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If you’re looking for a fun (and easy!) craft to do with your bridesmaids that will serve as the perfect decoration at your bridal shower, engagement party, or even wedding, we have the perfect idea for you!
Hi Sugarplum! has a great tutorial on making a simple yet cute and whimsical polka dot vase. We love the simplicity of this and how super easy they are to make. These are an inexpensive and fun activity to do that can actually be of great use when it comes to decor!
Finally, these look awesome with the tulips as shown. And, undoubtedly, they would great with a wide range of other flowers too because the gold is a flexible color. So cute!
Check out the whole tutorial here. Happy crafting!
We at MHW love all things British, especially for a wedding. We also love whimsy, great food, and sunny afternoons. Therefore, when we stumbled across Fortnum & Mason’s website, we went giddy with delight (while of course maintaining our decorum).
Fortnum & Mason began as a side business in 1707 (!) when William Fortnum rented a room from Hugh Mason, and made candles for Queen Anne’s household. The rest is history – and lots of it! Read about it here.
It has grown into a flourishing business of gourmet foodstuffs and “hampers” (fancy picnic baskets). What newlywed couple wouldn’t be delighted by a beautiful wicker basket full of champagne, delicious cakes, plates, napkins, untensils, and oh-so-British “cheerful string of bunting” (triangular flags on a string – quite festive!). I have been giving picnic baskets as wedding gifts for years and I have yet to receive a thank you note that didn’t include the words ‘unique’, ‘delightful’, and ‘one-of-a-kind’.
And if you need further proof, note that Kate, Camilla, and the Queen shop here:
Give your next newlywed friends a glorious hamper from Fortnum & Mason – and your gift giving will surely be a smashing success!
A gal could browse Etsy for hours…it’s like the most upscale flea market you’ve ever visited where everything is made lovingly by hand by super creative folks who adore beautiful things as much as you do!
It’s so fun to pop over there and see what new in their wedding section. We’ve seen these little customizable cake toppers from Creative Butterfly XOX everywhere:
and her hilarious photo booth props:
And I love these vintage hand fan / programs from GoGoSnap:
A quirky hanger from rockabuy creations would be a cute shower gift:
There are tons of items on Etsy that are fun, quirky, cute, and beautiful for all kinds of wedding events!
This wedding dress from the Enzoani 2012 collection (“Ginger” dress)
Plus these House of Elliot lace wedding shoes:
Plus these Lela Rose bridesmaids dresses:
Plus this rose-and-goldenrod DIY bouquet from Gamma Flowers:
Equals an Elegant Southern wedding at the luxury Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY:
NothingButBonfires has been a favorite blog for a while. Travel writer Holly Burns lives a charmed life up in the Bay Area, and her posts are sweet, witty, funny, and full of little truths that provoke thoughts like “Did she really just connect the meaning of life to a post about choosing sandals at Target? Brilliant!”
We stumbled on her blog when desperately Googling something like “How to produce beautiful one-of-a-kind invitations and still retire someday”. One thing led to another, and here’s what we found:
Gorgeous, unique, personalized, sophisticated, playful. Isn’t that everything you could want from an invitation? Now, Holly is married to a graphic designer. Most of us aren’t so lucky, but fortunately we live in a day and age where kindergartners learn html color codes along with their ABC’s, so it’s likely we at least know someone who knows someone who can do something with lettering and pretty pictures. Follow her instructions here - we did, and came up with our own version for under $500. We’ll post our invitations soon!