Category Archives: Invitations

Preparation Pictures

Preparation Pictures

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My bed has officially become my wedding shelf and it’s a mess with all the invitation sorting done on it.

A day out to Chinatown’s market last Sunday and I came back with a beautiful paper cut double ‘Xie’ that is almost mandatory in the bride’s home. This medium sized one cost me $12.50

Ang baos! Well, they are not exactly ‘Ang’ (red) but they were the only one’s that were tasteful and simple and pretty enough for me. They can be found at China Town market @ $1.5 for 5 packets.  Need to come up with a list of recipients soon.

xoxo,
B

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Dresses I love + Next DIY Projects

After some research into more dresses.. I realise my dress is not exactly a bateau neckline dress, its in fact more like an illusion neckline! Yes, these things do amuse me. 🙂 Check this out for 2013 illusion neckline designs!

The shape is a bateau but because its sheer and made from netting, its considered an illusion neckline. I think they are perfect for a really vintage look and especially for brides who want to look really sexy but without showing too much skin. Something like a peek-a-boo idea. Mine has lace and I LOVE the look of lace on skin. 🙂 Like these:

Anyway, next on my DIY list is personal hangers for me and my girls! Only 7 months left till the big day, I should be taking advantage of the time I have to do all the DIYs I want… I’m looking into making something like this:

shefinds.com

DIYs I’ve done so far:

1. Bazillion White Pom Poms for Church Aisle (tutorial in a while..)
2. Wedding Cake Toppers
3. Wedding Doily Envelopes
4. Bridesmaids Flower Crowns
5. Felt Hearts (Not going be boutonnières though..)
6. Coffee Filter Flowers
7. Glitter Wedding Shoes

DIYs that still need to get done:

1. Self Designed Invites on Photoshop
2. Pom Pom Streamers
3. Cup Cake Tier stand
4. Personal Hangers
5. Hanging Clothesline Guestbook
6. Any other random thing I can think of….

Am I craaaazzzyy or what? Anyway, would love to hear some tips and tricks from any of you ladies. Have a great day! 🙂

xoxo,
B

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Wedding Videos

Coco Rocha + James Conran

This is not a new video – in fact I think it’s really old. Probably 2-3 years old. But it never gets old. For me at least.

This whole wedding was such an inspiration to what I wanted for our wedding. It’s probably my 100th time watching the video today and I such am in such awe of the beautiful details. Her PERFECTLY round rose bouquet, her Zac Posen mermaid gown, her slightly smokey eye makeup, his simple tuxedo with that gorgeous white boutonnière rose.

VERY COINCIDENTALLY, Coco Lee’s wedding was also to die for… I should write about that another day.. I want to be a Coco.

Which leads me to wondering if I should hire a videographer… (I know, I know.. it’s not a wedding on a dime any more if I keep adding on this list of things I want..) But I wonder if at the end of the day, I would really watch it often and is it worth paying a professional to do it. I want to capture the morning and the ‘getting ready’ process, it’s my favourite part of the day..

Some go as low as little as SGD$488 for half day filming (VideoBox) and some go as high as SGD$2680 for 8 hours of filming (36frames). Of course it will highly depends on their skills/experiences/resources. I’m still sitting on the fence with this one, not sure whether I want to spend the money. Maybe I could ask my friends to film on their  handheld cameras..

Any ideas? Should I hire someone or get a friend to help me out??

xoxo,
B

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Website showcase: Lover.ly

New website obession: Lover.ly

This website is pinterest just for all things bridal or wedding related. Its full of inspirational pictures of brides, flowers, invitations, vintage decor and so much more. I could spend hours (literally) just browsing through the huge collection it has.

You have got to visit this website!

I’ve since used it to help me get inspiration for my hair and make-up (which I’ve not-quite-concretely decided that I’m going to do myself! Yikes!) as well as ideas for bridal bouquet! 🙂

What I love about the site is the pictures are big and bright, neatly collaged and every single one of the photos are of a certain quality that I love. I  realise there are no amateur pics, no blurry self shots!

Sort by colours, or categories or just head on over to the featured page to get the best of everything!  I hope you have hours of fun scrolling through all these beautiful pages. 🙂

Gonna think about doing an inspiration board for my hair and make up next!

xoxo,
B

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DIY: Doily Envelopes

Before I get started with showing you the invites/envelopes I’m making, let me first rant about my love for doilies and lace.
I suppose that was the basis of the whole rustic theme, like the running thread through the whole day. Lace invites, lace dress, lace table signs, lace garlands, lace everything!!! You can see I’m slightly obsessed. Some inspiration photos:

IlovedielineStudio @ Etsy.com

So to get started on this DIY journey, I’ve started collecting doilies and lace fabrics from craft stores on sale @ Jurong West Market, “mama” shops @ Bedok Interchange next to Shop and save and spotlight @ Plaza Singapura.

Tip: Start early and grab good buys when on sale, it will feel lighter on the wallet than rushing something at the last minute and spending more than you can handle. 🙂

I bought about 800 doilies in different sizes, textures and patterns so I could find one for any use I needed. Here are some samples of the ones i have:

COST: I bought the small ones at 250 for S$4.00, medium ones range from 400 for $6.00 to 20 for $2.00.
The envelopes are special textured kraft paper envelopes purchased from Etsy by the seller “schmeiky” @ $36 for 120 envelopes including shipping from Thailand to Singapore.
TOTAL: about S$48 for 120 envelopes. .. or should I say perfect dream-envelopes!

1. I cut up the doily in whatever shape I wanted to place it on the envelope
2. Use stick glue for the large white area and school glue for the intricate areas, make them easier to stick flat.
3. Wait to dry.
4. Stick on other embellishments; for mine I tied Kraft string into a bow and glued it on.

I love how they look different from each other! 🙂 The end result is exactly what I was looking for.

I’ve done about 80 envelopes over the course of 2 weeks.. No rush I suppose, I’ve got over 300 days more to go.. 🙂

xoxo,
B

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