Archive for the ‘June 2011’ Category

World Globe Centrepieces

In 2011, Centrepiece, Decoration, June 2011 on July 4, 2011 at 12:06 am

I’m sure I’ve mentioned previously that my fiance loves geography with a crazy undying passion.

I’ve just seen this wedding inspiration post on Love and Lavender that suggests using world globes as centrepieces.

World Globe Centrepieces

Pure genius, I think. Especially if we can get the old, vintage globes.

I suspect he’s going to think that’s just as zany as my lollipop or teapot centrepiece ideas…


Vintage Travel Inspiration

In 2011, Inspiration, June 2011 on July 3, 2011 at 5:04 am

Vintage Travel Inspiration Board

Vintage Travel Inspiration Board

Courtesy of I Do It Yourself.

Simply gorgeous. Love it.

Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board

In 2011, Inspiration, June 2011 on July 1, 2011 at 6:06 am

I’ve been reviewing vintage wedding inspiration boards to a) see how my plans are stacking up and b) to see whether there are any other ideas.

This is one of the inspiration boards I’ve come across (on Wedding Rumours, and I must say that my planned items (dress, jewellery, shoes, car) all seem to fit quite nicely.

Vintage Wedding Inspiration Board

I’m* hoping to do one up of my own items shortly – I’ll post it when I’m* done.

*By “I” I mean “The fiance once I’ve bugged him into submission

At Last

In 2011, June 2011 on June 30, 2011 at 7:36 am

Way back when, long before we were even engaged, my then-boyfriend-now-fiance said out of nowhere “Hey, you know what we should do our first dance to? “At Last” by Etta James.”

And despite my love of all things jazzy and swingy, I had no idea what he was talking about. So he turned to youtube and found it for me.

And wow, what an amazing song. “Fantastic!” I responded and that was it, we locked in what might be one of the few things we were going to agree on.

Only, then I started doing the wedding research, and apparently every man and his dog has Etta James’ “At Last” for their first dance. It has become cliche, or so I have been informed.

So, what do you think, should I stick with the cliche song and say to hell with it, or do we find a new song that still has all the same meanings, but that people won’t already be sick of?

Wedding Car

In 2011, June 2011, Transport on June 30, 2011 at 12:12 am

To go with the whole vintage theme I’m thinking of hiring this car to transport the girls from my parents house to the ceremony

Austin Princess

It seats 7 people so myself and my 4 bridesmaids are sorted, now I’m just trying to work out whether my Dad and flower girl can squish in there, too. And if not, how do I work it all out?

Fifties Wedding Dress

In 2011, June 2011, Outfits, Wedding Dress on June 29, 2011 at 7:32 am

50s Wedding Dress Pattern

At Fifties Wedding

You know, in case I decide to have one made.

French Photographer

In 2011, Inspiration, June 2011, Photography on June 29, 2011 at 12:03 am

As some of you may remember, my fiance (in a moment of insanity) suggested that we honeymoon in Europe and hire a wedding photographer to re-create my wedding-dress-on-a-carousel-in-Paris look.

Carousel Photograph

Well, I’ve found a photographer that I think looks pretty amazing* Juliane Berry and (according to her blog at least) she’ll throw a tour of Paris in as well.


*Though I haven’t actually contacted her so there’s a very real chance that she’s already booked. Or not in Paris when we’re going to be there. Or is fundamentally opposed to carousels. It’s hard to know.

Grooms/men Ties

In 2011, Groom's Attire, June 2011, Outfits on June 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

I’m very into polka dots right now, but alas the fiance is not (boooo) so I’m trying to come up with a cool, yet vintagey tie.

This is the one (in polka dots) that I’m loving

Grey Polka Dot Tie

And look, it comes in a cute little bow tie for the page boy!

Grey Polka Dot Bow-Tie

Though it might be too much with the grey suits.

He’s a bit more open to stripes (but still think in grey)

Stripe Tie

And there’s these ones

Colourful Ties

that I think would look good, but don’t fit with my original planned pink theme.

All ties available at Me and Matilda on Etsy.

Gift/Bonbonniere Labels

In 2011, Bonbonniere, Bridesmaid Gifts, Gifts, June 2011 on June 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

How gorgeous are these bonbonniere/gift labels?

Gift/Bonbonniere Labels

Even better, they can be downloaded for free from Eat Drink Chic.

Fifties Wedding

In 2011, Inspiration, June 2011, Stationery on June 27, 2011 at 12:05 am

I have no idea how I’ve not come across this website before in my thousands of searches, but there it is, I haven’t.

Introducing Fifties Wedding which is going to come awfully in handy!

(And they’re having a competition to win some awesome invitations

Name These Invitations (by Sweet Words)

by Sweet Words. All you have to do is email Fifties Wedding your suggested name for them by July 31st, and if Sweet Words likes your name you win!)

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