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a spectrum of inspiration

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a ray of sunshine

beautiful in blue

A punch of yellow makes for a wedding with a sunny disposition.

A dessert buffet is served up in a nature-inspired spread.

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wedding nouveau

plum love

Rich teal paired with gold make for a glamorous wedding with organic graphic details.

A bold purple that pops adds richness to neutrals and creates modern contrast in the color palette.

26 the south of france meets the south

64 issue 05 resource list

Provincial style Don't know where with a little to find some of bit of Southern the supplies in this comfort mash up to issue? Start your create a romantic search here. rustic look.

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issue 05 contributors

sofia negron

lindsay landman

jackie weppner

jessica goldfarb

sofia negron photography

lindsay landman events

merci new york

the gallery events

catie ronquillo

nicole black

erin daniels

lucy williams

catie ronquillo photography

the left handed calligrapher

red sole events

the gallery events

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enjolik oree-bailey

vicky hudgins

jackie wonders

the city cradle

jackie wonders photography

low country quisine

tanya martinez save the date for cupcakes

kristy stephenson posh pixels

katie malandrino

leigh anne landman the floral lab

nicole diaz

green apple paperie

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ivy harris

bob schnell

lindsay averett

sarah jarell

jessica ivy boutique

bob schnell photography

lk events & design

hair & makeup artist

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LETTER FROM THE

EDITORS ISSUE 02 · MARCH 2010

Somehow, we've found ourselves on our fifth issue. It blows our minds. Thank you to everyone involved in the past, present, and future for all of your hard work, and thank you to all of our readers for your continued support of this online-only magazine.

Legibility is always a concern on our magazine, and any online publication. Smaller type allows us to pack more content into an issue, but when the page is shrunk down to size, it becomes difficult or even impossible to read. Issuu's zoom function also helps us in this area.

There are some major changes that are about to take place, and we'd like to take this time to let you know about them. If you haven't already noticed, we've changed our delivery format. We're no longer hard coding our issues; instead, we've opted to follow the likes of Lonny Mag and hop on the Issuu bandwagon.

Lastly, but most importantly of all: sadly, after this the next issue of Nonpareil, Kristen will be leaving us. She's switched us over to this platform so that going forward, it won't be too complicated for us to program each Nonpareil, however, her absence will be felt regardless. Without her hard work, thoughtful input, and countless hours of keeping Maddy sane, this magazine would never have seen the light of day.

There are a few major reasons for this. First, since we've published our launch issue, our number one request from our readers is to have a printable version available. Unfortunately, because of bandwidth concerns on our site (believe it or not, an issue runs about 40 to 60 megabytes), as well as concerns over distributing high resolution versions of our magazine with photographer's works embedded into it, it wasn't possible to make a printable PDF available for you all. Issuu's remote hosting and embedded printing function take care of that for us.

Coming on to support Maddy on the editorial staff will be Jessica Bishop of the wedding blog Budget Savvy Bride. We've been training her in behind the scenes, so her contributions are already starting to work their way in now! Let's wish Kristen the best of luck on all of her many projects as she begins to transition off Nonpareil, and give a warm welcome to Jess! kristen, maddy & jess

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Sunshine

a r ay o f

ARTICLE BY IVY HARRIS OF JESSICA IVY BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB SCHNELL OF BOB SCHNELL PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT AND FLORAL DESIGN BY LINDSAY AVERETT OF LK EVENTS & DESIGN

Coming up with something fun and fresh for your reception as decoration can be a challenge at times but, sticking to a theme can help. Decide on your colors, for example, yellow, white and gray. Then decide on your theme, country field. Now, you can begin to create your dream wedding on a budget by using the simplest things around you. It's funny how many ideas and creative projects you can do once you form a theme for your wedding. Try writing them down and then narrowing the list to your top ten favorites. From there try your top six or four and let your creative side take over.

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Bride & Groom Name Banner This incredibly simple project is a great way to add a little something fun and personal to your wedding. Squares were used for this shoot, but each piece of the banner can be any shape you'd like for further customization. STEP ONE

Cut out four inch squares from a thick letterpress grade card stock. You may use white or ivory depending on your preference. Make sure you have enough square cut outs for each letter of the names being used and a blank square as a space in between the names. STEP TWO

Using your favorite fabric of choice and in your color (yellow), cut out the letters of the names to be glued on the squares. Once dried, use clothing pins to hang on twine.

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Decorative Votive Holders STEP ONE

Using simple items that are already in your wedding like, flower bouquets for bridesmaids, you can reuse them as beautiful centerpieces to your tables during your reception. This will help reduce your cost on flowers.

Use the votive candle holder of your choice. you can find these at any local arts and craft store. They come in many different sizes and styles.

Another fun idea for centerpieces to your reception tables would be to create simple votive candle holders. These can also be used as gifts to each guest sitting at the table in addition to the beautiful keepsake boxes. This way, nothing goes to waste that is being used for decoration.

Use a ribbon of your choice in your desired pattern/ thickness and cut to fit around each of the votive candle holders. Once you have done this, glue ribbon in place. Let dry for about thirty minutes.

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Now that glue has dried you can now place a favor tag with the bride and grooms initials or something fun like a flower (fake works best). Once dried, put your favorite type of votive candle in the holder. White works best and will go with anything. You can do scented if you like but recommended is unscented. Creating simple favors for your wedding party is fun, fast and affordable.

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Keepsake Boxes Try creating keepsake boxes with elegant touches in your wedding colors and fill with something personal for each guest. STEP ONE

Find a simple unfinished wooden box from your local arts and craft store. Sand down the edges and use a sanding sealer to prepare the wood for painting. STEP TWO

Begin painting the inside of the box first. You will want at least two coats of paint for this and then paint the outside. Try using two colors, one for the inside and one for the outside. STEP THREE

Once all the paint has dried, add some final decorative touches to bring elegance to your box. Find a patterned paper in your colors or a fun design. Cut to the size you want for the box and glue. STEP FOUR

Again, visiting your local arts and craft store, you can find different shaped carved wooden designs. These are great for painting and glueing to the top of the box. Try different sizes.

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These days, flowers can be costly. So creating your weddings bouquets, centerpieces and decorations can be outrageous. If your your theme is country, use field lowers that are around to create everything. Pick fresh flowers the day of the event and use those instead of buying. One of the best advantages of an outdoor wedding that is country themed is the use of so many materials provided by the outdoors. Instead of buying new shoes for your wedding. Find a pair of your favorite old shoes like cowboy boots. This will help tie into your country theme as well as make your day even more special by adding something old and personal to your look. If you prefer to buy new shoes but you want a boot look, try shopping at yard sales or flea markets. These are great places to snag a great deal on something like this.

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Wedding Nouveau a modern classic

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SOFIA NEGRON, SOFIA NEGRON PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT AND FLORAL DESIGN BY LINDSAY LANDMAN, LINDSAY LANDMAN EVENTS FASHION STYLING BY JACQUELINE WEPPNER, MERCI NEW YORK FASHION PROVIDED BY KLEINFELD HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ERICA AND ISABELLE FOR FACE TIME BEAUTY CONCIERGE CUSTOM STATIONERY BY YVONNE WONG, DOUBLE HAPPINESS CREATIONS CAKE DESIGN BY MARY FITZGERALD, CHOCOLATE BLOSSOM CAKES LOCATION COURTESY OF THE TEA ROOM AT THE PRINCE GEORGE BALLROOM

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ABOUT THE LOOK

Gilded glamour and strong curvature define the Art Nouveau movement prevalent at the turn of the Twentieth Century, and it is this era that inspired the New York City-based design collaborative to create a sultry, urban tablescape in a color palette reminiscent of the place where the ocean meets the sand. Shades of aqua blue and antique gold create a color story that represents the pleasant intersection of classic and modern, formal and whimsical.

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EVENT STYLE

Event designer Lindsay Landman took great care to echo the strong curvature so popular in Art Nouveau art and architecture: the oval table, the scroll candelabrum, the wire domes accenting each flower arrangement. To balance the strength of the metallic elements, a feminine and traditional petal runner grounded and connected the landscape. It is this connectivity between softness and strength that defines the era of inspiration. Keeping with the curves, custom stationer Yvonne Wong for Double Happiness Creations developed round menus with an Art Nouveau inspired pattern that nestle in perfectly to the formal china available from Classic Party Rentals. Lindsay paired two complimentary china patterns for additional visual interest. The color palette, composed of shades of aqua blue and antique gold, was enhanced by the venue, The Tea Room at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. While the existing detailing and fixtures are more specifically tied to the Beaux Arts movement, the periods overlapped and therefore shared many distinctive qualities including the arches and gold detailed columns that framed the table. Lighting designer Greg Dratva of Aion Entertainment enhanced the existing seafoam walls, giving them a deeper aqua tone.

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DARLING DETAILS

Using a classic Art Nouveau brooch as inspiration, wedding cake couturier Mary Fitzgerald of Chocolate Blossom Cakes adorned a three-tiered champagne fondant cake with hand painted gold flowers and deep aqua gems. As an alternative to a traditional bridal bouquet, designer Lindsay Landman adorned an authentic, vintage silk hand fan with wide satin ribbon in gold and champagne as well as strands of hand-strung rose petals. The fan element is repeated on the dinner table as Asian paper fans in light aqua serve as a unique charger plate beneath the formal china. The golden wire loops enhancing the groom's boutonniere mimic those amidst the flowers as well as showcase the strong curvature inherent in the calla lily.

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FASHION FORWARD

The bride and groom's looks were inspired by the Art Nouveau sensibility and the neutral colors of the determined palette. Fashion stylist Jacqueline Weppner of Merci New York was drawn to this Peter Langer dress for the bride because of the strong drape and romantic shape which were common in the period, yet she focused on keeping the look current for the modern day. As with most period-inspired styling, Jacqueline was careful not to become consumed with literal details that make an inspired look too costumed and "overdone." Juxtaposed with the classic draping, the frontal ruching played with the bride's metallic netted headpiece to create a very modern look. Jacqueline added a Colette Malouf hairpin to the back of the dress to balance the metallics of the headband and to draw the eye to the beautiful back draping of the gown. The bride's entire look is available at Kleinfeld.

For him, Jacqueline continued the modern-classic balance. Keeping the in-the-now hair, current spread-collar tuxedo shirt and trim cut pant, the groom plays the inspired role with a custom-cut white dinner jacket and coordinated furnishings from Kleinfeld Men. The festive pocket square hints at the aqua blue tones of the color story and decor and echoes the whimsy of the Nouveau influenced boutonniere.

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HAND - PAINTED FLOWER VASE

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STEP THREE

cylindrical glass vase craft paper or wallpaper stencil water-based acrylic craft paint makeup sponge painter's tape double sided tape

Using a makeup sponge to prevent smudging or bleeding, gently dab the craft paint onto the paper through the stencil. Two coats may be required for opaque coverage.

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Allow paint to dry completely for an additional 30 minutes and then wrap the vase with your hand painted paper and secure with double-sided tape. For best results, fill vase with water and flowers prior to attaching paper to prevent water damage. Enjoy!

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Allow paint to dry for at least two minutes and remove the stencil. STEP FIVE

Use a soft tape measure to calculate the circumference and height of your vase and then measure and cut the craft paper to the correct size. Be sure to leave at least an additional 1/2" on the length for overlap. STEP TWO

Lay your stencil over the paper and lightly secure with painter's tape.

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NO SEW BRIDAL HEADBAND

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plain, unadorned flat metal headband one yard neutrally toned grosgrain ribbon two yards gold metallic netting white millinery feathers fabric glue

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Beginning at the base of the headband, tightly wrap the neutral grosgrain ribbon up the band, working on the diagonal. Finish by securing the remaining grosgrain around the base with a touch of fabric glue.

Secure the florette to the grosgrain band by tying a second piece of netting around the center of the florette. STEP FOUR

Affix a tiny drop of fabric glue to the base of about four or five millenary feathers. Place feathers amid the gaps of the florette by lacing the stems in and out of the metallic netting, as shown in photo. Wear your headband and look fabulously chic!

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Craft the netted "florette" by pinching and twisting the metallic netting approximately every four inches, as shown in photo.

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CONCEPT, STYLING, TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CATIE RONQUILLO PAPER GOODS AND CALLIGRAPHY BY NICOLE BLACK OF THE LEFT HANDED CALLIGRAPHER FLORAL DESIGN AND STYLING BY ERIN DANIELS OF RED SOLE EVENTS CAKES AND DESSERTS BY ENJOLIK OREE-BAILEY OF LOW COUNTRY QUISINE ADDITIONAL STYLING BY JESSICA GOLDFARB AND LUCY WILLIAMS OF THE GALLERY EVENTS VENUE COURTESY OF THE RYAN MANOR

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THE INSPIRATION

THE FLORALS

The inspiration for this concept came from my love of France. Having spent some of my formative years in France, as well as spending a year studying abroad there during college, I couldn't help but create a concept around something French. Particularly Provence and memories of the beautiful lavender fields. To add a special twist to this concept, I thought of pairing the idea of the South of France with the South, since I now call Dallas, Texas, home. And with this issue's theme of mixing shades and tones of a single color and pairing it only with neutrals, I felt that French Lavender was the perfect jumping off point.

The flowers were designed by Erin of Red Sole Events. In fact there are three different types of centerpieces to reflect this concept, including mason jars of mixed sizes with lavender, lisianthus, and campanula for a Southern feeling. She gathered gorgeous dahlias, lavender, silver eucalyptus, and fern leaves in a birdcage for a more French vibe. She also created an arrangement including hanging amaranthus, cymbidium orchids, viburnum, avant garde roses, and summer lilacs in a wooden box, to add a bit of Southern rustic. She also made menu card embellishments from fern leaves and bullet allium, which could also be used as a simple, yet stylish boutonniere.

Using the idea of French Lavender as inspiration, with assistance from Jessica and Lucy of The Gallery Events, we created a design that infused both the elegance and ease of Provence with the sweet and whimsy of the South. We wanted to show that a French-inspired theme could be paired with the South, while working within the different shades of a single color palette.

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THE STATIONERY

Nicole of the Left Handed Calligrapher created stunning stationery, bringing the French style to life. She designed a lavender and beige striped invitation suite, menu cards, escort cards, and wine labels to bring the concept together. Her calligraphy really reflects the elegant side of our French-inspired theme. She also created chair signs that read "Monsieur" and "Madame", a play on the usual "Mr. and Mrs." signs.

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THE SWEETS

To tie in some real Southern flair, Enjolik of Low Country Quisine, made her signature Red Velvet cake (a true Southern treat!), as well as Key Lime Cake, Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes, and Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes. For presentation, a cake and dessert table was created, accented with floral arrangements. A mason jar drink dispenser filled with Sweet Tea, completed the look.

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To bring a little more Southern whimsy into a Provencal table, Catie created bunting banner in different shades of lavenders and purples, and wrote messages in French, including - "Bon Mariage" and "Felicitations" - which mean "Good Marriage" (a common wedding wish in French) and "Congratulations". Simple and easy-to-make favors were created with a simple kraft-colored box, inexpensive ribbon and twine, and French Lavender soap. To kick up the French flair even more, Catie created homemade French macarons - not to be confused with their American coconut cousin, macaroons - these are made with almonds and a little food coloring to make them lavender colored.

BUNTING MESSAGE BANNER A sweet way to direct guests to your dessert table is to use signs. We found a vintage mirror that was perfect for the occasion. SUPPLIES

12x12" scrapbooking paper ruler permanent marker or other decorative pen paper cutter or rotary cutter with cutting board 1/8 or 1/16 hole puncher ribbon or jute twine

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Connect the dots. Each 12x12 piece of paper makes 10 flags. Just count the number of letters in your word and you'll be all set. We used 4 different colors of paper and had 40 flags to work with. STEP THREE

Cut your paper along the lines. If using a paper cutter, just cut along the lines marked. If using a rotary cutter, use your ruler as your guide, for the perfect straight line. STEP FOUR

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Make the template for the flags. Cut the paper in half by drawing a line at the 6 inch mark. Then mark points at 2, 6, and 10 inches along the line you just drew. Then mark points at 4 and 8 inches along the edges.

Write your letters on each flag. To keep the letters uniform in size, start with writing the first letter. Then use it as a gauge for how large to write the rest of the letters. STEP FIVE

Punch a hole in the top corners. String ribbon or twine for your desired look. Use enough ribbon or twine so that you have enough to hang the banner.

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FAVOR BOXES WITH FLAIR SUPPLIES

3 inch craft boxes (pre-scored for easy assembly) paper ribbon satin ribbon in various sizes jute twine scissors tape STYLE ONE

Fold boxes along score lines. Insert favor of choice. Close box and wrap paper ribbon around the box. Tape shut on the bottom. Measure about 2 feet of ribbon and twine. With all ribbon and twine in hand, wrap around the box, as you would a gift, criss-crossing on the bottom. Tie a bow on the top of the box. Guests will have to untie ribbon to open the box. STYLE TWO

Fold box and insert favor. Wrap paper ribbon around the box, but not over the lid. Tape shut on the backside. Measure equal parts ribbon and twine (about 1 foot). With all ribbon and twine in hand, wrap around the box (not over the lid) and tie a bow on the front. Guest will be able to open the box without untying the ribbon.

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FRENCH MACARONS

Adapted from Bakerella.com FOR THE SHELLS

90 gr egg whites (roughly 3 egg whites) 25 gr to 50gr (2 Tb to 1/4 cup) granulated sugar 200 gr ( 1.5 cups + 2Tb) powdered sugar 110 gr almonds (3/4 cup) PREP THE EGGS

Two days in advance, separate the whites from the yolks and place the whites in a super clean bowl. Leave at room temp, uncovered or loosely covered with a towel at least 24 hrs. Refrigerate after that if desired. You can use eggs that have been “aging” for up to 5 days. PREPARE THE MACARONS:

Use a food scale for best measurement results. Place the powdered sugar and almonds in a food processor and give them a good pulse until the nuts are finely ground. Sift a couple of time to remove bits and pieces. Regrind if necessary. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites to a foam, gradually add the sugar until you obtain stiff peaks. Do not overbeat your meringue or it will be too dry.

Fill a pastry bag (or gallon-sized Ziploc with the bottom corner cut off) fitted with a plain tip (Ateco #807 or #809) with the batter and pipe small rounds (1.5 inches in diameter) onto parchment paper or silicone mats (such as a Silpat) lined baking sheets. Let the macarons sit out for 30 minutes to an hour to harden their shells a bit. IF USING CONVECTION

Preheat the oven to 280F. If using regular electric or gas, preheat the oven to 300F. When ready, bake for 18 to 20 minutes, depending on their size. Let cool. PREPARE THE GANACHE

1/2 cup heavy cream 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate morsels Heat the cream in a small pot until just before boiling. Place morsels in a medium bowl and pour cream over. Let sit for a few seconds and then stir until smooth. Let cool slightly and spoon a small amount on the bottom of a macaron and then sandwich with another cookie. These melt in warm temperatures, so keep in the fridge until ready to eat.

Then add your beaten egg whites to the almond mixture. Begin to fold it all together. About halfway through folding, add food coloring (for this color 10 drop blue, 15 drops pink) if you like and continue to fold until blended. You’ll know when to stop if you test the the mixture. Run a knife through. If the line disappears after ten seconds, stop folding.

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CONCEPT AND STYLING BY TANYA MARTINEZ OF SAVE THE DATE FOR CUPCAKES ADDITIONAL STYLING BY NICOLE DIAZ PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIRIAM AROCHO OF MIRIAM AROCHO PHOTOGRAPHY

Something Blue is a tradition handed down from the Victorian era. I wanted to show how Something Blue could be incorporated into a dessert table. My inspiration came from Blue and White note cards that read 'a little birdie told me'. We were able to create a natural shabby/chic tablescape by using paper, wood, vintage finds, and the delicate Blue Hydrangea in full bloom. We lined our bare birch stained table with a linen hemstitch runner and layered it with Blue trimmed vintage place mats. Twisted twigs adorned the table for a natural setting. Various milk glasses and overturned milk glass

candlestick holders were used as vessels for the gorgeous pom poms of Blue Hydrangeas. Nests with eggs and tiny Blue Birds held dessert cards with flourishing text. Cupcakes on recycled paper pedestals were topped with blue and white hand painted fondant toppers. Our cake was nestled in a birdcage placed in the center of the table on a vintage cake stand. For a final touch we dressed up our favors with blue and brown birdcage printables. Now, the next time someone asks "where's your something Blue?" you can direct them to the dessert table!

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boxed invitation

Everyone loves opening pretty packaging. WhatĂ­s more personal than hand delivering your own boxed invitation? An alternative is to shrink wrap your boxed invite, add an address label, and put it right in the mail. Make sure you check your local postal service for pricing. SUPPLIES

small clamshell box feathers spray adhesive raffia

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Working with one half of the box at a time, spray the sides of the inside of the box and begin lining with feathers. STEP TWO

Once you have lined all four sides of the box you can spray the middle of the inside of the box and scatter feathers so they looked 'ruffled.' Repeat this for the other half of the box. The more feathers the better the result. Be creative the possibilities are endless. STEP THREE

Once dry, you can close the box and tie with raffia. I placed a little blue bird on top of mine for an extra little something.

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boxed invitation

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frame spray adhesive feathers floral supply nest floral supply eggs ribbon hole punch hot glue gun toothpicks

Punch a hole in each side of your note card and string your ribbon through the holes. Tie a bow around the nest and eggs. STEP FOUR

Remove glass and backing from frame. STEP FIVE

Spray backing of frame with spray adhesive and cover entire back with feathers. Let some feathers hang over a bit to be pulled through later.

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Hot glue the eggs to the inside of the nest.

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Hot glue the nest with eggs to the center of the note card.

Reassemble the frame with the note card (minus the glass). Use a toothpick to get in the cracks and pull the feathers through the frame.

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chalkboard mirror SUPPLIES

framed mirror chalkboard paint chalk small paint brush Remove the backing and the mirror from the frame. Wipe off any debris on the mirror. Apply one coat of your chalkboard paint to the back of the mirror. Let dry. Once the first coat is completely dry (about one hour) apply a second coat. Allow paint to dry for 24 hours before writing your sweet message in chalk. *There are many different color combinations available using chalkboard paint and chalk. For this project we used Chalkboard Paint in Periwinkle, and Cream color chalk.

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CONCEPT AND DESIGN BY VICKY HUDGINS OF CITY CRADLE DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACKIE WONDERS FLORAL BY THE FLORAL LAB

As summer wears on and fall encroaches our lives and colors tend to warm up a bit. Purple, silver and white set a most intriguing stage for a lovely evening of celebration! Our Plum Love evening affair is backed with a striking wall of flowers. Each unique branch selected, lined end to end and taped to the wall. Choosing colorful stems along our wall made this an amazing way to make a huge statement with minimal investment. We used fabric tape to hold the flowers to the wall lending a whimsical addition to the evening.

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Fabric Tape

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fabric to match your decor Mod Podge matte backed packing tape freezer paper sponge brush

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Lay your fabric down, pressing as you go to ensure the fabric sticks well. Leave to dry overnight. STEP FOUR

Once dried, peel off the tape and cut to trim your fabric. STEP FIVE

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Make rows of tape along the freezer paper (the tape will easily peel off the glossy side of the paper when finished).

Use fabric tape to wrap presents, liven up wedding accessories or to hang whimsical flowers from floor to ceiling along the nearest wall!

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Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge along the back of the tape with a sponge brush.

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In the center of the wall hangs a $10 garage sale find! When planning your next event do not overlook the value of second hand products to customize your dĂŠcor. A few quick coats of spray paint and any piece of furniture can look like it was destined to be used in your space! Our plum Chandelier hangs quite low bringing centerpiece drama down from the ceiling. Resting on our table is a modern display of plates perfect for an evening of small courses and wine. We took the table a step further by customizing each wine goblet. This is another affordable way to wow your guests.

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Etched Wine Glasses

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wine glasses plastic alphabet stencils clear tape corn syrup glitter

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Tape the word to your wine glass to hold it down. STEP FOUR

Using a Q-tip or your finger run a thin layer of corn syrup inside each of the stencils.

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Cut out your letters from the plastic stencil sheet.

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Douse the letters with your sprinkles, pressing them firmly in as you go through your word.

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Connect your letters with clear tape, combining them to form a word.

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Tap off the excess sprinkles and carefully remove your stencil. When your evening is done the etching comes cleanly off with a simple run through the dishwasher!

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Printed Ribbon Each setting is marked in purple with a plum place card. I just adore this newly found idea of using fruit and vegetables to mark seating. We etched in numbers using cake frosting. If you will be in a warm climate use butter cream not fondant so it will not melt! Each plum has a printed ribbon popping out of the top, attached to a toothpick- Printed ribbon is a simple way to customize your place settings and dĂŠcor. SUPPLIES

inkjet printer paper ribbon double-sided tape

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STEP ONE

Make a list of your guests names in a Word document. STEP TWO

Print out the document with your inkjet printer (must be inkjet, not laser). STEP THREE

Tape each piece of ribbon over the Word template using double-sided tape. (The best ribbons to print on are wide, and flat in a light color without much design.) STEP FOUR

Simply run the paper through your printer one more time and then let rest without touching the print for 30 minutes to dry and set. There is so much you can do with printed ribbon from place settings to favors to wrapping a present with extra love!

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Bouquets of monochromatic flowers make bold statements against a white backdrop leaving a lasting impression for lingering eyes. Our bouquet looks just amazing against the boldness of white and has a special touch of bunting weaved in it- a treat for those who look close enough to care! Resting on a side table is lays a thrifted frame sharing the couples LOVE STORY for everyone to see. Another striking monochromatic display backed by plum we used white chalk markers (one of my new favorite products, they make any surface look like a chalk board) to write in important dates, alongside sweet memories, A fun addition to our favor table. Favors of silver-plated chocolate spill out graciously from custom designed flower boxes.

THIS PROJECT HAS DOWNLOADABLE TEMPLATES CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.

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Chocolate Favor Boxes

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STEP THREE

colored papers of your choice ribbon glue pen hole punch scissors printer

Print out the template for the flower leaves onto colored card stock.

STEP ONE

STEP FIVE

Print out the box template and cut and fold along the lines. STEP TWO

Glue the lose flap to the inside of the favor box to create your favors.

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STEP FOUR

Cut each leaf out and using a small hole punch, punch a hole onto the inside of the leaf.

Line up your holes and run both ends of a length of ribbon through them to make the flower. STEP SIX

Slide the flower ribbon over the boxes and stuff with you favorite chocolates!

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resources

BEAUTIFUL IN BLUE

dessert cards Green Apple Paperie greenapplepaperie.etsy.com favor printables Posh Pixels Design Studio poshpixelsdesignstudio.com notecards Tart Paperie tartpaperiesite.blogspot.com

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clamshell boxes and straws Garnish thinkgarnish.com recycled paper sweet stands Hello Hanna hellohanna.com cake Loren Ebert thebakingsheet.blogspot.com

fashion Jessica Ivy Boutique jessicaivy.com

rentals the Prop Shop propshoppartyrentals.com

hair & makeup Sarah Jarell

model Kirsten Hayden

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WEDDING NOU VEAU

vintage fan, cake stand, & candelabrum event designer's personal collection valentino shoes, judith ripka ring, canali tuxedo shirt & all remaining jewelry stylist's personal collection hair & makeup Facetime Beauty Concierge tabletop & linen rentals Classic Party Rental ghost chairs Taylor Creative Props fashion provided by Kleinfeld

gown Peter Langer, available at Kleinfeld headpiece worn on back of dress Colette Malouf, available at Kleinfeld white dinner jacket Kleinfeld Men tie Kleinfeld Men pocket square Kleinfeld Men lighting design Greg Dratva, Aion Entertainment

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in our next issue

SOMETHING UNEXPECTED now welcoming contributors for Issue 9

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