I am at my little house in Girona, Spain this week working away in the studio and with my friend, bridal designer, Francesca Marlop. She owns the loveliest bridal studio in the very upmarket Carre Nord and we have been working with a local bride who gets married on Saturday putting the final touches to her ensemble. All very exciting and emotional!
The bonus of being here right now is for the next ten days it is the biggest celebration in Girona’s calendar, the Fires de Sant Narcis. Funfairs, open air concerts, the Carre Foc – literally streets of fire where local groups dress in costume and parade through the streets with firecrackers it’s scary but immense fun! Throughout the ten days there are street markets, selling everything from local produce to food stalls, open air bars in the park and music until 6am plus the biggest vintage market which stretches throughout the old town.
I may be a little tired but will try to keep up! Fingers crossed the weather stays fine
So what has this to do with Thrifty Thursday I hear you ask? Well because I have been so busy with wedding preparations I haven’t had time to put together a suitably pastel, or, autumnal diy for this week. However, I did a bit of late night surfing and found three rather special DIY’s that I thought you might love. Read on my lovelies.
My first find was this lovely vintage style wedding ticket invite from Hermias Wishes on Etsy.
This is a downloadable pdf (I mentioned this cool idea on my Facebook page last week). Basically you purchase the design, you send them your details and your colour choice, they personalise the design and send it to you with instructions and you print them off. If you don’t have the facilities or time to print them yourself, or, you’re DIY’d out you can take them to your local print shop and get them done there. Simpulz!
My second find is another printable which can be customised to your theme, DIY Wedding Programmes found on Intimate Weddings.
This uses burlap (hessian) and vintage paper prints, I might be tempted to add lace trim over the burlap or on its own instead of it. Perhaps a strip of ribbon where the stitching is the possibilities for personalisation are endless! Follow the link above for all the how to stuff.
I’ve saved my favourite find until last. Your own signature perfume. How cool is that!
This fabulous DIY is not as hard as you would think, the materials are easy to lay your hands on and the step by step instructions are easy to follow. From Design Sponge this would make a beautiful gift for your bridesmaids, you can create men’s fragrances too so your groomsmen don’t miss out. If you really want to push the boat out these would make absolutely unique wedding favours. Follow the link to Design Sponge here and for all the supplies you need, including bottles, to get started check out Essential Oils On-Line.
Righty-ho must love you and leave you got a wedding to prepare for and the fiesta beckons ta ta for now