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DIY Twine Table Numbers

Recently we’ve been getting all arty crafty with some twine and some wine bottles to make some surprisingly easy table numbers which would look great at any rustic styled wedding.  They were so easy to do we thought we would share it with you.

You’ll need some empty clean wine bottles with the labels taken off, some double sided sticky tape, scissors and some twine.

Step 1. Drink wine and save bottle. Clear bottles work best. Saluté

Step 2: Ensure your bottles are clean and dry.

Step 3: Put some double sided sticky tape at the top, bottom and also curve of the bottle.

Step 4: Start the twine at the top of the bottle and wind your way down carefully paying particular care when you get to the curve of the bottle.

Et voila!

 

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Introducing the Something Borrowed Boutique {who love to spread vintage chic love}

Tori and Carly have been friends for nearly 20 years, meeting on the first day of secondary school and making a beeline for each other! Recently they founded The Something Borrowed Boutique and we’re thrilled that they are exhibiting with us on April 14th 2013 at The Malmaison Hotel in Birmingham.

So how did this gorgeous business start out?  We asked the girls Tori and Carly ….

Tori: Knowing each other such a long time means we know each other inside out. Carly was my Chief Bridesmaid and I’m so glad she was there in the morning when we were getting ready. She may not realise, but there was a point when the tears were close – I couldn’t put my earrings in! But she came upstairs at just the right time and sorted it. It may sound small (and make me seem like a nut-case) but its one of the special memories that I have from my wedding day. Plus she made sure I was dressed up as ‘Oops i did it again Britney’ rather than ‘Bald Britney’ on my hen party 🙂 x 

Carly:Tori keeps my head screwed on! I want everything to happen now whilst Tori makes sure that I take account of all the ‘boring’ bits, accounts etc! We are great friends with a determination to make weddings beautiful and common trait. 

 

The Story:

We both got married  last year and when planning we found it hard to design a day that looked as good as the magazines. We both wanted people to discover quirky, funny, pretty things throughout the day, rather than feel that they could be at absolutely anyone’s wedding. 

We set about designing our own things and whilst busily planning our own big days, decided we would also turn it into a business helping other people. 

Its so rewarding knowing how much our friends and family want to help us move our venture forward. Carly’s dad is a welder by trade and helped us design our amazing trees which we then set about buying tons of crystals for! 

A good friend helped us with our photo booth design, turning our idea into a reality. People have such fun with this at weddings and it stops your big day being to ‘stuffy’ and traditional. We cringe at gawdy weddings – the most modest of venues can be transformed with the right decoration. ALL weddings should look beautiful. 

We have lots more plans over the coming months – a vintage bike as a prop or to serve treats! 

Eric is our vintage car, a Rover 1963. Carly’s grandad had left it in an old lock up when he passed away. Some 12 years later we rescued and restored it. He has imperfections but is a true beauty.  

We just want to spread the love!! 

 

Come and see The Something Borrowed Boutique on 14th April 2013 at The Malmaison Hotel Birmingham. Purchase your tickets here.

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Lisa and Lee {photographed by Gemma Williams}

This wedding we’re about to show you is absolute Vintage Chic and the beautiful images were taken by Gemma Williams Photography.

It was a hard task to choose which images to show you as they are all just stunning and over flowing with inspiration.

Bride Lisa and Groom Lee  were married on 14th July this year at Hereford Town Hall followed by a reception at Lisa’s Stepdads’ home in a fantastic yurt.

Lee popped the question on the third anniversary of them being together and was a total surprise to Lisa who had no idea! Awwwww

Their wedding includes so many vintage chic features such as a 50’s inspired dress, birdcage veil, icecream tricycle and a convertible VW Beetle.

Take a look at these  images captured by talented Gemma Williams and see for yourself. You’ll be swooning like us. Promise!

Congratulations to Lee and Lisa. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together xx

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A 1940’s/50’s wedding {Peach & Jo Photography}

Recently we were contacted by Jo from Peach and Jo Photography about a recent 40/50’s wedding and we’re really pleased to share this with you as it’s just  beautiful- a magical fusion of 40’s and 50’s inspiration. So many details and little touches that makes it full of romance and love.The Bride and Groom were after a relaxed vibe for their wedding and from these images it looks like they achieved their aim. Beautiful photography from Peach and Jo too.

Bride Rhian describes how they put together this magical wedding.

When we decided to get married, me and Stu were in agreement that we wanted our wedding to be a relaxed affair with a party atmosphere.  We stumbled upon folly farm when looking for a venue, it was perfect as it gave us the opportunity to organise the wedding ourselves without restrictions on vendors and decor etc.  Plus we could book it for the whole weekend and 45 of our nearest and dearest could stay on site with us.  A bouncy castle and a vintage VW ice cream van greeted our guests when we came out of the ceremony.  To go with the relaxed vibe, we decided on an afternoon tea for our wedding breakfast, I love the look of piles of cakes and sandwiches piled high on mis-matched vintage crockery, plus it’s my favourite kind of food.  I hand made most of the decor along with some of my bridesmaids and the knitted bunting knitting circle! I am an avid knitter and crafter and saw some knitted bunting in a knitting shop near me, I managed to find a pattern and got knitting, we eventually managed to make 58 metres of it. For the favours I filled jars with different kinds of sweets and made tops out of floral material and twine.

I decided very early on that I would like a non white, 40/50’s style wedding dress and so the search began, the only trouble was most of the pre made dresses I managed to find were in a shade of white.  I finally came across Joanne Fleming, after an initial visit and a consultation, she sketched me my perfect dress, and the added bonus was that I could have it any colour I liked, so I chose a beautiful pale green.  Trying to work out what colour to have my bridesmaids was another challenge because of the green.  I have a few Vivian of Holloway dresses myself and love the style of the 50’s circle dresses, they are also really flattering on most people.  I decided to have mismatched bridesmaids, each wearing a different floral dress in the same style, I chose the colours and patterns for them to match their personalities!  My jewellery was reconditioned 1950’s and my veil was cobbled together by myself and one one of my bridemaid’s Maddie.’

Thank you Jo and Peach Photography and congratulations to newly weds Rhian and Stu! ♥

Wedding Dress – Joanne Fleming Design, Brighton http://www.joanneflemingdesign.com/xDefault.aspx

Jewellery – Fur coat no knickers http://www.furcoatnoknickers.co.uk/

Rhi and Stu’s shoes – Irregular choice http://www.irregularchoice.com/

Bridemaids Dresses – Vivian of Holloway http://www.vivienofholloway.com/

Stu’s suit – Max Hence http://www.maxhence.com/

Flowers – pick of the bunch http://www.pickofthebunchbristol.co.uk/

Venue – Folly Farm http://www.follyfarm.org/weddings

Crockery – Cotswold vintage party hire http://www.cotswoldsvintagepartyhire.co.uk/index2.html

Cup Cakes – swinkys sweets http://www.swinkysweets.co.uk/

Catering – Lettuce and Lovage http://www.lettucelovage.co.uk/

Ice Cream Van – Vee Double Moo http://www.veedoublemoo.co.uk/index.html

Bouncy Castle – bristol fun for hire http://www.bristolfunforhire.co.uk/

Camper Van – The Bristol Camper Company http://www.thebristolcampercompany.co.uk/