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Month: December, 2011

Tissue Pom-Poms

Joyous bursts of colour dance above a table, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner or casual reception. The dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament. Echoing the vibrant hanging puffs, pom-pom napkin rings in citrus shades adorn each place setting. Square glass vessels in various sizes line tables. Covered in sunset-hued tissue (cut to size and secured with double-sided tape), they cast a soft glow.

Beautiful Paper Cutting

This is one of my favourite paper techniques – paper cutting. It is the art of cutting paper designs which add instant beauty, delicacy and femininity to any wedding stationery. The paper cutting seen here is a design from http://www.101woonideeen.nl

Cotton & Crumbs Cupcakes

Aren’t these just the most perfect cupcakes for a haute couture wedding? The cupcakes are baked the day before your event to ensure they are at their freshest. Available from cottonandcrumbs.co.uk

Sweet Pink Lemonade

This is a refreshing idea for the guests as they mingle, while the bride and groom are having their wedding photographs taken. The colour of the lemonade, or whatever else you desire to have, can carry through the colour scheme of your special day.

Jennifer Behr ‘Veronica’ Headpiece

“Veronica” is a fashion-forward design fit for a Vogue look. Off the beat brides will adore this headpiece for a modern day romantic wedding! The designer used three Ostrich plumes hand-curled to cover the bride’s face in a graceful upward arc way. This feather veil headpiece is available in cream and snow silk from http://www.jenniferbehr.com

Wedding Guest Book Idea

At a loss for words? That’s how some people feel when faced with a blank guest book. Come to their rescue with conversation-starting phrases printed on recipe-size index cards. “We wish you…”,”Love is…”,”You know you’re in love when…”,”Once upon a time…”.

Floral Wedding Favours

Are you looking for a fresh, inexpensive idea for favours? Lush floral centerpiece blooms double as favours when you provide guests with waterproof bags to take flowers home in. Have cellophane ones custom-printed with a message asking guests to pick a few flowers. Set them out with twist ties to cinch bags closed, and at the party’s end your guests can carry on a bit of the celebration.

Handmade Fans

Outdoor weddings are especially beautiful, but they can also be uncomfortably steamy. To keep your guests from overheating, pass out handmade fans. These DIY fans have a floral motif on one side and a quote from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” on the other: “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep.” Make These Fans here.

Jennifer Behr ‘Natalia’ Headpiece

Two lush silk peonies hand-stitched to a silk ribbon-wrapped skinny headband. The petals are designed to move with you in a beautiful fluttering motion and finished at the front with French veiling. Available at http://www.jenniferbehr.com

Button Badge Seating Cards

These button badge seating cards can also serve to introduce guests to one another. Pin buttons to card stock with table numbers written on the bottom.