WHY THE BEST DAY EVER WEDDING FESTIVAL IS FOR YOU!

30 August 2016

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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!

FASHION PARADES

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

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FLORAL INITIALS

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.

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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!

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FLORAL FAVOURS

15 July 2016

Fancy your guests waking up the day after your wedding with a little vase of fresh blooms to brighten their morning? Gift them little miniature bouquets as sweet wedding favours that will put a grin on their face over Sunday morning breakky...
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FLORAL FRIDAY - FLOWER OPTIONS

1 July 2016

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Bridal bouquets. They're great. In fact, they're absolutely gorgeous and we can't get enough of them. BUT did you know you can do a lot more with flowers than just bouquets and centrepieces. Yep, that's right. Get your bridal notebook handy (or your finger ready to click straight to your Pinterest board) because we have some gorgeous, unique and creative flower decor ideas for you!

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Create a secret garden wonderland with these magical flower garland chair covers, your furniture will become part of nature. Use your imagination (or Pinterest) to discover creative new ways to display flowers. For example, use fishing line or yarn to hang mason jars and test tubes filled with beautiful flowers amongst trees or from beams at your ceremony and reception.

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We think this rose chandelier is stunning - use ribbon to hang fresh roses in a cluster. They are soft, feminine and very, very pretty. Let each guest take a rose home as a sweet reminder of the evening. If you're the type of bride who really doesn't want to hold a bouquet (too many guests to hug, too many conversations full of hand gestures to be had!) then ask your florist to create a floral boa that can hang around your neck. A very chic and practical alternative to the classic bouquet.

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FLORAL FRIDAY - SWEET PEA

17 June 2016

Whether you're creating a sweet pea bouquet or using these darling little blooms as bouquet fillers, sweet peas are a gorgeous way to bring a dose of sweet femininity to your wedding day style! These fragrant little beauties will ensure the sweetest scent follows you throughout the day, calming any pre-wedding nerves! Sweet peas are perfect for understated brides to infuse a little bit of spring into the big day! They are just simply petty!

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BOA STYLE - ASYMMETRICAL FLOWER CROWNS

31 May 2016

We're turning our fabulous focus to the fashion of the flower variety. Dress up your gorgeous wedding hair with this fresh selection of ‘straight-from-the-garden’ floral crowns brimming with bridal beauty. Adelaide’s finest wedding florists create wonderful wreaths for every celebration style. Beautifully bohemian, relaxed and pretty, super sweet and stylish, the flower crown is the perfect alternative to a traditional headpiece.

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FLORAL WEDDING DRESSES

6 May 2016

Who decided that weddings had to be all about white gowns and pastel pinks? Yep, we’re talking about fabulously feminine floral gowns for those brides who want a little something different for their special day…

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Whether you chose soft and subtle watercolour prints to bold floral patterns and embroidery, floral gowns are just simply stunning all year around. Full skirts and florals are nothing short of spectacular so opt for a dress in a ball gown shape and finish with a dreamy, soft up style or gorgeous tousle curls.

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FRESH FLOWER NECKLACE

29 April 2016

We can’t help but appreciate all the endless possibilities of creativity that is available to talented florists, especially when the final result is as pretty and feminine as this. If you’re a bride looking for an alternative, then we think we have found it – allow us to introduce you to the new way to carry flowers on your wedding day... wearing them! These wearable blooms are mini works of art. Take a look at all the beautiful possibilities of a flower necklace…

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FLORAL FRIDAY - SEEDED EUCALYPTUS

22 April 2016

From your centrepiece to ceremony arbor design, this light and fragrant greenery is not only pretty, but is the perfect addition of texture, depth and fullness to any arrangement. Seeded eucalyptus can be used in different amounts with unique results. Be inspired below by all the gorgeous ways you can incorporate this floral into your wedding designs…

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Eucalyptus gives off a rustic charm making them perfect for a boho or rustic theme. In areas of your décor where there is already quite a lot of colour, use eucalyptus arrangements sparingly to accent the table. The slight blue-green hue of silver dollar eucalyptus can play so well with other colours such as deep reds and maroon.

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BOA STYLE - MOSS ELEMENTS

21 April 2016

Be inspired by the outdoors and all that nature has to offer – moss is a wonderfully versatile décor element to utilise throughout your wedding for a lush, woodland feel. Faux or the real deal, your guests will feel as though they are walking amidst a beautiful rainforest. Moss looks beautiful suspended on a lampshade or even birdcages for a visual display that that fuses natural and industrial elements together. Peruse over all the beautiful ways you can incorporate this natural element into your arrangements…

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An artful set of initials or even a sentimental message of love make for a personal focal point in your décor – simply cover wooden letters with moss and add clusters of anemones, helleboruses, and jasmine leaves for a sweet flourish. If you want something a little more subtle, moss covered table numbers are the way to go. They look beautiful sanding on their own or covered in a bell jar or terrarium for added oomph.

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FLOWER CROWNS

8 April 2016

Modern, eclectic and on trend, a flower crown is the perfect floral accessory on your big day. They are a fantastic way to add a splash of colour to your wedding day get up without going too over board. Whether you opt for real flowers or silk ones, you are sure to depict the true meaning of a romantic boho bride…

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Why not switch up the traditional veil for a beautiful, bohemian and summery hair adornment?! Flowers in light and airy hues are perfect for those warmer days while for the chillier seasons, opt for florals in deep burgundy and pink hues which look striking with a lip colour that matches.

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FLORAL FRIDAY - CEREMONY ARCHES

1 April 2016

Take your ceremony to new heights and frame the moment you become newlyweds with a structure that reflects the mood of your special day and adds that extra WOW factor. Wedding ceremonies are the most photographed part of a wedding – the bride and groom hold hands, exchange vows and share their first kiss and husband and wife, cameras are sure to be snapping away.

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Work with a pre-existing doorway or a similar freestanding structure. To create the illusion of a trailing vine, secure each rose and lisianthus to leafy camellia branches. When hung on the moulding using adhesive hooks, they form a stunning design.

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From natural foliage décor to bright, robust floral filled arches, it all comes down to personal style – he options are endless. Wedding arches also make for the perfect DIY project for you and hubby – why not even get the girls round to place the flowers once hubby-to-be has built the frame.

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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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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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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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