• 7 October 2010

    Calling all chair covers connoisseurs.

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    The labyrinthe that is the world wide web can throw up some pretty incredible things most of the time. As you meander through the infinite pages you stumble across things you would never imagine you’d find. And my journey last night brought me to Wild Flower Linens. I am speechless.

    More art sculpture than chair cover?

    I really am lost for words, because while these covers are truly unique and amazing, I would worry attending this wedding that I was upstaged by a chair cover !!!!!

    So come on all you chair cover connoisseurs out there, is this going to catch on in the UK? They take a lot more fabric and sewing that’s for sure!!! Not to mention the laundry!!

  • 4 October 2010

    Every now and again…..

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    …. I get a more unusual request. Just like this week.

    Bride ‘ I am looking for a very specific colour for my chair cover sashes’
    Nobility ‘ Can you describe it, or better still send me a swatch?’
    Bride ‘It’s kind of a cross between purple and deep pink
    Nobility  ‘Sounds lovely, is it the colour of your bridesmaids dresses?’
    Bride ‘No, my shoes. Can you match my chair cover sashes to my shoes?’
    Nobility ‘We can try’

    Which made me think about colourful wedding shoes and how popular they are at the mo. ( I wore blue shoes on my wedding day)

    So here are some delightful images I have dug out which I thought I would share with you…just because I love them!!!

    Something old, something new, something borrowed……something blue!!

    Fun polka dots and statement red shoes. Happy feet:-)

    Are you planning a Spring wedding for 2011? How fresh are these little gems?

    And of course we couldn’t leave the boys out with these bobby dazzlers!!

    But saving my personal favourites to last, its that colour again, purple is the hottest wedding colour at the moment and with shoes as chic and trendy as these you could get a A* for style.

    Cannot wait to see your shoes by the way Sally.

  • 2 October 2010

    Do you have a theme to your wedding?

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    Trends and fashions change very rapidly but it is true to say that ‘theming’  your wedding is very in vogue at the moment.

    One of the simplest themes to incorporate into your wedding at the moment is butterflies, they can be included in many elements of your day, from hair pieces to table confetti.

    Butterflies are usual evoke a cheerful feel to the day which is quite whimsical and light hearted.

    The inclusion of any themed elements to your day could be quite subtle are far more obvious as with this amazing wedding dress which is printed with large scale multi coloured butterflies, cut with a full skirt to show off this amazing print- just wonderful. And if you had these amazing Aruna Seth shoes hugging your toes you would surely want to show their sparkly butterflies to the world.  Brilliantly contemporary.

    So a more discreet method of inclusion could come through the choice of subtle pastel colours which are still carrying the butterfly imagery, as with these delicate lacy butterfly cup cake cases or this stylish 3 tier wedding cake adorned with scattered paper butterflies. Elegantly simple

    And so to the venue styling and how to get the continuation of your theme flowing to the room decor. Simple really, with this colourful and tropical setting, butterfly table numbers and cut out name place cards fluttering on the edge of the wine glasses. Fantastic fun.

    So from a simple ‘theme’ such as butterflies, you can see firstly how you can achieve three very different styles and just how easy it is to run the idea through the entire day.

    A more simple approach is to stick with a colour theme that runs through your wedding, which is almost a given, and most commonly stems from the colour of the flowers or bridesmaids dresses. Theming a wedding is not for everyone but for those that feel everything should have a common thread  – from those initial invitations to the cutting of the cake. On our travels popping chair covers on we have come across many varied themes, which are quite easy to spot just from the decor of the venue. One of the most fun themes I have come across was a ‘Hawaiian’ themed wedding with cocktail umbrellas and floral leis for all the guests to wear, I wonder if the bride wore a grass skirt?

  • 28 September 2010

    Button Bonanza

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    So there’s a bit a trend going on for buttons. You can’t fail to notice it. So here are a couple of inspirational shots for all you 2011 brides that want to be trendy and slightly alternative, and even a bit crafty too. As more and more couple are opting for DIY solutions for some of their wedding decoration some of these little gems should get your creative juices flowing.

    Bright multi coloured wedding bouquet a fab alternative to flowers, and they won’t perish.  Plus a quaint idea for an original centrepiece, I’d like to see this scaled up to be 50 times bigger, with more gorgeous buttons and ribbons too – even a few sequins thrown in for good measure.

    This bouquet has included felt flowers and plenty of glass beads for a little bit of sparkle

    It’s all in the detail and these pretty button napkin rings look elegant with a single button, however when if you’re going use these functional little gems to express your flair, I think the more the merrier as in this final image below

    Fabric, stitching and buttons all combined in this multimedia ensemble.

    I’m dying to have a go…. and just wait and see what I have in mind for our wonderful chair covers. Are you all rushing for your grannies button tin?