The loose colour scheme for our wedding is orange and brown (and any other autumnal colour I fancy throwing in), and the idea is that there will be some pumpkins lying around, so I thought it would be quite cute to have tiny, bright white woodland creatures dotted around to add a bit of contrast. Woodland creatures also feature on the invitations etc so they aren't completely random, it's all a bit rustic! So I bought a bunch of little plastic toys and spray painted them white (and a few gold). I think they look quite effective. Admittedly some do have 'made in china' on their sides, but that's just the classy kind of look I'm aiming for!
And the award for the dullest blog image ever goes to... a reel of copper wire is frightfully dull, but it's also very important, it means I can get on with flower making! Hurrah!
I've also been taking on those vintage suitcases I bought a while ago. Aside from the big rip, the paper inside looked a little like a troubled child's expressive scribble, not exactly cheery. So we raided Paperchase for some bright (and a little bit retro) paper (below). There was some measuring and rulers involved initially, but you can only do so much with bent and warped suitcases, in the end I just had to shove the paper in and try and make it fit. It isn't my neatest work ever, but it will do the job. Both cases look much happier now. I know some people are a bit over suitcases at weddings, but they are so useful, and I think they look neater than a box wrapped in paper with a slot cut out, and more individual than actual little postboxes.
So now it is back to petal making. I have a jar full of cut squares ready for folding, and another jar slowly filling up with folded petals that will then need to be glued... and then the process will undoubtedly start again. Fingers crossed I have enough by October!