How to Amp Up Disposable Dinnerware with Pops of Color

We love celebrating around here, but not every celebration calls for the fancy china! Sometimes you’re dealing with disposable dinnerware, and that’s totally fine. If you want to amp it up a bit for, say, a lighthearted rehearsal dinner or a low-key reception, Lovely Indeed’s Chelsea Foy is here to share some quick and easy techniques for taking those throwaway dishes from drab to fab. “The end product will add a dreamy pop of color to your celebration, whether it’s a backyard wedding, a modern shower, or anything in between,” Chelsea says...

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DIY Acrylic and Pompom Escort Cards

Whether we’re talking pets or pompoms, a little fluff never fails! Lovely Indeed’s Chelsea Foy shows you how you can add some to your escort display with today’s whimsical DIY. “These days, my motto is ‘pompoms on everything,’” Chelsea says. “They bring a playful touch to any project, and I love how they add texture to the smoothness of acrylic escort cards. These bright pieces would make a fun addition to any spring or summer wedding.”

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DIY Color-Splattered Hot Chocolate on a Stick

From corn dogs to kebabs, there’s something so revelrous about food on a stick. It’s cute. It’s clever. It’s convenient. And it’s ceaselessly Pinteresting. Come cool weather, though, when there’s no state fair or summer barbecue in sight, skewered tidbits tend to slip far from culinary consideration. Enter hot chocolate on a stick, wintertime’s cozy, melty answer to delight-on-a-stickness. Lovely Indeed’s Chelsea Foy makes the cubed cocoa trend merrier, brighter, and a bit artsier with this easy recipe for color-splattered white hot chocolate on a stick...

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Drink Up, Buttercup: A Fall-Inspired Bachelorette Bar Cart with Cricut

Photos By Plum & Oak

A sleek and sexy home-design staple, the bar cart we know today was actually born prim and proper as a tea trolley in the Victorian era, only evolving into something more alluring in the 1950s and ’60s before it fell out of fashion. Thanks in part to Don Draper and the Mad Men-fueled revival of mid-century style, the classic portable sip station is back with a bang and here to stay. Given some seasonal styling and special touches, it turns into a fun-sized party on wheels that’s bound to get a bachelorette bash or bridal shower rolling! To demonstrate how you can dress up this entertaining essential for such an occasion the DIY way, we teamed up with Elyse Whall, the artful eye behind California-based photography and styling studio Plum & Oak; FiftyFlowers, one of the best sources for wholesale wedding flowers fresh from the farm; and Cricut, a company that has shaken up the crafting scene with its wildly popular and versatile electronic cutting machines, which can be used to create anything from intricate invites to simple signage out of almost any material imaginable...

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DIY Foraged Boutonnieres

As Lovely Indeed’s Chelsea Foy demonstrates through today’s floral tutorial, incorporating beautiful blossoms into your wedding needn’t bust the budget, especially if you have some artistic-eyed friends with a penchant for craftiness. Featuring fresh greenery and flamboyant bougainvillea, which grows with bright abandon in sunny California, the foraged boutonnieres below were made entirely out of botanical elements that Chelsea came across while on a morning stroll...

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How to Make an Organically Heart-Shaped Spiral Bouquet

Photos By Svetlana Strizhakova

Today’s floral tutorial comes courtesy of Russian wedding photographer Svetlana Strizhakova, who has been honing her burgeoning skills in the fine art of flower arranging under the tutelage of Katerina Kazakova, one of Moscow’s master florists. Svetlana recently learned how to use the French spiral technique to create a romantic, wild-looking spring bouquet with just the suggestion of a heart shape, and she’s sharing this beautiful bit of know-how with us today...

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