Geometric origami inspiration

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I’ve been spotting geometric origami projects left and right and there’s no better place to use them than in a modern wedding reception. Try a bunch of them as centerpieces for a a table, or hanging overhead as lanterns. Or create a pattern out of paper and adhere them to a wall. There are so many ways to use them and they add a clean, fresh vibe to the event.

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by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

We’ll be taking the 4th and 5th off for the holiday, so have a great long weekend and see you back here on Monday!

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DIY: paper cut flower boutonniere

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Last month I made a boutonniere inspired by military accoutrement. This month I thought I’d take the idea of a traditional flower and make it a bit more modern by creating a silhouette of a flower using a paper cutting technique. It’s unique, simple, and cost effective. What couple doesn’t saving costs?

Materials: scissors, craft knife, pencil, mat board, paper color of your choice, template of flower (download here)

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Step 1: Trace your design onto black paper.

Step 2: With your craft knife, slowly cut out the design. Make sure you always pull down with the knife. If you make a mistake, you can use a little bit of glue to piece it back together.

Step 3: Pin it onto the lapel of the suit.

DONZO!

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There you go! A simple and unique boutonniere for the modern couple. Enjoy!

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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Popsicles: the perfect summer treat

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Are popsicles the new cupcake? Possibly. It seems like everyone is trying out a fancy new popsicle right now. And why not? It’s the perfect treat for a summer wedding. Made in the colors of the wedding, popsicles are the perfect accent mark to your outdoor wedding.

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by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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5 honeymoon ideas for the modern couple

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Are you having trouble deciding where to go for your honeymoon? It’s a tough yet exciting choice! When I was planning my honeymoon, we chose Barcelona because we both were interested in seeing the beautiful architecture and being some place warm. We got what we asked for! This is a list of places that I’ve either been to or am dying to get to. What makes it places for a modern couple? They’re not necessarily traditional places to go for a honeymoon

Tokyo, Japan: I’m DYING to get to Tokyo because I hear it’s so fascinating. This would be a place for the couple who loves big cities and likes trying new things: new cuisine+new language+new culture=new adventures! Photo

Santorini, Greece: I’ve also never been to Greece, but I can’t imagine a more peaceful setting. I think it’d be lovely to park it for a week or two and just soak in the sun and relax. Photo

Iceland: Iceland is CRAZY. Crazy good. My husband and I went here for the first time last year and I’ve never experienced anything remotely like it. It’s a great place for the outdoorsy type, especially if you like camping (I do not). You are allowed to camp anywhere in Iceland. The scenery is spectacular. It’s the closest thing to feeling like you’re on another planet. Photo

Road trip, USA: I think it’d be great fun to travel from coast to coast, stopping at quirky pitstops along the way. There’s nothing like seeing the beauty of our country. Photo

Salt Mines in the Sacred Valley of Peru: Machu Picchu is right near by and there are a lot of great trekking things to do here. Definitely for the more outdoorsy couple. Photo

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

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12 casual wedding dresses

I’ve been looking for an off-white bridesmaid dress for my sister’s upcoming wedding and I’ve found some winners that I thought could double as a wedding dress! If I had a wedding to redo I’d probably go more casual, especially for a warm summer day. Here are some of my favorite finds:

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by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House that Lars Built 

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