21 April 2016
Be inspired by the outdoors and all that nature has to offer – moss is a wonderfully versatile décor element to utilise throughout your wedding for a lush, woodland feel. Faux or the real deal, your guests will feel as though they are walking amidst a beautiful rainforest. Moss looks beautiful suspended on a lampshade or even birdcages for a visual display that that fuses natural and industrial elements together. Peruse over all the beautiful ways you can incorporate this natural element into your arrangements…
An artful set of initials or even a sentimental message of love make for a personal focal point in your décor – simply cover wooden letters with moss and add clusters of anemones, helleboruses, and jasmine leaves for a sweet flourish. If you want something a little more subtle, moss covered table numbers are the way to go. They look beautiful sanding on their own or covered in a bell jar or terrarium for added oomph.
31 March 2016
One of our choice looks this season is a modern industrial style. Modern industrial is all about combining rich textures to evoke a welcoming urban vibe, which brings us to one of our favourite elements – metal. Add a few metal accents to achieve the richly layered textures that define a modern style. Consider a bar cart with wrought iron pipe legs, or brushed brass candlesticks in your table décor. These accents of metallic texture will add a rich quality to the overall look. Take a look at all the fabulous ways you can include metal into your special day….
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28 October 2015
20 October 2015
It’s the day young girls spend their childhood planning. But like all young girls, we didn’t realise the hard – but fun + totally worth it– work that actually went into planning every detail of a wedding. Which brings me to my point – take a seat + let's talk wedding reception set-up, or more specifically - how do you choose between using long or round tables?! The answer? Well you’re a bride, decisions don’t come easy, but hopefully we can make it a little easier for you.
The vibe of your wedding reception greatly depends on how the evening is organised + one of the easiest ways to make your party feel welcoming + warm is with your wedding tables. Don’t doubt its ability to transform your venue of choice ladies – whether you’re having an intimate setting or a lavish affair, your set-up + styling plays a major role.
The three magic words when it comes to influencing your table design decision; say it with me ladies - venue size, centrepiece + interaction! Consider the sizing of the venue + which table style would allow you to efficiently utilise the space, along with what centrepiece design you are crushing over.
This one is the classic choice, if you are trying to achieve that timeless feel then this is definitely the way to go. As long as your centrepieces are cooperating, your guests can easily mingle with one another across the table, along with those seated to their left + right. Each round table takes a single centrepiece + round table cloths are easily accessible, coming in many sizes + colours – hello money saver!!
For a less traditional look, try mixing small + large sized tables for an eclectic feel + this way you can accommodate for the different sized groups on your guest list - it’s a win-win for everyone. One downside however, in a smaller space it is much harder to fit a large number of round tables as they don’t neatly fit against straight-edged walls + corners. So if you are short on space, this may not be the option for you + beau.
The long rectangle table is your more modern choice + a formal dining dream which has gained popularity amongst brides + grooms. Mingling opportunities for your guests are about the same as those on a round table – although those at either end of the table might have to shout to engage with one another. Creating a regally intimate atmosphere, the straightedges modernize these tables + work really well in both larger + smaller spaces.
We recommend choosing a few smaller, but striking centrepieces [taper candles, foliage runners] placed in a row down the centre of the table or why not try a hanging centrepiece filled with luscious foliage + florals. This style however may be a little annoying for those guests who are seated towards the middle of the table. Why? Could you imagine walking around the whole table just to use the bathroom or boogie it down on the dance floor. If a guest cancels last minute or is a no show, then the seating chart gets little thrown off and can be noticed as an empty seat.
BOA TIP: If you honestly cannot decide over both of these gorgeous options, why not combine both? We are all for bending the rules of tradition, who says you need just one table type – not us! There’s room for all of them at your table [pun intended].
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22 September 2015
Crisp whites, gold trimmings + olive branch finishing’s make for an exquisite wedding scheme. Organic foliage fashions an opulent green hue to the scheme while gold trimmings lend a hint of antiqueness. Bronzed skin, flowing, draped dresses; this theme is tasteful + majestic achieving a relaxed, luxurious look.
25 August 2015
How gorgeous are these metal table numbers – they are the perfect addition to your wedding tablescape! Whether you opt for industrial-chic or modern minimalist, these striking numbers look great free standing, nailed to some timber or even potted between florals – its your choice.
18 August 2015
Be inspired by the chic, couture + sophisticated flair of Coco Chanel’s signature style of black, white + blush hues as it marries French inspired details with ultra-luxe, high style fashion + beauty finishes. Chanel is all about the classics; Pretty floral palettes of soft pinks + champagne mixed with the chic feel of timeless black décor makes for all things fabulous (in the words of Coco Chanel). Peruse over the softness + femininity of pink shades blended with the modern, chic feel of black accents to create a wedding day style that is timeless, elegant + luxurious.
6 August 2015
Suspended centerpieces are just some of the things we couldn’t possible get enough of in the world of whimsical weddings here at BOA HQ. They are provocatively unique, exciting and save space. So brace yourselves lovers, because we have rounded up 7 of our favourite hanging centerpieces for you to drool over!
1 July 2015
This time of year has us thinking of romantically luscious plum hues. Deeper than purple, its regal and classic; it transcends trends and stipulates warmth and vibrancy. It can have that old-world feel or surpass into something more modern, more bright; all depending on where your inspiration takes you!
16 June 2015
23 April 2015
This whimsical wooden flower vase is a unique and spectacular center piece for your wedding table decor!
22 April 2015
Transport your friends and family on a magical adventure down the rabbit hole, to a world of unworldly creations, eccentric characters and unusual fairytale dreams. We love this quirky engagement party idea full of colour and wonder, a perfect enchanted theme to kick-start your journey towards your wedding day. After all, marriage is a little like a ride down a rabbit hole; a new exciting adventure into the unknown that promises fun, spontaneity and transformation.
Incorporate alarm clocks, pocket watches, vintage keys and frames, playing cards, bunnies, top hats, mis-matched crockery and a little of the unexpected into your décor plans. Cute little “drink me” or “eat me” tags for the edibles on display and garden games such as croquet are a fun little touch to your engagement party bonanza.
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12 March 2015
These eye-catching, moss-covered table numbers are the coolest addition to your wedding tabescape! Faux or the real deal, your guests will feel as though they are walking amidst a beautiful rainforest. These gorgeous numbers look great freestanding or potted in plants, and for an extra special feature? Terrariums are the perfect accompaniment.
28 January 2015
A mixed basket of table settings with one thing in common – minimalism. We are strong believers of ‘less is more’ at BOA HQ and these gorgeous place settings are some of the best. With so much going on with the rest of the day from fashion, décor, floristry and food these table arrangements can make a huge statement with their minimal and modern nature. We’d say “I do” to these any day of the week!
Whether it's the placement of cutlery atop a simple napkin or a quirky fold in your table linen that steals the show in its minimal glory. Choose your single statement and execute it perfectly, allowing the element to ooze stunning sophistication.
25 December 2014
Christmas time is all about friends, family, joy and love, just like your wedding day! Bring some festivity to your day with this gorgeous Chrissy inspired wedding. Bring out the mistletoe, eggnog and fairy lights… or more like the fans, beers and prawn cocktails here in Australia! Either way, Christmas time is happiness and celebrations – who wouldn’t want a this on their wedding day. Such a beautiful time of year all round, and now is the time to spread a little Christmas cheer on your day.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, romance and marriage... Get utterly festive with your decor and palette, find those candy canes, tinsel and of course those carols!
2 December 2014
Whether you're a surfer, water baby or just a beach babe at heart, a beach located engagement party is such a beautiful idea. There is nothing like the beach at dusk, as the sun is setting while the fairy lights are glistening. The smell of a balmy night, with champagne and oysters... A beach wedding can be a modern and glamorous affair or a bohemian and whimsical one.
Lanterns and candles create the perfect ambiance and cushions and throws offer a stylish and chic decor. We think these beach engagement parties are absolutely stunning. Guests relax in romantic surroundings, with the sound of waves lapping the shore. If the weather turns a little cooler, provide a bonfire for guests to warm their toes... but don't forget marshmallows! And of course, there has got to be seafood. We love the idea of having a chef on hand to cater for guests... such a trendy eating style. The beach offers a creative location in which to celebrate amongst friends, kick off those shoes and grab a Corona, it's time to enjoy your new romantic commitment.
We are in love with these beautiful dresses... Opt for an airy, beachy and romantic number, perhaps in white, but by no means compulsory! These two feminine but sexy numbers elude to a Grecian Goddess... just flawless!
1 December 2014
Provide your guests with hours of entertainment by supplying disposable cameras! Not only will guests interact with one other, you will also be left with some incredible and priceless snaps! Your photographer is there to capture the day in a professional light but imagine your nephew with cake on his face or your grandma's accidental selfie as she tries to figure out how it works and your bridesmaid caught in the bathroom mirror as she touches up that ruby red lippy... We can just picture it, now that would make for a fun photo album to flick through.
To really get your guests involved provide an 'I SPY' list... guests need to take pics of certain things. It's a good time to think of snaps you'd love to have as keepsakes and include these on the list.
28 November 2014
The Camellia is one of the most pristine of all blooms. Its symmetry and immaculate detail screams wedding flower. The detailed flower looks best on its own or amidst an arrangement of the same variety. Camellia is like the popular girl in school, she's wants all the attention and she knows how to get it. Generally flawless, she's hard to contend with and overpowers most other blooms. Predominantly available in pinks, the Camellia is perfect for your summer wedding.
26 November 2014
Food, fashion and family... the most important things, no? The food element of a wedding is often one of the biggest... it takes up a large part of the day and often the budget. Sit down style meals are the traditional ceremony procedure but we are all about innovation here at BOA! We love the idea of a buffet style meal. It's communal, fun and in fashion! Cuisine can vary and range - take your guests on a trip across the globe, Indian on one side of the room and Italian on the other. Yum!
This outdoor wedding buffet is so cool! Imagine having chefs prepare meals in front of your eyes... wedding wishlist 101.
Get creative with your presentation. Use household items like dressing tables, crates, palettes and/or outdoor furniture. Keep your wedding scheme in mind when planning, and ensure your buffet fits in with your wedding decor.
7 November 2014
The tulip – pretty as a petal. These flowers blossom in spring time and come on an array of colours from the most vibrant yellow and pink to pale blues and corals. One of the most elegant flowers, it stands singularly, tall, full of self worth and sophistication. In a bouquet the tulip is uniform and synchronised creating a really polished and flawless arrangement.
31 October 2014
For a fun and romantic vibe on your wedding day, we can’t think of a better palette than one of the "water colour" variety. Select a specific colour and inject the water colour finish to your scheme for a sophisticated result or create an exciting affair and mix and match pastels and brights to create your desired look.
30 October 2014
This palette is warm and inviting – the metallic copper with soft dusk makes for an unexpectedly amazing colour scheme, for the tasteful bride. Hammered metals, against perfect grey-blue hues, the compilation holds so much glamour and sophistication.
Dusty miller adds a unique textural aspect to bouquets and centerpieces, while still sitting cohesively within the palette. Optionally you can deviate, using light blues and dark greys to still remain on trend.
10 October 2014
Move over grandma's dusty doilies, old woven table runners and lace trimmed night gown; lace is back and it's bigger than ever. We've got styles that will kick these cliches to the side.
Edible lace... too sweet to handle.
Brides, you can easily take a modern dress design and incorporate lace; so effortlessly perfect.
8 October 2014
Remember, as a little girl, going along to a carnival with your family; over sized lollypops, fried food, music, rides and face painting - perhaps some of the best days of your life. Why not bring these memories back for your guests on your wedding day!
Have some fun with bright vibrant colours or use pastel tones for a more elegant affair.
Be adventurous; remember to mix and match colours and patterns. We think these varying bridesmaid dresses with colourful bouquets completely embrace a 'spring carnival' vibe.
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...
2 October 2014
Foliage and floristry is your gift from Mother Nature; she’s saying congrats on your big day! Flowers and greenery elude life, growth, nourishment and health and we want to encourage and inspire you to use them abundantly on your #wedding day. Here are some creative and gorgeous ideas to inject foliage into your bouquet, cake, fashion and reception...
24 July 2014
Haven't decided on table numbers yet? Perfect! You'll be glad that you've seen these cute little displays. Instead of the typical table number, each table is a number that relates to something personal about the couple. For example, the amount of days since you've met, been engaged, your first house number, the day of your first kiss etc. After all, it's the little details that count x
23 January 2014
Statement centrepieces are where IT'S at for 2014 - the bigger the better! Botanical masterpieces, feathers or branches are all taking centre stage amongst your wedding decorations and are all key-elements to creating memorable centrepieces with maximum wow-factor. If blooms are your weakness, an extravagant floral display may be all you need to create your eye-catching creation.
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6 November 2013
As we're always on the eye out for something different we just had to share these cute place settings with you from Milo & Me Etsy Boutique! Made from wire, they're personal and unique and could double as bomboniere!
10 September 2013
Keep the kids in mind! If you are having children at your wedding, set up a designated kids table with fun items to keep them occupied. Create a special little pack for each child, including plenty of paper, crayons, games and food that is child appropriate. They will have a better time – and so will your guests! xx
12 March 2013
Lavender is so pretty and feminine with a lovely effortless quality about it, a few stems tied together with ribbon or string amongst very relaxed styling looks so naturally beautiful. The colour is sweet and soft, perfect for a bright and fresh wedding of classic and rustic elements. Reflect the darling simplicity of the flower in other aspects; fresh whites and recycled bits and bobs highlight the purple hue in all its unfussy glory.
Lavender is known not only for being ornamentally beautiful, but also for its soothing effects. A blanket of calming aroma with sweet overtones will relax everyone involved on your wedding day and keep spirits high. Fill empty mason jars with freshly picked bunches of lavender and use mis-matched ribbons to tie a sprinkling of lavender across your white styling.
Lavender toss is an environmentally friendly alternative to confetti and the soft purples have a fairy-tale quality in photographs. Wheat colours and lace work seamlessly with the organic style of the lavender plant and keep the men’s suits light and fresh, finishing with a simple lavender boutonniere.
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21 February 2013
Daisies are pretty and sweet blooms with a wonderfully effortless quality about them. One can’t help but imagine a barefoot bride running carefree through a field, chasing her groom with a chain of daisies delicately weaved in her hair. In terms of wedding décor, daises are bright, happy and one of the most versatile flowers due to their simple nature.
We love daisies combined with rustic elements; placed in jars and teacups and various other mismatched vintage items. The idea of this styling is not to be perfect, but to create a cheerful and homely feel with pre-loved fabrics, heirlooms and a natural colour palette.
14 February 2013
Join us on a love affair with soft pinks and crisp whites, a romantic and fresh colour palette reminiscent of a garden party hosted by the graceful Marie Antoinette. Pretty and soft, this styling is perfect for an afternoon occasion where women in floaty frocks sip on chilled champagne, arm in arm with their loved ones beneath blue skies and hanging pink lanterns.
Use white as your foundation colour and add subtle pink accents for feminine styling hues that work harmoniously to complement each other. Colour blocking in shades of white will make an elegant statement, white walls, furniture, linen and crockery make a beautiful canvas. A wonderful way to add colour is with the use of fresh flora; peonies, David Austin roses, blossoms and hydrangeas all bloom in exquisite varieties of pinks. Food is a delicious way to incorporate a splash of colour with yummy pink sweets and meringues followed by refreshing pink lemonade and champagne.
Incorporating the gentle beauty of the day into your bridal wear is a simple way to unite consistency across your styling. We think every woman looks charming in pink, whether you are dancing in a pair of pastel heels with ruffles or sporting dewy cheeks from a soft pink blush.
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11 February 2013
A wedding ceremony nestled in the rolling Adelaide Hills offers stunning scenery as natural backdrop to any wedding celebration. Escape to the hills where you and your guests can relax, breathe in the fresh air and marvel at the undulating hills, beautiful landscaped gardens and vineyards where memories of a lifetime are made. Only 15 minutes from the CBD, the choice of country scenery is limitless. Green is the new black, it’s trendy, there’s no doubt about that - and for the eco fashionista, you can’t go past this stylish look for your wedding nuptials...
A winery is a charming, romantic setting for an elegant country wedding and what better location to host your wedding reception than in the superb surrounds of a South Australian vineyard? The sky is the limit and the options amazing! Celebrate the sweet fruit of the vine with a vineyard themed wedding celebration.
When hosting a wedding at a vineyard, you won’t have to look very far for inspiration for your wedding theme and with industrial decor styling undergoing quite a renaissance, for a twist on your vineyard wedding, decorate your reception in ‘industrial eco chic’ style. Think sleek stainless steel tables and benches on an airy deck dressed with pretty ‘country-styled’ flower arrangements infused with grapes and accented with all the beautiful little things that nature has to offer such as bird’s nests, birds and lush mosses. Private, romantic, perfect...
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6 February 2013
Bohemian weddings encompass a mis-matched array of boho beauty in rich colours and interesting textures. We adore the carefree and laidback style of this vibrant wedding theme and how couples manage to creatively infuse their love into every little aspect of the styling. There are no rules when it comes to a bohemian wedding; pre-loved and new pieces come together to create a homely and natural space.
Earthy colours set the base for boho styling, allowing a natural canvas to build and build upon with a combination of bright colours and patterns. Vintage fabrics are charming and can be used as table runners, place mats, flags or any other kind of unique decoration. Coloured bottles and glass will brighten your table settings and gold goes perfectly with the indian-esque bohemian theme.
The relaxed nature of a bohemian wedding means you can have fun with your bouquet and wedding choices; a variety of colours and types can be mixed together, from bridal poppies to succulents. For creative couples who enjoy the unconventional, the boho wedding is the perfect way to express your eccentricities with family and friends on a day to remember.
1 February 2013
Plato once said that beauty of style, harmony, grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity. Ultimately, less is more. Sometimes, however, it takes a lot of effort to look like you haven’t put in any effort at all. Which is why we have put together our favourite ‘less is more’ styling concepts – ideas in neutrals that are elegant, not boring.
White is crisp, timeless and looks fabulous when teamed with earthy woods, taupes and…more white! Understated sophistication is a peony bouquet, a freshly picked flower placed in a rustic glass and a loosely folded napkin on white tablecloth.
Simple details will keep your styling interesting and without a frenzy of colour the beautiful details are what guests will notice. A place card handwritten with love will not be overlooked and a succulent plant is a bomboniere gift that complements the natural, effortless styling. In a fast-moving world colour palettes come and go but style lasts forever.
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