PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDE + GROOM'S MOMENT

31 March 2016

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Wedding Ceremony  Wedding Photography  Wedding Styling 

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BOA STYLE - METAL

31 March 2016

One of our choice looks this season is a modern industrial style. Modern industrial is all about combining rich textures to evoke a welcoming urban vibe, which brings us to one of our favourite elements – metal. Add a few metal accents to achieve the richly layered textures that define a modern style. Consider a bar cart with wrought iron pipe legs, or brushed brass candlesticks in your table décor. These accents of metallic texture will add a rich quality to the overall look. Take a look at all the fabulous ways you can include metal into your special day….
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Centrepieces  Table Settings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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BRIDAL BEAUTY TIMELINE

30 March 2016

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You’re getting married! You’re excited, your family is excited – even we are excited too! Once you have pulled your head from the newly engaged cloud, it’s time to get down to the fun stuff – planning. While thoughts of venues, gowns and possible wedding dates fill your head; don’t forget to look after yourself. Planning can be a crazy time, but you cant forget to plan your all important beauty timeline – get a tan before a wax and you might as well call yourself a Zebra. A major skin peeling facial the day before the wedding and you’ll be speed dialling your dermo before you can say “I do.” It’s a delicate planning process, so we have created this beauty timeline to get you wedding prepped…

6-8 MONTHS

Exercise Plan: Whether you work out regularly or only every now and then, its time to put a regular exercise routine into place. If you’re looking to lose weight, tone or even relieve stress, set goals for yourself and aim to smash them. This is so important to avoid crash diets a couple weeks out from the wedding – it takes a few weeks to reduce puffiness and not to mention, no one likes a bride in an ill-fitted dress.

Skin Diet: Lets face it, when it comes to our skin routine most of us have been slacking. Now is the time to up the ante! Repeat after me - cleanse, tone, target and moisturise EVERY morning and night and don’t forget to exfoliate once or twice a week too.
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4-5 MONTHS

Hair & Makeup: It is never too early to begin consultation appointments for your wedding hair & makeup, but 4-5 is more than enough time to have a few trials and try different styles with different suppliers before you make your final decision. Avoid scheduling conflicts with your favourite hair & makeup stylists and book them as soon as possible.

2-3 MONTHS

Tan Testing: There is nothing worse as a girl than seeing someone with a really bad tan – we’re talking oompa loompa orange, streaky and splotchy patches – your wedding day is not the time to be a victim of this! It’s time to start different tanning techniques now. Whether gradual moisturiser is your go-to or a spray booth, give yourself time to test different options and take note of how your skin reacts and how the colour fades.

Regular Facials: It’s time to kick your skin game up a notch! Begin scheduling regular appointments with your beauty therapist for specially targeted treatments. Be sure to not fall asleep with your makeup on as this will hinder all the hard work you have done to make your skin glow.
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1-2 MONTHS

Teeth Whitening: Don’t forget about your pearly whites! Check in with your dentist for a good cleaning and whitening session to brighten up your smile.

1-2 WEEKS

Hair Care: It is time to hit up your regular hairdresser for a little trim – aka split end removal – fresh highlights and a deep cleansing shine treatment. This treatment is not the day to go from blonde to brunette; it is more to get your locks looking healthy and luscious.

Exfoliation: Begin to scrub your body 2-3 times per week in the lead up to eliminate dry skin and remove any ingrown hairs or blocked pores, for all round smoother and softer skin – not to mention your tan will look fab!

Brow Shaping: Get your brows waxed, threaded or plucked to get them wedding day ready. Be careful to not go too thin or make any drastic changes and if any stray hairs appear before the big day, simply pluck them out carefully.

Waxing Session: Any area of your body that you need to wax, do so one week prior to the big day to allow any redness or inflammation to subside.

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2-3 DAYS

Mani/ Pedi: Pamper time! Grab your leading ladies and head to the nail salon for a fresh mani/pedi. Go no more than a few days before the wedding and keep in mind that a gel mani will mean no chips for at least 2 weeks.

Tan: Going in three days prior means you have enough time to shower and let the tan fade to its natural colour without the risk of it running onto your gown.

Hair: Depending on how well your hair holds, wash your hair two days out from the wedding as ‘dirty’ hair holds better on some girls. If you know that your hair hold styles better on day-old hair, than follow what you know!

1 DAY

Water & Beauty Sleep: Tomorrow is the big day! Ensure you get plenty of sleep – about 8-10 hours – and drink loads of water to stay hydrated and keep puffy eye bags away.

WEDDING DAY

Smile: You made it – the countdown is over! Before you get dressed, make sure you moisturise from head-to-toe, spritz your perfume all over and don’t forget your most important beauty tool of the day – your smile!

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SPA-DAY BACHELORETTE

29 March 2016

Pampering yourself with a little TLC, beautifying and detoxifying are up there on the “yes please” list of most women. Think manicures, masks and martinis, its time to bring a little luxury to your bachelorette bash and forget about those awkward stripper moments – bring on the girl talk!! A cute DIY spa set up complete with bowls, towels and a ‘beauty bar’ are sure to set the mood and get your girls keen on a night of pampering, or alternatively, splurge little and hire a beauty therapist to do in-home treatments..

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Put on a little Ed Sheeran, relax and share all the funny and embarrassing memories/stories of the bride-to-be - don’t forget the cucumber for those under eye circles! Refreshments and snacks are a must – why not try some homemade lemonade or flavoured water along with these adorable spa-themed cookies!

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - MARSALA

28 March 2016

Marsala; a subtly seductive and stylish shade that is universally appealing and translates effortlessly into fashion, beauty and all things design. This elegant, full-boded statement colour easily draws one into its embracing warmth while impacting design on a large scale when used on its own or side-by-side to other colours.

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A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls. Compliment this gorgeous shade with both rich and warm colours such as orange, pink and yellow, or even shades from the cooler end such as purples and blues.

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When it comes to florals, selecting darker coloured flowers keep within the palette and look so beautiful. Burgundy dahlias, purple ranunculus and burgundy peonies are a popular floral choice. Many of these marsala flowers would pair beautifully with each other to create a “from the earth” colour scheme. Or you can arrange these blooms with white or pale pink or lavender blooms to brighten things up, making it a great palette for spring or summer wedding when colours tend to be lighter.

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Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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HILARIOUS RSVP CARD

26 March 2016

A Melbourne couple have sent out a totally epic RSVP card to their guest and it just might be one of the most hilarious things we have seen!

Michael and Wendy are getting married in China later on this year. Michael is Australian and Wendy is Chinese, so they decided to get married abroad where most of Wendy's family are.

fFr their Australian guests, Michael decided to get a little creative with the RSVP card. Take a look…

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDAL POOCHES

25 March 2016

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Wedding Ideas 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - BABY'S BREATH

25 March 2016

There is no flower that says winter quite like baby's breath; these tiny, dainty flowers aren’t only great to create the perfect wintery frost effect on décor, but they are super-affordable too. It’s delicate, pretty and DIY friendly and must be used in large quantities to make a big statement on your reception or ceremony décor. There's a myriad of ways you can create a Baby's Breath theme, from aisle decoration to centrepieces to sweet floral crowns. We promise they will take your breath away...

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Bouquets & Flowers  Flower Styling  Wedding Flowers  Wedding Flowers 

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID KISSES

24 March 2016

It's time to get your pout face out ladies and pucker up for some lipstick kisses for the soon-to-be Mrs! Use the hottest shades of lippie to create a hen's night guest book that she will totally love. Get each girl to kiss the paper[ with lippie on of course] and sign their name and tada! - a piece of artwork for the bride to frame and remember forever.

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Bridal Shower  Wedding gift ideas 

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BOA STYLE - CANDLES

24 March 2016

Nuptials lit by candlelight are almost always the most romantic affairs, exuding warmth and intimate charm with their sweet amber lighting. They are a lovely and inexpensive way to create light, set the mood and decorate your celebration. Whether they are tea lights in a glass vase or pillar candles surrounded by the freshest florals, they are a great addition to your wedding – take a look…

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Taper candles are the perfect autumn/winter addition and ooze romance nestled amongst table runners filled with foliage or elevated on candlesticks and candelabras. Steer away from tradition and opt for a colour taper candle for added glam and uniqueness to your table settings. Candles placed in vases and jars are so versatile and pretty as can be! Place them along the table as a centrepiece, line your ceremony aisle with them or utilise them to illuminate your altar. With so many designs, shapes, sizes, scents and colours to choose from your candle coordination is yours for the taking.

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Imagine the aroma that would come from the addition of scented candles. Why not swap out a few candles from every table to your favourite scented candle and breath in the beautiful scent all night long.

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BOA STYLE - PHOTO BOOTH BACKDROPS

23 March 2016

Photo booths are a cunning way of capturing candid moments – and entertaining the guests – throughout the night and lets be honest, these days they are a must have at any wedding! There is so much choice when it comes to photo booth backdrops -from simple set-ups to more complex, staged settings; we have gathered a plethora of images to inspire you…

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Use a roll of fabric as your and add some fun vintage frames from your guests to stand behind, or why not have a chalk backdrop that has been artistically decorated and let your guests go wild. Flower walls are an elegant choice and can be customised to the size and colour of your choice, and not to mention can be made right at home – hello DIY goddess!! If you are looking for something a little more relaxed but still striking, streamers, tassel garlands and yarn make for an effortless backdrop for your photo booth. Don't forget to include plenty of props for your guests to get silly with - mustache cut outs, top hats, feather scarves, pout face lips - the options are endless.

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Wedding Decor  Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Photography 

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WHO PAYS FOR WHAT?

23 March 2016

So you’ve said yes to your man – congrats! But it's time to get down to the gritty stuff - like “who will pay for what?”.

The traditional division of wedding expenses between the bride and groom's sides has changed significantly over time, with many of today’s brides and grooms paying for their own wedding expenses. To help kick start your conversation, we have put together a list of the 'traditional' breakdown of the major wedding expenses [still followed by some couples]. It is important however to remember that there are only guidelines and every couple is different.

So mix and match this list to best suit your personal needs and preferences and deep your expenses under control with the help of our wedding Budget Tool...

The Bride / Bride’s Side pays for…

  • Engagement notice and any other newspaper announcements
  • Engagement party
  • Wedding consultant / planner's fee
  • Wedding invitations & stationery (printing & mailing)
  • Wedding dress, veil and accessories
  • Lingerie
  • Ceremony / reception decorations
  • Ceremony / reception flowers
  • Programs
  • Transportation to the ceremony and reception venues (for mother of the bride, the bride and the bridesmaids)
  • Wedding cake
  • Wedding flowers (bridesmaids bouquets, all corsages, ceremony, reception)
  • Reception costs (venue, catering, beverages, entertainment, rental items)
  • Bombonniere
  • Wedding photography and videography
  • Guest book
  • Groom's wedding ring
  • Groom’s wedding gift
  • Bridal attendant’s gifts
  • Beauty treatments
  • Wedding breakfast

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The Groom / Groom’s Side Pays For…

  • Groom’s clothing & accessories
  • Groomsmen’s accessories (excluding tuxedos)
  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Flowers for the mothers and grandmothers
  • Boutonniere for the groomsmen, fathers, grandfathers and groom
  • Transportation to the ceremony and reception venues (for the groom & the groomsmen)
  • Bride's engagement & wedding rings
  • Bride’s wedding gift
  • Gifts for the groom's attendants
  • Rehearsal dinner (optional)
  • Marriage license
  • Officiate's fee
  • Honeymoon


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Bridal Attendants / Groomsmen Pay For…

  • Wedding attire and accessories
  • Bridal shower gift
  • Wedding gift for the bride and groom

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Wedding Planning  Wedding Planning Tools 

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BOA STYLE - AROUND THE WORLD

22 March 2016

Some couples are just brought together by their absolute love of travel; always seeking their next new experience and adventure. If this is you and your beau then why not embrace your passion for all things travel and have a travel themed wedding. There are plenty of fun ways to incorporate travel into your theme – you just have to get creative! Start by exciting your guests with mock passport or airline ticket designed invitations…

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Maps are a great feature to use and we absolutely love a “where in the world are you sitting” seating plan – genius right?! Make it personal if you can and use countries that are relevant to you and your partner whether you have both traveled there together or hope to travel to in the future. Assign a different country to each guest and instead of table numbers, label the tables with the different country.

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The best wedding gift ideas for couples who love travel? A honeymoon gift registry! Phil Hoffman Travel offer fabulous registries that allow guest to contribute to your next adventure! Why not send your guests a 'thank you postcard' from your destination and they'll feel fantastic knowing that you're enjoying their special gift.

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CIARA'S ENGAGEMENT RING

22 March 2016

Ciara brought along finance Russell Wilson – and her band-new STUNNINGLY HUGE engagement ring – to a performance at Marquee in Las Vegas. Its our first glimpse at the ring since they announced their engagement on instagram.

The super-adorable couple got engaged earlier this month on a romantic getaway in The Seychelles.

Celebrity Wedding Style  Engagement Rings 

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - AUTUMN BLUES

21 March 2016

Inspired by the bluey-greys of an autumn storm, the prettiest palette of slate, grey and neutrals come together perfectly for a chic city celebration full of Parisian flair. The cool colours hint at an air of decadence, especially when mixed with bronze and brown shades to add warmth; these colours are the epitome of chic, so think elegant and opulent decor with chandeliers, mixed metals and lashings of lace for your dress.

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To make this palette look pretty rather than cold, the key is to layer the shades rather than focusing on each colour separately. Make use of a range of fabrics to do this, which will also add a beautiful texture to proceedings. A Place setting with wooden chargers atop linen and ornate vintage cutlery wrapped with a pretty silk bow is the exact look for that vintage chic style.

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Autumn Wedding  Blue Wedding Ideas  Country Weddings  Gold Wedding Ideas  Vintage Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling  Winter wedding 

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BOA STYLE - BRIDESMAID JUMPSUITS

21 March 2016

Here’s a thought; why not a bridesmaid outfit that you will actually want to wear again?! We get it; you’ve heard it all before only to be sucked into layers upon layers of tulle in “unique” colours. But believe us when we say we have actually found the bridesmaid outfit you will want to wear again – enter: the bridesmaid jumpsuit! It’s truly a bridesmaid fashion revolution.

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White, black, colourful or print - anything goes with bridesmaid jumpsuits. The most important thing to remember is to choose a style and cut that flatters each of your bridesmaids – they need to feel confident too. There is no harm in choosing a few different styles of cuts for that mix-n-match look – simply finish off with a pair of complimentary heels and run with the alternative look with confidence.

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Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA LOVES - CRYSTAL WEDDING CAKE

18 March 2016

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Food and Beverages  Wedding Cakes 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - HERBS

18 March 2016

While you may be more accustomed to adding the likes of rosemary to your gravy or mint to your mojitos, herbs can quite surprisingly make the loveliest addition to your table settings, wedding favours, cake adornments and bouquet greenery. Imagine the scent of lavender filling the room with its sensual aroma as it is tossed in place of confetti, or the freshness of bay leaves that greet your guests as they take their place on the table. Be tantalised by the sweet scents and romance of herbs…

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Add rustic chicness to your celebration with bundles of lavender dotted around either looses on tables or mixed in with arrangements. Rosemary gives naked wedding cakes a freshness about them and looks oh-so pretty while sage leaves are perfect for your bridal bouquet – you’ll be sure to make an impression as you walk down the aisle. They’re also longer lasting than your average florals, which makes them perfect for looking fresh into all hours of the wedding.

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID JUMPSUIT

17 March 2016

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Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - BEADED ELEMENTS

17 March 2016

Whether you’re opting for a chic vintage theme or a more classical one, beaded elements are the perfect features to add to your nuptial décor. A flawless way to make your wedding look expensive without breaking the bank, they are such a beautiful decorative touch.

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Drape pearls along the backs of chairs at the reception or utilise them to decorate the aisle during the ceremony. Continue the theming through to your cake – decorated with edible beads, it will make for a gorgeous and unique focal point that is sure to get your guest gushing.

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Beaded cap sleeves or intricate beading and embellishments adorning the whole dress- there is something truly magical about embellished wedding dresses! If you don’t want to over do it on your gown, why not opt for a hairpiece to compliment your dress that incorporates this elegant element or perhaps add the, to your bouquet, it will look as equally stunning.

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5 WAYS TO KEEP KIDS ENTERTAINED AT YOUR WEDDING!

16 March 2016

As adults, we all love a good wedding – dressing up, catching up with old friends, eating and drinking – but for the youngsters weddings are often long and boring days for them. The good news is they don’t have to be – we have the ultimate guide to avoiding those tiara and tantrum moments. It’s all about the small changes; most of the time kids will keep themselves entertained with one another, they are social little butterflies after all!

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KIDS ONLY AREA

Set aside an area for kids to play games, have fun and be out of the way of adults. This tee pee is a gorgeous idea with nibbles and pre-organised games. If your celebrating outdoors – why not keep the kiddies entertained with their very own outdoor cinema. A projector screen, plenty of cushions and blankets will keep them occupied all night long.
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ACTIVITY PACKS

Little activity and goodie packs are a fabulous idea for your wedding, even if the kiddies will be seated with the adults. They will love feeling like they are getting a present that is all theirs! Include colouring in books, crayons, paper, bubbles, stickers, lollies, masks for them to decorate, word games, maps, puzzles and other fun little items that are sure to amuse them the entire night.
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KIDS TABLE

Make it more fun for the kids and seat them all together on a designated table. Use butcher paper as the tablecloth; include plenty of crayons and pencils and their let artistic juices flow. Why not add a few games or better yet, include a centrepiece that they can play with later, like the one below filled with Lego.

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FOOD AND DRINK

When planning food and drinks, keep the children in mind. Offer kid-friendly beverages, we think this lemonade stand is so sweet! It will be a hit, but maybe water down some of the sweeter drinks… we all know how a sugar high ends up. Why not include a candy buffet too or even a cupcake decorating station.
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PINATA

Pinatas are a great idea to involve all ages, young and old. Both kids and adults can have fun hitting and collecting what comes out – and will make for some totally hilarious moments

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BOA STYLE - CINEMA

15 March 2016

Lights, camera, action; calling all movie-obsessed couples! There is something totally romantic and fun about a cinema themed wedding; if you and your beloved share a love for the big screen then this theme is sure to inspire you…

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Its time to get collecting; clapperboards, film rolls and even old movie posters make for the most amazing décor! Why not walk down the aisle to a song from a romantic movie or organise a movie soundtrack with your DJ for the after party.

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Involve your fave movie into the theming – name each table after a different movie or have your favourite scenes playing on repeat on a screen for the evening. Make sure you don’t forget the popcorn though! Photobooth props – like those shown below – will make for the ultimate fun for your guests.

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - CHAMPAGNE, BLUSH + MOCHA

14 March 2016

The minute champagne is added to a colour palette, you know it’s going to be a glam affair! Add some blush into the mix and you have instant style and grace while mocha makes for some visual goodness. With a colour combination this elegant, even your choice of ceremony and reception details should be equally as luxe. This winter palette is just too pretty and will leave you swooning over all the options for your own dream celebration! Take a look…

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A ball gown style wedding dress complete with layers of blush tulle and shimmer for instant glam is the way to go with this palette. As an alternative, why not hold a bouquet of feathers in your hand? It is sure to make a statement! Make sure you carry this look on through your flower girl, it’s sure to make for some dreamy images.

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Champagne-gold foiled stationery is a must – from your invited to menu cards – it will look mod and glam. Add some sparkle to the night and use sequined table clothes either on the cake table or on the guest tables as appoint of focus.

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Pink Wedding Ideas  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling  Winter wedding 

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THE BEST NAIL SHADES FOR YOUR BIG DAY

12 March 2016

Are you ready to commit to colour? Your big day is not about wearing what’s on trend, but rather about what’s right for you. Its your special day, wear what you like – find the colour that makes you feel beautiful, radiant + totally fabulous – we just recommend you pick your perfect hue from Essie Australia’s fabulous collection of bridal colours! In the spirit of something old + something new, we have borrowed a colour collection from Essie’s extensive colour catalogue to present to you. Always advocates for natural, nude finishes, allow us to introduce to you a world of gush-worthy neutrals + nude shades that will take your aisle style well into the night + even all the way to the honeymoon. Your perfect bridal shade awaits you, which will you choose…

MADEMOISELLE

Say bonjour to the most classic, grown-up pink. Award-winning and eternally trendy, this sheer nail polish is beloved by nail techs, professionals and manicure mavens around the globe.

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE

Fashion model with a business model; this naturally pinkish nude nail colour is smart, perfectly polished and poised for success.

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FIJI

Luxuriate in opaque, creamy pastel pink polish. This über-girly nail colour puts a pretty paradise at your beautifully manicured fingertips.

SPIN THE BOTTLE

Close your eyes. When you give this flirty, semi-sheer nude a whirl, be prepared to pucker-up.

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MARSHMALLOW

Sugary, soft and sweet. This lovely nail colour is just totally irresistible. For French manicures, cloudy sheer white lacquer is confection perfection.

BALLET SLIPPERS

An eternal manicurist and fashion stylist favourite, Essie’s classic pale pink polish is graced with a subtle, sheer finish. This beloved award-winning essential is an iconic colour for all seasons.

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Whether you’re prepping to say “I do” or simply searching for that perfect natural, nude shade, you’ll be sure to find the perfect bridal shade for you + your leading ladies. Essie is the ultimate fashion accessory for your big day + you’re never fully dressed without a good manicure!

Bridal Beauty  Wedding Beauty 

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PIN OF THE DAY - GROOM'S FIRST LOOK

11 March 2016

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Wedding Ideas  Wedding Photography 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - PAPER FLOWERS

11 March 2016

Paper flowers are such an incredible way to decorate your wedding; the intricacy and delicacy and its all totally customisable for your own wedding and its style – not to mention they’re always in season. They're easy; all you need are a few supplies and your own loving hands – you ready DIY brides?

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It’s really wondrous that an everyday item can be transformed into something stunningly beautiful! Paper flowers can be used for a multitude of things from backdrops to centrepieces, bouquets to flower crowns; the opportunity to include this crafty element is endless.

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Bouquets & Flowers  Flower Styling  Wedding Flowers 

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BOA STYLE - PINWHEELS

10 March 2016

Pretty playful pinwheels - joyful reminders of our childhood and whimsical wedding decor! If you're a big child at heart, you will LOVE the fun cute pinwheels will bring to your wedding day, not to mention the dash of extreme adorableness! If you're stuck on ways to include these little toys into your wedding, never fear! We've got plenty of ways to pinwheel your big day...

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Provide a pinwheel for each of your guests; this is a particularly fabulous idea for outdoor weddings, when a slight breeze will ensure your little wheels of colour are spinning playfully! Carry the theme across all elements - pinwheels make for totally cute wedding cake toppers, as well as lovely centrepiece additions! Replace the traditional buttonhole with a pinwheel for the ultimate in FUN or line your ceremony aisle with them and watch them spin prettily as you walk past.

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PIN OF THE DAY - MODERN COUTURE

10 March 2016

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - HEADPIECES

9 March 2016

Get ready to take your wedding look to the next level; add a dash of individuality to your day and compliment your beautiful gown. From the finest tulle flowers, to Gatsby-inspired glam with a bit of sparkle, to exquisitely hand-beaded wedding hair pieces with pearls, crystals and floral applique, today’s hairtastic feature has something for almost all bridal tastes. The perfect touch of flair and style on your big day!

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Step into Miss Martini for a range of hairpieces like no other and prepare to fall in love!

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TOP 10 MODERN DAY WEDDING SONGS THAT WILL MELT YOUR HEART

9 March 2016

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Believe us when we say we are suckers for those romantically corny, clichéd wedding tracks – cue Etta James’ at last and Frank Sinatra’s classic, the way you look tonight - but it’s time to predict those tracks that will be making their mark on future wedding days. The Etta James’ of tomorrow! Tissues at the ready – we've rounded up our fave first dance songs from recent years and you can bet they will stick around!

Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

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All Of Me - John Legend

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One Call Away- Charlie Puth

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XO- Beyonce

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Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding

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Let Me Love You- Ney-Yo

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One and Only - Adele

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Take Care Of You - Rihanna feat. Drake

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It Will Rain- Bruno Mars

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Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

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REAL WEDDING - JESSICA + NATHAN

8 March 2016

THE COUPLE: JESSICA + NATHAN

GUESTS: 155

PALETTE: Gold, blush, white, creams, ivorys and lush green foliage.

jessica and nathan real wedding - brides of adelaidejessica and nathan real wedding - brides of adelaide THE DRESS: I was looking for something that fitted me perfectly, enhanced all the right areas, tied in with the theme and venue and most importantly, made me feel amazing! My gown certainly had the wow factor with a nude underlay and incredibly intricate embroideries and jewel-like detail covering the bodice. The light-structured silhouette was beautifully tailored throughout the body with gorgeous volume at the bottom and sheer lace covering the train.

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THE CEREMONY: Our florist draped an abundance of roses and vines over the back of the chairs in the Orangerie and placed flowers down the aisle. Petal pouches were available for guests to toss as we made our exit. We also placed white framed vintage signage at the entrance and ‘order of ceremony’ cards outlining the proceedings. The arch windows of the room looked out onto the tennis court and vineyard so guests could see as the bridal party made their way into the room and up the aisle.

THE RECEPTION: We loved having the ceremony and reception all in one location. Guests walked from the ‘Orangerie’ through the vineyards to the lawns where they had pre dinner drinks whilst the bridal party wandered off for photos around the grounds. Our reception was held in a permanent Marquee set up across manicured gardens.

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THE FLOWERS: My bridal bouquet featured a combination of white, cream, soft pink roses, Amy Lou roses, berries and green foliage, all tied together with a blush ribbon. The bridesmaids held a smaller version of mine, which was complemented by their faux green ivy head crowns. The little flower girls looked adorable in baby’s breath crowns.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: We really wanted natural ‘in the moment’ type shots, which were not too posed. Nathan and I have worked with Meg in the past and she is amazing! We booked her from the beginning of the day until the end of the reception to capture every moment.

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wedding photos by meg hansen photography / groom + groomsmen's suits by joseph uzumcu

BOA STYLE - BOTANICALS

8 March 2016

Gorgeous lush greenery provides a luxurious and polished look to your modern black tie event. Foliage is the new flower and we aren’t complaining one bit! Centerpieces of kept organic, full and low whilst the canvas is clean with hints of copper or gold. Roofs are adorned with botanical chandeliers while ceremony arbors and frames are filled with luscious greenery, achieving a lovely luxe look!

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Botanics look beautiful displayed in bell jars and mason vases! Use your bell jars to make terrariums for your centrepieces or even mini versions make for a sweet favour. As a versatile concept, foliage mixes perfectly with timber, glass and geometric shapes for that added WOW factor.

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Botanical themes are predominantly made up of lush foliage but be afraid to add some florals into your chandeliers or centrepieces. Elevated centrepieces look absolutely breathtaking when utilising long tables in your reception. Adding the element of candles makes for an air of romance and accents the rich colour and appearance of the foliage.

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Bouquets & Flowers  Flower Styling  Wedding Flowers  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Reception Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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BOA STYLE - MIRRORED SIGNS

7 March 2016

Add some instant glamour to your wedding with the use of mirror signs – a simple and striking addition to your nuptials. They look gorgeous and are reusable – simply use chalk markers to write with [nail polish will easily remove it after] and then wipe them clean once done and hang them around your new home together or reuse them for the reception. You can write everything from directions, to menus, bar lists or even seating plans!

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Instead of using chalk markers, why not work with your stationery designer and print out seating chart cards to stick onto the mirror for a cleaner look. Monogramming your initials on a mirror makes for a gorgeous statement piece hanging on a flower wall placed either behind the bridal table or even hanging over the bar or dessert buffet.

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Why not incorporate mirrors in an unconventional way and use mirror-based trays in different sizes and shapes attached to a backboard? This makes for a unique point of difference and can be tailored to your desire. Finish of the look with some gorgeous florals and you’re set to WOW your guests as they enter.

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Wedding Ceremony  Wedding Reception Ideas  Wedding Signs  Wedding Styling 

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - JEWEL TONES

7 March 2016

Royal blues, plush plums, deep purples and stunning emerald greens, this is one colour palette that is sure to leave your guest feeling regal and very rich! This striking mix of dark tones works so well when combined with different textures; lace, dark stained timber and velvet are the perfect accents to this opulent palette. Set your scene in an old country estate and go wild with your flower décor and add those finishing touches with hints of gold or silver.

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Go for a wedding dress that is slightly boho but also glamorous. Lots of vintage lace, maybe even a velvet ribbon bow around your waist. For your bridesmaids go for different rich shades of purple and emerald. Deep tones mixed with bright colours and decadent green leaves give your wedding bouquet a rich and luxurious look.

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Adorn your cake with berries and roses for a lush feast-like effect. Decorate your table tops with plush velvet or gold and silver vases filled with floral arrangements accented with dark wood, complimenting the colour palette perfectly. Taper candles are the ultimate addition to any tablescape and set the mood perfectly!

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Blue Wedding Ideas  Bohemian Wedding  Gold Wedding Ideas  Purple Wedding Ideas  Silver Wedding Ideas  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Reception Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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WHOS WHO - TIZIANA + ADRIANA

5 March 2016

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Event stylists Tiziana and Adriana are a dynamic mother daughter duo specialising in high-end floristry and styling transforming unique and wonderful visions into stunning realities! Talented Tiziana has always had a passion for creating cutting edge floral designs, while Adriana boasts a strong background in the interactive digital design field. The fusion of Adriana’s design principles with Tiziana’s expertise and flair allows the pair to push the boundaries, creating Bizzarro’s ‘the sky’s the limit’ signature.

Bizzarro was originally born as a high-end fashion boutique stocking a variety of international labels with the aim to give our customers a shopping ‘experience’. Tiziana was often called upon to style Adelaide women and local celebrities, including McLeod’s Daughters stars Rachael Carpani and Aaron Jeffrey for the TV Week Logie Awards. In 2008, the Bizzarro storefront was closed to create a more personalised styling service for clients and it was then that Tiziana and Adriana partnered in the new business venture Bizzarro! Today Bizzarro provides clients with the same unique and personal experience.

Such notable success does not come without hard work, nor without a repertoire of colourful accomplishments. Tiziana won a scholarship to the Accademia di Costume edi Moda in Rome, where she gained invaluable knowledge about the art of fashion with the best fashion masters, including Valentino, and at only seventeen Adriana visited the Giorgio Armani showroom in Milan to select their latest in-store collections. Their diverse skillset and savvy business mindsets are what make these ladies the go-to girls for event styling! Armed with unrivalled originality and the ability to bring to life the wedding day that every bride dreams of, Tiziana and Adriana tailor a personal and unique experience for each event from the initial consultation to the finishing touches. “We pride ourselves on creating the perfect occasion every time and we are personally involved with every aspect of our clients’ special event, including design, planning, production and management”, they explain. We were able to squeeze into the high-demand schedules of Adelaide’s creative fashionistas to sit down and find out exactly what drives the masterminds behind Bizzarro…

favourite industry leader...

Jeff Leatham. We believe his designs are absolutely breathtaking! We have watched all ten of the ‘Flowers Uncut with Jeff Leatham’ episodes and are inspired by everything he creates. We hope to one day meet him at the Four Seasons Hotel, George V in Paris, where he is currently the artistic director.

inspiration...

We are inspired by fashion, artwork, textiles, international magazines and classic movies that transport you to another era. Whenever we sit down with a client and they share their vision, we immediately take notes while our minds are creating hundreds of ideas, concepts, colours, flowers and candles…the list goes on!

a fresh approach to weddings..

We bring a unique innovative design to every project and always endeavour to create ‘wow factor’ at events we design, decorate or style. We like to give people something to talk about when they leave! When we book a wedding, we treat that event as if it were our own. You become part of our Bizzarro family! Every last detail follows a style guide or theme and from the very beginning through to the very end we work with our clients to transform their ideas into reality.

best compliment...

We have been very fortunate to receive some beautiful compliments over the years; however, the most amazing feeling for us is to see the wonderful expression on people’s faces as they receive our floral designs!

most proud of...

We are proud to be able to work in a business as mother and daughter.

the next big challenge...

As Bizzarro is such a diverse business that is able to cater to almost any event, we want to continue to ensure people are aware that Bizzarro has no boundaries!

favourite place to eat in adelaide...

We love having coffee at Argo and dining at Chianti Classico.

first thing we do when we get to work...

Tiziana likes to start her day with a 1645 cup of coffee and Adriana is generally on the phone or at her computer checking emails.

top of our shopping list...

We are totally obsessed with the new range of latex flowers!

We are currently introducing a mix of latex and real flowers in our arrangements. Latex flowers are a great way to always receive what you want no matter what season. We offer a styling service for clients, where we arrange and deliver flowers to homes, whether it is for the wedding day, a party, small dinner or just because they love flowers!

our idea of a good time...

Recharging our batteries and traveling with family.

in our wardrobes, we cant live without...

Designer shoes and handbags!

when we’re not at work you’ll find us...

Enjoying our family life! As food is our other passion, we love dining with our loved ones.

which five words best describe you?

Family, friends, food, flowers, fashion.

red wine or champagne?

Adriana enjoys Mumm champagne and Tiziana enjoys spirits.

we can’t live without...

Our family!

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PIN OF THE DAY - SOUNDWAVE LOVE

4 March 2016

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID PINATA

3 March 2016

How quirky and creative is this ‘will you be my bridesmaids’ piñata? Super simple and easy to put together, these palm sized beauties are filled with yummy treats and a gorgeous message, the perfect way to pop the question!

What you will need:

  • Scissors or Fringed Scissors

  • Heart Shaped Box

  • Tissue Paper

  • Glue Stick

  • Letter Cut-outs

  • Will You Be My Bridesmaid Card

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Bridesmaids  Modern Weddings 

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WEDDING STYLE - VELVET

3 March 2016

Velvet is one of those chic elements that can transcend through every season with just a simple play on colour. For those summer vibes, beautiful bronze + blush crushed tones are the perfect hues to pull of velvet, while deeper, darker tones of marsala, emerald + blues compliment the chilly season.

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A little dose of velvet can pack a big punch; the simplicity of velvet ribbon-tied accessories for your wedding is beautiful. Tie velvet around your bouquets and boutonnieres, around your dress as a belt or even include it in your wedding stationery – a velvet lined envelope makes for an elegant look and feel. Why not go down a unique path and incorporate flowers with a velvety feel to your florals – lambs ear or velvet flower make for the perfect subtle inclusion of velvet.

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From top-to-toe, your groom has many options when it comes to this striking component – from velvet bow ties to velvet loafers. For those chillier seasons, why not dress your groom in a suave marsala or deep navy velvet suit jacket for added aesthetics.

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Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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BOA STYLE - FLOWER GIRL HAIR INSPO

2 March 2016

We adore each and every one of these gorgeous flower girl hair styles! Whether her hair is long, short, blonde, brunette or in between we have an adorable style for you. Use plenty of flowers, real or imitation, whether it be in the form of a flower crown, head band or floral pins. If your flower girl won’t be dolled up, dress up her look with hair accessories.



Depending on your flower girls age, the style of your wedding dress and her dress, you can choose hair styles accordingly. A slick bun or loose curls; even keep her hair completely natural and implement floristry for a really beautiful casual look.



We just adore braids of all shapes and sizes… pigtails and loose braids are cute and girly or alternatively, incorporate braids into a bun for a really formal option.

Bouquets & Flowers  Flower Girls  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

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HOW TO BE THE BEST MAID OF HONOUR EVER!

2 March 2016

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You’ve done it! You’ve pulled off the bachelorette party of the century, you've found your bestie the dress of her dreams and you’ve strategically survived those mini-meltdowns. All the highs and lows have lead you to this very important day - the wedding day! We have you covered with a no-fail wedding day checklist that is sure to make you the best Maid of Honour to go down in history… you ready?

1.     Prepare and have on hand an emergency kit that contains things like bobby pins, Hollywood tape, mints, deodorant, a sewing kit and an all important makeup touch-up kit.

2.     Make sure that the bride has eaten breakfast! It’s going to be a long day and she [along with the bridal party] probably won’t eat until the reception.

3.     Relieve a little of the bride's stress and take her phone away from her, deal with any issues that may arise or supplier queries.

4.     Make sure that the bride is happy with the outcome of her hair and makeup – there is nothing worse than a bride that doesn’t feel her absolute best on her big day!

5.     Keep an eye out for the bride's gown, train and veil and adjust accordingly throughout the day.

6.     Hold the bride's bouquet as she says her ‘I dos’.

7.     Sign the marriage license along the dotted line with the best man.

8.     Play hostess at the reception – greeting people, thanking them for coming and ensure they are even signing the guest book.

9.     Make a totally epic speech and toast at the reception! Limit your drinks before hand though; after all you’ve made it this far.

10.     Check with the bride that she has eaten and has everything she needs.

11.     Accompany her to the bathroom, hold her dress and don’t forget the emergency kit – the perfect touch up opportunity for you both!

12.     Make sure you gather all the gifts and cards at the end of the night and do a final walk through of the venue to make sure nothing is left behind.

13.     Most importantly: make sure the bride is having FUN - it is her special day after all!

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REAL WEDDING - CATRINA + ALEXIS

1 March 2016

THE COUPLE: CATRINA + ALEXIS

GUESTS: 150

PALETTE: Black, ivory and gold. We wanted our colour palette to reflect our personalities, crisp, sophisticated, stylish and elegant with attention to fine detail. I loved the idea of a neutral base of black and ivory with added gold for a touch of ‘glitz’.

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THE DRESS: I was looking for a simple, non-traditional, slim fitting gown, which would encapsulate femininity, romantic elegance and sensuality within the design. The bodice was handcrafted with French lace that was meticulously placed over a tan coloured mesh. The sleeves and sweetheart neckline were simple leading to a feature low back. The skirt was made of silk crepe with a short train and minimal lace detail to ensure the bodice stood out.

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THE CEREMONY: We initially dreamed of exchanging vows in a garden yet decided to keep with tradition and marry in a church. Alexis has always had a passion for character architecture, so he fell in love with the intricate details of our ceremony venue. We loved the church so much we left it as is with minimal decorative touches.

THE RECEPTION: For the reception, we chose The Pulpshed at Glen Ewin Estate with its picturesque lake and gardens. The venue was the perfect blank canvas for our elegant Hollywood theme and we transformed the rustic barn into a night of glitz and glamour.

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THE DÉCOR: The reception set up consisted of rectangular tables and in the centre of each were two bronze five-arm candelabras and a floral arrangement in a black glass vase. Every guests’ place setting included a gold charger plate and black Chiavari chairs for seating. A glamorous lounge area nestled in the corner with burgundy French provincial lounge chairs and black velvet ottomans. The bridal party backdrop feature was a stunning wall of hanging black vintage mirrors while the ceiling and walls were draped with a soft white satin material. As an alternative to serving coffee to the tables, we chose to have our very own barrister and coffee cart, serving coffee from his 1920’s custom-made bicycle.

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THE FLOWERS: I opted for all white flowers with added greenery. For my bridal bouquet I decided on a combination of snowberries, spray roses, bouvardia, Queen Anne’s lace and small daisies. There were also hanging flower arrangements across the ceiling, alternating between crystal chandeliers.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Alexis and I were looking for natural, classic photography with a hint of black and white vintage style shots. From the moment we met Kim from Panache Photography we knew he would do a fantastic job. Kim was down to earth, friendly and professional. He worked extremely hard on the day, stayed for the entire night, and even agreed to a night shoot in the city following the reception.

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BOA STYLE - ROLL UP, ROLL UP

1 March 2016

Roll up, roll up, the carnival is in town! This vibrant and fun wedding style incorporates the fantasy world of the traveling carnival. Give your guests a ticket to the greatest show on Earth and have them witness the extraordinary wonders of your nuptials...

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Think back to childhood memories of the summer carnivals - the games, the food and the exciting atmosphere. Create anticipation long before your wedding day with invitations unlike any other...include an 'admit one' ticket so that guests can gain entry to your wedding.

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The best part about a carnival is all the exciting food. An apple pie stick, toffee apples, coloured macaroons, fairy floss and popcorn are all simple and delicious carnival style foods. Cake pops are also a new, carnival-esque style of dessert that you can treat your guests to! Why not offer your guests something totally unique as a wedding favour - thank your guests in true carnival style and have a caricature on hand sketching your guests!

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