Marbled Paper, An Obsession With

So … do I really need to introduce this stuff? If you’ve spent a millisecond on Pinterest, you will have noticed the entire world heaving its collective bosom over marbled paper. Framing it, decoupaging with it, DIYing it … I mean … duh. It’s awesome. I am personally so obsessed with it that I have to force myself NOT to do any more marbled paper projects in this house. Two major projects is the limit. Which makes me super sad, because I really want to do THIS. On everything.

Anyway …

I did the decoupage thing first and covered our coffee table in it, which completely brought the table to life. Purple marble?? Too good.

marbled paper table faux purple marble diy

 

I used this incredible marbled paper in Pirouette from Paper Mojo (this color is also available at Paper Source). I only needed two sheets for the entire table, and like I said above, PURPLE MARBLE. I glued it on there with Elmer’s, I believe. That or paper Mod Podge. It doesn’t really matter – any lightweight, slow-drying glue will work. I still have to seal the top, but it’s held up pretty well over the last couple of months, and the accidental coffee ring is practically invisible over the crazy pattern. I mean, whatever. The world isn’t perfect, people. If I had sealed it immediately, it wouldn’t be an issue, but I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who can see it with the human eye anyway.

And THEN …

I wallpapered the nook in our hallway with this glorious stuff.

marble paper marble wallpaper diy marble wall

This project took like two hours or something. And I sort of feel like I could lie face down and never do anything ever again and still feel as though I’d accomplished my life’s work. When I die, I want my ashes to be scattered in this nook, I love it so much. I used the same paper in Black, Gold & Silver, and I only needed six sheets. I also made my own wallpaper paste out of corn starch, so this project was less than $50. I mean … COME ON. Only a very fancy millionaire could live here!

marble wallpaper diy gift wrap wall

Life’s. Work.

Somebody else did this in their bathroom, ps – same paper and everything – so I didn’t invent this wheel. But does it effing matter when it looks this good??

marble wall diy wrapping paper wallpaper

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Bridal Gowns Under $2,500!

Thanks so much for checking out the new stuff – I hope you found something you love! Something I’m loving really hard right now is …

Veronica Sheaffer Fall 2014_bridal gowns under 2500

… that EVERYTHING RETAILS FOR UNDER $2,500.

This is such a huge deal for me, you guys. It’s no small feat designing gowns produced in the U.S. and made in gorgeous, silk fabrics that can be sold at this price point.  Not to mention, duh, I’m not going to put my name on it if it’s not super special and thoughtful as well. Everything in this collection – even the custom ‘Little Blue Bow’ collection – is made with silk fabrics, trimmed in delicate laces, handcrafted in Chicago AND available for under $2,500 (with most falling closer to $2,000).

*high* *five*

And I fully plan to continue this in the future. I’ll still be doing the higher-end luxe pieces as well, but I really want to become more accessible to a wider audience of sweetie-pie brides. It’s really important to me, and I’m super excited about the possibilities.

Tell everyone you know! ;)

Orchid gown pictured above.
[Photographer: Billy Rood; Hair/Makeup: Bridal Beauty Chicago; Model: Danielle Maddox]

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Fall/Winter 2014 Collection is HERE!

My apologies for not having a chance to post that super cool thing I was supposed to share last week. I didn’t have the opportunity to get in here, because I was working on getting something else together – namely … this:

Veronica-Sheaffer-Fall-2014-bridal-collection

It’s LIVE. And ohmigod, I am NERVOUS this time around. I mean, I’m always very nervous when I release a collection, to be honest, but I’m living through this one right now, so it feels like the MOST nervous I’ve ever been, even though I know that’s completely not true. Uuuugggh. I’m giving myself high blood pressure and everything.

Just kidding, you guys, obviously I’m just sitting here with a glass of champagne, taking selfies and laughing at the world.

Anyway …

Please take a moment to check out the full Fall 2014 collection – it’s got tons of lace and silk and a shimmer of gold – and don’t miss my new “Little Blue Bow” collection, which is … ALL CUSTOM. Exciting, right??

I’ll be back soon to give you lots of details about both collections, but right now I have to go calm myself the eff down.

P.S. I love you guys. A LOT. It feels good to know I can come here and give you high fives and forget about my responsibilities and potential failures.

Hahaha.

Really.

xoxo

[Photographer: Billy Rood; Hair/Makeup: Bridal Beauty Chicago; Model: Danielle Maddox]

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Interview with Glossed & Found!

Oh boy, thanks for all of the new Instagram followers! I don’t feel at all bad about the guilt-trip that led you to me. :)

And I don’t feel at all bad about the this either, because it’s awesome: The Lotus gown is featured in the current, bridal issue of Glossed & Found mag (Glossed + GOWNED — so clever!), which was just released this week, AND …

They did a little video interview with me! I was pretty nervous about this, you guys. I mean … giving interviews is always a little weird, because you never know how the interviewer is going to interpret what you said and how they’re going to present it to their audience (I mean, not like I’m talking about anything controversial over here, but, you know.). And I was especially nervous about being on-camera, because this was the very day after the big photo shoot, and girlfriend was TIRED. Plus, I had a baby recently – have you heard?? – and I’ve had a difficult time getting my groove back, so to speak. Anyway, they refer to me as a “boho beauty” in the caption, so I plan to kiss them all on the mouths sometime very soon. AND I’m so thrilled with this beautiful, little video, and that’s entirely because the videographer, Emily Hard, is AMAZING. I have more from Emily to share later this week, and … it’s really, REALLY good. Anyway, I’m so excited to have this little nugget to cherish forever, and my only regret is that I didn’t have a chance in the five days leading up to this to wash my hair.

Holy.

Smokes.

Anyway … it’s fun, right? And the gorgeous bridal shoot is available to drool over over here. Get it.

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Behind the Scenes

I survived the lunatic weeks leading up to the photo shoot, and in the end, it was a-maaaaz-ing. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw these like five days ago, but here they are for the rest of you.

P.S. Why aren’t you guys following me on Instagram? *tear*

Anyway …

Dope.

bridal photo shoot _ billy rood for veronica sheaffer _ model danielle maddox

Dope.

bridal photo shoot _ behind the scenes _ model danielle maddox

Florals by Bottle and Branch. Dope.

bottle and branch _ chamomile daisy bouquet

Dope.

behind the scenes bridal photo shoot _ billy rood for veronica sheaffer _ model danielle maddoxAnd … I got the proofs back yesterday. Prepare to lose your minds. I’m just saying. I’ve lost mine a few times already. I think these are my favorite EVER. I mean, I’m always freaking out, I know, but it’s serious this time. So, SO good.

High fives and hugs to the Dream Team: photographer Billy Rood and his assistant Luhrs Heldrich, Hair/Makeup by Bridal Beauty Chicago and the gorgeous model Danielle Maddox. I could not wish for a more amazing group of people. I MEAN IT. Also, a million hugs and kisses to my mom for spending the day chasing Poppy, and forever thank you to Sweet Stuff over here for helping me plow through the last week, and for buying me such a pretty house.

***Runway show update***

Okay, so the first-tier tickets are completely sold out. WHA? I know. But there are tons of second- and third-tier tickets still available. Yes they’re more expensive, BUT did you know that those tickets are eligible for a couple of insane raffles? The prizes are a free makeup service from Makeup by Jo (um, awfully handy for your wedding day, no? or for your next fancy night out.) AND a day-of wedding coordination package from Sebastian Events. Your chances are really good for winning either, because there’s a strict cap on tickets, and both prizes are worth way more than the price of a ticket. Yeah, I’ll let that sink in a second. Now go get your tickets!

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Rhode Island Trunk Show and Lots of Other Stuff

I’ve got so many things to talk about that I pretty much have nothing to talk about. You know? Like, where do I even start? Most importantly, tickets for the runway show are going FAST, you guys. There are only nine regular guest tickets left. That’s it, and that’s all there will ever be. There are still a bunch of fancy tickets though, which include swag bags, so YEAH get some, and nine VIP tickets, which include swag bags and kisses from me. I’m not kidding. I will kiss you. Unless you’re an ex-boyfriend. Then I will definitely not kiss you, but maybe I’ll give you a hug, depending on who you are and how mean you were to me. Anyway, TICKETS.

Next let’s talk about me having to put up a gate separating the living room from the rest of the house this morning, because my seven-month-old daughter is not only crawling, but now pulling herself up and standing and shimmying along the sofa and other furniture, and eating all sorts of terrible things like electrical cords and dust bunnies and bills. NO. That’s pretty much the only word I say now. For those of you without children, that is way too fast for the child of a person trying to get a collection together.

Oh yeah! The collection! It is dope. What? I mean, I don’t know, but I’m excited about it in a way I haven’t been excited in a long time. I think I already told you that, but it’s serious. I’m feeling things, you guys. Also, the photo shoot is in very much less than a week and nothing is ready.

HA.

HA.

I’m not kidding. But if you’ve ever read my blog before, that’s basically exactly how I roll. Never enough time and all that. Fortunately for me, Keith is amazing and Poppy is really tired from all of the lunacy I mentioned above, so some things are getting done. Like … THIS:

rhode island trunk show _ veronica sheaffer _ andria bird bride

Trunk show in Rhode Island! Not only am I super excited to be showing for the first time at the incredibly darling Andria Bird Bride boutique, but … this will be the very first time anyone sees the collection. I mean, seriously, anyone outside of the shoot next week. Rhode Island girls are so lucky. And really, Newport is not far for you Boston and Connecticut girls – totally worth the trip to see the new stuff. I mean it. Book your appointment today!

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Fashion Show Announcement!

This is a super busy time for me (when am I not saying that?) because I’m in the throes of designing and stitching together the new collection. And. Holy. Smokes. I love it so much, I can barely stand it. I’m so not kidding. Here’s a sneak peek:

veronica sheaffer lace bridal gown

I totally shouldn’t even be showing that, but I’m so dang excited, I can’t help myself. There is a lace/shimmer/ribbon/chiffon love fest happening over here, with me in the center of it all, and I’m so completely overwhelmed by my own excitement. This is what designing a collection should feel like – it’s just an absolute joy every time I get my hands on these materials, and it doesn’t bother me at all that I have only a few short weeks to get everything together for the photoshoot. I want to spend ALL of my time sewing – I just can’t wait to see everything come to life, and I can’t wait to share everything with you. And I’m so super thrilled that it’s going to happen on a RUNWAY.
chicago bridal fashion show 2014That’s right! I’m showing all of the gorgeous new stuff in the Blush Bridal Fashion Show APRIL 27th at a gorgeous new event space in Chicago. I mean … this is some pretty fancy stuff, you guys. I do not exaggerate. Champagne, sweets, bridal gowns by some of the best Chicago bridal designers, all at Chez – a new, and completely amazing, event space:

chez event space chicagoI mean … YES. Obviously. And tickets just went on sale! I really. really. really. REALLY want you guys to come out for this. First, I want to see your cute faces, and second, I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE NEW COLLECTION. With all of the drama of a runway show, you know? And duh, this will be so much fun. Early Bird tickets just went on sale, so you can save some cash if you buy now (and if you really want to throw down, grab yourself a VIP ticket, get more-than-a-little tipsy on champagne and come backstage and get a big ol’ hug and kiss from yours-truly).

Space is limited – please order right away!

And tell them Veronica Sheaffer sent you. *wink*

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