Homemade Bride is Gettin’ Hitched – DIY Bridesmaid Proposal


Now that everyone knows we’re engaged and the planning has begun, I want to start sharing some of the behind the scene activities! We’ll be sharing some of our planning tips (what we’re learning along the way), DIY tutorials, and fun stories as we take this amazing journey to May 6, 2017!


First, just a little back story. Dan and I met at a mutual friends Cinco De Mayo party in 2012 right before I graduated college. To this day, we (embarrassing enough) always forget our real dating anniversary, however we always remember that special day on May 5, 2012. When it came time to plan our wedding, our date was a no brainer… the 5th is on a Friday so that will be our Cinco De Mayo rehearsal dinner and our wedding will be the Saturday. We plan to have a lot of our “story” told in many different ways around our reception and I can’t wait to share them!

Now that you know the quick version of our story, it’s time to share our first DIY project – our bridesmaid proposals! These bouquet charms were so easy and so fun to make, simply follow along below!



  1. Twisted Jewelry Wire (Michaels)
  2. Wire Cutters
  3. Charms matching your wedding colors  (Etsy)
  4. Initial Charms (Etsy)
  5. Jewelry Gift Boxes (Michaels)
  6. Crinkle Paper (Michaels)
  7. Mini Envelopes
  8. Envelope Stickers (optional)





















  1. Cut a length of wire (a little longer than the width of the predicted bouquet).
  2. Thread each charm onto the wire and create a circle to then wrap and close off the circle.
  3. You don’t want to twist the knot of wires tightly as you will need to unwrap and attached the the bridesmaid bouquets on the day of your wedding!
  4. Put together your gift box with crinkle paper and place in your bouquet charm.
  5. Seal the box with a twine or ribbon
  6. Write a nice letter for inside the envelope or write your proposal on the envelop and seal






















































We hope you love this look and we know your bridesmaids will!

Good Luck and Happy DIY!


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Happy Dreams Coming True – A Peter Pan Inspiration

“It was dark when she awoke.

As an unfamiliar chill circled the room, Wendy’s eyes searched for the source. The last candle had died, and her gaze fumbled uselessly through the nursery. With nothing to see but the night, her thoughts returned to the dream fading slowly from her head, still fresh with false memories.

She knew this dream. As time ticked unrelentingly forward and her days hurtled towards the threat of great responsibility, her nights remained unchanged. Each night, the same story dictated her dreams, filled with everything she felt slipping away — adventure, excitement… possibility…”

Continue the story of Peter Pan and Wendy and see more inspiring designs here in our digital magazine!

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Homemade Bride

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The Boondocks

Maggi Bridal Boutique

Brandi’s Botanicals

Michelle Clark Makeup Artist

Shoop’s Salon

J’Marie Design Studios

One Fine Morning Lettering & Calligraphy

Morse Entertainment – Lighting


Alex Petkus

Dylan Brown

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