Saturday, 22 May 2010

Eva Blume

Our gorgeous friend Eva, with smiling eyes, is doing our wedding flowers. She has a tiny Blumen Laden (florist shop) called Eva Blume in the hip and groovy Graefekiez in Kreuzberg. As flowers are living things, you can visit her to see them (no pics on her homepage).

Eva's flowers are lovingly and artistically combined into posies, bunches of take home flowers or potted creations.

Touch wood rings

our rings are African Blackwood outside and lined with greyed Maple. The rings pictured below are examples of other possibilites amongst many!

Being true nature sprites, my husband-to-be and I chose to have beautiful wooden wedding rings (top picture) handcrafted by David Finch in Canada. He and his charming wife Nicola run Touch Wood Rings and live in a natural oasis where they are really careful to tread lightly on the Earth.

We are thrilled with our rings which are acclimatising to German air temperature at the moment from their flight over the seas, before the big day.

For the warmth and beauty of wood, and for those willing to care for their rings like they will their marriage, these are a beautiful option for an alternative wedding ring... There are many woods to choose from and inlays are possible too.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Jacks Beauty Department

Situated in the heart of hip Prenzlauerberg is the gorgeous haven Jacks Beauty Department. The very lovely, down-to-earth (unscary for a fairly non-makeup woman like me) makeup artist Miriam Jacks will make me look my best for the big day. She's the owner of this beautifully decked out and stocked treasure trove for beauty products.

As you enter her boutique there is a "Lash Bar" with the most divine selection of falsies I've ever seen! Everything is selected for its quality, gorgeousness and practicality. And I do love the magazine cutout wallpaper she has lovingly put on the walls. Pure chic and a playground definitely worth checking out!

Roeckl Gloves

Blogging has been lower on the to-do list of late due to my impending wedding, but I can't help wanting to share some of the treasures that will play a part in the big day/s.

Roeckl is a very well-respected German glove brand - a family business dating back to 1839 when Jakob Roekl had a vision "to make the finest gloves possible". Today it's run by sixth generation Roeckl family member Annette Roeckl (pictured).

The leathers used are divine and the designs range from absolutely classic to contemporary beauty and sexiness, with stunning attention to detail. I have splurged on a pair of cuffs for my wedding and will also enjoy wearing them after the wedding day.

Ladies and Gents, get your gloves on!