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The Free-Spirit Festival Bride.

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This afternoon we’re gathering together our girls, grabbing our most floaty bohemian frocks and running off into the forest for fun and frivolity in a tent.

And on a giant mint-green double decker bus, obvs.

Don’t worry – there will be cake. Lots of cake. And gorgeous flowers spilling out of mismatched vases. You can even crimp your hair if you want…and I’m afraid smokey eyes, floral crowns and feathers in you hair are absolutely compulsory ;)

This shoot from Jasmine Orchard and Sarah London was all about creating a free spirited festival style set up and I think the ladies have got it completely bang on…it’ll definitely have you reminiscing over your favourite Summer memories!

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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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DIY Bright And Bold Red Lips.

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This afternoon’s post is the first of a bumper sized series that we can’t wait to share with you over the coming weeks. If you haven’t guessed from the header of this article already then you might be a little bit pleased to know that we’ll be sharing lots and lots of beauty and hair DIYs to take you through the next few months to Christmas and beyond.

It’s something that we’ve been meaning to do for a while now at RMW HQ given the popularity of our past beauty posts but we just hadn’t quite gotten round to doing it. It took a ruddy long planning meeting with all members of the RMW team to get our backsides into gear and produce what you see on your screen in front of you today.

And we’ll let you into a secret…we’re actually really proud of this beauty DIY series. It was imperative to all of us that the tutorials be super simple and easy to follow so that even the most cack-handed amongst us could pull off the looks with aplomb. Hopefully you’ll agree…

So let’s begin. Have any of you lovelies decided on what your pout might be doing for W-day? Perhaps you’re looking for a spot of beauty inspiration for when you’re off out to lunch with the girls?

Might we tempt you with something a little bit bright, a little bit BOLD?

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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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The Ultimate Handmade Wedding.

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Eleanor and Ben’s big day is so full with amazing DIY projects that I really don’t know where to begin! Aside from building their own venues…I’m not sure they could have created anything else themselves for their wedding.

The table plan is my personal favourite project – it’s such a simple idea to thread strings from a hole next to a name, into a hole next to a table number – but it looks so cool and contemporary and I bet they’ll be lots of Brides thinking ‘I wish I’d thought of that!’

Not only was all of the decor made by this creative pair, but Eleanor’s dress and veil were made for her by a friend too. This resulted in a beautifully fitting dress, made from a heavy pure silk in a golden mushroom colour, with lace over the top and crystal band. And it’s absolutely perfect for her! I love the addition of the red Swarovski crystal button on the back too.

Enjoy all of the detail, this really is a wedding full of colour and fun…and some seriously amazing images of the wedding party dancing flash mob style…

DIY Wedding At The Monastery In Manchester With Bride In Bespoke Gown And Bridesmaids In Green Dresses From Dig For Victory With An Unusual Home Made Table Plan, Origami Cranes And A Flashmob Dance 1

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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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D.I.Y Rustic Luggage Label And Badge Table Plan.

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If you regularly stop by the blog then you’ll already know that the RMW team is fond of a DIY project or two. In the past we’ve bought you CD mixtape favours, rubber stamp stationery, cake flag toppers, miniature wreaths, golden swings and a whole heap of glittery goodness to name a few.

If you missed out on these splendid projects the first time round then have no fear; all you need to do is to click on the grey ‘DIY Projects‘ tab just underneath the RMW logo and it will take you to a dedicated page containing all the DIYs ever to have featured on the site.

I know, how awesome is that?!

And so, onto the topic of today’s post which I’m sure you’ve guessed by now is another crafting beauty. This time we’ll be showing you lovelies how to create a bespoke table plan for your wedding reception using luggage labels and badges. Well you know us, if there’s ever a chance to incorporate a badge or two into W-Day decor then we’ll use it…

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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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Rustic Glamour.

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Now I have to be honest here and tell you that green is not my favourite colour. It has just never appealed to me in the same way as gorgeous shades of blue and grey. But having seen this shoot – I have to say that I now see green in a whole new light!!

The sheer number of different shades of green on show here is unbelievable…the vibrant and fresh apple green, the muted and slightly grey sage green, the richness of ivy green and the yellowness of the young budding flowers. All created by nature. Amazing.

I mean just look at that table scape below…it’s like a glimpse into a hidden tropical garden of Eden!

I love the idea behind the shoot too – just because you are getting married in a rustic venue, doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on the glamour!

Rustic Glamour Inspired Shoot At York Maze With An Apple Green Colour Scheme Lots of Green Foliage And White Flowers With Images By Dominic Wright Photography 1

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