WEDDING STYLE - HUGS + KISSES

31 December 2015

We've chosen a sweet palette of pinks, reds and golds for our 'xoxo' style, as a tribute to love. Of course, you could use any colour palette that takes your fancy as it's easy to create some 'xoxo' elements. These gold cake toppers are simple and adorable, providing guests with not only a piece of cake, but also a very special kiss and hug. If you can, incorporate 'xoxo' into your wedding stationery, from invitations to menus, to ensure consistency across your styling. "XO" helium filled balloons are the perfect photography prop - use them creatively to create the most adorable pics. Chocolate kisses are an ideal bonbonniere choice (because honestly, who doesn't love chocolate and kisses? Even better combined!).

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PIN OF THE DAY - HAPPY NEW YEAR

31 December 2015

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REAL WEDDING - CATERINA + CORY

30 December 2015

THE COUPLE: CATERINA + CORY

THE GUESTS: 110

PALETTE: White, gold, black and coral.

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THE DRESS: My gorgeous gown was designed and created by Liz from Eliza French. I really trusted Liz’s vision and expertise and she guided me through the entire process. We worked together to produce something truly special and I was extremely happy with the final result. My gown was a white silk organza design with a French lace and nude underlay.

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THE CEREMONY: We loved the idea of walking from the ceremony to the reception with our guests. After discovering our reception venue, we looked at the surrounding parklands. Cory and I chose a beautiful grassed area with an iconic Adelaide backdrop to highlight our love of the city. The location offered a pleasant walk along the River Torrens with views of the Adelaide Convention Centre, Festival Theatre, and new Torrens footbridge.

THE RECEPTION: Cory and I chose Glen Ewin Estate for their outstanding food, perfect city centre location and unique ambiance and atmosphere, mingling with other guests while the bridal party went for photos.

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THE DECOR: We chose gorgeous Moroccan lanterns that perched above the bridal table. Our florist pieced together a breathtaking floral arrangement to complement the incredible lighting display. The feature completely took my breath away. The number of stems and the density of the flowers were above and beyond what I had expected. We also scattered Moroccan-inspired vessels and candle holders with bunches of flowers to complete the look.

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THE FLOWERS: The floral arrangements consisted of David Austin roses, dahlias and blackberries.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Cory and I were looking for a good balance between candid and posed shots. We chose Kim from Panache Photography for his bubbly and enthusiastic nature. Kim was super efficient, lots of fun and had a great eye for detail. It was clear Kim was very experienced and provided exceptional ideas and guidance for photos, locations and timelines.

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PIN OF THE DAY - SPARKLY EXIT

30 December 2015

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Vintage Weddings  Wedding Car  Wedding Reception Ideas 

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PIN OF THE DAY - NEW YEARS EVE GOWN

29 December 2015

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Bohemian Wedding  Engagement Styling  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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WEDDING STYLE - NEW YEARS CELEBRATION

29 December 2015

Here’s why New Years Eve is the perfect time for a wedding – family + friends are always around + everyone is in a celebratory mood. Dress code: Black-tie! Start off with a traditional palette of black, gold + a few hints of cream + silver then add some glitter, sparkle + jewel toned florals – then when you think you’ve added enough, add that little bit more! Its all about the sparkle, glitz + glamour- embellished dresses, sparkling champagne + gold, gold, gold! Be inspired, it’s going to be a party to remember..

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PIN OF THE DAY - PARTY PUSH POP

28 December 2015

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PIN OF THE DAY - MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

25 December 2015

Wishing all of our beautiful followers + readers a safe + happy holidays! Merry Christmas xx
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FLORAL FRIDAY - DAHLIA

25 December 2015

Ah, delightful dahlias. Unique and exquisite dome-like blooms with the most fabulous cone petals. These gorgeous flowers are incredibly diverse, and the bouquets can range from white and elegant to colourful and eclectic. Dahlias are a wonderful alternative to the more commonly used wedding flowers and look stunning in bunches or amongst other, more slender flora. The pretty dahlia is a flower of many forms, offering a plethora of colours and shapes for your beautiful bridal bouquet...

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WEDDING STYLE - ITS CHRISTMAS!

24 December 2015

Christmas is just around the corner lovely ladies – literally, its tomorrow! The Brides Of Adelaide team wishes all of you a fabulous and safe holiday with family and friends! In the meantime, we've put together some magical Christmas wedding style to inspire those with a love for all things festive (there's even some little details you can steal for Chrissy day...). We have taken a glamorous path with added hints of red + green with opulent flair through silver, gold + all things that shine, from dress to confetti, fairy lights and all. Tea-light candles floating in jars are the perfect centrepieces to decorate your wedding or even chrissy dinner with. Just don’t forget the mistletoe!

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PIN OF THE DAY - CHRISTMAS INSPIRED WEDDING FAVOUR

24 December 2015

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Wedding Favours  Wedding Styling  Winter wedding 

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PIN OF THE DAY - SUMMER BOUQUET

23 December 2015

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Bouquets & Flowers  Wedding Flowers 

vibrant summer inspired wedding bouquet

REAL WEDDING - CATHERINE + JEREMY

23 December 2015

THE COUPLE: Catherine + Jeremy

THE GUESTS: 105

PALETTE: Bright, bold colours! Jeremy and I loved the vibrant graffiti on the walls of our reception venue and used this as inspiration.

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THE DRESS: My mother made my gown; I really wanted the personal touch of my mother creating my wedding dress. She completed a fashion design course when I was younger and has made clothes for me my whole life. The gown was pieced together with so much care and love. I was looking for something original and quite different however still relatively traditional. The result was a silk ‘mermaid’ design with a Valentino lace bodice.

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THE RECEPTION: For our reception we were looking for something alternative and a little unusual. When Jeremy and I came across an industrial art space with graffiti pieces covering the walls, we instantly fell in love. It was exactly what we were looking for. Jeremy’s sister had attended an exhibition there and sent us photographs. It was a unique and colourful space with the flexibility to create our dream wedding.

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THE DECOR: With the amazing graffiti artwork at the reception venue, we kept decorations to a minimum. Jeremy and I placed fabric runners down the tables, and created centrepieces with three assembled wire balls and a tealight candle inside. Our bombonieres added incredible colour and interest. The table numbers were books, which we requested guests to write messages in for Jeremy and I to read upon our first anniversary. We scattered a few small black painted cans with white flowers and larger floral arrangements around the room. Jeremy and I also hired a number of mismatched vintage items, including chairs, beverage tubs, and an old bathtub.

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THE FLOWERS: My mother and cousin did a fantastic job at arranging my bridal bouquet. We chose flowers that were in season and the final result looked fabulous. We also included beautiful bright daisies in the bridesmaids’ bouquets to complement the colour theme.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Jeremy and I were looking for a combination of natural candid photos and theatrical images that possessed an artistic element. B Captured by Ky Luu was a fabulous photographer! Ky captures the most beautiful moments from a multitude of angles, without you even noticing he is there. Ky has a very friendly manner and created a light and enjoyable mood throughout the day.

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WEDDING STYLE - POOLSIDE

22 December 2015

With temperatures outside rising, we have a totally brilliant idea – why not get hitched poolside?! With s many gorgeous ways to celebrate your love, why not organise a classy poolside reception – mixing equal parts of glamour + welcome + leaving room for so many styling options. Fill the pool with floating candles, flowers or lanterns [or all together] + watch how the area is transformed. Have everyone jump into the pool on those balmy nights – it makes for a great photo! Peruse through this gallery of floating décor for your gorgeous poolside soiree.

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BOA EDIT - 5 WAYS TO ANNOUNCE YOU'RE ENGAGED!

22 December 2015

SQUEAL! This is it – the biggest moment of your life – you’re finally engaged to your beau! It's time to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter + shout it out loud to everyone + anyone who will listen.

Proposal season is in full swing, so you’re most likely seeing engagement announcements popping up all over your feeds – and if not, no biggie, it’s on its way. In light of this, we thought why not inspire our lucky couples out there with 5 way to announce their engagement on social media – just don’t forget to call your parents beforehand!

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Engagement Photography  Engagement Rings  Engagement Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - BEACH SEATING

22 December 2015

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PIN OF THE DAY - SWEETHEART TABLE

21 December 2015

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - RED + GOLD

21 December 2015

In the spirit of Christmas this week, we thought we would inspire you all with the romantic colours of red, gold + green foliage. Vibrant, bold + demanding attention, red hues bring a sense of romance to any celebration, encompassing love, passion + power. Married perfectly with gold, such a fitting palette can be utilised at any time of the year – whether it be for your Christmas inspired nuptials or your fall tones. Be inspired lovelies…

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BRIDAL BEAUTY MUSE - JENNIFER LAWRENCE

19 December 2015

The ever changing looks of the totally dorkable + lovable Jennifer Lawrence has us feeling inspired. From bombshell curls to a short crop, not to mention almost every hair colour on the spectrum, J-Law has never shied away from trying anything new – and she rocks it every single time! Not one to shy away from a bold or bright lip – ever – she breaks all the beauty rules + proves that bold lips + bold eyes can go together harmoniously! We can’t wait see what she will show us next, until then, be inspired the same way we are..

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FRILLY FLORALS

18 December 2015

What’s frilly like a tutu, subtly scented + available in pretty much every shade imaginable? We will tell you – carnations are! These appealing florals pretty much tick every box when it comes to wedding flowers – full, dreamy + cost effective. Fashion a dreamy bridal bouquet of full + frilly carnations or attach them to string to create a romantic curtain backdrop – or better yet, ice your cupcakes to resemble to frilly goodness of carnations. Be inspired lovelies…

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PIN OF THE DAY - WHIMSICAL WEDDING SWING

18 December 2015

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PIN OF THE DAY - SUMMER ESSENTIALS

17 December 2015

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Food and Beverages  Garden Weddings  Outdoor Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Reception Ideas 

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WEDDING STYLE - LET'S GO FOR A PICNIC

17 December 2015

A picnic wedding is laid back, unique + so much fun when it comes to the simplicity of a summer wedding – especially when an outdoor ceremony turns to a night of fun under the stars. Picnic rugs with matching baskets to lawn games + a whole lot of cheese + wine makes for the ultimate outdoor summer soiree. Its time to get creative ladies; DIY sandwich bars, barrels of beer, festoon lighting + you could even get your handy hubby-to-be to construct a much needed lemonade stand. 

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PIN OF THE DAY - NAKED DELICIOUSNESS

16 December 2015

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Food and Beverages  Wedding Cakes 

kate spade inspired naked wedding cake with fresh flower decor

REAL WEDDING - PAIGE + JAKE

16 December 2015

THE COUPLE: PAIGE + JAKE

GUESTS: 185

PALETTE: We combined our love of rural, modern, boho, classic and romantic. Everyone who attended our wedding could see Jake and I in every detail! Jake and I chose white and gold with a pop of colour through the bridesmaid bouquets and greenery. We wanted to keep it tasteful, timeless and true to us.

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THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony location has always been our ‘go-to’ place for when we need some ‘us’ time. Every year we stay there at least once and we would always look out onto their beautiful garden and think what a gorgeous place that would be to get married!

THE RECEPTION: The Port Lincoln Hotel was definitely an all in one venue. Our guests were able to enjoy a drink while waiting for the reception to commence, and they were also able to book accommodation for the night. It was a spacious venue with a beautiful view! Jake and I wanted to keep it casual yet also traditional. We wanted a sense of calm throughout the day whilst keeping guests entertained and able to let their hair down at night! When guests arrived they were treated to canapés in the entrance foyer, before being welcomed into the ballroom. The bridal table was placed in the middle of the room with four long tables either side; this suited our relaxed vibe and allowed us to feel close to our guests who were coming to congratulate us!

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THE DECOR: Each reception table had a gold sequined runner with five floral arrangements and tea lights in little glass vases down the centre. The candy buffet was the bomboniere for our guests so at each place setting we placed candy bags with paper doilies, a golden peg and our guests’ names printed on the front. Jake and I used white Chiavari chairs, with a beautiful white silky organza woven through the bridal party chairs to ensure our table stood out. We also used white bench ottomans, lounges and glossy side tables. The amazing hanging floral arrangement above the bridal table was created by my mother and was definitely my favourite element of the reception decor.

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THE FLOWERS: My bouquet consisted of all white peony roses, cluster roses, white spray roses, carnations and tulips. My bridesmaids’ bouquets were filled with beautiful coral tones from stem roses, stem cluster roses, billy button, tulips and asparagus fern greenery. All white disbud chrysanthemum, with green foliage of asparagus fern and ivy berry floral arrangements were placed at the reception.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Jake and I chose Jade after seeing her work and also after having our engagement shoot with her. We had so much fun, felt so comfortable and we shared the same vision as her. Jake and I wanted to keep our photos as natural as possible and did not want to look posed. We also wanted to capture the fun we were having with our bridal party along with the love that we share.

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Outdoor Weddings  Real Weddings  Summer Weddings 

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PIN OF THE DAY - RUSTIC SEATING CHART

15 December 2015

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Bouquets & Flowers  Garden Weddings  Outdoor Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Reception Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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WEDDING STYLE - INDIAN INSPIRATION

15 December 2015

The lavish + grand Indian wedding theme is showered in opulent flair, majestic + royal tones, features + style elements. The rich, diverse + bold colours make for an optical treat, from the clothing of guests, along with the bride, to the luxurious floral décor, there is never a shortage of colour in sight. Decor is draped and fashion is a fusion of westernised traditions + incredible Indian influence. Set sight on this visual feast of the senses and be inspired by Bollywood..

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - INDIGO + PINK

14 December 2015

This fashionable colour duo is outlandishly chic + we fully endorse it! The perfect mix of masculinity + femininity, add structure + sophisticated by selecting indigo as your base colour with added accents + features of pink. For a twist of the boho type, add an eclectic mix of punchy patterns + prints such as tie-dye, watercolour + ikat for a daring palette.

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Blue Wedding Ideas  Bohemian Wedding  Pink Wedding Ideas  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Reception Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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EVA GETS ENGAGED!

14 December 2015

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Engagement Photography  Engagement Rings 

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BRIDAL BEAUTY MUSE - TAYLOR SWIFT

12 December 2015

T-swizzle fo shizzle! Seriously though, how far has she come from the blue-eyed country darling we all loved?! She has a squad to die for - filled with supermodels + the hottest music stars to date – living the life or what? We do love however how she plays with her looks constantly but always manages to look polished. Her hair + makeup is always aisle ready, making her our beauty muse choice this week. Relaxed curls + twisted up-do’s to whimsical braids + tousled perfection all finished with her signature smokey eye, pick your fave Taylor style..

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Beauty  Bridal Beauty Muse  Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Hair  Wedding Makeup 

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HENNESSY ROOFTOP BAR

11 December 2015

Its definitely a week to celebrate with your girls – so grab your lady line-up + breathe a breath of fresh air in the height of city chic + elegance in the Mayfair Hotels new HENNESSY rooftop bar. The team here at BOA were lucky enough to be the first people through the door at the exclusive unveiling and let us tell you, it was an experience like no other. A huge shout-out to the Mayfair for keeping the champagne flowing, the beats pumping + boasting some of the best views in Adelaide for Friday night drinks done right!

From your first step out the elevator you are wowed into silence by the sheer elegance of the bar [or maybe it was the totally gorgeous bartenders behind the bar – we forget] complete with marble bench tops + plush furnishings. The showstopper of this gorgeous space is definitely in their lounge area though. Oozing class + style, this chill out zone is the perfect spot for an intimate gathering of your nearest + dearest or for a special little moment with your beau. Panoramic windows expose the bustling city of Adelaide below - with perfect view of the mall – but that’s not the attraction of this room, this is….

..yeah we were taken aback by the sheer beauty + grandness of this stunning piece too - so take a seat on the Versace chair + prepare to admire all night long, we are drinking to the interior designer tonight!

The cigar deck + outdoor terrace gets a big tick of approval from us, boasting beautiful views of the Adelaide hills + bustling city below. These interlocking spaces are perfect for intimate + stylish celebrations alike

Ladies, this is definitely one to consider for all your upcoming nuptial celebrations + festivities – think engagement cocktails on the rooftop terrace dancing under the stars or wedding day photos under that exquisite chandelier – you are spoilt for choice with The Mayfair Hotel.

Cheers to the weekend lovers! We wish you all a weekend filled with wedding planning goodness xx

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FLORAL FRIDAY - CALLA LILLIES

11 December 2015

A graceful flower, the calla lily is loved by many for its sleek + sophisticated look. More than often, the trumpet-shaped bloom is arranged without any other flower or greenery, making it look chic + modern however, when arranged with other flowers, the crisp shape adds texture + depth to the overall look. Available in an array of colours ranging from crisp white to deep aubergine, the show-stopping bloom is available all year around.

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PIN OF THE DAY - PONYTAIL PERFECTION

10 December 2015

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WEDDING STYLE - MAD MEN

10 December 2015

Lets throw it back to the sixties and throw a mad men themed bash. It’s all about demure necklines, nipped waists, + wide skirts for the ladies while the men indulge in well-cut suits, expertly tailored with a narrow tie + cocktail in hand. Allow guests to enjoy themselves with a vintage whiskey + cigar bar complete with a crystal decanter or style your photobooth filled with plenty of white gloves, fedora hats + pearl accents. A chic hotel or rooftop patio makes for an ideal reception venue, tying the whole mad men look together.

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PIN OF THE DAY - ITS A SPRING FLING

9 December 2015

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REAL WEDDING - KRISTINE + LEEHAM

9 December 2015

THE COUPLE: Kristine + Leeham

GUESTS: 220

PALETTE: The girls wore varying shades of red and pink in their lipstick and carried bright colours through their bouquets.

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THE DRESS: My dress was custom made. After trying on so many dresses I realised I wanted something that I could look back on and love! Most importantly I wanted to feel comfortable and beautiful in my dress. My gown was low back with a fitted bust and a unique lace over the bodice. The gown flowed out at the waist, just below a beautiful belt. It was designed perfectly and the staff really catered to everything I wanted. I also had a two meter detachable train. It was great having the option to take it off so I could dance and move around freely without holding onto it all night!

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THE CEREMONY: I always dreamed of a wedding in a beautiful old church. This was something I had my heart set on from when Leeham proposed. It was really amazing seeing the church doors open and Leeham standing at the alter, and saying our vows to each other in front of all our family and friends. The church was absolutely lovely and had such a nice warm feeling. They were also very accommodating to our choice of music and flowers.

THE RECEPTION: We heard amazing reviews of the venue. Leeham and I looked at a few different function rooms, however this venue really catered to anything and everything we wanted, making the entire process so easy. Once we went through all the special features the reception could offer us we both knew we wanted to have our reception there.

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THE DECOR: We placed flowers down the aisle and tulle hanging from row to row with additional flowers on a pedestal. The fresh flowers added so much colour, life and a hint of the outdoors to the church ceremony. The ceremony venue was located on amazing grounds to capture some great photos! The centrepieces for the tables were flowers. We had a cone vase with a slightly unstructured large ball of flowers on top. This consisted of cream vendella roses, white ecuador roses, white lisianthus and a touch of greenery. The vase was placed on a mirrored base surrounded by three crystal tea lights. We had chandeliers and a backdrop for the bridal table, as well as Rococo white chairs. We included up lighting, fireworks and dry ice.

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THE FLOWERS: The bouquets consisted of soft pink roses, with a darker pink rose and white lisianthus, cream vendella rose, green lisianthus, a small touch of the black privet berry and gum leaf.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: We wanted traditional elegance with a modern feel. We were seeking some timelessly romantic photos, but at the same time wanted a few fun group shots as well. We heard really good reviews about the work of Photos Xposed Photography and when we went to meet them we got along so well. Leeham and I loved their professionalism and their willingness to take on our ideas.

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BOA EDIT - 5 BRIDAL SHOWER MUST HAVES!

8 December 2015

Let's get real here - honouring the bride-to-be is the main reason of a bridal shower, but perfectly planned entertainment, AKA games, will mean that all attending will have a day/night to remember. Here, we have compiled some of our favourite bridal shower games, from icebreakers to kick things off to festivities that will leave everyone wishing for more.

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1.This one is super fun + will last the whole shower! As your guests walk through the door, hand them a plastic ring + explain to them that no one at the shower is allowed to say the forbidden word. The word can be anything you like – the grooms name or even the word wedding itself or to put a little twist on things, why not forbid a certain movement or act? No crossing of the legs or elbows on the table – it makes for some serious fun! Inform everyone that if they are caught doing or saying the forbidden, then the person who catches them is allowed to steal their coveted plastic wedding bling. At the end of the shower the person with the most wedding rings wins a prize!

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2. Pass out wooden spoons + sharpies and ask guests to anonymously write down their best wedding advice + Voila, you’ve just mixed up the perfect recipe for love for your darling bride + hubby. Collect the spoons – here comes the fun part – and hand them over to the bride to read aloud + have some fun + giggles listening to the many words of wisdom. We guarantee a few blush worthy tips! Ask the bride to choose her favourite and award the prizes to the winners. As a cute keepsake – frame the bride’s favourite choices as a sentimental wedding gift – you’re such a good bridesmaid!

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3. Its time to get baking! There’s nothing we love more than a DIY cupcake station at any kind of party – so this game totally has our name written all over it! Bake cupcakes as usual but drop a plastic wedding ring into the mix + don’t tell a soul! Get the guests to decorate their cupcake as bridal themed as then can + get the bride to pick her favourite design! WAIT! It gets even better… you get to eat the cupcakes after [cue mouth drooling emoji] because the plastic ring still needs to be found! Let them know that one lucky lady has a hidden surprise inside her freshly frosted treat. Once the ring is found award the guest a prize and inform her that tradition says she is next in line to say, “I do”.

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4. A classic favourite among people of all ages! Nothing gets a crowd going like a good game of bingo – so why not bridal bingo?! So straight forward but so much fun, customise your board, print + begin.

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5. A bridal shower games list isn’t complete without the toilet paper couture wedding dress game. We suggest you visit your local Costco store because this game is going to need a lot of toilet paper to work. Split guests into groups, or leave everyone by themselves to make it more interesting, set the clock for 15 minutes + watch the madness unfold. For added fun, give each person/group materials in which the have to use in their design – feathers, stringed beads, fabric etc. Once time is up, set up a catwalk and let the bride crown the winner.

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PIN OF THE DAY - SUMMER SOIREE BY THE BEACH

8 December 2015

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WEDDING STYLE - SEASIDE SOIREE

8 December 2015

A gorgeous arch, sand in between your toes + the romantic sounds of waves - this is the kind of wedding theming that sort of leaves you speechless. The kind of day where picture perfect details, a stunning duo and moment after another of pure bliss create a day that is stop-you-in-your-tracks pretty. Filled with an abundance of opportunities in the styling department, the perfect summer seaside soiree is fresh, free + oh-so pretty.

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PIN OF THE DAY - ONLY KIDS ALLOWED

7 December 2015

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - BLACK + BLUSH

7 December 2015

Some of the best wedding colour combinations we have seen pair a soft colour with a bolder one. For a truly stylish and romantic wedding, why not take into consideration black and blush pink together. Blush pink and black make a striking pair as pink adds a soft and ultra-feminine touch, while black is dark and sophisticated. When put together, you get a high contrast and high style palette that will add instant flair to your wedding.

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WEDDING PLANNING TOOL - WEDDING DAY ITINERARY

5 December 2015

Like little organisation fairies – this one is a must for your wedding day. Should anything not quite go to plan, this record sheet is your best friend + saviour all in one. This little gem contains all the key information you need on your big day, such as your schedule + all the contact details for your suppliers if you need to contact them. Print out the itinerary + hand it out to your lady line-up + even your mum to ensure they know the 411 + arrive everywhere on time! Its time to get started with this FREE online planning tool here…

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PIN OF THE DAY - EDGY NAVY + GOLD CAKE

4 December 2015

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Blue Wedding Ideas  Food and Beverages  Gold Wedding Ideas  Wedding Cakes 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - BRANCHING OUT

4 December 2015

Branches are an awesome addition to all weddings throughout the year + make for a super unique + alternative feature. They are versatile, textural + come in many shapes, sizes + forms. From the perfect whimsical ceremony arch to an elevated centrepiece design, there are endless ways to branch out at your wedding!

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PIN OF THE DAY - KILLER BRIDAL CLAWS

3 December 2015

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WEDDING STYLE - MOROCCAN BOHO

3 December 2015

We are crushing over this intoxicating mix of exotic bohemian style + beautiful Moroccan chic! Draw inspiration from desert sands, burnt henna, bronzed gold’s + bold pink’s. Imagine your soiree with Bedouin tents, rich patterned textile furniture and cushions strewn around. To finish of that ambient setting, utilise an abundance of candlelight housed in gorgeous Moroccan lamps. If this stunning aesthetic resonates with you too, get ready to fall deeply in love with the images you’re about to see..

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PIN OF THE DAY - BLUSHING BRIDESMAID

2 December 2015

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REAL WEDDING - RECEHELLE + MICHAEL

2 December 2015

THE COUPLE: Rechelle + Michael

GUESTS: 140

PALETTE: Pale pinks, soft pastels with other neutral shades.

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THE DRESS: Originally I wanted a simple lace design, however I ended up choosing a fitted strapless full lace ‘mermaid’ style gown. This style suited my body perfectly. I also added sheer straps and had the dress lowered at the back..

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THE CEREMONY: As soon as we walked through the venue we fell in love. There were peacocks and chickens wandering, butterflies in the garden and an abundance of gorgeous flowers. It was naturally beautiful with a very relaxed feel. After the ceremony we treated guests to drinks and canapés on the grassed area where there were lawn games, a swing, tables, lounge chairs, a wheelbarrow filled with water bottles, a guest book table with an old typewriter and an array of flower-filled jars.

THE RECEPTION: Michael and I were looking for something unique. The location had a beautiful French provincial style barn with grand mirrors wrapping around the interior walls. It was beautifully rustic and alternative which we loved. We also wanted our ceremony and reception in the one location.

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THE DÉCOR: Our seating chart was a large vintage glass window and we also offered an assortment of ‘flip flops’ for those ladies who wanted to kick off their heels and a basket of blankets for anyone who was feeling the weather. We chose a long table setting with white linen, silver glassware, white plates and gold Chiavari chairs for our reception. The candles were rustic gold and crystal in all different sizes and were beautifully scattered down the table. Accompanying greenery mingled through the centre of the table and surrounded the candles, including olive tree branches and varying shades of pale pink and cream roses.

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THE FLOWERS: My bouquet was an unstructured design with a mixture of pastels and bright-coloured blooms. The flowers included pink lisianthus, David Austin ‘Juliet’ roses and greenery bound with ivory ribbon. Rose petals were scattered down the aisle and similar florals were used to decorate the tables, outdoor swing, as well as my hair accessory. Michael’s buttonhole was made up of silver suede, greenery and freesia.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: We were looking for attention to detail with beautiful light imagery that could really capture the moment. We chose Kelsey from Elevation Photography. I received Kelsey’s details through a friend’s recommendation. As soon as we met, we just ‘clicked’, almost as though we had known each other for years. I looked through her photographs and absolutely loved them. I would highly recommend her; she made the day so enjoyable and Michael and I were very relaxed.

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WEDDING STYLE - HONEYCOMB HEXAGON

1 December 2015

These honeycomb hexagon inspired photos contain just the right dose if summery goodness. We have put together some fabulously innovative + gorgeous ways to incorporate the honeycomb shape + pattern into your wedding day. Whether you opt for a bright, bold colour palette or something a little more muted with tones of black + gold, this style just screams fun!

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BOA EDIT - MIX UP YOUR NEXT CELEBRATION

1 December 2015

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It’s that glorious time of year again lovers - HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! We get to celebrate sun, fun + all things summer – and what better way to celebrate a summer love fest than with delicious + refreshing cocktails. As the weather warms up, your loved ones will definitely appreciate a cool signature drink.

Here are a few rules to remember to nail the perfect signature cocktail; choose concoctions that speak to you + your groom – whether it be your favourite drink, flavour or even colour – that way it adds an extra special little touch. You have a bit of a sweet tooth while hubby-to-be prefers the citrusy sour taste? Perfect! Pick a drink that represents each for guest to sample. A lengthy recipe will sure cause a line at the bar for these delicious refreshments, so ensure that you keep your recipe nice and simple, making your bartenders job a lot easier – or better yet, pre-mix your concoctions and place them in a drink dispenser making for the perfect wedding decor detail.

Here is a list of our 5 favourite summer refreshments to get you inspired..

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WATERMELON MOJITO
Watermelon is practically the unofficial fruit of summer, which means it is the perfect fruit for a crowd-pleasing cocktail. Garnish the cocktail with sprigs of fresh mint + spears of watermelon. This recipe is simple enough to make in bulk, making it perfect for large weddings.

INGREDIENTS [makes 8 drinks]
30 large fresh mint leaves
4 thick slices fresh watermelon, seeds and rind removed
1 1/4 cup light rum, such as Bacardi
1/2 cup sugar syrup
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Sprigs of mint + spears of watermelon, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS
1.Use a mortar + pestle to mash the mint leaves - you can add a little sugar to help break up the leaves + get the oils from the mint extracted.
2.Remove and discard the rind and seeds of the watermelon. Place the watermelon, rum, sugar syrup and lime juice in a blender + blend until smooth. Stir to get the froth to go down.
3.Put the mashed mint into a large pitcher + add in the watermelon mixture. Stir to combine the mint with the juice.
4.Place ice cubes in glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and spears of watermelon.

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CUCUMBER MARGARITA
Who doesn’t enjoy a good margarita on a balmy night – especially when it is mixed with fresh + mild cucumber! This awesome flavour combination is reminiscent of a tropical island paradise + will keep your guest coming back for more. Serve on the rocks or try blending with ice for a daiquiri feel.

INGREDIENTS [makes 1 pitcher]
3 cucumbers, peeled + roughly chopped
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup tequila
2 tablespoons triple sec
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 jalapeño, sliced

GLASS RIM
2 tablespoons Maldon sea salt
2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
1-teaspoon fresh lime zest

INSTRUCTIONS
1.Add the chopped cucumber to a food processor + pulse until the mixture turns smooth. Run the puree through a sieve + you should end up with 1 1/2 cup of cucumber juice; set aside.
2.In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat on medium low until the sugar dissolves.
3.To a pitcher, mix together the cucumber juice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice + jalapeño. Add half of the sugar syrup and do a taste test + adjust according to taste
4.Transfer to the refrigerator so the jalapeño has time to spice the mixture. Check the mixture every 15-20 minutes + do a taste test.
5.On a plate, mix together the salt, sugar + lime zest. Run a lime around the edge of the glasses to moisten; dip the rims in the salt + sugar mixture. Add a few ice cubes to each glass and divide the margarita mixture between the glasses. Garnish with a few slices of jalapeño or lime or even a few slices of cucumber.

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RASPBERRY LIMONCELLO PROSECCO

Raspberry, limoncello + prosecco come together in a deliciously bubbly mix to create a sweet mixture of tasty goodness that is sure to keep your guest happy.

INGREDIENTS [makes 6 drinks]
3 cups prosecco, chilled
1 cup limoncello liqueur, chilled
1 cup frozen raspberries
6 sprigs fresh mint

INSTRUCTIONS
In a large pitcher, whisk together the prosecco + limoncello.
Pour into glasses + serve over raspberries, garnished with mint, if desired.

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BLOOD ORANGE SANGRIA

Nothing screams summer more than bright + bold citrus’! A good old sangria bowl is a sure party starter + this unique take on a classic is no different. Prepping is a breeze + is one of those drinks that seems to get better over time, so call up your caterers ladies, this ones a sure thing.

INGREDIENTS [makes 6-8 drinks]
6 blood oranges
2 bottles of pinot grigio
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup brandy
1 1/2 cup of strawberries, sliced
1 pint of raspberries
1 apple, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
1.Zest one of the blood oranges + combine it with the sugar in a small bowl. Rub the sugar + zest together with your fingers until fragrant.
2.Juice four of the blood oranges, discarding any seeds or pith. Chop the remaining blood oranges into pieces.
3.In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, blood orange juice, club soda, apples, strawberries, raspberries and blood oranges. Stir well to combine.
4.Place the orange sugar on a plate, then run a lemon, lime or orange slice around the rim of each glass. Dunk each glass in the sugar, coating well. Fill each glass with a few ice cubes, then add some of the fruit from the sangria. Pour the sangria into each glass and serve!

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WHITE WEDDING COSMOPOLITANS
This modern twist on a sophisticated drink is sure to wow your guests with the sweet-and-sour combo of St-Germain + tart white cranberry juice. Added bonus? The concoction is totally clear, so you can drink + dance away freely throughout the festivities without the worry of staining your dress.

INGREDIENTS [makes 1 drink]
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons St-Germain elderflower liqueur
2 tablespoons white cranberry juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Edible flowers for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
1.Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice + lemon juice.
2.Cover; shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Float a flower on top + serve immediately

Cheers to the newlyweds - happy drinking ladies + gents!

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