4 personalized bridesmaid gifts

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Selecting gifts for some of your dearest friends can be tough. A simple and thoughtful way to say thank you to your attendants is a personalized item. These items are some of my favorites out right now.

Sources: Monogramed turksih bathrobe  |  initial gold necklace (also comes in sterling silver) |  initial wallet  (also comes in yellow, green, and white )|  canvas and leather tote bag

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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7 modern tiaras

MODERN-TIARAS

The classic tiara, historically designated for royalty, connotes a traditional princess wedding. However, there are a number of designers who are creating beautiful tiaras in new and different ways. Some are graphic with clean lines, others have been deconstructed and rebuilt to form an entirely new shape. Whatever your preference is there’s one for all of you!

clockwise from top left:  gold stars  |  gems  |  prisms  |  triangles  |  rhinestones  |  diamonds  |  blues/greys

by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built 

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Using fruits + vegetables as centerpieces

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I love the idea of trying something totally different for a centerpiece. Take fruits and veggies, for example. In the right colors and arrangements, they can be beautiful! Add in some some small greenery and you’ve got some beautiful, fresh, and unexpected decor!

  1. Ombre fruit centerpiece
  2. Crudites as hors d’oeuvres
  3. Apple swag
  4. Bright fruits as centerpieces
  5. Pumpkins as decor
  6. Veggies in a box

by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built

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DIY: Downloadable desktop calendar

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I’ve had a calendar on my laptop desktop for about a week now and I’ve found it so handy as I plan for the upcoming year. I thought you might enjoy one for yours too so I made two specifically for readers of Brooklyn Bride. Perhaps it will be a useful tool as you plan your wedding!

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DOWNLOAD THE PEACH ONE HERE

DOWNLOAD THE BLUE ONE HERE

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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7 unique guest book ideas

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These days, the guest “book” idea has become a little less book and a lot more creative–even a chance to show off how clever you are! Though I kept mine simple for my wedding with an actual book, I would have loved to have created a piece that I could have hung up for everyone to see. Here are some of my favorite ideas.

  1. Balloon print. Each guest adds their thumb print in for a cute grouping of balloons.
  2. Each guest signed a blank piece of fabric that was then turned into a quilt.
  3. Sign a vintage globe. From here.
  4. Everyone signs a feather on this art print. From here.
  5. Leave out a collection of ceramic plates for everyone to sign. From here.
  6. Have each guest leave a note and put it in an envelope. From here.

What unique ideas have you seen around?

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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