27 January 2016
THE COUPLE: Kate + Arron
PALETTE: Arron and I chose rainbow hues for the reception, the bridal table was green and the guest tables were all different colours.
THE DRESS: My gown was inspired by the waves of the sea with alternating folds of silk, pleated chiffon in a full skirt and a small train that bustled up for the evening. It had thin straps, a polka-dot lace bodice and traditional lace upper with buttons on the back, the gown was light and wonderful and I felt amazing in it.
THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony location was very significant; it was close to what Arron referred to as the ‘magic rock’ at Sellicks Beach. We practically live on this beach, fishing, swimming and spending time with family and friends. It is absolutely stunning. Arron and I had an arch made out of driftwood and hired wooden ‘cinema’ benches for seating. Lining the aisles were old shipping ropes and ‘knobby club rush’, a native coastal plant, which is prevalent in Yorke Peninsula where we met.
THE DÉCOR: The table decorations were all items from our home, the beach shack and the homes of our families. They consisted of old books, bottles, jars, painted bones, potion bottles, shells, matchboxes and succulents from our garden placed in goblets. Each table was assigned a colour of the rainbow, and only items of that colour were placed there, alongside flowers and floating candles. I hand painted seating cards to correspond with the correct table colour and personalised thank you note on the reverse side. We also included fork and spoon napkin rings stamped with ‘spoon me’, ‘fork you’ or ‘eat’. The ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ sign was carved out of cuttlefish that Arron and I collected at Yorke Peninsula. We also hired a clear marquee, lawn games, Daytona arcade games and outdoor furniture.
THE FLOWERS: I was after something very natural. I loved greenery and bright colours and simply left the rest up to my florist. We followed a colour guide for each reception table and I provided a colour palette for each of the bridesmaids’ half crowns. We were originally planning to have large gumleaf garland decorating the ceremony arch, however the arbour looked so beautiful on its own that we draped the piece over the signing table.
PHOTOGRAPHER: We were seeking something different. Ky is incredible, his style of photography and amazing eye for detail was just what we were after, Ky was very professional and went above and beyond.
11 January 2016
22 December 2015
8 December 2015
8 December 2015
A gorgeous arch, sand in between your toes + the romantic sounds of waves - this is the kind of wedding theming that sort of leaves you speechless. The kind of day where picture perfect details, a stunning duo and moment after another of pure bliss create a day that is stop-you-in-your-tracks pretty. Filled with an abundance of opportunities in the styling department, the perfect summer seaside soiree is fresh, free + oh-so pretty.
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25 November 2015
THE COUPLE: Rebecca + Brett
THE PALETTE: We chose a beach theme because we both love the sea and sand. It is also very relaxing and calming. We ultimately wanted a wedding that included our closest family and friends, featuring stunning flowers, great music and brilliant food and wine.
THE DRESS: I was looking for an elegant, fitted gown with intricate beading and lace. I opted for an off white bodice with lace and beading over the top. I designed my gown and it was a very special experience. I am so in love with my dress. It was a one shouldered fitted gown featuring French lace and beading. Layers of tulle were placed towards the bottom of the gown to give a softened look, which perfectly complemented the beach theme.
THE CEREMONY: It was a beautiful spot looking out to the water. We wanted our guests to be able to see the water behind us during the ceremony. We also live locally and it is a special location for us
THE RECEPTION: We were looking for a modern location overlooking the beach, and of course fantastic food and a great wine list. We had dined there before and the food was amazing. We were able to utilise the balcony area for canapés and drinks after the wedding ceremony, and also design a beautiful three-course meal to our liking.
THE DÉCOR: The table centrepieces were a very unique design featuring orchids in a long husk, to complement the long tables. My ceremony had a bamboo backdrop with orchids and tulle attached, which was later placed as a backdrop to the bridal table.
THE FLOWERS: My bridal bouquet consisted of large white phalaenopsis and Singapore orchids in a cascading waterfall design. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were the same as mine but smaller in size.
PHOTOGRAPHER: We were looking for modern, fresh photography. Daniel Kalisz is a very close friend of ours and a brilliant photographer. He also previously photographed our baby daughter for us.
20 November 2015
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22 September 2015
14 September 2015
We are feeling a little blue in the office today – in the best sense! We are crushing over the deep inky shade of blue, which has us dreaming of balmy summer nights under the stars. Be inspired - we promise to have you crushing too!
whimsical bohemian bride + bridesmaids in indigo / wedding bouquet with indigo ribbon / indigo bottle wedding centrepiece with blue flowers / groom + groomsmen in blue suits / two tier chocolate + blueberry wedding cake / indigo wedding guest attire inspiration / white + indigo wedding invitation / indigo inspired outdoor wedding table setting
9 September 2015
THE COUPLE: Teghan + Aaron
PALETTE: Peach and teal hues with a subtle mix of pastel shades. The palette was fun, light and summer inspired. Aaron and I wanted a casual wedding, with a very relaxed persona.
THE DRESS: I wanted something flowy, unique and a little out of the ordinary. My gown was ivory silk chiffon with a very low back, small train, semi sheer tulle straps and gorgeous hand-made flowers.
THE CEREMONY: Aaron and I reside in Darwin so we flew down to Adelaide to view local venues. This was the first venue we looked at and we both absolutely loved the feel and overall vibe of the place. Aaron and I booked the entire venue for the weekend. We loved that our close family and friends were able to stay on-site in one of the twelve beach huts. Our wedding was transformed into an incredible weekend celebration.
THE RECEPTION: Aaron and I chose the same location for our ceremony and reception. The decor of the restaurant perfectly complemented the relaxed ambiance we were after. The food was fantastic and our drinks package allowed for all premium wines and beer. Aaron and I partook in our first dance almost immediately upon entering the reception, allowing us to enjoy the rest of the night with our guests.
THE DECOR: For our ceremony we hired Americana chairs and umbrellas from the venue. Aaron and I also included a garden bar, a personalised welcome sign, fingerprint station, and an alter of draped ribbons and lace. For our reception tablescape, we chose an assortment of clear and blue mason jars filled with flowers and scattered an abundance of candles. The menus doubled as the guests’ place cards and were displayed on individual clipboards. Our table numbers were white wooden freestanding numbers and we also suspended a flower- covered ladder above the bar. Aaron and I decided to have a children’s table with crayons, activity books and disposable cameras. A cigar bar was set up in a room off to the side, which our guests absolutely loved.
THE FLOWERS: My oversized bouquet was made up of roses, dahlias, Queen Anne’s lace and snapdragon. My bridesmaids carried a similar arrangement. The assorted table vessels featured a similar combination, containing mainly wild flowers.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Aaron and I wanted very natural, fun and candid photography. After spending time looking through photographers we discovered Fiona Thurlings, who came highly recommended from a friend. We instantly loved her style and knew she would capture the day perfectly.
18 August 2015
17 August 2015
Tangerine + turquoise tango together in perfect harmony – leaving us to reminisce on brighter, warmer days. This vibrant palette is perfect for a summer beach soiree or ballroom bash - this daring duo will bring a bright and happy feel to your special day!
7 August 2015
Organised chaos of bright, citrusy hues and inspiration drawn from that famous Palm Beach juice stand which has inspired the entire brand. Patterned dresses, summer-filled florals & bright cocktails make for the perfect fresh, feminine, beachy affair!
15 June 2015
6 June 2015
24 April 2015
Release your inner goddess in this stunning angelic wedding gown!
17 February 2015
This tropical, colourful and gorgeous Balinese wedding style is pulling at our beach-baby heart strings! It’s all about the bright floristry, the balmy nights and retreating to a resort with your new hubby come nights-end. Whether your lucky enough to be travelling to Indonesia with friends and family or having something a little closer to home, this beautiful Balinese aesthetic can be yours with a few sweet styling elements. Toll the cliché frangipani and seashell themed décor aside, this wedding is all about authenticity and quality tools that transform your day into a luxe “location” wedding.
Gold accessories are a must, as are fresh fruits and plenty of fresh air. With stunning weather of abundance an outdoor ceremony is always a delightful affair. Place some petals, candles or lanterns along aisles and dining areas for a romantic wedding feel. Taking inspiration for the bohemian style, dress are flowy and material is soft.
6 February 2015
A gorgeous under the sea inspired wedding palette brings a collaboration of shades of blue! Turn your venue into a beautiful beach as you “splash” blue across the day from décor to fashion and stationary. It’s an “out of the box” themed wedding as you leave the shore and dive under the sea.
3 December 2014
Splash an aura of seaside on your big day with a scheme of cool and calming hues. Blues, greens, turquoise and sand give the tranquil sensation of the seaside, even if seated in a venue amidst a concrete jungle... We love the power and ability a colour scheme holds to change an entire mood and surroundings. A little less nautical and lot more elegant, the seaside wedding is reminiscent of a day by the water with your loved one; perhaps a first date or moment you fell in love.
Bring the seaside to any location with this palette which can be describe simply as 'perfect'.
28 November 2014
It's burlap, hessian or canvased material... what ever tickles your little descriptive fancy. A super cool, easily accessible and underrated texture which we think looks amazing with lace. A palette doesn't always just consist of colours but also textures. Textures can come in the form of material and/or a particular mixture of colours and tones... Lace is a popular texture to work with, and it's super versatile. Predominantly in white or cream, paired with any colour, a unique scheme and vibe is created. Take lace and black - chic, sophisticate, sultry and moody... or lace and pale pink - so feminine, pretty, romantic and soft.
This palette combines the harshness and organic qualities or burlap with the femininity of lace. Like chalk and cheese, but we think it works oh so well!
18 November 2014
A subtle colour palette, the Strawberry Cheesecake Wedding has a neutral scheme with hints of pastel pink and yellow. Tan and sand are predominant hues with elements of colour evident in decor and flowers scattered through out the day. It's slightly sweet but perfectly balanced, like creamy strawberry atop a biscuit base.
Perfect for any bride, it will translate into a modern, vintage, classic and boho wedding. We adore this feminine palette and feel it makes for a tasteful and elegant wedding. Blooms in pastel colours like the peony, rose and daisy are gorg...
11 November 2014
The myriad of dress design choices is of abundance, and ever growing. We adore these high neck wedding gowns - such a classic design which is both timeless and elegant. Kick the matronly look to the side - these dresses are anything but. To implement a sexy and feminine aspect, a backless style is a beautiful complimenting attribute.
For a super flattering quality - tulle, lace, beaded and cut out neck details are perfect. "High neck" does not just constitute a conservative look with no flesh showing.
5 November 2014
This green and blue pinstriped wedding is refined, classy and inventive. Project a little nautical influence upon your wedding guests with this beautiful palette. Two cool tones; these colours are nature induced, calming and peaceful. Stripes of both the horizontal and vertical kind are a fun gesture; we love the ribbon detail on cakes and bonbonnieres… Foliage and floristry will effortlessly inject a vibrant green into your wedding while blueberries and deep blue décor will introduce navy. Treat your guests to a day bursting with character, good spirit and unforgettable moments.
navy pinstriped wedding reception table / green and navy nautical invites / green floral arrangement wedding decor / wedding reception black and white pinstriped table runner / blue and white lollypops / green and navy table number display / green and blue pinstriped wedding cake / green and navy wedding party / sage and navy pinstriped ribbon menu / navy blue bridesmaid dress / beverage wedding favour / wedding floral arrangement in vase
30 September 2014
Summertime beach weddings; breathtaking. Imagine walking down a white, sandy isle in this beautiful gown!
18 August 2014
Take me awaaay...to a tropical island! While the Caribbean is definitely on our mind at the moment (you can thank a cold winter for that), we know that we needn't embark on lengthy plane ride - we can simply bring the Caribbean beaches to us! Today's wedding style is inspired by the glistening beaches and clear skies of tropical coastlines. Pour yourself a pina colada and enjoy...
Beautiful aquas, mesmerising cyans and stunning ceruleans come together with a white canvas to create the most perfect tropical blues wedding palette. Washy watercolour textures are combined with block solids and textures to recreate the enchanting and unpredictable ocean - filled with mysterious delights.
Add some rustic earthy elements into the mix to complete your tropical style - be inspired by washed up driftwood and the thick trunks of palm trees. The woods go beautifully with shades of blue and even a hint of sparkling silver xx
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14 August 2014
Aye aye! A nautical wedding cake with a twist. If you're planning a vibrant beach soiree, consider this dessert delight. Bright hues and chevron prints are combined with decadent gold for a playful meets glam creation xx
13 January 2014
Summer is well and truly upon us! We're turning up the heat further with these hot, hot, HOT beach-inspired wedding dresses! The perfect, floaty gowns for a day by the sea. Whether you're after elegance on the sand or boho romance, there's a style to suit every beach loving bride. These frocks are cool and light, with an array of textures and fabrics to reflect the wonders you find in the ocean and by the beach. Grab a cool drink and let your eye wander...
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28 November 2013
Summer weddings are fabulous - the atmosphere is vibrant, fun and relaxed. The sky is blue, the sun is shining and guests are basking in the warmth of our Southern Hemisphere glow! Australia can get a little hot in the summer months, but don't worry - we've got plenty of ideas that will beat the heat and keep your guests cool enough to enjoy the celebrations!....
We love the idea of using plastic sunglasses as bomboniere! Place a pair on each of your guests' seats, or create a basket full of them for guests to grab. A sign such as 'Don't be blinded by our love!' is a cute touch and the glasses are a fun photo prop too!
Take advantage of the plethora of delicious, juicy fresh fruit on offer in the summer months and provide plenty of fruity goodness for your guests. Trays of cut-up oranges and watermelon are great refreshments for post-ceremony drinks, or to even provide while guests wait for the bride to arrive! Yum!
It's a thoughtful (and probably vital) idea to provide water for guests if you're having a summer ceremony. Buckets full of ice with water bottles in them are great for family and friends to grab and keep hydrated throughout the day. You can even get personalised labels on the bottles - "Lauren + James' Wedding 2013" is a cute touch.
Mason jars of icy cocktails are also great to provide to guests! Cold beers, fruity slushies and popsicles dipped in champagne will have your guests grinning from ear to ear!
SHADE is vital! There's seriously nothing worse than enduring the hot sun with no escape - particularly in your Sunday best. Ensure there either marquees or umbrellas for your guests to retreat to the shade when they need it, or at least provide summer parasols or umbrellas.
Fans are also a small touch, but will mean the world to your guests. Place a cute fan on each guest's seat. It could be a vintage fan or a stationery fan that doubles as a program. Either way, please ensure your guests have them to stay cool. They'll make good use of them...trust us!
If you're having an outdoor wedding and you aren't opposed to a super relaxed vibe, provide thongs for your guests with a sign 'dancing shoes'. It's no secret that feet swell up during the hot weather...guests will enjoy kicking off their heels or formal shoes in favour of comfy thongs they can groove in all night.
Water pistols! If you're wedding falls on a particularly hot day or night, leave a miniature water pistol as bomboniere for guests. An end-of-the-night water fight will be SO much fun!
19 November 2013
This incredible, vibrant and fun-filled wedding by Photos Xposed remains one of our absolute favourites. Gorgeous Lisa is the epitome of a radiant bride and her infectious smile and energy is captured perfectly in the wonderful photos. Seb and Lisa’s ‘tropical beach island’ wedding at West Beach showed the pair’s love for the beach and remote locations in an elegant, yet relaxed way. They say they really wanted everyone to have a fantastic time and as the photos show…they made it happen! Join us as we take a peak into Seb and Lisa's wedding album...
As the beaming sun smiled down on Lisa and Seb during their beach ceremony, umbrellas and a four-post canopy with draping shaded guests. A guitarist played and palm leaves and rose petals created an aisle for Lisa, who looked beautiful in a simple strapless gown from Rapsimo. “I loved my dress when I first saw it but thought it may have been too much for me” says Lisa, “when I tried it on I just knew it was right! It was a flare strapless gown in a feminine and romantic fit with a lace bodice and a frilled neckline continuing down the centre front with a georgette layered skirt.”
The incredible beach-themed wedding décor was created with a lot of helping hands! Lisa’s mother spent many hours sourcing white lanterns, old bottles and glass plates! They found lanterns, bottles, and plates in op shops. Their florist sat white lanterns on a green palm leaf and surrounded them with the old bottles with different white flowers in them, the small glass plates and a tea-light candle. Seb purchased wood from a salvage yard that he driftwood stained and Lisa painted beach names that had an interesting story onto them. “The effect was intended to feel as if guests were on a tropical island”, explained Lisa.
Guests were treated to a rather sweet wedding favour. “Seb and I love fresh local produce and honey is a favourite in our house. We sourced beekeepers, who sold us honey by the kilogram and it was put in jars we supplied to them. Going for the honey tasting was great fun. The honey was a quality gift that was also very affordable. We know honey was the spread of choice after our wedding!”
Photos Xposed Photography was on hand to capture these incredible photos! “We needed our photographer to be easy-going and relaxed so that they could take amazing, natural photos with little fuss and posing. Photos Xposed Photography were friendly, accommodating and worked within the brief of what we wanted. They captured those moments we did not pose for and it is those shots we now dearly treasure”.
16 October 2013
We looooove a beach wedding, and Sammi and Sitar’s Kangaroo Island celebration is something else! The couple met as registered nurses in the Paediatric Emergency Department of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. For Sammi it was love at first sight – as soon as she met Sitar she told her parents he was the man she was going to marry! Despite their discussions regarding their strong desire for adventure and worldly travel, it was not until the Christmas party that same year that things fired up! Their romance led to a proposal on a secluded beach on Kangaroo Island, where they later held their gorgeous wedding.
The couple created a relaxed, memorable 1940s vintage wedding held at Castle Beach, Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island. “We just love Vivonne Bay, as it is such a beautiful and peaceful place where you can just sit and let your mind run free. The colours are also wonderful, the sea is a brilliant blue,” said the couple. Before the processional song was played at the ceremony the pair played a very heavy metal ‘screaming’ song, which left people stunned and certainly grabbed their attention! Sitar’s dad, Roni, made an amazing wooden ‘Sitar + Sammi’ sign and a wood arbour, which they stood under.
Sammi looked gorgeous in a vintage style gown. “I knew I was after something simple, yet stunning but it was not until I tried on the dress that I knew it was the one! It had a real vintage feel about it…and then came the idea for the vintage theme wedding. My gown was long and ivory with a lace fishtail. It was embellished with a vintage-style lace with a delicate sparkle and had a keyhole back” describes Sammi. Her stunning ivory peep-toe diamante heels were from Ivory Soul Bridal Shoes.
Sammi and Sitar organised all of the decorations themselves with help from family and friends. At the reception they had thin lace strips hanging from branches and solar lights throughout the trees. A pathway was lined with tea-light candles in jars of various sizes and the outside tables had hessian runners on them, rainwater cans with native flowers, lanterns and tea-light candles. Each table centrepiece consisted of a white photo frame with a love quote, poem or song lyric, a turquoise vase with a flower, a white candlestick with a purple candle and a small tea-light candleholder. It was all finished off with walnut stained paper doilies of various designs and shapes.
Impressions Photography Studio travelled to Kangaroo Island to capture the magnificent day. “We were after photography that was candid and vintage with a relaxed beach feel. We wanted to capture the magic of Kangaroo Island and the colours of beautiful Vivonne Bay. Our photographer was amazing – so professional! We are just so happy with our photos, as they captured all the special moments and colours, not to mention a vintage feel. We chose our photographer as I had hear of and seen their work in Brides Of Adelaide Magazine and was very impressed!” says Sammi.
29 August 2013
Salt in the air, sand in your hair...seaside weddings are infallibly gorgeous. The glistening ocean, sparkling sand and beaming sky create and incredible backdrop for your nuptials and as the sun sets, the rolling waves will join you as you continue your celebrations at a beach side reception. Take off your shoes, let down your hair and be swept up in the romance by the sea...
In the months leading up to your wedding, spend time with your partner collecting artifacts from the beach. Beautiful shells, driftwood and sand in jars can be used across your wedding decor and collecting them yourselves will be extra special. We love the use of oyster and mussel shells in wedding decor - they're a little different to your typical shells, and exquisitely beautiful when combined with soft blues and crisp whites.
An abundance of lanterns hanging from the ceiling will create a modern feature that is seaside appropriate. We love a palette of neutrals and soft blues to reflect the pretty colours of the seaside. If surfing is your passion, paint a surfboard with your hubby that welcomes guests - you can display it in your home or beach house following the big day and treasure it forever.
18 April 2013
For some, the ocean is a love affair, a rolling, soothing energy that attracts them to the mysterious water’s surface. Many can’t explain their inherent fascination with the sea; perhaps some are just born to love the ocean air. This nautical styling concept is inspired by the tranquil colours of the sea, the soft grains of sand beneath one’s toes and the washed up ply wood by the water’s edge. Shoes here, vows there, love everywhere!
Navy, white and tan, the colour palette for a nautical wedding is simple and can embody casual elegance. Picture an opulent yacht party where the champagne is ever-flowing amongst the rope and buoys. Incorporate elements from the beach into your decor, scatter shells throughout your styling, pour sand into jars and collect old wood. Nautical styling is crisp and fresh, treat your guests to scrumptious seafood to bring the concept together. Delicious!
Nautical styling is perfect for those who feel like they have a connection with the sea and will make guests feel as though they've been transported to a relaxing resort for the day. The beach never fails to conjure memories of seaside holidays! The photography will also be amazing, the shore is a gorgeous scene for photos and a breath-taking sunset is the perfect background for a reception to remember.
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