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DIY Tutorial. How to Make Botanical Pebble Pressed Flower & Leaf Favour Place Names
19.11.2014

DIY Tutorial How To Pebble Stone Dried Flower Leaf Botanical Favours Place Names

Image by Carey Sheffield

 

To recreate the table look from the WWW Photoshoot – Ethereal Woodland Wedding Ideas yourself, I am here to share with you how I created the botanical pebble favour place names today.

A super simple technique, which will also be fun to make in a large batch. Whether you want to use them as décor, favours or place names they will work really well on your wedding tables.

I chose a muted coloured stone and picked the cow parsley and leaves from the garden, so it can be really cost effective too.

 

What You Need

 

Flower Press

Leaves/Flowers

Pebbles/Stones

PVA Glue

 

DIY Tutorial How To Pebble Stone Dried Flower Leaf Botanical Favours Place Names

 

Collect your leaves and flowers and place into the flower press. Follow the instructions included.

If you haven’t got a flower press try using heavy books with paper either side of the flowers.

 

DIY Tutorial How To Pebble Stone Pressed Flower Leaf Botanical Favours Place Names

 

Leave them for a couple of weeks, mine were only pressed for a couple of days. And they still turned out great :-)

 

DIY Tutorial How To Pebble Stone Pressed Flower Leaf Botanical Favours Place Names

 

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DIY Bridal Make Up Tutorial. How to Create Dewy Fresh Skin.
12.11.2014

DIY Make Up Tutorial Skin Base Dewy Fresh Bridal Bride Wedding

 

We all want to know how to create the elusive perfect skin and base right? Especially for a special event, party or wedding make up look. Well I have make up artist Lisa Alger at Essex Wedding Beauty here today to show us how to achieve flawless pretty skin all by ourselves. Natural and beautiful, just perfect for a gorgeous bride.

Thanks so very much to Lisa Alger at Essex Wedding Beauty for her wonderful tutorial, which was captured by Jacob Davies from Carey Sheffield Boutique Productions

 

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings – How to create a Dewy Fresh Skin from Jake Davies on Vimeo.

 

DIY Make Up Tutorial Skin Base Dewy Fresh Bridal Bride Wedding

 

Glowing.

Why not give this look a go yourself? I’d love to hear how you get on XOXO Lou

 

 

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Carey Sheffield

Photography Assistant | Jasmine Andrews

Film |Jacob Davies - Carey Sheffield Boutique Productions

Creative Direction/ Styling | The Bijou Bride

Location | Moggerhanger Park

Cakes | Delicieux Cakes

Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist | Essex Wedding Beauty

Paper Flowers | Tissue Blossoms

Tableware and Dark Chairs | Hélène Millot Furnishings

Flowers | Joanne Truby Floral Design

Models | WWW real bride Kate, WWW real bride Katy, Kirsty-Anne Tritton

Dresses & Hairpieces | Heritage Brides

Tea Lights | Dot Com Gift Shop

Dresses | La Poesie

Hair Vine | Klaire Van Elton

 

To see the rest of the shoot see below ;

 

WWW Photoshoot. Ethereal Woodland Wedding Ideas

Pretty Natural Barefoot Bohemian Bridal Look. Real Bride Katy

Ethereal English Rose Bridal Look. Real Bride Kate

Beautiful Rustic Woodland Bridal Look

WWW Woodland Wedding Ideas Editorial. The Film

DIY Hair Tutorial. How to Create a Boho Cascading Braid & Waves

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DIY Bridal Hair Tutorial. How to Create a Boho Cascading Braid & Waves
07.11.2014

DIY Braid Plait Hair Wedding Bride Style Up Do

 

This afternoon I have the first of two DIY film tutorials to share with you from the WWW editorial shoot. It was important to me that the editorial shoot was attainable for couples so I wanted to share with you how we created different elements from the day.

First up is how to create this gorgeous boho cascading braid hairstyle. Whether you are a bride looking for a whimsy hair style or are looking for the perfect do for a party coming up – this could be perfect.

Super simple and yet so elegant.

Thanks to Lisa Alger at Essex Wedding Beauty for her brilliant tutorial captured by Jacob Davies from Carey Sheffield Boutique Productions

 

 

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings – How to create a Boho Cascading Braid from Jake Davies on Vimeo.

 

 

DIY Braid Plait Hair Wedding Bride Style Up Do Tutorial

 

How perfect. I love the addition of blooms to add to the whole look too. Now I am off to practice on myself hehe :-)

Happy styling XOXO Lou

 

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Carey Sheffield

Photography Assistant | Jasmine Andrews

Film | Jacob Davies - Carey Sheffield Boutique Productions

Creative Direction/ Styling | The Bijou Bride

Location | Moggerhanger Park

Cakes | Delicieux Cakes

Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist | Essex Wedding Beauty

Paper Flowers | Tissue Blossoms

Tableware and Dark Chairs | Hélène Millot Furnishings

Flowers | Joanne Truby Floral Design

Models | WWW real bride Kate, WWW real bride Katy, Kirsty-Anne Tritton

Dresses & Hairpieces | Heritage Brides

Tea Lights | Dot Com Gift Shop

Dresses | Belle & Bunty

 

To see the rest of the shoot see below ;

 

WWW Photoshoot. Ethereal Woodland Wedding Ideas

Pretty Natural Barefoot Bohemian Bridal Look. Real Bride Katy

Ethereal English Rose Bridal Look. Real Bride Kate

Beautiful Rustic Woodland Bridal Look

WWW Woodland Wedding Ideas Editorial. The Film

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Homegrown Wedding Flowers. DIY Bridal Bouquet Tutorial
23.07.2014

Homegrown DIY Wedding Bridal Bouquet Tutorial 28

 

So it’s time for the almost conclusion of my home-grown wedding flowers project. All of the flowers in this bouquet are from my garden.

From all of the seedlings and seeds I sowed the Cow Parsley was the only real major success I have had (so far). An important lesson I learned and therefore a big tip from me would be to have a back up plan if you are growing your own blooms. Luckily I have quite a few established plants in the garden that provided the Sweet Peas, Daisies and Thistles.

A fair bit of effort did go into growing the blooms, but the satisfaction of seeing the end result is just wonderful. If you want to grow your own you could always ask a florist if they would be happy to arrange the flowers for you if you aren’t too confident.

Anyway here is my attempt at a pretty relaxed hand tied bridal bouquet….

 

 

What You Need |

 

* A selection of home grown flowers and foliage

* Florist Wire

* Ribbon/Twine

* Scissors

 

Try to cut and arrange the flowers as close to the wedding as possible. The night before or the morning of the wedding would ensure the blooms stay fresh.

 

Homegrown DIY Wedding Bridal Bouquet Tutorial 1

 

Step 1

 

Be sure to prepare your stems. Take off excess leaves, dunk the ends in boiling water and give them a good drink of cool water too.

 

Homegrown DIY Wedding Bridal Bouquet Tutorial 2

 

Step 2

 

Begin by holding stems in your hand tightly, adding in each stem in turn. Try to work in odds for a natural feel.

For this bouquet I wanted a long informal hand tied feel rather than a structured shape, so I used the Cow Parsley as a backdrop to the other flowers.

 

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How to Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers // Part 2 // Sowing Outdoors
25.05.2014

Grow Your Wedding Flowers

 

 

The bank holiday weekend is the perfect opportunity to get out in the garden and tend to your plants. So I thought today would be lovely timing for the green fingered :-)

Following on from part one in the grow your own wedding flower series, today I am sharing how I moved my seedlings outdoors. I am really enjoying this new project and learning about how to garden and grow blooms. I cannot wait to see the results already.

 

Sweet Peas / Step 1

 

Firstly I gave my bed a good weed and hoe.

 

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Step 2

 

Next I created a structure using canes and twines for my sweet peas. Simply placed in the ground angled inwards and tied at intervals.

 

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