Easy Beautiful Photo Wall

Since we bought the house I had my mind set on making a photo wall in our basement stairwell. So, 15 pictures and $100 later in frames from Home Goods and we have our wall! You can have one too and it is so easy.

Materials: Photos, Frames, Craft Paper, Pencil, Scissors, Painter's Tape and Nails

Step 1 - Pick out your pictures and frames. I decided on the same style of frames - a variety of vintage metallic. I like the symmetry of all the same style frames.

Step 2 - With craft paper, trace the outline of each frame and cut it out

Step 3 - Mark the craft paper where the picture hangers are

Step 4 - Tape the craft paper on the wall with painters tape. This allows you to arrange the photos how you want them before putting nail holes in the wall

Step Five - Hammer the nail in where your marked the picture hangers on the craft paper

Step Six -Remove the craft paper and replace with your frames and you have your photo wall!


Vendor Love Week: Pretty Little Fings

Pang is an amazing artist and I love her photography. Pang is so fun to work with and she captures that playful spirit in her work.

She did photos for my website and will be doing a photo shoot of my amazing pup in a few weeks!

I love the school-boy/girl style captured in Pang's rustic engagement shoot.

She also makes these adorable custom plush creatures. Check out her esty shop and blog!

Check back for postings my goldendoodle's photo shoot in a few weeks!


Vendor Love Week: First Sight Pictures Wedding

My best friend used First Sight Pictures for her September wedding in Buffalo & I am in love!

View Kristen & Mike's trailer

They do an amazing job capturing the intimate details through an artist's eye. You truely re-live all the day's emmotion every time you watch your videos.

I can't wait for an opportunity to work with Frist Sight Pictures!

Vendor Love Week: Continued

My apologies for slacking on Vendor Love week. Last week I spent my days on the west coast for a business trip. Look for vendor love to continue this week :)


Vendor Love Week: Jess Creates

Jess Creates is an award-winning intimate graphic design and stationery boutique specializing in modern and simple designs for life's most precious events. Owner, Jessica Radlich is extremely talented and unique. She always provides her clients with lots of beautiful designs to choose from, and she is a joy to work with. Jessica provided excellent advice for All Buttoned-Up website design and logo branding. You really get the total package when working with Jess, whether it is marketing or etiquette advice - she really provides a wide range of expertise that complements her talented eye for design.


Vendor Love Week: Gray Slate Studio

Gray Slate Studio photographer Nhien is a fantastic photojournalist. She does an amazing job capturing the smallest details. Her work truly portrays the whole spirit of your special day. Nhien's albums are a great conversational piece. Each page captures every emotion of the day telling a story without any words. She is a pleasure to work with - the hardest part will be picking your favorite pictures for the album because they will all be that unique and fabulous!


Vendor Love Week: Angel Cakes & Cupcake Heaven

MMMM! Just as the name says these sweet treats are straight from heaven - elegant and delicious. Angel Cakes & Cupcake Heaven is owned by Kim Newman and is located in Haymarket, VA. It was a no-brainer to choose Kim to do my own wedding cake. It was a huge hit with all of our guests...there was hardly a crumb to be found!

As tradition goes, we froze the top tier and thawed it out on our one year anniversary. The cake tasted just as good as it did on our Wedding Day!


Vendor Love Week: By Invitation Only

I have two favorite graphic designers - perfect for all your stationery needs, but each deserving of their own separate posts :)
By Invitation Only specializes in trendy, elegant invitations and more at an affordable price. Owner, Laura Farnham, is based in Niagra Falls New York, but works with clients nationwide. Laura loves custom work, so if you can't find what you have in mind on her site, be sure to email her with your special requests - laura@byinviteonly.net.
I love the black and yellow combo in this invite! Check out more invites, save the dates, announcements and more on By Invitation Only's Facebook page!

Vendor Love Week

It is Vendor Love week at All Buttoned-Up. Check back everyday for an inspiring vendor that will knock your socks off! Do you have a favorite florist, photographer, caterer or any event professional? If so - please share!


Finished Hutch

I finished my hutch and loaded it with all my event planning resources. It is a perfect fit with my desk. A few more pieces and my office is complete! I plan to finish a buffet with the same weathered look as the desk and hutch. I am in search for the perfect upholstered chair and rug as well.


My Weekend Project

I purchased this antique hutch off Craigslist for $120. It was made in Gettysburg, PA in 1931. I plan to finish it with the weathered crackle to match my desk. I will use it in my office to hold my books and other office supplies. Here is a before photo and two midway photos showing the base color with the weathered crackle.


Presenting My White Desk

My desk has finally found its place in our new home. It is near finished - I just need to find the perfect hardware for the drawer pulls. I can't wait to plan my next event behind this beauty!