March 2, 2014

Stylish Weddings: 50 Simple Ideas to Make from Top Designers
by Jenny Doh {Book Review and Giveaway}


FACT: More couples get engaged during the winter than at any other time of year.

Are you one of the newly betrothed?
 Are you or someone you're close to planning a wedding?

If you're looking for creative (and cost-effective) ideas for your big day,
or like me, have already waltzed down the aisle,
but still revel in the romance and pageantry of weddings
where you find inspiration for other special events,
be prepared to fall in love...

...with Jenny Doh's

  

Stylish Weddings is brimming with quick, simple and inexpensive projects for personalizing your wedding using delightful handmade touches.  Jenny's talent as an artist and writer found the perfect match in the company of six noteable wedding designers, each of whom offer readers a signature themed wedding.


Choosing a theme for your wedding can help to streamline decision-making, refine your focus, and create a beautifully cohesive event.  Stylish Weddings showcases six themes to inspire your imagination:  Farm Chicks, Natural & Organic, Vintage Glam, Romantic & Pretty, French-Inspired, and Rustic Elegance.  Each themed chapter is filled with innovative ideas, glorious tabletops and decor, charming takeaways, unique invitations and more.  The photography and layouts are stunning.

 

As a married gal, my favorite thing about this book is that it is filled with ideas that I can use at other special events.  These delicate Sweet Pea Egg Shell vases will be making an appearance on my Easter table this year.

You can find my "True Love's Kiss" Git Tag tutorial and free printable vintage photos HERE.

Above are the tags I made to adorn Valentine's Day gifts this year, taking my inspiration from the Wishing Tree Tag Tutorial  featured in the Romantic & Pretty themed wedding.


I love this idea for takeaways from The Farm Chicks -- Guests fill tea bags with their own custom blends of tea from an apothecary style tea-leaf bar.


I'm on the lookout for an iron gate from which to replicate this brilliant repurposing project from the Rustic & Elegant wedding.  The Iron Gate Chandelier would create the perfect mood for summer entertaining when hanging from the old cypress tree in my backyard. 

 
Most wedding books and magazines are destined for the the give-away pile after you've tied the knot.  Not so with this book.  It's a creative reference guide overflowing with unique ideas that can be adapted to any of life's celebrations.
 


GIVEAWAY


Stylish Weddings  is available in stores and online now (Paperback, 144 pages, $19.95, ISBN 978145474126), but one lucky Rook No. 17 reader will win a copy in the giveaway below.  Good luck and best wishes!


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10 comments:

  1. Got married many many years ago when none of these awesome ideas were not being used. I would love to win this book for my son's best girl, I am sure she would love it!

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  2. omigosh....i would SO love to have this book. it has me drooling just from the teaser pages you showed. i would put this book to such good use. thank you for such a generous giveaway. i wish oh wish oh wish.....and thank you for your always inspiring blog.

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  3. I did not have a theme wedding....it was a long time ago. But, I have helped family members have very nice weddings and receptions. It is always good to see fresh ideas.

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  4. My daughter is having a garden wedding this June, and this book would give me some great inspiration!

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  5. For our small wedding 30 years ago, with 2 months from proposal to wedding while I was working temporarily in a different city, I made as much as I could, hats and headpieces, silk flowers for bouquets and a fast fix of miles of tulle, ribbon, and silk flowers to decorate a promised gazebo that had only progressed to floor, roof, and poles by the week before the big day. But my most memorable "do it myself" project was a result of my desire to have a cake topper that looked like us. I had a seamstress make a pale gray taffeta short-skirted suit with a while blouse. I searched all over for a little plastic bride with a short skirt, to absolutely no avail! So I found a gazebo and a bride with a plainish long dress (the groom was easy -- men always just wear a suit!) and a plastic female golfer. With my fiancé's amused help, we sawed off the bride's dress at knee length, amputated the golfer's legs, and painted the shoes and dress in pale gray. I stuffed craft clay up the skirt and gave her prosthetic legs! It was the hit of the wedding, and all these years later, still a topic of conversation! I can only imagine the theme I would plan now, with my excessive and obsessive paper craft things I can do, but my off the wall do-it-myself wedding was very much us 30 years ago.

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  6. Our wedding had a built-in theme since we got married at the beach! :)

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  7. We didn't have a theme, but it was very much a DIY wedding. Too bad it was so long before I started blogging! I would have had a month's worth of crafts to share. ;)

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  8. I'd love to have a superhero wedding!

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  9. Our wedding "theme" was more country rustic. We had big cakeplates full of green apples as our centerpieces. It was so much fun to plan!

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  10. All themes designs are simple and elegant. It is like a dream come true and pleasure to find the blog that bring a wonderful designs that will inspire and empower me to create DIY touches for the wedding of our dreams.
    Event planners in Long Island provide best decoration facilities and prime location to any occasion.Thanks for sharing this post.

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