{INSPIRATION BOARD} Love in Blossom A Japanese Inspired Wedding

{INSPIRATION BOARD} Love in Blossom A Japanese Inspired Wedding
I’ve been holding back this project for a while
(oh so difficult!!!!)
but, was pleasantly surprised yesterday to see it featured on
Which means… I can now share it with you!
Love in Blossom: A Japanese-Inspired Wedding 
I was inspired to create this Mock-Wedding reception from a request for a DIY wedding with the theme of “Around the World.” I have a special place in my heart for Japan because my husband was born and grew up in the Tokyo area. My in-laws were so amazing when I told them about my idea and they brought me some beautiful tableware from Tokyo the last time they came to visit! I wanted to mix Japanese details with some more traditional American wedding details.
I hope I got the right mix!
First off, my inspiration board for this project:
Sources from Top Left Clockwise:
(I’ve lost a few of these sources because I created this board over a year ago… if you know of the source for one of these photos PLEASE let me know so I can give credit!!)
1. Invitations: Martha Stewart Weddings: Sheila and Steve’s Real Wedding 
2. Girl with Umbrella: ???
3. DIY origami branches: The Flirty Guide  
4. Girls with Wands: Martha Stewart from Matthew Robbins Design 
5. Cranes: ???
6. Paper Lantern: Luna Bazaar 
7. Cherry Blossom Mochi: ???
I really wanted to focus on creating several 
DIY projects for this photoshoot.
In the end I decided on creating cherry blossom branches
(although, I did not go with the above Origami style because I was HORRIBLE at it and I liked a little bit more organic look),
printable chopstick holders that could double as name cards, 
cherry blossom confetti and a ribbon wall backdrop. 
I then asked my friend Alicia from The Sweet Smith if she’d like to be involved by creating a cherry blossom “wedding cake”— man did she deliver! She came up with a tasty lemon cake with a buttercream frosting and beautiful cherry blossoms made out of chocolate! Check out her DIY over at the Hostess with the Mostess
I’ll be back later to post photos from the shoot!

{GIVEAWAY WINNER} Blair Candy Giveaway

{GIVEAWAY WINNER} Blair Candy Giveaway
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Excited to say that we have a winner for the 

First off… {THANK YOU} to everyone who viewed the giveaway page and entered the contest! I’m hoping we have even more giveaways in the future and your entries certainly will help with getting more opportunities for you to win items! 
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LEXIQUIN— you have 48 hours to e-mail me to claim your prize! 
Congrats on winning $15 of your choice of candy from Blair Candy!

{FEATURED} Hostess with the Mostess

{FEATURED} Hostess with the Mostess
I can barely contain my
One of my all time favorite blogs… 
the one that has helped to inspire a thousand different party ideas,
has chosen to feature one of MY party photo shoots! 
That is right! Hostess with the Mostess is currently featuring a collaboration between myself, Alicia Smith of The Sweet Smith and Aubrie LeGault of Capturing Grace Photography called
“Love in Blossom: Japanese-Inspired Wedding.”
Check out “Love in Blossom” for inspirational pictures, budget ideas,
DIY projects and even some fun recipes!
Thank you so much to Hostess with the Mostess for featuring our party!
Don’t forget about entering our current {GIVEAWAY}!
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