One of the most exciting parts of crafting is seeing what other people have created from scratch. Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our favourite fellow crafters, Debra Norton from Vintage Paper Parade. When Debra isn’t busy designing stationery and paper goods, she’s blogging about vintage treasures, DIY projects and perfectly produced parties. Today, Debra brings an organic touch to your reception table with her vintage-inspired table numbers. Find out how you can make Debra’s pretty table toppers in five simple steps.
Take a page from your grandfather’s study and transform your wedding day into a romantic tale. Adorn yourself with stunning lace and traditional sleeves and match your maids in flowing chiffon. Pull your palette inspiration from the books and incorporate earthy pastels throughout your décor with unique place settings and desserts. Carry the vintage feel through by incorporating an herb bouquet and antique china.
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Bridal gown, courtesy Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal.
Tea cup, photography courtesy Brandon Scott Photography.
Bridesmaid gown, courtesy Monique Lhuillier.
Book stack centrepiece, photography courtesy Brandon Scott Photography.
Thyme bouquet, courtesy Coriander Girl. Photography courtesy Carlo Mendoza.
Dessert table, courtesy SweetStyle. Seen in this blog post.
Vintage book table number, courtesy LoveAndFound via Etsy.
How to wear that hair? Ponytails, updos, chignons, long waves, braids—they’re all amazing bridal options and the look you chose will depend a lot on your dress style and your personal style. A few weeks back I asked Eric Del Monaco, official hair artist and colourist for L’Oreal Paris for his wedding hair dos and don’ts. I also asked him to share his favourite wedding styles of the moment. “These looks I’ve selected are current and easy to achieve, yet provide stunning results,” Del Monaco shares. “It is important to remember when selecting a style that it makes you feel confident and beautiful and one that you will love when you look at your wedding photos in the years to come.” Here’s Del Monaco’s three style picks. Read the rest of this entry »
What do the Duchess of Cambridge, Kerry Washington, Elle Fanning, Angelina Jolie, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Lopez and Dita Von Teese all have in common? Why, they’re major fans of Brit fashion designer Jenny Packham, of course. Known recently for her gorgeous frocks seen on the Duchess of Cambridge–this talented lady has captivated the whole world with her fab creations. A longtime bridal dress designer, Packham’s gowns are some of the dreamiest and most romantic dresses we’ve seen–which is why we were excited to learn about her latest launch: wedding headdresses. The price is steep, but if you’re looking to splurge on a one-of-a-kind sparkly accessory (perhaps fulfill that ‘something new’) then take a peek at Packham’s newest line, which is sure to wow.