The week before our wedding I decided it would be fun to get my mind off all the stress and last minute details. It is SOO important to take some time to laugh and relax with your girl friends before the big day. I love how the flower crowns turned out! I ended up wearing it the entire day and it hung in our hotel room the rest of the weekend :) See how we made these easy DIY flower crowns or head over to Style Me Pretty for more pictures and directions.
MATERIALS | An assortment of flowers and greenery, Flower Shears, Twigs or Floral Wire and Flower Glue
Step 1 | Bring out the wine, set the table and add some fun tunes. Mandi from Butterfly Petals brought over a wide selection of beautiful blooms (my personal favorite, the Juliette rose, included). I set the table with a white table cloth from La Tavola Linens and some great modern glasses from Crate and Barrel. Thankfully the clear vases full of flowers were the perfect centerpiece for our little get together.
Step 2 | Mandi showed us how to make the base of the flower crown. Instead of using floral wire,we used twigs. Not only does it give a rustic feel but it is much easier, and takes half the time as using floral wire. Take each end of the twigs and start twisting. Once they are wrapped together, fit to your head and then twist the ends to make a circle. Cut the excess with flower shears and tuck in the ends together.
Step 3 | Pick your color scheme.
Step 4 | Take your first flower and apply a generous amount of glue to the twig base. Let it dry for a moment (perfect time to sip your drink) and then apply your first flower onto the twigs. Tip: Make sure to use your flower shears to cut the flower so there is a flush base. The glue will hold better on a flat surface.
Step 5 | Add a cluster of flowers, or however you want your design to look. Too add greenery, my favorite is circle eucalyptus, take some flower glue and twist the greenery between the flowers and twigs.
Step 6 | Have fun and be sure to laugh! You can never mess up when it comes to flower crowns.
See more pictures over on Style Me Pretty!
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Photography by Elyse Hall
Dainty gold jewelry works for just about every occasion. When Gorjana sent me a few pieces from their new wedding collection for my rehearsal dinner, I knew they were going to be the perfect compliment to my white dress. The week before our wedding I tried on, took pictures and packed all of my outfits, including jewelry so I would not have to stress about getting dressed during the week. If you know me personally, you would know I struggle with this on a daily basis (I am talking to you mom). Since we were traveling to Scottsdale for the week before the wedding I knew I needed to be extremely organized. The best part about the Gorjana jewlery is I could mix and match it and wear it for multiple events. It worked with everything I brought (which I did intentionally). My favorite were the diamond drop earrings and Aida cuff I wore for our rehearsal dinner. They were simple, but sparkled under the lights.
If you are a bride-to-be, my number one tip is to start looking for white dresses now (no one says you have to wear white, but I sure love a great white dress- find some of my top contenders here!). I really struggled when it came to finding a dress for the night before our big day. Head over to Style Me Pretty to read about my process and the best tips for finding the perfect rehearsal dinner/welcome party dress.
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This weekend was full of fun, best friend time, and great food. I hope your weekend was as great as mine!
If you have been reading A Dash of Details for a while now, you would notice that my style is pretty simple. I wear white, black and other neutrals and stray pretty far from most patterns (minus my favorite- stripes). So when it comes to my signature style, jeans and a flowy white top scream my name.
Loft Off-The-Shoulder Top / J.Brand Jeans / Joie Opal Heels / Gorjana Earrings / Free People Sunglasses / Chloe ‘Mini Marcie’ Crossbody (larger size on Norstrom Anniversary Sale / J.Crew Bracelets (old/similar)
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