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Sleeveless Wedding Dress for Home Marquee Wedding with DIY Decor

BUDGET £25 – 27.5K

Rachel and Wayne added lots of personal touches to this Boho Marquee Wedding by County Marquees, with an Adrianna Papell sleeveless wedding dress, dream catchers and a rustic vegan wedding cake by Earth Cake Bristol. This dream garden wedding was captured by Francesca Hill Photography and styled by the bride and the groom, they both worked together and got creative with DIY decor including hanging paper lanterns and a mirror table plan, this couple definitely put their own stamp on a beautiful day!

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Bamboo Geodome Wedding with Macrame Bunting & Homemade Cakes

Real Bride and Groom, Zara and Dan have to be one of the most fabulous boho couples we’ve had grace RMW. They decided they wanted to marry at home on their farm in Cumbria hiring a bamboo geodome to house their creative wedding decor. Which included edible flower cakes, handmade macrame bunting and incredible spring flowers gathered from hedgerows in their garden. It was a real family affair, with their children performing readings and playing music during the wedding ceremony and everyone enjoying homemade Elderflower champagne and sloe gin. Just wait until you see Zara’s Rue de Seine wedding dress and crown combo too. All the heart eyes.

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Millbridge Court, Surrey Wedding with DIY Decor, Foliage & Giant Balloons | Madison James Bridal Gown | Black Tie Suits | Nataly J Photography Pin Image

Millbridge Court, Surrey Wedding with DIY Decor, Foliage & Giant Balloons

Nataly J Photography

Nataly J Photography

Gemma and Jonny’s Millbridge Court wedding was absolutely beautiful. Think foliage, giant balloons, and an incredibly well-dressed wedding party in stylish evening attire. All of this took place on a beautiful Summer’s day complete with amazing natural light and fun and giggles had by all.

Capturing all the pretty was super talented RMW recommended supplier Nataly J Photography who describes the day as “No stress, just love and laughter.”

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Laura & Andy

We, at RM Towers, are still riding high after yesterdays glorious Royal Wedding, eugh wasn’t it just delicious!!!

Today though, on this royal wedding boxing day we are here to ease you back into the beautiful reality of real weddings and this one is a smasher. 

A bespoke bridal gown, DIY decor, and pretty florals fill Cheshire’s Owen House Wedding Barn. 

The couple’s family and friends helped to create some wonderful treats for this wedding. Our personal favourites have to be the parents of the bride making the wonderful cakes, seriously special stuff guys.  

Photography by the wonderful Livi Edwards. 

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Becky & Jonny

There’s such a lot of thought gone into this rustic wedding at Curradine Barns; from the colourful DIY paper backdrop to the cute cat wedding cake topper and not forgetting all the adorable wood slice and wild flower reception centrepieces.

Bride Becky looks an absolutely vision in her sequin gown, and bridal accessories with the images captured by Chris Barber or her and groom Jonny in the field showcasing them beautifully. I also love that she found her Peach Mimosa Rachel Simpson shoes before her gown and just had to have them.

Such an adorable couple, and such a heartwarming wedding to see you into the weekend.

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Lizzie & Tom

The setting for this incredibly gorgeous country wedding is non other than our fabulous front page sponsors and Love Lust List members Launcells Barton, and oh my it is going to take your breath away.

Every moment and detail captured by McGivern Photography is incredible. You can feel the love bouncing off the page, especially during the magical sunset portraits. With fabulous DIY projects adding to the elegant rustic vibe, including the amazing wooden sign put together by the bride & groom, and sentimental gestures of tribal shawls from the Brides Mum to pay tribute to the brides heritage.

After you’ve finished swooning over this inspiring day and you realise you love Launcells Barton as much as we do, you’ll be pleased to know they have an open day at the end of January. Why not pop along, we promise you won’t regret it.

Now lets take a look…

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Laura & Andy

Fit. Seriously – So. Much. Fit. I don’t think I’ve seen a bride and groom with such amazing teeth and thus beautiful beams in every single image, they should model for Colgate*

Apart from the general mega watt smilies and pretty details what is also super special about Laura and Andy’s wedding is that they stuck to a strict budget, making clever choices and incorporating various DIY projects and help from family and friends and truly created the day of their dreams.

I especially love the “brownie baking” competition – what a fun way to incorporate your nearest and dearest into W-day AND provide a selection of delicious (and free!) desserts.

*other toothpaste brands are also available.

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DIY Devotee

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!

For a full list of supplier credits for those involved in the shoot, please visit here and see the bottom of post.

Yours DIY-Daydreaming Truly,

Rebecca
xoxo

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Easter DIY and Inspiration shoot

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 🙂

Genius!

So without further ado, I’m going to hand you over to Lou and her DIY tutorials… please make her very welcome ladies!

Hi Rock My Wedding readers!! I’m Lou from {www} and I’m so very excited to be guest posting for you today.

Cake Topper DIY Tutorial

There is a trend at the moment for simple, rustic, homemade-style cakes in the wedding industry and cake toppers are BIG news right now. It’s an easy, cute and quirky way to personalise your day.

There are so many toppers out there to choose from, but this one is very easy, you can completely personalise and adapt it to your taste and wedding theme.

What you need:

Assorted coloured paper

Two paper straws

Thread/Twine

Needle

Template

Scissors/Craft Knife

Print off your selected words in your preferred font, preferably on card.

Draw around your letters onto the paper and cut out using scissors or a sharp craft knife.

Tie one end of your twine or thread to one straw, and start threading your letters onto the thread. Be sure to choose the same height to thread and thread through twice in each letter to ensure the letter lays flat. Be careful, the paper is delicate. You can use card if you wish but it may be harder to make the holes for the thread.

Once the row of letters is in place tie the other end of the thread onto the second straw.

When you start on the next rows of lettering, make sure the thread is shorter; you want the straws to be closer at the bottom and wider at the top for full affect. Also find out the diameter of your cake to make sure it is in proportion.

Now insert the straws into your cake. {Make sure you store the topper safely until your wedding day, a box is best, as it’s very delicate.}

Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, it all adds to the ‘look’.

DIY Tin Can Centre Piece Tutorial

I thought for ages about what inexpensive way I could present my flowers in for the shoot. In the end I came up with tin cans, which given a lick of paint are given a whole new lease of life. They are the ultimate eco-friendly, budget and gorgeous centrepiece concept.

What you need:

Assorted Tin Cans

Paint {gloss}

Brush

Ribbons

Collect tin cans, different sized cans together look best.

Remove the labels and give them a good wash.

Start painting the cans in your chosen colours or patterns. Warning: I used acrylics and the cans started to rust, we ended up using some gloss paint we had.

Tie around mismatched pretty ribbons and fill them with gorgeous seasonal blooms.

DIY Egg Cup Favours Tutorial

Choosing original and fun favours that your guests will treasure is tricky, but I have the perfect solution for those Spring and Easter weddings…. Egg cups of course!

What you need:

Wooden Egg Cups

Paint {I used acrylics}

Paint Brush

Sandpaper

Twine

Felt or Fabric

Thread

Needle

Scissors

Lightly sand your egg cups, so that the paint sticks well to the cup.
Choose your colours and get painting; a contrasting colour on the inside makes it look really vibrant. You could even paint patterns such as the RMW polka dots!

For the name tags, get some felt or fabric and mark the initial lightly in pencil. Using your needle and thread, create a running stich along the initial. Cut to size. I like the little flag effect at the end, or choose another shape.

Get your twine and fold in two, thread it through the top of the tag and pull the ends through the loop.

Tie around your egg cup. For an extra cute finish why not put a flower head or some sweets in the egg cup?

I put my egg cups on mismatched fabric napkins with doilies on top of my plates to finish, for an extra touch tie some pretty ribbon around the cutlery. Layering really adds to the effect.
And voila, your guests will remember your big day each time they tuck into their boiled egg.

Top {www} Tip: Grab your egg cups cheap from eBay or craft shops.

Have fun and get crafting… your wedding day will have a personal touch, you will save money and of course it will look just divine 😉

Much love

Lou xoxo

Erm, supper pretty no? And are you not impressed by Lou’s dedication to the crafty cause with all this hard work! I hope you’re getting to put your feet up over Easter!

You can head over to {www} and see the whole post Lou did on her DIY inspiration shoot here, but do drop her a comment in the box below too and let us know if you will be using any of these little ideas for your Easter table or indeed big day! 🙂

Yours, Truly Inspired,

Rebecca
xoxo

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