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  I love cake. So much so that this is the second cake post in a row, but you can never have too much cake, right? Quirky brides are apparently of this same opinion and are surprising their grooms with their very own wedding cake. Lets face it, guys don't get much of a say when it comes to the styling of a the cake, so this is a sweet way to incorporate your man's personality and have him feeling super special. IMAGE CREDITS: Couch, via Delish, Guinness, via Pink Cake Box, Yankees, via Bridal Guide, Wrestling, via Cake Picture, Football, via Delaware Today, Golf, via Yum Sugar, Starbuck

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  Vintage skeleton keys are ridiculously romantic with the whole you-have-the-keys-to-my-heart thing, so they are perfect for a rustic wedding. Being small, skeleton keys can be used in lots of unexpected and unique ways. I especially love the 'Keys to a Happy Marriage' advice table! IMAGE CREDITS: Letterpress Invitation Suite, via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Key Escort Cards, via Ruffled Blog, Boutonniere, via Wedbook, Key for a Happy Marriage, via Lovely and Rust, Napkin, via Loverly, Bouquet, via Wedding of my Dreams, Rings, via Pinterest.

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  Is there anything more stylishly simple than a black and white stripe? Other patterns tend to fall in and out of fashion pretty quickly, but the sassy stripe remains a long term favourite. Easy to incorporate into various elements of your wedding day, this bold stripe stands out from the crowd and instantly lifts a simple ceremony into a stunning soiree. IMAGE CREDITS: Table Setting, via Martha Stewart, Bow-tie, via The Knot, Straws, via Bella Cupcake, Dress with Sash, via Erin Hearts Court, Letterpress Invitations, via Smock Paper, Cake, via Splendid Affairs, Bridesmaids, via St

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  Like most things at weddings, carrying a bouquet of flowers down the aisle, only to offload them to our bridesmaid at the end, is so steeped in tradition that to not do it would be kind of strange. Even though nobody really knows why we do it to begin with, we all follow the same unquestioned custom. Which is why I love some of the alternatives out there that inject a bit of your personality into an otherwise odd ritual. Pinwheels, buttons and lollypops are just a few of the ways you can be daringly different while still keeping the traditionalists happy. IMAGE CREDITS: Button Bouquet

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  Ombré is the fancy-pants term for a graduating shade of colour from light to dark. Brides are getting inspired and are ombréising everything from invites to cake to flowers to create a dream like, romantically whimsical feel to their day. Fifty shades of grey was so 2012, it's now all about the shades of pink/green/blue/yellow/aqua/purple/orange... IMAGE CREDITS: Tulle Dress, via Monumental Wedding, Chevron Invitation Suite, via Etsy, Bridesmaid Dresses, via Wed Bits, Cake Pops, via The Rose Wedding, Bouquet, via Style Me Pretty, Rose Petal Aisle, via Occasions Bridal,  Rose Sw

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  Thankfully we have moved well past the traditional bonbonniere of the tooth-breaking sugared almonds and chocolate hearts combo, with couples choosing favours that will actually be used by their guests. Mini jars of your grandmother's homemade jam, a custom tea blend or a medley of your favourite flower seeds are a only a few of the cute keepsakes that are both personal and memorable. IMAGE CREDITS: Tea Infusing Kits, via Kootation, Succulents, via Ruffled, Gumball Machine, via It's a Bride's Life, Wildflower Seeds, via Emmaline Bride, Bird Seed Hearts, via Green Wedding Slices, Penci

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  There are a few colour combinations that just make me smile when I think of them. Bold red with sweet aqua is definitely one of those combinations. Happy, bright and a little bit cheeky, this delightful duo is the epitome of fun and merriment. IMAGE CREDITS: Aqua Tie, via Project Wedding, Paper Straws, via Etsy, Cake, via Studio Two Twenty Two, Wedding Invitations, via Loverly, Layer Cake, via Krissy's Creations, Cute Couple, via Lovely Wedding Day, Letterpress Wedding Invitations, via Studio On Fire, Crystal Bouquets, via Luulla, Bridesmaids, via Engaged and Inspired, Red Shoes, via

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  The nautical theme has always been popular amongst brides planning a seaside soirée. But I have noticed the traditional anchor is being dropped in favour of a certain shellfish. Either inspired by Phoebe Buffay's love theory on Friends, or just because couples really, really like lobster, these cute crustaceans are popping up everywhere. IMAGE CREDITS: Cape Cod Invite, via Etsy, Save the Date, via Crane & Co, Lobster Invite, via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Save the Date Bibs, via Bird and Banner, Lobster Invite, via Steel Petal Press, Cake Toppers, via Etsy, Wedding Invitation Bi

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  I am a real paperphile so this post is a little out of my inner old school printer's character. But how amazing are these? Invitations don't have to be restricted to (gorgeous) paper. Balloons, chocolate, tea towels and even a customised viewfinder (!!!) are only a few of the creatively off-beat ways to inform guests of your wedding details. You will notice the current trend of animated e-invites is absent... Sorry but I just don't believe a web based invitation is special. Every day we are bombarded with a gzillion emails, but how often do you receive some actual letterbox love? IMA

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  There is something special about the simple elegance of a succulent and it is causing quite a commotion in the rose dominated floral arena. Many brides are now ditching the David Austin's in favour of extraordinary Echeverias to create spectacular bouquets of, what can only be described as, Mother Nature's masterpieces. Visually stunning and low maintenance, the unique pieces of your botanical bouquet can be replanted and will continue to grow, long after your wedding day. IMAGE CREDITS: Cake, via Whipped Bake Shop, Bouquet and Hair Piece, via Project Wedding, Rings, via Style Me

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  I was an excited bundle of nerves during the very early morning drive to Montmorency to finally pick up my new presses. Bill was already there setting up his truck and we didn't have to do much but watch him in action. He was amazing. He knew exactly what to do and put which ropes where and I couldn't have been happier with how the move went. I must admit, seeing the presses in the air does fill you with a sense of dread and I was holding my breath until they made it safely on the truck bed. But made it safely they did and it took less than an hour to put two very heavy presses on t

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The hardest thing about buying an antique printing press (after having actually found one, that is) is the art of moving of it. They are pretty tough machines, but really, after being around for centuries do you really want to be the one who destroys it by dropping it off the side of a trailer? There are only a handful of professionals who are able to move these giant monoliths of machinery. And they are expensive, often abrupt and grumpy old men that don't quite appreciate your enthusiastic calls of 'Hi, remember me? You didn't call me back' I am still waiting on one guy to call me back in 5

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So the aim is to eventually turn Pink Teapot into a successful letterpress studio. I want to purchase a press and start using my creative talents to create gorgeously pressed wedding invitations. I have been in love with modern letterpress since I first ran my finger over that lovely impression on a card I found in Paperchase when I was living in London. There is something truly magical about a piece of thick fluffy cotton card pressed beautifully with a simple design. I was hoping to purchase my own press in time for my wedding and press my own invites. Alas, it wasn't meant to be, but I di

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