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There’s no better way to spend the long holiday weekend than with a fun DIY project! Relaxing and crafting, while crossing a task off your wedding to-do list? Sounds like perfection! If you agree, then you’re going to love today’s guest feature, from none other than our friend Danielle from Wed in Milwaukee! She’s offered to show us how to make one of our favorite DIY wedding decorations — a Mr. & Mrs. sign! Can’t wait to hear what she has to say!

George Street How to Make a Mr. & Mrs Wedding Sign

Wedding DIY projects continue to grow in popularity, and it’s doubtful that creative brides and grooms will stop anytime soon (thank you, Pinterest). One of my favorite DIY projects from my own wedding was our head table decoration — a glittery winter-inspired Mr. & Mrs. sign. It’s easy to make, and you’ll love seeing your do-it-yourself touches at your own wedding. Choose materials that match your color palette and get started!

Materials:

Wooden letters (from Michaels) – I used Mr. & Mrs., but you could certainly spell out your new last name!
Modge Podge
Small foam paint brush
Glitter – I used silver, but you could use any color glitter or plain spray paint, too.
Krylon clear matte finishing spray
A piece of wood to hot glue letters to (Optional)
Hot glue gun

A sparkly DIY Mr. & Mrs. wedding sign

1. Use the foam paint brush to apply a layer of Modge Podge to your wooden letters.

2. Before the Modge Podge dries, sprinkle glitter on all surfaces of each letter. It’s best to do one letter at a time, so the Modge Podge doesn’t dry. Tip: I used a cardboard box to set the letters into, standing upright, once they were entirely covered. Let dry.

3. Once letters are dry, touch up any spots that need it with Modge Podge and glitter.

4. Spray with finishing spray. If you purchased wooden letters that stand on their own, you’re done! However, if you purchased wooden letters that need extra support, follow steps 5-7.

5. Cut a flat piece of wood the length of your letters. Since I was using a black tablecloth, I spray-painted the wood black to blend into the table.

6. Use a hot glue gun to glue each letter to the front of the wood base. Press and hold.

7. Once each letter is in place, let dry. And remember – pack your glue gun in your wedding day emergency kit, in case you have to make a last-minute fix.

Danielle Barr is the editor of Wed in Milwaukee, a Milwaukee wedding blog powered by OnMilwaukee.com. She was married in November 2013 in Lake Geneva and currently works with Milwaukee couples and vendors to share their wedding stories and advice. She has worked on a variety of magazines and topics, from food & travel to home & garden to beading & jewelry.

 

August proved to be a busy, rewarding and exciting month for all of us at George Street! As you might’ve guessed, we’re all about capturing memories to be shared for years down the road. So, we figured it was only appropriate to document August’s incredible moments with the help of our trusty friend, Instagram! In case you didn’t keep up with our feed @georgestphoto, here’s an Insta-recap of the entire month!

We got to know another group of talented & amazing George Streeters…

…put our flower crown-making skills to good use…

…cooled off from the summer heat with delicious popsicles…

…and slushies, of course!

And, let’s not forget about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where we kept cool (literally) and helped raise awareness for an incredible cause!

We discovered there’s no better way to stay in the summer spirit than with a mini office garden!

We planned more birthday celebrations, starting with the adorable Felicia…

…and ending with oh-so-sweet Natalie!

We got ready for our close-up and filmed a video with Salesforce

…and continued to show up to the office in matching outfits (Hey, great minds dress alike!).

Best of all, we toasted to an amazing summer wedding season!

Thanks for tagging along on all of our behind-the-scenes adventures this month! For more glimpses into life at HQ, be sure to follow us on Instagram!

 

Where do I even begin with a wedding this gorgeous? I could start with the timeless wedding details infused with a modern twist…or maybe it’s the too-adorable-to-be-true ‘first look’ shared between Kimberly and Sam, as their wedding party looks on (trust me, folks — it’s one for the record books!). And then there’s the refined elegance of the Hammock Dunes Club, a location that couldn’t be more perfect for this pair’s special day! Of course, the true crowning jewels of this idyllic Orlando wedding are the bride and groom themselves, and all the stunning moments captured by their amazingly talented photographer, Belinda P.! Add an extra dose of lovely to your Wednesday morning and get inspired by Kimberly and Sam’s beautiful day. I guarantee you’ll be happy you did! Xo, Amanda

       

 

While our days of warm weather, school breaks and sun tans are numbered, I can’t help but feel excited for all the fun things fall has in store. And, if you ask me, a change in season and a new autumn wardrobe totally calls for a celebration! How are we celebrating? With an amazing, two-for-one giveaway for you, that’s how! (And yes, that means TWO gifts!)

A hairpiece and garter giveaway from Davie & Chiyo

This week only, the oh-so-lovely team at Davie & Chiyo is giving you the chance to win both the Aster comb and the Cherub Lace garter (seen above!) from their incredible line! Each accessory is handcrafted with beautiful, locally-sourced materials, from airy chiffons to elegant lace. Trust me, girls — one look at their site, and I guarantee your heart will skip a beat!

So, just how can you get your hands on these beauties? Click here to enter for your chance to win! And for extra points, be sure to follow Davie & Chiyo on Facebook! We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Best of luck, gals! Xo, Amanda

 

Happy End-of-August, friends! While we’re sad to see summer go, we’re so excited to gear up for a fall filled with sweet engagement sessions, beautiful love stories and wonderful wedding loveliness. To celebrate an amazing summer wedding season and a month of inspiring features, we’ve enlisted Danielle, our Marketing Coordinator, to close out August with her blog favorites! This lovely gal has a knack for pinpointing the most beautiful photos and unique details, so we knew she’d be the perfect person to lead our round up.

Scroll down and see which sweet deets caught her eye this month!

A casual couple holds balloons for a whimsical outdoor engagement photo

Whimsical Props: I love when couples like Lauren & Phil use balloons as props during their engagement sessions! Too cute!

A couple shares a cute candid moment for an outdoor engagement photo

The Little Moments: How sweet are Minjin and John? Their e-session was filled with so many cute and candid shots!

A couple poses with their dog for a candid engagement photo

Man’s Best Friend: I definitely want my pet to be a part of my future engagement photos! Lauren and Phil really rocked it with their session.

A vintage New York couple poses for a candid wedding photo on a rooftop

Sweet & City Chic: A great pop of color, an amazing location…I couldn’t help but swoon over Amber and Tom’s New York wedding!

A display of succulents in floral teacups for a vintage wedding

Darling DIY: I’m all about fun and unique gift ideas for wedding guests. Kari and the SnapKnot team gave us so many great ideas, like these adorable succulent favors!

Two cute ring bearers dressed in rustic attire pose for a photo

Dapper Gentlemen: So. Adorable! This look is just too cute for ring bearers.

A bride and groom pose for an outdoor photo outside a colonial house

Timeless Venue: Big houses are so classic! They’re a symbol of starting your new life together, as a married couple, and I love how that topic made our list of favorite wedding registry ideas.

A display of family photos at a vintage outdoor wedding

A Family Affair: I adore the idea of having old family photos displayed to honor loved ones. Charles and William’s wedding was so beautiful, especially since they incorporated their family in every aspect of the day!

A groom dips his bride for an outdoor photo at the Grand Tradition Estate

Fairytale Venue: First of all, let me start by saying that dip photos are my favorite! Second, the Grand Tradition Estate has one of the most beautiful gardens in San Diego — I think it’s so perfect for a wedding!

An Austin couple shares a romantic moment for an outdoor wedding photo

Glowing & Gorgeous I’m obsessed with non-white dresses (this champagne color is stunning!) and perfect golden-hour lighting — and let me tell you, Town Lake Trail has plenty of that!

Have a lovely week, everyone! And I hope you soak in the last few weeks of summer!

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All About Danielle…

With an affinity for gorgeous photography and a penchant for adorable pups, Danielle is the wonderful Marketing Coordinator at George Street Photo & Video! Originally from the Bay Area, this sweet gal is a sucker for the color yellow and the Oregon coast. When this jack-of-all-trades isn’t bringing her amazing skills to the GS Marketing Department, she’s dreaming of road-tripping all around the country, with her trusty camera in hand!