Happy Friday my loves! Well, what a week, I’m still buzzing from the amazing Editorial Wedding workshop earlier this week. The combined talent of our shoot team, and our amazing students left me feeling utterly inspired!
A few weeks ago, when researching décor for a product shoot with Creative Candi (coming soon!) I came across Pretty Little Party Shop. Owner Jo Williams stocks a range of oh-so-cute decorative items for your wedding, from pretty pompoms to beautiful bunting, balloons, bottles, stripy straws and favour bags… and much more! With products arranged by collection and colour, it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for!
Jo sent over this fun little video showcasing everything the Pretty Little Party Shop has to offer (you’ll want to watch this with the sound on for the full effect!)
Pretty Little Party Shop from Abigail Fahey on Vimeo.
As you all know by now, I have a mild obsession with wedding details, from table plans and guest books to place settings and cake tables, I love sharing the best and newest ideas from the wedding world with you! And so, from now on Thursday afternoons shall be dedicated to pretty little details and trends in Thursday Trends. I hope you enjoy!
This week I stumbled upon this rather lovely ribbon backdrop in this pretty farm wedding over on Southbound Bride. This creative couple hung it in the doorway to the marquee, creating a focal point both inside and outside the venue, but also cleverly placed the top table in front of it – creating a wonderful backdrop to the happy couple as they dined and celebrated with their loved ones!
Create your own by sticking or tying lengths of ribbon to a length of dowel, and hang in your venue to create a backdrop to your ceremony, cake table or bridal table for an extra pretty touch!
Morning gorgeous ones!
This morning I want to ask you a question. How important is your wedding bouquet? Have you just picked a colour and asked your florist to come up with a design? Or are you a little more descriptive about what you want to carry down the aisle? The bouquet is such a personal part of your wedding day, and second to your dress I think it’s one (often forgotton) item where you can really inject a bit of individuality into your day! Whether it’s a subtle touch, like the Duchess of Cambridge’s meaningful bouquet of sweet William and lily of the valley, or something bold and colourful that makes an impact as you walk down the aisle, today I’m sharing my (current!) favourite bouquets, each with a totally different style!
If you love colour, you will be smitten with today’s It’s All in the Details! A multitude of hues, every colour in the rainbow, nothing screams celebration more than this palette! This explosion of colour is not for the shy and retiring bride, a fun, light-hearted approach is required! This scheme works best in one of two types of venue, a blank canvas (like a marquee or gallery space) or a flower-filled garden, in a more ornate venue the addition of too many colours may just be too much.
The key to this to pick a range of colours, I’d say between three and five, and stick to hues of each of these to prevent complete colour overload! Avoid using too many primary colours without something to break them up (clashing colours, and lots of white) to keep the look sophisticated, yet playful and definitely not ‘playschool’! Think of the fun and fabulous way Kate Spade successfully uses colour clashing combo’s, and you’re halfway there!
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Confetti designs are a really fun and elegant way to bring colour into your design, these prettily packaged invites are filled with confetti, ready to explode over your guests when opened giving them a great idea of your wedding theme!
Welcome to another It’s All in the Details Thursday! Can I let you into a secret? It’s one of my favourite days of the week, sharing some of my styling tips!
One of the details to take the wedding world by storm over the past couple of years has been the mason jar. A trend that started in the US has ventured across the Atlantic to the UK and Europe and fast become a DIY wedding staple. Mason jars are easy to come across (ok, so they don’t sound as romantic, but in the UK the humble jam jar makes a pretty good substitution for the real thing), easily collectable and affordable, they can be used in a multitude of fun and creative ways. From a simple ribbon to an overload of burlap and lace, an added wire to make a hanging lantern, or dipped in dye to make a coloured vase, the versatility of the mason jar makes it easy to see why this is such a popular trend!
So here’s a few of my favourite ideas to incorporate them into your big day!
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Whether coloured or clear, prettied up with ribbon or simply filled with water, mason jars make great vases for hand-tied and rustic table centres. With the addition of a little string or twine, you can even make a pretty display to line your aisle.
Oooh, there’s some super pretty inspiration coming your way today! With the wedding season upon us I’m sure you’re beginning to think of all those finishing touches, details and DIY’s to make your wedding truly your own, so this week’s It’s all in the Detail’s is dedicated to the most popular of UK wedding themes, Country Garden. Whether in the grounds of a magnificent country mansion, or in the homely surrounds of the garden of your family home, a country garden theme can be anything from elegant, to rustic, modern or vintage! British brides seem to love all that is pretty, delicate and feminine, so it’s really no wonder we are naturally drawn to this style of wedding too!
Pretty pinks, minty greens and splashes of yellow and aqua are the perfect colours for a summer wedding, my top tip is to choose floral details (chintzy fabrics and vintage teacups) to bring the outside in, add texture, pattern and a few unexpected colours.
Rustic, natural textures and fresh, soft colours work beautifully. If your budget allows, printing onto fabric with a delicate pattern, like these stunning pieces seen on Style Me Pretty, achieves beautiful results with a difference.
A pretty motif, such as a mason jar adds a personal touch your invites, hinting at your wedding theme without giving too much away! This is the perfect choice if you are planning a thrify DIY wedding, collecting mason jars to use as floral and drinks containers, tied with vintage lace or ribbons.