I think this photo of sisters, young and old (er) on Nadi’s wedding day (see more here) captured by Xiss Photography is something pretty special. It’s a little reminder of how time can pass by so quickly.
Photo by Xiss Photography
Mint green is a soft pale green with a touch of blue – fresh and pretty, or icy and cool – such is its versatility.
Combine with black and white
– With ivory and lavender (with a hint of blue)
– With ivory and soft sky blue
– With soft pink and white
– With milk chocolate and ivory
– With apricot, deeper coral and cream
– With dark chocolate and cream
– With navy and darker mint, and ivory
– Enhance the colour by using subtle metallic finishes on your invitations, place cards, menus etc
– In the winter, icicles, snowflakes hung on white painted branches, mint green and clear crystal beading to create a subtle shine, long sleeves, fairy lights inside and outside for a winter wonderland, a horse drawn carriage with tinkling bells on the horses’ harnesses, crystals, felt and velvet fabrics, glittering crystal and pearl hair pieces and jewelery
– Crystals, silver, platinum, stainless steel
– In summer – various shades of white in furniture, pearly sea shells, starfish, sea urchins, coral, crockery, flowers – pure white roses or orchids and soft grey leaves, candles, mint cocktails or mint juleps, muslin drapes, paper parasols, white lanterns, capiz shell ‘chandeliers’
– Mint flavoured chocolate, mint leaf lollies, humbugs, choc mint flavoured lollies, jelly beans, choc mint ice cream, grasshopper pie, peppermint hot chocolate
– Privet berries, grey leaves such as dusty miller, white blooms, Singapore orchids, hypericum berries, coral roses, tulips, poppies – the flowers you use will depend on the colours you choose for your scheme
– Soft grey or string coloured outfits for the men. Pick up the mint colour in ties, socks, pocket squares. Black suits if using the black and white combination
– Make a feature of unusual ribbons and beautiful lace in napkin ties, edging on cloths, paper ware such as your table numbers, seating cards, menus, favour box embellishment, as part of the cake design, on garlands, as the hangers for lanterns
– Use paper punches to create decorative edging on your felt or paper accessories
– Hang multiple strings of mint green, blue and clear beads from the ceiling for a feeling of being in an underwater cave, or drape them in amongst candles, candelabra, or along the edges of cloths
I have a habit of wanting a certain design of shoe and never being able to find it, it usually drives whoever I am shopping with mad. But you know, the “shoes make or break the outfit” has also been my rule, or maybe it’s just my excuse for more shoes.
Shoes Of Prey is an ingenious Australian website that offers a bespoke shoe service.
Unlike other custom shoe designers, the whole process with Shoes Of Prey is done online.
You can choose leather types (snakeskin to soft leather and many, many options in between), decorations (soft rosettes to fancy bows) the heel height, the toe shape, the back of the shoe and even down to the colour (red fur anyone?). The shoe designer is so easy to use too- very much like a virtual colouring in project!
Shoes Of Prey have made everything very easy, they have a great return policy and will even discuss sizes and widths with you to ensure even the most nervous customer has her mind put at ease. Once your shoe is designed you can embed the picture on your website or blog or send the link to a friend.
Jodi, along with husband Michael and friend Mike are the brains behind the business with all of the shoes being handmade and shipping to most countries (including the USA).
The site is brand new and they’ll be adding new fabrics and styles as time goes by (I’m hoping for flats perhaps and maybe feathers, silks, perhaps even jeweled decorations!) It’s so easy to spend hours fiddling around with shoe designs (as I clearly have).
Visit the Shoes Of Prey website for more.