Wedding Photos!

I realized I never got around to posting some wedding pics on the blog! All that getting hitched, moving across the country stuff must have distracted me. Well, here they are! Kudos to the amazing Lindsey Grace Whiddon, she’s beyond talented. Seriously, hire her for stuff. Without further ado – here’s our wedding. lyndon-3
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xo. Brie

Married!

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IMG_9838.JPG Well, we did it! After 5 months of planning long distance, crafting 24/7, and packing for a cross country move…we’re married! Because of the CRAZY schedule I’ve had, I took a few month blogging hiatus…but it’s time to get back to it. There will be many posts in the weeks to come, partially because I did enough crafts to last a lifetime (or at least a year or two) and partially because until I find a new job, this is the only thing to keep me occupied. Lucky you guys…

I’ll also be posting more wedding pics, so bear with me! The above are a few sneak peeks, and thanks to our instagram hashtag #brammtolyndon, I get to relive the day over and over until the professional pics come in.

Now that I live in a new city, I think it’s time to take a slightly different direction with the blog. There will still be crafts and projects, but I will also be incorporating more and more city life, where to go, where to eat, where to explore type things. I’m new here myself, so come take a journey with me!

Watch out San Francisco…we’re coming for you.

xo. Brie

Adventures in Gold Leafing

20140613-102949-37789527.jpg Well the wedding countdown is on, and it’s finally time for some crafting! The colors are ivory, navy and gold. I decided to pull in the gold on some vases I’ve thrifted to be the tablescapes on my family-style table set-up. I thought it would be tough, but it’a actually a pretty simple project!
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Start with your vase of choice, and decide where you want the gold to be on the glass. Paint the adhesive wherever you want it to stick. For this piece, I wanted gold all around the bottom, so that’s where I kept the adhesive.
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It goes on a sort of milky color, so here you want to be patient. Wait until the adhesive has turned completely clear. The instructions said wait up to 30 minutes, but I found it only took about 15 before it was dry and extremely tacky.
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And then you just press on the gold leaf! It’s essentially extremely thin gold foil, and warning: it does tear easily.
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My first few pieces were a bit rougher, but then I got the hang of it alright. In the end, I’ll need probably around 40 pieces, so, I figure by the end I’ll be an expert!
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And there you have it! DIY gold leafing. What will you turn to gold?

xo. Brie

The Date has been Saved!

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How adorable are these? I found this design over at Leesa Dykstra Designs, and fell in love with it. It’s sort of Rifle Paper Co-esk, but without costing a million dollars. Then I just had it printed on recycled paper postcards, and boom! STDs. Or as the classy call them, Save the Dates. I’m a simple girl at heart, so I love the idea of a simple postcard announcing your impending nuptuals.

Happy Friday!

xo. Brie

Venue Shopping

20140420-135324.jpgWell, I’ve found it! Not that I did much shopping…I’ve had this place in mind for a while. I love the idea of having your community around you to come together at your wedding. I’m planning on doing as much DIY with friends as possible, so it’s truly a community effort. And now, we’ve found a lovely place IN the community where we can get married.
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This is the Historical Richardson House in Wilton Manors. The plan is to hold the ceremony in front of the gazebo along the brick walkway, followed by a cocktail hour out in front.
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The house has a second story, so I’m looking forward to some aerial type photos of the ceremony. Sort of a birds eye view of things…
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After the ceremony and cocktail hour, the reception will be out under this covered area. I imagine lots of white fabric, bistro lighting, babies breath everywhere; an all over etherial/rustic/vintage look.
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It’ll take a bit of elbow grease, but I’m excited. I think with some vision and vintage rentals we can really transform this space. I’m mostly excited that we found a somewhere we can have both the ceremony and reception so no one has to leave to drive somewhere else. We can all just hang out and party!

What did you look for in a wedding venue?

xo. Brie