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Title:
Stylish weddings : 50 simple ideas to make from top designers
Author:
Doh, Jenny, author.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Lark, an imprint of Sterling Publishing, [2014]
Physical Description:
143 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Customize your wedding, with beautiful projects by some of crafting's biggest stars. Each top artist contributes several quick and simple designs, including invitations, table settings, favors, decorations, and gifts for the bridal party.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Farm chicks wedding / Serena Thompson -- Natural and organic wedding / Minna Mercke Schmidt -- Vintage glam wedding / Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon -- Romantic and pretty wedding / Heather Bullard -- French-inspired wedding / Corey Amaro -- Rustic and elegant DIY wedding / Tracy Schultz.
ISBN:
9781454704126
Format :
Book

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Customize your wedding, with beautiful designer-created projects. You'll find quick, simple, and stunning items to make from each top designer, including invitations, table settings, favors, decorations, and gifts for the bridal party. With six signature themes to choose from, we've got the perfect cost-effective idea for your special day.
The six designers, and their wedding themes, are:
Serena Thompson: Farm Chicks Country
Corey Amaro: French-Inspired
Heather Bullard, Romantic & Pretty
Tiffany Kirchnir-Dixon, Vintage Glam
Minna Mercke Schmidt, Organic Style
Tracy Schultz, Rustic Elegance


Author Notes

Jenny Doh is the former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio magazine and the President and Founder of crescendoh.com. Jenny serves regularly as keynote speaker across the nation to deliver messages related to creative passion, authentic leadership, effective communication, and focused compassion. For her leadership in publishing and the art and crafting community, Jenny was recognized by Folio as one of the magazine industry's top 40 leaders, influencers, and innovators. Jenny is the author of several books, including Hand in Hand and We Make Dolls (both Lark). She lives in Santa Ana, CA.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Old, new, borrowed, and blue are the four wedding must-haves for brides. They take on a new tone here, thanks to six enterprising designers who show us how to reuse, repurpose, and recycle (and, yes, save money). Starting with the contention that handmade helps cut costs and elevate the occasion, editor-author-packager Doh (Crochet Love, 2013) deliberately chooses six different styles for soon-to-be brides to contemplate, along with easy directions for fashioning napkins, dessert flags, cake stands, and favors. There's the Farm Chicks wedding, with a ceremony conducted in a barn and highlighted by a sumptuous waffle-bar breakfast; or the over-the-top (spiritually, not financially) vintage-glam nuptials, featuring a black, white, and pink (with glitter) color scheme; boudoir-bottle florals; and bride-and-groom chair monograms. The other four styles discussed here are natural and organic, romantic and pretty, French inspired, and rustic and elegant do-it-yourself. None of the 50 items is particularly difficult to make; it will just take some ingenuity and a scavenger hunt-like mindset to locate some of the materials. A memorable way to celebrate.--Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Doh (Craft-a-Doodle) has pulled together a group of designers to present a host of theme-wedding ideas, or perhaps, a hearty hint of inspiration for couples in need of a kick in their personal direction, be it a Farm Chicks Wedding, Natural and Organic Wedding, the French-Inspired Wedding, or others. There are few brides or grooms of mothers thereof who would not get at least a baby's breath wisp of inspiration from these pages. Features and details in the Farm Chicks wedding, for example, extend to food ideas: serve French toast stacks with wild berries and cream in canning jars. Each theme takes ample space in making a doable deal out of such fixtures as eggshell vases with wire racks or asparagus bouquets (natural and organic theme) or colorful treat boxes and vintage wallpaper wrapping (romantic and pretty theme). Wedding invitation ideas and craft sources are in ample supply. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Doh (Craft-a-Doodle: 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists) enlists the help of six crafters or lifestyle bloggers, each with her own personal style, for this collection of easy wedding-themed crafts. Each of the experts focuses on a wedding theme (e.g., "Rustic and Elegant," "Vintage Glam," "French Countryside") and provides tips, projects, and advice on everything from cutting costs to choosing flowers. Some of the topics seem interchangeable (there's not much difference between the outdoorsy Farm Chicks and the Natural and Organic sections), and a few of the ideas are so precious that they're downright off-the-wall, but crafty couples with a taste for quirky wedding decor will find some inspiration here. -VERDICT If Pinterest is any indication, handmade wedding favors and decorations are popular. Purchase accordingly. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.