Category Archives: D.I.Y
Every so often I like to share a moodboard or two with you lovelies. In the past these glorious concoctions of delicious images, carefully curated from my favourite blogs and sites, were a far more regular occurrence but I confess I’ve probably been a bit remiss of late in sharing such inspiration with you.
This makes me sad. I have been a bad blogger. But I’m determined to redress the balance over the coming weeks and set about on my mission to inspire and invigorate you beauties once more starting with this Midsummer Night’s Dream affair this afternoon.
This post is a bit of a departure from my usual inspiration posts however. Because I’ll readily admit that as nice as it is to see the most wonderfully composed images slotted perfectly into a neat and tidy moodboard there’s always a part of me that scratches my head and wonders where I’ll be able to source that elegant vase or those calligraphed place names or even that elaborate headdress.
Have you ever felt like that?
The lightening bolt feeling when your eyes land upon the most perfect cushion/desk/pair of sparkly shoes on paper yet you cannot for the life of you find a source for the god damn things and google won’t play ball either.
Well far be it from us to add to your daily frustrations. This post will provide you with a link to each and every item that appears below should you take a shine to one thing or another.… View the full post.
It’s Monday afternoon and that can only mean one thing folks…yep you guessed it. Another healthy dose of wedding D.I.Y magic. I don’t know about you but there’s something infinitely calming about sitting down and making something pretty from scratch.
Speaking of creating glorious and pretty things, as you read this, the RMW team is currently shooting their next piece of editorial on location (hopefully with the sunshine blazing I might add) – we’re beyond excited to share it with you. In the meantime if you want some sneaky peeks or a laugh at Mr Crohill up some ladders then it’s worth checking our instagram feed for some behind the scenes action as the day progresses.
Anyway I digress, back to the post in hand…
As you’ve probably guessed, this afternoon we’ll be showing you how to create a DIY flag topper your cake can be proud of.
Shall we get on with then…
Afternoon folks! And how are you after that damn fine piece of weather yesterday? Rested? Perhaps slightly sunburnt? Or are you feeling slightly despondent with a case of the Monday blues?
Allow me to attempt to cheer you up with another glorious glitzy DIY project for your big day as a way of whiling away the hours until the going home bell rings. It’s probably the easiest D.I.Y project we’ve ever posted on Rock My Wedding…aside from the Glitterific Table Numbers that is.
Hell to the yes! It’s time to get your glitter on!
Afternoon lovely people.
So how was your weekend? Did you tick any items off the wedmin list?
Perhaps you selected your wedding day blooms or decided the theme for your reception decor? If you are anything like I was when I planned my own big day then you’ve probably experienced a miniature meltdown at some point about all the things you’ve still got to do before the big day arrives and panicked ever so slightly at just how much everything costs…
Sound familiar? Well have no fear, if you’re still unsure about how best to ‘number’ your tables from a decor perspective then we have a completely budget friendly but oh so fun DIY project for you this afternoon.
Actually it’s quite possibly the easiest D.I.Y project we’ve ever posted on Rock My Wedding…
Let’s get crafting!
We are revisiting this simple and effective DIY compact disc cover and packaging as it has proved to be one of our most popular DIY downloads of all time… But there must be so many of you newer brides to be who have not yet seen it… SO here it is…
Music is such a big part of your wedding day, and many of you are spending more and more time deciding what live music you’ll have, and also what your wedding playlist will be.
It’s common now to ask your guests for suggestions for the playlist on your Save The Dates. It’s a great idea as it makes your guests feel like part of the celebration from the word go and it helps to ensure a jam packed dance floor on the big day its self.
A nice touch for your favours would be to give guests a selection of tunes from your playlist on a home made mix cd… so why not build the whole thing into your table decor?
Today I am going to show you how to make place settings that double as a cd holder and all you need is one sheet of A4 paper for each place setting… you don’t even need a pair of scissors!
Here Is One I made Earlier…
First of all, to make life super easy for you lovely people, I have popped together a Word template for you to download (we love a free download at RMW). In the document you can see where all the text needs to be in order for it to all fold up correctly.… View the full post.
You must remember Kate and Mark’s beautiful Crear wedding photographed by RMW sponsors Mckinley-Rodgers that we featured last month, we know a lot of you also wanted more information on the various DIY projects the super stylish couple took on to create their clean dreamy decor.
Kate has kindly shared all of the information you will need to create your own table plan, confetti cones, stationery and hanging paint-dipped feathers. We’ve put all of the how-to instructions as well as the supporting images and stockist details (click the highlighted links) into some sexy templates for you lovelies to add to your pinterest boards at your leisure, do let us know what you think of this format and if you find it useful.
I am trying to think of a reason to display aforementioned paint-dipped feathers in my home, maybe I don’t actually even need a reason as such other than they are just SPECTACULAR.
It seems that Winter might actually be on its way at last. The temperature seems to have dropped in the last few days and I actually had to scrape ice off my car windscreen this morning which wasn’t exactly ideal given that I was wearing stilettos and a whisper-thin silk shirt. I know – completely practical right..?!
I don’t know about you but these colder days make me want to indulge in comfort food – creamy, marshmallow-laden hot chocolates and steaming sticky toffee puddings – and I couldn’t help but be reminded of the EPIC pie dessert table that we created as part of our Autumn editorial – The Fall – last year.
It appears that we weren’t the only ones smitten with this cornucopia of edible delights – a fair few of you lovelies professed your love for it too as well as pinning it within an inch of its life.
We like this very much indeed.
And so it felt right to share a ‘how to’ this afternoon with you gorgeous lot so if you should so wish, you can create a pie dessert table of your very own. Obviously the sunlit glade is optional…
Shall we get started?
It’s here. It’s finally arrived. Yes lovelies, I can AT LAST share the ridiculously pretty spring-filled, heart-shaped extravaganza that is ‘Enamoured’ – Rock My Wedding’s first editorial shoot of 2014.
If you stopped by the blog yesterday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this love inspired shoot. You’ll know then that we wanted a girly feast of heart-shaped balloons, champagne and more shoes than you could ever imagine.
And so we set about sourcing the very best petals and marshmallows and candy floss and glitter and love hearts and mini eggs and heart-shaped glasses and ribbons and shoes that the world had to offer.
Your six year old self would be proud.
Every single shoot from 2013 took place outdoors, in sun-drenched meadows, under fecund branches of wisteria, in forests and dappled glades. Hell we even went to the beach! For 2014, we decided to move our creative vision indoors against a back-drop of off-white floorboards and ummm bathtubs…
More on the bathtubs later…
And who were we going to use to capture our romantic capers? Well that would be the lovely Julia from Julia & You Photography. Her talent for capturing beautiful detailing and romantic outlook suited our vision perfectly and we are bowled over by the results.
Let’s take a look…
The folks at Rock My Wedding are a really, really generous super cool bunch. Especially that Adam. Today they are giving you a completely free downloadable template and font so that you can recreate this beautiful hanging wedding decor and table stationery for your big day.
You’ll remember these pastel beauties from our recent ballet inspired shoot… Look chuffin’ good don’t they?
For this DIY wonder all you need is a pair of scissors, We’ve done the rest. You don’t even need to be especially accurate with the scissors (try not to hurt yourself or others though!) as a little rough-around-the-edges home made rustic efforts are Soooo on trend dahhhlings.
Oh yeah, actually you need some paper too… I bought a selection of pastel coloured papers from Hobbycraft that were suitable for inkjet printing… but I’m sure you can find paper in your chosen colours from loads of different places.
Oh yeah, and you need some ribbon too. I sent Lauren off to Barry’s Fabrics in Brum (that’s a real place by the way – we love Barry at RMW) and she came back with a tasty selection of string and things in various finishes and widths. Again this is totally customisable to your own wedding. Get creative with it.
They really are the most easy peasy thing ever – and the best news is that the free template is editable so you can write whatever you like in the centre of each piece… You could use them as namecards or write personalised messages in them to all of your guests.… View the full post.