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Scratch Off Save-the-Dates from Martha Stewart Weddings

21 Jul

We saw this super cute save-the-date idea and had to share!  Check out this how-to guide from Martha Stewart Weddings.

You won the lottery when you found each other, so send this cheeky save-the-date card to let guests share in your luck. After scraping off the paint with a penny, they’ll hit the jackpot: your wedding date!

Tools and Supplies

  • Ink-jet and laser printer
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch card stock in white or cream (you will print 2 cards per sheet)
  • Craft knife and metal ruler
  • Metallic acrylic paint (we used Golden Artist Colors acrylic paint in iridescent silver, $4.75, utrechtart.com)
  • Liquid dish soap
  • 1/4-inch-wide watercolor brush
  • A7 envelopes (5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches)
  • Pennies

Basic How-To

1. Download our PDF file, and open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader (if you are using a Mac, use Reader instead of Apple’s Preview application). Most browsers already include this program, but if you have trouble downloading the file or would like to upgrade Acrobat Reader, you can obtain the latest version of the software for free from Adobe’s website.

2. Replace the placeholder text with your own (you only need to do this in one box; the form will automatically fill in the rest), and print onto card stock.

3. Use the craft knife and metal ruler to cut between the crop marks (do not cut all the way to the edges of the paper; this will leave the crop marks intact around all the edges to guide subsequent cuts).

4. Combine one part dish soap with two parts metallic acrylic paint. Paint neatly over the number in the center of the hearts with a thin layer. Let it dry thoroughly, about 1 hour, and then add a second layer. Let second coat dry thoroughly (about 1 more hour) before putting the cards in the envelopes.

5. Mail the card with a “lucky” penny for scratching (you will need extra postage for this).

From Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2011

Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To


It’s Miranda and Matt’s Wedding Day!!!

28 May

Miranda and Matt are HUGE Disney fans.  They love everything about Disney. So when we started planning their private estate wedding, we came up with a whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme, which has taken on a life of its own.  From the invitations to the engagement shoot, Miranda and Matt went into the rabbit hole and we cannot wait to share all of the details of their big day.  In the meantime, below are some pictures from their engagement shoot.  A special thanks to Frank from I Against I Photography for sharing these AMAZING images with us. 

CONGRATULATIONS MR AND MRS TELLES and thank you for including us in your big day!!!!

Color Inspiration of the Week: Canary & Cotton Candy Pink!!!

20 May

Liven up your wedding with this refreshing color combo!

Surrounded by a sea of magnificent summer colors, this pair whisks you away into a wedding wonderland. This lively bunch allows you to use your creative imagination and perhaps add some popcorn or cotton candy machines to your reception. If that isn’t enough, you could always add an ice cream station, perfect for the summer, and pull in the colors from the wedding by adding rainbow sherbert or toppers in your wedding colors!!!

by First Comes Love intern Rebecca Robinson

Inspiration Board courtesy of The Knot

Color Inspiration of the Week: Bubble Gum & Grassy Green

6 May

This vibrant duo is very fun and outside the box. If you are looking for something new and unique, these colors are just for you!  The pictures showcase wheatgrass and peonies (which can be expensive)

Looking to stay within a budget but still use this color combo?  Hydrangeas work well too!  Devotion, remembrance, boastfulness is what these flowers signify. The bouquets are big, bushy heads that come in intense colors; such as, white, green, pink, burgundy, purple and blue.

Have fun with this bright combo!

Inspiration board courtesy of TheKnot.com

Blog post by FCL intern Rebecca Robinson

Color Inspiration of the Week: Butter and Gold

29 Apr

If you are a traditional yet classy bride, why don’t you consider our next color combination, Butter and Gold!!

This sophisticated pair creates a graceful silky touch that warms the soul. These colors are great for an indoor reception and a quiet backyard or woodsy wedding.

With twiglike flatware, centerpieces made with willow branches, soy candles and caramel apples, this is ONE romantic setting anyone would NOT want to miss.

Inspiration board courtesy of TheKnot.com

Color Combo of the Week: Burnt Orange and Sky Blue

22 Apr

Looking for some color inspiration?  Just like our brides, we are always looking for some great, non-traditional color combinations.  One of the best online wedding resources, theknot.com recently released 20 color combos we love.

This week’s featured color combo is Burnt Orange & Sky Blue. This bright duo works perfectly for Southern California weddings, matching the clear blue skies and brilliant sunsets. Use it for a rustic country style wedding or a beach affair.  

Inspiration board courtesy of The Knot

An Alice in Wonderland Preview

3 Mar

One of our very fun brides is doing an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding.  It fits perfectly with the private Fallbrook Estate where she is having her wedding.  She just did her engagement shoot this week and we can’t wait to see the pictures!  In the meantime, we wanted to share the first look at her invitations…