Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

How To Create A Wonderful Woodland Wedding Theme

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Wedding statistics for 2017 are showing us that one of the most popular themes for the big day is a woodland wedding. So naturally we thought to ourselves – why don’t we have a blog about wonderful woodland weddings and how to create them?

woodland wedding

A woodland wedding can come in many different variaties such as whimsical, botanical and eco-friendly. Today we would like to show you a few options we have found that would make your woodland wedding really come to life.

Of course we are going start off with one of our own wedding stationery designs. Fauna was created by Ivy Ellen’s own Stephanie Miller, with details from floral paintings by artist Jo Corner. The stationery is printed on 50% recycled flecked 350gsm board. This floral stag wedding stationery range is perfect for a rustic woodland wedding day. Fauna is available in a full selection of wedding stationery items including: Save the Date, RSVP cards, Menu, Order of Service, Place cards, Table numbers, Bunting and Thank You cards.

You can find Fauna from £1.95 right here: Fauna Wedding Stationery Collection

woodland wedding - Fauna

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Wedding Planning – Top 5 Ed Sheeran First Dance Songs

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

There is no point trying to deny it, there are many good choices for Ed Sheeran first dance songs. The majority of his music is soft, romantic and oh so sweet. Of course this is no exception for his latest album release. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months you probably will have noticed that the new Ed Sheeran album is EVERYWHERE! Of course as someone who works in the wedding industry I can’t help but listen to songs and wonder how many people had this is as their first dance music, or even to walk down the aisle.

ed sheeran first dance song

So for a little bit of fun, in no particular order, I have put together the top 5 Ed Sheeran first dance songs, enjoy!

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Wedding Flower Displays with The Blossom Company

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Today we have the lovely Izabella from The Blossom Company here with us to discuss wedding flower displays. I met Izabella whilst blogging at The National Wedding Show back in February. I of course fell in LOVE with the stunning floral arch on display! So much so that I felt the need to share it with all you wonderful brides and grooms. So I conducted a quick interview about The Blossom Company, and here are the results…

floral arch - wedding flower displays

What is your favourite piece that you have created for a wedding?

That would definitely have to be the Marie Antoinette floral arch, it is just such an extreme statement piece to have for your wedding day, and it is very unique. I believe it’s really beautiful and adds that extra glamour to the big day.

The floral arch starts from around £500 to hire however this can vary if you are ordering a larger or smaller package deal. You can also ask for different colour or varieties of flower to match your wedding day theme/look.

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Stunning Wedding Cakes with Little Cedars Bakehouse

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Today we welcome Nisha from Little Cedars Bakehouse – creator of stunning wedding cakes! I met Nishi whilst exhibitng at the National Wedding Show back in February. It was safe to say I was pretty amazed by the wonderful creations that Nisha was displaying. The traditional boring cakes are a thing of the past, these new modern, chic and stunning wedding cakes are in and hopefully here to stay!

stunning wedding cakes

A little about Nishi and Little Cedars Bakehouse: “It was all a mere coincidence when I was gifted my first cake mixer for Christmas. My hobby to bake became so addictive, I couldn’t stop. All my efforts to perfect my recipes was only the beginning. Every cake is a canvas that I can express my creativity and individuality. My favourite ingredients are a combination of a perfect colour pallette and finishing it off with just the right accessories.”

“Choose from our unique selection of wedding cakes and our cake flavour menu to create your perfect wedding cake. Alternatively, we can create a personalised design just for you.”

So without further ado here are a few tips and answers from Nisha about her wonderful wedding cakes…

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Our Top 5 Stunning Real Life Wedding Themes

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Choosing the right wedding theme for your big day can be a little daunting. The world of Pinterest is a very easy place to get in lost in, trust us! However over the years we have seen many different looks come and go, of course a few have really stuck with us. So we decided to show you a few our favourite wedding themes from the real life weddings we have supplied stationery for!

by Sarah Legge Photography

by Sarah Legge Photography

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Why You Should Have A Cheese Wedding Cake with Godminster

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

On the blog today I am so excited to welcome Sarah from Godminster (who make the most amazing cheese wedding cake creations!). Whilst exhibiting at The National Wedding Show last year in London I stopped by the Godminster stand in awe of their cheese wedding cake tower. I believe my first words were “Oh my word, please can I have some cheese?”.

After a quick chat with Sarah I realised that everyone needs to know why they should be looking at having a cheese wedding cake for their big day. So here we are…

Celebration-cheese wedding cake

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Should Your Groom See Your Wedding Dress?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Tradition says that it’s bad luck but should your groom see your wedding dress before the wedding ceremony? Seeing each other before the ceremony or even having a hand in choosing the dress is becoming a new favourite. The ‘first look’ photos that we keep seeing everywhere are to die for, and are such a sweet moment. Here are a few reasons for and against letting your groom see your wedding dress!

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GROOM SEEING THE WEDDING DRESS

Many brides and grooms experience a lot of anxiety and nerves before the ceremony. By enjoying a ‘first look’ moment together you can calm and reassure each other.

One of the most wonderful photographs to see is the grooms reaction when he first sees his bride. Many grooms may try to stop themselves from getting emotional when in front of a crowd so a first look is super sweet!

If you were superstitious then shouldn’t you also be wearing a face covering veil, having your maids in white and about a hundred other things?

If you had a say in what suit he chose, perhaps he would like a say in what dress you choose also?

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A Beautiful Valentines Day Wedding Theme

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The big day of love is just round the corner, you know the one, February 14th. A valentines day wedding theme would be SO beautiful we just have to show you some tips on how to achieve it.

First a little history…

Throughout the decades valentines day has become very commercialised with an abundance of chocolates and red roses. However it all started with Saint Valentine – it is thought that Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. The story also goes on to state that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell. So a declaration of love – what better theme for a valentines day wedding?

VALENTINES

So of course we want to start with the wedding invitations that are PERFECT for a valentines day wedding. First up we have our ‘Hearts Galore Belly Band Wedding Invitation‘. These super sweet belly band invites are perfect for the ultimate valentines day wedding! The soft confetti style watercolour design is both modern and romantic. We love the soft rounded edges and pink striped ribbon. Prices start from only £1.95.

Hearts Galore valentines day wedding

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How To Create Stunning Seasonal Wedding Themes

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

For 2017 wedding stationery trends we are loving seasonal wedding themes. Matching your wedding stationery to your wedding day’s associated season is a really great way to incorporate a variety of colours. Every season has a very individual look, all of which make beautiful wedding colour themes. All you need to do is take inspiration from the colours in nature, seasonal flowers and even the weather! Here in the UK it may seem like it’s winter for a good 6 months of the year and then autumn for the rest but we do have four seasons. Yes, some countries actually get a full three months of summer sunshine!

Seasonal Wedding Themes

Choosing a theme or colour for your big day can be quite tricky. The rise and popularity of places like Instagram and Pinterest mean that there is SO much inspiration out there – where do you even start? Of course in this blog we’re going to show you how picking seasonal wedding themes could be a great option for you…

 

Spring Weddings – March, April & May

In the springtime we see new buds blooming, new life being born and a subtle hint of sunshine just peeking through the clouds. There may still be a slight chill in the air but the emergence of delicate flowers such as daffodils and tulips makes it all worth while. The Spring months are mostly still classified as out of peak wedding season for venues and photographers etc. (May can sometimes be included in peak time). This of course means that most suppliers will have more flexibility with dates and may even charge you slightly less, if you’re lucky. As less people book their weddings in Spring you will also more likely have the majority of your guests attend. Planning a wedding in July sounds great until you realise half your guests already have a million other weddings to attend that month, not to mention holidays and other commitments. Symbols of Spring include; New born lambs, bunny rabbits, chicks and of course Easter. When looking at spring for seasonal wedding themes and colours we naturally lean towards soft pastel tones; baby pink, mint green, buttercup yellow etc. This colour palette is beautiful for not just your spring wedding invitations but also pretty pastel bridesmaid dresses, your wedding cake and of course the bouquet.

Bride Janet got married last spring “We got married on Easter Saturday, so our theme was really easy and kind of already picked for us. We went with Easter bunnies and chocolate mini eggs. Our look was achieved with the Ivy Ellen bunnies invites, a wedding cake decorated with mini eggs and a cake topper made especially to look like rabbits. We also filled clear plastic bunnies with mini eggs as our wedding favours. Our colour scheme was shades of lilac, purple and green, very spring like.”

Pspring Seasonal Wedding Themes

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Top 5 Iconic Wedding Accessories

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Today’s blog is all about the top 5 iconic wedding accessories from both real life and of course TV and movies. Iconic wedding dresses are pretty well known – however we want to look a little closer and discover the accessories that made these big days so famous. Struggling for a wedding theme? Why not choose your favourite TV wedding and re-create? Or even better ALL of your favourite weddings! From shoes to leather jackets, this list has it all…

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Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding shoes from Sex and the City

The majority of women cannot deny that this particular shoe should be top of the iconic wedding accessories list! Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolos Blahniks from the Sex and the City movie are truly stunning. You can still buy them today as originals from Manolos or of course many companies do a cheaper but similar style version!

Background info: Carrie and Big’s huge city wedding is called off after Big is a no show, however at the end of the movie Carrie and Big see eachother again. There is a truly romantic moment where Big places a pair of Manolo Blahniks on Carrie and they kiss. They then have a small and intimate wedding – where Carrie is wearing said shoes *tears up*. Read the rest of this entry »