♥ ♥ ♥ SOFT spot ♥ ♥ ♥

On- Monday, September 15

Ahhhh ombré. It's hard to resist the dreamy look that graduated shades can create. Of course you don't want to go ombre overboard! But there are so many beautiful ways to incorporate a gradient into your wedding design and decoration, it's hard to not to pick them all. This month we're teaming the gradient, watercolour effect with pretty sparkles of bokeh to create soft spot...

Credits: Ruffled gradient gown by Dominique Nadine, Pink Ombre Tassel Garland, $37 from Gen Woo, floral centerpiece from Martha Stewart, Jumbo pink ombre tissue pom pom, $8.80 from PomTree, Pink Ombre Candy Lollipop Wedding Favors, from $13 from Sweet Caroline Confections. Pink omber cake with swirl icing from Glorious Treats, Blackberry Thyme Sparklers via the Effortless Chic, ombre XO cookies shot by Liz Banfield via Style my Pretty, soft spot wedding invitation by 'i do' it yourself, Pink ombre stiletto court shoes by Anne Klein via My Lovely Big Feet, Ombré Wedding Aisle via Martha Stewart
Colour pallet: candy and almond

GET the look... 

Add the fashionable ombre look into your life in shades of pink
1. Soft spot printable wedding invitation from 'i do' it yourself 2. Ombre tights salmon - purple, $42 from virivee 3. Feather Fascinator, $1325 from Batcakes Couture 4. Pink graphic bokeh earrings $11 from Beans & Pepper 5. Pink and cream photo pillow, from $50, Irina Wardas Fine Art Photography 6. Paris Hand Painted Statement Necklace, $292 from Doloris Petunia 7. Watercolour and magnolia linen clutch, $32 from Sandrine Marsh Accessories

PRINTABLE stationery 

Got a soft spot for pretty designs? A beautiful bokeh photography effect of little sparkling lights is the ideal finishing touch to this ombré wedding stationery set. Here we have used a blend of candy pink to almond, or you can create hundreds of different looks by choosing from our big range of colours to mix and match. The soft spot range is available from 'i do' it yourself.

Other ombre ideas include a pretty glitter and chevron bridal shower invitationombre fingerprint guest book treesoft spot wedding vow art and romantic reception thank you card.

DIY project 

Add some pizzaz to the party with gorgeous glitter champagne bottles. Camp Makery has a fantastic step by step guide to sparkle up your own bottles with a glitter ombre effect everyone will love.

FREE download 

Time to get glittery with this months free party printable. These fun faux glitter party circles in a mix of different ombré shades is available to downloads from the 'i do' it yourself freebies section.

REAL wedding 

Be inspired by Angela and Dan's breathtaking ombré wedding...

Pictures by Elisabeth Millay Photography

STEAL that style 

If you loved the look of Angela and Dan's ombré wedding, here's how to get it...

1. Soft spot menu and order of service design from 'i do' it yourself 2. Ombre Bridesmaids Dresses from $123 from MJVO Couture 3. Grace by Monique Lhuillier sweetheart illusion neckline 4. Ribbon flower girl headband $43 from Blue Sugar Bridal 5. Kastehelmi glass plate € 28.95 from Droog 6. Lavender Stripe Paper Straws Pack of 100 $18 from Beve! 7. Purple Pink Ombre ribbon $23 from Cottage Crafts Online

VENUE view 
Half Moon Bay, California 
With the most amazing views of the Pacific, this Northern Californian wedding location is simply stunning. The Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay has two breathtaking outdoor ceremony locations - the Ocean Lawn and the Bluff both with ocean views, and four reception venues including the The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom.

Pic: The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Pic Bob and Dawn Davis Photography
Pic Bob and Dawn Davis Photography

DIY project 

Ombre yarn wrapped letters 
Monograms are a great personalised touch for a wedding. So impress your guests and make your own 3D versions in a beautiful ombre effect. All you will need is card or wooden letters available from most craft stores, wool in a few different shades and glue. My Sisters Suitcase has an easy to follow step by step for the process.

Pic My Sisters Suitcase


Bokeh. If you've ever wondered what that beautiful blurry light effect in photos is, its called bokeh. It's used to describe the out-of-focus areas of a picture and comes from the Japanese word meaning blur. There is a simple way to take your own romantic bokeh shots and all you need is a bit of black paper! Just cut a circle of card to cover your lens and make a hole in it the shape you want your little lights to be, like these cute little hearts. Check out this great step by step from Yellow Eleven Photography.

Theresas Thompson


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