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Candles are romantic. Burlap is rustic. Here I’ve combined all of them to make these pretty luminaries that would be great for a romantic wedding reception accent. Play around with different ribbons, buttons, twine and burlap while experimenting with various doily designs as well.
Make sure your jars are clean and dry. Spray the jar with adhesive spray.Place the doily onto the jar and position it, making sure it’s not bunched up anywhere. Press in place.Spray the rim with adhesive, then wrap the jar rim with burlap.
You can also wrap the rim with pretty ribbon then tie a piece of twine around the rim as well. Tie them both in a bow.
Another option is to use the canning jar lid, then wrap that with twine or loose threads from your burlap. Thread two of the ends through a button and tie in a knot.

They look lovely on their own or with a lit tea light glowing inside.

On a budget? Try creating your own bouquet. All you need is your favorite flowers, some wrapping, and a hot glue gun. Depending on how many flowers you have you might want to purchase a styrofoam ball to use as your centering and support. Your wrapping will depend on the theme of your wedding. You can use any type of sturdy wrapping to hold together your flowers and then cover it with a more decorative wrapping such as twine, ribbon, or lace. From a craft store you can purchase pearls or gems and glue them on as well. This is a perfect place to add your “something blue” as well.

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Every season holds its own inspiration. Spring has soft pastels and sweet tiny blooms on branches. Summer has wildflowers and vibrant jewel tones. Autumn is natural, crisp, and surrounded by amber light. But winter – winter is for sparkly gold, ivory, and decadent desserts. The color board for this inspiration shoot combined the cool wintry tones of gray & white with the warmth of firelight gold.

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Which all the new possibilities with social media, sharing memorable photos has never been easier!

With a few taps you can post, share, like, add, store and edit count less photos from multiple guests and from every point of view imaginable!

The days of sending 50 photos over a long email are a thing of the past! And we couldn’t be more excited!

So what’s so #great about hashtags?

It’s simple: endless possibilities!

Creating hashtags can be a fun experience you can share with your guests! It’s an interactive activity that lasts throughout the event and brings a modern techy twist to the traditional wedding. Here are some brief examples of wedding hashtags and then some ROCK’N TIPS from our minds to yours!

So here are some tips to help you create the #besthashtag!

ROCK N’ Tip #1: Find A Hashtag While You’re Engaged! It’s never too early to start planning and we have a great reason for our first tip! This is something we encourage our brides to do! Hashtag engagement photos, bridal showers, bridesmaid events, bachelorette parties (unless we play by fight club rules then no!) and any wedding related event! This will give you a timeline of all your wedding events in chronological order! There is nothing better than having all your beautiful memories already stored, organized and in one place! Plus, anyone can add to the hashtag and create a great social photo album! (Talk about 21st century weddings!)

ROCK N’ Tip #2: Be creative, but keep it simple. How backwards does that sound? Many couples forget that not all their guests will be as tech savvy as they are! Or that hashtags can get confusing when symbols or _ are included. Be sure any signage reads the hashtag clearly so we don’t have any memorable photos floating around in #weddingday that should be in #wedding_day.

ROCK N’ Tip #3: Be unique! The best way to get a hashtag all to yourself is to think outside the hashtag!

#wedding2015 –> 36,193 current posts

#springwedding –> 31,971 current posts

#ourwedding –> 53,015 current posts

Instead of using a full name (if you have a common surname) try playing around with initials! Go on Instagram and check out possible hashtags! The less common = less random photos to sift through!

ROCK N’ Tip #4: Encourage the Hashtag. Unless you want a “unplugged wedding”, while recently has been focused on the ceremony versus the reception. We remind our couples to integrate the hashtag, while trying to keep it from becoming a distraction. Do we recommend the hashtag #embroiderednapkin pictured above? Not necessarily, but for a photography themed wedding or for a couple who are photographers, that would not be out of place.

ROCK N’ Tip #5: Make multiple hashtags if you want! Just be sure to keep track of them all! Test them out! See which one gets the most activity and stick with that one. There is no hurt in trial and error. Plus, they’re complete free! So no loss ladies, go #crazy!

ROCK N’ Tip #6: Nickname & Dates. A funny quote or nickname can be a great hashtag #klaine #kimye #brangelina or just simply #Jacobswedding will do the trick! Your wedding date can also be a great hashtag, but be sure to make it clear. #JW052115 or #052115 can be easily confused and no one likes a lengthy hashtag.

Whether you dream of an unplugged-old school wedding or one that you can go online and see every passing moment, we always encourage our brides to make their day as unique as they are! So have fun, be creative and don’t forget to…

#ROCKYOURHASHTAG!