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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October 18th, 2017

I have designed a range of ready made diamante wedding hair accessories. Perfect for a bride who needs her hair accessories asap. They are all ready made and waiting to be despatched but checkout quickly as I have limited number of each!

They have been added to my Etsy shop. So please check them out!

Diamante Wedding Combs

Diamante Wedding Combs

Each comb has been designed with a particular style in mind. Three styles are shown above.

Art Deco Diamante Comb

Effortlessly elegant this comb features beautiful twirling diamante and small pearls around a central larger diamante.

Feminine Sparkle Comb.

A gorgeous rosette style mini comb design, featuring a filigree style embellishment decorated with 3mm white pearls and finished off on a cute mini comb.

Bow Bling.

A Diamante Crystal Bow Hair Comb featuring a diamante bow and leaf decorated with clusters of clear crystals finished off on a small comb.

Mini Bow Bling.

A mini Diamante Bow Hair Comb featuring a small diamante bow decorated with clear crystals finished off on a cute mini comb.

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July 19th, 2017

My Etsy shop is now international!

I have just added additional countries to my shipping profile. I now ship within the UK, EU, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Norway.

 

International Shipping Flutterby Frippery

International Shipping For Flutterby Frippery

I will be updating my Flutterby Wedding Websites with international shipping very soon.

In the mean time please browse my Etsy store: Flutterby Frippery.

Image courtesy of Freepik.

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May 24th, 2017

I am currently working on a new collection of hair accessories based upon cabbage roses and tea roses to replace my current collection of parchment tea roses. The current collection will be on my website a little longer while I finalise my new collection.

Here is a sneak peek at a work in progress shot of my new roses.

Ruffle Rose Collection

Ruffle Rose Collection

This photo was taking by me as part of an online product photography course I am doing. If you are interested in learning more about your camera and how to take better product photos I can highly recommend this course : PhotoCraft Photography School.

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April 7th, 2017

Choosing Wedding Invitations For Your Summer Wedding

The weather is heating up and the wedding season is almost upon us. Sunshine, long days and warm nights: what better than a Summer wedding? Many people choose to use the season of their wedding as inspiration for their wedding theme, and Summer gives a tonne of beautiful options.

Your wedding invitation suite is your opportunity to set the scene for your guests before the actual day, so they know what to expect! Most people drop hints about the style and theme of the wedding in their save the dates and wedding invitations, so if you want your wedding to be Summer-inspired, the invitation is the perfect place to start.

Inspired by the beach

There’s nothing that represents Summer as well as the ocean. Whether you’re inspired by far-off tropical destinations or the seaside a little closer to home, sun, sand and water are the way to go. If the beach is your muse, consider incorporating plenty of blue in your colour palette alongside textures that remind you of waves. You can give a subtle nod with a watercolour invite, or go bold with a photographic card or wave illustrations.

 

Inspired by sunshine

Summer is characterised by warmth and sunshine, of course, so why not channel that into your wedding invitations? If you’re opting for digital prints, choose yellow, orange and red for your colour scheme. You could also choose metallic inks to add a little something extra. If your budget allows it, go all out with gold foil stamped wedding invitations. Not only is the gold colour a perfect representation of golden sun rays, but it will also reflect the light around it to really bring a little sunshine to your invitation suite.

 

Inspired by the dry landscape

The hot Summer sun can really dry out the landscape, especially if you’re in certain parts of the world (we know, we’re from Australia!). This might not sound pretty, but it really can be. Take inspiration from the dried-out bush with natural browns and greens, and consider imagery that incorporates leaves and dried flowers, grass and shrubs. This just screams rustic wedding, and works especially well if you’re going to be in a barn or on a farm with hay and dry paddocks around.

Inspired by flowers

Flowers can sometimes feel more like Spring than Summer, but they’re definitely a key part of Summer too! Summer weddings are often held in gardens and bees buzzing from bloom to bloom are part of the soundtrack of the season. Add some colour to your otherwise simple invitations with small flower illustrations, or go for full-coverage floral patterns to really make a statement. Floral and botanical designs never go out of style for weddings, no matter what time of year they are being held.

 

 

Summer is the most popular season for weddings, for good reason! There’s so much beauty already present in the environment that it’s easy to draw inspiration from your surroundings. Whether you’re a beach bunny, a sun worshipper, a flower child or something else entirely, incorporate your Summer vibes into your wedding invitations to fully set the scene for your guests. Nothing will make them as excited for your big day!

Paperlust is an online marketplace to put customers around the world in touch with Australian independent designers. We sell wedding and event invitations and a whole host of other stationery.

 

 

March 2nd, 2017

Following our spring theme today we are looking at spring wedding favours.

This is a little more difficult as the obvious choice would be daffodil bulbs but as they would need to have been in the ground already then that option is out. Soooooo instead I have found a few fun ideas for a spring daffodil themed wedding.

Spring Wedding Favours

Spring Wedding Favours

1. Yummy handmade primrose lollies. The blog I found these on has a DIY article so you can make these lollies for your own wedding. The recipe can be found on Forage For.

2. If you plan ahead why not buy in the autumn some narcissus bulb plant them into pretty pots and use them as favours and table decorations. These have been planted in lovely wooden pots with a rustic Kraft labels. Inspiration from One Fab Day.

3. Cute little metal buckets in soft yellow filled with chocolate eggs.

4. Little bottles of yellow limoncello, this article has DIY instruction so you can make the Italian after dinner drink yourself for each guest and maybe a non alcoholic version for the children. Each bottle has been customised with a kraft tag. Recipe available at Beautiful Bride. 

5. And finally…..pretty glass jars of yellow sweets perhaps sherbut lemons or lemon bon bons embellished with soft yellow gingham, raffia and personalised tags. Inspiration from a real life wedding on  Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. 

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February 28th, 2017

Continuing with our spring theme today we are looking at Daffodil wedding cakes, cupcakes, mini cakes and cake pops all with a glorious yellow daffodil theme.

I have picked a selection of confections which will appeal to both contemporary and vintage style brides and their weddings.

Spring Daffodil Wedding Cakes

Daffodil Wedding Cakes

1. Cute mini cakes covered with smooth fondant and decorated with little handmade sugar daffodils. Hand baked and decorated by The Cake Parlour.

2.  A beautiful daffodil cake which will appeal to both contemporary and vintage style brides, the daffodils are hand cut and hand painted with watercolour  daffodil on the mid tier and edible lace on the top tier and a gorgeous marble effect on the bottom tier. Hand baked and Handmade By Enrique at Have Some Cake.

3. Another beautiful cake from The Cake Parlour A two tier fondant covered cake decorated with handmade sugar daffodils and finished with satin ribbon.

4. The next cupcakes are more subtle, pale yellow fondant decorated with simple white daffodils and embellished with stripes and dots. Inspiration from  Wed Me.

5. Pretty daffodil cupcakes this time decorated with butter cream and hand made fondant daffodils. Hand baked and decorated by Cotton and Crumbs.

6. Another beautiful cupcake  this time a lemon cupcake decorated by a simple handmade daffodil head and wrapped in yellow tissue cupcake cases. Inspiration from Mandy Mortimer.

7. More buttercream cupcakes this time decorated with multiple stems of daffodil. This is a inspiration image from Graphic Left Overs. 

8. Beautiful cake pops with white candy coating and decorated with handmade narcissi heads punctuated with the bold orange trumpets. Available from New York Cake Pops.

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February 27th, 2017

It may be a grey gloomy day today but March is fast approaching and the narcissi are in full bloom so they got me thinking about spring weddings.

Today I am going to look at dresses and shoes for your attendants from the very small flower girls up to your adult bridesmaids and matrons of honour.

I have sourced lots of pretty pastel yellow, sunshine yellow, light green and peridot green dresses and shoes.

Spring Bridesmaids Dresses and Shoes

Spring Bridesmaids Dresses and Shoes

1. A beautiful soft daffodil yellow strapless floor length bridesmaids dress. It is embellished with satin bow to the side and can be made to any size and in a variety of colours. Available from Wishes Dresses. 

2. A pretty pale yellow and soft yellow flower girls dress with beautiful sashes fastened at the back in a generous bow.Available from Pink Princess.

3. A golden yellow chiffon flower girls dress with pretty bow tied to the side embellished with diamante for added sparkle. Available from Pinkmarie.

4. Beautiful yellow fower girl shoes with pretty bow and diamante detail. Handmade to order from Bitsy Blossom.

5. A gorgeous chorus of spring coloured satin bridesmaids shoes in peridot green, ivory and yellow. I could find the source of the photo but it available in Pinterest.

6. Two pretty flower girls wearing soft yellow dresses and pretty floral circlets. The source again is Pinterest.

7.  Pretty flat yellow pumps embellished with organza ribbon ties. Photographed by Julie Cate Photography.

And finally a selection of crystal beads in Jonquil, Citrine, Chrysolite and Peridot.

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