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!
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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.
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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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