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!
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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.
December 31 2017
We’ll start things off with your wedding stationery as this is the first glimpse that your guests will get of your romantic wedding theme. White invitations adorned with pretty pink calligraphy and blush envelopes will help to give your guests a clue about the style of wedding your planning. Watercolour hues will look soft, delicate and feminine, but a mixture of baby pink and fuchsia shades will work brilliant together – particularly if you want a vibrant colour scheme.
Alternatively, you could use heart-inspired invitations for your wedding guests. This will immediately let them know that you are day-dreaming about a romantic pink wedding theme and they’ll love receiving little hearts in the post. You could also use wicker or wooden hearts as chair covers or to decorate the end of your ceremony pews.
If you do love the idea of using hearts throughout your wedding day, why not tie a little ceramic heart around your wedding bouquet? You could personalise it with your initials or the date of your wedding, and it’ll make your blooms look wonderfully unique.
Our blush pink Camille Horseshoe is also a must-have addition for any pink wedding, and it’ll look lovely tied to a bouquet overflowing with pink posies. It’s a lovely tradition that will certainly bring a sprinkling of good luck charm to your wedding day.
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Let your guests know that you’re using a pink colour scheme as the main inspiration for your wedding day by adorning your venue with lots of pink décor and dainty heart details. A ceremony space covered in pink roses will look simply gorgeous, and it provides the perfect backdrop for when you say ‘I Do’. Huge ‘LOVE’ letters can also be used as a backdrop for your ceremony, wedding cake or reception and they’ll look fab in your photographs.
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Wreaths aren’t just for Winter! Heart-shaped wreathes covered in your favourite flowers look beautiful as part of your wedding décor. They’re also a lovely way of signalling the start of Spring blooms. Hang one from the entrance of your wedding venue, or from the back of the bride and groom chairs.
Don’t forget about your reception tables and place settings – both are a wonderful way of reflecting your wedding theme. Blush pink napkins, table runners or centrepieces are guaranteed to get your guests swooning.
Why not offer them a delicious pink heart cookie as their wedding favours? Ice the name of each guest onto the cookie and use them as their place names too!
It’s time to think about how to reflect your romantic pink heart wedding theme through your food and drink. A pink wedding cake with a super sweet cake topper is an easy way to show that you’re smitten with one another. We adore the idea of surprising your guests by creating a delicious heart-shaped centre – imagine when you go to cut the cake!
Serve your wedding guests a variety of scrummy pink cocktails. We suggest creating your own cocktail recipes and creating romantic names. Opt for a couple of signature cocktails that you and your other half have enjoyed together – you could even go to a few cocktail lessons before the big-day!
As you can see, a wedding theme based around a blush pink colour scheme and tons of heart details and decorations really is rather romantic…
October 23 2017
Keep it. You don’t actually have to do anything with your wedding dress after your special day. You can simply store it away in your wardrobe so that in years to come, you still get a glimpse of how it felt to wear it. This is definitely one for the sentimental brides-to-be out there, just make sure it’s stored in its garment bag so it stays in beautiful condition.
But remember, if you are planning on keeping your dress, make sure it gets cleaned professionally straight after your wedding day. You’ll be surprised how much dirt, make-up and wine can get on your dress!
If you love the idea of keeping your wedding dress at home but haven’t got enough room in your wardrobe, don’t fret as we’ve got the perfect idea for you. Why not frame it? It would look breath-taking in an elegant frame in your dressing room, bedroom or even your living room! Alternatively, you could ask your stationer to draw an illustration of your gown to display in a smaller frame. Read more about framing your wedding dress here.
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Are you a crafty bride? Then consider using your gown to create something totally new. You could use the fabric to create a purse, bespoke lingerie, headband, quilt or even a dress for your children. This is such a sweet idea and it’ll hold so many treasured memories of your wonderful day. In the past, we have made a bride's veil from her mum's old veil. We have also used the lace from a bride's dress into a garter for her, and revamped her mum's 70s floral headpiece into 'something new' for her. We can easily create a bespoke product using materials from previous wedding dresses. If this is something you'd be interested in, get in touch!
We adore the thought of passing your wedding dress on so that it can be worn again. There is something quite special about sharing memories and giving people the chance to make new memories in your gown. You could pass it onto close family members, such as siblings, children or nieces. However, you could also sell it on a preloved website for brides-to-be with smaller budgets.
Consider donating your wedding dress to charity. Not only will it support a good cause, it means your dress can be worn again by another beautiful bride-to-be. You can smile knowing that your dress is going to wonderful use and that someone else will share it on their wedding day. There are lots of charity events that offer brides the chance to wear their gowns again – imagine a room full of newlyweds in their dresses! All money goes to charity and it gives you a good excuse to get your wedding gown out of the wardrobe – what’s not to love?
You could even wear your dress again on each wedding anniversary! This is a fabulous option for those that can’t face the thought of parting with their gown. It will also be lovely for your children to see you in your wedding dress and you can reminisce all about your day with them, while rocking your gown.
If you want to do something totally unique with your wedding dress, consider taking part in a ‘trash the dress’ photoshoot. It does exactly what it says on the tin! Couples don their wedding gear for the last time with their photographer and have the freedom to do exactly what they want with it. Many couples go swimming in their outfits, throw paint at each other or go on a hike through the countryside. You’re guaranteed to laugh throughout the photoshoot and you don’t have to worry about getting your gown dirty! If this sounds like something you’d love to do, head over to Brides to see some fabulous ‘Trash The Dress’ photo-shoots.
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There are lots of really lovely ideas out there, so whether you’re a sentimental bride or if you’re simply worried about lack of storage, don’t fret about what to do with your gown after the big day.
September 25 2017
If you’re having an outdoor or country barn wedding, consider asking your flower girls or page boys to carry a wooden pallet sign down the aisle. You can easily personalise it with a message of your own choice, such as ‘Here Comes The Love Of Your Life…’. It would also look lovely set up at the reception of your venue after the ceremony.
Add a rustic touch to your wedding ceremony by asking your flower girls or page boys to carry a small tree slice sign as they join you down the aisle. You can tie it with a ribbon or twine string so that it’s easy for them to carry. This is a fab choice if you’re using wooden tree slices throughout the rest of your big day décor too.
Your flower girls and page boys will adore carrying balloons down the aisle at your wedding ceremony. If you’re having a rainbow-inspired Summer celebration, opt for multi-coloured balloons. If you’re planning a classic black-tie affair on New Year’s Eve, we think black and gold balloons would look ultra-glam!
Are you dreaming of an elegant country garden soiree? Baskets adorned with foliage and posies will look simply beautiful, and your flower girls can sprinkle soft rose petals along the aisle.
Your little guests will love nothing more than being pulled down the aisle in a cart! This simple yet fun idea is bound to get everything chuckling, and it’s a great option if your flower girls and page boys can’t walk yet!
If you’re having more than one flower girl or page boy, consider creating a series of wooden signs for them to carry at your wedding ceremony.
Don’t be afraid to make your flower girl and page boy signs humorous! Quotes such as ‘I Am Only Here For The Cake’ are the perfect choice if you’d prefer something funny, rather than soppy!
Don’t fancy a traditional sign? You can also ask your flower girls and page boys to wave mini flags! You can create some super cute DIY flags that match your colour scheme and wedding theme.
You could also write ‘Here Comes The Bride’ on a small metal bucket and fill it brimming with colourful petals. It’ll easy for those little hands to carry and it will look undeniably cute.
Treat your flower girls to DIY wands to carry down the aisle – perfect for a Winter wonderland wedding! You can adorn them with pretty ribbons, flowers or sparkles, and ask your little helpers to wave them around to welcome you to your wedding ceremony.
Whether you’re planning a rustic woodland affair or a colourful Summer celebration, there are lots of lovely ideas and accessories for your flower girls and page boys.
May 26 2017
A secret garden wedding is best suited to the Spring or Summer months, where you’ll be spoilt with better weather and lots of beautiful blooms. You’ll need to find a venue that has a lovely outdoor space, walled gardens or plenty of gorgeous flowers. However, it’s also handy to choose a venue that has an indoor area in case of any poor weather. Opt for a venue that boasts water fountains, vintage benches and lots of opportunities for your wedding photographs. If your wedding venue hasn’t already got one, you could create a romantic wooden or metal archway adorned with dusky pink roses and lots of greenery. We think pale pink and lots of foliage will look just stunning for a secret garden wedding!
Kick-start your secret garden wedding with your invitations. Pretty pink and green illustrations will give your guests an ever-so-subtle hint of what’s to come. Watercolour hues will help to keep your theme soft, whimsical and full of romance. We recommend keeping the same design throughout your big day to ensure your stationery looks coordinated. For instance, your seating plan, order of service and table stationery. You could also decorate your venue with books about gardening, plants or old-fashioned stories.
When it comes to your aisle style, a blush pink gown is a divine choice for a bride who wants something outside the norm. Alternatively, a flowing gown with layers of tulle and lace will look beautifully bohemian and it will fit in with the setting of your secret garden. A pink bridal flower crown will help add the finishing touches to your outfit. Have you seen our Blush collection of hair accessories? We’ve got a whole range of gorgeous accessories that will add a touch of rosy sparkle to your wedding look. Our Ali Hair Vine and Anais Headband are both the perfect fit for an enchanting secret garden wedding.
When it comes to your bridesmaids, consider dressing your best girls in a variety of pink gowns. From the palest pink, peony pink and rose pink, your team of ‘maids will look stunning as they walk down the aisle with you.
Flowers are one of the most important aspects of your secret garden wedding and they will really help to tie your theme in together. Be sure to let your florist know about your visions and they will be able to help make your dreams a reality. Use flowers to decorate your ceremony chairs, archways, centrepieces and lots more. You could even use real blooms to decorate your wedding cake – just imagine how delicious cascading posies would look on a 5-tier masterpiece! You could also place a few posies in a mason jar and dot them around your wedding venue. This is such a simple idea but you’ll be surprised at just how pretty it looks.
We can’t get over this darling wedding theme and we think a secret garden wedding is a wonderful option for those who are dreaming of an intimate celebration with friends and family.
April 24 2017
Pastel dresses are always a popular choice for bridesmaids, mainly because you can mix and match, while choosing a shade that suits each ‘maid. Choosing one gown for all of your bridesmaids can be a seriously tricky task. From mint green, baby pink, soft lilac or sky blue, there is so much choice when it comes to picking out the perfect gown for your best girls.
There are also lots of options for the groom and groomsmen. You can team pastel waistcoats, buttonholes or ties with navy, beige or grey suits. Have fun and experiment with colour options! Their outfits will look fun with different colour bow-ties too!
We have a collection of wonderful pastel buttonholes that will look seriously handsome on your hubby-to-be. Our Camille Flower & Feather Buttonhole will add a dash of blush pink to the groom's suit - perfection!
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Pastel wedding dresses are a fab choice if you want a unique aisle style, but you can also incorporate subtle pastel hints into your outfit through your shoes, accessories and jewellery.
A pastel colour palette offers plenty of beautiful blooms for your wedding bouquet, and this is a lovely way of tying in your theme. We also have a selection of horseshoes that would fit in beautifully with this wedding theme, and they’re a must-have for any bouquet! Did you know that horse shoes were meant to offer newlyweds good luck on their wedding day?
Wedding balloons are making a comeback for 2017, and we love the thought of using a mixture of mint, blue and blush pink balloons to add the wow factor to your wedding venue. They can also be used as cute props for your wedding photographs with your hubby or your bridal party.
When it comes to your wedding tables, there are lots of ways to give them a touch of Spring. From pale pink table runners to light blue table cloths, your table décor will add a pop of colour to your wedding breakfast. Fill mason or jam jars with posies that match your wedding bouquet. You could even tie a pastel ribbon around the rim of the jar for an English country garden feel. Little jars of chutney, jam and honey will look sweet in each place setting. They can double up as place names and wedding favours – simply tie a pastel luggage tug around each pot. Why not mix and match the lids if various pastel shades. So pretty!
We just love the fact that couples are getting so creative with their wedding cakes. From magnificent macaroon towers to scrummy doughnut walls, the options really are endless when it comes to create the perfect cake. A cake with tiers in different pastel icing will look delicious, but if you wanted a simple cake you could use a pastel cake stand instead.
As you can see, a pastel colour scheme really is the perfect pairing for a Spring soiree!
February 23 2017
When it comes to the bridal look, green is admittedly a bold colour to rock on your big day. However, there are so many ways to make it look gorgeous. From glittering gowns embellished with green sequins or a relaxed forest green dress, it’s a brave colour to pull off but it can look incredibly beautiful. If you don’t fancy donning a green gown on your wedding day, you could easily incorporate it into your accessories instead. Emerald jewellery, fern flower crowns or a pop of colour in your shoes – there are lots of options.
Our fern products are a fabulous fit for a greenery inspired wedding theme. Our Angelica Fern comb is a stunning finishing touch for your hairstyle, and it’ll fit in with this theme perfectly. We’ve teamed it with a bespoke fern and gold leaf brooch piece. If you want something that’s completely bespoke to you, we can create a hair piece that’s as unique as you are.
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Your bouquet is a fabulous opportunity for flaunting your wedding theme. We do adore colour posies here at Silver Sixpence in her Shoe, yet we can’t help but swoon over a bouquet bursting with wild greenery. Eucalyptus is the perfect choice for your wedding flowers and it’ll give them a divine scent too.
Greenery is a wonderful way of decorating your wedding venue and it’ll instantly give it a botanical vibe. From covering the entrance of your wedding venue with leafy foliage, to hanging chandeliers adorned with ivy – it’s a simple yet effective way of giving your wedding venue the wow factor.
We are huge fans of statement ceremony spaces, and we think a greenery-inspired archway makes for a truly magical place to say ‘I Do’. It won’t be an easy DIY task however, and it’s certainly one to discuss with your florist and venue.
Are you having any signs at your wedding? Signs are a stylish way of showing your guests around your venue and they can add a personal touch to your décor too. Wrap foliage and greenery around your sign for a modern touch – your wedding theme will look totally on-trend.
Show your guests to their seats in style with a greenery-inspired table plan. You could create a backdrop by hanging various leaves to twine ribbon, and attaching each table plan to the string. We love the idea of hanging hoops covered with greenery from the ceiling – modern, stylish and guaranteed to get your guests talking!
There are tons of simple ways to incorporate greenery throughout your wedding tables. We’re talking wedding chair covers, place settings and centrepieces. Greenery is so simple to use and style, but it really does look gorgeous!
What do you think about the latest wedding trend for 2017?
February 02 2017
Green has never been one of the most popular colour schemes for weddings in the past, but ever since Pantone released their Colour of the Year 2017 it seems that the wonderful world of weddings has completely embraced all things green! Vibrant, zesty and refreshing with a botanical vibe, greenery makes for a gorgeous wedding theme. Adorn signs and tables with lots of wild foliage, rock a pair of green wedding shoes or simply opt for divine greenery-inspired wedding stationery. Our Angelica fern cormbs and bespoke fern vine are coming soon and they will be the perfect nod towards this fabulous theme as well as a beautiful finishing touch to your aisle style.
When it comes to wedding table centrepieces, couples are opting for more unusual and inventive choices instead of a traditional vase full of blooms. From hanging geometric vases filled with an array of colourful and exotic flowers, to raised chandeliers entwined with pretty posies. You’ll need a wedding venue with high ceilings to pull off this gorgeous centrepiece, but it’s striking to look at and will save you heaps of table space.
Your ceremony is the most important parts of your wedding day, so you want to make sure it’s extra special. A stunning backdrop will create a wonderful setting for you to say ‘I Do’, and it’s also a fab way of adding to your venue décor. Ceremony backdrops are being seen more and more and it seems that they’re going to be totally on trend for 2017.
Flame Orange Colour Scheme
Orange isn’t just for Autumn or Halloween-inspired weddings. Pantone have predicted Flame Orange to be a fabulous colour for wedding themes in 2017. Flaunt this sizzling shade through your wedding flowers, food and table décor. While orange looks striking alone, it is also the perfect match for deep burgundy shades and even dusty blue hues.
Acrylic and Perspex Wedding Décor
Couples are starting to sway away from traditional details and décor and instead are starting to experiment with unusual textures and materials. Our favourite new wedding trend for 2017 is all about incorporating acrylic and perspex details into your wedding décor. From acrylic signage to perspex chairs, you’ll create a wedding theme with a minimalist and stylish vibe. Work in lots of greenery and metallic details for a glamorous and botanical feel.
There is so much variety when it comes to the predicted wedding trends for 2017. From colour schemes to décor ideas, this year is all about couples getting creative and embracing new ideas and inspiration.
January 16 2017
Floral Wedding Dresses
From delicate watercolour details to bright and bold embroidery – floral wedding dresses are big news for 2017. While we still adore traditional white wedding dresses, we love the fact that brides are adding a subtle splash of colour to their gowns. If you’re a boho bride-to-be, team a floral wedding dress with our Ali Statement Flower Hair Vine.
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Blush Pink Wedding Dresses
If a coloured gown sounds like heaven to you but you want to keep it understated, consider opting for a pretty blush pink gown. The perfect choice for a Princess-worthy bride, a blush wedding dress is feminine, stylish and oh-so-romantic. Whether you’re planning a fairy-tale wedding day or a charming country garden theme, a blush pink gown will fit in beautifully. Head over to our Blush collection to see some ultra-pretty wedding accessories.
The Alternative Wedding Dress
It seems that brides-to-be are still rocking alternative wedding dresses for 2017: we’re talking chic jumpsuits and stylish separates. The alternative wedding dress allows brides to express their individual style on their special day and it’s a unique look that’s guaranteed to ‘wow’. Team a sequin jumper with a tulle skirt, or a lace top with a simple pair of white trousers – the choice is yours and you can get completely creative.
Pretty Pink Make-Up
When it comes to wedding make-up, pink is predicted to be the colour of the year. From shimmering eyeshadow, rosy cheeks and blush lips – pink is a natural choice with an extra touch of prettiness. While this gorgeous shade works all year around, it’s perfectly suited to Spring and Summer weddings. You can vary from shades of baby pink to popping fuchsia – have fun and experiment with your bridal make-up!
There are so many divine wedding hairstyles to choose from and understandably it can become a little overwhelming. However, 2017 will see brides combining our two favourite hairstyles in one: we’re talking braids and chignons. A gorgeous twist on the traditional chignon, brides are incorporating braids into a loose bun creating a look that we are seriously smitten with. The best news? This hairstyle suits any hair length and type, and it also lends itself beautifully to heaps of hair accessories and veils. Our Farrah Flower Comb would work wonderfully with a braided chignon, and it will add a subtle touch of sparkle and a handful of elegance.
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As you can see, there are a whole range of gorgeous bridal trends predicted for 2017 and we really can’t choose our favourite. Which is yours?
November 09 2016
So let’s talk about the most important outfit of the day: the bridal look. We’ll start with your wedding make-up, as gold is a beautiful colour to focus on. Opt for shimmering champagne tones for your eyeshadow – work in a dark brown into the outer edges of your eyelid for a sexy smoky-eye. Golden tinted highlighter will create a dewy glow to your face so use it on your cheekbones, brow bone and cupids bow. Finish the look off with a touch of rose gold lipstick. Gorgeous!
We’ll move onto your wedding outfit. Golden wedding dresses are seriously hot right now, but if you’re not bold enough to don a sparkling dress why not incorporate your theme through your accessories? Glittering gold shoes will look so glam peeping out from under your dress, and the shade means you can wear them after your big day too! Why not pop on a golden sequin jacket in the evening too? If you’re having a Winter celebration, you’ll need it as the evening draws in. Our Sienna Rose Gold Headband is the perfect partner for this wedding theme. With a beautiful rose gold centre and lace flowers, this can be worn across the forehead or as an Alice band.
Don’t forget about your wedding garter – it’s one of the oldest wedding traditions out there. Our Margaux wedding garter is finished with a rose gold leaf and bead, and it’s the perfect way to bring good luck to your wedding day.
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Let’s not overlook your bridesmaids – their dresses are probably one of the easiest ways to reflect your luxurious gold colour palette. Matching dresses are officially off the wedding scene, so focus on mixing and matching gowns and shades. Long, sequin gowns are seriously glamorous and they will look wonderful at a Winter wedding.
Metallic wedding cakes are huge for 2017, especially when it comes to golden icing. A gold cake can easily be a focal point of your reception, so go all out with your theme and use a gold cake stand and sparkling sequin table runner to display your tasty treats! Add a festive touch by decorating your cake with Winter blooms or a Christmas cake topper.
There are so many ways to include golden details into your wedding décor that we could swoon over ideas forever. Golden tea light holders and vases are an absolute must-have and can be used for your reception tables, venue entrance or even your card table. Why not use antique golden frames to display your table numbers and seating plan? They’ll look so glam and can make even the simplest of venues look sensational. Geometrics go hand in hand with metallic and they’re super on trend. You could hang geometric installations or use geometric vases for your candles and flowers.
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Make sure your wedding stationery is just as glam as your venue décor! Golden envelopes teamed with white invitations and golden calligraphy will help create your colour palette. Add a sprig of greenery around your menus or place names for a cosy, festive touch.
A gold wedding theme will never go out of fashion and it’s a beautiful choice if you want a wedding day that your guests will never forget.
October 30 2016
As your wedding stationery is the first indication of your theme, give your guests a clue by incorporating feathers into your design. Delicate feather illustrations will look beautiful on the save the dates, as will a single feather tied with white ribbon around each invitation.
Feathers were seen in abundance at the latest bridal runways, with designers creating stunning masterpieces – so 2017 brides, listen up! A feather wedding dress is completely unique and stylish, and it’s a wonderful if you want something a little different. A feathered skirt will look oh so glam – especially when you’re dancing! If you feel a feather dress is too daring, don a cute feather bolero for a nod towards your wedding theme. You’ll definitely need it to keep warm for those all-important outdoor photographs.
Finish off your bridal look with some feather-inspired accessories. A feather hairpiece is a beautiful option, and is very Gatsby-esque! We can guarantee you’ll look and feel glam on your big day. Embrace the theme by opting for a pair of dainty heels with feather detailing.
Our Camille Horseshoe in Ivory is the perfect good luck charm for your special day! The subtle feather detailing adds a glamorous Wintery touch. Tie around the stems of your bouquet so you can carry it as you make your way down the aisle. Speaking of blooms, feathers are a fabulous addition to any wedding bouquet. Ask your florist to work in soft white feathers – they look stunning with ivory roses and foliage!
It’s super easy to work feathers into your venue décor too. They make glorious wedding ceremony backdrops – simply attach feathers to string and hang behind your ceremony area. Feathers dipped in gold or silver glitter look seriously cool and they’re perfect for a sparkly Winter wedding. Feathers also make fab centrepieces for your reception tables – whether you opt for an elaborate design using large feathers, or smaller feathers placed in mason jars. Accessorise your place settings by placing a white feather on each napkin. They’ll look ultra elegant and your guests will love the Wintery effect they create.
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Get your guests’ tummies rumbling with a delicious wedding cake! Ask your wedding cake maker to use feathers as inspiration for your cake design – how about feathered icing or a cute feather cake topper? Silver, icy blue and cool pink are also beautiful colours to use for a Winter colour palette if you’re stuck for ideas on how to ice your cake.
This is a completely unique wedding theme, as the majority of couples planning a Winter wedding will opt for traditional colour palettes and festive styles. However, a feather wedding theme will capture the season while still being incredibly stylish.
September 30 2016
The 1920s were a time of ultra glam outfits with an abundance of stunning accessories, so you want to incorporate this into your aisle style. Beautiful embellished gowns with dropped waists and fringing are definitely the way forward. Opt for Art Deco inspired bridal shoes – there are so many gorgeous vintage designs to choose from.
And for your accessories? We have tons of bridal headwear that’ll help complete your Great Gatsby gown. Our Sienna Beaded Forehead Headband is the perfect match for this wedding theme, with its beautiful rose gold centre and vintage lace flowers it’s made for a vintage wedding. Alternatively, our Fern Double Leaf Hair Vine will look equally wonderful for a 1920s wedding – the two lace flowers are joined by a strand of seed pearls and it’s truly beautiful. Pearls were seen in abundance during the 1920s, so finish your look with lots of pearl jewellery including earrings and necklaces – perfection!
Your bridesmaids will look divine in a variety of metallic embellished gowns. Mix and match each gown for a fun take on traditional dresses, this way you can make sure your ladies feel extra comfortable. The Great Gatsby era was all about luxurious fashion, so you want to reflect this through the bridesmaid dresses.
For your colour scheme, gold is an absolute must-have! You can accompany this glamorous metallic shade with black for a Great Gatsby wedding theme but navy and purple works just as beautifully. Black and gold Art Deco stationery is a fab way to start the wedding planning, and your guests will instantly know that there is a party to be had. Include a lot of fabulous Great Gatsby signs throughout your wedding day too – maybe include your favourite romantic quotes from the book and place them around your wedding venue.
You can have some real fun with your wedding food and drinks too. 1920s inspired cocktails are an absolute must-have – champagne towers, vintage decanters and martinis will really help to set the scene. Speak to your wedding cake designer about your theme and they’ll be able to create a wonderful Art Deco design that will look too good to eat. Anything with black and gold icing will fit in flawlessly with your stylish special day.
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A Great Gatsby wedding theme is completely glamorous, fun and vibrant – you really can’t go wrong. Your wedding day is guaranteed to be classy and luxurious and it’s one your guests won’t forget.
September 15 2016
When I think of Autumn I think of warm brown shades, rich berry tones and dusty oranges, and I think these particular shades work beautifully for wedding make-up. You can create a wonderfully dramatic bridal look or something subtle and natural. Take a peek at our Autumn bridal make-up ideas…
Autumn is a fab excuse to pull off a statement lip – but one with a twist! Although you may love a bold red lipstick, why not consider something with hints of plum or blackcurrant? A dark berry lip is the perfect way to reflect the season, and it’ll look seriously romantic. Berry lipsticks are on trend this year and it’s so easy to find a shade that matches your skin tone perfectly. You can also go down any route with your eye-make up – why not opt for dusty rose eyeshadow to compliment your lipstick, rather than to overpower it! Our Persephone Vintage Birdcage Veil looks fab teamed with a statement lipstick – all you need now is a sophisticated flick of eyeliner.
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Dark, smoky eye make-up is perfect for an Autumn or Winter wedding. Blend grey and black together for a dramatic aisle style – you’re guaranteed to turn heads. If you want something slightly more understated, use an assortment of brown, cream and gold eyeshadow. Keep your lipstick understated so that your eye-make up makes the statement. Looking to ‘wow’ as you walk down the aisle? Then check out our Skye Lace Hair Vine – the vintage lace motif is oh so elegant, and is made for this bridal make-up look!
While sparkly silver is perfect for a Winter wedding, gold is simply made for Autumn. Opt for for a variety of golden eyeshadow including champagne gold and even rose gold! Compliment with a few dashes of highlighter along your cheekbones and under your eyebrow – you’ll be glowing as you make your way down the aisle! Golden shades are bound to make you feel luxurious, and our Rose Gold Sienna Headband is the perfect finishing touch. This look is made for the glamorous bride-to-be!
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Orange may not be the first colour that comes to mind when you think of bridal make-up, but it can work beautifully if you get it right. Blend warm orange eyeshadow with a dark brown shade – the combination of colours will really make your eyes stand out. Finish the look off with nude brown lips and a dash of peach-toned blusher. The Margaux Rose Gold Horseshoe has delicate cream and rose gold accents that will look fab in your wedding bouquet – and it’s the perfect match for this make-up style! Opt for rich red and orange wedding blooms.
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Keep It Natural
It’s important that you look and feel like ‘YOU’ on your wedding day, so if you usually keep your make-up understated it’s best to keep it that way on your wedding day. A few lashings of mascara and a subtle rose red lip will look beautiful. Highlight your cheekbones with berry blusher for a healthy, fresh-faced look. This bridal make-up style is simple but still works perfectly for this season. You can never go wrong with natural nude shades! Looking for something sparkly for your hair that is also subtle? Our Louisa Hair Comb adds just a touch of glimmer, which will work wonderfully if you’ve opted for an minimalist bridal style.
There are so many different ways to create an Autumnal aisle style, and there is a make-up look to suit every bride.
September 06 2016
Rose gold is still a hot trend in the world of weddings, and it seems brides and their maids just can’t get enough of this chic metallic shade. It’s feminine, modern and oh-so pretty! So why not use it as the main colour for your bridesmaid dresses? Long dresses will look ultra glam, while shorter gowns are gorgeous. And for your accessories? Our Sally Silver Leaf Headband has delicate rose gold accents that will add a dash of luxe to any aisle style. Your bridesmaids can wear their hair in an up-do, or down in loose waves. This headband suits any style, so your girls will be spoilt for choice.
Silver or grey gowns are such a sophisticated option for your bridesmaids. Although it was once overlooked as a wedding theme, grey colour palettes are becoming seriously sought-after in 2016. Compliment a shimmering silver gown with our beautiful Olivia Leaf Hair Pins in ivory and silver. They add a subtle sparkle and suit any hairstyle, but they look divine with a bridesmaid up-do!
Who doesn’t love a gorgeous flower crown? Especially at a Summer wedding! The Ali Statement Flower Hair Vine is the perfect choice for your girls, as the ivory floral detailing goes with any colour. I think this would look particularly beautiful with cream, white or nude style gowns. Opt for botanical white and green bouquets to complete the look.
Pretty in Pink
Pink is one of the most popular shades for bridesmaid dresses, and it’s a lovely choice for a country garden or vintage wedding theme. Speaking of vintage – have you seen our Delphine Flower Headpiece? The pale pink millinery leaves and vintage jewellery detailing is just made for pretty pink gowns. Pink and silver go hand-in-hand, and they create a heavenly colour combination so opt for silver jewellery. This is a fab choice if you’ve got pink wedding flowers too – we’re dreaming of pillow-soft roses and peonies…
If you’re planning a bohemian-inspired wedding, you’ll love our Joni Boho Headband. It’s perfect for bridesmaids and it can go with any style of dress. Whether you’ve gone for Summery floral gowns or cute white shift dresses, it’s bound to look divine. If you really want to go down the boho route, I recommend mixing and matching your bridesmaid dresses. Your girls will still look coordinated, but a little more relaxed and informal. If you want them to wear the same gowns, consider letting your ladies choose their own shoes or hairstyle for a mini mix’n’match trend.
As you can see, there are so many different bridesmaid styles to choose from so you’ll be spoilt for choice!
August 25 2016
Art Deco Glamour
Are you planning a vintage wedding theme or a fabulous 1920s do? Then it’s time to channel your inner Daisy Buchanan! A sleek up-do will look ultra glam, especially if you’re rocking a statement red lip. Our Stevie Lace and Rose Gold Beaded Hair Vine is the perfect addition to this hairstyle, and combines elegance with a dash of luxury.
Pretty as a Princess
If you’re dreaming of a fairytale wedding day, then you’ll adore this Rapunzel-esque wedding hairstyle. This is a beautiful choice, especially if you’ve got long hair that you want to keep off your face. Add a few of our Rosanna Lace Hairpins for a stunning finishing touch. This is such a versatile hairstyle as you can also use the hairpins to pin a birdcage veil in place – beautiful! A dreamy, princess gown is all you need to complete the look…
This is one of the most popular wedding hairstyles to date. It’s elegant, timeless and oh-so pretty! Curl your hair so that you’ve got natural, tousled waves and you’ll have a style that is guaranteed to turn heads. This hairstyle is perfect if you’ve always dreamt of wearing a veil on your special day. Our Jacqueline Lace Veil would look truly beautiful with this hair do. The scallop edge and lace detailing is made for a fashion-forward bride who wants to WOW her hubby-to-be!
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a boho goddess, take a look at this gorgeous hairstyle. This messy, low up-do can be accessorised in a number of different ways. Whether you opt for glittering jewels or beautiful blooms, it’s bound to look stunning. Why not consider wearing white blooms for a look that is traditional, with a twist! Our Bianca Statement Flower Beaded Headpiece is the perfect combination of boho and bridal, and you’ll sparkle your way down the aisle.
While we’re on the subject of flowers, a half-up do can easily be accessorised with our Skye Leaf Hair Vine! The vine is ultra feminine and understated, yet looks seriously stunning. It works with an up-do, but I love the idea of braiding your hair and attaching this to the back of your hair. The vintage lace will look gorgeous if you’re wearing a beautiful lace wedding gown.
July 25 2016
You can go down a number of routes with your blush and grey wedding stationery. Soft, watercolour designs look delicate and whimsical. Or you could opt for pale pink invitations with sparkling silver writing for a touch of glitz and glamour! You can create a truly dreamy wedding bouquet with this delightful colour palette. Pillow-soft peonies or pink roses are a beautiful choice for your wedding flowers. The Camille Blush Lucky Wedding Horseshoe and the Patti Grey Horseshoe are the perfect accessories for your bouquet! Blush pink blooms in mercury silver vases are a great way of decorating your reception tables, and even work as table centrepieces.
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I love the thought of incorporating this delightful colour scheme into your bridal outfit. Why not consider a subtly coloured blush pink gown, or a faint grey dress adorned with sequins? If you’ve always dreamt of a traditional white wedding gown, you could simply add a grey sash and some pretty blush heels. Sparkling silver jewellery is a must-have when it comes to this wedding theme! Fortunately, pink and silver jewellery works beautifully together and is the perfect finishing touch to your bridal style. Take a look at our Blush range for the perfect wedding accessories! The Delphine Flower Headpiece consists of pink millinery flowers and delicate vintage jewels – the perfect hair accessories for this colour scheme! Or if you want something with a touch of silver, take a look at the Olivia Leaf Hair Pins in grey. Your groom can easily pull of this colour combination too! A light grey suit teamed with a white shirt and pink tie will look very handsome.
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There are tons of options when it comes to dressing your bridesmaids. You could opt for slate grey gowns and small pink bouquets. Alternatively, your girls will love pretty blush gowns and sparkling silver shoes. Or you could simply mix and match the colour of their gowns according to the individual style of each maid.
Keep your reception tables looking ultra chic with dove grey or blush table runners and a few silver candle holders. As mentioned earlier, pink floral centrepieces will complement this wonderfully. Silver cutlery and plates with pink napkins on the side will make your place settings look beautiful.
You can really get creative with your wedding cake! Metallic cakes are seriously hot for 2016, so why not consider a silver iced cake with adorned with blush pink flowers. If a silver cake isn’t your style, a simple white iced cake will look fab with a pink or grey calligraphy topper.
I absolutely love the thought of pink and grey balloons! Not only are they a fab way of decorating your wedding venue, they work as wonderful props for your wedding photographs. Alternatively, pink and grey ribbon garlands will look wonderful hanging from the walls and ceiling of your venue. If you’re a budget savvy bride, it can be an easy DIY job for you and your groom!
Pink and grey are a colour palette made in heaven that create an elegant and romantic wedding theme. We hope you’re feeling inspired, and love this theme as much as we do!
July 12 2016
This theme works perfectly with a blank canvas wedding venue or a venue with a natural, garden feel. We’re talking an abandoned warehouse with exposed metals and crumbling brickwork. If you’re tying the knot ethereal space with overgrown foliage and blooms – even better!
One of the best things about a botanical inspired wedding is the fact that you can add a number of different colours into the equation. Peach tones add a pop of colour while still keeping the theme soft and romantic. Gold accents throughout your day will add a touch of luxury and keeps it modern. However, white is a great colour to use as the base for your theme, as it's fresh and complements greenery beautifully.
A botanical bride wants an aisle style that is soft and delicate. Wedding dresses with simple silhouettes are seriously romantic, and look fab paired with a fern leaf flower crown. Opt for a relaxed wedding hairstyle to complete the look, such as tousled waves or a loose up-do. And to complete your hairstyle? The Angelica beaded fern birdcage veil will finish your bridal style off perfectly. The vintage fern motifs are also made for a botanical inspired wedding! If you weren’t planning on wearing a veil, the Fern lace hair vine will look equally gorgeous. The bridal look definitely fits into the boho bride category, and is perfect for a bride who doesn’t want too much fuss.
For your wedding stationery, crisp white stationery with watercolour green shades is a beautiful choice. Hand-illustrated stationery sets look natural and will fit in with your botanical theme happily. For your place names or menus, place on a white ceramic plate and add a sprig of greenery for a truly botanical look. If you did want a little luxe for your wedding day, why not consider using golden plates and cutlery? I love the idea of using metallic frames as place names or even table centerpieces.
Speaking of table centerpieces, simple cacti and succulents are made for botanical weddings. A wooden tree slice adorned with succulents and foliage add a rustic tone to your day, which will work brilliantly if you’re planning an outdoor affair. While we’re on the subject of blooms, lets talk about your wedding bouquet. Pale green plants teamed with ferns and succulents will look wonderful. For your wedding cake, all you need is simple white icing and a few sprigs of foliage to decorate. If you’ve gone down the route of gold accents, consider adding pieces of delicate gilded leaves. For a splash of peach or pink shades, why not decorate with a single pink Peony?
If you really want to go down the garden-inspired route, you could even source vintage garden furniture for your tables and ceremony seats. It’s a style that most wedding guests won’t have seen, and they’re guaranteed to be impressed. Want to keep your wedding décor simple? Botanical installations and wreaths are a beautiful addition to your wedding venue and they’ll give a subtle nod to your wedding theme. You could create your own botanical ceremony arch or backdrop – think of the amazing wedding photographs!
We can definitely see why the wedding world has taken a step back from the traditional themes and is now embracing all things natural. We simply adore a wedding that transports you to a botanical paradise.
June 14 2016
The Classic Plait
This can be left as a simple plait but it can also be accessorised for something that is seriously aisle-worthy. Create texture by adding a few floral springs to the plait, or go boho with a fabulous flower crown. Our Ali Statement Flower Beaded Hair Vine is a beautiful addition to your hairstyle. The elegant combination of seed pearls and velvet flowers make a truly stunning bridal look. The beauty of this plait style is that you can create any look with your hair accessories. The Stevie Lace Hair Vine will create a gorgeous Grecian feel to your bridal look and is guaranteed to wow your other half! The classic plait is the perfect choice for ladies who don’t want to fuss!
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The Head Braid
If you want a mixture of elegant up-do and boho braid, then this is the perfect hairstyle for you. Wear your hair in a low loose bun but braid the front part of your hair so that it starts at your forehead and goes around to meet then bun. This is such a pretty hairstyle and it would look gorgeous with a flower pinned in the bun.
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The Chignon Plait
A twist on the classic chignon bun, this style is ultra stylish and will always be an elegant choice. The chignon bun is made up of around three small plaits twisted together. Pull a few strands of hair out to frame your face and add a pretty, feminine feel. A delicate tiara, flower crown or even a birdcage veil will completely this hairstyle perfectly.
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The Milkmaid Braid
This is still an incredibly popular choice for brides and we can definitely see why! This is a fab alternative to a traditional bridal up-do. This style looks best kept simple, as the braid does all the talking!
The Fishtail Plait
This is a style that’s perfect for a boho bride who wants to look effortlessly beautiful. This unusual plait has recently taken the wedding world by storm and it looks like it’s here to stay. It’s quick and easy to do, and keeps those loose flyaway hairs at bay! The Olivia Leaf Beaded Hairpins from our range will add a touch of luxe to this hairstyle, and can weaved in and out of the plait.
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These 5 bridal braids are relatively easy to do yourself after a bit of practice (and a lot of YouTube tutorials). However, if you’ve got a professional styling your hair, even better! One of the best things about bridal braids if the fact that you can easily incorporate your own personal style into your bridal look. Whether you want boho flower crowns or luxury gilded tiaras, the choice is yours!
June 03 2016
The Wedding Outfit
You have a number of options when it comes to featuring your rose gold wedding theme in your aisle style. You could go all out and wear a dazzling, glitzy rose gold gown if you’re feeling brave! However, if you want to wear a traditional wedding dress, the best way to reflect your theme is through your accessories and even your make-up. Delicate rose gold jewellery will complement your look beautifully – sequins and sparkles work perfectly with this theme, so you can get away with wearing very glittery jewellery without looking too OTT. Silver Sixpence in her Shoe have a huge array of beautiful rose gold themed jewellery that will add a subtle touch of colour to your wedding outfit. From bohemian inspired hair vines to vintage headbands, there is a stunning selection to choose from. We particularly adore the Florrie headband. Pretty rose gold shoes in soft shades of pink will give a subtle nod to your wedding theme. If you’re planning to dance the night away, opt for some pretty blush pink pumps for the evening reception so you can look classy while being comfortable!
Happily, rose gold is an ultra flattering colour that suits the majority of skin tones. Dressing your best girls in different shades of rose gold or embellished gowns will look beautiful. Why not consider different metallic colours if you want to go for a fab mix and match style? If you want to really add to the glitz and glamour of your special day, vintage style headpieces will look fabulous. If you’d rather head down the soft pink route, add a touch of light sparkle with rose gold hair combs or clutch bags. The Olivia Leaf Beaded Hair Pins from Silver Sixpence in her Shoe in rose gold are a fab addition to any bridesmaids’ look! Made up of seed pearls and lace motifs, the hair pins are beautifully delicate and your girls will look lovely.
The Table Décor
It is definitely worth investing in (or even hiring) rose gold sequin table runners for your table décor, as they are a great way of adding a touch of metallic to your wedding reception. If you wanted to use white as a base colour for your table, accessorise with rose gold cutlery, vases and candle holders for an ultra chic look. Small tea lights are relatively purse-friendly and will also create a warm, romantic glow for your guests. Pale pink peonies are the perfect addition to your table centerpieces (and for your wedding bouquet), as they complement the rose gold colour combination perfectly.
The Wedding Cake
You can get really creative with your wedding cake, as there are so many beautiful designs out there. Why not keep it simple with a white iced cake and a golden cake topper, or you could make a statement with a metallic iced show-stopper! Metallic-inspired wedding cakes can look spectacular and really contribute to your wedding theme. Your wedding cake maker will be able to create a bespoke design that’s perfect for your big day. Present your wedding cake on a sequin table runner and it’s guaranteed to give the ‘wow’ factor.
The Wedding Invitations
Your wedding stationery is a fun way of giving your guests a sneak peek of what’s around the corner. Sending out sparkling wedding invitations will get your guests talking and will definitely put a glamorous picture in their minds. All you need is a hint of glittering gold or a subtle sparkle – but be sure to keep the same design throughout your wedding day so that it looks complete.
October 07 2014
Why go to a big department store and buy a vintage-style headpiece – and risk someone else wearing exactly the same piece, when really it is quite straightforward to make a simple yet very effective and pretty headpiece yourself at home.
I am here to guide you through the whole process. If you have any questions, just get in touch with me on Twitter and ask me directly.
What you are going to need:
In addition you will need:
Step 1 – sourcing materials and planning
Some bits you will already have, and others you will need to go out and buy. As you collect items you should get a feel for the type of thing you are going to create. Obviously if you have your item of clothing that you are planning to wear already you will want to start with that as your inspiration, with regard to colours and materials you want to look for.
Source your base, clip, needle and thread, scissors glue, feathers and unpicker from craft shops or online – see links above.
For embellishment, have a look through your (and your mum’s / gran’s / best friend’s) jewelry boxes to find any lovely odd earrings, necklace pendants that you no longer wear, or old brooches. These all make great embellishments.
Get your vintage fabrics from old pieces of clothes, either from your wardrobe or try vintage shops and flea markets. It takes a while to source the right bits, but if you frequent such places, you could learn to always keep an eye out. Of course you could get scraps from fabric shops too.
Lay out all your bits and bobs in front of you, see picture, below. At the start, it’s good idea to have a loose plan for where you are heading with your headpiece. Here are a few suggestions, but feel free to do what you want; after all, it’s your unique piece.
Step 2 – make the base
Position your croc clip on the back of the sinamay base and sew securely as demonstrated (below) from back to front of the base. This is so all stitching will be hidden on the inside. Knot securely.
Step 3 – decorate
Now comes the fun part - decorating your design! Here are a few suggestions to inspire you.
You can bow or gather your Russian veiling as shown. This is a really simple but really effective idea to add height to your headpiece.
To make a cute bow from your pre-cut fabrics, fold inwards, pinch in the middle and secure by sewing. Easy peasy!
If you have a feather, try curling it into circular shape as demonstrated in the picture below. Wrap with a piece of thread at the base and knot tightly to secure. Another interesting way to play with feathers is to layer them on top of each other to create texture.
Take your pre-made bow and play about with positioning it on your base. I find they always look best when arranged at an angle or at least off-centre.
Step 4 - embellish
Now we are going to embellish with buttons, jewels, gems, vintage earrings, bits of jewellery – all the really gorgeous bits for you magpies out there! The next few images show variations on how to use your embellishments. Use them to make the headpiece really personal to you!
If you have any old vintage earrings with the backs removed, you will need to sew through the holes on the back of these as shown.
Time for some finishing touches! When decorating your headpiece with tiny beads or sequins be really careful when using fabric glue. A good tip is to try using an ear bud to apply the glue.
Step 5 - wear!
Apply your favourite lipstick, style your hair and start wearing your fabulous, unique headpiece!
Don’t forget to post me a pic on my Facebook page, can’t wait to see what you’ve all created!
If you want to make your own headpiece but haven’t got the time to get all the bits and pieces together, then you may like to check out my “Made By You” home kits, which cater for all levels of sewers.
These kits are for everyone - for those of you who learnt your tips and tricks from your Nanas, to those who experience utter frustration when trying to thread a needle, we’ve all been there! Each pretty pot is individually made using an array of vintage fabrics in different colour ways and textures. Each home-kit also contains a selection of hand-picked gems that you can use to glam up your head piece. >> Order one now
Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe also offers bespoke handmade headpieces, made to order for brides and guests too – also why not have a look at my handmade collection? And don’t forget my vintage horseshoes and handmade garters too.
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