You might remember a few years ago I went along to the first Blogcademy class in London and it was MIND BLOWING, attending the class helped our blog no end so when Kat got in touch to ask if we’d be interested in styling up the venue this year we were honoured and equally terrified! We’d never styled anything other than our living rooms for mini photo shoots so to style an entire venue was pretty epic for us. Of course we couldn’t pass up a challenge so we said yes then quickly got a Pinterest board together (obviously!)
The one thing Kat really loved was this backdrop we had created before, so we got to work on thinking how we could create this on a bigger scale. We had used a big white board before but it would have been impossible to transport so we faced the fact that we should create it on the morning, we obviously couldn’t glue our triangles to the wall though like we did on our board so we decided double sided tape would be our new best friend! And so, around 300 triangles were made using our brand new Cricut Air in all shapes and sizes ready to make our epic photo back drop!
I’m sure we’re not the only ones noticing more and more fruity things cropping up, I feel like almost everywhere I turn there’s a pineapple looking right back at me and to be honest…I’m pretty darn happy about it! We love fruity prints and thought this new trend would be perfect for some fun filled DIYs! So low and behold…welcome to a month of tutti frutti!! We can’t wait to share what we have planned for you!! Brace yourself for plenty of watermelon, cherries, kiwis and of course…pineapples!
P.S If you want to know, those watermelon napkins are from Tiger Stores! xx
WOW, Seriously, where did June go?! I feel like this month has been kind of a whirlwind / roller coaster! We have been very busy little bees attending the Blogcademy, Blogtacular, The Hub & on top of that Emily has jetted off to gorgeous Mexico and I’m off to the Dominic in a couple of weeks so we’ve been working extra hard to ensure there’s lots of delicious content for you to devour when we’re away! It truly has been one AWESOME month! Here’s what we’ve been loving about June…
♥ Styling and attending the Blogcademy! We’re going to be sharing more on this soon but it was such an awesome experience to attend the class again and get a refresher! Me and Em came away so inspired again and can’t wait to get cracking on some new ideas we have!
♥ Having BBQs! I went to two this past weekend and I just really bloody love being able to sit outside, eating yummy food and drinking fruity cider while being surrounded by friends! We all had so much fun and I can’t wait for many more in the summer!
♥ Going to Blogtacular with Cricut, we got to show off the awesome machine to lots of craft bloggers and they were just as amazed as we were once we first discovered it! It was also super interesting to sit in on talks with Pinterest and Grace Bonney from Design Sponge!
♥ Talking at The Hub, this event was really inspiring to be a part of and we were so honoured when asked to speak there! The wedding industry really needed an event like this and I’m so glad it’s now been created! Not only was it filled with fantastic women talking about all aspects of business, blogging and the industry but the decor was also epic and the food was super yum! I mean who doesn’t love an event that has a scheduled tea and cake time?!
♥ Celebrating my birthday! Me and the girls headed to the rum bar in Chepstow and totally indulged in the cocktails! It was ace to spend the evening laughing and dancing! James also took me out to my favourite Italian restaurant (San Carlo in Bristol) and I had THE BEST pasta ever! It was called the trio of pasta and the chef randomly selects 3 different dishes for you try, needless to say they were all amaze!
♥ Seeing my sister having the time of her life! She’s in America for around 6 months teaching kids rock climbing and zip lining at a summer camp and it looks so fun! I am so desperate to go out there and see her!
♥ Well it’s obvious that top of my love list this month has to be that I am currently on my hols in Mexico! We are having the most amazing time, the weather is just beautiful and I am feeling thoroughly relaxed!
♥ Our hotel here is pretty damn awesome, it is set in the middle of a jungle and is surrounded by wildlife, which is pretty much my dream. We wake every day to an iguana at our patio window and then walk through a forest to breakfast where we have seen howler monkeys, deer and possum type things that I am yet to fully identify?
♥ Visiting my favourite theme/wildlife park in the whole world ‘Xcaret’! We have been here before but we couldn’t resist visiting a second time. It is such an amazing place, surrounded by all types of wildlife, jungle and underground rivers it was so much fun! My favourite part has to be watching the voladores de papantla or flying men. Five men start at the top of a 60ft pole playing music with sticks and whistles and then they perform all sorts of crazy moves like jumping on top of the poll on one foot and leaning of the edge whilst playing the whistles, all completely unaided, until eventually four of the men fall over the edge tied to ribbon and the spin and spin until the reach the ground. If you have no idea what I am talking about YouTube them, you will be amazed!
♥ Watching the end of night Mexican show! I loved learning all about he Mayan history and cultures in different parts of Mexico.
♥ Exploring Xelha, snorkelling in a massive lagoon, swimming in cenotes and the highlight was riding a zip bike over the jungle canopy!
♥ Swimming with Whale Sharks!! I have sooooo wanted to do this again after swimming with them in Maldives last year! This time we saw 2 and we were able to swim with them 3 times as they stuck to the same area feeding! It was epic!! if you have ever have the chance do it, they are the most amazing creatures and the sheer size of them is astounding!
If you have been reading Bespoke Bride for very long, you might have seen that every month we hold a competition on our Facebook page to guess the theme of our DIY’s. Well today we are giving some of you a headstart as this post is a MASSIVE hint towards the theme for next month, so keep your eyes peeled for the competition over on Facebook, as you could be in with a chance of winning a cute little prize from us. This year I have gone kinda bananas for fruity fashion and if I’m being honest I think it would make the best theme for a wedding, so I have trawled the web and cherry picked the very best fruity finds from Etsy… Enjoy! (more…)