Authors: Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle, and Shana Faust. Photography by Joseph De Leo
Written by the founders of Hello!Lucky, the book offers fifty craft projects to customize your big day. Looking through the index page there is a nice range of themes including retro homespun, girly romantic, using found materials, and much more.
How cute are these! Fiona Goble has put together a knitted tribute to the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, with her manual Knit Your Own Royal Wedding. It includes patterns to reproduce your favorite Royals in wool and yarn, from Queen to corgi. I think it's hilarious she even included a knitted bishop in the series!
I'd like to introduce you to Pinterest, a handy little online tool I've been using for the past six months and really like. The tagline for the site is, "a place to catalogue the things you love". The site is both a tool you can use for collecting in one place all those images from around the internet you want to keep track of, and a hub to find even more interesting things shared by others. I was introduced to Pinterest by a friend who is a future bride-to-be and she uses it to collect inspiration and ideas for her wedding.
Using it is easy as installing the "Pin It" button on your browser's tool bar. Wherever there is an image you want to catalogue all you do is click and pinterest saves it to the "pinboard" of your choice. I have five pinboards at the moment, collecting images on subjects such as home decor, books I want to read, or artwork made from paper. For the bride, pinterest is great for keeping track of bridal gowns, invitation designs, or even exotic locations for the honeymoon.
Pinterest is invite only at the moment, but it's easy enough to request an account on the homepage. Happy pinning!
I've recently noticed a trend towards brides having bouquets made from brooches rather than flowers, and I really like it. These brooch bouquets can be very striking and are an interesting alternative to consider if you're allergic to flowers. They can also become a fabulous keepsake from your wedding day, especially if you've sourced the materials from family jewelry boxes.