Make an Impression - When sending out your Save-the-Date and Invitations use classic stationary styles like letterpress, telegram or tea-stained papers. These styles will instantly enrich your wedding stationary with an antique or classic old Hollywood charm.
Subtle Romance - Extend the romance of old Hollywood charm into your decor. Search second hand shops for vintage pins and brooches to attach to your place setting cards. Instead of flowers, use small hatboxes for you centrepieces. For an antique feel look for pieces to dress up your reception area. For example, trunks, teacups, candle sticks etc.
A Vintage Touch - Intricate lace gives everything a vintage touch. Use lace in the fondant icing of your cake, as table runners or lace could be incorporated into the theme of your wedding by using it on the edging of all your wedding stationary.
Less is More - When it comes to vintage wedding decor, less is always more. Candles, greenery, muted colours and maybe a couple glittery pieces is all you need in order to create a romantic atmosphere.
Celebrate spring with pretty seedlings for your guests to both admire and savour!
3/4 Cup of sugar
6 tbsp cornstartch
3 tbsp cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
12 ounces of semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
3 tbsp unsalted butter
14 chocolate cookies, ground fine
20 sprigs of edible flowering herbs
Whisk sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and salt in a medium pan. Combine cream, milk, and vanilla in a large measuring cup. Whisk 2 cups liquid into dry ingredients until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Whisk in remaining cream mixture until smooth.
Place pan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, 7 to 8 minutes. Add chocolate; cook, whisking until melted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in butter until melted. Divide pudding between glasses, leaving about 1/2 inch at the top. Refrigerate until completely set, about 1 hour; chill until ready to serve.
Just before serving, top each with 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed cookies, and "plant" an herb sprig. Serve cold.
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The phrase "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" was originally a Victorian tradition and is recognized today as a modern wedding superstition.
“Something old” represents the connection the bride has to her family.
“Something new” is a symbol of the new direction in which the brides life is heading. It typically is a representation of success and good luck.
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“Something blue” is a far older symbol than this superstition, as in Roman times blue was the color of fidelity, love, and purity.
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Hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product)
Container for mixing
Blow up a balloon. We kind of suggest not blowing it up to its maximum capacity so that it is rounder.
After the balloon is inflated to it's desired size draw a circle with the sharpie around the balloon knot just large enough to accommodate whatever lighting method you choose. Note: If you are just wanting to hang the balls or use them in a vase then you don't need to leave a hole at all!
You will need to prepare your work area by laying down a tarp. We hung a shower curtain between two chairs and suspended the balloons by it with string so we could have plenty of working room.
Mix corn starch, glue and warm water together until it's not lumpy (too bad getting rid of cellulite isn't this easy).
Smear the petroleum jelly all over your balloon until it is completely coated. Note: We specifically left using rubber gloves out of these instructions.
Begin feeding the yarn through the glue mix and handing it off to the other person to drape around the ball.
Tuck the start and end pieces of yarn beneath other pieces of yarn. Begin wrapping the yarn around the balloon vertically at a comfortable tightness, and gradually switch to wrapping horizontally.
After your ball has dried for 24 hours, you can pop the balloon! Use a chopstick to knock out any glue crystals that developed between strings.
Spray the ball with clear fast drying spray paint outdoors.
Now let there be light, fishing wire from the ceiling, or something pretty to put in a vase!
These bird seed hearts are handmade with natural ingredients and are the perfect party favour for all occasions. You can use them as a theme or as the centre piece of your event, then send them home with your guests to hang outside for the birds. Check out the link below for more photos, favour ideas and information
epoxy glue (slow drying if you are making more than one vintage cake stand)
something to mix your epoxy in (I used a recycled aluminum tray)
Step 1: Find the half way point on the back of your plate and place a dot using a Sharpie or other marking device.
Step 2: Pour your epoxy in a well ventilated area. (I used the fast drying epoxy, and it hardened in the tray and was no longer usable after about four minutes. If you are making several plates I would suggest using the slow drying epoxy.)
Step 3: Mix the epoxy using a Popsicle stick.
Step 4: Dip Q-tip in epoxy and coat the rim of the candlestick.
Step 5: Adhere candlestick to back of plate using fingers to press it into place.
Step 6: If you are adding a drawer pull to the other side of the plate, place a dab of epoxy glue on the drawer pull. Turn plate over and adhere to middle of plate.
Step 7: Let dry for recommended drying time.
*Note: You can also make tiered cake stands using one large plate, one small plate and a saucer.