27 September 2016
Dreaming of Europe? We believe SA is the finest state in the world, but
that doesn't mean we too aren't affected by a little 'wanderlust'! Bring
the beauty of Europe to you with a Tuscany inspired wedding,
highlighting the best parts of Southern Europe and creating a intimate
and rustic bridal soiree...
Introduce Italian-inspired rustic elements into your style to create the effortless style so characteristic of chic Europeans. They combine glamorous pieces with earthy elements, such as woods and luxurious materials, for style that is enviably glam! Consider wooden table tops with golden cutlery and crystal motives to ensure your mix of rustic and luxury is spot on!
For true authenticity, aim to ensure your food and bomboniere are also European inspired. A 'bread' bar with fresh crusty loafs is a delicious idea, as are Italian inspired wedding favours. Think quality olive oil, homemade tomato sauce or a fabulous bottle of wine.
11 July 2016
The way that these two gorgeous colours play off each other is pretty perfect, just like you and your beau! You’re gold [vibrant and beautiful] and he is brown [strong and stately] – put the two together and you cant help but fall in love!! You’ll quickly realize these two colours blend beautifully because they are practically the same hue, the difference being a touch of fabulous shimmer. Take a look and prepare to be mesmerised…
Introduce your guests to your colour scheme from the get-go with your invites. Gold-foiled finish with a natural style lends a sense of glamour and elegance to the design, just the right impression you want to make on your guests. Don’t be shy about gathering various shades of gold for your wedding decorations. For example, the tablescape below features classic gold taper candles in brushed gold candle stands. The floral centerpieces have yet another shade of golden leaves tucked inside the greenery. Brown and gold wedding decorations blend together beautifully, lending just enough contrast to create a brilliant look yet still remaining soft and inviting.
16 June 2016
Shine bright on your wedding day with this sparkly sequin inspiration! Wedding decor gets the wow-factor with uber-glamorous sequins here, there and everywhere. Some sparkly embellishment on your wedding gown is just the beginning when it comes to bling in this styling concept - everything from the table setting to food is going to glimmer and sparkle, illuminating your special day with a super special glow. Sequined tablecloths along your dining tables will stop guests in their tracks; so opulent and unique!
Forget the traditional rose petals for this wedding; a wedding aisle made from scattered sequins is the only way to approach your hubby-to-be. They will shine like little lights and create a magical setting for your bridal party's grand entrance. Place a few candles around them and the light will reflect, sparkle and dance around the room. Sequined gowns are chic right now and would look amazing on your bridesmaids - if you're going to embrace sequins you may as well make the most of it! If you’re looking for a real wow-factor, be daring and don a sequin filled gown yourself, your guests eyes will never stray from you!
Embellish your wedding cake with some sparkle too, there are so many extravagant and beautiful designs available. Sequins look fabulous when teamed with candles and a lot of mirror and deco elements - anything that will reflect light and make the room glow! You can even ombre your sequin style from silver to blush to gold - there are no rules, get sparkling!
16 May 2016
It's as though blue and gold were made for each other - this colour combo is a match made in heaven! Glamorous, mysterious and everything in-between, add sweet nude hues into the mix and you've got the perfect wedding palette. Add extra sparkle to your night by using glitter or sequins to dazzle your guests. Consider a nude bridal gown or accessories for the perfect contrast against the deep navy of a grooms suit.
28 April 2016
Here at BOA HQ we are absolute suckers for detail; raw gems and geodes radiate edgy sophistication with their textured rough edges and we can’t help but fall in LOVE! Geodes give us enchanting soft and muted tones, even when rich and deep in colour and can be used for just about any type of affair, from an elegant ballroom to a rustic barn wedding. Gaze at all the easy & gracefully way’s that you can directly incorporate these earthly delights…
Geodes have long been used to create stunning pieces of jewellery; statement wrap druzy rings or drop geode earrings make for the perfect bridesmaid’s gifts just as much as they make for the most amazing of finishing touches on any bride.
geode rock wedding centrepiece / geode inspired wedding table styling / protea wedding bouquet and geode jewellery / geode bridal jewellery / wedding escort card with geode rock / wedding dress inspired by geode crystals / boho wedding table decor / tiered boho geode wedding cake / sugar crystal wedding dessert
11 April 2016
This is one lustrous palette; emerald green, the colours of precious stones pairs beautifully with the soft minty hue and is polished off with astonishing gold. This dazzling palette its organic and glam at the same time.
A table setting showcasing all these colours is extremely elegant, while I'm sure your bridesmaids would be delighted to wear dresses in each of these hues complimented with glistening gold accessories. Continue the theme with hubby—to-be donning a tie or boutonniere in one of the chosen colours – simply magical.
mint cake frosting / mint and gold wedding cake / mint green wedding ceremony backdrop / emerald and mint mismatched bridesmaid dresses / mint and green love heart garland decor / emerald mint and gold wedding table setting / mint engagement ring / emerald and gold wedding table styling / emerald green sequin wedding dress
21 March 2016
Inspired by the bluey-greys of an autumn storm, the prettiest palette of slate, grey and neutrals come together perfectly for a chic city celebration full of Parisian flair. The cool colours hint at an air of decadence, especially when mixed with bronze and brown shades to add warmth; these colours are the epitome of chic, so think elegant and opulent decor with chandeliers, mixed metals and lashings of lace for your dress.
To make this palette look pretty rather than cold, the key is to layer the shades rather than focusing on each colour separately. Make use of a range of fabrics to do this, which will also add a beautiful texture to proceedings. A Place setting with wooden chargers atop linen and ornate vintage cutlery wrapped with a pretty silk bow is the exact look for that vintage chic style.
gold bridal crown / vintage chandelier wedding decor / slate grey bridesmaid dresses / vintage inspired grooms accessories / chalkboard wedding sign / vintage silver cutlery / ribbon hanged wedding seating chart / gold glitter wedding shoes / parisian inspired lace wedding dress / slate wedding name cards / two-tiered vintage blue inspired wedding cake
7 March 2016
Royal blues, plush plums, deep purples and stunning emerald greens, this is one colour palette that is sure to leave your guest feeling regal and very rich! This striking mix of dark tones works so well when combined with different textures; lace, dark stained timber and velvet are the perfect accents to this opulent palette. Set your scene in an old country estate and go wild with your flower décor and add those finishing touches with hints of gold or silver.
Go for a wedding dress that is slightly boho but also glamorous. Lots of vintage lace, maybe even a velvet ribbon bow around your waist. For your bridesmaids go for different rich shades of purple and emerald. Deep tones mixed with bright colours and decadent green leaves give your wedding bouquet a rich and luxurious look.
Adorn your cake with berries and roses for a lush feast-like effect. Decorate your table tops with plush velvet or gold and silver vases filled with floral arrangements accented with dark wood, complimenting the colour palette perfectly. Taper candles are the ultimate addition to any tablescape and set the mood perfectly!
emerald green velvet gucci wedding shoes / rich coloured wedding bouquet / plum and gold wedding invitation suite / flower wedding decor / jewel toned inspired bride and groom / jewel toned inspired wedding tablescape / tiered wedding cake / jewel tone inspired bride and bridesmaid attire / dark coloured grooms boutonniere / wedding berry cocktail
18 February 2016
The femme fatale bride is as charming as she is alluring, mesmerising + equally hypnotic – not to mention her flair for style + all things glamour. As a bride who isn’t afraid to embrace her femininity, stop guests dead in their track with the opulence, drama + glamour that wonderful hues of black, gold + white add to your celebrations. Be inspired ladies, we know we are...
black + white wedding sign / seductive wedding makeup with bold red lip / blueberry champagne wedding drink / grooms wedding tuxedo / femme fatale inspired wedding invitation + nail art / dramatic black + gold tiered wedding cake / black wedding dress / black iron wedding card holder / opulent black wedding reception styling /
12 January 2016
The opulence + charm that old Hollywood glamour oozes is pretty hard to resist! Elegant, classic + deliciously vintage in all the right ways, this theme screams classy fun as you transport guest back in time to femme fatales + tuxedo clad gentlemen – everywhere! For the bride, vixen red lip, luscious Hollywood curls + a vintage inspired gown that is sure to drop jaws. Incorporate feathers where you can, whether it be in you [or your bridesmaids] hair, bouquet or as a centrepiece + don’t forget those Hollywood touches – an autograph guest book or disposable cameras for that paparazzi feel. Take sparkle, fiery red + sexy satin black as your muse and bring to life the beauties of the past..
black + gold old hollywood glamour inspired wedding tablescape / seating chart inspired by old hollywood stars / old hollywood glamour inspired grooms suit / old hollywood glamour bridal hair + makeup inspo / opulent black + gold tiered wedding cakes / old hollywood glamour wedding seating chart / old hollywood inspired wedding centrepiece / wedding reception table styling inspired by old hollywood / wedding celebration champagne tower / opulent hollywood glam inspired wedding ceremony styling / bride channeling old hollywood glam
31 December 2015
new year eve wedding celebrations
28 December 2015
21 December 2015
In the spirit of Christmas this week, we thought we would inspire you all with the romantic colours of red, gold + green foliage. Vibrant, bold + demanding attention, red hues bring a sense of romance to any celebration, encompassing love, passion + power. Married perfectly with gold, such a fitting palette can be utilised at any time of the year – whether it be for your Christmas inspired nuptials or your fall tones. Be inspired lovelies…
15 December 2015
The lavish + grand Indian wedding theme is showered in opulent flair, majestic + royal tones, features + style elements. The rich, diverse + bold colours make for an optical treat, from the clothing of guests, along with the bride, to the luxurious floral décor, there is never a shortage of colour in sight. Decor is draped and fashion is a fusion of westernised traditions + incredible Indian influence. Set sight on this visual feast of the senses and be inspired by Bollywood..
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vibrant pink + orange indian inspired wedding ceremony / indian wedding henna + jewellery / gold elephant wedding favours / 5 tiered opulent wedding cake with gold trimming / indian inspired wedding headpiece + makeup / vibrant indian inspired wedding invitation / indian inspired outdoor wedding lighting decor / indian sari bridesmaids dresses / red indian wedding dress / fuchsia indian inspired floral garland
4 December 2015
17 November 2015
As girls, we have a natural love for all things that glitter + sparkle. Make for a polished + fashionable affair with hints of glitter throughout your special day – both chic + elegant, pair with lots of whites, greys, pinks + black tones for a striking affair. No divas in sight, just a sophisticated + stylish affair, because in the words of Paris Hilton – “some girls are just born with glitter in their veins”
wedding favour rug with glitter tie / champagne glasses dipped in gold glitter / wedding ceremony aisle decorated with glitter + candles / chiavari wedding chair glitter cover / bride + groom wedding day photo in gold glitter / glitter test tube wedding favour / glitter bridesmaids dresses / glitter inspired wedding seating chart / flower girl in sequined dress
5 November 2015
There is something classically romantic about an outdoor wedding that we can't get enough of. Take a sun-drenched afternoon; place a floral filled arbour here, complimented perfectly with an intimately styled table there, et voila! – the picture-perfect celebration under the sun reminiscent of the south of France. Wonderfully rustic whites, woods + neutrals of French provincial marry perfectly with textured linens, unstructured draping’s + rustic upholstered furniture.
french provincial bride in vintage inspired lace wedding dress / groom with rustic inspired button hole / matte black wine bottle wedding favour / french provincial inspired wedding table centrepiece with candle stick / provincial inspired fireplace wedding ceremony backdrop / vintage white framed chalk board wedding menu / french provincial inspired fig wedding cake + desserts / provincial inspired white wedding tablescape / wedding macaroon desserts in light green / french provincial inspired outdoor wedding reception lounge area
7 October 2015
29 September 2015
It’s official, minimalist weddings are back and we couldn’t be happier! Less is definitely more with this trend ladies - and let me tell you it does not disappoint. Embrace clean whites + neutral, earthy tones paired with brass + wooden features with added lashings of foliage. Commit to pared down silhouettes, sheaths and slip dress in pure, luxe fabrics + matte skin, flushed skin and sleek hair.
minimalist two tier white wedding cake with flower topper / modern minimalist black + white wedding invitation / modern minimalist wedding tablescape with wooden features + ferns / brass minimalist calligraphy wedding cake topper / minimalist wedding dress with sheer cape / simple modern white anemone wedding bouquet / minimalist wooden wedding arbor with white florals + ferns / modern minimalist gold engagement ring + wedding band
28 September 2015
For a wedding colour palette that can only be describe as utterly divine; a timeless classic of gold paired with tan hues. Elegant exclusive and exuberant mix metallic, glitter+ matte textures + shades for the ultimate appeal. The faultless finish to this sweet scheme; the perfect nude underlay wedding gown – we totally adore!
nude coloured wedding arbor with vines / gold wedding reception centrepiece / gold + nude coloured tassel wedding decor / gold glitter dusted wedding dessert donut / multiple gold frame wedding seating chart / couture wedding dress with nude underlay / nude louboutin so kate wedding shoes / three tier wedding cake / gold straw wedding decor / nude wedding invitation suite
8 September 2015
A chic soiree of muted tones of black, grey, green + cream with sublime subtle hints of metallic details of silver, copper + gold – ladies, we introduce you to the world of geometrics; think sharp lines + structure. Modern, stylish + chic, it’s the ultimate wedding style for sophisticated couples looking to breakfree of traditions.
gold confetti geometric wedding backdrop / gold metal geometric inspired wedding centrepiece with flower decor / grey + green wedding bouquet / modern couture wedding dress inspired by geometric shapes / bold striped black + white wedding invitations / white wedding cake with geometric shaped cake toppers / laser cut geometric inspired wedding menu
4 September 2015
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.
8 August 2015
2 March 2015
The most darling palette of pale pink with glistening gold is a show-stopping element to any wedding day. With hints of gold through specs and splashes, the softest pink is taken from simple and subtle to a new level of chic/glam. Opt for a cute and creative full fairyfloss style or take from the romantic hue of traditional ‘cotton candy’ and combine it with some metallic magic.
4 February 2015
For a little added glitz and glam on your wedding day, go for the black glitter wedding palette. Incorporating all things sparkly and elegant, this scheme is very ‘modern day Great Gatsby…’ Black accents pop as sparkling glitter is splashed across your big day for a spectacular statement.
26 January 2015
Green and gold, the ultimate in Australian patriotism! Perhaps one of the most recognisable ‘Aussie’ aspects, two prominent hues seen in our national emblem, sporting teams and symbolic features. Following on from our Australian inspired wedding style in this mornings posts, we thought what better way to finish of this 2015 Australia day than with a stunning palette of our representational colours. Bring life into your day with a gorgeous colour scheme of the rich and royal realm.
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!
25 December 2014
Sticking with a slight Christmas theme as we approach Christmas night. The gold wedding is elegance, exclusivity and exuberance. Potentially a little OTT but when executed right its just the most perfect palette. Inject plenty of white to add contrast and crispness and highlight the gold. Mix metallic, glitter and matte shades and textures for depth and appeal… the gold wedding is perfect for a summer, holiday or cosy winter soiree. In one word… gorgeous.
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.
29 October 2014
It’s glitz, glam and gorgeous! Silver and gold and all things precious – think diamonds, glitter and sparkles on a backdrop of white to accentuate the shine of gold and silver. If you want an exclusive and graceful conception on your big day then gold and silver is the palette for you.
23 October 2014
Get your inner Goddess out for your wedding day with a Grecian themed wedding.
It's all about the foliage, whites, golds, drapery, bronzed skin and flowing dresses Embrace the natural, breezy nature of the Grecian wedding theme. It's tasteful and majestic.
The perfect theme for your summer, outdoor wedding. Take your 'garden' wedding from typical to Grecian with off-whites, gold details and plenty of draping decor.
Don't be shy when using foliage and greenery! We think this table looks spectacular with live centerpieces.
21 October 2014
Don't be mistaken, this colour scheme is anything but sickly-sweet. Bring warmth, sophistication and elegance to your day by incorporating this caramel cheesecake palette, with touches of gold, taupe, beige and camel.
9 October 2014
Inject some seductiveness into your wedding with a chocolate truffle and champagne colour scheme... one of the most delicious colour palettes.
Personalise your colour scheme and decorate accordingly. Chocolate and champagne can be ultra modern or really rustic and vintage. It all depends on how you use it... have some fun with putting a personal spin on it.
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...
15 September 2014
This stunning gown is the perfect example of how a wedding dress can both be simultaneously relaxed and glamorous. Gold sequins capture the light in this unstructured wrap design...absolutely breath-taking xx
11 September 2014
Supremely elegant - black and champagne go together like, well, us and champagne! We can't turn down a drop of bubbly! A champagne and black pairing is notorious for it's stylish sophistication, providing a classic palette that will never date. Perfect for the traditional, yet glamorous bride... xx
4 September 2014
A visually enticing treat for brides with a love for the unique! Gold sequins meet grey tulle to create this eye-catching bridal gown! We are swooning over those delicate layers... xx
1 September 2014
Spring is FINALLY here! Boy did it certainly seem like it on the weekend – the sun was shining and we were in high spirits. While the clouds are back today, there is definite warmth to the air and we couldn’t be happier. Celebrate the beginning of this fresh month in an elegant fashion. If an abundance of colour isn’t your vibe, you’ll love the effortless and light sophistication of white and gold…
Crisp white is highlighted with a gold touches in the softest fashion, think cute polka dots and dainty edges – all ways to ensure your style embodies the distinct freshness of spring. Gold is a wonderful hue when the sun is shining, as the rays reflect of your gilted surfaces and dazzle and shine with the utmost opulence.
gold wedding mirror sign / gold bridal bouquet / gold wedding ring / gold pearl wedding earrings / gold wedding table number / gold + white wedding macarons / gold + white wedding stationery / gold + white wedding balloons / gold + white wedding cake / gold + white wedding table decor / gold wedding chairs
19 August 2014
You're in for a little bit of a luxe wedding palette this evening...a deep royal aubergine combined with opulent rich golds. A match made in heaven for dramatic brides with a love of the finer things in life... xx
13 August 2014
Seeing stars? Don't worry - you're not the only one! These gorgeous lanterns are a wonderful alternative to traditional reception lighting, creating a truly magical display xx
30 May 2014
It's as though blue and gold were made for each other - this colour combo is a match made in heaven! Add sweet nude hues into the mix and you've got the perfect palette for a rustic wedding - glamorous, yet understated! xx
25 March 2014
Today we're drawing inspiration from these glam backstage beauties, dolled up with dewy glowing skin and the most incredible golden smokey eyes! This look is incredible for the winter months, when bridal makeup can afford to be a little heavier. Ultra-luxurious, a golden shimmer will flatter all skin-tones. Ensure you wear with a nude or soft pink lip to keep your style balanced and appropriate for bridal.
golden bridal makeup + sleek hair / golden bridal makeup + nude lip + soft curls / golden smokey eye + dewy skin / centre part, glossy lip + golden smokey bridal makeup / gold smokey eye with bronzed cheeks / tousled bridal up'do + golden eye makeup + nude lip / bronzed bridal makeup with pink lip + cheeks / yellow gold eyeliner + golden nails / understated golden bridal makeup / dark bronze bridal eye makeup + soft pink lip + cheek
24 March 2014
Tonight we're all about glitzy champagne hues. A stunning wedding hue for a luxurious wedding, champagne is understated yet incredibly glamorous. xx
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