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!

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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.

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Photography, Wedding

Know someone who’s getting married next year?

England is getting a treat! Jel Photo are returning to the UK for a little trip somewhere around July/August 2012. They are a husband and wife team based in Auckland, New Zealand. The pair have the most incredible skill at photographing weddings and their wedding photography has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Polka Dot Bride, Boho Bride & Magnolia Rouge wedding sites. They have done plenty of international weddings and love the whole experience.

They are not charge anything extra for their flights, just their normal photography rates. You’d ideally be located in Dorset or Hampshire, but it’s no issue if you’re not. In fact, they are even stretching this opportunity to the rest of the world (ideally Dubai, LA, Japan, which are all en-route to the UK when flying from NZ)

If you want to contact them, here’s all their information:
Email: info@jelphoto.co.nz
Twitter: @JelPhotography
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Bristol, Photography, Wedding

Summer Wedding

Hello me
I helped out with a wedding recently, a semi wedding stylist if you will. Main jobs were making cake stands and designing the look of the cake table, (the bride asked every one in her book club to bake a cake each, instead of the regular wedding cake) creating the place settings and designing the table plan.

 

Table Plan
I hand-cut everyone’s initial and stuck them onto the plan with velcro – this made it easy to make last-minute changes to the seating plan if guests couldn’t make it. They chose trestle tables – with couples sat both opposite and next to each other. I was hoping that the plan would spell out something, but it didn’t – not enough vowels. I would like to make something out of the letters, as a post-wedding present.
Cake table
The whole day was a dream. Bristol Florists Bella and Fifi worked hard on the flowers, they were gorgeous too – some wild flowers, all seasonal and locally grown.
Looking for a photographer in Bristol? All the above photographs were taken by Bruce, here’s his portfolio. He also photographs the Invisible Circus lots, so if you’ve ever been to one of those nights, you should have a look and see if you can spot yourself in the galleries.
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3D, color, Design, Interesting and Inspiring, Wedding

Dolciodille

Dolciodille [dohl-see oh-de-lee] are husband and wife team Ashley and Dusty. They are a letterpress and design studio in Atlanta, USA. they make lovely paper things for weddings mainly. But they make lots more, for many occasions.

Their website describes them like this: “Together, they offer unique design to people in areas where the conventions aren’t just tiresome and forgettable, but a dime a dozen… if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, unforgettable, and expertly crafted, then Dolci Odille offers a designer’s take on things.”

Here’s their website
Here’s their blog (very inspiring and regularly updated)

I mention them because they just updated their blog with a tutorial of how to make a miniature fabric flower garland, which is probably the cutest thing ever, and a good little project I shall be undertaking. Maybe as a Christmas present for someone, or maybe as a christmas day project (to distract myself from all the eating) the tutorial can be found in this link to the Once Wed website. Enjoy! I’ll be making and photographing my flower garland soon, but here’s one of them in the mean time.

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