the colour of royalty…

March 19, 2012

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Purple has long been a popular choice of colour for a wedding and while it is most commonly associated with royalty, when used in a wedding it symbolises passion, wisdom and happiness. I think purple, especially darker shades of purple look beautiful contrasted against bright shades of green. It’s also a really flattering colour that suits most complexions so you won’t need to worry about finding a colour to suit all your bridesmaids. In fact, soft shades of lilac have proved a popular choice for brides with some even opting for a wedding dress in this shade – a great example is Sophia Coppola’s wedding dress which is perfect for a more informal and relaxed wedding.

tiffany blue weddings…

March 13, 2012

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Perhaps you were lucky enough to receive your engagement ring in a coveted little Tiffany’s blue box, but even if you didn’t why not include this gorgeous hue in your colour scheme. Did you know that the Tiffany Blue colour is actually protected as a colour trademark by Tiffany & Co and its Pantone code 1837 derives from the year of Tiffany’s foundation. This does not stop you incorporating this robin egg blue into your wedding. Play it up with other shades of blue like this pretty table setting from Martha Stewart Weddings or simply complement it with ivory for a chic look.

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It seems like Christmas is the time of year to propose with quite a number of my friends getting engaged. Also this year is a leap year and so the tradition goes, the 29th February is the day for women to propose to their boyfriends. This seems like a rather strange tradition but I wonder how many women actually take this opportunity. Would you ever propose to your boyfriend? In light of this I couldn’t help but share these gorgeous little sparklers! 

its time for pie…

October 3, 2011

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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.

ballet bridal…

September 12, 2011

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After the success of Black Swan last year and fashion designers like Chloe featuring ballet inspired clothing on their catwalks, ballet has experienced a resurgence in popularity while the beautiful blush tones and romance of ballet are the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang are the place to go for romantic big gowns while these pink satin shoes from bhldn would be the perfect compliment to your dress or if you’re not keen on heels go for a simple pair of satin ballet pumps.

Keep the colour scheme pale with shades of blush, pale pink and cream and maybe a hint of metallic. Check out Martha Stewart Weddings for some great favour ideas like these knotted marshmallows or cake pops which double up as place settings and favours.

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emerald, aqua and cream…

September 3, 2011

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Whoever said blue and green don’t mix only have to take a look at the gorgeous colour combo. Emerald and cream is cited as a popular choice of colour at weddings this year but for a fresh take why not add in aqua which balances the deep emerald hue. I particularly love the mix and match hued ties for the grooms which would look gorgeous with a grey suit. According to my gran, wearing green at a wedding is considered bad luck but I think emerald green bridesmaid dresses would look so stunning with cream bouquets. And just look at these cute mini cakes from Martha Stewart Wedding that illustrate just how well this colour scheme works.

boutonnieres…

September 1, 2011

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Boutonnieres are just as important as the bridal bouquet so make sure to pay special attention when choosing it, with either the bride or the groom (depending on whose the more creative of the two) giving it a personalised touch. Traditionally the boutonniere was a single bloom plucked from the bride’s bouquet and worn on the left lapel, over the groom’s heart.

Nowadays the boutonniere can be anything from a single bloom to fresh sprigs of rosemary, unripened berries or get really creative and go for fabric flowers like these from Martha Stewart or how about this quirky guitar buttonhole from Etsy.  If you fancy having a go at one yourself then check out crafting queen Martha Stewart’s how to guide to get you on your way.