Art, color, Wedding

Wedding Decor – balloons and paper sculptures

I’m delighted to have been asked to assist with a wedding of two great friends, looking after the decor side of things. It’s a great project for me, and we’re at the stage of deciding on all the different elements of decorations needed, moving into testing some things.

I’m going to be giving this Crepe and Watercolour flower tutorial a bash. How great would huge, huge paper flowers look, suspended up high, along with some of these giant balloons I found over at

Just found from my ‘balloon research’ how it’s simple to make two toned balloons.

And if you were ever interested in how balloons are made, like I am. There you go!


The above is another installation, this time made with what looks like loadsa different shaped and sizes balloons. The artist is Piraja Maharaja and the blogger is Lauren Ann Lane. It’s brill and has sparked off lots of ideas for balloon decor at this wedding.

What did we do before Pinterest ay? It’s been so useful to collaborate with people over that in really defining what kind of decor is wanted at this wedding, testing our ideas and tutorials, pinning different colour palettes and texture inspiration. You can follow me on pinterest if you like. My favourite board is the ‘Things I Could Be Doing Instead of Sitting Here’ board. Never fails to inspire me to get off my bum and MAKE.

Did you know that my sister is a wedding photographer? She lives all the way in New Zealand but is looking for weddings to photograph here in England. She’s such a pro at it, so is her man – they’re a husband and wife photo team. 

And finally, here’s a blog I wrote two years back about another wedding I helped coordinate the decor for. This was for a lovely family who I used to nanny for.

Collage, Photography

Fings wot I found

Peter Hovey’s Love Blog – of people kissing / in love / together

Downtown From Behind –

Creative types riding their bikes around downtown New York City. (VIA Cup of Jo )

Jessalyn Aaland –
“Jessalyn Aaland is an artist, writer, musician and teacher based in Oakland, California. As an artist, she works primarily in collage, using stickers and found paper materials to create dreamy, utopic landscapes of human and other communities.”


Barfoot and Duggan, Bristol

The Lucy Party: Desperately Seeking Lucy

We made a pinata – shame it looked like boobs/testicles though

11 Lucy’s in total, 13 including Barfoot and Duggan. Next time, hundreds!
Pegs to hang completed questionnaires. Balloons hanging from the tree’s
Lovely big oak tree in Brandon Hill park, Bristol
Lucy scrolls – each containing the questionnaires, a Lucy pencil and a name-tag.

The Lucy picnic was perfect. I had such a gorgeous Saturday, amongst some lovely people, all called Lucy. It was great to meet you all, and hopefully some of the Lucy’s who didn’t make it will come along next year.

Barfoot and Duggan are going to make this a yearly event, we’re looking to create more interest and involvement with the next picnic – finding a Lucy who has/knows of a nice indoor space to use if the weather is bad, Lucy’s who can help us stuffing envelopes/posting letters/putting up adverts/promoting to local magazines. It’s going to be big!

We had an as in Venue magazine – we didn’t even realise! And Venue have review & picture of the party – it’s not in this week’s, but was promised to be, so fingers crossed for next week’s edition.