A Wedding Theme: Something to Build Upon – Part 2

In my last post, I told you how I really liked the idea of themed weddings and I went over several of today’s common themes. But none of those themes would work for our wedding, even though they’re all awesome. But that didn’t stop us from figuring out an us theme. Want to know what it was? Scottish!

So here’s how we came up with our theme. My fiancé had always wanted to wear a kilt for his wedding so I thought “Hey, Scottish can be our theme! With emphasis on McDonald of Clan Ranald things!”. And so I began to create things with Scottish aspects and, since my name is Rose, I decided to also throw in some roses and as a nod to my English Major I thought some quotations would be a nice touch.

So, to summarize our theme: Scottish, McDonald of Clan Ranald, roses, English Major. It actually wasn’t as difficult to decide upon as I made it sound in my last post.

Now for the hard part: how exactly do you embody “Scottish” as a theme? Well, here’s what we used: Continue reading

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A Wedding Theme: Something to Build Upon – Part 1

I really like this new idea of a wedding theme. It’s not something that my parents had or that I really noticed in any wedding I’ve ever been to, though it was probably there. A wedding theme can help organize your ideas and create boundaries for you as you decorate. The closest thing I’ve ever seen to a theme in a wedding that I’ve been to is wedding colours, which I’m definitely not knocking, but I wanted to take it a step further. Continue reading

DIY Submerged Rose Centrepieces (with Tutorial)

Hi all, today I’m going to tell you all about my awesome centrepieces that I made for the wedding. Because I’m allergic to flowers and so were several of our guests, I decided that we needed to have non-floral centrepieces, or at least centrepieces that would not cause people allergies. Enter the new sumberged flower trend! I found awesome inspiration here, here, here, and here and I decided that it wouldn’t be very difficult at all to pull off the look myself. They were also great conversation pieces and would not interfere with people seeing eachother across the table. Perks and looks, yay!

What's that I spy to the left of the centrepiece? A topic for another post?

Guest table sumberged rose centrepiece. Photo by Jenna Gernon (amateur photographer). Continue reading

DIY Brooch Bouquet

I decided to make a brooch bouquet for my wedding because I’m allergic to real flowers and I didn’t want to be all red, puffy, and sneezy for my wedding. This was my inspiration bouquet and also what I started my DIY from (It didn’t work perfectly for me, so I altered it a bit). I promise I’ll add step-by-step images soon!

It's so shiny, colourful, and pretty! And it'll last forever! :D

Photo by Jenna Gernon (amateur photographer). Continue reading