Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Happy stamping

I was looking for local etsy sellers and was thrilled to come across the Skull and Cross Buns hand carved rubber stamp shop. I bet you didn't know that this pastime actually originated on Dartmoor in Devon?

Skull and Cross Buns make a selection of very cute hand carved stamps that are a bit more alternative than the mass produced stamps on the market.

Personalise your wedding stationery with love hearts or cupcakes, or get a customised stamp that represents you and your beloved!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Be a Lady

Past Times' online shop are giving their email subscribers 25% off all items - but hurry - it's only till16th May! I thought these vintage inspired treats would make sweet gifts for the ladies in your life.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Wedding Wellies

I'd like to see myself as being prepared rather than pessimistic! Because of the unpredictable British summers, I've bought this pretty pair for on the big day (just in case). Plus they will come in handy in the garden or at my next British festival anyway!

Rose Print Wellies from Fashion Union, £25 (or £18 with a code)

For those who can spend a bit more, how about these beauties?...

 Cherry Spot Wellington Boots from Cath Kidston, £38

Cath Kidston Wellies, like these Summer Toile pair, £35, can also be found brand new on eBay.

Violet Gloss Hunter Wellies, £49.99, reduced from £60, at

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Spring inspiration: Cherry blossom

Blossom themed real wedding from Snippet and Ink

One of my favourite joys of Spring is the blossom on the trees, especially the soft pink cherry blossom. I was sent a beautiful cherry blossom themed wedding invitation from friends in Sydney a few years ago, and I have loved that idea ever since. If you're planning a Spring wedding you might be inspired by these related ideas. Imagine if you could find a wedding venue with blossoming trees to colour your day too?

Board #142: 1,001 Paper Cranes from Snippet and Ink

 Cherry Blossom Floral Wedding Invitation from Hello Lucky (UK).
At Project Wedding you can get a matching wedding website for free!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Weddings with heart

While looking for eco-friendly favours I came across the fabulous cherrygorgeous, who not only produce eco-chic wedding stationary, but also help families in Africa make a better life for themselves. 'You order, we plant trees' - order over £200 of wedding stationery and they'll pay for two fruit trees to be planted in projects in sub-Saharan Africa. So far they have helped plant over 120 fruit trees in Africa, which is fantastic.

Choose from a range of designs, or use their bespoke design service, for all your stationary needs. Plus, cherrygorgeous use energy efficient print processes and use the very best recycled card available, so you can be happy knowing you have helped the environment.

Designs from cherrygorgeous

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Favour Earth Day

It's Earth Day today so I've been inspired to look for eco-friendly wedding favours, which will please your guests as well as the environment.

 Plant your own herbs in small terracotta pots, it's a gift that keeps on giving!

'Love Tag', £2.50 from Caesars Wedding Favours - can be planted to grow wild flowers.

 Seed packets, £7.50 for 5 from cherrygorgeous.

For more ideas on DIY seed favours visit Cheap Wedding Success.

Bug me cakes

Sticking to the Spring cute are these bug themed cupcakes?! I love all things ladybug and I love cakes so I am in awe of these. I found these on Flickr by Hello Naomi - check out her photos for more cute cupcake ideas.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Real Wedding - Pretty in Pink, Devon

I'm starting my Spring themed posts with the wedding of Elena and Brett, who got married at Huntsham Court, in Devon, last April. The flowers and champagne were inspired by the Bride’s pretty pink shoes, which she showed off perfectly with a mid calf length dress. For favors they gave guests flower seeds in vintage style little packets, and used luggage tags for name places. To entertain their guests during the drinks reception the couple chose a Spanish guitarist.

Their special day was beautifully shot by my favourite wedding photographer Elizabeth Armitage of Lumen Photography. We chose Elizabeth to be our photographer after seeing her stunning portfolio - we know she'll capture our special moments and romantic setting perfectly - and we can’t wait!

Thanks to Lumen Photography for sharing these photos.

Spring in my step

Since the start of the year I’ve been incredibly busy with wedding planning and moving not had much time left for my blog! However, with less than 3 months to go till the big day, I want to get back into the swing of things.

As well as the arrival of Spring, I’ve been inspired by my amazing wedding suppliers (who we’re calling the Wedding Team!) so I will be telling you about them. I’ve also got some vintage and DIY wedding ideas up my sleeve to share with you. Watch this space…