Posts from — January 2014
It’s not just about what colors you use, it’s also about how you use them! Layering is key to a romantic, intricate feel on your special day! From flowers to watercolored stationery, from your hair to your dress, you know you’ll remember the littlest details for years to come. Most of these are pulled from ballet themes, but the concept applies to any special event! Enjoy.
Hanging Petal Lantern / Pink Fondant Cake / Tablescape :: Gallery
Florals / Layered Raspberry Cake / Stationery / Macaroons Favors :: Gallery
Ballerina Bride / Bouquet :: Gallery
Loving this week’s DIY! Beautiful and delicate fabric stationery dipped in watercolor… the quality of this handmade piece is stunning! Each and every piece of fabric will be unique and don’t forget to appreciate the art in imperfections! Good luck!
Watercolor away… Tutorial here!
Try this one on for size! Something about this birdcage veil is very empowering and draws you in. Feathers are arranged to create an illusion of a mythical bird. How gorgeous! …and completely handmade by the lovely Batcakes Couture!
Find the beautiful tutorial here!
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Guest Post by Nicola Joseph
Today, I’ll be talking about some of the things friends and family can do to eliminate some of the stress from the bride’s life so they don’t end up freaking out on their big day. Once you’ve worked with enough brides-to-be you’ll know they are a little crazy. They can get stressed out by the simplest of things and since you’re their friend or family member it’s your job to make sure that doesn’t happen. We’re going to take a look at a few ways you can make their life as stress free as possible so they can concentrate on enjoying their big day.
Look over the contracts
Once the bride has decided which vendors she wants to work with it’s your job to take over the reins so she can forget about them. This means checking over the contracts to make sure everything is ready to go as planned. The bride won’t forgive you if the limo doesn’t turn up to take her to the church. Even though everything looks good to go you should still contact each vendor a week before the wedding to make sure everything is still on schedule, which will prevent any unforeseen hiccups from ruining anything.
Everyone should be in sync
Hopefully you’ve got a detailed time-line of everything that needs to happen during the big day. The photographer, DJ, and anyone else providing a service at the wedding should have their own one You should maybe make sure all of them line up correctly. Go over it with the bride so she can agree to it, plus she might want to change a few things. Once everyone knows what they have to do and they’re in sync there is much less chance of something going wrong.
Supervise the Set-Up
The bride-to-be will spend the entire morning worrying about what is to come. If you’re getting ready with the bride you should still send someone to supervise the set-up, so it means she won’t have to stress about things not being ready. Instead she can just stress over how she will feel standing in front of hundreds of people in her beautiful gown. Because someone will be at the venue in plenty of time it will also give them a chance to sort any last minute problems before you and the bride arrive.
Usher guests to reception venue.
This is one of the most overlooked aspects of a wedding and everything will go a lot smoother when someone takes care of it. As soon as the wedding ceremony is over you should put on your shepherd’s coat. Imagine all the guests are sheep and it’s your duty to make sure they get to the reception venue in plenty of time. It means people won’t get to mess around and the party can start much sooner, plus the photographer won’t get bored standing around waiting on everyone.
Take care of their personal property
Once the reception party is over the bride will want to sail off into the sunset, so she won’t want to waste her time making sure all of her personal property is taken care of. You can take her wedding gifts and secure them in a hotel or storage room so nobody can steal anything. Don’t think you have to do all the heavy lifting yourself. Ask some of your trusted friends for help if they’re not too drunk, but you just need to oversee everything so the bride doesn’t have to worry about it.
Author Bio: Nicola Joseph, the author of this post, is a freelance blogger, currently writing for, Dream Day Limousines, a renowned limousine hire service in Brisbane. She is great with software and designing and enjoys spending her time in research. You can get in touch with her on Twitter @Nicola Joseph.
This week’s board is a delicious collection of hand lettered wedding stationery! It was hard to keep it in a small number to fit on just one board… beautiful delicate ink lines that are each unique to a person’s hand – amazing! Definitely a keeper for your wedding inspiration, pinners!