June 02, 2013

The Everygirl

I styled a rustic elegance wedding photo shoot using local vendors, vintage finds and a little DIY, and I couldn't be happier to be featured on the The Everygirl today! I hope you are inspired and informed by their feature! I also put my crafting DIY skills to use with a couple friends for the next two tutorials I'm sharing with you today.

First up! Gold glitter apples! Adding gold elements throughout the wedding table gave it just the right amount of elegant style while remaining relaxed and casual. I used gold glitter apples as the table seating card holder, as well. 
Jen Dederich, the amazing photographer, was also my gold glitter DIY partner! We had so much fun! 

First, gather the supplies needed: newspaper, apples, glue (I used fabric glue), paring knife, paint brush, table seating card & gold glitter

Spread the newspaper out on a large table. Brush the glue onto the apples and sprinkle liberally with gold glitter! If you're using a table seating card, slice the top of the apple with a paring knife and slide the card right into it. It doesn't get much easier than that! 

Next, Mr. & Mrs. barn board signs; one of several rustic elements created for the wedding photo shoot. My friend Terry, who also designed the floral arrangements (AMAZING!!) for the shoot loves barns and saves old barn board remnants. She  graciously offered to share them with me for this shoot, as well as her beautiful handwriting! 

First, gather the supplies needed: barnboard, eye hooks, pencil, paint, paintbrush & ribbon.

We actually cut this board in half making it perfectly imperfect! Next outline Mr. and Mrs. in pencil and simply paint over the pencil lines with white paint.We painted over it twice to get the consistency we were looking for. Next, screw two eye hooks into the back of the board, but not all the way through so they don't stick through the front of the board. You could use tiny nails in place of eye-hooks. Tie and knot the ribbon onto the eye hooks and hang on the back of a chair! Super easy and oh-so-rustic!

I couldn't be more thankful to the community of creative people who took a chance on this photo shoot and gave their time and talent. THANK YOU so much! 
I'd also like to give a sincere thank you to The Everygirl for featuring the wedding. Two amazing women, Danielle and Alaina, following their dreams and helping others along the way. It's been so much fun working with them! 

I hope you've been inspired by the feature on The Everygirl today! 

Images: here


  1. Loved the Everygirl feature, and so thankful that I hopped over to your blog for the extra DIYs!! I'm very inspired this morning thanks to you and the other talented vendors who took part in this project =)

    1. Hi Carrie,

      Thank you for your kind comments. I'm happy you're inspired! The Everygirl is a go-to resource for me, as well.