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Etsy Roundup – Orange Flowers

by | Etsy Roundup, Made


Polka Dot Bride


Etsy Roundup2 Etsy Roundup Orange FlowersOrange Flowers Etsy Roundup Orange Flowers1. Paper flowers from caramelos 2. Paper flowers on wire stems from wacomarket 3. Tiny recycled mulberry paper flowers from swettacraftsuplies 4. Paper flowers with glitter from Hennytj 5. Handmade paper flowers from DragonflyExpression 6. Bunch of tiny flowers from ArtAngelsDesigns

Cocktail Friday – Old Fashioned Whiskey Recipe

by | Cocktail Friday, Made


Karen Hardy

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“The Great Gatsby” theme is one which has done the rounds of the wedding circuit over the last eighteen months. A beautiful art deco style that truly emulates luxury. The jewellery, the cars and the fashion are all old world treasures that transcend into this century and will continue to do so long into the next. This old-fashioned whiskey cocktail is an old world tart treat that oozes sophistication and charm.

Old Fashioned Whiskey Recipe

  • Sugar Cube
  • Angostura Bitters
  • 3 oz of Whiskey
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 lemon slice
  • “Old Fashioned” Glass – think a beautifully cut, short thick glassed tumbler
  • Ice (optional)

1. Place the sugar cube into the glass. Wet the sugar cube with a few dashes of Angostura bitters – two or three should be fine. Add a short splash of water or club soda if you prefer.

2. Crush the sugar with a wooden meddler or a strong spoon. Make sure you rotate the glass so the sugar and bitters leaves a tang on the sides of the glass, much like a lovely warm coat. Add the whiskey, orange and lemon slice and stir slightly. Add the ice cube and serve.

This is a tart and powerful drink, reminiscent of late night clubs and smokey whispers, of jazz and hourglass figures. This is a way to incorporate that old world charm into a newly inspired wedding. This could be your something old – something that emulates style and class. This is a drink to sip slowly while you enjoy the ambiance of a smooth, jazz infused environment.

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DIY Wedding Tips

by | DIY Resources, DIY Tips & Tricks, Made


Honyuet Of Glitz & Love

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Image by miki.0 via Strawberry Jam Wedding Favours + Free Favour Tags

Want to add a personal touch to your wedding? Some simple DIY wedding decorations and wedding favors are definitely something you can do. They are personal, unique, and, most important of all, made with LOVE. Here are some diy wedding tips to keep you organized: -

1. Make sure you have enough time to prepare the DIY decoration. Since you will most likely be making multiple pieces, allocate enough time to complete. Also, make sure you prepare some extra pieces for just in case purposes. You don’t want to be stressed out right at the last minute.

2. Prepare all the DIY items well in advance. Completing them 1-2 months before your wedding is ideal. You will only get busier as your big day gets closer. Of course if your project involves food items, you will not be able to prepare them until it is closer to your big day. In this case, you can prepare the packaging first, and add the food items in later on.

3. Have enough manpower to help you place your diy items at the venue before the wedding party starts. The amount of time and manpower needed can easily be underestimated.

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Image by Alicia Parsons via DIY Paper Pinwheels

4. Keep it simple. You may have the world of time to prepare in advance, but you only have that few hours to set up before the wedding party.

5. Make sure you communicate with your wedding planner/event coordinator/bridesmaids or whoever will be helping you out for the decoration before the wedding. Showing them some pictures of how you want everything to be arranged will definitely help a lot.

6 Smile. Sometimes things may not turn out the way you may have imagined. Don’t stress out. Don’t get upset. It is your big day and you should always keep a smile on your face. Keep in mind that the most important thing is the celebration of the union between two people.

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Ms Gingham says: The lesson here is do not attempt any diy projects for your wedding at the last minute. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the process!

About Honyuet of Glitz & Love: “Glitz & Love is my one woman show. Everything here is designed, handmade and photographed by me. I love what I do, and I hope you love what I make as well.”

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