DIY Wedding Bouquet

I am sure most of you southern girls have seen photos of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s Wedding May of last year. They exchanged their vows in a romantic candle-lit barn at the 125-acre Don Strange Range outside of SanAntonio, TexasMiranda carried a beautiful brooch bouquet by The Ritzy Rose. Some brides can’t spend $100’s on just one bouquet so here is how you can make your own thanks to The Charm Chronicles.  

Materials •    1 Roll of Tulle approx 5-6″ Wide•    Scissors
•    Wire Cutters
•    Needle Nose Pliers
•    22 Gauge Floral Wire
•    Corsage Tape
•    Pearl or Clear Corsage Pins
•    Assortment of Fashion Jewelry or Sentimental Pieces for Decoration
•    8’’ Section of a Foam Pool Noodle

To get started, you will need your jewelry pieces, floral wire and wire cutters. Pull the floral wire through the backs of your baubles or decorative pieces and twist the wire to secure the pieces so they do not slide around. Make sure that each decoration has its own stem -similar to a real flower arrangement.
Continue this process, until you have all your decorative pieces on an individual stem. And if any pieces start to come off, then use some strategically placed pearl tipped corsage pins, which also adds some extra embellishments onto your bouquet!
Last But Not Least

•    2 Yards of Taffeta Ribbon
Once you have completed your stems, now it’s time to bind the stems with floral tape. Bind three to four stems at a time. After the stems are taped together, pull together your bouquet or rearrange as necessary. Once you are happy with your bouquet, you will need something to cover up the stems. Suzanne used an 8’’ foam pool noodle (very creative), which conveniently already has a hole in the center.  She placed the stems into the noodle and then wrapped the foam noodle in ribbon and used some corsage pins to secure the ribbon to the foam noodle. If you do not want to use a pool noodle, you can also wrap the stems in fabric or ribbon of your choice. And then you’re bouquet is finished! Very Beautiful!

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Brandi + Adam | Palmetto Dunes | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Real Wedding

I am a little late (more like almost a year late) in posting these photos, this was May of 2010 at Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head, SC. It was such a pleasure working with Brandy and Adam! They did an amazing job on the decor and pre planning and I was lucky enough to be a part of the week of and day of coordination. I hope you enjoy! 
Photographer: Rachel Doyle Photography | Location: Palmetto Dunes, 46 Sea Lane, Hilton Head, SC | Florist: A to Zinnias

Unique, Classic, & Modern Centerpieces

Happy Sunday! It is an exciting day at the Sutton house; we are celebrating Tristin’s 8th Birthday. We love having friends & family in our home! Something else I love, centerpieces. I love them all; tall and grand to small and dainty. I hope you find something you like and that fits your wedding or party theme! 

Elegant Peach & Cream 

Coffee Beans!! Excellent and unique way to incorporate another color in to  your centerpiece

Dramatic! Great alternative to florals. 

Love the uniqueness! 

Another alternative to just florals. You could alternate lanterns with floral centerpieces. 

Love the simplicity. 

Yellow & Navy…Bright & Cheery! 

Great for a modern stye wedding with neutral colors. 

One of my favorite options; use different size jars grouped together. 

Beautiful beach style 

Love the plank of wood going down the length of the table, GREAT alternative to a table runner! 

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Wedding Make Up – Go for the Glow



Your dress, your hairstyle and the time of your wedding should all be factors in your makeup choice. If you are having a retro inspired wedding, focus on your lips. A daytime, outdoor wedding might call for a light, fresh, rosy glow, while an evening ceremony might inspire a sexier, smoky-eye and bronze checks. Take your cues from all the planning you’ve already done. You also don’t want to stray too far from your everyday make up choices.

Regardless of the look you have chosen, every bride should be glowing on her wedding day; you’re no exception. Try to let your natural beauty shine through and avoid “caked-on” makeup. Your makeup will have to be a bit heavier than everyday so the cameras can be your friend and not your enemy. 

Best tip of all: Do what makes you feel comfortable in your own skin! 

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Gorgeous Up Do’s




I personally love the “messy” up do with a hair accessory. You can find a ton of great handmade hair accessories on I wore my hair in the half up do because that was my grooms ONLY request. My husband loves my hair down.  I was very happy with the outcome, but I am not going to lie I do still have a little wedding day hair envy from these photos.  

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