I’m very excited to tell you about my new blog, Veil & Bowtie.
Just like Scissors & Thread, Veil & Bowtie is all about DIY - but for Weddings! I had originally planned another Wedding Week but I found so much good stuff I couldn’t fit it all into a week.
At the moment I’m working hard on getting more posts into V&B, so Scissors & Thread will be in hiatus for a little bit.
V&B is a little different - there are many different themes like Carnival Wedding, Beach Wedding, Vintage Wedding & Classic Wedding. each post is tagged so if you want, you can search just by your theme. And for some themes, I’ve included alternatives to ‘make it yours’.
If you want to check it out, head on over! I hope you like it as much as I do!
CALLING ALL BRIDES TO BE!
I’m doing another Wedding Week soon, and I want your input! This time around, each day will cover a wedding ‘theme’ - Classic Black & White, Carnival, Woodland, Vintage Glam & Modern Muse. Each day will include DIYs, bridal ware, inspiration & more.
Is there anything you would like to see covered - maybe DIYs for the church? Invitations with a twist?
Please either reply to this post or send me a question in my ask box.
Tassel Boutonniere | The House That Lars Built
I’ve been umming and awwing about doing another Wedding Week, then i saw this DIY and thought… it’s fate. The world is telling me to share more awesome Wedding DIYs! Haha! This is such a super simple and cheap boutonniere, but for some reason, so effective. I love the colour combo and the way it pops on the tan suit - I think it reminds me a little of tassles and medals. And then after the wedding you can steal it to wear with your favourite Summer dress!
Clay Ring Plate | Michele Ng
It can be hard to think of a cheap, lovely gift for a bridal shower, especially these days when a lot of couples already have everything they need. This beautiful plate will only cost you the price of the clay (and stamps if you don’t already have them). It’s a keepsake that the couple can use long after the celebration is over. Stamp with a quote about love, their names & wedding date or if you know it, a line from their wedding song!
Woodland Terrarium | Ruffled
These tiny terrariums are the sweetest. Though this project suggests making these as gifts for your wedding guests, if you can’t afford to do that (though omigosh, I would love to get one of these at a wedding!) they would make gorgeous centre pieces for your tables. If you’re making them for your wedding, you could even add some flowers similar to your bouquet or tie on a ribbon in your colour.
Thumbprint Wedding Guest Book | The Wedding Chicks
There are so many traditions at weddings these days that seem to be done just because they’re traditions, including the guest book! But I don’t know anyone who gets out their guest book and reads through it! This is a really sweet and lovely way to not only remember your special day but have a little ‘piece’ of your friends and relatives who celebrated the day with you. Just make sure you have some wet wipes for fingers available!
Floral Heart Monogram | Wedding Chicks
Monograms for weddings are a great idea to tie everything together. Feature it on you invitations, follow through on your programs, add to your gifts and then frame it to keep it forever! This beautiful monogram is not only free but it’s also customisable.
Arrow Napkin Rings | Ruffled
I am trying to get myself sorted for Christmas and writing down all the presents I’m planning on getting people. I want to make something special for my soon to be married cousin and thought these napkin rings would be traditional yet cool. Combined with some homemade napkins and there is a cheap yet easy to make present!
Tipi Table Treats | The Pretty Blog
These tiny little treats are so sweet and fun for a wedding - just choose the card stock that you like (you could go for multiple matching patterns or just one colour) and pop in your favourite treat - may I suggest a Ferrero Rocher?! Yum!
Bridesmaid dresses: Azure, Navy & Duck Egg Blue
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BHLDN Decor & Gifts
You might now BHLDN for their gorgeous wedding dresses, but today I want to share with you their gorgeous decor and gifts! With a decidedly vintage edge, there is everything from cake toppers to chandeliers and table cloths. If I could reblog the whole site I would, but I’ve gone through almost all the pages and chosen just my favourites (of my favourites!) Some items can be quite pricey but even if you use the site for inspiration, it is well worth a visit.
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A Beautiful Mess Wedding | 100 Layer Cake
A Beautiful Mess is one of my favourite DIY websites, and her wedding is just amazing. Full of DIYs (of course!) and bright colours, every part is a reflection of her style. I particularly love the bridesmaid’s outfits - those coloured tights are the coolest! There is also a great DIY on how to re-create Elsie’s boutonnieres. Click through to be inspired!
Boutonniere: Buy or DIY?
Boutonnieres are one of the easiest things you can DIY for your wedding. You don’t need to use flowers if you want to make them before the wedding date too. But of course if you aren’t keen on making your own, there are a ton of gorgeous ones you can buy on etsy. So here today are three of my favourite DIY boutonnieres and three to purchase.
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Canine Corsage | Charlie♥Diesel
If you’re furry loved one is joining in your special day, you want them to look their best too right?! I fell in love with these beautiful corsages from Charlie♥Diesel - the beautiful faux flower corsages are backed with felt and has two loops that you can slip their collar through so it won’t be too irritating to your pet. Charlie♥Diesel also does custom colours to fit in with your entourage, and20% of the sale of items goes to the Riverside City Animal Shelter, meaning you are helping other animals too.