Final fling before the ring

August 21, 2013

I'll start off with a disclaimer that the Cheeky Butler was totally the idea of the bridesmaids and I had absolutely nothing to do with organising the bare bummed chap who turned up to serve drinks...
So, moving on - there was Prosecco to start, which was very civilised, followed by Cosmopolitan and Mojito cocktails served in mini milk bottles. The cocktails came ready mixed from Funkin and they were great! All we had to do was decant into a jug and the butler went round topping up the bottles, so convenient, I definitely recommend you try these, beats all that faffing about that comes with mixing cocktails.


The dress code was summer frocks and I dressed to match one of the table cloths...


The girls organised everyone into two teams, gave each team toilet rolls, foil and some sellotape and we had to create a wedding dress in ten minutes - Oh the pressure of creating a work of art under such pressure was draining...

I felt that our creation had just the right mixture of texture and and pushed the boundaries of design but Sara did the judging and I think the wings might have swung it! The winning team with their chocolate medals. It's probably hard to believe but after the first five minutes it didn't seem in the least odd that there was a chap with no knickers walking about...isn't that odd!


Then it was dinner.

Cooked and served by the wonderful staff at Delizique; these girls were the nicest friendliest people ever, I can't praise them enough for their superb attitude and amazing service and the chef produced a gorgeous meal we all adored. Bravo Delizique!


Then there was a Mr and Mrs game for Sara with a forfeit of a shot of cocktail every time she got a question wrong. Luckily she knows a lot about Craig so the cocktails were kept to a minimum.



Not sure what Granny made of it all but she seemed to take it all in her stride.


Craig's mum and I managed to cope with it all probably due to the prosecco and cocktails and the wine and well done to Victoria for sourcing Robertson wine for the final fling for the future Mrs Robertson.

There were lots of photographs taken...


Cupcake favours that everyone forgot to take.

The girls all went clubbing afterwards and the mums and the granny went home but then the mums had more wine and then spent the next day texting each other and comparing hangovers... will we never learn!
Brilliant night nevertheless and it's onwards and upwards to the wedding now...


Wedding Crafts 1

August 18, 2013

I've been busy lately preparing for Sara's Hen party or bachelorette party to my American sisters, which took place on the 3rd August, living in a little drift of cut paper decorating milk bottles and making paper flowers among other things...

In the week before the celebrations Victoria thought it might be a good idea if the bride had a flower garland for her hair just for a bit of fun and to make her stand out from the other guests. Time was short so I picked up one quite cheaply from an accessory shop then nipped to IKEA to pick up some flowers to add to the garland. They are so cheap that I had no second thoughts about 'deconstructing' or ripping apart the stems to give me the extra flowers I needed. A bit of glue gun activity - garland done!




Another last minute idea was to make badges for all the guests, nothing too technical just a design printed on card and cut out with a circle punch then glued to a badge back. I used mainly digital scrapbooking transfers from Mindy Terasawa; I had these supplies from when I was part of the Creative Team at Designer Digitals but as I was preparing to make the link back today I notice that Mindy now sells from Pixels & Co, I used a lot of the flowers from this kit to make the badges. Lastly I dug out my pile of brads which I bought when I thought I would enjoy paper scrapbooking but I never could cope with all the paper and the punching and cutting then changing my mind half way through the layout and abandoning the whole thing. Still, I'm glad that some of the supplies are being finally used. The Bride got a bit of bling added to hers in the form of some vintage rhinestones discovered while raking about in the sewing box I inherited from my late mother in law. Let's just hope they weren't really diamonds planked there to confuse any burglars...




We wanted a vintage/handcrafted/not take yourself too seriously vibe to the occasion so Delizique was the perfect venue, especially as Sara and Craig used to live 5 minutes away and even although they have now moved south of the river they still have many a coffee and breakfast in both Cafezique and Delizique; do visit, you will not be disappointed.

There was quite a lot to transport - dotty tablecloths, tiny school sized milk bottles for the cocktails, flowers, wine and a' Final fling before the ring' garland for the door. (Font used is Thirsty Rough)


Bottles were decorated with paper from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals and the flowers made from random squares of cardstock from the aforementioned abortive go at traditional scrapbooking, Designer Digitals paper and some lovely paper from Paperchase. The Menu was designed using another transfer from a Mindy Teresawa kit and I printed some doodled frames (can't remember which Digital designers these were from...) on different coloured card and dotted them about the place with some washi tape, a simple and effective way to showcase pics of the bride and groom to be... It's amazing what you can achieve with some paper!



Next time I'll post some more pics of the night but be prepared; the bridesmaids organised a 'cheeky' butler...
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