Wedding signage inspiration

I LOVE a bit of signage. My review of the Paper Themes signage was one of my favourite product reviews I have done so far on LLLM (see here for that article).

I have made a number of signs for our wedding to help guide our guests through our big day including seating signs, bar signs, and direction signs.

So I thought I’d share with you my favourite wedding sign inspiration photos…

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Wedding Breakfast Buffets

For some reason, having a buffet for your wedding is looked upon in a negative way in comparison to a multiple course meal. However for our wedding, we are shunning tradition and going ahead with having a buffet. Continue reading

‘Real Bride-to-be’ and ‘Real Wedding Wednesday’ updates…

Firstly I’d like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has applied to be a ‘Real Bride or Real Bride-to-be’ – I’ve had an overwhelming response which has been AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to share all your plans and wedding photos with everyone!!

This Wednesday (as in TOMORROW!) I will be revealing and introducing our first ‘Real Bride-to-be’ who also holds an extra responsibility; she will also be our regular ‘guest blogger’. This means that you will see one article a month from her where she will update you with all her plans and achievements as she progresses through her wedding planning.

In the weeks between our guest blogger’s articles, you will get to meet yet more Real Brides-to-be; every Wednesday there will be a new lady for me to introduce you to. These ladies will be sharing a pre-wedding and post-wedding article with you

PLUS, (as if all that wasn’t enough!) I will also be able to introduce you to some very wise ladies; our MARRIED ladies!! These fabulous ladies will share their wisdom, tips and hints with you which is invaluable, plus photos of their big days!

Did you get all that?! Its so exciting that I think its time for a cup of tea….

An exciting new chapter begins… Have YOUR wedding blogged!

Calling all Brides, Grooms and married couples!

Are you super proud of your wedding?! Are you up to your eyeballs in DIY projects to create YOUR perfect day? Do you want to share your ideas and wedding day with others?

If so, now is your chance; I want to hear from you!

I will soon be featuring a different Bride’s wedding plans each week along with my own wedding projects, to share the amazing work we all put into making our big days perfect for us. It doesn’t matter if you got married months ago, or if you still have a fair bit of time to go until your big day, I’d still LOVE to hear from you!! I will be featuring both weddings that have been, and weddings that are still to come!

If you’d like your wedding to be featured on my blog and shared with my Facebook page and Twitter, then register your interest in the comments section below (inc. a valid email address) or email me at livelaughlovemarriage@outlook.com and I will send you a submission form!

This is part one of my blog expansion and I’d love for you to be part of it!

Much love xxx

Escort card table inspiration: part two

After many hours of ‘research’ on Pinterest, we’ve decided to go ahead with our escort card display idea.

Originally we were going to hang our guest’s names on our snow covered LED tree, but we soon realised that hanging 80 names on it was going to look VERY cluttered. So now we’ve decided to buy some old wine crates and display the names in them. Our tree will still feature though; it will sit behind the boxes and we’ll hang some wicker hearts and other rustic decorations from it. In the middle of the display we will put the L & D wooden slice to personalise the display….

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I love it…

Washi tape

If you’ve never heard of ‘washi tape’ then you NEED to get online and look it up!

Its basically glorified sellotape BUT its so much better than the average see-through stuff – its SUPER pretty and there’s guaranteed to be something to match your colour scheme. I used washi tape on my envelopes to pretty-fy them and help seal the envelope flap.

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Seeeeeeee! So. Pretty! And whats even  better is that prices start from only £1 a roll!! And I only used one and a half rolls to decorate over 100 wedding invitations!

Cheap and pretty!!

Recommended company: Show Me The Pretty

If you’re planning a wedding, particularly a vintage inspired wedding, you NEED to check out Show Me The Pretty!!

Show Me The Pretty not only provides a comprehensive wedding planning service, but they also hire out GORGEOUS tableware, crockery among other items, they also do a bespoke bunting service – basically, you tell them what you’d like and they’ll make your vision come true!

And whats better, you cant get better customer service from the lovely Vix… shes recently been a Bride herself and so she knows what its like to have wedding style ideas running through your head 24/7!!

Check out her website for more information and inspiration!

http://www.showmethepretty.co.uk

Our invitations

Our invitations are probably my most favourite thing in our wedding. They are amazing. I love them.

The fabulous and talented Hannah Hubbleday at Love Doodle was the genius creator of our invitations. I gave her a rather un-weddingy idea to work with; my favourite childhood book and TV programmes, The Animals of Farthing Wood but what she has created is amazing. My fiancé and I met at a nature reserve and so we wanted to tie that into our wedding somehow seeing as it wasn’t actually possible for us to get married there! And what Hannah created merged our love of the outdoors with wedding elegance.

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I can’t tell you how much I’d recommend Hannah at Love Doodle; she put so much effort into creating the perfect stationery for us and even though we only sent our invitations out on Thursday, I’ve already had compliments from those who have received them!!

Please check out her website so you can see the amazing range of stationery she has already created, plus realise the scope for you to design something new with her.

love-doodle.co.uk

Photography by Anna Clarke 

Its been a long journey to get the perfect invitations, but…

On Thursday afternoon we posted our wedding invitations!!

Its such an important and exciting step…there’s no going back now!! We ARE getting married!! Sending out wedding milestones is a massive milestone and tells the rest of the world that its all going ahead!  Our guests will be receiving them in the next few days and hopefully they’ll send back their RSVP cards with their acceptances or regrets in the coming weeks!

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I also took an idea from Elle Woods in Legally Blonde… I spritzed our invitations with some Victoria’s Secret perfume! It’s a bit of a funny thing to do but hopefully they’ll smell nice as they travel through the postal system! Borderline bridezilla?!

Cant wait to hear from our guests to see who gets theirs first!!

p.s. I’ll post more info on my invitations shortly…