Paper Bunting Review from Paper Themes

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I’m a big fan of bunting. I think it can really transform a space at a relatively low cost. It is the perfect addition to your decor, especially if you are having a country or vintage style wedding. The variety of bunting you can now buy is fantastic, so you can match it exactly to the rest of your colour scheme.

Paper Themes, a company which sells  Wedding Stationery, do some really lovely Wedding Bunting, including this pretty mint  patterned one, of which I was sent a sample to review.

I chose this design because I love the colour (although there are lots more to pick from), and I thought the patterns had a vintage feel. I found the card pennants were very sturdy and they arrived in a lovely box. I took some pictures of the patterns so that you can see them up close.

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I was sent the bunting unassembled, so the card triangles and the ribbon come separately, and you have to thread them on yourself. While this can take a little while,  I found it to be a benefit because I could choose the order the patterns appeared in, as well as how far apart each pennant was. I also thought that if you wanted a few colours you would be able to mix and match easily.

The card itself is very sturdy, and although you obviously wouldn’t want to use it outside, if looked after properly I am sure you could re-use this bunting time and time again.

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These will be adorning my marquee walls at my wedding in May, so it may give you a sneaky idea of my colour scheme! Keep your eyes peeled for the photos!

Laura xXx

 

Disclaimer – I was sent this bunting free of charge to review, however any opinions expressed are my genuine thoughts on the product.

 

Fairytale – Wedding Theme Wednesday

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The Fairytale Wedding

What little girl doesn’t dream of a fairytale wedding? A beautiful dress, a horse drawn carriage, woodland creatures to help you get dressed whilst singing a merry tune. Ok, that last bit might be a little far fetched, but with this theme you can go all out, or take simple elements to give a subtle feel of enchantment to your day.

My Top 5 Buys

1.Fairytale Wedding Favours – £96.15 for 100 from Fairyland Bazaar

These little seed favours are packaged so sweetly, I couldn’t ignore them.

2. Outdoor Light Flower Garland – £36 from Heal’s

I have a soft spot for fairy lights, and they are obviously appropriate for this theme! There should definitely be twinkling lights at a fairytale wedding, as well as pretty flowers, and these would kill 2 birds with one stone!

3. Poisoned Apple Necklace – £15.38 from Whimsy Daisy Designs

This cute snow white apple pendant would look lovely on the bridesmaids.

4. Once Upon a Time – Hand Carved Stamp –  £5.45 from TC Witchcraft Factory

I think stamps are so useful, especially if you are planning to make your own save the date cards or invites, this ‘once upon a time’ stamp would really come in handy!

5.Diamante Embellished Ballerina Shoes – £75 from Dune

Glass is a little impracticle, and lets face it, downright dangerous. I have no idea how Cinderella didn’t slice her tiny feet apart. Anyway, I have chosen a slighly safer version of the classic glass slipper, in this beautiful diamante shoe from Dune.

The Dress Collection

If you want  a dress that truly makes you feel like a princess, take a look at Alfred Angelo’s collection of Disney Bridal gowns, they are breathtaking. My favourite is Belle (who is also my favourite Disney princess!) I have actually tried this dress on, and although it wasn’t the style I was going for, it almost convinced me to change my mind!Disney Wedding Dress Alfred Angelo

The Venue

Are you searching for the perfect fairytale castle?  Chateau de Challain in France has got to be the closest you can get. Check out those turrets!

The Blog Post

I love this blog post from b.loved, which takes inspiration from classic fairytale princesses; Belle, Cinderella and Snow White, for 3 stunning wedding shoots. Subtle, but so beautifully done!

I hope you were inspired by todays Fairytale themed wedding post. Which fairytale character would you choose to theme your wedding on?

Laura xXx

 

Carnival – Wedding Theme Wednesday

 

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Carnival

A carnival themed wedding is all about letting loose and having a ruddy good time! Think a circus vibe crossed with a roaring street party. Vibrant reds and yellows are the colours of choice, but anything bright will do! Lighting will play an important part to get the atmosphere just right, and you will need to have some big characters taking charge of the day.

My Top 5 Buys

1. Striped Paper Straws – £10.18 for 100 from Fancy That Loved

Everybody loves a paper straw, and these striped red ones encapsulate the theme perfectly!

2. Raffle Tickets – 200 tickets for £6.38 from LaZoie

I love raffle tickets. They just bring back memories of fun summer days at a village fete as a child. For games and competitions these would be great.

3. Letter Lighting Fixture –  £63.82 from West Vintage Trading Co

You can buy a lighting fixture in your initial! Awesome! This would be a great keepsake to hang on the wall at home once the wedding is over too.

4. Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks – 6 sticks for £3.67 from Jazzy Apple Gal

I can imagine these in a delicious cocktail. Swizzle sticks just add fun don’t they?!

5. Love Heart Stacking Rings – 10 rings for £8 from Accessorize 

I came across these rings from Accessorize and thought they would be a lovely gift to give each of the bridesmaids, or to important ladies on the day. After all, if you are getting a new ring, shouldn’t they?

The Venue

The most perfect venue for this style of wedding would be a circus tent or a Big Top . The vibrant colours of the tent would really add to the atmosphere, especially once the evenings entertainment kicks in!

The Entertainment

The Iron Boot Scrapers are a fantastic busking band. They really stand out as being one of a kind! They play modern hits from popular artists such as Muse and Rhianna, but in a traditional style with Jazz instruments including sousaphone and banjo!

The Props

These amazing light up letters from Doris Loves would be the icing on the cake for a carnival themed wedding! They are real show stoppers! They are battery powered so no need to worry about electricity, and you could have whatever words you wanted spelled out!

The DIY Tutorial

This ring toss DIY is so simple but would really add an element of fun to your reception.

 

I hope you enjoyed todays Carnival wedding theme idea. I’d love to know what you like best, and if you have seen anything that fits in with this theme!

Laura xXx

 

 

Secret Garden Party – Wedding Theme Wednesday

This week I have decided to change up my Top 5 posts, from now on it shall be known as ‘Wedding Theme Wednesday’. Each week I am going to pick a theme, and as well as my top 5 items to buy, I am also going to pick some of my favourite things from the inter-web to compliment the chosen theme. This weeks theme is Secret Garden Party!

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Secret Garden Party

In my mind, a secret garden themed wedding is going to be a summer affair. Floral patterns and flowers are in abundance, and the elegance of the Victorian era plays a large part.  Pops of colour, including pinks, yellows, blues and greens are nestled amongst the backdrop of muted cream tones. But don’t make the mistake of thinking this is going to be an old fashioned event! Oh no! Think traditional tea party meets fashionable festival!

My Top 5 Buys

1. Pollyanna dress – £295 from Phase Eight
This dress is stunning, who would have thought it was from a high street shop! And such a great price too.

2. Paloma Pearl Clutch – £60 from Coast
Another high street buy, perfect to keep the brides essential items in!

3. Paper Plates – £2.99 for 12 at Mollie and Fred
Wow, these are the prettiest plates, they almost look like they are really made of china! These would really spruce up your table decoration if you were going for a tea party feel.

4. Wedding Flower Crown £36.20 from K is For Kani
This is such a sweet flower crown, a perfect quirky alternative to a vale.

5. Mason Jar Party Glasses – $49.99 from Modcloth
I love mason jar glasses. I actually own some larger ones, but I think these would be perfect for serving cocktails in at a reception.

The Venue

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RHS Rosemoor in Great Torrington, Devon – This venue really caught my eye with its amazingly colourful and lavish flower beds. Within the gardens there are 8 different structures which you can get married in, all of which embrace the love of nature in different ways. What fantastic photographs you would come away with!  The terraced marquee can seat up to 250 guests for your evening reception, and the windows allow a perfect view of the beautiful gardens. Guests can also spill out onto the winter garden lawn. Drinks and canapees can also be provided in many of the gardens within Rosemoor.

The Entertainment

The Samurais of Swing – This Gypsy Jazz style busking band really evoke that fun festival feel, with just a hint of that old fashioned style.

The Cake

This secret garden cake is perfection!

The DIY Tutorial

Moss covered initials  – I love oversized letters at a wedding, and this tutorial would be great for a secret garden themed reception.  I’d also be tempted to wind either real or fake flowers around each letter to add a little bit of colour!

What do you think about the new format? I hope you enjoyed this weeks secret garden party post! Have you got any suggestions of themes for upcoming weeks?

Laura xXx

 

Paper Themes £50 wedding voucher Giveaway!

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I thought I had better let you know that I am hosting a giveaway on my other blog Wrapped Up In Rainbows. And you can enter for your chance to win £50 worth of vouchers at Paper Themes!

 

The vouchers can be used to buy any of their products, and they have a fantastic range of wedding stationary. From invites to personalised labels, you can find it all! Even if you aren’t planning a wedding this will be super useful, because they also sell party invites and decorations! So pop on over, it’s pretty much painless to enter!

Laura xXx

The Fabulous Wedding Festival

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A little while back, (ok, quite a while back) I travelled up to The Fabulous Wedding Festival held at Muddifords Court in Devon.  As usual I had hitched a lift with the wonderful Classic Kanish who had been asked to play the event. The first thing I spotted of interest were the beautiful table arrangements set up for the banquet later! Each had been decorated by a different wedding  company. Here are my two faves…. This first one was called ‘Colourful Kitsch and was styled by Devon Vintage China. The stationery is from Knots and Kisses.

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vwf_table_planThis next one is called Bohemian Dreaming and was styled by Jessie Thomson. The stationery is from In The Treehouse and the flowers are by Laura Hingston Flowers vwf_bohimian_wedding_table_setting_2

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vwf_wedding_table_settingThe weather took a turn for the worst, and it bucketed it down with rain. But it did give me a chance to get some lovely photos. This one is of the little cabin the live event bloggers were using as their refuge from the torrential rain.

vwf_blogger_shedWe really needed something to warm us up, so we decided to purchase some yummy warm cocktails from The Cocktail Caravan. They were delicious!  And don’t the Classic Kanish boys look happy about it!

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Finally, here are some pics of the boys playing. They also did a set during the banquet, but I headed off to warm up my toes in Pip the campervan. It was cooold!

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vwf_the_cider_barnAll in all it was a great dray. I really hope I get to visit next years FabWedFest too!

Laura xXx

Natural Centre Pieces

Although I know I should be thinking about practical and important things like shelter and food, I can’t help but be distracted by the pretty little things. At the moment I seem to be stumbling across lots of very lovely natural centerpieces. Here are some of my favourites, just click the pictures to see the original sources…

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A vegetable centrepiece! Genius! You could almost mistake it for flowers, but i can definitely spot a courgette, an artichoke a pepper and a carrot in there.

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These ferns are such a simple idea for centrepieces, but i think they look lovely. This would save you some serious cash!

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I love terrariums and these are just beautiful. You could also double these up as gifts for people that helped with the wedding.

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Finally, look at this rose submerged in water with candles floating on top, how pretty! They remind me of beauty and the beast.

Ok, now that is out of my system, I must get on with more important things, portaloos here i come!

Laura xXx

Colour Scheme

Guess what!? On monday I tried on my first wedding dress! Well actually I tried on 2 and they were both beautiful! I didn’t manage to find the perfect one, but I think it was a very good start and I have a better idea what I am looking for now.  Anyway, more of that later, today I want to talk about colour schemes!

This was one of the first things I felt tempted to start planning, and it is very difficult because there are so many colours that I love! I have even toyed with the idea of having a rainbow wedding!  At the moment though, I am really taken with the idea of a turquoise and pink colour scheme. I’d also like to get the light blue of the sapphires in my engagement ring in there somewhere. I thought I would bombard you with beautiful pictures I have found which use this colour scheme. Please click the pictures to view their original source.

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 Laura xXx