A few sneak peaks..

I’ve been a busy bee this week so unfortunately this isn’t a long blog post.. Just a few tantalising tidbits to keep you going until I get more organised!

I met What Katy Did Next again on Saturday to talk about the flower girl wreaths (which I finally bought again since I lost the last two somewhere in the process of moving house), wicker hearts which Katy is going to adorn with some beautiful fabric flowers, much like the ones for our wedding cake and headbands (it’s all coming together!); and also an idea I’d been having for a while, which may not initially sound that interesting: a personalised parent album. I though rather than a bunch of flowers (Dav’s suggestion), it would be more exciting to organise a really unique gift for both our sets of parents, and as soon as I spoke to Katy she came up with an abundance of ideas which I loved! Here are the ‘parent’ albums which will be filled with photographs after the wedding:

Parent Albums by What Katy Did Next

Aren’t they perfect?! Complete with “D&S” and the date of our wedding, fake polka dot grass (to represent our garden wedding), and bunting which actually matches the 600ft of bunting my Mum has made (but that’s another post!); and I’m going to commission a larger one for David and myself.

Another little preview I’m going to share is our table plan; I know I won’t be filling in the names until a week or so before, but I wanted to give you all a sneak peak, I’m quite pleased with it! I had a spare pale green wooden frame, around A1 in size, and I attached ‘strings’ of lace to the back, and then used some mini wooden pegs to attach card stock in different patterns. I’ll be stamping names in black with my faithful Cox & Cox alphabet stamps, but couldn’t resist stamping “Mrs Sally Hynes” on our sweetheart table card straight away!

Table Plan (unfinished!)

Last mini-preview: I’ve been collecting a few decorative bits and pieces to decorate the garden and marquee, and Mum’s been making garden cushions for guests similar to those here:


I hope this keeps you going while I get the wedding ball rolling again! I think that 99% of the wedding is organised now, which means I must have a backlog of information and inspiration to share; I promise to be back soon!

Sally x

P.S. Yes, you did read it correctly, my Mum really has made 600ft of bunting.. (So far!)



  • Heidi
    9 years ago

    Oh the table plan’s so cute. I’m looking forward to its finished product (in another post I believe?)! 😀

  • Salma
    9 years ago

    We’re giving our parents very similar gifts! We’ve made a large photo montage for both sets of parents using our engagement photos! We also took some photos I didn’t show everyone where we wrote thank you messages on chalk boards which formed the basis of the montage. And now I’m annoyed with myself because I was going to write a blog post scheduled for the wedding day explaining the photo montage gifts, but yesterday Richard and I wrapped them up! OOPS! 🙁

    Lovely ideas coming together here! x

  • Emma
    9 years ago

    Oh it all looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to see/hear how your day goes! 🙂

  • Claire
    9 years ago

    I love the papers you’ve used for the table plan, Sally – where are they from?

    And hats off to your mum for making 600ft of bunting and then starting on the cushions. Does she wear a cape? (I imagine her as superwoman, with a cape made of the same fabric as the bunting…)


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