Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Working tirelessly for long hours to protect and provide for the family make fathers real-life superheroes. One of the best ways to celebrate your dad is by helping him enjoy what he loves to do most, whether it’s with the family or his friends. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas that will appeal to different types of dads.

For the Golfer Dad

Encourage your dad to take some time off and engage in his favorite sport by giving him practical yet stylish golf accessories. Read This Entry

Rachel Faucett | Special Holiday Consultant from Handmade Charlotte

Transform your Winter Wedding Dress with this Simple DIY Braided Belt

Winter Wedding Sash

Wintertime is all about the details. Christmas trees adorned with ornaments, windowsills lined with tinsel. It’s always amazing to me how a touch of sparkle can totally transform just about anything – often something that I didn’t think could get any more beautiful! Why not use the power of detail to take your winter wedding to the next level of loveliness?

My favorite kinds of detail are those that are handmade. I’ve also been loving the bridal belt trend! We decided to combine these two and to fashion our own handmade sash out of Balsam Hill’s Silver Basket Weave Ribbon. The results were nothing short of splendid. Read This Entry

Rachel Faucett | Special Holiday Consultant from Handmade Charlotte

The Perfect Ornament Backdrop for your DIY Winter Wedding

The Perfect Ornament Backdrop for your DIY Winter Wedding
I’ve always loved silhouettes. Perhaps it’s because they remind me of the old-timey pendants my grandmother used to wear, but there’s just something so nostalgic about their shape, and they’re always a refreshing reminder of how striking minimalism can be. What better place to show off the beauty of a classic cameo than at a winter wedding? Wintertime is a season of simplicity – trees have shed their leaves and all that’s left are beautiful bare branches creating simple silhouettes across icey blue skies. Can you tell it all makes me kind of poetic?

Play on the beauty of the season by making a stunning DIY winter wedding photo backdrop with Balsam Hill ornaments. The ornaments quickly come together in one dazzling design and put an innovative twist on the traditional photobooth. It’s a creative, contemporary spin on those pendants that I hold so dear, and will create photos that you and your loved ones will cherish for years, as well.

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A Balsam Hill Wedding Series

Over the years, wedding bells have heralded the month of June. With this joyous season in full swing, we thought we’d tap into the expertise of two of the most creative designers from across the blogosphere for ideas, tips, and tricks on how to style weddings.

In the coming weeks, Rachel of Handmade Charlotte and Courtney of French Country Cottage will be guesting on our blog to show us how to decorate a wedding venue. As a prelude, we invite you to a trip down memory lane with Dagmar’s Christmas wedding photos from last year.

A Wedding with a Touch of Christmas

Dagmar’s daughter Abbey got married in 2014, and it was a happy occasion that benefited from thoughtful planning. Dagmar decided to give the wedding a hint of Christmas to express both the excitement over Abbey’s happiness and the joy of welcoming a new family member.

Balsam Hill's Mount Washington White Christmas tree adorned with Winter Frost Ornaments

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