GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

This week we brought many great wedding trends and some fantastic inspiration for you to add to your own event. We covered a couple of DIY projects, a beautiful WHITE wedding inspiration board and a wedding over-flowing with gorgeous color. Don’t just take our word for it. Visit the links below to see for yourself!

GSS’s things We LOVE :: Beyond White’s Whimiscal Window Pane Wedding Seating Charts

Last year we showed you an awesome idea for your wedding reception seating chart using a repurposed window pane.  (You can see that post by clicking here.)  This can easily be recreated for your own wedding.  Just find an old window pane at your local junk yard (or a new one at a home improvement store (think Home Depot or Lowe’s) and roughing it up with sandpaper to look old) and a paint marker from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.  Then, in your best handwriting, write the table numbers … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: It’s a Nice Day for A… WHITE Wedding!

It was suggested to me that I make the inspiration board for this week an all White wedding.  I have to be honest, I used to shudder at the thought of an ALL White wedding.  I mean, should Bridesmaids wear the same color as the Bride? Wouldn’t that be a HUGE wedding faux pas?  Many Brides think this way.  They want to be the only gal in White at her wedding- which is totally understandable.  But if you’re a bride who thinks outside the box and doesn’t mind letting your ladies wear White as … [Read More…]

GSS Do It Yourself :: Paper Flower Bouquet

Not too long ago we showed you a fun project to make a bouquet out of PAPER! We put out origami skills to the test and made one to show you! This is a great alternative to a real flower bouquet that will last a very long time. We used a few fun things to make this a fall inspired bouquet. With the purple hues and greenery, it paired well with the vintage paper we used to make the flowers. This is a perfect eco-friendly DIY project for your wedding. We always like to reuse, re-purpose, and create … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Wedding :: Pradhna & Patrick Colorful Indian Wedding :: Cory Ryan Photography

Talk about color! Our jaws hit the floor when we received this Texas Indian wedding submission from Cory Ryan Photography. There was so much emotion captured, so many colors, and so many beautiful images. We wanted to show you this wedding to its fullest, but alas, we had to narrow it down some. Cory did a fantastic job with this wedding and we are ecstatic to share it with you. Here are some thoughts from her :: This was the first Telugu south Indian wedding I had ever shot. Over the span of 14 … [Read More…]

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GSS DIY Tutorial :: How to Create a Perfect Paper Bouquet

We always like to reuse, repurpose, and create extraordinary things from ordinary materials for fantastic weddings! Today we are bringing you a fun how-to we saw at Elizabeth Anne Designs. We found a great post at RocknRoll Bride with a real wedding using these paper flowers shot by Katherine O’Brien Photography too! You can find many sellers on Etsy if you are not feeling crafty enough to make your own for your wedding. We wanted to see just how “easy” it was to create these paper masterpieces and found a great tutorial posted online. You can see how to create your own wedding paper flower bouquet from part1 and part2.

We sat down with a good book and started ripping out the pages. Our book of choice was a Physics book from 1936. The pages were worn and have antiquing already, so the look we wanted is achieved without having to do anything to the paper. We used a simple paper cutter with measurement lines on it. This helped to create the exact square pieces you need to fold each flower. We used simple Elmer’s school glue to glue them together. Each flower took about 5 minutes to complete once we got the hang of it. This is a great craft if you wanted to do it while watching your favorite television show or having a girls night with your bridesmaids at home. You can even get the fiance to help in the paper transformation process. The older paper is very soft and delicate, so be careful if you are using an older book you found at a thrift store, antique store, or from your Grandparent’s bookshelf. Once we started to fold the paper it wanted to separate. Stay tuned as we try to create a beautiful bouquet with these flowers. We will do our best to create a fun bouquet that you too can recreate.

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