Homemade Bride & Kate Pope Photography – Boho Bridal Suite


The Bridal Suite.


So much time is spent on the ceremony, reception and all that goes into the day, however often brides skip over the space where they spend most of the morning with their closest family and friends.

The Bridal Suite.

While the mimosas are always on point, think about what else to include in the design of the room.  We’ve created a list below of items from our inventory what will impress your girls and shared some ideas to keep them all excited about the day’s events!

Decor Ideas:

  1. Teal Bridal Chair
  2. Frames – Sharing old pictures of you and your girls
  3. Strawberry Baskets – Fruits and Snacks
  4. Cake Stands – Desserts and snacks
  5. Barn Doors – Creating a space to hang your dress
  6. Chairs, Ladder Back Chairs


Game Ideas:

  1. Jenga or other board games while girls wait for hair and makeup
  2. “That’s what she said” – Create cards with quotes the bride says religiously throughout conversation and then mix in others that are random. Each participant must answer whether “that’s what she said” or not.
  3. The Shoe Game – Pair up your bridesmaids for a good laugh!


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Participating Vendors:

Decor Rentals and Design – Homemade Bride

Floral Design – Creative Touch Events

Photography – Kate Pope Photography

Venue – The Wedding Hall & Gardens at Landmark

Model – Sonia Hittle

Hair – Wedding Hair by Liz

Makeup – Catherine Raffaele

Dress – Cristina Chiosa Bridal Atelier

Jewelry – Gemma Jewels


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Homemade Bride – DIY Rustic Wood Stump Ring Box – Raleigh, North Carolina

While it is hard to pinpoint exactly where and how the tradition originated, it is fair to say that many brides are tossing the idea of the ring bearer pillow.

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This simple design is easy to do with just a few materials and about an hour of your time! Read ahead to get step by step directions and gaze at the final product in action!


– Small Wood Stump

– Table Vise

– Hand Saw

– Power Drill & Forstner Bit (base bit size on ring size)

– Clamps

– Mini Hinge

– Wood Burning Pen/Stamps


Step 1:

– Using a table vise, secure the stump in place leaving half of the stump accessible.

– With a Hand Saw begin by making a 1.5″ slice for the lid. We chose to use a hand saw to make sure we have control over the round shape.


 Step 2: 

– Keeping the stump in the grip of the table vice, drill a flat bottom hole into the base     of the stump using the power drill and forstner bit.

– Be sure to keep you hand steady and the drill level to avoid a slip of the bit.


Step 3:

Burn your initials or wedding date onto the inside of the lid


Step 4: 

– Line up the base and the lid to determine the best location for the hinge.

– Secure the hinge with screws provided

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On the day of your wedding, add greenery or small florals to brighten up the ring box as your ring bearer or groomsmen walks down the aisle.

Enjoy this DIY design and come back for more tutorials on the decor we created for our latest shoot with Krista Joy Photography! View the entire styled shoot …here


xoxo, HMB



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