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Bonjour my lovely MOers how the devil and what’s new in the hood?

Please let me know how everything is going with your wedding plans? What are you finding difficult at the moment, what’s your biggest worry?

So following on from my last design board, titled Chili Love, I now bring you the next in the series called Wild Love!This is a design board for one of my clients getting married in a marquee later this year in a really special place! I’ve tweaked it a bit for you guys so the actual design for my clients is a little bit different.

Wild is the main word to describe this, but other words would be botanical, floral, colourful, meadow, country, and one I’ve thrown in… scrumptious as it’s a floral lovers heaven!

And as I’m a floral lover this is my heaven!Basically we’re looking at going a bit crazy with the florals, and want to create a magical canopy of hanging flowers as well as big colourful arrangements dotted everywhere, and anywhere!

I really love botanical illustrations, so we’re creating all the stationary with this in mind and mixing them with tonnes of colour! Not to mention my Mum’s favourite china set – The Portmeirion Botanic Garden, which works perfectly with this design!

Colours are a mix of wild meadow colours, mostly reds, greens, purples and blues but with some other hints thrown in the mix! The aim is wild colour; are you seeing a theme here?

It’s just going to be a whimsical feast for your eyes! Take a look below to see what I’m creating…

inspiration wild love


In old times, there seem to have prevailed the most curious fancies concerning these blinds.

One voyager in Purchas calls them the wondrous "whiskers" inside of the whale's mouth;* another, "hogs' bristles"; a third old gentleman in Hackluyt uses the following elegant language: "There are about two hundred and fifty fins growing on each side of his upper CHOP, which arch over his tongue on each side of his mouth."

*This reminds us that the Right Whale really has a sort of whisker, or rather a moustache, consisting of a few scattered white hairs on the upper part of the outer end of the lower jaw. Sometimes these tufts impart a rather brigandish expression to his otherwise solemn countenance.

As every one knows, these same "hogs' bristles," "fins," "whiskers," "blinds," or whatever you please, furnish to the ladies their busks and other stiffening contrivances. But in this particular, the demand has long been on the decline.

It was in Queen Anne's time that the bone was in its glory, the farthingale being then all the fashion. And as those ancient dames moved about gaily, though in the jaws of the whale, as you may say; even so, in a shower, with the like thoughtlessness, do we nowadays fly under the same jaws for protection; the umbrella being a tent spread over the same bone.