September 7th, 2009
What can I say but a huge sorry for my absence from the blog for the last four weeks.
August was such a busy month for Tigerlily with three fabulous client weddings and two wedding events including one hosted by Tigerlily, I had little time for anything else.
However to make it up to you all, take a peek at a few of my favorite images from Emma & Paul’s lovely wedding captured by the super talented Polly Alexandre.
Keep watching as more fab images to follow.
I will be giving you lots of fun updates in the next week about current happenings at Tigerlily and our new addition to the brand; ‘Love Scarlet’.
August 6th, 2009
Tigerlily loves to champion clients who add individual touches to their weddings and with the rise of the “chiconomy trend” there is no better time for clients to get out there and learn new skills to add the wow factor to their wedding.
I have been fortunate to have worked and trained with the super talented Marianne Jonhson from Sweetpea Floral Design and attended one of her hand-tied bouquets masterclass workshops early this year.
For those of you wanting to be creative you will totally love the workshop, they are relaxed, informative and loads of fun and allow you to unleash your creative side.
I came away with lots of new skills and loved Marianne’s fresh and innovated approach to floral design.
So if you are thinking of making your own flowers for your wedding, Marianne is running a series of workshops in Angel Islington at the Candid Arts Gallery on Sunday the 16th August and Sunday the 6th of September.
The hand-tied bouquet masterclass or dinner party master class costs £65 this includes, all flowers equipment, refreshments and delicious cupcakes from the infamous Primrose Bakery.
To book your place on this workshop go to the Sweetpea Floral Design Website
July 29th, 2009
As a planner you are always planning for every eventuality at weddings; my emergency case is packed with ingenious ideas from entertaining little ones to adding finishing wedding design touches.
I am always working with clients to equip those guests who have children with entertainment for the ceremony, so they can all enjoy this time.
One of my recent brides had lots of under twos at her wedding – where sitting still and being quite only happens when they are asleep!
With this in mind we hatched a plan; finger puppets – easy and cheap to make, lots of colour and we can create a few different designs to hold their interest during the ceremony.
Felted finger puppets are really popular and there are many designs to choose from such as animals or Disney characters depending how crafty you are feeling.
Also there are many websites like Free Kids Crafts that have great templates that you can use.
Tools and Materials
- Felt in assorted colours
- Craft glue
- Finger puppet template
- Needle and thread/ yarn
- Embellishments, wiggly eyes, sequins, feathers, wool and so on
- Print out the template
- Place template on top of felt and trace around the outline on 2 pieces of felt for a front and back of the puppet
- Carefully cut around outline to get your finger puppet outline shapes
- Stitch around the edges of the felt, leaving the straight end, in which you insert your finger, open. Turn felt inside out
- Depending on your design and ages of children you can glue or sew on your embellishments to finish your finger puppet design
For another great set of templates and “how to” fact sheet go to Jo Ann Stores.
If you want to cheat and buy a finger puppet craft kit go to the Early Learning Centre their ranges start from £3.50.
July 21st, 2009
Today I received an email from the lovely Maria Yiannikaris one of the founders of Mirror Mirror Couture informing me of their sample sale, if you are looking for a dress and a bargain make sure you get to this fabulous sale.