25 July 2016
How seriously stunning is this colour?! It is so under appreciated that we have take it upon ourselves to shine the spotlight on it. A nod to the ‘60s and ‘70s, cadmium orange evokes a sentiment or optimism, fun and fantasy. Both playful and sophisticated in its appeal, Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and subtly dramatic orange shade that is striking enough to stand on its own or act as a bold contrast. A beautiful colour for autumn weddings, but don’t be afraid to utilise this is the gorgeous spring weather.
Orange can look opulent and expensive when accessorised with gold and other warm colours and textures or when paired with crisp white and even grey. Pack a punch with a statement making cadmium orange bridesmaid gown or let the flowers do the talking; the cooler months also provide stunning opportunities for fresh flowers in gorgeous hues.
22 June 2016
Brrrrr, it's chilly outside! Winter weddings are some of the most
deeply romantic, however they can have a bite in the air during the
cooler months. Keep your guests cosy, warm and enjoying your special day
with these delicious winter warming tricks...
Have pashminas handy for your guests to drape over their shoulders
when chilly. They could be cute wedding favours, used as chair decor or
displayed in boxes that encourage guests to take one to keep warm. They
look super cute and all it takes is a pashmina to take the chill off the
A hot chocolate bar!
You heard us, a hot chocolate bar! Set up a station at your event
complete with hot chocolate and marshmallows for guests to warm
themselves with from the inside out. A fab idea for guests to enjoy
while you're off enjoying your photography session, or for a late night
Your guests may have dressed for the wintery weather and worn their
snug coats, but often cold hands can creep up on you and put a little
damper on the festivities. Provide a gloves station for guests to warm
their fingers if the need be.
It's definitely sweater weather, and just because you're a bride
doesn't mean you have to stay cold too. Incorporate a chic angora
sweater into your bridal style (and for the bridesmaids) for a
cute-as-punch look that will keep you warm AND stylish.
Hot choccy wedding favours!
Send guests home with a little something to enjoy after the
celebrations. These hot chocolate kits in jars are a fab way to ensure
they spend the day after the wedding with their feet up by the fire,
sipping a cup of deliciousness and thinking fondly of your special day.
Spirit wedding favours!
Nothing warms the belly more like brandy, rum or a little champagne.
These miniature sized wedding favours are definite winter warmers.
If your venue restrictions allow, create a wedding bonfire. Some of
our fondest memories are around a fire, swapping stories and toasting
marshmallows. Provide some treats for your guests to melt and let them
warm their faces by a charming open flame.
Rainy photography session!
Instead of allowing the weather to dampen your spirits, take
advantage of mother nature. A rainy day means you can create some
gorgeous wedding photos, just like these couples have with romantic
umbrellas. Too cute!
Slipper wedding favours!
Send guests home with a pair of warm slippers for their tootsies and they'll be your best friends forever, we promise.
Blanket wedding favours!Blanket wedding favours are cute AND practical. Guests will be able to keep warm on the evening of your wedding, and use them for a long time after. They'll think of you every time they whip their blanket out on a winter's night or during summer for a picnic.
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20 June 2016
It is the perfect colour for those autumn celebrations. This comforting and warming shade offers positive vibes and is rich, elegant and all the things that rustic fall weddings are made of! Mustard is the kind of colour that looks amazing when paired with neutrals, grey or black. Have a space that's lacking colour and character? Mustard is a colour that transforms spaces!
When it comes to florals, this hue has no shortage of pretty blooms to pair. Infuse your bouquets with some billy buttons for some added colour and a real POP! Highlight your colour choice through your wedding cake. If you are choosing to have this palette as an autumn wedding, then why not choose a richer cake flavour like chocolate or spice cake.
9 June 2016
Inject some life into your wedding day, literally, with gorgeous grass! Whether you choose to have it as your centrepiece placed in planters or as table runners and mats for additional décor or have a grass walled backdrop, we adore the contemporary and classy look a little grass gives. It will definitely turn heads and have people admiring your ingeniousness!
Grass covered table tops have become all the rage in the wedding hire industry and its not hard to see why! Grass can breathe an air of whimsical romance or can be ultra modern – all depending on how you chose to style it. A gorgeous faux grass wall is the perfect backdrop to a bridal table, just add some laser cut monograms or quotes, decorate the edges with some fresh cascading flowers and you will have your guests admiring all night long [not to mention how much your dress will stand out in front of it].
7 June 2016
Here is South Australia we have been lucky enough to be blessed with some of the most picturesque and simply stunning wine regions in Australia, so why not take advantage of that on your special day! Draw inspiration from the lush grapevines of the vineyards, the historical textures of the barns and the surrounding landscape of the countryside. Its all about the fine wine and good food – we can’t think of a reason not to get married on a vineyard!
Incorporate wine bottle corks, whether in your design or as a favour keychain, wooden wine barrels and the natural and organic elements of fresh florals and herbs into your flower décor. Balance the rustic elements with elegant touches of candelabras and candles for a romantic candlelit dinner, crystal chandeliers suspended above all complimented perfectly with intricate fresh floral designs.
Nothing goes better with a good drop of wine quite like cheese, so a cheese wheel wedding cake is the perfect addition to your vineyard wedding. Cut the cake at the beginning of the reception and have the cheese served to every table as a cheese platter garnished with some nuts and dried fruit. Your guests will love you for it!
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26 May 2016
Southern brides have been using cotton balls in their wedding décor for years, and we can finally see why! More suited for a rustic affair, cotton looks particularly welcoming accented among wood/timber, twine and vintage vases. The natural and beautiful cotton ball is lovely in everything from bouquets to cake toppers—even garlands and chandeliers. Have a look below and be inspired about all the ways you can include cotton…
For a winter wedding, use it to add fluffy white touches to ivory anemones, berries and even dusty miller for that icy, winter look. Tall cotton branches displayed in large vases or milking cans are perfect for venue entrances and even aisle décor – they can even be used in your bouquets too! If you’re looking for something a little different then cotton in your bouquet is perfect, and both modern and traditional.
24 May 2016
Roses are red and so is the universal colour of romance which is why crimson is the most eye-catching choice when it comes to wedding colour palettes. Conjure up feelings of fervour in your wedding guests with this gorgeous red hue which works well for a modern classic look.
Red is such a versatile colour and shines on its own or pops when paired with other colours. Red and grey is a very sophisticated and suitable palette for a winter wedding palette – the grey hues are a natural fit for winter, while the red is expressive, passionate and glamorous.
With many of the prettiest wedding flowers available in red shades, you can feature just about any bloom you like and still create the perfect ruby-hued bouquet. Use classic roses, garden roses, peonies, clematis, anemones, or ranunculus for your red details.
18 May 2016
Waking up to rain your wedding day in the colder months might feel like a huge bummer, but tradition has it that it is considered good luck! Many believe that rain brings fertility, cleansing, unity and renewal to your wedding day and marriage. The Hindus believe that a wet knot is harder to untie – meaning your marriage will be just as hard to unravel.
Nonetheless, no bride who doesn’t have a little panic attack at the thought of wet weather no matter how much good luck it can bring, but relax, we have you covered with our 5 tips on how to tackle a rainy day…
CALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
Photographers have literally seen and dealt with it all – especially wet weather weddings. Discuss with them the possible indoor locations that you can shoot at close by, or if you’re brave, talk about the potential of having your images taken in the rain – do we need to remind you of the stunning shot below?
BUY PRETTY UMBRELLAS
There are so many umbrella choices out there; you just have to pick one! Don’t forget to purchase some for your bridesmaids as well as you do the dash from the car to the church. Rock a calm vibe and your best “I knew it was going to rain” face.
PAT, DAB, WATERPROOF + SMOOTH
It’s a huge possibility that you’re probably going to cry on your wedding day so it’s a given that ANY bride knows that waterproof mascara and liner are your wedding day best friend. You might also want to discuss with your hairdresser a second option hairstyle to avoid frizz – topknots, buns and braids always work well. Don’t forget your powder touch up before the reception and a smoothing hair serum to combat flyaways.
You’re a girl, we have all been there – the stiletto heel sinking into the grass situation – now add some water into the mix and your $$$$ wedding shoes will never stand a chance. A more relaxed bride might opt for the good old fun wellies in crazy patterns and colours to brighten up the day. If you’re a bride that MUST wear heels, then perhaps opt for a wedge instead or even a spare pair of shoes to do the dash from the car to inside then pop on your wedding shoes.
You can’t beat it and you can’t control Mother Nature in all her glory! Inform your guests that you WILL be going ahead with your wedding, it might be wet and cold, but it will be amazing nonetheless!!
16 May 2016
It's as though blue and gold were made for each other - this colour combo is a match made in heaven! Glamorous, mysterious and everything in-between, add sweet nude hues into the mix and you've got the perfect wedding palette. Add extra sparkle to your night by using glitter or sequins to dazzle your guests. Consider a nude bridal gown or accessories for the perfect contrast against the deep navy of a grooms suit.
9 May 2016
Cranberry and mustard; could it be the new and improved peanut butter and jelly? We will let you be the judge of that but we certainly love the colour combo, it's the perfect palette to brighten up your autumn wedding!
The vibrancy of the colours are as perfect for each other as you and hubby. They look so good together we almost want to eat it!
Imagine providing your guests with a delicious beverage, matching the colour scheme. It's amazing how much of a 'wow factor' small touches like this will make.
5 May 2016
There are so many options when it comes to décor and styling of shabby chic and rustic charm weddings, but one thing remains consistent, the essential detail that reclaimed wooden accents give. Wood can be incorporated in many ways to your celebration; a ceremony arch perhaps, or even welcome wedding signs, table centrepieces or even as a backdrop. Take a look at all the ways you can include the beauty of nature into your nuptials…
Introduce your wedding guests to your rustic wooden element from the get-go with wedding invitations printed on thing wood veneer like the one above. Check out our local wedding stationery vendors for more details HERE.
Instead of utilising wooden slabs on your centrepieces, why not place the wedding reception food or desserts on them to add that rustic charm. Customize a salvaged piece of wood with the text of your choice and include that in your décor – whether it is a welcome sign or seating chart.
2 May 2016
There is something so striking and appealing about a simple winter palette, which is why grey, white and green is up there as a fave. The muted tones of grey and green are warm and cosy and look lovely on a winter’s day. Imply quality, tranquility and comfort with these muses…
Bridesmaids look lovely dresses in grey on a winter’s day. For the venue, opt for grey tablecloths and/or napkins to keep the feel and have everything flow with one another. Flower selections should include textured foliage such as dusty miller and brunia balls mixed with green foliage and white roses and ranunculus.
28 April 2016
Here at BOA HQ we are absolute suckers for detail; raw gems and geodes radiate edgy sophistication with their textured rough edges and we can’t help but fall in LOVE! Geodes give us enchanting soft and muted tones, even when rich and deep in colour and can be used for just about any type of affair, from an elegant ballroom to a rustic barn wedding. Gaze at all the easy & gracefully way’s that you can directly incorporate these earthly delights…
Geodes have long been used to create stunning pieces of jewellery; statement wrap druzy rings or drop geode earrings make for the perfect bridesmaid’s gifts just as much as they make for the most amazing of finishing touches on any bride.
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26 April 2016
If you’re the kind of bride who wears braids, bat-wings, henna, and flowers in her hair or just love a relaxed vibe, then a bohemian wedding might be your style. This simple and clean palette is the perfect amount of winter boho and we can’t get enough of it! Crochet, lace, wildflowers and glass jars come together beautifully with organics and rustic elements. Take some inspiration from these gorgeous weddings and channel your inner boho…
Highlight your table setting with a centrepiece that encapsulates what boho is all about. For a minimalist look, foliage in a gilded bowl or large Mason jar looks beautiful decorated with some feathers or antlers. Taper candles are a gorgeous element to a winter boho wedding and help set a romantic, free-spirited mood. For a more rustic feel include burlap and wood slices.
25 April 2016
Nothing exudes romance quite like a mix of rich and royal berry tones. This pretty palette blooms with organic textures and rustic accents, the perfect combination for an autumn enchantment. Experiment, mix and match with warm hues of purples, reds and dusky, deep reds – taking homage to the dainty berries in season.
A pair of red or mauve heels for the bride and bridesmaids is romantic and a little bit sexy. Berries are versatile as a food or as a decoration and add a bright pop of colour to decorations, centrepieces and bouquets.
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18 April 2016
Autumn wedding inspiration at its best! It’s time for traditional burnt oranges and reds to move over for a new player in town, the rich colours of ripe fruit. Figs with their dark skins and pretty coloured flesh make the perfect seasonal and affordable centrepieces as well as a yummy cake topper. Brighten with blush and a splash of gold, and you surely have the perfect autumn day palette.
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4 April 2016
When it comes to autumn brides, we can’t help but fantasize about all the gorgeous ways that they can cover up their shoulders to fight off that first chill. We are obsessed with this up and coming trend, which has made its way off the catwalk and onto the shoulders of so many beautiful real brides. Take a peek at all the ways you can add that finishing touch to your gown…
Bridal covers ups have so many fabric choices! Fur cover ups [faux of course] are the perfect addition for a boho or vintage bride, adding a romantic air to a bride and enhance the overall wedding day look. If fur isn’t your thing, why not opt of a more modern look with a sheer bolero or something a little flashier crowded with embellishments.
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.
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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