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Friday November 8th, 2013

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Wedding DIY: Cake

This is the last DIY post from our Design*Sponge Fall Wedding shoot at Terrain. And this a good one! We asked Emily Lael Aumiller of Lael Cakes to come up with a cake decoration DIY. Lael Cakes is a Brooklyn-based boutique cake studio (just around the corner from the Design*Sponge offices) Emily specializes in cakes…

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Wedding DIY: Fruit Votives + Awesome Tool

Image above: de la Barra Photography I shared one of our votive projects yesterday – the concrete votive. But this project is even easier. We wanted our Fall Wedding table to be filled with candles – it’s such an easy way to make a simple table feel festive. The fantastic Ginny Branch Stelling, who acted…

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Thursday November 7th, 2013

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Wedding DIY: Dress Hanger

Image above: de la Barra Photography When planning our Design*Sponge wedding shoot, we were completely captivated by the deep reds of the dinner plate dahlias are in season during the Fall. Their deep red color made us think of wine and so wine became a little secondary theme for our wedding shoot. We created this…

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Wedding DIY: Concrete Votives

Image above: de la Barra Photography For our Fall Wedding shoot, we knew we wanted the table filled with candles. Candles are an easy (and inexpensive) way to add some glamour to a table. Votive projects are always fun and easy. Stylist Ginny Branch Stelling used an unexpected material for this project – concrete. The…

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Wednesday November 6th, 2013

diy, flowers, weddings by 8

Wedding DIY: Dog Bow-Tie

We had two fantastic human models for our wedding shoot, but the star of the show was of the 4-legged variety – the talented Seymour Soslow. I love seeing (well-behaved) pets take part in wedding ceremonies, and they certainly deserve to dress for the occasion along with everyone else. The fantastic Philadelphia-based florist Sullivan Owen…

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Wedding DIY: Oyster Shell Salt Cellars

This was one of my favorite projects from our wedding shoot. I’m of the mind that pretty much everything looks better with a little gold leaf, and these oyster shells are no exception. This idea came from the amazing Ginny Branch Stelling in Atlanta. I loved it so much that I used the oyster shells…

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Tuesday November 5th, 2013

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Wedding DIY: Ombre Water Photo Backdrop

Yesterday, we shared our first-ever Design*Sponge wedding photo shoot. And all week-long, we’ll be posting simple DIY projects from the wedding. For this project, we wanted to create an installation that could be used as a focal point for the event or as a photo backdrop. The lovely Ginny Branch Stelling, our styling consultant on…

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Monday November 4th, 2013

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Design Sponge Fall Wedding

Few things inspire me quite like fall colors. While we were planning our posts for November, we kept seeing beautiful photos of rich, wine-colored dahlias and peonies. As much as I love a soft pastel flower, there’s something about deep purples and reds that feel so dramatic and stunning this time of year. So, inspired…

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Thursday June 27th, 2013

Wednesday June 26th, 2013

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A Fun Urban Wedding

The Foundry in Long Island City is one of those great industrial spaces in New York. It was originally a 19th century steel foundry that was abandoned in the 1970s and has since been restored and transformed into an event space. This couple, Abe & Frank, wanted a wedding that was comfortable, fun and full…

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Monday June 24th, 2013

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Modern Elegant Santa Barbara Wedding

One of my favorite things about our June wedding month has been looking through photos of amazing weddings that truly reflect the personality of the couple getting married. This wedding comes to us from one of our favorite wedding photographers, Tec Petaja (We actually did a sneak peek with Tec and his wife Chelsea) This…

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Wednesday June 19th, 2013

Friday June 14th, 2013

tabletop, weddings by 3

10+ Sweet Cake Servers

There are so many great wedding traditions, but there’s just something so sweet about the cutting of the cake (and it’s not all that sugar). After our wedding topper DIY earlier this week, I thought it was only fitting to round-up our favorite cake servers. The nice thing about this purchase is that it will…

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Thursday June 13th, 2013

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Casual Summer Wedding in Ojai, California

In honor of wedding month here on Design*Sponge, we’re going to be sharing some beautiful weddings. Today we have a beautiful casual summer wedding that was all about friends, family and good food. Nestled in an idyllic valley and surrounded by orange and avocado groves, Ojai, California has long been an escape from nearby busy…

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Wednesday June 12th, 2013

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Modern Weddings: 15 Awesome Wedding Tattoo Ideas

This month’s editorial theme is all about weddings and celebrating the outdoors. Our DIY projects will range from clever and crafty wedding ideas to projects that help you celebrate your backyard or local part a little bit more. When we started brainstorming wedding ideas, I thought back to all of the amazing weddings I’ve had…

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Monday August 13th, 2012

entertaining, weddings by 16

jeanette & justin wedding

According the New York Times this week, the backyard wedding is decidedly in, though I’m not sure it was ever out. This couple decided to have both — they married in a backyard on a Friday and then had a fun party on Saturday. Jeanette and Justin, a design-minded couple in Los Angeles, had a…

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Tuesday August 7th, 2012

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Wedding in Sunny Provence

As we head into the last month of summer, I’m a bit dismayed to find myself already a few steps ahead, impatiently tapping my fingers for fall to arrive. I’m thankful for things like this sun-drenched summer wedding, reminders that I should enjoy the present, and soak in every last drop of late season sun….

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Monday April 30th, 2012

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once wed magazine: tuscan wedding

On my list of “things that make me happy,” seeing a friend and colleague succeed with a new project is right at the top. So many of the amazing writers, designers and crafters we’ve gotten to work with here at D*S have launched awesome projects over the years, and I’m thrilled to share a sneak…

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Wednesday April 25th, 2012

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joshua tree wedding

I haven’t posted a wedding in a while, so I was happy to hear from photographer Tyler Branch about a wedding he shot in Joshua Tree. A dear friend of ours is planning a desert wedding so I’ve had visions of dusty romantic vistas on my mind for a while now. This gorgeous ceremony and…

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