champagne popsicles…

September 25, 2011

image courtesy of living at home

Everyone knows that champagne is my favourite choice of drink and weddings are the perfect excuse to enjoy a bit of bubbly. Why not opt to serve it in a unique way in the form of a champagne popsicle. I love the contrast of taking some fun like a popsicle and making it into something elegant with champagne and these gorgeous antique silver forks. It’s the brilliant addition to a quintessential British tea party wedding taking it from afternoon to evening.


poppy and aqua…

September 24, 2011

images courtesy of ruffled blog, martha stewart weddings,

style me pretty, the brides cafe & bhldn

Red is often seen as a really dramatic colour for a wedding especially as it is often mixed with black or white but why not lighten it up and go for poppy red complemented with blush pink and aqua. I love this colour mix and the perfect excuse to carry a beautiful bouquet of poppies!

tiny tiny bubbles…

September 21, 2011

image courtesy of bridal snob

Isn’t this wedding table simply stunning. This is a really dramatic look and I can imagine it in a large ballroom perfectly suited to a sophisticated city wedding like London or New York. The cascading glass baubles will create a magical quality to your wedding especially as the evening in and the light catches them. This is definitely a look for the bride looking to make statement like say the recently married Kim Kardashian but only classier!

image courtesy of niemierko academy

He was tipped to be the one to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, designed dresses for Princess Diana and is renowned in the bridal industry. Now you will get the chance to gain an insight into Bruce Oldfield’s experience as he will be joining the Niemierko Wedding Academy this October from 3rd to 7th October. I’ve previously mentioned the Niemierko Academy as a new concept in wedding planning and with the next course taking place in October, if you’ve been thinking about signing up now is the time.

On the 5 day master class Mark Niemierko will be sharing his trade and style secrets to all budding wedding planners (or existing planners wanting to gain new skills and inspiration) but a special guest will joining him on day 3 during the style and attire portion. Bruce Oldfield will take part in an intimate one off Q & A session alongside Mark and you’ll also get a private view of his current Bridal collection.  To sign up to the Niemierko Wedding Academy or find out more information and prices then visit or check out their new video

it’s a fall wedding…

September 19, 2011

images courtesy of style me pretty, etsy, the knot,

zank you & the ardent sparrow

Over this weekend there has been a definite shift in temperature and a feeling that autumn is well and truly on its way. With this in mind I was inspired by the idea of a fall wedding and as Halloween is round the corner as well why not bear this in mind when planning your wedding.

A colour scheme of rust, orange, cream and gold with possible accents of greenery or charcoal will look gorgeous and why not turn pumpkins into your biggest accessory from vases on your table or decorate the chairs or pews with mini pumpkin floral arrangements.  The candied apples are  cute idea for dessert while the pumpkin cake toppers or simply a traditional American dessert like pumpkin pie would go down a treat.

a rustic vase…

September 18, 2011

image courtesy of bridal snob

Who says you need to put your flowers into vases as this beautiful display on bridal snob shows you. Simply use balls of twine, like a rough woven thread for the perfect rustic alternative to a vase. You could even change up the colour for a more fun take on this to complement your flowers but I love this one as it is so simple yet so effective. I’d suggest clustering a couple together for each table and make sure you keep a mix of short and tall flowers to get a bit of height in your display – perfect for a country style wedding!

an alternative aisle…

September 17, 2011

image courtesy of wedding wire

I realise I’ve been struggling this week to blog. It’s a real tricky balancing act between a full-time job and this but I love my blog so much that I’m going to make more an effort to try keep posting lots of lovely things. I found this on Wedding Wire and thought it was such an ingenious way of mixing up the standard seating arrangement that you have at a wedding. This way everyone gets a close-up of the  bride as she walks down the aisle and creates a more intimate feeling being encircled by your guests. While there is also less of a need to create an alter as you would have in a traditional seating plan.