The DIY Directive: Velvet

Velvet has had a serious resurgence in the last few years; no longer reserved for dusty theatre curtains and tired pub stools, oh no, this is officially one of the hottest fabrics to be adorning your nuptials with. I've rounded up some gorgeous inspiration plus a sprinkling of brilliant DIY tutorials to help you let it slink it's way into your day, enjoy!

Pimped-up Paper - Place cards and Stationery

Image Credits - Clockwise from top left: Pinterest, Elmo Paper Stories, Laura Gordon, Siobhan H Photography.

Fancy giving something velvet-y a go? Click on these lush embossed place card strips for a super simple tutorial from Design Sponge on how to make them!

Fine Dining - Tablecloths, Chairs and Napkins

Image Credits - Clockwise from top left: La Tavola Linen, Jessy Papasavva, Ashley Ludaescher Photography, The Ganeys.

'I Do' Crew - Dresses, Suits and Details

Image Credits - Clockwise from top left: Alisha Tova, Kate Gray Photography, A sea of love, Ella Florence Photography, Beau Tie, Brandi Sisson Photography, N Barrett Photography, Boutaugh

I also stumbled upon a fab little tutorial for these modern-bride bows, courtesy of Honestly WTF: Click to head over to it!

Beautiful B's - Boxes, Backdrops, Bouquets and Buttonholes

Image Credits - Clockwise from top left: Sarah Hannah Photography, via, Molly Lichten Photography, Love by Serena, Max Koliberdin, Brie and Breakfast,

Did you spot those gorgeous ring boxes? Yep, there's a little tutorial available from Brie and Breakfast on how to make them! Click below to feast your eyes and get crafting...

Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for my monthly DIY Directives - where you can find all sorts of fab tutorials to really sink your teeth (and hands!) into...

Love, Kate x