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Vintage Stamps

In 2012, February 2012, Inspiration, Stationery on February 26, 2012 at 1:52 am

How amazing is this?!
I’ve spent months being jealous of all the vintage stamps that brides in America and the UK seem to be able to source, and finally someone in Australia has solved my problem!

Saint Gertrude, a design and letterpress company located in Melbourne, Australia, have brought out their own vintage-styled stamps that you can actually use on letters!

Saint Gertrude Vintage Stamps

At $2.50 for a packet totalling 60c worth of postage stamps, they’re a gorgeous way to bring yet another touch to a vintage styled wedding!

Sing a Song of Sixpence

In 2012, February 2012, Music, Traditions on February 23, 2012 at 5:31 am

So, I’ve been thinking music.

We’re getting married in a church, so they’re a bit strict on music (not that I mind, I love/want most of the songs they restrict you to anyway), and they’ll have an organist playing a pipe organ. Which is yay! Very yay!

I told the fiance last night that I wanted to walk down the aisle to Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”. He went “huh” and then after I played it put his foot down and said “no way”. Apparently I’m allowed to have it afterwards as the recessional, but not as the processional. Boo, I say!

So then I thought, maybe Pachbel’s “Canon in D”. It’s nice, it’s pretty. The fiance approved. Hurrah!

The fiance then suggested I make sure the organist knows how to play these songs, so I downloaded the wedding info pack thing the church had sent me which set out music choices. One of the first things they say is that if you don’t give them your selected music by 4 weeks prior to the date, they’ll just automatically assign you their ‘Deluxe Music Selection’, which is:

Processional: Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” (aka, Here Comes the Bride)
Signing of Register: Pachbel’s “Canon in D”
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”

Which got me thinking about whether I should just make my processional the “Bridal Chorus”. Originally I didn’t want it, ‘coz I thought everyone in the church (including me) would be singing along with the “Let ‘er rip potato chip” lyrics of “here comes the bride, all fat and wide, slipped on a banana peel and went for a ride”. Which kinda isn’t cool. But maybe when I’m walking down the aisle, I won’t be thinking of made up lyrics. Or I’ll appreciate a moment of levity in an otherwise sober moment.

Thoughts?

Lace Ahoy!

In Uncategorized on February 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

My last post was (incidentally) about trying to find a pretty lace from which to make my dress.

After having another look at Clegs I have discovered a few more laces to consider:


The problem with this one is that it’s a discontinued line and there’s only 2m of it left.


This one is ok, but it only comes in white, and I wanted an Ivory dress…


And this is also divine (apparently worn by Kate Middleton for her wedding to Prince William), but comes in ecru, which I’m not sure I will like in a wedding dress.

But, I’ve also found another veil that I quite like, that’s also Kate Middleton inspired, so I’m wondering if it’s a sign…

To get an idea of the whole look:

Any thoughts?

Lace Veil

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

I’ve been trying to work out what veil to wear with my outfit. When I originally planned to wear a plain taffeta dress, I was going to wear a lace edged veil. And then I changed my mind and went back to lace (though I haven’t worked out which one yet – what do you think?

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and I thought I couldn’t have a lace edged veil with a lace wedding dress.

And then I saw this photograph at Madame Guillotine

and totally changed my mind.

What do you think?

DIY Rose Petal Cones

In 2012, February 2012, Inspiration on February 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

As the wedding moves ever closer, I start to think it’s time to implement all the plans I had in my head way back when.

One of these many projects are some rose petal cones made from doilies. The doilies were purchased a-g-e-s ago, for the whopping huge price of $2 per packet of 20.

Instructions are remarkably simple: you can either just roll the doily into a cone and stick it in place with tape, glue, or a cute sticker, or cut the doilies into thirds and roll those up, sealing them the same way.

For speed, I’d be marking up one of the doilies, and then cutting a bunch of them at once with a craft knife.

And the end result may be something as beautiful as this:

DIY Rose Petal Cones

image from Martha Stewart.

Now I just have to check whether I’m allowed to scatter rose petals in the streets of Melbourne…

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