Friday, 25 May 2012

Lazing in the glorious sunshine...

New fabric, sneak peek...

Elderflower & Agapanthus! We've been working away today turning these three new colour ways in to cushions to take to Pulse, but it's too hot to work all day long do we've caught some sunshine too ;) happy summer!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Details, details...

After booking our ceremony date a few months ago, we happened to cut through Marks and Spencer straight afterwards, and while their spring sale was on. There we found a beautiful hand woven tweed blazer that we both fell in love with, and it fitted Ryan like a dream, the last one left in his size! It seemed a little like fate, so we bought it and knew this would be what he wore for our Wedding day. When we got home, we found beautiful bridesmaids dresses in a perfectly toning pale blue-grey on Asos, and spotted some gorgeous hand-made navy leather brogues with red soles (the tweed has a hint of rusty red through it) on TK Maxx (our shoe bargain heaven of choice!) - before we knew it we had our colour-scheme, all centered around this jacket, and a big chunk of our to-do list ticked off... everything came together so quickly, it all felt just right, and, well, awesome!

Since then, we have been keeping our eyes out for the right shirt/tie/trousers to complete Ryan's look and yesterday we hit the jackpot. Anyone who has been following my wedding Pinterest board might realise I am a little obsessed with blue hydrangea (thank goodness we are getting married in season!) so when we found this shirt with BLUE HYDRANGEA on it we knew fate had dealt us another good hand...

Really enjoying having the details for our Wedding come together so naturally, and serendipitously. We are intent on keeping to a very strict budget for our big day (and are big bargain hunters at the best of times, anyway) so it's really nice to know that you don't have to spend a fortune, or go the utterly traditional route, to get something extra special and a little different.

Having a really strong idea of your theme, colour palette and aesthetic means you can take the time to shop the sales, take advantage of discount days online and take your time piecing your looks together... we're so happy we're doing this, and know it will lead to a beautiful day that won't leave us in a huge amount of debt when starting our married life! Yet another thing to look forward to!


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Hydrangea in progress...

Working on something new. It won't be ready quite in time for Pulse, but hopefully not long afterwards... Such a pleasure to spend so much time in the company of one of my favourite flowers!


Kind of amazing... think we will be getting married in just over four months with a backdrop as amazing as this for our reception venue! Lucky us :)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Mollie Makes mention...

You might remember from this post a few weeks ago, we hotfooted it down to London for Selina Lake's Homespun Style book launch and market event to celebrate the release of her new book, Homespun Style... well, the fantastic team from Mollie Makes magazine were there on the day, and have given the event lovely full page of coverage in their latest issue - which also just happens to be their first anniversary issue! Happy Birthday to Mollie Makes!

For those of you who don't already know this is what Mollie Makes is all about, and you should absolutely pick up a copy next time you see it in the shops!

'Mollie Makes is published thirteen times a year. We curate the best craft from around the world into a tactile, collectable and totally irresistible magazine. We love to make – handmade is more than just a hobby for us, it’s in everything we do. We can’t resist hunting down treasures in thrift stores, then customising, re-covering and embellishing our finds with our endless stash of ribbons, buttons, fabrics and felt. We’re forever on the lookout for new inspiration. Whatever we do, we’re living and loving handmade.’

Mani mania!

I have been seriously attempting to look after my nails, what with our impending nuptials and all so mani mania has begun ;)

I am obsessed with nail polish at the best of times, but now there is cuticle oil to consider and all kinds of other tending. It could completely occupy a gal, you know! X

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Wedding Fever!

Sorry it's been a little quiet around these parts of late! We've been pretty busy, between a fab trip to London and planning the biggest event of our lives! ;)

You might have guessed from our something to celebrate post a wee while back, but we have set a date for our Wedding... And it's not far off at all!

September 28th to be exact. THIS year!! We're so excited.

After getting so wrapped up in choosing venues and big days, and budgets, we took a step back, re-thought the whole thing and have created a really intimate day, full of the closest people in our lives and a much more low key affair all round. It feels very 'us'. It feels just right.

We will be sharing lots of little details over the coming months as we design and create every aspect of our day ourselves and in true abigail*ryan style, so stay tuned... We will also share deets of the awesome people we are working with to make the day extra special.

But, for now, a wee sneak of our save the date invites!