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One of the DIY thoughts I had for my wedding was to do all the flowers myself… and I’m glad I didn’t, mainly because I had grand designs and there are some things only a florist can do. However, another idea I had was to make Pete’s Buttonhole (or Boutonniere as they call them across the pond) myself, and have it delivered to him on the wedding morning. And I kind of wish I had. How romantic would that have been? I chickened out, but I still think it’s an amazing gesture and something you could also do for your mum as a corsage. What a lovely thank you gift and a fab way of saying thank you for everything they have done to help you in exchange for something more valuable than money – your time.
What you need:
White (or a colour of your choice) ribbon
Selection of silvery coloured wintry foliage (we used: Blue spruce, kochia & senecio)
White double lisianthus (The largest white flower shown)
White ‘Snowflake’ spray roses
Break the foliage into small pieces roughly the height of the buttonhole you want to create. Strip the bottom 1 – 1.5cm of each piece of foliage so you have clean, neat stems to bind together.… View the full post.
Sometimes from the afternoon all the way until the next morning is just too long to wait for more real wedding pretty isn’t it?
Well lovelies, I sincerely hope it’s not been too much of a trauma as Kirsty and Finlay’s Big Day part two is well worth the wait. Delicious capture-every-gorgeous-moment photography and a whole heap of D.I.Y ideas for you to be inspired by.
Tuesday mornings don’t come much better than this people.
* oh and don’t miss Kirsty’s last piece of very important advice, both hilarious and GENIUS.
The Prettiest Blooms
The fabulous Angela of Catkins Floral Design in North Berwick made four luscious bouquets for my bridesmaids and me. I wanted the bridesmaids to each have a different bouquet to represent their individual styles and also to avoid everything looking too matchy-matchy. One had pink peony roses, one had white sweet pea and the third had a big “pouff” ( RMW’s Charlotte’s word!!) of greeny-pink hydrangea.
My bouquet was mixture of each of their bouquets, plus a few extras – I had pink scented David Austin ‘Rosalind’ roses (to match the peonies), sweet pea, hydrangea, rosemary (my mum’s name), wax flower and more. As well as looking divine, the bouquet smelled A-MAZ-ING – I spent the day thrusting it under people’s noses and ordering them to smell it. In fact, it was so gorgeous that there was actually a fight when it came to catching it that ended with one of my friends smuggling it home inside her jacket!… View the full post.
This has turned out to be more than a bit epic. The main reason being that I didn’t know what images not to choose, there are so many pretty details and delicious moments In Sam and Pete’s gorgeous Autumn affair that I was literally spoilt for choice.
And you know how I love a random “couple shot” backdrop right? Well then. How about we throw some trawler fisherman into the mix?
Uh huh my lovelies really.
Oh and the blooms, so many beautiful blooms…..and they all came to the grand total of two hundred and fifty quid.
We freakin’ die.
Add all that to some truly wall-worthy Polaroid’s, one of the most well written reports to date, plenty of do it yourself inspiration and the bride wearing A CARDIGAN ( yes I know! major knitwear worship!)…. and you’ve got Rock My Wedding perfection right here folks.
I knew as soon as I saw Mister Phill’s photographs that he was the one for us and luckily Pete agreed! I’m a journalist and had come across Phill’s site while looking for content for one of our websites. Part of what I do is about curating and showing off awesome pictures, so it was always important that we had the right photographer – everyone in Phill’s pictures looked so relaxed and happy and he had some great shots capturing the sort of moments you don’t often see in wedding photos.
So, while you lovely ladies were giving us your Saturday Survey Feedback a couple of weekends ago, I was spending a (slightly prematurely) Christmassy morning with Becky Hay from Blossom. All in the name of improving DIY Devotee for you all, Becky made some fabulous arrangements, starting off with a DIY table center for a Christmas Rustic Wedding. Of course, the best bit is that these translate beautifully to your Christmas Table and we’ll be showing you exactly how-to!
In the interests of making the whole thing even simpler, I also made a short video for you all, so please let us know what you think… (it’s even got Christmas music!)
So lets get started!
What you need
Empty jam jars – any sizes work
Double sided tape
Sections of tartan fabric (or your chosen material or even brown paper style wrapping paper would work)
Dried orange slices
Small pine cones
Selection of wintry foliage (we used: blue spruce, berried ivy, rosemary, holly, red skimmia, eucalyptus, kochia (the silvery grey foliage), Ilex berry (the hybridised holly which is grown just for berries). Absolutely any foliage you can raid from any garden will work.
Black Baccara roses
Again, any flowers would work with this and you only need a few heads per small vase.
1. Place a line of double sided tape around the jam jar.
2. Cover the jar with the tartan fabric, making sure it’s stuck to the tape.… View the full post.
Not only was Rhiannon and Will’s floral-fabric inspired big day super super pretty it was also a whole lot of fun. Check out the dancing images and the sumptuous spread, who said you needed to dine a la carte to tickle everyone’s fancy anyhow?
Oh and they had blue polka dot stationery for the reception. Uh huh. You know we LOVE it.
All of the gorgeous photography is courtesy of Caroline Alexander.
I used the same florist as my sister who was married two years ago Olga in Bloomers Cirencester. I knew I wanted Scabious as it matched our blue theme and my grandma had those in her bouquet on her wedding day. Apart from that I was pretty clueless. I knew it needed to be relaxed and not too tight or stiff.
I was inspired by a piece of Liberty Print fabric so I took that to Olga and explained that I wanted it to look as if we’d been for a walk in the nearby fields and picked the flowers ourselves. We had cornflowers, scabious, matricaia (daisy), astilbe (three different colours), alcamilla mollis, beargrass, salla and mint. Bridesmaids’ bouquets were the same as mine only slightly smaller. Cornflowers were used for the headband and for the buttonholes.
The flowers were AMAZING and they looked great with the fabric, which was used as handkerchiefs for groomsmen and for the order of service booklets.
Pew ends and church flowers were put together by a good friend who also decorated the marquee using more or less the same blend of flowers cut and put in jam jars on the tables.… View the full post.