Wearing a second hand dress, black velvet Dr Marten boots and a homemade flower crown in her lilac hair, Laura married Colin at Lovekyn Chapel in Kingston Upon Thames. The reception was held at the London Museum of Water and Steam, which they decorated themselves with the help of their families. Nearly all the flowers were grown in Laura’s Mum’s front garden and were arranged the morning of the wedding.
“Our inspiration was London, spring-time and marjarelle blue from gardens in Morocco, where Colin proposed”, began Laura. “We both love history and I work as a carpenter/welder so the industrial past of the museum and the still-working women’s forge in the grounds suited us perfectly. I like things juxtaposed so I used lots of spring flowers, candles and white linen to add femininity.”
What are you getting your bridesmaid’s as thank you gifts? If you’re looking for something cute, inexpensive and thoughtful then look no further – I’ve done the browsing for you!
Source: For The Maids
For The Maids make loads of lovely bridesmaid’s jewellery sets. You can get them in squillions of different colour combos too!
Source: Silly, vintage, rock n roll wedding
Silly masks aren’t just for the photo booth. Any kind of funny mask is sure to get a giggle out of your girls and they’ll look great in your photos. The most important question is… who gets the cow… or the pig!?
A pretty phone case
Source: FC Wonders
You’d be surprised at how many emails I get from boys about to pop the question, always asking me the same thing: where can they find an alternative engagement ring? I always reply with the same thing too – ETSY!
When once such email came in just last week I got all distracted and started leafing through myself. Literally two hours later I’d not only wondered where the time went, but had saved a plethora of beauties to my favourites.
Here are just a few of the unique sparklers that made me stop in my tracks.
Elia and Joey didn’t want a big wedding, instead they wanted something small and meaningful. The day was held at Little Valley Mountain Resort with the ceremony in the chapel there and the reception in one of the cabins!
“We wanted to do something very special to us, without spending a whole bunch of money”, Elia wrote. “We wanted it to be small, which was a necessity just because the chapel sat 24 people. We were hoping to make this a weekend vacation for everybody there, instead of just another wedding. I think we may be the only couple ever introduced as husband and wife at the reception with ‘Spheres of Madness’ by Decapitated. I think we did things different from the norm by not stressing on ANYTHING. We just took every bump as a part of the story.”
“I’m not particularly crafty, but those on Etsy are. I basically took their DIY and made it my own”, she continued. “Etsy was key to our wedding. Also, even if you are planning on doing your own hair, have somebody there to help when your arms get tired. It took two hours to do my hair, and it was exhausting and sweaty.”
“The best thing about the day was that everybody at the wedding was either in it, or family. It was a weekend spent with the people absolutely closest to us, and would have been a blast even without a wedding! We managed to save a lot of money on the food as we had the reception in the cabin the wedding party was staying in, and it had it’s own kitchen. Our moms cooked us our favorite meals! Comfort food! They were happy to help, especially since we paid for the entire wedding ourselves.”
‘Cup of love’ cup cozie by Christina’s Yarn Crafts
Boys, why are you so difficult to buy for? Gareth either never wants anything, or does but it’s mega expensive or techy. I usually end up getting him a bottle of whiskey and something full of sugar.
But fret not, I’ve scoured Etsy from top to bottom and unearthed these treasures that are sure to keep even the fussiest of dudes happy this Valentines day.
1. Black ice whiskey stones 2. Leather briefcase 3. XBox controller cookies 4. Heavy duty beard balm 5. ‘Cup of love’ cup cozie 6. Circuit board cufflinks 7. Natural wood phone case 8. Wooden bowtie 9. Heart coffee scoop
Gold and silver foil handmade art print by Miss Poppy Design
What could be a better excuse for some Etsy browsing than the most romantic day of the year (allegedly!) being just around the corner? If I’m being totally honest, this is just a ploy to leave some not so subtle hints to Gareth for some cute little gift ideas. I can but try…
Here are the most adorable gift ideas for girls, unsurprisingly its all hearts, pink and glitter. Next week we’ll I’ll tackling those tricky boys too, hurrah!
1. ‘You’re my Favourite’ card 2. Heart gloves with red felt 3. Hearts paper garland 4. Rainbow sapphire eternity ring in sterling silver 5. Gold and silver foil handmade art print 6. Flourished hearts cookies 7. Rainbow heart necklace 8. ‘There’s nobody I’d rather lie next to’ card 9. ‘I Fucking Love You’ candle