(Image Credits: Top Row; projectwedding.com, alittlebirdie.com.au, romofabrics.com; Middle Row; priorengagement.com.au, projectwedding.com; Bottom Row; jlmcouture.com, inthenow.com, theknot.com)
Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
I adore, love, am obsessed with this look! It's so magical and exquisite without being over the top. It's almost earthy to a certain degree, I imagine it's what a fairy party would be like when they come out at night and dance by a bubbling brook with fireflies lighting the moss covered rocks... or something like that. Try to keep it about light and shade, focus on gem stone colours and shiny translucent finishes. Best set in an overgrown (but well kept if that's possible!) garden. Water adds a beautiful element, the way the light reflects of it is just stunning, so even a pool or large pond, will go nicely. To complete the look, lots of lanterns and candles, white linen, and for indoors add some beautiful trees in pots to bring the outdoors in and string them with tiny paper chinese lanterns or fairy lights.
(Image Credits: all images projectwedding.com)
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
“Come live with me, and be my love, and we will some new pleasures prove, Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines and silver hooks”
- John Donne
(Image Credits: From top to bottom; fiorenza.com; theknot.com x 2; bethhelmstetter.com x 2)
Monday, 27 October 2008
I am always amazed at the courage and vivacity of some brides that push the boundaries of tradition with their weddings. In fact some don't simply push them but more like tear them down in a frenzy of energy and creativity! Offbeat Bride is a very sassy blog totally dedicated to original weddings and ideas. I'm so impressed with the featured brides' boldness and innovation and the wonderful ways they make their weddings completely their own. Here's to being different!
(Image Credits: Offbeatbride.com (Bride -Kelly Devoto, Dress - one off);
I discovered these great new placemates from San Francisco through the Wedding Style Guide blog. They are one of the most fantastic ideas for dining decoration I 've seen in a long time. They are not only affordable, but they are also quirky and so clever. The little pop up pieces have spaces for you to write names on so they also double as placecards. They are available in a few different designs but below are my favourites!
(Image Credits: all publiqueliving.com)
“I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.”
- Lewis Carroll
Totally kooky and colourful, this look is playful and sweet. Use white as a base for everything and build up with candy colours. Try odd different chairs at the table and make each table setting unique by using different favours for each. To avoid all the mix and matching becoming a bit messy stick to a very structured layout of the place settings and keep your colours to a maximum of 4. It can be quite tricky to get this look right, but if you keep all the major pieces white and only introduce colour with bold splashes then you'll find it a lot easier to keep things looking neat and tidy.
(Image Credits: all projectwedding.com)
Sunday, 26 October 2008
The classic look of an English Garden Wedding is a divine visual feast of all things elegant and refined. A little bit vintage, a little bit preppy and lots of sophistication creates a timeless theme. For stunning results don't use too much in the way of contrast, keep everything co-ordinated and classic, with colours neutral and light. Use tailor made table linens; over fill ceramic vases with lush peonies and full blossoming David Austen roses; fine bone china settings and crystal glassware.
(Image Credits: all projectwedding.com)
For more on Turquoise or Fuschia Weddings have a look at our Colour Schemes.
(Image Credits: Top Row; projectwedding.com, paperlily.com.au, tablejewels.com.au. Middle Row; all projectwedding.com. Bottom row; all projectwedding.com)
(Image credits: all collettedinnigan.com)
For etheral beauty you can't go past Collette Dinnigan. Her new range of bridal ready to wear is so stunning, with lots of variety in style. These are my two favourites from the collection. The attention to detail is so exquisite in the gown below, especially along the hem. For more information go to the website http://www.collettedinnigan.com/.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Combining a placecard, favour and napkin all in one! Go to http://www.louli.com.au/ or http://www.stitchednapkins.com.au/ for more options and designs.
(Image Credits: louli.com.au and stitchednapkins.com.au)
Monday, 20 October 2008
“For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
– Kahlil Gibran
Bright jewel colours and ornate details like embossed lanterns make this look rich and exotic. Mixed with fresh white linens and an airy outdoor venue keeps it light and still ultimately very Australian. Use open roses in reds and bright pinks, mixed with striking greens and flowers with heady scents; pair rough linen napkins with jewel encrusted napkin rings; decorate tables with arrays of odd shaped and sized crystal vases to catch the light of hundreds of candles; make wrought iron seats more comfortable with lavish seat cushions upholstered in indian silks. Keep the ceremony to an outdoor beach venue at sunset and move the party to an open marquee on a starry night.
(Image Credits: projectweddings.com and instyle.com)
Sunday, 19 October 2008
(Image Credits: Top Row; bethhelmstetter.com, styleguide.com,projectweddings.com. Middle Row; inthenow.com, priorengagement.com. Bottom Row; celebratewithseedlings.com.au, projectweddings.com, instyle.com)
A company has started up on the Gold Coast just recently hiring out the very hip photobooth. It's the latest thing for events. At a wedding it's a perfect idea. Lots of people take polaroids and then use those pics to place in a guest album along with a message. How much better would a phonebooth be!! They could take heaps of great shots and keep some for themselvs as well. And you won't need to find someone to take the photo! A bit trendier than disposable cameras on the tables and a whole lot more fun! Go to www.imbueweddings.com.au/contact.htm to enquire for more details.
(Image credits: projectweddings.com)