If you’re a fan of food, florals and boho style, then the Hackney wedding of Khaly and Martin ticks all those boxes and some. A beautiful boho bride, floral bridesmaids, afternoon tea and a dessert table that Mary Berry would be proud of.
I think it goes without saying that Khaly’s bridal style is effortless, boho elegance at it’s finest. The original vintage 70s off the shoulder layered lace gown is relaxed but feminine and with her dark flowing locks, soft metallic eyes and that incredible headpiece by Joanna Reed she looks every inch the perfect boho bride with her dashing groom in blue. Not to mention her girls looking fair maids in their floor length dark floral dresses (from Marks and Spencer’s would you believe, just goes to show keep your mind open!),
The super cool boho chic backdrop of photographic location The Roost in Hackney was not only a local venue for them, but one that complimented this couple’s style perfectly. Ending the night with a DJ dance party in the basement and a pizza van is a pretty good way to see the evening out I say.
Also worth noting to anyone thinking about speeches, and how you imagine they’ll be a few minutes each at the most, as these guys prove, they can go on for over an hour so you might want to keep that in mind! Sounds like they were worth every minute.
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For those looking to add unique details and handcrafted items to their wedding, the Etsy Wedding Fair on May 16th – 17th in London is not to be missed!
I imagine that many of you planning your wedding right now would put both hands in the air if I asked if you’ve been on Etsy to find something for your big day. Am I right? It’s the first place to go to if you need home-made, hand-crafted, unique and personal details, decorations or designs to incorporate into your wedding.
A CRAFTY RESOURCE
It’s really quite amazing what you can source through Etsy, and for that reason it’s a resource I use (for wedding clients, styling and personal!) all the time. So I’m very excited to share details of the upcoming The Etsy Wedding Fair this Spring, as it’s somewhere you’ll be able to be inspired in person, to meet the crafters, and to see the products in real-life, along with lots of other fun treats!
London Bride has a ticket giveaway for 10 pairs of tickets to the event, so make sure you see the details at the end of the post to be in with a chance of winning!
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Well hands up to those that have perused Etsy for wedding goodies? Big show of hands I’m guessing… so some rather fun news for Etsy fans [myself included!] is that they are holding their first ever Etsy UK wedding event and I have two pairs of tickets to give away to some lovely London Bride readers! It will take place on 11th May in London at the Gallery Soho and they will be showcasing the best that UK sellers have to offer along with plenty of inspiration for couples planning a wedding or even for those attending them! There will be lots of pieces to see, from wedding dresses to decoration and stationery and of course all provided by unique sellers.
Throughout the day there will also be rolling DIY workshops, hosted by Parapluie Events, where you’ll be able to have a go at making a selection of wedding decorations from colour themed pom-poms to bride and groom pegs.
On arrival every ticketholder will receive an Etsy Weddings goodie bag [oooh we do love a goodie bag!] including a token for a St Germain wedding cocktail and a 15% discount code for all the sellers taking part in the event, valid until the end of May.
I have two pairs of tickets to give away to you lovely London Brides so to be in with a chance of winning simply leave a comment below [making sure you enter your email address so we can get in touch if you win!] and two winners will be selected at random on Monday 22nd April.
Don’t fear though, if you don’t win or if you want to make sure you don’t miss out you can buy tickets for just £5 online here: http://etsyukwedding.eventbrite.co.uk/
The Etsy Weddings Event is taking place at The Gallery Soho in London on Saturday 11th May 2013. You can also keep up with all the UK Etsy news over on their facebook page or follow them on twitter at @EtsyUK
Competition T’s & C’s
– Entries accepted up until midnight 21st April
– Two pairs of tickets to be won
– Your email address is required for winning notification only
– The event is for Saturday 11th May 2012 only
– Winners will be chosen at random and notified on Monday 22nd April
I know it must seem us bloggers get paid commission to bang on about Etsy but we can’t help it (and no, we don’t in case you are wondering). It just really is such a brilliant resource, I often use it to find unique items, hand made or crafted gifts and fun treasures and it’s so nice to know you are supporting individuals, small business and crafters around the world too. It’s especially useful for brides planning their wedding – where you can trawl through millions of items in search for creative decor, invitations, accessories, clothing or gifts and now… it’s just got a whole lot better!
Not only does it have a dedicated wedding site (whoop!) making it easier to search, it also features stories & advice, wedding ‘how to’s’ and the latest trends and now you are able to create your very own Etsy Gift Registry for your big day – which of course I started out, purely in the name of research you understand (uh-oh!).
There are only a limited amount of options for gift lists these days, so if you are looking for really lovely handmade items, or one off pieces then this should be where you need to sign up – so many great things for the home! You can always offer this in conjunction with a honeymoon list or similar.
Just worth pointing out that (as seems the story of my life) – a lot of what I like comes from the states, which although is easy enough to be delivered, you do often get stung with customs duty (grrr) so top tip is to search using the toolbar on to ‘shop local’ and enter your country or town which enables you to support your local Etsy businesses and not get charged additional customs duty.
Etsy Weddings – www.etsy.com/weddings