DIY: Fall Guest Book Tree

Monday, October 14, 2013
DIY: Fall Guest Book Tree

Fall is upon us! The leaves are turning and the weather has become cool and crisp. Autumn is becoming a popular time to tie the knot. Brides and grooms have started to incorporate fall aspects into their wedding day. One quick and simple way to add some fall flavor to your special day is to glam up your guest book by creating a unique, fall themed, guest book tree.

This project is a quick and inexpensive! It can be done in less than an hour. All you need is a trip to your nearest craft store and a dollar store.  These are the items in which you will need to purchase:

-          Clear glass vase (or colored depending on preference) –Michael’s Craft Store
o   We will use the clear vase for the base of the tree
-          River rocks or pebbles – Dollar Store
o   You will need to buy enough rocks to fill the vase
-          Branches
o   You can utilize nature and collect branches outside!
o   You can also order branches off of Etsy, Ebay, or Craigslist
-          Die Cut Leaves (In the colors you choose) Michael’s Craft Store of JoAnn Fabrics
-          String
-          Hole puncher
First, you will take the base of your tree and fill it with rocks. Once the rocks are half way full, add branches to your vase. You will want to arrange your branches so the tree is symmetrical and won’t tip over. Once the branches are in place, you may fill the rest of the vase with rocks. Once the base of the tree is ready, grab your hole punch and punch a hole in the top of each leaf. Cut string or ribbon to desired length, and make a look for guests to hang the leaves on the tree.

Once you set the tree out for display, create a sample leaf so guests know what to put on the leaf. You can buy fun colored fall pens, gold, silver, orange, or red for guests to write with. Let your imagine soar. This simple, easy, and creative guest book tree is sure to be a hit and can last a lifetime!

Vendor Spotlight: Poplin

“Feeling good about how you look isn’t an indulgence. It’s a must have.”

Why not look fabulous on your wedding day too? It’s affordable, stress free, and will make your dream Pinterest boards come to life.

Styling the wedding party and yourself is an essential part of your wedding day. I know, I’ve been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I find myself searching for pictures through Pinterest out of sheer habit. Of course all the pictures I have pinned are lovely gowns and my “dream Pinterest” wedding party is dressed to perfection, but one question remains, “Now, what?”

We’ve done the research, we’ve printed and pinned the pictures, now how do we obtain our dream dresses? Who will set up appointments for the men to find the exact gray suit you desire, or work to find those hot and sexy honeymoon clothes you’ve been dying to purchase? Poplin is here to make your styling dreams a reality. The founder and owner of Poplin, Mellicia Marx, is the fairy godmother to make all of your wedding styling dreams come true. She is the woman that can help you, not only by researching your design style, but she will design a particular look for you and your groom. She will execute that look for your wedding day, wedding party, and even your honey moon. Poplin Style does the hard work for you and you will be able to rest knowing that your wedding party will look classic, timeless, put together, and feel good. 

Think of Poplin as your own personal wedding fairy. Who doesn’t want that? For more information please visit

Wedding Planner 

Wedding Interns Wanted for 2014!

Thursday, October 3, 2013
As an Elegant Affairs in intern, you will learn the ins and outs of wedding and event planning beginning with meeting with potential clients through the planning process until the completion of the event. Interns will research and prep for client meetings, put together inspiration boards, meet with new and existing vendors to create and strengthen relationships and prep for weddings and events. Another facet of the internship includes promoting Elegant Affairs to new and potential clients and vendors utilizing social networks.

This is an UNPAID internship. This internship is located in Washington state (we are located in Puyallup, 45 minutes south of Seattle) and you must provide your own transportation as we drive A LOT to and from meetings and events. You must be available Friday-Sundays for our events throughout our wedding season(s) and also have to be at least 18 years of age.

We are looking for interns to work our spring, summer and fall wedding season.

What the internship is:
... An invaluable look at the hard work that really goes into an event
... A great opportunity to learn from an award winning wedding planner
... Climbing, hanging, folding, arranging, setting up, fixing, running, rearranging anything and everything

What the internship isn't:
... like anything you've seen in the movies (ie. The Wedding Planner)
... Paid
... Permanent (internship will span early spring + summer/fall)
... Full-time (about 10-20 hours per week when we have events)

We definitely have more to chat about if you are:
... calm in the face of adversity
... fun, funny (we like to laugh...a lot)
... a good negotiator
... pumped to do physical labor (in heels or super cute flats)
... comfortable getting dirty (yes, we often find ourselves crawling on the floor)
... willing to learn lots of new skills (sewing anyone?)
... knowledgeable about colors, flowers
... have a good fashion sense (of course we have to look good)
... able to visualize and be creative without being directed
... keep up with the latest trends
... well organized

Here's what we want:
... No more than 50 word explanation why you want this internship.

... A list of 10 random facts that will help me get to know you. Be creative, quirky, silly, whatever, just don't bore me. Personality is key people.

... A WEDDING Inspiration Board (must be in the form or a jpeg or PDF file). Make it fun, interesting and not something I've seen a thousand times. The only rule? Your inspiration board needs to include a wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, color swatch, bouquet and centerpiece.

Here's what we don't want:
Your resume. Your job experience. Unsolicited requests for paid positions. Phone calls.

Please e-mail to: Deadline for submission is Monday, December 2, 2013.

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