Guestpost: DIY Pinwheel Tutorial

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Hi everybody, my name is Chris, I am a German wedding blogger (Ein Hochzeitsblog) and I am very excited to share a little DIY on this beautiful blog with you today! I love crafting and I hope you enjoy creating these small pinwheels, maybe as a favor and/or place cards for your wedding guests.

 

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Here is what you need for your little paper-wheels:

medium weight paper (a little bit thicker than normal copy paper)
the names of your guests printed on heavy-weight paper or card stock
scissors
glue
circle punch
bone folder
masking tape
set square
optional: small clothespins

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These are actually very easy to make, if you know just one little thing (btw – I learned this from Happy Go Wedding). Forget everything else about crafting pinwheels, and remember this magical formula:

1:7,5

That’s the relation of width and length of the paper you have to cut. So if you want to create small pinwheels like I did here, you will need a piece of paper 3 cm wide and 22,5 cm long.

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1. Use your set square and the bone folder to mark the folding lines, about half a centimeter apart.
2. Fold the paper like an accordion

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3. Glue it together – now it looks like a lampshade.
4. Press it flat and attach the paper strip with the name on it. Hold it tight for a while, until it is firmly glued on. It will maintain the paper flat.

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5. If you want, you can attach a clothespin on the back and put your little artwork on a drinking glass or – like here – on a small vase.
That’s it! I hope you love my small idea. I really love weddings where you can find hand-crafted details… They don’t have to be perfect – but they are always made with love. And isn’t that the most important thing?!

Enjoy!

 

An Elegant Affair at Lake Como

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Pale blue and orange isn’t a color combo we often see in weddings, so it was such a delightful surprise to see it in Liz and Richard’s! They used the color palette so wonderfully that it wasn’t at all overwhelming or tacky.

Now take a stunning backdrop like Lake Como and a bespoke, vintage-inspired dress and you have a truly remarkable wedding. Gaaaah, and that headpiece that Liz was wearing – gorgeous!

Hope these lovely photos from Paperkite Photography inspire some details for your big day too! Enjoy!

 

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The Bride on finding her dress and headpiece: “My dress was bespoke by a young up and coming Sydney based Australian Bridal designer Leah Da Gloria. Because of her, I was able to have the dress of my dreams as she was able to understand my vision and make it happen. My headpiece was a bespoke design by another Sydney based Australian designer Viktoria Novak

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On choosing Italy: “I have always loved Italy!  Our first holiday as a couple was spent in Italy so it just felt like the right place. Plus the scenery is amazing!”

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On their DIY elements: “We made the menu cards, the table seating plans, tied the ribbon onto the backs of the chairs, had a stamp made to stamp the wedding date and ‘thank you’ onto our wedding favours, bagged up the wedding favours and pegged them!”

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The groomsmen wore the same as the groom. We wanted a relaxed look for the men so we made them wear the same linen Marks and Spencers suit with the same tie. The small detail that was different was that the groomsmen wore orange socks and the groom wore paisly print orange and blue socks

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On what they gave as wedding favors: ”Macarons as they are one of our favourite treats! We got them made to our color scheme and flavours by the sweet department at La Rinascente in Milan”

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Photographer: Paperkite Photography // Venue: Domaso, Lake Como // Catering: Le 5 Case // Bride’s Dress: Leah Da Gloria // Bride’s Headpiece: Viktoria Novak // Favors: La Rinascente

 

Mediterranean Forest Wedding Inspiration

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I know it’s spring, but this autumn-inspired shoot from The Visual Partners just crossed my paths and I thought it was too pretty not to feature it!

Set in the forest of a rustic Catalan country venue, these photographs ooze warmth and coziness… The bride’s combination of a princess dress with a the thick scarf is both romantic and unique, I love it!

By the way, The Visual Partners are friends of mine also responsible for my book review video, they are a multi-disciplinary group of artists offering wedding videography, photography and even make-up… A contact to keep in mind in case you’re getting in or around Barcelona!

 

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Photography: The Visual Partners // Make up: The Visual Partners // Hair: Jerôme Duval // Localization and decorations: Masia Plana Mallorquí // Wedding dress: Ramón Herrerías 

 

Rustic Winery Destination Wedding in Tuscany

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I have a rustic Italy destination wedding for you this afternoon that will make you start daydream, I promise.

Catherine & Philip from Melbourne, Australia, wanted a fun wedding that at the same time transmitted warmth and the love between them.

They fell in love with the typical rustic style of Tenuta di Corsignano, a winery in the Chianti region, suggested by the Wedding Planners Ann & Elizabeth from Original Tuscan Wedding, who so beautifully planned and designed an event infused with elegance and ease.

The ceremony was held in Radda at the Chianti Town Hall, and was followed by a rustic reception dinner at the coupe’s gorgeous Tuscan venue.

I am completely in love with the scenery and… the bride’s hair style. So pretty!

 

 

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Wedding planners: Original Tuscan Wedding // Videography: Gattotigre for your wedding // Photography: Carlo Carletti & Associates // Flowers: Violamalva // Ceremony location: Radda in Chianti // Reception venue & catering: Tenuta di Corsignano, Vagliagli (Siena) // Vintage car: La Vettura (1950 Alfa Romeo Giuletta)

 

A Lakeside Wedding in Madrid

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Set against the tallest of trees and enveloped by the most unruffled lake we’ve ever seen, this wedding that you’re about to see is as charming as it gets! You might recognize Dani and Nati from their engagement session in Navarre, also captured by the talented Marcos Sanchez.

They actually wanted to celebrate their wedding there, but due to logistical reasons, they had to find something closer to Madrid. The couple decided on a lakeside venue and incorporated lots of sweet and natural elements into their celebration. We hope you enjoy this international and DIY-filled affair as much as we did!

 

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A tip from the bride regarding finding your venue: “I think there are a lot of interesting places out there, you just have to look for something personal. We like nature so that was what we were looking for. It does not matter if you get a wedding planner to help or if you do it yourself, in the end the most important is to have very clear what is that you want and make your wedding yours.

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From the bride: “We had lots of handmade things in our wedding. We made the invitations, packaged the favours, we made our own bounty flags, we even made some doughnuts and cupcakes for the cocktail.”

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“We personally decided for the Sheraton Sta. Maria Paular. It was nice, the building is part of an old monastery and the forest with the lake is beautiful!”

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Photographer: Marcos Sanchez // Venue & Catering: Sheraton Sta. Maria Paular // Flowers: Gares Floristas // Bride’s dress: innovias (rental)