The countdown for TNWC Real Bride Caroline has really begun – her wedding is less than a month away now so preparations are going at full tilt! Caroline, and her Mr-to-be Gareth, are planning a very homemade wedding on their farm in Nottinghamshire with a picnic lunch full of local produce. On top of it all, this month Caroline has been busy making a wedding cake for her friends wedding!
Over to Caroline to tell you what she’s been up to in the lead-up to her wedding…
Well the most exciting news this month is that the cows are out of the barns and in the fields!!!
The clean up job has officially begun! This is the bit where I gracefully bow out (I have sooooooo much crafting to do so not possibly time to get up to my elbows in cow poo!!) and leave the mucking out, power hosing and yard sweeping to the boys.
A quick hello for the start of the week (and a very bright post to get you all feeling cheery!) and just to give you a head’s up of what’s coming up. I’ve got an exciting announcement to share with you on Wednesday that I alluded to on Facebook last week and over the weekend, plus two fab guest posts from TNWC Real Brides Caroline and Stephanie.
Wowzers! I was pretty blown away by this beautiful bouquet for a Texas Thanksgiving Wedding – I just couldn’t stop taking it all in. It is just a riot of oranges and pinks (who knew they could look so stunning together?!) and with those additions of interesting foliage and grasses it’s just pretty magical.
It has a very natural and effortless appeal to it as well, which I think it sometimes so hard to find in a wedding bouquet. I know a number of excellent florists who are experts at pulling together such kinds of wild bouquets, so if it’s the look you’re after for your wedding flowers do check out our fantastic Flowers category on the blog.
Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday! It’s been a while since I posted a New Wives Club feature, I’m really sorry about that but I do try to find ideas to share that I really love rather than any old crafting project – and as such, I don’t always find enough to do one a week at the moment.
Colourful masking tape (also know as washi tape) – don’t you just love it? What a wonderful invention, taking some that’s practical and mainly used by boys for DIY and transforming it into something so pretty. I recently bought myself a pack which contained a couple of different block colours, but there are so many designs out there with all kinds of patterns, spots, florals and so on that I would like to get a few more.
I must admit though, they are one of those things I find myself collecting and then wondering what I’m going to do with them. Well here’s one thing you could do with those lovely rolls of masking tape – turn them into magnets! My fridge is in desperate needs of being covered with some photos but I don’t have any magnets that I like…perhaps this is the solution?
In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy catching up on recent blog posts including the latest from our TNWC Real Brides, an alternative wedding cake made from doughnut holes, a cute version of the ‘tying the knot’ save the date inspired by my own wedding stationery, and these sweet animal ears silhouette place cards.
Plus tomorrow I have another New Wives Club post to share with you, a lovely crafty idea for masking tape that I think is pretty nifty.
I have a thing about doughnuts, the really good ones that is. Near where my parents live there used to be a bakery that reputedly sold the best jam doughnuts in England, and I am pretty sure they were. They were scrumptious and filled with real raspberry jam and covered in sugar.
If you’re not a huge fan of cake, there’s no reason to say that you can’t find another sweet treat that you love – such as doughnuts – and create a wedding cake from them. I’ve seen ring doughnuts with pink icing and sprinkles all stacked up on top of each other, but this idea of using doughnut holes to create a croquembouche style wedding cake I really love. As I understand it, these doughnut holes are stuck onto a cone-shaped mould, but I’d like to think a skilled cake maker or family friend could make you a true tower of nothing but doughnut holes iced together.
On Tuesday we had the lovely Myfanwy telling us all about the fab tea towel wedding invitations she’d been making, and how her Mr-to-be Tom had recruited their cute daschund Arthur to help punch out confetti. Today we have TNWC Real Bride Sarah back with us, and she’s been helping her fiancé Lee look for a country style tweed suit at an affordable price.
Over to Sarah to tell you more…
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Easter, this month I will be writing about my struggles to find the perfect suit for my groom.
When we first began organising the wedding Lee began researching the type of suit he’d like for the wedding, and quickly decided he’d like a tweed, country looking suit to fit in with our relaxed, vintage theme. He showed me a photo he’d found on Google and so we began to try and find something similar.
Initially we wanted to hire the suits and so we began to research local hire shops, but soon found none of them hired anything other than plain, or over the top suits which wasn’t really us. And so we made the choice to buy the suits.
When someone adds one of my blog post links to there’s I get a message about it, so I was delighted when I got this one and discovered that someone had been inspired by my own save the dates. Quite by surprise the save the dates we made for our wedding have become one of the most popular blog posts I’ve featured and many, many TNWC readers have recreated their own versions – I love seeing them all.
Most often people use the recycled brown card that I myself fell in love with, but these ones created by an American letterpress and stationery company use a white card and are equally beautiful. The couple were inspired by the ‘tying the knot’ version of my save the dates (another ‘most viewed’ blog post) where a knot is tied in twine as you open the save the date.