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THROW THE ULTIMATE BRIDAL SHOWER WITH THESE FUN ACCESSORIES

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If you’ve been put in charge of planning your besties hen party or bridal shower, you’re more than likely feeling the pressure to throw the bride the ultimate send off. As MOH or bridesmaid it’s up to you plan everything from the location and guest list, to the activities and favours, which can seem a little daunting at first, but that’s where we can help.

Hen parties and bridal showers have become majorly popular on Bespoke Bride over the past year or so, with hen party DIY’s being one of the most requested tutorials in our recent survey.

Whilst lots more hen party ideas are in the pipeline, we already have a ton of ideas for you to check out, so we raided our archives to create a roundup of 15 of our most popular hen party accessories, that your gal pal is sure to love!

1. Hen Party Games: Games are a great way to get the party started, from ‘The Groom Said What?’ to ‘Porn or Polish’ this pack of 6 fun games will have your guests giggling away in no time. To get you started we are even giving away one free game that you can download and print here.

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2. Kisses For the Future Mrs Guestbook: Create a guestbook for a personal touch. Get out your favourite lippy and pucker up, so that the future Mrs has something to hold on to for years to come. Download your free print here.

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3. Beyonce Lyric Stickers: Drink your cocktails in style with these Beyonce quote glasses. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a crafter and would like to make your own you can find our easy to follow tutorial here.

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4. Slogan Swimsuits: If you’re hen party is taking place in sunnier climes, don’t forget to pack your swimsuits. These personalised swimming costumes are super simple to make using our iron on letters or if you want to make the letters yourself, click here for the full tutorial. (more…)

Wednesday

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April 2017

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FREE PRINTABLE BRIDAL SHOWER MEMORY GAME

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Ahhhh memory games, they used to be so much fun when we were younger right?! Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret my friend…they’re still pretty dam fun! Today we’re sharing our very own memory game that we’ve designed for a bridal shower (even kids can get involved!) and the great news is  you can download it for free right here!

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YOU WILL NEED:

A Printer // White paper or card // Colourful card // Craft glue // Printable bridal shower game //

Making this game is SUPER easy, I’m not even sure it warrants naming any ‘steps’. All you need to do is download the template above and print the squares out onto white paper or card then cut them out. If you want the make the game a little more colourful or tie it in with a theme you can glue the squares onto some coloured card (I used pink) so that when they’re turned over they look super pretty! Job done!

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The best news is that this game matches our bridal shower photo booth props PERFECTLY so if you want to create a bridal shower that all ties in nicely together (whilst also getting some super fun photos of your gal pals!) then you can download our props below!

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So if you’re not familiar with memory games then here’s the low down. Once you’ve got the cards ready you need to mix them up and arrange them face down on the table. Then, turn two cards at a time to see if they match. If they do match then you can leave them facing up or take them away, if not turn them back over and keep going!

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Tuesday

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April 2017

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THIS BOHEMIAN BIG SUR WEDDING INSPIRATION IS EVERY WILD COUPLES DREAM!

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Big Sur California Wedding

Upon seeing a shoot like today’s, I often wonder where the designer found their inspiration? As a creative myself, I usually find inspiration from all sort of places, usually when I least expect it? So I asked Julie Crawford, both designer and photographer of today’s shoot, how she found the inspiration for this styled shoot?

Talking of inspiration if your looking for inspiration for alternative wedding readings, make sure you read the poem at the end of this post, thoughtfully created by the dress designer at ‘Dreamers and Lovers’.

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“Big Sur is lush and magical so I wanted to create a shoot that represented how I feel when I see a photograph of the beautiful California coast with the turquoise waters and jagged edges.” She began.

“I chose this location because it is one of the most beautiful places to witness! I journeyed on a 25-day road trip by myself and drove all the way across the country to photograph the shoot. My passion is adventure, love, and art; so I use all aspects when I design shoots for other creatives.”

“I worked tightly with a group of amazingly talented wedding artists across the nation to bring this shoot to life. The color palette of pinks and greens brings forth the tropical design along with keeping it every bit bohemian with a huge chunks of crystals, vintage china, gold geometric pieces a floral crown and a handmade dress from Dreamers and Lovers who also wrote the poem below.”

“We wanted to appeal to free spirited couples who aren’t afraid to shine boldly – in both love and color. The real life couple photographed here could not have fit the vibe more perfectly. I’m all about the wild couples who love from the soul. Magic.”

“When I create shoots – especially over 2500 miles away with people I’ve never met – I never know truly how it will play out, but I promise it always works out exactly how it is suppose to every single time. Working with other creatives with the same passion for the love and art that empowers me, it is almost as if the stars align, it all falls together perfectly, and we create a beautiful thing.”

LOVE LETTER

Photographer: Jewels Photography | Hair + Makeup: Blush Hair and Makeup Design | Women’s Wedding Ring Set: Olivia Ewing | Men’s Wedding Band: Simply Yelena | Florist: Floral Design by Reina | Dress: Dreamers and Lovers (Brigitte Lace) | Stationery: Ribbon & Ink | Jewelry: Dee Ruel | Dress Hanger: Pure Boutique | Styling + Design: Wander Knot | Rentals: Forage Vintage Rentals | Cake: Frosted Cakery | Venue + Planning: Big Sur Weddings |

 

 

 

Monday

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April 2017

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DONUT WEDDING CAKE

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If you’re as obsessed with Pinterest as I am then you would have seen the trend of the donut wedding cake cropping up in your feed so we thought it was about time we show you guys how you can make your own! I am SO IN LOVE with this idea and the great news is it’s something that you can easily create yourself if you’re on a budget! Shop around the supermarkets and find out where the best donuts are for you, we got these ones from Sainsbury’s and they were 24 donuts for £5! Total bargain! Here’s how easily you can do this…

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YOU WILL NEED:

A cake stand // Enough donuts for your guests // Fresh flowers of your choice (we went with roses) //

STEP 1:

Create your first layer of donuts, filling out the cake stand as much as you can but being careful not to squash any donuts!

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STEP 2:

Next add on your next layer on donuts, we found this looks best if you place them in between the placements of the layer below, i.e. making sure that donuts are not lined up with each other.

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