TUSCANY INSPIRED WEDDING STYLE

27 September 2016

Dreaming of Europe? We believe SA is the finest state in the world, but that doesn't mean we too aren't affected by a little 'wanderlust'! Bring the beauty of Europe to you with a Tuscany inspired wedding, highlighting the best parts of Southern Europe and creating a intimate and rustic bridal soiree...

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Introduce Italian-inspired rustic elements into your style to create the effortless style so characteristic of chic Europeans. They combine glamorous pieces with earthy elements, such as woods and luxurious materials, for style that is enviably glam! Consider wooden table tops with golden cutlery and crystal motives to ensure your mix of rustic and luxury is spot on!

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For true authenticity, aim to ensure your food and bomboniere are also European inspired. A 'bread' bar with fresh crusty loafs is a delicious idea, as are Italian inspired wedding favours. Think quality olive oil, homemade tomato sauce or a fabulous bottle of wine.

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Garden Weddings  Gold Wedding Ideas  Outdoor Weddings  Wedding Decor  Wedding Styling 

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TOM HANKS CRASHED COUPLES WEDDING

27 September 2016

It’s no surprise that Hollywood’s Mr. Nice Guy is getting in on the celebrity wedding crashing action! While jogging through New York's famous Central Park he came upon newlyweds Elisabeth and Ryan. The newlywed couple were having some celebratory wedding photos taken in the park.

He went on to congratulate the couple before posing for photos with them – even posting his own selfie with the duo on twitter. Elisabeth clearly looks delighted to see the actor appear out of the blue on her big day. Take a look for yourself…

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BRIDAL CLUTCH LOVIN'

22 September 2016

Lippy, pressed powder, iPhone and Band Aid... tissues, bobby pin and breathe mints. Brides, there will no doubt be tears, stray hairs and lippy worn off from kisses on the big day! A woman's handbag often encompasses her life and you aren't alone if you think you'll feel lost without one on your wedding day.

These gorgeous clutches are the perfect accessory for you to grasp in your perfectly manicured hand through out the day. Small enough to be inconspicuous, beautiful enough to match your dream dress and substantial enough to fit your necessities.



Choose to either closely match your clutch to your dress, colour coordinate with other accessories (like shoes and jewellery), or opt for a really simple clutch to draw attention to other pieces of your ensemble.

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BOA STYLE - SPRING 2016 MAKEUP INSPO

21 September 2016

The reign of naked eyes, nude lips and barely-there coverage is officially over; it’s the season for bright lips, glitter and false lashes. Here’s give trends to know…

GO BRONZE

Warmer temperatures mean bronzer becomes part of most people's makeup routines. A sun-kissed glow that twill take you easily from day to night and everything in between. Plus, the neutral shades make it a go-to look for all skin tones.

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LASHED OUT

If you love a lash moment – and we do – then you wont be disappointed! Use lengthening mascaras to amplify your lash line or add a pair or two of lashes for thick, beautiful eyelashes.

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SUNSET

hues of pink and peaches are usually kept for the lips, but not this season, we are seeing them on the lids, and they look just as soft and pretty.

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CANDY APPLE

Red lipstick is a classic staple, of course, but never have makeup artists been so united on the shade as they were this season.

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VAMPIRE HOUR

A surprising addition to the spring look this season, dark, moody lips were all the rage and the perfect lip colour to a light, sultry eye.

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Bridal Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Wedding Beauty  Wedding Makeup 

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BOA STYLE - FOOD TRUCKS

20 September 2016

Those delicious smelling food trucks line up at least halfway down the block? They aren’t just for your lunch break anymore! They are the next big things in weddings and we LOVE! Budget friendly and such good food, you and your guests will be in for a treat. Here’s what you need to know…

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If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, choosing a date that falls under the coldest months probably isn’t the best idea. You need to make sure your guests are comfortable standing outside waiting for their food, so late spring or summer would be the ideal time! Also, consider a seating space for your guests to enjoy their tasty treats.

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The simpler the menu is, the better for the cooks and your guests to decide. This will eliminate any long lines and lengthy waits for all the hungry people camped out waiting for food. Make sure you have enough trucks to satisfy the number of guests at your wedding, about 1 every 80 guests.

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Engagement Styling  Food and Beverages  Outdoor Weddings  Spring Weddings  Summer Weddings 

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - LILAC OMBRE

19 September 2016

Join us as we soar along this purple gradient of colour, which begins at soft pinks and makes it's way along the colour wheel to mauves, deep purples and striking reds! A dramatic, yet pretty combination, this colour palette is the modern day version of ombre - less subtle, more pow! We love it! xx
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Purple Wedding Ideas  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Styling 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - WEDDING CHAIR FLORAL DECOR

16 September 2016

Inject flora and fauna into your wedding day through chair decoration. Such a stylish alternative to traditional chair dressings like sashes and tulle. Hang floristy in jars or entwine through chair backings. Use flowers similar to that of those in your bouquet and other decor for a uniform effect.  Decorate end chairs during the ceremony to frame the aisle or dress bridal party chairs for the reception. Alternatively you can adorn all chairs with a simple floral arrangement, to avoid an overwhelming affect.



Fauna and flowers are a common element in both the classic and modern wedding. Instead of floral arrangements for centerpieces, chair decor is a fantastic alternative. This leaves opportunity for fun and creative tablescape and centerpieces.

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BOA STYLE - BUFFET STYLE WEDDING CEREMONY

15 September 2016

Food, fashion and family... the most important things, no? The food element of a wedding is often one of the biggest... it takes up a large part of the day and often the budget. Sit down style meals are the traditional ceremony procedure but we are all about innovation here at BOA! We love the idea of a buffet style meal. It's communal, fun and in fashion! Cuisine can vary and range - take your guests on a trip across the globe, Indian on one side of the room and Italian on the other. Yum!


This outdoor wedding buffet is so cool! Imagine having chefs prepare meals in front of your eyes... wedding wishlist 101.



Get creative with your presentation. Use household items like dressing tables, crates, palettes and/or outdoor furniture. Keep your wedding scheme in mind when planning, and ensure your buffet fits in with your wedding decor.

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BOA STYLE - WHITE WEDDING SHOE

14 September 2016

They say you can tell a person by their shoes... Whether you're a stiletto, pump, flats or wedge girl we have found some perfect options for your wedding day! Pin away ladies.

Wedding Fashion  Wedding Shoes 

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BOA STYLES - CONFETTI BARS

13 September 2016

Provide your guests with a confetti bar encouraging them to get creative and spontaneously put together a concoction to spill over you and your beau as you take your first steps as Mr. and Mrs. A similar concept to the candy bar, with jars of bits and bobs for family and friends so choose from.

This gorgeous bar offers a unique experience and one that will certainly be a topic of conversation long after the day is over! Add a little special shimmer to your wedding photos with sequins and glitter or opt for a more traditional selection of varying fresh petals. And for a really sweet idea? Hundreds and thousands with sprinkles are super cute.

Wedding Decor  Wedding Reception Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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BOA COLOUR STYLE -GREY AND MARSHMALLOW

12 September 2016

A soft and romantic pairing, subtle and sweet. A palette that will sweep you through the day seamlessly in decor, fashion and food. Opt for a grey and white canvas with a splash of the palest of pinks. Pink roses, peonies and trimmings, strawberry ice cream, icing and stationary. Suit your man up in a grey number or opt for black with grey and pink accessories. How bold can you be? If you are feeling fashion forward make a statement in a pink gown eve. This palette screams style and sophistication and is certainly one for the ages.


Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Styling 

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WILL YOU BE MY BRIDESMAID?

8 September 2016

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So your man has popped the question, but how will you? Asking your best girls to be your bridesmaid is an exciting prospect and one that you can get really creative with! Be it in a customised gift, a hand crafted card or a cute and quirky way like this gorgeous balloon idea, your ladies will surely remember it forever.

This candle is a beautiful gift your bridesmaids will be able to cherish forever, long after the flame has burnt out! After melting the residual wax, it will make for a pretty makeup brush holder or jar for bits and bobs.

What about this incredible case! Perhaps one of the most thoughtful methods, this box contains the 'essentials' for your bridesmaids and is a super creative gift that will get everyone talking about how amazingly innovative you are!

This gorgeous bow ring speaks for itself. Who doesn't love a dainty piece of jewelry! With a sweet saying, this idea ensures your girls know about important they are to you - after all you can't tie the knot without them!

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BOA EDIT - THE TRICK TO REDUCE HIGH HEEL PAIN

7 September 2016

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As females, we have searched high and low for the perfect remedy to relieve the pain that’s associated with wearing our beloved high heels, from wearing them in in multiple pairs of thick socks, to blister pads to every insole pad available.

But we think we have finally found it, there’s even scientific backing for this one! This trick is going to help ease that throbbing pain you feel shooting through your feet after hours of having them squeeze into super high, gorgeous shoes.

So apparently there’s a nerve that splits between the third and fourth toes [counting from the big toe outward] and when pressure is applied - like that of wearing high heels - it causes pain. The secret? Medical tape – that’s it! Simply tape the third and fourth toe together and it will ease the pressure off the nerve, making your heels more comfortable to wear all through the day and night!


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FLAVOURED WEDDING WATER FOR SPRING

6 September 2016

In need of a nutritious and delicious hydration for your warm outdoor wedding? Treat guests to icy homemade flavoured water combinations that are as pretty as they are totally scrumptious. Ensure you allow the water to sit for a least a few hours to allow the flavour to truly absorb!…

Consider mixing your ice cold water with:

- Raspberries, sliced lime + finely chopped mint leaves.

- Strawberries chopped in halves, sliced cucumber, sliced lime + mint.

- Raspberries, rose petals + slice white peach.

- Slice orange, sliced lime + sliced lemon.

- Blueberries, sliced lemon + mint leaves. 

- Sliced kiwi fruit + halved strawberries.

- Slice green apples, whole raspberries + rosemary sprigs.

- Chopped pineapple, mint leaves + sliced cucumber.

- Sliced red apple + cinnamon sticks.

- Sliced cucumber, sliced mint + sliced lemon.

- Watermelon cubes + rosemary sprigs.

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FLORAL ROMANCE

2 September 2016

Sugary pale pink flowers blooming amongst green stems is the inspiration behind this light and romantic styling concept. Natural, fresh and ultra-feminine, the style captures English country garden infused with slight European elements and a touch of bling.

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Floral fabrics, delicate tulle and an diamante brooch here and there create a style that is elegant, pretty and unassuming. These darling hues will stand the test of time and signify the beauty of a blushing bride. Complement this style with a peep of the outdoors, a garden ceremony will harmonise the greens and pinks, creating a truly beautiful wedding day to remember.

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Every aspect is polished and refined, an air of English royalty lingers amongst the luxurious fabrics, freshly picked flowers and delectable desserts. Forget other decorations and make friends with your florist to incorporate natural flowers where possible; floral wreaths, head garlands, chair decorations, centrepieces and archways are the only accessory this style needs.

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BOA STYLE - SPRING RACING BRIDAL MILLINERY

1 September 2016

It's the first day of spring, which means one thing here in SA, the kick-off of spring racing season, and boy are we pumped! We seriously love the Spring races, each year women from all over Australia raise the standards in the latest styles and sometimes the craziest of head wear and fashion alike! We love that girls are adventurous with their races fashion and unique millinery and fascinators, after all, it's a bit of high-fashion fun! The head wear is not just for the fields - so many brides opt to wear a gorgeous hair piece as a fashionable alternative to a veil on their big day. Check out our fave inspo at the moment...

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