23 August 2016
It has been a crazy few weeks here at BOA HQ, but we were lucky enough to be treated to a couture delight at the launch of Malachi Empire’s Wildflower Collection. Under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights and draped satin sheets, the models had the crowd in awe as they graced the runway adorned by a gorgeous white floral backdrop and lined with rustic foliage for that ‘Wildflower’ theme. As socializing occurred against a background of funky tunes, guests were treated to a glass of bubbly, delicious canapés and some scrumptious mini-cupcakes thanks to Cristarella Cakes.
Featuring 21 gorgeous designs, Malachi Empires mastermind Sok Hoffman has been passionately working hard on this collection, which has been 2 years in the making. Enriched with elegance, grace and femininity, it isn’t hard to see why Sok’s designs are sought after by brides and has earned her recognition as one of South Australia’s leading bridal designers!
A combination of soft ivory, white French lace, sheer tulle and silk gives the gowns in this collection an ethereal and feminine feel that encompasses the Wildflower collection. Ornate bodices, off the shoulder sleeves and classic cuts add a hint of luxe and romance. The black gowns were definitely a stand out and crowd pleaser as they took centre stage against the delicacy of the white backdrop!
Huge congratulations to Sok from Malachi Empire for bringing her vision to life for every bride to enjoy. Peruse through some images below, you won’t be sorry…
16 August 2016
Enter the Hollie 2.0 dress from Australian Boho label Grace Loves Lace! It turns out, contrary to what many think, most of us just want a simple lacey number with an elegant silhouette. Don't believe us? Maybe you will believe the 2.5 million pins it has received on pinterest, earning it the title of the most pinned wedding dress ever!
24 June 2016
This extraordinary foliage really puts the “d” in dreamy. Growing wildly in seas of feathery foliage, this grass looks sublime swaying in the air, these chameleonic species lend a softly sculptural element to wedding styling. It’s the touch of luxe that your nuptials need, standing at up to 5 feet tall in plumes of white or pink hues. For the perfect ceremonial drama create an incredible backdrop of pampas grass plumes, arranged in larger than life fan formations, an overhead canopy, an enclosed circle or as giant clusters spilling from urns.
The feathery plumes are lush and flashy so they don’t need many other flowers to compliment the,. However, they do look stunningly striking against green foliage for your centrepieces and bouquets. You can also use it to decorate your wedding arch or table, venue entrance, or in any other creative way. Used sparingly or not, pampas grass will give your wedding the lush luxe look that will have your guests speaking for years to come.
14 June 2016
The Aztec wedding style has weaved its way into our top 10 faves, and it
doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast. This boho-esque style embraces
plenty of colour, prints and geometric patterns to create a cool and
casual vibe. From invite to tabletop, employ the wow-factor with
succulents and warm tones, taking your guests on a visual adventure with
eclectic décor. Elements like tepees and throw rugs inject warmth and
make for a realistic and unique experience whilst structured designs
throughout fashion puts an Aztec influence on tradition.
2 June 2016
The Mason jar has quickly become a wedding décor must from brides all around the world. The wide-mouthed glass jar was originally used to preserve fruit and vegetables but has know become known for its eclectic, boho and vintage look in the wedding industry. Here are a few of our fave ways to use Mason jars in your wedding…
There are endless ways to use Mason jar centrepieces! Vintage chic, rustic, painted or lace trimmed, they are truly versatile and can be quickly customised with a swift DIY project. Decorate your aisle, use as wedding favours or even create a gorgeous suspended display such as chandelier with just a few mason jars and some LED lights or candles for a real WOW factor.
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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…
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.
24 May 2016
It’s time to take it bask to your teenage years where it seemed like a pretty big deal to have a dreamcatcher hanging up in your room. With everything from geometrics to feathers making a comeback, it was only a matter of time until dreamcatchers resurfaced. Originating as a Native American handcraft, dreamcatchers are said to snare bad dreams and only allow filter the good thoughts into your sleep – which makes them a pretty lovely feature for a day that’s filled with happiness, hopes and good vibes. Boho brides eat your heart out…
Dreamcatchers look absolutely breathtaking as a backdrop to your ceremony or bridal table, but look equally as gorgeous hanging over receptions table as a suspended centrepiece. If you are worried about overdoing the dreamcatcher, your cakes are the perfect way to express this style – discuss with your cake supplier all the crafty ways you can include the elements on your cake design.
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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.
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26 April 2016
If you’re the kind of bride who wears braids, bat-wings, henna, and flowers in her hair or just love a relaxed vibe, then a bohemian wedding might be your style. This simple and clean palette is the perfect amount of winter boho and we can’t get enough of it! Crochet, lace, wildflowers and glass jars come together beautifully with organics and rustic elements. Take some inspiration from these gorgeous weddings and channel your inner boho…
Highlight your table setting with a centrepiece that encapsulates what boho is all about. For a minimalist look, foliage in a gilded bowl or large Mason jar looks beautiful decorated with some feathers or antlers. Taper candles are a gorgeous element to a winter boho wedding and help set a romantic, free-spirited mood. For a more rustic feel include burlap and wood slices.
25 April 2016
Nothing exudes romance quite like a mix of rich and royal berry tones. This pretty palette blooms with organic textures and rustic accents, the perfect combination for an autumn enchantment. Experiment, mix and match with warm hues of purples, reds and dusky, deep reds – taking homage to the dainty berries in season.
A pair of red or mauve heels for the bride and bridesmaids is romantic and a little bit sexy. Berries are versatile as a food or as a decoration and add a bright pop of colour to decorations, centrepieces and bouquets.
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7 April 2016
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!
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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...
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.
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!
27 January 2016
THE COUPLE: Kate + Arron
PALETTE: Arron and I chose rainbow hues for the reception, the bridal table was green and the guest tables were all different colours.
THE DRESS: My gown was inspired by the waves of the sea with alternating folds of silk, pleated chiffon in a full skirt and a small train that bustled up for the evening. It had thin straps, a polka-dot lace bodice and traditional lace upper with buttons on the back, the gown was light and wonderful and I felt amazing in it.
THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony location was very significant; it was close to what Arron referred to as the ‘magic rock’ at Sellicks Beach. We practically live on this beach, fishing, swimming and spending time with family and friends. It is absolutely stunning. Arron and I had an arch made out of driftwood and hired wooden ‘cinema’ benches for seating. Lining the aisles were old shipping ropes and ‘knobby club rush’, a native coastal plant, which is prevalent in Yorke Peninsula where we met.
THE DÉCOR: The table decorations were all items from our home, the beach shack and the homes of our families. They consisted of old books, bottles, jars, painted bones, potion bottles, shells, matchboxes and succulents from our garden placed in goblets. Each table was assigned a colour of the rainbow, and only items of that colour were placed there, alongside flowers and floating candles. I hand painted seating cards to correspond with the correct table colour and personalised thank you note on the reverse side. We also included fork and spoon napkin rings stamped with ‘spoon me’, ‘fork you’ or ‘eat’. The ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ sign was carved out of cuttlefish that Arron and I collected at Yorke Peninsula. We also hired a clear marquee, lawn games, Daytona arcade games and outdoor furniture.
THE FLOWERS: I was after something very natural. I loved greenery and bright colours and simply left the rest up to my florist. We followed a colour guide for each reception table and I provided a colour palette for each of the bridesmaids’ half crowns. We were originally planning to have large gumleaf garland decorating the ceremony arch, however the arbour looked so beautiful on its own that we draped the piece over the signing table.
PHOTOGRAPHER: We were seeking something different. Ky is incredible, his style of photography and amazing eye for detail was just what we were after, Ky was very professional and went above and beyond.
29 December 2015
24 December 2015
Christmas is just around the corner lovely ladies – literally, its tomorrow! The Brides Of Adelaide team wishes all of you a fabulous and safe holiday with family and friends! In the meantime, we've put together some magical Christmas wedding style to inspire those with a love for all things festive (there's even some little details you can steal for Chrissy day...). We have taken a glamorous path with added hints of red + green with opulent flair through silver, gold + all things that shine, from dress to confetti, fairy lights and all. Tea-light candles floating in jars are the perfect centrepieces to decorate your wedding or even chrissy dinner with. Just don’t forget the mistletoe!
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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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14 December 2015
This fashionable colour duo is outlandishly chic + we fully endorse it! The perfect mix of masculinity + femininity, add structure + sophisticated by selecting indigo as your base colour with added accents + features of pink. For a twist of the boho type, add an eclectic mix of punchy patterns + prints such as tie-dye, watercolour + ikat for a daring palette.
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8 December 2015
3 December 2015
We are crushing over this intoxicating mix of exotic bohemian style + beautiful Moroccan chic! Draw inspiration from desert sands, burnt henna, bronzed gold’s + bold pink’s. Imagine your soiree with Bedouin tents, rich patterned textile furniture and cushions strewn around. To finish of that ambient setting, utilise an abundance of candlelight housed in gorgeous Moroccan lamps. If this stunning aesthetic resonates with you too, get ready to fall deeply in love with the images you’re about to see..
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1 December 2015
These honeycomb hexagon inspired photos contain just the right dose if summery goodness. We have put together some fabulously innovative + gorgeous ways to incorporate the honeycomb shape + pattern into your wedding day. Whether you opt for a bright, bold colour palette or something a little more muted with tones of black + gold, this style just screams fun!
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20 November 2015
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22 October 2015
Filled with organic beauty and whimsy romance – an enchanting midsummer nights dream is born. Ladies, its time to bring back all our fairy fantasies, think wild + fresh blooms, an abundance of unruly foliage and light - fairy lights, candles + lanterns -combined with ethereal bohemian bridal looks.
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…
19 October 2015
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24 September 2015
Everything you are thinking about a Latin themed wedding is probably right; pull inspiration from the vibrant, rich colours + textures of both Central + South America. This is the perfect theme for couples wanting a gorgeously creative outdoor wedding that is carefree + fun. Think ranch style buildings, vibrant hues of orange, reds + pinks carried through everything + native floral's.
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14 September 2015
We are feeling a little blue in the office today – in the best sense! We are crushing over the deep inky shade of blue, which has us dreaming of balmy summer nights under the stars. Be inspired - we promise to have you crushing too!
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10 September 2015
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