Friday, August 31

august wrap up

Tomorrow is the start of spring here in Australia, sunny days and lots of weddings are on their way. So what's been happening in the 'i do' it yourself office? Well, 12/12/12 is looking like a popular date for the big day this year, let's face it there will be no excuses not to remember anniversaries. Antique chic and rustic designs still dominate, with browns, greens and creams a popular choice.

According to The Knot, destination weddings in the US are on the increase up to 18%, and we've certainly noticed plenty of requests for destination designs. Bali's the place to be for Aussie brides, while Americans seem to be saying their i do's in the Dominican Republic. 

As always we've been busy with some new designs, so here's the latest:

We have a cute new printable DIY project - large scrabble tiles. Great for wedding decorations. Just print them out and cut to make banners and signs for the backs of chairs - even table names.

Pop some champagne at your next celebration and pop your prints on this fun new guest book design. Guests leave a fingerprint to act as a splash of champagne! Beautiful to hang on your wall after a wedding or great for an anniversary.

This beautiful new wedding seating chart with faux chalkboard effect is proving very popular. Guests seating assignments are displayed inside elegant frames.

We added a cute new stationery range - hooked on you. Great for boating or fishing enthusiasts, or just cute for a seaside wedding. Illustrated with a pretty cartoon couple kissing in a boat.

And finally, you asked for it, so we now have more additions to the Love Story and Chalkboard Crush ranges like this fun invitation and save the date. 

Wednesday, August 29

freebie falling in love autumn leaves

Get ready to fall in love with another fun free wedding download. We've added some beautiful autumn leaves great for decorations or adding to invitations as we've done here. There are six leaves in three autumn shades with "falling in love" on each.
To download just visit 'i do' it yourself's freebie section.

Monday, August 27

real wedding: jae and bee

To finish up our month of autumn inspired wedding goodness we've got Jae and Bee's beautiful big day to share compliments of the lovely Sara Renee Photography in Tennessee.

Bee looked stunning in an off the shoulder lace gown and simple bouquet with one big yellow chrysanthemum as the focus. We love all the unassuming little rustic touches, like the big initials simply wrapped in a mix of pretty fabric - a great DIY project to try. Nothing flashy or ostentatious, just good old fashioned country charm.

One of the best bits about an autumn wedding of course is the fabulous colour, so get out there and make the most of the amazing natural backdrop like Jae and Bee did.

Saturday, August 25

trend alert floral crowns

There is something very earthy, and a little bit pagan, about a floral crown. It seems to fit into a rustic, autumn wedding perfectly. We're so pleased to see them making a bit of a comeback.
There's an abundance of gorgeous designs to choose from, like the beautiful 'pumpkin spice' above, from one of our favourite etsy sellers Which Goose.

If you fancy the DIY route there are no shortages here either.

Credits: Featured, Which Goose. 1. Twigs and Honey 2. Pinterest 3. Green Wedding Shoes 4. Green Wedding Shoes 5. tumblr

Wednesday, August 22

fathers day

Don't forget for those of you in Australia and New Zealand, September 2nd is Father's Day. We've added some cute new printable dad designs to the shop, great for last minute gift ideas like these retro coffee inspired party circles! Check out the 'i do' it yourself shop to order.

Monday, August 20

falling in love

Fall in love with this beautiful wedding invitation perfect for autumn, and decorated with modern leaf illustrations. Shown here in a mix of mustard, forest green, rust and shiraz red. Or select your own colours from the huge section.

Head over to the 'i do' it yourself shop to purchase a print ready PDF computer file delivered via email. Just print at home, trim and decorate. Don't think your home printer is up to the task? No problem, you can just take the file to a local printer or online print shop.

Friday, August 17

diy project bow-tie onsie

Dress your little man up for the big day with his very own bow tie.

I came across this gorgeous post on Sitting Pretty today and just had to share. How adorable would these little bow tie onsies be for a wedding - or any special event for that matter. 

Sarah made these bow ties detachable with velcro for easy washing. What a great idea. If you'd like to have a go at making these yourself, Shwin and Shwin have a very easy to follow step by step here. Or you can visit Sarah's Sitting Pretty etsy shop to purchase a pre made one.

Wednesday, August 15

diy project: autumn leaf place cards

Once Wed
Another simply gorgeous wedding ideas using autumn leaves. Use them as place or escort cards. Just write each guests name on with a white gel pen! 

Monday, August 13

diy leather feather headband

Head over to Sincerely, Kinsey for a pretty little DIY project, great for the bride or bridesmaids. The simple step by step photos will show you how to make your own feather headband from leather, the perfect accessory for an Autumn wedding.

Friday, August 10

guide to suit tailoring

Gents take note, this fantastic infographic from Next has everything you ever needed to know about suit tailoring. You'll be a snappy dresser in no time.


Wednesday, August 8

diy leaf wrapped votive

From Better Homes and Gardens

Simple ideas are often the best. Just take a couple of autumn leaves, and wrap them around a tea light holder or glass jar. Tie them up with a little bit of string, it doesn't matter if it's rough, and light them up!
So easy but so pretty.

Pic: With a Dash of Color

Monday, August 6

diy autumn leaf flowers

Looking for the ultimate autumn wedding bouquet? How about making it yourself from autumn leaves? Head over to Design Sponge for this great photo step by step showing you how to roll your own roses from fallen leaves.

Thursday, August 2

We've noticed quite a lot of our northern hemisphere friends busy planning October wedding at the moment. So while it's still so cold down under we thought we'd look at an autumn / fall wedding this month.

Credits: Couple via we heart it, leaf place card by 'i do' it yourself, autumn foliage escort cards via Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart Weddings. Falling in Love invitation by 'i do' it yourself, fall bouquet unknown, fall wedding cake idea via Wedding Back, colourful autumn leaves via Today I Found Out.

Colour palette: Shiraz, rust, mustard and forest green

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