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Inspiration Boards

The last big day of the racing carnival is Stakes Day- also known as family day. The flower of the day is the red rose and the atmosphere, as with the other race days, is fun and frivolity! Today’s board is for a relaxed, family style wedding- outdoors in the sunshine! Rose by Mr Polka,

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Oaks Day at the races is ladies day. It’s all about femininity and pink, which is why it is fitting that the flower of Oaks Day is the pink rose. Rose by Mr Polka Dot, gown from Mariana Hardwick, candles from Martha Stewart, earrings from Stephanie Browne, invitation from Huetopia Design, flower from Serenida, cupcake

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It’s said to be the race that stops a nation. Melbourne Cup Day is all about spring. The traditional flower is the yellow rose. Today’s board is a nod to the fashion and glamour of racing season. I kicked in a hint of teal for a bit of spring colour! Rose by Mr Polka Dot,

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To honour Derby Day and the thousands of race goers out at Flemington today I thought it was only right to kick off race week with an inspiration board. Traditional derby day dress is black and white with a cornflower in the lapel. So today’s board is black, white and cornflower blue. Wallpaper from Ferm

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Shasta emailed me wanting an inspiration board for her garden wedding. Shasta is dreaming of vintage cloths on occasional tables, pretty pillows, colourful flowers in vintage teapots and decorations hanging in trees for her retro garden soiree. After seeing the gown Shasta was lusting after (A Sentimental Fool by Rose and Ruby from their Winter

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I’ve been wanting to play this inspiration board out for a little while. I dabble in colour but am always led back to neutrals. This combination of black and creamy white with the neutral taupe inspires thoughts of vintage style elegant celebrations. I found the room setting in the top right, from a blog I

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In a nod to how great Australia is (and perhaps a little Olympic pride, because really, we rocked that women’s 200m relay last week in the pool!) today’s post is about bringing a little Australian flavour into your wedding. Lyndel emailed me a few weeks ago searching for inspiration for her Australian country wedding. Lyndel

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The gray days of winter have left me frozen so here’s a board to lighten up the days. A summer soiree, spread out underneath the trees on a balmy summer’s night. Guests dining from picnic baskets and dancing under paper lanterns. Image by Rebecca Thuss, Centrepiece by Brides.com, Manolo Blahnik Metallic d’Orsay shoes from Neimen

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You may remember I posted an inspiration board for Ali’s Salsa style engagement party a few months ago. Ali also shared with me her vision of her wedding day. So here’s an inspiration board designed to capture the feel of what Ali and her fiance are going for! Click to view larger Rainforest from Pittwater-

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It’s been so long since I’ve done an inspiration board myself. Today’s is reflective of the weather we’re having here in Australia. A deep slate blue, white and a touch of latte to bring warmth. Almond Branches in Bloom, San Remy, c.1890 tapestry by Vincent Van Gogh from art.com, invitations from Artisan Press, flowers from

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Ali emailed me looking for Salsa inspiration. She’s into all things retro and provided me with a bunch of images that she wanted for the ‘feel’ of her engagement party. Knowing Ali was after salsa skirts and khaki suits, I went for a retro salsa theme with a slight Casablanca feel to it. The colour

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Loving this vibrant colour scheme right now! Orange and Aqua is so summery, a little unexpected and very ‘wow’! Room from Blueprint via Design Talk , bridesmaids from theknot.com, invitations from Kenzie Kate, bouquet from theknot.com, drinks from brides.com, tie by Ermenegildo Zegna from Ties N Cuffs, decor by The Bridal Consultants, cocktail from brides.com,

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Sydney bride Sarah emailed me last month on the hunt for a barn. Barn from Saltwater Farm Barn She had come across this photo and was desperate to find something similar in NSW. Never one to turn down a challenge I searched high and low for an Aussie version of the barn to meet Sarah’s

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I have to admit, I never really liked this colour palette for weddings. But as I’ve delved into it more I have come to love the sexy, sultry drama of it. Here’s a board for an evening wedding. Very glam, black tie and exotic cocktails! Naomi Watts image from Harper’s Bazaar Australia, cocktail from brides.com,

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A stunning Oscar De La Renta black and white gown inspired me for this board. Strong white and black with soft almost teal navy blue to add the softness. Oscar De La Renta gown from Brides.com, earrings from Elements, top hat from Pietros tuxedo, Vintage Harpers Bazar print from art.com, place setting, wine goblets, cala

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