Good morning and welcome to Friday *happy dance*!
Chatting to Adore brides is my favourite thing to do, swapping ideas and helping each other with the little wedding dilemmas is so refreshing. So from next week I’m going to make it into a regular feature! I have lots of lovely real brides and grooms who read Adore waiting to say hello, share their plans and ask you for your advice… so I hope you’re ready to help them out? ;-)
If you’d like to take part I would love to hear from you! Just send me a quick email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll send you a few questions over. Then in a few weeks you could be featured on this very page and get the chance to ask the lovely Adore readers for ideas / advice / suggestions!
Every other week you’ll hear from a real bride, groom, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, best man, etc, in between the wonderful diaries of Catherine and Emma. Speaking of which, it’s time to catch up with Catherine, over to you my dear!….
“A quick but really effective one: Straw flags.
Here’s what you’ll need: paper straws, pretty masking tape (I got a set of Cath Kidston masking tape from John Lewis) and scissors.
My mother says these are impractical and my friend Helen says they’re too beautiful to let people drink out of, but I’m convinced these will look great on the bar! It’s little touches like these that I think really make a wedding, they fit in with the look that we’re trying to achieve and I know people will look great drinking from them! These are made from straws that I bought from eBay, and took about 20 minutes to complete. I think I’ll make a few more before the wedding but I’m really excited about how beautiful these look!
All you need to do is cut a small length of masking tape (remembering that you’re going to wrap it round the straw so it’ll be half the length when you’re finished) and wind it round the straw so that it meets on the other side. (Eek I haven’t explained that very well have I?)
Now there’s only one more thing to do, to cut the little flag shape out of the end, or you might like to leave them square. It’s up to you. After I’d made these, the aforementioned Helen had the idea that they’d be great for place names. (I’ve already made them – more about this later!)
Aren’t they ace? I heart them. I’ve ordered some different coloured straws to make some more out of. I’m just going to display them in jam jars which looks great!
See you later this week’s weekend recipe!