I’m so delighted that we had an American bride-to-be amongst our TNWC Real Brides as although British and American weddings are similar in so many ways, there are little extras that I love hearing about. Stephanie is getting married this September at a beautiful farm in Rhode Island and her guest post today is all about the homemade gifts she made for her bridesmaids and Matron (or Maid) of Honour.
As well as making the gifts herself, she also sourced honey from her dad who is a beekeeper, so really keeping her wedding details in her family. Plus I am an absolute sucker for honey, always picking up locally produced jars whenever we are visiting new places. I’m sure you will find some lovely inspiration from Stephanie’s blog post today…
I was really excited about asking my sister and a few girlfriends to be in my wedding party, so I really wanted to do something a bit more personalized and special than simply asking them on the phone or over some coffee.
I’ve been in a dreamcatcher phase lately and have been making them from old scraps of fabric and other items around the house. They’re pretty basic, but my sister, Dayna, has loved every one; naturally, I decided to make her a dreamcatcher of her very own as a gift when I asked her to be my Matron of Honor. I also thought it made sense since I’ll be making a few for my reception… I need all the practice I can get!
I have missed sharing some of my favourite finds from other wedding blogs, but am determined to get more of them back here on the blog for you. I had to share some pictures from this beautiful New Zealand beach wedding where the bride wore a stunning brown dress.
It’s so lovely and refreshing to see gorgeous alternatives to a white wedding dress, and I would have never imagined how lovely a brown wedding dress could look until I spotted this wedding. I also love how the bridesmaids wore mismatched white dresses.
The flowers from this wedding are also exquisite – not having any knowledge of native New Zealand flowers and foliage I can’t tell whether they are native nor seasonal, but they look like they should be.
Today’s blog feature is just so pretty and I’m delighted to be able to share this series of photos from photographer Svetlana Batura (who you may recently remember from this gorgeous Lithuanian family farm wedding). I spied them on her blog and asked if I might share them, as I know there is a good following amongst you who love cow parsley as much as I do.
These images take me back to an imagined childhood and provide some nice inspiration for bridesmaids for a relaxed wedding – long skirts, pretty blouses, flowers in their hair and a bouquet of cow parsley. Bliss. Enjoy…
This sweet Canadian wedding has all those fun details we love at the moment, including flea market finds, a bride with incredible style in a knee length wedding dress and birdcage veil, and bridesmaids wearing funky tights. I don’t think I will ever get tired of people finding unusual old items to become vases for wedding flowers. I do this at home and would like to think that other brides don’t stop these habits at their wedding day. What classic accessories the bride chose with that subtle but striking a necklace and that sweet veil. The groom and his men …Read more
So yesterday I showcased some of my favourite delicate and pretty bridesmaids dresses – today it’s all about colour and mistmatched dresses. These dresses are still quite girlie, in shades of pink, purple and green, but in different fabrics – which is probably a good way to keep your bridesmaids happy and let them get a dress they’ll wear again. Image: Green Apple Photography via unknown Admittedly, these aren’t colourful bridesmaid dresses, but I had to include this image for those fabulous colourful tights instead! A fun and alternative wear to add colour with accessories and flowers. Image: Arrow and …Read more
As this post on mismatched vintage floral bridesmaid dresses is one of the most popular on the blog, I thought I would share more of my favourite shots of bride’s with their bridesmaids. Tomorrow I’ve got more mismatched and colourful dresses in store, but first up a selection of delicate, soft and pretty dresses – like these lightly blushed bridesmaid dresses and a gorgeous blue-grey wedding dress… Image: Adrian Tuazon via Ruffled I love this next photo capturing the moment that the bride and her bridesmaids arrive at the wedding. Not only that, but the bridesmaids are wearing vintage-esque peach coloured frocks …Read more
How fun are these? I’ve seen flowergirls carrying baskets of flowers, but never bridesmaids, and usually you see the willow baskets, not these softer kind. I have a basket like this that I bought back from Menorca and I love it, so these mini ones I think are a fab idea if you’re after something a bit different for your bridesmaids flowers. More from this eco-friendly, woodland wedding here. Image: Lara Hotz via Green Wedding ShoesRead more