FLORAL FRIDAY - DIY SILK FLOWER CHANDELIER

5 August 2016

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Flower chandeliers are such a fun and pretty statement piece and make the perfect addition to any venue space to spruce up the ceiling and help in making the area appear larger. So we thought we would put together this little DIY project to show you how you can make your very own floral chandelier. And best of all? It will last forever using silk flowers, here’s how…

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

Silk flowers and foliage
Wire chandelier base
Gardening shears
Flower tape or a hot glue gun
Twine [or something to hang the chandelier up with]

STEP 1: begin by cutting and separating he foliage that you want to fill the base with and tape them to the wire piece with floral tape [or glue]. You can use one type of foliage or you can use a mixture for the base. Do this all the way around until it is robust and full.

STEP 2: add in some green accents on the bottom to create a dangling effect, for example, heather bush or ferns. On the top use greens such as hops that will give dimension and texture to the chandelier.

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STEP 3: your focal flowers [the larger ones] should be cut so that they are about 2 inches long on their stem and tape or glue them onto the chandelier where you like. They look best when bunched/placed together as shown above.

STEP 4: finish by adding your accent flowers all around the edges then add your twine. It is best if you tie them in a triangle shape to evenly distribute the weight of the chandelier. Don’t forget to consider how and where it will hang before you measure the length of twine– ties around a beam? Nailed in?

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How pretty right? Take a look below at some other ideas to inspire you…

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Bouquets & Flowers  Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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BOA STYLE - BOOKS

21 July 2016

At the end of the fairy-tale, the princess always gets her happily ever after. Now it’s your turn. Pay tribute to all the poems, stories and tales that helped you dream up your Prince Charming with these gorgeous literary-themed décor ideas. From setting up shop in a lofty library to incorporating a few pages of a book into your flowers, there are plenty of ways to book it on your big day.

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We so adore these DIY ideas for bookworms! If reading is your passion then incorporating books into your wedding day decor for style that truly reflects you is a must! Collect pre-loved books from second-hand shops and with some crafty skills you can bend and glue the pages to create masterpieces. Why not set the tone with brilliantly thought library-themed wedding invitations and scattered book pages as cascading table runners that you can craft yourself.

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Wedding Decor  Wedding DIY  Wedding Reception Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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REAL WEDDING - LUCY + NICK

25 June 2016

THE COUPLE: Lucy + Nick

GUESTS: 80

PALETTE: Soft pinks and greens based on our love for Australian natives.

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THE CEREMONY + RECEPTION: The ceremony and reception were held in Nick’s brother’s backyard. We wanted our declaration of love to be in a place where guests could feel comfortable and at home. My sister’s partner made our ceremony arch from scratch. We hired guest chairs and borrowed quirky decor extras, including our ‘bathtub esky’ to hold the refreshments.

It was amazing to surprise our loved ones as guests were originally invited to what they thought was our ‘engagement party’. We even had decoy outfits that we wore as people were arriving and then about thirty minutes into the celebration my father announced that it was actually our wedding! We all went inside to change and my brother, brother-in-law and father set up the chairs and our arch whilst our florist put together the finishing touches. Nick and I had our ‘first look’ in the house before we both walked down the aisle with our parents.

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THE DÉCOR: Gorgeous Australian native blooms were placed in jars and scattered across the tables alongside assorted tea light candles. Pillows and blankets were spread across the lawn for a relaxed, picnic feel where guests could mingle. Other styling elements such as the old dresser, tables, weathered ‘gifts + cards’ suitcase and doily tablecloths were all sourced from family members. Having pieces from family, friends and the church made everyone feel a part of the day.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: We were looking for contemporary, Australian and unique photography. Nick has been friends with Christopher for a while and he truly is the best!

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Real Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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BOA STYLE - SEATING CHARTS

11 May 2016

Lets talk seating charts and all the fabulous and creative ways that you can guide your guests to their seat for the night. Capturing your guests attention with a unique seating chart is the ideal way to make a remarkable first impression on them, whether you chose to print their names, or write on the surface, always remember to alphabetize the names and select a font that is easily read. We have compiled a range of images to help inspire you to create a seating chart that will WOW your guests...

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BOA STYLE - PHOTO BOOTH BACKDROPS

23 March 2016

Photo booths are a cunning way of capturing candid moments – and entertaining the guests – throughout the night and lets be honest, these days they are a must have at any wedding! There is so much choice when it comes to photo booth backdrops -from simple set-ups to more complex, staged settings; we have gathered a plethora of images to inspire you…

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Use a roll of fabric as your and add some fun vintage frames from your guests to stand behind, or why not have a chalk backdrop that has been artistically decorated and let your guests go wild. Flower walls are an elegant choice and can be customised to the size and colour of your choice, and not to mention can be made right at home – hello DIY goddess!! If you are looking for something a little more relaxed but still striking, streamers, tassel garlands and yarn make for an effortless backdrop for your photo booth. Don't forget to include plenty of props for your guests to get silly with - mustache cut outs, top hats, feather scarves, pout face lips - the options are endless.

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Wedding Decor  Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Photography 

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WEDDING STYLE - VELVET

3 March 2016

Velvet is one of those chic elements that can transcend through every season with just a simple play on colour. For those summer vibes, beautiful bronze + blush crushed tones are the perfect hues to pull of velvet, while deeper, darker tones of marsala, emerald + blues compliment the chilly season.

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A little dose of velvet can pack a big punch; the simplicity of velvet ribbon-tied accessories for your wedding is beautiful. Tie velvet around your bouquets and boutonnieres, around your dress as a belt or even include it in your wedding stationery – a velvet lined envelope makes for an elegant look and feel. Why not go down a unique path and incorporate flowers with a velvety feel to your florals – lambs ear or velvet flower make for the perfect subtle inclusion of velvet.

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From top-to-toe, your groom has many options when it comes to this striking component – from velvet bow ties to velvet loafers. For those chillier seasons, why not dress your groom in a suave marsala or deep navy velvet suit jacket for added aesthetics.

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Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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JUST IN CASE

6 October 2015

It’s true – the world is always out to get you on your wedding day, from wedding dress fashion mishaps to that pimple you’ve woken up to! While we hope none of our fellow brides suffer through this, it is better to be safer than sorry which is we have compiled a list of the “just-in-case” items for your very own wedding day survival kit.

BOA TIP: pocket size is always fun and a lot easier to carry on the day, so we recommend that you purchase as many of these as you can in a “mini” fun size. If you really love it, it makes for the perfect bridal shower gift for your engaged friends + family.

FASHION

Safety pin
Hollywood fashion tape
Stain remover
Sewing kit – string in 3 colours + needle

PERSONAL CARE

Lip balm
Mints
Tampon/ Pad
Deodorant
Pain Reliever
Band-Aids
Snack [for those peckish brides]

BEAUTY

Clear nail polish
Mini hairspray
Nail file
Mini perfume
Tissues
Folding comb
Blotting tissue
Cotton tips
Bobby pins

BRIDAL

Wedding day checklist
Straw [to keep that lipstick in place]


Wedding Accessories  Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Planning 

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PIN OF THE DAY - INTERACTIVE GUESTBOOK IDEA

15 April 2015

Forget the traditional guestbook and let your guests be entertained with these interactive guests cards! Imagine the possibilities, they could include anything from personal jokes and puns, well wishes or advice for the happy couple!


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HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS

4 March 2015

A packed lunch in a brown paper bag, textbooks, chalk boards and knee-high socks… This ‘high school sweethearts’ wedding style is perfect for just that, those that sat in their final year, writing your beau’s initials in hearts or attended end of year formal together. This special theme is for the creative and quirky…. Visit an era from the past and create a nostalgic experience for friends and family. It’s incredibly romantic and charming with a vintage vibe that will have everyone taking a trip down memory lane!

A gorgeous alternative to the traditional 'seating chart'... Instruct guests to "take a pencil and find your grade." As they find their name attached to a pencil it correlates with a letter which then directs them to that table. Table letters instead of table numbers... ingenious!

These old school chalk boards make for the cutest wedding photography props! Your photos will forever hold the memory of your wedding style.

Wedding DIY  Wedding Styling 

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SAND CEREMONY

26 February 2015

For a sweet and trendy alternative to the unity candle ceremony we are loving the sand ceremony; whether you want to do something different or after an idea leaning towards your beach style… A flame won’t stay alight on a windy shore!

In short, the bride and groom each have a container encasing sand in which they pour into a third ‘keepsake’ container. Choose a vessel (we think giant shells are gorgeous) and perhaps engrave your names, initial and/or wedding date.

The sand used can be different colours, from a sentimental location or simply some that’s easily accessible. At the conclusion of your vowels pour the sand in simultaneously.

For secure keeping at a later date, heat up some candle wax and pour into the mouth of the container to seal the love in forever.

Wedding DIY  Wedding Planning 

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DIY DREAMER

25 February 2015

Do you and your partner march to a different beat of the drum? The‘DIY dreamer’ channels your eclectic side, creating an interesting and visually delightful fashion! With mismatch glass wear, crockery and tablescape, using op shop finds and household items in a creative manner like this awesome vintage rug aisle and sweet bridesmaid dresses that are different but within a similar style… this wedding screams originality and creativity.

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LET'S TALK CHALK

23 February 2015

Chalkboards are a stylish and versatile way to add a DIY/creative flair to your wedding. Perfect for creating table numbers, menus, labels and signs the chalkboard offers a rustic styling element that can be used throughout the day in place of traditional wedding stationary. Create memories with a chalkboard guest book (ensure you use white markets to avoid smudging) or even introduce friends and family to your wedding style through the innovative use of chalk and blackboards within your invitations! 


Black Wedding Ideas  Wedding DIY  Wedding Styling 

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A BRIDE AND HER BUNTING

17 February 2015

Thank you’ bunting banners are a cute addition to your thank you cards for friends and family. Take a snap during your wedding day photography session as a beautiful keepsake for guests – a personalised photo they can cherish from the day. Bunting with text adds a sentimental message to your image and can be chosen in colours and texture to match your wedding day scheme, palette or personal style.

Wedding DIY  Wedding Photography 

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CAMERA FILMSTRIP INVITATIONS

12 February 2015

Wow your guests with these gorgeous camera filmstrip wedding invitations. Either a fun DIY project or purchased from quirky online stores they’re the perfect addition to a boho or vintage wedding. It’s as simple as using a film canister, can opener, tape, paper, Sharpie and scissors.

Pry the canister open with the can opener, pop the film and spindle out of the canister, trace the existing film onto your paper and cut it out, write ‘pull’ on one end and your invitation message along the paper. Alternatively, you can print your text from a computer to save time and fit more content. Finally, tape the blank end of your paper to the spindle and wrap in a coil, ensuring the ‘pull’ end is free and visible. Place the spindle back in the canister so the ‘pull’ is poked out through the opening in the canister. Voila, these sweet camera filmstrip wedding invitations are yours! 

Wedding DIY  Wedding Invitations  Wedding Stationery 

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PALETTE SIGNAGE

11 February 2015

Palette signage is a modern and creative way of decorating your day and giving various messages to family and friends. Be it a sweet quote, the ‘program’ or timing procedures for the day, your menu or a cute photo backdrop for some sneaky snaps. We are adoring palette ‘hacks’ at the moment – taking the simple wooden structure and creating something so fresh and stylish.

Wedding DIY  Wedding Signs 

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CUE CANDLES

10 February 2015

Candles are a whimsy, modern and classic decor element, all rolled into one! From centerpieces to aisle decor and suspended segments alike, candles create mood lighting and gorgeous styling for any wedding. With so many designs, shapes, sizes, scents and colours to choose from your candle coordination is yours for the taking.

Wedding DIY  Wedding Styling 

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TEACUP TREASURES

14 January 2015

Earl Grey, English Breakfast or mango infused green... whats your go-to tea favourite? The humble teacup can make a huge impression on your wedding day, offering a sweet and elegant Alice In Wonderland-esque vibe. Who would've thought such a simple household item could hold so much beauty! Strung from trees, as a centerpiece vase or even a cake topper, the teacup can do it all - and very well we might add! For all your quirky, inventive and amazing brides out there... the skies the limit.

Centrepieces  Country Weddings  Vintage Weddings  Wedding DIY 

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CHAIR ADORNMENTS AND ADORABLES

13 January 2015

The reception planning is in full swing, the food has been organised, the centerpieces are under way… but have you remembered the extra gorgeous adornments for you and your man’s chairs? We’ve got you covered girl, these chair décor ideas are as easy as they are amazing xx


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FRAME DECOR

23 December 2014

Frames offer an innovative and stylish décor aspect to suit any wedding theme and style. From modern monochrome to thrift shop sourced, vintage varieties they provide a gorgeous alternative from many wedding elements. Try a frame arrangement for a visual piece or to print seating arrangements, menus or welcome signs! We think they also work beautifully as a guestbook or just to frame some cute snaps of you and your man as a romantic decoratio.


Wedding DIY  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - INSTAGRAM HASHTAG

13 December 2014

Encouraging your guests to use a relevant wedding hashtag, across social media, on your big day is an amazing way to keep track of the fun snaps taken my family and friends. A sentimental and creative colab of images will be stored in one accessible place - imagine the coffee table photobook you could create with those.


Wedding Accessories  Wedding DIY  Wedding Styling 

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DISPOSABLE CAMERAS - WEDDING 101

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.




Either have a basket full of disposable cameras as your guests enter the wedding ceremony, place them on their chair or place setting or alternatively have them arranged on high-bars and tables around the venue.

Table Settings  Wedding Accessories  Wedding DIY 

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DIY PHOTOBOOTH

12 November 2014

The photo booth is a fun and popular wedding element - it allows guests to be interactive and provides the bride and groom with some great snaps to remember their attendees. It doubles as a photographic tool as well as some guest entertainment!

Hiring a professional booth can be expensive! These DIY ideas allow you to get creative, customise the booth to your wedding theme and palette and also encourages guests to be active and have some fun posing and using props.



Get your girls together and get creating - there are tons of printables online or get your channel your artistic friends to lend a helping hand with their skillful eye! Voila - you have a gorgeous photo booth pesonalised for you and your guests.

Wedding DIY  Wedding Photography 

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PETAL EMBELISHED WEDDING AISLES

6 November 2014

A petal strewn aisle; a romantic and elegant touch to any wedding day… A petal for each moment you’ve longed for your man? A petal for everyday you will continue to be in love? Or perhaps you just love roses? However you approach it, we’re in love.



Opt for either silk petals or the real deal, in a colour to match your palette or white for a classy affair. We love these different arrangements. For those with patience the swirl effect is gorg, tastefully line the edge of your aisle or scatter completely over your pathway for a fairytale look. What’s your style?

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BRIDAL NAIL ART

4 November 2014

Make your day glamorous and polished, right down to your nails, (excuse the pun.) Nail art is so in at the moment, and it is surprisingly easier than it looks! If you dare; grab some tools and get practicing. Or opt for the pamper treatment, pin some snaps and print to take your favs to your nail salon - think about relating it to wedding themes, colour palettes and dress textures.



Select a neutral nail with elegant art like floral and shine. Keeping the nail as natural as possible and subtly using white to add patterns and textures will create a feminine look.



If you're feeling daring add colour - diamantes and beads create a 2 dimensional, fun finish!


Wedding Accessories  Wedding DIY  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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DIY WEDDING FAVOURS

3 November 2014

Get your girls together, pop a little bubbles, put on a some 90’s hits – a little Destiny’s Child, Say My Name is definitely coming to mind, and get DIY’ing. We have some awesome bonbonniere ideas that are sweet, fun and cost effective. Bake your favourite macaroons or bickies, plant some succulents with personalised name tags or package up some heart shape gummies. And we all know who gets to eat the left over goodies… right?


There are some awesome printables online, like these “mint to be” stickers which makes it super easy.

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GUESTBOOK IDEAS

7 October 2014

Why not encourage your guests to get creative and have some fun with these unconventional guestbooks on your wedding day. We are in love with these innovative ideas and would definitely be in line to have a go.

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Games, like Jenga or puzzle pieces, look fantastic. Get cute and play on ideas and words; try 'each guest is a piece in our puzzle', or 'build memories- sign a Jenga piece.'

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It's always a good idea to stimulate guests. Get them to take photos of themselves and sign a polaroid or ask them to answer some quirky questions- it's bound to get guests laughing.

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Wedding DIY  Wedding Styling 

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THE BIGGER THE BETTER

17 September 2014

Isn't amazing how such a simple prop can have a HUGE (and awesome!) impact on your wedding photography? These over-sized letters are the cutest way to add some interesting wow-factor to your wedding album xx

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Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Photography  Wedding Signs 

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YOUNG + IN LOVE

4 September 2014

Remember the days of young love when youths would carve their names in trees, followed usually by ‘4 eva’ underneath. Recreate this sweet playful motif on your wedding day by decorating with stumps carved with your initials. They can be used as aisle decorations, vase stands and even rustic cake stands. Simple to make and super effective. Love! xx

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Garden Weddings  Wedding DIY 

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WEDDING CHAIR DECORATIONS

4 September 2014

There's plenty of ways you can use the chairs at your wedding to add an extra dose of pizzazz. Whether you're going for a vibrant look or sophisticated elegance, be inspired by these DIY looks and vamp your reception area. Strips of fabric or streamers in hues of your choice are a cute way to add colour that will blow in the afternoon breeze. Ask your florist to create some fresh flowers for you to attach to your wedding stools, or use tulle to create a makeshift chair cover. Overall, be creative! xx

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Wedding DIY 

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PIN OF THE DAY - CUTLERY CREATIVITY

22 August 2014

Talk about telling it how it is! This cute and modern wedding cutlery is a must-have for adorable and relaxed outdoor summer weddings xx

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Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas 

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BLOCK WEDDING TABLE NUMBERS

21 August 2014

It's amazing what magic you can create with a few simple items! All you need to create these crafty rustic inspired wedding table number is wood and paint or metal house numbers. Depending on the style of your wedding, you may choose to stain your wood slices. Then, either whip out the paintbrush and paint on your wedding numbers, or screw on metal house numbers for charming rustic appeal xx

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Wedding DIY 

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FLOWER DRAWERS

19 August 2014

When it comes to creating decor for your outdoor wedding, think outside the box - and perhaps think inside a drawer instead! Pre-loved furniture chests or bedside tables are a fabulous way to display fresh blooms - ideal for a dessert table or simply as a way to brighten your location. We love! xx

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Bouquets & Flowers  Garden Weddings  Wedding DIY 

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PIN OF THE DAY - FIND YOUR SEAT

12 August 2014

The coolest way to find your seat! This wedding seating chart features a pair of sunnies along with your table number - perf for outdoor Aussie weddings!

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Garden Weddings  Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas 

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - CORAL + NAVY

12 August 2014

There's no denying that the lush brightness of coral contrasts beautifully with cool navy shades, creating a wedding style that embodies the perfect mix of light and dark for the months leading into spring. Enjoy this playful palette as you anticipate longer days in the sunshine! xx

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LOVE LETTERS

6 August 2014

We adore this special way to let your loved one know you love them, especially if you can't always be together. Write a note for each occasion, from 'Open when you need to know how much I love you', to 'Open when you need to smile' or, 'Open when you miss me'. Each letter is guaranteed to make your love smile and is a beautiful memento to keep forever...x

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WEDDING CUTLERY - TIE THE KNOT

30 July 2014

Tie the knot in more ways than one with wedding cutlery bundled with fabrics and strings reflecting your wedding style of choice. Not crafty? Don't fear! This DIY project is simple, yet has a beautiful effect across your table scape. This is a fabulous choice for weddings with a slightly relaxed vibe, as the cutlery is not laid out according to formal dining. Choose a fabric, ribbon or string that ties in with your wedding colours and use them to create individual packages for each guests. Perhaps include wheat, crystals or flowers depending on your wedding theme. We said it was easy! Draw a little inspiration from these creative place-settings. From rustic to picnic style to glam, there's something for each and every couple...xx

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PERSONAL WEDDING TABLE NUMBERS

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

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PHOTO WEDDING TABLE RUNNER

13 May 2014

We're a huge fan of DIY wedding madness! Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime opportunity that should be sprinkled with PERSONALITY! These photo table runners are a great way to start the chitter chatter at your wedding and they're simple to make! Choose your favourite images and upload or scan them to a USB, then pop into your local printing place (BIG W and Harvey Norman both print photos) and get them printed - it's quite inexpensive! Then, using a hot glue gun, glue the images to a table runner that fits your reception tables. Create a timeline of your romance, or, you could even include photos of the guests who will be sitting at the table (if you want to embarrass them a little!) xx

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LOVE HEART ESCORT CARDS

12 May 2014

These have got to be the simplest, yet sweetest, wedding escort cards! Little 3D hearts that flutter like butterflies are easy to DIY in colours that suit your wedding palette - a heart stencil should do the trick. Then, fold them directly in the middle. Some craft stores even sell the hearts pre-cut, making your job even easier! xx

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GOLDEN POLKA DOT WEDDING STYLE

12 May 2014

We're going DOTTY for golden polka dot wedding style! This uber-fun decor is fabulous for weddings, bridal showers and engagement parties alike - stacking a whole lot of fun into wedding decor. From photobooth backdrops to champagne glasses, check out how you can sprinkle golden polka dots of love throughout your wedding...

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The great thing about polka dots is the diverse ways you can use them in your wedding style! They look fabulous with EVERY colour, meaning you can tailor the wedding palette of your choice. Alternatively, brighten up a classic white theme with a few quirky dots here and there! Create gold polka dots to decorate with golden polka dot stickers or use circle hole punches of various sizes to punch dots out of gold paper. You can also use gold paint to decorate champagne glasses, shoes, stationery and more! x

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PIN OF THE DAY - PERSONALISED BRIDAL SHOWER CENTREPIECES

26 April 2014

Throwing a bridal shower and want to make the bride feel super spesh? These personalised bridal shower centrepieces are too cute - arrange fun (or funny) photos of the bride-to-be amongst the floral displays and scatter them around for adorableness that will catch everyone's eye!

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BRIDAL BOUQUET TRIBUTES

25 April 2014

It's ANZAC Day, a day of remembrance and tribute to generations passed. Do you want to carry the memory of loved ones close to your heart throughout your wedding day? We love the way these brides have attached little keepsakes to their flowers! Attach little photos, or if you have service medals, those would also be special...xxbridal bouquet heirloom photos brooch medals brides of adelaide magazinebridal bouquet heirloom photos brooch medals brides of adelaide magazinebridal bouquet heirloom photos brooch medals brides of adelaide magazinebridal bouquet heirloom photos brooch medals brides of adelaide magazine

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PIN OF THE DAY - CANDLE HOORAH!

25 April 2014

YEAH! Time to celebrate! Well ain't these letter candles totally cute for wedding desserts, the top of the wedding cake, bridal showers, engagement parties...oh the list goes on! xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - SIMPLE DIY CANDLE DECOR

24 April 2014

Sometimes it's the simple things that are the best! These little candle holders are so sweet, yet a cinch to make! Simple collect miniature vases (they can be matching or mis-matched if you would prefer a more eclectic feel) and tie a sprig of rosemary or vine around them with twine. So organically beautifully...

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MEXICAN FIESTA WEDDING STYLE

10 April 2014

Hola! There isn't much that matches the vibrancy of a spectacular Mexican fiesta! An explosion of colour and fun, this BRIGHT wedding style is a feast for senses!! You needn't be Mexican to rock this eye-catching theme; it's ideal for couples who love to stand out and fiesta the night away! Be bold with colours, florals and your personal style to achieve maximum Mexican results! Enjoy...

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For a magnificent authentic Mexican feel, include little bits and pieces of Mexico! Think a Pinata to entertain your guests with, succulents (which are so in right now) as wedding favours and embroidered bridesmaid dresses. It's a fab idea to make your wedding signature cocktails Mexican themed also - did someone say Margarita!? Include plenty of colour in the ceremony and reception, from streamers and garlands to robust floral arrangements with wow-factor!

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HOW TO INCLUDE PETS IN YOUR WEDDING

26 March 2014

Do you consider pets to be little members of your family? Here's some absolutely adorable ways you can include your little furbabies in your wedding!

  • Include them in the bridal party! Forget the best man, don your best furry friend in a collar that says 'best dog' - or alternatively, if your pet is well behaved, have him as the ring-bearer and let him walk down the aisle!

  • Include your pets in your engagement shoot photography. While you're there, you could make a 'save the date' card using a photo of your pet with a sign that reads 'save the date' with your wedding day on it! A special memento to keep fur-ever!

  • Give them a special job, like a sign holder. What's cuter than a dog with a sign around his neck that reads 'my parents are getting married! Please pick a seat, not a side. - Spot."
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  • Do you have a bunny or another daintier pet? Include them by carrying them down the aisle instead of a bouquet.

  • Create pet cake toppers like the ones featured below! How cute to have your little bubbies sitting on the top of your cake (not literally, of course).

  • Not willing to risk having animals at your big day? Include them in spirit by tying your pets tags to your wedding bouquet or on the inside of your dress.


  • Instead of table numbers, include little portraits of your pets on each table along with their name ( see picture above). Direct guests to their table by name instead of number, eg, the 'Delilah' table.
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WEDDING COLOUR FILE - ORANGE + PINK

25 March 2014

Splashes of orange and pops of look-at-me pink are brightening up our Tuesday evening! These vibrant hues create a fun and light-hearted atmosphere at wedding - THE palette for couples who are well-known for a good time! Great for the sunny summer months or perfect to brighten up the drearier winter months, these colours will work all year round! xx

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WEDDING COLOUR FILE - MAROON LOVE

24 March 2014

Gorgeous maroon hues are once again THE colour for winter. Rich and homely, these hues are gorgeous for weddings. Complement maroon with soft pinks for a more classically bridal look, or add some red lips for look-at-me drama. Golden metallic accents never go astray with maroon. xxmaroon wedding style burgundy brides of adelaide magazinemaroon wedding style burgundy brides of adelaide magazinemaroon wedding style burgundy brides of adelaide magazinemaroon wedding style burgundy brides of adelaide magazinemaroon wedding style burgundy brides of adelaide magazinemaroon wedding style burgundy brides of adelaide magazinemaroon wedding style burgundy brides of adelaide magazinemaroon wedding style burgundy brides of adelaide magazine

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FAUX PLANT WEDDING TABLE NUMBERS

4 March 2014

Bring a splash of greenery from the outdoors into your wedding decor with these super cute table numbers! Paper mache numbers can be picked up from your local craft store and faux hedge or grass is easily found at discount stores (or perhaps your craft store also). Begin by using a Stanley knife to cut the top off of your hollow paper mache number (this will create a tray, meaning you will be able to fill it with hedge) and then spray paint your paper mache number, or leave it brown if you prefer the rustic look. Next, cut your hedge mat into pieces that can be placed into your numbers. Fix them with glue if necessary. Voila - it's that simple! create some long centrepieces to go along the table for a cohesive style.

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DIY PAINTED WEDDING BALLOON DECOR

3 March 2014

It seriously doesn't get prettier (or easier) than DIY decorated balloons. These babies are ideal for all types of celebrations - from engagement party to hen's 'dos! Cover an area so things don't get messy and get to work! If you love the splatter look, simply splatter your balloons, if you think they would look great dipped then dip them in your favourite colours. Add glitter or sequins for the WOW factor! xdiy balloon wedding decoration brides of adelaide magazine diy balloon wedding decoration brides of adelaide magazine diy balloon wedding decoration brides of adelaide magazine diy balloon wedding decoration brides of adelaide magazine

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WISHING WELL - LETTERS OF LOVE

20 February 2014

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We love the way these creative folks have used to pre-loved letterboxes to create wedding wishing wells! They're a cute place for guests to place their cards - after all, they are letters of luuurve...

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LOVEBIRDS WEDDING STYLE

12 February 2014

Do you remember the little childhood poem "Maisie and Josh sitting in a tree...K-I-S-S-I-N-G" about two little lovebirds? Of course you do, and now you can transfer this childhood rhyme into sweet wedding decor. Lovebirds is such a divine theme, as it not only encompasses a darling sentiment, but it also gives you plenty of ideas to play around with -think rustic elements and splatters of gorgeous eggshell blue throughout your lovely wedding style.lovebirds wedding brides of adelaide magazine lovebirds wedding brides of adelaide magazine lovebirds wedding brides of adelaide magazine lovebirds wedding brides of adelaide magazine

As this theme is so naturalistic, you can play with the freedom to make the most of your natural surroundings. Collect elements from nature that tie in with the theme, such as feathers, branches, nuts, pine cones and berries. These can all be used creatively to adorn your wedding with works of art! These 'save the date' magnets are actually engraved pieces of wood - a unique idea that will give your guests a taste of the styling to come.

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Bring the theme together with peeps of lovebirds throughout your ceremony, whether you use them as little cake toppers, bomboniere figurines or little symbols throughout your stationery. A birdcage can make a gorgeous centrepiece or hanging decoration - fill with your favourite blooms. Beautiful xx

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RING BEARER WEDDING IDEAS

10 February 2014

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There certainly isn't much cuter than a little ring bearer, all dressed up in his miniature suit ready to take on the very big responsibility of delivering the rings to the bride and groom! Test your creativity with these gorgeous ways to hold your precious cargo. Vamp up your ring cushion or alternatively, use plants, succulents, moss or vintage books to present the rings. There's gorgeous ideas you can do yourself - a beautiful piece of wood is lovely and you could even carve your initials and wedding date for a romantic touch. A birds nest is fitting for a rustic love birds and theme and novels are great for bookworms!

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PINK + GOLD LUXE - WEDDING STYLE

6 February 2014

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Pink and gold is back and this time it's more luxe than ever! A spectrum of pink hues, from blush to bright, are combined with gold of different textures to create an eye-catching display of colour and opulence with just the right amount of sparkle...

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Pink and gold were made for each other and proves to remain an ever popular wedding colour scheme! Why not? When it's so simple to create gorgeous decor with these decadent shades. Introducing sparkle is easy with gold glitter accents.

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Another fabulous way to incorporate pink + gold luxe into your wedding decor is using food! Gold leaf looks incredibly divine on cakes - talk to your supplier about a cake decorated with this creative edible delight. Edible golden glitter is delicious on cake pops and berries are equally as gorgeous!

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ROMANTIC GREY WEDDING STYLE

4 February 2014

There's something inherently romantic about grey and white - the soft colour palette is dreamy and darling, reminding one of the feeling when they first fell in love, floating high above the clouds. Our romantic grey wedding style is classic and beautiful for all stylish brides...

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The beautiful thing about grey is that you can modernise the hue by simply playing with textures and shapes. For a romantic feel, incorporate soft edges and ruffles, or to create a contemporary feel, grey can look gorgeous in straight lines, geometric shapes and glossy surfaces. To create an even more romantic look, decorate your grey and white palette with a hint of pink or a light green.

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WEDDING PHOTO OP - BRIDESMAIDS

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...

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TOP TEN WEDDING FLORAL CROWN IDEAS

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!)...

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ANEMONE WEDDING STYLE

29 January 2014

We're suckers for anemones here at Brides Of Adelaide HQ - the blooms are amongst our faves due to their simplicity and inherent elegance. This wedding style softens black and white anemones with gorgeous pastel shades for a fusion of contemporary and classic - the perf wedding palette all year round. Join us as we unlock a realm of femininity and class...

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The beauty of anemones can be used throughout the wedding styling, whether it is the bloom themselves or lovely black and white shades. We love the way that these stunning monochrome bridal heels highlight the beauty of the anemone, without being too literal. Trade the glitzy hairpiece for a few anemones tucked into your hair for a beautiful cohesive style.

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A neutral palette of pastels works best with the anemone, as it adds a hint of colour while maintaining elegance. Think blushes, pinks and yellow tones throughout the styling, from the bridesmaids gowns to the bouquets.Twine, burlap and hessian are extra additions to make the anemones pop - a hessian table runner will complement the pastel shades and will ensure the black and white anemones really stand out! Gorgeous!

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MIDNIGHT SNACK WEDDING FAVOUR

28 January 2014

Guests are bound to feel peckish after a night of workin' it on the dance-floor at your wedding! Send them home with a little delicious midnight snack wedding favour and keep their bellies smiling! It could be cake, little pies or fruit...whatever you fancy! Yum! xx

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Bonbonniere  Wedding Cakes  Wedding DIY  Wedding Ideas 

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PIN OF THE DAY - PERSONALISED WEDDING BANNER

23 January 2014

Surprise guests with decor with a quirky twist...this bold banner above the cake table is a fun touch and great for rustic style weddings. You could even use them to signpost aspects of the wedding to guests, for example, they could read "CAKE", "BAR" and "PHOTOBOOTH" to point your loved ones in the right direction! x

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AN AQUA LOVE AFFAIR

22 January 2014

Join us as we an embark on a love affair with fresh aqua and white hues. This light colour combo was made for summer, highlighting the natural beauty of the outdoors and sparkling in the sunlight. Silver accents complement the playful palette, creating an air of elegance with connotations of every gal's favourite indulgence; Tiffany & Co.

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An aqua wedding is perfect for the spring and summer months, when there is an air of freedom and everyone is feeling relaxed and rested. The vibrant colour will lift spirits and remind guests of a tropical island getaway. Aqua and white are a match made in heaven, which is why this hue is a wonderful choice for weddings. Aqua bridesmaid dresses will look stunning against the fresh white gown on the bride. Lovely!

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Don't be afraid to incorporate hints of other light and bright hues, such as the blue flowers mixed into the wedding centrepiece below. Citrus colours will also look beautiful; think a splash of chartreuse here and there. Fresh lime mixed into your aqua cocktails will only highlight the fun freshness of your wedding style.

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MAKE A WEDDING WISH

20 January 2014

Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the most precious. This couple placed a piece of beautiful sea glass on each place setting. Each guest then made a wish for the bride and groom on their sea glass and place it into the jar...a wonderful idea with a gorgeous sentiment...

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WEDDING STYLE: POLKA DOTS + POM POMS

20 January 2014

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Today's wedding style is ALL about soft pom poms and chic polka dots - the best combination for a cute and feminine wedding! Soft pinks and creams characterise the look, with a splash of mod black here and there. It's fun, it's flirty and it's so easy to create yourself, so join us as we sprinkle some irresistible fun into wedding style...

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Keep your look fresh and fun by mixing up your elements of polka dots and poms poms - swap a uniform look for circles in different sizes, colours and textures! A sprinkling of polka dots throughout the fashion, from the veil to the groom's socks, are a fashion forward way to keep your theme consistent (although try not to go OTT or you may end up more dalmation than dashing...)

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There's sooo many interesting ways to explore your theme, you've just got to be creative! Hand out small paper bags of pom poms at the ceremony for guests to throw as you and your new husband walk down the aisle - a very unique confetti idea! Trade traditional wedding flowers for poms pom flowers in colours that suit your theme; they can be arranged in vases for one-of-a-kind centrepieces with wow-factor. Paper lanterns and pom poms are also a fabulous idea to hang around the ceremony and reception - the softness is pretty and breathtaking!

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDAL TABLE BACKDROP

19 January 2014

A bridal table with a difference! This eye-catching paper backdrop provides the perfect canvas for the abundance of vibrant coloured blooms along the table...xx

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ARCHWAY DRAPING

16 January 2014

Fabulous flowers and dreamy draping come together to create a floaty ceremony archway with WOW factor. It's a great idea to customise the material to suit your wedding theme - whether you turn heads with modern black and white stripe or maintain sophisticated elegance with pure white, the options are beautiful and endless...
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AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK WEDDING

16 January 2014

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi! Australia Day is fast approaching and to celebrate we've put together some gorgeous Aussie Outback wedding inspiration for those who are proud of their fair dinkum Aussie roots! An Australian wedding is a fabulous way to pay homage to your heritage, while making guests feel relaxed and comfy among the familiar rustic Aussie style. A little bit outback, a little bit country, a little bit rustic and very, very Australian...

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An Aussie outback theme calls upon natural and rustic elements to really highlight the beauty of our wider sunburnt country or the endless vineyards in South Australia (less outback, more chic). Native Australia flora is the way to go; we're so lucky to have an abundance of beautiful native flowers at our fingertips, so incorporate them into your bouquets and decor for an authentic Aussie feel.

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Don't forget the Australian food!! Swap the traditional wedding cake in favour of the iconic Aussie pavlova, which is also a light and fresh choice for the hot Australian heat. Lamington sticks and pies and pasties in restored crates are chic and rustic but are still as Aussie as it gets.

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ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN WEDDING STYLE

12 December 2013

Exchange nuptials in the calm and graceful arena of an English Country Garden - THE wedding style for sophisticated, elegant and relaxed brides. Ensure your guests show up on time in their Sunday best and enjoy the ambiance of the fresh air and vibrant blooms of a garden wedding accented with dreamy pastel changes and vintage heirlooms.

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Think 'tea party' when styling this gorgeous wedding theme. Dainty lace, soft colours and a classy, comfortable atmosphere. Treat guests to a post-ceremony high-tea beneath the leaves in the garden, with scones, champagne, tea and other scrumptious delights. If the weather is particularly warm, consider providing guests with cute little parasols and mis-matched fans to stay shaded and cool.

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THAT'S THE KEY

6 December 2013

Vintage key escort cards are a cute idea for those hosting a wedding with rustic throwbacks to yesteryear...

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WATERCOLOUR WEDDING STYLE

21 November 2013

Soak in beautiful transparent watercolour hues and brighten your wedding with a gorgeous wash of pinks, purples, blues and greens. As the water runs, the colours swim and merge together to create a whimsy-inspired effect that will look stunning in springtime pastel hues. Introduce a watercolour wedding theme into your wedding and get ready to roll up your DIY sleeves with these beautiul and oh-so-easy ideas that will transform your wedding from a blank canvas into a true work of art.

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The beauty of watercolour is that it is so easy, even for those who missed the blessing of any artistic ability, to use! There's absolutely no need for preciseness - the prettiness comes from the imperfect marriage of colours. Dip-dye white napkins to create chic watercolour table settings, and whip out your paint set to try your hand at your very own watercolour place cards. Paint big pieces of card with watercolour, wait until it dries and then cut into squares. Finally, use a black pen and your best calligraphy to write each person's name on a square. Too easy! Make sure you have fun with it.

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You can also tackle the DIY with your table numbers! Purchase small canvases and outline, then fill in, your table numbers with your favourite watercolour shades. Don't worry if it's not perfect! Watercolour is all about the imperfections!

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PIN OF THE DAY - CEREMONY DOOR

21 November 2013

A ceremony experience feels out-of-worldy...like you're floating high about the clouds in a perfect world away from your own, so why not decorate it that way? We love the way this vintage door lets guests step out of the real world and into the magical land of your ceremony...

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FAMILY TREE

20 November 2013

This interesting decor idea will give your guests some beautiful pictures to peruse, as well as provide a lovely way to pay homage to the generations of the past. Hang photos of your grandparents and great great-grandparents in frames to create a literal family tree...

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BALLOON DESSERT FEATURE

19 November 2013

Here's a cool way to make your dessert table stand out! Giant letters that spell LOVE will catch your guests' attention...and look pretty awesome!

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GIANT SCRABBLE LETTERS

18 November 2013

We LOVE this! DIY your own huge scrabble letters for an adorable photo prop idea!

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EDIBLE PLACE SETTING

15 November 2013

An edible place setting...now there's a good idea! Wrap warm toasty loaves of bread in a pretty napkin and attach the names of your guests...it looks great, is so practical and can be changed from rustic to modern depending on the fabrics and stationery you choose. There's nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread!

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BARREL DESSERT TABLE

13 November 2013

Here's a great idea - particularly for lovers of wine! Old barrels can be re-used to create amazing rustic tables, perf to load up with delicious desserts! What better tribute is their to our state of world-renowned wine!?

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CHAMPAGNE WEDDING FAVOURS

8 November 2013

Why not double your seating plan as bomboniere gifts? These miniature bottles of champagne are a lovely way to thank your loved ones for celebrating your special day with you, and if you label each one individually, they can also be used as a seating plan! Guests should find their name, check their number and let the good times roll...

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RECEPTION QUESTION CARDS

7 November 2013

We think these little question cards are a great idea! Place cards with a different question on each table at your reception and by the end of the night you will have lots of fun, creative and personal ideas from your guests to keep. "What should we do on date night?", "What's the secret to a happy marriage?" and "What's your favourite memory of the couple?" are just some cute questions for your guests. Some will warm your heart, some will be hilarious and some you will be able to put to good use. You will definitely enjoy reading them at a later date to see what your loved ones have come up with!

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PIN OF THE DAY - CEREMONY FLOWER BACKDROP

7 November 2013

We adore the way this couple has made their own ceremony backdrop by tying rope to flowers and hanging them upside down. It looks so romantic and whimsy - a great idea for outdoor weddings beneath large tree branches! xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - OUTDOOR WEDDING DECOR

6 November 2013

Another fab idea for a a garden wedding (we've got loads of them not that the sun is shining!)...old doors can be transformed into pieces of decor, personalised with accessories that complement your theme. Chic, effective and so easy!

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SPARKLE BAR

31 October 2013

Hosting a bridal shower with your girlfriends and looking high and low for adorbs ideas? A sparkle bar is fun - let each girl decorate their own plainly iced cupcake. Set up bowls of sprinkles, edible sparkles, pop rocks...anything fun and vibrant they can gobble when they're done being creative!  You don't have to limit yourself to just cupcakes - treat guests to frozen yoghurt and ice-cream with an array of goodies, such as lollies, diced fruit and flavoured toppings!

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WEDDING STYLE - SILVER + GOLD

28 October 2013

Silver and gold have long exuded opulence and glamour as rare metals that sparkle and shine. Often we are asked 'which is your favourite, silver or gold?', as people tend to wear one or the other. These silly limitations are all changing! Silver and gold look extra glam when paired together and are a stunning theme for your wedding. Each colour highlights the other to create a wedding palette fit for a Queen!

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If you're decorating in this chic show-stopping theme we recommend your keep the rest of your colour palette neutral to really allow these hues to pop! Creams and blacks will keep the style refined and perfect for a stylish affair! Take the opportunity to get creative and pick up some gold and silver spray paint from your local craft store - the possibilities are endless! You could spray frames, furniture, ornaments, cutlery - anything you think could use a metallic touch! Pair silver and gold accessories together for high-fashion bridal style and ensure the champagne keeps on flowing...

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TEST TUBE FLOWER GARLAND

25 October 2013

This is a super cute idea for wedding flower decorations - the floating blooms look like they're from a fairy-tale! Very pretty! Place a single flower into a test tube with a lid and simply hand with fishing wire - simple, but beautifully effective.

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KRAFT PAPER DIY

14 October 2013

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Check out all the amazing things you can DIY for your wedding just by using Kraft paper! If you let your creative minds wander, you'll be able to come up with endless ways to use this handy and inexpensive craft. From table numbers to table settings, place mats to stationery, table runners to bomboniere, cake toppers to napkin rings, there are soooo many cute and fun options!

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OUTDOOR WEDDING FURNITURE

3 October 2013

Now that the gorgeous warmer months have finally approached, the season of memorable balmy nights can finally begin. There's something magical about a warm still night beneath the clear twinkling sky...a relaxed romantic atmosphere that cannot be recreated until next summer. Many couple's take advantage of the hot nights with gorgeous outdoor receptions, why not make them as cosy as possible with one of these cool and comfy outdoor settings? They're also perfect for guests to relax on with post-ceremony drinks while you and the bridal party have precious photos taken.

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Bring the indoors outdoors with mismatched furniture, chaises, lounge chairs and coffee tables. Hang photo frames from tree branches and scatter comfortable cushions and ottomons around your outdoor area - guests will enjoy lounging around and mingling before they get up and hit the dance floor later.

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Vintage furniture will create an adorable rustic feel and crisp white ottomons will create a stunning modern setting for your guests to enjoy. It's a thoughtful idea to even place colorful umbrellas around the furniture if you intend for guests to relax during the afternoon sun. There are some fantastic business in Adelaide that will hire out furniture for you to create your dream setting, see our fav Adelaide event hire...

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WEDDING STYLE - MINT + LACE

2 October 2013

We are swooning over the sweetest combination of mint and lace, so feminine and pretty and ideal for weddings all year round. The fresh colours lend themselves to lovely shabby-chic or vintage theme, with lace detail inspiration collected from decades past. Soft beiges, burlap and twine infuse a little rustic prettiness into the gorgeous styling, creating a wedding day that can be tailored with heartfelt DIY details. 

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Not only will bridesmaids look super pretty in delicate lace bridesmaid dresses, but they're so on-trend that they will be able to wear them again and again. They're light and airy for the upcoming warmer months and will complement soft bouquets of minty hues such as lambs ear, white roses and ethereal Baby's Breath. Wrap the bottom of the bouquets in hessian or burlap and finish with twine to bring the vintage rustic style together.

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This theme is fabulous for DIY ideas - lace is so versatile and be used in so many pretty ways! We love these cute tea-light candle holders; perfect to scatter along your tables for a romantic evening glow. Simply glue lace on the outside of jars and pop the candles in the middle - they look so gorg but couldn't be easier! Paper doilies are great to use as place mats or to decorate stationery with, be creative!

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WEDDING PINATAS

30 September 2013

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We love a pinata - they're so much fun and a hilarious game to play with your guests. You could join in on the action and play with them, or set it up for guests to have a hit at while you and the bridal party are off having photographs. Fill up your pinatas with some cute goodies - not just lollies, but also glitter, cut outs of your initials and confetti.

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It will be a fun idea to personalise the contents to suit your taste; mini bottles of bubble solution are a great idea, as guests will be able to use them later on to farewell you at the end of the reception. Seed packets, miniature plastic bottles of alcohol, glow sticks the guests can wear later on, sparklers and matchboxes and bottle openers are other great additions. If you really want to see your guests scramble for the prize, throw in two movie tickets or a gift card! Let the frenzy begin!

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BRIDAL SHOWER DIY ICECUBES

16 September 2013

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These gorgeous icecubes are the coolest (excuse the pun idea) idea for the prettiest of bridal showers! They're a simple and super cute way to add colour, flavour and a talking point to your drinks and the otherwise humble ice-cube! These little delights are so easy to make too - and you can make them look as pretty as you like. Flora will look beautiful, while fruit is also vibrant and stunning, but will also add some fresh flavour!

For the flower cubes, try using borage (safe for humans) and mint in your icecube trays before you pop them in the freezer. It is most effective if you fill them in two layers and let the first half freeze first, so that the entire leaf or petal is covered. If trying this with fruit - let your imagination go wild! Berries, lemon, pomegranate - so delicious, so fresh, so gorg!

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CHAIRCOVERS

30 August 2013

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Chaircovers are often not the first thing that one thinks of when starting to plan a wedding – and when it comes down to it finding a chaircover that is just right can turn into a bit of a challenge. Let the idea of chaircovers excite you! They're an area that you tailor to create individual and unique decor designs...there is no rule that suggests that all brides must go with the typical chaircover and sash, in fact, there is a plethora of other special options you can choose to create a gorgeous reception setting with the right décor to suit your style. Let your imaginations run wild!

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Wreaths and flower garlands are a lovely way to decorate your chairs, combining the beauty of nature with your décor. Work with your florist to create wreaths that work with the flora in your bouquets and bring your colours together throughout the styling. Thin garlands of flower strings are pretty and delicates – hang them off the back of your chairs for a simple look. You could even collect recycled wood and paint your own signs to hang on the back of chairs. DIY is always the most fun option!

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Alternatively, use fabrics to decorate your chair covers. Unique designs can be found at Wildflower Lines - or even better, DIY your own! Tear or cut fabrics into strips that can be tied from the back of your chairs or make your own sashes will tulle and decorate with a brooch. You could even collect shells or other unique artifacts that reflect your wedding theme. The possibilities truly are endless if you think outside of the box!

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DIY FABRIC GARLAND

23 August 2013

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These chic fabric garlands are an easy, creative and affordable decor addition to your wedding - they're so adaptable to suit your palette and theme! You can choose any fabrics, from patterned to lace, sequined to tie-dye, to create a garland that complements your style. Not only are they great to look at, they're so easy to put together (and don't require any sewing, phew!)...time to gather your fabrics and get your DIY on!

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Once you have chosen your fabrics, you will need strong string, rope or twin and some fabric scissors.

  • A quick and easy way to get the process done is to lay down your fabrics and make a cut every 4cm along. That way, you can quickly rip the fabric where the cut is to get your strip of fabric. It is easier and the fabric tends to look more whimsical frayed and uneven.

  •  Next, cut your string (length depending on how long you want your garland to be - don't forget to leave some space to tie the garland up with).

  • Now, fold your first strip of fabric in half, looping it around the string and pulling it tight.

  • Repeat this all the way along, creating whatever pattern you desire!

Now - hang as a ceremony backdrop, in your marquee, amongst the trees, on the chairs...the possibilities truly are endless! You can even make matching miniature ones as cake toppers. Be creative!

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PIN OF THE DAY - HANDKERCHIEFS FOR HAPPY TEARS

7 August 2013

If your guests are anything like us they will probably be shedding a few tears throughout your ceremony (your speeches...your first dance..etc). Conquer the tears and keep mascara in check by collecting mis-matched handkerchiefs and making them available for guests to use during your wedding. Whimsical, cute and practical!

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TOWARDS THE LIGHT

18 July 2013

How many brides does it take to screw in a light bulb? None - they're too busy transforming them into tres chic works of eye-catching decor! Who knew the simple bulb could be so versatile? Let your imagination run wild to create totally unique and modern decorations for your big day. Firstly, hollow out your old light bulbs (here is how) and then get crafty. Here is some of our favourite ideas...

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Old light bulbs can be filled with just about anything to make make-shift oil burners, vases or centre pieces. We love a light bulb filled with water holding a single flower, so simple yet so effective. Spray paint old light bulbs and fill them a jar with them for a unique centre piece in the colours of your choice. If you're feeling super creative, paint your light bulb and then uses a Sharpie paint pen to create interesting shapes and patterns on your bulb.


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Light bulbs are most effective when you hang them - as you can see, we created a sparkly wedding styling shoot by hollowing out light bulbs, filling them with water, glitter and crystals and hanging them above the ceremony and reception area. They truly did look gorgeous. They can even be used as place cards! Fill them with moss, succulents, flowers, crystals, lollies, shells, sand (whatever suits your theme basically!), tie a tag with your guest's name on it and place it on your napkins. We'll bet your guests have never seen a place card quite like it!

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