Pretty Personalized Gift Packaging Makes All the Difference

Happy Monday. I am excited to share today's post with you as there's a super fun way to gift your wedding guests with some pretty packaging. Rebecca, of Thurston Post, recently held a giveaway on her instagram account and I was lucky to win one of her Gift Wrap Kits. When she sent me a sneak peek of what was coming my way {see below}, I fell in love. And, then when the package arrived in the mail and I saw it in person, I didn't even want to open it - it looked even prettier in person. But, I did end up opening the package because I couldn't wait to check out the beautiful paper goodies inside. Receiving a beautiful package with my own name on it was so exciting. Personalizing gifts {or favors} for your party and wedding guests is a definite way of catching their attention. It shows them you care and you took the time to gift them something special.

At Thurston Post, you will find a fun selection of handmade gift packaging, greeting cards, washi-covered mini clothespins, and even crafting supplies like doilies and bakers twine. Rebecca even accepts custom orders to create crafty packaging for weddings and even for branding your personal business. Thurston Post is definitely my kind of shop as I have a love of pretty paper goods and crafting supplies :)

The mini gift wrap kits that Rebecca offers makes gift wrapping a breeze and they start at just $10. You will receive adorable little tags, doilies, and washi/glitter covered mini clothespins and more {like sequins, bakers twine and glassine bags} to complete your packaging look.

Now, it's your turn - what you wrap up in a pretty package with a gift wrap kit from Thurston Post?

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Under the Sea Wedding Inspiration : The Little Mermaid Gets Married

Today's styled shoot from Tab McCausland Photography is absolutely beautiful. Her idea behind the shoot is so fun - what would it be like if the Little Mermaid got married. And, that gorgeous brooch bouquet? The idea behind that was that the mermaid would have all her trinkets together in a bouquet instead of flowers so it could go, well, under the sea. I LOVE IT!

Wedding Vendor Credits
Photographer: Tab McCausland Photography // Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc. // Cake Designer: Anna Cakes // Lighting: FyerFLy // Linens and Coverings: Over The Top Linen Inc // Invitation Designer: Pretty Peacock Paperie // Reception Venue: Paradise Cove Orando//

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Giveaway : Win $100 in Handcrafted Wooden Flowers {they last forever}

Happy Wednesday. It's time for a brand new giveaway and this time it's all about everlasting flowers. Eternal Wooden Roses is joining me today on the blog and awarding one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog with a $100 gift card to shop at the Eternal Wooden Roses online shop for their favorite everlasting flowers. They make wonderful party centerpieces and bouquets. You can currently choose from over 60 different colors and guess what? The wooden flowers even smell like real ones.

$100 in Eternal Wooden Roses Could Be Yours - Enter to Win

Giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm est

Eternal Wooden Roses is a member of Brenda's Wedding Blog Vendor Guide

3 Unique Ways to Create a Personalized Wedding Ceremony

Did you know that some of the most popular wedding accessories can easily be incorporated into your wedding day to create a unique and memorable ceremony that has it's very own personal touch? Today, I'm happy to have The Wedding Outlet joining me in sharing the Top 3 Unique Ways to Create a Personalized Wedding Ceremony.

1. Unique Wedding Ceremonies

Traditional weddings call for the couple to celebrate their union with a wedding unity candle. Trending alternatives to a unity candle include Love Letter Ceremony, Sand Ceremony Sets, Decanter Wine Ceremony, Red Rose Ceremony and more.

The three-piece Decanter Wine Ceremony Set that you see above is a perfect way to integrate wine into your ceremony. It also makes a perfect keepsake gift for the newlyweds. The set includes a personalized fluted decanter and two personalized toasting flutes. Each one is engraved with a monogram {in your font choice}. This decanter set can be used after the wedding too for holiday celebrations, anniversaries, birthday, or any special event that includes wine.

2. Ring Pillow Alternatives

While Flower Baskets and Ring Bearer Pillows are still very popular, children today are making their way down the aisle with customized banners, ring boxes or kissing balls. These ring pillow and flower basket alternatives are certainly a crowd pleaser and make a statement just before the bride walks down the aisle.

3. Custom Aisle Runners

An aisle runner makes a wonderful focal point and runway for the bride. When you use a customized aisle runner for your ceremony, you can tastefully add a personal touch to a highly visual area. The personalized runner will look amazing in your photos too.

Which of these 3 Unique Ideas will you be including in your wedding to make it special and personalized?

Other posts with items from The Wedding Outlet you may like include . . .

How to Pair Your Summer Wedding Fashions with Your Jewelry

When it comes to weddings {whether you are a guest or the bride} - the parties before the wedding or the special day itself deserve to have pretty jewelry that matches the dress. Today, I've teamed up with Blue Nile to bring you a fun post where I'm pairing pretty jewelry {with pricing from under $100 to under $500} along with a cute coordinating dress that's perfect for any of your summer festivities.

Summer Weddings : Fashion Styling in Nautical Stripes for Under $100

For under $100 - you could pair this Petite Anchor Pendant with the Line and Dine Dress from ModCloth. Instead of finding a dress that has even more anchors on it {I came across many like this in my searches}, pair this delicate necklace with a complimentary dress. One with navy blue stripes and a red bow at the waist is the perfect way make a nautical statement without going overboard {pardon the pun}.

PS: This Petite Anchor Pendant in Sterling Silver could be yours for FREE

ENTER TO WIN the petite anchor pendant from Blue Nile here

Summer Weddings : Fashion Styling in Vibrant Amethyst for Under $200

For under $200 - I've paired the vibrant Amethyst Cushion Pendant (on sale for $108) with the jersey knit Callback Confidence Dress in sassy purple from ModCloth. The neckline of this dress is perfect for the two amethyst gemstones to fit between.

Summer Weddings : Fashion Styling in Lapis Bright Blue for Under $300

For under $300 - I've paired the Lapis Statement Necklace ($220) with the Beguiling Beauty Dress from ModCloth. The striking neckline on this dress is perfect for a statement necklace with the lapis gemstones. I also love the cummerbund-like pleating above the waistline.

Summer Weddings : Fashion Styling in Colorful Peridot Green for Under $400

For under $400 - I've paired the colorful Peridot and White Topaz Dangle Pendant ($315) with the handmade summer floral sundress from Lovely Melody Clothing. Love how this necklace brings out the pretty green in the dress and contrasts beautifully with the bright pink flowers.

Summer Weddings : Fashion Styling in Pretty Blue Topaz for Under $500

For under $500 - I've paired the Blue Topaz Halo Ring ($425) with the Baby Blue Vintage Style Sundress from Lovely Melody Clothing. Just as a classic round gemstone ring is timeless - so is a pretty little dress with a bow at the waist. Neither type of design will ever go out of style.

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Just for You: 40% off Flash Sale on Handmade Jewelry + Accessories

I have a super special offer just for you today - which is why I have a fun Thursday post. I have been a long time fan of Meredith's handmade jewelry + accessories - I've been working with her for a long time now and she's truly the sweetest {she's currently playing bead fairy for my girls and putting together a fun package for them}. Are you ready to hear the fun news? I have decided to team up with Meredith and I'm thrilled to announce she is holding an amazing Flash Sale going on right now, just for you - my readers - to save 40% on all her handmade jewelry and hair accessories from TilleyJewels Bride. Hurry and grab your favorites as there are limited quantities and super low prices - like her "something blue" earrings for just $10.

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A Pink Wedding Fairytale Styled Shoot {Complete with a Frog on the Cake}

This fairtytale themed styled wedding shoot is absolutely breathtaking. I LOVE the bright pink in the bouquet, the sequined pink wedding gown and the mini cakes with the gold touches. There's even a white frog with gold accents on the wedding cake.

Vendor Credits: Photographer: collective67 // Event Planner: Bweddings // Location: Estates of Sunnybrooke // Floral Designer: Kaas Floral Design // Dress Designer: Sharleez Concept // Linens and Coverings: Susan Murray International // Culinary: The Cake Parlour // Makeup Artist: Dash Beauty Bar and Accessories + Milshi Makeup & Hair

Submitted via Two Bright Lights