Paper wedding decorations

By rule, I am not a fan of keeping cut flowers at home not even offering them to people as it is so transient. As I decided that the wedding party should be nothing but as myself and my husband let’s not make it obvious even if very often and for most of the people from the outside it looks that way. I already had couple of ideas in my head but internet can double the amount of ideas quite quickly.

So I saw this website and I asked myself why my name is not Alicia, as the concept definitely fits into my own inner wonderland.

Giant paper flowers

Giant paper flowers

I would not  attempt to make them for my wedding as it would take one year according to my optimistic estimations, but they looks just great. I guess it is extremely easy to get them online, from Etsy, or other online creative marketplaces. To hold them in your hand, to put the on the guests tables or at the entrance to your wedding location. Lovely, tasty, colourful.


Everyone who thing it is exaggerated should better not say anything or keep it for himself or just follow the tradition of real flower decoration.


As I am completely freak about everything Japanese related I find this concept just perfect.

Paper chains, garlands

This looks a bit easier to prepare but still time is money, there is no need to make thousand of kilometres of paper garlands, chains, couple of them would definitely do the job at the window decoration or around dancing hall.

Instead of flowers, even the paper ones

Paper pompons

Yes, made of the material, not even of paper, usually you would use them to hang around the dancing hall or above the guests table, but this idea rocked.

Paper mills

As a never growing kid, I love every kind of toy and I love when other people share my passion for that. I guess wedding is a perfect excuses to pretend we are still kids, so why shall we not amuse ourselves playing?


Wedding favours for our beloved guests

Paper fans, kaleidoscopes..




Your guests might think you are crazy afterwards but at first they will have fun:)




Soon bride to be

What, oh. what to choose… I asked myself at least couple of times when planning my June wedding party. I am one of those spoiled brides-to-be who does not want to get married at church and in general make everything, just because I can or want to be a bit different. It is so tempting to break the rules.

Wedding dress

Not white, creamy white, not even similar to white colour. Yes, I was tempted by the common trend to look like a normal bride, but then I realised that being normal is the last adjective I would describe myself, so my dress should fit me in every single detail. It cannot be just normal, which does not mean I would love to look like a clown. Btw I have just assumed that clowns are not normal..

Of course there are plenty of shops for brides in Dusseldorf and of course I visited two of them tempted by the shop windows decorations. At some point I always admit that online choice rules. Since I abandoned the idea to look for a normal wedding dress, I started to look for long evening dresses at one of the polish websites, which actually exist also in Germany, showroom… and here is where I found an exceptional outfit from one of the Polish atelier, that two weeks ago become my wedding dress. So Szyjemy sukienki atelier is based in Warsaw in one of the nicest and centrally located districts. I am not a fashion victim neither the specialist however I would say they follow the fashion style from the 50’s.


I was lucky I think, the silky material is just perfect and the complete form stunning, romantic and ideal for the wedding, for me, bride to be. I let other people criticise my choice and slowly getting use to the fact that I can only make myself happy for such choices.


Another difficult choice for someone who does not enjoy shopping. I would rather buy everything online, but I am aware of the fact that sometimes it is just too complicated not to try or touch things in real before the consumption:) I decided to follow the retro, silver trend with black stones which is just amazing. Polish brand are extremely interesting, sometimes I think it is such a shame that in countries like Germany people does not want products with more colours, fantasy, quirkiness. Kruk jewellery has it all.


I can only say TO BE CONTINUED as even if I know exactly what I want, I cannot easily get it. I found a lot of inspiration on US or Australian brand websites like:

Grace loves lace


Shoes with lace, stones, not too tall, but my question is, where can I find them in Germany?


Braided braided braided midhair braided. Nothing more!

For sure I learned that it is good to believe your first feeling about the choices you want to make. My wedding dress is the best example and other wedding outfit choices proof it. The only thing I truly avoid during wedding party preparation is to look at Pinterest  as it is a never ending story and at the end you loose your precious passing through one theme to another and at the end you realise you do not even look at the wedding outfits:)!


Quirky food in Japan

The more you fight with any obsessions the more of them you get. Onigiri – not only a perfect breakfast idea, but also a great snack with various fillings. Anytime.

Onigiri - Japanese sandwich
Onigiri – Japanese sandwich
Japanese breakfast in Tokyo
Japanese breakfast in Tokyo







Buying food in Japanese supermarkets, for example as Lawson, is a fantastic adventure, since unless you do not know Japanese language and food, there is no way to guess what are you choosing. Surely you can judge by a smell, texture or consistency, however, trust me, it is not obvious. But it is fun for sure so I recommend to everyone to play this game and enjoy the results.

My big dream was to visit Japanese ice cream shop with fancy, quirky and not obvious flavours. Actually instead of looking for something very unique and not for the masses, I tried quite known brand in Okinawa Naha, Blue seal. Enough to try something new among flavours like: Ryukyu Milk tea, Shiiquasa Sherbet, Ube, my favourite Beni-imo, Okinawa Salt cookies, Okinawa Ta-imo cheesecake, Choco Matcha.

Blue seal - Okinawa, ice cream and more
Blue seal – Okinawa, ice cream and more
Okinawa icecream - Blue seal
Okinawa icecream – Blue seal







Beniimo was my favourite. I guess I was not the only one with such opinion as Okinawa people decided to make most of the sweets with Beniimo feeling. Do not think there is any enormous magic behind this name, as Beni Imo means sweet potato. Bit this is what I love in Japan, the they can use very simple ingredients to prepare a fabulous meal.

Pineapple everywhere not always with a pen
Pineapple everywhere not always with a pen
Beniimo - sweet purple potato
Beniimo – sweet purple potato







Lactic acid drink was one of the worst surprises at least for me.  Strange, however refreshing during warm Okinawa nights or afternoon flights to Tokyo.

Lactic acid drink
Lactic acid drink