Archive for the ‘Wedding Themes’ Category

Ideas For The Wedding Send Off!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

What are you planning for your grand exit after the festivities have ended, or you are leaving the church.

Most churches prefer you not to throw paper confetti due to the clean afterwards and rice confetti can be deadly for birds so here are a few alternatives.

Bird Seed Wedding 'Confetti'

Bird Seed Wedding ‘Confetti’

Bird seed is a great green alternative to traditional confetti and whats more the local bird population will clean it up for you.

The diy tutorial for making these pretty confetti packets can be found on The Pretty Blog.

Bubbles Wedding 'Confetti'

Bubbles Wedding ‘Confetti’

A great photo opportunity is to use wedding bubbles as your send off, the bubbles floating in the air around the bride and groom would make a beautiful photo.


Wedding Sparklers

Wedding Sparklers

For a wedding at night or a winter wedding a fantastic idea is wedding sparklers.

They look perfect personalised with the bride and groom name and wedding date.

Photo from Zsa Zsa Bellagio Weddings.

Wedding Ribbon Wands

Wedding Ribbon Wands

If you would prefer your guest not to throw anything at you then another idea is to give each guest a ribbon wand to wave as you leave the church.

These wands are available from Craft Up Your Life and are available in many colour ways.

Petal Confetti

Petal Confetti

Another natural idea is real petal confetti, maybe tie it in with your bouquet flowers.

These are available from Shropshire Petals.

Pom Pom 'Confetti'

Pom Pom ‘Confetti’

And finally a fun idea, throwing wool pom poms, they can be made in any colour way to tie in with your colour scheme and as they are soft they won’t hurt when thrown.

More information available on Style Me Pretty photo by Wayne Yuan Photography.

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Wedding Marquee Letter Lights

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

It would seem this years wedding trend is Marquee Letter Lights. They seem to be huge and everyone is talking about them, whether you prefer the original vintage ones complete with fabulous faded paint work and rust or you prefer the modern reproductions there is a huge range to choose from.

They range in size and of course price but there are companies out there who hire out the large signs and plenty of companies selling the smaller reproduction designs.

I have selected my favourite designs here complete with the marquee letters I have purchased myself for our 10 year wedding anniversary party next year.


Wedding Marquee Letter Lights

1. Beautiful bright red marquee letter lights from Saddle Shoe Signs

2. Light grey bride and groom initial marquee letter lights from Patent Pending Project

3. Vegas metal marquee letter lights available in four colours, I purchased two of these from Cult Furniture I will review these soon and show you what I did with mine.

4. Love marquee letter light from Junk Art Gypsyz on Etsy

5 Large Love marquee letter light available from Vowed and Amazed

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Gatsby Wedding Ideas

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Rip Roaring 20’s

The stylish 1920’s era is a perfect theme for a wedding of any size we have gathered together few fabulous Gatsby wedding day ideas to inspire you which will bring the opulence of the 1920s back to life.

From stylish art deco invitations, glittering table numbers, pearl laden wedding cakes, sparkling bridal forehead bands and flapper inspired bridesmaid dresses.


Gatsby Wedding Ideas

Gatsby Bridal Forehead Band

A beautiful period feel wedding headband, it is designed to be worn on the forehead and tied with a pretty ivory satin ribbon. It features a diamante and pearl band embellished with four diamante leaf fronds positioned above a pearl rosette, completed with a diamante and pearl dangle. Stocked here at Flutterby Weddings.

Art Deco Wedding Invitation

This unique invitation is made to look like a vintage old hollywood movie ticket or theatre ticket with an art deco theme. Printed on a very thick 110lb metallic gold cover stock and with a tear-away RSVP available from Etsy shop Bright Eyed Birdie.

Art Deco Wedding Cake

Art Deco/Gatsby Wedding Cake made with edible silver leaf available from Sweetness and Delight.

Flapper Style Bridesmaid Dresses

Adrianna Papell’s petite blouson-style gown is radiant with shimmering beading and spaghetti straps. Available from Macy’s.

Glittering Table Numbers

These fantastic Art Deco table numbers can be viewed at Styled Unveiled together with other fantastic Gatsby themed ideas.

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Snowflake Wedding Headbands

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I have designed a lovely range of snowflake headbands to co-ordinate with our snowflake hair accessories.

Here are a few designs incorporating diamante, crystals and pearls.

Snowflake Headbands

Snowflake Headbands

1. Snow Headband handmade using a diamante snowflake and embellished with beautiful pearls and small diamantes.

2. Pearl Snowflake Trio Headband. A handmade side tiara headband featuring three pretty snowflakes made from pearls and diamante.

3. Snowflake Headband handmade using super sparkly silver crystals.

4. Diamante Snowflake Headband. A beautiful handmade side tiara headband featuring three small contemporary snowflakes.

Our co-ordinating hair accessories can be found here.

Halloween Wedding Ideas

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Here are a selection of beautiful Halloween wedding ideas using the simple tones of the Halloween season. I have been inspired by natural burlap/hessian, vintage papers, vintage stripes all in striking orange, black and white.

Halloween IdeasWedding

Halloween IdeasWedding

1. Yummy pumpkin cake pops available from Beau-Coup.

2. Striking stripey favour bags available from Oh La La Paper.

3. Beautifully made skeleton biscuits, perfect as wedding favours. Handmade by B For Biscuits.

4. Stunning handmade favour tags. Handmade by Amaretto.

5. Pretty burlap/hessian spotted favour bags tied with burnt orange satin ribbon. Handmade by Funkyshique.

Halloween Crystal and Pearl Colours

Halloween Crystal and Pearl Colours

We have a selection of Halloween crystal and bead colours on our website, they can be seen on our colour chart.

All our designs are available in these colours.

Ombre Wedding Inspiration

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

A huge trend which started in fashion and has become a key trend in weddings is Ombre. Derived from the French, past participle of ombrer to shade.

Meaning having colours or tones that shade into each other, used more often in fabrics in which the colour is graduated from light to dark but of course is now found in all creative arts.

Ombre Wedding Inspiration

Ombre Wedding Inspiration

1. Gorgeous ombre wedding cakes decoration with handmade sugar butterflies. Beautifully made by Glorious Treats.

2. Another stunning wedding cake with beautifully ombre swirl icing also handmade by Glorious Treats.

3, Simple ombre watercolour wedding invitation available with co-ordination wedding stationery. Designed and made by Paper Freckles.

4. Beautiful ombre wedding bouquet handmade by Autumn Grace Bridal.

5. DIY tutorial on how to make these pretty sugar hearts by The Art of Cake.

Vintage Lace Wedding Inspiration

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

We are very lucky living in the UK as we have such a beautiful heritage of lace making, which of course was highlighted by the beautiful wedding gown the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her wedding day.

Lace is a beautiful subtle element which can be used throughout your whole wedding, not only in its original fabric form but also created on your wedding cake, stationery, favours and in your flowers.

I have gathered together a beautiful collage of both old and new takes on how lace can be used so creatively.

Lace Wedding Inspiration

Lace Wedding Inspiration

1. A beautiful little white favour box decorated with a pretty piece of vintage lace. Handmade by The Wedding Invitation Boutique.

2. A stunningly intricate cake iced with a perfect lace pattern and embellished with satin ribbon and a pearl brooch. Handmade by Cotton and Crumbs.

3. Gorgeous dusky pink buttercream cupcakes decorated with edible pearls and placed into delicate lace embellished wrapper. Handmade by Cotton and Crumbs.

Beautiful lace inspired colour palette of Vintage Rose, Silk crystals and Off White pearls.

4. Beautiful handmade bunting decorated with vintage lace. Available from Bonne Fete Hire.

5. Pretty lace parasol to shade you from the  mid summer heat. Available from Do Yourself a Favour.

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Candy Stripe Wedding Inspiration

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

There is nothing sweeter than a pastel candy stripe, with the popularity of candy or sweet buffets a whole range of candy stripe wedding accessories have appeared.

The key to getting this trend correct is to have subtle nods to candy stripe. Little hints of stripes in your wedding favours, stationery or wedding cake. It is a trend that if you use to much it can become to over powering.

Candy Stripe Wedding Inspiration

1. Beautiful cupcakes in candy stripe cupcake wrappers with cute toppers available from Cotton and Crumbs.

2. Candy striped ‘Just Married’ rock sweets, perfect for wedding favours available from The Perfect Day.

3. Pretty candy stripe wedding invitation made to order from You Are Invited.

4. Pretty candy stripe drinking straws in a range of pastel colours available from Pipii.

5. Gorgeous candy stripe cupcake topper personalised by Design Me My Gift.

Wedding Brooch Inspiration

Monday, August 6th, 2012

You cannot fail to notice the continuing trend for brooches used in exciting ways in weddings at the moment.

There is a wealth of choice on the market at the moment, the key trend being for pearl and clear or AB diamante.

I have gathered together a few co-ordinating inspirations.

Brooch Wedding Inspiration

Brooch Wedding Inspiration

1. Large Vintage Chic wedding hairgrip made with gorgeous pearls, crystals and diamante.

2. Gorgeous wedding cake embellished with sumptuous white ribbon and pearl brooches. Available from Cotton and Crumbs.

3. Beautiful cupcakes embellished on top with handmade sugar brooches, totally unique also available from the very talented Cotton and Crumbs.

4. Pretty favour box decorated with ribbon and a cute pearl and diamante embellishment. Handmade by Millie and Me.

5. Cora Wedding Side Tiara Headband handmade here at Flutterby Weddings using pearls and sparkly diamante.

Rose Wedding Theme

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Now that the rain has passed and summer has finally arrived roses are finally beginning to bloom and scent our gardens.

I thought it would be a perfect time to to gather some gorgeous rosie inspired wedding loveliness.

Rose Inspired Lovliness!

Rose Inspired Lovliness!

1. Stunning rose and dotty cake made by Paige Fong.

2. My very own Enchanted Garden Hair Comb made with gorgeous ivory pearls and delicate parchment tea roses.

3. Vintage Rose Party Poppers by Caesars Wedding Favours.

4. Tea Rose Hairgrip design to co-ordinate with my Enchanted Garden Comb. Available in a wide range of colours and with a large range of co-ordinating items in our Tea Rose Collection.

5. Pretty blue and white spotty favour box decorated with gorgeous pink roses from Bride and Groom Weddings.

6. Fun dotty wedding invitation and place cards decorated with a cool aqua ribbon bow and pink rose by Made With Love Designs.