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Dusky Pink Mood Board

Following on from the relaxed and romantic favour tutorial, today’s moodboard is a delicious mix of dusky pinks. This wedding style works well in all sorts of venues, from rustic and quirky to stately and imposing, it can easily be dresssed up and down to suit your personal preference.  For a more relaxed version, try mixing centrepieces and types of flower arrangements, keeping the style haphazard and carefree.  For a more formal feel, match your centrepieces and use standard frames for items such as menus and table numbers.  The colours also work well with a sweetie buffet (one of my personal favourite wedding trends! – Look out for our upcoming post on creating your own!).  Up next, ‘shop the dusky pink trend’, where we source all your must have items for this pretty look…

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DIY Wedding: Vintage Favour Tutorial

I always knew that which ever favours we chose for our wedding, Mr Styled and I would make them ourselves .  I love the idea of giving a little bit of love back to our guests and wanted to make something that not only reflected the style of our wedding day but also  something that wouldn’t just get left behind on the tables once the dancing started.  These little vintage style sweetie jars were the perfect answer and below you can find my DIY wedding tutorial (it’s my first one so please be gentle!).  Enjoy the ‘how to’ and please feel free to comment, I’d love to know what you all think…

You will need…

  •  Small jam jars with lids (I sourced mine on ebay at £26.00 for 70 jars!)
  • Retro sweeties – we went for candy ABCs, heart throbs, jazzies and rings
  • Small white stringed luggage labels (these were £1.99 for 100 from WH Smith)
  • Message stamp and ink (Mine is an East of India stamp)
  • Lace (approx 6 inches per jar – this was a bargain 18p per meter at Fabric Land)
  • 4inch x 4inch assorted fabric squares (off cuts pre cut, again sourced from ebay)
  • Elastic bands (these are just a tool, so old scruffy ones are fine)

Instructions:

  • Fill a jar with your chosen sweeties – of course it’s a very good idea to sample the sweets yourself as you go, quality control is a serious matter 😉
  • Place one of your fabric squares centrally over the lid of the jam jar and secure temporarily with an elastic band.

  • Cut the string from one of the luggage tags and use this to tie around the jar lid, just above or below the elastic band.
  • Stamp the luggag tag and, while this dries, remove the elastic band and trim the ends of the string.
  • Thread the length of lace through the luggage tag and tie around the top of the jam jar to finish.

Even if you aren’t going for the vinatage, carnival or rustic wedding style, it is still possible to adapt this design by using a single fabric type for all the jars in your chosen accent colour.  For a neater, more uniform look to the jars, try cutting the fabric squares into circles before attaching.

Sunshine Yellow Mood Board

I have to admit, like most brides in the UK,  I am slightly nervous about the weather for our  June wedding as previous summers have been something of a washout over recent years.  We all dream of a beautiful sunny wedding day without a cloud in the sky so I’ve been considering ways to bring a summery feeling to the wedding despite what the weather may throw at us.

Today’s mood board is a palette of sunny yellows with pale blue accents – guaranteed to bring the summer indoors for your spring or summer wedding! If you are planning an autumn wedding, keep the look warm by swapping the blue hues for soft autumnal browns.

If all else fails, I’m looking forward to customising a pair of ‘just in case’ bridal wellies ;o)

Wedding Trend: Cake Pops

One of the prettiest, most inspiring trends to emerge on the wedding catering scene in recent years has been the Cake Pop (also known as Cake Balls…slighly less quaint me thinks!?). These gorgeous little specimens are the result of combining two of my favourite pastimes…cake and sweets!

Today’s board showcases a mouthwatering sample of what some of the UK’s finest cake makers are offering brides, but, for those who, like me, are working within a tight budget, the good news is that they are suprisingly simple to make yourself! I have to confess that I am currently a little bit obsessed with amazing baking blog, Bakerella, where you can find endless ideas for your own cake pops and a rather nifty tutorial www.bakerella.com. For a more generic tutorial and some beautiful British cakespiration, take a look at www.rhubarbandrose.co.uk

Need some inspiration for your own Cake Pops or looking to order ready made? Look no further, grab a brew ( and a slice of cake!) and enjoy today’s board (suppliers and prices listed below):

A: Red & ivory glitter pops, from £2.00 each, www.lollicakes.co.uk

B, C, D: All £2.00 each, www.mollybakes.co.uk

E: Pink glitter pops, £1.00 each, www.thetravellingteashop.com

F: Chocolate pops, £11.30 for 12, www.littlecakefactory.co.uk

G: Pink piped pop, £5.50 each, www.sarahjaneweddingcakesandevents.co.uk

Pretty Pastels Mood Board

One of the most common questions asked by new brides-to-be is ‘where do I start with the planning process?’ Obviously, we all want our wedding to be beautiful and memorable and I am no exception. But when faced with what seems like an endless to do list, bursting with suppliers to source and services to secure before they book up, it can be easy to forget to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy it all!

As they say, it is always best to start at the beginning, and I found my beginning with a mood board, trying to caputure the look and feel of the day we were trying to create…

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