Thursday Treats: Throwing Rainbows

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Totes obsessed with this glitter party banner by The Bannerie

I’ve been on a rainbow kick. I’ve actually been feeling a bit down in the dumps, which might just be because of my impending 31st birthday next week (WHAT?! How did I get so OLD?!) or it could be just one of those things… But either way, I’ve been tackling my blueness by throwing some rainbows at it!

I ordered myself a bunch of rainbow roses (OMG!) because why would you not?! Followed by this incredible rainbow sapphire ring from Etsy. Let’s face it, if rainbows don’t cure what ails me, I don’t know what will!

I hope you’re feeling all full of the joy of spring, and less of a grump-a-puss like me. I want to wish you a fabulous Thursday and an even more eggggscellent Easter weekend. I’ll see you on the flip side, megababe.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

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♥ Colourful, spring wedding ideas
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Meaningful wedding details made just for you
♥ Super smoking skater wedding inspo

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DIY Doctor Who Wedding

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Attention Whovians! You are going to LOVE what I have to share with you today. We’ve all seen Doctor Who themed weddings before, but I’m going to put my stake in the ground and say I think this is the best one ever. Not only did Leila and Scott only spend $5000 on their wedding, the attention to detail is totally amazing. Check out that blue wedding cake!

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“Our wedding was a family friendly Doctor Who wedding!”, began the bride. “Our family
LOVES Doctor Who and we thought that would be a really fun theme that would be
special to ourselves and our kids. We’ve never been terribly traditional people, so we
wanted to do something that was very us and not necessarily what was expected.
During the ceremony, we played various songs from Doctor Who. The Long Song was used for the bridal party processional and the TV theme song for when I walked down the aisle.”

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Win Your Wedding Photography With Your Dear Image

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After studying a BA in fine art and a photography MA, Annabelle Antas started her photography career in the music industry. After touring all around the world she decided to settle in Finland and began shooting weddings under the name Your Dear Image. She quickly fell in love with photographing couples and she now splits her time between London and Helsinki.

I’m thrilled to have partnered with Annabelle on this amazing giveaway today. She would like to shoot a creative, Rock n Roll wedding… for free!

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“Being an artist I love it when couples have an artistic approach to celebrate their love for one another”, she told me. “I love being part of something as special and important as as a wedding day. Most of the weddings I shoot are outdoors, creative and DIY, which I adore, but I would really like to shoot a completely unique, off the beaten track wedding too!”

Is that you? Is you’re wedding going to be one-of-a-kind unique? Are you getting married before the end of June 2016? If so, you totally need to enter this competition!

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Handmade Winter Elopement

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Originally set up as a styled photo shoot, Jon and Lauren decided to make the most of the situation (gorgeous setting, professional photographer!) and actually elope! The day took place in their family’s barn in Forreston, Illinois.

“It was freezing on the day”, Lauren began, “0 degrees Fahrenheit, but that wasn’t going to stop us! We had a vision for an intimate, low key elopement that was quite literally made for us. David, the husband of our photographer Roni, officiated the ceremony which was pretty cool.”

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“I guess we would say that the theme was just ‘us'”, she continued. “There was no one else we had to please or impress. When the whole day was just a tiny idea, it was originally going to be a styled shoot planned by our photographer, but once we saw what was coming together, it quickly became the perfect day for our actual wedding. We realised it was the perfect opportunity to do what we’ve always wanted.”

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Do I Need Bridesmaids?

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Hey Kat! I’m getting married in September and have been stressing over The Bridesmaid Situation for a while now. So my question is, what’s the Rock n Roll version of a bridesmaid and what does she do?

As much as I love channelling Blair Waldorf it just seems a bit minion-y, like an on-display clique, since I don’t have an obvious set of BFFs and hate to “draw the line”. Help!

I’m going to let you in on a secret: There isn’t really any reason, other than tradition, for bridesmaids (or groomsmen for that matter). Allegedly, bridesmaids came about because in Roman times the law required female witnesses at the wedding, dressed similarly to the bride, in order to confuse the evil spirits who wanted to cast bad luck over the marriage. So there you go. Evil spirits and tradition maketh the maid.

Although lots of people make a very big deal out of choosing their wedding party, for the modern, non evil spirit fearing bride, the actual duties of a bridesmaid are pretty limited. They can still be a very useful commodity though as their main function is to assist you with the wedding planning.

They have a few main tasks, and depending on what kind of alternative wedding you’re having these things may or may not even be relevant to you.

1. To be there for the big events like dress shopping, centrepiece choosing and DIY crafternoons.

2. To be emotional supportive in times of pre-wedding crisis because let’s face it, this shit can be stressful.

3. To plan you a kick ass hen do/ bridal shower/ bachelorette party.

4. To wear something pretty, walk down the aisle with you, carry a bouquet and be in the pictures.

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Quickie Vegas Elopement

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Karey and Ben flew over from London for a quickie Elvis wedding in Vegas and they brought their closest friends and family along for the ride! They planned the whole thing in just TWO WEEKS (yes, you read that right!) and kept the fact they were getting married secret from everybody back at home.

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“We kept the actual event intimate and a secret so it was very important for us to share the photographs and video with everyone close to us after the wedding”, wrote the bride. “We didn’t want people to initially find out via social media, and since I work in tech, I put together a webpage curating all the documentation. We also sent out 200+ Vegas postcards with a custom web URL to friends and relatives all over the world! The response was so well received and really made those not there still feel like they were a part of the celebration.”

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