In the Mood For: The Royal Wedding Anniversary

More than knowing how to throw a party, they know how to show love and respect for one another and people around the world. Aside from all of the drama, Harry and Meghan have been busy running their non-profit organization, Archewell. I did a little digging and learned that they chose this name because the Greek word “arche” means “source of action” (Archie = Arche). Aside from that, Meghan recently teamed up with Save the Children and did a fantastic story-time segment available on instagram. We are donating the proceeds from our Picture Hope coloring book to the same organization! That makes us just like Meghan, right?

Okay. Now that I’ve talked about how wonderful Harry and Meghan are for humanitarian reasons, I can talk about what we all guiltily came here for: FASHION. 

Since joining the royal family, Meghan has become an icon. And in the months since Megxit, she has stepped up her wardrobe in a big way. I’ve been feeling a little tired of my same two house dresses and have spent a fair bit of time looking at pictures of Meghan and Kate for fashion inspiration. You’ll love what I found!! The mix of classic elegance with modern, playful touches is perfect. Truthfully, that’s what I hope Lars makes you, dear reader, think of. I’d like to think Meghan is a Lars girl. 😉 

Two years ago, we wrote about the wedding and made a mood board! If you want to see their wedding style synthesized, try this out! You probably have one friend who is a big time fan of all things royal (mine is named Dana). Send her something from our Royal Weddings collection!  

(I won’t tell if you make a purchase for yourself.)

royal wedding stationary to celebrate the royal family

Keep on scrolling down to see some pieces that are a perfect fit for a royal-loving Lars girl. When you’re ready, head to our instagram today to vote on your favorite royal wedding fashion items. Which wedding was your favorite, Meghan’s or Kate’s? 

Now that’s the tea – don’t spill.

Everyday style inspired by the Royal Family

How to plan your own royal wedding

If you are day dreaming of your very own classic wedding, inspired by Meghan and Harry’s big day, we have all the resources to help you! We are in full support of you going all out for the classy, iconic wedding of this decade. Visions of pastel colors and big hats are dancing around our heads. If you can picture it too, keep reading! After all, your deserve to feel royal on your wedding day.

paper wedding bouqet meghan markle's wedding bouqet from the royal wedding

You can find the templates needed to make your own paper version of Meghan’s wedding bouquet in our new paper flower e-book.  Start the theme with your bridal shower, with the help of these printable invites the queen herself would approve of! Click here to see the royal wedding inspired tea party we held, for inspiration for your bridal shower or the reception itself!

Explore the links below for fashion inspired by the personal styles of members of the royal family. Imagine your guests donning classy pastel attire for the garden wedding every one will be talking about. Below you’ll find dresses, spring blazers, heels, and even hats the royal family would love any excuse to wear

Royal Wedding Fashion

Royal Wedding Accessories

 

This post is part of our “In the Mood For” series, where we highlight the taste of famous people and characters we love. Click these links to be inspired by kindred spirits like Anne of Green Gables or Jo March, or to learn how to re-create the iconic styles of real life heroes Iris Apfel or Alexander Girard

Royal Wedding Inspired Bouquet

Royal Wedding Inspired Bouquet

Wedding season is in full swing! Yes, we’re still riding that royal wedding wave and we’re not ashamed (clearly!). The flowers had to be my favorite part of the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan. Those flower arches were absolutely dreamy outside of St. George’s Chapel. We loved the lush and overflowing greenery and the all-white color palette. Meghan’s bouquet, in contrast, was much more restrained. She held a very petite and lovely bouquet of flowers in an all-white color scheme. Though I tend to agree with the ‘more is more’ mantra, the simplicity of this bouquet is so stunning! We researched each flower in her bouquet in order to create a very similar paper replica. Did you know it’s tradition for royals to include a sprig of Myrtle in their bouquets? It represents love and started with the wedding of the eldest daughter of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.

Royal Wedding Inspired Bouquet

Learn how to make each flower for your own royal wedding-inspired bouquet!

Royal Wedding Mood Board

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Was anyone else inspired by the Royal Wedding this past weekend? Honestly, I’m sad it’s over! We won’t have another royal wedding for a long time! Although there were elements of the wedding I would have altered (not about the small bouquet trend–more is more!), I thought it was breathtaking in its entirety! To keep the fun going a little bit longer, we put together a Royal Wedding Mood Board inspired by the special day of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Aubrey Hepburn, lush foliage and English Gardens, and a muted palette create a beautifully timeless wedding. We also put together a lookbook for the wedding, complete with everything you need to put together a royal-inspired wedding! What was your favorite part of the wedding? We want to know!

Shop all the elements of the Royal Wedding!

Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

If you haven’t heard, we’re creating a new paper wedding bouquet every month for all you brides to be out there! We kept it clean and simple last month with a white stunner that would work for so many different styles. This month’s bouquet is far more colorful and perfect for a more casual, lively gathering! We’re calling it our Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet! Poppies, daffodils, tulips, and a few kumquats come together to create a bright and springy bouquet. We’ve provided templates and step-by-step instructions so you can recreate this lush beauty for your next event! It looks lovely in a vase as well!

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Download the flower templates today!

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Shop this gorgeous white eyelet dress HERE

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Paper Wedding Bouquet

See where we buy Crepe Paper HERE

Materials:

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Instructions:

Daffodil: See our tutorial HERE

Poppy:

  1. To make the center stamen, cut out a 1″x1/2″ piece of light green crepe paper. Glue a piece of floral wire to the edge of the crepe paper piece and roll it up into a tight coil with the wire in the center.
  2. Place a wooden bead over crepe paper covered wire, leaving 1/4-inch of the light green crepe paper exposed above the bead.
  3. Gently flare out the crepe paper at the top of the bead to create a little spout.
  4. Cover the wooden bead by wrapping 1/2-inch strips of outstretched dark green crepe paper around it.
  5. Cut a 1-inch tall by 3-inch wide piece of lime green crepe paper. Fringe the long edge by cutting very narrow slits down the edge.
  6. Wrap and glue the fringed piece around the base of the bead.
  7. Using the templates provided, cut out 2 petals of each size.
  8. Accordion fold each petal lengthwise and then twist the folded petal gently. This will give the poppy petal its signature crumpled texture. Gently untwist and unfold the petal.
  9. Glue the petals to the center stamen, starting with the two smallest placed across from each other, then adding in the larger ones.
  10. Cut out the leaves using the template and attach 1 to 2 per stem.

Tulip: See our tutorial HERE

Kumquats: 

  1. Crumple a small piece of tissue paper up into the rough size of a kumquat
  2. Cut 1/2 wide strips of orange crepe paper against the grain. Stretch out the strips to smooth out the ridges.
  3. Stick a piece of floral wire into the tissue paper ball and secure with glue.
  4. Wrap the tissue paper ball with the outstretched crepe paper strips to cover completely and form a smooth kumquat shape. Repeat to create as many kumquats as desired.
  5. Using the leaf templates provided create green leaves and glue floral wire to the backs of them.
  6. Group some kumquats and leaves together to create kumquat boughs

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Cinco de Mayo Wedding Bouquet

Photography by Jane Merritt  | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen

Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet

Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet

March has arrived, which means Spring is on its way, which means wedding season is upon us! Do you have any weddings to attend this year? Perhaps you’re a soon-to-be bride? Either way, you probably know flowers are a huge part of weddings and for good reason. Blossoms and blooms have the power to create dreamy settings, lovely pops of color, and can determine the style and mood of a wedding. The downside? They cost a pretty penny. So if you’re the type of bride that would rather spend time creating rather than spend money on a florist, this Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet is for you!

Inspired by the gorgeous work of Yasmine Floral Design, one of my favorite florists, we made a bouquet of Coral Charm peonies, Billy Balls, and lots of greenery. Tied with a lovely silk ribbon, no one would ever know this bouquet wasn’t real! Plus, it lasts long after the big day. Now you’ve got an heirloom wedding bouquet that you can have for years to come. Just set it in a vase or use it as a centerpiece!

Get the tutorials for the flowers and start making some blooms!

Artifact Uprising Wedding Invitation and Macaron Eiffel Tower favor

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Macaron Eiffel TowerAny excuse to go to Europe is a good one and it turns out I hit the jackpot! My brother-in-law, who lives in Denmark, is getting married in October to a lovely girl from France. And yes, I think you know where this is heading…We’re going to France for a wedding in the fall! Dreamy, right? Of course, I had to get involved in some of the preparations, and thankfully the bride and groom were generous enough to include me.

So we teamed up with Artifact Uprising to create a wedding invitation with an elevated design and timeless appeal, perfect for a classic Parisian wedding. The invitation is a no-frills design ideal for the modern bride or groom who may not be drawn to the traditional bells and whistles of a more extravagant invitation suite. Inspired by the beautiful blue invitation and the romantic Parisian wedding setting, we created a Macaron Eiffel Tower Favor! This little treat is perfect for an engagement party or wedding favor and goes great with the invitation! Remind me why I didn’t get married in Paris? 

Macaron Eiffel Tower

Make sure to take a closer look at the Artifact Uprising invitations and download the Eiffel Tower printable!

Tea Stained Flower Garland

Tea stained Flower Garland

Did you ever have to distress or age an assignment in elementary school or junior high? Like burning the edges or tea staining the paper of a letter to make it look old? I remember my mom helping be brew a pot of tea for a history assignment and being fascinated by the effect. Well, we’re paying homage to those grade school assignments with this tea stained flower garland! We cut out loads of paper daisies with our die-cut machine and then painted them with tea bags to give the flowers some warmth. The result was better than we imagined, with various shades of honey-colored daisies! The best part about it? You only need regular old printer paper, a few bags of tea, and some twine. Things we all have in our cupboards. And things that are CHEAP. Beautiful in an all white setting with some neutral accents, this tea stained flower garland would be perfect for a wedding. No upcoming nuptials? Imagine a canopy of these flowers draped over a bed. Can you say dreamy?

Tea stained Flower Garland

Keep reading to download the daisy template for your die-cut machine!

Artifact Uprising Wedding Invitations (with discount code!)

envelope linersAfter dipping our toes into some wedding planning, we can’t seem to get enough! Invitations are often the first impression of a couple’s upcoming nuptials and set the tone for what to expect at their wedding. This might seem like a lot of pressure, but it’s the perfect opportunity to get your vision across! Artifact Uprising just released their new wedding invitation line and it is beautifully simple and modern. There are so many wedding invitations out there on the market right now, and it can be hard to narrow it down. It’s hard to stray from too-trendy designs. The no-frills designs of Artifact Uprising make for classic invitations that can be customized with 15 different designs to ensure there’s an option for every couple out there!

Want to customize your invites even more? Staying true to our Lars’ aesthetic, we wanted to add a bit of art to our invitations with some painterly envelope liners. We love the color and texture the envelopes add to the timeless invitation. So if you’re in the market for some wedding invitations, make sure to check out Artifact Uprising and download our printable envelope liners! It makes opening an envelope much more fun.

envelope liners

Take a look at all the designs and options!

Scandinavian Garden Wedding

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Wedding Day Recap Becca here with a post-wedding recap! It’s been over a month since we got married and we just got all our pictures back from the big day! Scrolling through pictures, I was able to relive every moment and found myself smiling the whole time. Thinking back on our wedding day, it was everything I had imagined. And seeing my vision come to life made me absolutely giddy! I am a firm believer in utilizing your resources when it comes to wedding planning, and I could never have done it without so many talented and gracious people.

Creating an inspiration board early on in the wedding planning process was essential for me! Not only did it help me identify and narrow my focus for what I wanted, it was also extremely helpful to use as a reference for those contributing. Everyone understood the look I was going for and so many people pitched in to make it happen! Never underestimate the power of help.

Here’s a peek inside the reception!

Bridal Tip: Vintage Stamps

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Bridal Tip: Vintage Stamps

“Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.”

Steve Jobs was one smart cookie. Becca here with a quick wedding tip! The above quote has become my wedding (life) motto. I love the details! They are the icing on the cake, the finishing touches, and the elements that bring everything together. Now, I know many of you will argue that you’ll drive yourself crazy with being too finicky about every little thing. This may be true for some people. But for me, it’s the little things that make my heart sing! That being said, whether you’re a detail oriented person or not, there are a few simple ways to personalize your big day within reason. One being: Vintage Stamps! There are so many beautiful vintage and current stamp designs that will really send home your wedding look.

How to Make your own Bridal Bouquet

How to make your own bridal bouquet

Oh, how I love flowers! They’re just the icing on the cake when it comes to every special occasion, most specifically a wedding. They manage to bring everything together: the colors, the theme, the feel. After I picked the theme for my wedding, Scandinavian Garden, I knew that the flowers were going to be a huge factor in creating the look I wanted. Can’t have a garden without flowers! I wanted a bouquet that would look almost as if it had been plucked fresh out of the ground: very whimsical, asymmetrical, and full of wild flowers.

Luckily, I found a florist, Erin Keller of Urban Chateau Floral, that I was able to work with on a more personal level to create my dream bouquet. After working with her side by side, I’d recommend this to every bride! Erin shared some floral design tips with me, asked me my opinion as we went, and made sure the bouquet was perfect in every way. I thought I would pass along those tips to how to create your own bridal bouquet! You’ll have some basic guidelines for creating gorgeous floral arrangements, whether you’re getting married or not. Flowers are always in season!

Read on for all the tips!

Exclamation Point Bridal Accessories

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Bridal accessories

Usually, when a woman first gets engaged, her thoughts turn to the wedding dress. It can be a difficult process to choose the perfect dress: You often have to try on dozens of dresses, visit multiple shops, it may take months to ship, and there are almost always alterations for size and customization. Have you ever seen “Say Yes to the Dress”? It can get pretty intense! I was lucky, or maybe crazy (?) because I bought the second dress I tried on. Nevertheless, it can be an overwhelming process, enough so to make you forget about accessories. No wedding look is complete without the accessories! Michael Kors said, “I have always thought of accessories as an exclamation point of an outfit.” Every bride wants exclamation points, right? I got the prettiest shoes and jewelry from BHLDN to add the exclamation point to my wedding dress and I couldn’t be happier. They are right in line with my Scandinavian Garden theme. I have a few tips when it comes to choosing your accessories

Take a closer look at our exclamation point bridal accessories