February 14th, 2018

Happy Valentines day!

I have collated a beautiful series of Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration, for a soft romantic wedding.

Romantic Pink

Romantic Pink

1. A beautiful simple tiered cake embellished with a soft floral arrangement and given the wow factor with a gold glitter cupids arrow. A real life wedding on The Knot.

2. Cute biscuit decorated in a pretty valentine theme hearts and little love letters sealed in a bundle. Inspiration from Sweetapolita.

3. Pretty pink macaroons decorated with gold X O hugs and kisses. Features in Style Me Pretty.

4. Soft pink velvet ring box embellished with gold initials. Inspiration from a vineyard wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. 

5. Wow a truly stunning floral arrangement in soft pinks,magenta and frosted greens. Inspiration from Wedding Mania.

6. A fun gilded cupids perfect as wedding decor. Inspiration from Hunted Interiors.  There is also a link to a diy tutorial.

7. A fun macaroon ring box in a gorgeous rose pink. Featured in a styled photo shoot on The Perfect Palette.

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February 13th, 2018

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching I have put together this inspiration article about throwing a hen party on Valentine’s Day.

I have gone unashamedly contemporary with on trend geometric hearts in glitter gold, hot pink clashing with primary red and just for a soft edge a dusting of soft pink.

Valentine Hen Party

Valentine Hen Party

1. Over sized red heart balloon, a wow factor decoration perfect for an afternoon get together with your best friends. this photo is part of an inspirational photo shoot on The Glitter Guide.  

2, 4 & 5. Another inspirational photo shoot for a Chic Modern Bridal Shower over on The Perfect Palette. Gold glitter geometric heart room decorations, cake topper and bright vibrant paper tassels.

3. A pretty gold heart wand embellished with gold foil and pink tissue paper tassels. Inspiration for a Galentines Party on Style Me Pretty.

6. What could be more Now than a geometric heart with tassels! This is a DIY heart so there are full instructions on how to make it over on This Heart Of Mine Blog.

7. A pretty red diamante double heart pendant, simple but so cute! Available from Nordstrom.

8. Why not pretty up all thos geometric shapes with a soft posy of peonies in a gold metallic vase. Inspiration from a Style Me Pretty real wedding.

9. A pretty hot pink and gold “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” card. Inspiration from Style Me Pretty.

10. What else to make the party go with a swing but a pretty Strawberry Rose Champagne Cocktail decorated with a slice of strawberry and a pretty shaped ice cube. Recipe to make this fabulous cocktail is on Tammilee Tips.

11. And…. finally if you have a sweet tooth how about indulging in these pretty geometric biscuits. Sparkly, shimmery and they look so delicious. Baked by Dolce Cakes Confections.

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January 31st, 2018

Just added to my Etsy shop is my Something Blue Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charm.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/589512185/lucky-sixpence-wedding-charm-good-luck?ref=shop_home_active_1

The saying goes:

Something Old, Something New

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

and a silver sixpence in your shoe.

This charm is perfect for your Something Old as the silver sixpence dates from the 50’s and 60’s, the beads I use are brand new crystals and pearls so that is the Something New ticked off and of course as they are a lovely soft shade of blue they are perfect for your Something Blue.

The tradition was to place your sixpence in your shoe but as that is a little bit uncomfortable I have designed the charm to be tied around your bouquet.

That only leaves your Something Borrowed so you could borrow a piece of old lace or ribbon to wrap around your bouquet handle to set off your charm perfectly!

Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charm

Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charm

Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charm

Lucky Sixpence Wedding Charm

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January 26th, 2018

The birth stone of January is the beautiful dark red stone Garnet.

It more commonly can be seen in dark red but can also be pink, green, orange, yellow, brown and black.

The stone is known for its properties in revitalising, purifying and balancing energy.

It is worn to create cheerfulness and courage, it is especially popular with travellers.

It is given a 2nd wedding anniversary present.

The name comes from the Latin for pomegranate seeds ‘Garanatus’

Garnet January Birthstone

Garnet January Birthstone

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January 25th, 2018

Continuing our January Blues wedding theme we are looking at a Hydrangea Blue wedding colour scheme. A lovely combination of blue hydrangeas, off white lace, rustic hessian, natural twine, naked cakes and muted metals.

Hydrangea Blue Wedding

Hydrangea Blue Wedding

1. A beautiful bridal bouquet of blue hydrangea heads, large hydrangea leaves and finished off with a rustic bow. Inspiration from Rustic Wedding Chic.

2. Twine wrapped jam jars filled with white and blue hydrangea heads, simple but oh so stylish. Inspiration from Grow Beautifully.

3. Perfect for a romantic rustic wedding, this blue hydrangea wedding invitation features traditional hessian and lace texture. Decorated with a single beautiful hydrangea flower. Available from Unique Rustic Invitations. 

4. Gorgeous simple muted grey invitation decorated with beautiful botanical hydrangeas. Available from 4 Love polka Dots.

Hydrangea Blue Wedding

Hydrangea Blue Wedding

1. Simple and sophisticated earrings featuring hydrangea like petals and embellished with blue glass droplets. Handmade by Le Chaim on Etsy.

2. A beautiful selection of blue and white cupcakes including pretty fondant hydrangea cupcakes. Available from Poppy Pickering. 

3. Our pretty lace and floral ribbon headband.  A beautiful soft romantic wedding headband, featuring fabric flowers with diamante and pearl centres and lace leaves all on a wide organza ribbon tied in a bow to hold in place but can be secured with grips also. Available from Flutterby Weddings.

4. A simple naked wedding cake decorated with heads of hydrangeas and sprinkling of blueberries.

5. A distinctive clutch printed with hydrangea petals in white and soft blue. Handmade to order from Red Ruby Rose on Etsy.

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January 23rd, 2018

Banish those January blues with our week long Blue Wedding Ideas.

First we have a beautiful Dusky Blue and Ivory colour scheme. Perfect as it can be soft and feminine but also appeal to the boys in the wedding party as it can incorporate steel blues as well.

We have combed the internet and put together a lovely collection of inspirational pictures for all the wedding party.

First we look to the bride and her bridesmaids.

Dusky Blue  and Ivory Wedding Ideas

Dusky Blue and Ivory Wedding Ideas

 

1. Beautiful Dusty Blue Earring, a bridal favourite they are perfect for a something blue or a beautiful winter wedding. They feature a bright silver stud setting with a dusty blue 12 mm cushion cut square surrounded by tiny Swarovski clear crystals. Handmade in Australia by Endora Jewellery on Etsy.

2. Winter Florals, a beautiful buttonhole design by Vervain Flowers  Pale greys and whites  inspired by icy winter mornings and frost. The brighter greens inspire the coming of spring with delicate snowdrops pushing up through the earth. You can see the full photo shoot on b.loved blog

3. Soft floaty dusty blue bridesmaid dress perfect for your bridesmaids and flowers girls. All made in the same fabric but each one just styled in a slightly different way perfect for different body shapes and tastes. The bride is striking in a soft ruffled dress with a bodice layered in chiffon. Photo taken by Kirsten Weaver Photography. 

4. A gorgeous dusty blue wedding hair comb simply perfect for brides and bridesmaids. It features a pretty dusty blue flower cabochon set onto an Art Nouveau inspired antiqued brass filigree hair comb with smaller ivory flowers, a brass metal leaf, and a pretty pearl cabochon. Handmade by Marolsha on Etsy.

5. Our very own Clara Side Tiara Headband. A beautiful floral, diamante  and pearl Wedding Side Tiara, it is  beautifully romantic featuring four handmade small fabric roses, sparkly diamante flowers and leaves and sprigs of ivory pearls. Available on our website Flutterby Weddings. Together with a matching Clara Hair Comb and Clara Hair Pin.

6. A beautiful rustic wedding bouquet in grey, navy and cream. This stunning bouquet has a great combination of silk and wooden flowers, Hydrangea, dahlias, roses, anemones, ranunculus, lamb’s ear and cotton stalks all tied together wonderfully with cream frayed ribbon. This stunning bouquet is available from Company Forty Two.

We then move onto looking at Dusky Blue ideas for the groom and the wedding styling.

Dusky Blue Wedding Ideas

Dusky Blue Wedding Ideas

1. A complete invitation suite in dusky blue and ivory rustic florals. Modern rustic florals which can be printed at home, perfect for the savvy budget conscious bride. Available as a digital download from Tranquillina on Etsy. 

2. A dapper bow tie in steel blue great for the groom groomsmen and page bows, would look fantastic with a waist coat and dark blue velvet jacket. Handmade by Mr Fox Bow Ties on Etsy.

3. Handmade paper Wedding Vow Books with natural deckle edges, embellished with champagne gold foil and finished with hand-torn dusty blue ribbons. They even offer the option of having your vows written inside in calligraphy. Handmade to order from Meilifluouss on Etsy.

4. Handmade dusky blue tissue paper pom poms available in a variety of sizes perfect to decorate your wedding venue. Handmade by Deco Pom Poms on Etsy.

5. A simply beautiful landscape wedding guest book in dusty blue with gold foil. Each book is designed from the beginning so the colours, fonts and text can be personalised to match your wedding theme. Handmade to order by Paper Bound Love on Etsy.

6. An elegant five tier wedding cake featuring a dusky blue floral tier, pretty roses and topped with a metallic layer. Hand baked and decorated by Rebekah Naomi Cake Design.

I hope you have enjoyed our voyage into the world of dusky blue weddings next will be a Hydrangea Blue Wedding Theme.

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January 17th, 2018

Your Ultimate and Bridal Style Guide for 2018

 

Bejewelled Autumn

Bejewelled Autumn

 

Autumn – Masala and Gold

 

Envision a marriage celebration dripping in jeweled and bedazzling tones and truly captivating your guests with an autumn ambiance through embracing Patone’s 2015 Colour of The Year, Marsala. The deep wined hue when paired with sparkly tones is for the daring bride who wants to free herself from the traditional white wedding.

 

Announce your regal ceremony in true style with a luxurious gold laser cut invitation revealing a marsala, purple or blue card with luxe embellishments and accessories such as gold lined envelopes, wax seals, ribbons and drop crystals. Destined to trend in 2017 is gold stamping and foiling that leaves a glittery and glistening finish.

 

For your wedding theme, think of absolute extravagance and elegance. By coupling the rich red colour palette with deep colours such as purple, cerulean blue and gold, you want your wedding to breathe an air of luxury through themes with an Old Fashioned, French Glamour or Parisian Boudour feel.

 

Think of gold kissed ornaments and gold framed seating arrangements against your baroque styled tablescape. To add that touch of warmth and a touch of understated gold, don’t hold back with the candles. High rise candle arrangements on each table and throughout the venue will add a seductive glow and a heavy scent of romance.

 

For your cake, think of a rich chocolate covered cake topped with fresh cherries, strawberries or blueberries or a show stopping gold frosted or foiled cake. For accompanying desserts, think of maroon coloured macarons kissed in gold foil, a pie buffet to warm up your guests’ tummies, caramalised apples, glazed donuts or pumpkin cheesecake!

 

To add that touch of decadence, go with a black layered cloth and layer it with a trail of moody blooms and poignant ferns. Flowers rich in oxblood and merlot reds and arrangements dripping with fruit will add that sense of opulence. Seasonal flowers include dahlias, orchids, calla lilies, tulips, roses, ranunculus blossoms, lilies, camellia blooms, disbuds, hyacinth and snapdragon flowers.

 

If you aren’t prepared for a marsala coloured gown, don’t be afraid to introduce it into other aspects of the wedding such as the bridal gowns, jewelery or shoes while incorporating a rich blue into your groom and groomsmen’s’ suit and/or tie or opt for a grey or black suit with a maroon tie. For yourself, consider a lace embellished gown, gold plated crown and a bold berry coloured lipstick.

 

Gilded Charcoal

Gilded Charcoal

 

Winter – Black and Gold

 

Winter weddings are amongst some of the most elegant celebrations of the year. Charm your guests with introducing the boldness of black into your wedding and balancing it out with gold and white accents. Marry romance with mystery for the perfect Fairy tale Winter Wedding. A royal and regal colour combination that is not expected for a traditional winter wedding will present your guests with an evening full of opulence and sheer style.

 

The theme can be Old Hollywood Beauty, Gatsby, Vintage Elegance or Classic and Minimal Glam. The colour combination already breathes an air of class, grace and luxury therefore whichever theme you pick will only intensify it. Welcome guests to your lavish affair with an ornate Victorian framed frame or a crystal mirror with white text for a minimalistic feel.

 

For your wedding invitations, don’t be afraid to choose a thick black paper with stunning hot foil stamping in gold. The shimmer and sparkle of that technique will be a true treat for your guests’ eyes while the colour scheme brings a sophisticated and sleek style to announcing your special day. Dare to go elaborate with designs reminiscent of the 1920’s that are dramatically embellished or embody an old age essence.

 

Bring in the true winter spirit by surrounding the venue with bare white snow or gold painted branches to set the scene for a wintery forest. For an enchanting feel, have some blooms and chandeliers draping from the ceiling, floating candles and white roses bursting from the centerpieces. Add candles and lights, and lots of it, for that golden shine while keeping your guests nice and snug!

 

For the cake, opt for a gold frosted or foiled cake filled with rich chocolate ganache or for something that will truly make a statement, go with a black coloured cake surrounded by white blooms. For desserts, surprise your guests with gold glitter cake pops, a smore station and hot chocolate or warm apple cider upon arrival.

 

Line the tables with black and white tablecloths and have it complimented by gold chairs, textured geometric tealight holders or vases, exquisite gold-plated tableware, black champagne glasses and candle holders and bow tie napkins. As for the glitter, you want to add a touch of it to little features such as your shoes, nails or DIY candle holders so as to not overdo it.

 

For the bouquet, consider seasonal blooms such as blushing brides, lisaianthus, David-Austin roses for the bouquet. Fill the room with daphnes, double tulips, hyacinth and sweet peas. Fill the ballroom with pure white blooms and orchids for the table setting or draping from an overhead arrangement. The white blooms will contrast well against the black and gold décor and will serve to balance out the darker tones.

 

For a real touch of the season, add fur or shawls as accessories for your bridesmaids and elegantly tie blankets to the back of the chairs or lay them in a basket to mindfully keep your guests warm. Set aside time to have everyone go outside and light some sparklers for a truly magical feast for the eyes.

 

Be bold and different and dress your bridesmaids in black gowns. For the bride, opt for a dramatically detailed white lace gown and perhaps a long sleeve dress to keep yourself warm. This is your chance to go with a hair-down wedding look- think Hollywood waves paired with a prominent winged cat eye-liner look and for the groom and groomsmen, a clean cut black suit with a gold tie.

 

Hosting a wedding during this season is perfect for your budget as it is generally considered to be off season, so you will save on costs. Talk about an added bonus!

 

Rose Quartz Serenity Spring

Rose Quartz Serenity Spring

 

Spring – Rose Quartz and Serenity

 

A charming wedding embodying a romantic and feminine feel. Rich in pastel and a whimsical feel with touches of rose gold for that air of luxury and class. Your special day will set hearts aflutter as you embrace ethereal pale pink tones with a grey blue hue. The muted, dusky and chic tones will give you the chance to set the scene for the romantic affair you’re envisioning.

 

For the invitations, choose something with magical and cursive calligraphy to truly draw your guests in. Your wedding stationary should be printed with rose gold foil features, lush floral or laser cut designs and blushing water coloured invitations for a soft and subtle look.

 

We picture an outdoor garden party or a courtyard celebration and if you want to go with a theme, think of rustic or Boho. Welcome your guests with a timber welcome sign surrounded by draping green florals or a white board with pink flowers adorning the edges.

 

It’s Springtime so it’s the perfect chance to be outdoors and to really embrace nature. Treat your guests with a wedding swing draped in pink blooms and bursting green leaves, flower arches, wreathes, garlands, hanging flowers, lush bouquets, petals streaming down the aisle and romantic fairy lights hanging from the trees.

 

Seasonal blooms include peonies, hydrangeas, lilies, gardenia blooms, hellebores, hippeastrum, hyacinth, jasmine, lilac, lily of the valley, peonies, ranunculus, snowball vibernum and waratahs.

 

Consider a naked cake, even with an ombre design with added real life blooms for that extra touch of elegance. Keep your guests hydrated in this weather with a drink station of iced tea, lemonade and water. Bring in the pink desserts such as fairy floss, strawberry cupcakes, pink donuts and chocolate covered strawberries!

 

Cover the tables with white or blue linen and dress it with bright and blooming pink and white flowers and green branches and leaves. Think of clear or copper crystal tableware, white napkins, rose gold candle holders and for the real rustic feel, add some touches of timber to the place cards.

 

For wedding favours, consider gorgeous little pot plants accompanied with a loving sign such as “Let Love Grow.” The baby pink and blue are really playful so get into the spirit with some DIY projects such as creating pastel coloured mason jars to decorate the tables with.

 

For the bride, a strapless sweetheart gown will look magical when paired with silver accessories. Dress your bridesmaids in baby blue or blush gowns and have the groom and groomsmen in grey or cream beige tailored suits with a pink tie or a baby blue suit with a pink rose pinned to it.

 

 

Botanica Summer

Botanica Summer

 

Summer – Botanica

 

Shades of fresh, crisp green and stark white will surround your guests and a touch of gold or copper promise to stand out and make a statement. Picture a natural, organic and pure wedding theme that is romantic as it is earthy. Simplicity will be the key for your summertime wedding.
It’s summer time so plan an outdoor, winery or rooftop wedding. Keep it simple, for the floral arrangements will truly do the talking. Announce your special day with a fresh and modest design. Go for a minimalist look with rose gold foiling, luscious floral accents and embossed features on crisp white paper.

 

Carry over that natural feel to the cake, go with a clean cut white cut and surround it with cascading sugar flowers or real life blooms! Your guests will need to be kept hydrated in the warm weather so get creative with mock tails and cocktails and even consider a make-your-own punch or mimosa bar.

 

Decorate the tables with white linen, fresh fruits and drool worthy cheese platters, little darling pot plans, fresh green blooms, clear crystal glassware, geometric caged vases with blooms bursting from within and copper wired chairs and touches of rose gold or copper tableware for a feminine and chic touch.

 

Bring out the rose-filled flower wall, you know you want to! If you don’t want to go that excessive, choose a wedding love letter sign reading LOVE, MRS & MR or you and your partner’s initials surrounded by flowers or a flower frame. This is the perfect season to go all out with creating a garden-like wonderland for your guests.

 

Make use of lush greenery and succulents and twined leaves paired with in-season pure white and light green amaranthus’, cornflowers, dahlias, gloriosas, hydrangeas, lavender, lisianthus’, peonies, orchids, proteas, stephanotis and zinneas.

 

For the bride, consider a French tulle dress or a sheer, light and lacy backless gown and nude or blush gowns for the bridesmaids. For makeup, don’t forget that the lighter the better, strobing and highlighter is destined to be a major trend in 2017! For the groom and groomsmen, opt for a beige coloured suite or keep it smart casual with a white shirt and beige pants.

 

This article has been written by the senior creative team at Adorn Invitations alongside top wedding stylists to produce the ultimate bridal styling and colour palettes for 2018.

To view their glorious range of wedding stationery please visit their website here: Adorn Wedding Invitations.

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November 13th, 2017

The Pantone colour of the year this year is Greenery which is a lovely fern green sooooo…… I took inspiration from this colour and created a Fern Wedding inspiration board on Pinterest.

My Fern- Greenery board  is pretty diverse it features lots of fantastic inspiration for wedding cakes with fern decorations, botanical wedding stationery, wild boho fern hair accessories, grooms button holes, various shades of green nail polish, delicate fern jewellery, fern table centrepieces as well as organic bouquets.

I selected a few of my favourite inspirational photos and have created these mood boards for you.

Fern Greenery Wedding Inspiration

Fern Greenery Wedding Inspiration

Fern Greenery Wedding Inspiration

Fern Greenery Wedding Inspiration

1. Beautiful transparent plates decorated with a fern leaf underneath set onto a wooden platter. Photo from Festival Brides.

2. Simply elegant two tier wedding cake decorated with a swathe of fern leaves. Inspiration from Style Me pretty Photograph taken by Heather Cook Elliott Photography.

3. Pretty Fern Wedding Hair Pin available from my very own website. it features oval pearls wired onto fronds from a wild boho look.

4. Elodie Pearl and Diamante Hair Pin. This is another design available from my website. This time it features both pearls and diamante but in a smaller formation. Great to be worn in groups in a loose boho up do. It is available in silver, gold and rose gold.

5. A beautiful bouquet featuring parrot tulips and fern fronds. I can’t credit this bouquet as the link is broken, such a shame as its gorgeous.

6. A very unique idea, clear balloons filled with fern fronds to decorate the entrance to the wedding reception. Photo courtesy of Chights Photography.

7. Elegant botanical wedding stationery featuring lined envelopes and stylish invitations. If you are feeling creative there is a DIY tutorial on Oh So Beautiful Paper to make them yourself.

8. A stunning Forest Fern resin necklace handmade by Ruby Robin Boutique on Etsy.

9. An elegant Save the Date tag embellished with a fern leaf and fronds. Designed by Paper Pleasures.

10. A woodland table centre ensemble featuring a collection of bottles, on a wood slice with ferns and the table number. Used in a real life wedding on Style Me Pretty.

11. And… finally… an elegant place name card called “Painted Ferns” featuring a single fern on card stock. Available from Minted.

I hope you have taken away with some inspiration for your fern or woodland wedding, we would love to see your wedding and feature it here on the blog.

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October 31st, 2017

Here is a quick throwback post from a few years ago. I designed these spooky spiders to hang from branches in my kitchen together with some small fabric pumpkins. They are really easy to make with wire, small glass beads and a few jumbo beads.

The full tutorial can be found here: http://blog.flutterbyweddings.co.uk/archives/389

Beaded Halloween Spiders

Beaded Halloween Spiders

Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain

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October 30th, 2017

I have taken the plunge and joined instagram. I thought why not, I can handle Pinterest and Facebook so what is one more social media minefield to navigate through.

I’m actually enjoying it so far and I have gained a few followers even though I’m only on my third post. My Instagram page can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/flutterbyweddings/

I plan to post lots of behind the scene photos, work in progress, new product images as well as my own personal interests in nature, gardening, walking and sightseeing.

I will be using this Instagram account for both my Flutterby Weddings shop and my Flutterby Frippery shop on Etsy.

Flutterby Weddings Instagram

Flutterby Weddings Instagram

I look forward to you visiting my Instagram page and reading your comments.

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