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by Daniela VillaRamos of Once Upon A Vow
Most couples focus on the cake, the music, and the photographer before they even start thinking about their vows. But once your wedding countdown is zeroing in on the BIG day, you find yourself scrambling for something more meaningful than “for richer or poorer”. Nix the google quest for “unique vows” and get those juices flowing with these sixteen ways to spark your own wedding vow inspiration.
Everything from the Papyrus saying to the message you wrote can inspire you to remember all the reasons you’ve felt beyond grateful that your bestie was born.Continue reading
Graham and Rachael, the duo behind Sweet Campers, have brought together the two loves of their lives – sweets and VW Campervans. Olive is their beautiful, lovingly restored 1979 VW Campervan who can be hired for self drive holidays, honeymoons, chauffeur driven wedding transport and of course their legendary VW Campervan Sweet Shop.
Today I would love to introduce you to Sarah of Coochicoo Cards who has written her top 5 tips on choosing your wedding stationery. Sarah specialises in making wedding and event stationery that is tailored to the couples requirements. All of her designs can be made to match a specific colour scheme and she also offers a bespoke service for couples who want something totally unique. Coochicoo Cards pride themselves on their excellent reputation for customer service and handcraft every piece of stationery.
Here are Sarah’s top tips along with examples of her amazing creations.
1) Theme & Style
First impressions count; your invitations and save the dates give your guests a hint of the style and theme of your special day as well as details of your wedding. So choose a design that fits your theme and colour scheme. For example, do you want a Vintage inspired design or a Modern design? What colours would you like incorporated?
Are you looking for alternative wedding guest books? Are you sick of the bland, white or ivory traditional books that everyone signs and tries to think of something funny or profound to write inside? Traditional guests books seem to be used less and less with couples opting for something different that can be displayed and looked at after the big day.
If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional wedding guest book, The Wedding Tree have some amazing products that are not only fun but will look great displayed in your house for years to come. The Wedding Tree uses the finest quality materials to ensure all of their guest books last a lifetime. As each one is handmade in house by their Master Craftsmen accredited team, they have an extra special touch.
Drop Top Guest Book – Guests write their personal messages onto wooden hearts and drop them into a stunning solid wood frame to be displayed proudly in your home for years to come. Each guest’s message gently falls into the frame to create a stunning piece of artwork for you to remember your special day by each time you look at it. There are four high quality woods for you to choose from: European Oak, European Oak with a Graphite wash, Walnut or Zebrano. You can then select to have your names and wedding date set in the middle of the frame on a single heart or three smaller hearts, ensuring your guest book suits your style and home. Not only does the Drop Top Guest Book make a stunning feature in your home after your big day, it is also a fun entertainment activity for your guests during your wedding reception. The Drop Top Guest Book comes in two standard sizes: the original, which comes with 165 wooden hearts and the Mini, which comes with 100 hearts. If you are having a big wedding and want a larger guest book, a custom frame can be made to suit your wedding size.
Oak Block Guest Book – A guest book to be used over and over again. This fun guest book is not only a way of capturing your guests well wishes, it also doubles up as a game which can be played with over and over again. The Oak Block Guest Book is a tower of blocks on which guests write their personal messages to you. Each guest will write their message on a block, placing their piece to complete the tower. Once complete, the tower can be used during your reception as a party piece, keeping guests entertained. Add some forfeits for those who knock it over! After the big day, you can play with the blocks as a unique family game, remembering your special day by reading the messages left for you by your guests. If you want your Oak Block Guest Book just for your daytime guests, why not write their name on one side and use it as their table place names. Leave instructions on the table with pens for guests to write their messages and ask them to build the tower, giving a booby prize to the one who knocks it over. Your names and wedding date are engraved onto the sides of each solid Oak block and all of the pieces come in a personalised wooden presentation box for safe storage. Choose from two sizes: the single, which comes with 66 blocks or the double set, which comes with 132 blocks.
Drop Box Guest Book – A stunning box guest book to hold your cherished memories. The Drop Box Guest Book is similar to the Drop Top Guest Book in that guests write their personal messages onto wooden hearts and drop them into the box but is perfect for those who prefer not to have their messages on display. Made from European Oak, you can choose to have the box portrait or landscape denoting where the slot is placed. Your box will be personalised with your names and ceremony date. Place your box on a table at your reception and invite guests to write their messages and place them into the box. After the big day, sit down with a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy reading the lovely messages left by your guests. Each box comes with 50 hearts as standard; you can then choose to add an extra 25 or 50 hearts depending on how many guests you are having.
Whole Lot of Love Guest Book – A guest book you can display proudly, yet keep private. Not everyone wants to display their messages; the Whole Lot of Love Guest Book is private, personal and fun. Beautifully crafted, the box is perfect for keeping all of the messages from your family and friends. Guests write on the hearts provided and these are then placed inside the box. The box is engraved with your names and ceremony date with the optional additional message of “This box contains a whole lot of love”. Each guest book comes with 90 hearts, perfect for smaller weddings or larger ones where couples will tend to have one between them. Give each guest a heart at your wedding breakfast to ensure you get messages from every guest.
For more information about The Wedding Tree’s guest books and other products they make, including an amazing oak guestbook coffee table, visit www.theweddingtree.co.uk.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Kate from Daphne Rose, a fabric wedding flower specialist, who has written this amazing blog all about fabric wedding flowers. If you are considering fabric flowers, or even if you’re not, give this a read!
With so many necessities to take care of before the big day, wedding flowers are often one of the last things to get sorted, whether they are fresh, fabric flowers or something completely different. I mean, let’s be honest, you can’t have people going hungry right? And those sample menus aren’t going to taste themselves…
Delicious distractions aside, it’s easy to leave your floral arrangements until later in the day. Don’t fall into this trap! Your flowers, especially your bouquet, will be the centrepiece of your outfit and reception décor. Get your flowers right and they’ll be a show-stopping display, an expression of your personality and perfectly complete your bridal parties look. Don’t settle for ‘Oh how lovely’ when you can have ‘Wow!’
When I got married I knew right from the start that I wanted to create my flowers out of fabric. Don’t get me wrong, I love fresh flowers, the variety is almost endless, but in the end I just couldn’t bear the thought of them dying after our big day. My fabric flower bouquet has become a lasting memory of our wedding day, long after the dress has been packed away, and will hopefully become an heirloom passed down for generations to come.Continue reading