Monday, 31 January 2011

RMW Article

The lovely ladies over at Rock My Wedding asked me to write a feature for them last week. I decided to give helpful hints and tips on making your wedding incredible without breaking the bank. You can read it here.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Cake Flags

A morning of making little cake flags.
Obviously not brain science, but thought I'd give you a quick snap shot of the steps.
Look for lovely paper as a background to your flag.
We used Bohemian Typewriter as our font.

The Style Bride

Surely this is worth a shot.
The Sunday Times Style magazine are running a fabulous competition for the ultimate fashion wedding. Take a look here.
Move over Miss Middleton....

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Goodbye lovely dress....

Guess what, I've just sold my wedding dress!
After a big 2010 clear out I decided that it was pointless having a wedding dress hanging in my wardrobe for the rest of time....
I'm not much of a hoarder and love the idea of my dress getting used again to make another bride happy.
I have all the photos I need and lovely memories of the day that will stay with me forever.
It's a good thing to keep in mind if you've fallen in love with a dress that's way over budget... wear it for your day and then recoup some of the costs by selling on afterwards.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Real Wedding: Holly and Steven

For all you vintage brides, you are going to LOVE Holly and Steven.
The lovely pair have recently opened a fabulous vintage store, Nicholas and Steele in SW London.
The shop is a treasure chest of original finds... but if you can't find what you're looking for, they also offer a sourcing service. Whatever you want, drop them a line and they will do their best to scour the land and find it for you. Handy Steven can then make any restorations and paint your piece in the colour of your choice. Holly also runs a gorgeous art workshop at the back of the store for anyone wanting to learn a new skill this year.
Below are some photos from their recent wedding. Everything was made with lots of TLC. What a gorgeous day.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

DIY Beauty Brides

Oh my goodness gorgeous girlies, how have I not discovered this website until now.
I'm totally addicted and am sure that you will be too!
Full of fabulous make up videos and product tips.
I heart Lisa Eldridge.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Creative Confetti

Some sweet ideas for you to package your confetti....

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Let's Play

If you're worried about the cute kiddies stealing your thunder, then you should put in the prep before hand to ensure they don't get bored and end up screaming through your speeches.
Here are our top 5 tips:

  1. Bring in the professionals! The Artful Splodgers keep children entertained with a range of activities and games.
  2. Create a super fun kids table during the reception. Cover with brown paper and leave lots of colouring pens and pencils. Serve child friendly food or create your own little packed lunches.
  3. Hand out a few disposable cameras and set an award for the best photo taken. Encourage the children to take lots of photos of your guests during the day. Of course prizes should be given to all!
  4. Create personalised party bags as a favour. Fill with stickers, sweeties, books and quizzes. If you don't have the time to make your own then visit The Curious Caterpillar or Busy Bags.
  5. Charm the kiddies with a magical Teddy Bear's Picnic in a secluded (oh, ok, and supervised) tent, complete with colourful drinks, jam sarnies, honey biscuits and a cuddly teddy favour for each little guest.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Top Tips

India Knight's The Thrift Book: Live Well and Spend Less has tips on everything from receptions to photographs. Go on, treat yourself! Think of all the savings you'll make in the long run!

Money saving

If like me you were horrified at the cost of sending your Christmas cards this year, you might want to consider saving on stamp costs for your save the dates, or even the bulk of your invites.
This snazzy little website, Pingg has lots of lovely designs that you can personalise to your own requirements. If you don't fancy it for your wedding, then they also do invites for baby showers, birthdays, hen parties etc.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Make your party POP

Make your guests smile by ordering bespoke little cakes on a stick by North London bakery, POP.
The mother and daughter duo can make almost anything so let your imagination run wild. What's better, these little morsels taste as great as they look.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Paper Party

Goodbye bunting, hello paperchains.
I've always loved making paper chains since I was a little girl. They're so cheap and easy yet super effective. Get yourself to paperchase, bag yourself some lovely wrapping paper and get crafty!