Sunday, February 28

we heart feb 2010

February the month of love has come and gone, and there were SO many things to love this month. Like this stunning dress photographed by Carl Bengtsson. We found a couple of excellent etsy sellers, Fabuluster with their custom fingerprint rings and Percy Handmade from Canberra with the most gorgeous accessories and clutches. And of course this month did revolve around a lot of high tea, pic from Country Living.

Next month... well.. I'm getting married! So we might be a bit light on the posts but hope to bring you some shots of the wedding soon.

Saturday, February 27

real bridal shower - alice in wonderland

If the idea of an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding seems a bit too much for you, it makes a fabulous bridal shower, like this playful and enchanting party. Photos by Andrea Carlyle via The Perfect Wedding.

Friday, February 26

something borrowed... crazy cakestands

Now if you loved yesterdays idea of the recycled cake stand, head over the Design Sponge for their fabulous DIY tutorial so you can make your very own bit of madness, perfect for an Alice in Wonderland tea party wedding.

Thursday, February 25

a mad hatter tea party

I just love the idea of a mad hatters tea party. Go crazy with colour and decorate your tables with wacky and wonderful displays of mismatched crockery.
Let yummy cupcakes speak for themselves! Eat me cupcakes by Hello Naomi. Simple paper lanterns in a rainbow of colours look gorgeous suspended from the ceiling of this marquet. Pic from New England Sound. Drink up with little signs inspired by Lewis Carroll's story, from a beautiful real Alice in Wonderland wedding via Wedding Cabaret. Crazy crockery: flamingo plate from Not on the High Street. Stack cups for a fabulous table centerpiece via Project Weddings or add one of Esther Coombs amazing ceramic creations.
Add dont forget to add a flamingo or two! How about a wall decal only US$14 from Elephannie.

Wednesday, February 24

window into wonderland

If you're lucky enough to live in Paris head over the Printemps department store for a fabulous glimpse into wonderland. Those of us who don't live in Paris head over to HauteWorld blog for some inspiration.

Tuesday, February 23

something borrowed - teacup candle favours

Now here is a cute little idea for wedding favours or bonbonnieres at your Alice in Wonderland themed wedding. Try this teacup candle DIY project from the clever people over at Kid Craft Project. So simple and so pretty.

Monday, February 22

DIY stationery: fabulous flamingos

Did you know that flamingos mate for life? Add the fact that they're pink and you have the perfect bird to adorn some romantic, fun and fabulous wedding stationery.
Available at our etsy store

Sunday, February 21

DIY project: cupcake toppers

Pretty up your party and add some cute little cupcake toppers to your DIY to do list. As this is for our Alice in Wonderland wedding, we're going to use our FREE flamingo template (available here) but you could use any design you like or even just pretty paper.

You will need:
Card paper
Circle punches
Glue and double sided sticky tape
Toothpicks or craftpicks

DIY project:
Step 1. Using a 2" paper craft punch cut out circles of coloured card to be the background of your toppers. Craft punches come in lots of different designs, we have used a plain circle but you could also use a more decorative edged circle punch.

Step 2: Print off your flamingo template and using a 1.5" circle punch, cut out each design.

Step 3: Stick the flamingo designs to the center of the coloured card with glue or double sided sticky tape.

Step 4: Turn over and glue your toothpick, or even better craftpicks, to the back of the circle. Repeat the process if you like for double sided toppers or just leave as is! Easy!

Oh... Step 5.... eat cupcake :)

Saturday, February 20

FREEBIE fun with flamingos

What Alice in Wonderland wedding would be complete without a flamingo or two? So we've put together this free sheet of flamingos just perfect for stickers or cupcake toppers. Designed to work with a 1.5" circle punch just download, print and off you go.

This design has now been updated to include eat me and drink me circles
Click here to download.

Thursday, February 18

Something new... scripted heart invitation

Something new just added to our etsy store - this beautiful heart and script design wedding invitation. Inspired by a Tiffany pendant the colour can be changed to fit in with your wedding scheme.

Tuesday, February 16

Alice's bridesmaids

I love all the fun and colour you can have with an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding. How about these gorgeous gowns to get you thinking about your bridesmaids fashion?
Coral and candy crinkle chiffon halter neck gown from Vera Wang. Rachel Gilbert embellished silk gown. Blue satin baby doll dress and strapless polka dot party dress from amazon. Pic via Community Live Journal. Have fun!

Sunday, February 14

fairy tale romance

Happy Valentines Day everyone. Here's a little fairy tale romance from the amazing Eugenio Recuenco.

Wednesday, February 10

fairy tale fashion

Ok I know it's a little OTT but I just couldn't go past this 1950s vintage dress for our Alice in Wonderland theme this month. With a sweat heart strapless top and baby blue ruffles US$300 from Timeless Vixen Vintage. Of course a fairy tale wedding means fairy tale dresses like this figure hugging strapless lace gown from Lazaro via InStyle Weddings. The gorgeous Gwen Stefani who of course did the whole Alice in Wonderland things years ago with 'What you waiting for?'

Accessorise with this beautiful silk rosette hair clip in baby blue, grey and cream US$36 from Percy Handmade. Or pretty up your shoes with these sweet little silk floral shoe clips, US$35 from B Poetic.

Saturday, February 6

alice in wonderland scrapbook inspiration

This month being inspired by Tim Burtons new take on Alice in Wonderland, we thought we'd go crazy with colour, mad as a hatter you might say. Hot pink, crimson, fuchia and blue. Get out your cups and saucers and don your top hats for a fabulous tea party.

Tea party invite via Project Wedding, crazy cup cakes via Style Collective, tea party bride by Reem Acra via Lisa Dawn, pretty DIY tea party via Project Wedding and heart tea cups from

Thursday, February 4

don't be late... save the date

If you're planning on having an engagement or pre wedding shoot then its a good idea to think about your save the dates and invitations. You may be able to incorporate an image from your photo shoot like this clever couple who opted for a modern Alice in Wonderland theme. How cute is that bunny? Shot by Trever Hoehne via Greys Likes Weddings.

Tuesday, February 2

something blue

Photographed by the brilliant Annie Leibovitz, Vogue magazine recently teamed with fashion icons from around the world to put together this amazing photo shoot. There is certainly some inspiration here for 'something blue', these gorgeous gowns would make incredible wedding dresses. View the whole collection at here.

Monday, February 1

welcome to wonderland

Hello February and hello our latest idea for a wedding theme... wonderland! This month we are totally inspired by Tim Burtons new take on the classic tale, Alice in Wonderland. (Well I hope it's a good movie then!) But it will certainly make for a magical and fantastical wedding. Dont be late for a very important date!

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