Archive | August, 2011

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – 3 Piece Events

31 Aug

Attention Adelaide Brides! This one is for you! 3 Piece Events has a vision to inspire Adelaide’s brides and grooms. The team at 3 Piece Events realise that it can be difficult to translate your vision for your wedding day into a practical and real occasion. 3 Piece Events can help you fine tune your desired wedding style so that you can plan with confidence. 3 Piece Events offer services in complete wedding styling, to wedding planning and most importantly, on the day management.  3 Piece Events will ensure that your day is planned to perfection!

During your free consultation with 3 Piece Events, you will get the opportunity to discuss your dreams, your wants, your needs and, of course, your budget. The thing that I really love is that once you are happy 3 Piece Events will design you a unique mood board and provide you with a style file so that your wedding becomes seamless. The team attend site visits with you and offer guidance when you require. They will always supply you with 3 competitive quotations for each service you need so that you can confidently make your own choices, significantly reducing your stress levels and time!

Don’t think that it ends there – Rebecca and the team can also provide packages for Hen’s Nights and High Teas. They just love helping you to create unique experiences! Even if you aren’t looking for a  wedding planning service, still head over and check out 3 Piece Events, they also  have a great online store where they stock many unique products which are usually made to order. If you are looking for  luxury gifts, gorgeous accessories or just a little treat for yourself, you’ll find the perfect piece here! For your free consulatation, email Rebecca at 3 Piece Events now rebecca@3pe.com.au

Images Courtesy of 3 Piece Events

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Rain, Rain Go Away?

30 Aug

The recent week of rain in Brisbane has prompted my blog for today. It is believed in some cultures that rain on your wedding day is good luck. It is suggested that it can represent cleansing or building a stronger unity in marriage. It comes mainly from the Hindu culture, with the idea that a wet knot is harder to untie – hence why marriage is often referred to as tying the knot! Rain is also a symbol of fertility in agricultural societies – rain restores and maintains the wellness of crops. Crops were people’s main source of stability and income so it was thought to guarantee a long happy marriage!

So if it looks like it is going to rain on your wedding day, don’t stress! Embrace the rain! Here are a few tips to help you be prepared for a rainy wedding day, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you!

  • Umbrellas– not only do they stop you from getting wet, they will also make for some stunning photographs! If it looks like rain a few days out, try colour coordinating them to the theme of your wedding.
  • Appropriate Footwear – If your wedding is outdoors, or you intend on venturing out during the rain, heels and wet grass/mud do not work. Invest in a spare pair of covered in flats (it doesn’t matter what they look like, no one will see them under your dress!) This will ensure your heels don’t get ruined. It doesn’t hurt for you and your bridesmaids to pack a spare pair just in case your wedding shoes get ruined – remember you will have to wear them for the rest of the day/night. Alternatively you could try;
  • Gumboots – What a great way to get some cute photos! They are also practical!
  • Never underestimate the power of a Shower Cap – Yes, it may look ridiculous, but a shower cap will stop your hair from getting wrecked. Try to ensure it isn’t too tight.
  • Water Spots – Try not to stress if you get water drops on your dress – they shouldn’t show up in your photographs.
  • Outdoor Ceremonies – If any part of your wedding including the photos are to be outside, ensure you are just as happy with the wet weather alternatives supplied by your venue. It could also be a good idea to invest in some umbrellas for your guests if your budget permits.

Last but not least, please ensure you bring your sense of humour. This is a must have rain, hail or shine! Nothing should ‘dampen’ your spirits. Remember-your wedding day will be what you make it regardless of the weather!

Image courtesy of Anika London San Diego Wedding Photographers

Vera Wang – Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Gown Sketches

26 Aug

Vera Wang has released images of the initial sketches and designs for all 3 of  Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Gowns. I am dying to see a full length picture of Kim in her dress.  The first sketch is my favourite design, Vera Wang describes it as an “Ivory ballgown with full tulle skirt, basque waist, and hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on bodice and train. I am sure that Kim Kardashian pulled off wearing all 3 of these designs. Stay posted though..as soon as there are photos online, I plan on doing a full recap of the Humphries – Kardashian nuptials!

Images Courtesy of Vera Wang

Teal Taster!

25 Aug

I also had requests for Aqua and Teal Inspiration Boards. Since the colours look great together, I combined them into one. Teal and Aqua always look amazing for a beach wedding.

Purple Fever

25 Aug

I had a request for a purple themed Inspiration Board, so here it is! Purple is the perfect colour for weddings all year round! Sophisticated and classic, with purple you can do no wrong!

Counterfeit Wedding Gowns Online

25 Aug

One of my lovely readers brought my attention to an article that was posted recently on Bridal Guide, which is the online complement to New York based Bridal Guide Magazine. After reading the article I thought is still held some merit given that brides for many reasons may choose to purchase their dream wedding gown online, whether it be from an Australian or overseas based company.

American dress designer Mori Lee has warned brides against buying designer gowns online from non authorised retailers. It seems that many online stores worldwide are selling counterfeit gowns, usually for a much lower price, and you guessed it, the quality of the dress is nowhere near to the quality of the original design. What makes matters worse is the fact that often these online stores don’t stand behind the products they sell and if there are any problems with the quality of design, they are reluctant to help!

So in the end, what does this mean for you? To avoid disappointment – do your research! If you choose to purchase your gown online and it looks to be the “real deal” ensure the company is an authorised retailer of what ever designer gown you are intending to buy.

To see the full article, including a list of sites known to sell counterfeit Mori Lee Gowns click here.

Image Courtesy of Henry Roth

Polka Dot Bride – What’s With the Name?

24 Aug

Hey guys, my next guest blog for Polka Dot Bride has gone live this morning. Check out my blog ‘What’s With the Name?’…where I explore changing your name after marriage. Enjoy – and don’t forget to check out the oodles of other inspiration at Polka Dot Bride!

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Savor the Moment Wedding Planning

24 Aug

Savor the Moment Wedding Planning’s philosophy is this – your wedding day is one of the most significant occasions in your life, so it is vital that the day is flawlessly planned. If you cannot bear the thought of planning your own wedding, or you are overwhelmed with just too many options, why not give Nikki and the team at Savor the Moment Wedding Planning a call!

Savor the Moment work with their clients to create a beautiful day that is unique and represents you as a couple.  In turn, this saves you endless hours in planning your wedding. Savor the Moment are experienced and full of creative flair, guaranteeing that your wedding is exceptional from start to finish!

Nikki and the team bring a fresh approach to wedding planning whether you are after A LOT of help, or just a little. It doesn’t matter if you are after a large, lavish event, or an intimate elegant event. Their creations reflect your personal style and vision! Savor the moment will transform your dream into a reality.

Savor the Moment aim to minimise your stress and anxiety so that you can maximise your enjoyment at every stage of the planning process. Savor the Moment take the time to get to know you in order to create a wedding that reflects you! So stop pulling out your hair and contact Nikki and the team now! Don’t forget to tell them SMD Weddings sent you!

Images Courtesy of Ruth Ryan Photography and Savor the Moment Wedding Planning 

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Shirls Lingerie & Wedding Supplies

17 Aug

If you are on the hunt for a little something special for your wedding night, or looking for those special touches to make your wedding perfect, you must check out Shirls Lingerie & Wedding Supplies. Now I warn you – make sure you give yourself plenty of time, there is just so much to look at!

Shirls Lingerie & Wedding Supplies is a fully online boutique offering it’s customers an extensive range of quality wedding day accessories and extremely affordable lingerie! You must have a look at their exquisite range of corsets and bustier’s – they are to die for, I keep getting distracted as I write this! With a large array of wedding day accessories including cake topper’s, silk bouquets, jewellery, hair accessories, cake stands, fountains, gloves, centerpieces, chair covers and sashes, you will find almost everything you need in one convenient place!

Shirley really has thought of everything – there is definitely something for everyone. Lingerie sizes range from 8 through to 26, in every colour and shape! With their vast trendsetting assortment of items that are readily available,  Shirls Lingerie & Wedding Supplies guarantee that your vision of a perfect wedding day is not only met, but exceeded!

Even if you aren’t planning a wedding, make your way over to Shirls Lingerie & Wedding Supplies, you might even find a thing or two to spice up your relationship. I have a growing list of items in my cart!!

White Wash!

12 Aug

White is such a classic and elegant colour, so today I thought I would share with you all an Inspiration Board dedicated to white! Enjoy!