We know that it can be overwhelming to be left in charge of organising a bridal shower for a special-bride-to-be especially if you are like me and you love attention to detail. However it can often turn into a stressful affair. We decided we wanted to reduce the stress levels and inspire you to get creative at home by using a few DIY touches in our decor. Included in today`s feature is a DIY tip from each professional who helped make our shoot come to life. Get your note pads ready and enjoy!
Liz from JVR Photography says:
Start planning ahead with regards to what you want to use in the DIY concept – and have plenty of newspaper laid out if you are working with glue or spray paint. Have a few test items ready to test out your spray painting skills.
Emma from Love Notes says:
Gift or favour tags in a variety of shapes can be cut from all kinds of paper (even decorative pages in luxury magazines!) Make one or two templates on scrap card then trace away and stamp with a hole punch. Tie them with different kinds of ribbon, twine or even wool. Don’t be afraid to embellish them, write on them and contrast textures, patterns and ties!
Martin from Flowers.ae says:
A little planning will mean you have your hearts desire. Every time you see an image of flowers you would love to have, save it. At the same time get on with all of your other shower decisions. Then once you have, in your head, the colours scheme and your overall theme go and visit a florist. If you have your heart set on specific flowers, then you should visit the florist at least 10 days in advance, if you can. Show them the flowers you need and tell them the date of your shower etc. They should be able to estimate prices and confirm availability. Collect the flowers 2 days in advance and ‘condition’ well. Conditioning will ensure your flowers stay crisp for the shower. See www.flowers.ae/flower-care
My other piece of advice is to do at least one ‘dry run’. Do this using the cheapest flowers available as its only testing your skill.
Coming Soon: FLOWERS.AE will open a new flowershop in the Village Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road. Look forward to seeing you all there
Ana from Nice Ribbon Atelier says:
My tip for a DIY successful personalized dessert is to always make a sketch before you start designing your beautiful edible pieces. It is always helpful to have something in mind, before you start your project. It will help you in the process to organize your ideas.
Creative Team/Service Providers:
Styling – `I am captivated` and JVR Photography
Photography – JVR Photography
Flowers – Flowers.ae
Tea Cups and Plates – Once Upon a Tea Time
Stationery – Love Notes
Cakes and Cupcakes – Nice Ribbon Atelier
Popcorn and Cotton Candy – Sunny`s Pop
Model Hair and Make-up – MHG hair & makeup artist
Emirates Golf Club: The Royal Majlis venue