Col and I are off to Ireland this weekend for a wedding, and a belated wedding anniversary break – yippeee! I’m pretty excited because; a) I love Ireland x1mil, b) a great couple are getting married and marriage is awesome, and c) we get to see some fab people, including the lovely Sian!
Sian has kindly shared lots of her craftiness on the blog since we started it last year, and I have been collecting photos of her super cool Craft Club to share with you peeps. So in celebration of seeing her this weekend, today’s post is an ode to the awesomeness that is their craft club!! Here we go…
Craft Club #1
Washer necklaces, Cut wine bottles, bubble art, and a very cool cut-out map Continue reading
Our big sis Rose gets married later this month! Wooo!
Last weekend we held a little afternoon tea party for her friends, her mum-in-law to be, our mum and little sis (plus Florrie and Wally the cat!). Rose threw fab bridal showers for both of us so we really wanted to make it extra special to return the favour, plus any excuse for a little crafting right?!
In New Zealand it’s traditional to hold a Kitchen Tea to celebrate the bride to be. This stems back from the days where getting married meant setting up house away from your parents for the first time, so guests brought kitchen staples to stock the nearly weds pantry. It’s a wonderful excuse for some games and cake (and a bit o’ bunting), and also something nice to involve mums and other special people that may not fancy a night on the tiles for the hen’s party (Tigertiger- enough said!). Our theme was hearts and pearls as Rose is the ultimate girly girl (except when she’s on the hockey field).
So here are a few pics from our party- there was nothing copied specifically from pinterest this time around, but I’m sure you’ll probably have seen a few of these ideas/themes around before.
H’s lovely book page bunting:A quick story before the party begins:
Happy six monthversary to my increds husband/love/bestie/cheerleader, Colin. Hard to believe that crazy awesome wedding times only happened 6 months ago. Feels like we’ve been married for yonks/a few days – in the best possible way.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I thought I’d reflect back on how Pinterest inspired me for various wedding thangs. I joined Pinterest not long after we got engaged, and found so many ideas there, as opposed to wedding mags and other sites. Tres helpful, and such a good way of storing pics to refer back to later/show interested b’maids and mothers!
So, here’s a little visual list of all the ideas I first found or cemented in my own mind, via Pinterest. First is the Pinterest version, followed by our versh – all of our photos by Anderson Photography:
Beauty – Two of my beautiful sisters rocked the braid and bun look – they looked so awesome!