Blog - DIY Ideas

Sophie and James marry at The Tetley, Leeds the Art Lovers choice

We are delighted to feature the wedding of Sophie and James, they really made the day their own; a celebration of everything that they love.  They chose The Tetley, Leeds and I can see why, this venue perfectly suited them and allowed them to create a beautifully personal celebration.  With special Thanks to Paul Joseph photograph for the beautiful images. To set the […] Read more >

The Groom’s Guide – How to Fold a Pocket Square

Don’t just stuff it in your top pocket any-old-how. James Bond wouldn’t do that. Step One – Start out by laying the pocket square on a flat surface. Step Two – Fold one corner in so that you get two overlapping triangles (they don’t want to line up exactly, giving you two points at the tip). Step Three – Fold one side […] Read more >

Simple DIY: Personalized wedding hangers

Personalized wedding hangers Today we are showing you how to make some quick and easy wedding hangers, which are perfect for the bride to hang her dress on as well as the bridesmaids dresses, avoiding any unnecessary confusion on the big day, helping make your wedding that touch less stressful. We had so much fun making this simple project, we are  going […] Read more >

The Groom’s Guide – The Groom’s Survival Kit

We’ve created a Bride’s Emergency Kit, which is perfect for brides-to-be and bridesmaids to have on the morning of the wedding but don’t worry Gents, we won’t be leaving you out. Traditionally, the groom and his groomsmen stay at the couple’s home on the eve of the wedding day, with a fry up on the morning and heading to the ceremony venue […] Read more >

Make It Monday – Card Box

As your guests begin to settle for the wedding breakfast or evening breakfast, they are going to want to find a safe place to put their card and gifts to the happy couple. A card box is a perfect feature to have sitting in the venue, and can easily be styled to suit your theme. Below, we have found six different ideas […] Read more >

The Groom’s Guide – How to Tie a Bow Tie

Left to tie your own bow tie on the Big Day? YouTube just not helping? Check this out –practice makes perfect! Step One – Start with the bowtie lying with the fancy side up. Adjust so right side is shorter than the left. The left end is A and the end on the right, we’ll call B. Step Two – Move A […] Read more >

Make It Monday – DIY Wedding Make-up

We’ve helped with your DIY hair, so of course now it is time for make-up. If you have decided to do your own make-up on the morning of your wedding, finding a style that suits your skin and gown without being exactly the same as your everyday make-up. We have found five video tutorials to inspire your make-up style, or even an idea […] Read more >

Make It Monday – DIY Wedding Hairstyles

This week’s Make It Monday is about hair! We have found five different video tutorials for all hair types that can easily be recreated at home for your bridal hair, on your bridesmaids or be shown to your hairstylist to be done professionally. For brides with short hair, the tutorial presented by Pose is great to give a lot of volume that […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Invitations

We have pulled together some of our favourite DIY wedding invitations and save the dates for you to try. All these ideas can be adapted and put together to match your wedding style. For a simple but effective invite, a little watercolour can really enhance pre-made invitations to make them unique. If your wedding is a full day event, the invitations with pockets […] Read more >

#MakeItMonday – Make Your Own Stylish Napkins

So you have found a fabric you love and want to make napkins with it for your big day. DIY goddess Natalie Convery from HandMaid is here to tell you how. You will need … Chosen fabric Iron Sewing Machine Measuring Tape Follow this … Iron your chosen fabric to remove any creases – this will make it easier to work with. […] Read more >