Don’t get me wrong Prosecco for your guests on arrival is all well and good but why not mix it up (quite literally) and serve some fun cocktail welcome drinks at your wedding reception instead? Today we’re sharing 3 different cocktails that are perfect for summer (or this weekend!), are absolutely delicious and look pretty…Details
We hope you’ve all had the best weekend and if this is your first time visiting the new look site, we hope you have enjoyed what you have seen so far! Our love for colour is no secret, given the number of bright, bold DIY’s wedding’s and Styled shoots we share on our site. And today is no different, as we are super excited to share these jeweled geometric wedding decor ideas with you. Here’s a couple of quick tips for recreating this look for yourself.
First, take inspiration from your venue and work with the colours of the room. Compliment these with other bright and bold tones to make your decor really pop.
Second, if you want to know how to make those glittered champagne glasses all you need to do is get your own plain glasses (these were less than 50p each!) add PVA glue to the base and then sprinkled with glitter. They aren’t dishwasher safe but certainly look pretty and add a little bit of extra sparkle! Super simple, effective and cheap!
Assuming you’re a human being with actual feelings, you probably care at least a little about what people think? Yeah yeah I know we preach alot about your ‘wedding day being your way’ but unless you have a heart of stone, you never truly turn off to what people are saying about you, it’s human nature after all? So it should come as no surprise that the fear of telling people you have decided to elope is a concern for many couples who have made that very decision as reader Abbie explained in her recent comment on our blog…
“We have decided to elope – we did have a blessing to do so by my parents but now that I have mentioned it again it hasn’t really gone down well, as if they’ve completely changed their minds on the idea? We are still doing it regardless but its kind of put a dampener on it… I’m so excited to elope and likewise cannot wait to be his wife. But just the daunting fact of how to tell people, especially when the reception is 4 months after we are married? Any advice on how to tell people? Is it rude to just send an invite to our party? Or do we publicly announce? Please help! I’m in such a panic about it.”
While there are many good reasons for couples wanting to elope i.e costs, stress, family feuds etc, you really shouldn’t let your fear of telling people about your decisions prevent you from following your dream wedding, so we have compiled a list of helpful tips to hopefully make that process easier.Details
There was absolutely no way we couldn’t have shared today’s bridal shoot with you – it’s so damn pretty! So, the next thing you are probably going to ask yourself is ‘how can I get this look for myself?’. Well, don’t worry as wedding planners, Laura and Kym are sharing the how’s and why’s of throwing a bridal shower so you can get the look for yourself.
Happy Friday lovely people! It’s my Birthday on Sunday and I’m throwing a little mini party with the girls at my house before we head out for a night on the town, I always look forward to this every year, coming up with fun ideas for the little pre drinks session! This time I thought it would be cute to make a bunch of boozy alcoholic ice pops that I can keep in an ice bucket and everyone can help themselves to! Please be sunny tomorrow….PLEASE! Here’s how you can make a bunch of the same ones I’ve made…
First up is the tequila sunrise! Now don’t cringe, I know some of you hate tequila but this one really is delicious, it’s got fresh blended pineapple inside and who can resist the pretty ombre effect it makes on the ice pop!
YOU WILL NEED (MAKES 12 ICE LOLLIES):
3/4 Cup tequila // 2 cups of pineapple juice // 1lb fresh pineapple, peeled and blended // 1/4 cup grenadine //
Combine the blended fresh pineapple, pineapple juice and the tequila into a jug and stir well.
Fill the ice pop moulds about 3/4 full (my moulds had a little fill line on them which was really helpful!)
Finally, pour about one 1 teaspoon of grenadine into each pop and allow it to sink to the bottom of the pop. Then press it into the bottom of the mould and give it a little mix at the bottom by massaging the bottom half of the lolly to create the ombre effect! Then quickly pop them in the freezer!
This one is for the vodka fans and I absolutely adore the colour of this one! It’s a beautiful shade of blue and really POPS against the other ice lollies!
YOU WILL NEED (MAKES 12 ICE LOLLIES):
2 and a half cups of lemonade // 2 tablespoons of blue curaçao // 4 tablespoons vodka // 6 drops of blue food colouring (optional) //
In a jug combine all of the ingredients except for the blue food colouring.Details
Is there anything more exciting when your a teen than slumber party with your gal pals? How about a sleep over with loads of marshmallows, rock candy and pink cocktails topped with cotton candy. Let’s be honest, thats pretty much every gals’ dream right? So you would like to throw a bridal shower or even a birthday party with a difference why not host a sweet inspired sleepover?
To show us how its done, Dream Defined Events and Rachel Lane Makeup Artistry of Washington, DC teamed up to create a super sweet unicorn inspired, fantastical styled bridal shower with an added twist to the usual party – a fun sleepover for the sugar obsessed.
This is for the rad bride who is not afraid of color, glitter, and all things edible!
I will be attending my first wedding of the year this weekend which can only mean one thing… Summer wedding season is upon us. With the weather hotting up, more couples will be looking to celebrate their big day outdoors with festival and bohemian themes being the most popular trends. So if your a summer bride looking to incorporate some fun-loving free spirited style into your wedding day decor, here’s how…
Weddings have changed tremendously over the past few years, with more and more couples choosing to ditch tradition and get more creative. One thing we love in particular is brides and grooms choosing to include pets in their ceremonies, in a bid to make them more personal. We’ve featured couples that have created monograms of their cats on their wedding stationery, invited their dogs as guests and even a couple who dedicated their whole wedding day to their fur babies.
Our reader’s love to see pets in the spotlight, we know because you told us so in our recent survey, so today we are delighted to share another wedding with you featuring a well loved family pet and we know this one is really going make you ‘squeal’ with excitement!
Vibrant, fun and totally tropical, the flamingo has made it’s way into all our hearts… so it’s no surprise that they are now beginning to find their way into our weddings. No matter what type of soiree you’r planning, whether it’s indoor or outdoor, beach or boho, there is always a place for our favourite pink bird. So, if you’re looking for ideas, get ready to flamingle with these super sweet flamingo-themed elopement ideas.
Mothers Day has already happened for us over here in the UK but we couldn’t let our friends from over the pond’s Mother’s Day pass without a fun free printable that’s sure to make all the mothers smile! I don’t know about you but my mum absolutely loves receiving flowers but why not jazz up those flowers one step further by printing off one of our pretty flower wraps?
There are 3 different designs to choose from and I really think they bump the gift of flowers up a notch! You can either print the designs onto large A3 paper for a large bouquet or print them out onto smaller pieces of paper for cute little bunches of flowers.
YOU WILL NEED:
First of all you’ll want to bunch your flowers together, so cut them down to their desired length and then add an elastic band or some tape to secure them all together.
If you want to add in some tissue paper like we have here then now is the time to add it in! Simple a cut a square out of your favourite coloured tissue paper and wrap or fold it around the flowers. I find it works best by placing the bouquet at one corner of the tissue then wrapping the right side of it over to the left, then fold up the bottom part of the tissue paper over that and finally fold the left side over top.