PIN OF THE DAY - BE BOLD

30 September 2015

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Jewellery  Wedding Fashion 

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REAL WEDDING - BILLIE + AARON

30 September 2015

THE COUPLE: Billie + Aaron

GUESTS: 120

PALETTE: I fell in love with the beautiful warm gold, orange, pinks, reds and yellows in the bridesmaid’s dresses. The shades felt fitting for a spring wedding, and complemented my vibrantly coloured wedding dress.

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THE DRESS: My gown was a gorgeous two-piece custom design, made from hand dyed French guipure lace over an ivory coloured silk. The dress consisted of a full high-wasted skirt with pockets and a waterfall hemline, and a cropped top with an open back. I wanted a wedding gown that was different and true to me. The idea of a green dress occurred to me one day and I could not get it out of my head.

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THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony was in McLaren Vale. The location consisted of beautiful gardens and lush paddock surroundings. We were treated to incredible views of the natural scrub and native bush land, which made the moment feel very intimate and secluded. Aaron and I also loved the little winding dirt road leading to the property. The outside ceremony and garden setting perfectly reflected the love Aaron and I share for the great outdoors.

THE RECEPTION: A pretty outdoor spot to scatter tables and picnic rugs and hang festoon lighting. The art gallery was perfect for dancing, and the beautiful verandas offered an ideal mingling area for guests. The venue also had accommodation, where I stayed with my bridesmaids the night before the wedding. The location was nice and close to our ceremony venue too!

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THE DÉCOR: Our ceremony was kept quite simple, to honour the beautiful gardens and scenic surroundings. Aaron and I decided on white Americana chairs for guests seating. We incorporated blackboard signage and hanging paper lanterns and scattered jars of fresh bright blooms. Beautiful dried petals were also available for guests to toss at the conclusion of the ceremony. At the reception, the decorations included paper lanterns of various colours and sizes to suit our colour palette. Aaron and I also displayed jars of fresh flowers to decorate the tables. We had hoped to have a lovely outdoor area for guests to eat and dance; however the weather had other ideas. This would have included a beautiful black leather lounge and other furniture from Vintage Scene Hire and scattered picnic rugs and cushions for guests to sit and mingle.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Kim from Panache Photography was the first photographer Aaron and I met with and we decided then and there that he was perfect! We were very impressed with his work. Kim was so warm and friendly and genuinely wanted to get to know us. We were looking for outstanding quality photography. Aaron and I also wanted photos that captured all of the important moments, the finer details, the emotions and the fun in a natural candid style. Aaron and I absolutely loved the final result and could not be happier with how all of the photos turned out. Kim was also very happy to take some snaps with our beloved dog, Mack.

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Real Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding Styling 

wedding photos by panache photography

PIN OF THE DAY - LUSH MARQUEE DECOR

29 September 2015

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Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

lush wedding reception marquee styling

WEDDING STYLE - MODERN MINIMALIST

29 September 2015

It’s official, minimalist weddings are back and we couldn’t be happier! Less is definitely more with this trend ladies - and let me tell you it does not disappoint. Embrace clean whites + neutral, earthy tones paired with brass + wooden features with added lashings of foliage. Commit to pared down silhouettes, sheaths and slip dress in pure, luxe fabrics + matte skin, flushed skin and sleek hair.

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Garden Weddings  Gold Wedding Ideas  Modern Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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BOA EDIT - TOP FIVE HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS

29 September 2015

Anything but a typical holiday, your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime! Spoilt for choice – how do you pick the right one?! Don’t stress - whether you’re searching for a far-fetched escape for you + your beau in paradise, or a getaway teeming with wildlife + adventure, we have you covered. Romantic? Check. Brag-worthy? Absolutely. Filled with enough secret coves and doting waiters to make your seven days in heaven an affair to remember, here is our pick for the FIVE hottest honeymoon getaways.

BOA TIP: Once you have finished being captivated by the beauty + romance of these truly magical destinations, pick your jaw off the floor and head to our Honeymoon + Travel directory and begin your destination dreaming with Adelaide's most talented!

GREECE

With clear blue skies + even bluer waters, be captivated by the cobbled streets, whitewashed villages + blue-domed churches – the perfect recipe for a whirlwind romance. Relax + spend some quality time with your new hubby overlooking the gorgeous views as you stand on the bluff of some of the most heavenly + luxurious hotels you will ever experience. Greece is the faultless destination for couples wanting a European experience filled with sun, beaches, history, culture, food + a lively nightlife.

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AFRICA

If you + hubby are looking for adventure, action, culture + a truly unique experience, then Africa is the perfect honeymoon destination. Feeling a little wild? We recommend you stay in the luxury tents of the andBeyond Bateleur Camp, replicating the glamour + style of 1920s Africa. Enjoy dinner under the stars + watch the wildlife frolic just outside your door. Awe-inspiring safari’s, desert adventures + spectacular scenery, Africa is sure to be a memorable one.

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MALDIVES

Walk hand-in-hand along soft white sands as the warm turquoise water laps at your feet in your own tropical paradise. Offering the perfect fusion of luxury + nature, do as much, or as little as you like in the Maldives. Sip cocktails by the pool [or your private lagoon], snorkel amongst some of the most beautiful reefs + pamper yourself silly. The Maldives is the ultimate getaway for couples wanting relaxation, pampering + sun.

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NEW YORK

Sing it with us; New York, New York! The only luxury + indulgence to be had here is in one of the city’s most prestigious hotels or the famous Tiffany & Co. 5th avenue. Spend your days enjoying the rich flavours of little Italy + Chinatown, exploring the funky shops + café lifestyle of SoHo or the glitz of the Theatre District. Admire the concrete jungle under the glorious rays of summer or during the chilly temperatures of winter; it is spectacular either way. Filled with sightseeing, rich culture + plenty of shopping, the world’s most famous city can be anything you + hubby want it to be – so what are you waiting for?

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CROATIA

It was once one of Europe’s best kept secrets filled with history, culture + romance; roam the narrow winding streets of the inhabited islands or the marble streets of the medieval walled town of Dubrovnik. Visit museums - like the museum of broken relationships – peruse over palaces + tantalise your tastebuds with authentic cuisine. One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of this country – by yacht! Sail along the Adriatic and admire the breathtaking views of the archipelago. The perfect honeymoon destination for the curious couple who enjoys sun, adventure + want to spend their days exploring.

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Honeymoon Ideas 

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - GOLD + NUDE

28 September 2015

For a wedding colour palette that can only be describe as utterly divine; a timeless classic of gold paired with tan hues. Elegant exclusive and exuberant mix metallic, glitter+ matte textures + shades for the ultimate appeal. The faultless finish to this sweet scheme; the perfect nude underlay wedding gown – we totally adore!

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Gold Wedding Ideas  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - CUSHION CUT PERFECTION

28 September 2015

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Engagement Rings 

cushion cut diamond engagement ring with a halo + diamond band

2015 BELAIR PARK COUNTRY CLUB BRIDAL EXPO

26 September 2015

Choosing the perfect venue for you upcoming nuptials doesn’t have to be as daunting you think! With the gorgeous sun shining this weekend, it is the perfect time for you and your beau to head into the gorgeous Adelaide hills and visit the Belair Park Country Club.

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Explore the beauty of one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets as you sip on champagne and mingle with a range of bridal industry suppliers.

belair park country club - brides of adelaideWHAT YOU’LL SEE: Gorgeous views over 835 hectares of natural surroundings – making for the perfect backdrop to your celebrations. Also on show are a large host of wedding suppliers + industry professionals showcasing their products + services.

WHAT YOU’LL TASTE: A delicious drop of champagne as you + beau spend time discussing your needs for your special day with a host of wedding suppliers. Don’t forget to take some time to sample the clubs world-class pre-dinner hors d’oeurves.

WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE: An array of vendors covering photography, beauty, entertainment, cakes and transport – all in one location to help guide you through the planning process of your big day. As well as the Belair Park Country Club wedding coordinators who will be on hand to answer your questions and bring to life your ideas, to create YOUR perfect wedding day.

DATE: Sunday 27th September, 2015-09-22

TIME: 11-4pm

LOCATION: Belair Park Country Club | Upper Sturt Road, Belair Park, Adelaide

TICKETS: Free Entry

PIN OF THE DAY - THE BEST KIND OF HABIT

25 September 2015

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Wedding Photography 

wedding shot of bride + groom holding hands while driving

FLORAL FRIDAY - FERNS

25 September 2015

While ferns conjure up images of lush forests + jungles, we have a feeling that they just might be the next big thing in the wedding style file. This leafy, deep emerald green beauty is just the finishing touch your bouquet and centrepieces need – but are just the right amount of showy to stun + amaze on their own. See what we’re talking about here…

Bouquets & Flowers  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - FLOWER WALL

24 September 2015

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Bouquets & Flowers  Wedding Styling 

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WEDDING STYLE- LATIN INSPIRATION

24 September 2015

Everything you are thinking about a Latin themed wedding is probably right; pull inspiration from the vibrant, rich colours + textures of both Central + South America. This is the perfect theme for couples wanting a gorgeously creative outdoor wedding that is carefree + fun. Think ranch style buildings, vibrant hues of orange, reds + pinks carried through everything + native floral's.
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Bohemian Wedding  Garden Weddings  Pink Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling  Yellow Wedding Ideas 

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PIN OF THE DAY - TOO GOOD TO EAT

23 September 2015

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Food and Beverages  Wedding Cakes 

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REAL WEDDING - KAHLIA + NICHOLAS

23 September 2015

THE COUPLE: Kahlia + Nicholas

GUESTS: 181

PALETTE: All white, off whites, crystal and mirrors

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THE DRESS: I knew since I was a little girl I wanted a princess gown. I envisioned A LOT of tulle like a big fluffy cloud with an intricate bodice which would stand out over everything. This is exactly what was created for me. The bottom half of my gown was made with layers and layers of soft tulle, it puffed out from the tougher tulle underneath which was made into a netting style so I could achieve the full effect. The top half of the gown was put together with mesh material and covered with beaded lace consisting of pearls and pearlescent beads. The back of the dress was pulled together by a series of silk buttons.

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THE CEREMONY: For the ceremony, we chose a church with the most stunning interior, it was so colourful and busy and full of gold tones. We did not add too much decor, only two extra urns with white roses placed on either side of Nicholas and I.

THE RECEPTION: From our first meeting, Larry at Festival Functions made us feel so confident and excited. The venue originally caught my eye due to the beautiful menu. From there it ticked every single one of our boxes for our dream glamour wedding. For the reception we organised two fire stick performers to perform a fire show while our guests indulged in their main meals. It was a lot of fun! They danced to recent pop music and kept us all entertained with amazing tricks. Not something we had ever come across at a Greek Cypriot style wedding. Our guests seemed thoroughly entertained and took plenty of pictures. Also, a Greek Cypriot tradition is to pin money on us during the reception.

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THE DÉCOR: In addition to the large chandelier that hangs at the Festival Function centre, we also had three clusters of chandeliers hanging down over our bridal table. We hung white draping and blue and purple coloured LED lighting around the room. Our bridal party table was lined with square glass vases full of different types of white blooms. Our table centrepieces were grand crystal candelabras that held bunches of white blossoms in the middle. Nicholas and I had the urns we used for our church moved to the reception to stand on either side of the bridal party table. We also had a photo booth.

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THE FLOWERS: My bouquet was a big ball of white peonies with very minimal amount of silver leaf underneath, and wrapped in a white satin ribbon.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicholas and I were looking for photos we had not seen before; we were hoping to find someone different. We were seeking intimate photos and someone who would portray that. We chose Belle Photo. When we first met Luigi, he made us laugh and explained things in thorough detail to us.
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Real Weddings 

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PIN OF THE DAY - HANDSOME DUO

22 September 2015

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Beach Weddings  Page Boys  Summer Weddings  Wedding Fashion 

handsome pageboy's in matching beach wedding outfits 

WEDDING STYLE - GRECIAN

22 September 2015

Crisp whites, gold trimmings + olive branch finishing’s make for an exquisite wedding scheme. Organic foliage fashions an opulent green hue to the scheme while gold trimmings lend a hint of antiqueness. Bronzed skin, flowing, draped dresses; this theme is tasteful + majestic achieving a relaxed, luxurious look.glass framed welcome wedding sign - brides of adelaidegrecian inspired bridesmaids dresses + flower crowns - brides of adelaidebride + groom wedding photo - brides of adelaidegrecian inspired wedding chair with wreath - brides of adelaidegrecian inspired wedding table setting with olive leaf runner - brides of adelaidehomemade olive oil wedding favours - brides of adelaidegrecian inspired juliet cap veil - brides of adelaidethree tier white wedding cake with olive branch decor - brides of adelaide

Summer Weddings  Table Settings  Veils  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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BOA EDIT - TOP TEN CELEBRITY WEDDING DRESSES

22 September 2015

For some serious wedding inspo, flip through Hollywood’s best. Here’s our top 10 prettiest and most memorable celebrity wedding gowns to oooh and ahhh over. Although some of these would blow the wedding budget out the water, not to mention your hubby-to-be may have a ‘mini’ freak out as you scan the pages of the BOA Pinterest board's; it doesn’t mean you can’t have girly moment to admire their beauty and picture yourself slipping one on.

BOA TIP: Put pen to paper and start jotting down some of the elements you love! Perhaps Kaley Cuoco’s statement pink Vera Wang gown takes your fancy? Then a bold number is for you – peruse coloured fabrics that complement your wedding colour palette. Or the sheer underlay of Poppy Delevingne’s Chanel may be more your style? A two–piece is definitely in fashion – take inspiration from Olivia Palermo’s tulle skirt and cardigan pairing and come up with your own enviable top and skirt combo. Peruse over Adelaide’s finest bridal + couture houses here..

SOLANGE KNOWLES in Kenzo
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POPPY DELEVINGNE in Chanel

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KATE MOSS in Galliano + OLIVIA PALERMO in Carolina Herrera

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KELLY CLARKSON in Alice Temperley

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ANNE HATHAWAY in Valentino

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LAUREN CONRAD in Badgely Mishka + Monique Lhuillier

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KALEY CUOCO in Vera Wang

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KATE MIDDLETON in Alexander McQueen

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ASHLEY TISDALE in a two-way Monique Lhuillier

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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

solange knowles kenzo wedding dress / poppy delevingne chanel wedding dress kate moss galliano wedding dress / olivia palermo carolina hererra two piece wedding dress / kelly clarkson temperley weddng dress / anne hathaway valentino wedding dress / lauren conrad badgely mishka wedding dress / lauren conrad monique lhuilier wedding dress / / kaley cuoco vera wang pink wedding dress / kate middleton alexander mcqueen wedding dress / ashley tisdale monique lhuillier wedding dresses

PIN OF THE DAY - MODERN DAY DREAM

21 September 2015

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Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling  White Wedding Ideas 

modern j'aton couture wedding dress

WEDDING COLOUR STYLE -FEMININE FUCHSIA

21 September 2015

Spring is here lovelies and we are so excited! Fresh, edgy + ultra-sexy, we have re-vamped your typical fuchsia for a vivaciously playful modern affair. Working best with a blank canvas [white, white + white], eye-popping fuchsia accents fashion fresh femininity and quirkiness to your usual pink shades. Oh, and bold lips are a must! Prepare yourselves for a serious case of fuchsia fever…
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Pink Wedding Ideas  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Planning  Wedding Styling 

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67TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

21 September 2015

It’s daytime TV's ‘night of nights’, the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and it has not disappointed! We have once again been served a fashionably glorious helping of gorgeous glamour + swoon worthy gowns. taking fashion notes from the starts has never been so easy; feast your eyes on the BOA teams top pick’s for bridal looks.

Bombshell Sofia Vergara did not disappoint [as always] donning a gorgeous gold strapless structured gown by designer St. John with a mermaid finish, she was the epitome of sexy – the girl can do no wrong! America’s sweetheart Emma Roberts stunned in a plunging off-white Jenny Packham custom creation paired with a double chain wrapped around her neck.

Giuliana Rancic’s screamed sophisticated in a soft pastel pink embellished gown, which sat off the shoulder baring a little skin. She complimented her look with simple centre-parted loose waves – the perfect bridal hair.

What’s a red carpet without a little colour?! Turning heads, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland dared in a glamorous wine-coloured Zac Posen with a dramatic collar - sealing the deal on her impressive style credentials once and for all!

Petite brunette, Yael Stone, opted for a structured silhouette in a pale pink teamed with a not so structured up-do which finished her look off perfectly. Although the gown was a classic shape of a structured bodice + full skirt, Yael added a modern + fun twist, opting to create the dress out of thick netted material and we agree!

And of course, we couldn’t go without mentioning Joanna Newsom in her fashion-forward Delpozo Spring 15 gown. She looked stunning in a unique, structural pink gown with a glittery floral bodice that highlighted her slim waist, which she paired with a deep pink lip. Not for the faint hearted, this dress is what fashion-forward brides dream of, would you dare?

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Wedding Fashion  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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WEDDING PLANNING TOOL - BUDGET

19 September 2015

As women, sticking to a budget is never easy! Our heart is saying, “treat yo self” while our bank account is screaming, “don’t treat yo self” – it’s a constant game of tug a war and we all know who wins in the end! So here at BOA HQ, we have come up with a fab budget planner that is sure to keep you well within your limits – your hubby will thank us later!

What a treasure this tool really is! Estimate your wedding expenses + keep track of all your actual costs + amounts paid under the sections provided, covering everything from accommodation to stationery + decor. Add payments and update items as you go to keep track of all the wonderful wedding suppliers you have paid + to see how much is left for those extra little indulges. This tool couldn’t be any easier if it tried – we have taken the stress out so you can enjoy your planning process! Get started with this FREE interactive online planning tool here...
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Free Online Wedding Planning Tools  Wedding Planning  Wedding Planning Tools 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - SNAPDRAGON

18 September 2015

Fun, funky + cool – snapdragons are the perfect accessory for your wedding day floral arrangements. This gracious flower is aesthetically appealing in every colour - dress up your table setting or wedding bouquet with this versatile blossom!
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Bouquets & Flowers  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - WHITE ORCHID VEIL

18 September 2015

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white orchid flower cathedral length wedding veil

WEDDING STYLE - TOILE DE JOUY

17 September 2015

Toile is anything but old fashioned; todays toile is soft, romantic + elegant, making it the perfect vintage touch for your nuptials. Although traditionally popular in linen, we are loving toile sashes, toile gowns + even toile cakes! Take a look at this stylish theme – we can’t seem to get enough.
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PIN OF THE DAY - DAPPER DUO

17 September 2015

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Grooms Grooming  Page Boys  Wedding Fashion 

page boy + groom dressed in the same wedding day attire

PIN OF THE DAY - BE MY GIRL

16 September 2015

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Bridesmaids 

will you be my bridesmaid champagne glass

PIN OF THE DAY - ROSE GARLAND BRIDAL DRESS

15 September 2015

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Bouquets & Flowers  Pink Wedding Ideas  Wedding Dresses 

fairytale rose garland wedding dress

WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - INDIGO

14 September 2015

We are feeling a little blue in the office today – in the best sense! We are crushing over the deep inky shade of blue, which has us dreaming of balmy summer nights under the stars. Be inspired - we promise to have you crushing too!
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Beach Weddings  Blue Wedding Ideas  Bohemian Wedding  Summer Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - SLEEK BUN

14 September 2015

sleek low bun + bold lip bridal inspiration - brides of adelaide

Bridal Makeup  Wedding Hair 

wedding hair + makeup inspiration

BRIDAL BEAUTY MUSE - GIGI HADID

12 September 2015

The name Gigi Hadid has become synonymous with style and beauty – and has landed her as this weeks bridal beauty muse. Whether she is strutting down the catwalk or gracing the covers of magazines, there is no doubt that her makeup is anything but flawless. Her signature? Natural, golden, glowy + contoured – be inspired lovelies.
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Bridal Makeup  Wedding Hair 

double winged liner wedding makeup / side swept bridal curls + natural makeup / sleek bridal pony tail + luminous makeup / messy low bridal bun + winged liner / tousled loose bridal waves / cat-eyed smokey eye + sleek bridal bun

FLORAL FRIDAY - ROSES ARE (NOT) RED

11 September 2015

Paired perfectly with a pretty pastel palette, roses are the picture-perfect wedding flower all year round. Elegant + romantic from petal strewn aisles to floral printed gowns; love is in the air!

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Bouquets & Flowers  Wedding Reception Ideas  Wedding Styling 

blush pink + white rose wedding bouquet / whimsical rose wedding reception centrepiece / wedding cake with rose decorated icing / all white wedding bridal bouquet / rose petal strewn wedding ceremony aisle / rose printed couture wedding dress

PIN OF THE DAY - BOTANICAL BAR

11 September 2015

botanical wedding cocktail bar - brides of adelaide

Bachelorette Party  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

botanical wedding cocktail bar

PIN OF THE DAY - SUSPENDED CAKE BUFFET

10 September 2015

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Bohemian Wedding  Food and Beverages  Wedding Cakes  Wedding Ideas 

whimsical wedding suspended cake buffet

WEDDING STYLE - INDUSTRIAL

10 September 2015

It's time to break all the rules – think warehouse, lofts + industrial spaces, take everything you love about the city – the lights, buildings + that urban feel, and fuse it all together. Bold, confident + modern, an industrial wedding style is perfect for a chic soiree. The minimalist sophistication of exposed wood + metals, suspended lighting + foliage is awe-inspiring and we cant get enough!
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Modern Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - FABULOUS FLORALS

9 September 2015

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Spring Weddings  Summer Weddings  Wedding Guest 

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REAL WEDDING - TEGHAN + AARON

9 September 2015

THE COUPLE: Teghan + Aaron

GUESTS: 80

PALETTE: Peach and teal hues with a subtle mix of pastel shades. The palette was fun, light and summer inspired. Aaron and I wanted a casual wedding, with a very relaxed persona.

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THE DRESS: I wanted something flowy, unique and a little out of the ordinary. My gown was ivory silk chiffon with a very low back, small train, semi sheer tulle straps and gorgeous hand-made flowers.

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THE CEREMONY: Aaron and I reside in Darwin so we flew down to Adelaide to view local venues. This was the first venue we looked at and we both absolutely loved the feel and overall vibe of the place. Aaron and I booked the entire venue for the weekend. We loved that our close family and friends were able to stay on-site in one of the twelve beach huts. Our wedding was transformed into an incredible weekend celebration.

THE RECEPTION: Aaron and I chose the same location for our ceremony and reception. The decor of the restaurant perfectly complemented the relaxed ambiance we were after. The food was fantastic and our drinks package allowed for all premium wines and beer. Aaron and I partook in our first dance almost immediately upon entering the reception, allowing us to enjoy the rest of the night with our guests.

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THE DECOR: For our ceremony we hired Americana chairs and umbrellas from the venue. Aaron and I also included a garden bar, a personalised welcome sign, fingerprint station, and an alter of draped ribbons and lace. For our reception tablescape, we chose an assortment of clear and blue mason jars filled with flowers and scattered an abundance of candles. The menus doubled as the guests’ place cards and were displayed on individual clipboards. Our table numbers were white wooden freestanding numbers and we also suspended a flower- covered ladder above the bar. Aaron and I decided to have a children’s table with crayons, activity books and disposable cameras. A cigar bar was set up in a room off to the side, which our guests absolutely loved.

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THE FLOWERS: My oversized bouquet was made up of roses, dahlias, Queen Anne’s lace and snapdragon. My bridesmaids carried a similar arrangement. The assorted table vessels featured a similar combination, containing mainly wild flowers.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Aaron and I wanted very natural, fun and candid photography. After spending time looking through photographers we discovered Fiona Thurlings, who came highly recommended from a friend. We instantly loved her style and knew she would capture the day perfectly.

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Beach Weddings  Real Weddings 

wedding photography by fiona thurlings / wedding ings by bell & brunt

PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID INSPO

8 September 2015

elie saab 2015 couture bridesmaid dress inspiration - brides of adelaide

Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

elie saab 2015 couture bridesmaid dress inspiration

WEDDING STYLE - GEOMETRICS

8 September 2015

A chic soiree of muted tones of black, grey, green + cream with sublime subtle hints of metallic details of silver, copper + gold – ladies, we introduce you to the world of geometrics; think sharp lines + structure. Modern, stylish + chic, it’s the ultimate wedding style for sophisticated couples looking to breakfree of traditions.
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Gold Wedding Ideas  Green Wedding Ideas  Modern Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS

7 September 2015

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

j'aton couture wedding dress

WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - MINT

7 September 2015

We are swooning over the ever-feminine + fresh mint hues. The pale green looks magnificent against white, tan and sparkle accents. Fresh and light, it’s the perfect scene for a springtime wedding amongst the new seasonal blooms and sparkling sunshine. Breathe a breath of fresh air into your wedding…
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Green Wedding Ideas  Modern Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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WEDDING PLANNING TOOLS - WEDDING TASKS LIST

5 September 2015

Grab your laptop ladies, its time to log onto our FREE online wedding planning tools! Our fabulous ‘tasks’ tool means that you’re in for a easy planning season, with step-by-step lists of the numerous tasks involved with planning your wedding. The hottest fashions, latest trends, helpful articles + much more – get started with your personal planning assistant and new best friend here...

Wedding Planning  Wedding Planning Tools 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - SUCCULENTS

4 September 2015

Once we started to swoon over succulents – we couldn’t stop! With palettes ranging from greenish greys to deep purples, offer your florals a modern look or a rustic twist on your table setting; these juicy plants are versatile, vibrant and long lasting. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret, we have you covered..

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Bouquets & Flowers  Modern Weddings  Rustic Weddings 

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PIN OF THE DAY - URBAN BOHO

4 September 2015

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Bohemian Wedding  Gold Wedding Ideas 

boho inspired bride + groom

PIN OF THE DAY - SAY THANKYOU

3 September 2015

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Groomsmen  Wedding gift ideas 

wedding day groomsmen gift box

WEDDING STYLE - BALLOONS

3 September 2015

It seriously doesn’t get any cuter + prettier than balloon decorations – from engagement parties, hen’s nights to the “I do’s”! Line your aisle with helium filled balloons or have your bridal party hold one each for the perfect snap! They are the picture-perfect accessory for your wedding; who says kids have to have all the fun?!
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Centrepieces  Engagement Styling  Modern Weddings  Wedding Styling  White Wedding Ideas 

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PIN OF THE DAY - FLOWER CROWN CRUSHING

2 September 2015

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autumn inspired wedding day flower crown

REAL WEDDING - ALICIA + LUKE

2 September 2015

THE COUPLE: Alicia + Luke

GUESTS:65

THE STYLE: Luke and I chose a vintage country themed wedding. Both living outside the major city and loving anything with a vintage retro feel, our guests continually told us it reflected our style.

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THE DRESS: I was looking for a knee length vintage feel, something different but still traditional white. Apart from those requirements I was open to just about anything, knowing that something would eventually jump out at me. My gown was everything I wanted; knee length, round neck, capped sleeves and made completely out of sequins!

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THE CEREMONY:A friend of my mother’s dropped in conversation that his daughter married on a block of land he owned out the back of Normanville and he kindly offered it to Luke and I. Driving out to such a beautiful country side, and pulling into this stunning vacant block surrounded by forestry was just magical. We did not look at any other venues after seeing it. There were numerous non-traditional aspects to our wedding. Luke and I decided not to have a wedding party for starters. Also, Luke and I met at the venue before the guests arrived and I did not walk down an aisle, instead we walked together to the spot we chose to read our vows. I think it’s important to do what you and your partner wish to do, if you want something non traditional then do it! Especially if it means you’ll be happier and more comfortable.

THE RECEPTION:Luke and I could not decide on a reception venue, taking into consideration we wanted this wedding to be relaxing, we decided to have everything in the one place.

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THE DECOR: Most of our decor was collected over time from op shops and antique stores. We found some amazing pieces like crates, tables, vases, and a ten pin bowling set. Luke and I also had a vintage gumball machine filled with lollies, which was a hit with the kids! With such incredible scenery around us, we seemed to utilise it without knowing. Luke and I married in front of a big stump with beautiful ivy growing over it, which my sister-in-law decorated with vases filled with flowers. We scattered wine barrels from local wineries throughout the block for guests’ convenience. We also had parasols and fans for guests, and hired a marvellous castle shaped marquee.

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THE FLOWERS: My bouquet had a mixture of lisianthus, roses, everlasting daisies, gypsophila, and different foliage and ferns.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: When Luke and I went to meet Karalee she was so down to earth and had a genuine understanding of what we were after in a photographer. On the day she was just magnificent and I feel she really made our wedding special. When we received our photos back they were exactly what we had wished for and more! Luke and I were after someone who understood the kind of people we were, someone who could work well with us to achieve the result we wanted. We were not after glitzy and glamorous, just natural and real.

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Adelaide Wedding Photographers  Country Weddings  Real Weddings  Vintage Weddings 

photographs by angelsmith photography

PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDAL LINGERIE

1 September 2015

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Wedding Fashion  White Wedding Ideas 

white lace wedding lingerie set

WEDDING STYLE - CALLIGRAPHY CAKE TOPPER

1 September 2015

Hand-written script is all the wedding rage right now (+ we have a secret crush on it) - a modern twist on an old school tradition! Take your wedding cake from simple to statement worthy with these gorgeous text toppers!
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