DIY: Twine Wrapped Table Numbers…

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! Is it just me, or is the holiday season absolutely flying by this year? Well, before it turns from fall to winter, I have another awesome fall appropriate DIY for you from Smitten on Paper! These sweet twine wrapped table numbers would be great for a wedding any time of the year, but there is a rustic appeal about them that I think makes them especially perfect for fall.





Fresh Cut flowers


Glue stick

Glue Gun


Thick cardboard

Table number print out







-Print out your desired table numbers, making sure they are the perfect desired size.


-Using a glue stick, lightly coat the back of the printed sheet and place over the cardboard. This is to ensure the sheet will not move when tracing and cutting over the cardboard. Then let dry.


-Using an X-acto, trace over the number, cutting through the cardboard.


-When your number is finally all cut out, peel back the sheet of paper.




-If your table number has any paper residue left over, not to worry, this will be covered up by twine and will not show through. So now, at the top, tie a knot. This will be your starting point when wrapping.


-Wrap, Wrap, Wrap!


-TADA. Your table number is now ready for beautification.


-Using a glue gun, carefully apply the flowers where you feel they are suited best. And done!





Smitten on Paper is currently offering 30% off all their holiday cards. I got mine from them this year and they are super cute, so don’t miss out on this great deal!




Rustic Fall Shoot in Bend, Oregon…

As we are all planning our upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations, I thought this beautiful rustic fall styled shoot, sent over by my friend Annie of Marry You Me, would provide some awesome inspiration! I love how easily wedding inspiration can translate to any event or party. Those pendelton wool blankets used as table linens and caramel dipped pears are definitely going into my Thanksgiving idea file!




Here’s more from Annie about this lovely shoot…



“Fall is a short but beautiful season in Central Oregon, and we wanted to celebrate the gorgeousness of fall and its colors and the best that Bend has to offer – sunny weather, local beers, the outdoors and of course, dogs. We chose historic Hollinshead Park for our shoot because of its orchards, old barns, and the fact that it has a great event barn perfect for weddings.



Working with a team of talented local vendors we wanted something that felt very Bend with a laid-back, natural yet beautiful and memorable feel. The beer bar of all local brews was a must – Bend has the nickname Beer Town USA because of our 14 (and counting) local breweries, and the beer growler filling phenomenon is booming here. Oregon is also known for its fruits and crops so incorporating fresh local fruits like pears, pomegranates and apples into the centerpieces and bouquet by Marry You Me and all of the desserts by Foxtail Bakeshop was important. Using non-floral centerpieces can be a great budget idea and the fruit can double as favors for the guests!



Pendelton wool plaid blankets (also made in Oregon!) adorned the dessert table and served as a table runner, as did Oregon brand fruit cans used for vases and Bend beer pint glasses. Locally made wood tables and benches from O’Brien Events were the perfect rustic touch for seating and have a great handmade feel to them. Fall leaves made for amazing natural decorations all over the ground at the park as well as in the bouquet for a nod to the season. The fall inspired invitations and calligraphed leaf place cards were designed by our model, Nikki Wilkinson of the The Wilkinson Loft. Fall in Central Oregon can be brisk, so a yellow sweater made the perfect and practical accent over the lace Mori Lee dress.”





Photography: Byron Roe Photography
Event Design: Marry You Me
Cake + Desserts: Foxtail Bakeshop
Floral Design: Marry You Me
Rentals: O’Brien Events
Invitations: The Wilkinson Loft
Location: Hollinshead Barn
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee from Bella Brides
Hair + Makeup: Lori for Weddings by Edge Salon
Hair Accessory: Buttons n’ Blossoms


My Top Pumpkin Picks…

I don’t know about you, but we have yet to carve our pumpkins this year. My husband likes to wait until the night before Halloween to carve them, so today I’ve been going through my file of pumpkin inspiration to prepare, and wanted to share some of my top pumpkin picks from around the web with you. I said “carve” above, but in recent years, I’ve preferred a decorated but not carved pumpkin. Painted, glittered, decoupaged- you name it, I probably love it! Are you a carving purist, or do you like something a little different for your pumpkin?halloween pumpkin inspiration

Rachael Ray Mag | Better Homes + Gardens | Chatelaine | Twig + Thistle | Yesterday’s Sweetheart | Country Living

halloween pumpkin inspiration

The Art of Doing Stuff | Better Homes + Gardens | Davis Day By Day



That diorama is bananas, right?! It’s so awesome. I’m also a big fan of the chalkboard pumpkins and may have to try that next year. This year I think I will be going to glitter route, but carving isn’t out of the question. We will see! Such serious pumpkin decisions to make , haha.



Colorado Vintage Indoor/Outdoor Inspiration Shoot…

As they say, April showers bring May flowers, but April showers may also force a change of scenery for your Spring wedding from outdoors to indoors. This vintage inspired wedding shoot from a talented team of Colorado vendors plays on the idea of “plan b”. As a nod to the ever changing Colorado climate they created and then recreated an organic vintage tablescape in both an indoor and outdoor setting. The indoor look is more formal with shades of gold, merlot, lavender and green, surrounded by the warm glow of flickering candles. The outdoor look brings in an industrial element with the exposed brick that pairs beautifully with the weathered farm table, fresh fruit, and vintage decor. A big thanks to Flourish Photography + Bridalize Eventsfor sending this over! For a full list of vendors, scroll down after the images.

If you’d like to see more, check out this video of the shoot by Elevation Events


Photographer: Flourish Photography
Hair Stylist: Salon Misha
Event Planner: Bridalize
Floral Designer: Delilah’s of Denver
Cinema and Video: Elevation Events
Dress Store: Little White Dress Bridal Shop
Cake Designer: Cakes By Lacey
Makeup Artist: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry
Linens and Coverings: Chair Covers and Linens
Equipment Rentals: A Vintage Affair Rentals
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Ted’s Clothiers
Photo Booth Equipment: Flourish Photography


Pumpkin + Latte…

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner! This fall has been seriously flying by, a little too fast for my taste. That just means I have to hurry up and start really enjoying my favorite things about the holidays. One of my favorite things around Thanksgiving, without question, is a pumpkin latte. I can’t get enough of them! So today, bold pumpkin and creamy latte are my color inspirations…

Still need more pumpkin latte in your life? Check out this drool-worthy recipe for pumpkin latte coffee cake that I found over on Daydreamer Desserts. Hello, delish!

To view the full recipe and see more pics, click here!

{Top-Bottom, Left-Right: Brides | Starbucks | Martha Stewart | Party Poms | Daydreamer Desserts}


Greige + Sherbet…

Two of my favorite shades- the sophisticated greige, which is a combination of grey and beige, and the light and flirty sherbet. I think this is a lovely combination, and would make a gorgeous wedding palette.


Skull Chalkboards…

For my husband’s birthday, one of our friends got him the raddest gift- a skull chalkboard by iamhome! For a minute, I was jealous, until I realized it was still going to be in my house.

They would be so much fun as markers at a wedding, or party. Halloween party, anyone? If you are the kind of couple that wants something a bit different, why not mark your photo booth, dessert table, guest book, or anything else with these little beauties?

They come in a variety of vibrant colors. I’m especially fond of the sweet magenta.

They also sell these goat milk skull soaps that I am dying to get my hands on. The perfect gift for a groomsmen, bridesmaid, hostess, or anyone else who is into cool stuff. Cause they are really cool.

{All images via iamhome}