31 August 2016
So if you haven't already seen, Miranda Kerr impressive;y showed off her ginormous-sized, round-cut perfection of a diamond engagement ring on her fiance's app! check out the whopper below...
30 August 2016
South Australia’s most exciting and refreshing alternative to the 'traditional' wedding expo is back. The BEST DAY EVER Wedding Festival being held on September 11th just may be the kick-start you need to get your creative juices flowing! And if you’ve never been to one, then you are in for a treat.
Aside from being surrounded by numerous wedding supplies to suit every taste, bride and budget [where you could quite literally choose your gown, cake, venue, photographer and DJ all in one day] here is what else you can expect to see at Septembers BEST DAY EVER:
THE NEW ISSUE OF BRIDES OF ADELAIDE
This is an exciting one for all the gorgeous brides-to-be! You will be the first lucky ladies in Adelaide to get their hands on the BRAND NEW issue of Adelaide's favourite wedding planning and styling guide, Issue 13 of Brides of Adelaide magazine!
A FLURRY OF EXHIBITORS
Mingle with exhibiting partners about everything wedding! Be inspired by the creative flair and styling elements on offer; live entertainment, interactive installations and much, much more. Bridal fashion houses, exquisite cakes - and tastings-, artistic photographers and creative hair, beauty, decor and event stylists to enchant and delight – its wedding planning heaven!
The fashion parades showcase dozens of spectacular gowns from amazing Adelaide couturiers, to some of the best ready to wear stockists in the state, as well as outfits for the entire bridal party and groom! Oh, and you’ll even be treated to some stunning getting ready bridal robes thanks to The Bridal Space.
A TON OF INSPIRATION
The festival will be stylishly decorated in inspiring themes that are sure to get your ideas flowing; table settings, floral chandeliers and a whole lot more. Head down for the day and find out about all the endless opportunities on offer.
Come on down and say ‘hi’ to us, we’d love to meet you!
DATES AND DETAILS
WHEN: Sunday September 11th 2016
WHERE: National Wine Centre of Australia | Cnr Hackney Rd + Botanic Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
HOURS: 10am to 5pm
COST OF ENTRY: FREE! Get your tix here: http://bit.ly/joinbde
23 August 2016
It has been a crazy few weeks here at BOA HQ, but we were lucky enough to be treated to a couture delight at the launch of Malachi Empire’s Wildflower Collection. Under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights and draped satin sheets, the models had the crowd in awe as they graced the runway adorned by a gorgeous white floral backdrop and lined with rustic foliage for that ‘Wildflower’ theme. As socializing occurred against a background of funky tunes, guests were treated to a glass of bubbly, delicious canapés and some scrumptious mini-cupcakes thanks to Cristarella Cakes.
Featuring 21 gorgeous designs, Malachi Empires mastermind Sok Hoffman has been passionately working hard on this collection, which has been 2 years in the making. Enriched with elegance, grace and femininity, it isn’t hard to see why Sok’s designs are sought after by brides and has earned her recognition as one of South Australia’s leading bridal designers!
A combination of soft ivory, white French lace, sheer tulle and silk gives the gowns in this collection an ethereal and feminine feel that encompasses the Wildflower collection. Ornate bodices, off the shoulder sleeves and classic cuts add a hint of luxe and romance. The black gowns were definitely a stand out and crowd pleaser as they took centre stage against the delicacy of the white backdrop!
Huge congratulations to Sok from Malachi Empire for bringing her vision to life for every bride to enjoy. Peruse through some images below, you won’t be sorry…
18 August 2016
If you're a bridesmaid then you must be feeling pretty excited about your best girlfriend's upcoming wedding! She's chosen you for a reason - because you are most near and dear to her and she wants you by her side on her big day. Help her collect memories by gathering the other bridesmaids together to create a 'letter to the bride' scrapbook or folder. Each of you create something personal, whether it be a page in the book or a simple letter, then present them to the bride the night before the wedding. It's special keepsakes like this that we treasure forever...xx
17 August 2016
This sudden hot weather in the middle of winter has us inspired! Whether you're a surfer, water baby or just a beach babe at heart, a beach located engagement party is such a beautiful idea. There is nothing like the beach at dusk, as the sun is setting while the fairy lights are glistening. The smell of a balmy night, with champagne and oysters... A beach wedding can be a modern and glamorous affair or a bohemian and whimsical one.
Lanterns and candles create the perfect ambiance and cushions and throws offer a stylish and chic decor. We think these beach engagement parties are absolutely stunning. Guests relax in romantic surroundings, with the sound of waves lapping the shore. If the weather turns a little cooler, provide a bonfire for guests to warm their toes... but don't forget marshmallows! And of course, there has got to be seafood. We love the idea of having a chef on hand to cater for guests... such a trendy eating style. The beach offers a creative location in which to celebrate amongst friends, kick off those shoes and grab a Corona, it's time to enjoy your new romantic commitment.
We are in love with these beautiful dresses... Opt for an airy, beachy and romantic number, perhaps in white, but by no means compulsory! These two feminine but sexy numbers elude to a Grecian Goddess... just flawless!
16 August 2016
Enter the Hollie 2.0 dress from Australian Boho label Grace Loves Lace! It turns out, contrary to what many think, most of us just want a simple lacey number with an elegant silhouette. Don't believe us? Maybe you will believe the 2.5 million pins it has received on pinterest, earning it the title of the most pinned wedding dress ever!
12 August 2016
These floral initials have caught our eyes for all the right reasons. Imagine these gorgeous creations displayed behind the bridal table and you and hubby celebrate the night away, truly breathtaking. Floral initials and monograms are a cute and totally chic pieces to add to your wedding décor in the warmer months.
If initials and monograms aren’t your thing, why not use flower covered numbers and place them on the tables. Alternatively, floral letters look ah-mazing when they spell out an entire word, hello dessert table! Did we mention this is a great DIY project for you and your leading ladies to get stuck into together, so hop to it and get your gal pals together for a night of wedding DIY fun!
11 August 2016
There is something truly magical and enchanting about the right
lighting; candles, string lights, bulbs and lanterns. Fashion an air of
romance, sensuality and artistic ambiance as you illuminate the nigh
with these fairy-tale designs and light the path to love.
10 August 2016
Menu napkin rings are contemporary and innovative idea we are loving! Clear space on tables for the fun stuff like creative decor and provide guests with an individual menu - no more fighting over a chunky leather-bound book to see what sauce comes with the chicken. These menus are accessible, adaptable to any wedding scheme and create a polished, refined and minimalistic table scape. So chic...
There are a magnitude of designs available online to download, or if you are tech-savvy design your own custom-made to suit your wedding and personal style. Have fun with stationary - think brown paper bags, textured or embossed paper or a coloured alternative.
Font choice is also a critical element. A font says a million words - literally and metaphorically. The cursive calligraphy in the image below is feminine and modest while the above images with sans script alludes to a modern and stylish affair.
9 August 2016
If dripping in diamonds is not your thing, and you fancy an intimate
soiree with close friends and family the casual garden wedding might be
your perfect style! Weddings aren’t always four tiered cakes,
extravagant chair sashes and an eight course degustation before panna
cotta with raspberry coulis for dessert. Celebrating in a low key
setting, with a day full of wild flowers and sandals is as special and
memorable and we can’t get enough of this amazing style.
Buffets offer a great dining experience, with a communal vibe.
Provide high bars, blankets and pillows or stools for guests to perch on
as they enjoy some wholesome food.
Leave the Manollos home and slide into something comfy like strappy flats, they’re bound to come off at some point as you dance barefoot on the grass to your favourite acoustic tunes!
8 August 2016
Morange offers a fun yet sophisticated flair that coincides well with
many-a wedding theme all the way from Spring through Winter time
depending on the colour combination you choose. A gorgeously bright hue,
dubbed Morange by M.A.C cosmetics beautiful bright lipstick shade. The
amped up, vibrant shade of glistening orange is perfect for the
fashion-forward bride who wants to create a striking statement on her
5 August 2016
Flower chandeliers are such a fun and pretty statement piece and make the perfect addition to any venue space to spruce up the ceiling and help in making the area appear larger. So we thought we would put together this little DIY project to show you how you can make your very own floral chandelier. And best of all? It will last forever using silk flowers, here’s how…
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Silk flowers and foliage
Wire chandelier base
Flower tape or a hot glue gun
Twine [or something to hang the chandelier up with]
STEP 1: begin by cutting and separating he foliage that you want to fill the base with and tape them to the wire piece with floral tape [or glue]. You can use one type of foliage or you can use a mixture for the base. Do this all the way around until it is robust and full.
STEP 2: add in some green accents on the bottom to create a dangling effect, for example, heather bush or ferns. On the top use greens such as hops that will give dimension and texture to the chandelier.
STEP 3: your focal flowers [the larger ones] should be cut so that they are about 2 inches long on their stem and tape or glue them onto the chandelier where you like. They look best when bunched/placed together as shown above.
STEP 4: finish by adding your accent flowers all around the edges then add your twine. It is best if you tie them in a triangle shape to evenly distribute the weight of the chandelier. Don’t forget to consider how and where it will hang before you measure the length of twine– ties around a beam? Nailed in?
How pretty right? Take a look below at some other ideas to inspire you…
4 August 2016
Sophisticated polka dots are literally everywhere on Pinterest at the moment. From playful tulle prints to feminine and subtle Swiss dots, polka dots are most definitely a fresh idea to consider. The best thing about this trend is that it can be incorporated into almost any element of your wedding from wedding dresses and veils, to tablescapes, stationery, cakes… You get the drift! Off pinks and creams characterise the look, with a splash of mod black here and there. It's fun, it's flirty and it's so easy to create yourself, so join us as we sprinkle some irresistible fun into wedding style...
Keep your look fresh and fun by mixing up your elements of polka dots and poms poms - swap a uniform look for circles in different sizes, colours and textures! A sprinkling of polka dots throughout the fashion, from the veil to the groom's socks, are a fashion forward way to keep your theme consistent [although try not to go OTT or you may end up more dalmation than dashing.]
3 August 2016
Invite your guests to join you for a sophisticated, elegant and kid free wedding reception. Cocktail lounges are elite and beautiful, romantic and special. We think they make for the perfect venue, with lounges, catering and music. Undeniably non-traditionally we love the style and class associated with a cocktail lounge venue.
Create a unique reception concept and program, cake cutting and
speeches on arrival? This will allow guests to party the night away.
Perhaps have a designated lounge area for parents and bridal party,
playing off the tradition of the bridal party table.
Slip into something a little more fun and sexy for the reception. A wedding gown in a cocktail lounge might get a little hot and not be the most comfortable choice. Gold sequins have always been a fan of ours, or somehting like this gorgeous, white flowing dress is very pretty and appropriate.
2 August 2016
Perhaps you’ve got an undying love for floral prints, Cameo pins, antique collectables or your pear shaped 1ct engagement ring… The antique inspired wedding scheme encases all things vintage, feminine and pretty. Take your guests on an adventure to eras gone by with classy and classic fashion, décor, food and favours all inspired by the fabulous Marie Antoinette. For a soft and stylish wedding aspire to these antique accents in your day.
If you channel you inner Marie Antoinette you immediately vision opulent designs, gorgeous gowns and luxe everything. A chateau dressed in timeless tones of pastels, pinks and gold’s are the perfect backdrop for this soiree. The aim – a plethora of cakes, a multitude of props and intricate details. As a bride, the search for your gown should be one that brings out the soft, sweet and fancy side of you, so think ball gown shapes, layers and a lot of beading and detail.
Lavish floral arrangements and chandeliers, elongated tables and chaise back chairs all make for luxurious extra details. Gold vases contrast beautifully with china dinnerware in muted pastel tones and gold trimmings. Your stationery should reflect the theme with cursive writing and an ornate border; why not have them cut in the shape of a handheld mirror, such a super cute idea. Create a seating area styled with antique sofas and armchairs complete with a few pouffes for your guests comfort, just like the picture below.
1 August 2016
Plato once said that beauty of style, harmony, grace and good rhythm
depend on simplicity. Ultimately, less is more. Sometimes, however, it
takes a lot of effort to look like you haven’t put in any effort at all.
Which is why we have put together our favourite ‘less is more’ styling
concepts – ideas in neutrals that are elegant, not boring.
White is crisp, timeless and looks fabulous when teamed with earthy
woods, taupes and…more white! Understated sophistication is a peony
bouquet, a freshly picked flower placed in a rustic glass and a loosely
folded napkin on white tablecloth.
Simple details will keep your styling interesting and without a frenzy of colour the beautiful details are what guests will notice. A place card handwritten with love will not be overlooked and a succulent plant is a bomboniere gift that complements the natural, effortless styling. In a fast-moving world colour palettes come and go but style lasts forever.
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