If you missed our last bridal show, Crafts and Cocktails at the Mansion on Delaware, fret not! Sure it was a total blast and we really missed you – but we’re going to share all of the amazing DIY ideas and fun with you here!

First up are DIY seeding starter pots made of paper created by Eileen, owner of Love by Bean!



“I chose this DIY project because they are great inexpensive and pretty way to transplant succulent or other plant cuttings into!”
This is a great idea if you’re considering giving out plantable favors for your wedding!

– 1 6oz. empty tin can
– 4×12 inch sheet of non-glossy paper
– non-toxic glue stick
1. Place paper down on a flat surface with the non decorative side facing up.
2. Lay the empty can on top of the paper leaving 1 inch of the paper hanging out of the open end of the can.
3. Roll the paper around the can. Tucking the over-hanging 1 inch of paper into the inside of the can. This will be the bottom of the starter/ transplant pot.
4. Gently pull the paper off of the can and then flatten.
5. Use the non-toxic glue to seal the side flap.
6. Make a 1/2 inch crease along the top of the starter/ transplant pot by folding down on both sides. Then gently tuck the top in at the crease for extra stability and a finished top.
When ready to use, open the pot into a cylinder shape by gently pushing in the sides. Then push down the bottom from the inside. Fill with soil, seeds or transplants! Placing the pot on a plate or other protective surface is highly recommended!
When ready, the pot can be planted directly into the ground, no need to remove it…which is perfect for delicate roots!

If you have any questions for Eileen, or are interested in learning more about her plantable wedding favors, check out her Etsy shop here!

Stay tuned for more fun DIY inspiration from our talented members!


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We had SO much fun crafting with you last night at The Mansion on Delaware Avenue!! We were so inspired by all of our amazing vendors’ crafts! Thank you to all of the lovely brides that came out to try some cocktails and learn some crafts. We hope you were DIY-inspired! Here is a recap of all the fun that took place!


made by anatomy


The Mansion on Delaware Avenue


Elizabeth Dugan Hairstylist & Makeup Artist


Boho Bliss Designs





City Lights Studio


Buffalo Cake Pops



Moving Music


2015-05-01_0053Love By Bean


Fairycakes Cupcakery


Dana Marie Photography


The Mansion on Delaware Avenue

Thanks for partying with us! See you at our next event on October 4, 2015 at Babeville!! Stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

{Photography by Kayle Madej for City Lights Studio)

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{ Sierra }

Truvelle Bridal opened their Etsy shop in 2013, and have a truly romantic and unique perspective on wedding dresses.

” Truvelle is a bridal line for the confident, unconventional, and modern. With our refreshing approach to the wedding gown, we strive for effortlessly designed dresses of the highest craftsmanship.

From scratch, we create made-to-order wedding dresses, with a heavy emphasis on design, fit, and quality. All of our patterns are handcrafted and perfected, our carefully chosen fabric is individually hand cut, and each gown has a story. We’re proud to be a made-in-Canada brand.”- Gaby Bayona, owner and designer.

Nicolet }

Taylor // A Dip-Dyed, Lace Wedding Gown

Taylor }

Merly }

Natalie // Strapless Wedding Gown With Cascading Chiffon Skirt

{ Natalie }

{ Eden }

Berkeley }

Truvelle also has modern, simplistic and handmade accessories.

Jura // Open Ring With Freshwater Pearls

Jura }

Maurel // Bridal Belt With Soft Petals

{ Maurel }

Allee // Headpiece With Vintage Gold Leaves

{ Allee }

Check out our directory for local sources of bridal style and inspiration! And there is one more day until our next bridal show, Crafts & Cocktails! Pre-register for your tickets here!

All photos taken from Etsy.

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Blog post presented by Maddie Vilardo, of BohoBliss Designs and intern for Buffalo Indie Weddings. 

Hi everyone! My name is Maddie & I am a Communication Studies major, graduating in May. I spend most of my time designing and making jewelry. I also love to hike, hula-hoop and watch Jeopardy!



{William’s Florist & Gift House}

I know we all forgot what the sun looked and felt like this winter, but spring has officially arrived in Buffalo!! What better time for some flower DIYs?! I love the look of hanging flowers, whether they’re for your home or wedding reception. There are so many fun ways to do hanging flowers, depending on your favorites and style. Here’s a little DIY flower inspiration for you from Pinterest!

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{White Daisy Photography via Style Me Pretty}


{Alexander James Photography via French Wedding Style}



Ruffled - photo by http://www.giuliegiordi.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding/

{Giuli & Giordi via Ruffled}


{Apertura via Style Me Pretty}


{Jeff Reeder Photography via Falls Flowers}


{Jenna Henderson via Style Me Pretty}

For even more DIY inspiration, join us Thursday 4.30.15 for Crafts & Cocktails at The Mansion on Delaware Avenue!

You can still register here.

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What’s all the hype with hashtags? And why shoud you encourage instagramming your wedding? Well, it’s like a digital polaroid collection of moments throughout the day that you may have missed! It’s such an easy way for your friends and family to share their experience on your big day. The best way to let your geusts know how to get involved is with creative signage throughout the wedding. Not into DIY? You can order one of these amazing, customizable signs from Etsy!

Instagram Wedding Printable - Wedding Hashtag Sign - Printable Instagram Sign - Instagram Hashtag Sign - Wedding Hashtag

The Lion and the Lark

Instagram Wedding Sign, Instagram Sign, If You Instagram, Wedding Instagram, Hashtag Sign, Wedding Hashtag, Instagram Hashtag Sign, Twitter

Country Bliss Design

Wedding Photo Scavenger Hunt Sign - Customized with Your Instagram Tag! - Pink & Gold Glitter Confetti Background

Little Owl Little Bear

Instagram Facebook Twitter My Wedding Hashtag Cards -Wedding Party Social Media Place Cards


Chalkboard Instagram 11x17 Wedding Sign - Paper Goods, Hashtag Wedding, String Lights Digital Wedding Sign

Southern Spruce

The Original Hashtag Chalkboard 9x24 with permanent hand painted custom hashtag - Instagram Wedding - many colors available

Grace Graffiti

Splash of Silver

Make the experience even more fun for your guests by renting a portable instagram photo printer!

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