Archive | June, 2012

Oscar de la Renta Spring Bridal 2013

28 Jun

Today I thought I would feature some of the gowns from the Oscar de la Renta Spring Bridal 2013 collection. The majority of the collection was made up of traditional white gowns, which are absolutely stunning, featuring lace, illusion necklines, and layers of tulle. The collection also features gowns in jeweled accents, covered with intricate lace overlays. You also can’t miss the two striking red gowns, which started and ended the collection on the runway. The ready to wear collection appeals to a wide variety of brides, modern, chic, quirky and fun! A number of the dresses in the collection are also made in younger versions, for flower girls. How adorable!

 

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Signature Drinks

26 Jun

So your reception menu is finalised, and your dream wedding cake is designed, so naturally the next step is to focus on the types of drinks that will be served at your reception. We all know the stock standards are your beer, wines, champagnes and soft drinks, but why not mix it up a little, and serve a ‘Signature Drink’. Signature Drinks are becoming more and more popular at wedding receptions and it is a great personal touch to your bar menu. So what is a Signature Drink? It is usually a form of cocktail, which stars either your favourite liquor, may match with your colour scheme or just sounds incredibly delicious! If you are particularly budget conscious, this is a great addition to the standards of beer, wine and champagne, rather than having an open bar. Here are some of my favourites to get your mouth watering!

1. Something Blue

Ingredients: Blue Curacao, White Wine & Ginger Ale

Method: Build the ingredients in a champagne flute. Serve & enjoy.

Photo Courtesy of Laura Ashbrook Photography

2. Blushing Bride

Ingredients: Peach Schnapps, Grenadine & Champagne

Method: Pour the Schnapps & Grenadine into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne.

Image Courtesy of thatsthespirit.com

3. The Newlyweds

Ingredients: Gin, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Fresh pineapple, Fresh ginger, Soda

Method: Muddle fruit and add remaining ingredients, except the soda. Shake hard and strain into tall ice filled glass. Add fizz and garnish with pineapple leaf and pineapple wedge.

Image Courtesy of thatsthespirit.com

4. Frangelico Caipiroska

Ingredients: Frangelico, Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Lime, Raw Sugar

Method: Muddle the lime and sugar in the bottom of a tumbler glass. Add all other ingredients, fill with crushed ice and stir gently.

Image Courtesy of Dan Murphy’s

Wedding and Events of Australia – Upcoming Event!

25 Jun

I am so excited to share with you all an upcoming event hosted by Wedding and Events of Australia. Sydney Brides and Grooms this is a unique opportunity to network with other couples and Wedding Industry Professionals.

The intimate cocktail style event is the perfect opportunity for Brides and Grooms to meet talented wedding professionals under the one roof, and go into the chance to win an amazing wedding reception package at the Audley Room.

This really is a unique opportunity that you do not want to miss. To be eligible to win the reception package, couples must be in attendance on the night.

For more information or to RSVP get in touch with Jess from Wedding and Events of Australia by emailing info@weoa.com.au

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Flower Inspiration

19 Jun

Spied these gorgeous little beauties at my local coffee shop this morning. They are always brining me beautiful flower inspiration! If anyone knows the name of green flowers please share. I am pretty sure the other ones are chrysanthemums..but I am no expert!

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Married!

15 Jun

After six years together and two children, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have married on June 9! The couple tied the knot during an intimate at-home ceremony in Austin, Texas. McConaughey says “We decided to embrace the ritual of marriage as an opportunity and adventure we’ll take together.”

Alves’ gorgeous wedding dress was handmade by one of her favourite designers from Brazil, choosing a pair of white Stuart Weitzman heels to walk down the aisle in. McConaughey chose a black Dolce & Gabbana tux! The guest list included the likes of Woody Harrelson, Reese Witherspoon, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp who even sang a song during the service!!

Guest were treated to a ‘island beach meets Texas’ themed reception, where they feasted on delicious food from Brazilian steakhouse Estância Churrascaria, including Brazilian top and bottom steak, chicken wrapped in bacon and pork sausages with cheese bread. Tables were a light with plenty of candles and string lights hung overhead and a band provided the music.

In a quirky twist during the ceremony, McConaughey and Alves opted to ‘whisper’ their vows into each other’s ears, rather than sharing them out aloud. How romantic! according to People magazine the bride is also set to take Matthew’s last name, becoming Camila McConaughey!

Congratulations Matthew and Camila!

Image Courtesy of People Magazine

Long Sleeved Wedding Gowns

4 Jun

Winter is now upon us, and the cooler weather is keeping us all on our toes. Winter weddings will soon be in full swing. When I think of the words ‘Winter Wedding’, I imagine snow capped mountains and trees, chalets filled with the smells of delicious warm food and of course, long sleeved wedding dresses. So today I bring you some beautiful , Spring 2013, long sleeved wedding gown inspiration.

Carolina Herrera

Monique Lhuiller

Oscar de la Renta

Sarah Jassir

Monique Lhuiller