Tag: Love

Free Printable Bookmark Favors with Tassels

Free printable watercolor bookmarks about love... these are so perfect for favors!

Today we’re bringing you some fun free printable bookmarks that are all about love. We used a watercolour background in some springy colours for these sweet little bookmarks. With DIY tassels, they’re perfectly darling. We think they make an awesome wedding or shower favor. Ready to see how they’re made?

Free printable watercolor bookmarks about love... these are so perfect for favors!

Free printable watercolor bookmarks about love... these are so perfect for favors!

To get started, download and print the free file (grab it here) on cardstock and cut them to size. When you have that done, it’s time to make your tassels! I’d like you to know that we’ve found the easiest way to make tassels in a hurry. So if you’re making a bunch- we’ve got you covered. You can get packs of embroidery thread from the dollar store (it’s not the same texture as regular embroidery thread but it’s perfect for tassels. Cut them in half and tie the folded end… see!? SO quick. No wrapping for eeeever.

Free printable watercolor bookmarks about love... these are so perfect for favors!

Free printable watercolor bookmarks about love... these are so perfect for favors!

Then, take a piece of thread and a darning needle (those are the ones that are super thick- for wool and such) and punch it through your bookmarks to tie off.

Free printable watercolor bookmarks about love... these are so perfect for favors!

Free printable watercolor bookmarks about love... these are so perfect for favors!

Free printable watercolor bookmarks about love... these are so perfect for favors!

That’s it, that’s all. One bookmark at each place setting would make a pretty colourful tablescape, or stack them neatly in a basket for guests to pick on their way out.

Creative ways to display your love story

I love when couples add unique touches to their weddings that completely personalize the experience for guests. One of the sweet ways I’ve seen couples do that is by displaying their ‘love story’. From snapshots of their lives (birth and up) to a written timeline to that staple slideshow- it helps guests who only know one of you (oh hey auntie!) get to know you as a couple. I thought I’d gather up a few creative ways I’ve spotted this done from around the web for you today. Ready to see the inspiration?

creative ways to display your love story at your wedding

ONE: I’m going to be upfront here and say that this is my favourite of favourites. I love a good chalkboard, but the beauty in this baby is that it’s so quirky too. The chalkboard illustrates their story from birth to marriage while noting memorable moments like trips, superbowls, and everything in between. It’s just so. darn. sweet.

TWO: Another chalkboard, this timeline type of ‘love story’ display is one I’ve spotted (and created!) a lot recently. It’s simple, sweet, and fits any decor.

THREE: A different kind of timeline… a photo timeline! This couple hung photos from ribbons, each ribbon with a year label at the top to show their love story.

FOUR: Eclectic and rustic, this display pairs both photos and words to paint a picture of their love story.

FIVE: Hello, second favourite. I love the idea of having a print out (especially something so fun!) of your love story for guests to browse. Partner it with the program while guests wait for the wedding to start.

SIX: Last but not least, a simple photo display. No need to organize by year or add notes- just show us those awkward first selfies.

 

Now that you know my favourite, and second favourite… tell me, what are yours? Did you share your ‘love story’ at your wedding?

Inspired by Valentines: A Pink and Grey Wedding

It’s almost that time, when cheesy love becomes sweet and proposals are, well… everywhere. We can’t say that we mind, considering we purposely surround ourselves with weddings year round. Today’s inspiration is pretty pink and cool grey with a healthy dose of hearts (hello Valentine’s Day!). We created a red and pink inspired valentine’s day board last year and thought we’d soften it up a bit for this years and give you a valentine’s day pink and grey wedding. I have to say… I’m pretty much in LOVE with these colours together! I don’t think they can do any wrong together.

Inspired by valentine's day... a pink and grey wedding! I love the hearts details

LEFT TO RIGHT / TOP TO BOTTOM:

ONE: Heart shaped macarons?! Are you kidding… perfect! I know that macarons in every shade of the rainbow are all the rage right now and I think all the shapes should be the next trend. Because this… is so sweet.

TWO: Perfectly simple letterpress invitations are given a splash of personality with a little pink heart. The pink envelopes wrap it all up for an understated (but beautiful) piece of mail.

THREE: This wedding is totally glam. Not only does this bride rock a stunning pink dress- but her pup rocks a tutu of her own.

FOUR: We know, everyone loves paper straws. But I’m pretty sure we love them even more adorned with felt hearts… and dropped into glasses with sugared rims.

FIVE: You know we could never complete an inspiration board in good conscience without including a well dressed groom. This look? So simple. But drop-dead (how sweet is that mini rose buttoner?!).

SIX: We saved the best (*cough* most extravagant) for last. How ridiculously gorgeous is this ceremony!? Oh, those blooms! The view! The sheer draping!

 

Are your eyes full of hearts now too? What’s your favourite image from the inspiration? I’m dreaming about that ceremony, but really… my heart is with those peonies 😉

14 Reasons you NEED Marquee Letters at your Wedding

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

Woah, when did she get so bossy? I know, this is my ‘Feature Friday’ where I give you unique ideas on how to use vintage items in your wedding. But I just really, really like marquee letters- so I think you NEED them. And after this inspiration… I think you will see why. Marquee letters used to be reserved for carnival parties and grand openings. Slowly they started making their way into alternative weddings (I loved them then, guys- it’s an obsession) and now? They’re in even the most glamorous weddings. While I still love the red marquee letters more than you know, you can get your hands on white or vintage metal as well (oh, and I stock them all- like I said, obsessed). I’m also excited to have some script marquee signs on order for this season (think a script LOVE, it’s good- right?).

So here’s my top 14 uses for them/ reasons to love them just as much as me. Let’s start with your favourite first, shall we?

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

1. Your initials. I rent out initials more than anything else- and there’s a reason… they’re so cute! Anything with an ampersand is cute, really. {Karolina Turek Photography | Venue: Cecil Green}

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

2.  Like this Mr & Mrs… the ampersand makes it adorable! What better way to announce your new title?

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

3. Another ampersand, looking adorable! This ‘You & Me’ combo is popular as well (can’t you see why?).

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

4. Last ampersand picture… I promise. But there’s a reason they’re so popular! One of the reasons Marquee letters are SO perfect for weddings is that they take amazing photos! I would have this photo on my wall in a heartbeat.

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

5. Moving away from the ampersands… to a moustache! We have a moustache and an anchor (and we’re ordering a bunch more symbols for this season!)… both of which make the PERFECT addition to a men’s area at your wedding. Think, somewhere with manly decor for the men to hang out away from the lace and roses (what groom wouldn’t want this?).

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

6. Back to letters, we love how this couple displayed the bride’s new last name above the party-so fun! Again- marquee letters make for AWESOME photos.

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

7. Our second most popular rental? The word LOVE. Isn’t it sweet with the O on an angle?  {Karolina Turek Photography | Venue: Cecil Green}

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

8. And our third most popular is this BAR in red! What a fun addition to your wedding (or any party, really!). This photo is from our recent feature on Green Wedding Shoes (so exciting!) if you’d like to hop over there and see the whole shoot.  {The Apartment Photography | As featured on: Green Wedding Shoes}

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding
9.  Since we’re labelling ‘stations’ at events… this is one of my favourite set-ups I’ve done with the letters. Mostly because I love s’mores (who doesn’t) and the view of this wedding was incredible!

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

10. Another labelled station (how fun is this backdrop!?) is this coffee bar!

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

11. Seriously, just label every part of your wedding, because this sweets station is the sweetest!

 

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

12. Marquee letters in front of your head table is such a fresh alternative. I love how fun this saying is!

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

13. Speaking of sayings- this would be the perfect saying to have at your reception! And this photo would be the perfect one to send off with Thank You cards (adorable!).

Why you NEED marquee letters at your wedding

14. Last but not least… they’re not only for fun photos and receptions… bring them to your ceremony as well! We love this romantic candlelight and marquee light ceremony location- it’s stunning!

Have I convinced you yet? Are you all onboard with this trend (like me) or are you still on the fence? What letters would you use?

Valentine’s Inspiration

Happy February!  I love February for a few reasons. It means that winter is almost over- and it’s the month that it’s socially encouraged to be lovey-dovey. Today I’ve got an inspiration board to get you in the lovey-dovey spirit (that’s a real thing). Valentine’s Day is under two weeks away so hopefully you’ll be inspired to do something extra special! Even if that means making chocolate dipped pretzels in a fancy skirt with your girlfriends.

Valentine's Day Inspiration

1.  Yeah, you heard me right… chocolate dipped pretzels! For me, Valentine’s Day (well… month really) needs some sweet treats. These babies are as easy (and adorable) as they come.

2. Every party needs confetti. And even days that just feel fancy. I love this heart shaped confetti photo– it feels magical.

3. How sweet is this! Talk about the quickest (and incredibly romantic) way to decorate for your sweetie. You can get those heart doilies at the dollar store and scatter them like you would rose petals.

4. Candy hearts may not be the tastiest candy out there… but they’re probably the most adorable. This photo is actually from some Free Printable Conversation Starters for Date Night (or Valentine’s Day). Yes please to both!

5. If you want to feel girly and romantic, I’d say tulle is the way to go. How lovely is this pink tulle skirt?

6. If you’re an over-the-top gift giver (can we be friends?) this monster box of helium balloons with a love note will have you heading to the balloon store.

That’s all that fit into my inspiration board… but a few more links inspired me, so I’ll share. I am a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to be romantic. I love this list of Cheap or Free Date Ideas! My favourite suggestion? Eat nachos while watching Nacho Libre (am I the only one that finds that hysterical?). And if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart, you might like these printable gift coupons or this not-so-cheesy (but definitely a little bit cheesy) Valentines Gift Guide.

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Let me know in the comments!