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By the time you read this it is T-6 weeks until THE DAY. What the *bleep!* Where the *bleep* has the past year gone?! As you lovely lot saw from my last post we are pretty much on schedule with all the big stuff that needs to be done (I type this while knocking on wood!). We have finally built our garden area in the center of the courtyard and the plants are growing like wildfire. Great you say? Well yes and no. All the flowers are blooming. 2 months early! hmmmmm not quite sure how this one is going to pan out.
We made the beds by lining up our lavender boxes (made over a year ago now) in a large square. We then lined the inside and dumped loads of sand inside. This is best illustrated in the pictures below. Thank goodness for Dads tractor and trailer. Wheel-borrowing in this amount of sand would have been back breaking.
After the beds settled we started planting all the flowers that we grew from seed. My mom and dad went to the garden center to get 2 trees for the far beds. When Dad came over to ask what we thought he was gleaming, ‘They’re called Red Robin’s’ he said with excitement. These gorgeous plants are Red Robin bushes that are cut into the shape of a little tree.. and it appears they were mean to be! (haha, sorry so corny). The center bed was designed and lovingly planted by my mom and family friend Jane, complete with a water feature.… View the full post.
I hope you’re all sitting down? This weeks DIY Devotee is somewhat of a big-kahuna-burger, (to coin a phrase of Laura’s!)
Sometimes, I look for really easy DIY projects, so everyone can get themselves some DIY style. But then sometimes I see some totally outrageous projects that I just cannot resist posting. And when I say outrageous, I don’t mean outrageously difficult, just outrageously, holy-$h*t-balls fabulous.*
*And may require a teeny bit more effort than other projects!
There are several parts to this particular DIY extravaganza, BUT the main event is this breathtaking ceremony backdrop that is first clocked over on 100 Layer Cake, courtesy of Maddy at The Inspired Bride. A very big thank you to Maddy for allowing us to re-post this and share with you all!
Seriously. How gorgeous is this? And I can see it in so many different colours for so many different situations… behind your top table, to make a great photo booth back drop, to jazz up a civil ceremony… The full how to tutorial can be found over on Inspired Bride where there is also a ton of other inspiration.
The whole shoot is just beautiful, but there was one more thing I needed to share with you all… The DIY applique sequin stir sticks. How glittery pretty are these?
Find the DIY how-to post here!
Head on over to check out the whole shoot on The Inspired Bride, make sure you click both parts! Seriously, I cannot tell you how good it is – and there are so many steal-able ideas!… View the full post.
So after all the Dolly excitement, we’ve barely had time to squeeze everything in! And the same went for the shoot itself. Whilst we’re super happy with the way things turned out, like many brides I think, we’d have given our right arm for a little bit more time to add some extra DIY details, mainly for you guys!
So instead, I’m going to share those bits and pieces of paper pretty with you and maybe you’d like to use them for your own DIY plans.
Martha’s Ranunculas Downloadables
From who other than Martha can you trust to find everything you need?
This DIY stationery template set fitted perfectly with our ranunculas bouquet and (bonus) the colour scheme too. They also come in tulip and rose designs FYI. I only wish we had had time to print ‘em out!
DIY Post It Notes
From another of my favourite blogs, Eat Drink Chic, I thought these fitted well with the Pop theme, given their bright colours and cool font of the stamps, but as with everything DIY, they’re totally customisable. Originally created as a valentines surprise for your beloved, I imagined them as cute little table cards, like the ones Charlotte had at her Wedding for guests to pass around. Conjure up your own phrases and don’t be responsible for the outcome!
I’m thinking ‘The Best Man is Hot’, ‘I’m wearing my best Pants’, ‘Mark your Dance Card’ and ‘Will you Marry Me’…
See the whole post here.
So that’s it.… View the full post.
I don’t know about everyone else around here but I’m just about beside myself at the prospect of the four day weekend. I’m planning some celebrations as some of my friends visit from the South and lots of birthdays coincide, along with a well deserved break. With all this in mind, the glorious weather and plans afoot for spring time festivities, when we got an email from the very lovely Lou over at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings asking if we would like to share some of her recent DIY projects, I was bouncing around like a mad march hare!
Last week Lou celebrated her blogs 1 year birthday and instead of sitting back and counting her successes, she went all out and completely DIY’d her own little Spring inspiration shoot. Flowers, Favours, table runners, cake display, the lot.
And boy is it Pretty with a capital P.
Every single item you see here is budget beautiful and lovingly crafted by Lou’s own fair hand. Even better Lou has been kind enough to give you all instructions on how to re-create some of the elements she slaved over. Obviously this is perfect Wedding Inspiration, but you know what… I am totally planning on re-creating some of these bits and pieces for my Easter table and celebrations! (I’ll send you the pics Lou!)
I’m particularly in love with that little cake topper and her ideas for RMW – customising the egg cups
So without further ado, I’m going to hand you over to Lou and her DIY tutorials… please make her very welcome ladies!… View the full post.
That is almost all I can say about this afternoon’s post I am so blown away. We have been super lucky and snaffled Penny from Tigerlily Weddings to give us the piece de resistance of the planning posts we started last week with her inimitable, original and fresh wedding inspiration. And let me tell you guys, she blew the brief out of the water.
I’ve spent a few phone calls discussing the post today with Penny working through her ideas, (which were spot on) and I have been so impressed with the amount of work she has put into this for you all. The buzz words we were passing back and forth were the same… fresh, new, interesting, unique, different. So if you’re wondering where Vintage is going… this is the lady to tell you and she’s right here. Give her a warm welcome ladies and get commenting
New year, new trends yippee, so you can imagine my delight when the fabulous ladies over at Rock my wedding contacted me to predict some 2011 wedding trends for you all I was thrilled.
I have covered two immerging wedding trends that I think will pop this year, I have also added in an “ I love it list” with a few extra little original ideas that you can inject that I could not squeeze on the design boards that will make your weddings look innovative, fun and basically spectacular.… View the full post.
Welcome back for Part 2 of this gorgeous London wedding where we get to really share the ice cream dream of a reception complete with paper poms, donuts for a cake and, um, is that a Kylie and Jason Duet?!
Yes folks, it is. Guilty Pleasures coming right up.
My mother in law dealt with the flowers and did a brilliant job. She put bay trees wrapped with ribbon on the church steps and made beautiful arrangements for the reception venue.
We also collected vintage tin tea caddies and filled them with flowers for the centerpieces on the tables. The buttonholes were a combination of roses and thistles, because Sam is English and I am Scottish.
We also had a little flower wand for our flowergirl, which she loved!
We found out about Mirrorbox Photography because they were recommended to us by my sister. Once we saw their style of photography in their portfolio we knew they were the right choice for us.
We liked the mixture of photojournalism with quirky posed shots and also that they kept posed group shots to a minimum. We also loved the albums they create as part of their package.
Cake was one of the things I couldn’t care less about, so did nothing about choosing one! Neither of us really like traditional wedding cake.
Sam had the bright idea of doughnuts instead, so the day before the wedding, he and the best man went to a wholesale bakery and collected 120 fresh doughnuts of all flavours.… View the full post.