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A Wedding Setting: Confetti Extravaganza! Part Trois

Hello lovelies! Welcome to part three of our three-part Wedding Setting: Confetti Extravaganza! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – if you’re in the midst of wedding planning you MUST see this movie! Today we look at Confetti’s nudist-themed wedding (you read that right, NUDIST).

Confetti wedding inspiration board

Confetti is a British mockumentary about three couples who won their dream wedding through a magazine contest. In true British form each wedding is horridly themed (there’s a tennis, musical, and obviously, a nudist wedding) and hilarity ensues as everything that could possibly go wrong, does.

While I did choose an actual wedding gown (instead of a pair of large fig leaves) I LOVE this whimsical inspiration board. With warm, nature-inspired hues, this wedding is perfect for the outdoorsy couple.

Make sure to check out part one and two of our Wedding Setting: Confetti series!

Confetti wedding inspiration board

1. Leaf specimen wedding invitations, $2 each | 2. Butterfly favor boxes | 3. Perchin Place or Thing necklace, $20 | 4. Lela Rose belted one shoulder dress, $479 | 5. Plum Rose Dress, $50 | 6. Lumaini Fallon in nude, $58 | 7. Fall bouquet

Less than $200:
Country Chic Bridesmaids

Less Than $200: Country Chic Bridesmaids

I’m sad to see summer go, but oh so excited for the new batch of brides who have begun wedding planning for next summer! I never made it to a country wedding this year, but I LOVE the idea of a soft flowey dress with warm distressed leather cowboy boots. Isn’t this outfit just divine? And even though we’ve dedicated this look for bridesmaids, the BEST part is that this ensemble would also be GREAT for a bride on a super strict budget!

TOTAL COST OF THIS BRIDESMAID LOOK: $194

{Clockwise} 1. Birthday Magic Dress, $100 | 2. Beaded Crochet Crossbody, $20 | 3. Essie nail color in Case Study, $8 | 4. Flower Chandelier Earrings, $6 | 5. Not Rated Musket boots in cream, $60

Roundup: Your DIY
Peacock Themed Wedding
& Friday Link Love

I had so much fun putting this post together for you today! There have been so many peacock-themed weddings this summer — I absolutely love the whimsy and texture that a smartly placed peacock plume can give to a tablescape or a bridal bouquet. Read on for a roundup of lovely peacock-themed wedding decor! (Also, if you’re looking for a not-so-literal take on a budget bridesmaid outfit, check out Less than $200: Peacock bridesmaids.) Happy Friday, friends!

Peacock themed wedding inspiration board

1. Purple peacock bouquet | 2. Peacock hair flower | 3. Orchid wedding cake | 4. Modern peacock invitations
5. Blue suede pumps with peacock embellishment | 6. Ceremony ball decoration
7. Beach peacock wedding decor

If you’ve seen our DIYs or Free Printables, you know that we are constantly asking to see photos of your finished projects! We received this beauty in our email box and we are so excited to share!

“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful post on a bachelorette party favor. I made them and they
turned out great … The website is great, I absolutely love it and I check it frequently.
My fiancé and I are getting married this November and I know my bridesmaids will love this.
They are doing so much for me that I wanted to have something for them at the bachelorette party
and this is perfect!” – Jessica Schumacher

"Pick Your Poison" Bachelorette Party Favor

Didn’t her DIY Pick Your Poison Bachelorette Party Favors turn out great?! Thanks so much for reading Jessica, and congratulations on your engagement!

And as always, we want to showcase YOUR lovely MarryThis-inspired photos too!
Send your images to allison@marrythis.com

Now for some awesome wedding links we found this week:

This week on MarryThis!:

Have a wonderful weekend!

A Wedding Setting: Confetti Extravaganza! Part Deux

Hello lovelies! Welcome to part two of our three-part Wedding Setting: Confetti Extravaganza! I looooove this movie! Confetti should be a part of every bride-to-be’s movie playlist! We kick off today with Confetti’s musical-themed wedding. While I LOVE this theme, it would definitely take a super-special couple to pull it off. Read on for musical, wedding awesomeness!

Confetti wedding inspiration board

Confetti is a British mockumentary about three couples who won their dream wedding through a magazine contest. In true British form each wedding is horridly themed (there’s a tennis, musical and nudist wedding — you heard right, NUDIST) and hilarity ensues as everything that could possibly go wrong, does.

With hues of pink, black and silver, this singing-dancing wedding is just BURSTING with glamour. This palette would be fabulous for any bride with a flair for Hollywood.

Make sure to check back for part trois (it’s the NUDIST wedding!) of our Wedding Setting: Confetti series!

Confetti wedding inspiration board

1. Twine wedding invitations, $2 each | 2. Crystal drop earrings, $85 | 3. Black and white tent favor boxes, $1 each | 4. Miss Me Vibe heels, $50 | 5. Sue Wong feather beaded gown | 6. Pink peony bouquet | 7. Love to Love You Dress, $170

Less than $1K:
Retro Blush Bling Bride

Less than $1K: Retro blush bling bride

In case you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for the ’50s. When I saw this dress I pretty much fell out of my chair! Swooooooooon! I don’t know if it’s the lace details or the faint blush hue, but this dress just SPEAKS to me, ha! Pair this beautiful gown with some blingin’ blush accessories (omg those SHOES!) and you’ve got a seriously gorgeous, modernized 1950s bride.

TOTAL COST OF THIS BRIDAL LOOK: $994

{Clockwise} Destinations by Mon Cheri dress, $598 | Badgley Mischka Monique in rose gold, $265 |  Fossive Pave drop earrings in rose goldtone, $48 | Essie nail polish in Baby’s Breath, $8 | Nina Lisette in Tearose, $75

Freebie Friday! “It’s What’s Inside that Counts”
Oreo-stuffed Cookie Favor

Happy Friday, friends! I am so excited because for the first time ever MarryThis! has teamed up with de Lovely Affair for a fun wedding favor post swap! (In case you missed it, make sure to check out yesterday’s totally rad Plantable Wildflower Paper charity favor!)

Oreo-stuffed cookie wedding favor

Head on over to dLA to check out my guest post featuring DIY Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookie wedding favors. You read that right. Stop drooling. AND since we here at MarryThis! like to do things on the cheap — you better believe that each favor costs less than $1 to make!

Download your free “It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts” printable label and check out the DIY!

Oreo-stuffed cookie wedding favor

And as always, we want to showcase YOUR lovely MarryThis-inspired favors!
Send your images to allison@marrythis.com – you may just be featured on the blog! 

A few awesome wedding links for your weekend:

This week on MarryThis!:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Charity Favor: Go Green – Plantable Wildflower Paper

Hello there MarryThis friends! I am Mellissa, and I blog at de Lovely Affair. I was so excited when Allison asked me to write a guest post for the Charity Favors Series, and today, we are going green with a fabulous charity donation idea AND a super easy DIY project for you crafty, budget brides.

Plantable Wildflower Paper wedding favor

A green wedding isn’t just about going cheap; it’s about making smart, value based purchases for everything from invitations to your dress. NOT purchasing packaged, shipped, and then tossed wedding favors, is good for the planet and your wedding budget. There are so many green DIY options for a green bride but by far my favorite is donating to an eco-friendly charity close to your heart.

The Atlantic Forestvia The Costa Rica News

A perfect green cause for eco-conscious couples: preserving the Amazon Rainforest. Why? The Atlantic Forest region of this vast Amazon Rainforest was once a thriving habitat covering nearly 330 million acres. Now only 7% remains due to urban expansion, industrial development, agriculture, and illegal logging. It’s home to thousands of animals and plant life, some found nowhere else on Earth.This fragile, diverse, and lifegiving biosphere is worth saving for future generations. The Nature Conservancy has a fabulous program to help protect this beautiful rainforest with their Plant A BillionTrees Campaign. You can donate 50 trees for just $50 – a small price to pay.

Green charity favors are an excellent option for eco-conscious couples who want to make a difference with their dollars and give something a little more meaningful than Jordan almonds. And as with every MarryThis charity favor, we can’t have guests going home empty handed. So I have put together a super easy tutorial for Plantable Wildflower Paper. What better way to help the environment than to grow something beautiful?

Plantable Wildflower Paper wedding favor

Plantable Wildflower Paper

Plantable paper is made using paper pulp and seeds! Pretty simple. This is an easy paper making project, perfect for a DIY bride on a budget – no fancy equipment necessary. The end result is beautiful textured paper with a rustic feel, adding handmade charm to your plantable paper wedding favor. {All project photos via de Lovely Affair}

Plantable Wildflower Paper wedding favor

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Paper to make pulp – recycled junk mail, card stock, toilet paper roll – no glossy paper
  • Wild Flower Seeds (small seeds are best)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Blender
  • Wire hand strainer
  • Cookie pan
  • Towels or cloths
  • Cookie cutters to make shapes (optional)
  • Plastic wrap or parchment paper

Note: This is a messy and wet process therefore it is best to work on a well-protected surface.

Plantable Wildflower Paper wedding favor

Instructions:

1. Tear the paper into small pieces and toss them into a blender. Add warm water to cover the mixture and blend away. Make sure the pulp is really smooth.

2. Pour pulpy mixture through the wire hand strainer and squeeze out the excess water. All lumps should be removed at this stage and the paper pulp should be well mixed. Note: Squeezing out TOO much water will make the mixture too lumpy and hard to form.

Plantable Wildflower Paper wedding favor

3. Mix a handful of seeds and paper pulp in a bowl. The amount of seeds required will depend on the type of seeds used and the finished effect that you are looking for. Mix the seeds well using your hands or a spoon. Do not use the hand blender otherwise you’ll damage the seeds.

4. Grab your cookie sheet and your mold – a cookie or biscuit cutter, which I used. Press the seeded pulp into the mold, making sure that it is even on all sides. Make sure it’s not to thick or it will take longer to dry. Use a towel to press as much water as possible from the paper pulp.

5. Drying the seed paper quickly is essential, otherwise the seeds will start to grow! Placing the seed paper in a warm (but not hot) environment and ensuring that air can circulate around it is the best way to dry the paper quickly. Blowing the seed paper with a hair dryer on a cool setting will also help. Make sure the paper favor is completely dry before embellishing. Store on plastic wrap or parchment paper. Craft it up and you’re done!

Budget Breakdown:

The seeds and embellishments were the only things that cost any money for this project.

  • Paper: Free, unless you want specific color paper. I made 10 seed discs and used three 8×10 sheets of paper. If you want to make thicker discs, add one more sheet.
  • Cookie cutter: Grab one at the Dollar Store if you don’t have one. I like the idea of a heart shape.
  • Embellishments: I used products I already had. I grabbed them at Michael’s for $1
  • Seeds: Sometimes you can find big seed packets for very cheap at the Dollar Store. Any other garden store will have a mixed packet for around $5-$6.

Grand total per favor: Less than $1 each 

Plantable Wildflower Paper wedding favor

Once I got it all figured out, it went very quickly. Less than an hour for my ten discs, but I would say this is an all day, grab your bridesmaids sort of project.

I also put together a printable tag for this project available for download over at de Lovely Affair.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this charity favor! As always, we’d love to see your projects come to life, so send your fabulous wedding favor photos to allison@marrythis.com.

Happy Crafting,
Mellissa

Mellissa de Oliveira is the creator and editor of de Lovely Affair, a practical wedding resource for modern multicultural couples. The blog blends world traditions and international “I Do’s,” practical planning and DIY projects with a good dose of humor, gorgeous photography and, of course, real weddings.