How to Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms

DIY Wedding Tutorial: How to Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms

We love quick and easy DIY wedding tutorials like this one! Learn how to make these easy tissue paper pom poms to use for decoration at your wedding! 

Watch the video for an easy step-by-step tutorial, then view the photos below for detailed images of the process.

Thank you so much JoPhoto for providing these lovely images!

DIY Wedding crafts and Ideas

Items You Will Need

1. Tissue Paper (the more layers of tissue paper you use, the tighter your pom pom will look.)

2. Scissors

3. Pipe Cleaner

Step One : Accordion Fold

Take about 5 sheets of tissue paper and lay them on top of each other. Fold them together in a back and forth motion. It should look like a fan or accordion when you are finished.



Step 2: Attach Pipe Cleaner

Tie your pipe cleaner to the center of your folded tissue paper. This will be used to hang your pom pom when it is finished.


Step 3: Cut the Tips

Take your scissors and cut the tips of the folded tissue...


Neutral Fall Wedding Color Ideas

Brown and Beige Fall Color Palette

It always amazes me how beautiful neutral colors can be, especially for fall weddings! This fall wedding color palette shows how a deep brown, complemented with beige and off-white, creates a stylish color palette that is both rustic and elegant. As much as I love pops of bright color, sometimes a soft, neutral palette like this one is so warm and inviting!

Fall wedding dress and bouquet: Photography by Alea Lovely via Ruffled | Feather Boutonnière: Photography by Nancy Neil via 100 Layer Cake | Plate: Photography by Julie Roberts Photography via The Bride Link | Shoes: Photography by Raya Carlisle Photography via Style Me Pretty | Bridesmaid dresses: Photography by Apryl Ann Photography via Style Me Pretty


Mismatched Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

Mismatched Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

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I never get tired of all the different options there are for mismatched bridesmaid dresses! When bridesmaids are given the opportunity to play with different shades and styles of dresses, the possibilities are truly endless. For today’s bridesmaid dress inspiration post, I chose to showcase a few of my favorite mismatched shades of purple bridesmaid dresses. Many of the bridesmaids dresses below are matched beautifully even with various shades of navy and pastel blue!

Mismatched Pastel Purple Bridesmaid Dresses



Various shades of pastel purple and blue create the most stunning color palette. Below are examples of how these shades can be worn together by bridesmaids. When combined, these shades create such a fresh and feminine feel, and I know your bridesmaids will love you forever if you give them a little freedom to be...


What to Wear for Engagement Photos

What to Wear For Engagement Photos



What to wear for engagement photos is such a commonly asked question, and we are so excited to have Knoxville wedding photographerJoPhoto, to help us answer it! They tell us why engagement photos are so important, what to wear, and a few extra tips on how to have a successful engagement shoot. Enjoy and be inspired!

Why Have an Engagement Shoot?

Engagement photo sessions are usually the first time you work with your photographer. Often, it is also the first time you and your fiance have professional photos taken together. Not only do engagement photo shoots help us build rapport with you before the wedding day, but we also often find that couples are more relaxed about photos when the wedding day arrives because they’ve already worked with us at their engagement photo shoot. You are more relaxed in front of our cameras, and you know what to expect! Because engagement photo sessions are so important, we include them in all...


Three Pocket Fold Napkin Tutorial

Three Pocket Fold Napkin Tutorial

DIY Napkin Fold 


I love this three-pocket napkin fold because it allows you to be creative with how to display your silverware. I tucked the silverware between the folds with a little floral accent, but you can choose to use this fold even with the silverware placed to the side. It's super simple and adds the perfect touch of class to any tablescape!



Styling: The Bride Link

You can also find a great deal on Amazon for Cloth Napkins Here.

And also check out more of our DIY tips here.


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50 Amazing First Dance Songs

Choosing a song that will forever be “your song” can feel a little daunting and overwhelming. However, it doesn’t need to be! Grab a glass of wine, a set of speakers, and your fiancé and host a two-person listening party in search of a song that simply sounds like you. We’ve compiled this list to get you started: from classic to quirky, here are 50 potential first dance songs to sway to on the big day.


  • Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight 
  • Michael Bublé – You and I
  • Etta James – At Last 
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Heart and Soul 
  • Louis Armstrong – A Kiss To Build A Dream On 
  • Jamie Cullum – I Think, I Love


  • Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
  • Beyoncé – Halo
  • Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You 
  • Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  • John Legend – All Of Me 
  • Train – Marry...

Mismatched Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Black and Pink Mismatched Bridesmaids

Today’s Fashion Favorites inspiration is all about mismatched black bridesmaid dresses! I love the idea of having your bridesmaids wear different dresses with a similar theme. Today, I show how gorgeous mismatched, black bridesmaid dresses can be with a pop of color. For this particular inspiration board, I chose to pair the dresses with pops of pink, but black bridesmaid dresses would look classy with really any accent color such as white, champaign, or lavender!


Shopping Guide

Black Dress with Sleeves ——–> ModCloth

Sleeveless Black Dress ———–> ModCloth


Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

If you love this look, here are some of my favorite black bridesmaid dresses from ModCloth and Dessy


Shop our favorite looks here


How to Throw the Perfect Gatsby-Themed Bridal Shower

Roaring 20s themed bridal showers are the bees-knees right now! All the fun and glamour of the flapper-era create an irresistible party and will make any bride feel like she’s the cat’s pajamas! 

Here are 10 must haves for the perfect 20s themed shower:

1.Location, location, location!

The venue is important in setting the vibe and atmosphere for the party! You want to choose a place for your party that really captures the elegant and dramatic essence of the decade. Candoro Marble in South Knoxville was built in 1923 and with it’s stunning marble floors and drop-dead gorgeous entry way, it will wow guests from the moment they walk in! The venue’s indoor space is perfect for smaller parties and showers

2. Glitz and glam!

The 20s were all about extravagant parties, but you don’t have to spend a Gatsby sized budget to add a little sparkle to your event! Try a vintage piece of furniture, like this vanity from Candoro Marble’s bridal suite, to...


Braided Bun Tutorial

Braided Bun Tutorial

DIY Braided Bun

The talented Rustic White Photography is teaming up with The Bride Link to introduce a brand new series called “Perfect Details!”  Every Thursday, this series will focus on the details of a much larger photoshoot that will be shared at the end of the month. We know how much work goes into a styled shoot by every participating vendor, so this is our attempt to give every beautifully curated detail it’s own spotlight while also providing useful information in the form of tutorials and advice from the experts.

Today’s DIY hairstyle highlights the work of hair and make-up artist, Claudia Mejerle. I can’t wait to show you how amazing this braided bun looks with the bride’s gown and flowers! Enjoy!


Step 1

Start out by curling the hair to give it some texture and wave. This will help your hair cooperate during styling and make the finished product stay put (and...


Winter Engagement Photo Ideas

Great Ideas for a Winter Engagement Shoot

These past few winter months have been EXTREMELY cold, snowy, and simply unpredictable.  Winter can make planning an outdoor engagement shoot a real challenge.  What to wear, the location, and how to pose in such chilly winter weather are just a few concerns for winter engagement sessions.  Lucky for us, this adorable couple braved the cold with Menning Photographic and were able to capture some truly beautiful engagement photos!  Take a look at Myra and Blake’s engagement session and get some tips on what to wear, location, and posing for a successful and stylish outdoor winter engagement shoot!

What to Wear for Winter Engagement Photos

Myra and Blake’s stylish attire for this shoot is classic and warm.  Deep burgundy, dark navy blue, and a touch of neutral shades is the perfect mix of colors for this sunny winter background.  I love how Myra’s nails PERFECTLY matches her top and...


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