Tag: Greenery

We Love Holiday Wreaths at Weddings

Every year we do this, Halloween passes and the holidays flood all of our inspiration feeds and we just. can’t. get. enough. Anyone with us? We’re loving it! One of the things we’ve spied and are loving the most? Holiday wreaths at weddings. Simple greenery, simple shape, big statement. If you’re headed towards a winter wedding, would you consider adding wreaths to your decor? Here’s a few ways you could consider (we think might sway you to a ‘yes!’).

I LOVE holiday wreaths at weddings! They're so classic and the perfect way to bring a holiday vibe without red

Left to right / Top to bottom

ONE: How cute is this pooch! We’ve been spying wreaths on pets in weddings for a while, but are loving the wintery take on the trend.

TWO: This one might be one of my favourite uses (which is why it’s in here twice!), wreaths on the back of the bride and groom’s chair. We especially love the lettered signs topping these ones off!

THREE: We had to include this one because of that sweet banner! You could have anything lettered on that baby and it would look incredible. Merry Christmas? Thank you? Just Married? Forever begins here? Whatever you choose, it’s a win guaranteed.

FOUR: As promised, wreaths on chairs 2.0. But really, isn’t this the perfect use for them?!

FIVE: Did we mention that they make a gorgeous photo prop? Hold one of these babies and you’ve completed your holiday card photo!

SIX: This wedding is stunning top to bottom. We love that they decorated the heritage church with classic holiday wreaths– so simple but striking between those gorgeous windows!

SEVEN: We know you’ve loved floral crowns, but how about a pine crown? Embrace the season! This one is a DIY and it’s SO lovely.

EIGHT: This whole wedding (actually the same as numero 2) just oozes cozy winter goodness. We love that she opted for a fur shrug and sleeves- way to embrace the season!

NINE: Okay, okay. So this shot is actually from a spring wedding… but it was drop dead gorgeous so we couldn’t omit it. Is this wild wreath collection above the settee stunning!? I want one in my home now. It’s all kinds of wonderful.

 

Tell us, what’s your fave? I’m still drooling over number nine. It is happening around here, I swear.

DIY Moss Placemats & Saint Patrick’s Day Blogger Party!

DIY a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming! I am so happy to have teamed up with my friend Colleen from Lemon Thistle and 5 other talented bloggers to bring you this Classy (and DIY!) Saint Patrick’s Day Party! You can pop over and see all the photos from the party (keep your eye out for my golden bar cart!) and find the schedule for the rest of the tutorials, printables and recipes that will be posted this week. We’re taking turns sharing our tutorials all week, and today- I’m sharing the how-to on those gorgeous Moss Placemats!

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

When we were brainstorming how to class-up Saint Patrick’s Day decor, we loved the idea of using live greenery to bring the decor to life. Now that we’re offering in house floral, you know I jumped all over that and brought down a selection of greenery to work with. We figured we needed green at each place setting as well- enter the moss placemats. We thought this would look good… but it turned out looking ah-mazing! And it took me no time at all to create them (it’s our little secret).

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

To make the placemats, you’ll need a roll of moss, scissors, round placemats (we used these ones in green), and a hot glue gun. We used live moss (and I’m crazy in love with the way it looks) but that can be a bit pricy, I’m sure artificial moss would look just lovely too! Start by laying your placemats over the moss and cutting out square pieces large enough to cover the placemats. Next, glue those moss pads to the place mat by applying a patch of glue to the centre, adhering, then applying glue carefully around the edges.

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

When your hot glue has set (two minutes or so), use scissors to carefully cut around the placemat to create a circle. Live moss can be a bit knotty, so it might take some trimming to get clean looking cut lines.

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

DIY Round Moss Covered Placemats - for a Classy Saint Patrick's Day Party

That’s all there is to it! I told you they were simple to make! Now you can make yourself a set for your next dinner party and make all your friends jealous. What do you think of this idea? Is it something you’d ever try? We’d love if you let us know what you think in the comments! And be sure to head over to check out the whole gallery from the party to find the links to the other projects. I’ll be sharing them on social media this week too- so make sure you’re following along (links in sidebar)!

Sources: Chairs, Mirrored Trays, Barcart, Decanters, Trumpet, Dice, Green Vases, Moss Placemats, Wine Glasses, Gold Cake Stand: Bespoke Decor Rentals | Dresses: Vero Moda | Cupcakes: Cupcak’d | Baby Guinness Irish Coffee Jell-O Shots: Feast & West | Tissue Paper Garland, Candy Coated Cake, Paint Dipped Silverware, Table Cloths, & Dresser: Lemon Thistle | Candy Bag Toppers, Napkin Transfers: Pommel Lane | Felt Cauldrons with Gold Cookies, Gold Glitter Champagne Bottles: Not Just a Mommy | Paper Poppies: Avery Street Design | Shamrock Sugar Cookies: Club Narwhal | All Photography by Lemon Thistle