Welcome to Monday Lovelies! Getting in with my Lust Have nice and early this morning. I am a huge fan of Kristi Bonnici’s amazing pieces, so it was only a matter of time before one of them appeared on Lust Have Monday. The ‘Mystic Love Feather Crown’ is simply to die for. It is perfect for the free-spirited bride, constructed using small clusters of guinea fowl feathers. Beautiful, Soft, and a little bit ‘Luxe’!
Happy Monday Lovlies! Today’s lust have is the most amazing cardigan by Alannah Hill! This gorgeous gold sequin cardi with 3/4 length sleeves and diamonte buttons would look incredible over the top of any wedding gown to achieve a glammed up winter look!
Today’s Lust Have is brought to you by the ever amazing Vera Wang. I absolutely adore her ‘Joelle’ Gown, from Vera’s Fall 2012 collection. The “strapless corset bodice ball gown with organic textured pleating and organza scallops” is incedible.
All white wedding cakes are traditional and elegant. If all white isn’t your thing, why not add a pop of colour! Here are some all white wedding cakes for inspiration.
Images Courtesy of Martha Stewart Wedding
Welcome to Lust Have Monday, my next blog post topic idea for Mondays. Each and every Monday, I will share with you my current Lust Have Item. Items which I would love to purchase, but simply cannot afford! Just a little bit of inspiration to brighten up your drab Monday!
I just love these gorgeous Mint Chicago Leather Strappy heels. They would add a sensational pop of colour under any wedding gown.
One shoulder wedding dresses are just divine! Plenty of the gorgeous gowns have been gracing the runways recently, so today I have compiled some of my favourites for inspiration.
2. Vera Wang
3. Monique Ihuiller
5. Carolina Herrera
All images via Martha Stewart Weddings
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!
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.
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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.
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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
Are you over the short wedding dress? Would you love to wear a short wedding dress but can’t bear the thought of bearing all that leg? Well here is something that might do the trick – the Peplum Wedding Dress. I hear you ask what is Peplum? Well to put it simply, it is short over-skirts that grace the waistlines of longer gowns. The trend seems to be hitting runways all over the world in all shapes, sizes, designs, cuts and colours! So to inspire you a little further, here are a collection of some of my favourite Peplum Wedding Gowns. Enjoy!
Henry Roth and Michelle Roth
All Images Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings