Top Tips for a Unique Wedding Day
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“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” Dr. Seuss
This week’s blog is all about doing things a little differently, with a little help from Dr. Seuss.
Last week Rob and I decided to buck the trend and, this is radical for us, go out on a Thursday night. Crazy I know. Even more radical we went to a series of random ‘Lost Lectures’ in a chapel in North London, decked out with stuffed seagulls and fairy lights.
The Lost Lectures is ‘a community for those who love new ideas and original experiences’. They arrange talks by eclectic speakers in secret locations across London with the purpose of inciting imagination and curiousity.
We heard Henrik Dahle speak about climbing a tree every day, inviting people (from poets and economists to a belly dancer and a plastic cow) to join him for a chat.
Next up was Allwyn Collinson who has just begun a 6 year project to tweet about WW2 in real time (he already has over 240,000 followers on twitter!) and, for the fashionistas, we heard blogger Sasha Wilkins, aka Liberty Girl London.
All in all, pretty random, slightly weird but very entertaining! I would recommend going if you can. Experiencing new ideas is really good for the soul.
Now, and I swear this is true, since then I’ve had at least 3 really creative and exciting ideas for the website. All will be revealed in time. *taps side of nose furtively*
So, then I got to thinking, this is exactly the environment we are aiming to create for all you ingenious ruby+diva couples.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” Dr. Seuss
The ruby+diva approach to wedding planning is that there are no set rules and you can mix it up however you like.
You don’t need to have a theme as such or panic about everything being designer, vintage, DIY, or unique. Just have a few special touches that mean something to you both and it will all be wonderful. Cross my heart.
So, with a rather tenuous link to our night out last week, my top tip if you are worrying about coming up with original ideas, is to get out and about at random events with your lovely other half.
Let go and have fun, then the ideas will flow. You might see a fantastic band, a wonderful piece of art you love or an unusual colour scheme that you can incorporate into your day to make your day truly about you.
As a little bit of inspiration, I’ve put together a selection of our most eclectic and creative designers:
2. Be daring and add a touch of vibrant colour to your wedding make-up with Ms Moo Make-up.
3. Commission a truly unique headpiece by Natasha Jane. We love her dramatic and art-deco inspired ‘Lola the bird’.
5. Your bridesmaids will be the chic-est and most unique maids of all in convertible dresses by Muse set off with these elegant hats by Katherine Elizabeth Millinery or the Natures Game headpiece by Head Full of Feathers.
6. For stunning table decoration, commission origami floral sculptures, favours and place stands by Florecer.
7. You deserve extra special knickers on your wedding night, like the hand-made Nottingham Lace Skirt Set by Buttress and Snatch or the Tallulah Nightgown by La Lilouche. Utterly decadent and romantic.
8. Amaze your guests with a beautiful dance or acrobatic performance by Tumbellina – click on the link to see their inspiring video!
What’s on in June?
And some random events to inspire you in June:
- Sample some yummy food and drink at the cleverly named Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival from 15 to 17 June.
- If you’re up for a bit of a spectacle, try the Postcards festival at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, London from 7 to 30 June for ‘bite-sized portions’ of vibrant cabaret and circus performances.
- For a SUPER-inspiring day out, come and see us at the Vintage Wedding Fair in Brighton on 24 June.
- Continue the Jubilee year celebrations at Royal Ascot from 19 to 23 June – you know you need more Pimms. You do, you need it.
- Get your boogie on and catch Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and The Darkness at the Isle of Wight festival from 21 to 24 June.
- The Nomad theatre is coming to the stunning House of St Barnabas in Soho on 29 and 30 June for open air screenings of Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!
We’ll be having a special blog a little later this week to introduce you to our lucky competition winners so I will leave you now with a few final words of wisdom from Dr Seuss:
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Have a lovely, inspiring, weird and wonderful week y’all,