30 Oct 2013
Blogging has been around now for some years and is a great way to find out what’s new and interesting in the wonderful world of weddings. How brilliant then, for Wedding Magazine to initiate the first blog awards to acknowledge all the work that these brilliant writers do to endlessly enlighten, inspire us and promote so many fabulous ideas.
Here’s the list of winners, so if you want to keep up with the best, check out what they have to say!
BEST BRIDAL STYLE & FASHION BLOG: Love My Dress firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly Commended: One Fab Day
BEST REAL-LIFE WEDDINGS BLOG: Rock N Roll Bride email@example.com
Highly Commended: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
BEST BIG DAY INSPIRATION BLOG: Brides Up North firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly Commended: OMG I’m Getting Married
BEST DIY WEDDINGS BLOG: Bride De Force email@example.com
Highly Commended: Bespoke Bride
BEST ALTERNATIVE WEDDING BLOG: Rock N Roll Bride firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly Commended: Festival Brides
BEST LONDON WEDDING BLOG: London Bride email@example.com
Highly Commended: B.Loved Weddings
BEST INTERNATIONAL WEDDING BLOG: Style Me Pretty firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly Commended: The Pretty Blog
BEST WEDDING BLOG NEWCOMER: Wedding Sparrow email@example.com
Highly Commended: Style And The Bride
BEST DESIGNED WEDDING BLOG: Rock My Wedding firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly Commended: Rock N Roll Bride
EDITOR’S PICK: Before The Big Day email@example.com
We were delighted to be able to get involved in this prestigious event by creating 15 special buttonholes for the VIP goodie bags. Each one was different, some for the girls and some for the boys. It was a lovely opportunity to use a quirky mix of materials and to showcase how individual you can make them.
We’ve got quite a collection of brooches and accessories, so we picked out some interesting little numbers such as this ‘love bird’ and perched him on top of an ivory rose looking back at a pearl and gold wire heart.
For the more flamboyant (and Scottish) groom, how about this stag’s head and feather brooch. We wired up little beads, pearls and crystals in complementary colours and finished with a tartan ribbon.
And for the sporting enthusiast, three little vintage pheasant brooches, lurking in the greenery! It never ceases to amaze us how many different brooches we keep finding, each one a little masterpiece.
This buttonhole we named ‘knight in shining armour’.
… and for any flying enthusiasts or pilots out there, how about this buttonhole.
We’ve made loops of pearls and crystals and used a pretty four leaf clover brooch for this example.
This feminine buttonhole has a really pretty pale blue flower brooch to which we we’ve added pearls, lace and a subtle pale pink ribbon to finish.
Butterflies are always popular and here are two hovering together. We found a little green heart to add to the stem.
This beautiful brooch in gold would look perfect on almost any outfit and we kept it simple with some ivory feathers and pearls.
And for the extrovert, how about bit of bling with this diamonte and red buttonhole
Pretty pink butterflies and leaves in burnished gold are finished with a small heart for this example
and a small bow brooch with crystal dropper was the perfect addition to this one which was finished with a subtle green ribbon
Feathers, diamonte, stems of crystals and a silver flower brooch made up this buttonhole
and blue was the basis of this one. We added some pretty crystals, diamonte, tiny white flowers and finished with a colourful ribbon. A sparkling diamonte heart added the finishing touch here
An intricate carved bird in this mother of pearl brooch was the inspiration for the final buttonhole to which we added pearls, little flowers and finished with an ivory ribbon.
Big thanks to www.aikmansmithphotography.com for the images.