Friends Getting Married: Schumacher Wedding

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So this post is way late in coming but here it is!

I’m super excited to say that the makeup I did for my sweet friend’s wedding was credited on Ruffled (super awesome wedding blog)! See post here.

And of course I can’t help but share some more wonderful photos of that special day here on V&B.

Photos by the skilled Daniel Cruz

Florals by the talented Collette Budd of  Brier Rose Design

Hair by the lovely Brocale Griggs

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Jaime I was so blessed to be a part of your big day, it was beautiful. Praying many blessings for you and Mike!

Friends Getting Married: Mejia Wedding

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Yesterday our friends got married at the gorgeous Riley’s Farm. I had never been there before and I instantly fell in love with it. Everything about that place is chuck full of natural and rustic charm.

The wedding was perfect with its simple vintage details and all the love you can fit in one place.

I’m posting pictures here because I’m trying hard not to blow up Instagram! haha

Here they are; enjoy!

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Anthony and Amanda; we wish you many years of love and happiness as God guides you through each day!

DIY: Lace & Frame Jewelry Holder

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Settling into the house four months ago I neatly placed all my jewelry in a drawer…never to see daylight again. I’m the kind of person that if I don’t see my jewelry, I don’t wear my jewelry. But all that changed when I discovered this simple project on Pinterest (of course)!

If you’re looking for a new way to display your jewelry, or just aim to get it out of the drawer, this is a very nice and EASY option.

What you will need:

A frame (got mine at IKEA for about $26)

Lace (ribbon and material work as well)

Scissors

Hot glue gun

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First thing you do is remove the glass and paper from the frame and tuck it somewhere safe for future use with anything else you might think of!

Then you will push down all the little metal tines out of the way.

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Then you take your lace or material of choice and map out its placement.

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Next you will get your hot glue gun and start gluing the lace pieces to the back of the frame.

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After the glue has hardened trim off any excess material and there ya have it!

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I think the only downside is that if you hang objects that are a bit on the heavy side the lace will droop as you can see in some of the photos; but other than that its perfect!

A Surprising 22

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So a couple days ago I decided to celebrate the birthday of one of my dearest friends by throwing her a surprise party!

The idea came to me a couple months earlier when I was browsing Etsy for a unique gift for her. During that time I was thinking about all the things she was constantly doing for her family and friends; if you follow her blog you know what I’m talking about. She has been either the Bridesmaid or Maid of Honor in four weddings including my own in a span of four months. And owning those titles means involvement with plans and set up of not just the wedding, but the bridal and intimate (lingerie)  showers as well. And on top of that, she threw a surprise party of her own for her oldest brother!

As I was pondering all these things I thought, “What am I thinking? This girl doesn’t need a gift; she needs a party!” A party that she doesn’t have to pay for, design, or even know about; a party to thank and appreciate her for all she has done.

I kept it simple inviting close family and friends only and went with a black and white pattern theme that had punches of gold and rich purple (I chose purple because it seemed that every event she was involved in was either peach or mint). I had everyone sign a mug for her to keep, and created homemade French Macaron favors for everyone to take home!

Ok enough details. On to the pics!

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Most of the supplies I used to make the decor (which I had a BLAST doing)  were from Hobby Lobby as well as Etsy and Party City ; and the favor boxes were from Oriental Trading.

I hope you enjoyed this post and if it’s your birthday today…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!