22 December 2015
SQUEAL! This is it – the biggest moment of your life – you’re finally engaged to your beau! It's time to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter + shout it out loud to everyone + anyone who will listen.
Proposal season is in full swing, so you’re most likely seeing engagement announcements popping up all over your feeds – and if not, no biggie, it’s on its way. In light of this, we thought why not inspire our lucky couples out there with 5 way to announce their engagement on social media – just don’t forget to call your parents beforehand!
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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.
Alice in Wonderland mad hatters table decor/ Alice in Wonderland table setting / Alice in Wonderland signage / Mad hatters tea party table decor / Alice in Wonderland table decor collage / Alice in Wonderland cake/ Mad hatters tea cake / Wonderland flowers / hanging watch decorations/ Door to wonderland
16 April 2015
How to make your ceremony venue stand out! For all you creative brides and stylists out there, we have the perfect unique ceremony backdrop inspiration for you. Not only do these backdrops make exquisite photo backgrounds, they also create a style and theme to set the mood of your wedding. From playful signage to dainty ribbon framework, throw some confetti in the air and hold onto your loved one for there’s an explosion of fresh romantic beauty seized in these gorgeous wedding ceremonies!
2 April 2015
Marilyn Monroe introduced us to the expression ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’, but how do you choose a best friend? What characteristics do you look for? Choosing an engagement ring can be somewhat daunting when you don’t know what to look for. Imagine walking into a beautiful glistening store with hundreds of diamond rings staring back at you, all screaming out ‘pick me’. It’s important not to let that overwhelming feeling of excitement and nervousness take over. Take a deep breathe and enjoy yourself, this is a very special and joyful occasion for you both.
There are a few ways to shop for your dream engagement ring. Whether it is on your own, with friends and family or with your partner. On average, a woman will look at their engagement ring over one million times in her lifetime. So let’s help you choose your ideal ring. We have pin pointed a few key ideas to keep in mind when looking for that sparkling emblem of love.
Most soon-to-be brides consider 'design' to have a major influence on which engagement ring they choose. The most popular diamond shape is the Round Brilliant and ‘fancy shaped’ diamonds: the Princess Cut, Emerald, Cushion, Heart, Marquise, Oval and Pear. Your preference of shape completely depends on your personal style and what best suits your finger.
Before you walk into a jewelery store, it is handy to know what to look for in a diamond. When selecting a signature diamond, there are four characteristics of diamonds to consider known as the 4 C’s; carat, colour, clarity and cut. Diamond’s are a luxury indulgence and not everyone wants the biggest rock to sit upon their finger. Firstly, you must decide what is most important to you, the design, metal, carat weight, colour or clarity.
The precise shape and cut of a diamond’s facets is one of the most important factor’s when determining the beauty of a stone. To achieve a superlative cut, it is ideal to balance the brilliance, dispersion and scintillation of a diamond. A brilliant cut diamond allows light to be reflected back and intensifies light transmission. The ideal engagement ring has a diamond clear to the point of being colourless. Each stone is graded on a scale from ‘D’ (colourless) to ‘Z’ (saturated). A diamond graded ‘Z’ will have a light yellow colour but do not be fooled, Z graded diamonds are not considered a coloured gemstone.
Clarity measures the flawlessness of a diamond. It is extremely rare to find an absolutely flawless diamond, when setting a diamond into an engagement ring it is nearly impossible for the surface of the diamond to remain untouched. All diamonds are unique and rare, the clarity refers to the internal flaws (clouds, feathers, pinpoints) that are visible once under a 10-power magnification or external imperfections such as scratches, pits and nicks. The scale FL (flawless to I1-I3 Imperfect-eye-visible inclusions).
Some girls are born with glitter in their veins, but it’s true, not everyone wants a diamond engagement ring. From deep blue tranquil sapphires to passionate igniting rubies. Our beautiful planet produces natural minerals, deep within the earths crust, forming a beautifully diverse range of unique coloured gemstones to choose from.
6 January 2015
Oval-cut diamonds are often overlooked, and all for the wrong reasons – the regal, rounded shaped elongates the finger whilst being bold and brilliant. An oval diamond can have the same carat weight as a round diamond, but with a bigger surface area! Voilà, your ring appears bigger… we definitely wouldn’t be apposing that. Oval diamonds are more rare than round and princess-cut diamonds… talk about a precious stone. If a diamond isn’t your style, moissanite and sapphire are also available in oval-cut. Here’s a little glitzy glam to get you through your Wednesday xxx
1 December 2014
Such a stunning boudoir shot! One for the sophisticated and elegant bride... so gorgeous.
27 October 2014
Such a beautiful and elegant way to announce your engagement! Not to mention the rock, so perf...
1 September 2014
A rooftop wedding proposal...toooo cute! Imagine your beau bending on one knee as you float high above the city lights! x
6 October 2013
Isn't this a sweet proposal idea? Imagine being led somewhere to find a gorgeous engagement ring waiting for you...it's not in traditional bent knee style, but it's definitely unexpected and beautifully romantic...
21 March 2013
Create beautiful memories prior to your wedding with family and friends in a creative and simply stunning engagement session. Relax in front of the camera and capture gorgeous images that reflect the love you and your partner share and the start of your romantic journey. Combining decor elements that will set the styling theme of your wedding, engagement sessions will create timeless keepsakes, favours or stationery in the lead up to your special day. A fun, enjoyable and artistic event, your engagement session is the perfect time to build a personal relationship with your photographer before your wedding day whilst capturing the celebration of the special proposal forever.
Melanie and Jordan's enchanting engagement soiree is a spectacular feast for the eyes with an array of lavish locations and backdrops in the Barossa Valley. Dainty details and pastel colours create the antique image of a whimsical love affair, dotted with handmade pieces, delicate florals and rustic wood. The couple, with Bree from Life In Still Photography, created a romantic visual story, with the soft hues of the colour palette gently introduced to each mismatched decoration. Handmade pinwheels, boutonniere, pink peonies and a lace tee pee provide a playful and soft ambiance to the chic styling.
Photographer Bree says that there are so many reasons why she recommends couples have an engagement shoot prior to their wedding day, “It is important to establish a relationship with your photographer, not only with meetings but by also having the opportunity to be in front of the camera prior to the wedding day so that you have an understanding and a better expectation of how things may be on the big day.” Once you receive your final images, you will be able to review your favourite style, look or pose in preparation for your wedding photos. Whether your images are are set amidst a beautiful run-down abandoned stone cottage or next to a lone pine tree, the natural, relaxed feel of the photos will be a reflection of the comfortable and personal relationship you will build with your photographer throughout your engagement session.
By creating these inspired images, you can expand your wedding portfolio and use the images for you wedding stationery, favours, guest signing book, ‘save the date’, or ‘thank you’ cards. "This time in a couple's life is all about celebration" explains Bree, "the decision to marry a life partner is a huge milestone in anyone's life and it's the perfect time to celebrate the love and connection they have for one another. There are an unlimited amount of locations to have an engagement session and sometimes it can also incorporate a place that has a special meaning to the couple. I encourage my couples to be creative, but more importantly have lots of fun."
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