21 SWOON WORTHY ETSY PIECES THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT A WATERCOLOUR WEDDING!

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When browsing through the Wedding Style Guide out of Etsy’s editors picks last week I couldn’t help but notice all of the unique and down right gorgeous pieces that have been getting added recently! One of my favourite wedding trends has always been watercolour, I just love how unpredictable the colours are when blended together and let me tell ya, I found some insanely beautiful watercolour wedding pieces when browsing through!

For me it’s a trend that will never go out of style, there are so many ways you can incorporate it into your wedding day whether subtle or loud and today I wanted to share with you 21 swoon worthy pieces that will make you want a watercolour wedding, bridal shower or bachelorette theme! Cue the pretty colours!

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1.(Above) HOW INSANELY amazing is that watercolour ombre veil?! I mean, it’s seriously striking and so beautiful!

2. I love these simple watercolour table numbers!

3. A girl can never have too many pairs of shoes and I feel like these watercolour shoes would be the perfect pair of bridal heels!

4. Why not gift your gal pals their very own watercolour kimono robes to get ready in on the morning?

5. This watercolour clutch is the bomb!

6. If you’re after some bridal shower or bachelorette party games then we’ve got a pack of 6 printables here!

7. It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with Crown & Glory so this watercolour petal crown is right up our street!

8. How cool is this watercolour geo snapchat filter?! All the guests at your wedding can share their snaps with it!

9. Let’s not forget the tableware, these paper plates are perfect for a bridal shower or hen party!

10. If you love DIYing like we do then you’re gonna wanna grab a few rolls of this watercolour washi tape! There are so many fun projects you could create!

11. How about starting the watercolour theme early with these pretty save the dates?

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50 CAKES & BAKES TO MAKE THIS VALENTINES DAY – THAT ARE TOTALLY ADORABLE!

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Got yourself a sweet tooth? I know I do and what better time to treat yourself to a little sugary treat that on Valentines day?! Whether you’re baking up a storm for your gal pals night in or you wanted to create something extra special for your other half, we’ve got your back with our favourite 50 sweet treats for V-Day!

1.(above) I mean, I can’t even express how awesome this heart eye emoji cake roll is from Aww Sam!

2. These macarons from Sugar & Cloth are making all of our ombre dreams come true!

3. Did somebody say Valentine’s chocolate shot glasses?! Via The Bewitchin Kitchen.

4. Why just have conversation hearts when you can have conversation heart donuts?! Via Aww Sam.

5. How sweet is this heart shape rose tart recipe over on Brit & Co?!

6. I love how pretty and colourful these watercolour heart cookies are via The Sweet Escape!

7. Express your feelings with these chocolate letterings via Brit & Co, bonus points for topping them on a waffle!

8. Who could resist these heart throb cookies via Aww Sam?! I’d be grabbing Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto for myself!

9. Aww Sam also created this adorable best friends forever necklace cake!

10. For something similar but still oh so cute why not make a batch of Valentines sugar cookies in pretty pastel colours? Via Alice & Lois.

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10 COLOURFUL HALLOWEEN DIYS YOU NEED TO MAKE!

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Halloween can sometimes be a tricky (or treaty) time of year for us, it’s no surprise that dark and moody style just isn’t our bag. But listen up colour lovers! It’s not all doom and gloom around Halloween, we’re here to share with you plenty of colourful and fun DIYs that still look awesome for your Halloween decor! Whether you’re having an Autumn wedding but still want it to be full of colour or if you’re just throwing a Halloween party! Here’s a few bright and bold ideas…

1.DIY Snapchat Filter Pumpkins

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Aww Sam has absolutely smashed it again by making these amazing snapchat filter pumpkins! No carving required either! WINNING! Check out the full DIY here!

2. SUGAR SKULL BALLOON BACKDROP

I am so in love with this sugar skull backdrop over on Oh Happy Day!! It’s so fun and colourful and beyond easy to recreate! Click here to see the full DIY!

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We all know love emojis am I right?! So why not add them into your halloween decor with these emoji ghost balloons over on Aww Sam!

4. TRICK OR TREAT CANDY BUCKETS

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Why give out candy in boring buckets when you give it out in fun slogan buckets?! Plus how awesome are those colours?! DIY over on Design Sponge!

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6 EASY DIYS FOR OUR FELLOW CAKE OBSESSIVES!

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In case you didn’t know, we LOVE cake…Give us any flavour along with a cup of tea and we’re in heaven! In fact, we love cake so much we even listed our favourite bakers on Instagram a few days ago and with the Great British Bake Off starting this week AND with it being the bank holiday weekend there really seemed like no better time than to share a few of our favourite cake DIYs from icing, decorating and making your own cake toppers! Here are a few tutorials to get stuck in to…

1.MAKE YOUR OWN CARD FLORAL CAKE TOPPER

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Don’t get me wrong, I love real fresh flowers as much as the next girl but making a floral cake topper out of card was something I’ve been thinking of doing for a while and let me tell you guys, it was SO EASY! If you’re going for a real DIY look at your wedding then this cake topper is a great addition to the decor and really adds to that ‘handmade feel’ of a wedding! Click here for the full tutorial! 

2. MAKE THIS: KATHERINE SABBATH INSPIRED CAKE!

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First things first, I just want to say that in no way could we ever be as good at decorating cakes as the epic Katherine Sabbath is, but since it was my birthday we thought we would give it a dam good go! These were the colourful results and if anything it’s a cake that Katy Perry herself would be proud of! If you’d like to have a go at making your own inspired cake then here’s how you can do it…. Click here to see more!

3. HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TASSEL CAKE TOPPER

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We’ve been big fans of Chelsea from Bright Bold Design tutorials for a while now and we know you guys will love love love to make a fun topper like this too, the best news is it costs less than $5 (£3.50!)What a bargain! Let’s get started shall we? See more!

4. HOW TO DECORATE A CONFETTI SPRINKLE CAKE!

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If ever there was a time when I reflected back on my day and thought ‘today was awesome’, it was the day that the confetti sprinkle cake was made! I mean who doesn’t like a day that involves edible confetti and cake?! This honestly is really easy to do, just whip up 4 layers of your favourite sponge cake and we’ll be ready to rock and roll! Click to see more!

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12 WEDDING DIYS YOU CAN MAKE WITH YOUR CRICUT

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If you’ve been reading Bespoke Bride for a while you’ll remember that last year we went to the awesome Handmade Fair in London with Cricut to show off the amazing things these machines can do and how helpful they are when DIYing your wedding! (In case you missed it you can read about our time at the fair here!) Anyway…we’re super excited to say that we’re going to be teaming up with Cricut again this year and making a return at the fair in September! EEK! We met up with some of the team last week to plan the design of our stall and what Cricut creations we could dream up for the fair and it got us all excited so today I wanted to share you with you 12 of the wedding DIYs we’ve already made with the Cricut Explore in the past and how you can make them too!

1.DIY PARTY COASTERS

(above) Woohoo! There’s about to be a party up in here and you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be a stylish one with these fun coasters! They’re super easy to make and will add a real pop of colour to your wedding decor!

2. DIY FEATHER GARLAND

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Brighten up your day with this colourful and bold DIY feather garland! It’s super easy to make and would look awesome at a festival-boho themed wedding!

3. MAKE THESE PAPEL PICADO DRINK STIRRERS

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We’re gonna show you how you can add a little splash of Mexican fiesta to your decor so if you want your styling to look a little Mexican then these will really tie in the theme nicely!

4. GEOMETRIC HEART CAKE TOPPERS

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These cake toppers are made from card and are so ridiculously easy and quick to make that anyone could do it. Of course we couldn’t help but make ours as bright as possible but if bold isn’t your thing these can be customised to match any colour of your choosing!

5. MAKE THESE CHRISTMAS CRACKER FAVOURS

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Call me crazy but I think these crackers would make awesome favours any time of the year! I can’t deny it. I love me a good cracker! The reality is though that they’re filled with pretty…shall we say, un-chic items?! That’s why making your own crackers and filling them with super cute things is a must!

6. DIY BEYONCE LYRIC GLASSES

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These Beyonce lyric glasses would be super fun for a hen party or bachelorette party or even as favours for your female guests! GIRL POWEL y’all!

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10 TIMES OUR REAL BRIDES NAILED THE ACCESSORISING GAME ON THEIR WEDDING DAY!

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Ok so you’ve chosen your dress, you’ve nailed down your theme and pretty soon you’ll be swooning over all of the stylish accessories out there that you could pair with your outfit! To kick start your daydreaming we’re sharing 10 of our real brides who NAILED the accessorising game on their wedding day! Prepare to fall in love…

1.(Above) This brooch bouquet has hands down been one of the most popular bouquets ever to appear on Bespoke Bride! It’s full of colour just like the rest of the low key back yard wedding!

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2. Who could resist a pair of pink heart embellished shoes?! I mean LOOK AT THEM! They’re the perfect mix of girlie and fun and if you love them, then you’ll love this entire eclectic Las Vegas elopement! There was a LOT of pink!

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3. That belt tho!!! How beautiful! I love all of the details and those gorgeous hanging embellishments! The bridesmaids dresses were also to die for in this bohemian themed wedding!

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4. You guys know that we’re suckers for a floral crown, especially when they’re as colourful and bright as this one! Everything else about this sweet boho wedding will have you swooning!

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5. We love the idea of adding a splash of colour to your wedding outfit by wearing a bright petticoat underneath! It adds such a POP to the photos too! See the full wedding here!

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THE BEST 30 TABLE DECOR IDEAS YOU’LL EVER SEE!

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Last week our reader survey closed and hundreds of you got in touch to give us some feedback on the blog, I’ve been absolutely LOVING reading your ideas come in and me and Em are going to be going through them all properly today and sharing the results with you all at the end of this week! One thing you did keep asking for was more decor inspiration so while we get brainstorming some fresh ideas for you here’s 30 AWESOME ways that you can style up your tables…

1. Use contrasting patterns to make a bold statement!

I know, I know, it can be a little scary placing contrasting patterns together but look how awesome it can look?! As long as you don’t overdo it then patterns can really add an extra dimension to your decor! You can see a tutorial for these hand painted plates here but it doesn’t have to just be plates, you could layer patterns with the table cloth, napkins and even place settings!

2. Add colour with place mats

I feel like place mats are often overlooked these days but they really can look super beautiful against a white tablecloth! You can even download these gorgeous brushstroke place mats and print them out!

3. Use a little wood

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I absolutely love how stylists took the rustic elements of wood and added a pop of colour to them in this styled shoot! By adding bright glittered card to the top or different colour wheels it really modernises the wooden look!

4. Add sparkle with disco balls!

You really can’t go wrong with a little sparkle and if you’re a fan of bling bling then disco balls are an epic way to style up your table! Plus you can get them in all sizes so you could even pop some giant ones around the venue! See the full shoot here! 

5. Fill old cans with flowers

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If you want to keep the costs down then filling used cans with flowers is a great alternative to small vases! I love the Mexican style cans in this styled shoot but you can always take the labels off and spray paint the cans too!

6. Create a floating table runner with balloons

Balloons can sometimes get a bad rep but when done well they can really add a fun and elegant touch to your decor! Instead of placing a bunch in the middle of the table it looks so much better to have them running along the length of your table creating an almost floating table runner! Plus how beautiful are these palm frond balloons?!

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IF YOU HAVE A THING FOR WALL MURALS, YOU’LL LOVE THESE COUPLES PORTRAITS!

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It’s no secret that me and Emily love a good wall mural! We had an absolute ball hunting them down in Shoreditch and I think it’s fair to say we can’t pass a colourful building without forcing one of our other halves to take photos of us in front of it! Luckily for us, we’re not alone in this obsession and have featured our fair share of awesome couples who took amazing couple portraits in front of painted walls! Here’s our favourites…

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1.This couple went a colourful wall crawl for their engagement shoot and ended up finding a ball pit! Ritika and Raj are a silly, sweet, fun, thoughtful couple. Their love story started at George Washington University in Washington, DC (Go Colonials!). As college sweethearts they have watched one another grow and seen the ups and downs of the transition from college days to adult life, which for these two go-getters includes a full-time job as an analyst and medical school. Since Ritika and Raj’s love story unfolded in DC, it was only natural that their engagement session take place there as well”, photographer Amy Gray told us. SEE THE FULL E-SHOOT HERE!

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2. I am sure pink obsessives all over will agree, that this quite possibly is the most epic pink wedding in the history of all pink weddings! The grooms shirt to the bride’s shoes and everything in between was pink! “After the ceremony and downtown photo tour we left to go enjoy more photos at the Linq on the Las Vegas Strip. We made a pit stop at Sprinkles Cupcakes to enjoy a sweet purchase from the Cupcake ATM. All the pretty colors of the backdrop wall at Sprinkles made for an excellent photo spread!” SEE THE FULL ELOPEMENT HERE! 

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3. This retro-vintage styled bridal shoot took place at the Lionsgate Event Center just outside of the Denver area in Colorado and it could not have been more perfect. From its pop art murals to the perma-parked old yellow truck, it had it all! Lush grounds with blossoms on the trees were perfect for the “spring-y” feel Ashley and the rest of the team had wanted the shoot to emit! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SHOOT! 

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4. Kymberlie & Kristen put all their crafting skills to work, to create a beautiful modern vintage wedding. The event was held in the unique gardens of Mymoon in Brooklyn. “This couple have the sweetest engagement story ever! Began photographer, Natalie. “They went on holiday to Italy and at one picturesque moment, Kristen pulled out a ring and ask Kym to marry her. A stunned Kym smiled, pulled out a ring and asked Kristen to marry her! Great minds absolutely think alike and these two are the perfect peas in a pod.” Plus how cool is that hand painted wall?! CHECK OUT THEIR WEDDING HERE! 

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5 COOL WEDDING APPS YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW EXISTED!

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These days we’re all pretty obsessed with Pinterest and Instagram when it comes to finding inspiration and planning for weddings but what about those apps that are less known but are still absolutely awesome to help you make your wedding planning a breeze?! Today we’re sharing 5 cool iPhone weddings apps that you didn’t even know existed!! Phones at the ready!

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1.Ok, now let’s GET REAL for a minute. Are you just starting to plan your wedding and not sure what to do next, or maybe a little overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done? WeddingHappy gets you organized, no matter what kind of wedding you’re having. This app asks for your anticipated wedding date then they build you a customized schedule with a to-do checklist and suggested due dates! And that’s just the beginning, it has TONS more features!!

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2. Your stylish wedding app and Website with all the features you need— photo sharing, RSVPs, Events, Travel, Stories, Registry. Everything comes together in one place! Appy Couple is the most magical and stylish way to share your wedding with your friends, family and guests–from Save The Date to Honeymoon. It also features of 500 designer looks to choose from to make sure your app suits your wedding style!

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3. If you’re not a blogger or are new to the blogging scene then you may not have heard of Bloglovin. This awesome app will keep you up to date with all of your favourite wedding blogs and will make sure that you never miss a post again! Bloglovin’ is the best way to read blogs on your phone;  whether you’re at home or on the go! FYI…You can totally follow us on Bloglovin HERE!

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