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  • DIY :: Paper Doily Cupcake Wrapper


    The Pinterest find for this week is using paper doilies to create a DIY cupcake wrapper! You’re so going to love this!!

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    Yet again, we have found another way to incorporate the fabulous paper doily into your wedding!   We love how versatile doilies are when crafting or creating event details.

    For the original source {Intimate Weddings} go here!

    Materials Needed:

    1. Paper Doily (Wilton’s 12″ Grease-Proof White Doily, $1.99 for 6)

    2. Pencil

    3. Scissors

    4. Glue Stick

    5. Cupcake Wrapper Template (Template for Free Cupcake Wrapper)

    6. Plain Paper (To print your FREE template on)

     

    Directions:

    1. Place your doily on a flat surface

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    2. From the above FREE template, cut-out the 2  Cupcake Wrappers provided.  Place the 2 cut-outs on top of the doily.

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    3. With your pencil, trace around the inside curve of each cut-out.  Do NOT cut on the outside of the doily.

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    4. After you have traced the doily, use scissors (straight cut) to cut the Cupcake Wrapper Doily out.

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    5. Take your glue stick and apply glue to the edges of each wrapper.  Apply the Cupcake Wrapper Doily to your actual cupcake.

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    Now, you have created the cutest DIY Cupcake Wrapper Doily in five simple and easy steps!  Cupcake Wrapper Doilies are now a must for any wedding cupcakes!  We hope you love this idea as much as we do!

    Project courtesy of Christina from Intimate Weddings!

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    Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement: Athens, Georgia Event Planner & Designer Natalie Bradley publishes the “Soirée Secrets” blog filled with secrets, tips and how-tos for planning your fabulous event. Get your exclusive inspiration, tips and tricks at http://NatalieBradley.com. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events is an event planning and design company based in Athens, serving Athens, Georgia, Lake Oconee, Northeast Georgia mountains, Central Georgia and select wedding and event destinations.


    Happy Spring!


    Over the past year, I’ve so very much enjoyed sharing more and more of my artwork and handmade crafts. We’re getting so very close to opening our Etsy store and I can’t WAIT to announce the news here! Here’s one of my latest works – it’s actually a “watercolor” created using Stampin’ Up! inks that I’ve watered down and used a paint brush to create.

    Daffodils and all of the Narcissus varieties are one of my absolute favorites. I just can’t get enough of their dainty shapes and I haven’t been able to stop painting them.

    So enjoy and happy spring to you!

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    © 2003-2015 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events

    Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement: Athens, Georgia Event Planner & Designer Natalie Bradley publishes the “Soirée Secrets” blog filled with secrets, tips and how-tos for planning your fabulous event. Get your exclusive inspiration, tips and tricks at http://NatalieBradley.com. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events is an event planning and design company based in Athens, serving Athens, Georgia, Lake Oconee, Northeast Georgia mountains, Central Georgia and select wedding and event destinations.


    Cake Topper for a Summer Wedding


    Just like fashion, wedding ideas and design cycle back around every few years. And this Pinterest Find of the Week is a gorgeous wedding cake topped with different types of yummy fruit! Absolutely perfect for a spring or summer wedding cake.

    The cake shown below includes strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries leaving it full of color that your guests can eat and enjoy too (it also makes a lovely garnish when you cut and serve the cake)! If you want a more natural, fresh, classic and edible cake from top to bottom, consider skipping the flowers and let fruit have a focal point on your big day!

    Summer wedding cake, decorated with colorful fruit! you could also decorate with chocolate covered strawberries!

    Found on Rosa Clara

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    © 2003-2015 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events

    Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement: Athens, Georgia Event Planner & Designer Natalie Bradley publishes the “Soirée Secrets” blog filled with secrets, tips and how-tos for planning your fabulous event. Get your exclusive inspiration, tips and tricks at http://NatalieBradley.com. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events is an event planning and design company based in Athens, serving Athens, Georgia, Lake Oconee, Northeast Georgia mountains, Central Georgia and select wedding and event destinations.


    Something Borrowed, Something Blue


    Natalie Bradley Event's Blog Hop

    Welcome to our March Blog Hop!

    This month we are focusing on all things Spring to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop.

    You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

    Today, let’s talk about a little symbolism and tradition.

    Even some of our past brides who didn’t care so much for most tradition got very excited about ideas for placing special things throughout the day that have important meanings to you (as a couple). You may even be looking for just one small thing to add to your spring (or summer) wedding, and it’s not too late.

    So let’s go beyond just the Something Borrowed, Something Blue...

    Contrary to what many may say, there is a reason for tradition and symbolism. It’s an essential part of cultures, shows your heritage and shares (subtly) with your guests beautiful sentiments that are important to you. The interesting thing about incorporating tradition and symbolism is that your wedding may seem cutting- edge because so many people abandon these elements.

    And, if you want your guests to understand these subtle gestures you’re making, include a note about symbolism somewhere throughout your wedding day.

    Let’s start with your heritage. What are traditions for you, your family or culture?

    Growing up, did you always dream of wearing, your mother’s (or grandmother’s, or aunt’s or sister’s…) veil, wedding dress, pearls, or other heirloom? Is there something special about music, or a type of instrument to include for your wedding?

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    Do you want to incorporate parts of your culture into your wedding day?

    For example, we had a wedding where the groom’s heritage was important for the couple to incorporate into their wedding day, and so Katherine and Frank decided to offer a beautiful and delicious sushi station to their reception. The guests loved it (as did the bride and groom, and families)!

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    Is there a special pendant, jewel, bible, handkerchief or significant accessory you’d love to carry with you on your wedding day (in your bouquet, your shoe or even pinned to your lingerie). For Katherine’s wedding, she carried her family bible from Jerusalem, make from ivory and pearl with her down the aisle. It was actually wired into her bouquet because this keepsake was so very important to her!

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    Is it important to you to have your guests more involved in your ceremony?

    Taking typical traditions and making them your own can be a fabulous way to enjoy tradition and symbolism too! Something as simple as adding hymns to your service, or spoken response for the congregation, are great examples of unity for all involved, not just the bride and groom. Or, you can create a thoughtful ceremony moment for all to share in, like the unity candle lighting. Instead of just having the mothers or parents light the two outside candles, what if you have individual candles for each guest (like a candle-lit Christmas Eve service) and each of your guests share their candle light as a whole until it reaches you and your fiancé. We’ve done that for a few weddings, like this New Year’s Eve celebration pictured here. The guests really enjoy being included in the ceremony.

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    Another fun way to add symbolism into your wedding is through your flowers.

    You could add herbs to your bouquets, boutonnieres or to décor like rosemary (remembrance) or lavender (devotion) or have your guests toss rosemary or lavender at your send-off. The bonus is that it smells amazing too!

    Some flowers that also have symbolic importance for weddings include: bachelor’s button (hope), bluebell (constancy), buttercup (riches), red rose (romantic love), violet (faithfulness), purple anemones (expectation), camellia (gratitude), daisy (shared feelings), honeysuckle (generous and devoted), ivy (fidelity), and lily (purity).

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    I hope this helps you with some special touches in your final wedding plans!

    The next stop is Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!

    1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events <<- you are here! 
    2. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
    3. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
    4. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
    5. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
    6. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
    7. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
    8. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
    9. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
    10. Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
    11. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
    12. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters 
    13. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
    14. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
    15. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
    16. Kimberly Parks at  KP Photography
    17. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
    18. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
    19. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
    20. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
    21. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings

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    © 2003-2015 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events

    Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement: Athens, Georgia Event Planner & Designer Natalie Bradley publishes the “Soirée Secrets” blog filled with secrets, tips and how-tos for planning your fabulous event. Get your exclusive inspiration, tips and tricks at http://NatalieBradley.com. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events is an event planning and design company based in Athens, serving Athens, Georgia, Lake Oconee, Northeast Georgia mountains, Central Georgia and select wedding and event destinations.