Archive for June, 2010

Add sparkle to evening reception with these enchanted bird cages

I wanted to show you a sneaky peak of something we’ve been working on this week for a client that is so unbelievably cute, warming and lovely that we shot it during the day & at night to capture its glow.

Wedding bird cage decorated with lilac roses & trailing ivy

New to the website are these pretty bird cages which are perfect for wedding receptions as a safe place for guests to post wedding cards / little gifts and the like instead of a wedding card box.

Wedding bird cages are going to be huge for 2010 and are set to stay for 2011/2012 weddings as the hottest accessory for wedding receptions. They are perfect to buy as a single item to put on a table at the evening reception or a table at the entrance to the wedding breakfast or even as table centre pieces for wedding tables (especially when filled with fairy lights as our Enchanted Option to add twinkles to wedding tables).

There are 5 bird cages to choose from in different styles including plain bird cage; trailing ivy bird cage; rose garden bird cage – have any coloured flower to suit your wedding colours; butterfly bird cage & enchanted fairy lights bird cage (more images follow).

The website is currently being updated with all available images of the styled bird cages. Until then, they can still be ordered from the website but not all images are available yet. We will post them as soon as the page is ready.

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Following on from last weeks peach inspired blog post, as promised I wanted to show you some peach ideas to co-ordinate with the new luxurious wedding invitations we designed last week for a client having a peach wedding theme. Not just for peach themes, the vintage peach card used is so subtle that it can be used for a nude / naturals wedding invitation or apricot wedding invitation.

Peach ideas to work for your peach wedding theme

I have never tried macaroons… am I missing out? They’re very ‘in’ at the minute and would make a stylish favour for the ladies at your wedding. Lauderee macaroons look divine and come highly recommended. Buy ready-made gift boxes for favours / gifts for guests or wrap individual macaroons in clear bags and tie with peach ribbon to follow on the theme. The Fleur d’Oranger (Orange Blossom) macaroons look the perfect colour as favours for your peach wedding theme. Peach / pink macaroons image via wedding chicks.

Who could resist a cute flower girl at their wedding. Flower girl dress shown here in peach is sooo pretty and could also be used as Bridesmaid dresses for the little ones from Wedding Dress Online.

soft peach invitations following a vintage wedding theme

Decorate the wedding venue with peach accessories: peach place cards and wedding menus from the Opulence Collection, peach roses, and crystal candelabra’s with tea lights lit to give a peachy candle light glow to tables. Scatter Swarovski crystal table diamonds on wedding tables to catch the light of the tea lights and send shards of peach colour across the room. For a peach theme we recommend using the CrystalAb Scatter crystals or try a coloured table diamond such as the new Light Peach Crystal all available in small packs of 72 crystals or wholesale packs of 720 from Made With Love

Decorate wedding reception with peach cushions, fabrics and throws. Peach wedding reception decor image via Snippet & Ink

Add vintage accessories to add a touch of glamour and follow on the vintage feel. This vintage crystal bracelet via Polyvore would be perfect and these peach vintage earings are so pretty from Etsy

OMG these shoes from Dune are to die for… and a snip at only £75.00. A-mazing!

Sweet little satin clutch from Monsoon

Following on the peach theme this beautifully designed peach wedding cake from Maisie Fantasie is pretty much perfect for a vintage theme too.

A vintage wedding theme, lends itself very well to simple wedding dresses accessorized with vintage jewellery.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at this peach inspiration board as much as I had putting it together. If any of the images haven’t been credited, please let me know so that I can credit them.

xxx

 

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(New to the website: Colour themes – Coral peach and Blush)

We’ve been working on a vintage peach & crystal sample invitation for a client who is having a muted peaches & cream wedding colour theme. We mocked up the design this morning and shot it in the afternoon sun. The result is quite simply breathtaking… don’t you think?

A vintage style lace invitation featuring a vintage crystal cluster

A very pretty vintage design from the Opulence Wedding Stationery Collection featuring soft peach pearlescent board (perfectly named ‘Vintage Peach’), with ivory lace and ivory satin ribbon and a vintage diamond cluster to set the design off perfectly.

No sooner had we shot the image, had a journalist from a UK Wedding magazine contacted us to use the invitation in their forthcoming vintage fairytale wedding piece. The issue will be out in August 2010.

We loved the design so much (the peach / nude colour scheme is what I think I would probably have for my wedding) so  have spent a little bit of time putting together a peach inspired wedding mood board of lovely vintage and peach wedding ideas. I really hope you like it…

peach wedding inspiration - Vintage Peach Wedding Invitation

Vintage Peach Invitation from the Opulence Wedding Stationery Collection by us (Made With Love) with envelope £5.45; Invitation with Box £5.95. This design also looks pretty in our coral ribbon & light coral satin ribbon shades for something a little more striking.

Grey & Peach Groomsmen Suits. Really cool pale grey suite with a splash of peach image via Snippet & Ink Blog

Add a splash of pink champagne to follow on the peachy theme at the wedding reception. Image via Bonappetit

Follow on the peach theme with pretty vintage style Bridesmaid dresses in assorted peach & sorbet pinks. Image via Polyvore

Brighten tables and give a sweet treat to guests with cute favour boxes filled with yummy treats (this box was filled with cream foil wrapped chocolate hearts but we have absolutely any sweetie treat imaginable) hand tied with sumptuous satin ribbon bows to liven up wedding tables. Available in peach favour boxes with cream ribbon or ivory favour boxes with peach /coral or lace ribbon. £4.00 from us (Made With Love)

I do not know for the life of me where I got the dress images from as they were saved on my hard drive from yonks back. Please get in touch so I can credit you for the lovely images.

I have more of these peachy pretties for adding to the blog next week…

Have a peachy weekend!

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We’re off to see friends this week in London. Leaving baby with the fabulous Grandma Calal and having a nice RELAXING time away after a very busy few months.

image via decor8

To start the weekend, we’re booked into Michael Caines Restaurant at The Abode Hotel in Manchester to try their highly acclaimed menu (yum yum). Whilst in London we will be visiting Flat Whites in Soho for one of their delish coffee’s.

 The best coffee in the world!

Treating ourselves to a spot of shopping including a visit to Cocomaya’s sweet tea rooms for treats & chocs

and visiting a vintage fayre on Primrose Hill.

We will of course be watching the England match and having a few drinkies, eating lots of nice food and catching up with Sara & Dan and just generally re-charging & kicking back.

Signing off for the weekend. Yipppeeee! 

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This is just brilliant! I’m almost 27 (eeeek how the hell did that happen!) and I’m starting to pay more attention to lines & wrinkles than ever before. The secret to how Madonna looks so fantastic – where can I buy this? Look at the before picture – she still looks amazing.

Image via The Cool Hunter (sign up to their fab newsletter)

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Someone’s cutting grass and the windows are open. We’re trimming, cutting, frosting and busy working on the morning design and the studio is filled with the lovely open smell of summery freshly cut grass. Ahhh beautiful. 

Enjoy our selection of cool green grass images…. 

Cool garden furniture grass chair

 

 Grass Garden Chairs via Crib Candy 

Innocent Smoothie Grass Van 

Love this cool promotion van for Innocent Smoothies via The Cool Hunter 

Restaurant in Milan 

Interesting use of grass… grass covered walls. Image via The Cool Hunter 

Artificial Grass Rug Made by Clare for Lilly 

Faux grass rug I made for Lilly’s woodland bedroom – see blog post here 

Grass floor covering 

Imagine walking bare foot. Image via Bloom Design 

Grass Jewellry

Grass ring

 

Cool grass jewellery by Icelandic Designer Hafsteinn Juliusson image via Franny & Filer 

 

 

 

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Father’s Day is only 8 online shopping days away. Father’s day UK is on Sunday 20th June 2010 and the last date to order your Father’s Day card from Made With Love is Thursday 17th June to guarantee delivery in time.

Visit our website to view the latest design for Father’s Day available to personalise with your own wording. If your really pushed for time why not have us send your card directly to Dad with a message printed inside too for no extra cost. Simply add your requirements at checkout.

Old favourites to feature this year for Father’s day are the über cool ‘The Mod Father’ Collection – Mod inspired target cards:

Or the stylish Aston Martin Retro Father’s day card from the ‘Daddy Cool’ Father’s Day Card Collection:

Stylish card for Father's Day

Or our stylish Boudoir Collection for the Best Daddy In The World Cards:

All of our cards can be personalised which makes them perfect as father’s day cards for step-dads, grandads, or anyone who deserves a father’s day card.

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