Saturday, 29 May 2010

Peach chic

I am just loving the colour peach. While peach can come in many shades and some look a little on the garish side I think this pale shade of peach looks fab. Why not use the design board below as inspiration and go for a vintage peach style for your bridesmaids.
Peach chic
Photo credits:
Jin Ja Brocade Bustier Dress - Oli
Shoe - Kurt Geiger

Earrings, bangles, aliceband and hair clips - Miss Selfridge
Parasol - ModCloth
Wallpaper - Graham & Brown
Lip gloss & eye shadow - Jane Iredale
Paris Hilton - Starpulse

Monday, 24 May 2010

Happy Anniversay to us!

Today I celebrate my second wedding anniversary and cannot believe how quickly these past two years have gone. We're off to celebrate with a day of shopping, a romantic night at the Hilton followed by afternoon tea.

I loved my wedding day so much that I would like to do it all over again (with the same person of course)!!!! Here's a picture of me and my hubby on our honeymoon in Miami.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Paperchain Wedding Sationery

Some stationery samples have just dropped through my letterbox and were so lovely that I just had to share them with you. Paperchain is a family run business set up with aim of bringing an extra bit of glamour and sophistication to your wedding day. Offering a range of personalised wedding stationery to fit with your theme or colour scheme, you can choose a design from one of their collections or go for something bespoke.

I asked them a few questions and here is what they had to say.....

What do you consider to be your USP?
Paperchain has recently formed after a long professional career in graphic design and marketing, therefore we understand how to introduce products to the market plac
e that are differentiated making the most of the latest design, concepts and trends. Our strategy is based upon exceptional service and placing the bride at the centre of the service offering. We provide innovative designs and allow the stationery to be personalised in many ways - this includes colour matching, full personalisation of text and design text, printing of guest names and addresses on envelopes/relevant items. The stock that we use is from traditional paper mills and only available to the design industry, therefore we are really leveraging our expertise and relationships with suppliers to ensure a superb outcome.

Our bespoke service involves an upfront consultation with the brid
e and groom to establish their requirements, they can also choose from our vast collections of available paper stock.

How would you describe your style?
Friendly and professional, we believe in delivering what we promise. Our de
signs are inspired by our teams classical training, experience and passion for print and leading contemporary artwork. We are aiming for the higher end sector with a bespoke feel and look that portrays the individuality of our clients.

What are the current wedding stationery trends?
Given that brides are currently purchasing for the Summer Season we have designed a fresh new Love Birds Range, however the Flourish in the Olive colour is proving to be extremely popular.

What are your top three tips to the wedding couple when choosing
We don't actually offer tips as such, we tailor our approach to the needs of the client to ensure they get exactly what they want. We have a guidance section on our website for the process type issues however, we feel it is important to listen to the couple so that we can offer our advice based upon years of experience and the best way of dealing with protocol/formatting issues. Whilst we have a range of collections the options are unlimited. There is also the option of designing bespoke stationery.

To find out more visit their website or contact them direct.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Monochrome Magic

A black and white wedding theme is a timeless look which can make a striking statement at any wedding. Whilst in stark contrast, these colour combinations ooze chic sophistication and memories of the forties Hollywood glamour. This is a fairly simple colour theme to bring to life and you can add a twist by bringing in polka dots and different textures for a truly modern look.

Photo credits:
Table linen and napkins: Nuage Designs
Wedding cake: Peggy Porchen
Wedding dresses: Legends by Romona Keveza
Hand tied bouquet & cheesecake: Martha Stewart
Stationery: Designer Wedding Days
Teapot and black and white zen lounge area: Props for Today
Damask mint tins: Wedding Things
Shoe: Jimmy Choo
Candelabra: Miss Audrey
Table setting: Bridal Guide

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Cupcake Bouquet

I don't mind admitting that I have a sweet tooth so you won't be surprised to know that I was very excited to hear about Cupcake Bouquet! This fab business - which does exactly what it says on the tin - produces bouquets made from cupcakes. You get six small and seven large cupcakes (either roses or daises) in a bouquet for a reasonably priced £35.

The rose cupcakes can only be delivered to a limited number of post codes in London while the daisy ones can be delivered to any address in mainland UK (full delivery instructions).

They almost look too good to eat......

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Essential honeymoon accessories

So your wedding is set, all your plans are in place and now you turn your attention to your honeymoon. This is your holiday of a lifetime and a chance to spend some romantic time with your new hubby. Why not let the world know you are on your honeymoon with some fab and funky luggage tags. You can go for bride & groom, Mr & Mrs or if that's not your cup of tea there are a whole host of tags available to spruce up your luggage.

Alternatively, why not use luggage tags as favours and name cards all in one. Here are a few of my favourites.

Swirl tag (Paul Smith at House of Fraser) £65.00, 2
Tiffany blue patent tag (Tiffany&Co) £45.00, 3 Flip flop (Bombay Duck) £7.25, 4 Retro flower (Vendula) £5.53, 5 logo print canvas and leather tag and passport holder (Juicy Couture) $68.00, 6 Cup cake (Fluff at Spoiled Brat) £5.99, 7 Printed metallic tag (Monsoon Accessorize) £6.00, 8 Red heart (dotcomgiftshop) £2.95, 9 Wedding Bells bride and groom set (Bombay Duck) £14.95, 10 Mr & Mrs (Occasions Direct) £14.99.