20 September 2016
Those delicious smelling food trucks line up at least halfway down the block? They aren’t just for your lunch break anymore! They are the next big things in weddings and we LOVE! Budget friendly and such good food, you and your guests will be in for a treat. Here’s what you need to know…
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, choosing a date that falls under the coldest months probably isn’t the best idea. You need to make sure your guests are comfortable standing outside waiting for their food, so late spring or summer would be the ideal time! Also, consider a seating space for your guests to enjoy their tasty treats.
The simpler the menu is, the better for the cooks and your guests to decide. This will eliminate any long lines and lengthy waits for all the hungry people camped out waiting for food. Make sure you have enough trucks to satisfy the number of guests at your wedding, about 1 every 80 guests.
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25 July 2016
How seriously stunning is this colour?! It is so under appreciated that we have take it upon ourselves to shine the spotlight on it. A nod to the ‘60s and ‘70s, cadmium orange evokes a sentiment or optimism, fun and fantasy. Both playful and sophisticated in its appeal, Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and subtly dramatic orange shade that is striking enough to stand on its own or act as a bold contrast. A beautiful colour for autumn weddings, but don’t be afraid to utilise this is the gorgeous spring weather.
Orange can look opulent and expensive when accessorised with gold and other warm colours and textures or when paired with crisp white and even grey. Pack a punch with a statement making cadmium orange bridesmaid gown or let the flowers do the talking; the cooler months also provide stunning opportunities for fresh flowers in gorgeous hues.
7 June 2016
Here is South Australia we have been lucky enough to be blessed with some of the most picturesque and simply stunning wine regions in Australia, so why not take advantage of that on your special day! Draw inspiration from the lush grapevines of the vineyards, the historical textures of the barns and the surrounding landscape of the countryside. Its all about the fine wine and good food – we can’t think of a reason not to get married on a vineyard!
Incorporate wine bottle corks, whether in your design or as a favour keychain, wooden wine barrels and the natural and organic elements of fresh florals and herbs into your flower décor. Balance the rustic elements with elegant touches of candelabras and candles for a romantic candlelit dinner, crystal chandeliers suspended above all complimented perfectly with intricate fresh floral designs.
Nothing goes better with a good drop of wine quite like cheese, so a cheese wheel wedding cake is the perfect addition to your vineyard wedding. Cut the cake at the beginning of the reception and have the cheese served to every table as a cheese platter garnished with some nuts and dried fruit. Your guests will love you for it!
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6 April 2016
Weddings are about bringing friends and family together for a celebration filled with fun, laughter and good times. While hubby-to-be and yourself are off on a romantic photo-shoot, keep the good times going for your guests and provide them with a variety of super-fun lawn games to keep them occupied. There is no better way to get guests chatting and laughing with one another as they toss, jump and putt their way to fast friends!
Lawn games also make for the perfect post-nuptial breakfast/brunch entertainment for the day after the wedding. Oh, and did we mention it's a good way to keep the kids entertained for hours!
11 January 2016
22 December 2015
With temperatures outside rising, we have a totally brilliant idea – why not get hitched poolside?! With s many gorgeous ways to celebrate your love, why not organise a classy poolside reception – mixing equal parts of glamour + welcome + leaving room for so many styling options. Fill the pool with floating candles, flowers or lanterns [or all together] + watch how the area is transformed. Have everyone jump into the pool on those balmy nights – it makes for a great photo! Peruse through this gallery of floating décor for your gorgeous poolside soiree.
17 December 2015
A picnic wedding is laid back, unique + so much fun when it comes to the simplicity of a summer wedding – especially when an outdoor ceremony turns to a night of fun under the stars. Picnic rugs with matching baskets to lawn games + a whole lot of cheese + wine makes for the ultimate outdoor summer soiree. Its time to get creative ladies; DIY sandwich bars, barrels of beer, festoon lighting + you could even get your handy hubby-to-be to construct a much needed lemonade stand.
9 December 2015
1 December 2015
It’s that glorious time of year again lovers - HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! We get to celebrate sun, fun + all things summer – and what better way to celebrate a summer love fest than with delicious + refreshing cocktails. As the weather warms up, your loved ones will definitely appreciate a cool signature drink.
Here are a few rules to remember to nail the perfect signature cocktail; choose concoctions that speak to you + your groom – whether it be your favourite drink, flavour or even colour – that way it adds an extra special little touch. You have a bit of a sweet tooth while hubby-to-be prefers the citrusy sour taste? Perfect! Pick a drink that represents each for guest to sample. A lengthy recipe will sure cause a line at the bar for these delicious refreshments, so ensure that you keep your recipe nice and simple, making your bartenders job a lot easier – or better yet, pre-mix your concoctions and place them in a drink dispenser making for the perfect wedding decor detail.
Here is a list of our 5 favourite summer refreshments to get you inspired..
Watermelon is practically the unofficial fruit of summer, which means it is the perfect fruit for a crowd-pleasing cocktail. Garnish the cocktail with sprigs of fresh mint + spears of watermelon. This recipe is simple enough to make in bulk, making it perfect for large weddings.
INGREDIENTS [makes 8 drinks]
30 large fresh mint leaves
4 thick slices fresh watermelon, seeds and rind removed
1 1/4 cup light rum, such as Bacardi
1/2 cup sugar syrup
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Sprigs of mint + spears of watermelon, for serving
1.Use a mortar + pestle to mash the mint leaves - you can add a little sugar to help break up the leaves + get the oils from the mint extracted.
2.Remove and discard the rind and seeds of the watermelon. Place the watermelon, rum, sugar syrup and lime juice in a blender + blend until smooth. Stir to get the froth to go down.
3.Put the mashed mint into a large pitcher + add in the watermelon mixture. Stir to combine the mint with the juice.
4.Place ice cubes in glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and spears of watermelon.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good margarita on a balmy night – especially when it is mixed with fresh + mild cucumber! This awesome flavour combination is reminiscent of a tropical island paradise + will keep your guest coming back for more. Serve on the rocks or try blending with ice for a daiquiri feel.
INGREDIENTS [makes 1 pitcher]
3 cucumbers, peeled + roughly chopped
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup tequila
2 tablespoons triple sec
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 jalapeño, sliced
2 tablespoons Maldon sea salt
2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
1-teaspoon fresh lime zest
1.Add the chopped cucumber to a food processor + pulse until the mixture turns smooth. Run the puree through a sieve + you should end up with 1 1/2 cup of cucumber juice; set aside.
2.In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat on medium low until the sugar dissolves.
3.To a pitcher, mix together the cucumber juice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice + jalapeño. Add half of the sugar syrup and do a taste test + adjust according to taste
4.Transfer to the refrigerator so the jalapeño has time to spice the mixture. Check the mixture every 15-20 minutes + do a taste test.
5.On a plate, mix together the salt, sugar + lime zest. Run a lime around the edge of the glasses to moisten; dip the rims in the salt + sugar mixture. Add a few ice cubes to each glass and divide the margarita mixture between the glasses. Garnish with a few slices of jalapeño or lime or even a few slices of cucumber.
RASPBERRY LIMONCELLO PROSECCO
Raspberry, limoncello + prosecco come together in a deliciously bubbly mix to create a sweet mixture of tasty goodness that is sure to keep your guest happy.
INGREDIENTS [makes 6 drinks]
3 cups prosecco, chilled
1 cup limoncello liqueur, chilled
1 cup frozen raspberries
6 sprigs fresh mint
In a large pitcher, whisk together the prosecco + limoncello.
Pour into glasses + serve over raspberries, garnished with mint, if desired.
BLOOD ORANGE SANGRIA
Nothing screams summer more than bright + bold citrus’! A good old sangria bowl is a sure party starter + this unique take on a classic is no different. Prepping is a breeze + is one of those drinks that seems to get better over time, so call up your caterers ladies, this ones a sure thing.
INGREDIENTS [makes 6-8 drinks]
6 blood oranges
2 bottles of pinot grigio
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup brandy
1 1/2 cup of strawberries, sliced
1 pint of raspberries
1 apple, chopped
1.Zest one of the blood oranges + combine it with the sugar in a small bowl. Rub the sugar + zest together with your fingers until fragrant.
2.Juice four of the blood oranges, discarding any seeds or pith. Chop the remaining blood oranges into pieces.
3.In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, blood orange juice, club soda, apples, strawberries, raspberries and blood oranges. Stir well to combine.
4.Place the orange sugar on a plate, then run a lemon, lime or orange slice around the rim of each glass. Dunk each glass in the sugar, coating well. Fill each glass with a few ice cubes, then add some of the fruit from the sangria. Pour the sangria into each glass and serve!
WHITE WEDDING COSMOPOLITANS
This modern twist on a sophisticated drink is sure to wow your guests with the sweet-and-sour combo of St-Germain + tart white cranberry juice. Added bonus? The concoction is totally clear, so you can drink + dance away freely throughout the festivities without the worry of staining your dress.
INGREDIENTS [makes 1 drink]
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons St-Germain elderflower liqueur
2 tablespoons white cranberry juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Edible flowers for garnish
1.Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice + lemon juice.
2.Cover; shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Float a flower on top + serve immediately
Cheers to the newlyweds - happy drinking ladies + gents!
23 November 2015
Invoking happiness, Yellow is reminiscent of warm, delightful sunshine + the ultimate palette for your summer soiree. When it comes to the colour yellow, there are two routes- you can either get in touch with your dark side + pair it with black, or go for a chic palette of grey toned hues. Don’t forget - keep your style light, fresh and not over-whelming. Elegant, smooth + contemporary, it’s the perfect colour to jazz up your special day – hello yellow!
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20 November 2015
No flower symbolizes spring quite like the tulip. Although it may not seem like the hippest or showiest bloom available, the tulip has a quiet + understated elegance about it that funnily enough makes it the ideal flower for your day. Go ahead and check out all the creative ways to incorporate tulips into your decor!
10 November 2015
Say “I do” surrounded by the calm + graceful ambiance of an English garden styled soiree. The perfect style for a relaxed bride wanting to add sophistication + charm for all to enjoy. With dreamy pastel accents + vintage heirloom, it is just the thing to get us in a tea-sipping, wonderful hat wearing kind of mood.
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6 November 2015
Wisteria; “welcome” or “I cling to you” – the perfect way to symbolise the love + integration of a wedding between two people + their families. The glorious scent of this spring bloomer is one of the reasons for its popularity – think a garden in full bloom! Since wisteria is a climber + not a traditional stemmed bloom, this is the ultimate flower to use in floral installations that will leave your guests oohing + ahhing from the very first moment. Think luscious floral chandeliers, whimsical arbors + heavenly dripping floral roof installations.
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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.
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2 November 2015
There is no better time to use the colour peach than in the warmer months – it is just one of those colours that was made for them. Wild floral's and sweet colours are the inspiration for today. Let’s steer away from a perfectly pristine setting and create a moody + romantic atmosphere where plants grow in their own design – natural, wild + utterly breathtaking. Dinner underneath an arbour overgrown with foliage + vintage chandeliers or a table runner made from vines + florals overflowing with taper candles + vintage lounge armchairs - the possibilities are endless, let the natural beauty of peach + green inspire you…
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12 October 2015
There’s so much beauty in simplicity, and a monochromatic palette of shades of green is a visually pleasing example of such. Bridesmaids adorned in muted shades of green ranging from moss to mint, cakes draped in leafs and white flowers –green glassware + tables prettified with greenery upon greenery, make for the perfect setting for an enchanted garden theme.
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9 October 2015
9 September 2015
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