Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone is having a lovely Easter weekend! We are in Cornwall partaking in all sorts of fun activities. Hooray :) 

x Rachel 

Friday, 29 March 2013

Ziggy and Sophie's Wedding - First Glimpse

What a lovely day this was. Everything went without a hitch, and the brides were absolutely beautiful! I'm so proud that I was able to do my part in making their day extra special, and seeing a such wonderful couple so happy made it all worth while. 

There will be more photos to come, but I thought in the editing frenzy I would just share a little glimpse of the venue... 

x Rachel 

Friday, 15 March 2013

Styling Sneak Peeks

It's a week to go before Ziggy and Sophie's wedding and my poor little flat is getting full to the brim! I thought I'd share a fun little preview of what I've been making... The suitcase is set to be a table plan - a little DIY I will be sharing next week that I am quite excited about. 

I can't wait to see everything together! Designing weddings is my new favourite :) 

x Rachel 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Alternative Wedding Bouquets

I'm having so much fun making this paper rose bouquet at the moment, it got me thinking about other fun alternatives to fresh flowers. Of course the benefits of choosing an alternative bouquet is that often you have a bit more time if you are going DIY, and you can keep it forever as a memento of your day. Here's a little selection of my favourite alternative wedding bouquet ideas:

>>> Felt: I love the intense block colour you can achieve with felt - plus its super durable for those younger bridesmaids and flower-girls! They make great general decor too. There are lots of gorgeous ones to choose from on Etsy, or you could make your own! Images from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4

>>>Beads: I love this simple elegant look. You could match them to bead work on your dress or incorporate them into the centrepieces. I love the slightly wild-flower effect of the second one! Images: 1, 2.

>>>Brooches: These are just beautiful. I love how you could incorporate family heirlooms into this style of bouquet. Again there are many artists how can make a custom one for you on Etsy. Images: 1, 2

>>>Crops: I'm using wheat as part of one of my bride's bouquets, I love its simple french-chic charm. And I will always be in love with cotton plants - it would be just like having a bouquet of clouds! Too sweet? Images: 1, 2

What do you think? Would you consider an alternative wedding bouquet?

Today I hopefully have fifty bunches of lavender, wheat and lagarus plants arriving at my little flat. I'm going to be surrounded on all sides, thank goodness they will smell lovely! I'll post a picture on here, just for sharing the fun that comes with not having a studio...

x Rachel 

Friday, 8 March 2013

Weekly Art: Alan Sailer

Look at this amazing high speed photography by Alan Sailer! I think what I love most about the work is the thought of all the experimentation that must have gone into each image. I mean, what's the best way to explode a frozen strawberry? Somebody must have been left with a very messy studio! 

Have a look at the whole series here. What a genius. 

x Rachel 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Bookish Charm

As I mentioned in this post, the wedding I am designing at the moment has a book theme, with accents of lavender and moss. So my day today has been full of jars and book-pages while I made these lanterns. They all still need a bit of finishing ribbon, but they turned out quite well don't you think? 

There are so many fun ways to incorporate books into your big day, so I thought I'd share some of my favourite DIYs that I am taking inspiration from. 

1// Paper Roses. This one is particularly special as I am following these instructions to make Ziggy's bouquet. It's so easy and a great alternative to fresh flowers! I'll be sharing another post soon all about alternative bouquets. 

2// I love this waterfall effect. Such a beautiful piece to hang in clusters or on it's own.

3// Book page bunting in many forms will be taking the stage! 

4// I've shared this idea before, but I love it so much here it is again. Pop-up table numbers. Perfection. 

5// Mixing aged pages with dried flowers and cotton plants has such a whimsical effect. 

6// Confetti cones, so simple but a really classy touch. 

7// THIS. Wow, what a wedding arch! 

8// Book page table runners, such a simple idea but I love it. 

So there we have it. Some of my favourite ideas for adding a little literary charm to your event. I can't wait to work my way through some of these in the next few weeks. Which is your favourite?

x Rachel 

Monday, 4 March 2013

Event Design Inspirations

//sources from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6//

It's been a poorly few days for me, I have been snuggled up under my duvet with a fever. Why is it that illnesses come at such inconvenient times? So I disappeared off the internet for a bit to rest... But now I'm recovering it's time to get excited about this month!

March will be very busy, mainly because the wedding of these two lovely ladies is coming up at the end of the month... I could not be more excited, and I'm afraid the blog is going to be in a wedding and event design frenzy! I thought I'd kick off the proceedings with a few beautiful event inspirations... I am officially in love with the parachute ceiling. 

Happy March, 

x Rachel 


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