DIY Fishtail Braid Ponytail


DIY Fishtail Braid Ponytail by Southern Belle Beauty

How to do a fishtail ponytail braid

Today’s DIY project is the first of our DIY hair and make-up series with Knoxville wedding make-up artistsSouthern Belle Beauty! Thanks to Knoxville wedding photographerDanielle Evans Photography, we have awesome photos to help with each step of the tutorial. Danielle also allowed us to film the DIY video in her studio, Memories Portraits.

This hairstyle is called a bardo ponytail with a fishtail braid. Alex, of Southern Belle Beauty, will show us each step to achieve this elegant look that can be dressed up for night or dressed down for day. Brandalyn is the make-up queen, and she shows us how to do a winged eyeliner. Enjoy, and let us know what questions you have in the comments section!

Step 1: Create the “Poof” of the Ponytail

Section off a “horse shoe” shaped piece of hair from the top of the head. Using a comb, tease the bottom layer of this section of hair....


Mason Jar Wedding Favors


DIY Mason Jar Wedding Favors by Custom Love Gifts

These mini mason jar wedding favors are beyond adorable and very easy to make especially when using the DIY kit provided by Custom Love Gifts. In the video below, Lindsay and Alexa will show you how to recreate the jars you see in this photo. If you want to buy these little jars already made with a custom “outfit,” as Lindsay calls them, visit Custom Love Gifts on ETSY.   Here, you can buy the jars pre-made or you can purchase the DIY kits and assemble the jars yourself. Whichever way you go, you and your guests will not be disappointed with these adorable and tasty wedding favors!

DIY Easy Wedding Favor Ideas

Items You Will Need:

All items may be purchased through a DIY Kit  from Custom Love Gifts.

  • Empty or filled mini mason jars.
  • Twine and ribbon.
  • Labels  (purchase here)
  • Fabric circles.
  • Thin rubber bands
  • Wooden spreader.


Thank you to all the vendors that made this...

How to Make Pomanders for a Wedding


These hanging flower balls (or pomanders) are so fun, and surprisingly easy! They are a great DIY wedding project to do with your bridesmaids or family members. You can create hanging pomanders or non-hanging pomanders. If you choose to make hanging flower balls or pomanders, I suggest hanging them down the aisle at your ceremony or maybe from the ceiling at your reception. Non-hanging flower balls are great for setting on tables as centerpieces.

Enjoy this fun DIY wedding project!

Things You Will Need

  1. Flowers of your choice.
  2. Wet Foam (not Styrofoam unless you use silk flowers.) You can find the best performing foam for the best price here
  3. Scissors
  4. Ribbon
  5. Floral Pins

Step 1: Wet the Foam

Wet the foam until it turns a dark green. This will allow your flowers to last longer inside the foam.


Step Two: Cut Ribbon


Measure how long you want your flower ball to hang, and cut your ribbon according.

Step 3: Attach the Ribbon

Tie the two ends of the ribbon...


DIY Tutorial: How to Paint Mason Jars


DIY Tutorial: How to Paint Mason Jars

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I love this easy and fun DIY tutorial! Painted mason jars can be used anywhere in your home or as decoration for any event. By using various colors, you can create a kid friendly DIY project OR an elegant table decoration for a wedding. The possibilities are endless!

For today’s DIY project, we will show you not only how to paint a mason jar, but how to mix colors so they appear soft and attractive. Thank you always to our host, Alexa of Events with Alexa, for making The Bride Link’s DIY projects so fun!

Items You Will Need:

  • 1. Disposable Containers
  • 2. Paint Brushes or Plastic Spoons
  • 3. Acrylic Paint
  • 4. Mason Jars (Amazon has GREAT Prices on these)
  • 4. Cardboard

Step 1: Mix Paint

We chose to use a variety of soft, pastel pinks for our jars. To...


How to Make Moss Covered Letters


DIY Moss Covered Letters

This is by far, one of my all time favorite DIY projects that Alexa and I have created! The bright green moss on these cardboard letters stand out beautifully among any color theme. I also love that you can make them say whatever you want! You could cover the letters of your new initials or do as we have done below and spell out a cute saying like “I love you.” This would be an adorable decoration for a guest sign in table or a centerpiece for the reception. You can even use them to decorate your home! Enjoy this fun DIY video hosted by the fun and fabulous Alexa of Events with Alexa! 

How to make DIY Moss Letters for your wedding

How to make DIY Moss Letters for your wedding


Items You Will Need

  1. Cardboard Letters
  2. Moss (Spanish or Reindeer Moss.)
  3. Hot Glue Gun and Extra Glue Sticks
  4. Accessories of Your Choice. (We used a burlap flower and jeweled button from Hobby Lobby.)
  5. Scissors

Step One:

Squeeze hot glue onto small area and press moss into glue. Continue until full area is covered.

How to make DIY Moss Letters for your wedding

Step Two:

Trim the extra...


Wedding Checklist

n 2012 I saw a huge change in the timeframe of traditional wedding planning. Most brides are now planning their Big Day in just 9 months, are they crazy? Absolutely not!

Planning a wedding in 9-months can seem like a lot to take on, but it can be done with one simple tool: a 9-month checklist and timeline.

Below, is my go-to checklist and timeline I came up with after endless hours of research for the “perfect” checklist and timeline. I have yet to find the perfect checklist, but the list below is a combination of all my favorite checklist. I also consider is my quick reference and is by no means completely, complete!


Nine Months Before

Officially announce your engagement. Your own personal wedding site is a great way to share the plans as they develop. This is perfect for out of town family and friends!

Start a wedding folder. Think of this as your quick go to reference for all things wedding. This is where you will not only keep inspiration photos...


How to Make A Wedding Bouquet


Learn How to Make Your Own Wedding Bouquet!

Knoxville Wedding Florist, Allie King, owner of Sassafras Flowers, welcome us into her studio to show how to make our own bridal bouquet! In the video below, Allie show us how she creates a vintage bridal bouquet using pinks and creams with pearl accents. Enjoy and give it try!

Photo by h.davis photography


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