BOA STYLE - TWINE WEDDING STYLE

14 July 2016

For a rustic-chic wedding style, try incorporating twine into your décor. From invites, tablescape and decorative elements. – twine adds texture and exudes creativity and flair. It’s accessible and is a subtle style to integrate into any colour palette.



Twine-wrapped bottles are a super cute and effective decorative element. Such an affordable and easy diy project with the coolest results! How vintage/rustic does this old wine bottle look.



Adding twine to your wedding bouquet will tie the theme into your fashion and accessories, doubling as your bouquet handle.

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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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BOA STYLE - CHEESE WHEEL WEDDING CAKE

1 June 2016

Love is cheesy and so are these fabulous cakes! Looking for that special and unique addition to your rustic, country or boho celebration? Then its time to toss tradition aside and get on the bandwagon of cheese wheel wedding cakes. You will need at least 3 layers for it to look like a traditional tiered wedding cake and also to balance flavours. Appeal to your guest’s savoury side with delicious local and/or imported cheeses…

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Decorated with beautiful flowers or fruit, the “cheese cake” can be made to suit any wedding décor perfectly. The cheese wedding cake can be deconstructed and laid out on a cheese buffet, allowing guests to help themselves or it can be cut up and served on individual platters to guests at their table with trimmings of pickled or dried fruit, dips and jam.

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BOA STYLE - COTTON

26 May 2016

Southern brides have been using cotton balls in their wedding décor for years, and we can finally see why! More suited for a rustic affair, cotton looks particularly welcoming accented among wood/timber, twine and vintage vases. The natural and beautiful cotton ball is lovely in everything from bouquets to cake toppers—even garlands and chandeliers. Have a look below and be inspired about all the ways you can include cotton…

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For a winter wedding, use it to add fluffy white touches to ivory anemones, berries and even dusty miller for that icy, winter look. Tall cotton branches displayed in large vases or milking cans are perfect for venue entrances and even aisle décor – they can even be used in your bouquets too! If you’re looking for something a little different then cotton in your bouquet is perfect, and both modern and traditional.

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REAL WEDDING - ALANNAH + ANTHONY

21 May 2016

THE COUPLE: Alannah + Anthony

GUESTS: 120

PALETTE: Our inspiration came from nature, incorporating green and white. At last minute I decided to add grey as a feature colour. My favourite flower has always been the pink protea which is why I carried this through the whole wedding in various sizes.

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THE DRESS: I searched for a timeless and unique gown that fit my body perfectly. I loved the simple drop of my dress and how it hugged my hips without being too revealing. The lace motifs on the train were exquisite and made me feel like a fairy. The gown is French chantilly lace with a V-neck, thin straps and a low back.

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THE CEREMONY: I grew up in Houghton only a few streets away from Glen Ewin Estate and had family who had worked at the property when it was once a jam factory. It was always a special place for me and was on the top of the wedding venue list!

In keeping with the rustic elegance theme, my father and I designed a flower arch made from birch wood to be the main feature for the ceremony. Our florist hung vines and proteas on the arch, which looked amazing! We also placed flower jars atop tree stumps at the beginning of the aisle.

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THE DÉCOR: We loved the rustic charm of the Pulpshed and wanted to keep it as simple as possible. My mother and I handmade the grey table runners which looked amazing with the vines and jars of flowers scattered along them. I made over one hundred candles of varying sizes and placed them in op-shop glasses to go along the tables. They were all salted caramel scented which filled the room with a scrumptious smell! We added a hanging ladder as the main display over the bridal table, and used a salvaged green door as our seating plan. Anthony and I placed two disposable cameras on each table for guests to use on the night. The photos are hilarious! We had our banquet menu printed on white card and placed on brown clipboards for guests to read, whilst each place setting included vintage silver cutlery to fit in with the theme.

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THE FLOWERS: The bride and bridesmaid bouquets consisted of proteas, David Austin roses, peonies, blue gum, pink peppercorns and greenery. The flower girls also wore gypsophila flower crowns. The table flowers were a mixture of scattered vines and bundles of white and pink flowers, whilst the hanging installation included vines, blue gums and proteas.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Rustic, candid and relaxed! We wanted to have a lot of fun and not be too stiff or posed in photos. When I met Andrea I loved her work because it captured the pure joy of weddings. I was really impressed with Andrea’s leadership and knowledge on the day. She gave great direction to everyone in photos and really put us at ease.

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BOA STYLE - WOOD

5 May 2016

There are so many options when it comes to décor and styling of shabby chic and rustic charm weddings, but one thing remains consistent, the essential detail that reclaimed wooden accents give. Wood can be incorporated in many ways to your celebration; a ceremony arch perhaps, or even welcome wedding signs, table centrepieces or even as a backdrop. Take a look at all the ways you can include the beauty of nature into your nuptials…

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Introduce your wedding guests to your rustic wooden element from the get-go with wedding invitations printed on thing wood veneer like the one above. Check out our local wedding stationery vendors for more details HERE.

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Instead of utilising wooden slabs on your centrepieces, why not place the wedding reception food or desserts on them to add that rustic charm. Customize a salvaged piece of wood with the text of your choice and include that in your décor – whether it is a welcome sign or seating chart.

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BOA STYLE - LOFT WEDDING

19 April 2016

There is something striking and special about a loft – whether it’s the exposed brick walling or the wrought iron and wooden beam roofing, it is the ideal venue for brides looking for something different. The key to executing aloft-wedding is to aim for modern style and balance the industrial or rustic architecture in the room. Contrary to what many think, not all loft spaces give off that industrial type feel – although we LOVE it- a white loft space is the perfect blank canvas to create the wedding of your dreams. All the inspiration you need is right here…

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The brick walling of a loft looks magical behind strung lights and candles while the high ceilings make for some glamorous drapery and out-of-this world chandeliers for that added sophistication. If a loft venue is what you are after and you manage to score one with ceiling windows, you’ve hit the jackpot. Take full advantage of the generous lighting pouring into the room and begin your festivities earlier in the day – your photographer will love you for it!

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BOA STYLE - COUNTRY GLAM

12 April 2016

It’s the barn wedding redefined – if there were ever a theme that captured the essence of rusticity and romance, a country glam soiree would be it! There has never been a better time to live in Australia – with farms and private estates the perfect location for a barn-style wedding. We’re talking candles and chandeliers, white drapery and crystal, twinkle lights and sequins…all sitting pretty amongst the backdrop of a rustic barn or tin shed! Peruse over all the pettiness...

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BOA STYLE - ROLL UP, ROLL UP

1 March 2016

Roll up, roll up, the carnival is in town! This vibrant and fun wedding style incorporates the fantasy world of the traveling carnival. Give your guests a ticket to the greatest show on Earth and have them witness the extraordinary wonders of your nuptials...

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Think back to childhood memories of the summer carnivals - the games, the food and the exciting atmosphere. Create anticipation long before your wedding day with invitations unlike any other...include an 'admit one' ticket so that guests can gain entry to your wedding.

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The best part about a carnival is all the exciting food. An apple pie stick, toffee apples, coloured macaroons, fairy floss and popcorn are all simple and delicious carnival style foods. Cake pops are also a new, carnival-esque style of dessert that you can treat your guests to! Why not offer your guests something totally unique as a wedding favour - thank your guests in true carnival style and have a caricature on hand sketching your guests!

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REAL WEDDING - KYLIE + JUSTIN

20 January 2016

THE COUPLE: Kylie + Justin

GUESTS: 75

PALETTE: our colour palette was blue, white and pink. I chose the colour and style of the bridesmaid dresses early, which were larkspur and an ivory colour. Justin and I then matched colours that complemented the dresses including navy suits and light pastel coloured flowers of white, light pinks and dusty miller to blend in the larkspur.

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THE DRESS: I was looking for something with lace and detail over the shoulders; something different from the strapless look. It was a fitted dress covering my shoulders with beautiful, elegant ivory lace and a champagne undertone.

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THE CEREMONY: Justin and I wanted a traditional ceremony and once we drove past this church we instantly fell in love with it. It was beautiful and had spectacular surrounding gardens, which were perfect to capture the photographs for the day.

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THE RECEPTION: we wanted somewhere easily accessible for our guests to attend and return home from, so the city was a perfect location. We visited the Mortlock Library and both fell in love with the idea if having our reception there, nothing could compare after this! The atmosphere created from the old books on the mezzanine level cannot be described in words; it is mesmerising and calm to say the least. We had one long table with all our guests, including the bridal party, which gave it an inviting feel.

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THE DÉCOR: our stylist from Bizzarro created spectacular table settings. We had one long table with all our guests, including the bridal party, which gave it an inviting feel. Out table set up had a continuous flow by using paper runners from one end to the other with an arrangement of candles, books and flowers. Justin and I both love coffee and thought it would be nice to have a barista whip up coffee for guests.

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THE FLOWERS: I chose arrangement of white roses, blush roses, dusty miller and freesias. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were similar to mine with gypsophila instead of the freesias and the flower girl held a bouquet of gypsophilia.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Justin and I chose Mark from Bentinmarcs Photography and absolutely loved him. We immediately felt relaxed and comfortable from our first consultation and thereafter. Mark was funny, made us laugh and took beautiful photographs, capturing our special moments during the day.

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REAL WEDDING - PAIGE + CAMERON

6 January 2016

THE COUPLE: Paige + Jake

GUESTS: 98     

PALETTE: Our colour palette was extremely bold, consisting of mainly orange, pink and yellow. Cameron and I are both very creative and wanted a distinctive element to our wedding. We are also quite outdoorsy, so we introduced earthy tones into the pops of colour.

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THE DRESS: My gown was designed and built fro scratch. I was looking for something that suited my personality and was distinct from the traditional bridal gowns. I wanted a backless sequined, 'figure hugging' style with am air of sophistication. My train was hand sewn ruffled lace fabric.

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THE CEREMONY: Over two years ago we ventured to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip to the wineries. As soon as we drove into the venue, we knew it was where we wanted to get married. That overwhelming feeling of 'this is it'. Our ceremony décor was quite refined, as we wanted our family and friends to admire the natural beauty of the location. We chose white Americana chairs for guest seating and a wine barrel for our celebrant to utilise. Cameron and I also had an entertaining 'open photo booth' for guests to enjoy once the ceremony was over. It was a mini Jeep Wrangler with a personalised stamp of our names, wedding date and 'Just Married' printed on the side.

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THE DÉCOR: All our decor was supplied by Olive You Occasions, including personalised items such as milk bottles, 'C & P' letters on our table, wine barrel toppers with our wedding logo, two little orange tea light hippos, humorous books about love and friendship and an eclectic hand painted wooden family. There were also orange espresso cups which were used as tea light holders, wooden photo frames, yellow and orange vases and jugs, a 'mini Jeep Wrangler open photo booth', giant pink balloons with ribbon, white ornament birds and a white 'LOVE' sign. All of our signs and stationery such as menu, program, 'thankyou' and instagram signs and unique table seating chart were designed and printed by Olive You Occasions.

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THE FLOWERS: Flower arrangements were a distinct feature of our wedding, there were colourful displays placed in milk bottles and vases at the reception, and a breathtaking hanging floral swing suspended from the ceiling above guest seating.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Cameron and I chose Jade Norwood as our photographer. We were looking for a fun, personal and natural photography resulting in images that reflected our relationship and personalities. Cameron and I had our engagement shoot with Jade, which was very relaxed, and the photos turned out incredible.

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PIN OF THE DAY - RUSTIC SEATING CHART

15 December 2015

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REAL WEDDING - RECEHELLE + MICHAEL

2 December 2015

THE COUPLE: Rechelle + Michael

GUESTS: 140

PALETTE: Pale pinks, soft pastels with other neutral shades.

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THE DRESS: Originally I wanted a simple lace design, however I ended up choosing a fitted strapless full lace ‘mermaid’ style gown. This style suited my body perfectly. I also added sheer straps and had the dress lowered at the back..

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THE CEREMONY: As soon as we walked through the venue we fell in love. There were peacocks and chickens wandering, butterflies in the garden and an abundance of gorgeous flowers. It was naturally beautiful with a very relaxed feel. After the ceremony we treated guests to drinks and canapés on the grassed area where there were lawn games, a swing, tables, lounge chairs, a wheelbarrow filled with water bottles, a guest book table with an old typewriter and an array of flower-filled jars.

THE RECEPTION: Michael and I were looking for something unique. The location had a beautiful French provincial style barn with grand mirrors wrapping around the interior walls. It was beautifully rustic and alternative which we loved. We also wanted our ceremony and reception in the one location.

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THE DÉCOR: Our seating chart was a large vintage glass window and we also offered an assortment of ‘flip flops’ for those ladies who wanted to kick off their heels and a basket of blankets for anyone who was feeling the weather. We chose a long table setting with white linen, silver glassware, white plates and gold Chiavari chairs for our reception. The candles were rustic gold and crystal in all different sizes and were beautifully scattered down the table. Accompanying greenery mingled through the centre of the table and surrounded the candles, including olive tree branches and varying shades of pale pink and cream roses.

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THE FLOWERS: My bouquet was an unstructured design with a mixture of pastels and bright-coloured blooms. The flowers included pink lisianthus, David Austin ‘Juliet’ roses and greenery bound with ivory ribbon. Rose petals were scattered down the aisle and similar florals were used to decorate the tables, outdoor swing, as well as my hair accessory. Michael’s buttonhole was made up of silver suede, greenery and freesia.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: We were looking for attention to detail with beautiful light imagery that could really capture the moment. We chose Kelsey from Elevation Photography. I received Kelsey’s details through a friend’s recommendation. As soon as we met, we just ‘clicked’, almost as though we had known each other for years. I looked through her photographs and absolutely loved them. I would highly recommend her; she made the day so enjoyable and Michael and I were very relaxed.

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REAL WEDDING - LAUREN + JASON

4 November 2015

THE COUPLE: Lauren + Jason

GUESTS: 150

PALETTE: We chose a rustic vibe with neutral and pastel colours, which tied in with the venue.



THE DRESS: I wanted a timeless gown that would complement my curvy figure. I loved the work of many recognised Israeli designers, and gained a lot of inspiration from them. Their designs are very glamorous and feminine. My gown was a backless, white satin with a lace bodice and delicate beading. I also incorporated detachable sleeves, as I could not decide whether I wanted them or not. I wore the sleeves for the ceremony and removed them for the reception.

THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony was set up on the lawn with white Americana chairs and two large white umbrellas to shade from the sun. Wine barrels held two large flower arrangements and were placed at the beginning of the aisle. There was another large table arrangement set up near the celebrant. I created little cones, filled them with petals and sat them in a rustic crate for guests to toss. There was also lawn games set up for guests to play before and after the ceremony.

THE RECEPTION: We decided on a cocktail celebration, as we didn’t want the day to feel too formal. We enjoyed spending time mingling with our family and friends.

THE DÉCOR: As our reception was cocktail style, we used wine barrels as tables and scattered bar stools around them. Each of the barrels had tea light candles in mason jars with flowers alongside. The vintage furniture was set up in clusters around the barrel hall. We had fairy lights cascading from the roof and a number of up-lights that lit up the barrels and surrounding walls. There was a beautiful flower feature in an old rustic wheelbarrow, which looked amazing. We also used hay bails for additional seating.

THE FLOWERS: I had a gorgeous trailing bouquet with a generous selection of seasonal flowers, leaves and tendrils in a softly cascading shape. It was an unstructured design, and asymmetrical for a relaxed feminine feel. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were made from gypsophila.


PHOTOGRAPHER: Jason and I were looking for lovely natural photography, which perfectly portrayed the day with all its love and emotions. We loved all of the photos Andrea captured.

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REAL WEDDING - TRISTA + CAMERON

28 October 2015

THE COUPLE: Trista + Cameron

GUESTS: 65

PALETTE: We wanted the day to be enjoyable, relaxed and ‘us’. Cameron and I wanted a fairly simple wedding with a few ‘DIY’ touches. With a love of vintage and rustic styling we used hessian, string, and brown paper and fairly neutral colours, with some blush and pastel tones. This theme allowed us to include some personal touches, get crafty and have a day that reflected us.

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THE DRESS: After visiting multiple bridal stores and trying on a variety of wedding gowns I knew they weren’t ‘me’. At first I was not entirely sure what I was after, I wasn’t a girl who grew up with a ‘dream dress’ idea, however there were particular dresses that stood out to me straight away. I decided I wanted something lacy with a vintage feel that was simple in shape yet had some detail. When looking at gowns I always found myself looking at the back. I also wanted something that I could be comfortable in all day. My gown was a ‘v-neck’ bust with scallop edging and pretty lace straps that also ran down the back forming a ‘v-shape’. There was also a beautiful hand beaded embellished band under the bust that wrapped around to form a bow at the back. The entire dress had intricate hand beaded work. My something blue was a ring with a blue stone, belonging to my late grandmother, which I tied to the inside of my dress.

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THE CEREMONY: As I grew up in South Australia and my entire family are still living there, Cameron and I made regular trips down to visit. We knew for some time South Australia would be where we would tie the knot. After our engagement, we looked into Adelaide wedding venues, in particular looking for a location where we could potentially plan the wedding ourselves. Once we came across this beautiful provincial homestead and viewed photos of previous weddings there, we instantly fell in love. It was from that moment we knew it was the place for us! The venue is absolutely breathtaking and located in such a beautiful part of South Australia. We had quite a simple ceremony, which we actually wrote ourselves, including our vows. It was really special listening to the vows, which reflected our appreciation of one another, our commitment to our future together and our selfless love.

THE RECEPTION: The reception was nestled amongst the beautiful French homestead on a tennis court and by a pool creating a perfect blank canvas for us to do as we wished. We were able to arrange everything just as we wanted. Having the wedding in one location allowed family and friends to go straight from the ceremony to the reception and enjoy the afternoon eating, drinking, dancing, playing lawn games and mingling with other guests while the bridal party went for photos.

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THE DÉCOR: I sewed hessian square mats, which were placed in the middle of the tables and topped with recycled jars and ‘freshly picked’ flower arrangements. On each guests’ plate there was a homemade thank you message from the bride and groom on brown card. We displayed vintage books, along with photos of our grandparents who have gone before us, recognising that they will be forever present in our hearts. I also made the ‘key to your seat’ with guests’ names and table numbers and the ‘advice for the bride and groom’ slips. We hired other decor items including lounges, wine barrels for tables, suitcases, books, a ladder, wooden crates, watering cans, and chalk boards. We had games on the lawn, drinks in wine barrels and an acoustic guitarist followed later by his band members. For us it was about creating a fun vibe and an enjoyable laid back celebration. The photo booth was a vintage lounge with vintage suitcases beside it, where guests took photographs with a Polaroid camera. They could take a photo home with them and also add one to our own personal collection.

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THE FLOWERS: A mixture of white flowers with a few blush tones. The bouquets were white chrysanthemums and blush roses wrapped with twine. On the tables there were mixed flowers with additional colour including lavender, baby’s breath, dahlias and green foliage.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: The moment I saw Tamika’s photos I just fell in love with her style. I also saw photos she had taken at our wedding venue, which definitely helped us make our decision! Her photos are natural and capture all the special moments. Tamika’s personality makes for a relaxed feel in front of the camera. She knows her job well and has a natural approach, which made us very at ease.

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wedding photos by tamika lee photography

WEDDING STYLE - MUSIC FESTIVAL VIBES

20 October 2015

Testing, testing, one..two..three! Our locale here in Adelaide is the perfect place to throw a music festival themed wedding. Bunting is a must for this one ladies; bohemian details, teepee tents, food trucks + live bands, what’s not to love?! There is nothing formal about this affair, so floor seating is essential + for the rocking bride, a dress that is airy + fun – oh and don’t forget the crocheting. This is one wedding we would LOVE to attend - be inspired…

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REAL WEDDING - NATALIE + JACE

7 October 2015

COUPLE: Natalie + Jace

GUESTS: 150

PALETTE: Our wedding palette was neutral, as I wanted our decor and dresses to be simple and rustic. I also wanted to choose colours that I would look back on down the track and still love.

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THE DRESS: I wanted my dress to be one of a kind and a little different with a romantic feel. I worked with George from Alexis George to come up with my perfect, one of a kind dress. The gown was made with rare vintage ivory glass beaded French lace with hand cut applique and a soft mesh ‘mermaid’ skirt. I loved it!

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THE CEREMONY: Jace and I wanted an outdoor ceremony so we chose a beautiful lawn area overlooking vineyards. We had a wedding arch made by our good friend, and decorated it with tulle and gypsophila. We also had buckets filled with gypsophila lining the aisle.

THE RECEPTION: Jace and I wanted our wedding to extend over three days so we could spend quality time with all our family and friends. We chose this location as we could hire the entire venue for the weekend, allowing us to also spend the Sunday reminiscing with guests and anyone else who wanted to pop by. We loved the property as it had so many gorgeous elements including the vineyard, the pool with fairy lights above, and the estate itself. The venue provided the rustic relaxed vibe that we were looking for.

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THE DÉCOR: At the reception we had three long tables, and down the middle were rustic vintage flower jars with a combination of gypsophila, white and cream lisianthus, white, cream and light pink cluster roses and green ivy foliage. There were also a lot of candles placed down the center of the tables. Jace and I opted for shared platters for entree and main so we ensured there was enough space on the tables for the platters. We also purchased wooden signs, bunting and a fingerprint tree, and hired wine barrels and easels. A friend of mine made the mirrored seating plan, place cards and cupcake sign.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: We wanted natural shots that enhanced the rustic feel of the wedding and showed off all the beautiful locations around the venue. Jace and I wanted the photos to portray our love and the love we have for all our family and friends. We looked at the photos Jade had shot in the past and we loved her pictures. After meeting Jade we knew she was the one for us. Her bubbly and relaxed personality was a perfect fit for the wedding style we wanted. On the day she was so quick to get all the shots we wanted which meant we were able to go back to the party quickly. Whilst being very inconspicuous throughout the day, Jade’s personality added to our day and we loved working with her!

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wedding photos by jade norwood photography / wedding dress by alexis george / wedding rings by wishart jewellers

REAL WEDDING - BILLIE + AARON

30 September 2015

THE COUPLE: Billie + Aaron

GUESTS: 120

PALETTE: I fell in love with the beautiful warm gold, orange, pinks, reds and yellows in the bridesmaid’s dresses. The shades felt fitting for a spring wedding, and complemented my vibrantly coloured wedding dress.

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THE DRESS: My gown was a gorgeous two-piece custom design, made from hand dyed French guipure lace over an ivory coloured silk. The dress consisted of a full high-wasted skirt with pockets and a waterfall hemline, and a cropped top with an open back. I wanted a wedding gown that was different and true to me. The idea of a green dress occurred to me one day and I could not get it out of my head.

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THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony was in McLaren Vale. The location consisted of beautiful gardens and lush paddock surroundings. We were treated to incredible views of the natural scrub and native bush land, which made the moment feel very intimate and secluded. Aaron and I also loved the little winding dirt road leading to the property. The outside ceremony and garden setting perfectly reflected the love Aaron and I share for the great outdoors.

THE RECEPTION: A pretty outdoor spot to scatter tables and picnic rugs and hang festoon lighting. The art gallery was perfect for dancing, and the beautiful verandas offered an ideal mingling area for guests. The venue also had accommodation, where I stayed with my bridesmaids the night before the wedding. The location was nice and close to our ceremony venue too!

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THE DÉCOR: Our ceremony was kept quite simple, to honour the beautiful gardens and scenic surroundings. Aaron and I decided on white Americana chairs for guests seating. We incorporated blackboard signage and hanging paper lanterns and scattered jars of fresh bright blooms. Beautiful dried petals were also available for guests to toss at the conclusion of the ceremony. At the reception, the decorations included paper lanterns of various colours and sizes to suit our colour palette. Aaron and I also displayed jars of fresh flowers to decorate the tables. We had hoped to have a lovely outdoor area for guests to eat and dance; however the weather had other ideas. This would have included a beautiful black leather lounge and other furniture from Vintage Scene Hire and scattered picnic rugs and cushions for guests to sit and mingle.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Kim from Panache Photography was the first photographer Aaron and I met with and we decided then and there that he was perfect! We were very impressed with his work. Kim was so warm and friendly and genuinely wanted to get to know us. We were looking for outstanding quality photography. Aaron and I also wanted photos that captured all of the important moments, the finer details, the emotions and the fun in a natural candid style. Aaron and I absolutely loved the final result and could not be happier with how all of the photos turned out. Kim was also very happy to take some snaps with our beloved dog, Mack.

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wedding photos by panache photography

WEDDING STYLE - INDUSTRIAL

10 September 2015

It's time to break all the rules – think warehouse, lofts + industrial spaces, take everything you love about the city – the lights, buildings + that urban feel, and fuse it all together. Bold, confident + modern, an industrial wedding style is perfect for a chic soiree. The minimalist sophistication of exposed wood + metals, suspended lighting + foliage is awe-inspiring and we cant get enough!
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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - MINT

7 September 2015

We are swooning over the ever-feminine + fresh mint hues. The pale green looks magnificent against white, tan and sparkle accents. Fresh and light, it’s the perfect scene for a springtime wedding amongst the new seasonal blooms and sparkling sunshine. Breathe a breath of fresh air into your wedding…
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Green Wedding Ideas  Modern Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - SUCCULENTS

4 September 2015

Once we started to swoon over succulents – we couldn’t stop! With palettes ranging from greenish greys to deep purples, offer your florals a modern look or a rustic twist on your table setting; these juicy plants are versatile, vibrant and long lasting. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret, we have you covered..

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WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - BERRY-LICIOUS

31 August 2015

The majestically vivacious berry tones add an unruly and wild nature to your wedding palette while infusing a sense of grandeur and drama. Watch as it takes centre stage amongst lush greenery, rich wood grains and glistering gold’s. be inspired – it’s berry-licious!

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REAL WEDDING - IDA + MICHAEL

26 August 2015

THE COUPLE: Ida + Michael

GUESTS: 326

PALETTE: Ivory, green and lavender.

STYLE: Rustic elegance would be the best way to describe our theme. There was an abundance of fairy lights and large white lanterns at the reception. We wanted to create a relaxed and happy feel as if you were at a carnival. We both love the Adelaide Fringe Festival so we coordinated our wedding date to coincide with the Garden of Unearthly Delights.

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THE DRESS: For my dress, I was looking for something very unique. Originally I envisioned a big ‘princess’ dress. The result was the complete opposite. My gown was a beautiful figure-hugging design with a long fishtail train. My favourite element was the sheer lace panels down both sides and the intricate lace detail.

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THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony was very intimate, reflecting our personalities and relationship perfectly. Michael and I had a beautiful outdoor service amid breathtaking gardens and olive plantations. We built and painted rustic white decorative doors which lined the entrance to the aisle and perched as the alter backdrop. Our florist incorporated amazing floral styling. It was very light with a relaxed ambiance as a singer performed and an old vintage beverage van served refreshments to guests. Michael’s father sadly passed away two years ago, so to honour his memory over fifty white balloons were released during the ceremony while ‘Hallelujah’ played.

THE RECEPTION: The National Wine Centre was a perfect location, offering a great space to add your personal style and decorations. We wanted to create a romantic setting with a touch of rustic. The backdrop of the Wine Centre overlooks stunning vineyards and there is a beautiful patio area on offer, which worked well for our dessert cart and photo booth.

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THE DECOR: Michael and I chose three alternating centrepieces. This included rustic vases with blooms, birdcages with floral arrangements, and white rustic candelabras. Tea light candles were also scattered across all tables. Napkins were individually tied with twine and guests’ names were presented on small hanging chalkboards. A purple misty flower was placed atop each napkin.

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THE FLOWERS: The Bizzarro team were amazing and created exceptional floral displays. My bouquet was an all white floral arrangement, whilst the bridesmaids’ consisted of white flowers with sprigs of light lavender placed sporadically throughout. All the bouquets incorporated touches of raffia.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: We were looking for honest and candid photography. Christopher Morrison was amazing. He captured some incredible shots when we didn’t even notice he was there. Christopher came highly recommended and made us feel very comfortable all day. He fit in really well with our bridal party.

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wedding photos christopher morrison / reception venue national wine centre / flowers bizzarro / groom + groomsmen's suits peter shearer menswear / video i do cinema

WEDDING COLOUR STYLE - DUSTY BLUE + GREY

24 August 2015

Winters shorter + cooler days have us dreaming about pretty + dreamy winter palettes. Soft, elegant and all shades of pretty - dusty blue + grey make for magically romantic nuptials. Imply quality, tranquility + luxury to your wedding day with these muses. 

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Blue Wedding Ideas  Garden Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - WOODLAND WEDDING DREAM

21 August 2015

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FLORAL FRIDAY - GYPSOPHILA

21 August 2015

The days where gypsophila (or baby’s breath as we know it) was used as just a filler are no more! The heavenly, cloudlike baby’s breath is as gorgeous as it gets – versatile, long-lasting + budget-friendly, need we say more?! Grouped together in large clusters is the perfect remedy for lack-luster celebrations.

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REAL WEDDING - TESS + TOM

19 August 2015

THE COUPLE: Tess + Tom

PALETTE: Plenty of white with soft grey and natural timber accents.

STYLE: Rustic French country, which reflects our taste and style. Tom and I wanted an intimate but relaxed day that our guests could enjoy as much as we did.

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THE DRESS: My gown was made from raw Eastern silk in ivory, with simple shoestring straps, low back and pieces of antique lace from my mother’s wedding dress. I was looking for simplicity, and pockets!

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THE CEREMONY: Tom and I chose this venue because it complemented the rustic French country feel we were after.

THE RECEPTION: The feel and setting of the venue provided everything we wanted. It also meant we were able to have the ceremony and reception in the same place.

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THE DECOR: Our table decorations were simple bunches of gypsophila in mason jars, along with rustic metal tins of fresh lemons and vintage glass and rope candle jars. My mother supplied a large rustic wooden airplane propeller that sat as the centerpiece on the bridal table, to reflect our song “Big Jet Plane.” My father made the photo booth, chalkboards and easel from old weathered wooden palettes. Tom and I also placed a large collage of our parents and grandparents wedding photos in vintage frames and scattered them beside the wedding cake.

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FLOWERS: All flowers were gypsophila at the ceremony and reception, including the bridesmaid’s bouquets. I also had a gypsophila flower crown made. My bouquet was freeze-dried French lavender. I still have my bouquet to this day, stored under a glass cloche.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Tom and I loved the work of Kelsey from Elevation Photography. As Kelsey said herself, ‘we were looking for a friend with a great camera.’

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PIN OF THE DAY - EASEL SIGN

18 August 2015

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PIN OF THE DAY - FAIRYTALE CAKE

14 July 2015

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PIN OF THE DAY - CENTREPIECE ELGANCE

9 July 2015

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Centrepieces  Garden Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding Styling 

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COLOURS - PLUM PERFECTION

1 July 2015

This time of year has us thinking of romantically luscious plum hues. Deeper than purple, its regal and classic; it transcends trends and stipulates warmth and vibrancy. It can have that old-world feel or surpass into something more modern, more bright; all depending on where your inspiration takes you!

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Rustic Weddings  Table Settings  Wedding Colour Themes 

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PIN OF THE DAY - INTO THE WOODS BACKDROP

20 June 2015

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AROUND THE WORLD WEDDING STYLE

12 March 2015

Do you have the travel bug? Is a destination wedding on an Island in the Maldives or cute French chateau not quite an option? Well this ‘around the world’ wedding theme is one for you. Travel-inspired touches will have your guests feeling as though you have whisked them away on a worldwide adventure. Introduce your theme with some cute stationery – we just adore this faux passport and flight ticket ‘save the date.’

Suitcases are obviously a must! The vintage kind is readily available, whilst the miniature variety makes the cutest centrepieces. Another fabulous idea is to give each table a location, instead of a number. This ‘Where in the world will you be sitting?’ sign encourages guests to find their location. Will it be Paris, Honolulu or New Zealand? This then lends you the opportunity to get creative with your tablescape and deck each one out with patriot décor!

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COLURS - RUSTIC RICHES

26 February 2015

This great rustic wedding palette consists of a magnitude of colours in muted hues with cool tones. Whether you’re to be wed in a country location, want to bring a little country cosiness to your day or just don’t feel your suited to the modern style this combination is sure to meet your wishes. It’s relaxed, adaptable and versatile with multiple colours… we love a sweet rustic celebration.

Rustic Weddings  Vineyard/Winery Weddings  Vintage Weddings  Wedding Colour Themes 

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COUNTRY TRADER STYLE

18 February 2015

Adding a little country flair to your wedding makes for a romantic and elegant occasion. Whether your to be married in an actual barn, have some ‘country-bumpkin’ roots or just want to have a unique, homely and rustic celebration the Country Trader wedding style is always gorgeous. With plenty of soft pinks to incorporate a sweet sensation, décor elements are kept fresh, with an organic vibe. Opt for hay, native flora and fauna – we just love wildflowers! The naked cake is also a perfect option for a casual and stylish dessert.

Country Weddings  Rustic Weddings  Wedding Styling 

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