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  • Simple Hostess Gift Presentation


  • Stampin' Up Hostess Gift, Hello There Stamp Set

  • This past weekend I put together this gift for someone special on Mother’s Day and as I was packaging it, I thought, “this is the perfect hostess gift too!” And it really is. Something someone can use in his or her home … Continue reading


  • A Southern Touch: Magnolia Leaves



  • If you have an old magnolia tree in your yard, then we have found a few ideas for you!  By using the magnolia leaves off your tree, you will be able to create a simple and easy touch to your wedding, … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week :: Doily Charger and Name Card



  • The Pinterest find of this week is using a calligraphed doily as a name card and charger (of sorts) for your wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings! Don’t you just love how simple and elegant this idea is?! It’s perfect for a wedding, shower or brunch …. … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week


  • wedding toss, confetti cones

  • Are you unsure about what you want thrown as you leave your wedding or reception?  We have found the perfect idea for you!  Instead of having bubbles, bird seed, or those beautiful-but-sometimes-dangerous sparklers (you know some people should not ever be near … Continue reading


  • For the love of Succulents


  • succulent seating card, succulent wedding favor

  • So it’s no secret that succulents have been a HUGE trend for this year’s weddings… and I have been a huge fan of succulents since I discovered the “hens and chicks” variety back in 2004. I’m obsessed with having these … Continue reading


  • Burlap and Lace Craft How-to’s


  • burlap and lace baby shower, bridal shower, southern rustic shower ideas

  • The burlap and lace trend is huge right now all over the country! Recently, we created a baby shower using this look for a past bride and close friend. {If you haven’t looked at our Southern Burlap and Lace Baby Shower, … Continue reading


  • Burlap and Lace Baby Shower


  • burlap and lace baby shower, bridal shower, southern rustic shower ideas

  • I had the best time planning, designing and crafting all the details for this Burlap and Lace Baby Shower …. for our very good friend Mackenzie and her little baby girl. We also did her wedding a little over a … Continue reading


  • DIY Book Page Garland and Wreath


  • DIY book page wreath

  • So two weeks ago, I discovered The Nesting Place – a super cool, very fabulous book about creating a beautiful home that’s not perfect. And she inspired me. With her words, her pictures, her experiences, her ideas. And then I … Continue reading


  • Tiny Banner Accents 3 Ways


  • Stampin Up Banner Greetings Cupcake Topper Craft

  • Welcome to the May Pals Blog Hop. This is the first hop on our new day – the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Before we celebrate the release of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog next month, we want to take … Continue reading


  • Aviary Inspired Party


  • aviary party, natalie bradley events, stampin up aviary party

  • Aviary everything is huge right now, and parties are no exception. We created this style shoot featuring aviary stamped crafts using Stampin’ Up! products, and bird accessories from Michael’s to get your creative juices flowing for your next occasion. This … Continue reading


  • A Lakeside Soirée for Southern Living Magazine


  • southern living, lakeside soiree, lake party, lake oconee

  • We planned this very casual and fun lakeside soirée for a Southern Living Magazine corporate retreat at Lake Oconee. This is great inspiration for an informal rehearsal dinner, shower, birthday or really any lakeside occasion! Catering by Hallie Jane’s and photos by … Continue reading


  • A Vibrant Spring Bridal Shower


  • colorful couples bridal shower

  • This was a beautiful couples’ bridal shower we planned at a funky little gallery. Photography by JetKat Photo.           © 2003-2014 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? … Continue reading


  • Paper Flower Wreath Tutorial


  • DIY coffee filter flower wreath

  • This paper flower wreath is perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower, or floral birthday party! We made this paper flower wreath was made using coffee filters. It’s quite simple to do, but very time consuming.    What you will need: … Continue reading


  • A Peachy Keen Retro Party


  • peachy keen stampin up party by natalie bradley

  • Hello and Happy Sunday! Today I am the guest stamper on Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty blog. Thank you for letting me be your guest today Mary!! <3 I’m so very excited to share this fun party shoot we created a few … Continue reading


  • Bridal Party Gift Ideas



  • Your bridal party is a huge part of your special day.  They’ve helped you  throughout the entire process, from planning the bridal shower and bachelorette party, to reassuring you when you had a meltdown over the seating chart. Thank them … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week



  • This week’s Pinterest find is a beautiful photo display DIY featured on Style Me Pretty and was created by the Posh Paperie. This photo display is perfect for home decor or would be beautiful to display at your wedding! Also, the DIY instructions … Continue reading


  • Etsy Find of the Week: Custom Wedding Cake Toppers


  • Custom Wedding Cake Toppers | The Pink Owl Gifts

  • This month, we love the custom wedding cake toppers from The Pink Owl Gifts! These non-traditional wedding toppers are beautiful and are customizable with many different fonts and style options!   © 2003-2013 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events Want to use this … Continue reading


  • 5 Bachelorette Party Gifts for the Bride


  • basket of firsts for the bride and groom

  • If you’ve ever planned a bachelorette party or are in the process of planning one, you know it can be exciting and stressful all at the same time. In the midst of planning and trying to accommodate the entire bachelorette … Continue reading


  • DIY Party Kit


  • Sale-a-Bration Stampin' Up

  • So one of my latest DIY loves is this awesome Party, Party, Party! Bundle from Stampin’ Up! It’s perfect if you’re putting together a shower, birthday party, or really any occasion…. especially if you’re working with a tight budget yet … Continue reading


  • Painting Party


  • Paint Party, Mixed Media, Natalie Bradley Events

  • Recently, I attended a fabulous mixed media art class at Sunshine Village in downtown Watkinsville, Georgia, and I loved it! The mixed media artist and teacher Shawn Thompson made it especially enjoyable, but as I painted, I realized that this … Continue reading


  • Girls’ Night…IN!


  • Girls Night In, Nontraditional Bridesmaid Parties

  • by Natalie Bradley {as originally published in Southern Distinction Magazine  in April 2006} I love my girlfriends! Maybe it’s because I was an only child for the first 17 years of my life, or because I was raised by a … Continue reading