I will be attending my first wedding of the year this weekend which can only mean one thing… Summer wedding season is upon us. With the weather hotting up, more couples will be looking to celebrate their big day outdoors with festival and bohemian themes being the most popular trends. So if your a summer bride looking to incorporate some fun-loving free spirited style into your wedding day decor, here’s how…
We tend to feature inspirational shoots with skulls as a part of the decor in the lead up to Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos but rarely, if ever have we seen them be used as part of a spring themed shindig….and we absolutely LOVE it! These plastic skulls were given a serious upgrade with pretty pastel spray paint and an abundance of beautiful blooms! Also the jewellery in this shoot is pretty kick ass ! Here’s how you can get the look yourself…
When I was a little girl I was convinced I wanted to grow up and be a fashion designer, I would draw pages and pages of shoe designs and extravagant gowns in notepads. As I grew older I stopped doing that but my dream of being able to design something unique for myself remained. Do you ever feel like that? I love the idea of having something truly special to you, exactly how you envisioned it and that’s hands down how I would want to feel about pieces for my wedding….ESPECIALLY my shoes!!
Well, the good news is you can so totally do that!! Me and Emily both had the amazing opportunity to head to Upper Street again and experience this entire design process.
So how does it work? Well you have a couple of choices, you can either design your shoes online through their website or you can book an appointment at the shoe lounge and make a real treat of it! You could even take your bridesmaids along with you for a totally girly afternoon! Once we arrived at the shoe lounge we were treated to tea and macarons while we perused through the hundreds of different options to available to us!
The first thing we had to decide was the style of shoe we wanted, did we want a sandal? A boot? A court shoe? A ballet flat? And how big did we want the heel if any? And what style heel? After much deliberation I decided to go for a boot with a stiletto heel and Emily went for a sandal with a block heel. Next we had to decide on colours. This was the hardest part because our stylist, Lizzie pulled out hundreds of shades of colours AND materials to choose from. We had to decide what part of the shoe we wanted them on, the colour of the heel, what colour would the insole be. There were so many little touches that just made the shoes even more perfect!
I don’t know about you but I can’t quite believe it’s October already, I mean we’re practically half way through the month now?! Say what! The good news is this means Halloween is just around the corner & if you’re anything like me then you’re getting super excited right about now! As you know we’ve never been ones to do things traditional around here so while Halloween may look like a mass of orange and black to some people, to us it’s still all pretty pastels and bright bold colours!
Today’s DIY couldn’t be easier if you want to welcome in the holiday with a little sugar (um…hello, who doesn’t?!) and we just knew there would be no one better to create this DIY than Deanna from Obsessive Cookie Designer! Her decorating skills are the bomb & if you haven’t checked out her Instagram then you must have been living under a rock because it’s all sorts of beautiful!
YOU WILL NEED
6 cups flour // 3 tsp. baking powder // 2 cups butter // 2 cups sugar // 2 eggs // 2 tsp. vanilla extract // 1 tsp. salt // 3 3/4 cups sifted confectioners(powdered) sugar // 3 T meringue powder(I buy at Michael’s) // 6 T warm water // pumpkin shaped cookie cutter // Food colouring of your choice // A piping bag or bottle //
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix well then chill the dough in the fridge before rolling out.
Roll to desired thickness and cut into your pumpkin shapes! Then bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or just until beginning to turn brown around the edges. (Top tip: If you are having a problem with your cookies holding their shape, it helps a lot if you put them in the freezer on the baking sheet for about 15 minutes before you bake them.) Then leave to cool.