Before we get started with all of the inspiration boards to share the trends we’ve been loving on, we thought we should sneak in a fun DIY for you! We know that watercolour is much loved and lettering is pretty popular around here too. We had our DIY’er put together this little video to show you how you can make your own topper that is perfect for that bridal shower cake, and if you practice up, a wedding cake!
Our favourite parts of this topper are the organic torn edges and the deep greeny blue watercolours! Put the brides new last name on the cake, initials, or even the word ‘love’. To add the watercolour banner to a cake, simply use skewers or coffee stir sticks and tape to the back of the banner.
If you use this DIY and make your own watercolour banner cake topper, we’d love to see the photos! Tag us on social @bespokedecor
I love a good colour palette, I’m sure you may have noticed. But lately I’m kind of taken with the couples that trash the fancy colour palettes and go for a collection of neutrals (black, white, and woodsy) with heaps of greenery and metallic touches. I don’t even know how else to describe it, so let me just give you some visual inspiration. Oh, and we’re extra in love with this all on the table. So this is a table-full collection, okay?
Seriously, do I even need to say anything? It’s just SO good.
Today we’re sharing some bright but soft, warm cheery hues for your wedding inspiration! We’ve paired a soft peach with yellow for some pretty wedding dreams. These colours are sweet as candy, but by including plenty of whites, the palette is also sophisticated. Ready to see the inspiration?
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ONE: There is nothing I don’t love about this bouquet. The giant peonies and tiny daisies… the perfect pair!
This is the longest image collage we’ve ever done here. But we just couldn’t narrow it down! Why? Because we really do love to letter ALL THE THINGS. And what makes this collection really special is that we were involved in most of them. Clearly, we feel passionately about calligraphy at weddings! We’ve put together this collection so that when you’re dreaming of signs an incorporating the calligraphy trend into your big day, you’ll think of more than just chalkboards (although we love them too!).
Black Weddings. It doesn’t even sound like a thing. But they can be SO gorgeous. I have to be honest. This one was a challenge for me to pull together. But sometimes that’s what I love- something that I don’t naturally gravitate to and it can still be so beautiful and evoke such a magical feeling. Weddings are amazing like that- aren’t they? So here’s some images that will help you fall in love with black weddings too.
SIX: So confession. This isn’t the most beautiful black and white lace wedding dress I’ve ever seen. It’s a close runner up though. Years ago when I was at a bridal store I saw a gorgeous black and white lace number (the bodice was black while the rest was white and it was perfection) and ever since then- no black dress has lived up to it. It was the perfect amount of classic while the black gave it a fun edge. But maybe the years have made it more beautiful in my mind, because it’s hard to compete with a backless dress like this!
SEVEN: Oh my my, these are a few of my favourite things! Aren’t these invitations so dreamy. And they don’t have anything flashy- just gold lettering on black card. And it’s SO good.
So you want to fill a crate with flowers- and you don’t want to pay someone to do it for you. You want it to look heaping and full of flowers- and you don’t want it to cost a fortune. How hard can it be? Not that hard with our one tip that will help the crate look fuller with less blooms. Can you guess what it is?
Yep- mason jars. Or if it’s a taller crate, vases. Here’s why. If you just filled the crate with flowers that would be A LOT of flowers to fill the thing. But when you add mason jars, not only is it easier to water your pretty blooms, but it gives them something to lean against that is smaller than the edges of the crate. Take a vase with a wide opening. It takes a lot of flowers to fill that sucker. But if that vase has a flare at the top (meaning the top is just as big, but there’s a smaller neck), less flowers are necessary to make the bouquet look just as full. Does this make sense? Think of the mason gars as the ‘smaller neck’.
So to fill a crate this size, by using mason jars, you only need to use about half of the blooms as you would without. And that’s a promise. 😉 And you can even space the mason jars out a bit so you use less… it won’t even look like there’s less flowers. So snip some blooms from your garden or order from your florist and get arranging! Use longer stems at the ends to help them spill over and cut them shorter in the middle. Fluff as necessary and always use greens (leave some leaves on the stems) to help fill it out.
Every once in a while there’s a colour that is amazing… but it never seems to make it to weddings. And every once in a while, I like the challenge of finding beautiful inspiration to make that colour wedding friendly. Today that’s cobalt. It’s so vibrant and beautiful… but how often do you see it in weddings? Not enough, not enough. I especially love vintage cobalt glass, so I took a queue from that. Ready?
THREE: There’s that cobalt glass! All the heart eyes… am I right?
FOUR: You know we love a handsome groom! A bowtie and simple ribbon around a muted buttoner is the perfect way to add the vibrant colour to the mens wear.
FIVE: Finding a cake featuring cobalt that I liked… that was the hardest one for me to do! This one is simple, classic, and floral. And I like it a lot. But if anyone finds a watercolor cobalt cake? Well that would take the cake if you know what I mean.
SIX: I love the simple vintage look to these letterpress invitations. The little birds kind of remind me of Cinderella and the map? It could be straight from a storybook as well.
SEVEN: Hello pretty ladies! Cobalt can be super fancy in satin- but we love how laid back these flowy dresses are in this colour.
Tell me… what do you think of this bold colour for weddings? I’m totally smitten with those invites so I think it deserves a second thought!
Last week we talked about mixed metals, today we’re talking about another modern wedding trend we’re loving: marbled weddings! Just like mixed metals- it’s all over home decor and we love the bits we’re seeing pop up in beautiful events. Black, white and gold stone marble, or vibrant pinks of marbled paper. It’s all just SO good. Check it out:
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ONE: This marbled cake is beyond stunning. And that topper? Love it all! The pattern is so subtle and elegant in a soft gray.
Have you been noticing the trend towards mixed metals? It’s hitting fashion, home decor, and I want to see it all over weddings (if I had my way). Copper, brass, gold, bronze, silver and rose gold all mixed into one shiny, beautiful day. Is any one else celebrating that you no longer need to be matchy matchy?
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ONE: Simply swapping out flatware brings a mixed metal decor scheme to life.
TWO: This was one of our favourite shoots to be a part of. A beautiful gold charger topped with a vintage brass key and calligraphed place cards.
THREE: If you are in to glitz and glam- feast your eyes on these sequin bridesmaid gowns. If only every bridesmaids dress was so fabulous!
FOUR: How lovely is this gold leaf cake paired with brass candleholders? Gold leaf all the things!
FIVE:I know we’ve featured brass candleholders en masse before. And there’s good reason! They’re stunning. We love this tablescape with seeded eucalyptus.
SIX: Gold framed chalkboards with modern script lettering? One of our favourite combinations. That’s why we have so many in stock!
SEVEN: Copper is underrated- we love this warm hue of metals– especially paired with rich browns and bright whites.
EIGHT: We love this simple cake with golden deer as a topper. Mixed metals can be glitz and glam or they can be simple and understated. Consider them a neutral.
Tell me- would you consider mixing metals or do you believe they should be kept separate?
It’s Good Friday, and with all the beautiful Easter decor I’m seeing around, I was inspired to put together an Easter wedding board for you all. I’m so in love with this purple and peach colour combination- it’s so bright and springy without looking childish. And if you have a lamb and a bunny attend your wedding… would you please invite me? Thank you in advance 😉
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ONE: I’m not going to lie. This bouquet inspired the whole board. Originally I was just going for an ‘Easter’ theme… but this? It’s perfection and changed my mind.
TWO: Is there anything more springtastic than a lamb? I don’t think this one needs any commentary- it’s adorable.