the polka dot bride…

March 12, 2012

images courtesy of brides 2 be, pinterest, budget dream weddings,

 bhldn, my sweet and saucy & the knot

There is nothing cuter than polka dots so why not consider opting for a polka dot themed wedding. It’s retro, fun yet still elegant and puts your own personal touch on the day. Go for full on polka dot glamour by adding it to the invitations, cake and tablecloths and the blue polka dot shoes from bhldn will have your ‘something blue’ covered!

If you’re not keen on adding polka dots in colour, then look to these beautiful dresses and veils with subtle white on white polka dots.  And monochrome is always a chic colour scheme for a wedding and this black and white polka dot cocktail dress would be a gorgeous choice for your bridesmaids.

pretty hydrangea cupcakes…

January 31, 2012

image courtesy of glorious treats

Blue hydrangeas are a popular choice of flower for weddings so why not extend this gorgeous flower and colour scheme to your cake. These cupcakes I found on Glorious Treats are amazing with their intricate petal details and this techique could be applied to a whole cake as well, if you didn’t fancy cupcakes for your wedding. Can you imagine what a beautiful centrepiece a cake like this would make?

its time for pie…

October 3, 2011

image courtesy of martha stewart weddings

Yesterday I attended a little food fair in Barnes where delicious cheeses, meats and cakes were on display. Some of the cakes and pies were mouth wateringly good and with winter on its way (not that you’d know it with these warm temperatures) serve up a treat and opt for a dessert bar of blueberry, apple, pecan or even pumpkin pie which is the perfect accompaniment to a rustic autumn wedding.

cake toppers…

October 2, 2011

image courtesy of bhldn

For something a bit unusual atop of your cake why not go for this beautiful arrangement that I found on my favourite site, bhldn. This crystal cloche cake topper is something really special and elegant. A combination of glass pearls, vines and silver bells with a Swarovski encrusted bow, this will make the perfect keepsake long after your wedding.

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.

mini cakes favours…

September 13, 2011

image courtesy of bridal snob

Now I know these are a bit silly and you’re probably not going to have the patience to sit there icing loads of mini cakes for each of your guests but I just had to share this as pictured on bridal snob. How cute are these mini cake tins? Can you imagine being able to serve them as a wedding favour? I think they are so sweet and I might even be tempted to seek out a cake tin just like this to try them out for myself.

alice in wonderland…

September 13, 2011

images courtesy of recycled bride, we heart itspearmint wedding, etsy & pinterest

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding. These gorgeous pictures show just how to take your favourite storybook and turn it into an eclectic wedding with some cool twists. Either take a retro approach with a white, red and black colour scheme using the ‘queen of hearts’ as your inspiration or just go for Alice inspired details like pale blue bridesmaid dresses, mix and match teacups and saucers and eat and drink me tags like these adorable ones pictured above. For more Alice in Wonderland inspired details make sure you check out Style Me Pretty.