{Re Post} Natalie Briggs Sexy Handmade Bridal Garters

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And now for something sexy! And Australian-based Natalie Briggs – Luxury Handmade Garters are certainly that.

What I love about Natalie’s garters is that there’s a little unexpected surprise on each design. It’s almost a shame that you wear them under your dress.

Champagne Chiffon Bridal Garter with Ivory

“My style is Modern and Sexy with a little vintage twist,” says Natalie. “I love using Ivory satin and French laces in my work. My style is not your typical lace garter, a lot more thought and design goes into my garters, as well as considering comfort for my brides in my designs.”

natalie briggs something blue garter

{Designer Secret} According to Natalie, the key to choosing the right garter is to know your dress fabric and shape, for instance ball gown, slim fit, fish tail, etc. “Some fabrics, like taffeta are quite see through if they are only one layer, so you have to be careful with a dark garter under these dresses,” she says.

“If a bride has a ball gown dress with tulle layers underneath to give it volume, then I would not recommend a lace garter that is beaded as the beads could get caught on the tulle,” Natalie says. “If a bride has a more slim fitting gown, especially around the thighs, then I’d recommend a more slim fitting garter.”

Vintage Style French Blue Lace Pearl Garter

London Lace Pleated Bridal Garter

“I’m pretty good at visualizing what colors will go together and which ones will not,” says Natalie. “I think a lot of brides are looking for a professional opinion which is great! If the colors would not work, then I’d suggest maybe using only one or two of the colors instead, which always works out.”

Ivory and Pearl Lace Bridal Garter

Natalie’s passion for beautiful garters started with her own wedding more than a year ago.

“I couldn’t find a garter I actually liked. They all looked tacky, and as if they were all designed in the 80’s. So I decided I can do a lot better, and that’s how Natalie Briggs – Luxury Handmade Garters was born.”

Winter Wonderland Fake Fur Garter

For more tips about garters and choosing the right ones, Natalie put together a helpful video.

To learn more about Natalie and see more designs visit:
Website : www.nataliebriggs.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/NatalieBriggsGarters
Twitter: twitter.com/nataliebriggs_
Blog: www.nataliebriggs.blogspot.com

Photo credit: Koby & Terilyn Brown of ArchetypeStudioInc.com

Chiffon Sexy Garter with Champagne Satin Flower


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6 Delicious DIY Favors

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Love and care go into a homemade gift, which is what makes DIY wedding favors so special. Even better when they are delicious! Here are 6 favor tasty treats that you can make yourself.

limoncello DIY wedding favor

Limoncello DIY Favor

This Italian liqueur requires some lead time to make yourself. But it’s a unique favor that your guests will be savoring long after your wedding. Find the tutorial on My DIY Wedding Day. {Photo by Impressions Photography via Style Me Pretty}


homeade nutella diy favor

Homemade Nutella Wedding Favor

This is a totally doable, totally delicious favor idea. You can even use smaller jars to make less work making the favors (and save more nutella for you!) Want to give it a try? Get the how to and recipe at Ruffled.


peach preserves DIY wedding favor

Peach Orange Preserves Favor

I admit it, making preserves seemed like one of those expert favor ideas. But that was until I found a tutorial at Cooking Lessons. Now, it seems really doable. Get a step by step tutorial on making your own preserves at Cooking Lessons. Seriously, you can do this.


Pie Pop DIY Favors

Pie Pop Wedding Favor

I know cake pops are all the rage right now. These pie pops are an adorable alternative. Score the recipe over at Borrowed and Bleu.


chocolate chip cookies DIY favor

Cafe Cookie DIY Favor

I love the simplicity of this favor. One giant, chewy cookie in a CD sleeve. What could be easier? Get the recipe and even a printable for the label at Intimate Weddings. Done and done.


smores DIY favor

S’mores DIY Favor

You don’t have to actually make it for it to be a delicious favor. Here the ingredients for s’mores are artfully presented to create a wonderful wedding favor. For this type of favor, it’s the packaging that makes it. Find the tutorial at Valley & Co.


{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide.}

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Beach Wedding Destination Theme: Mexican Hacienda

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hacienda wedding venue

I love Mexican beach theme weddings. There are so many design ideas and options. If you are looking for more Mexican than beach in your wedding theme and want a romantic feeling, consider a Mexican or Spanish Hacienda wedding theme.

For a hacienda theme think Old World meets rustic with a splash of Mexican and Spanish culture. Colors are more muted, like terra cotta, creamy yellows, natural greens, soft blues and wood tones.

hacienda venue details

Venue: Architecture and Old World details establish a hacienda feeling. If you are getting married on the beach, or your venue doesn’t have archways and wood beams, consider creating a canopy for your ceremony or reception. {Venue: Valentin Imperial Maya in Mexico}

mexican spanish tile invitation hacienda

mexican talavera tile hacineda booklet

Invitations and Wedding Stationery: Your stationery is a great place to add the cultural component of your wedding. Think classic cultural arts and details, such as talavera tile and lace. And don’t forget to give your guests plenty of planning information. {Invitations by Imbue You}

old world wedding dresses

spanish mexican peasant wedding dress

lace peasant wedding dress

Wedding Dress: There are a few ways to give a nod to your hacienda wedding theme with your wedding gown. One way is to go very Old World, with beading and exquisite details. Another is to go simpler with a more New World Mexican peasant dress vibe. And yet another is to split the difference, for instance a peasant dress shape with Old World details like lace. {Dress by J’Aton Couture via Bride to Be; Photo via Live Breathe Fashion; Photo via Green Wedding Shoes; Photo via Fashion Served}

succulents mexican hacienda wedding

hacienda wedding reception table

The Details: For a hacienda theme ceremony and reception think intimate, rustic and drought resistant. Hacienda locations in the New World can be harsh after all. Succulents and wildflowers make great bouquets and table centerpieces. And nothing says family and friends like a long wooden farm table. {Bouquet via Belle the Magazine; Cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop; Rustic farm table via Oh Lovely Day}

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide.}


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Sneak Peek: Handmade Thank You Cards

Posted by in In the Studio, Our Designs, Wedding

indian arch print thank you cards in orange and pink

Although matching stationery is available for all of our handmade designs, we didn’t always feature them in our shop. That was certainly the case for our handmade thank you cards. Well, we’re working on changing that by adding more of our global and beach prints to our thank you cards.

Our handmade thank you cards feature round corners and optional matching envelope wrap address labels. And like our invitation designs, the colors can be customized.

tropical plumeria pink thank you card

This is one of our latest designs, a tropical beach wedding invitation inspired by one of our customers whose friend is getting married in Hawaii. Some of our favorite designs and prints are inspired by customers. And this is definitely a new fav.

indian block print thank you card

This print is actually from one of our most popular save the dates, our Indian Block Print Bookmark save the date.

orange Indian arch thank you card

This Indian-inspired print is popular on the matching Indian flap fold wedding invitation and Indian wrap wedding invitation. As a thank you card, it has a very Moroccan look as well.

tropical palm leaf thank you card

This fun print with beach inspired icon coordinates with our handmade beach fan program. This is actually one of our oldest designs, so it’s really nice to finally have a matching thank you card available.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide. }


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10 Awesome DIY Wedding Bunting and Garland Ideas

Posted by in Create the Look, DIY

Bunting and garland can come in so many shapes, colors and sizes. They truly are a beautiful, fun way to spice up wedding, reception or party decor, and express your style. Here are 10 unique DIY garland ideas to get your creativity going:

DIY pom pom garland

Pom Pom Bunting

I love these. Pom pom bunting just looks like fun on a string to me. These are made out of yarn, using a large serving fork and scissors (seriously!) DIY tutorial can be found at  Momtastic.


DIY tassel garland

Tassel Garland

Playful and different, tassel bunting has a great 3D feel. Pack it densely in a monochromatic palette for a modern look. Or add more space between tassels and more colors for a more casual feel. These are surprisingly easy to make. DIY tutorial can be found at Calico Skies.


DIY crayon garland

Crayon Garland

Coolest use for crayons outside of drawing rainbows. These hearts are crayon shavings melted together between wax paper using an iron. How cool is that?! DIY tutorial at House of Earnest.


DIY color chips garland

Color Chip Bunting

So cute and so simple. This bunting is made from paint chips found at a home improvement store and a craft punch. With so many types of punches available, this garland idea can fit so many wedding themes. DIY tutorial at Chic Cheap Nursery.


DIY coffee filter bunting

Coffee Filter Bunting

Proving you can make beautiful bunting out of almost anything, this garland is coffee filters colored with Easter egg dye. Want to give it a try? DIY tutorial can be found at The Robots Attack.


DIY lighted paper garland

Lighted Paper Lantern Garland

By adding light, garlands can do double duty for evening and outdoor weddings. Find the DIY tutorial and free template for the paper pendant shape at Once Wed.


DIY mirror and light garland

Mirror and Light Garland

Here the garland is more art than lighting. Hung on the wall or over tables like a chandelier, guests won’t easily forget this garland of drama. DIY tutorial at Apartment Therapy.


DIY map bunting

Map Bunting

Classic bunting with a twist. ..using old maps or other vintage paperie. DIY tutorial can be found at Please Note.


DIY paper airplane bunting

Paper Airplane Garland

How cute would this be for a travel theme wedding? This garland is just lots and lots of folded paper airplanes on string. Simple and fun. More photos at It’s Two AM.


DIY burlap bunting

Burlap Circle Bunting

This isn’t the easiest DIY garland to make, but all the handmade touches look so personal that it’s totally worth the extra effort. If you are doing a vintage or rustic theme, this might be the garland for you. DIY tutorial at Post Road Vintage.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide.}



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