Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Make your own flower wall

Inspired by my recent trip to Elan cafe where I discovered their beautiful floral wall entirely covered in blooms! I felt it was time to use the silk foliage left over from my wedding decor to create a floral backdrop for my studio. It was really easy to do and didn't take very long at all. 

Ingredients needed:

1 large cork pin board - I painted mine white

Pack of dress makers pins

A selection of silk flowers - My absolute faves are from uk based ebay store Heavenly Homes and Gardens.

I also love this store and this store for great artificial draping wisteria.

These are my fave stores for artificial silk peonies here and here.

Starting from one corner, densely attach layers of silk flowers to the board using the dress makers pins to firmly attach each bloom. I snipped the plastic stems off most of the flowers using a little tool kit like this on here

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Wedding in the Woods || Self Portrait Wedding Dress of my Dreams

Possibly one of the most exciting outfit posts EVER! My wedding dress!
Purchased directly from the Self Portrait website, no fuss and there was no lengthy decision making. I loved it as soon as I saw it online and when I tried it on I didn't want to take it off.

Fashion is my LIFE and I wanted to wear something from a designer I had always aspired to own a piece from. What better excuse then on your wedding day?

Monday, 29 January 2018

Wedding in the woods || The Bridesmaid Boxes

Planning a wedding was the craziest, funnest most memorable experience EVER!
Every step of the way was researched, pinned to pinterest, refined, sourced, experienced and of course  . . . documented.

So here are a few pics of my bridesmaid boxes <3 
 The boxes themselves were from Paperchase and are still available to buy here. I loved the simplicity and the colour went perfectly with our 'Wedding in the Woods' theme.
Each box included a personalised bridesmaid clutch bag which I designed especially for the big day. It's now available in the wedding section of my e-boutique here. 

Since adding the personalised wedding zipper pouch bags to my store, I've started getting requests for titles beyond 'bridesmaid', so thought it best to supply the demand and offer 'mother of the bride', 'maid of honour', 'mother of the groom' and all sorts of other titles which may need to be gifted with this extra special brushed cotton clutch in the run up to the big day!

I carried one myself titled Bride :-)

I then also added the good old cliché robe with Bride Squad on the back, the exact one I purchased is available at BooHoo here and my Bride-to-be robe is also available here.

The beautiful custom cards were from Etsy store LightStarPhoto. The quality was gorgeous and they dotted the i with a teeny tiny diamante which looked lovely against the metallic foiled typography.

Each gift was sectioned off with white tissue and multiple layers of photographs of each bridesmaid. 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Rianna X Style Diary - Casual & Cosy

 It's been quite mild so far as we transition from autumn to winter. 
This new Miss Selfridge cream knitted jumper is my new go-to for weekends in the countryside. 
Paired with reflective purple tone Quay sunnies and my own velvet print monogram zipper pouch, it's a cosy & casual outfit :-)