4 CREATIVE GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS

I love wrapping presents and I promise I’m not just saying that! I’ve always had a tradition, where I wrap all my presents on Christmas eve, sat by the tree with a classic crimbo movie and a hot choccy in my fave mug!! It really gets me in the spirit and for me that is when Christmas really begins. One thing I’m pretty hot on when it comes to gift giving is wrapping paper, I love to get creative at Christmas and make the gift look just exciting before it’s opened. The key is make sure the design isn’t difficult and can be done in just a few minutes, so with that in mind we collaborated with AO.com to create 4 alternative ways to jazz up your presents this Christmas. 

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EDGY, ART-INSPIRED WEDDING IDEAS

Planning a DIY wedding is hard enough, even if you have the time and skills. So, when it comes to adding your own handmade touches, when you have neither, it’s easy to throw out the idea once and for all and start over with something ‘easier’ but not necessarily ‘YOU’!. The thing is you can add instant personality to any wedding, whether you’ve handmade it or not, all you have to do is get creative as event designer & stylist, Ronya explains. 

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TIME OUT!

Bespoke Bride Jessica Turley Emily Pettiford Colourful Balloons

We  are beyond excited to announce that we will be relaunching in early July with a super duper new site!!

Yep that’s right after 4 years we thought it was high time we updated Bespoke Bride, to become something a little more sleeker and easier to navigate as well adding some exciting new products to our own shop. This also means we will be taking a time out for the next 2 weeks to prepare for the launch. Although we wont stop blogging altogether, we will be diverting away from our usual blogging schedule and only posting 1-2 times a week.

After months of keeping this secret its so exciting to know we are only a few weeks from sharing our new look with you. This year has already been the best year for Bespoke Bride and we can’t express how happy we are to be able to say that!

Last year was full of highs but unfortunately ended on a real low, we were both totally burnt out and forced to seriously reassess the future of Bespoke Bride. Since then, we have been working hard behind the scenes to make Bespoke Bride into something even bigger with the addition of our own shop and have been totally overwhelmed at the amount of support it has already received. We are constantly bouncing new ideas back and forth to each other, talking about new products we can add to the shop and all that fun stuff! We both feel so lucky to be doing something we love and sharing it with people that truly appreciate it, is immensely gratifying.

I have a feeling, 2017 is going to get even better yet!

One last thing I wanted to share…

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45 CREATIVE DIY BACKDROP IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING OR PARTY

CREATIVE DIY WEDDING PARTY BACKDROPS-PAPER DAISY BACKDROP

Backdrops DIY’s are one of my favourite things to make. They are usually fairly simple yet hugely effective and can transform any space. They can be used for all types of things whether it be as an alternative to a traditional wedding altar, decor for a cake table or used for a photo booth and are great for any type of party or event. The best thing is they can be easily customized to suit your gig at relatively low cost, so here’s 45 of our favourite DIY’s, suitable for any occasion.

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1. We have featured this Paper Daisy Backdrop (Top) many times before, but it just never gets old. We think this cheerful backdrop would be awesome for a spring wedding. (Photo by Anna Killian via The House that Lars Built)

2. If your looking for something a little more simple but just as beautiful, how about this Watercolor Paper Square Backdrop? (Photo via Oh Happy Day)

3. You know how much we love anything with sprinkles on, so it probably comes as no surprise to learn that we think this Sprinkle Balloon Backdrop is just the sweetest! (Photo via Oh Happy Day)

4. Couples looking for a modern and colorful idea will love this Temporary Washi Tape Wall Paper. (Photo via Brit & Co)

5. With more couples looking to inject their vibrant personalities into their wedding we think this Rainbow Balloon Backdrop will be a huge hit. (Photo via Oh Happy Day)

6. Brides will definitely fall in lurve with this Valentines Day Balloon Heart. (Photo by Jessica Peterson via The House the Lars Built)

7. With ‘Greenery’ as Pantones color of the year, we expect to see even more brides bringing the outdoors in and this DIY Vine Wall Backdrop would be the perfect wedding detail.  (Photo by Kristina Curtis Photography via Ruffled)

8. This Giant Floral Typography Wall Art is the prettiest. (Photo by Brittni Mehlhoff via Paper & Stitch)

9. Use this Easy Artful Backdrop as the backdrop for your ceremony, sweet table or reception, then take it home and use it as decor for many years to come. (Photo by Ariana Clare via Ruffled)

10. You can never have too much color at a wedding and this color block Shag Backdrop is exactly what you need to make your photo booth pop. (Photo by Emily Chidester via Ruffled)

11. Want a quick and simple backdrop idea? Blow up balloons in different colours and weight them down at different heights to create a Balloon Backdrop just like this. (Photo by Mary Costa Photography via Studio DIY)

12. Learn how to make your very own Hanging Flower Installation and be sure to wow your guests with the results. (Photo by Jared Smith via Sugar & Cloth)

13. Because everyone needs a Giant Balloon Heart in their life! (Photo via Studio DIY)

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14. Get in the spirit of summer and learn how to make your own Tropical Photo Booth Backdrop. I don’t know about you but I would be tempted to keep this up all year round to keep those summer vibes flowing. (Photo via Brit & Co)

15. If your venue is fussy about using adhesives on walls how about this Post-it Note Photo Booth Backdrop. It won’t leave any residue and the sticky adhesive isn’t strong enough to pull away any paint or paper when its being taken down? (Photo via Poppytalk)

16. We had so much fun creating this Giant Geometric Heart Backdrop. (Photo via Bespoke Bride)

17. This Candy Balloon Party Backdrop is every little (and big kids) dream! (Photo via Oh Happy Day)

18. When life gives you lemons? Whip up your own Lemon Photo Booth Backdrop and throw a tutti fruity party. (Photo by Jeff Mindell via Studio DIY)

19. Bye bye winter blues! This Popsicle Balloon Backdrop has us all summer dreaming. (Photo by Jeff Mindell via Studio DIY)

20. Paper plates aren’t just for eating off. This Paper Plate Backdrop is so cute and super easy to put up, all you need is paper plates and tape. (Photo by Alison Piepmeyer via Oh Happy Day)

21. Stickers made a huge comeback last year and we couldn’t have been happier. (Seriously, we event stuck them on our pumpkins), so this Giant Sticker Photo Booth Backdrop is the stuff our 80’s dreams are made of! (Photo via Oh Happy Day)

22. Add a geometric touch to your wedding decor with this Geometric Washi Tape Backdrop. (Photo by Anneli Marinovich Photography via B.Loved)

23. The easiest projects are always the best and all you need to do for this Balloon Wall Photo Booth is blow up balloons in different colors, shapes and sizes and stick to a wall using tape – simples! (Photo by Alison Piepmeyer via Oh Happy Day)

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