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!
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.
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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
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
Oscar de la Renta
I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Studio Opening for Melanie Rose Photography last night. The beautifully designed studio is now open for business on the Northside of Brisbane, at the recently renovated Stafford City Shopping Centre. I first became aware of Melanie Rose Photography via Facebook (who would have thought?!), which is where I caught eye of the beautiful wedding photography that is captured by a very talented group of all female photographers – Melanie Stubbs, Tania Stanley and Zita Makkos.
The studio is situated in prime position in the heart of the shopping centre, which is no doubt, going to catch the eye of every shopper who walks by. Last night though, the studio was set up for a celebration. The studio was full of family, friends and wedding industry professionals, all there to celebrate the wonderful achievement of Melanie Rose Photography.
The evening was catered by, Jerome from Dalton Hospitality. The canapés included the likes of Deep Fried Camembert, Lamb and Vegetable Mini Pies and White Fish Ceviche, Green Papaya and Caviar served in spoons. I must admit, these were some of the best canapés I have ever had the pleasure of tasting! Do yourself a favour and please check out the menus, I am sure you won’t be disappointed.
With drinks flowing, it provided everyone with a great networking opportunity. I had the chance to meet some wonderful wedding industry professionals, who are experts in their chosen fields. A big shout out to Peter Hearnden from Paramount Events, Linda Osborne from The Party Girls, Tania-Lea Nelson Mobile Makeup Artist Brisbane, Kay Franks from Life Events and Emily Morandy from Cakelady Creations.
Melanie Rose Photography, thank you once again for a wonderful evening and I wish you all the best for the future in your beautiful new digs!
Peter Hearnden and Melanie Stubbs
Sarah Dickens and Lauren McCorkindale
Kay Franks and Emily Morandy
Tania-Lea Nelson, Melanie Stubbs, Linda Osborne
Shada Jai, Tania Stanley, Melanie Stubbs and Zita Makkos
Kay Franks, Peter Hearnden, Sarah Dickens, Melanie Stubbs, Tania-Lea Nelson, Lauren McCorkindale, Linda Osborne, Emily Morandy and Jerome Dalton
All Images Courtesy of Melanie Rose Photography
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
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