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I do love procrastinating researching on the Internet.
There’s so much to find and see.

This week I have just GOT to show you what I have found.
Uber cute Cake Toppers.

Which one would you choose to have on your cake?

Cake Toppers

 

1. BetterOffWed
2. LuLuAmour
3. SilhouetteWeddings
4. TheGlitteredBarn

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Hello May

For the first time in my life
– so unbelievable –
I became a member of the local Public Library.

I know! I know!
Nearly 44 years and never borrowed a book
from the local library.

In my defence, I was a High School Librarian for 15 years
so I did sort of have books-on-tap for an age.

So what did I borrow on my first spin with my Library Card?
Have a goosey gander at this gorgeous bridal magazine,
Hello May“.

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They do wonderful write ups on real couples
with stacks of photos,
and articles on unusual and individual ideas for a truly unique wedding
for you.

This month there is also an article on New Zealand jewellers,
Greg & Claire Fromont from Meadowlark.

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And,
there is a focus on the simply sublime Babushka Ballerina dresses.
Swoon!

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Just a little collage of images from this month’s issue.
So in love!

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Buy a copy at your local newsagent.
You’ll never regret it.

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I wrote a blog post about a  few video tutorials
Fancy Script Letters here on my crafty blog.

I really think that with very little practice
you can make your own beautiful
place cards
or other table decorations for your wedding.

Here is my step by step process
to practising and perfecting your own
handwritten table decorations.

Step One
Have a quick goosey-gander at some cool fonts online and select one that you would like to replicate.

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`Fonts

Some cool fonts

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Step Two
Have a practice, playing with the angle, swirl, size and style of fonts.
You will quickly find a font that you love recreating.

Tools

Tools

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Playing and sketching with fonts

Playing and sketching with fonts

Step Three
Just start!
A lot of what holds us back when we create (DIY projects)
is that we compare our work to a perfect examples.
Banish this mentality and just start creating your beautiful work.
Use a pencil if this gives you more confidence 🙂

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Step Four
Give yourself ample time to make your place cards
ensuring that you have time and resources to make some last minute copies.

After a bit of practice,  these only took me  5 minutes each

After a bit of practice,
these only took me
5 minutes each

You know that there will be at a couple of guests who RSVP
after you have finished all the others!

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For those of you who just can’t stand the thought of doing this much DIY,
head over to my post here, on printing your own place cards.
easy peasy japanesey!

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My Pinterest Picks

I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict.

I guess you can’t be a bride or be involved in the Wedding Industry
and not be totally in love with Pinterest.

It’s AWESOME!!!

My current little dabble into the wonderful world that is Pinterest,
brought into the divine and imaginative world of Bridal Bouquets.

There is so much variety and colour and originality.
Succulents, fruit, broaches, herbs, vines, vegetables and so much more.

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Here is an example of just four amazing Pinterest Boards highlighting Bridal Bouquets.

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1.  Pretty Wedding Bouquets by Coast To Country Weddings
2.  Wedding Bouquets by The Knot
3.  Bouquets by Janet Siemsen
4.  Bouquets by Julianne Smith

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And here is my own meagre board.
I have to admit, I’m pretty fussy about what I ‘pin’ onto it.

All my ‘pins’ are of bouquets
that I would be happy to carry as I walk down the aisle.

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Shrek Wedding

Nathan & Amanda Gibbs

Nathan & Amanda Gibbs

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I came across this unusual wedding,
while trawling the Interweb this evening.

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The couple's guests were also encouraged to dress up on the day

The couple’s guests were also encouraged to dress up on the day

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Although not something I would be brave enough to do,
I really have to say that I am awed and impressed with the loving and generous way
that this British couple chose to become
husband and wife.

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Oh and they also raised £1000 for Cancer Research !!

Oh
and they also raised £1000 for Cancer Research !!

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Hi Peeps

It’s been a hassle trying to update one of my old posts,

– and my most popular –

that gave Brides a fantastic link and instructions
to make perfect place cards for their Big Day.

But now it’s done. Phewww!

Go here, and get all the FREE goodness 😀


Pia xxx

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I came across this really fantastic article written by photographer Corey Ann,
discussing the etiquette for an
“Unplugged Wedding”

I discovered the article while checking out
a local photographer on FB
Amare Images.

A seriously awesome idea
in this new age of instant access to images
via phone cameras and social media.

Here’s the message that was shared with guests,
that prompted Corey Ann’s article.

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The request from the Bride and Groom

The request from the Bride and Groom

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The article basically argues that guests who take photos throughout
the wedding ceremony and reception,
are in fact hampering the professional photographer
and in turn ‘ruining’ the shots for the Bride & Groom.

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I hope you got a good 'shot' mate!

I hope you got a good ‘shot’ mate!

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So what do you think?

Would you do this at your own wedding?

Can you sympathise with the photographer
trying to get the best possible images
for the Bride & Groom?

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