by: Lauren

For some reason, I was feeling very drawn to mason jars today. It could have been the posts on blogs today that included mason jars. But I have been thinking of them recently, since one of my brides is using them in her centerpieces in October. Plus, I absolutely love their versatility!

My love for mason jars probably started when my husband came home one day with a case of mason jars, because he had an intense urge to drink out of one. So then I had mason jars all around me, and it was then that I decided to use them to make my bridal shower favors- the good old “recipe in a jar” gift. I had always wanted to make the “recipe in a jar” gift, so I took my chance! Plus, I love to bake, so I used my own tried and true recipes.

Mason jars can be used for a plethora of wedding related items- from centerpieces, to lanterns, to glasses for signature drinks! They can be rustic and classy, country and fun, big or small. It all depends on how they are showcased and what they are used for.

Inspiration Board: Mason Jar Designs via TheELD.com

*Row 1: Lantern; Drink Dispensers; Centerpiece; Centerpiece
*Row 2: Place Setting; Drink Station; Lantern; Votives
*Row 3: Mason Jar Drinks; Centerpiece; Cookie Mix; Drink Station

It looks like Mason Jars are becoming quite popular in weddings…are you planning on using them in your wedding?


by: Lauren

I’m about to begin a weekend project of organizing our study, which is overflowing with wedding magazines, miscellaneous wedding papers, samples of paper, notebooks, and photo paper. About 2 months before the wedding, we had everything nice and organized, but as the day came closer, organization wasn’t as important as getting things done in a timely fashion.

Thus, I am faced with the repercussions of post wedding disorganization.

I’ve been looking at different home office organization pieces, and some are pretty fun! And the different home office designs are just gorgeous! I can’t wait to eventually do a full overhaul complete with a new desk, paint, and shelving! But for now, I can stare at the computer screen while wishing.

Some stunning office decors:

Friday's Finds: Organization Goodies via TheELD.com
I really like the concept of this desk from IKEA. Minimalistic yet functional at the same time.

Friday's Finds: Organization Goodies via TheELD.com
I’m thinking that I might try to make something like this, from Pottery Barn, on my own.
A more simple version, of course.

Friday's Finds: Organization Goodies via TheELD.com
This brocade letter tray is amazing…I think I might have to get it.
And it has other matching pieces!

And here are some great wedding organizing goodies!

Friday's Finds: Organization Goodies via TheELD.com
By Mindy Weiss, found on Bridal Guide
Great for keeping track of RSVPs! Wish I had found this before!

Friday's Finds: Organization Goodies via TheELD.com
By Vera Bradley; found on Bridal Guide
Great alternative to keeping your wedding papers in a binder!

Hopefully I’ll get my space nice and organize this weekend! I don’t think it will be nice enough to take a picture of, just because the colors are definitely not coordinated. But one day, I will have an office space of my own to post!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!



by: Lauren

My birthday was yesterday, so in the spirit of celebration, I thought I’d share some party themes with you!

I adore Hostess With the Mostess– they have the greatest party ideas, and best of all, they provide great pictures and tips to go along with them! I’m very much a fan of themed parties, and here are a few that I think are just great! These would be great ideas for bridal showers or bachelorette parties! Or even a party just for fun!

The “Under the Tuscan Sun” bridal shower theme was based on the bride’s love of yellow and Italian food. What a great idea to meld her two loves! This is just perfect for a brunch or an afternoon lunch!

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

The “Retro Chic” theme for this bridal shower has the best colors! I just love blue and brown together! This shower is a very classy way to do a lingerie shower for the bride.

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

This “Parisian” themed bridal shower can really be used for just about any chic and fun theme. The colors are just perfect for a party!

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Bridal Shower Fun! via TheELD.com

Do you have an inspiring idea for a bridal shower or party theme? Or have you attended a unique party like one of these? Leave me some comment love and share with me!


by: Lauren

For this week’s inspiration board, I was feeling very drawn to the color combination of eggplant purple with accents of green.
The intensity of the green could vary depending on the style of the wedding. A modern, semi-formal wedding would be great using a bright lime green, or we could see a pale sage green for a classy formal wedding. Plum and green is a great color palette for the fall or winter, however, just making the purple a tad bit lighter could work exquisitely for a spring event!

Inspiration Board: Eggplant Purple via TheELD.com

Row 1: Square centerpiece; Bridesmaid Dress; Wedding Dress; Boutonniere; Cake
Row 2: Bouquet; Tablescape; Invitation
Row 3: Bouquet; Shoes; Candles; Bridesmaids

Has anyone used or considered using a dark color like eggplant in their wedding? What kind of effect do you think it gives a wedding? Leave a comment and let me know!