6 June 2016
Your bridesmaids usually are the girls that have seen by your side and seen it all with you; the bad boyfriends and breakups, the hair colour mishaps and bad eyebrows to the most embarrassing moments of your life – they know you better than anyone! Everyone worries about the best man mucking up the speech, but us girls have a tendency to ‘over share’, so maids listen up, these are the things you should NEVER ever mention in your speech to the happy couple.
We thought she was going to marry her last boyfriend but…
News flash!! Never, ever, ever bring up an ex-boyfriend in a wedding speech – no one, especially the groom, needs to or wants to hear all about the brides ex.
We can’t believe she finally got the ring…
Yes, some grooms take longer than others to propose, but don’t mention it in the speech, you don’t know the reasoning behind it.
If I had a dollar for every time they broke up…
Big no, no! Don’t discuss the trouble they have had as a couple, no relationship is perfect so stick to the good times and even share the good times you’ve had with them as a couple.
We never thought she was going to find anyone…
As girls we have all gone through a man-drought period, but mentioning your bestie’s single life will most likely get you in the bad books with her – so avoid it.
Remember when/ This one time…
There is no doubt that you girls had your fair share of fun and memories but take it from us, Grandma doesn’t need to know about the time you skinny dipped or those crazy nights.
Don’t steal the show. A wedding speech about the bride and groom isn’t your perfect opportunity to announce your engagement; this day is about them, not you!
I’m almost finished, just one more thing…
Keep it short, sweet and simple – if your notes are starting to turn into the novel of the century then cut it short. The bride and guests will thankyou for it
7 April 2016
21 March 2016
Here’s a thought; why not a bridesmaid outfit that you will actually want to wear again?! We get it; you’ve heard it all before only to be sucked into layers upon layers of tulle in “unique” colours. But believe us when we say we have actually found the bridesmaid outfit you will want to wear again – enter: the bridesmaid jumpsuit! It’s truly a bridesmaid fashion revolution.
White, black, colourful or print - anything goes with bridesmaid jumpsuits. The most important thing to remember is to choose a style and cut that flatters each of your bridesmaids – they need to feel confident too. There is no harm in choosing a few different styles of cuts for that mix-n-match look – simply finish off with a pair of complimentary heels and run with the alternative look with confidence.
burgundy bridesmaid jumpsuits/ white lace and halter bridesmaid jumpsuits / white strapless floaty bridesmaid jumpsuits / pink ruffled bridesmaid jumpsuits / two-tone floral printed bridesmaid jumpsuits / white strapless wide-leg jumpsuits / white tailored modern bridesmaid jumpsuits / taupe open-back bridesmaid jumpsuits / navy blue v-neck halter bridesmaid jumpsuit
3 March 2016
How quirky and creative is this ‘will you be my bridesmaids’ piñata? Super simple and easy to put together, these palm sized beauties are filled with yummy treats and a gorgeous message, the perfect way to pop the question!
What you will need:
Scissors or Fringed Scissors
Heart Shaped Box
Will You Be My Bridesmaid Card
2 March 2016
You’ve done it! You’ve pulled off the bachelorette party of the century, you've found your bestie the dress of her dreams and you’ve strategically survived those mini-meltdowns. All the highs and lows have lead you to this very important day - the wedding day! We have you covered with a no-fail wedding day checklist that is sure to make you the best Maid of Honour to go down in history… you ready?
1. Prepare and have on hand an emergency kit that contains things like bobby pins, Hollywood tape, mints, deodorant, a sewing kit and an all important makeup touch-up kit.
2. Make sure that the bride has eaten breakfast! It’s going to be a long day and she [along with the bridal party] probably won’t eat until the reception.
3. Relieve a little of the bride's stress and take her phone away from her, deal with any issues that may arise or supplier queries.
4. Make sure that the bride is happy with the outcome of her hair and makeup – there is nothing worse than a bride that doesn’t feel her absolute best on her big day!
5. Keep an eye out for the bride's gown, train and veil and adjust accordingly throughout the day.
6. Hold the bride's bouquet as she says her ‘I dos’.
7. Sign the marriage license along the dotted line with the best man.
8. Play hostess at the reception – greeting people, thanking them for coming and ensure they are even signing the guest book.
9. Make a totally epic speech and toast at the reception! Limit your drinks before hand though; after all you’ve made it this far.
10. Check with the bride that she has eaten and has everything she needs.
11. Accompany her to the bathroom, hold her dress and don’t forget the emergency kit – the perfect touch up opportunity for you both!
12. Make sure you gather all the gifts and cards at the end of the night and do a final walk through of the venue to make sure nothing is left behind.
13. Most importantly: make sure the bride is having FUN - it is her special day after all!
It's time to go out and be the best Maid of Honour EVER!
13 January 2016
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2 November 2015
There is no better time to use the colour peach than in the warmer months – it is just one of those colours that was made for them. Wild floral's and sweet colours are the inspiration for today. Let’s steer away from a perfectly pristine setting and create a moody + romantic atmosphere where plants grow in their own design – natural, wild + utterly breathtaking. Dinner underneath an arbour overgrown with foliage + vintage chandeliers or a table runner made from vines + florals overflowing with taper candles + vintage lounge armchairs - the possibilities are endless, let the natural beauty of peach + green inspire you…
wedding bouquet inspired by peach + green hues / wedding reception floral + foliage table runner with peach coloured flowers / wedding invitation in peach + green / groom with pink suspenders / peach + green vintage suitcase wedding card holder / green bridesmaid dresses / two tier white wedding cake styled with fresh flowers + leaves / rustic wedding seating chart in peach + green cardboard squares / outdoor timber wedding arbor with green vines + fresh flower decor
27 October 2015
Bridesmaid’s gifts are tricky + as a bride, you put your bridesmaids through a lot – how do you say “Thank You” to your best friends for pampering you throughout your engagement? Or for your bridal shower, bachelorette party, all the help they gave you while wedding planning, and of course their undying friendship through all your bridezilla moments [we forgive you] - they are there by your side until the very last dance!
Gift them a little “me” time, they deserve it. Packed with all kinds of spa-inspired luxuries, this bridesmaid box is a wonderful way to encourage your closest friends to spend a little time focused on themselves + thank them for all the energy they poured into your special day.
Help your bridesmaids get wedding day ready with Ole Henriksen’s oil-free pore refining cleansing wipes which deeply exfoliate the skin with AHA's and leave that fresh-faced feeling behind while Dr. Jart’s antioxidant infused beauty balm with added SPF45+ will leave them saying goodbye wedding day blemishes + hello photo-ready flawless skin! The Body Shop’s new virgin mojito body scrub will invigorate the body with its blast of zesty + refreshing lime + mint extracts.
Set the mood + bask in the ambiance with a gloriously beautiful scent like the wild jasmine + mint candle by Peppermint Grove Australia – the perfect scent to relax all the right senses. Sephora’s pomegranate eye mask will ensure that in 15 minutes no one notices the ‘I was way too excited to sleep because you’re getting married’ bags under the eyes whilst long, luscious lashes are fast becoming as popular as a good pair of eyebrows, your ladies in waiting will have a gorgeous pair of Glameyes on your big day.
No day at the spa is complete without some tender loving care to your beautiful locks + we’re about to bring the salon [+ its perfect blow-dry] to the comfort of your own home. Treat your hair to John Frieda’s full repair shampoo + conditioning - restoring strength to damaged hair + reducing the risk of breakage for full, bouncy hair! The new Tangle Teezer blow-styling hairbrush makes it 100x easier to blow-dry your hair + maintain that salon quality finish. The fine tips enable the brush to 'pick-up' hair and gently guide it through the lower part of the teeth allowing free flow tension removing excess moisture for a quicker dry + styling. Oh, and how super-cute are these Invisi Bobble hair rings – the modern day alternative to hair ties. No kinks? Yep! Firm hold? You betcha! No headaches from super tightly pulled back hairstyles? YAAAS!
BOA TIP: As a side note to brides-to-be, we recommend you get your own box too because the tables will turn and you will be the one oohing + ahhing over your bridesmaids!
8 September 2015
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5 June 2015
Forever trending colours on the wedding scene is a combination of soft blush pinks and purple in alternating long and short dresses. There is an ethereal presence about the soft whisper of pinks and purples in your bridal party which is why many brides are choosing soft dreamy blushes for their bridesmaids. We have combined a collection to inspire your bridesmaid colour palette, with an epitome of romance & elegance.
28 April 2015
An Hawaiian wedding causes for a more toned down version of Rihanna to appear, wearing an elegant pale purple bridesmaid gown whilst posing for this playful bridesmaid shot!
11 March 2015
Borrowing a popular silhouette from couture runways and providing bridal fashion with a dose of haute style, we just adore the peplum gown. Structured or delicately draped shapes typically define the waist and flare outwards at a flattering angle. Whether you favour a bohemian and soft design or a contemporary masterpiece with boning and modernity, there is a peplum piece for you to love. It’s like a nude shade of lippy – there is one to suit everyone!
To plan your perfect peplum piece, speak to SA's finest wedding vendors!
4 March 2015
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!
4 March 2015
The colour, the cut, the texture and style... We cannot get enough of these amazing bridesmaid dresses!
25 February 2015
It's all about these breathtaking bridesmaid dresses! The rope detail and flattering pastel shade... Leaving us a little weak at the knees.
20 February 2015
We just adore this wedding morning snap! Cheers to your big day, your leading ladies and the beginning of the rest of your life.
11 February 2015
Bridesmaids bare sultry shoulders in soft and subtle shades of dusty pink. For the most stylish of bridal parties, this form fitting gown is one for the ages.
4 February 2015
An absolutely gorgeous hairstyle for your best beauties. Your bridesmaids will look elegant, whimsy and wonderful with fresh floral hair embellishments in soft colours to complement their glamorous gowns.
3 February 2015
Happy Birthday to this absolute starlette. Isla Fisher is everything donning this simple and sleek style - just perfect for the rehearsal dinner!
3 February 2015
The little black dress is the perfect gown style for your bridesmaids, one that they will be sure to wear again and again. The untraditional choice of colour is versatile and elegant and we think that these stunning designs may possibly have you reaching for the darker option for your wedding day xx
29 January 2015
Dusty blue bridesmaid dresses with the most beautiful one shoulder cut. Your favourite girls will look fabulous!
25 January 2015
As you tie the knot with your most special one, thank your leading lady who's been there to wipe the tears, suntan your back and spot the lippy on your front teeth. A best friend appreciation post to thank your sister-from-another-mister xx
14 January 2015
We think these spectacular bridesmaid dresses would turn any wedding aisle into a runway! Bat-wing, glittery and glamorous, sintching in at the waist and flowing over the arms for a completely flattering style.
7 January 2015
Doting over there incredible bridesmaids dresses… the poppy orange, the classy cut and the slimming slit. Just perfect for this summer winery wedding.
31 December 2014
All white and asymmetrical shoulders… styling at its finest! So crisp, clean and modern. We are loving this look! xx
24 December 2014
Exuding elegance, this flattering bridesmaids dress in the softest pink is just divine.
17 December 2014
Absolutely loving this gorgeous, backless bridesmaids dress! The twisted rope detail and colour = perf.
10 December 2014
Selecting bridesmaid dresses - it will either be the most fun or hardest thing you have to do for your big day. Same colour, different styles is a great idea to make the process so much easier so your girls can chose a style they find most flattering and comfy.
There is something really modern and funky about different styles as well. It creates visual interest and allows your bridesmaids to show off a little of their personality– white still looking a quite uniform and formal.
3 December 2014
Captivating, on trend and fashion forward... make a statement with this unconventional wedding gown style. 'Midi length' is technically any hem line which falls below the knee and above the ankle. Often perceived as retro or vintage, we have some dresses that kick this concept to the side. These dresses are modern and cutting edge; we think they scream sophistication and style.
Whether you prefer A-line, full tulle or a two piece we have found a gorgeous gown for you.
27 November 2014
Providing your bridesmaids with some silk robes on your wedding day is such a beautiful idea. Not only will your photos look gorgeous, it’s a lovely gift for your girls to keep. We love these pastel options!
14 October 2014
If your the kind of bride who wears braids, bat-wings, henna, flowers in her hair, bare feet or just love a relaxed vibe, then a bohemian wedding might be your style. Like the "just woke up, bed-hair-bun" that every girl has spent hours in front of the mirror trying to achieve, the effortless look sometimes takes a little more work than one would image so take some inspiration from these gorgeous weddings and get your boho on...
We think these beautiful chalkboard invites are so alternative and fun. The flowers against the washed out black is so boho!
The most important rule to bohemian success is there are no rules. Try to not put too much thought into the details... perhaps chose a neutral or broad colour scheme and select decor and attire that isn't symmetrical or perfectly polished. We think these bridesmaids look amazing in non-matching dresses, carrying random bouquets that aren't identical.
10 October 2014
It's a balmy evening, Sauv Blanc in hand and acoustic tunes fill the air, shoes are kicked off and soft grass is at your toes; this could be your wedding reception. Garden weddings are unique and special; not to mention how fabulous your photos will be.
Have fun decorating with bright colours focusing on tones found in the garden; pinks, yellows, blues and greens are ideal.
Play on the garden theme and be creative with decor like this wheelbarrow with seeds for guests to take or an area for the ladies to kick off their heels and have a dance.
Try to remember to constantly refer back to your wedding theme or colour palette during the planning process. This will make for a polished event that flows, from invite, to cake and the final send off.
Create a whimsical event for guests... lanterns, fairy lights and tulle are perfect for this.
10 October 2014
A creative way to interpret a colour palette is to use one colour in many different shades. This green colour scheme looks stunning with emeralds, mint, turquoise and grass-green.
Choosing bridesmaid dresses in different shades will really communicate and embrace the colour scheme and produce captivating photos.
Surprise your guests and wear a coloured wedding dress; it's stunning, modern and doesn't this colour just look so enchanting!
3 October 2014
Gold and coral- such a dreamy combination; think peaches and cream, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big and champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries.
The elegance of the gold compliments the vibrancy of the coral making for a splash of stunning. Take a look for yourselves...
16 September 2014
The vibrancy of this amazing red orange hue is balanced perfectly with the simplicity of the dress design...can't get enough! xx
3 September 2014
Our current obsession: tutu bridesmaid dresses! This fun, feminine trend is the cutest way to work tulle into your bridesmaid fashion. We love the array of pastel hues, which work beautifully with the tulle to create the softest and sweetest bridesmaid dresses. Alternatively, BRIGHT hues work for the retro vibe who desires to incorporate a POP of fifties into her look. Long, floaty tulle tutu skirts provide a more elegant appeal, while a two piece skirt and top combo work for relaxed soirees… xx
pink + aqua tutu bridesmaid skirts / grey + white tutu bridesmaid dress / peach + green tutu bridesmaid dress/ blue tutu bridesmaid skirt / soft pink tutu bridesmaid dress / pink + gold tutu bridesmaid dress / blue petticoat tutu style bridesmaid dress / multi-coloured tutu bridesmaid skirts / coffee tutu bridesmaid skirt / long white bridesmaid tutu skirt
29 August 2014
We definitely approve of the tan bridesmaid dress / leafy headpiece combo! The natural colours go beautifully with a slight tan and the soft makeup - a match made in heaven! xx
26 August 2014
This amaaaazing bridesmaid dress is causing quite the stir - and it's easy to see why!! The Goddess By Nature convertible bridesmaid dress is the perfect way to ensure that your bridesmaids are able to feel comfortable in a flattering style. The dress can be tied thirty different ways to create designs that suit your theme and sense of fashion - it truly is the ideal way to customise your wedding style!!! We spotted these lovelies at Adelaide's Glamour Room - stop by and check out their selection of hues! xx
23 August 2014
A simple pair of neutral heels and understated white bouquets are all these girls need to work these amazing blue bridesmaid dresses! We love the sleeves! xx
20 August 2014
Master understated glamour with sophisticated nude bridesmaid dresses. These softly shaded gowns are a luscious addition to your bridal party, providing the perfect amount of subtle contrast. The neutral shade allows you to add elements of drama elsewhere, such as extravagant bouquets or an eye-catching bridal gown. Whether you decide on sweet and short or long and glam, you can never go wrong with bridesmaid dresses in elegant nude hues... xx
mismatched floor-length nude bridesmaid dresses / strapless nude bridesmaid gowns / short convertible nude bridesmaid dresses / nude strapless floor-length bridesmaid dresses / long + short nude bridesmaid dresses / convertible nude bridesmaid dresses / strapless cocktail style bridesmaid dresses / mismatched floor-length nude bridesmaid gowns / differing neckline nude bridesmaid dresses / simple strapless nude bridesmaid gowns
13 August 2014
On the hunt for bridesmaids style that is a little less formal, unique and allows the personality of each of your favourite women to shine? Consider the loveliness of mismatched bridesmaids dresses and create a visual delight. Go for similar shades in the same length, or alternatively - be daring and choose patterns! Here's a little inspiration to help you get started... xx
blue mismatched bridesmaid dresses / pink + green mismatched bridesmaid dresses / mismatched pale pink bridesmaid dresses / grey + white mismatched bridesmaid dresses / slate + beige bridesmaid dresses / navy + light blue bridesmaid dresses / gold + neutral bridesmaid dresses / aqua blue bridesmaid dresses / grey bridesmaid dresses / patterned bridesmaid dresses
9 August 2014
All the pretty! Long pastel pink bridesmaid gowns combined with huge smiles and flowing locks make for some pretty darn gorgeous bridesmaids! xx
5 August 2014
We LOVE the way this ahmaaazing bridesmaid bouquet complements and highlights the bridesmaid dress simultaneously. The soft pink peonies add a bridal edge, while the coral blooms bring out the gorgeous hue of the dress xx
3 August 2014
Bridesmaid fashion at it's finest! These bridesmaids show us exactly how to work the convertible dress trend to create style that is cohesive in colour, yet beautifully individualistic in shape xx
30 July 2014
Pure simplicity and grace - white bridesmaid dresses radiate with elegance at this outdoor soiree xx
30 May 2014
Pop! Pow! A gorgeous way to add a splash of colour to your wedding is through the bridesmaid dresses or flowers. Sometimes, it can be tricky to match vibrant hues together - especially if you reaaaally want colourful flowers AND bridesmaid dresses (we don't blame you, we're suckers for anything eye-catching!). In order to match colourful bouquets to bright bridesmaid dresses, just follow these simple steps:
Choose a block colour as your bridesmaid dress, or else the entire combo may become a little busy!
A simplistic dress design will allow you to be more creative with your flowers - anything too detailed might take the attention away from your amaaaazing bouquets.
You have two options: choose flowers that complement the colours in your bridesmaid dresses, for example, a gradient of purple hue OR choose the opposite of the colour wheel. This means that if your main girls are wearing a purple dress, incorporate yellow into the bouquet, or if they are wearing turquoise, create orange arrangements for them to carry. This will ensure the colours really POP!
lilac bridesmaid dress + colourful wedding bouquet / purple asymmetrical bridesmaid dress + red + yellow wedding bouquet / apricot bridesmaid dress + baby's breath wedding bouquet / turquoise bridesmaid dress + peony + hydrangea wedding bouquet / white + blue bridesmaid dress + yellow wedding bouquet / navy bridesmaid dress + pink + yellow wedding bouquet / pale blue bridesmaid dress + pink wedding bouquet / coral bridesmaid dress + white wedding bouquet / red bridesmaid dress + colourful wedding bouquet / purple bridesmaid dress + burgundy wedding bouquet
15 May 2014
Flower power! If you're feeling the bohemian, carefree vibe for your big day, it's a fun idea to adorn your bridesmaids in floral crowns! These creations are super popular right now and are the prettiest way to blend style with nature at your wedding. Consider working with your florist to create fresh flower hair accessories that match your bouquets, or use faux flower headbands that you can keep long after the wedding! xx
coral bridesmaid dresses with flower crowns / smiling bridesmaid with flower crown / bohemian neutral bridesmaid with baby's breath flower crowns / neutral bridesmaids with white + purple flower crowns / colourful bridesmaid dresses with pink flower crowns / lilac bridesmaid dress / gold + white bridesmaid dresses with colourful flower crowns / pink bridesmaid dresses / magenta bridesmaid dresses with oversized floral crowns / maroon + aqua bridesmaids with holly flower crowns
6 May 2014
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
4 February 2014
We love this seriously cute photo opportunity! Each bridesmaid has written down how they met the bride on a chalkboard - it's a fabulous way to reminisce and to see how far your friendship has come! Imagine looking back on the memories in 30 years from now! Not an idea just for the bridesmaid, groomsmen or even guests can play too...
30 January 2014
Whimsical and oh-so-pretty floral crowns are a trend for carefree brides that is here to stay. Feminine, soft and relaxed, floral crowns bring a sense of magical whimsy to a wedding day. The best part is there's SO many gorgeous ways you can incorporate flowers into your hair! Whether you want a dramatic crowns or a few blooms here and there, there's something to suit every flora loving bride! It's a beautiful idea to use fresh blooms that match the varieties in your bouquet to create consistency throughout the styling. Peruse our top ten floral crown picks...(it was hard to narrow them down!)...
pink + white off centre bridal floral crown / white + yellow bridal floral crown / ombre bridal floral crown / lilac bridal floral crown / white bridal floral crown / pink + orange bridal floral crown / white bridal floral crown in plait / leafy bridal floral crown / apricot bridal floral crown / pink, white + green bridal floral crown
15 November 2013
We love this dreamy photo by Feather & Stone Photography...the colours resemble a delectable pastel parfait! So gorgeous for spring bridesmaids! A hint of cornflower blue in the bouquet is the perfect touch.
31 October 2013
We love the hair, can't get enough of that bouquet and are coveting that amazing dress! Spot on bridal style!
29 September 2013
What a divine bunch of gorgeous bridesmaids! With stunning mermaid gowns and luscious flowing locks, they truly do look like goddesses of the sea. The embellished dove grey fabric is simple, yet so, so glam...
28 August 2013
It's time to forget everything you know about bridesmaid fashion! Gone are the days where bridesmaids only wear gowns in block colours - brides are becoming more creative and bold with their choices. So, what is the perfect choice for a spring wedding? We say patterned bridesmaid dresses! Chic, on-trend and tres individual, you'll be certain to have the most beautiful of ladies by your side. Choose a pattern that reflects your personality - from rockin and retro or feminine and elegant to summery beach babes, there's a pattern to suit every bride!
We've chosen our favourite patterned bridesmaids and found some similar dresses so you can steal the look (all would look amazing with a floppy wide-brimmed hat and a lychee martini in hand - the perfect style for spring and summer soirees)!
watercolour bridesmaid dresses - get the look the iconic
floral bridesmaid dresses - get the look asos
black and white bridesmaid dresses - get the look the iconic
blue and white bridesmaid dresses - get the look asos
pastel floral bridesmaid dresses- get the look the iconic
blue and white polka dot bridesmaid dress - get the look asos
orange and gray get the look the iconic
turquoise bridesmaid dresses - get the look the iconic
mint diamond bridesmaid dresses - get the look asos
watercolour maxi bridesmaid dress / floral coral bridesmaid dress / black and white bridesmaid dress / blue and white bridesmaid dress / pastel floral bridesmaid dress / white and blue polka dot bridesmaid dress / orange and white bridesmaid dress / turquoise bridesmaid dress / mint green bridesmaid dress
23 August 2013
We are loving every sassy little detail of this photo - from the INCREDIBLE bridesmaids gowns, to the immaculate hair and makeup. The textures and colours of the gowns are simply amazing, a wonderful way to showcase your bridesmaids' different personalities. Feminine, modern, unique, hot!
17 May 2013
So your hubby-to-be did it, now it’s time for YOU to pop the big question…to your best girlfriends. “Will you be my bridesmaid?” is a question you (hopefully) only ask once in your life, so make it special and unique. We’ve put together a few different ways to ask the leading ladies in your life to stand by your side on your wedding day. You can ask with a simple unique card and you could get really creative and make your own. A special note inside will be a memento for your girlfriends to keep forever. The best part is they can reflect your own personal style (no fiancé to consider with these invites!), from formal and glamorous to whimsical DIY.
BHLDN offer sweet handkerchiefs sewn with “Will you be my bridesmaid?” – totally adorable and perfect for when the happy tears start flowing at the alter. Another idea is to put together special bridesmaid survival kits. Include specifications of their duties (moral support, checking for lipstick on the teeth etc), tools for minor emergencies (bobby pins, stain remover, mending kit, Panadol etc) and a disposable camera to capture the planning process.
If you’re a foodie, say it with something that reflects your passion. Personalised biscuits will satisfy a sweet tooth or get wine labels made up for your favourite bottles of sparkling, champagne or shiraz. You can pop them open over a bridesmaids’ brunch or keep them to celebrate a wedding anniversary in many years. However you decide to ask, ask with love and celebrate that you are blessed to have such special girls by your side during your 'I Do's'.
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10 May 2013
“I’ve found my man but I still need my girls!”…Celebrate your hens night in style with this gorgeous Chanel theme – there’s not a pair of fluffy handcuffs or feather boa in sight. Not that there’s anything wrong with going totally wild, but if your life revolves around fashion and all things fabulous (Coco’s words, not ours) then this Chanel hens night styling is a tres chic way to say goodbye to bachelorette life with a bang. Pink, gold, white and black is our sexy colour scheme for the night you may not remember, but will never want to forget.
Chanel is all about the classics – and nothing is more classic than a LBD (little black dress). Each bridesmaid / guest should wear her favourite LBD with a killer pair of heels so that they’re all matching. As the bride, you could wear a pink or white dress to stand out from the crowd – and your photos will look fab. We love the idea of the photobooth in the pics below – the perfect prop is Karl Lagerfelds head, of course! Coco Chanel had an infamous love for flowers, particularly Camellias, so decorate your space with an abudance of fresh and fragrant blooms.
Chanel themed cocktail food is a great way to kick off the night, before the champagne starts flowing of course, how chic are these quilted Chanel cupcakes? ...and what goes perfectly with cocktail food? COCKTAILS! These vibrant berry cosmopolitans will have you up and dancing a la Carrie Bradshaw in no time.
A hens night needs to be minimum lameness and maximum fun – think of some creative games that will keep the laughs coming. We recently went to a Hens Night where each guest had to choose a dare out of a jar and complete it by the end of the evening – needless to say it was hilarious watching the girls whip out some interesting moves on the dance-floor or convincing strangers that they’re foreigners. Ex-charades was another fun game – divide the guests into teams and take it in turns pretending to be on the bride’s former hook ups, boyfriends or crushes. Just make sure hubby-to-be isn’t around!
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19 March 2013
Shoes, shoes, glorious shoes. A gorgeous pair of heels is an absolute must on your wedding day; God wouldn’t have given us Manolo Blahniks if he didn’t want us to wear them. Lately, brides are ditching the traditional wedding shoe for something a little different, whether it is a bright colour or a hot platform heel. The current fashion trends have a major influence and as far as stilettos go this season – the sky’s the limit. Style your wedding gown with a pair of white heels and add a touch of glamour with some stylish bling. Feminine cut out shapes are on trend and look amazing with a tan peeping through. If you are a fan of a classic pump shape, snap up a pair with a textured finish to keep your look up to date.
As for bridesmaids, a silver heel will look great no matter what colour gown you’ve styled them with. The versatile colour is opulent and will finish their outfits with the right amount of sparkle. Just like the brides, the bridesmaids can say goodbye to your typical wedding pump. Modernise their looks with sexy ankle straps and save bridesmaids' feet with a comfortable platform they can dance all night in.
white glossy snake by parade heels.com / uma by benjamin adams ivory soul bridal shoes / oliane guess heels.com / vixen by badgley mischka heels.com / honolulu by benjamin adams ivory soul bridal shoes / boston silver by benjamin adams ivory soul bridal shoes / rachael ivory soul bridal shoes / phoenix silver by benjamin adams ivory soul bridal shoes
7 February 2013
The illusion neckline is oh so hot for weddings right now. From the bride to the bridesmaids, designers everywhere are showing off a little décolletage through sheer materials. The faithful strapless gown has been around the block and we are welcoming this stylish spin on your classic cut. Perfect for bridesmaids, a chiffon neckline will take their gowns from simple to sleek, allowing you plenty of room to play around with opulent accessories. Statement clutch bags and shoes are the perfect details to complete the high-fashion look. Bridesmaids in illusion necklines are very now and very glamorous.
30 January 2013
Can't get enough of the feminine and mystical shades of the sea? Good news! Turquoise is fresh, invigorating and on trend right now. We were inspired by the gorgeous shades of green and blue on the runway at Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2013 show, particularly the breezy and elegant mint dress featured below. Shades of turquoise and mint look fabulously crisp with white and will have a calming effect on your big day. Pastel nail polish and makeup was also seen all over the runways, a look that we ourselves are sporting in the office (hello, aqua nails!). Minty décor is pretty and soft, try subtle additions such as frosted mint chairs and hanging lanterns, the colour also looks beautiful with bouquets of baby’s breath. Minty fresh!
22 January 2013
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts, of beauty rich and rare. Yes, our country is full of beauty, gifted to us by talented Australian designers. When planning your wedding you don’t need to seek coveted international stylists; we think some of the world’s best talent is here within our very shores. Aussie designers like Mariana Hardwick, Mezi and Lisa Ho have us standing tall and proud (and looking pretty chic whilst doing so)…
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