Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A Festival Wedding

Festival Season has arrived in Adelaide - and we are in good spirits! It's the best time of year to be in our fair city. Adelaide really comes to life, there is an energy in the air and always something new to see: from comedy to cabaret, from burlesque to break-dance... even just the weird and wonderful characters that appear from the woodwork and make for great people-watching. 

Fringe Festival has commenced, the Adelaide Festival of Arts is not far away. But our favourite part of festival season is spending evenings in The Garden of Unearthly Delights. The weather is usually great and we spend long nights sitting among huge old trees strung with lights, sipping on wine and soaking up the atmosphere. For a whole month, there is a carnival feel, everyone is in good spirits, the smell of the food and the sound of the various shows swirl in the air creating a terrific buzz.

Garden of Unearthly Delights

SA Tourism
We thought we'd use this time to daydream about a festival themed wedding (not to be mistaken with a carnival themed wedding). In fact, a Garden of Unearthly Delights themed wedding.

In our minds it involves:-
- dancing barefoot on the grass, under a huge oak tree - surrounded by strings of bulb lights, fairy lights, coloured paper lanterns. 
- guests feasting on hot chargrilled corn on the cob and (of course) poffertjes
- seating at big wooden picnic tables with bench seats... or on large cushions on the ground
- a cool little band playing under a rotunda
- drinks  served from a vintage caravan (like The Little Van that Could)
- and some sort of festival African drumming.. or fire twirling.. or at least a hula-hoop lady. 

Can someone please book us to arrange this type of wedding? Pleeeeaaaase???
We would be in HEAVEN!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sneak Peak - a picnic wedding

Yesterday we had the pleasure of styling the wedding of Stella & Ben.
Being a down-to-earth couple, these guys wanted a low-key, relaxed, yet festive feel for their wedding. And they were on a budget. So what could be more perfect than a picnic in their local park?

As it turned out, the day was a stifling 40 degrees (not ideal weather in which to drag 3 trailer loads across a park!), but not even the heat could take away from the joy that was to come!

Soon we'll write a full post, sharing all the details. We'll also share the pics snapped by the talented Kristy at Figtree Pictures. Kristy hails from QLD but came to Adelaide to photograph Stella & Ben's day. We had such a great day with her and can't wait to see her pics!

Until then, here is a sneak peak from our own instagram pics!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Introducing "Bev" - The Beverage Station Queen

Ohhhh summer (insert sigh), how we love you! And Summer weddings. They conjure images of warm balmy nights, flowy dresses, loose hair styles, and of course, refreshing drinks! Warm weather provides the perfect opportunity to treat your guests to something out of the ordinary: beautiful punches, sangria, or even homemade lemonade – my mum’s is the best!

With this in mind we decided that our collection was missing a key piece for these very occasions!

 Everybody, we would like to introduce you to our new friend “Bev”. She has ambitions of serving drinks all over town! 

She is available to hire (along with our drink dispensers) - and is perfect not only for weddings, but also baby showers, kitchen teas, and more.
She's happy to dress up however you want her too - and she's a real crowd pleaser!

While we're introducing Bev, we thought we would also share some other cute drink stations for inspiration.

JK Photography

Be Different - Act Normal
The rustic wheelbarrow always suits the garden wedding.

Libby James Blog

An old bath tub used to keep the drinks cool reminds me of my childhood! It adds so much character to the party - and is practical in that it can keep a large amount of drinks cool!
Libby James Blog
So many weddings take place at wineries these days (and for good reason, they are just so pretty). Wine barrels are cheap and they compliment these venues well if used correctly. There is always a risk that they can look too "generic", bold and out of place.. but we've found some (below) that have been used perfectly!

Hopefully Summer sticks around a little longer this year.. We haven't had enough sunshine yet!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Weekend Wisdom

We’re welcoming in this weekend with some words of wisdom….
Well said

Fingerprint Jewellery

Looking for a unique piece of jewellery?
There's not much out there more unique or personal than a fingerprint.

We just found this fingerprint jewellery on etsy by Brent & Jess and think it would be a great option for a wedding ring. What could be more personal than wearing your partners one-of-kind fingerprint?

They make versions where the fingerprint is visible, but our favourite is the more discreet option where you keep the fingerprint on the inside - close to your heart!

These would also make a great option for a proposal ring.. a sentimental placeholder for her to wear until the engagement ring arrives.. and treasure long after.
How cute is this one, engraved with "Marry Me?".

And isn't this a sweet alternative to the old 'best friend charm'?
Your fingerprint on one half, your partner's on the other.And your names on the back.

These rings are hand-made using ancient technique and made only with quality materials like gold, platinum and palladium. Best of all, they're really affordable!

What do you think?

Saturday, 4 February 2012

SA Wedding Venues: Part 3

It's the weekend, and we have some fab venues for you to ponder in the Clare Valley - a region close to our heart! Unlike the Barossa or the Adelaide Hills the Clare Valley is that little bit further away from Adelaide, yet this is what makes it so charming.
How cool is this? Not only would getting married in a maze be totally original, it would allow you to use your imagination and do something utterly different, like; a circular aisle in the centre of the Maze, or a treasure hunt for your guests to find the location of the ceremony – tucked away in a corner of the garden. There are endless nooks and crannies in the Maze to have the ceremony location. Total capacity would be somewhere around 80 people (for guest comfort), but there is no limit! The maze also provides a setting for some really great photo ops, if you choose to have the ceremony somewhere else. The other great news – Pod & Pea are the exclusive stylists for this venue!

Mintaro Maze

This places looks like something right out of France. I think my favourite part of this venue is the tree lined drive way, it looks absolutely spectacular in autumn. This venue is hidden amongst the vines and is totally understated – which adds to its charm. The garden provides the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding in summer, yet has plenty of room to set up a marquee and enjoy during winter! 

This one is a popular one amongst the locals. If they don’t get married here, they make the trip to have their photos taken here… and when you see this place you understand why!

The Heritage Garden

I’m making the call that this place could potentially be the most well equipped rustic wedding venue in SA!! Big call I know but here are the reasons why: The ‘home’ it’s self is just magnificent (everything you would expect a 1840’s homestead to look like), the garden is well established, there is an on-site church (St Michael’s Church) complete with ornate gates and hand painted windows. The venue offer wedding packages for both church weddings and garden weddings. Receptions can then be held in the shearing shed, or you can set up a marquee on the beautiful lawns!!! And to coat it all in sweet wedding sugar – you and your guest can all stay at the venue in the historic accommodation!!!
Total Travel & Memorable Moments Photography

This place would be unheard of to most!  It is situated in the privacy of rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. The venue plays host to a long history and had been restored to compliment this tastefully, there is also an onsite chapel built in 1862 which overlooks the tree covered Skilly Hills. Pictures of this venue are limited due to the lack of publicity; however, I can guarantee that it is well worth a look if you are planning a country wedding! 

Friday, 3 February 2012

Rifle Paper Co

We adore stationery. From browsing the aisles of Officeworks (no joke!!) to gorgeous custom designed invites...we love it all!

One stationer that has caught our eye is Rifle Paper Co. Their whimsical designs, many of which are hand-painted, are so pretty. From wedding invites through to birthday cards and even calendars and coasters, they are all divine. We'd love to see these land in our mailbox!

Folk Cards
Happy Valentines Day
Will you be my maid of honour?
Botanical Coasters

Plus check out their new range wedding invites,coming soon:

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

February is gonna be fun

Happy February! We're excited about this month... partly due to the weddings that we have booked (we'll share more on this later)... and partly due to our participation in The Eclective.

If you haven't already seen us spouting about this all over facebook, The Eclective is a showcase of all of the coolest wedding suppliers in Adelaide. Uh-huh, that's right. The coolest.

If you're planning your wedding (or just love weddings) (or just love cool stuff) and happen to be anywhere close to the Adelaide CBD on Sunday 19th Feb, then please pop by and see us!
Better yet, buy yourself a ticket and pop it in your diary!

You could plan your entire wedding in one lovely afternoon!
Plus, you can see our pretty display, check out some of our collection in real life, and meet us. We'd love to meet you!

Do it. All the cool kids are