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Oh Baby!

So I’ve been off the blog for a couple of weeks as I had much more important things on my mind!  Our little daughter arrived safe and sound on Sunday September 11th 2011 at 5.11am and I have been enjoying every second with her and her big brother since. She arrived on her due date and is the eleventh grandchild so we are thinking 11 is her lucky number – but we aren’t going to give her Eleven as a second name – think that’s been done already!                    I’ll be back soon!

 

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Nicole over at Making It Lovely is running a FANTASTIC giveaway for the Brooklyn Camera Bag below – worth $309.  Get over there and enter the competition all you need to do is leave a comment – and yes it’s open to international customers.
Andy I know you don’t read my blog but if you’re ever stuck for a Christmas / Birthday / or just an I Think You’re DEADLY gift idea – LOOK BELOW!!!!! 
I also know of a certain Wonky Eye couple who would dig this bag!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Brooklyn Leather Camera Bag

Room for your camera and extra lenses

Oh yes I need one of these!

ONA | Leather Camera Bag | Camera Bags for Women.

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Feather & Ink Stationery Featured in B Magazine

When Amanda Dalton, who works at Weddingsonline contacted us to create her Letterpress Wedding Stationery, we were honoured to have been chosen as one of her vendors.  Amanda is immersed in the wedding industry and knew exactly what she wanted her Wedding Day to look like.  The Wedding took place at Middleton Park House Hotel with Studio 33 capturing all the thoughtful little details and Pearl & Godiva bringing just the right amount of vintage flair to such an elegant occasion.  The combination of soft pink and aquamarine worked beautifully together and played to the discreet sweet as candy theme perfectly. Check out the Autumn issue of BMagazine for lots of inspiration on hosting an Irish wedding.

B-Magazine Autumn 2011

But in the meantime feast your eyes below – all photos via Studio 33 & B Magazine.

Floral Edge Letterpress Invite from Feather & Ink

Macaroons & Wedding Cake

Amanda & Conor's Exquisite Cake from Sweet Creations

Amanda & Ben: makes me wish our son had been at our wedding - so sweet

Amanda & Conor

All the little details - more in BMagazine

Peonies & Vintage Table Numbers

Elegant Dining at Middleton Park Hotel

Strawberries & Cream

Stephanie Allin creation from Myrtle Ivory - simple, elegant, I LOVE it!


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I just found out about this site – Wedzu – a site for Indie and Handmade Weddings-  via Green Wedding Shoes and had to share it with you before the weekend – think Etsy but for all things wedding related – very very very cool.

Blue Mason Jars

Six Degrees of Genealogy Chart

A customized chart, similar to a family tree, that detail the relationships of the wedded couple to all their guests.

Ring Holder

Cassette Tape Neck Tie

Cassette tape neck tie woven from 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored thread.

Cameo Cake Topper

Custom silhouette cake toppers feature modern silhouettes with vintage charm. They are completely customizable and crafted from acrylic.

And so much more – check it out.

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Friday Faves

Sometimes I come across something fun and want to share it with you, so I’ve compiled a list for a Friday browse – enjoy.

O'verlays on Ikea Malm Dresser

O’verlays on Ikea Rast

Overlays for Ikea furniture as seen on Making it Lovely – they are paintable, flexible panels for customizing your furniture and come in sizes that are compatible with several IKEA pieces (Malm, Rast, Expedit, and Effektiv) – affordable Jonathon Adler

Print your Instagram photos in a special little book.

Teeny tiny mini books for all your instagrams!

Colourful, painted crates for all your shoes!

What a dramatic entrance – not for every house but so cute here

Perfect way to capture your baby's age

I used regular blocks and spelled out my sons name and age but this is much easier!  This would also be great for belly pics during pregnancy, available here from BB Blocks.  See below for how I used to do it and will be doing the same thing again very soon – in 4 weeks or so yay!!
Yes our lucky little man was in Cipriani’s NY on his 5 months birthday – one of our fave memories from NYC.

Rory 5 Months - in Cipriani's NYC


This DIY baby growth chart is sooo cute – what a great baby shower gift if you are kinda crafty – so much cuter that your run of the mill growth charts.  See how to make it here.  I found some Jute Webbing hereclick on International checkout to get it shipped to Ireland.

DIY Burlap Baby Growth Chart

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Kate Moss shares intimate details of her wedding in the September Issue of Vogue , and explains how she wanted it all to look and feel.  Inspired by the Roaring ’20s and the idyllic English countryside, Kate explained: “I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is soft-focus. The Great Gatsby. The code name was GG for a while. That light and that kind of fun decadence. It’s rock-’n’-roll Great Gatsby!”
With the help of photographer Mario Testino,  that dreamy vision was captured.

The Enchanted Bridal Party

 The beautiful image of the fairy like bridal party was described by Bella Freud as “the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my life, like she just walked through some fairy garden and came out clad in that. It’s exquisite.”

Runway Wedding

English Roses

Arriving at the Church

I love this image of her arriving at St. Peter’s Church, Southrop with her daughter, Lila Grace 8 (who was Christened here) and her father, Peter.

A precious moment between Mother & Daughter

Picture Perfect Church

Now that's an entrance!

And they all lived happily ever after

Kate Moss' Wedding in Vogue: Kate Moss' Wedding in Vogue - Read the full story and see more images here

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Rain, Rain Go Away…

….don’t ruin my wedding day!

Just Married image via SimplyandForever.com

If you are getting married in Ireland it’s probably a good idea to have some cute umbrellas and rain accessories ready for the high probability of rain. Sometimes rain and overcast skies can make for the most dramatic of photographs so you need to be ready to take advantage…

Dramatic Reflection

A pop of yellow is always sure to dispel the gray of an Irish day regardless of the weather..

Image via The Wedding Bee

Instead of worrying too much about what may happen weather wise, think of all the ways you can take advantage of a little rain.  Raindrops can create some beautiful images!

Kissing in The Rain via Bow Ties and Bliss

 

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So I finally gave in and embraced Pinterest.  Now I’m an addict.  I don’t know how to stop.  I don’t want to stop.  I can’t really see any commercial benefit in it. BUT I LOVE IT!  Do I have a problem?!

Drinking Like a MadMan

I was watching Madmen last night and thinking “wow all they do is drink, smoke and hang out in the office they had it sooooo easy” – but then I thought about our generation’s “distractions” – Pinterest, Twitter, Blogging – have they all just replaced the 11am whisky for inspiration?  Definitely better for the liver but will the next generation look back and say “wow all they did was tweet a load of nonsense all day long and clip photos they liked onto boards!” Are all these outlets just an excuse for a good old doss during the workday in the name of creativity?!  Either way I’m in a spot of bother as I’m now hooked, addicted and can’t get enough of Pinterest – going to bed tonight is going to be a challenge, I think I’ll be twitching and going through Cold Turkey.
It’s not all bad though, as  I did come across some beautiful images yesterday – see below – and am starting to think that like the 11am whiskey some things get the creative juices flowing better than others.
Follow me on Pinterest so I can lure you into all it has to offer – I promise you there’s no hangover.

Reem Acra Gown - I want to wear this dress every day!

Bride & Groom Vintage Frames

So Romantic

Cute Idea for a Save the Date Card

Vintage Typewriter Guestbook

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I got an email full of sunshine from Minted.com this morning :
“Your design “Sunshine on a Rainy Day” was selected as an Editor’s Pick! Congratulations! It really is such a clean, sophisticated design. That win is what is reflected through the Jury’s Award in your profile,  “Sunshine on a Rainy Day” will be up for sale on our site in a few months. Until then keep in touch and congrats again!”  Out of 1159 submissions 20 were chosen as winners and 150 designers received an Editors Award.
The other designs which  I submitted will be added to Feather & Ink’s site this weekend.

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Happy Friday everyone and congrats to all the “Minties!” And I went to bed last night thinking what am I going to blog about tmrw?!

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Reem Acra Virtue Gown

Wedding Dress shopping is not as much fun  as they make out in movies!  It’s a PITA!  Shopping for a designer gown on Shopbop.com from your couch – now that’s right up my street and the Reem Acra Vurtue Gown, pictured above, would be winging its way to my door any day now!

Reem Acra V Neck Gown with Jeweled Straps

 

Reem Acra Special Gown

 

Reem Acra Flourish Gown

 

Notte by MARCHESA Strapless Chiffon Gown with Pleated Bodice

Thread Clara Dress with Removable Skirt

Images via Shopbop.com check out more stunning designer gowns here

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