Elizabeth & Simon’s Homemade Vintage Tea Party Wedding

Elizabeth & Simon’s crafty vintage tea party wedding was a DIY effort and the beautiful touches and attention to detail really shows. The couple put a lot of themselves into their day and the bride especially homemade a lot of their wedding details. “Over several months I purchased vintage china and glass wear from various charity shops and Pannier Markets,” she told me. “This was used as the crockery for the tea party and because we’ve managed to collect some really nice pieces and a substantial amount, we’re keen to start a small vintage crockery hire service after our wedding.”

Elizabeth continued, “We made our own wedding favours (traditional sweets in jam jars which we collected). Simon and I made our own colourful sugar heart cubes to go with the tea. My mum made some of the bunting. We had a lot of friends and family with different skills who were able to provide various things for the wedding.”

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Post It Notes – 17th June 2011: Posing & Poise

Photography Credit: Andrea Ellison Photography (full photo shoot coming up on the blog next week!)

Posing on your wedding day probably isn’t something you’ll think you need to consider…and probably won’t be something you actually like the sound of. If you’re like most brides you’ll want natural looking wedding photographs right? Yes of course!

However far from making you look stiff and false, adopting a few simple (and easy) poses can actually make you look better…and almost more naturally beautiful on your wedding day – we’re not talking about radically changing your looks or who you are, but just a few tips on how you can make yourself look the best you can and of course accentuating your ‘best bits’ and disguising the bits you’re not so keen on.

Today I’m heading out with a photographer friend of mine to get photographed in some good and bad poses! I hope seeing what looks good (and bad) and the reasons why, will help guide you into how to pose to look your best and most beautiful on your wedding day.

However I need your help. What are you ‘trouble spots?’ Do you hate your chin, your stomach, your nose, your thighs? Let me know in the comments section below and we’ll try to show you the best ways to pose to make these areas look their best (as well as what not to do) in your wedding photographs…and yes I’ll, be sharing photos where I look hideous…just for you guys…so be sure to pop back next week to see the results!

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Thursday Treats – 16th June 2011

Credit: Lime Crime Make Up

I made my first Lime Crime purchase this week. I’ll be honest, I was totally swayed by the pretty pink packaging and the fact that one of the lipsticks I bought was called ‘Airbourne Unicorn‘ – you know I need that in my life! I was also completely taken with the ‘Mint to Be‘, ‘New Yolk City‘ lipsticks from the latest ‘Pop Romance’ collection too too…but I think I might get some weird (well even weirder than usual) looks if I rocked these around town!

Lime Crime cosmetics are are not tested on animals & certified cruelty-free by PETA. So now I feel even better about my new purchases.

Also, must put a quick reminder about the Rock n Roll Bride wedding planning notebooks and 2012 wallplanners, which are available for purchase now. Thank you to everyone who’s bought one already, they’re pretty awesome huh?

So, apart from spending my hard-earned cash on pretties, here’s what else has been filling my mind this week…

Sarah & Adam’s day after session
♥ Loving this cotton, lace , burlap and coral blossoms bouquet
Blackberry Tea – Spring wedding inspiration
♥ What Bloggers Can Learn from Porn Stars
♥ Laura & Warren’s Wonderous Wedding
♥ Sweet Minnesota Fusion Wedding
♥ Check out this mile long urban park -recycled from the former elevated freight railroad spur in NYC. Just WOW.
♥ DIY Chanel Oversized Pouch
♥ Celtic Countryside Inspiration
Long Beach DIY wedding

Photography Credit: Chad Cress

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Sarah & Aaron’s Rustic Vintage Wedding

Sarah & Aaron were married at the bride’s Grandparent’s farm in Lake Ariel, PA. “Our wedding could not have been done as well as it was without the selfless help of our family and friends,” the bride told me. “People were always volunteering their time to help us out in any way they could. And in that way our wedding day was not just about me and Aaron, but a celebration of our friends and family as well. Our community not only came around us in support of our marriage the day of the wedding, but were also a big part in making it the beautiful day that it was!”

Their rustic vintage theme was set by the venue, but continued with the DIY elements the couple put into their day like the fabric garlands and tin can lanterns. “We didn’t want one of those cookie cutter weddings that you go to a store to pick out and purchase every little thing. No printed napkins, no machined decorations–we wanted a hand and a heart to create our wedding instead, ” Sarah continued.

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Janel & Eddie’s Action Packed Central Park Wedding

Janel & Eddie were married at Central Park’s Conservatory Garden. “As soon as planning started I realized that if I worried about giving people what they expected from a wedding or what would make them comfortable, I would not enjoy my day as much as I should” Janel told me. ” So I just went for everything that makes me happy and comfortable and made those the focal points of the wedding.  I don’t see the point in buying an expensive pair of shoes for a dress that you are going to only wear once, so I got cool sneakers that I can wear again, and again, even if the dress will have to stay hung up forever.  I also love our action figure collection and my British Sci-Fi shows (especially doctor who), so I threw them in there too with a weeping angel in my bouquet and a TARDIS as my card box.”

The wedding theme started off as having a vintage carnival vibe, but by the time the wedding rolled round it had morphed into a “Whatever the hell Eddie and Janel want, with a vintage touch” (their own words!) The bride wore a dress by Michelle Roth with customised Converse and carried a DIY bouquet like no other! “Anything can be part of your bouquet,” she explained. ” When my girls started to feel left out that only the boys had action figures as boutonnieres, I went on the hunt for all of the female kick ass action figures that I could find (which was harder than I thought).  I wrapped 22 gauge wire around one their feet to make something like a stalk that I then put into the bouquets so that they had some support.  The result was a unique touch that didn’t necessarily jump out at you right away.”

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