This morning’s beautiful bride Rachel and her husband Adam said that they ‘wanted the flowers to be natural looking and as colourful as possible’ but it strikes me as I look at all the delicious images that this description could be applied to the whole of their rustic inspired big day.
There is simply oodles of inspiration in today’s nuptials and all planned within their budget of 12K. Yes folks you don’t need to spend a King’s Ransom to have the day of your dreams; Rachel and Adam’s wedding day is proof of this. I adore Rachel’s ‘sherbety’ maids complete with their heart-shaped sunnies. The plethora of DIY is pretty darn good too – there’s signage and bunting and bikes and drifts of wildflowers that make my heart leap. Plus I love the fact that Rachel used our handpicked directory – The Love Lust List – as a bit of a planning bible too.
All in all there’s just so much to love and pin and smile at…come and take a look.
Livi has to be one of the most smiliest Brides we’ve ever featured. Each image captured by Kerry Morgan illuminates off the page with the love and excitement our couple shared on their wedding day and I guarantee you will be smiling too.
It was a dream come true for bride Livi to be able to have her wedding at her parents house, but I bet what she wasn’t expecting was all the helping hands, DIY and personal touches all their family & friends put into making their marquee reception into the beautiful blue haven she’d envisioned. There were Ushers cutting down trees, friends lending props and Mums dabbling in a spot of sewing and floristry. Yep that stunning white peony bridal bouquet was arranged by Livi’s Mum!
SO many touching moments and wonderful sentiment throughout this gorgeous at home wedding, you’re going to love it!
So here we are. My final RMW post. The hen and stag do’s have taken place (the less said about James’ the better), RSVP’s are in (well..the full day ones anyway, hint hint evening guests…although we were a bit late sending them, oops), the table plan is complete, all our readings are approved so the order of service/day has been decided, light up letters have been booked (hooray, thanks Doris Loves!) and we are now just over three weeks away from saying ‘I do’. And I still feel like we have loads to do! These ‘final touches’ seem to go on forever!
So yesterday we swooned over Kitty’s floral choices and admired those gorgeous Bridesmaids gowns (Pearl Lowe for Peacocks FYI). Which Kitty found via some very savvy eBay hunting. You can see part one of Kitty’s pretty day here.
Today we have the reception, the couple shots and all of the fun comic book hero details for you…it’s all worth waiting for I promise.
Kitty & Al look so happy and in love…to think this girl used to be uncomfortable in front of the camera – I certainly hope that’s stopped now Kitty!!
I’ll let Kitty talk you through their lovely day, for one last time.
Massive congratulations to Kitty and Al, team RMW wish you both the very best for the future, it’s been a pleasure having you.
Get your sunglasses ready because todays wedding is a serious colour fest. Loads of funky DIY and tons of cool ideas and Kates light dusky pink gown and the pastel maids look amazing against the lush backdrop of Sefton Park Palm House…
Have you got your sunglasses..? Well get your Pinterest boards ready too because you are most certainly going to need them!
When we decided to create an on-line boutique we really didn’t know what to expect. As with anything you’ve never done before, it’s a steep learning curve complete with daily challenges and constant surprises.
We wouldn’t have it any other way though, there is never a dull (or even vaguely quiet) day at RMW HQ. “Boredom” doesn’t feature in our vocabulary.
Launching Rock My Boutique was a huge project for us, we hosted our biggest industry event to date and spent a significant amount of time scheming, dreaming and designing our first campaign “Big City Love“.
Those of you that have already seen AW12 will know it was very urban, quite…… edgy.
And so for Spring/Summer (let’s face it – we’ve kind of um…by-passed Spring already (!)) we decided to do something very different. Actually, we decided to create what might be considered the polar opposite of our disused-nightclub based Autumn/Winter shoot complete with a zillion spray-painted tins and break dancers….
Our new campaign is called “Coco” after one of Lolly and I’s favourite icons of all time…..Coco Chanel.
Think super super polished. Think sophisticated and clean and timeless. Think mercuried glass, sequins, feathers and an abundance of beautiful blooms. Think Provence in July with a generous dose of Parisian chic thrown in for good measure.
Think pretty. Really REALLY pretty.
We love the outcome of our latest adventure. And we’ve got everything crossed that you gorgeous lot will feel the same way.
The full shoot will be appearing first thing in the morning along with details of our new product range and the official collection shop launch.
For now we’ll leave you with our campaign film by the very talented Simon Clarke – he did such an awesome job of the last one how could we ask anyone else?
Plus frankly, he might be the only person on earth who could put up with my Miss bossy-boots director ways and verging-on-the- ridiculous requests.
With special thanks to a whole host of unbelievably creative Love Lust List suppliers who made this whole thing possible, you can find links to their websites in the credits below.
Hello again lovely RMW-ers. Can you believe another 6 weeks have passed?!! Eeek!
Now I don’t know about you, but ever since entering the wonderful world of wedding planning I have spent many, many hours staring longingly at light up signs. There is just something so striking, so mesmerising about having them….they just ooze Hollywood glamour!
Then last year I saw this amazing wedding on RMW Many of you will recognise the bride as she is none-other than 2011-2012 RMW Real Bride Amanda! Amanda took her DIY skills to the limit and created a myriad of light up signs to decorate her venue (and one AWESOME ‘moustache bar’!) Well in Amanda’s final write up she happened to mention that her and Darren had set up Doris Loves and would be hiring out many of their wonderful creations, and were making custom light up signs!!! Eeeeeeeeeee!
Fast forward a few months and Doris Loves have actually designed Dave & I our very own PHOTOBOOTH sign!! Yup, just for us! They even used a fab Art Deco font so it will fit in with the design for the day. Oh & the best thing…..we get to keep it!! I know, I know why on earth do we need to have a PHOTOBOOTH sign in our little 2 bed flat? Well, why the hell not?! Imagine all the fun we can have with our home-made photo-booth, & its very own sign – house parties at ours will never be the same again! (Our photo-booth is for life, not just for weddings!) And just look at this sign, isn’t it just the BEST. THING. EVER.
So lovelies, is it just me? Or are any of you lot lusting after your very own light up sign? Maybe you are making your own (this is one DIY task I was not up to tackling!)? If so I want to hear all about it.
Oh & if you have a spare few mins I would recommend you
Go back through Amanda’s big day write up & admire the DIY genius
They just attended their first wedding fair, with a few more in the pipeline, so they’ve have got a whole host of signs ready & waiting for you. You could even ask them to do you your very own custom sign!
BACK TO THE DIY
So in other news Dave & I got started on another DIY project – Table numbers. Hands up who has spent hours agonising over the naming (or non-naming) of your reception tables?! Yup, me too!
Having seen so many awesome table plans grace these pages, I was sure we needed to come up with our own meaningful table names. Holiday destinations? Well we’ve only been on a handful of holidays together so that isn’t gonna work… Favourite films? We’re not really known for our amazing filmic knowledge!… Favourite songs? Ooooh that could work – oh hang on, is ‘Creep’ really a suitable table name?!! (For all avid Radiohead fans, yes, yes I know not their best work, but it was the only Radiohead song I knew back when I was trying to convince Dave I was the girl for him!!!) After all this deliberating, we started to question why on earth we were taking so much time trying to name tables?! What was wrong with numbers anyway?! Nothing! So table numbers it is!
And seeing as I promised you lot more DIY how-tos, here is how we made ours… (Apologies for the photos, the light in our flat is atrocious!!)
You will need:
PVA craft glue
Pencil & Eraser
Firstly, place the 3D number on a piece of sheet music & trace round it. Cut out the number shape from the sheet (tip: when cutting leave a margin between the pencil mark & your cut, it will make it easier for gluing). Then do the same with the reverse side of the number. Next cut out strips from the music sheet, these will be used to cover the edges of the number, we needed 4 strips in total (again cut them so there is enough for a margin). Remember to rub out the pencil mark.
Now you have all your cut-outs you can get on with the gluing. All you need to do is paint the number with the PVA glue and stick your sheet music on. The best way to do this is to start with edges and work in stages around the number, making sure the sheet music is stuck flat, and slightly overlapping onto the faces of the number. Then, once all the edges are covered, you can start on the faces. Again, all I did was cover the face of the number in PVA glue, placed the number shaped sheet over the glue & stuck down. Add some glue down the edges and stick the excess paper down against the edges. Then repeat this again for the other side and then allow the whole thing to dry. (Tip: when sticking the sheet music to the number you may need to keep smoothing it against the number so you don’t get too many wrinkles)
Once the paper is dry, cover the whole thing in a layer of PVA glue. Once dry this will act as a varnish, sealing the paper and giving it a little sheen. And there we have it – a music covered table number. Only another 10 table numbers to go!
So that’s all from me for now. I’d love to hear about any crafty projects you guys are undertaking for your big day.
Next time I’ll hopefully have some pretty engagement shoot pictures to share with you. But until then here is a teaser pic of one of our e-shoot props!
Big marshmallow-y love Rebecca 🙂 xxx
PS. I nearly completely forgot – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! <3
How are you all celebrating? We’ll be going for an induction at our local gym!!! How romantic!