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Simply Genius Knot News

Just a very quick post today dedicated entirely to my latest find, what is quite simply the cleverest Wedding Blog Site ever! (no exaggeration)

Knot News is genius in its simplicity – headlining the latest posts from Wedding Blogs around the world, it is an almost endless source of inspiration.

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Spring has sprung!

With the clocks going forward this weekend, it’s official, Spring has sprung! I love Spring – mornings filled with warm light, snow slowly receding from the mountains, lambs playing in the fields and trees heavy with beautiful blossom…. all signalling the end of Winter and better than that, Summer is just around the corner! It’s difficult to be anything other than excited and inspired, and so for those brides, like me, in love with Spring and planning a wedding for this special time of year here are two rather gorgeous Mood Boards.

First, a gorgeous green, ivory and caramel colour scheme, inspired by apple blossom and vintage lace – it’s so fresh and pretty and perfectly balances vintage with contemporary……

Caramel and Apple Inspiration board

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Forever Holly – Inspiration for a chic Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Wedding

Following my blissful afternoon of Audrey the other weekend and my subsequent Style Icon post I began to muse on how a bride might channel the great Miss Hepburn and infuse their big day with some Breakfast at Tiffany’s style….. and after a few hours surfing the wide world of the web I pieced together a couple of rather fabulous (even if I do say so myself), hopefully inspirational, Mood Boards. My first is a very dramatic and elegant monochrome, ideal for Winter weddings when these striking colours would photograph so well!

Chic Black & White Breakfast at Tiffany's Moodboard

 Bridesmaid Dress – Lazaro (available at Made of Honour), Earrings – Magpie Vintage, Pearl Necklace – Vintage Headresses, Shoes – Trousseau Bridal, Wedding Ring – Brilliant Earth, Candles – Pink Frosting 

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Dramatically Downton – Inspiration for an exquisitly Edwardian Wedding

More Downton Abbey-esque Edwardian Wedding inspiration (after my Deliciously Downton Vera post at the beginning of this month) – I know, I know, I am a girl obsessed but look at these incredible photos and you will see why I couldn’t resist one more……..

Downton Abbey-esque Wedding

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Sneak Peak of Posts to come….

Recently, in my constant search for fabulous new designers and wedding suppliers, I have discovered the most delectable wedding dresses, invites, jewellery and accessories – many of which I had never come across in the UK!

I have plans to do Posts on all of them in the not too distant future, but in the mean time I wanted to capture the headlines and highlights, as a reminder for me and a bit of a sneak peak of things to come.

After my Marcel & Finger Wave post, for those in love with the style of the roaring forties, I have Pin Curls……

.…..victory rolls……

……and where you can find the most fabulous vintage wedding dresses!

Plus I have posts in progress, for the bride looking for something a bit different……

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Finger & Marcel Waves – Stylish Hair of a Bygone Era

 I have long loved the glamorous hair styles of the past – starting with the loose pin curls of the 1940s, who could not love the luscious locks of stars such as Rita Hayworth! But my all time favourite is the Finger Wave and Marcel Wave, so hugely popular in the 20s and 30s.

Bridal Finger Wave Hair Style

Loose Marcel Waves

So sleek and gorgeous! The wave was developed, as a way of softening the hard appearance of the fashionable bob of the flapper period. Finger Waves and Marcel Waves look very similar, with the only real difference being the way in which they are achieved.

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Divine Downton Abbey

What a wet & windy weekend….. but how well I spent it! I got to watch my latest vintage love, Downton Abbey, for the fourth time! Having already watched it twice in the UK, I couldn’t resist watching again when it was shown on Prime in New Zealand recently and when I spotted the DVD boxset for sale…. well I just simply had to buy it.

For anyone who hasn’t seen it (you MUST watch it!) Downton Abbey is a British Edwardian period drama, set in the fictional stately home of the title, it follows the lives of its aristocratic occupants and their servants. Created by Oscar winning writer Julian Fellows (of art deco feast Gosford Park fame) the acting is amazing, script perfection and storyline tantalizing! The attention to detail is truly painstaking, but of course, what all followers of everything vintage will really love are the exquisite costumes……

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