Wednesday 26th October, 2011

We Love… Patterned Bridesmaid’s Dresses

We love the look of patterned bridesmaids dresses especially now that summer is just around the corner.

Here are a few we fell in love with…..

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Gorgeous tea dresses from Sohomode

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Feminine vintage style dress from Mrs Press

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Ribbons of Rain frock from Alannah Hill

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Polka dots in a 50′s inspired design from Elegance 50 s

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Floaty chiffon dress from Nordstrom

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Wednesday 19th October, 2011

We Love……Things That Make Us Feel Happy

It is the middle of another week – one week closer to Christmas and all its madness, one week closer to summer, one week closer to the summer holidays.

So what makes us happy today?

Sunshine…….and the song……..

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Art print from Gus and Lula

Gorgeous patterned bridesmaid’s dresses…….

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Image from La Belle Vie

Stunningly different bouquets……..

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Image via Cathrin D’Entremont on Pinterest

Soft coloured flowers in milk glass containers

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Image via Style Me Pretty

Vintage yellow dresses……

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Image from Wedding Chicago

And this card I have always makes me smile……

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From Studio Mela

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Wednesday 12th October, 2011

We Love…..Chocolate Crackles

When I think of childhood parties, I think of fairy bread and chocolate crackles. So when I thought mmmm….what can I make that’s easy and fun for a weekend treat, I turned to chocolate crackles.

Then I got to thinking – wouldn’t these be fun as part of a table of mixed treats, or piled up in the middle of the tables for guests to nibble at, after the main event! (Make them more festive by decorating with silver or gold cachous (tiny sugar balls), or other edible sprinkles).

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Chocolate crackle image from Semantically Driven

Recipe from the back of the Rice Bubbles packet:

4 cups Rice Bubbles cereal

1 cup dessicated coconut

1 cup icing sugar

250 Copha

3 tbsp cocoa

Method

In a large bowl, mix Rice Bubbles, icing sugar, coconut and cocoa.

Slowly melt the Copha in a saucepan over low heat. Allow to cool slightly. Add to Rice Bubble mixture stirring until well combined.

Spoon mixture into paper patty cases and refrigerate until firm.

So how easy is that? We’ve even made this into a ‘cake’ for a person sensitive to eggs and wheat flour. Just press a layer of chocolate crackle mixture into the base of a springform pan, set in the fridge. Press in another layer of rice bubbles mixed with melted white marshmallows, set, and layer again with chocolate crackle mixture until mixtures are used up. It was a hit with the ‘big kids’!!

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Wednesday 05th October, 2011

We Love…….Lace Gloves

Lace gloves add a feminine, old fashioned touch to your wedding. So lady like, they enhance the feel of a 50′s style dress, or add glamour to a more slinky number.

Here are a few styles to get you started……

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Ivory lace gloves made to order by Dark Pony Designs

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Filigree crochet gloves from Chiffon Art

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Cotton ‘tea party’ gloves from Craft Like Wild

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Victoria style crochet gloves with seed beads from Designing Maiden

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Gorgeous crocheted vintage gloves from Retro Vintage Weddings

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Beaded lace gloves from bhldn

Would you consider gloves for your wedding?

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