Wednesday, May 29

gorgeous gatsby

Something new in the shop today. Create stunning wedding stationery with our intricate art deco design inspired by the Great Gatsby. Some of the set is shown here in gorgeous, 1920s style, faux gold and black, or choose your own colours from our selection.

Available from the i do it yourself shop.

Sunday, May 26

diy glitter covered wine bottles

Pic Hostess with the Mostess

Need more glitz and glamour, how about adding some sparkle to your wine or champagne bottles? All you'll need is some Mod Podge, glitter and finishing spray. Check out this handy little tutorial here.

Thursday, May 23

diy flapper dress costume

If you're going to have a 1920s themed wedding then it might be fun to go that extra step and make it a fancy dress party! Direct guests over to Wear The Canvas for a great DIY flapper dress and headband tutorial. Or you could even make you're own bridesmaid dresses this way! Time to party!

Monday, May 20

great gatsby cake toppers

It seems ages since we did a free download. So today we have a gorgeous way to add a little glitter and glamour to your wedding with some FREE cupcake topper templates.

Perfect for an art deco, Great Gatsby inspired wedding, with four retro cars and four art deco shapes. Print them onto thick paper, cut them out and add some bling with spray glitter. Or print onto rhe back of glitter scrapbooking paper. Glue on your stick and it's time to party like it's 1920!

Available as a free download from the 'i do' it yourself shop's free download section.

Friday, May 17

seating style

If you're not a fan of those big chair bows then here is a great alternative idea from a beautiful art deco inspired wedding - gold cloth simply threaded through the chair backs and left to hang. Super easy and it ties in perfectly with the celling drapery and beaded lights.
Pic via Ruffled

Tuesday, May 14

swing from the chandeliers

Ok maybe don't try swinging from these ones, but they are still pretty gorgeous. Real chandeliers, if you're venue doesn't already come with them, are obviously an expense. But how about some DIY chandeliers? Head over to 100 Layer Cake for their beautiful step by step.

Saturday, May 11

apple for the teacher

Looks like it's that time of year again for many. Show you care with one of our lovely teacher appreciation fingerprint trees, a beautiful way to say thanks. Each students leaves a fingerprint to act as a leaf on the tree and can also sign their name. Then the teacher can hang it on the wall - a great piece of art to remember a great class.

Available now from the i do it yourself shop with fast turn around times.

Tuesday, May 7

downton style

If you're a fan of 1920s fashion or the TV show Downton Abbey, you'll be pleased to know the hit series is releasing its own clothing range. Coming out later this year you'll be able to get the look of Lady Mary and her sisters, with a whole range of apparel and fashion, even home wares and wallpaper!  We can't wait, and if you can't either here are a few of our favourite fashion finds on etsy inspired by the 1920s.

  1. Daisy - 1920s inspired Great Gatsby flapper dress from Schone Bridal 
  2. Clara - 1920s inspired beaded lace flapper wedding dress from Silver Sixpence Bridal
  3. Vintage 1920s beaded flapper dress from Dronning Vintage
  4. Ballets Russes beaded fantasy dress from Chapeaux Fantastiques 

Friday, May 3

Well last month just got so crazy round here we decided to take a little break from blogging. But this month we're back and as promised here is something new and gorgeous. Our Great Gatsby inspired wedding.

Credits: Hair piece by Johanna Johnson, gold and black art deco wedding cake by Lael Cakes, the Chrysler Building photo by James Maher, The Great Gatsby movie poster and vintage telephone via Martha Stewart Weddings.

Bride at bar by Archibald Photography, champagne cascade via Cocorico Chicago, art deco flapper style gowns by Yolan Cris Bridal, dapper groom pic by Mike Larson, art deco plates via zazzle, art deco pattern via page pulp.   

Palette: black and gold

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