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Valentine Hen Party

Tuesday, 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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Garnet January Birthstone

Friday, 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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Bridal Style Guide 2018

Wednesday, 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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Spring Wedding Favours

Thursday, 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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Daffodil Wedding Cakes

Tuesday, 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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Spring Bridesmaids Attire

Monday, 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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Winter Wedding

Friday, 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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Icy Snowflake Wedding Side Tiara

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

I have just added a new snowflake design to my Etsy shop. I will be adding all our Snowflake Collections over the nest few weeks.

The Icy Snowflake Side Tiara Headband is a generous size headband which really has the wow factor. It features a trio of hand beaded pearl and crystal snowflakes positioned to the side of the band. They are made with three sizes of pearls and crystals 8mm, 6mm and 4mm. The band has been embellished with alternating 4mm and 6mm pearls.

The three snowflakes are positioned to the side of the band.

The large snowflake is 57mm x 57mm and the small snowflakes are 35mm x 35mm.

The headband is available in silver or gold plated and available in two sizes:
* Small size (35 cms)
* Standard size (38.5 cms)

The Icy Snowflake Wedding Side Tiara Headband is perfect for a winter wedding and suitable for brides and, bridesmaids or any other special occasion or event.

The pearls and crystals are available in a wide range of colours which can be viewed on our colour chart.

Icy Snowflake Wedding Side Tiara Headband

Icy Snowflake Wedding Side Tiara Headband

To View the Icy Snowflake Wedding Side Tiara please visit my Etsy Shop.

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Lace Snowflake Wedding Collection

Friday, July 29th, 2016

I have added our complete Lace Snowflake Wedding Collection to my Etsy Shop.

It features three lovely co-ordinating designs, a Lace Snowflake Hair grip, a Lace Snowflake pendant and a matching pair of Lace Snowflak Earrings.

The Lace Snowflake hair grip and pendant  both feature a beautiful 35mm lace snowflake embellished with clear Swarovski bicone crystals, off white pearls and clear diamante. Both designs are available in a wide range of bicone crystal and pearl colours. They are perfect for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls.

The Lace Snowflake earrings  feature beautiful small lace snowflaks embellished with clear Swarovski bicone crystals, off white pearls and clear diamante. it is available in a wide range of bicone crystal and pearl colours.

The earring drop is 30mm and they are available as hooks, clips and studs in both sterling silver and gold plated. They are perfect for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls.

Lace Snowflake Wedding Collection

Lace Snowflake Wedding Collection

Please check them out in my Etsy Store:

1. Lace Snowflake Earrings

2. Lace Snowflake Pendant

3. Lace Snowflake Hair Grip

 

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Flurry of Snowflakes

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

We have just taken delivery of our new diamante Noel snowflakes, perfect timing as this morning we woke up to a flurry of snow outside!

Diamante Noel Snowflake Embellishments

Diamante Noel Snowflake Embellishments

They are proving very popular at the moment especially on hair grips and combs.

Noel Snowflake Hair Grip

Noel Snowflake Hair Grip

Pearl Noel Snowflake Hair Grip

Pearl Noel Snowflake Hair Grip

Noel Snowflake Wedding Hair Comb

Noel Snowflake Wedding Hair Comb

Pearl Noel Snowflake Wedding Hair Comb

Pearl Noel Snowflake Wedding Hair Comb

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