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This week it’s a short but sweet collection of paper and lace DIY’s from around the interweb showing just how versatile these budget beauties can be
I’m totally in love with the lanterns as a slightly more modern take on poms – I can see these looking very contemporary with clean styling and a colour palettes of toning brights…
For a more rustic affair, I’ve picked out two different takes on doilies. First up, the traditional lace kind, sewn together to make runners – a really rustic vintage addition to tables, particularly long trestles, although I can totally see these re-worked for a round table set up too.
And for what must be the cheapset bunting ever, that still looks really sweet and could be made in any colour, how about using paper doilies strung together in this super simple DIY?
Are you DIY-ing this weekend folks?
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Without fail the best days at Rock My Wedding HQ are the days we get thanked. We love your comments in the comments box below, (they come a close second,) basically we just like to hear from you!
However, when we got this email from Gemma before she jetted off for her Aussie big day, it was the first time I actually almost cried big fat tears of pleasure, that what we do here is worthwhile. It’s a such a lovely email, I struggled to cut it down, but I hope you don’t all mind… it makes us feel so proud. (And I think you’ll all laugh out loud reading some of it . )
Dear Charlotte and Rebecca,
I just wanted to email you girls before I head off to get married in Australia on the 13th of November. I’m a Tasmanian girl who moved to London in 2008 to do my masters in Fashion Journalism, but along the way fate intervened, I met Mr S, and after a heartbreaking 9 months of long distance due to visa issues (in essence, my visa was shorter than the length of my course and the law changed so I was pretty much deported…) he proposed on Boxing day last year. In his words – ‘I wanted to do it as soon as you were back on Scottish soil’ because he’s a Glasgow lad and we were there for Christmas. In his rucksack (he’d dragged me up a mountain in the snow) was a bottle of champagne, now frozen, and the tiffany schlumberger platinum, sapphire and diamond band I’d spotted in Selfridges months before we’d even talked of marriage, while buying a present for someone else.
So, DIY Devotee has come back out of retirement! We hope you’ll give her a warm welcome back.
Truth be told I was getting a bit weary and losing the faith, wondering if in fact any of our dear readers actually used or liked DIY Devotee. However, with a recent barrage of DIY weddings, more than a few totally rocked up with DIY inspiration from these very pages, I decided it was time to bring her back. Here’s a little round up of things I’ve seen and liked, from me to you.
Magazine Whore that I am, this was an exciting find to share with you all. Purchased in Charlotte’s local Tesco’s, Making Magazine is full of quirky little projects for the crafty amongst you, including sections on living (home decor), kitchen recipes and even clothing patterns. I was particularly taken by the origami lantern on the front cover, imagining it in all sorts of florals and patterns as hanging decor for a DIY affair.
One such project in this issue was a Truffle recipe perfect for DIY chocolate favours. Yum. I’d certainly recommend you keep a little eye out for it when you’re browsing the rails and have a flick through to see if there’s anything to inspire you for your wedding.
How could I return to DIY Devotee without Martha? In fact I’m not sure we’ve linked to one of her projects since featuring her DIY Poms tutorial, but she has some amazing little makes to share and here’s a round up of my favourites…
The china-Doll-beautiful-dress-wearing bride that is RMW reader Linzi and her husband David had a dreamy W-day full of D.I.Y decor ( and I mean Do it Yourself people, tablecloth made of stitched together curtains bathed in tea bags anyone!?).
I love the slightly off-beat colour scheme and how the reception looked like so much fun…..And the balloons. You gotta love a big white balloon right?
Oh and the first stormy sky shot, if that was me and my best girl it would be up on the wall pronto.
Capturing The Atmosphere
Our photographer Paul is a friend of a friend. When I first started wedding planning I’d not looked into wedding photography much, I just knew I didn’t want the standard posed shots, I wanted photos that showed the atmosphere of the day that were almost like a set of film stills. Paul isn’t a wedding photographer but I could tell from his website that he had a good eye for capturing people and trusted him 100%, this has to be seen as a huge compliment to him as I have an inability to delegate pretty much anything. He took time to understand what we wanted and was really easy to work with.
At Inchcolm we had a few family posed shots and a few of me and David posed, which all in all took maybe 10 minutes, our main focus was to spend the day with guests as so many of them live far away. Paul’s photographs worked exactly how we wanted them-a story of the day.… View the full post.
Well good afternoon readers, happy Monday, (almost a juxtaposition, I know) and welcome to Planning Week on Rock My Wedding.
We’ve paid a lot of lip service to 2011 being a new year so far and that might have been because we have been so busy planning new and exciting things for the year ahead. Once upon a time, wedding trends were long running due to the time it took to convert Real weddings to print media and the treacle like attitude to change. Online media and wedding blogs have changed all that and new trends are now evolving at a rate of knots.
As we said this Saturday, it’s got to be your day your way, but sometimes it’s difficult to figure our where exactly you lie in the sea of inspiration thrust at Brides-to-be from every angle. It’s also difficult when you see your 100th sweetie bar to fathom how to really make it your own. So our mission this week was to contact our favourite wedding planners for their take on inspiring you for 2011. The brief? ‘Unique, fresh inspiration‘.
Each planner has their very own style of course, and so we’re kicking off the week with Josie from Savoir Weddings and her ideas for a Whimsical Wedding.
Over to you Josie!
Savoir Weddings Wedding inspiration for 2011 Brides.
The loveliest ideas from the world wide web….
My Key words for 2011 Inspiration…? Whimsical, cute, romantic, fun, playful, charming, sweet, relaxed, and handmade.… View the full post.
Welcome back for Part 2 of this wedding with tons of real Rock My Wedding inspiration in every detail.
We Love. And judging by yesterdays comments, so do you guys!
Friend for a Photographer
Although it was important to us to have some amazing photographs of the best day of our lives, we didn’t want the day to turn into a photoshoot with lists and lists of shots to get through. We also wanted photography that was a bit different than the norm. Dean and I are lucky enough to know some really talented people and so we asked one of our friends, Adam Foster, to be our photographer for the day.
Dean has known Adam for 4 years. He is a very creative and talented guy. Adam’s website and Flickr account was a constant source of inspiration and we passed ideas back and forth between the three of us leading up to the wedding.
My Auntie Lynne has been making fabulous cakes for family events for years so she was the obvious choice for our wedding cake. She and I spent a whole Sunday night searching for inspiration online, and when I came across the Maisie Fantasie website, I began to get really excited. We quickly picked the Paris chic wedding cake and soon Lynne was deciding how best to recreate it. I somehow managed to find the exact cake stand online and then a few weeks later a friend got in touch saying that there was a Maisie Fantasie cookbook!… View the full post.