Hello peachies! Itching to shop a little and still on the search for the perfect wedding invitation suite? Well, this week’s favourite finds for all things wedding and party related over on the wonderful online marketplace that is Etsy, features fun and stylish stationery picks, ranging from elegant wedding invitations to watercolour save the dates to fun ways to ask your gals to be your bridesmaids to celebatory coasters, all of which would be pretty additions to your wedding.
My personal favourite out of these picks is the fun ‘Will You Be My Bridesmaid’ card by 51 Fold, which I’m sure will either scare or make your gal pal super excited about your big day. They have a bunch of other unique and funny cards too so be sure to check them out if you’re having a giggle over this one already!
Etsy is jam packed and overflowing with talented makers and artisans, many of whom create personalised handmade gifts and unique decorations to beautify your wedding, not to mention make all the planning ten times easier so don’t forget to visit the Simply Peachy Etsy Page to see our picks of the best!
If you are planning a wedding right now I’m sure you’ve heard about One Fine Day. Founded and curated by Sydney-based photographer Nadean of Photography by Nadean, Marissa of From The Owl and event stylist Jessica from Oscar and Ruby, One Fine Day always promises one hell of a showcase, featuring the most creative and talented crop of people in weddings. And believe me when I say they always deliver on that promise – One Fine Day is one of our favourite wedding events and it’s something I personally look forward to each year ever since its debut a few years back. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this time round as my big overseas move with the family clashes with the dates, but it promises to be the best one yet. I am totally bummed to be missing it as they have rounded up a pretty awesome bunch of vendors for this one!
A refreshing alternative to the traditional bridal fair, One Fine Day sets out to inspire couples who are getting hitched with a handpicked collection of sought after vendors, unique and amazing designs and DIY ideas. And also, of course, to introduce you personally to the most awesome crop of people in weddings! It’s the perfect event to find your dream team of wedding artists, not to mention a fun way to spend the weekend with your other half and bridal party.
This year, the fun fête will be taking place in Sydney from Saturday 7th till Sunday 8th February 2015 at Australia Technology Park and then in Melbourne on 27th and 28th February 2015 at the Royal Exhibition Building and lucky for you, we have double passes for each event to giveaway to two very lucky peachies! For a chance to win a double pass to either event, simply comment on this post with your full name and preferred city. Be sure to follow Simply Peachy on Instagram, where the winners will be announced. Entries close Friday 30 January 2015.
Those of you that follow me on Instagram or read our sister blog, Simply Peachy Baby, will know that as a result of planning the little peach’s first birthday, I have had polka dots and confetti on the brain lately. So, today I thought it would be fun to share 10 different ways on how you can incorporate confetti into your wedding day. Now, is it just me or does confetti make the world better? It always makes me smile – whether when tossed in the air during the recessional or when it comes sprinkling out from invitations, whether they come in jumbo size or petit size, colourful or glittery – confetti always adds a skip and a hop to my step. So, why not inject an extra bit of happiness to your big day using confetti?
(1) Confetti Invitations
Whether you add a sprinkling of confetti or incorporate a confetti design into your wedding invitations, save the dates or thank you cards, I’m sure it’ll put a huge smile on your guests’ faces. There are lots of easy DIYs out there too which would make for sweet bridal shower or engagement party invitations too!
I’m loving the idea of a confetti table runner for dessert tables, reception or cocktail tables. You can easily DIY them using polka dot decals and stickers or even using simple paints and stamp them on using potatoes! The colour options are endless which is really great when it comes to events. You can use plain gold for a luxe look or vibrant colour combinations for a fun and upbeat feel.
We love the confetti toss at weddings and love the idea of using poppers instead of the traditional grab and toss! It’s kind of fun and creates an awesome atmosphere with guests. You can buy them from here or if you have a bit of free time on your hands, even DIY them.
Now you all know how much I love backdrops and photo booths. So there’s nothing I want to do more than combine my love for confetti with a backdrop to create a floating jumbo confetti backdrop that would be perfect for photo booths! And if you love this idea, be sure to check out more of my favourite backdrop ideas here.
Whether it’s on your wedding cake, individual cookies or as a part of your dessert table design as a whole, the confetti look can be achieved easily using sprinkles or just good old paper confetti sprinkled on your tables or by way of circular shaped desserts like colourful macarons or cake pops!
I think the concept of a confetti bar is pretty cute, not to mention super easy to set up. All you need are some jars and confetti that matches your colour scheme and voila! Your guests will have a ball with this little station.
Now who can forget the traditional confetti toss? In my books, that’s kind of a must at weddings. Serve them up in cones or little packages. Either way it’s a pretty little addition for guests to have fun with!
I’ve been feeling inspired by tones of navy blue and gold of late. Navy has always traditionally been associated with everything nautical but when you pair it up with gold it breathes a breath of fresh air into this traditional colour. Plus, touches of gold in weddings, be it as cutlery or calligraphy on invitations, just makes everything that extra bit grand and elegant. Add in soft tones of cream and peach to create a warm touch to an otherwise crisp winter palette. Perfect.