How To Style An Event For Guys

How To Style An Event For Guys

Inspiration and tips on how to style an event for guys with natural/rustic decor. 

Rustic Chic Bouquets

As we continue with Wedding Week, today I'm excited to introduce you to Lindsey & Jonathan...


Their wedding day was just so sweet, but their love story and illustration of God's faithfulness has been even sweeter. Lindsey is a co-worker and friend of mine, and I've known Jonathan for it's been really cool to watch two friends I've known independently come together and fall in love. And I was so honored to be able to play a small role in their special day!

When Lindsey and I sat down to discuss her vision for the bouquets, I knew she wanted three things:

1.  Rustic in style

2. Blush and white in color

3. Affordable

So I created 8 bouquets, 1 flower girl bouquet, 2 large ceremony arrangements, 8 medium sized reception arrangements and about 40 (yes 40..see pic below) small baby's breath arrangements for the reception tables...all for right around $450.


The bouquets consisted of the following flowers:

Blush Garden Roses
White Garden Roses
White Hydrangeas
Dusty Miller
Baby's Breath
White Hypericum Berries
Blush Spray Roses

I wrapped them all in burlap and tied with twine to continue the rustic feel. They matched perfectly with the bridesmaids blush dresses!

All photos courtesy of Kyle Hale

Burlap bows for the guest pews and floral bows for the family pews.

Congrats to the happy new couple!


Apartment Living: Easy and Cheap Coffee Table Decor

In the first six months of marriage, merging lives and "stuff" has been a fun, but ongoing challenge. Namely, how do I decorate our apartment in a stylish, cozy and affordable way without making my poor husband feel like he's living in a girl's apartment.

(Rule #1: Limit the usage of pink. Obviously.)

Today's task: Incorporate hubby's coffee table with a touch of shabby chic style that's not so feminine he feels like he's looking at a home you'd find on Lifetime: Television for Women.

Get the Look (for cheap!):

1. Chevron Table Runner: I got this from the awesome website Very Jane that has AWESOME daily, and I mean cheap. It was only $11.99! (I liked it so much I bought three different colors)

2. Flower Tray: It's actually a cheap picture frame from Michael's that I unscrewed the back off of so that it would lay flat, and I bought a .50 piece of printed card stock to put in the frame for a little style. The frame was only $7.99, and bonus...I opened my Michael's iPhone app and used a framing coupon, so it was only $5!

3. Bird Tealight: I got this adorable tealight holder from Crate & Barrel for only $7.95.

4. Antique Frame: Only $2.99 at Hobby Lobby. The adorable married couple in the frame? Of course, that's us. :)

5. Hydrangeas: These aren't real...but in real life, they really don't look super fake! They were $5 at Michael's (I used a coupon again!), and then I took an old mason jar I had laying around, wrapped it in burlap, tied it with jute ribbon, and bam...can't even see the fake stem hiding beneath!

6. Books: I just picked two books I already owned that were a good color to complement the decor and took the covers off of them! 

TOTAL COST: Less than $35!

Finding a look that both my hubby and I can live with: PRICELESS.


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