We got engaged on my birthday 9 July 2012 at a friend’s cabin in Norway. It was absolutely gorgeous and I was totally surprised… I mean like really.
After the euphoria faded, it suddenly dawned on me that we had to a lot of planning to do. We agreed on a date in May, my Mom’s birthday, and told our friends and family.
Hmmm… then February turned up and I quickly realised that we just weren’t going to be ready. . So we took the big step together, after a lot of soul searching, and decided to postpone our Wedding until September 2013. It was the best decision we ever made.
So what was the main reason for that decision?
Inspiration… I was suffering from information overload from bridal blogs and magazines. I needed to get out of the haze and figure things out. I’m sure I’m not the first and certainly won’t be the last.
Then I had a lightbulb moment I decided to focus on the 3 most important thing for us and work from there.
- The food has to be amazing and reflective of our diverse background and experiences
- The ambiance had to reflect US ( NAY to – venues such as stately homes, hotels, pre ordered invitations YAY to – handmade invitations, local venues special to us)
- Our guests had to have fun as some of them were travelling from very far
I then focused my search and became inspired by all the DIY stuff out there. And that’s where the idea to incorporate vintage teacups came in to light. I did not want a full fledged Vintage Wedding, just a few little touches.
My advice to Brides to be is – Don’t get stuck on themes, focus on what’s important to you both and incorporate little touches of you throughout your day. Today’s treat… a few ideas for incorporating vintage teacups in your wedding or some good old fashioned DIY with vintage teacups.
Teacup candles double as place cards and wedding favours
Bracelet made from broken Teacup
Teacup bird feeder
Teacup candelabra centrepiece
Teacup display greenery (alternative to flowers)
Feeling inspired? What’s your favourite?
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