DIY Paper Leaf Garland… Fun + Budget Friendly Wedding Decor Ideas

Fun Wedding DIY Ideas…

Today the lovely Alice from wedding prop and styling company Fleur De Lace, shares with us a fun and easy wedding decor DIY… Paper Leaf Garlands. Over to Alice to tell us more…

Alice…

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I’m delighted to share with you this DIY on how to create an alternative foliage look. Deck the walls, create a backdrop or table runner. If you don’t have the machine to get your sew on, use hot glue instead!

What you need…

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Sewing Machine and thread, paper, pencil, scissors and string.

Instructions:

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1. Layer the paper and make a stencil so that you can draw around your leaf shape and cut out a few layers at a time.

2. Fold the leaves so you have a 3D effect. You can fold them in wads to save time. I pinched up to ¾ of the way up the leaf.

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3. Set the sewing machine to a wide zigzag.

4. Sew in a straight line with your zigzag stitch up the string, adding the leaves at regular intervals.

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5. You could sew to any length you want. I used around 30 leaves for each meter of garland.

The stitched string makes an awesome raw look. Hope you have fun, and you could use any shape and any colour.

Happy Creating

Alice xx…

Bohemian, Cuban Wedding Inspiration…

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Photos by Lina & Tom

Vibrant, Cuban Weddings…

Today we get to share with you a vibrant Cuban inspired styled bridal shoot put together by the awesome winners of 2016 Four Counties Wedding Awards, organised by founder Tracy Butterfield. Over to Tracey to tell us more…

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Tracy…

After being frozen in time for five decades, Cuba is opening its exotic door to the world. As one of the biggest new trends; the countries bold colours and bohemian vibe will filter across wedding themes; perfect for couples looking for something unique. Paired with Pantone Colour of the Year Greenery and the influx of ferns, it was a no-brainer!

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Only meeting briefly at the Wedding Awards Gala in November all suppliers embraced the concept and major effort was made. The sun shone and salsa music played. With the backdrop of the rustic barn and the river, a fun, colourful look was created that shows the unity of different cultures and traditions including the money dance, needed more so now than ever. Vive le diferencia!

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Lina from Lina & Tom Photography adds “It was important to us to work on a shoot which felt different to many other styled shoots around, and after Tracy gave us her Cuba idea we wanted to embrace the bohemian spirit of Cuba and still create the sense of a destination

Otaduy Love Memories Bridal Shoot…

Otaduy…

We love this beautifully curated Otaduy bridal shoot which was inspired by an Italian Song “Senza Fine” (Never ending)… A mesmerising soundtrack to horror movie called ‘Ghost Ship’

I love how the blue hair and red lips stand out against the white Otaduy bridal separates and simply room aesthetics. Thank you for sharing this with us….

You drag our life
Without a breathing moment
To dream
To be able to remember
What we have already lived
Without an end
You are a never ending moment
You have no yesterday
You have no tomorrow
Now everthing is in your hands
Large hands
Never ending hands
I don’t care about the moon
I don’t care about the stars
You for me are the moon and the stars
You for me are the sun and the sky
You for me are everything
All that I want to have
Never ending
Never ending

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Art Direction & Stylist: Camila’s Room

Photographer: Julia Lomo from Juno Producciones

 

Siren Mythology – Nautical Bride By The Sea…

Nautical bridal shoot by the sea, inspired by the 'The Siren' - mythical creatures of the sea who lured sailors to shipwreck. Photos by Rebecca Douglas

Photos by Rebecca Douglas Photography

The sea is a destructive yet beautiful force…

We have something a little different for you today…Brought to us by Mr & Mrs Unique supplier, Rebecca Douglas Photography, this nautical bridal shoot was inspired by the myth of ‘The Siren’ – beautiful, yet deadly creatures whom are said to lure sailors to shipwreck with their enchanting music and voices.

Here Rebecca tells us more about the inspiration for the shoot…

Rebecca Douglas Photography…

Nautical bridal shoot by the sea, inspired by the 'The Siren' - mythical creatures of the sea who lured sailors to shipwreck. Photos by Rebecca Douglas Nautical bridal shoot by the sea, inspired by the 'The Siren' - mythical creatures of the sea who lured sailors to shipwreck. Photos by Rebecca Douglas

In the Summer of 2016, I was asked to be a part of a creative project with the theme of deconstruction. I worked with a team of local creatives who specialise in hair, make-up and bridal fashion to create unique pieces for a local art exhibition.

I have always lived by the sea; it has been my home and it constantly fascinates and amazes me. From the ferocity of the waves to the wonders of the fairytales and mythology surrounding the vast scape. One myth I decided to focus on was that of ‘The Siren’ which first appeared in Homers ‘The Odyssey’; beautiful, yet deadly creatures whom are said to lure sailors to shipwreck with their enchanting music and voices.

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Deconstructing this myth, we worked on the concept of ‘bride’ and how this represents different shades of beauty and opted for a deconstructed feel of the

Colourful, Mexican Wedding Inspiration with Day of the Dead Decor…

Super bright Mexican day of the dead inspiration shoot at Ringshall Grange in Suffolk

Photography by Kirsty Mackenzie

Vibrant Mexican Fiesta…

If you’re looking for some bold and bright wedding inspiration, we’ve got you covered with today’s colourful shoot! Featuring a whole host of talented Mr & Mrs Unique suppliers, the team were inspired by a Mexican Fiesta and worked together to create a really fun, beautifully styled shoot.

Over to wedding stylist team The Wedding Spark  to tell us more…

Jen & Rebecca from The Wedding Spark…

Super bright Mexican day of the dead inspiration shoot at Ringshall Grange in Suffolk

We worked with Sarah from Sprigs and Stems to create a shoot that really put colour to the fore, and showcased that an elegant bridal look can still be playful and fun. Our bold and bright palette was inspired by a Mexican fiesta, and we added some cheeky handpainted skulls to the décor as an homage to the Day of the Dead festival.

Super bright Mexican day of the dead inspiration shoot at Ringshall Grange in Suffolk

We collaborated with a brilliant team of super-talented people who totally understood our quest for colour.

Ringshall Grange in Suffolk was the perfect venue – full of quirky touches and with enough punchy feature walls to make our colourful dreams come true.

Add in swoonworthy dip-dyed gowns, tropical blooms and foliage, a showstopping five-tiered cake, giant balloons and bright smoke bombs, and you’ve got yourself a party!

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The shoot was such fun to put together, and I think it shows in the gorgeous pictures from Kirsty Mackenzie.

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