DIY Country Bridal Shower

Country Bridal Shower

You must be wondering “how did you come up with the creative idea of an elegant-styled country bridal shower?” Well as you know by now, I have a hankering for DIY projects and event decor, so I was super excited when I received this lovely linen from Linen Tablecloth and was told I could have my way with it!

Linen Tablecloth

Linen Tablecloth’s – Spring Harvest Tablecloth

I loved the pattern and lace trim of this quality linen, which definitely had an orchard or barn-like country flair, so I decided to create an elegant country bridal shower DIY tablescape using this lovely patterned linen as the base and as inspiration for the decor. My goal was to develop a unique tablescape that could be utilized in both indoor and outdoor settings with a down-home country and elegant rustic feel to it. In order to compliment the gorgeous linen, I went with a navy blue and white color palette infused with gold accents (chargers, candlestick holders, glitter, paint, ribbon and sequins) and tan elements (wood, burlap, and twine). What’s amazing about this elegant country theme is that it would be perfect for a Spring, Summer, or Fall bridal shower, wedding, or baby shower (changing a few elements)! In the end it all came together beautifully, just as I had pictured in my head, and Natalie Henderson did an amazing job capturing all of the minute lovely details that went into this DIY Country Bridal Shower! (Click on the photos below to see the full-sized picture.)  

 

 


{Vendors} Event Styling & Design – Elvira DeCuir from DeCuir Details & Design | PhotographerNatalie Isabel Photography | Table Linen & Linen NapkinsLinen Tablecloth

I hope you enjoyed this DIY Country Bridal Shower, please let me know what you think and your favorite decor element by leaving me a note below – I’d love to hear from you! In love with the invitation? If so, I’ve added it to my Etsy shop so that you can simply purchase the invitation pdf to make your own DIY country bridal shower invitations! Also, if you are interested in the DIY instructions for the adorable napkin ring holders, click here. Last but not least, please do me a HUGE favor and share this post with your friends and family, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social network that you love – I would really appreciate it if you could help me share this lovely DIY country bridal shower with more people! THANK YOU so much for being a loyal reader of 3D-Memoirs.com! (If this is your first time here – Welcome! Please hang out with me and check out the rest of the blog – there’s so much eye candy that it’ll keep you coming back for more!)

 

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DIY Ideas for a Holiday Dinner Party

DIY Ideas for a Holiday Dinner Party + Giveaway

With the holidays being upon us I figured why not do a special DIY Friday post with inspirational ideas for hosting a holiday dinner party. I am a huge DIY’er and DIY fan! (Side note: I can’t wait until we buy a house next year so I can DIY-myself crazy with holiday decor and dinner parties!) When it comes to hosting an awesome dinner party there are a couple must-haves to create the perfect ambiance = great company + amazing food + beautiful ambiance/decor + awesome music! Pull this off and you will have your friends talking about your amazing party for weeks.  (Don’t forget to join the holiday spirit and buy a Christmas tree.)

Whether you are planning a large Christmas holiday get-to-gether or an intimate dinner, after you decide on your guestlist, you’ll want to plan the decor & the menu (food & drinks/libations). Due to all the wonderful ideas I have to share with you, I have decided to split these two elements {Decor & Menu} into two separate posts – make sure you come back tomorrow for some amazing food and drink inspiration and recipes for a tasty dinner party!

 

{DIY DECOR}

You will definitely want set the tone for your Christmas dinner party, so it is important for you to utilize the decor to create the perfect ambiance for your guests.  To get your creative juices going, here are some decor ideas (with photo examples):

  • Votives & Candles (make sure to distribute them throughout the entire event space) – I would recommend Mercury or gold glass votives in various sizes, heights, and shapes. You can also use clear votives and wrap them with a piece of your favorite ribbon, twine, or fabric.
Candle Votives

Candle Votives

 

  • Pine Cones – Scented pine cones would be an awesome selection if your guests are not sensitive to scents. You can use frosted pine cones, brown pine cones, or choose to paint your pinecones, dip them in glitter, or string them to make a garland. (Check out these pine cone crafts!)
Frosted Pine Cones

Frosted Pine Cones

 

  • Christmas Tree Branches – Cut some bottom hanging Christmas tree branches from your tree and use them as decoration around your centerpiece, on your mantle or dinner table, or as part of a centerpiece.

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  • Gold chargers and gold decor accents – Use the gold chargers for intimate dinners at your table. Make sure to include gold decor accents (bulbs, ribbon, candleholders, ornaments, figurines, etc) on the table and around your event space.
Christmas Dinner Party Tablescape

Christmas Dinner Party Tablescape

 

  • Christmas Wreath – Here is an awesome decorative DIY gold leaf wreath – {Find the DIY instructions on 100 Layer Cake}
DIY Gold Wreath

DIY Gold Wreath

 

  • Decorative Bulbs Centerpiece – fill vases or decorative bowls with various bulbs or combine bulbs, candles, or other decorative elements (sequins, crystals, artificial snow, tree branches, etc) together for a lovely centerpiece.
Christmas Bulb Centerpiece

Christmas Bulb Centerpiece

 

  • White Christmas Lights – Use white lights on the mantle, intertwine with garland, use them to decorate your table, fill several vases with white lights, hang them in sheer curtains, string them up high or run them along the floor base.
White Lights Decoration

White Lights Decoration

 

  • Color Palette – Choose a festive color palette for your linens and decor such as shades of brown, red, tan/ivory, burnt orange. Here is an example:

 

(Find more wonderful Christmas color palette inspiration on Design Seeds!)

  • Linen – Depending on your color palette, select your tables linen and/or runner that will complement your decor elements.

Ever thought that you could never afford to buy linens for a dinner party or event? Me too! At $20 a linen, it could be very expensive to purchase several linen table cloths that you can use over and over again, so most of us will either rent linens that we have to return or purchase plastic/paper linen for our events. Well I am happy to share that I have come across an online company that sells linens at ridiculously low and affordable prices – Linen Tablecloth! I like their prices and products so much that 3D-Memoirs is giving away a $40 gift card to Linen Tablecloth to one of our lovely readers – interested? Good – you will definitely want to win this!

 

Here are the simple details of the giveaway:

1. Go to Linen Tablecloth’s website and leave a comment on THIS POST sharing what you have your eyes set on to purchase with the $40 gift card! 

 

For additional entries:

1. Become a fan of Linen Tablecloth on Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest – Leave a comment on THIS POST for EACH one you are a fan of. (3 additional entries possible.)

2. Share this post on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Pinterest for an additional entry per social media. (Make sure to put @3DMemoirs when you share with your social groups.) – Leave a comment on THIS POST for EACH share. (3 additional entries possible.)

*You must follow the instructions above and leave a comment to qualify to win.*

The giveaway will end on Thursday, December 20th at 8 am PST. The winner will be announced Friday, December 21st at 10 am PST via Twitter & Facebook. Make sure you check Twitter & Facebook to find out if you are the lucky winner of an awesome $40 gift card to Linen Tablecloths!

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • You must be a fan of 3D-Memoirs on Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest to win.
  • Gift card code cannot be combined with other coupon codes and promos on LinenTablecloth’s website.
  • 3D-Memoirs will verify that the entry and terms of the contest were met by the declared winner.
  • US & Canada residents only.

 

I am so excited about this – you have no idea!! Good luck to you all!!

Don’t forget to come by 3D-Memoirs tomorrow to see the second part of this DIY Holiday Dinner Party post  featuring inspiration & recipes for the MENU – Food & Drinks

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Etsy Thursday – Christmas Inspired Wedding

Christmas Inspired Wedding – Red & Gold Inspiration

Christmas is my favorite holiday and my favorite time of the year. I am sure that I am not alone and that this is the case for many. I thought it would be a great idea to round-up some Etsy wedding inspiration for a Christmas-themed wedding. I decided upon a red and gold color palette and decided to find inspiration for Red, Gold, and Red & Gold combination. You can easily incorporate these together or utilize them separately for a Christmas-themed wedding. I love the sparkle and elegance of the gold but the boldness and attraction of the red – I think these are two awesome colors apart and together. Take a peek at my lovely wedding Etsy finds!

Red & Gold Elegant Invitation Suite

Red & Gold Elegant Invitation Suite

 

Love Birds Invitation

Love Birds Invitation

 

Red Fortune Cookie Favor

Red Fortune Cookie Favor

 

Red Love kraft photo album chipboard scrapbook

Red Love kraft photo album chipboard scrapbook

 

Red Paper Flowers

Red Paper Flowers

 

Wedding Tags

Wedding Tags

 

Vintage Menu

Vintage Menu

 

Handmade Wedding Congratulations Card

Handmade Wedding Congratulations Card

 

Favor Boxes

Favor Boxes

 

glitter boxes

Small Glitter Boxes

 

Table Numbers

Table Numbers

 

Letterpress Wedding Coasters

Letterpress Wedding Coasters

 

Cream & Gold Tags

Cream & Gold Tags

 

Vintage Inspired Tissue Tassel Garland

Vintage Inspired Tissue Tassel Garland

 

Gold Glitter lined envelopes

Gold Glitter lined envelopes

 

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers

 

Geo Garland

Geo Garland

 

TALK TO ME: Would you get married around Christmas? Did you like this collection? Which item is your favorite? Do you know anyone having a Christmas-themed wedding? Looking for more Etsy wedding inspiration? Then, you will want to stop by my Etsy Thursday Pinterest board! Pin with me!

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Etsy Thursday’s back!! Vintage Inspiration

I couldn’t think of a better way to introduce my newly re-designed blog to my readers than with an Etsy Thursday post! I hope you have missed the blog and Etsy Thursday’s as much as I have! Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as 3D Memoirs has been a little quiet for the past couple months as I have been working hard, along with my blog designer, to develop a blog that I think you can’t help but fall in love with!

Welcome to my new home! After checking out this post, please browse around the site, get acquainted, and spread the news about our new site to your friends! Please note that the new URL is www.3d-memoirs.com. As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please make sure to connect with me here and via your favorite social media. Also, so you don’t miss a thing, please take a moment to subscribe to our posts!

If you find that you are a little overwhelmed by the new look and functionality, don’t worry. Over the next few weeks I will be introducing you to the new site by pointing out new features and pages so that you can get comfortable with our new home.  I hope that you are just as excited as I am! I really want to get to know my readers, so please leave me a note and let me know your thoughts on the new blog layout and if you have any suggestions or ideas, please contact me.

Without any further ado, welcome back Etsy Thursday!! Lately, I have really been drooling over vintage inspired gold and ivory decor, so this week’s Etsy finds will be just that!

Custom Escort Card Holder (this is an example of how you could decorate it): love the ivory flowers around the box!
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Vintage Milk Glass Vase: super cute, I love the details!

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Chic Vintage Framed Chalkboard: absolutely beautiful and can be utilized for a variety of uses (menu, table seating, instructions or directions, photo booth, engagement shoot, etc)

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Monogram Wedding Aisle Runner (made from a durable fabric)

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Vintage Styled Gold Table Numbers: although I believe these to be on the pricey side, I find them to be  breathtakingly beautiful and a perfect element for a vintage styled wedding.

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Gold votive holders

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