Afternoon lovelies, I have some pretty floral inspiration this afternoon.
I created this Easter flower arrangement with some pretty Spring blooms, which is perfect for your dinner table over the bank holiday weekend or for your wedding day flowers.
The whole arrangement cost me £2.50; for the 5 bunches of beautiful daffodils. The vintage jug I already owned and the rest of the foliage and blooms I foraged from the garden. It was super easy to pop together and I really enjoyed sitting in the sun with these sweet smelling florals.
Feel free to mix up the flowers you choose or the colourings. Think about using other vessels such as bottles, vases or tin cans too.
What You Need:
Flowers & Foliage (I used Daffodils, Tulips, Grape Hyacinths and Bluebells)
Jug filled with Water (add flower food to keep them longer)
Be sure to cut stems at an angle to ensure the flowers can soak up as much water as possible.
I began by arranging my foliage in the background. I went with the natural curve in the stem and let the leaves sway over the side of the jug for a natural feel.
I then started by arranging the flowers in the middle with the tallest flower, in this case the tulips. (more…)
I am gearing up and looking forward to the bank holiday weekend :-) So I have been blogging up a storm ready for a 4 day weekend, YAY. This afternoon I will be in front of the camera… ekk! And tomorrow I have an important appointment before we have some major building works on the house on Saturday. It’s all go. Look out for a little DIY tutorial this afternoon too :-)
There are so many beautiful weddings on the internet this week, it’s been impossible to whittle them down. Take 10 and enjoy…
WWW’s Wedding of the Week
Hot Air Balloon Wedding … oh my!
This morning we head to one of the most picturesque and romantic locations in the world… Italy.
Gavin and Cushla tied the knot on the 7th September 2013 at Santa Maria Di Castellabate, Campania, Italy. There wedding was planned for them by My Secret Italy which allowed Gavin and Cushla to relax and enjoy the whole experience.
They had a pizza party the night before, played cards with locals, had gelatos and a BBQ. Cushla looked beautiful in an elegant lace gown while Gavin donned a smart black suit. And for the perfect end to the day there were fireworks. WOW.
Thanks goes to the totally amazing Babb Photo for sharing her images with us.
Tags: Babb Photo, BBQ, Destination Wedding Ideas, Ice Cream, Italy Destination Wedding, My Secret Italy, Pizza
WWW readers Leigh Ann and Michael wanted a vintage inspired wedding day with classic touches. They had vintage crockery, Leigh Ann had a vintage feel cascading bouquet and a beautiful vintage hair style filled with pretty blooms.
I so love the unique custom made bridesmaid dresses in floral print, the stylish attire and the romantic atmosphere of their day.
Thanks so very much to the wonderful Helen Russell for sharing her imagery with us this afternoon.
Tags: Cascading Bouquet, Helen Russell Photography, Real Weddings, Vintage Wedding, White Wedding Ideas
WWW readers Sarah and Scott married on the 2nd November 2013 and held their reception at Jacksons Lane, a dance studio in London. They begun their day with the sweetest first look at the striking St Pancras train station, I so love the images from this touching moment.
Sarah and Scott had a vision of a vintage circus for their wedding; with a fun red colour scheme they had bunting, tickets, popping candy, straws and clown noses. Sarah opted for a brooch bouquet she made herself instead of flowers and there was a bake off for guests.
Scott wore a grey three piece suit with red tie, while Sarah chose a tea length polka dot dress with red sash. Gorgeous.
Thanks so much to the utterly brilliant Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer Miki Photography for sharing his photographs with us.
Tags: 1950s Style Wedding Dress, Brooch Bouquet, Circus Wedding, City Wedding, DIY Wedding, Festoon Lighting, First Look, Jacksons Lane, London Wedding, Miki Photography, Polka Dot Wedding Dress, Real Weddings, Red Wedding Ideas, Sweetie Table