Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Real Wedding: Lindsey & Jeff

Plenty of popping colours in this fantastic Our Labour of Love wedding. Lindsey and Jeff tied the knot in a flurry of bright red petals and blue berries on the edge of a forest. Loving the turquoise in Lindsey's bouquet, and the crimson of Jeff's tie, plus the cute scallop-edged name tags. I'm also a big, big, fan of vintage signs, and the 'from this day forward' sentiment adds an edge of fairytale to the whole affair. Simply stunning!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Snippet & Ink Mood Board ♥2

A gorgeous citrus number for you for the start of this week. Kathryn over at Snippet & Ink has done wonders with this mood board, evoking the essence of sumer on a dreary winter's day. Get planning for those summer weddings, and check out Snippet & Ink for product credits and details. Don't forget you can make your own mood board over at the Style Me Pretty Style Circle, just add in all your fav pictures from this and other blogs, and set the tone for your wedding.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

♥ Real Weddings ♥

Before the Big Day has now featured over sixty real weddings, all for your inspiration-delectation! Don't miss a single idea, click here to see them all, or check out the theme list. A huge thank you to all the photographers, brides and grooms, who have happily let me publish their pictures! If you'd like your wedding to be featured on Before the Big Day, then please in touch here.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Man Friday

Traditionally on the morning of the wedding, the groom gives the bride a pearl necklace. Yup, on top of the engagement ring, paying for the honeymoon, and possibly even the wedding itself, grooms are expected to shell out once again. Now if you're a future bride reading this, I reckon it's time to turn the tide, and take a look a what gift you could give your future husband. After all, he's already donated the sparkler on your ring finger, and in the days of equality, it's only fair he should get something special! And as ever, don't miss details of the offers and discounts on these gorgeous items under the picture.

Product Credits (from top left) - Inital Cufflinks: Beads in the Belfry, Engraved Guitar Pick: JC Jewelry Design, Engraved Ring: BD Designs, Save the Date Key Ring: Punky Jane, (middle left) Collar Stiffener: The Silver Diva (bottom left) I Love You Cufflinks; Smashing, Heart Cufflinks: Ali Bali Jewellery, Monogrammed Beer Glass: Whitewash Sundries

We ♥ Offers
The Silver Diva and Whitewash Sundries are offering 10% off
BD Designs are offering free shipping with any purchase
Smashing is offering free shipping within the US or $5 off priority international shipping
With all the deals, just mention Before the Big Day to the seller to claim your discount.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Real Wedding: Emily & Ryan

If you're getting married in the UK, the one thing you can almost guarantee is that the sun will remain determindedly out of sight. But that doesn't mean that your photos need to be gloomy. Just check out Emily and Ryan's gorgeous winter wedding. Despite the sun refusing to shine, these fabulous pics from Our Labour of Love show that all you need is a big dollop of creativity, and your pictures can be super-special!

Hole Lot of Punch

Feeling inspired to craft? It's a sure-fire way to personalise your big day, and a whole lot of fun in the meantime. If you're frightened of glue guns and glitter, try paper punchers to get you in the crafting groove. From simple patterns, to shaping and scalloping corners, the possibilities are endless. And when you've punched hundreds of holes, you can use the discarded shapes as table confetti! Try Glitter Monster Crafts for the shapes below.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

BBD Theme: On Your High Horse

If you're getting married in the countryside, then why not consider an equestrian theme? Totally romantic, it harks back to a more chivalrous era, and would set a genteel tone to your big day. There's also endless motifs to add charm to your stationery and reception, starting of course with the lucky horse-shoe. Use rosettes as button holes and favours, encourage your page boys to carry hobby horses, and why not ride side-saddle up the aisle? And after a barn-dance or hoe-down, gallop into the sunset with the man of your dreams (hopefully not the best man!). Great news! Several of the vendors below have agreed to give discounts to Before the Big Day readers. Check out the details below.

Product Credits (from top left) - Horseshoe Stationery: Creative Ris, Horseshoe pendant: Bri Guys Girls, Hobby Horse: Rustic Horsehoe, Wedding Gown; B Trousseau Vintage Horseshoe Locket: Cosmic Girl, Red Horseshoe Heart: Altered Iron, (from middle left) Crocheted Rosette: Ninon, Corset: Jills Corsets, Lucy Horseshoe Ring: Michelle Chang Jewelry, Vintage Cowboy Boots: Trivial Pursuit, (from botton left) Horse Motif Stickers: Seasonal Delights, Fine Gold Horseshoe Pendant: Metal Made, Confetti: Not on the High Street, Persian Horsemen Stationery: Drenculture, Lucy Horseshoe Pendant: E Ria Designs

We ♥ Offers
Michelle Chang Jewelry is offering 15% off from now till end of Feb
Rustic Horsehoe and Altered Iron are offering 10% off
Cosmic Girl and Jills Corsets are offering free shipping with any purchase.
With all the deals, just mention Before the Big Day to the seller to claim your discount.

New Zine in Town

Already a huge fan of the e-zine Utterly Engaged? Well there's a new zine in town, and it's just as fabulous! Just launched, fresh off the press, and totally brilliant, it's called NonPareil magazine and the theme for the first edition is Beautiful on a Budget. Full of ideas for creating a wedding masterpiece, you'll be brimming with inspirational ideas after just a couple of pages!

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