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Burlap Wedding - DIY Table Runners

I love the look of burlap.  You can see my ode to burlap post here.  I came across instructions for a DIY burlap table runner.  Burlap is such an inexpensive fabric and looks great if you are doing a casual wedding but also can look very modern and chic.  Below you will find instructions on how to DIY burlap wedding table runners.  This post is from a great wedding resource:  Style Me Pretty.

Photo by Carrie Patterson

These instructions are verbatim from Style Me Pretty.


One bolt of 54-inch wide burlap (you can use less, but 21 runners took the full bolt)
Teal Blue Thread


1. Cut fabric in lengths of 14 feet, two inches.

2. Cut in half lengthwise so that each strip is 27 inches wide

3. Turn the ends and sides under one inch and hem

4. Stitch with a zig zag stitch (my mom used the largest zig zag, about a quarter of an inch) on her machine and chose satin thread)

5. Iron flat

Cake of the Week - Green and Brown Wedding

I love the modern sweetness that this wedding cake exudes. 

Photo by Elle Jae Weddings

Day of Coordination (DOC) Services in the San Francisco Bay Area

Day of Coordination Services or DOC for short are typically for the couple who wants to plan all aspects of their wedding but need some assistance towards the end of the wedding planning process.  Even though its called Day of Coordination typically work begins at least one month out.  Wedding vendors are contacted, a detailed wedding timeline is created and all final details regarding the wedding ceremony and reception setup are worked out.

I think that Day of Coordination Services are a necessity for a wedding.  When I began planning my own wedding I adopted the following rule:  that family members would not be allowed to work at my wedding….they would be guests only.  I held true to this rule and enlisted the help of Christine from Ribbon & Tie.  Yes, I did help with the setup for my reception but at some point I needed to get my hair and makeup done and had to relinquish control.  All went excellently and I did not have to worry about a thing.

You can read about the Bellissima Vita Weddings Day of Coordination Package here.

Centerpiece of the Week - Orange and White Wedding Flowers

I love bottles….all shapes and all sizes.  I love how this arrangement was made using different types of bottles with just a few beautiful flowers in each. 

Photo by Jessamyn Harris

Create your own Wedding Ceremony Backdrop

So while browsing some of my favorite wedding blogs I came across the most amazing DIY wedding ceremony backdrop.  Thank you to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this wedding shot by Stephanie Fay.  You can see the rest of the wedding photography here.


Check out more great ceremony backdrops at Green Wedding Shoes.

Cool Things Wednesdays 76 - Unique Wedding Ideas & Decor

I only have one product for this week’s edition of Cool Things Wednesdays…..but it can stand alone.  The first of its kind Do-It-Yourself Letterpress Machine.  I ordered one and will post projects on the blog in case you are interested.