Saturday, July 31, 2010

Inspiration Board; Textures & Interest

I feel as though I am spoiling you rotten with eye candy this week!

Sometimes I think it would be several kinds of awesome to have bright, statement-making colours for a Wedding theme. But then I panic that I could never make it look as good as other Brides manage. Not all of us are courageous enough to opt for a bold, colourful palette for our Wedding, so I am pretty sure Textures are the next best option for making a statement, without your Wedding looking like a Circus Tent.
Opt for Interesting hairstyles for the Wedding Party, or different textured fabrics for ties.
Think feathers and lace tablecloths, textured icing on the cake. There are so many options, you could just go nuts with it!
What are some of your favourite Texture ideas or Colour themes?

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bookish Inspiration

I love books. I feel like I don't read enough. I try, but I can never finish a book in a week. This makes me kind of sad, since I love reading so much, but never find time to do it.

So, with another of my loves in mind, I created another Inspiration Board for you lovelies.

If Great Expectations and Suite Francaise got Married, this is what their Wedding would look like;

*sigh* Dreeeeeeamy....

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Flower alternatives.

I will be the first to swoon and suffer from an elevated heart rate over beautiful blooms...but I do think it is so very sad to only have your bouquet for one day before it starts to wither away.  Here are some creative, cute and quirky alternatives that you can keep forever and ever. 
Not only are they gorgeous but some of these ideas are very cost effective!

Butterfly bouquet via This is glamorous, Fun love heart bridesmaids from Weddings by colour

Gorgeous felt bouquet by Princess Laserton, Brooch bouquet from Fantasy floral designs

Umbrella Image via Smart bride blog, beautiful b'maids from Best biddy blog

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Monday, July 26, 2010

These are a few of my favourite things.... Link Love!

Ah, another week begins!
I hope you didn't get up to anything too strenuous over your weekend!
I have been out at various social occasions four nights in a row and have done some serious eating. I'm about ready for a meal at home!

I thought it would be nice to share a few links today!
I have been surfing the interwebs on my two days off in a row! *gasp* And I have stumbled upon some wonderful goodies.

Here are some of my favorite items from my web-surfing;


Perfect gift for the groomsmen, don't you think?
These mugs cracked me up the first time I saw them. They make me think of the nose coffee cups.
By This man.
avilable here, here, here.

Nommy Fleurs

How's about a gorgeous real wedding? Check out this beauty from Grey Likes Weddings.
I love the mix of herbs and flowers for the arrangements. Such a relaxed, romantic feel, and no panic stations required for the DIY flowers. Yum!

Victoria n' Bird!
victoria n bird
Black pinafore dressBlack and grey smock dress
Lovely little Etsy Shop.
Lovely little Blog.
I find myself squeeing with excitement every time I find a new NZ vendor who makes amaaaaaaaaazing goodies. Those smock dresses are too cute!
Ohhhhh Emmmm Geeeeee!
Perfect little dresses for a day-after-wedding picnic, don't you think?


I stumbled upon Victoria n' Bird as above, and subsequently stumbled upon Foxes.
Foxes = a treasure trove of contemporary design and handmade goodies by New Zealand Crafty types.
Below are some of my picks via Foxes;
foxes.jpg picture by Ivory-Dahlia
one, two, three, four

I hope these yums have helped you through your mondayitis!
H x

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Sunday Smile

Oh what a week!
I hope none of you have been working too hard! I know it has been an epic week for me, and it isnt about to stop any time soon!

This week we have collection of Fun Sunday Smiles!
I just LOVE photo booths at Weddings.
I adore the bride and groom with the letters. Too cute!

smile booth photobooth

images via

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Friday, July 23, 2010

DIY- Bird cake toppers

Here's how to make your very own cute Birdie cake toppers. They'll look gorgeous on top of your wedding cake!

You will need:
Assorted fabric- I found mine in the quilting section at Spotlight including tulle for the veil.
Some nice sharp scissors, some pins, a pen or pencil, a sewing machine ( or a needle and thread) and some old pillow stuffing. ( you can buy stuffing from spotlight also.)
Bits and pieces to decorate with. Glue. Skewers.

Think about your colour theme when you choose your fabric.

1- Sketch a bird shape onto fabric. Make it bigger than you want it, as once sewn it will be smaller. Also exaggerate the shape as it will be less sharp when you've finished.
The size should be in proportion with the size of your cake.

2- fold fabric in half and pin in place so that when you cut, you cut 2 shapes at once.

3- place fabric pieces back to back so the bird will be inside out. Sew around edges leaving a 2cm gap along the bottom.

4- Turn the bird in the right way (this is a little tricky).

5- stuff with polyester stuffing. Make as fat as you like. The sew the 2cm gap closed.

6- For the bride I made a veil by cutting a 7cm square piece of tulle and gathering it one end which I sewed onto the girl bird.

7- Decorate with strings of beads, diamantes, feathers, buttons or black headed pins for eyes etc. Be creative and use your theme!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mix and match

Some delicious bridesmaid and bouquet inspiration for your thursday.
Row four is my personal favorite. I love Sarah Seven!

Peach dress- sarah seven,flowers via green wedding shoes, green dress- Dior, flowers- brides cafe, navy dress- kate unger, flowers via snippet and ink ,yellow dress- sarah seven, flowers- brides cafe, Dress- Phillip Lim, flowers- brides cafe.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Goth Nouveau

I know when you think of Gothic, you generally imagine of the modern sub-culture of white faces, black eyeliner, dark mesh, chains and leather...
But what I'm really loving at the moment is gothic romanticisim. Medieval tables laden with pomegranates and grapes, gothic architecture, dark woods and deep rich red. It has such an atmosphere. I think if you were getting married around Halloween and you're into that kind of thing, it could be fun to have a subtle gothic feel. I must stress the subtle.

This is my take on New gothic glamour..

Red dress-Cybele, Table setting- style me pretty, dresses- Monique Lhullier, Lulworth Castle. Men- Alexander McQueen, flowers- martha stewart weddings, makeup
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