Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Maze Shoot

A couple of weeks ago, we were thrilled to see one of our photo-shoots featured on Polka Dot Bride. Those 'in the know' understand what an honour this is, as the site is one of Australia's best wedding blogs, and one of our favourite sources of wedding inspiration.

Now that the excitement has died down, we thought we'd share some of the pics here for you. The shoot took place a couple of months ago now, and we've kept the photos under wraps all this time, so of course we've been dying to share them!

Pod and Pea

Pod and Pea

Pod and Pea

Pod and Pea

It was a project in the making for quite some time.. and involved some fantastic Adelaide suppliers. So rather than recap the story of the shoot (which you can see over here), we thought we'd take the chance to thank and pay tribute to the team:

Mintaro Maze - the stunning location provided such a beautiful backdrop to work with - and the team there is so lovely and helpful. If you haven't been yet, you must check it out. We would LOVE to style a wedding there one day!

Pod and Pea

Bird & Brak - creators of such lovely flowers..  it was like their blooms were made for our tins! We are endlessly impressed by the superb talents of these girls and can't recommend them enough.

Pod and Pea

Ella Gamlen - In charge of capturing all of the details and ensuring the story shone through, was Ella our photographer. And capture the details, she sure did! Ella is a great photographer - check out her facebook for the evidence! And we also owe her for bringing along the gorgeous models!

Pod and Pea

Pod and Pea

Little Bones - Andy from Little Bones created our menus, invites, and name-tags for the table. Ever talented and oh-so creative, Andy's designs were pretty enough to sit amongst china and flowers, while fun enough to make you want to attend a tea-party. This chap comes highly recommended.

Pod and Pea

L'Indulgence Hair & Beauty - Gemma and Brodie from L'indulgence are talented hairdressers and we love what they did with the models! With 5 sets of locks to play with, they went to town, creating 5 beautiful yet wearable styles.  Their salon is down at sunny Grange - why not pay them a visit over Summer?
Pod and Pea

Kate Roxby Makeup - Despite the long day, wind and sun, our models stayed flawless all day thanks to Kate's skilled hand at makeup. Makup isnt something you want to stand out in photos.. you want it to enhance and accentuate the natural beauty - and that's exactly what this make up does - making Kate an ideal option for wedding makeup.
Pod and Pea
We were so pleased to work with some of our great mates - and to meet some new suppliers too! Please check out their sites/pages!

The planning - and the day - were so much fun, and we're really happy with the oh-so-pretty results.
Can't wait to share the next one with you!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Planter-Box Centrepieces

Pod & Pea has a new hire item: wooden planter boxes!

Those who know us will be aware that we love all things natural - with timber being one of our favourite things to decorate with. We love its warmth, the way it ages, its versatility (whether being used in a polished and preppy fashion, a rustic and shabby manner) and we love the fact that it is always classic.

To get you thinking about all of the ways that you can use our new planter boxes, we've pulled together some pictures on pinterest.

Boxes as Ceremony decoration:

Planter boxes with flowers to line the aisle:

Combine with our crates to create a display at the top - or bottom - of the aisle. 

Boxes as Centre-pieces:
Here's the most obvious option. Fill them up with flowers for a beautiful rustic centrepiece thats a big enough statement to be all that you need on a table.
Whack your table numbers on / in the box - and you're done!
Stunning! And as you can see, it matches all colour schemes and flower-types.

Boxes as your cake stand:

Boxes on your gift table:
Here's some boxes combined with our brand new 'letterbox'. This is the perfect piece in which guests can provide you with cards, kind words, or gifts -  a great alternative to a wishing well.

We can't wait to share some of the pictures of our planter boxes in action at upcoming weddings... it's like having a new toy to play with!
Check out our pinterest board for more pictures along these lines..

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Save the Dates

Not everybody sends "save the date's", but they are particularly useful for destination weddings, overseas guests, or any time you need to give advance notice of your wedding.. Perhaps if it falls on a public holiday or coincides with another event, or if your guests need to arrange accommodation.

Save the dates are a good opportunity to inject a little bit of fun into your stationery! They don't have to reflect your theme or colour scheme - as often you won't have one yet! And even if you're having an elegant wedding, you could do something quirky or different for save the dates, as they tend to come out a long way before anything else.

If you're having an engagement shoot (more on these another time) then you could use one of your photographs from that as your save the date. Below are some examples that we think are cute.

What do you think? Are you sending save the dates?