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We ask the WedEclectic team a question, and post their answers each week…providing some advice, inspiration and insight into the person behind our shops. We hope you enjoy them!

Please reply with your own answer!  : )

What would be your ideal honeymoon destination if money weren’t an issue?

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Edi from MemoriesForLife

Australia! I’d love to go see all the animals in their natural habitat running in the wild!

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Julie from OddLotEmporium

I want to go to that lil vacation spot in Belize where the huts are over the ocean and you can see the ocean through the floor. The water is clear and you can see for miles.

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Joanne from HappyMooseGardenArt

Julie’s answer is hard to beat! New Zealand sounds nice too :o)

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Jennifer from ClayBouquetShop

Oh, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji…three ideal destinations all in one grand honeymoon vacation…and only one long flight from the US East coast : )

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Steve from JewelryBySteveRiley

I would love to take a trip around the seven wonders of the world, & then see my family in the UK.

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Kitty from KittyKanzashi

Japan of course and most of the money would be spent on clothes.

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Dalynda from SteampunkWedding

Celtic Castle! Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, okay, even a castle in France would be okay. History! Gardens! Perfection!

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Ella from EllaWinston

Road trip! My husband and I actually considered buying an RV and spending 2-3 months traveling around the US for our honeymoon. It’s still on our bucket list….one day 🙂

His Wedding

By JewelrybySteveRiley

When it comes to organizing a Mans wedding there are a few gems for that individual guy that wants some say in the wedding arrangements. From boutonnieres to table decorations, wedding invitations to wedding rings, there are some great masculine choices amongst wedElectic team members.

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From Steve Riley

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A Garden Wedding – Hand Painted Flower Pot Favors and Succulents

By HappyMooseGardenArt

 

It’s that time of year again….Spring weddings are in full-planning mode!  It starts just after the holidays, and I find my studio filled with printed orders in a variety of design ideas; Large flower pot centerpieces surrounded by the little ‘mini’ flower pots used for matching favors and/or placeholders,  a set number of pots for each guest in the same size, or a huge variety of matching pots and vases for a candy table.

Pastel Wedding Flower Pots

Requests vary from soft and subtle, to hot pink with zebra stripes (I love what I do), and in order to get the bride’s colors right, there are swatches or thread samples everywhere along with prints of bridesmaids dresses.

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Every order begins with a simple terra cotta flower pot.  Once the colors and designs are determined, the base coats go on, and depending upon the colors (yellows, oranges and reds take several coats) this can take several days or even weeks for a huge order.  The designs go on last, and any dates or other personalization, and then each pot is double-sealed.

Over the years brides have come up with the most brilliant ideas…filling them with everything from bagged candy to clear glass beads with a flameless candle underneath (for a beautiful soft glow coming out of each pot).  And then there are succulents!  Check out the Irwin Family site for some gorgeous succulents to fill the pots with!  http://www.etsy.com/people/TheSucculentSource?ref=pr_profile

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If you don’t have a need for a lot of flower pots and would like to do it yourself, here are some simple steps!

  1. Start with clean, dry terra cotta flower pots from any garden or hardware store.
  2. Peel off any stickers and use sand paper or a light sander to remove any glue residue.
  3. Use water-based acrylic paint and a good brush (1/2 inch to 1 inch should be good) and begin with the outside of the pot working from the bottom.  Don’t ‘glop’ the paint on, but use smooth strokes for an even coat working your way around.  Pay special attention that the hole itself is coated with paint as well.  No part of the pot should be exposed.
  4. Set the pot upside down and let the first coat dry.  Add additional coats as needed, and make sure each dries thoroughly.
  5. Flip the pot over and paint the inside.
  6. Once the pot is painted and you’ve added any designs, you can then add a sealer (also water-based and can be purchased at any hardware store in the paint section).  This step is not necessary if you won’t be using the flower pot as an actual planter.
  7. Last (if you desire), for extra sheen, you can add a coat of polyurethane.

Voila!  If you any questions at all I’ll be happy to answer them for you!

 

Joanne
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