January 09 2018
If you adore the idea of wearing a traditional white gown on your wedding day, there are lots of other ways to add a floral touch to your bridal outfit. Colour-popping heels will look fab peeping out from under your dress. A flower crown is the perfect match for a boho bride-to-be! A floral buttonhole or bow-tie is all your groom-to-be needs for a nod towards the season.
We have a huge range of bridal accessories that’ll give your aisle style a fabulous finishing touch, with a subtle hint of Spring posies. We styled our Agnetha Tulle Veil with the Ali Hair Vine, which both look absolutely divine wrapped around an elegant bridal up-do. Our Jacqueline Lace Veil also has a pretty floral design that's the perfect fit for this Spring wedding theme. Our floral horseshoe, Nadya, will look lovely tie to your wedding bouquet and it will give your bridal look a good luck charm. Featuring a rose gold centre, our Farrah Flower Head Piece will give your outfit a touch of glamour – heaven!
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Your bridesmaids will look beautiful in floral tea-length gowns or flowing boho-inspired dresses. If you’ve decided to wear a flower crown, you could ask your team of ‘maids to wear smaller versions? Flower girls always look delightful in little flower crowns too.
When it comes to decorating your wedding venue, an abundance of fresh flowers is an absolute must-have. You could fill large wooden crates with lots of leafy foliage and greenery, as well as Spring blooms. We love the idea of adding floral garlands across the entrance of your wedding venue. As you’ll have seen from our Wedding Trends for 2017 feature, statement ceremony backdrops are big news for the year ahead. A flower wall or backdrop will create a lovely space for you to exchange vows, and it’s a perfect reflection of the season.
For your seating arrangements, why not name your wedding tables after various Spring flowers? You could also adorn your table plan with the flowers that you’re naming your tables after. Gorgeous! If you want to incorporate a rustic feel to your floral wedding theme, why not use a ladder as part of your table plan? Decorate the ladder with greenery and flowers, and tie your seating arrangements to the rungs of the ladder.
Decorate your wedding chairs with floral wreaths or entwine pretty posies around the back of your chairs. This will look super pretty and it’ll help to add a pop of colour to your wedding venue. A single flower in each place setting will let your guests know about your floral wedding theme, and it’ll make your tables look oh-so-elegant. When it comes to creating your wedding table centrepieces, we think a simple vase brimming with blooms or potted plant will look wonderful.
Let’s not forget about your wedding cake! Floral wedding cakes are always a popular choice for brides-to-be and is it any wonder? They’re yummy and beautiful! Give your wedding cake table a touch of Spring prettiness by lining it with greenery, foliage and your favourite Spring flowers.
A floral wedding theme is just so pretty and it’s simply perfect for Spring!
January 09 2018
We love the idea of creating a pretty keepsake box for your best girls. You can fill it with mini bottles of Prosecco, candles and even jewellery. When it comes to ribbons and wrapping paper, why not opt for the same colours as you’ll be using at your wedding day?
If you’re having an engagement party or bridal shower, you could use balloons to ask your girls to be your bridesmaids. Clear balloons filled with colourful confetti will look fab as decorations. You could stick to the theme by using balloons throughout your wedding day décor too.
Treat your bridesmaids-to-be to a personalised bottle of wine or Champagne. Not only is it a super sweet gesture and a wonderful way to propose to your ‘maids, you can use them to celebrate afterwards!
Keep it simple but sweet by using a card to propose to your bridesmaids. There are so many fabulous designs out there, you could even use a card that matches the rest of your wedding stationery. This also offers you the chance to write a special message for your best girls where you can recall some of your favourite memories together.
Go all out with your bridesmaid proposal by hosting a fun and fabulous tea party. Invite your team of ‘maids as a surprise and enjoy tea, cake and lots of tasty treats!
Personalised hangers make beautiful gifts for your best women and they can even use them on the wedding day to hang up their bridesmaid dresses.
Little boxes full of cookies, macarons or miniature cupcakes are a scrumptious way of asking your closest friends to be your bridesmaids. Tie a sprig of greenery or a flower to the box using twine ribbon and a calligraphy-style name tag.
Bridesmaid dressing gowns are a gorgeous keepsake for your team of ‘maids and you’ll be able to capture some fun photographs on the morning of the wedding day. Wrap them up in a pretty box and offer them as gifts while you’re asking them to be your bridesmaids.
A pamper and beauty box is a wonderful way of asking your bridesmaids to be part of your bridal party and it means they can use it ahead of the big day! From face masks, perfumes and make-up, you can have some real fun putting the beauty box together.
Our DIY Headpiece Kit is a unique gift for your ‘maids and it can be a fun way of asking them to be part of your day. This is the perfect choice if your bridesmaids are crafty or creative types! See our full tutorial here.
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There are lots of lovely ways to make your bridesmaids feel special, and asking them to be part of your wedding day should be a memory you can all treasure forever. How will you be proposing to your bridesmaids?
Don't forget we cater for bridesmaids accessories too. You can get in touch to book an appointment here
January 08 2018
The Wedding Dress
Fingers crossed you’ve already bought your dream wedding dress – or you at least have a few appointments booked in! Wedding planners recommend sorting your gown out at 7 – 10 months ahead of the big day. This allows time for a couple of fittings and any amendments to be made. Plus, your wedding dress is a pretty big deal so you want to be able to tick it off your checklist and get on with the rest of the planning process. Top tip: Bring your bridesmaids or Maid of Honour along to the final dress fitting so that they can learn how to tie up your dress – it’s a surprisingly tricky task and not something you want to have to panic about on the morning of your wedding day! Once you’ve picked out your beautiful wedding gown, it’s time to think about your accessories. It’s important that you pick your dress before your accessories, as you want them to fit in with the look of your gown perfectly.
From garters, horseshoes and hair accessories – there is just so much to think about when it comes to adding the finishing touches to your aisle style. Here at Silver Sixpence in her Shoe, we recommend picking your wedding hair accessories in time for the final dress fitting and hair trials. This way, you can be sure that you’re completely happy with how your accessories look alongside your dress and your hair. We’ve got a show-stopping collection of sparkling, bohemian and vintage accessories to complement your bridal look. If you’re dreaming of wonderfully bespoke wedding accessories, you’ll need to start thinking about the design at least 2 months before the big day. We offer a one-to-one consultation where we can discuss your visions: whether you want to incorporate family heirloom into your headpiece or a fabric cut-off in your veil, we can sort it for you. There really is nothing more beautiful than wearing something completely bespoke on the most important day of your life.
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Last Minute Accessories
Now we’ve covered the main accessories, it’s time to think about additional items you may want to include as part of your bridal style. You can buy our lucky charm horseshoes and our traditional wedding garters as a last-minute wedding accessories, so you can organise those a few weeks before the big day.
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The Wedding Fairs
If you’re stuck for ideas at any point during the wedding planning process, why not head to a wedding fair? We’ll be at the Indie Wedding Fair at the fabulous Five Four Studios , it's fantastic design-led fair full of quirky and on trend suppliers.There you can explore our range of delicate hair vines, headbands and hair pieces in person. Alternatively Contact us here to book an appointment with us to discuss your accessories.
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Amongst choosing your wedding gown and accessories, you’ll need to start thinking about your bridal party. Opt for dresses in your chosen colour scheme, or keep it on-trend with a stylish mix and match look. If you want to add a dash of sparkle to your bridal party, we’ve got beautiful hair accessories that’ll look gorgeous on your girls. Plus, they can be a wonderful keepsake of your wedding day that your bridesmaids will treasure forever.
Let’s not overlook your flowers! Book your florist in the six-month countdown to your big day and think about how you want your wedding bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets and wedding centrepieces to look. You’ll need to discuss your vision with your florist, as you may be dreaming of beautiful blooms that are either impossible to source or not yet in season. Why not add a pretty horseshoe to your wedding bouquet? It’s a traditional good luck charm and they look lovely tied around the stems of your flowers. You can see our full collection here.
Happy wedding planning ladies!
January 08 2018
We are currently working on a beautiful snowflake design emboidery for an elbow length version. Follow us on instgram and you will see more of this process on our stories and feed. I'll be documenting the piece from design to the finished piece.
Why not meet us for a bespoke consultation and come up with your very own version? Our real bride Danielle ( above) did and we came up with a deco style diamante motif to compliment her cathedral length veil and of course a special co-ordinating headpiece for once she removed her veil.
The basic Agnetha is a delicate and modern draped long tulle veil. The veil attaches to your hair with 2 small handsewn ribbon wrapped combs adorned with a row of delicate pearls. The tulle is raw edged for simplicity. The drape of the veil is approx 40cm and the overall length is approx 165cm if worn as shown but we can make to bespoke lengths and also adapt the comb detail to your design preferences too. It looks amazing with a simple structured dress and shows off back details or flowing locks perfectly.
Starting at £95 for a standard length she is the style to watch for 2018 brides.
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We’ll start with the most popular way of using horseshoes at your big day. Simply hang a horseshoe over your hand as you hold your bouquet. We recommend choosing a horseshoe that fits in with both your bridal blooms and your colour scheme. We have a range of wonderful wedding horseshoes to choose from. Add a vintage touch to your flowers with our Eloise Horseshoe or find your ‘Something Blue’ with our Lauren Horseshoe – the blue ribbon adds a super pretty touch to your aisle style. Our Nina Horseshoe features an elegant ivory ribbon – perfect for any style of wedding! Our horseshoes feature neutral tones so that they can fit in beautifully with any colour scheme or wedding theme.
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Why not offer your wedding guests some good luck on your special day? Horseshoes can make wonderful escort cards in your wedding place settings. Simply tie a card with the name of each guest to some ribbon and attach it to the horseshoe. Not only do they make unique place name cards, they can double up as charming wedding favours for your guests.
Show your wedding guests to their seats in style by creating a horseshoe table plan! You could use individual horseshoes to indicate your table name and number. We also love the idea of using horseshoe illustrations on your save the dates and invitations to give your guests a small clue about your lucky wedding theme.
Horseshoes also make fabulous centrepieces for your tables. You could pin one to a wooden crate full of blooms and foliage, or you could rest one up against a vase or lantern.
Make the bride and groom chairs stand out by hooking a horseshoe to the back of your chairs. They’ll look lovely and you can take them home after the big day to use as part of your home décor.
If you’re having an outdoor or country barn style wedding day, you can easily use horseshoes to create some fun outdoor games. Create a DIY signpost for people to try and throw the horseshoe onto – if it hooks in place, the guest can win a small prize. This is an easy way to keep your guests entertained and it’ll help to break the ice too.
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If you want a statement cake topper for your dessert table, look no further than a horseshoe! Ask your cake maker to create an iced horseshoe, it’ll transform even the simplest of cakes and it’s the perfect fit for a rustic wedding celebration.
As you can see, there are lots of wonderful ways to incorporate horseshoes into your wedding day. They look fabulous and they’re bound to bring good luck to your big day!
January 03 2018
You may be bold enough to don a delicate blue gown, but we suspect the majority of brides will be swooning over the thought of a traditional white dress. Which is absolutely fine, as there are heaps of ways to include your ‘Something Blue’ into your aisle style. A simple blue sash or ribbon tied around your waist will look seriously elegant and it’ll define your waist too. It also adds a subtle touch of colour to your bridal outfit.
One of my favourite ‘Something Blue’ wedding traditions is to sew a small blue heart on the inside of your wedding dress. Cut out a heart shape from a loved one’s shirt or dress – that way, they’ll be there with you as you’re walking down the aisle. You could also sew the date of your wedding in blue thread on the inside of your dress – so special!
Perhaps you adore the thought of a pair of blue wedding shoes peeping out from underneath your gown. This idea is particularly perfect if you’re going to be rocking a tea-length or short wedding dress, as you get to show them off!
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A blue garter is the perfect choice for your ‘Something Blue’ and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to our Lauren, Brigitte and Loulou garters. You could also wear some pretty blue wedding lingerie as part of your ‘Something Blue’.
Let’s move onto your jewellery. A blue Sapphire or Aquamarine wedding ring is a beautiful ‘Something Blue’ to incorporate into your wedding day. You could display it in a velvet blue ring box or blue lace ring cushion. Alternatively, a delicate blue bracelet could be a wonderful way to accessorise your gown. Why not borrow a piece of blue jewellery from your mother or sister and make it your ‘Something Borrowed’ too?
If you’re a bohemian bride-to-be, consider wearing a pretty blue flower crown as part of your ‘Something Blue’. It’s perfect for a Spring or Summer soiree and it’s an incredibly unique way of using this wedding tradition. Finish off your bridal outfit with a chic blue manicure or pedicure. You’ll feel preened and polished while effortlessly channelling your ‘Something Blue’ into your wedding style.
There are a handful of different ways to incorporate your ‘Something Blue’ into your wedding bouquet, so let’s get started. A simple silk blue ribbon tied around the stems of your bouquet will look beautiful – you could even match it to the ribbon tied around your waist. Why not tie a vintage blue handkerchief around your wedding flowers? You could ask a loved one to sew your initials on it for an extra special touch.
Add a good luck charm to your bouquet with our Lauren Vintage Horseshoe. It will look stunning alongside your blooms, and it can be passed down through the generations as a keepsake. It also goes perfectly with our Lauren Garter.
Get your groom involved and handwrite your vows in blue ink. This is much more romantic than typing them up on a computer, and it can be your little secret between each other as you read them out.
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