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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DIY: Make a boutonniere for your groom

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I love taking a traditional concept and giving it a new spin. The traditional boutonniere is made of flowers and attached to the lapel of a suit but for this DIY, I thought it’d be fun to spiffy it up a bit. In homage of Memorial Day yesterday, I took some inspiration from military badges and created a tassel pin. You can use the colors of the wedding to keep the theme cohesive.

Supplies: scissors, large gold safety pin (try this option from Amazon), crepe paper in the colors of your choice.

Step 1: Cut a piece of crepe paper with the grain going the short way of the crepe paper. I made mine about 2″ wide.

Step 2: Cut small pieces into the crepe paper about 1 1/2″ in.

Step 3: Roll the crepe paper in to form a tassel.

Step 4: Puncture the top of the tassel onto the safety pin.

step 5: Repeat for the additional colors.

Voila!

In just a few easy steps, you’ve created a fun and unique boutonniere for your groom. Try it with the groomsmen too!

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DIY and photos by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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8 ways to add yellow to your wedding

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To me, yellow means the arrival of summer and a yellow wedding is the perfect way to capture the season. Use it on its own for a bold statement or pair it with either a navy or pink and you’ll surely set a memorable tone to the event.

Yellow flowers  |  yellow cupcakes   |  yellow cutlery  |  yellow shoes  |  yellow candies  |  yellow tablecloth  |  yellow drinks |  yellow straws

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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10 modern veil ideas

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My little sister recently got engaged and as the dutiful big sister, I’ve taken it upon myself to give her all ideas. You’re welcome! She’s already chosen a lovely gown and I think a unique veil would be the perfect accessory. This is coming from somebody who does not usually like veils! The wedding ensemble these days has become a bit more relaxed in some ways so the veil really brings it back home for me. Some of these veil ideas touch on retro or antique influences, but with a shorter length, a fun color, or an additional accessory, they take on a more modern vibe.

Clockwise from top left: flower cropped veil, short full veil, veil with flowerretro cropped veilband, green veil, cropped netting veil, short romantic veil, mid-full veil, bridesmaids veils

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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