• Weekly Wrap-up + Oh Lovely Day is looking for DIY Contributors!

    Can you believe this is the last post on the old Oh Lovely Day? Starting Monday we’ll have a new look, some new features in the works, and a slightly new focus.  The new look is going to breath some fresh air into Oh Lovely Day and we’ll be featuring a wider variety of weddings: modern, vintage, rustic, quirky, handmade, formal, Southern, destination… basically any wedding that is stylish, creative, unique, and personal is the “Oh Lovely Day wedding.”  And don’t forget about Lovely Ever After!  I’m so excited to share tips, ideas, and inspiration for everything beyond the wedding.

    Another new thing we’re working on for Oh Lovely Day is more DIY inspiration.  Which is why we’re looking for DIY contributors!  If you have an inner Martha Stewart dying to get out or if you have a great DIY idea you’d love to see featured, send it our way to chandra@oh-lovely-day.com with the subject line “DIY Contributor.”  Include samples of your work or a full project, and let me know if you’re just submitting one project or are interested in a column (and if so, what it would focus on).  It can be a wedding DIY, decor, printables, florals, parties, baby-related, or any other project you can dream up.

    In case you missed anything this week:

    {monday} a pink DIY wedding in Kansas

    {tuesday} heart garland DIY for Valentine’s Day

    {wednesday} a quirky & personal wedding in Jerusalem

    {thursday} how to find your wedding venue + 10 questions to ask

    Don’t forget, Monday we’re launching an all new Oh Lovely Day (barring any technical issues, unforseen delays, or mean bugs).  I hope you’ll stop by and tell me what you think!

    And one last thing, we’ll be celebrating with an awesome giveaway next week.  If you follow me on instagram, you’ve been getting peeks all week at what we’re giving away.  Stop by next week for a full description and to enter!  happy friday y’all.  xx

    {photo credits} candles | confetti garland | petal cones | aisle runner | utensils | cork heart | mason soap dispenser | coasters | animal candle holders | balloon | garland | balloon wall

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