30 September, 2009

Star in Romeo & Juliet!

This would make such a sweet wedding gift for your husband to be! For only £19.95 you can personalise this classic romantic story with your details and have Romeo and Juliet’s names replaced with yours! Click here to visit the website.
Found via Springwise.com
Photo credit: All images from www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

29 September, 2009

DIY: Sparklers, Straw and Matchbox Wedding Projects

Are you getting married close to Guy Fawkes night and looking for some final DIY projects to personalise your evening celebrations? Or you may not be celebrating on Bonfire night, but you are having fireworks and would love to add some more fun into the mix? I saw these 4th July pieces a couple of months ago and have been saving them to share for the approaching Autumn brides. Click here to visit the post from Twig and Thistle with instructions and a pdf to download- they are so simple and cheap to make, but brilliantly effective.
Picture credit: All images from www.twigandthistle.com

25 September, 2009

Colour Schemes and Details of Your Wedding

We recently stumbled upon http://www.tiethatbindsweddings.com/ and loved the way they share our passion for a consistent beautiful theme featuring in lots of unique ways throughout your wedding. All the images in this blog entry are from the delightfully talented Mekala from Tie That Binds, for this wedding they produced a range of stunning blue and yellow co-ordinated pieces. Firstly picking your theme and planning your wedding starts with the colours. Your colour scheme says a lot about you as a couple and gives you the chance to make a statement. However, as Mekala comments, don't be closed-minded about where to find your colour scheme. You can find inspiration in anything- from the location of your first date, to your great grandfathers favorite vintage tie. The biggest fad of the season is to skip a colour theme and go with an overall look instead! This look can be inspired by fashion, an era of time, a childhood story, or even a piece of fabric. These invitations were inspired by fabric purchased at £1 a metre! Dig around in your and your groom's history to find a theme that works best for you. In this wedding the colours were inspired by the groom's formal military uniform. The story of the couple surviving 4 years of being apart while he attended West Point Military Academy was a huge part of bringing the wedding together. This brings me to the next big part of planning a wedding: the details. As a frequent attendee of weddings, it's easy for them to blur together. White dress, flower girls, a big kiss, a dance, the end. Tie That Binds strive to find ways to make the wedding unique. For this wedding, the love story of the bride and groom was so significant that they crafted two books - one at each table.
The first book had his version of their love story, and another with hers. These books not only caused the tables to talk amongst themselves and trade books, but also gave those out-of-towners an inside view into how their romance came to be. These types of details were used throughout the rest of the wedding- on the napkins, sweet bags, a vintage pin, handcrafted jewelry gifts- each detail made the wedding unique to the couple and their love. Thank you Mekala for sharing these gorgeous images and the couples story with us. If you are looking for ideas on how to use your theme across your wedding day visit http://www.tiethatbindsweddings.com/ for some fantastic ideas- and the most important and best bit is that the Tie that Binds ship to the UK!
Picture credit: All images from the Tie That Binds, http://www.tiethatbindsweddings.com/

17 September, 2009

Spring 2010 Colour Palette

The 2010 Spring colours are here!
Direct from the New York fashion week is a selection of colours put together by top designers that would work perfectly for weddings- mix and match the vibrant brights with classy neutrals to find your colour scheme.
My favourite is the fusion coral with the eucalyptus- such delicate colours. Click here for more details.
Picture credits: http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/Pantone.aspx?pg=20694&ca=4

11 September, 2009

Top 10 Wedding Day Trends

I was recently asked what 10 wedding trends SugarBlossom was seeing, below is a summary of my reply, although narrowing it down to just ten was a challenge!...

1. Role Reversals where new style wedding parties can feature a Man of Honour or a Best Woman.

2. Cigar bars and candy bars arranging different types of cigars on a table with personalised matchboxes or paper bags with retro style sweets.

3. Fun colour combinations like lemon and grey and poppy teamed with aqua.

4. Humanist ceremonies allowing couples the flexibility over locations and greater outdoor options.

5. Photos before the ceremony giving the bride and groom more time to enjoy celebrating after the ceremony with guests.

6. Alternative wedding breakfasts from afternoon tea parties or BBQs to evening ceremonies with black tie receptions.

7. Decorating the outside as well as the inside, such as hanging lights in trees or reindeers hired to pose for winter weddings!

8. Eco Chic Weddings, from earth friendly invites to nature loving honeymoons, going green no longer means a compromise on the style of the big day.

9. Hiring wedding items saving on the cost of buying, but adding style with a range of options such as vintage crockery, garden games or chairs (rather than covers).

10. Making it your day by putting a unique mark on all the design elements like quotes in the wedding programmes or pictures as name settings.

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07 September, 2009

Grovefield House Wedding Fair - Sunday 13th September 2009

We will be at The Grovefield House wedding fair this weekend providing free wedding advice and have our portfolio of images to inspire you. Do pop in and say hello if you are in the area.

Venue: Grovefield House, Taplow Common Road, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8LP
Date: Sunday, 13th September 2009
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Website: http://grovefieldhouse.classiclodges.co.uk/

03 September, 2009

Small & Sweet Wedding Gift

I was hunting for something small, but personal to put in Neil's wedding day goodie bag and was delighted to find the seller accessoryalamode on Etsy who could make me a custom made key ring!
I opted for a simple statement with our wedding date and the infinity symbol in cooper and sterling silver- it is so cute and manly too!
Click here to see the listing where Deb is now selling the same design if you are looking for a small, but sweet wedding gift