Wedding Attire; Opera Shrug

Not sure what we love most here: the bolero jacket featured on Etsy Weddings, or the photograph of the bolero jacket featured on Etsy Weddings.  Here are some more boleros/opera shrugs to choose from to inject personal style, sophistication, color and comfort into your day.

something blue; custom jewellery

Kootenay local Jackie, of Chicken Little Lane, designs custom jewellery {among other creations} here on Etsy.

sweet signage

{Justin Lee Photography}

{Ben Blood Photography}

{Millie Holloman Photography}

Wedding Vendor; A Kneada Baker

Anita, of A Kneada Baker, was kind enough to volunteer [and transport] a perfect cake-reflection of Avary's Shabby Chic themed FRESHbridal portraits.   Check out A Kneada Baker for your wedding sweet treats.

photography & styling  FRESH Photography
make-up artist Emily Kjelshus

DIY Wedding Pinwheels

DIY Wedding Pinwheels
Planning a whimsical wedding?  These weddding pinwheels are a cheerful, inexpensive and festive favor/photo-prop/decoration idea from Once Wed.

Materials List

Several sheets of 12″ x 12″ double sided scrapbook or decorative paper (a lighter weight paper, not stiff, heavy card stock)
Round-headed pins
12″ wooden dowels
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
A push pin
Flower shaped craft punch
A pair of scissors
A ruler

1. Begin by measuring and cutting several 6″ inch squares out of your paper.
2. Find the center of your one of the squares and mark it by poking a hole through it with your pushpin. (see figure 1)
3. Lay your paper pattern side down, and use your ruler to draw diagonal lines from each corner to make an “X”. (see figure 1)
4. Cut along the diagonal lines, from all four corners, stopping one inch before you meet the hole in the center of your paper. (see figure 2)
5. Use your pushpin to make a hole in the right hand corner of each side of the square, just to the left of the line you just cut. (see figure 3)
6. Use your punch to cut out a paper flower. Stick your round-headed pin through the center of the flower. (see figure 3)
7. One by one, bring each of the four pin-holed corners to the center and stick the flower and pin through each of the four holes. (see figure 4 and 5)
8. Next, put the pin through the hole in the center of the square and set aside.
9. Make a pilot hole, using your pushpin, 1/2 inch down from the end of the dowel.
10. Put a drop of hot glue on the hole, and quickly insert the pin that runs through the pinwheel center into the glue and dowel. (see figure 6 and 7) Be careful not to let the pinwheel paper touch the glue on the dowel while it’s drying. If it sticks, it can’t spin.
11. Arrange your completed pinwheels in a vase or container like flower stems.

What it Costs -12 pinwheels
4 sheets of paper @ $.50 each = $2.00
Package of 12 dowels = $2.00
Box of pins = $2
Total = $6