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Prue & Scott
These gorgeous engagement photographs that I get to share with you today of Prue & Scott come to us today from Gui Jorge.
Prue and Scott chose Sydney’s Centennial Park for their engagement photographs and the backdrops the park provides created such a beautiful setting for the couple’s engagement photographs. Prue explains, “We chose Centennial Park as the backdrop for our engagement shoot because it is just so naturally pretty and suited our relaxed nature. The light for photos there is especially beautiful in the afternoons. We wanted some engagement photos that were flattering of the both of us together, often we forget to take photos at events or only take average photos on our phones out of habit. We wanted some great photos from a talented photographer (Gui Jorge) that we could keep forever.”
Prue tells, “We met at University, we were both studying postgraduate Teaching. We were friends and then we booked a trip together to go backpacking in Vietnam. We started spending more and more time together and it went from there.”
“Too many funny stories to tell! But we have had some great times together traveling on trips to Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia (many times!). We also love going to Byron Bay and up and down the coast on surfing trips.”
Prue tells of how Scott proposed. “We were in Bali last Christmas and Scott proposed at our villa one sunny morning by the pool while I was sun baking. Scott was playing music on our sound system and proposed when the song I had requested came on ‘Somebody to love’ by Queen. It was a total surprise and shock! Scott chose a pink solitaire and diamond ring I had glimpsed from the shop front at Tiffany and Co. A year or so prior, we were taking shelter from a big storm on a walk back to get the Manly ferry at Circular Quay when we had to run under the awning of a Tiffany’s store- he remembered how I fell in love with the ring and bought it for my engagement ring.”
Today’s post may be a little offbeat for us, but I found the imagery so inspiring that I thought you might too! Sydney label Izziana Image (which is comprised of sisters Isobel & Anna with their mum Pamela) has started designing amazing hairpieces and I fell in love with them. The flower above is my absolute favourite (because if you don’t want to wear a veil, then a huge flower might be just the ticket. If you can’t wear an enormous flower on your head on your wedding day then when can you?).
I love seeing alternatives to the traditional veil – if you’re really not a veil kind of person but still want something amazing in your hair then these designs might be the ticket. From bright bold colours, to bold shapes and profiles, each piece makes a statement.
The pieces are normally one of a kind, but the girls can also work with you to create a custom design.
Each piece is hand crafted using fine, beautiful materials like felts, simanays, silks, feathers and beading in Sydney. The trio also work as image consultants so they have a particular kind of expert knowledge to help you find the hairpiece that suits your own look.
I have great belief that colour can boost even the worst of moods. And there nothing better to beat the winter blues than a pop of pink or a splash of yellow. This week has been one of those weeks, with a house move and lots of deadlines to contend with. So to be able to look at a round up of our week this week was somewhat cathartic, with joy and a rainbow of palettes to brighten my week. Not a bad job hey?!
If you need a pep up, or simply would like to take a skip down memory lane and checkout this week’s giveaways – here’s the Friday Roundup!
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The lovely Hazel Buckley has unveiled a new website to reflect her great style and the fact that she works not only here, but internationally!. She shoots both in Perth, WA and in the UK. To checkout where she is and when – head to her new site!
Anna Campbell has just announced a series of Bridal Trunk Shows, to be held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth during July 2013. These exclusive events will give Polkadot brides the opportunity to try on the divine new Ivory Collection in a range of sizes before the range hits stockists!
This is an exclusive event, with limited availability and it is strictly by appointment only. To book your spot, head to the website for more information!
The lovely team at Karen Willis Holmes is holding their first ever sample sale at their head office in Sydney on the weekend of the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of June! With up to 90% off across their range of wedding gowns, KWH bridesmaid dresses and accessories – this one not to miss! Details above!
For those budget-conscious brides, leading boutique hotel Urban Brisbane is offering a fantastic special for weddings, called the Shotgun Wedding Special – cute! This includes an almost 50% discount on all new bookings made in August 2013. This means that couples can host a high-end event for as little as $55 per person, which is a huge saving. For more information, head to their website and have look around!
Calling all budding photographers! The Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is calling on all Aussies looking for a bit of idyllic R&R, to get snap happy this June to celebrate the resorts 4th Birthday. The luxury resort will launch a twitter comp from this Monday where you will have the chance to help them ‘blow out the candles’ in style with a 4 night luxury escape at the five star resort.
The prize includes a 4 night stay in the Club Intercontinental Plunge Pool Suite for two, all Club Intercontinental benefits and sparkling wine and cake on arrival to celebrate the hotel’s birthday (valued at A$4,000). So if you need a break from wedding planning, or just need a holiday – head to their Twitter to get involved.
Who doesn’t love a great pop-up store idea! Double Bay’s bespoke stationary and gift boutique, Papier d’Amour is launching a pop-up store at MLC Centre, Sydney SBD, bringing services previously unavailable to Sydney’s CBD, such as weekly craft workshops and a wedding invitation consultant.
What a fantastic Sample Sale on offer at the gorgeous Angela Wilson Paddington studio, with both Amsale and Christos dresses from 2011 to the current season on offer. All information provided above!
To perk up your week, here’s a cute little video made by Lester & May, providing a lovely snapshot of a diverse couples!