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Collette Dinnigan Bridal 2009

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


Collette Dinnigan never fails to wow me when it comes to her bridal line. Her latest collection is spring inspired- featuring beautiful fabrics like French lace and royal silk satin.

The new collection is full garden detail- from dragonflies to daisies. All the gowns have the classic Dinnigan elegance we all know and love.

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View more photos and information at the Collette Dinnigan website.

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Snapshot Sunday – Golden Autumn

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


I know this might be a weird photo for those on the other side of the world where summer is shining. But the beautiful Autumn colours captured by Natasja Kremers Photography in this photo of Felicity and Andrew’s wedding (see more here) shone like gold to me.

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Photo by Natasja Kremers Photography

Engagement at QVB

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Engagements, Photography


Gemma Clarke sent over some beautifully dramatic photos from a recent engagement shoot for Ronald and Coobe she did in Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building (A beautiful historic building home to some amazing Australian designer boutiques) .

I love the beautiful windows and Coobe’s dramatic purple gown.

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See more from the shoot here

Photos by Gemma Clarke Photography

Creative Colour – Zesty Orange

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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A mid range tone – bright, spicey and joyful!
- combine with mid grey, soft grey and touches of black for elegance

- white, white and more white, with the smallest touches of dark jewelled jade green, or turquoise or deep purple maroon

- greens from jade, spring green, blue green, grey green, lime/fern green

- brights – jade green, ochre yellows, vibrant blues

- slate grey blue, delphinium blue, or a softer hyacinth blue with the tiniest touches of cherry red

- tulips, ranunculus, dahlias, grey succulents, lilies, poppies, orange toned roses, sprays of orange blossom and oranges, berries, Australian native flowers such as banksia, eucalyptus, hakea, Christmas bells, proteas

- peaches, pomegranates, lemons, limes, apricots, small pumpkins. cumquats

- go faux with bright ceramic fruit amongst your floral arrangements

- tables set with bright coloured crockery, pottery vases in bright hues grouped together stuffed with abundant foliage, delphiniums, tulips, picking up the colours of the tableware

- wrought iron chandeliers, seating

- zesty orange satin covered bridal shoes or groom’s socks

- patterned ceramics – vintage or Morrocan, beaten metal platters, wooden trugs

- pewter, copper, silver or gold – may have an aged, ‘distressed’ look

- lots of sparkling glassware, floral vintage dinnerware

- many different coloured candles in silver or beaten metal candlesticks grouped in key spots (e.g. dessert table)

- favours – jars of homemade marmalade, preserved cumquats, preserved lemons, handmade honey or fruit soap, orange and Grand Marnier sauce, orange flavoured chocolates, orange patterned marbles

- fresh summer food – crab, lobster, prawns, mangoes, kiwi fruit, strawberries, fruity icecream and sorbet buffet, or old fashioned warming winter roast pumpkin soup, trout, salmon or duck with orange sauce, crepes suzette

- wedding cake adorned with small orange polka dots, orange ribbon and varying tones of orange in the flowers

- orange jelly beans, lollipops, jelly snakes, jelly frogs or babies, jaffas (orange choc balls), sugared orange slices dipped in chocolate, orange popsicles

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Tulip bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, food photo from Brides,  Jelly beans from Brookside Chocolates, Christian Louboutin Pass Mule wedges from Bluefly

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