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!

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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!

 

Materials:

  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)

 

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Steps:

  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

 

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

Good Luck and Happy DIY!

 

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Outdoor Ceremony – Rustic Chic – Carlee Farms, NC

Welcome to the Farm!

The trends are changing and we’re keeping you updated as you plan your wedding for this next season! Whether you’re calling it, “rustic chic or rustic elegance,” we have had so much fun styling and picking for this new look!

Brides are bringing in white and gold to accent outdoor spaces and wood textures. Our favorite addition has been the use of greenery throughout the ceremony, reception, and bouquets. Follow our posts in the next few weeks as we share ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception inspiration with these new trends in mind.

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Carlee Farms in Oxford, NC

Giving you the platform to create a breathtaking scene, Carlee Farms strives to make sure every event or wedding held at the venue tells it’s very own story.

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Walking through the stone trail leading down to a covered bridge, the trees open up to a ceremony stage we couldn’t take our eyes off of! With styling this area we were able to use the space unlike others would picture it. Rather than use the side decks for a bridal party, we brought in elegant accents with candle light and framed the stairway with pedestals to highlight the bride and groom.

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Styling and Rental Decor: Homemade Bride

Venue: Carlee Farms

Photography: Nieto Photography

Florals: Rebecca’s Silver Rose

Model: Alexandria Jones

Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz

Makeup: Fallon Victoria

Horse and Carriage: Bull City Carriage and Limousine Service

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While we love walking down the stone pathway and through the covered bridge… it’s just as fun to ride! As your guests walk back up the stone walkway to the barn, grab your groom for a horse and carriage ride around the pond for amazing views and an even better reception entrance.

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