DIY Just Married Garland

6th November 2014

  There is one part of your wedding that does not need to be fancy-pants. No matter whether you’re having a farm picnic wedding with cowgirl boots and hay bales and a pig on the spit, or a formal sit down dinner in a fine dining restaurant, your Just Married sign is destined for simplicity. Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it and make it super cute! We love this DIY that brings a bit of old school charm and a time honoured tradition back to life. Everybody loves a Just Married garland with stringed cans hanging…

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DIY: Crepe Paper Butterflies

18th September 2014

You guys… you know how I lurve a paper DIY, right? Well this one has taken my heart and positively run away with it.  Whether it’s for your wedding cake toppers, your engagement party salad bowl decorations, or your hen’s night drink swizzle stick adornment, crepe paper butterflies need to be in your life. And mine.  If you try your hand at this DIY from Oh Happy Day! please make sure you send me a pic!  For the full DIY instructions on these pretty little morsels, visit Oh Happy Day! 

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DIY: Surprise Love Note

2nd September 2014

On your Sunshine Coast wedding day morning, wouldn’t it be lovely to surprise your beloved with a love note? Of course, a beautifully hand-written letter or poem would be beautiful. However, if all your best material is tied up in your personalised vows, or you just want to make a bit more of a statement, why not keep it short and simple… and big?  Street art, or driveway art, even wall art can be achieved quite simply, inexpensively and perfectly temporarily and most importantly – legally. For the images you see below are not featuring spray paint, but spray chalk!…

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DIY: Crepe paper wall hanging

23rd July 2014

If you’ve not yet noticed, I’m a bit of a fan of Oh Happy Day, an incredibly clever blog with party + special events (wedding!) planning ideas, and stacks of almost stupidly amazing decorative DIY projects. This one I’m sharing today may just be my fave ever.  Crepe paper wall hanging! This is such a cool design, inspired by Indian floral torans; it’s inexpensive, and so so versatile. You could do this with any colour under the sun, so it would blend with so many themes! How would you use it in a wedding? Three words. Head. Table. Backdrop. Boom!  For…

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DIY: May Pole

5th June 2014

One of my favourite parts of the Little Women movie with Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst and Claire Danes, circa 1994 (can anybody say perfect cast?!), is at Meg and Mr. Brooke’s wedding, where they all dance around the Maypole. //// Idealistic, daydreaming 11-year-old me had never seen such a thing before when it first came out, but oh it looked so dreamy! Such ladies they all were – it looked like my kind of pasttime.  My little sister, Jessica, would have ruined it of course, by running around it too fast, laughing too loud, and then pulling the…

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DIY Giant Flower Photobooth Backdrop

24th July 2013

We would love to see this funky wedding DIY idea from Oh Happy Day at some Sunshine Coast weddings. It’s a 3D giant flower backdrop for your wedding day photo booth that screams celebration! These could be construted in all kinds of colour combinations to suit your wedding theme and colour scheme.  It’s a super cheap way to decorate your wedding, as all you need is a bit of butcher’s paper, crepe paper, wire and creativity. Actually, the creativity part has even been done for you already by the clever crew over at Oh Happy Day, You can find the…

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Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.