Planning Inspiration & DIY Archive

  • Wow, it feels like ages since I’ve been able to sit down and focus on the blog. The last few months have been all about change, a new job, a new country, and finding a new home. We now live in Stockholm, a city I have always loved and we are so lucky to have  the opportunity to live here. As many of you know my husband and I both work in the […]

    Swedish Wedding Inspiration

    Wow, it feels like ages since I’ve been able to sit down and focus on the blog. The last few months have been all about change, a new job, a new country, and finding a new home. We now live in Stockholm, a city I have always loved and we are so lucky to have  the opportunity to live here. As many of you know my husband and I both work in the […]

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  • If you want to make sure you’re guests have the date of your wedding in their diaries as soon as possible, but you don’t want to send out the invitations to early, then Save the Dates are a great solution. They also help set the tone for things to come, so it gives your guests a little peak into what to expect.   Hannah has some great tips and ideas. I love the […]

    The Bride Side – Save The Dates Tips and Ideas

    If you want to make sure you’re guests have the date of your wedding in their diaries as soon as possible, but you don’t want to send out the invitations to early, then Save the Dates are a great solution. They also help set the tone for things to come, so it gives your guests a little peak into what to expect.   Hannah has some great tips and ideas. I love the […]

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  • Yellow is such a cheerful colour, that always invokes a smile and the reminder of warm, delightful sunshine. Grey is elegant, smooth and contemporary. The combination of the two is a perfect one and they make for a really beautiful palette for your wedding. Two of our closest friends are getting married next year and they have chosen these modern and fun colours. Today’s mood board is in celebration of their day to […]

    Cheerful and Elegant Yellow and Grey Mood Board

    Yellow is such a cheerful colour, that always invokes a smile and the reminder of warm, delightful sunshine. Grey is elegant, smooth and contemporary. The combination of the two is a perfect one and they make for a really beautiful palette for your wedding. Two of our closest friends are getting married next year and they have chosen these modern and fun colours. Today’s mood board is in celebration of their day to […]

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  • You have just got engaged and are keen to book your wedding venue. You might have a particular date in mind and an idea of the area that you want to get married in. I found in my search that it pays to have a set list of ‘must haves’ for your venue, but if you can it is worth being flexible with the date and even day of the week. Discounts are […]

    The Bride Side – How To Find Your Perfect Wedding Venue

    You have just got engaged and are keen to book your wedding venue. You might have a particular date in mind and an idea of the area that you want to get married in. I found in my search that it pays to have a set list of ‘must haves’ for your venue, but if you can it is worth being flexible with the date and even day of the week. Discounts are […]

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  • There is always something so warm about wood. The imperfections in the grain, the honey colours and its durability. Wooden items last forever, and its it nice to have a keep sake from your wedding that will do the same.   This is where The Wedding Tree Company comes in, they “…aims to inspire couples with personal keepsake items made of natural woods, that capture theirs and their guest’s hearts with bespoke wooden […]

    The Wedding Tree Company

    There is always something so warm about wood. The imperfections in the grain, the honey colours and its durability. Wooden items last forever, and its it nice to have a keep sake from your wedding that will do the same.   This is where The Wedding Tree Company comes in, they “…aims to inspire couples with personal keepsake items made of natural woods, that capture theirs and their guest’s hearts with bespoke wooden […]

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  • Purple seems to be one of the most popular colour palettes for weddings at the moment. The two weddings I’m attending this month have both opted for pretty purples, so I thought I’d add a little of my own purple vibes to the blog today.   Im not sure the brides ill be watching walking down the aisle in a purple dress, but I am always excited to see a bride bold enough […]

    Purple with a Hint of Silver and White Mood Board

    Purple seems to be one of the most popular colour palettes for weddings at the moment. The two weddings I’m attending this month have both opted for pretty purples, so I thought I’d add a little of my own purple vibes to the blog today.   Im not sure the brides ill be watching walking down the aisle in a purple dress, but I am always excited to see a bride bold enough […]

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  • If you read SYW regularly you will know I am a huge cake fan, so I love to share new cake discoveries when I come across them. Ladies and gentleman say hello to Ceri from Olofson Design. Her cakes, biscuits and cupcakes are amazing!!!   I had a chance to chat with Ceri and get a little insight into her wonderful cakey world. Over to Ceri…         How did you […]

    Olofson Design – Unique Sweet Treats

    If you read SYW regularly you will know I am a huge cake fan, so I love to share new cake discoveries when I come across them. Ladies and gentleman say hello to Ceri from Olofson Design. Her cakes, biscuits and cupcakes are amazing!!!   I had a chance to chat with Ceri and get a little insight into her wonderful cakey world. Over to Ceri…         How did you […]

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  • When I was at the Something Blue PR press day a couple of weeks ago I can across a fantastic company called Illustries. They are amazing! I was really excited to finally see wedding albums with personality that represented more than a selection of photos, but include quotes, copies of the speeches and some even have cute life map. These are tailor made memory books which are beautifully presented. Illustries don’t just stop at […]

    Illustries: Beautiful Memories

    When I was at the Something Blue PR press day a couple of weeks ago I can across a fantastic company called Illustries. They are amazing! I was really excited to finally see wedding albums with personality that represented more than a selection of photos, but include quotes, copies of the speeches and some even have cute life map. These are tailor made memory books which are beautifully presented. Illustries don’t just stop at […]

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  • When I got married I didn’t freak out and go on a crazy diet or work out for 4 hours a day, I had loads of other things to think about so why worry about dropping 2 dress sizes. I kept up my usual routine of exercise (which some weeks was only two yoga classes) as I sit so much at work it’s quiet nice to get the body moving.   For me […]

    Feeling Fit and Healthy For Your Wedding

    When I got married I didn’t freak out and go on a crazy diet or work out for 4 hours a day, I had loads of other things to think about so why worry about dropping 2 dress sizes. I kept up my usual routine of exercise (which some weeks was only two yoga classes) as I sit so much at work it’s quiet nice to get the body moving.   For me […]

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  • When your wedding has come and gone and you are flicking through photos and reliving the moments, one thing not to forget is your thank you’s. Whether they are cards or short notes, your guests will really appreciate a little thank you. As with all the elements of your wedding, the ‘thank you’s are another way to get creative. Here are a few ideas to get you started.   Photos of Signs Printed […]

    Creative Thank You Ideas

    When your wedding has come and gone and you are flicking through photos and reliving the moments, one thing not to forget is your thank you’s. Whether they are cards or short notes, your guests will really appreciate a little thank you. As with all the elements of your wedding, the ‘thank you’s are another way to get creative. Here are a few ideas to get you started.   Photos of Signs Printed […]

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  • If you are anything like me, you can spend hours looking at the details that make weddings so special. The little things that make your wedding unique can be fun to put together and we had a blast creating, designing and making the little touches for our wedding.   The big decisions, like the dress and the venue also play a hug role in the look and feel of the day. Here is […]

    The Details – Dina and Ste’s Perfect Wedding (Pt2)

    If you are anything like me, you can spend hours looking at the details that make weddings so special. The little things that make your wedding unique can be fun to put together and we had a blast creating, designing and making the little touches for our wedding.   The big decisions, like the dress and the venue also play a hug role in the look and feel of the day. Here is […]

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  • While I was putting together the star mood board, I came across some amazing star DIYs which I wanted to share. These stars can either be fantastic room decorations or perfect little stars for your tables. You could even try them out for Christmas. We decorated our office by making massive versions of Annekata’s Super Simple Stars below and they looked brilliant.   For the full tutorials check out the Minna May, Annekata and The […]

    DIY Star Tutorials

    While I was putting together the star mood board, I came across some amazing star DIYs which I wanted to share. These stars can either be fantastic room decorations or perfect little stars for your tables. You could even try them out for Christmas. We decorated our office by making massive versions of Annekata’s Super Simple Stars below and they looked brilliant.   For the full tutorials check out the Minna May, Annekata and The […]

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  • I thought I would bring in one of my favourite little shapes today for some mood board loveliness. Also as it’s so close to Christmas stars seemed rather appropriate. There is so much versatility with stars as they can be all bright and twinkling to create magical receptions or stripped back with more of a constellation theme. They are also perfect for the DIY couple, as there are so many ways to include […]

    Twinkles and Stars Mood Board

    I thought I would bring in one of my favourite little shapes today for some mood board loveliness. Also as it’s so close to Christmas stars seemed rather appropriate. There is so much versatility with stars as they can be all bright and twinkling to create magical receptions or stripped back with more of a constellation theme. They are also perfect for the DIY couple, as there are so many ways to include […]

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  • We all know that a wedding day is all about the bride and groom, but if you’re a bridesmaid you also want to look and feel fantastic, you are going to be in all the photos after all. When looking for bridesmaid outfits unless you are having twins, each bridesmaid will be unique and have their own personality and body shape. Trying to find a dress that works for all your bridesmaids may […]

    Twobirds Bridesmaid Dresses

    We all know that a wedding day is all about the bride and groom, but if you’re a bridesmaid you also want to look and feel fantastic, you are going to be in all the photos after all. When looking for bridesmaid outfits unless you are having twins, each bridesmaid will be unique and have their own personality and body shape. Trying to find a dress that works for all your bridesmaids may […]

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  • This is an interesting take on how spending money on a wedding may help you in the long run. The Moneysupermarket infographic below shows how getting married can actually save you money and it has some interesting data on the world of dating (when did it all get so expensive?).        

    Does Getting Married Actually Save You Money? [Infographic]

    This is an interesting take on how spending money on a wedding may help you in the long run. The Moneysupermarket infographic below shows how getting married can actually save you money and it has some interesting data on the world of dating (when did it all get so expensive?).        

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