Our Provencal Garden Wedding

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    alfamillie

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    Morning all!
    Well with 85 days to go (eek - can I turn off that ticker?!) and with H2B working abroad I have had a couple of weeks of creativity. So I've pulled together Millie's mood board and got on with a few things where I don't need his input (taking your advice ladies and not worrying about his lack of excitement for all things fluffy!). Had fun with rubber stamps, green ink and some beautiful handmade placecards (Cox & Cox) and then printed out 2 photos from each place we are naming the tables after for the table signs and will mount them today. Also received the vintage leather suitcase I'd bought from eBay, got my tiara from a lady on the Y&YW forum and ordered my shoes and veil..
    Sooo, a quiet Friday at work means I can hopefully carry on on this tack and just by writing this I have got myself geared up for it. More later!
    Millie x
     
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    Love that mood board! I might have to do one of those myself. Looking forward to seeing more, sounds like you're really cracking on with things now :D

    Alice x
     
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    Indeed! Just got slightly distracted though and booked a boudoir shoot on Groupon - couldn't resist at £29!
    Shine Boudoir

    Get going on your mood board Alice and show & tell when you're done! I'm gonna do one for the reception and one for the pool party next - it's so much fun :D
     
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    Bargain! I'm not brave enough, I'd feel like a complete goon if I did it lol
     
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    I love the mood board and the idea of the boudoir shoot. It will keep you busy while h2b is working :D
     
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    The mood board is fantastic :)
     
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    Your mood board is gorgeous! :) That is an incredible bargain for the boudoir shoot - I did one for my husband as a wedding present and he loved it!! :)
     
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    Well hello all and Happy Friday!
    We have finally got our invites out around the world and I am so relieved I can get onto my next craft project! It was fun designing, printing and ribboning up the tags and designing a postcard to announce the pool party next day..

    Here are a few images - Instagramed to add even more vintageness!
    Let me know if you need any tips on what I learnt in the process. Main one - if you go to a printer who's miserable about doing a small print run don't let it spoil your fun!
    Millie x
     

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    So lovely! I really like the tags. I'm a super-huge vintage fan :)
     
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    Ooh they are so pretty! I'm really impressed with the design, it looks very professional.

    So what is the story with the printer?!
     
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    Goooorgeous, I love the vintage typewriter typeface, they are drool-worthy, well done!
     
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    Fab, I love them :D
     
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    Glad you like them girls! Was a bit worried that the older guests would find them a bit unconventional but it's more important to me that they reflect the style of the weekend. Did the favours today.. slight deviation from the green/ivory colour scheme but wanted to use lavender somewhere in our celebration since it's everywhere in Provence. So we have our purple and white M&Ms (managed to keep my consumption in single figures while divvying them up! ) in organza bags with a sprig of lavender and a little thank you tag. Here they are..
     

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    They look so awesome! Brilliant idea and so very cool! :D
     
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    love your favours, they look wicked :)
     
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    just a miserable bunch of guys working in the print shop I had to use because it was near work. I was so excited to see the finished product but having it shoved back at me and being grunted at was less than fun! No, we can't cut it for you. no, we don't have heavy card - you'll have to go and buy that yourself, no we can't change the colour of your typeface etc etc. As I say I was only doing £30 worth and they probably want corporate stuff but if we ever need anything done in a hurry at work I will make sure we don't use them!
     
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    Eek don't they sound charming?!

    The M&Ms with lavendar and tag look amazing, you've done such a good job :D in particular well done for not eating them all - I definitely couldn't have resisted!! :lol:
     
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