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Artful Brideby April L. Paffrath
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Every bride-to-be wants her wedding to be as unique as it is spectacular. For the modern bride, frumpy, traditional offerings are out, and sleek sophistication is in. The trouble is that most women don't have the time or the money, not to mention the huge staff, to create lavish, caring, personal touches. This idea-packed guide contains everything women need to personalize a wedding beautifully and elegantly--but also simply and inexpensively. It includes 33 fashionable and fun-to-make projects, including novel wedding invitations, cool gifts for the wedding party, gorgeous table decorations, one-of-a-kind headbands, hip seating cards, and keepsake ring pillows. Every project is geared specifically toward the novice crafter and includes full-color photos and helpful tips and shortcuts for getting things done fast. It also suggests fun ways [who could resist a champagne and chocolate party?] to enlist the help of girlfriends and family. For wedding planners everywhere who are short on time but high on style, this fabulous guide will help every woman create her own version of the fairy-tate wedding.
Packed with ideas for everything brides need to personalize their wedding beautifully and elegantly, this guide features 30 inexpensive fun-to-make projects that are geared for the novice crafter. Helpful tips and shortcuts are illustrated by full-color photos.
Using inexpensive materials and geared toward the novice crafter, this guide contains a selection of bright ideas to add personal touches to a wedding. It suggests 32 projects, including novel wedding invitations, gifts for the wedding party, table decorations, headbands and seating cards.
Every bride-to-be wants her wedding to be unique and spectacular. Savvy, stylish brides are looking for ways to add their own style and sophistication to their wedding without relying on tradition-heavy standards. This idea-packed guide contains everything you need to personalize a wedding beautifully and elegantly—but also simply and inexpensively. The Artful Bride includes more than 30 fashionable and fun-to-make projects, from novel wedding invitations to cool gifts for the wedding party, and from playful seating cards to a glamorous tiara. For those of you short on time but high on style, this guide will help you create a wedding that reflects you and your fiance exactly.
About the Author
April L. Paffrath is a freelance editor and writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to book and magazine editing, she has written architecture profiles, travel pieces, cooking articles, and craft how-to's, for magazines such as Scientific American Explorations and Martha Stewart Living. She is coauthor with Laura McFadden of The Artful Bride: Simple, Handmade Wedding Projects (Rockport, 2003).
Laura McFadden is a freelance art director living in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a former design director for Inc. magazine. She currently runs her own graphic design studio, called Laura McFadden Design, Inc., and has contributed to various craft books and magazines for publishers such as Rockport Publishers, Martingale and Company, and Handcraft Illustrated
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