did for my own centerpiece:

I kept the jars, but painted the tea light holders white as I do not like the foil-looking bottoms, but since they are the cheapest I do buy them and paint the outside white.

I order fall leaves from Amazon—free shipping. When walking my dog, I pick up the pinecones from the alley when they start falling, they actually last for a long time. I just stage them, light the candles, and there you go!

I really do like this one. It is a little more expensive, but it is very colorful. This is something that I would plan for ahead of time. Don’t forget to grab items such as wax fruit and berries because they will always come in handy when making a centerpiece.

We always have our pinecones at the ready to stage. I have actually spray-painted some glitter on my pinecones because I love BLING!

One thing I have to remember to do is to immediately take pictures of my work as I

On my last trip to the thrift store, I have found a nice jar such as the one shown here. I love sunflowers and will use them.

What I really like about this picture is the brown tinted glassware. It causes the centerpiece to “pop”. The mini-pumpkins add character and the brown candle holders seal up the centerpiece nicely.

For the candles, you would use a color candle that is integrated with the color of the jar to add a little color variety.

Creative ideas for fall wedding centerpieces for any budget. Lots of cheap autumn table decorations for a wedding or occasion and great photos, too.

Source: Seven Fall Wedding Centerpieces and Table Decorations

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Things I Love! Fall Leaf Wedding Centerpieces

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Fall Leaf Wedding Centerpieces

Written By Angela Santana
Picture Provided By imgfave

Thanks to imgfave, I found this really easy fall DIY. I really do like this picture for fall leaf wedding centerpieces. I love it for two reasons:

— It is an easy DIY, and

— It is so cheap to make!

I always look at a picture and see if I can attain the items to DIY. If you were to purchase these items ready-made from any craft store they can cost in excess of $40! Since I can’t afford that price point, I will have to DIY and just purchase my supplies off of

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Fall Wedding Centerpieces

Here is what you need:

If you were to purchase the supplies I have listed here, you would have enough supplies to make at least 3 centerpieces. The price would average approximately $8 each. Try it and see how it works.

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Emerald Green Wedding Theme Inspiration

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Emerald Green Wedding Theme Inspiration

Text by Angela Santana
Pictures Provided By Things Festive

Well, since I’m in the emerald-green wedding theme mood, I may as well post this great picture that is just loaded with ideas. Confusion overtook me because I had assumed that forest green and emerald-green is the same, but after doing research I figured it out. Forest green has a little more black in it, whereas, emerald-green is a little lighter.

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My favorite part of this Emerald Green wedding is the flower vases in the bottom right-hand corner. I have purchased some vases of the same color and will be adding Fall-themed flowers—or plants. The cake is absolutely beautiful, though. This is an emerald-green wedding theme search that I have done. Please see the link at the bottom of the page for the original post.

My Favorite Features

I really love the green butterflies on the cake, the emerald-green shoes, and the green glass vases. Sometimes, all you have to do is go out and enjoy nature to find great inspiration. Go out and try it, tell me what you think.

Excerpt: Emerald green — what an exquisite hue. It’s no wonder Pantone selected it as Color of the Year for 2013.

Source: Emerald Green Wedding Theme: Pantone’s Color of the Year | Things Festive Weddings & Events

Emerald Green Wedding Inspiration For May Babies (PHOTOS)

By Kellee Khalil for Happy birthday, May lovelies! May’s birthstone is emerald (and emerald happens to be the 2013 Pantone color of the year) so we’re celebrating with gorgeous green wedding details. Whether you outfit your bridesmaids in



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Great Literary Themed Wedding Ideas

literary themed wedding ideas

Great Literary Themed Wedding Ideas

Written By Angela Santana
Pictures and Inspiration Provided By Bridal Guide

Yes, I’m addicted to books! I have raised my daughter to be of like mind, she has an impressive library of books. As I have mentioned before, she is having a fall themed wedding, but she also wanted me to find a few literary themed wedding ideas to pepper in with her fall theme.

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My Observations

From the picture below, I notice that the book that is standing was covered with a paper shopping bag, a page was taken out and the table number was either written or stenciled onto the page. A cardboard border was added and they were glued to the front of the book. You can find the classic books at any thrift store, but make sure they have that “classic book character”.

The picture below is a perfect example of “classic book character” that I reference above. These books look old and worn, they look like they have seen better days, but they are still presentable. Look at the book spines, they look like they are kind of worn, the covers are made of fabric and they do show signs of wear and tear. What I really like about these books is the artwork shown on the spines. Great care was taken to make them and the evidence was shown here. However, you can see that the all have a similar color theme.

Lastly, I see that there are some simple potted vines that complete the design. These can be purchased from any home improvement store and replanted into clay pots. I have to mention that I would probably do a little more with the clay pots like spray paint them or add glitter to give it a sort of whimsical feel.


Loverly is the heart of weddings: a visual inspiration search engine designed to help brides discover ideas, people to hire, and things to buy. Loverly makes finding beautiful wedding inspiration easier than ever! Their images are powered by the best wedding publishers and wedding shopping partners on the web. Find Bridal Guide on Loverly >> A library is a charming venue for your big day — you’re surrounded by some greatest love stories in literature. Say ‘I do’ with vintage book centerpieces, card catalog escort card displays, and custom-wrapped books to hold your vows. Here are our favorite library and book-inspired décor ideas to make any reception space a literary masterpiece. 1. Get creative with your table numbers by incorporating charming vintage books.

Source: 10 Sweet Ideas for a Literary-Themed Wedding | BridalGuide

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Color Green Wedding Theme Inspiration

color green wedding theme inspiration

Color Green Wedding Theme Inspiration

Text By Angela Santana
Picture and Inspiration Provided By Knots and Kisses

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     I hope you are all well. Happy Friday! I am researching weddings and am looking for the color green wedding theme inspiration. Since my daughter is having a fall theme, her fiance wants to have some of the color green peppered within the color theme. However, I have actually saved this post from Knots and Kisses because we are also integrating literary pieces in with the fall theme. I think that this is such a wonderful idea combining the books with the fall theme. Looks like we will have two themes in one…

A Pretty Green Wonderland Wedding Theme and Stationery

Source: Knots and Kisses Wedding Stationery: A Pretty Green Wonderland Wedding Theme & Stationery

Dreamy Blue & Green Wedding at Decatur House

With a ceremony at Washington National Cathedral and a reception at the historic Decatur House, Ari Opsahl and Harley Fleming’s celebration made for a very classic Washington wedding. With the lush greenery in their clear tent reception, they created a …

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Creative Wedding Centerpiece Idea

creative wedding centerpiece idea

Creative Wedding Centerpiece Idea

Text By Angela Santana
Photos and inspiration By Best Wedding Design

When I was researching inspiration for wedding centerpieces back in November 2015, I came across the image shown below. unfortunately, I can no longer find the website to give proper image credit to, but I will mention that I found this creative wedding centerpiece idea from there.

Level of Difficulty from 1-5: 2

DIY Savings vs. Retail from 1-5: 3

Wedding Table Decorations

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My Observation(s)

I truly love these candle holders and would love to have them, however, have you ever seen the price of these beauties? Yes, they are unimaginable for someone as broke as I.

Therefore, I have decided to improvise and see how I can DIY this set-up. Here is what I came up with:

Idea One

I would go to the dollar store and look for plain hurricane glass candle holders. Next, find some clear crystals that you can glue to the candle holders row-by-row. It doesn’t take long to do this. Next, you can purchase some taper candle holders and glue them to the bottom of the hurricanes.


Make sure you use a very low vapor glue for the bling on the hurricanes, high vapors can distort the look of the crystal. I suggest using glass glue on the hurricane and E-6000 glue to fasten the hurricane to the taper candle holder.

Idea Two

I’d still ask you to purchase the hurricane candle holders and taper candle holders. However, you can purchase adhesive crystals and stick them to the glass. I do suggest using glue to reinforce the adhesive to the glass.

Final Thoughts

This design is very easy to pull off yourself. I have tried it and found it pretty simple. However, I do suggest you make a sample first as mistakes can be made and it is nearly impossible to un-glue something without a huge mess. Please remember to ask if you have any questions for me.

Source: Wedding Table Decorations Diy | Best Wedding Design

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Awesome Wedding Table Place Card Idea

awesome wedding table place card idea

Awesome Wedding Place Card Idea

Text By Angela Santana
Pictures and Inspiration Provided By Bridal Guide

Hi! Let me start off by saying that this is a great idea! Bridal Guide has provided creative inspiration for a wedding table place card idea. I can imagine me and my girlfriends having a “Girls Night In” sipping wine and crafting these beauties.

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My Suggestions

Now, to achieve this kind of project, I always plan ahead. Let’s begin by identifying the supplies needed, figure out the price point per individual tag and decide if it is worth the money and time.

Side note

I always look for coupons or promotions from the local craft store. If I can’t find the supplies I need at the price I have budgeted, I will “Deep-6” that plan and move on.

Again, due to my budget, I start off by making a sample to see if it can be achieved. I look for three things: What did it cost? How much time did it take to make? and finally, How does my sample look? I am always looking out for quality work at a decent price.

Alternate Thought

You can purchase the tags online or you can find a template online. However, you will need a thicker stock paper to achieve the design effectively. Sometimes it is cheaper to just purchase the tags yourself as the thicker paper can add up.

Now, take a look at the picture above once again. I see two very important elements of this project, they are Scrabble letters and miniature clothes pins. These are very easy to find in your local craft store or you can get them from Amazon like I do.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the picture. There are more important supplies needed here, twine and fabric flowers. The sticks that hold the string together can be found just about anywhere there are trees.

Let’s Wrap This Up

Finally, there are other important items shown such as a miniature picket fenceand buttons. The price tag of this craft project is pretty reasonable—about $1.50 each.

Excerpt: Crafty place cards adorned with Scrabble letters and fabric flowers hung on a clothesline between birch trees and hand-painted wooden signs with literary quotes and advice from loved ones all helped to create a warm albeit whimsical feel. Bride and groom describe their wedding as “a fun evening that captured who we are as a couple, shared with the people we love.” Photo Credit: Jeff Wallace Photography

Source: Love Letters: Stacy & Paul in Huntington Beach, CA | BridalGuide

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An Open Letter to Ashley

married couple

An Open Letter to Ashley

By Angela Santana


I hope you don’t mind if I take the time to give God glory! Here is why:
Every prayer we have prayed for our firstborn came true! Here is an open letter to Ashley.

1. Her dad, Joey Santana prayed like a mad man for a girl as boys seem to run in his family. He got his girl.
2. We prayed for good health. She NEVER got sick, save once when she had an infection while we lived in Puerto Rico, nothing but minor colds since.
3. We prayed she do well academically, she was always making good grades throughout her years at school.
4. Another prayer was for her to learn good moral values. This one was so difficult during the teenage years as some less-than-honorable guys came calling. We prayed incessantly!
5. We prayed for her to get into a college that emphasizes good moral character and a biblical worldview and a view into other worldviews. she applied to Cedarville University, the only college application submitted and was accepted.
6. We prayed and cried when she left us for four years, save for holidays and breaks. I remember those days that my baby was leaving me, I knew in my heart that she was in Ohio to stay.
7. This prayer, I prayed it selfishly, but God answered. I prayed in my heart of hearts that if she gets married it be to a godly man—it would be great if she were to marry a pastor. She called us in November of her senior year to tell us that she is marrying Josh Chase, who just finished school majoring in Worship Arts and he plans on becoming a worship pastor.


Give God the Glory!

There are so many prayers that I want to share, but I want to stay within my main point, it is that God gets the glory because every single prayer that we ever uttered for Ashley Santana has come true. Parent, don’t see this message as me bragging on my daughter, see it as God answering prayer! Remember to pray for your kids, especially when they are teenagers. He will never fail nor abandon you. Remember to pray for your children, they are your opportunity that you can get things right in life.

If you look at my life, you will see a big mess! Seriously, my life and health are a mess because I have neglected praying for myself. You don’t need faith to see that God is real because our kids are proof that He exists. I challenge parents to pray for your kids, it will work. I hope to hear some praises!

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Place Card Holder Ideas

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 Place Card Holder Ideas

Text By Angela Santana
Ideas and Photos Provided By Intimate Weddings

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Hi Everyone! I hope your week is just great. I will take about 300 words to provide a review of the following pictures and how they can be used at a wedding. This post will also feature where you can purchase the props to DIY these place card holder ideas.

wedding place holders, table markers

Since you have looked at the picture above I will cover how you can procure parts. I’ve only two words for the Scrabble place card holders: Thrift Store. You can find this game at every thrift store. I never fail to find a Scrabble game when I visit the thrift, get a few friends together and get to looking.

fall wedding, Autumn

Now, you can DIY all of the above pictures without breaking the bank at all. Go on and send some nieces and nephews out to seek out fall leaves. Seal them up and assemble them where they belong. Take a look at the tags, you can find them anywhere and DIY them the way you want to. The bird looking holders were made using white spray paint, paper, and clothespins. The last picture—bottom right—is easy. You can purchase the wood chips and get an artist to write out the names.

Final Thought:

With the right inspiration and research, anyone can DIY these place card holders. intimate Weddings has provided me with a lot of great ideas and I pass them on all the time and I have gone on to mix and match ideas when making place card holders. Try out a few and see which one is best for your wedding. Thanks!

Looking for ideas for wedding place cards? Check out these unique place cards that can you can DIY.

Source: 16 DIY Wedding Place Cards

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Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding Gear

Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding Gear

Story By Angela Santana
Pictures and Inspiration From bibbidibobbidibride

I know that my daughter is having a fall-themed wedding. However, she is such a fan of this movie and I wanted to post this Nightmare Before Christmas wedding gear. These photos would probably get her to rethink her wedding theme, but I guess not because it is too late. All invitations and fall stuff has been ordered.

I spend hours online seeking ideas I can DIY for the wedding and always run into great ideas. And because I know that she’d probably get angry with me, I have decided to take it upon myself and post these pics. Now, let me see if I can think of any DIY ideas for these photos.

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I really love the shoes above! I would love to have them for myself. If someone is creative and patient enough you can find Swarovski crystals. You can save money by purchasing a plain garter belt and gluing a Nightmare Before Christmas medallion to it using fabric glue.

The flowers and dress are just great additions to the theme. The last picture features how these items are used.

Here is another picture of the shoes from a different angle. You will see how these items are used in the wedding.

One of my favorite items from the bottom picture is the centerpieces. I know that you can DIY these using regular twigs and black spray paint.

In conclusion, I would only suggest a DIY for the centerpiece. You should leave the other items to the professionals. Enjoy!


I’m so excited for today’s wedding post photographed by John W Photography. When John submitted this wedding there were literally back flips! We haven’t had a submission with quite this much moxie yet, and we are LOVING it! If you are a fan of the dark (yet totally sweet) love story of Jack and…

Source: A Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Wedding in Chino Hills, California » Bibbidi Bobbidi Bride

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A Simple & Elegant Wedding

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A Simple & Elegant Wedding

Story By Angela Santana
Pictures and Inspiration Provided By Offbeat Bride

I really do like this post from offbeatbride. My title for this is, “A Simple & Elegant Wedding”. When I saw these pictures I found the essence of simplicity that I would like for my daughter’s wedding to replicate. I am not saying that these pictures are plain, I think that they are just beautiful and tasteful.

You can DIY your shoes here using glue and your favorite glitter. Maybe I just need a new project, but this is a great idea.

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These simple, yet elegant, shoes are just beautiful!. I always buy shoes like this. Even as a girl, I loved Easter because these are the kind of shoes I wear. Maybe this picture takes me back to my childhood, this is the way I raised my daughter.

 Below is a picture of the bride and groom: Heather & Errol

Heather & Errol

Here is a picture of the wedding party. As you can see, they have kept things simple, but still very elegant. You see that the groom, his best man and fellow groomsmen are sans-jacket which seems very comfortable.

My Favorite Parts of This Wedding:

Seen below are great centerpieces, they are simple. They remind me of shabby chic—when you can take something that would belong in the garbage and totally upcycle it to turn it into this beautiful centerpiece. I find these types of things at thrift stores all of the time.

I love lighting! Any kind of lighting! Again, this simple lighting is absolutely beautiful and adds character to any venue. If you have a limited budget, make sure you add lighting to that price as you will enhance any space you can afford.

Beer Koozies are excellent ideas for favors, why? Well, look at how much maintenance and assembly they need. All you have to do is order them and place them into a presentable box for guests to just grab when they go.

Check this: I wish I saw the below idea a long time ago. Take a look at this great idea for all music lovers out there. All you have to do is get the albums from the thrift store, gold Sharpies, and you have guest wishes.

Let’s move on to this awesome frame. It can be made for a small price simply by buying a frame from the dollar store and painting them with chalk paint then adding this nice writing.

Now, check out this awesome cake topper!

The wedding line up:

Last Picture, I Promise

Lastly, this table here is my type of table! I have all of these things just lying around my house and can make a beautiful table.

Excerpt: DIYed glitter heels, a Bride of Frankenstein cake topper, record guest book and live painting of the ceremony, this punk meets horror wedding is killer.

Source: Punk meets horror wedding with purple-haired dreaminess

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