Flower Girl Inspiration

Don’t get me wrong I think that any little girl tottering up the aisle ahead of the bride looks absoloutely gorgeous but all too often they are dressed up as mini-me’s of the bride, with half a can of hairspray forcing their baby hair to stay put in an intricate updo (see My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding for the most dire examples!) and so I thought I’d share a little bit of flower girl inspiration with you today of how I love flowergirls to be…

How sweet is this bridesmaid with loose natural hairstyle and a ring of pretty flowers? Loving the play pearls as well – I know all of the little girls I know would love those!

Seriously cute ruffled summer dress with pops of colour from the pink cardigan (and practical too) and the cute blue nail varnish 🙂

Although not the most practical style of dress this little flowergirl looks like an angel toddling down the aisle in her tutu – loving the lack of hairstyling and the addition of the huge flower accessory 🙂

Because sneakers are always more comfortable than ‘proper shoes’…

And a couple of pretty summer party dresses from Next – showing that sometimes the sweetest thing is also the simplest…

Images from: (top two) – stylemepretty.com, Wedding Bee, Manolo Brides and Next…

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Favours – Edible favour ideas

Favours aren’t a necessity at a wedding, and I have been to a fair few where the standard bags of sugared almonds have been left on the tables. However I think that if you provide your guests with something they would actually like to eat (does anyone even like sugared almonds?) then your chances of them being taken home increase tenfold. I would love to be a guest at a wedding where we were given any of these:

Oh wow bloody wow! Mini gumball machines – these are such a cute idea!

Brown paper bags filled with fruit – would make a lovely decorative feature on the tables too – double duty at a rustic wedding 🙂

Candy apples! These remind me of bonfire nights, cold winter evenings and being a kid wearing stripy scarves and tights!

Lots of people have sweety buffets – these double up as perfect favours if you put out some paper candy bags.

 

My personal favourite: Jam! I love jam – on toast, with scones, sometimes sneakily by itself with a little dip of the finger *shush gross habit* and would probably steal other peoples little pots of jam if I were a guest at this do 🙂

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images via: stylemepretty, la belle bride, amy atlas events.

High Street Bridesmaids – White

Well a lot of the people I know are quite fond of sticking their noses in where they are not welcome, a prime example of this is when I mentioned vaguely some time ago the idea of having white bridesmaid dresses – this statement was met with an expression of pure horror by my mum’s friends – “You can’t have bridesmaids in white!”. And that seemed to be the popular opinion until the 29th May when Prince William and Kate got married and the maid of honour, Pippa Middleton wore a gorgeous full length white dress – ‘Booyah’ I thought, and then got to work sourcing some fantastic white high street bridesmaid dresses to share with you…

This gorgeous bandeau dress is just £44 from River Island – I love the drape detail and the fitted silhouette.

This lace detailed angel sleeve dress is from Next and is priced at just £38 – this would be perfect for a summer wedding with loose flowers and boho plaits.

And this is one for the little girls in your bridal party – the broderie detail is charming and the price is not budget busting at £30

This image from Stylemepretty shows just how gorgeous a pretty row of bridesmaids in white can be!

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Paper Love

As you know I’m a little bit obsessed with pretty paper goods and can spend hours at the PC browsing wedding stationary designer’s portfolios and blogs. Here are a few of my recent favourite finds. (all images from stylemepretty.com)…

 

 

 

The unusual colour scheme of the suite above is endearing – the bookmark is another extra touch…

 

Gorgeous invitation suite by papermade – love the way it is photographed too – really shows off the design to its best advantage. How cute is the little padlock image on the bottom of the invite?

 

These would make a great favour for guests – the matchboxes would look great paired with some mini sparklers.

So many great inspirational images on the stylemepretty.com website – go check them out!

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