27 April 2012

Nice Package...

Wrapping can often be an afterthought but when the wrapping is almost as good as the packaging it's really good to spend a little time thinking about it and of course you can get a bit creative too! When you've spent so much time planning your perfect party, shower or wedding decor and design elements, it can be great to tie in your overall style with the wrapping for favours, token thank you gifts and so on.

This weeks wrapping inspirations are all about kraft paper or boxes and string/twine. These materials are cost effective, have a handmade look and can be tweaked to co-ordinate with various styles of events. Perhaps give your kraft & twine a modern twist, a rustic look or add a simple something which is a key element from your event.

Here we share some great little inspirations we have come across...

Modern Looks

We love this use of neon pink twine & a beautifully designed label attached by simply wrapping twine around the packaging several times. We've found this is a popular trend too . Image via You Are My Fave 

Sticking with the neon theme - literally - they have used neon stickers to decorate the kraft paper 
for these wedding favours & then finished with string tied in a traditional parcel fashion . 
Via Project Wedding & Photographed by Chelsea Fuss

It's a great idea to create your own print or design & cute out shapes such as these hearts to add interest & a 
unique element to your packaging. Alternatively you could use pages from a book that is relevant, 
music sheets or maybe even maps . Image via Pinterest original source unknown

Rustic Looks...

Using strips of material under the string to add some colour. Threading a flower throught the twine - be it
 crafted or real also makes a pretty detail . Image via Whipperberry 

Using Washi tape or ribbon to add some colour will match in with your event style. Adding little vintage keys as displayed in this example is a cute detail especially for weddings . Image via Oh Hello Friend 

This super cute wrapping idea uses kraft paper & twine with a beautiful bird tag, label with the appropriate greeting and finished off with a small twig for the bird to rest upon. Beautiful idea! . Image via Carolyns Homework 

19 April 2012

Larkspur and Linen...

Today we introduce to you Larkspur and Linen a beautiful company with handmade items and like ourselves an ethos which appreciates those unique and personal details.

We fell in love with the lovely little ring bearer pillows with a wooden base and country garden wedding feel. On looking into what else they made we found a shop full of wonderful wedding goodies, from pretty wedding streamers and creative boutonnieres for the boys, to adorable flower girl & ring bearer banners!

Here are our favourite finds from Larkspur and Linen...

Nana's Quilt ring bearer pillow on a white-washed wooden base approx. £18.15

Linen & Lace ring bearer pillow on a white-washed wooden base approx £16.85

Farmhouse Love ring bearer pillow sat within a white enamelware mug approx £16.20

Kiss wedding wand/streamer with bells approx £90.73 for 100

Benjamin Boutonniere approx. £11.02

Seth Boutonniere approx. £9.72

We also really liked this quote by Kate, the owner of Larkspur & Linen...
"My idea of the perfect wedding is one where best friends come together to pledge to love, honor, and cherish one another for ever and ever and ever... in a place filled with pink english roses and white larkspur... old vintage laces and mother-of-pearl buttons... surrounded by family and friends..."

If you would like to see more pretty products by Larkspur and Linen or to purchase an of the
above items, pop on over to the Esty Shop!

Please note that prices are approximate in accordance with the exchange rate at the time of
posting as all items are sold in dollars.

16 April 2012

Jenny Packham 2013...

Jenny Packham is always a favourite wedding dress & accessory designer of ours and the 2013 collection does not disappoint! Jenny Packham's signature slender shape, beautiful silks and exquisite embellishment are simply stunning. From soft, delicate silk ruffles, floral details, and luxurious lace to intricate shoulder straps - we are all
spoilt for choice! Here are our top five favourites...

Images from Jenny Packham 

To see more of the collection visit jennypackham.com and view the 2013 Bridal Collection

Pretty Pastel Pinks...

With Spring having sprung and summer on its way, we have been looking at colours and images to inspire our new designs. Pastels are popular this year with designers such as Elie Saab and Ralph Lauren using delicate, subtle, sugary shades. We've put together an inspiration board with a pretty pastel pink palette and very sweet shades indeed...

Elie Sabb Spring/Summer 2012 show in Paris

11 April 2012

Which Goose...

Introducing you to a supplier from Baltimore with a flair for vintage finds and an eye for wedding day accessories, Which Goose. Creating vintage floral headpieces and vine crowns, beautiful boutonnieres' and more, Which Goose has a look which fans of the vintage, twenties and boho wedding styles will enjoy. 

Here are our favourite pieces from their current collection...

Cloud Dancer bridal headpiece approx. £42.12

Pink flower upcycled jewelled vintage tiara approx. £19.44

First Frost pearl tiara approx. £38.88

Queen Anne bridal lace headpiece approx. £42.12

Woodland bridal crown in natural vine approx. £55.08

And for the Groom and his Groomsmen they have some fab boutonnieres which make a lovely
alternative to the traditional flowers as well as making great little keepsakes...

Secret Garden embellished vintage key approx. £12.96

Key to my Heart boutonniere approx. £12.96

Willow Garden boutonniere approx. £12.96

Please note that prices are approximate in accordance with the
exchange rate at the time of posting as sold in dollars.

If you would like to see more by Which Goose, or to make a purchase visit the wonderful Etsy Shop.

To keep up to date with Which Goose and for more beautiful photography of
the products why not follow the facebook page.

10 April 2012

Mad About Macaroons - Part Two...

In our previous post Mad About Macaroons we looked at inspiring ways to present and style macaroons for a wedding, shower or event you may have and they make great little favours too! For our follow up post today we take a look at the versatility of this sweet treat which will work with any event style or scheme!

Macaroons can be made with an array of scrumptious flavours and here are some delicious
flavour-ways we have come across:

White chocolate & raspberry macaroons
Raspberry mascarpone macaroons
Carrot cake macaroons
Grapefruit & white chocolate macaroons
Chestnut macaroons with pink champagne filling

Vanilla & almond macaroons
Lavender macaroons

Yes, there is a world of macaroon flavours out there for you to choose from! You could make a selection to suit everyone's tastes and include food labels/signs as part of the display to inform your guests what's on offer. We can design these to match your colours too! Speaking of colours - there are some magical macaroon colour-ways too. From pretty pastels to dusky shades of purple - you can make them match your day. Here are some of our favourite examples...

Ombre macaroons . Via Pei Li's Minatures

Beautiful sugary pink coloured macaroons decorated with a gold 'x' or 'o' is a super cute idea . 

Adding a hint of gold leaf, how decadent! . Via That Inspirational Girl

Plain and simple purple macaroons still look pretty . Via Hitched

If you're looking to be even more creative with your macaroons you'll love these inspirations too:

Macaroon pops as an alternative to cake pops! They could even look like baby rattle and make a very sweet dessert for baby showers . Via Klitzeklien

Heart shaped macaroons and they don't have to be red either . Via Little Sooti

If you require some beautiful signs or labels for your dessert tables, or favour signs/tags
just drop us an email for our custom or bespoke designs!

6 April 2012

Easter Inspirations...

Easter weekend is already upon us - can you believe it?!

We really do love this time of year - the trees' are sprouting new buds, daffodils are cheering up gardens, parks - and pretty much everywhere else too! The days are lighter for longer, spring time chicks arrive and little Lambs, and of course the colours of Spring are so pretty!

Here's our Easter Inspirations mood board with beautiful, refreshing, spring time green tones and calming purples too. We hope that you have a lovely Easter weekend!

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