A SPRING STYLE SOIREE WITH A BEAUTIFUL TWIST

Spring style wedding inspiration skull theme scheme pastel colours modern_-13

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…

Spring style wedding inspiration skull theme scheme pastel colours modern_-37 Spring style wedding inspiration skull theme scheme pastel colours modern_-2 Spring style wedding inspiration skull theme scheme pastel colours modern_-28 Spring style wedding inspiration skull theme scheme pastel colours modern_-39 Spring style wedding inspiration skull theme scheme pastel colours modern_-15 Spring style wedding inspiration skull theme scheme pastel colours modern_-31

Details

WANT TO DESIGN YOUR OWN WEDDING SHOES? WELL YOU CAN WITH UPPER STREET!

Design your own wedding shoes Upper Street Shoes Personalised Unique Bespoke Finished Result-2

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!!

Design your own wedding shoes Upper Street Shoes Personalised Unique Bespoke Finished Result-7 Design your own wedding shoes Upper Street Shoes Personalised Unique Bespoke Finished Result-3

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!

Design your own wedding shoes Upper Street Shoes Personalised Unique Bespoke-3 Design your own wedding shoes Upper Street Shoes Personalised Unique Bespoke-4 Design your own wedding shoes Upper Street Shoes Personalised Unique Bespoke-19 Design your own wedding shoes Upper Street Shoes Personalised Unique Bespoke-16 Design your own wedding shoes Upper Street Shoes Personalised Unique Bespoke-17

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!

Details

MAKE THESE PASTEL PUMPKIN COOKIES FOR HALLOWEEN!

Pastel pumpkin cookie recipe DIY Halloween 4

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!

Pastel pumpkin cookie recipe DIY Halloween 1

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 //

STEP 1:

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.

Pastel pumpkin cookie recipe DIY Halloween 2

STEP 2:

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.

Details

A MONTH OF WATERCOLOUR

Wowzers! It’s March people! How fast did that come around?! We hope you enjoyed our ‘month of hearts’ tutorials throughout February and we’re pleased to announce that this month’s DIYs will all have a very pretty watercolour theme! We absolutely adore watercolour and how all of the colours run into each other (not to mention…

Details

Christmas DIY: How To Make A Vibrant Garland – A Collaboration with Interflora

Party Brights Garland Final

Remember last week we were talking about switching up those classic Christmas colours for something a little more bright? Well our ‘Merry & Bright’ inspiration board was such a success that we just know you’re going to love this beautiful Christmas garland DIY! So If you simply cannot face unpacking those same old gold, red and green Christmas decorations again this year, why not plan a departure from the traditional and lift your mood with a bold and beautiful colour scheme instead? Vibrant, fun and fabulously festive, a jewel-coloured scheme will take you from Christmas into the New Year party season. Whether positioned pride of place on your mantelpiece or used to decorate a bannister, it’s sure to be a cheery sight all throughout the Christmas period!

Party Brights -Ingredients

You Will Need:

 A Foam garland  ♥ A selection of Christmas foliage including spruce and holly   Red cordyline  ♥ Green hypericum berries   Cerise mini gerbera    Orange carnations  Green pine cone picks   A selection of mini baubles  Dried oranges  ♥ Florist’s wire Scissors  Skewers   A stapler

Details

We’ve Re-Branded! More Colours, More Fun, More Us!

As some of you may know in January I attended a 2 day workshop called The Blogcademy, which can only be described as a blogging heaven full of advice from Gala, Shauna & Kat on taking your blog to it’s maximum potential. Blogging was broken down into bite size sections and the ladies covered everything from social media to finding inspiration and monetizing your blog. (You can read more about my fab time here!)

Operation Rebrand2

When it was time to talk about branding I was really interested in hearing what Shauna had to say. Me and Emily honestly thought the design of our blog was great for a bridal blog. How naive of us!! Once Shauna talked us through her design tips and brand audits we had to write down 3 things we wanted our blog to be described as. I wrote down fun, bright and colourful. I also wanted the design to look  ‘clean’ and professional.

Details

Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Neon Fun!

It’s looking a little dull and grey out there today isn’t it? Which is why we fancied throwing a little inspiration your way that brightens things up regardless of the weather!

How about a little neon love?

The colours that normally get overlooked and brushed as ‘tacky’ can totally work when used correctly and carefully as part of your wedding day!

Photo Credit

Let’s do it! Let’s dive into the depths of the unknown neon wilderness!

Details

Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: A Mexican Adventure

Hola from Mexico!

 ♥  ♥  

I know im getting around a bit, what with Italy and all, but can you blame me? England’s summer pretty much didn’t exist this year!

Instead of doing a standard Mexican destination wedding board this week, I wanted to bring you something that reflects the culture of this beautiful country, something full of colour and tradition.

You have a lot of options when it comes to a ‘Mexican colour scheme’, generally you could throw a huge selection of colours together and it would work. Like the Mexican bride’s dress above ’embracing a riot of romantic color’.

Alternatively, you could theme your wedding around the colour scheme of red, white & green like the Mexican flag, or go for a scheme with an array of blues, red, yellow & pink like featured below.

It doesn’t just stop at the colour scheme though! A Mexican themed wedding isn’t complete without the delicious cuisine & music from the mariachi! Of course, there are lots of Mexican traditions too and if you’d like to include some of these in your wedding then you can read about them here.

See the board below for more Mexican inspiration!

Details

Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Indian Summer Wedding

We know summer isn’t ‘officially’ here yet but we couldn’t help feeling the summer love when looking at these gorgeous pictures from several Indian Summer Weddings!

Colour is the first thing that stands out at an Indian wedding, next to beautiful traditions & lots of dancing! Here we have put together an inspiration board to emphasize how visually stunning these types of weddings are.

Details