When Fern asked me if I wouldn’t mind sharing some inspiration with you lovely lot on how to integrate a celestial theme into your wedding day, I have to confess I did a mini jog inside.
I think I’ve mentioned a few times in the past here on Rock My Wedding that I’m more than a little bit enamoured with all things from the smalls drawer. Frilly knickers and lacy bras, balconettes and Brazilian briefs, thongs and French knickers, garters and bustiers…the list goes on.
But we all know for your actual wedding day, you need something a little more sensible and supportive than colourful, super pretty lacy numbers. I wanted a set of bridal lingerie that offered me support in all the right places for my big day, but not so robust that my guests could see every piece of wiring and boning underneath. It needed to be comfortable too…not a lot to ask then!
It’s been a while since I last shared an inspirational post with you all so what better then than to focus on ideas for wedding favours. Granted it’s a contentious issue because let’s be honest it continues to split folks into two camps. Those that love a favour and those that don’t really see the point of them. I know that I’m not exactly your typical guest in that I can remember the wedding favour of every single wedding I’ve attended. I’m a sucker for sentimentality but so many of my friends have openly admitted to me that they’d rather the bride and groom save their pennies or popped it behind the bar instead.
One of my favourite activities leading up to my own wedding day was collecting masses of inspiration and planning my table centrepieces for my reception. Given that we were having a sit down meal and that my guests were likely to be sat in the same position for at least a couple of hours, I wanted to provide them with an abundance of pretty to look at on the table in front of them. As it happened I ended up opting for masses of Autumnal blooms cascading out of shiny polished trophies… It sounds a bit bizarre but I loved it and so many of my guests commented on how unusual but beautiful it looked. Obviously such a look is not for everyone so today’s post is all about providing you with inspiration for DIY wedding decorations for tables that are practical, beautiful and inexpensive.
One of the many reasons I picked The List members Iscoyd Park as our wedding venue back for our October wedding was the amazing space they called their ceremony room. With floor to ceiling windows and swooping arches and glistening chandeliers, I knew that very little was needed to make this space truly sensational on my wedding day. That said, it hasn’t stopped me from creating my own Pinterest collection devoted to lots of wedding aisle decor inspiration nor drooling over all the gorgeous images on the Rock My Wedding boards either. I also know that had I married somewhere else with a ceremony room that had less impact then I would have gone all out on the wedding aisle style side of things. So today’s post is dedicated to exactly that… How to make your wedding aisle the perfect backdrop against which to say your big day vows.
Let’s get started!
We’re launching right into the festive spirit with a luxury DIY winter wedding table decoration. Not just for a winter wedding, this tutorial could be used for a stylish seasonal dinner party or for making your Christmas table look luxe.
And this DIY floral tutorial embraces the very best the season has to offer; soft candlelight, mirrored glass and the muted greeny blue tones of Eucalyptus against the soft whites of thick heads of Hydrangea. Almost like branches of fir trees against freshly fallen snow. Almost.
The lovely Karen from Passion For Flowers will be talking us through the steps to create this masterpiece for yourselves…
Once the preserve of petrol garage forecourts (although I was always a fan even then!) Gypsophila has been making waves in the wedding world for a good five years now and the trend shows no sign of abating. It’s easy to see why the flower is so popular with brides, after all the bloom is very pretty and when used en masse it takes on the appearance of fluffy little clouds. Totally dreamy!
If I was asked to choose my favourite hairstyle of all time then it would most definitely be the elegant chignon. It’s so chic and so perfect and so wonderfully French that it makes for the perfect accessory to any outfit be it smart or casual, day or night.
One of the enduring wedding trends that continues to feature so frequently (even from the moment I joined Rock My Wedding back in 2012) is the blush colour theme. Piles upon piles of exquisitely framed images all using tones of peachy, pinky blush hues with a dash of gold here or a splash of dove grey there. And it never gets old. Not ever.
Well it doesn’t for me at least. In fact I don’t think that it’s a colour scheme that can be bested in terms of the romance, love and classic glamour that it imbues…plus it flatters all venues, all brides (yes and grooms too!), all settings and all seasons. The colour palette has versatility in spades.