Category Archives: beach wedding decor

Making your own Capiz Shells!

You have no idea how many times brides have sent me this image:

Brides love, love, love those hanging shells. Vendors…not so much. 🙂 They are really expensive and just a slight breeze can turn those beautiful hanging shells into a bit of mess. When done properly though, I admit that it’s really pretty.

But back to that expensive part…they are. Last month though, I assisted a bride that used to live here in St. Thomas and the bride informed me that her husband to be planned to build their own arch and would decorate it themselves. I couldn’t wait to see it as he cut down fresh bamboo (the pretty green color) and she hang these beautiful shells on the arch.

(Hopefully Jenna will send me a better pic…hint hint Jenna…this Instagram photo makes the wood look dark brown instead of green).

The shells were just gorgeous and I had to ask the bride where she found them. I’m always looking for a good deal on these pricey little discs and much to my surprise, she made them! She said they weren’t shells at all but made out of….get this…toilet paper and wax paper!

I did a quick Google search and found this blog. It didn’t include toilet paper (disappointing, right?) but I had to share with any other crafty DIY brides out there.

Just sit already!

Ha! My assistant and I were laughing at this sign – when I saw something similar on Pinterest, I knew I had to have one. One of the things we don’t look forward to at a wedding is getting guests to SIT. They don’t always recognize me as the wedding planner…maybe I’m the brides friendContinue Reading

New, fresh and exciting (for me at least)

My new elements are starting to arrive in the mail and yesterdays wedding was the first that I could do one of our newest aisles. I loved the results – what do you think? Nice white starfish, bright green moss balls and beachy driftwood. I love how it all came together. I have a goalContinue Reading

Best idea ever.

I am so in love with this sign. I might just have one made from Etsy. What do you think? Would you like it at your ceremony?

Floating orchids revealed…

I forgot to revisit this post about the floating orchids. We’ve done an arch like this before, but it had been a few years. I forgot how difficult this orchids are! We set up our normal bamboo arch (did you know this arch was stolen earlier this year?? Heartbreaking. The replacement arch took forever toContinue Reading

US Virgin Island Etsy Beach Wedding!

I am a fan of MODWedding on Facebook which means I get daily updates in my news feed containing some pretty cool ideas for weddings. It’s not “destination wedding” oriented though so while some of the ideas are very cool, they don’t really translate well for our weddings here. That changed yesterday though when theyContinue Reading