Obsessed with Sardinia!

Okay, so have you seen those mysterious pictures of boats on Pinterest that look like they are just hovering over turquoise water?  Sardinia, an Italian island.  I need to go!  Some of my latest invitation creations have a Mediterranean feel as an expression of my urge to visit this amazing little island.  Here are 10 ideas to help your obsession grow too!  Ha!

 

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Can you see why I am obsessed?  An island of color, beautiful turquoise waters, and cute little three wheel cars! [Source] [Source] [Source]

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The way the blue and yellow contrast here makes me want to get up and dance.  [Source]

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Don’t you just love this little vehicle?  Perfect getaway car!  [[Source]]
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These are some of my invitations inspired by Sardinia and the Mediterranean.  [Source] [Source]

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Cute little favors double as décor.  [Source]

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This is so freaking cute!  And don’t forget about the gelato in Italy?  You’ll never want to leave!  [Source]

Did I talk you into it?  Pretty hard to resist the striking landscape, tapestry of colors, and sunshine.  Take me there!

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Day of the Dead Theme Wedding

Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday,  that celebrates the lives of those who have died, honoring them with sugar skulls, marigolds and favorite beverages and food of the deceased.  November 1 is when this celebration takes place in Mexico and around the world.  While I did a little digging around to create this post, what captured my attention most are the beautiful colors and Mexico flavor used in this celebration.  Here are a few images that could be used in a Day of the Dead, or any Mexican Fiesta-type themed wedding.  Enjoy!

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Look no further for amazing color!  [Source]

A tequila inspired Mexican wedding.  [Source]

Wouldn’t these be an amazing addition?  Check out an amazing etsy shop here!

Day of the Dead fortune teller programs.  Clever!  [Source]

Beautiful cake, food, and I just love that voodoo sauce!  [Source]

For more Day of the Dead and Mexican wedding flair ideas, visit my Pinterest.

School’s Back in Session!

I was reminded of the first day of school today when I heard a big orange school bus growl its way up my hill.  Aha!  A blog post on paper!  There are so many ways to incorporate paper into your wedding day details.  Here’s a look at some creative ideas:

I just love this idea!  Paper airplane programs!  [Source]

What a cute touch – paper fortune cookies.  [Source]

Paper flower drink stirrers.  [Source]

Colorful paper bunting flags.  [Source]

A paper love chain could include messages to each other or to your guests.  [Source]

Beautiful Favors to give your Guests

Of course you want to let your guests know just how appreciative you are to have them present on your special day, but what are some cost-effective ways to do this?  Here are some options:

Having a wedding during berry season?  How about going berry picking before hand (or better yet, spend a day with your bridesmaids doing this before your wedding).  Many hands make light work.

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Having a vintage-style wedding?  Pass along advice with these hand stamped spreaders.  (Well maybe this isn’t the cheapest option, but still adorable!)

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Love to bake?  Try cupcakes in a jar.  Get bulk jars at: http://www.specialtybottle.com/ecomasonjarsmi.aspx

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Have a green thumb?  Start by planting herb seeds early in the season so plants are well established by your wedding day.  To add a special touch, select herbs with a symbolic meaning and include a tag to explain.

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Have some other ideas?  We’d love to hear from you!