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Do any of you have a creative idol?
You know, someone that inspires you, whose work you can spot from a mile away and makes you smile even on the wettest, most miserable Monday. Someone who invites you to rethink your perspective on life, who encourages you to break your own boundaries, to try something new.
Perhaps you have a wedding idol – someone who has been a guiding light for you during the planning of your big day theme. Someone that has ignited your creative passion…if so we want to hear all about it.
I’ve talked about a couple of creative geniuses before – people that have and continue to invigorate me on my artistic pursuits. Today I want to share another of my favourites – one that you’re probably already familiar with.
I love this designer. In fact I love her style so much that I not only treated my bridesmaids to her sweet bangles as a thank you gift but I also indulged in her ‘Things We Love’ book as a birthday present to myself earlier this year.
Chic, glossy, girly and fun, it’s impossible to resist the Spade effect – I defy you to read the book and not find at least one thing that you can’t help falling in love with. I also adore how her style is imbued with a sense of humour too – there’s something a little bit tongue in cheek about many of her designs.
It’s no secret that here at RMW HQ we’re partial to a rustic affair or two. There’s something warming, something homely about a homespun wedding that leaves us with a happy feeling in our hearts.
So today we’re going to show you a very simple way of adding a little bit of rustic to your big day. This is a really easy DIY post even for the least creative amongst you. Honestly, it’s really that simple.
What You Will Be Creating
Twine wrapped tin cans.
It’s as simple as that.
Told you didn’t I. But as simple as it sounds, we know some of you get the fear of God running through your veins whenever you see some of our very talented brides’ creations and think to yourselves ‘How on earth am I supposed to make that myself?!’
Today I’m going to show you how to make these simple but chic covered tin cans that you can use in all parts of your wedding decor.
What You Will Need
Eat yourself some baked beans and save the cans. In fact, you can eat whatever you like, sweetcorn, chopped tomatoes, mackerels…the greater variety of tin cans you have, the more impressive your final outcome will be.
You then need some twine. We used a selection in this tutorial, from jute twine to sisal rope to jute sash chord and sheep’s wool wire. This tutorial would also work really well with wool. You can find a selection of different twines and ropes in your local garden centre or Homebase and for a couple of quid (per reel) you’ll have enough to cover a few tins, depending on their size.… View the full post.
Much like the Purple Rain inspiration post we showcased a couple of weeks back, red themed weddings seemed, up until recently, to have fallen out of favour with you lovely lot.
And it’s a blinking shame, because approached in the right way an all-red colour scheme can look nothing short of spectacular. And you needn’t be marrying near Valentine’s nor Christmas to utilise such a vibrant palette either.
In actual fact, using cherry and berry hues in your wedding decor is fresh, exhilarating and invigorating; there’s nothing quite like a bold colour statement to say the party starts here.
And so I am determined to prove to you just how wonderful this shade can look…after all red is the colour of love is it not…
Nothing quite packs a punch as a fistful of crimson blooms. Romantic and eye-catching a raspberry bouquet just screams love and romance.
Don’t necessarily think that you have to opt for thick heads of red roses if you’re going down this colour route however. The beauty with red flowers is that there’s just so many varieties to choose from – from anemones, tulips, dahlias to ranunculus, clematis and even poppies.
I’ve had it.
I mean enough with the snow already.
I want to see blossom on the trees, waving daffodils in the breeze and feel the sun’s warmth on my face. I mean this time last year the boy actually got sunburnt. We should be experiencing the joys of Spring folks not wallowing in the depths of Winter.
And have you felt that Arctic wind lately? Honestly it chills you to the bone.
And so I feel it is my duty to bring Spring to you gorgeous lot whilst you’re waiting for the Easter bunny to visit you later this week. Because frankly you can’t beat a dollop of love, some pretty pictures and a mountain of chocolate can you*.
Spring is one of my favourite seasons.
In fact I’m as excitable as a three day old lamb waiting for this season’s blooms to hit the flower markets…all those colours…that scent.
I’m of the opinion that Spring actually has the best flowers out of all the seasons – hyacinths, ranunculus, tulips, lily-of-the-valley, lilacs, viburnum, freesias, some of the early roses and peonies to boot. And somehow all those ice-cream shades work perfectly in harmony with one another.
If you’re looking to channel a contemporary Spring wedding vibe then I’d suggest staying with the white and green colour palette with the briefest dash of yellow to add warmth. For the romantic girly types pinks, lilacs and peaches will make your eyes shine.… View the full post.
It was round about 2010 (by our estimations) that purple inspired weddings were last in vogue. In fact they were so prolific that you couldn’t turn a page of a wedding magazine or visit a blog without seeing some sort of amethyst affair on a weekly basis.
And then they seemed to disappear.
Kaput! Consigned to the colour broom-cupboard where peach themed soirees and ruby and scarlet toned festivities also languished.
Why might you ask? Well I’m not really sure. I suppose that is the nature of any particular style or trend. It has its moment in the spotlight before something brighter, shinier, more contemporary comes along and muscles it from the top spot.
Here at RMW HQ we’ve done our very best to show you lovely lot that actually peach, approached in the right way with a dollop of 21st century sophistication can look pretty darn ‘hawt’. And I think judging from your enthusiastic responses that we can safely say you agree.
So what about purple then?
I can’t say that this particular hue has ever rung my bells, but lately I’m inclined to change my mind. I’m beginning to see more inventive interpretations using this colour palette. We’re talking less Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and more sassy contemporary cool.
Let’s see if I can change your mind.
Dramatic and vibrant, purple comes in many guises. Admittedly this moodboard is probably more for the bridesmaids than brides themselves but just look at that frothy number at the top here.… View the full post.