May 13, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Inspiration: What's A Wedding Cone? A Must-Have Wedding Decor Item & Easy DIY Project!

TAGS: E TOWN BRIDES, DIY, WEDDING CONE, INSPIRATION

You may be asking yourself, “What exactly is a wedding cone?” Well, it’s an incredibly multipurpose and inexpensive addition to your wedding decor that you can easily make yourself!


I made the wedding cone (below) one afternoon and styled it as a wedding favor by placing it into a champagne flute. It fit perfectly and looked great! All that's missing are the treats inside that could be wrapped in cellophane and tied off with a ribbon bow.


DIY Paper Wedding Cone


You can also use a paper cone to house petals or confetti and then distribute them at the ceremony to guests. These dainty cones are perfect for the reception snack table as a vessel for pick-me-ups and other goodies because they're the perfect size and shape for munching while mingling.

July 1, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

An Austin Rustic Wedding From La Belle Bride

TAGS: LA BELLE BRIDE, RUSTIC, INSPIRATION

Thanks to La Belle Bride for allowing us to bring you some great photo's from her post about an Austin Rustic Wedding. We love the chic mix of elegance and rustic charm in these photos!


Austin Rustic Wedding Images Courtesy of La Belle Bride


Images Courtesy of La Belle Bride.



Keep Reading for More Great Photos & Rustic Inspiration....

April 8, 2008, 9:33 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Put your glue stick down! Online Collages Made Simple.

TAGS: PLANNING, COLOURS, WEDDING GOWN, INSPIRATION

Check out Polyvore – it's a on-line tool for creating collages and inspiration boards. With tons of users, you can check out other people's sets, or create your own. Themes for sets range from personal style, home decor, weddings and pretty much anything else you can think of.

June 10, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Inspiration: 5 Fabulous Downloadable Freebies

TAGS: E TOWN BRIDES, DIY, WEDDING CONE, INSPIRATION

Free is fabulous! What happens when you get something for free that helps you to design an impeccable wedding? Well, you get to give your wedding budget some breathing room and add elements to your big day that appear to be highly customized and expensive.


I’d like to share with you my top picks for downloadable freebies, from some of the best designers out there!


Five Fabulous Downloadable Freebies


  1. Benign Objects: Spring CD Sleeve and Playlist


    A thoughtful and customized thank you favor for your guests, these CDs feature a playlist of your favourite songs. This CD Sleeve from Benign Objects gives your musical selections a professionally finished look.


    Spring CD Sleeve and Playlist


    Image courtesy of Benign Objects

July 23, 2009, 10:39 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

The Most Dedicated Wedding Party EVER Dance Down the Aisle

TAGS: WEDDING DANCE, AISLE, INSPIRATION


This couple and their wedding party choregraphed their way down and aisle and danced it perfectly! They set the tone for their wedding right from the start. We can't imagine how many hours of rehersals it took - but you can bet the guests will never forget this wedding.




So far, the JK Wedding Entrance Dance video has almost 500,000 views on Youtube. We feel like starting the slow clap for these guys!


And if you're not up for rocking the aisle, you can always wait for your first dance! Check these guys out...