Monthly Archives: June 2009

My First Polyvore!

My First Polyvore!!

My First Polyvore!!

So, Rach showed me this site before she went away (it has since been mailed around my entire address book, to much appreciation). I never got around to playing with it, until today. Yes, I am snowed under with work, yes I haven’t yet got one article fully finished for the next edition and yes, this isn’t exactly the most productive way to spend my short lunchbreaks but My God, it’s exciting.

Polyvore.com lets you create what we call ‘snippet pages’ in mag world. Basically, it’s a mish mash of stuff you love and you think looks good together. Polyvore is riduculously easy to use (I find Facebook difficult to deal with so you know now I’ve no patience). You type in what you want, Polyvore does the surfing, finds you something nice and you drag and drop it to your page. Baddabing.

Have a shot if you’re not up to much. I’m gonna get another six or seven done before hometime.

And my second...

And my second...

And Third...

And Third...

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The Sweetest Wedding Invite EVER

Above is a video invite to Corey and Rachel McKenna’s wedding.  I’m not going to lie, I actually shed a wee tear watching it. There’s not really much I can say about it, words are not appropriate. Just watch. (with sound)

Billy Buttons on Green Wedding Shoes

I haven’t been to Green Wedding Shoes in a while but as usual, she is on the cusp of wedding style. Here’s her little compilation of Billy Buttons in Wedding flowers. They’re jaymasing, and they cheered me up a lil on this a rainy day. 🙂

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Shiney.

Wedding Décor Inspiration

This is a décor special that featured waaay back in Winter 2008. Luckily, Sharon from Frog Prince Wedding Days is so forward thinking with her table and civil cermony décor that these pics are suitable all year round.

White Wedding

Chic and classic, a wedding in white is perfect for the couple striving for elegance. Sharon used the elements of classic style for this white wedding; pearls, candelabras, and an ever-so-subtle touch of silver.

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White Wedding by Frog Prince Wedding Days
White Wedding by Frog Prince Wedding Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland

For this look, Sharon puller in the blues of Winter, glass boxes with crystal ornaments, fairy lights and a myriad of candles, accessorised with little butterfly and feather details. The perfect ensemble for the winter wedding.

Winter Wonderland by Frog Prince Wedding Days

Winter Wonderland by Frog Prince Wedding Days
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Winter Wonderland by Frog Prince Wedding Days

 
Elegantly Civil

The canvas for Civil Ceremony décor in limitless. You can say ‘I do’ in perfect romantic lighting, walk down a crisp linen aisle and have the aroma of fresh flowers in every shade of white.

 

Elegantly Civil by Frog Prince Wedding Days
Elegantly Civil by Frog Prince Wedding Days
Elegantly Civil by Frog Prince Wedding Days
Elegantly Civil by Frog Prince Wedding Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfectly Pink… and Black.

Sharon created the perfect balance between bold and beautiful with striking pink and black. She used flowers and sheer fabrics to give the look a softer touch, and topped it off with electrically lit centrepieces and gothic chic candelabras.

Pink and Black by Frog Prince Wedding Days
Pink and Black by Frog Prince Wedding Days
Pink and Black by Frog Prince Wedding Days
Pink and Black by Frog Prince Wedding Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks you to Sharon of Frog Prince Wedding Days, Michelle of Kavanagh Photos, and everyone at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club.

So I’ve finally moved

Yep, it’s done. I’ve moved everything over to my new place (on Georges St…can’t get more centrat than that) and have gone all Monica again. Luckily I had a lot of the basics when I moved in but, although I know I can’t afford to, I just want to throw everything out and start over! This weekend I picked up some little storage pieces from Dunnes (see below) and have visited the overpriced bed linens that stole my heart twice in as many days (from Sanderson’s Vintage range, I can’t find the exact one but it’s akin to the one below). I also got some hydrangeas for the mantlepiece and bought myself a stunning asian-style top from Oxfam -they’re just across the road from me! I also made my first Thai Red Chicken Curry yesterday, which was pretty easy to make and tasted goooood (even if I say so myself).

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I have also promised myself that I’ll do some DIY in the house, so I decided on making curtains!! I’ve never taken on a curtain task before but I’m really excited. I found a great ribbon tied blind from So Simple Window Style by Gail Abbot and Cate Burren. Apparently all I need is some sheer decorator fabric (I’m sure the girl in Hickey’s will know what that is?), some hook-and-loop tape (ditto), organza ribbon and something called a wooden lath *blank stare*

Here it is! (it probably definately won’t look like this when I’m done)

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UNICEF Charity Donations as Wedding Favours

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I’m sorry I haven’t been posting but I’ve been very busy this past week, between moving house, attending launches and holding seminars…B Magazine and WeddingsOnline.ie are up to their eyeballs! Anyway I thought I’d take a few minutes out from hecticness to tell you a little about UNICEF’s new range of wedding inspired gifts and favours. I had the pleasure of meeting the girls from UNICEF at a wonderful lunch in L’Ecrivan this week, along with some of the editors of the best magazines in Ireland at the moment (of course, we were most greatful for the invite).

WhatI liked best about UNICEF’s range is they are far more than ‘virtual’ gifts – they are real, life-saving and life-changing gifts that are being distributed to children and families around the world right through the year. 

There are five wedding gift packages – covering healthcare, child protection, water, HIV prevention and education respectively.  The packages range in cost from €250 to €1000.  These gifts are then sent on behalf of the bride and groom and/or their guests to wherever they are needed most at the time in any of the 150 countries worldwide where UNICEF operate saving children’s lives.  After the gifts have been sent, UNICEF Ireland will also be able to report back to the couple and let them know what part of the world their gifts were sent to.

You can select your package online at http://www.unicef-ireland.com/weddings/, after which you will receive a card detailing all the package information that has been sent on your behalf to place at each table setting on the day.

An example:

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Photo of the Day

By 5ive 15ifteen. Rach just hit me with this guy when I got in this morning and I haven’t gotten any work done since. We’re also delighted to announce that Anthony has agreed to work with us on the next edition of B!!! It will be such an honour to have his images on our publication and we’re now even more excited about the next edition!! (We were dangerously excited already you see…Bring on the weekend for a little lulling of the serotonin)

Oh Vera...

Oh Vera...