Wednesday, July 31


To wrap up the month lets take a look at whats been trending on the i do it yourself wedding site...

A lot of people have been asking how to make peacock cupcakes. There are some great tutorials online from the super elabroate to the simple, you can check them out in our March post here: DIY project: peacock cupcakes. We're loving these pretty peacock feather cupcakes, above, from Catch My Party. Start by mixing your colours using marshmallow fondant and roll it out.  Use shape cutters to cut out the different feather pieces, you'll need just simple circles of various sizes and your feather or tear drop shape. Then just put it all together.

We're heading into the Southern Hemispheres wedding season so there has been a great deal of interest in ideas for an Australian bush wedding. Head back to our Aussie Bush Wedding archive for a month of posts we did full of great ideas and inspiration.

We're loving this real wedding shot by Jessica Sim, top. And Jeanine and Nathan's Australian Country Wedding, above, who were lovely customers of ours using the gum leaf range for their wedding stationery. You can see their wedding over on Polka Dot Bride shot by John Benavente Photography.

Blue wedding cakes and ombre cakes and proving super popular. So we've put the two together with some sweet inspiration for you. Our favourite blue ombre wedding cakes, try not to drool on your keyboard...

From the top: Blue on the inside via Wedding Chicks, ruffles cake via Hitched, more ruffles by Wild Orchid Baking Company, and even more ruffles via The Knot! Ombre chevron cake via New York Weddings, elaborate details like buttons and lace via Beautiful Cake Pictures, lovely ombre strips by Sugar Land and cool dottie stud cake via Brooklyn Bride

Finally, the idea of a sailor's knot wedding has been getting quite a bit of attention. Check out our Tie the Knot archive for plenty of decor and DIY ideas including our tie the knot stationery range, great for a nautical wedding. We're loving this cute little sailor's knot DIY place setting over on Project Wedding.

Monday, July 29

steal that style : nyc wedding

If you loved the look of our two New York City weddings this months, here's how to get it:
  1. New York Taxi Place Card Holder from Destination Wedding Favors
  2. New York City Yellow Taxi Cab Decorated Sugar Cookies, US$28 from Sweet Creations by Judi
  3. New York Custom Keepsake Map, $17 from 'i do' it yourself 
  4. Yellow heels - design your own at Shoes of Prey
  5. New York City customized wedding cake topper with yellow cab, $190 from Clayphory

Friday, July 26

real wedding : renee and tarik

We have the second beautiful NY wedding to share today. Renee and Tarik, a Kiwi couple who chose to elope to the big apple.

With a classic city hall ceremony, pictures at Grand Central Station and Central Park, then drinks in a champagne bar to finish - its just what you'd imagine a New York City wedding would be.

Renee had some great tips so share on planning an NYC destination wedding:

• Make sure you check American holidays. We almost got caught out with getting our marriage licence 24 hours beforehand by a long weekend.
• New York florists are expensive. My husband went to the corner supermarket, brought fresh flowers and made my bouquet while I was getting ready.
• If you're getting married in the summer like we did, book a car for a few hours, the subways are so hot you will end up a mess. Plus it means you can take drinks and snacks for between ceremony and photo locations.
• Ask your vendors for recommendations. Katie Jane put me in touch with a fantastic makeup artist who in turn recommended a hair stylist. They were all lovely people to spend part of a special day with.
• Book Katie Jane! She is the best. It was great to have her as part of our day and it goes without saying that we are thrilled with the photos she captured. 

Photography by Katie Jane Elopement Photography.

Tuesday, July 23

shop till you drop

Our tandem bicycle fingerprint guest book got a shout out. It's featured in the beautiful bridal section of the June issue of Shop Till You Drop Magazine.

Saturday, July 20

real wedding : marney and travis

We were inspired to create this months NYC theme because of two very beautiful weddings,  both antipodeans who choose to escape to New York. Today we're going to share the first - Marney and Travis.
Planning their big day all the way from Australia, the couple tied the knot in Central Park watched by close family and friends.

Of course travelling by yellow cab back to the fabulous little outdoor reception with city views. Thanks to New York based photographer, Benj Haisch for his stunning photos. Doesn't it make you want to take a bite out of the big apple for your big day?

Wednesday, July 17

diy project : yellow cab cookies

You cant have a New York City themed wedding without a yellow cab in there somewhere, so how about taxi cab cookies!? YUM. This delicious example is from My Kitchen Addiction.

A car shaped cookie cutter will make the job a lot easier, you can even buy taxi shaped ones, has a great selection of NYC themed cutters. Then some black and yellow icing and a steady hand.

If thats a bit out of your league, black and white cookies are a New York favourite - and a lot less fiddly. Check out the recipe here.

Saturday, July 13

diy project: skyline votives

How awesome would it be to make your very own city lights skyline? This very clever idea is from Sweet Paul. All you need is some city photos printed out onto card paper or try vellum. Just wrap them around your votive candle holders and cut some windows out to let the light shine through. Cute!

Tuesday, July 9

nyc cakes

Something sweet to kick things off. Here are a few of our favourite cake finds inspired by the city that never sleeps.
Above the yellow cab makes the cutest cake topping, by The Hudson Cakery. Below, NYC cake topper via Brides, a simple yellow skyline looks stunning by Mark Joseph Cakes, white skyscraper cake via The Bridal Guide

Saturday, July 6


A few great features to start the month off with - 'I do' it yourself's Vicorian Photo Booth Sign was seen in the beautiful second issue of Hello May bridal magazine.  

And we were in Cosmopolitan Bride again in their winter issue, with our Entwined Fingerprint Guest Book Tree shown at Millie and Adam's beautiful wedding. If you'd like to see more finished pieces from 'i do' it yourself visit our facebook pages customer photo gallery.

Wednesday, July 3

This month on the blog we're heading to New York City with a sophisticated and vibrant urban wedding theme. Hail a cab, jump on the subway but make sure your a city hall on time!

Credits: Manhattan bridge from Brooklyn Prints, yellow cab decorations via The Bridal Lounge, a blast of yellow with black and white chevron via Style Me Pretty, summer in the city photo by Michelle Elaine Weddings, reception with a view by Athena Blude Photography.

The perfect drink for an outdoor NYC wedding via A Cup of Jo, the New Yorker invitation by 'i do' it yourself, NYC taxi, unknown, urban cake via Bridal Guide

Colour palette: buttercup yellow, black and grey

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