Archive for March, 2009
Apologies for my severe lack of posts recently, however as Holly explained it’s been busy busy busy for some reason. Anyway back to matters more important…weddings!
So having kept up to speed with everything through my RSS reader I stumbled upon a post on Vintage Glam Weddings, a really cool little site that I often check on. I love the idea of taking some of these vintage ideas and infusing them into a modern theme. This particular post was on vintage wedding gloves, something I haven’t really thought about before as they seem have long gone out of style. However I am going to request that we bring them back! I think gloves, especially the shorter varieties, are very elegant and can add that extra bit of detail and style to an overall outfit. I love the idea of having a plain dress and bringing together other colours in the wedding through a matching sash and pair of gloves (which could easily be replicated through the bridesmaids as well).
This shouldn’t just be considered for the bridal party though, it is a lovely idea for any guest attending a wedding who wants to make a plain dress look classy. Coupled with a fascinator and you’re sorted! (shamless plug to a previous post of mine…)
As suggested on Vintage Weddings these little gloves can be found in markets and vintage shops everywhere . Take a look for yourself!
I was send a link recently to a blog called Tacky Weddings, where they aim to showcase “all things heinous, trashy and hilarious in weddings”. I have to say, its a fun read. Latest on their blog roll is a fantastic ‘save the date’ vide, made to look like a movie trailer. Have a look below:
Only for the very brave bride and groom to attempt…but a fantastic idea! This non-traditional way of sending out save the dates got me looking into other (perhaps tamer) ways of letting people know you’re getting married.
You can personalise just about anything on the web if you’re willing to spend the time looking for what you wan, and at the moment there seems to be a trend of sending out ‘save the date’ magnets – printed with your names and the date, and perhaps a photo of the two of you if you can afford to go for a little extra. They are a clever idea – after all, most people do put all of their daily reminders on the fridge, so why not your wedding day. Another sweet idea is personalised sweets, chocolate or tins of mints. Working in more or less the same way as the magnets – but the worry is if its a chocolate bar with your names and date on it, people of course will eat the chocolate then perhaps accidentally throw away the wrapper! Bad plan. The mint tins are a nicer idea, as the tin can be more easily kept and reused.
If your budget restricts blowing a lot of money on ‘save the date’s, consider taking the time and making your own. It will be worth it for the money you save and would be a cute side project for you both to work on together. Fun projects like taking photos of the two of you and making a montage to print and send out, or drawing up a ‘save the date’ puzzle or game (see below), makes for great pre-wedding together time.
Guests will really appreciate getting something different from the two of you, and something that shows your personalities as a couple. So get inventive!
Mints and Chocolate: BeauCoup
Puzzle: You and Your Wedding
Forgive us for the lack of posts in the past few weeks, its been a very busy time for us both, but hopefully we can get back into the swing of things and get some blog your way.
Just a little golden nugget to kick things off, available from the Confetti store (online and on Tottenham Court Road in London), a must have for anyone looking to add some subtle golden magic to their wedding reception.
While on a jaunt in boho Brighton at the weekend I noticed a striking window display of chocolate (always enough to grab my attention for at least five minutes). The chocolate couturier was called ChoccyWoccyDooDah, and I had seen their displays in Liberty’s in London’s West End, but never really given it more than a “oh that’s cool” and moved on. Moving closer to the window display (obviously, so I could drool on the window rather than myself), I noticed that they made the most amazing cakes, many of which would be a fantastic feature for a wedding. Check out their white chocolate version of Rodin’s sculpture ‘The Kiss’!
ChoccyWoccyDooDah (answering the phone there must be a little odd…) specialises in unique chocolate cake sculptures and delicious recipes. They have ranges of bespoke, designer and housestyle cakes available to buy online or to try in store. Depending on the size and the design, the cakes can range from £150 to £1500, so theres something for everyone – as long as you aren’t allergic to chocolate…bad luck.
Don’t be deceived, they work in more than just white chocolate, but I thought for weddings it might be the best ones to showcase. They work in milk and dark chocolate, as well as splashing on some beautiful colours if needed. You must must must see their website – ChoccyWoccyDooDah. There’s also a fun little recipe game…