DIY: Flower Napkin Rings

We are loving this DIY project that we found on decor8. These napkin rings can be used as napkin rings (obviously), an outfit accessory or as part of a party favor.

You’ll need:

  • Pencil
  • Tracing paper
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Buttons (or a buttoning covering kit)
  • Heat Bond
  • Needle and thread
  • Ribbon of choice
  • Fabric of choice
  • Safety pins
  • Iron and ironing board

Lay out your cut pieces.

Sew them together in the center by hand.

Place safety pin on the back along with ribbons of your choice.

For the full “how-to” post click here.

Images found here.


Something borrowed: Perfect Bound

When I came across this wedding on Perfect Bound, I just knew we had to feature it.  The gorgeous colors, the unique flowers, the antique ring, the style of the dresses…it is all so perfect.  Meg and I actually feel in love with this wedding dress months ago when we were picking styles for the 417 Bride.  I love seeing it on a bride in a real wedding.  It’s so beautiful and really is a versatile dress.

DIY: Mason Jar Dress Up

Today’s DIY project comes from Wednesday Design. Such a pretty and simple way to dress up inexpensive mason jars. It takes the idea of the mason jar up to a new standard. You could easily coordinate your mason jar’s “accessories” with colors from your event.

All that is needed to create theses mason jars: yarn, lace, ribbon, burlap and the Wednesday custom fabric flowers (click here for tutorial).

Simply secure the faric to the jar using the yarn. Voila!Images found here.

Wedding: Bobby and Emily Phillips

What a joy it was to be a part of Emily and Bobby’s day.  Emily and I met multiple times before the wedding to dream, plan and then hammer out the details.  They hired me to coordinate the day of, and what a day it was.  Emily made such a beautiful bride in one of the most classy weddings I’ve seen.  Social Graces wishes them many years of happiness!

Enjoy taking a peek at their gorgeous day.


(Images by Dawn Shields)

Church: National Heights Baptist Church
Reception: Doubletree Hotel
Photographer: Dawn Shields Photography
Videographer: Goodwin Films
DJ: Complete Music
Cake: Celebrations by Sonya
Flowers: The Flower Merchant
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelery: Whitehall/Justice Jewelers
Invitations/Programs/Menus: Paperworld
Wedding Coordinator: Social Graces

DIY: Fabric Flowers

One big trend I have noticed in the DIY world is fabric flowers.  I’ve made a few different kinds but have not tried these yet.  I could never find great directions on how to make them. It looks like Danielle from My Sparkle couldn’t either; therefore, she made her own.  She goes through step by step in a very simple and easy to follow way.  I can’t wait to try it myself.  Click here for details.

Photos by Danielle