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As with any wedding, an elopement can be planned to the hilt or happily put together last minute. It can be done a million different ways, and we’ll love each one! If your elopement is towards the ‘last minute’ end of the spectrum, and you find yourself keen to carry a bouquet of sorts, we’ve

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Without tooting our own horn, this may be the easiest way to add some super speedy sparkle to your table without breaking a sweat! There’s no shame in buying a delicious and lovely looking cake, to jazz it up at home, or for your dessert table. Glittering flags grouped together create a fun cake topper,

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Highlighting all things sparkle this month, we thought we’d dust some tasty macarons with gorgeous shimmering edible glitter! If you haven’t used edible glitter before rest assured, it’s simple to master, and such a quick way to add the wow factor to a sweet treat, whether as a gift or for dessert.What You Will Need:

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Celebrating all things local, we’ve been looking at ways of supporting those close to us. These delicious honey jumbles have a gorgeous retro feel to them, and are so yummy it’s very difficult to stop at one (or three). Have a search on your local Facebook page or ask around about local hives to find

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Supporting local is a surefire way to invest into your community! There are many ways to do this for your wedding, and I’m so excited to share a few ideas this month. Today’s DIY tutorial uses plants (tubestock) from my local council nursery. Have a quick look online to see where your closest one is,

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Whether you’re a lover of detail, or a lover of flowers (and foliage), a floral frame to display your precious photos in is perfect for you! Our DIY tutorial will take you through step by step on this bloom filled project that may not be the quickest or easiest, but is most certainly worth it!What

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Simple Nutella and chocolate mousse is the answer and I don’t care about the question! Not only the ideal dessert for a sweet event, this decadent delight is so quick and fuss free to make, it can also double as a Tuesday night treat. Or Wednesday! Thursday? You understand. Chocolate mousse is the perfect blank

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Copper pipe is a gorgeous material for adding glamour and grit to your wedding styling. It’s easily available and, while not cheap, it will add an industrial feel to your table landscape that is entirely original.What You Will Need: Head to your local hardware store to see what they have in stock. We’ve used four

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Adding DIY signage to your wedding has never been easier with these spray painted sandwich boards! If the thought of writing your own signs brings you out in hives, or if you’re keen to nail a clean and sharp looking announcement, we’ve got you covered.What You Will Need: Wooden base – a wooden base will

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If you’ve decided to give your guests a little gift on your wedding day, there are limitless options! The sky is your limit! If it’s something tasty you’re hoping to present, flavoured salt is a beautiful option. Consider serving your own mix of homemade salt on your wedding day, so that the flavour will bring

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Making each aspect of your wedding as personalised as possible can be tricky! Using a polaroid photo, old image or even a slide as a name tag will be a special keepsake for your guests, who will love your effort and thought.What You Will Need: Photo frames – you can use any sort of frame!

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Driftwood and shells make an incredibly beautiful wall hanging! Beachy and rustic, your guests can hang a reminder of your wedding day on their wall, which is extra special when handmade by your gorgeous self! Once you’ve got the basics, you can make these shell hangings much larger and in more intricate designs. However, if

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Bleached white blooms are in demand just now, and heralding some excellent news, we bring you an easy way to create that beachy, light and airy tablescape! Using dried flowers, you can put together romantic centrepieces to create a dreamy vision in white.If you’re organised, you can dry your own flowers. Look for delicate shapes

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In the multitude of ways there are to spoil your bridesmaids, let’s not forget to feed them, and feed them well! If you will all be getting ready together in the morning, a personalised brunch basket is not only delicious, but looks so beautiful too!So easy to put together, a breakfast basket can contain all

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I made this dried flower headband on a whim for a wedding recently, then promptly left it at home! Apart from counting the days until the next function where I can wear it (and I’m mum to a two year old, so it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon), I needed to share this tutorial with

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