As wedding bloggers, many people make the assumption that we get to attend a lot of weddings, so it might come as a surprise to find out that we don’t get invited to as many as you might think. And we’ve certainly never attended any of the weddings that we’ve featured on Bespoke Bride… that was until today.

Some of you might recognize today’s beaut of a bride as YouTuber, Emily Fisher of Mermaid Gossip. Jess met Emily back in 2013 at Blogcademy, London and not long after Jess introduced us both at a local bloggers event in Bristol. We instantly hit it off, realizing we had tons in common and we’ve remained close friends ever since, celebrating friendsgivingsBirthdays and now even marriages.

We felt so honoured to have been part of Emily and Brads special day and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you…

Prepare yourself for some serious mermaid vibes!!!



It’s that time of the week again! You might remember, I took a month long break from wedding planning last month, as I didn’t really feel like there was much more I could do after our chosen celebrant/ planner said I wouldn’t be able to book our ceremony venue until 3 months in advance. Feeling like I had been left in limbo, I temporarily broke my ban to take to the pages of a Facebook group I’m in, to find out how soon other destination brides could book and the general consensus was that a year in advance was pretty standard. Needless to say, I’m beginning to  think we might need to look at some other options. The only problem is, I now have zero motivation! So my question is what do you do get yourself back in the wedding planning bubble? 



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As March is upon us, (say WHAT it’s March already!!) it’s time to go searching for that pot of gold. No need to look too far – you can create your own pot of golden coins with this simple cookie DIY! They’re so easy to make and they taste absolutely delicious! Today, Lauren from Toast from The Host is showing us how to decorate these fun oreo cookies…

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1 bag of White Chocolate Melts // 2 Food Gel Colors in Green and Gold // Toothpick or Bamboo Skewer // Parchment Paper // 1 Glass Bowl // Golden Oreos // 1 Tablespoon // Optional: Lemon Extract //


Lay out a sheet of parchment paper and lay out Oreos on sheet.


If using a microwave, melt entire bag of White Chocolate Melts in Glass Bowl being sure to stir every 30 seconds until all chocolate has melted and is smooth. Spoon 3-5 tablespoon(s) of water to thin out chocolate. Continue to fold and stir chocolate until it is a smooth batter-like consistency.

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Squeeze one drop of gel colors into bowl and begin to swirl both using a “figure 8” method using a toothpick or bamboo skewer.


Dip golden Oreos (once) into swirl mixture and lay flat on parchment paper to encourage the chocolate to harden. Need to move faster? Place in the fridge to speed up the hardening process.




Today we are thrilled to be sharing another epic list post with you. If you are looking for an alternative to real flowers on your wedding day then look no further, as we have compiled a list of 50 unique paper flower tutorials from photo booth backdrops and altars to cake toppers and bouquets just for you. If your a beginner at DIY, don’t let that put you off as we have included DIY’s for all skills levels or perhaps you are worried that you will be a little short on time, we have even included a few tutorials that will take less than 10 minutes to make. So no matter your skill level or availability there’s a flower DIY in here with your name on it.

1. The Paper Spring Floral Crown  pictured above, would make a beautiful bridal crown. (Photo by Ashley Isenhour and Brittany Jepsen via The House That Lars Built)

2. If your looking to create a statement backdrop on on a budget, then this Giant Flower Photobooth Backdrop is just what you are looking for. (Photo by Paul Ferney via Oh Happy Day)

3. This Paper Floral Cake Topper is awesome if you want to create those boho vibes but without real flowers. (Photo via Bespoke Bride)

4. This Rainbow Flower Wreath would make perfect wedding decor for a color lover. (Photo by Trisha Zemp via The House That Lars Built)

5. It can be tough to find table decor that isn’t made from real flowers but this Rose Branch Candelabra is an awesome way to add foliage. (Photo by Hilda Grahnat via A Subtle Revelry)

6. Not only is this Paper Flower Bouquet very pretty but it is also easy peasy to make. (Photo via Design Sponge)

7. A unique twist on a traditional bouquet this Paper Flower Cone Bouquet infuses a dose of childhood nostalgia into the design. (Photo by Hilda Grahnat via Oh Happy Day)

8. There might not be anything more colorful that these Giant Paper Flowers used as a backdrop. (Photo by Gustavo Studio via Hostess with the Mostess

9. Real flower garlands are not only expensive but have a short lifespan so why not make your own pretty Paper Flower Garland that will last a lifetime instead. (Photo by Trisha Zemp via The House That Lars Built)

10. Take your plain boring ol’ headband to the next level and create this Paper Flower Headband for your wedding instead. (Photo by Sarah Hebenstreit via Oh Happy Day)

11. These pretty Watercolor and Crepe Paper Poppy Escort Cards make lovely table decor too. (Photo by Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper)

12. Tissue paper can go a long way. Use left over paper to make these Tissue Paper Carnation Place Card & Favors. (Photography by Tim Gibson via Oh Happy Day)

13. If your looking to jazz up your favor boxes, make these Peony Favors. (Photography via Oh Happy Day)

14. We have all seen the beautiful images on Pinterest of weddings covered in cascades of flowers but not only are they pricey but difficult to install. Instead make your own Hanging Wisteria out of paper and upcycle after.(Photography via Mamas Gone Crafty)

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15. Large tissue paper flowers are a budget friendly and an effective way to make a statement on a plain wall. This tutorial shows you how to use yours to make your very own DIY Flower Wall. (Photo by Cameron Ingalls Photography via Style Me Pretty)

16. Now this is an innovative way to use old cupcake wrappers, use them to make your own Cupcake Wrapper Flower Votives. (Photo by Tim Gibson via Oh Happy Day)

17. Transform a flat table into a three dimensional whimsical wonderland with these Pom Pom Party Flowers. (Photo via Oh Happy Day)

18. This is another stellar tutorial on how to make your own Cascading Flower Backdrop (Photo via Bespoke Bride)

19. Peonies are still a pretty big deal in wedding world but they usually come with a hefty price tag. Save your wallet and make your own Paper Peonies instead. (Photo by Papetal via Esty Blog)

20. Daisies make us feel all types of good vibes which is why we absolutely adore this Paper Daisy Backdrop. (Photo by Anna Marie Killian via The House That Lars Built)

21. Cant afford roses or perhaps your allergic? Don’t miss out, make your own Garden Rose with paper instead. (Photo by Appetite Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

22. These paper peonies make for the most beautiful Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet (Photo by Appetite Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper)

23. This charming Cherry Blossom Branch is so simple to make.  (Photo by Addie Juell via Martha Stewart)

24. When you have a bare wall sometimes the only solution is to make a giant Paper Heart Flower Wall. (Photo via Wonderful DIY)

25. You’r guests will swoon over these Giant Crepe Paper Roses. (Photo by Studio DIY)

26. If your gifts need that something extra, add a Paper Flower Gift Topper. (Photo via Fall For DIY)

27. Follow this tutorial to make your own Crepe Paper Flower Sweet Peas. (Photo via Crafted to Bloom)