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DIY Ocean-Inspired Ring Dish

Inspired by beautiful ocean waves and seafoam, we're channeling all of our coastal vibes in this month's DIY project using cute little terra cotta planter saucers and nail polish! Affordable and super easy to make, this gift idea for all of your bridesmaids or any jewelry-loving people in your life is the perfect personalized touch to say "Thanks for supporting me!" Heck, if you've got a few extra terra cotta beauties, give the gift of pretty for your own sparkly trinkets. Let's get to crafting!

Marbled terracotta ring dish

Retro Love and The Cutest Hand Lettered Pie Ever

In the early days of their relationship, Joanna and Jordan picnicked at Munden Point Park in Virginia Beach, so when choosing their engagement session location with Molly Lichten Photography, it seemed only fitting to return to such a pretty place full of so many wonderful memories. With dried flowers, a festive primary color palette of blue, red, and pops of yellow, vintage cameras and bicycles, and a thermos of hot cocoa plus a homemade hand lettered "Nuño" fruit pie, Joanna and Jordan's engagement session combined all the necessary ingredients for a sweet new memory to add to their love story.

It's no surprise that Joanna and Jordan love modern takes on vintage fashion when you see their picnic celebration (and the bride-to-be's Gatsby-inspired ring with alternative stones)! Joanna is an art director and designer and styled the entire shoot down to the personalized "Forever & Always Nuño" heart patch and the final touch of Jordan's Volkwagen pin as an homage to his being a VW technician and enthusiast. We can't get enough of how perfectly everything came together!

With enamel camping mugs and a cozy plaid blanket, the picnic setup was complied of some new, but mostly things Jordan and Joanna had already collected for their home... which is literally the best way to setup an engagement vignette and their upcoming chapter as newlyweds.

Adorable letterman jacket with personalized heart patch

The Perfect Match In This Country Club Wedding

There is almost nothing we love more than a wedding themed around a couple's love story! And for Emily and Allen, who met at a tennis tournament, designing their special day with touches of tennis turned into a dream come true. Set at The Country Club at the Highlands, the racket sport made its way from the "Perfect Match" cake topper to the tennis ball cake favors to help illustrate their love story in an adorable way.

Not only are Emily and Allen a match made in heaven, the deep burgundy bridesmaid dresses and cascading bouquets of eucalyptus served up all kinds of gorgeousness. Melissa Desjardins Photography perfectly captured the beautiful (those Badgley Mischka flats!), the fun (we love that ceremony mantle decorated with oodles of greenery!), and everything in between. This sweet day was the perfect celebration between two people who met over a game and found out that the best thing about each other was that they can make each other laugh and be silly together.

Virginia country club wedding in Chesterfield

15 Ways to Shimmer Up Your Wedding with Iridescence

In the wise words of Moana's Tamatoa, "Make it look shiny!" With the ongoing trend of mermaids and unicorns, iridescence gets the wedding touch through stationery, florals, cakes, and all things celebration. Precious stones like opals and pearls get the spotlight while pastels take on a shimmery hue. And well, anything that sparkles and gleams is practically destined for weddings, so we will certainly see more iridescence pop up whether it's the big day, bachelorette parties, or even wedding showers. Curated from Etsy and from our fellow wedding editors, we found the most inspiring ideas for any couple who looking to shine.

Iridescent mermaid inspired wedding table numbers

Industrial Romance in Steel Gray and White

Inspired by fine art and urban architecture, KK and Josh had a wedding vision of lovely contrasts in downtown Richmond. From the European-influenced private residence for wedding portraits to an industrial warehouse from the 1940's, everything showed off the diverse beauty of Virginia's capital.

Captured by Kim Stockwell Photography, personal handmade details abounded in their intimate modern wedding. We absolutely love that KK's wedding gown was made specially for her by designer (and bridesmaid!) Kelsey of DiDomenico Designs, their epic silver and white streamer ceremony backdrop with giant white balloons, original song by the groom Josh to which KK walked down the aisle, and handpainted signage all throughout the big day. And heck, any wedding with a fab taco truck that provided catering alongside a yummy ice cream truck dishing out sweets to everyone celebrating is going to be a fun one! KK and Josh wanted to give their closest loved ones a true Richmond experience, and it definitely happened with live music, unique venues, and food trucks.

Modern classic bride and groom in Richmond Virginia
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