Tuesday’s Tablescape: DIY Yellow Candy & Cookie Buffet

I decided to showcase a slightly different tablescape today…

Say hello to DIY candy and dessert buffet perfection! When I first scrolled through these pictures in my Google Reader, I thought I was looking at sweet table design guru, Amy Atlas’ blog. But no, this table was actually designed by my friend Virginia for a party in honor of her new baby, Kaelyn! (On a side-note, Virginia is a talented graphic designer who designed my initial logo and brand identity when I first launched Sweetchic two years ago!)

These magazine-worthy shots were captured by our mutual friend and photographer extraordinaire, Kelly of Kelly Chau Photography (YAY for fellow Weddingbee alums!). Take a peek:

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Are you impressed yet?! And can you believe that nearly all of the goodies are store-bought, and a number of the platters were borrowed. Talk about resourceful! Virginia put SO much thought, time and effort into Kaelyn’s party, what a lucky baby! I forsee some awesome birthday parties in Kaelyn’s future!

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A super crafty way to create the levels on this table? Boxes wrapped in coordinating wrapping paper!

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I love the little bees buzzing around the top of the cake! Perfect with the color scheme (and perhaps a little homage to Weddingbee? hehe)

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But wait, where’s Kaelyn?!

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Click here, to check out some amazing shots from Kaelyn’s photo session, again by Kelly Chau!

{Every Tuesday, Sweetchic Events features a fabulous tablescape from around the blogosphere for your viewing pleasure!}


Amazing DIY Wedding Projects on Ruffled!

Ruffled is one of my favorite wedding blogs, and I have been blown away by their recent DIY contest entries! (I’m also amazed that all these people who entered have such great photography skills, but that’s a whole ‘nother topic…) The entry deadline has already passed, and below are some of my favorite entries. Check out the links for step-by-step instructions for each of the projects and many more pictures. If I were a bride, I would totally be inspired by this creativity!

Entry #4: Vintage Postcard Save-the-Date by Heather

This dedicated bride scoured antique stores for vintage postcards (which already were used/written on):


And painstaking bleached the ink writing off and typed her Save-the-Date message with a vintage type-writer. Wow!


Entry #10: Vintage Bridesmaids Necklace by Lisa of Ink and Buttons

Now this is one of my favorites because I totally WANT this necklace… but am too lazy to make it for myself, despite the detailed instructions! Anyone want to make it for me?! hehe. It’s made with a strand of chandelier crystals!



Actually, upon second reading, I may have to attempt this necklace at some point because I love it that much.

Entry #17: Faux Milkglass Centerpieces by blogger Annie of Marry You Me

Milk glass is seriously all the rage these days, but can be hard to find and/or pricey. So this resourceful bride found regular glass vases at the thrift store, and SPRAY PAINTED them! What an Ah-Ha moment, duh! And they turned out amazing – all the look – without the all the price. I’ve never actually attempted to spray paint anything, but I’m seriously tempted to try now…



I also think her choices in glassware were perfect!


Entry #18: Vintage Lace Headband by Jessica

Three simple ingredients became a swoon-worthy headband. How perfect would this look with a flowy, Grecian-style gown?





Entry #20: Tin Can Vases by Cori Cook Floral

Ok, this project is completely affordable and SO do-able for a crafty bride without a big budget for flowers!






Entry #23: Photobooth Wall by Laura

How cute is this photobooth wall? If I could go back in time, I would love to have something super awesome like this at my wedding! Oh well, no such luck…


You can find all of the entries linked here. Trust me, so much DIY goodness you may just be tempted to head over to your nearby thrift store/craft store/hardware store!


Blog Love: my DIY wedding day

I just heard about the cutest new DIY wedding blog, my DIY wedding day from the editors of WeddingChannel.com! Its relatively new, so the archive isn’t huge yet, but there is so much potential! Readers can also submit their own DIY projects, which is part of the fun. Definitely check it out and submit your own DIY goodness (and let me know when you do!)


Featured projects that were super cute:

Centerpiecefinal Flowerbed centerpieces and favors

StirsticksPersonalized stir sticks


Paperflowerfinal Paper boutonniers

What do you think?!