Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Sunshine on a rainy day..

This winter weather has us daydreaming of sunshine and colour... so what better time than now to share one of our recent weddings from when the sun was still shining... and the bride loved colour.

On a most glorious sunny April day, we had the pleasure of styling the wedding of Kalarie and Jeremy at the National Wine Centre.

Kalarie came to us knowing she wanted a rustic feel and she had already planned many aspects of her day using our favourite tool, pinterest!! But like many of our brides, she wanted some help pulling all of her ideas together.. and while she was very in touch with the planning process, she needed someone to make sure it would all look the way she wanted on the day. 

Here are some of the details from their wedding.

The centre-pieces featured an assortment of glass jars and bottles, with wood slabs and candles on hessian bases. The flowers were a mixture of bright sunny colours, which Kalarie helped pick from a garden in the Adelaide Hills. To help fit within her budget, we donned our floristry hats and arranged these for her.  

The place settings were juicy green pears tied with personalised rustic paper tags.

For Kalarie and Jeremy, it was incredibly important to honour and include their loved ones in their day. The couple wrote letters to each guest and placed them on their napkins at the dinner table - and they also asked that we feature some of their special guests in the styling.
Along the corridor to their venue, there was a series of glass display cabinets. We used each of these to feature one of the special groups of guests: Grandparents, Parents, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen and the couple themselves.

It such a lovely thought. And Kalarie told us later that as she approached the reception room her eyes filled with tears at the sight of them.Good tears!

The other way that the couple decided to include their guests was via a photobooth to capture the fun of the night! This is a great way make sure you get some snaps of guests on the night. 

And finally.. the most important detail in any wedding: the happy smiling,  in-love couple:

Thank you Kalarie and Jeremy for letting us be part of your day.
All photography is courtesy of Adelaide Photographer, Ben McMahon.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

In love with Rose (mary)

Is it just us or is terracotta and rosemary featuring a little more than usual these days? The Tuscany basics are popping up every where and we have loved the use of them in some recent weddings. These tablescapes are both classic and simplistic. Whites, shades of green, with hints of purple and terracotta are timeless…. They take me to a warm summers afternoon, a long lunch with a delicate white wine and a spectacular view….aaahhh I feel full just thinking about it!

 Exposed brick walls and well worn wooden tables create the down to earth feeling many brides are in search of yet; the crisp white details offer the elegance that the Italians seem to do oh-so well! Here are some of the beautiful details we love about this style! 

Jill Thomas Photography - oncewed.com
Jill Thomas Photography - oncewed.com
Karen Wise Photography  & Naturally Delicious 
Vineyard, veils & vows 
Simply Bloom Photography 
Whilst were talking about it... for a venue in Adelaide that has a little 'Tuscany' why not check out Samuels Gorge in the McLaren Vale. This place is simply spectacular... enough said! 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Winter Warmers for your Wedding

Brrr.... it's cold in here! 
(Am I the only person that always follows up that sentence with "there must be some Toros in the atmosphere" ala 'Bring it On' circa 2000?)
Anyway before I digress and rave about my love of cheerleader movies or Kirsten Dunst... my point is: 
Winter is here.

If you've planned for a Winter wedding (or in fact even if you've planned a Spring, Autumn or even Summer wedding!), there's every chance your wedding day could be cold.
If there's one thing we know that you can't control about your wedding, it's the weather. But what you can control, is how much it bothers you... or your bridesmaids... or your guests

Below are some of our favourite winter warmer ideas to keep your wedding day comfy for all involved: 

Keep yourself and your bridesmaids warm in cardigans.So often you see bridemaids in strapless dresses with blue-tinged skin, trying to pretend like it's not cold! 
It's winter, so rather than try to hide it, go with it!
It's quite surprising how this can look elegant or glamorous or quirky or casual, depending on how you rock it.
And what a fun way to add some colour, if that's your thing.

If your ceremony is somewhere a little drafty, why not provide some blankets for your guests?
In fact even at a reception, some well placed blankets hanging over the backs of chairs could provide some welcome warmth once the night's chill sets in. Make it a feature while also being functional. 
Pod & Pea has blankets for hire. 

Real Warmth
What could be better than a bonfire? It would add the warmth, the atmosphere, the romance.. and also the opportunity to serve toasted marshmallows or create your own s'mores bar (yes very American, we know.. but how cute?!). 

OK, so we know a bonfire isn't the most practical option. Not many venues would allow it. 
But at least try for some gas heaters or a chiminea or two. 

And if all else fails, don't underestimate the 'perceived' warmth that a load of candles or lanterns brings to a room. 

Now I'm off to put my ugg boots on!
Would love to hear how you're keeping warm this Winter!