Oliver Bonas is every girl’s favourite eclectic store; from tiny trinkets to fabulous furniture it stocks ideal gifts for all the gals in your life…and for yourself!
Each new season has seen an updated version of the wonderful Oliver Bonas decorative storage suitcase, so I couldn’t help but share the latest styles they have in store. They are ideal for destination weddings, plus they make a pretty storage solution for your home afterwards.
I mean, what says jet set better than a stylish suitcase? So add a hint of kitsch to your travel themed wedding or use this lovely luggage as a wedding card box at your destination wedding.
You’ve got to love a lakeside wedding; all that fresh air, being outdoors at one with nature and the incredible waterside views, it certainly delivers a wildly romantic setting for saying “I Do”.
The talented team behind today’s styled shoot wanted to set a wedding scene that enhanced, rather than over took, their chosen lakeside lodge location. The beauty of exceptional wedding venues such as these is that they need less dressing and so when it comes to choosing your wedding pretty, be sure that is sympathetic to the surroundings and it will simply add flair to the existing scene without being overpowering.
So here’s Tana Photography to tell you more about this luxurious lakeside lodge wedding theme….
Bride To Be Sign £9.23 – XoAS at Etsy
Everyone loves a good hen party or bridal shower! When planned well these girly days simply can’t be beaten.
If you’re planning a send off soiree for one of your bride-to-be besties, or you’re thinking of hosting a mini hen party abroad in the days running up to your destination wedding, then bachelorette-esque décor and details will go down a treat.
These fun and fancy bridal party pieces from XoAS at Etsy are sure to delight the lovely ladies in your life. Make sure you take a proper peek around the XoAS at Etsy store as there’s plenty more sparkly stuff to swoon over!
Diamond Donut Picks £11.87 – XoAS at Etsy
To Have And To Hold Your Hair Back Party Favours £16.48 – XoAS at Etsy
Maracas are a pretty percussion instrument that originated in Latin America. They tend to be made in bright celebratory colours (although you can have them custom made to perfectly match your wedding theme) and they certainly add a fiesta flair to a destination wedding!
Personalised maracas would make unique wedding favours for your guests to have fun with on your wedding day and to take away as a memento. Give your guests their maracas at the wedding ceremony and ask them to shake them wildly when you and your groom have your first kiss! Or brighten up your wedding tables with your colourful maracas as part of each guest’s table place setting.
Buy these marvellous musical favours online before you jet off to your abroad wedding or purchase them once you arrive…but only if you’ve already been on a recce to your wedding location and you know for certain that you can pick them up there!
Leather Cactus Pouch £30.06 – Amelie Mancini at Etsy
Amelie’s patterns show her love for the botanical realm – cacti and ferns in particular. Yes, the colourful cactus is taking over the design world and you won’t be able to resist the prickly prints in this collection!
These cute cactus inspired ideas would make lovely destination wedding thank you gifts and the pretty pouches would make perfect make up bags for destination brides-to-be or bridesmaids.
Do browse around the Amelie Mancini Etsy shop for yourself as there’s plenty more gorgeous styles to take a peek at….
Organic Cotton Cactus Pouch £25.39 – Amelie Mancini at Etsy
Move over the popular pineapple, there’s a new spikey friend in town. Yes, the latest growing trend is for pretty, prickly cacti!
Botanic garden inspired designs have been cropping up across the homeware and fashion world this year and with it, the humble cactus has been flourishing.
Not only easy to look after (which is great news for those, who like me, have a distinct lack of green fingered-ness!) these thorny little lovelies sit stylishly against industrial and scandi-inspired interiors that are the homeware looks de jour.
Also seen dressing plenty of fashion press events (such as the Whistles menswear launch last year), you can even pick up a cacti in the House of Holland store, apparently they’re flying off the shelves.
These drought-loving plants are not only totally on-vogue but they would add great texture and interest to your wedding aisle, wedding tables and wedding reception displays. They also make a cute and unique wedding favour idea and due to them surviving without constant watering they could not be any more ideal for sunshiny destination weddings – there’s certainly no risk of these tough fellas wilting in the mid-day heat.
So pretty up your destination wedding with these barbed beauties. From neutral hues to bright and beautiful colour palettes the versatile cactus compliments any theme. Take a look at these cactus themed wedding ideas for inspiration….