Nothing says summer like a fresh flower crown, and nothing says wedding like beautiful jewellery. Put your hands together and what have you got? PANDORA’s Summer 2018 Wedding Collection Flower Crown Making Event of course – and what a cracker it was too!
I rocked up to The Ivy Chelsea Garden on Tuesday super excited, and also quite nervous – I hadn’t been to a blogger event in quite a while, but was looking forward to getting back into a routine which I used to love, meeting some new friends and checking out PANDORA’s new bridal and wedding jewellery collection. The Ivy is of course a favourite spot for instagrammers, with its absolutely stunning exterior of fresh yellow and white flowers – the perfect place for a flower crown making workshop! After being ushered through to a beautiful conservatory type back room and given a glass of Champagne – they know the way to my heart – I soon settled in and got chatting to lovely Abby from PANDORA and some of the other bloggers there. It was then time to get our flower crown making on! After a quick run down on the different types of flowers we were going to use (whose names I don’t remember but were all bloody beaut) and the technique to use, we were off! Yikes!
Without having much of a vision – why change the habit of a lifetime – I picked some pretty pink, purple and white flowers that looked like they’d probably go together – and a bit of green foliage for good measure – and set about making my flower crown. Bloody hell its harder than they made it look! It was actually rather therapeutic though – snipping the flowers with just enough stem to attach to the length of wire, and wrapping around the green gutter tape to secure it in place. The key to success is apparently to make sure all flowers point in the same direction and sit on the same side of the wire so they don’t poke into your head when you rock your crown – which I managed to do fairly well waheyyyy! They other key is to be quite delicate with your tape wrapping so you don’t accidentally squeeze the heads off your flowers as you go – something I failed to manage to do, and had to do several patch up jobs to replace my beheaded blooms. RIP my pretties.
Once all of my wire was covered in flowers, I attached a ribbon through the looped ends, so I could wear my crown and I was pretty pleased with my end result, even though it was far less fabulous than some of the creations the other girls had made! I was going for subtle yeah… Everyone looked stunning – fresh flowers really do look gorgeous, so perfect for weddings, festivals, or just a fun Tuesday evening in Chelsea!
I then went to explore the gorgeous jewellery PANDORA had bought along – SO MUCH SPARKLE!!! PANDORAis such a classic brand, synonymous with quality and affordability. Their pieces are so universal they really do make the perfect presents, and are a great idea for brides looking to treat their Bride Tribe. When I was Maid of Honour my friend gave me a beautiful PANDORA silver bangle which I always get so many compliments on when I wear and it’s classic design goes with everything. I didn’t get too many great pictures of the jewellery as the lighting just wasn’t doing them justice but I did fall in love with this beautiful Hearts of PANDORA Halo Ring – so simple but really pretty and striking.
PANDORA also very kindly gave me this gorgeous Classic Elegance Necklace which is my favourite piece from the collection – I just love how sparkly it is, and can be dressed up or down. I also love that it is set in the centre of the chain – the chain doesn’t run through the charm, so you won’t find the end of the necklace having worked it’s way around to the front to ruin any elegant wedding photos. They also gave me these super cute little Enchanted Crown Studs which are so sweet, and would make the perfect present for a really girlie girl or younger bridesmaid. So adorable!
I had such a lovely evening with the PANDORA team – thanks for having me guys! It’s put me right in the mood for summer wedding season, and I can’t wait for my next wedding in October. We’re actually doing flower crown making on the hen do too, so I’ll be able to wow the girls with my flower power, and dazzle them with my jewellery game.
*Thanks so much to PANDORA for inviting me to such a fun event, and for my beautiful new jewellery. All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer Page.
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