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Essentials For Every DIY Bride.

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Long time no see! It’s Lauren C here. I’m hoping you’ve heard all about Rock My Wedding’s little sister blog, Rock My Style? If you have, we hope you’ve found a wealth of beauty, fashion and interiors inspiration, if not, where the devil have you been hiding?!

Over on RMS I can be found mostly talking about home décor and DIY’s (as well as a whole load of other lifestyle chat) so I thought it would be nice to talk about do-it-yourself over on these pretty pages.

In the run up to my own big day there was a whole lot of punching and stamping going on. No, that wasn’t me having a Bridezilla moment, rather myself and the rest of the family getting stuck in to some good old DIY. My own wedding is now a distant memory but my calendar is crammed with wedding invites from some of my closest friends and I’m only too happy to lend a hand with a home-made creation or two.

I’m not promising that I’m going to bring a whole load of new ideas to the table but I’ve gathered together a few essentials if you’re planning on including a bit of do-it-yourself for your Big Day.

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DIY Mixed Seasonal Rustic Buttonhole.

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Oh the nights are drawing in and we have rain a-plenty this afternoon which means only one thing… Autumn is on the way. Hurray! I know that I’m not exactly in the majority when I say this but this colourful season is most definitely one of my favourites. Other than the fact that there are so many ‘events’ to look forward to such as Halloween and Bonfire Night this time of year is always special to me as I married my boy two years ago this October and we’re also expecting our little one this month.

So what better way to kick things off than by providing you lovelies with a floral DIY encapsulating some of the wonderful colours that this season has to offer. Not so long back we teamed up with the florist extraordinaire Karen Morgan from Passion For Flowers to produce a series of floral tutorials that we’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks on Rock My Wedding.

We promise that they’ve all been designed with you in mind; full of beautiful flowers and super duper easy to reproduce at home. All you need to do is follow Karen’s simple instructions; we hope you like them as much as we do!

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I Must Have Flowers – Always & Always.

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It’s no secret that at RMW we love fresh flowers. We swoon over weddings where flowers take centre stage and when we shoot our editorial features, we fight over who gets to take home the bouquet…

In fact, Lolly goes as far to say she’s a frustrated florist, and I would probably have to admit that I’m not far behind her in my passion for blooms. So you can imagine our excitement when an invite to a floristry course from the lovely Rachel at the Tallulah Rose Flower School popped into our inboxes…

Did we want to attend her Floral Musings course in Brixton, where we would take part in a series of practical floral demonstrations and lectures, giving us a real insight into the beautiful world of floral design? Ummm, YES PLEASE.

The course runs on 14th & 15th October in Brixton, London. I’ll be posting images from the course and the results of my new found talents in November. Hopefully, I’ll create a gorgeous bouquet and floral crown for you all to lust over.

If you are a flower fanatic – perhaps you’ve discovered a true passion for floristry during your wedding planning journey, or you’re a new florist looking to develop your skills and your business – why not come along too? We can talk about weddings until the cows come home, internationally respected florist Philippa Craddock will be speaking, as well as offering advice, and Ashlee at Taylor Barnes Photography will be documenting the whole process. It’s going to be fun!… View the full post.

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Recommended – The Hanging Lantern Company.

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We do love pretty details here at RMW, and I don’t think you can get much prettier than the gorgeous lanterns supplied by The Hanging Lantern Company. You’ve probably seen their work before, lots of RMW Brides use them – you can see a gorgeously colourful example here and a pretty pastel example here.

Well The Hanging Lantern Company don’t just do lanterns you know…this lunchtime we’ve got their new Autumn/Christmas range to show you. The new colours are perfect if your wedding is planned for the colder half of the year – rusty oranges, deep aubergines, evergreen greens and Father Christmas reds. But there are also paler tones – conjuring up thoughts of icicles, sparking snow, a cold blue sky and snuggly furs.

I actually can’t imagine anything more cosy than a wedding venue filled with glowing lanterns, don’t you think the atmosphere they create would be magical?

The Hanging Lantern team also have style advisors to help you plan the decor for your big day and can create bespoke designs if you’re looking for something a little different, or if there’s a particular design you’d like to incorporate into your day…I’ll hand you over to Aimee, who will tell you more about the new range and the services The Hanging Lantern Company offer.

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Luminous Luminosity.

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In case you hadn’t already guessed from the oh so obvious title of this post, this afternoon we’ll be discussing the joys and jubilations of good lighting design at weddings. I’m not sure whether it’s the gradually fading Summer light and the fact that the nights are drawing in but increasingly my thoughts have turned lately to the importance of lighting schemes at weddings particularly during the late Autumn and Winter months.

Lighting.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I implore you to consider this crucial element when planning your wedding decor.

I’m guessing that the majority of you possess a seemingly endless wedding ‘decor’ checklist all of which needs to be covered by a rather stretched wedding budget and lighting really doesn’t feature all that highly.

I get it.

Honestly I do.

Is adding the most fantastic light display that the world has ever seen absolutely essential?

Perhaps not. But a carefully thought-out lighting design is the key to successfully creating mood and atmosphere within your reception venue.

Lighting is your best friend – in more ways than one. Luminary devices subtly help to influence mood and signify the beginning and end of different stages of the wedding day. Plus I can guarantee that an excellent lighting layout will have your photographer praising you from the rooftops.

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I Wanna Be Adorned.

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Not so long back I was lucky enough to be invited to a wonderful lunch hosted by the lovely folk at Etsy UK in order to celebrate the brand and talk to some of the talented suppliers who sell their products on the site.

For those of you not au fait with Etsy, I recommend that you get yourselves acquainted with this awesome site quick sharp. Essentially though it’s a site where you can buy (and sell) all things handmade and it is particularly handy for those of you planning a big event like say a wedding for example. That’ll be most of you lot reading this then….

From a personal perspective I could wax lyrical all day long about the delights of Etsy. I’ve bought everything there; from bespoke paper napkins (complete with an oak tree and both my own and the boy’s initials) for our engagement party, ironic and satirical prints which I’ve framed in their tens for the new house, cute cuddlies for newborns, cards for all manner of occasions, decor for hen dos, Christmas decs and even the odd fancy dress accessory.

In fact I love the whole Etsy buying process from start to finish – it’s simple to buy, easy to communicate with sellers and then doubly wonderful to receive deliciously wrapped items in the post from all over the world. And they are wrapped with such care and such love that opening the goodies themselves is just as much as a treat as the actual product inside is.… View the full post.

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Sumptuous Plum.

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There’s something deliciously decadent about purple. Perhaps it’s the association with royalty, maybe with Eastern lands and fabrics – rich heavy taffetas and silky velvets…perhaps it’s the bountiful supply of rich berries provided by mother nature in their varying shades of violet each Autumn…

Whatever it is…I like it.

And while lavender and lilac tones are soft, delicate and pretty – I love the vibrancy of plum. Sometimes almost blueish black, sometimes raspberry red – it’s such a versatile colour.

I think Brides often steer clear of purple, due to the Cadbury toned shade that graced weddings of the 90s. But I think that’s a shame. Let’s bring back deep purple, it’s Autumn time people – it’s time to go darker with our colour choices.

Gloriously rich, deep and decadent, plum is the perfect colour for injecting a touch of luxury into your big day.

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A Floral Frenzy.

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Now I don’t know about you, but I feel like summer is on it’s way out. Early mornings have a slightly chill in the air, the nights are definitely starting to draw in and I’m already hankering after a piping hot Baileys Hot Chocolate…

Yesterday we even announced the winner of our Autumn Pinterest competition and as much as I love snuggly knits, knee high boots and crunchy leaves I’m DEFINITELY not quite ready to let go of the sunshine and all of the light and vibrant colour it brings. It’s still August for goodness’ sake!!

So with that in mind…today I’m delving into a world of floral print. Versatile and oh so summery – I refuse to believe that there isn’t a floral print out there for everyone! And I’m hoping today you’ll see something you love. Whether whimsical, vintage or bold – floral print provides endless pretty possibilities…

Are you ready to join me in Autumn denial??

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Hues Of Blue.

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Every so often the creative urge takes me and I can’t help but feel the need to pull together an inspiration board or two. It might be something as simple as walking into a proper coffee shop* and having my senses jolted alive by the smell of roasting beans or browsing an antique fabrics store and discovering the perfect piece of Broderie Anglais which kickstarts a theme inspired by texture and soft layers of off-whites.

Both of these are true stories and you can see the results if you’re interested on my Pinterest profile page. This week though it was the moody but oh so enticing tones of Farrow and Ball’s ‘Stiffkey Blue‘ that got my blood a-pumping and the result is what you see below.

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Colour Story: Peaches And Cream.

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Afternoon folks! And we’re back to earth with a bump after the glorious weekend. Yep it’s Monday but have no fear, we have a whole heap of pretty up our sleeves for you to indulge in this afternoon.

If you stopped by the blog last week then you’ll have seen our Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired extravaganza and this week we’re back with another dose of inspiration for you – namely Peaches And Cream.

Honestly it looks good enough to eat!

Having been shoved to the back of the inspiration cupboard for so long, it’s no secret that Team RMW are huge fans of the peach colour scheme wedding. Perhaps it’s because it’s such a pretty shade or maybe it’s because it’s such an adaptable and flattering hue for all seasons of the year, either way we just can’t get enough of it.

And so as a way of paying homage to the ‘Peach’ wedding, we’ve decided to dedicate this afternoon to it by way of a whole heap of delicious decor, beautiful bouquets and decadent dresses moodboard inspiration.

I hope you like it…

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