Sunday, 23 May 2010

1920's hair pieces.

The thing that keeps drawing me back to a 1920's theme is definately the hair pieces. They are so elegant and beautiful, and would look good on me and my sisters. This is still my favourite theme!!!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Morrocan Themed Favours and Invitations.

Here are a couple of wedding favour ideas to go with my Morrocan inspired wedding.
I love these little pill boxes placed on a rich coloured napkin with a thankyou card. They could contain a little piece of hamemade jewellery/ homemade cufflinks.

Or this chocolate bar with our names and date of the wedding on is great too. I could make these sleeves myself and put them on a normal chocolate bar.

This incense wrapped in beautiful eastern inspired paper would make a great favour too.

Love this invitation, it's so elegant and detailed. The colour is perfect for this theme and I love the way the envelope opens and the wax seal.

I thought this was an unuual invite because of the way it opens. I love the pretty detailed pattern printed on it.
I love these little elephant place name holders, they are so cute.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

QuicKutz Letterpress Machine.....

Still loving the idea of buying a QuicKutz Letterpress Machine to use for making my invitations. Here are the three 'wedding' plates which can be used alongside the 'everyday' plates to create some beautiful invitations, save the dates, table plans and more. They contain useful words alongside beautiful flowers, flourishes, birds, leaves and more.

Here are some examples of what you can do with the Letterpress machine and plates.......

You could combine it with beautiful patterned papers for a bold approach.

Or keep it simple and elegant.

There's the possibility of having all the stationary themed but with subtle differences like this one, I love the orange and blue colour combination here.

Or go all out with the many beautiful fonts available.

Monday, 17 May 2010


My big sister Victoria got engaged last week!!!!! She's very excited about it. I'm really looking forward to planning our weddings together. Her current idea is an Alice in Wonderland theme which I think is amazing and so her!!!!!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Morrocan Theme....

Loving the idea of a moroccan themed wedding with lots of bright, vibrant colours and lanterns and candles. The bride could accessorize the dress with lots of jewels and the bridesmaids could wear different coloured dresses with gold touches. Pattern and colour rule with this theme, the more they clash the better.

The decorations would be bright and extravagant.

The bridesmaids would wear bright colours, possibly both different.

The stationary would be bold and colourful with lots of pretty clashing patterns.

Favours could be almost anything but I particularly like:

The cake would be decorated with vibrant coloured icing and/or flowers.

We could go all out and hire a morrocan drum player too.....

Friday, 7 May 2010

Floral Stationary

At the moment I'm thinking about my stationery. If I go for a summer/spring wedding at Exbury gardens, I'm thinking a classy, floral theme could be the way to go.

I love Sweet Cherry Meadow ( provide a great range of wedding stationary.Their products are not mass produced, meaning each set is completely bespoke to your own needs. I love these two floral invites:

Scissor Paper Stone have more striking designs.( My favourites are:

Of course as a crafter I'm thinking about making my own stationery, but I like the printed look. So I'm thinking about investing in a Letterpress machine to do my own. You can buy loads of different lettering and images to suit any theme and it looks really professional.

Here are some examples made using the letterpress machine:

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway ( is a magical place in the New Forest National Park, the gardens are beautiful with lots of little corners to take some amazing photos (whicis very important to me). But the thing that has drawn me to this venue is the Wedding Belle. The Wedding Belle is a  20 minute tour of the Gardens by Steam. It takes you to some special gardens that can only be accessed by rail including Northern Lake & the Domesday Yew, the American Gardens, and the Rock Garden. The train can play the music of your choice on the jorney, and can be decorated with flowers and ribbons to make it extra special. The front of the train has the bride and groom's personal headerboard, for the ultimate unique photo. The rooms are all beautiful and the menus sound delicious. I would  have a civil ceremony in The five arrows gallery which is a beautiful building built in the 1930's (almost the 1920's for my theme???) and then the reception in either the Engine Shed, Mr Eddy's Tearooms or The Tennis Court Tea Gardens. The train ride comes included with the Engine Shed but is only £4pp from the Tea Gardens/Tearooms. The Engine Shed is a genuine working site which is such a unique and beautiful space, whilst the Tea Gardens is an outside area (only for a summer wedding) that's adjacent to the Sundial Garden, an exotic oasis within the woodland gardens, and the Tearooms are in a beautiful country themed space with with rustic beams and stone-clad flooring. (The tearooms could be the perfect venue to accomadate my afternoon tea idea.) It's not the cheapest venue but it is one of the most beautiful and unique. The areas I've chosen to consider cater for weddings of 30-100 people. But for a larger wedding there are many other options. Click here for a map.