Talk about taking geeked out weddings to a whole new level, PoshDJs made a couple’s wedding cake into a live action video game using a projector. When the lights go off, this white five-tiered square cake becomes the palette for amazing 3D projection of classic video games like Donkey Kong, Dig Dug and Sonic the Hedgehog. Seriously, you have to watch the video of this amazing cake (accompanied by an Avicii and Super Mario theme song mash-up) whether or not your a video game fan, your mind will be blown.
Would you ever consider something totally unexpected like this for your wedding cake?
Talk about unexpected celeb sightings, wedding photographer Sascha Reinking was photographing a couple on their wedding day on a busy pedestrian crossing in New York City and noticed a familiar face in the background: Scrubs star Zach Braff! What are the chances of that? Zach Braff totally played it cool and smiled for the camera. This photo should definitely make it into this couple’s wedding album!
— Sascha Reinking (@saschareinking) November 22, 2013
Thank your bridesmaids for their support during the planning process and beyond with a homemade gift to give during the hens party or the morning of the wedding. Take one of these six easy-to-do gift ideas and tackle it over the weekend!
Homemade Lavender Soap
Photo: A Pumpkin And A Princess
Once you buy the soap base and mold, all you need is a microwave and your favourite essential oils to create these gorgeous lavender soaps for your bridesmaids. Follow this basic tutorial to learn how. Or you can cheat a little and order something similar here.
Hidden Note Locket
Photo: Indigo Bunting
Write out a short note or your favourite quote on a strip of patterned paper, then fold and tuck inside a simple bubble locket (you can find a similar one on Etsy). It’s a semi-homemade kind of bridesmaid gift! Here’s the photo tutorial to help you do it.
Vintage Bauble Hanky Thank You
Photo: Oh, Hello Friend
Instagram Notecard Set
Round up your favorite Instagram photos and create a set of custom notecards for each bridesmaid. Design and print your own here!
DIY Fabric Hanger
Make a no-sew fabric-wrapped hanger for your bridesmaids to hang their dress on and take home! Follow the how-to here.
Lace Monogrammed Tote
Photo: Under The Sycamore
A doily and freezer paper stencils help you paint on this cute monogram to a canvas tote. Follow this post to make the personalised bags, then give them to your bridesmaids filled with day-of essentials (like snacks, water, mini liquor bottles, nail files, disposable cameras, Band-aids, a stain remover pen and mints)!
It’s been a big year for former stars of MTV show The Hills (Kristin Cavallari got married, Lauren Conrad announced her engagement in October, and not to mention that Lauren’s ex on the show Jason Wahler also got engaged this year).
Now Whitney Port (who got her own spin-off show on MTV called The City) is engaged. Whitney met her fiance Tim Rosenman on the set of the spin-off show while Tim was a producer.
Letting your friends, family and co-workers know that you’ve just gotten engaged warrants a congratulations and a celebratory toast (at least we think so).
But sometimes the response to “I’m engaged!” isn’t always the one you’d expect. You know the kind of comments we’re talking about — anything that involves whether you’re pregnant, whether they’re in the wedding, or how much that ring cost. Just watch!
Image: Hearts On Fire Acclaim Engagement Ring
No one puts this bride and groom in the corner.
Terra and Drake took their dance lessons seriously, and the result was a re-creation of the dance scene from the original Dirty Dancing (including the lifts)! They totally nailed it and surprised all of their guests.
Watch below to see the entire dance!
And the original Dirty Dancing, Time of My Life
We love a bit of quirkiness here at The Knot HQ, so needless to say these fun mix-and-match centrepieces are right up our alley! If your flower budget is tight, this is a good way to make just a couple of stems go a long way and look super effective.
We suggest asking your florist to use brightly coloured blooms in a mixture of textures, or if you’re picking your own flowers, you can’t go wrong by placing a single stem or two in each votive.
See below for instant inspiration:
Photography: She-N-He Wedding Photography And Design
Photography: Ryan Phillips Photography
Photography: Our Labor of Love
Photography: Leigh Miller Photography
Photography: Katherine O’Brien Photography
Photography: Diana M. Lott Photography
Will you be using mixed and matched vases at your wedding reception?
Choosing your celebrant is often something couples forget about until the last minute! And your celebrant is the one person who really does have a direct impact on your ceremony. Imagine if your celebrant was really nervous or unprepared- that would be incredibly disappointing. You want to have someone standing up there with you who you can absolutely trust.
Jacie Whitfield, is the owner operator of Your Bride’s Maid Celebrant Services. She became a celebrant four years ago as she wanted to provide couples with a personalised, fun, engaging and meaningful wedding ceremony experience.
Jacie Whitfield, celebrant with Your Bride’s Maid Celebrant Services with one of her happy couples
“I wanted to provide an alternative to the stock standard ceremonies I had witnessed as a guest at many weddings. I custom write each and every ceremony so that no two are ever the same.”
It can be tricky to know what to look for when you begin your search for a celebrant. Jacie recommends meeting with potential celebrants in person and watching carefully how they interact with you as this will give you an indication of their delivery method, articulation and presence when performing your ceremony.
Jacie advises, “Beware of cheap, cost cutting and discounted services – while initially they may seem attractive, they often cost you much more than just money in the long run and require ongoing motivation and monitoring from you.”
Jacie’s Top Three Tips For Planning Your Ceremony
1. Make it yours. Seek ways to make your ceremony interesting and meaningful to you and your guests.
2. Let your ceremony move you and tell your distinctive love story.
3. Give your celebrant lots of information and be open to poking some fun at yourselves!
For more information about Jacie, contact her here.
Knotties, how did you know you had found the right celebrant for you?
Victoria’s Secret filmed their annual fashion show yesterday, and although it won’t air until December, we have photos! The best part is that a lot of them are very bridal. With details like something “light” blue pieces, sexy metallic brocade patterns and even a sparkly nude body suit, you might find some pretty inspiration for your own honeymoon lingerie (obviously sans wings)! See photos below.
Which look is your favourite?
Only days after getting engaged to former hockey player Sean Avery, Victoria’s Secret angel Hilary Rhoda walked the runway for the lingerie company’s decidedly honeymoon-worthy fashion show yesterday! Hilary was seen wearing the yellow gold ring with an oval cut diamond the day before filming the Victoria’s Secret. See the gorgeous ring (with a yellow gold band) below. Congrats to Hilary and Sean!