Monthly Archives: December 2012

28 Dec

Lizzie & Tom Wedding Feedback


Q. As a newly married couple, what would be the best advice you would give to a couple just starting out on their wedding planning journey?

A. Best advice would be to plan in advance and give yourself the most amount of time to get things booked – this took the stress out for us.

Q. What is the best memory you have from your wedding day?

2- Best memory was seeing Liz walk down the aisle

Q.  Why did you decide you wanted a video recording of your wedding day?

A.  We wanted to remember as much of the day as possible and I think photos were great but we thought the video would capture more – which it did!

Q.  What memories did the video provide which your photographs didn’t capture?

A  Seeing the guests arrive and also seeing the guests in the courtyard after the ceremony

Q. Why did you decide on Finishing Touch for your video?

A  You had a very good website and good reviews – also you were recommended by the venue (I think)

Q. Would you recommend Finishing Touch?

6 – Yes the video was excellent and exactly what we wanted

Q. Why did you choose Packington Moor?

A  The venue was the only place we saw that we liked – it was very private which we liked and also quite different to other venues. I would definitely recommend it – the staff were excellent

20 Dec

DIY Wedding Thank you Cards

Oh my it really only 5 days to Christmas! So I wont task you with any last minute DIY projects for 2012 -that would be just silly!  So I thought,what should be the first DIY project of 2013?.. well Thank you cards, of course!

So here’s one I found on


This thank you pack includes an embossed card and the couple’s favourite wedding photos all wrapped in a pretty little pocket folder and finished off with a ribbon.
What you will need:

  • watermark ink or embossing ink
  • ink of your colour choice (I used black)
  • thermal embossing powder of your colour choice (I used gold)
  • rubber thank you stamp
  • rubber stamp of your choice for front of card (I used a custom monogram stamp)
  • heat gun
  • cards and envelopes
  • ribbon
  • luggage tags
  • pocket folders
  • a selection of your favourite wedding photos



To find out the full details of this project [button link=”” linkTarget=”_blank” color=”rosy”]Click Here[/button]

13 Dec

DIY Crepe Paper Crackers

Its just 12 days to Christmas, scary! and I can not think of any other activity that’s more synonymous with Christmas festivities (other than mince pies, Christmas pudding, turkey and stocking fillers), than pulling a cracker before getting stuck into  an oversized roast dinnerl!. But we all know what a disappointment the cracker content can be, so why not create your own  with something that’s personal to you, or at least will be well received – chocolates always works for me!

What will you need?

Tissue paper roll (according to the size you want them to be)
Double-sided tape
Cardboard (not too thick)
Elastic bands (x2)
Ribbon (to compliment your crepe paper)
Crepe paper (any craft/stationary shop sell these)
Sweets (preferable select wrapped sweets)

[button link=”” linkTarget=”_blank” color=”rosy”]Click Here[/button] To get the complete instructions from Perfect Day

06 Dec

DIY Paper Bag Lanterns

In a couple of weeks time we are photographing and filming two christmas weddings in candle lit settings, which got me thinking about different ways to light up a Xmas party. I came across these lovely Chinese lanterns which are just perfect for a “winter celebration”. They will add a lovely “ambience” to your party, but always remember to use candle’s safely!


What you need:

1. white paper bags (3.5” x 6.5” we found these , paper bags online on amazon)

2. bone folder

3. pencil

3. stencils and/or stamps and white stamp pad

4. x-acto knife

5. small piece of cardboard

6. 22 gauge wire, cut in to 17” segments

7. grommets and grommet pliers

8. tea lights

9. long matches or long lighter
what you do:

To see full instructions from Design Sponge [button link=”” linkTarget=”_blank” color=”rosy”]Read Here[/button]