[Oh Happy Day was the very first blog I ever read, and it's still one of the few that I read every single day. Jordan always has the greatest party ideas and shares the best finds so, as you might imagine, I'm thrilled that she's stopped by to guest blog today!]

These days there are so many great wedding decor ideas. One of my favorite places to draw inspiration is Anthropologie and their genius window installations. The great thing about Anthropologie is they usually use cheap or used materials to make beautiful works of art. Perfect if you are on a budget but want to get creative. So get your friends together and have a “wedding sweatshop” where lots of hands can put together something fun. A quick flickr search of “Anthropologie Windows”  reveals so many wonderful ideas. Here are a few of my favorites:

Paper Chains
This is a great idea that can be applied to just about every season. Just change the color scheme up to go along with your wedding decor.

from here

Perfect for a winter wedding. You could make this curtain along the entrance or use it as a photobooth backdrop.

from here

Plastic Bottle Flowers
You can spray paint these any color you like and wire them to chicken coop wire to put in the formation you want.

from here

Straw Mobiles
These straw mobiles might be my favorite. Just buy some cheap straws and sew down the middle to create a gorgeous twirling installation. These would be great in other colors too.

from here

Thanks for having me Kathryn! I hope you have a wonderful wedding.

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[The ladies from 100 Layer Cake don't need much in the way of an introduction, so I'll just say this - I love their blog, I love their guest tote posts, and I love that they made one special for Snippet & Ink!]

Hello Snippet and Ink readers! We’re excited to be here for the day while our dear Kathryn relishes in her wedding bliss. We thought we’d share a Austin wedding quest tote in honor of Kathryn’s former city of residence. There are so many things to take away from the area that it was hard to narrow it down to our top 10! But we gave it a shot. Please let us know what your favorite local goodies are too!

1. Howdy Partner Letterpress Card

2. Big Top Candy

3. Austinuts

4.Austin Postcards

5. Keep Austin Weird canvas tote by Outhouse Designs

6. Lone Star Beer

7. Jo’s Coffee at Owl Tree Roasting

8. Stubb’s Bar-B-Que

9. Hey Cupcake! via Renee Alexandra Photography

10. Boot beer coolies photo via Tiny Water Photo

100 Layer Cake

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This post sponsored by Brilliant Earth.

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[Amy interviewed me awhile back for her Blogger Crush series, and since I have a blogger crush on her, I just had to ask if she would guest blog for me. And she said yes! Better yet, she made two awesome inspiration boards for us. Other days, find Amy over at her blog, Old Sweet Song.]

Hey there Kathryn!

Hope you’re doing well. I was so touched when you said you liked my sweet tea board so I decided to do some more “beverage” influenced boards. This time I went a more adult route! I love inspiration boards and I love booze so it just made sense to put the two together. Ha ha.

Negra Modela

Mint Julep

Congratulations again, my dear. And thanks for asking me to guest post. I love your blog and what you do so much so it was a real honor.


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