Today we’re bringing you some fun free printable bookmarks that are all about love. We used a watercolour background in some springy colours for these sweet little bookmarks. With DIY tassels, they’re perfectly darling. We think they make an awesome wedding or shower favor. Ready to see how they’re made?
To get started, download and print the free file (grab it here) on cardstock and cut them to size. When you have that done, it’s time to make your tassels! I’d like you to know that we’ve found the easiest way to make tassels in a hurry. So if you’re making a bunch- we’ve got you covered. You can get packs of embroidery thread from the dollar store (it’s not the same texture as regular embroidery thread but it’s perfect for tassels. Cut them in half and tie the folded end… see!? SO quick. No wrapping for eeeever.
Then, take a piece of thread and a darning needle (those are the ones that are super thick- for wool and such) and punch it through your bookmarks to tie off.
That’s it, that’s all. One bookmark at each place setting would make a pretty colourful tablescape, or stack them neatly in a basket for guests to pick on their way out.
I love when couples add unique touches to their weddings that completely personalize the experience for guests. One of the sweet ways I’ve seen couples do that is by displaying their ‘love story’. From snapshots of their lives (birth and up) to a written timeline to that staple slideshow- it helps guests who only know one of you (oh hey auntie!) get to know you as a couple. I thought I’d gather up a few creative ways I’ve spotted this done from around the web for you today. Ready to see the inspiration?
ONE: I’m going to be upfront here and say that this is my favourite of favourites. I love a good chalkboard, but the beauty in this baby is that it’s so quirky too. The chalkboard illustrates their story from birth to marriage while noting memorable moments like trips, superbowls, and everything in between. It’s just so. darn. sweet.
TWO: Another chalkboard, this timeline type of ‘love story’ display is one I’ve spotted (and created!) a lot recently. It’s simple, sweet, and fits any decor.
THREE: A different kind of timeline… a photo timeline! This couple hung photos from ribbons, each ribbon with a year label at the top to show their love story.
FOUR: Eclectic and rustic, this display pairs both photos and words to paint a picture of their love story.
FIVE: Hello, second favourite. I love the idea of having a print out (especially something so fun!) of your love story for guests to browse. Partner it with the program while guests wait for the wedding to start.
SIX: Last but not least, a simple photo display. No need to organize by year or add notes- just show us those awkward first selfies.
Now that you know my favourite, and second favourite… tell me, what are yours? Did you share your ‘love story’ at your wedding?
It’s almost that time, when cheesy love becomes sweet and proposals are, well… everywhere. We can’t say that we mind, considering we purposely surround ourselves with weddings year round. Today’s inspiration is pretty pink and cool grey with a healthy dose of hearts (hello Valentine’s Day!). We created a red and pink inspired valentine’s day board last year and thought we’d soften it up a bit for this years and give you a valentine’s day pink and grey wedding. I have to say… I’m pretty much in LOVE with these colours together! I don’t think they can do any wrong together.
LEFT TO RIGHT / TOP TO BOTTOM:
ONE: Heart shaped macarons?! Are you kidding… perfect! I know that macarons in every shade of the rainbow are all the rage right now and I think all the shapes should be the next trend. Because this… is so sweet.
TWO: Perfectly simple letterpress invitations are given a splash of personality with a little pink heart. The pink envelopes wrap it all up for an understated (but beautiful) piece of mail.
THREE: This wedding is totally glam. Not only does this bride rock a stunning pink dress- but her pup rocks a tutu of her own.
FOUR: We know, everyone loves paper straws. But I’m pretty sure we love them even more adorned with felt hearts… and dropped into glasses with sugared rims.
FIVE: You know we could never complete an inspiration board in good conscience without including a well dressed groom. This look? So simple. But drop-dead (how sweet is that mini rose buttoner?!).
SIX: We saved the best (*cough* most extravagant) for last. How ridiculously gorgeous is this ceremony!? Oh, those blooms! The view! The sheer draping!
Are your eyes full of hearts now too? What’s your favourite image from the inspiration? I’m dreaming about that ceremony, but really… my heart is with those peonies 😉