BIG NEWS GUYS! For a while now we’ve been toying with the idea of launching our own section or range in the shop, and after SO many comments from you guys about asking whether you could just buy our DIYs from us instead of making them we decided it was about time we answered your request!
As you know our current shop that’s filled with wedding suppliers and their awesome work is currently being rebuilt and will be relaunched in the next couple of months filled with way more products, services and wedding industry experts! It will be a lot easier to navigate and will be even more exciting! For now though, when you click on SHOP up in the toolbar you’ll be directed to our range of DIYs that you can purchase.
We can’t wait to hear what you think and see more of you sharing our DIYs and projects! We’ll be constantly adding to the shop throughout the year so keep your eyes open for new designs and creations! xxx
From the bunting on the ceiling and the glow-sticks in glasses, to the hand-written t-shirts that served as table plans, so much of the final flourishes for Katrina and Tom’s neon rave wedding came together in the final days and it is oh so completely their style!
“Our wedding took place in the Prince Albert Pub in Camden, London. However, we both currently live in Australia – meaning we had to take a somewhat relaxed approach to organising the wedding. Perhaps one of the most important things we did was not worry about all the little details, and in fact this actually helped improve the end-result.” Katrina Began.
“We never wanted a traditional wedding, and this drove so many of the choices we made. Before we began planning, we agreed on a couple of key elements. The wedding must be fun, relaxed, colourful and personal. With help from some truly talented people, we created a truly magical, multi-coloured day.”
“The Prince Albert is a fantastic spot that managed to be both well organised but also very laid-back. Camden is a very alternative part of London, full of strange characters and odd sights. We knew we wanted to include the environment in our photos, and our photographer Anna Pumer was brilliant at capturing the mood of the day. She helped us get amongst the chaos and the colour of Camden Market to create a very unique set of pictures.”
“The Ceremony itself was another key place where we could show our own style. We were lucky to work with a very talented celebrant, Hannah Jones, who helped us create a unique and personal story that included Coffee Patron shots, party poppers, a candle ceremony and a traditional hand-fasting. These different parts allowed us to include our family in the proceedings and created a series of wow moments. In a break from tradition, we wrote each other’s vow’s – putting our words in their mouth – and making every word count.” She explained.
“Bright colours were the overriding theme, and came to life everywhere, from the lasers on the dance-floor to the Opal Wedding rings we both now wear (crafted from one Opal cut in half).”
Perhaps most obviously, it came to life in Katrina’s dress. The wedding dress sums up the essence of the wedding – sparking gold sequins that lit up the room like a million suns. Katrina danced down the aisle to the unmistakable sounds of DJ Fresh’s Gold dust – an up-tempo, high-energy dance floor anthem that got everyone on their feet cheering!
“Ultimately it was an incredible day because it was our day through and through – a day so bright and brilliant it can never fade in our memories.”
Happy hump day guys! I’m so excited to share some tips and advice on my recent trip to Phuket with you today, if you’re planning a trip to Thailand soon, considering it for your honeymoon or are simply dreaming up new places to visit in the future then be sure to pin this page to your travel board for future use! I’m going to be sharing places to visit, where we stayed, what to eat, my favourite moments and what you should pack!
Obviously one of the best things to do if you’re staying in Phuket is to visit Phi Phi Islands, they’re a set of 6 beautiful islands each with their own unique qualities! The most famous of the bunch is the uninhabited Phi Phi Leh since that classic scene with Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Beach’ was filmed there. Beware though it can get RIDICULOUSLY busy! We visited Phi Phi with a tour called Simba Sea Trips which got us to Phi Phi Leh for about 6:30am, the sun had just rose and we ate breakfast on the beach which was beautiful. When we arrived there was maybe less than 30 people there but our tour guide informed us that by lunch time there’s normally around 1000 people! And let me tell you, it’s a small beach. So get there as early as you can if you want to get some nice photos and really soak up the atmosphere undisturbed.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I am so excited to share this easy DIY balloon garland with you today even though it’s not very Valentines-ey! Although it totally could be if you used pink and red balloons??
Anyway I think today’s tutorial is the perfect statement decor to add to a sweet or cake table and you could even make it longer and use it as a table runner or a ceremonial arch! The delicate florals add a touch of class, whilst the balloons are the perfect amount of whimsy and best of all, it so incredibly easy to make!
I have always wanted to make a balloon table runner but always imagined you would need loads of special wires and stuff to make it happen. Well, it turns our I was totally wrong! All you need is string (you can also use fishing wire), a pair of scissors and balloons in the colours & sizes of your choice, this one was 5 1/2 ft and used 41 balloons all of the same standard balloon size, so you can use that as a basic guide.
I was totally inspired by the Eclectic Ski Lodge Shoot we featured here a couple of weeks back, so decided to use similar colours and loved the idea of adding flowers & foliage, making it the perfect decor for a wedding. And if your wondering how long it took me to create this garland it was between 1-2 hours when you add in the fact that I kept stopping for tea breaks! Not bad eh!
Start by inflating your balloons.
Tie a 3 inch piece of string around the knot of your balloon making sure it is secure.
Now cut a piece a string a length of string to the size you would like your garland to be. You may find it easier to elevate your string off the ground somehow by tying it to the backs of two chairs but I found it just as easy working with the string flat on the table. It also helped to make sure there were no gaps underneath as I originally wanted this to be a table runner. (more…)