Showing posts with label Decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Decorations. Show all posts

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Colourful Paper Wedding Decorations

For cheap and chic wedding decorations, take inspiration from the Mexican festival Cinco de Mayo. Celebrated on the 5th May, it's a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, and a great excuse for a fiesta! Add some colour and character to your big day with these tissue decorations - either buy them via Etsy, or make your own - check out my Pinterest board for easy DIY-bride ideas.


{Product Credit} Bright Fringy Tissue Paper Garland by Chiarabelle


{Product Credit} Colourful Rosette Decorations by Paper Altar


{Product Credit} Bright Pom Poms by Paper White Designs

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Easy Wedding DIY Paper Projects

Paper decorations have become a mild obsession for me. It's because they're a wedding DIY project and a cheap and chic wedding decor option all rolled up into one crafty fabulousness. I'm not trying to pretend any of the ideas below are mine - I've never been all that creative with arts and craft, but I'm very good at copying. If you're just like me, then there's two wedding blogs you're going to want to visit. One is Project Wedding, and the other is Oh Happy Day {one of my all time favourite DIY blogs}. If you go there, you'll be able to make gorgeous, feather streamers like these in seconds.......



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DIY Butterfly Wedding Cake
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Monday, 11 March 2013

Glitter Ball Wedding Decoration Idea

One glitter ball is reminiscent of bad school discos, but take dozens of disco balls, and you have my favourite wedding decoration idea. Just imagine buying as many glitter balls that you can afford, and crowding them all together. They'd need to be different sizes, and you could cluster them above the spot where you say your vows, or just pile them up in the corner of your reception venue. If your budget doesn't stretch to multi-balls, then just buy one giant, oversized ball, and give your guests an Alice in Wonderland perspective twist. Get your glitter on here.


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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Fantastic DIY Wedding Decoration Ideas

If you've not yet heard of Anthropologie, you're in for a serious treat. It's a US store that's recently set up shop in the UK, and even more recently entered into the wedding market with their new brand BHLDN {pronounced Beholden}. We featured their wedding dresses here on Before the Big Day the moment they launched, with a serious level of enthusiasm {I admit it, I gushed}. Now they've turned their attention to wedding decorations and details, and they've nailed it once again. Not only are the products themselves truly gorgeous, they're some serious DIY wedding inspiration. What do you reckon? I think most of them could be DIY'd?

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Before the Big Day Wedding Trends of 2013 - Origami

The first of the HUGE trends for 2013 is wedding origami. It's DIY, cheap and cheerful, and completely personalised, making it the perfect recession-beating wedding detail. And it's easy! With the help of YouTube videos and cheap squares of origami paper, I managed to create a very cute origami heart and origami duck yesterday. Check out my pictures on Pinterest. I'd recommend adding origami details to your wedding invitations and wedding favours, and you could even create an origami swan backdrop for your wedding vows. Plus, did you know that in Japan, a thousand paper cranes are traditionally given as a wedding gift by the father of the bride, to wish the happy couple a thousand years of happiness and prosperity? So romantic! Here are just a few wedding origami ideas - for tonnes more take a look at my Pinterest board.


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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Divine Twine for Wedding Stationery & Favours

Stationery has always been something of an obsession for me, but it wasn't until I start my wedding blog, that I realised I could get genuinely excited about string. Or twine to be exact. Divine Twine. Much beloved by all the US wedding blogs, it's now available in the UK via Not On the High Street. It comes in every colour, and it's perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your wedding stationery and favours.


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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Personalised Mexican-Style Paper Lace Bunting

Ever since my trip to the craft markets in Mexico, I've been a huge fan of their amazing paper decorations. Take a look at this romantic laser cut banner by Comeuppance. It's created in the style of traditional Mexican papel picado, and it's the perfect addition to your wedding decorations. Take a look at the Comeuppance website for more pretty designs, and wedding inspiration.



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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Bank Holiday Wedding Sale Links

If you're planning a summer wedding, this might seem a little crazy, but the Christmas Sales are the perfect time to buy your wedding details and decorations. With huge discounts off fairy lights, paper decorations, table details and fancy dress, you can save yourself a fortune. Here are just a few of my favourite wedding sale links from Cox & Cox.



♥  250 warm pea lights - perfect wedding decorations (save 20%)

♥  Famous face masks - fun wedding favours (save 20%)

♥  25 wooden tags - fab wedding place-markers (save 20%) 

♥  Grey willow wreath - adaptable to any wedding theme (save 50%)

♥  Save the Date cards from Cox & Cox (save 50%)

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Pale & Interesting Wedding List

Have you ever looked at a picture in a magazine, and thought 'That's exactly what I want my wedding to look like'? Well I had that moment when I discovered Pale & Interesting. This fabulous shopping site has heavenly pictures to illustrate just how you can style your home {or wedding}, and all gorgeous products you need, right there to click and buy. Be warned, it's a very dangerous combination! The added benefit is that if you really fall in love with the Pale & Interesting style, you can even host your wedding in their American New England-style barn set in the heart of the Kent countryside. Plus they do wedding lists!



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Monday, 10 December 2012

New Wedding Décor Trend: Wedding Piñata

A mega-trend next summer will be Mexican-themed weddings. I can hear you asking 'Mexican? In the UK? Really?'. But believe me, they're going to be h-u-g-e. I'm not suggesting you go the whole hog and say your vows in Spanish, but if you add a touch of Mexican food, decorations and drinks to your wedding, your guests will thank you. Particularly if you start with margaritas! Another tradition that will definitely make its way over the Atlantic is the piñata. Piñata are brightly-colored decorations made from papier-mâché, and the idea is to bash them with a stick until they explode, releasing confetti and candy, signifying abundance or favors from the gods. Isn't it just a brilliant sentiment for a wedding? Check out these sparkling piñata and matching streamers by Confetti System.



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Friday, 9 November 2012

Rustic Raw Cotton Wedding Inspiration

Raw cotton has got me in a spin. I've fallen for its fluffy fabulousness and rustic simplicity. It's an fantastic alternative to flowers for winter and spring brides - with the added benefit your wedding bouquet and buttonholes would last forever! String the bolls together for decorations, add them to table displays for extra texture, or create cloudy wreaths. For more fabulous winter wedding ideas, check out my Pinterest page.

{Picture Credit} Jasmine Star via Green Wedding Shoes

{Picture Credit} 1. Unkown 2. Jasmine Star via Green Wedding Shoes

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Thursday, 1 November 2012

DIY Wedding Ribbon Ideas

On a recent trip to Newcastle to visit my Dad, he took me to possibly the best shop in the world. It's called RE and it's a wonderful world of wedding inspiration. I'll be featuring many of their gorgeous products over the next few weeks, but let's start with these heavenly ribbons. Add them to your wedding invitations, favours, vases and wrap them round your wedding bouquets and buttonholes. They're a fantastic way to brand your big day. Don't worry if you can't get to the north-east, they deliver.


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Monday, 29 October 2012

Original Animal-Themed Wedding Accessories

Add a touch of humour to your wedding day with these incredible animal drink stirrers. It's super rare that I spot a truly original wedding idea, and I LOVE these. Handmade by Pocketful of Dreams, you can choose from farm animals, wild beasties or jungle creatures, and the colour finish which best suits your wedding decor. I'd cut them short and use them as place-markers, or use them as an alternative to table numbers. The perfect addition to a wedding on a farm or in a zoo.....can you get married in a zoo? For more drink stirrer ideas, check out my Pinterest page.

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Vintage Make-Do-&-Mend Style Wedding Garlands

Add a touch of vintage chic to your wedding with these crocheted flower garlands. Make it bespoke by picking the colours, and Emma Lamb will handmake them for you from Scottish wool. Unlike paper garlands, they'll last forever. The only difficulty is choosing the colours, with several beautifully named shades to choose from, like buttermilk, mustard, moss green, damson, mocha, russet and fuschia.


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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Vintage Paper Chains for a Vintage Wedding

Bookworms looking for wedding decorations to suit their style, should look no further than Bookity. This quirky UK crafter creates unique items from old books. It's upcycling at it's best, as damaged and unwanted novels are turned into gorgeous garlands, bunting and confetti. Ask for love poetry bunting for your big day, and be surrounded by Shakespeare's sonnets all day. Vintage romance at its best.


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Sunday, 19 August 2012

More DIY Ikea Wedding Inspiration

So many brides have commented and emailed about my last Ikea wedding inspiration post, that I thought it only fair I found even more fabulous details for you! Inspired by the wedding of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria {back in 2010}, Ikea partnered with stylist Lo Bjurulf and photographer Denise Grünstein to create a stunning wedding theme. This one is called "Paper & Fold" and it fits in perfectly with this season's wedding trend for DIY weddings, origami and natural tones. Fabulous wedding inspiration for brides looking for a modern, fresh look, without blowing the budget.





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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

DIY Ikea Wedding Decoration Inspiration

You know that feeling when you get something for free? Or when pick up the gorgeous dress you've been wanting for months for half price in the sale? That's the feeling I got when I spotted these pictures. Because every item in them, bar the flowers and food, is from Ikea. And you know what that means, don't you? Yup, you two can create the wedding look of your dreams for next to nothing. {Pics via fab decor journal A Lovely Being}


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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Blush Pink Themed Wedding Ideas

If you're feeling inspired by the romantic blush wedding shoot I posted yesterday, add these stunning BHLDN accessories and wedding decorations to your big day. I'm loving the Provencal-style fabric lavender bags, the pretty fans, pink bunting, and Love is Sweet banner. Add in a flapper-style veil with tulle side-peony, plus bohemian feathered headdresses for your bridesmaids, and you've got the look.



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Monday, 23 July 2012

Unique Etsy Weddings: Peach Blossom UK

Every day this week I'm going to introduce one of my favourite UK Etsy sellers. If you haven't discovered Etsy yet, you are M-I-S-S-I-N-G out. It's an amazing website, filled to the brim with creative people selling their handmade crafts or vintage finds. I've been known to spend entire days lost on Etsy in a world of imagination. Most importantly, it's the best place to find original and unique items for your wedding day, and pick up some fabulous wedding ideas along the way. Today's seller is Peach Blossom UK. This colourful online boutique offers stylish and pretty party products and decorations to make your wedding sparkle. Here are a few of my favourite products, but do check out their site for more wedding inspiration!




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Friday, 13 July 2012

Heart Handmade UK Peaches & Cream DIY Wedding Inspiration

{Posting by Claire Donovan, Before the Big Day's DIY Wedding Expert} Well this post is a little mash up of loveliness! Peaches, cream and hessian {burlap} is the theme and this is my DIY wedding reception table look. The DIY idea here is for adding calligraphy onto paper doilies and using clear plates, because it is very cute. ^_^ All of these photos are a peek into my mood board notebook as I knew I was creating this project in collaboration with Before the Big Day Blog. The recipe for the peach cheesecake is from Moje Wypieki and big thank you to my friend Marta and her culinary skills.


The blackboard peg tutorial is very very simple and will be shared with you soon as I try out a few different variations. This is just a peek into my ideas notebook where I store snippets of lace, fabrics, tapes and inspiring images.


Ive been slightly obsessed with the peaches and cream colour scheme for quite some time now and Im always inspired by Leslie of A Creative Mint and her beautiful colourful 'Color Me Pretty' column through Decor8 Blog, so when Georgia from Before the Big Day Blog contacted me about a collaboration I jumped at the chance to work on DIY projects, as I love the creative mood board and planning process!


I had so much fun collecting and raiding through my supplies to work on what I would be creating and how I would style the table. I was bursting to use the peach sequins and ecru hand crochet doily ^_^


My collection of loveliness. I've left all the ribbons on the key because they look so pretty! It's the key for the cupboard that hides our electricity fuse thing {I'm so good with technical terms!}


The peaches and cream crepe paper was just the perfect set of colours and the thing that set me off completely with this colour scheme is my lovely vase of flowers there from Bloom UK.


I Also fell in love with these peach stripy straws from Pipii. The calligraphy names written on a doily idea was originally seen on Martha Stewart {where else?!}


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