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Month: March, 2013

Chester Diamond Shaped Bow Tie

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I’m loving this Chester diamond shaped bow tie featured on Harvey Specter from the series Suits. Available from Smart Turnout, London, crafted in 100% cotton.

Alee and Press Letterpress Stationery

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Lovely letterpress wedding stationery created by Amanda Thomas, founder of Alee and Press.

The Magnolia

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Named after French botanist Pierre Magnol, Magnolias symbolise ‘love of nature’. Their scent depends on the variety and are available in spring and summer. Photograph by Jose Villa.

Floral Wedding Cake Design

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This Claire Pettibone inspired cake was designed by Zoe Clark. Beautiful florals for a gorgeous summer or spring wedding.

Origami Chopstick Holders

 

This do-it-yourself origami chopstick holder tutorial featured on www.ideasmag.co.za is perfect if you’re planning an Oriental-themed wedding. It also allow you the liberty in using beautiful patterned and colourful wrapping paper to showcase your special day.


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1. Start with a perfect square of paper. With the white side facing you, fold in half and unfold.

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2. Now fold the top and bottom edges over to the centre.

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3. Crease well and unfold.

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4. Fold the bottom right-hand corner to meet the centre fold.

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5. Fold the upper right-hand corner in to meet the upper fold.

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6. Now fold the top quarter downwards.

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7. Fold downwards once more.

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8. Fold the bottom quarter up.

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9. Seal the end by folding it over twice, turn over and insert your chopsticks, cutlery or straws.

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Wedding By Colour

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Interested in knowing the significance behind the colour you choose for your wedding? Have a read at this Colourscope. It may also help you choose a colour scheme for your special day should you not already have one.

Which Bra Wears Your Name?

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Gorgeous black lace lingerie available from www.polyvore.com

Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

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Are you planning on having a 2013 wedding? PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Colour of the Year. Featured here are Ellie Saab gowns at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012 showcasing the strength of the colour. If you’d like to make a statement, this colour scheme is definitely something to be considered.

The Wonders of Washi Tape

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Washi tape is typically made from natural fibres, such as bamboo or hemp, but most commonly from the bark of trees that are native to Japan — the Mulberry, the Mitsumata shrub or the Gampi tree. It is self-adhesive and available in rolls much like regular sticky tape. They are often partially transparent which allows the colour of the material underneath to show through. Most washi tapes are strong and functional as well as pretty, making them wonderful for both everyday and decorative use, and are cost-effective especially if you’re having a low-budget wedding.

Available from www.washitape.co.za

Sweet and Succulent Wedding Cake

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Sugary and Chic Cake Boutique from Houston, Texas founded by Sheron Madden and Jenifer Weber, both share a passion for baking and have a never-ending thirst for creativity. This cake boutique specialises in custom fondant cakes and other treats that not only look beautiful, but taste divine! Featured here are sweet succulent miniature wedding cakes discovered on Ruffled blog’s eco-friendly garden wedding ideas post. A beautiful example of pure sophistication and stunning photography by talented Christa Elyce Photography.