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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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Fern Wedding

Monday, 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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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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Dahlia Autumnal Wedding

Monday, September 12th, 2016

What could be better than a vibrant dahlia theme to your autumn wedding.

We have collected together a few inspirational images of colourful dahlia wedding accessories. Perfect to add wow factor to your late summer early autumn wedding.

Dahlia Wedding Inspiration

Dahlia Wedding Inspiration

1. A beautiful three tier ruffle wedding cake embellished with pretty pink sugar dahlias. Handmade by Sugar Ruffles.

2. Vibrant dahlia wedding invitations available from Party Monkey on Etsy.

3. Subtle dahlia wedding invitation available from Brena Bee Designs on Etsy.

4. A gorgeous hand tied wedding bouquet available from Violet and Verde.

5. A pretty dahlia decoation on a beautiful ivory two tier cake. Available from Diane Phillips.

6. Flutterby Weddings very own Felice Pearl Wedding Hair Grip

7. A beautiful vibrant wedding bouquet. Available from Saipua.

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Shades Of White Butterfly Wedding

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

We have been inspired by gorgeous shades of white butterfly decor and wedding accessories on Pinterest.

There is a wealth of inspiration for creating a stunning white wedding with a subtle butterfly theme.

White Wedding Butterflies

White Wedding Butterflies

1. A beautiful sweet buffet table decorated with natural twig backdrop and white butterflies. Inspiration from Archive Rentals.

2. A stunning Croquenbouche decorated with spun sugar and white floaty butterflies. Inspiration from Wedding Venues.

3. A floaty gorgeous  wedding gown. Lots more white butterfly wedding gown available from Newberry.

4. A yummy butterfly and lace wedding cake featuring lots of 3d sugar butterflies. Made by Sugar Ruffles.

5. A super stylish origami butterfly boutonniere. Lots more butterfly inspiration from Knot For Life.

6. My Lace Butterfly Wedding Hair Grip. Hand beaded with white pearls on a delicate white lace butterfly. Available from Flutterby Weddings.

7. A delicate white butterfly place card attached to a wine glass with a mini wooden peg. Photographed by Blueberry Photography.

8. A natural church aisle of grasses, lanterns and floaty white butterflies. Photographed by Lucy Davenport Photography.

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Butterfly Garden Wedding

Friday, August 19th, 2016

We have found some lovely inspiration for a summer butterfly themed garden wedding.

We have focused on a bright summery colour palette mixing modern butterfly motifs with summer florals.

Butterfly Garden Wedding

Butterfly Garden Wedding

1. A beautiful hand painted wedding cake embellished with sugar butterflies. Made by Nevie-Pie Cakes.

2. Our very own Butterfly Meadow Wedding Tiara. Handmade to order in a wide range of fantastic colour ways.

3. A very unique butterfly wedding bouquet made with lots of ceramic butterflies in a gorgeous confection of colours. Available from Ceramics By Orly.

4. A lovely way to help butterflies after your wedding, pretty seed wedding favours for your guests to scatter in their garden after your wedding. Handmade by Natural Favours on Etsy.

5. Another creative bouquet made from lots of beautiful brightly coloured butterflies. Handmade by Jewelry Bouquet on Etsy.

6. A beautiful floral and butterfly table plan handmade by the bride for her countryside themed wedding. Lots more fantastic inspiration can be view at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

7. Beautiful handmade butterfly placed cards in zingy summer brights. More inspiration can be viewed at Martha Stewart Weddings.

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Diamante Butterfly Wedding

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

This week we are looking a butterfly theme for weddings.

First we are looking at Sparkly Diamante Butterflies used as an accent or embellishments to wedding accessories.

Diamante Butterflies

Diamante Butterflies

1. A gorgeous ivory rose bouquet embellished with a large diamante brooch. Handmade by Blue Petyl on Etsy.

2. A laser cut butterfly wedding invitation embellished with a pretty diamante butterfly closure. Handmade by Wedding Paraphernalia.

3. Our very own diamante butterfly hair grip design available from our website Flutterby Weddings.

4. A pretty white place card embellished with a delicate glitter butterfly. Handmade by Lilly Things.

5. A gorgeous heart shape diamond butterfly engagement ring and matching wedding band. Available from MDC Diamonds New York.

6. Yummy white cake pops embellished with edible glitter butterflies. Handmade by Kiss Me Kate.

7. Our pretty diamante and crystal butterfly wedding earrings. Handmade to order in a wide range of crystals or pearls. Flutterby Weddings.

8. Beautiful diamante peep toe wedding shoes. Available from Aruna Seth.

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Children At Weddings

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Our final Seashore themed blog post this week is centered around activities for children to do while the ceremony and reception are commencing.

We all know that children can sometimes find sitting still quite a challenge so here are a few ideas to keep them occupied with a fun seaside theme!

Children at Weddings

Children at Weddings

1, 2 & 3 Three ideas for activity packs or goody boxes.

1. Deck chair stripe goody bag personalised with a vintage tag and retro stickers spelling the child’s name. Perfect size to fill with little gifts, crayons, colouring book and even bubbles. Available from The Wedding Of My Dreams.

2. Bright plastic child’s beach bucket filled with goodies to keep children happy. Inspiration from Project Wedding.

3. Finlay Fish Goody Box, this is a free download from my blog, it can be personalised with any child’s name. We also have lots of other designs too. Flutterby Weddings Blog.  

4. A cute little chalkboard noughts and crosses game perfect for a couple of children to play together. Available from The Wedding Of My Dreams.

5. A vibrant fun colouring in place mat with a sandcastle theme complete with cheeeky crab. Available from Wedding In a Teacup.

6. If you decide to put bubbles in the childrens goody boxes why not create a refill station. Inspiration from Catch My Party.

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