TUSCANY INSPIRED WEDDING STYLE

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...

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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!

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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.

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BOA STYLE - FOOD TRUCKS

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…

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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.

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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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BOA STYLE - CASUAL GARDEN WEDDING STYLE

9 August 2016

If dripping in diamonds is not your thing, and you fancy an intimate soiree with close friends and family the casual garden wedding might be your perfect style! Weddings aren’t always four tiered cakes, extravagant chair sashes and an eight course degustation before panna cotta with raspberry coulis for dessert. Celebrating in a low key setting, with a day full of wild flowers and sandals is as special and memorable and we can’t get enough of this amazing style.

Buffets offer a great dining experience, with a communal vibe. Provide high bars, blankets and pillows or stools for guests to perch on as they enjoy some wholesome food.



Leave the Manollos home and slide into something comfy like strappy flats, they’re bound to come off at some point as you dance barefoot on the grass to your favourite acoustic tunes!

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BOA STYLE - THE AZTEC ASPECT

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.

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BOA STYLE - VINEYARD NUPTIALS

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!

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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.

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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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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 - LAWN GAMES

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!

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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!

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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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PIN OF THE DAY - SHORT, SWEET + SIMPLE

11 January 2016

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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 - BEACH SEATING

22 December 2015

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WEDDING STYLE - POOLSIDE

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.

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PIN OF THE DAY - SUMMER ESSENTIALS

17 December 2015

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WEDDING STYLE - LET'S GO FOR A PICNIC

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. 

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REAL WEDDING - PAIGE + JAKE

16 December 2015

THE COUPLE: PAIGE + JAKE

GUESTS: 185

PALETTE: We combined our love of rural, modern, boho, classic and romantic. Everyone who attended our wedding could see Jake and I in every detail! Jake and I chose white and gold with a pop of colour through the bridesmaid bouquets and greenery. We wanted to keep it tasteful, timeless and true to us.

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THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony location has always been our ‘go-to’ place for when we need some ‘us’ time. Every year we stay there at least once and we would always look out onto their beautiful garden and think what a gorgeous place that would be to get married!

THE RECEPTION: The Port Lincoln Hotel was definitely an all in one venue. Our guests were able to enjoy a drink while waiting for the reception to commence, and they were also able to book accommodation for the night. It was a spacious venue with a beautiful view! Jake and I wanted to keep it casual yet also traditional. We wanted a sense of calm throughout the day whilst keeping guests entertained and able to let their hair down at night! When guests arrived they were treated to canapés in the entrance foyer, before being welcomed into the ballroom. The bridal table was placed in the middle of the room with four long tables either side; this suited our relaxed vibe and allowed us to feel close to our guests who were coming to congratulate us!

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THE DECOR: Each reception table had a gold sequined runner with five floral arrangements and tea lights in little glass vases down the centre. The candy buffet was the bomboniere for our guests so at each place setting we placed candy bags with paper doilies, a golden peg and our guests’ names printed on the front. Jake and I used white Chiavari chairs, with a beautiful white silky organza woven through the bridal party chairs to ensure our table stood out. We also used white bench ottomans, lounges and glossy side tables. The amazing hanging floral arrangement above the bridal table was created by my mother and was definitely my favourite element of the reception decor.

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THE FLOWERS: My bouquet consisted of all white peony roses, cluster roses, white spray roses, carnations and tulips. My bridesmaids’ bouquets were filled with beautiful coral tones from stem roses, stem cluster roses, billy button, tulips and asparagus fern greenery. All white disbud chrysanthemum, with green foliage of asparagus fern and ivy berry floral arrangements were placed at the reception.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Jake and I chose Jade after seeing her work and also after having our engagement shoot with her. We had so much fun, felt so comfortable and we shared the same vision as her. Jake and I wanted to keep our photos as natural as possible and did not want to look posed. We also wanted to capture the fun we were having with our bridal party along with the love that we share.

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PIN OF THE DAY - RUSTIC SEATING CHART

15 December 2015

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PIN OF THE DAY - SUMMER SOIREE BY THE BEACH

8 December 2015

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WEDDING STYLE - SEASIDE SOIREE

8 December 2015

A gorgeous arch, sand in between your toes + the romantic sounds of waves - this is the kind of wedding theming that sort of leaves you speechless. The kind of day where picture perfect details, a stunning duo and moment after another of pure bliss create a day that is stop-you-in-your-tracks pretty. Filled with an abundance of opportunities in the styling department, the perfect summer seaside soiree is fresh, free + oh-so pretty.

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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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PIN OF THE DAY - #WEDDINGALTARGOALS

26 November 2015

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PIN OF THE DAY - PARIS PRETTINESS

19 November 2015

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WEDDING STYLE - MODERN MID-CENTURY

12 November 2015

There aren’t many themes that can incorporate vintage, glam, rustic + whimsical all in one + actually get away with it, but voila ladies; we have managed to find one and it is definitely speaking our language. Bold, bright colours, straight, sharp corners matched perfectly with round edges. Take note, because this wedding style will leave you having a blast!

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REAL WEDDING - LANIE + JAMES

11 November 2015

COUPLE: Lanie + James

GUESTS: 90

PALETTE: Cream, ivory and apricot.

THE DRESS: I wanted to look back at photos of my wedding dress in twenty years and still think it was the loveliest dress I had ever seen. I opted for something simple and elegant with bohemian elements to it. The dress was Thai double ply silk with a full skirt and vintage French Chantilly lace covering the bust, with spaghetti straps joining at the back for a very simple look.

THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony decor consisted of a few rows of Chiavari chairs with rose petals down the aisle and little bunches of gypsophila hanging from the aisle chairs. The aisle led down to an archway we had made especially for the occasion, consisting of two beautiful old doors connected at the top with reclaimed wood, decorated again with bunches of gypsophila. The rose petals were from my mother’s own garden! As my father walked me down the aisle, James’ father also played the guitar. Both my mother and James’ mother read aloud readings we had chosen. We made sure our family were very involved in the ceremony!

THE RECEPTION: Longview Vineyard was the first reception venue we looked at and we fell in love with it straight away! It was beautiful, rustic and felt very warm and inviting to us. The view from the venue was absolutely breathtaking and being that little way out from the city gave us a feeling of intimacy and seclusion from the rest of the world for the day. The staff at Longview were the most helpful people we had ever encountered which also assisted with the decision.


THE DÉCOR: James and I chose a very simple centrepiece consisting of a glass vase filled with bunches of gypsophila. I made our table numbers myself from reclaimed wood. The venue provided and set up fairy lights around the wooden posts in the room and I created ‘chandeliers’ by wiring jars with candles in them and hanging them from a ring over each table. Our florist was lovely enough to decorate these chandeliers with more gypsophila and hung them from the ceiling for me. The whole venue covered with candles and fairy lights was magical!

THE FLOWERS: My bouquet consisted of white roses, carnations and lisianthus and the rest of the wedding was decorated in bunches of gypsophila.

PHOTOGRAPHER: James and I had Kelsey Marshall from Elevation Photography and we could not have been happier with her! With so many wedding photographers to choose from in Adelaide we were a little overwhelmed with the decision but in the end we chose Kelsey because not only did she have an array of different photos in her portfolio but she was a genuinely warm person to deal with and made us feel as though she was just as excited as we were for our wedding! We wanted our photos to be candid and really capture the day itself.

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PIN OF THE DAY - A MOMENT IN THE RAIN

11 November 2015

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WEDDING STYLE - ENGLISH GARDEN

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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WEDDING STYLE - PROVINCIAL CHIC

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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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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WEDDING STYLE - COURTYARD

3 November 2015

A gorgeous balmy night spent under the stars singing, dancing + celebrating - it’s time to draw inspiration from traditional European courtyard ceremony and receptions – and ladies this is a trend we just LOVE! The beauty of a courtyard wedding is that you have the ability to go as formal or informal as you like – a three-course dinner or canapés + share plates – the choice is all yours. A courtyard is a blank canvas so this is your perfect excuse to play with theming + lighting; the possibilities are endless from glamorous chandeliers to festoon lights. Don’t forget to let your guests know they will be dining al fresco, we all know that ‘sinking feeling’ when we wear stilettos on soft + uneven surfaces.

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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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PIN OF THE DAY - OPEN THE DOOR

26 October 2015

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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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IT'S A JOHN + CHRISSY THROWBACK

15 October 2015

RnB’s golden couple just keep on shining – breaking the news of their pregnancy in true John + Chrissy cuteness! Lets throw it back to 2013 to the chic nuptials of the darling couple in Lake Como where Chrissy donned three stunning gowns for the evening – the standout in our eyes? Her gorgeous Vera Wang ceremony dress!

Shout-out to Chrissy + John - we wish you guys lots luck + love xx

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