Decor, DIY Tutorials
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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Decor, In The Hotseat
Zazzle. Personalised Wedding Gifts & Touches. In The Hotseat.
18.08.2014

 

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Custom Team Bride tote bags

If you are looking for the final personal touches to your wedding then welcome to Zazzle.

Zazzle is a marketplace where near enough everything is fully customisable. From invitations to pillows and badges you can really make your own stamp. Whether you are looking for favours, fun touches for your hen party or gifts for the bridal party there are so many stylish and fun choices and ideas :-)

I have picked some of my favourites in this feature, but there is soooo much to browse over on the Zazzle site.

Let’s get to know Zazzle a little more…

 

 

Hi Lisa, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

I have been at Merchandiser at Zazzle for three years. I have a background in Beauty Merchandise and Marketing and Visual Communications.

 

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I’m getting married pillow

 

What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

I love that I get to collaborate with other departments for a variety of projects. It truly is a team effort. What I dislike is that sometimes you don’t get to enjoy holidays because you are always 2-3 months ahead.

 

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How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

I’ve always loved to merchandise and once I started Zazzle I began to gravitate more towards the wedding experiences. Now I am responsible for our weddings pages, http://www.zazzle.com/wedding+ideas, where couples and get inspiration and ideas. Also, http://www.zazzle.com/wedding+collections, an easy page that couples can navigate when searching for invitations.

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

 

What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

That I will showcase products with amazing designs that people will want to incorporate into their big day. 

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Decor, Planning
26 Wedding Place Names Ideas
30.07.2014

Place names are a small detail of your wedding day décor, but can be totally fun and unique. You can really add your personality through even the smallest of touches.

Today I have trawled the WWW archives to bring you some brilliant place name ideas. From luggage tags, pebbles, logs and fruit; there is something to suit any wedding table. Think about your loves and hobbies as a couple and inject those ideas into your decoration…

 

 

Luggage Tag

 

Rustic Natural Fern Linen Place Name Setting http://mbmaher.com/

Image | Mitch Maher, full wedding here.

 

Dried Flowers

 

Luggage Tag Dried Flowers Place Name Setting http://campbellphotography.co.uk/

Image | Campbell Photography, full wedding here.

 

Map Hearts

 

Heart Map Place Name Setting Wedding http://www.eleanorjaneweddings.co.uk/

Image | Eleanor Jane, full wedding here.

 

Photo

 

Polaroid Place Setting Wedding Name Photo http://bigbouquet.co.uk/

Image | Big Bouquet Photography, full wedding here.

 

Fruity

 

Apple Fruit Place Names Setting Wedding http://www.cottoncandyweddings.co.uk/

Image | Cotton Candy Photography, full wedding here.

 

Pebble

 

Wedding Place Name Setting Pebble Stone http://www.philippajamesphotography.com/

Image | Philippa James, full wedding here.

 

Cork Boats

 

Cork Boat Place Names Setting Wedding Decor http://www.marcsmithphotography.com/

Image | Marc Smith, full wedding here.

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Decor, In The Hotseat
Sell My Wedding. Marketplace for Pre-Loved Wedding Items. In The Hotseat
23.06.2014

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Image by Ally Byrom Photography 

 

I just love the concept of Sell My Wedding; an online marketplace for pre loved wedding items. Selling everything from dresses and accessories to reception décor.

The benefit of buying pre loved? You could bag yourself a bargain, save time on DIYing your day and be eco friendly too by recycling. Or if you are a newly-wed then selling on your wedding items will boost your bank balance, free up space and spread the love to another happy couple.

Plus founder Rebecca has a special offer especially for WWW readers, with 20 free accounts worth £10 each for couples to sell their wedding items and 5 wedding vendor accounts worth £100 each up for grabs, read on to find out more…

 

 

Hi Rebecca, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

Hello, I am Rebecca Aspin (34) founder of Sellmywedding.co.uk an online marketplace where newlyweds can sell their pre-loved wedding items to brides-to-be. The website re-launched with a new look in January and is helping brides across the UK recycle their weddings – from the dress to the decorations.

 

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My Wedding. Images by Simon Kench Photography.

 

What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

The wedding industry has changed dramatically since I myself got married in 2007. Not only have wedding trends changed but the daily inspiration from wedding blogs mean that brides-to-be have so much inspiration available to them. Already married, I love the fact that I can immerse myself in this beautiful, inspirational and creative industry on a daily basis. I love the interaction with our users, both brides-to be (our buyers) and newlyweds (our sellers) and seeing the fantastic weddings that they have planned or plan to have.

 

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Images by Ally Byrom Photography 

 

How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

Sell My Wedding was established in July 2011 when following my own wedding I was unable to find a UK website where I could recycle my wedding items with another bride.

Three years on, many of the items from my wedding were still in bags and boxes.  It seemed such a waste to banish such beautiful items to the loft, never to be used again.

Whilst there were websites for selling second hand wedding dresses, there was nothing out there where you could literally sell everything to do with your big day.

I thought that such a marketplace would not only help make a wedding more affordable but it would also enable brides-to-be to gain inspiration from newlyweds, who had already done the hard work by trawling websites and shops to find the perfect items.

 

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What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

Since we launched we have helped hundreds of newlyweds sell their wedding and we are proud to have over 1,000 beautiful pre-loved items currently for sale.

To mark our second birthday the site underwent major investment and development to make it even easier for newlyweds to sell their wedding and for brides-to-be to find their perfect items.

As well as a new look, the sign up process was improved and an internal messaging system introduced to make selling simpler and safer. The search functionality is bigger and better and you can now search for items to hire as well as pre-loved items to buy. We are also now iphone and ipad compatible meaning our users can add items from the convenience of their mobiles or tablets.

We remain passionate about recycling, reusing and re-loving and in order to bring together the largest marketplace of pre-loved wedding items, alongside our private sellers we have opened up our site to wedding businesses and vendors who specialise in pre-loved, vintage, sample or wedding items to hire.

 

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Decor, In The Hotseat
Dust and Things. Wedding Gifts & Decor.
06.05.2014

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Online boutique Dust and Things is an online treasure trove packed with beautiful items. There are so many lovely pieces perfect to decorate your wedding tables, add to your gift list or to gift to members of your wedding party.

From homeware to wedding favours and personalised presents, there is something for everyone. I so love their natural rustic and quirky products and know you will too :-)

 

Hi Sian-Louise, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

Hello! I’m Sian-Louise, founder of Dust and Things. I have always had two parallel interests; a passion for practical crafts, and a keen interest in the natural world. I live with my (business) partner Mike, a grumpy cat and a very happy poodle named Robin.

One of my life goals is to tend a herd of deer and I drink far too much tea!

 

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What do you love about your job?

 

It’s a bit strange, but one of my favourite things about my job is packaging the Wedding items up ready for transit to their new home. There’s something so delightful about receiving something that you can tell has had thought and care put into it – I hope every one of our packages is opened with a smile.

 

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How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

I recently graduated in Environmental Conservation. Whilst studying I enjoyed learning but I missed being creative.

During my second year, a dear friend threw a crafty life-line at me to create some nature themed things for her Wedding day. I jumped at the chance. Immediately I felt inspired and my spark returned. The honour and happiness I felt at seeing my creations amongst a sea of smiling faces at such a special day made my heart burst and I knew I had to do more.

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