Tag Archives: Inspiration

Luscious Lillies

7 Aug

Just had to share this gorgeous bunch of Lillies at my local coffee shop! So nice to see ones other than white and pink!

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All White Wedding Cakes

29 Jul

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

One Shoulder Wedding Dresses

22 Jul

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.

1. Marchesa

2. Vera Wang

3. Monique Ihuiller

4. Amsale

5. Carolina Herrera

All images via Martha Stewart Weddings

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!

 

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

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!

Peach Delight

1 May

I just love my local coffee shop. They always provide me with beautiful flower inspiration while drinking my cup of morning coffee.  Today a vase of peach and yellow (well you could almost say  tangerine) Gladioli awaited my arrival. Gladioli are a stunning flower, especially with the contract against their green stalks. Just glorious!

Kim Kardashian – White House Correspondents’ Dinner

30 Apr

Happy Monday! Today I thought I would share with you a little Celeb Inspiration. Over the weekend the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held, and I must say some of the frocks were amazing. However, my favourite was worn by Miss Kim K! Kim covered up her famous curves in a high necked, floor length, green velvet gown with white lace sequinned belt and shoulder panels. With her trademark smoky eye make-up and pale lipstick look, Kim kept it simple with her hair and accessories. Kim looked demure and pulled of this old-hollywood style dress!

Images Courtesy of Daily Mail

 

Vera Wang : Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

17 Apr

“Beautiful dream. The symbolism of Red. Boldly romantic, charming, protective, grand, seductive, sexy. From dahlias to scarlet, crimson and vermillion. A celebration of love.” – Vera.

Vera Wang has just released her Spring 2013 Bridal Collection, and she has just done it again! I am forever blown away with Vera’s creations. I am in love with shades of red at the moment and I was so excited to see the 15 gowns in this collection. The gowns feature her trademark hand rolled details and are exquisite in every way!

Gerbera Love

16 Apr

Spyed this bunch of gorgeous Gerbera’s in my coffee shop this morning. It brightened my day as they match the dress I am wearing today! Enjoy. SMDx