17 March 2011

DIY Bride (and Groom): Make Your Own Wedding Rings!

Calling all our loved up couples out there!


...in fact.  Let's start again!

Calling all our loved up DIY wedding couples!


How amazing would it be to make your own wedding rings!


Well, lucky you - our lovely friend and stunning jeweller Hannah Louise Lamb who we met at  Nostalgia Meets Design has set up this beautiful service with Donna Barry allowing couples to share their wedding ring creation with the professionals at their studio in Edinburgh! You leave at the end of the day with 2 rings, a beautiful experience AND some snap shots (taken by them) of the day.  See here for more info!

This may (MAY) be my first reason for not getting married quiet so soon!  I would have loved to have done this! :)

1. Once Wed
2. Prairie Cottage
3. Make Your Own Wedding Rings

14 March 2011

Vintage Claire gets hitched in 4 Months!

You may remember my first blog post “a vintage vacation with a ring” where me and Mackay got engaged in a wet field somewhere in Wales.

A beautiful engagement

Well, 4 months later, we went and got hitched in my local village in the Lake District. (without a hitch) - ‘scuse pun! :)

Vintage Winter Wedding

During my wedding planning, I was asked by Beth at The Best Scottish Weddings to take a diary of how I organised the wedding in four months!

So in the latest edition I have written an honest account of “being a short lead bride”; revealing plenty of DIY bride tips, Butler and Taylor vintage inspired wedding elements and all to the backdrop of Mirrorbox Photography shots; which are already leaving me with a rosy glow of nostalgia for our lovely day!

So, off you go to buy a copy and get you head stuck in to this fab mag!

Best Scottish Weddings Claire

I did, see! :)

Love Claire x

10 March 2011

Sundays are for Lovers

We were both extremely excited to be taking part in The Fabulous Wedding Show at The Thistle Hotel in Glasgow on Sunday the 5th of March 2011.

The Hotel was full to the brim with wonderful exhibitors, all bringing their wedding ideas to loved up brides and grooms to be. We brought a selection of our Vintage china; filling teapots with flowers and stacking our cake stands with delicious cakes made lovingly by The Little Cake Parlour.

They took on our request to have vintage shades of duck egg blue and raspberry pink for the icing and there was also edible sugar paper butterflies, roses  as well as edible glitter on top. These tasted as good as they looked - I had to stop Claire from stealing too many  from the display!!

We were also chuffed to be seated next to another vintage lass; Lisa from The Kennedy Cupcakes - a 1940's/1950's dancing troupe who perform show stopping dance routines at weddings and events. 
Lisa told us that she can provide dance lessons for hen parties and for couples wanting to perfect that all important first dance with a twist! We thought this was a great idea!  Lisa also kindly looked after our display while we sneaked off to watch the fashion show where her Kennedy Cupcakes preformed a routine to perfection! Their costumes and hair styles were amazing. 
We had some lovely conversations with couples planning their big day, who all wanted something different. Two of our most popular items - vintage typewriter (used as a guestbook at weddings) and our gramophone (we can DJ too!) were all display on Sunday and were well admired.

We listened to some 78 records and the chauffeur from 'Littles chauffeur drive' told us about the first 78's he owned!  He also let me sit in one of Littles' Vintage Rolls Royces, I felt as if I was in a scene from Downton Abbey - so much fun!

Another unique car at the fayre was owned by 'V8 Chauffeured Drive'-  this was a bright strawberry red 57'Chevy BelAir all the way from America! What a way to arrive at your wedding, you would certainly make an entrance!

At one point in the day I managed to have a peak at Little Botanicas table, Claire and I love her style of fresh and natural flowers. We think her flowers would look perfect in our teapots or vintage vases. I also love her biodegradable confetti, once sprinkled on the ground it may even plant a seed!

It was lovely to meet so many couples and to be able to make suggestions for their wedding plans. Must sign off now and get polishing the china and cranking up the gramophone! Booking Season has begun!

Jenny  x