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Freebie Friday

Today’s free printable is a cute way to keep your guests entertained and will serve as a permanent reminder of your wedding day.  Simply print onto card and leave a pile of these guest advice cards near to a collection box, then just wait for the advice to get sillier as the evening (and the drinks!) go on…  To find out more or to download, click here.

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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…

Wedding Trend: Signs and Letters

A picture may speak a thousand words, but when it comes to current wedding trends, the good old fashioned written word is definitely back in fashion.  While searching for a vintage ‘Just Married’ sign for the back of our wedding car, I must confess to becoming additcted to these cute little distressed signs, wooden blocks and memorable quotes.  If these signs and letters are right up your wedding street, remember to shop around, as I was able to find some of these goodies at astonishing price differences between online retailers – and don’t forget to check ebay where I was able to purchase my ‘Just Married’ sign hand made by one of the sellers for a whopping £30.00 cheaper than some virtually identical products in other online stores!

A: Vintage LOVE Heart Wreath, £21, www.notonthehighstreet.com

B: Personalised wedding sign, £44.00, www.brightcandy.com

C: Wooden Mr and Mrs sign, £7.00, www.ohsocherished.co.uk

D: Square personalised crate, £29.50, www.rusticangels.co.uk

E: Time To Drink Champagne & Dance A3 Print, £12.50, www.notonthehighstreet.com

F: To Have and To Hold sign, £4.75, www.pipii.co.uk

G:Wooden blocks, £5.95 each, www.rusticangels.co.uk

H:Bespoke sign, £POA, www.printedwithlove.co.uk

I:  All You Need Is LOVE Wooden Sign, £47.50, www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk

J: Vintage Shabby Style Wooden “LOVE” Blocks, £14.95, www.littlesomethinggifts.co.uk

K: Wedding sign, £4.75, www.pipii.co.uk

 

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)

Styled Wedding: All the fun of the fair

Circus, carnival and fair wedding themes are bang on-trend amongst brides right now and work really well with a less formal venue (good news for brides on a budget!). If you fancy yourself as a vintage circus bride, a la Reese Witherspoon in the beautiful film Water for Elephants, take a look at Jenny Packham’s wedding dresses and accessories for lustful inspiration.
The good news about this theme is that a little styling goes a long way, keeping it healthy for your budget and your time. Think bright and fun accessories with a palette of reds, blues and creams. Stationary, table plans and place cards can be tied in with the use of letterpress fonts (as seen in today’s style board).
For those who really want to bring the fun of the carnival to their big day, go the whole hog and hire some real sideshows and games such as a coconut shy, tin can ally and hook-a-duck! (Try http://www.irvinleisure.co.uk for an idea of what stalls and rides are available). Enjoy today’s style board and feel free to get in touch with any requests for themes or features 🙂

A: Carnival invitations, £POA, www.royalsteamline.com

B/J: Dress and head piece, £Dresses start around £1300, www.jennypackham.com

C: Circus art print, £15.00, www.notonthehighstreet.com

D: Favour lolipops, £6.99 for 30, www.confetti.co.uk

E: Embellished nude bridesmaid dress, £70.00, www.missselfridge.com

F: Candy stripped cupcake cases, £7.95 for 12, www.prettywittycakeshop.co.uk

Wedding Trend: Cookie Favours

Sticking with the foodie theme today, I have been thinking about the concept of wedding favours. Like most brides, I want to give my guests a favour that says ‘thank you’ and is also something they will want to take home with them rather than leave on the tables at the end of the evening. One of my favourite options is the wedding cookie. These little goodies are both a versatile and stylish way to say thank you to family and friends and are always a talking point among guests.

It is often worth sourcing smaller businesses for items such as wedding cookie favours, they are often less expensive and, because they value your potential recommendation, their attention to detail is spot on. Today’s board contains some beautiful examples from both large and small bakeries. Shop around and be sure to post any of your own recommendations for other brides.

A: Butterfly cookies, from £1.50 each, www.thewonderfulcakecompany.co.uk

B/H: Blue shaped cookies, £2.25-2.45 each, www.smallthingsiced.co.uk

C/D: Bride and groom cookies, £2.60 each (including customisation), www.customcookieco.co.uk

E/F: Cake and heart cookies, £3.50 & £2.75 respectively, www.ediblehandmadegifts.co.uk

G: Glitter heart cookies, £1.50 each, www.whiteorchidcakes.co.uk

I: Bride & groom heart cookies, £2.50 each, www.boutiquekitchen.co.uk

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

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