September 25, 2012

Beautiful white apartment with random chairs

Seriously, how nice is this apartment? I stumbled across it in a pop-up ad for houses for sale in Sweden. This one is in the center of Malmö. It's only a small apartment, 46m2 I believe. Ok, so it's mainly the effort put into the furniture which is what I love. Sadly when you buy a place you don't get all the lovely things that this person has found. I LOVE the odd chairs around the table (big theme of last year that I wrote about, that I still love). I LOVE the white-washed everything and the organised chaos. How they painted the table, but didn't do it all tidy, but it has the paint running down the sides of the wood. How the bench also has been painted with a semi-see through paint. And being a "green" person myself, I love how the alive green plants are the main splash of colour in the room.
White may be a colour that has been used over and over again, but look what a relaxed feeling it gives here, when the rest of the layout is a bit more random! I wouldn't mind a bit more colour though: a coloured rug (my choice in this case would be a colourful recycled cloth rug, those cheapo ones you find everywhere), a throw over on the armchair or painting,etc. would be nice.
Anyway, congratulations to this homeowner on a lovely choice of furniture. I can't wait to have my own place so that I can start collecting. 

September 18, 2012

The Wedding _ 18 August 2012 _ Lake Garda _ Italy

So after all this planing, the wedding has now taken place!
It was a perfect day and I couldn't have wished for anything more. We all had a great time, filled with lots of love and happiness. Seeing the international guests interact made it all unique. All the decorations fit perfectly together and I am very happy with the overall result. I got many compliments and many that said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to.
I don't have the official photos yet, but here is a little taste of what our wedding looked like.

18 August 2012. Castello Scaligero. Lake Garda. Italy

Here is the first kiss. Uploaded instantly to FB. I was very impressed by the effectiveness there.
I designed the dress myself. 

 At the end of the ceremony we sang That's Amore together with all our friends and relatives. It was a lot of fun and a great way to end the ceremony!
 A kiss at the end of the ceremony. 
 Walking up the stairs. We are about to become husband and wife! Look at the stunning view in the background!

 The ceremony venue. My brother Liam in the middle of the picture. 
 I love this photo. The beautiful bridesmaids and groomsmen as well as the adroable flowergirl! 
 Just before the wedding. A friend comes in to take a sneak peek!
 Some of the decorations. From the left: The wedding ceremony fan (with a summary of the ceremony, names of the wedding party, and text to That's Amore), The wedding invitation with the cartoon, a pearl bracelet I made for the bridesmaids, a ivory hair flower with pearls, pearl earrings, a note for the guests about the buses taking everyone to the venue.  
 The table decorations: A terracotta pot with the table numbers and grass growing out of it, a milk bottle vase for the Protea with burlap and lace, a jar with a candle with the same style decoration, as well as a mini-milk bottle with fabric flowers in it. 
 Cheers to the bride and groom!
 The road sign with the distances to the main cities where our guests had travelled from. 
 Playing with the beautiful flower girl. Crazy facial expression. 
 Here come the wedding party. The bridesmaids and groomsmen and the beautiful flowergirl Lima (who's dress I made but it was a tad too big). 
Our wedding cakes. I loved the way these turned out. The restaurant owner thought I had gone completely mad when I told him my idea, but he even asked to keep the logs for further events in the future. I collected these seeds for months before the ceremony, as well as the tins with babies breath flowers in them. I had also made the cake toppers (that were supposed to be kissing).

So what do you guys think??