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“At my own engagement party a year ago, I asked my stylist to do a bow bun. I love bows; I love buns. So the “bow” bun was clearly my up-do of choice!” says photographer, Jen Huang. We decided to combing our love for Jen, and bow buns, and share this tutorial with you, shot by Jen! There are many different versions online, so we can’t take credit for the idea, but here’s how to do it:

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL
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Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

1. Curl your hair for volume and have plenty of hairspray at the ready

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

2. Pull your hair up into a pony tail, but when you’re pulling your hair through the loop the last time, only pull it through halfway, leaving a little tail

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

3. Split the ponytail “poof” in half and loop the “tail” over the split to create the “center” of the bow

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

Wedding Blog BOW BUN TUTORIAL

4. Secure with bobbies or hair spray and spread the two sides of the bow for maximum effect. Thanks to the beautiful Brie for modeling in Costa Rica.

(What’s that? You wanted to see Jen’s gorgeous engagement party and her own bow bun? We thought so. Head here!)

Vendors: Photography: Jen Huang // Model: Brie // Shot on Fuji 160S and processed/scanned by RichardPhotoLab

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We’re working on a super fun project over at eBay where we’ll be making some really fun “how-to” guides for you, along with links and recommendations for our favorite finds on eBay! Our first one is “How to Style Your Bar Cart.” Not only have we rounded up some fave bar carts you can nab, but also some really cute accessories and essentials! We thought we’d share with you the bar carts from Dream Green DIYKim Le Photography (seen here), and Burlap and Lace we used to help with our guide, but head here to see lots more of our finds!

Wedding Blog Guide to Styling Your Bar Cart
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Wedding Blog Guide to Styling Your Bar Cart

Above: Dream Green DIY

Wedding Blog Guide to Styling Your Bar Cart

Wedding Blog Guide to Styling Your Bar Cart

Above: Kim Le Photography

Wedding Blog Guide to Styling Your Bar Cart

Wedding Blog Guide to Styling Your Bar Cart

Above: Burlap and Lace

Lady Grey loves a little fancy added to her everyday. Take pie for example. Our fall feature from today shows a pretty little pie adorned with a leaves, like this one:

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You might ask, “Who in the world has time for this pinnable yet totally unrealistic pretty?” Only Martha Stewart, I presume. But alas, we did a little sleuthing and as it turns out, Williams Sonoma offers a cheat way to bring the fancy into your holidays for the price of a few Starbucks lattes. Yep. Piecrust cutters. In leaf shapes. Thanksgiving pies will never be the same.

Wedding Blog Fall Leaf Pie Crust DIY

Your mother-in-law will be so impressed when your dessert spread looks like this. And then you can email me and say, “Lady Grey, thank you for your easy fancy idea.” And I’ll reply, “I know, right?” Except in a much more eloquent way.

Wedding Blog Fall Leaf Pie Crust DIY

Do not attempt this for your wedding. Unless you are handing off these molds to a baker. DO attempt for a shower, engagement party, holiday festivities or maybe a bake off. Yes, most definitely if you’re in a bake off. Certainly you’ll deserve a few extra slices for a job well done. Impressing and delighting with ease. That’s our motto. Or as we like to call it, “Easy-Fancy.”

(And you know that whole, homemade crust situation? Neither do I. Homemade pies with pre-made pie dough. Easy-fancy, ladies. Easy-fancy.)

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, we are sending you off with an emerald and gold DIY from Tulle Box Designs that’s so simple and easy to do, it’s totally our style. Below are the DIY steps for this simple and chic gift!

Wedding Blog Emerald and Gold DIY Favors
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Wedding Blog Emerald and Gold DIY Favors

Materials:
gold alphabet stickers
1/8″ hole punch
gold mailing seals
gold cord
favour box
scissors

Step 1 – Punch 2 holes on a gold seal.
Step 2 –  Place an alphabet sticker on the seal.
Step 3 –  Cut a piece of cord long enough to wrap around the favour box, plus a little extra to tie a knot.
Step 4 – Thread cord through the gold seal.

Wedding Blog Emerald and Gold DIY Favors
Wedding Blog Emerald and Gold DIY Favors

Have you gone shopping with Lady Grey yet? We’re working very hard to curate a wonderful section of artisans, designers, and shop owners who offer a variety of unique items to help make your wedding as unique as you! Today we wanted to feature one of our newest sponsors in the shop section, JaysWorld. Their shop is chock full of vintage books, which are always so fun to incorporate into your decor. They can be used for centerpieces, on buffet tables, or even as invitations! Here are some of our faves! Be sure to check them out if you are on the hunt for perfectly lovely vintage books!

Wedding Blog JaysWorld Vintage Books