It’s four o’clock in the morning and I’m singing “I could have danced all night; I could have danced all night, and still have begged for more. I could have spread my wings, and done a thousand things I’ve never done before…” whilst searching for pictures of wedding décor online. I think it means we are officially in the final stretch. Less than two months to go! :))
So, how will we decorate our wedding? Well… there’s table settings, for which I found myself reading a book on French and English etiquette (which I am utterly relishing) to be certain as to which cutlery to hire. There are colour schemes, where contemplation has brought me to the interesting conclusion that I am completely smitten with the colour seafoam green (or perhaps it’s just these shoes?).
Source: Jose Villa/Cortnie of Canvas and Canopy for Rue Magazine
Welcome to Part 2 of our Moroccan-themed inspiration Friday! Didn’t you just love the dresses I showcased this morning? Not to mention the gorgeous backdrop… Of course, I’ve never actually been to Morocco (although I have done Tunisia and Egypt) but it is most definitely on the list. There’s just something so romantic and English Patienty about it all, isn’t there? Which is probably why it makes a great wedding theme, and I’ve been seeing full-scale Moroccan style weddings or just weddings with Moroccan touches popping up all over the place. But there’s one big word of warning here. Going overboard will make this theme look like a cheap Christmas party. Do not – I repeat, do NOT – go overboard. Don’t lean towards the obvious, but rather be inspired by the general North African design aesthetic, and then have fun with it. Read more
Are you getting that Friday feeling yet? Almost there! But before you head off into the wild blue yonder (or just the pub), I have something special for you. Guest posting today is Storm Buckingham – a lady who is relatively new to the wedding scene as a supplier, but has just graduated as a bride (and what a lovely wedding that was, too!). I adore the whole idea of her business, which provides custom wedding newspapers for favours (NewsFavor.com), but I also love that Storm GETS IT in terms of my personalisation manifesto. She gets that the details of your big day are all there as an expression of the love between two people, and the story that got you there. She definitely gets that it has to be pretty! And today, she’s sharing some of her experience and ideas in making things personal with paper and print. I LOVE this post! Thanks, Storm!
If you read a lot of (or even a few) wedding blogs, there are certain words you’ll hear us use again and again (and I don’t mean “breathtaking” or “amazeballs”). Certain things we generally agree on, as a tribe. And one of these is ‘details’. We’re kinda obsessed with them, and I want to tell you why. Because on paper, weddings are pretty much the same. White dress, aisle, rings, kiss, confetti, party. Just like on paper, every love story is the same. Boy meets girl (or boy, or girl meets girl, whatever), spark, kiss, courtship, proposal. But you know and I know that every love story is unique, like a fingerprint, or a flake of snow. And if your wedding is the celebration of that uniqueness, the details tell the story. They’re the little things that your guests remember, and for an outsider looking in, they’re what inspires them to tell their own story. So you can guess why I fell in LOVE with today’s wedding at Chamonix the moment I saw it. It is detail-palooza. Seriously, it’s the grand daddy of detailed weddings. Heartfelt, personal, handmade details. I adore it, and I know you all are going to go gaga over it too. Also, I should say that the pictures were shot by the super talented Adene Photography, and that the bride, Libby, is one of the sweetest I’ve ever dealt with. There are so many highlights, but I’ll let the bride tell you in her own words… Read more
Source: Ashley Rose Photography via Love and Lavender
I love antique shops – all those lovely little bits and pieces from another era. There’s only one problem. I can never really justify buying the things I covet, because most of them are to all intents and purposes pretty useless now that their technology has been surpassed or is no longer needed (and unfortunately space is at a premium in my house). Hatstands, boot scrapers, telephones, gramaphones (I die), writing desks, ink pots, perfume bottles… and typewriters. How much do we loooove typewriters? I mean no, I wouldn’t swap one for my MacBook, but there’s no denying the romance of those little keys tik tikking away and the bell at the end of the line. Thing is, most of us WANT a typewriter, but we’re never actually going to USE one. Enter: your wedding. The grand excuse to indulge all those whimsies you otherwise may put to the back of your mind. And that’s why I think typewriters have been making such a major appearance in decor recently (helped on, of course, by the meteoric rise of all that is vintage). There’s some seriously cute stuff going on here! Read more
Hot on the heels of the book trend comes another piece of paper awesomeness that you can DIY. Sheet music makes the most gorgeous, subtle accent for just about any kind of wedding – it works perfectly with vintage, adds whimsy to formal and can be used cheekily for a modern celebration if you pick your song sheets wisely. And what better way to celebrate your shared love of music? In fact, who can live without it, I ask in all honesty? (And yes, I totally just quoted ABBA).
My favourites? The boutonniere and the pinwheels, which are small enough to be cupcake toppers and omigod the cutest things EVER. I want them. So here they are, along with some other delicious eye candy that’ll have you hitting the high notes. (Sorry.)
Which are your favourites?
One of my best friends is getting married later this year, and originally the plan was for a beach wedding, so for the last few weeks I’ve been poring over sandy celebrations around the world, looking for great ideas. Their venue’s changed, but many of you will still be in search of inspiration, so as part of the Cap Classique Beach Week I thought I would share five of my favourite ideas with you!