Diy Birdcage Wedding Favors

by Cindy on January 8, 2011

Birdcages are such a popular image for weddings you can find them featuring on wedding invitations and centrepieces. I’ve not seen anything as unique and original as these adorable diy birdcages that I think would make perfect wedding favors.

favors for a birdcadge wedding theme

These wonderful creations are from the blog of

close up of a diy bird cadge wedding favor

If you are thinking of theming your wedding around birds and birdcages you might want to think about creating some of these for your wedding favors.

They would go perfectly with this diy wedding centerpiece idea.


Vintage DIY Wedding Centerpieces

by Cindy on January 7, 2011

single bud vases for a wedding centerpieceThis is such a simple but really effective way to create your own diy wedding centerpieces. All you need to do is collect a variety of small vases that you can put flower heads in that fit your color theme and chosen wedding flowers.

In the photo (on the left) from acreativemint you can see the soft peachy pink bloom roses placed in Moroccan teacups.

This diy wedding centrepiece idea fits really well with the recent trend for vintage wedding theme.

setting up a diy wedding centerpiece single bud vases for a diy wedding centerpiece

In the photos above you can see how I used this idea for one of my brides who had a vintage wedding theme. I placed random bunches of flowers in her wedding color theme of cream, white and soft peach into vintage glass vases that she had collected. All of the flowers coordinated with the flowers in her wedding bouquet.

vintage wedding centerpieceAt this wedding the couple had long narrow tables so I simply placed random vases along the length of the tables. If you have round wedding reception tables you could place your vases on a circular mirror. If you too have a vintage wedding theme you could link the vases with strings of ivory pearl beads.


Seasonal Ranunculus Wedding Flowers

by Cindy on January 6, 2011

It was such a delight to see bunches of ranunculus for sale at my wholesalers this morning. I don’t know what it is about these delicate little flowers but they always make me think that spring is not too far away.

Many of our winter bride’s worry that there won’t be many flowers in season for a January wedding. That is just not the case, ranunculus wedding flowers have been so popular and they are in season in January. Other great winter wedding flowers include orchids, tulips, amaryllis and hyacinths.

ranunculus in a brides posy bouquetRanunculus look beautiful in bridal bouquets buttonholes and table centerpieces. In the photo you can see how I have used them in this bridal bouquet of roses, freesias, ranunculus and hypericum berries. This was created for a bride who had a vintage wedding theme.

Ranunculus wedding flowers come in deep red, purple, pale pink, pink and white stripe, yellow, orange and I love all the colors. They are in season from October until around the early spring April/May.

If you are thinking of having ranunculus wedding flowers make sure you check out my video on how to make a ranunculus wedding buttonhole. The video is from my wedding flowers website.


Simple DIY Wedding Invitation Tutorial

by Cindy on January 2, 2011

diy wedding invitation using ribbon detailing

I’ve just finished writing a simple DIY wedding invitation tutorial using satin ribbon knots.

Tying the knot is a simple yet effective theme for wedding invitations. The great thing about these invitations is they are quick and inexpensive to create.

You can easily coordinate them with your wedding by choosing ribbon and colored card in your wedding color theme.

I love using satin ribbon as it provides an elegant look, but you could also use textured, printed or velvet ribbon.

I’m sure you will be able to take this simple diy wedding invitation and add your own creative touch to it to make your unique wedding invites.


an easy diy wedding centerpiece ideal for a Christmas weddingAs Christmas is coming to an end and we start to think about putting the Christmas decorations away for another year, before you do have a look at this DIY Christmas wedding centerpiece tutorial that I have put together.

If you are planning a wedding with a Christmas theme you might want to have a look through your decorations before you put them back in the cupboard. It is amazing what you can make a wedding centerpiece from.

This seasonal wedding centerpiece incorporates Christmas baubles and a candle into an easy DIY table centre. If you’re not getting married over the Christmas holiday season and you like this idea you could create your own festive table centerpiece for next year’s Christmas table!


Christmas Wedding Boutonnieres

by Cindy on December 30, 2010

I know that the Christmas season is drawing to an end but I so just wanted to share these delightful Christmas wedding boutonnieres with you. They are from the site of the very talented
unique boutonnieres for a christmas weddingI just love the way she combines such unusual pieces together to make unique boutonnieres. I think they would look fabulous at a Christmas wedding.

Christmas weddings are at the forefront of my thoughts right now as we have just come to the end of one our busiest Decembers. Christmas and winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular these days, which is great for me as it means the wedding season is so much longer. Every weekend in December I’ve been working on a wedding, some brides have chosen traditional Christmas colors and flower themes, while others have gone for something more original.
blue and brown christmas wedding boutonnieresI love the icy blue color in these boutonnieres, it reminds me of a New Year wedding we did last year with an icy blue and brown color theme. It fitted perfectly with the weather on the day. The sky was bright turquoise blue and the ground had a white dusting of frost all over it. To complete the winter scene that you could not have planed for, delicate snowflakes started to fall as the bride came down the stairs, how perfect.


The DIY Wedding Blog

by Cindy on December 20, 2010

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