Welcome back and happy Friday! We’ve found a few more fabulous finds for you this week. Enjoy!

Ideas We Love – Buttons

Cute as a button is right! (Sorry – we couldn’t resist!) I was poking around one of my favorite wedding blogs, junebug Weddings, a while back and somehow ended up finding Christy’s inspired button wedding theme. I loved the ideas she pulled together, but even if you don’t want to do an entire button theme, pick a few of your favorite button ideas below or create your own. We can’t think of anything more simple, but delicately beautiful, than buttons.
Cakes courtesy Brides.com, Bouquets courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings

Cakes courtesy Brides.com, Bouquets courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings

This button bout is totally adorable. I love the floral/leaf design on the large fabric covered button. (You can find info/how-to directions by clicking on the photos.)

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button lolli

Courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings

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Courtesy MarthaStewart.com

From Martha Stewart Wedings: Basic Covered Buttons – Button kits, found at sewing stores, let you make shank buttons; you supply only the fabric. Simply cut fabric circles to size and snap pieces together. (Spray-painting the shells white before you wrap them ensures that no metal glare shows through the fabric’s weave.) Lightweight cotton or linen works with any size; use a larger button for heavier fabrics such as tweed.

Places We Love – Meridian House

We’ve been lucky enough to shoot a couple of absolutely lovely weddings at the incomparable Meridian House in DC and we’re already looking forward to being back there for Emily & Jonathan’s wedding next May! They’re one of our fellow colleagues on Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s “best of” list. Meridian is one of those hidden jewels in the city. The mansion is gorgeous, complete with a grand double staircase in the front, high, ornately detailed ceilings, and historic wall tapestries and original  statues throughout the house and gardens. The garden is the perfect spot for an outside ceremony and their sweet pebbled courtyard has the most incredible grove of linden trees that were imported from Europe when the house was built in the early 20th century. We’ve heard people say the linden trees alone were why they fell in love with it and we can see why. It’s truly not to be missed. If you’re looking for an amazing DC venue for your event, we can’t recommend April and her professional team highly enough.

Elizabeth & Jim married at Meridian on a beautiful June day.

Event Planning by Alison Jackson of Pineapple Productions
Floral Design by Dragonfly Events

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Sarah & Ian also chose a perfect day in June for their garden ceremony and reception.

Floral Design by Suzanne Codi
Music by The Gourds

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Ideas We Love – Silhouettes

So you may remember seeing the silhouette monogram design in the last installment of FAB Finds, in reference to unique color schemes.

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Love it! So I was especially excited to learn you could hire a silhouette artist, like the incredibly talented Karl Johnson, for your wedding thanks to fave planner, Pam Barefoot’s ATrendy Wedding blog. How fun!

Courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings

Courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings

Using surgical scissors, Karl cuts the free-hand design on the spot. Amazing.

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Karl (pictured above and below) can also do silhouettes of your pets!

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He also has a limited number of lovely prints for sale. We don’t even have a dog, but I’d love to have this artwork in my home!

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His work has also been featured in numerous publications including Country Living.

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From Pam: “I love the idea of having a silhouette artist at a wedding. I recently touched base with Karl Johnson a master silhouette artist based in California and I’m excited to soon do a unique wedding with him. This is a very classy and personal touch at a wedding and I think that guests will have a great time getting their individual silhouette done. Each silhouette is hand cut and completely custom. Who doesn’t love this idea ….it’s so creative.”

We totally agree. They can be totally vintage or totally modern. The possibilities are endless!

We just love the many, many ideas out there for personlizing your wedding day for your family and friends. Hope you found a little inspiration of your own this Friday. Thanks so much for joining us and enjoy a fabulous weekend!

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