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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February 23rd, 2017

New to our website today Cubic Zirconia Crystal Stud Earrings.

The Crystal Stud earrings are a super sparkly piece of jewellery, featuring fabulous cubic zirconia. The centre larger crystal is surrounded by lots of tiny set crystals. The earrings are 10mm x 10mm and are suitable for both brides and bridesmaids.

They are rhodium plated and each earring is 10mm x 10mm they are suitable for both brides and bridesmaids.

Crystal Stud Wedding Earrings

Crystal Stud Wedding Earrings

They can be purchased from our website here: Crystal Stud Wedding Earrings

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February 17th, 2017

Exclusive to Flutterby Weddings is the stunning Angel Flower Wedding Hair Clip.

I designed and made it with my own fair hands!  Using pretty white lace which I beaded with tiny silver seed beads and tiny off white pearls. It features a lovely taffeta and organza flower made with three luscious layers and a pretty diamante centre.

The hair accessory is made on a crocodile clip so it can be worn with hair worn loosely or hair worn up.

It is perfect for brides, bridesmaids or flower girls.

It is 50mm x 50mm and the flower is 30mm x 30mm.

Angel Flower Lace Wedding Hair Clip

Angel Flower Lace Wedding Hair Clip

To view it on my website please click here: Angel Flower Wedding Hair Clip.

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February 16th, 2017

New to our website today is a romantic rose wedding comb. The Blossom Rose Wedding Comb  is a stunning wedding hair accessory perfect for brides and bridesmaids it features two soft white fabric roses made with taffeta and organza with dainty diamante centres and embellished with beautiful beaded lace and sparkly diamante fronds.

It measures a generous 170mm x 120mm each rose is 65mm x 65mm. The decoration is placed onto a 50mm comb.

Not only are the diamante fronds wired but also the lace is wired so it can be easily positioned in your hair.

Blossom Rose Floral Lace and Pearl Wedding Hair Comb

Blossom Rose Floral Lace and Pearl Wedding Hair Comb

Blossom Rose Floral Lace and Pearl Wedding Hair Comb

Blossom Rose Floral Lace and Pearl Wedding Hair Comb

This new design can be found on our website here: Blossom Rose Wedding Wedding Hair Comb.

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September 23rd, 2016

It is that time of year again when Winter and Christmas brides start to think about their wedding hair accessories and jewellery.

Snowflake themed accessories are the most popular choice but if you are looking for something different why not go for an icicle theme.

We have a complete collection of hair accessories and jewellery designed to be worn by brides, bridesmaids and flower girls. All designs can be made in a huge range of colour ways and can be customised to your needs.

Icicle Wedding Hair Accessories and Jewellery

Icicle Wedding Hair Accessories and Jewellery

1. Pearl Icicle Wedding Tiara.

A pearl and crystal icicle wedding tiara, it is a gorgeous winter wedding design, It features hand beaded icicles made with a mixture of white pearls, clear bicone crystals and sparkly diamante rondelles.

The tiara is made on a 35 cm silver plated band and is available in silver tone or gold tone,  all our bands are very comfortable to wear and are made using flexible metal. The tiara is 30mm in height but can be made to any height.

2. Pearl Icicle Wedding Hair Comb Hair Accessory.

A pearl and crystal icicle wedding hair comb, it is a unique hair comb design, perfect for a winter wedding or contemporary wedding in any season. It features hand beaded icicles made with a mixture of clear bicone crystals, white pearls and sparkly diamante rondelles.

The comb is 70mm and is suitable for brides, bridesmaids, flower girls or any other special occasion or event.

3. Pearl Icicle Bracelet Wedding Jewellery.

A pearl icicle bracelet, it is a beautiful piece of jewellery perfect for a winter or Christmas wedding. It features a pretty combination of 6mm and 4mm white pearls and 6mm and 4mm bicone crystals with diamante rondelles. The bracelet has been further embellished with three hand beaded icicles and a crystal extension chain.

4. Pearl icicle Wedding Earrings Wedding Jewellery.

The Pearl Icicle Earrings are a really unique jewellery design. They feature three small hand beaded icicles made from fabulous clear bicone crystals, white pearls and diamante rondelles. They are perfect for a winter wedding for a brides, bridesmaids or flower girls.

5. Pearl Icicle Pendant Wedding Jewellery.

A pearl icicle pendant, it is a beautiful piece of jewellery perfect for a winter wedding. It features six icicles hand beaded using fabulous clear bicone crystals, white pearls and diamante rondelles, all suspended on a 16 inch chain complete with a 2 inch extension chain. It is perfect for a midwinter wedding for a brides, bridesmaids or flower girls.

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September 20th, 2016

Our most popular designs on our Etsy shop are the Willow Hair Grips so I decided to add our matching Willow Hair Comb.

Willow Pearl Hair Accessories

Willow Pearl Hair Accessories

Willow Pearl Wedding Hair Comb is a pretty organic style hair comb design, featuring beautiful delicate pearl wired fronds. The comb features 4mm off white pearls and 4mm clear bicone crystals! Perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

Pearl Mini Willow Hair Grip is a gorgeous organic design, it features pretty wire fronds of small 4mm pearls highlighted with sparkly 4mm clear crystal bicone detailing.

Pearl Willow Hair Grip is a larger organic design, it features pretty wire fronds of small pearls and it is highlighted with sparkly clear crystal bicone detailing.

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