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Creative Colour – Dark Chocolate

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration



Think of bitter sweet dark chocolate. Just the thought is a treat!

Combine with soft baby pink and magnolia white

–       With spring green and coral

–       With mid green and soft apricot

–       With duck egg blue and pearl grey

–       With Tiffany blue and blue green and white

–       With bronze brown and coral and warm white

–       With touches of burnt orange and dull silver or old brass

–       With copper and dull teal green (think the colour of aged copper)

–       With old rose pink, stone and magnolia cream

–       With cream, stone and caramel

–       Beeswax candles, rusted wire chandeliers, old wooden pots, wine barrels, wire baskets, linen coloured cloths, old French linen, wire bird cages

–       Favours of chocolate crackles, chocolate fudge, chocolate balls, chocolate hearts, spice mixtures

–       Silver/pewter candlesticks, cutlery, silver/pewter vases of burnt orange roses spiked with greenery, brown tablecloths, brown piped napkins held together with burnt orange beaded tassels, dark brown furniture, a roaring fire, stone walls, rustic lanterns. White, brown and (the occasional) burnt orange candle

–       Coloured leaves e.g. canna, coleus, aeonium, autumn leaves and berries, brown coloured orchids, brown boronias, leucadendrons, kangaroo paws, dried seed pods e.g. poppies, gumnuts

–       Old earthenware pots filled with dry leafless branches hung with pomegranates

–       Old wooden boxes with lids open filled with twigs, birds nests and speckled eggs, pebbles or filled with fudge as your table centrepieces, on duck egg blue over cloths atop brown table cloths, earthenware stone coloured crockery, touches of duck egg blue ribbon (patterned or stitched in brown) tied around handles, around favour boxes, around the bunched cutlery at each place setting or around the napkins, cream flowers tied with chocolate ribbon fastened with duck egg blue pins, blue/brown patterned fabric covered shoes

–       A long table at the entrance to the reception filled with randomly set round glass vases of various sizes filled with beeswax candle

–       A wedding built around a warm white such as magnolia, white chairs, a garden setting, white accessories, white flowers with touches of spring green and chocolate in leaves, lanterns hung from trees, dress embellishments, shoes, jewellery and food, brown and white polka dot invitations in spring green envelopes

–       Chocolate martini, hot chocolate, chocolate mud cake, chocolate fountain, chocolate flecked pavlova, chocolate ice cream with fudge sauce.


Ring Pillow from bkylnpillow, Chocolate letters from Chocogram, boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, Mocha cupcake from Martha Stewart Weddings.

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Real Weddings Sneak Peek #2

by | Bride, Magazines and Books


My inbox has become a very exciting place to be!

This just landed from Real Weddings Magazine (along with jigsaw shaped versions of yesterday’s peeks) with this clue:

Hmm, do you recognise the groom?

He and his bride are part of some very exciting new features… the clue is in the piece!”

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Real Weddings Sneak Peek

by | Bride, Magazines and Books


The Real Weddings Magazine team have been rather intriguing of late via Twitter- riddles and treasure hunts have kept me guessing at what they might have in store on their new website.

I am dying to see what they have in store (which from all the hints and peeks in the latest issue looks packed to the brim with great content).

So when an email from Real Weddings landed in my inbox about ten minutes ago I couldn’t wait to share the contents! There weren’t many clues in the email (just a friendly greeting), but they attached these images named “puzzle” so I can only presume it’s a sneak peek at the new website!

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jigsaw bottom right

The Real Weddings team has been teasing with the number seven on Twitter this afternoon- my bet is that the website will launch in seven days!

Bella Figura 2010 Collection

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


New York letterpress company Bella Figura always blows me away with their range. I’m a lover of letterpress and the attention to detail (beautiful envelopes, coloured edges and that luscious letterpress feel are all very present in Bella Figura’s designs.

The new designers Bella Figura have introduced this year Jessica Hische, Ellie Snow, Sarah Hannah and Erin Jang (to name a few) have added to the Bella Figura mix and created really unique creations.

Once again this year, I was honoured to be asked to pick my five favourite designs for Trendsetter favourites (along with other bloggers like Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs, Nole From Oh So Beautiful Paper, Kathryn from Snippet & Ink amongst others). I spent hours trying to narrow down my favourites which was almost impossible and have changed since I made my final choice. So today, I want to share a few more of the brand new designs (Bella Figura launched over 60 this month) that I adore.

Here’s my selection.






The ones I couldn’t fit in? Hendrix 2, Savannah, Tara, Cotillion, Amelie and Antoinette.

Bella Figura has a sale on sample packs of trendsetter favourites between now and the 16th of January. Each sample pack comes with  five favorite invitations; paper samples; and ink swatches and envelope lining colors if you’d like, all packaged in a keepsake Bella Figura box.100% of the proceeds from the sale of each pack go to charity (Mine go to The Conservation Fund).

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