Recently I did a DIY wreath as a backdrop for a shower. It really adds that little extra.
It is so very simple. All you need is a mini hula hoop or a larger one, depending on how big of an area you are wanting to cover.
I chose a smaller size hoop. Cover it with brown paper, which is cut into long strips. Once the whole hoop is covered, get hold of a long fake flower vine and wrap it around.
To add extra rustic, grab some pallets and hang your hoops on there... there you have it.
You could paint the pallet white, or whatever you prefer. You can use your choice of paper to wrap the hoop and a different choice of flowers. The possibilities are endless.
A whole lot of simple and pretty.
Now that Summer actually feels like it's starting to feel like Summer. I thought that maybe some planning couples would need more colour inspiration in their lives!
I've been loving simple, white, classic, minimalist looks and feels but coral and periwinkle blue wedding inspiration is right on up there.
These colour inspirations are great, not only for your warmer seasons but take them a notch or two darker and you've got yourself the perfect moody hues for your winter or autumn season weddings.
Versatile coral and periwinkle blue, who would have thought?
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I'm so very excited to be part of this give away!
Georgini is giving away jewellery worth R5 000!
I've hand selected a few of my favourite pieces that will be part of the give away.
How do you enter?
Like My Confetti Heart's Facebook page as well as share the original post on Facebook, thereafter complete the form on My Confetti Heart's website home page.
Don't forget to complete your address in the comments section so we know where to send your prize.
Winner will be announced on the 31 October 2018 and is open to SA residents only.
Choosing Bridal jewellery is as exciting and memorable as choosing your wedding dress.
The perfect jewels will complete your style down the aisle and serve as a glittering memory of your special day. Australian jewellery brand GEORGINI understands these accessories are a lifelong keepsake, and has crafted a spectacular range of jewellery for Brides and Bridesmaids to suit a range of wedding styles.
A dazzling collection of jewels covering a range of price points, stud earrings to match wedding-day up-do's, simple but stunning silver chain necklaces to sit perfectly on a sweetheart neckline, and delicate bracelets and rings.
Whatever theme you've chosen for your special day, Georgini will have the perfect accessory to complement your style.
For Bridal jewellery to make you blush with joy, explore the GEORGINI collection.
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When winter finally decides to leave us for real, spring will be in the air!
Good bye winter, moody hues and dark plums
Hello spring, soft pinks and pastels... classic and romantic
Take a look at some soft pink palette inspiration.
Perfectly on time for warmer weather and wedding season!
I always feel that you can't go wrong with choosing a soft pink. It always feels like a classic and won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Whether you pair it with a vintage look or rustic there is an option for any bride.
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I still can't get enough of this theme.
Minimalism, however, this is minimalism with a whole new look. So often minimalist weddings have a lot of grey and green colouring.
How fresh looking is it with a neutral palette?
This theme really works for the less is more bride. The less fuss the better.
Clean crisp linens, soft neutral fabrics, a whole lot of bright whites and neutrals. So easy on the eye.
It's important to remember as planning couples that your wedding theme should be part of who you are. Not just what is in the moment and what is trending.
Take a look around your living space and use inspiration of colouring or decor from there.
Open your wardrobe, what patterns or colours dominate? And no... I'm not talking about the bright lumo! Keep it you, and keep it classy.
Make up mood boards of what you like and what you don't like, Pinterest is great for this! It makes life a whole lot easier for your wedding vendors when you show them visual pictures of what it is you love and what it is that makes up you as the couple.
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Stuck for seating chart ideas?
Below are a few great ideas from local weddings, whether you opting for a "sit anywhere" with minimal fuss or formal seating charts there is sure to be some inspiration here for you.
Don't leave your seating chart to the last minute! This is definitely something you don't want to be stressing over a few nights before the wedding. It is okay to make one or two changes as you go a long towards your day, but as soon as you have received your final number of RSVP's start arranging the details of your seating chart lay out.
You don't want to be stressing about table four, seat nine at 3am a week before your wedding.
Photo Love: Nanet Skead Photography
Photo Love: Stephanie Norman Photography
Photo Love: Estefania Romero Wedding & Portrait Photography
Photography: Paula Adams Photography
Second Shooter: Leigh Skinner Photography
Photos in feature submitted by Leigh Skinner Photography
Oh the love and yearning to have a low key, laid back wedding. Farm days, horses running wild, warm golden sunsets, the smell of the dew on the long farm grass just before the sun awakes.
Aiden and his family own and run the Yellow Sands Caravan Park and have a nearby farm.
Aiden is very much a farm boy and completely at one with his lovely wife, Daniella.
Aiden and Daniella organised and set up their wedding themselves, right in front of their home overlooking the sea. Such a simple, laid back, intimate wedding. Yet it was filled with so much love and emotion while spending the day, celebrating with their family and friends.
The beauty of the natural, wide open spaces, together with their farm surroundings and horses paint and complete their mesmerizing pictures of love.
Sometimes we get so caught up in doing, rather than being. During wedding planning this can ring so true. This wedding for me is a simple picture of being. Being in the moment and soaking it all in.
Try remember with your wedding planning that it is your special day and if you don't like an idea or another persons opinion doesn't hold value or weight in your life, stay true to yourselves as a couple. Don't go with what is trending or in the moment, adjust your wedding to reflect your individual personalities and styles.
"Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it."
If there is ever a treat to spoil yourself with, or even a loved one, or bridal party - this would by far be it!
From the get go, I was welcomed with tranquil surroundings and sweet Bea! Making me feel so comfortable and relaxed. This was a real time out from the buzz of everything.
The Proskin 60 Facial with face mapping is amazing and had me completely in awe. If a person looks after their skin well and what a difference certain products or treatments could leave your skin feeling like.
The facial was made up of 6 different modules.
Each module explained below:
Step 1: Face Mapping
The treatment is customized especially for your skin type, your skins needs and any concerns that you may have about your skin. Truly a unique experience.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
These were the products which were used. By no means is this an ordinary facial. Cleansing once is just not enough, double cleanse to ensure that the skin is super clean! The double cleanse cleans off any make up and to do exactly what it says on your skin. CLEANSE leaving it fresh and clean to begin with the following steps
Step 1: Steaming
Steaming the face to help make skin soft as well as to open up the pores.
Step 2: Exfoliation
Resurfacing, anti-pollution powder exfoliation. This is a highly-active resurfacer which delivers your smoothest skin ever. Helps to fight the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin aging.
Step 3: Touch therapy
This is by far the best, pressure point massage on your face. Adding the soothing additive which is a serum. This is all a tailor made customized massage to stimulate your skin.
Step 4: Deep treatment masque
Used especially for dehydration. As I have an extremely dry skin! The colloidal masque base is a clear, phytonutrient-rich masque that deeply moisturises dehydrated skin. Botanical humectants attract moisture and bind it to the skin, leaving it hydrated and supple.
Step 6: Dermal Layering
Medium weight moisturizer to balance combination/dry skin. Deep moisturizing Lecithin and Aloe Gel nourish with extracts of mallow, cucumber, and arnica soothe and hydrate the skin, helping to restore suppleness and tone.
This is by far no ordinary facial. I learned so much about how a person should be looking after your skin. There is so many damaging elements that our skin faces daily, being natural elements; sun, wind, cold, heat. Even when you are inside; air conditioning or heaters all of these are a few examples that take it out of our skin as well as stress, hormones, dehydration.
It is also so important to protect our skin with a spf every single day!
The whole Dermalogica range smells devine and is all natural, with natural scents.
Who knew that an exfoliant and a treatment masque go hand in hand. I have been doing it wrong all these years! You should first be exfoliating, removing all the dead skin and thereafter applying your masque. Nourishing the skin underneath the old, dead skin you are removing with the exfoliant.
As my skin is so dry and was definitely dehydrated I learned that I need to up my water in take which could make a drastic difference, even to fine lines! Together with the tailor made treatment customized for my skin, this could be the road to a more rejuvenated, supple, glowing skin.
I would personally recommend this to any bride to be or bridal party, mothers of the bride or groom. Chat to Bea about your facial needs there is a customized facial for anyone.
As for me, right now I have to go and put on my masque *grabs another glass of water*.
How cute are all these wedding details?! I'm in love with all the unique elements.
It's special little touches that add to the day and to have them captured is, oh true happiness! I just had to add these pretty details to add some boho wedding inspiration to the website.
There is so many little details and more than enough boho inspiration to look at from; tambourine bridesmaids bouquets, denim jackets, hoop and tassel earrings, dream catchers, dusty pink, proteas, vintage suitcases and floral dresses - oh the things that wedding dreams are made of.
Photo love: Estefania Romero Photography
Flowers: Sarah May Floral Art
This pretty little bridal shower tea party made with all things girly, soft and fun!
Who said tea parties are boring?!
A plain white teapot was used as a vase with pink roses and a soft chiffon placed around it as a table centerpiece.
Each guest had to bring a copy of their favorite recipe which was printed onto a pretty little template to be kept by the bride to be in a recipe box.
A mimosa bar sign was printed out and put into a frame, coupled with champagne glasses and chopped fruit. So simple and so effective. Pour your bubbly, splash with some juice and top with fruit! Keep a look out on the website for your free printable version of the mimosa bar sign.
Cutting out the gift guessing completely, and going with some fun game variations;
1. Find the groom:
each guest received a card with a tuxedo printed onto it with a male celebrity face. One guest received the grooms face, whichever guest received the groom, won the game.
2. He said, she said:
A couple of questions were asked about the bride and groom and they had answered the questions before hand. Each guest got a moustache, representing the groom or lips, representing the bride. The questions were then asked and the guest had to guess who answered bride or groom by holding up their moustache or lips. For example: who is the messiest.
3. Find the guest:
A fun game to get guests mingling and talking to each other. Each had a print out of questions. For example: Find the guest that is the same age as you, find the guest that is wearing pink. A nice little ice breaker!