Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Gold Headpieces

For those of you whom follow wedding blogs i am sure you are all well aware, but in case you haven't been noticing it...GOLD is in.

It has been popping up every where. From cutlery, to stationary, table runners, and vases, gold is making an appearance in weddings more often than not.

If we step away from the table and focus on the bride, one trend we are loving at the moment is the good headpiece. I am finding it hard to classify exactly what style these are.... They are all so unique they seem to fit seamlessly into an assortment of wedding styles.

This one is super sweet and a DIY job!

Via: blyknbrideonline.com

Via:Portobello Jewellery 

Via: The Art of Weddings 

WE have also found some simple and sweet chains on Etsy.

Stay posted for some more GOLD inspiration to come.... 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Summer Daze

With a beautiful warm weather weekend heading our way, i thought it was fitting to blog about a particular flower that has me dreaming of sunny afternoons all year round... yes, i am talking about the understated daisy.

I love them dearly. Whether it be in a simple posy or a dreamy bohemian chain, or even in the form of a more recent trend 'dehydrated', a bunch of daisies can remain elegant yet youthful all in the same breath.  They are versatile and look great in both a country and or beach setting, and another great fact...they are considerably affordable compared to some other flowers that I adore. 

Perfect for summer garden weddings...

Or rustic beach settings.... 

Via: The Natural Wedding Company 

Via: Mathar Stewart Weddings

The fun loving, dreamy bohemian bride....


Equally adorable and a little unusual, i also love the use of camomile flowers, a much smaller version of the daisy. 


Sunday, 30 December 2012

Mint Condition

Last week we blogged about Emerald being the colour of 2013. But Emerald's not the only shade of green we see making a big impact next year. Without a doubt, mint is one of our picks to be the top trend in weddings in 2013.  It is feminine, yet fresh, and sits perfectly with a myriad of other colours.

You know when you decide you love something - and then you start to notice it. Everywhere. You. Go.? That's me right now with the colour 'mint'. I'm wanting clothes and nail-polish in the spearmint shades, I'm drawn to soft sorbet green paint swatches at Bunnings as I try to renovate my house, and of course I want to use it in weddings!

Below are some of our favourite minty wedding inspiration pics.  

Glam: Mint & Gold

Girly: Mint & Pink/Peach

More Mint:

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Pantone Colour of the Year - 17-5641: Emerald Green

It goes without saying that Pantone is the authority on colour. Every year, the company puts forward its pick of Colour of the Year. Last week, it announced the colour of 2013 to be Emerald Green (17-5641). 

Sophisticated and Luxurious, emerald is one of the true jewel tones. I have to admit I do love jewel tones (rich bold and dramatic purples, yellows, red and blues), but they aren't colours we often use in weddings - where many people opt for something a little softer.

Believe it or not, Pantone's announcement will have an influence on the products you see next year, and it is also likely to influence wedding decor. In 2012 Pantone named Tangerine Tango as the colour of the year, and after styling a couple of orange weddings this year, we think we're pretty likely to see some Emerald hitting our portfolio in 2013!!

To get the ideas flowing, we've pulled together a mini-inspiration board.

What do you think of Emerald?
Will you be including it in your wedding?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Trend: Naked Cakes

In the world of weddings, there is always a new trend. And the cake is one item that has really evolved over time.

Once upon a time, wedding cakes were all sleek and white and covered in fondant icing. It was just how things went. Invariably, they were fruit cakes - not particularly edible - and they all kind of looked the same. They were there to be used for the traditional 'cutting' by the bride and the groom... but were they ever really enjoyed?

...Then came the mud-cake, stepping up to add something tastier.
...Then came cupcakes. No need for cutting, an alternative for guests to enjoy.
...Not long after, Dessert Bars became popular - featuring lots of different cakes, tarts, pies and even candy. Some people have their family members provide sweets as a way to make it more personal. Others just want to provide some variety.

...More recently, we've seen some more interesting alternatives to wedding cake, in the form of macaron towers and cheese stacks... not really cakes at all.
...And actual Cakes themselves have had a makeover, getting braver - with messy, textured, buttercream icing. Or for those that are really clever, there's Ombre cakes. Or Layered Rainbow Cakes.

Our latest favourite though: NAKED CAKES

What is a naked cake? In short, it's a sponge cake that remains un-iced (or naked). These babies have a bit of an unfinished look, which works perfectly at a more rustic style event. We think they look gorgeous, with all of their layers of cake and cream.. particularly when decorated with flowers or fruit - or even dusted with icing sugar.

Style Me Pretty
Rosie Parsons

Green Wedding Shoes
Pinterest (unknown source)

You can browse even more pics over HERE

What do you think? Your thing or too unfinished looking?
What sort of cake are you planning?
And what do you predict the next trend will be?

Monday, 12 November 2012


The use of rustic doors and windows has been popping up all over the place lately, and when you take a look at some of these examples, its easy to understand why!

Not only used as wedding decoration, the trend of reusing salvaged material is also popular within the bar and restaurant scene.

Doors can be used to frame the garden aisle, or as a back drop for the alter.  To take a look at the doors in our collection simply jump over to our facebook page.


Like doors, windows also can be used to add an extra element to your wedding day decorations. Windows are great for seating charts, menus, and even guest books.


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Love, Music & Celebration

A recent trip to Montreal (the jazz and blues capital of Canada), along with the recent engagement of some super cool muso friends has inspired me to write this post.

Love, Music & Celebration.

There is no questioning the fact that all three are perfectly entwined together. I think the world would not know good music if musicians never sang about love and heart break! Music expresses more about ourselves then we realise. Most couples i know have one or two songs they love to belt out together whilst driving in the car, or hitting the dance floor. There are concerts we have been to with loved ones, sound tracks to unforgettable summers, and friendship classics that seem to blast the speakers every time we catch up with our mates. And let's not forget - there are of course the cliche "our song" situations, where no matter what, that one particular song will always remind you of that certain someone.

No great wedding, party or celebration can make claim to being amazing without amazing ambiance. Styling, lighting and (you guessed it) music all influence the ambiance of a great party. Music can add both the fun and heart felt moments to the day, making it memorable for not only you and your partner, but your guests too. Below is a collection of some fun, original and quirky music related ideas i love - with out being too novel!






If you would like loads more inspiration and play list ideas take a look at Rock N Roll Bride and Hi -Fi Weddings. Hi-Fi Weddings is an awesome blog i stumbled across whilst writing this post. The best thing about it: the play list ideas they provide!

For bride's living in Adelaide, pop over and check out some of the local musicians we recommend.
Lisa Kuerschner Music 
The Paper Sails 
Johnny Mcintyre Band 
The Happy Leonards 
Olivers Army