Happy Friday!  Is anyone else exhausted from this week?  I blame the Olympics.  Why, if they aren’t even airing live, do we have to watch them so late here in the US?  I can’t keep staying up past midnight – I have a little one who wakes me up early (although he’s been giving me till almost 8 am lately)  He’s the best kiddo ever 🙂

{taken with my iPhone using instagram}
{weekly wrap-up}
I had some internet issues this week, so we didn’t have a post on Sunday or Monday.
{tuesday} 5 wedding traditions you can (and a couple you should) skip.  A must read!
{wednesday} this offbeat New Zealand wedding is full of DIY and has great advice from the bride.
{thursday} I shared a super easy and super cheap DIY: Ombre Paint Chip Bottle Vases
{pins of the week}
so many great pins this week!  Here are a few of my faves (follow me on pinterest for more!)
ask your bartenders to set aside all of the corks from your wedding to make this for your home.
these would make a great groomsmen gift (filled up of course!)
ever since Gwyneth wore one at the Oscars, I’ve been dying to see a bride in a cape.
this might be one of my favorite chair decor signs EVER.
the only way to do a cake smash.
and congrats to the fab five & Gabby Douglas for taking home gold medals 🙂
{new lovely vendors}
I have two fabulous new Lovely Vendors to welcome to our guide.  And they both are available to every bride, all over the country!
Blooms by the Box will provide all of the flowers for you to DIY your own bouquets, bouts, and centerpieces (or whatever wedding florals you want to DIY)
Hearts on Fire has the best diamonds & has locations all over the country, and the world.
Check out all of our handpicked vendors (and sort by catagory!)  And if you are a wedding pro interested in becoming part of our handpicked Lovely Vendor guide, apply here.
have a lovely weekend!  xx