7 Essentials for Designing Your Wedding Website
Wedding websites are a quick and easy way to dispense all the important information your guests need to know as it happens. However, if you’re trying to save money on your wedding, hiring a designer or purchasing a pricy site can be an unnecessary expense… unless, of course, you do it yourself! With these seven classes and accessories, whether you’re going boho chic or golden glam, you’ll have everything you need to craft your very own wedding website.
1. Jenna Kutcher’s Intro to DSLR Photography Online Class ($39): One thing that will take your wedding website from blah to blingin’ is killer photography. This class will teach you all the DSLR essentials you need to snap beautiful, website-ready pics.
2. Alexi Politis’ Intro to Adobe Illustrator Online Class ($39): No need to outsource your wedding logo when this Intro To Adobe Illustrator Class is available. It’s got everything you need to start crafting your very own graphic design creations.
3. Allison House’s HTML and CSS Coding Online Class ($39): Forget relying on some out of the box website. This course will instruct you on everything you need to know about HTML and CSS — aka, what you need to craft your very own website from the bottom up.
4. Sakura Considine’s Adobe Lightroom Online Class ($39): Once you’ve got all those pretty pics, you’ve gotta be able to edit them into pure perfection. Zoom through this class, and you’ll end up on the other side with Lightroom skills in your back pocket, photo editing like the pros.
5. Allison House’s Coding: From Web Page to Website Online Class ($39): If you know what it takes to build a web page, but are looking to take it to the next level for your wedding website, this class has got the goods.
6. Lindsay Ostrom’s Photography for Bloggers Online Class ($29): If you already know digital photography basics but want to up your game and get specialized at snapping web-worthy photos for your blog or wedding website, this course is the answer to your prayers.
7. Brit + Co Wedding Website Pack ($78): We’ve corralled three core classes that any beginner with aspirations of crafting their own wedding website will need, all in one place and at a pretty steep discount too. Get it, girl!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)