DIY METALLIC FLOWER CROWN FOR ALL YOU COPPER COLOUR LOVERS!

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It’s no secret that metallics are having a real moment right now, you only have to look in pretty much any shop window to see it and we’ve already seen how beautiful the trend can look when carried over to weddings! So we thought it would be fun to put a bit of a copper twist on the ever amazing floral crown! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

YOU WILL NEED:

Faux flowers // Metallic Spray paint (We used Rustoleum’s copper spray paint) // A head band // A glue gun //

TIME TO MAKE:

Less than an hour

COST PER HEADBAND:

Less than £10

STEP 1:

Take your faux flowers and spray paint them with your metallic spray making sure that you get in-between all of the petals and the back of the flowers, then leave to fully dry. You can apply a second coat if you think it’s necessary.

STEP 2:

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Using your glue gun, take your first flower and glue it to your headband once you’re happy with it’s position. I decided to use larger flowers on one side of the crown so I stuck those down first.

STEP 3:

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Repeat this process with all of your flowers making sure to fill out any gaps you can see with smaller flowers until you reach the other end of your crown.

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THIS RIBBON TABLE PLAN IS THE PERFECT DIY FOR COLOUR LOVERS!

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We’re so excited to be welcoming Brooklyn Bridal to the blog today sharing this fun and colourful ribbon table plan tutorial! Brooklyn Bridal specialises in beautiful décor, supplies and accessories for the eclectic bride so we knew when they got in touch with a DIY it would be right up our streets!

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YOU WILL NEED: 

A long piece of bamboo // Metal eyelet screws // Selection of ribbons // Double sided tape // Clear fishing wire // Scissors // Table place name cards //

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STEP 1:

Decide on the overall size you want your table plan to be – this may vary depending on the space you have at your wedding venue. We went for a bamboo stick piece approx. 1m wide.

STEP 2:

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Screw the metal eyelets to either end of the bamboo pole – you can then thread clear fishing wire through this to suspend the whole thing.

STEP 3:

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Decide on the coloured ribbons that you’d like to use and the length – we went for 6ocm drops here – cut each piece of ribbon down to the same length.

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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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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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40 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW FOR BEAUTIFUL WEDDING INSPO!

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Newly engaged? You need to fill your Instagram feed with awesome wedding inspiration stat! Today I’m going to be sharing our favourite Instagram accounts from our fellow wedding bloggers, these accounts consistently share beautiful weddings, styled shoots and favourite suppliers throughout their feeds which is sure to inspire all you brides to be! Phones at the ready!

1. @HOORAYMAGAU

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“Your go-to guide for gatherings and a digital magazine for those who host parties, style + enjoy them!” Although this is a general party themed feed there is PLENTY of fun and colourful wedding inspiration here!

2.@FESTIVALBRIDES

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“Celebrating weddings with a difference!” Brace yourself for drop dead gorgeous dresses, mega festival babes and plenty of floral goodness!

3. @BLOVEDBLOG

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“Your luxe & lovely guide to life.” This feed is filled to the brim with pretty pastel images and elegant wedding styling!

4. @LOVERLY

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“On a mission to make wedding planning simple & fun for modern couples!”

5. @BESPOKEBRIDE

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“Where colour and creativity are a match made in heaven!” We had to share our Instagram with you guys where you’ll find plenty of wedding DIYs, bright and bold weddings and plenty of behind the scenes!

6. @ROCKMYWEDDING

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“The prettiest and most stylish British wedding blog. Flowers, fashion and (bridal) frolics. Although not necessarily in that order.”

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A SPRING STYLE SOIREE WITH A BEAUTIFUL TWIST

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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…

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A QUICK GUIDE TO COLOURFUL COPENHAGEN!

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Last December me and Emily had the opportunity to take a trip to Copenhagen and we were so excited about it! Emily had been before and was filling me in on all of the awesome places and how beautiful the buildings were! She was not wrong. A couple of weeks before Christmas and off we went! For me, it was absolutely perfect timing because it really got me into the Christmas spirit that I was just not feeling in England!

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STAY…

We stayed in the most beautiful hotel called the Abaslon Hotel, it was awesome for us because it was filled to the brim with colourful touches! The bathroom in our room even had a light control where we could change the lights to any colour of the rainbow! The carpets were beautifully striped in shades of green and there were succulents everywhere! Our room was super spacious and the staff at the hotel were absolutely fantastic! Seriously though, they went above and beyond for us. The hotel was right in the centre of Copenhagen and everything was in walking distance for us which was perfect.

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IRRESISTIBLY CUTE WAYS TO PERSONALISE YOUR XMAS!

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Christmas is my favourite time of year, hands down! I just absolutely love that festive feeling and since we’ve officially hit December I’ll be putting up my decorations any day now! As you guys know I love to personalise things whether it’s presents, decorations or cards, you name it and I want to make it personal somehow! So, you can imagine my delight when Zazzle showed me their Christmas card range where you can upload beautiful photos to some seriously cute designs!! Imagine how awesome wedding photos would look on these cards?! And the best part is the designs aren’t cheesy or tacky like so many photo upload card services, they are seriously beautiful you guys, and there is literally hundreds of designs to choose from!! Here’s a few of my favourite ideas…

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GO BOLD & COLOURFUL

If like us, you love a splash of colour then make sure you show it with your crimbo cards! There’s plenty of eye catching patterns to combine with your photos and bright Christmas texts to choose from too! I mean if you’re going to send a card saying ‘merry and bright’ then you’re gonna want a lot of merry and splash of bright on the design too!

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