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Graceful Green and Brown Tablescapes

by | Bride, Reception, Wedding Inspiration


Bailie Photography sent over these gorgeous shots captured at the Sydney wedding of Aivee and Pete over a weekend. Alicia from Form Over Function was the event coordinator and stylist.

While bright colours really make a photo pop, the soft tones of these arrangements completely blew me away. The combination of the soft mint green, textured white blooms and touches of bronze brown look stunning  together.  Complete understated elegance!




Photos by Bailie Photography

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Snapshot Sunday – Still

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays



I don’t know about you but after a mad week (chocolate, sugar, thinking Tuesday is Monday, thinking Thursday is Wednesday, and daylight saving ending) I just want to be still.

I fell in love with this photo from Clare and Reuben’s wedding ( see more here, much, much better seen big!) by Natasja Kremers Photography. It looks like the newlyweds are in the middle of nowhere, lost in each other.

Photo by Natasja Kremers Photography

Britt and Grant Yarra Valley Love Photos

by | Bride, Photography


The funky crew at Brisbane photography studio Feather + Stone sent over this recent shoot they did in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. I love the sense of style in the shoot- it’s certainly there, but there is no loss of fun! To me, I love it when the shoot has a sense of fun to it!

Britt and Grant are actually married (in a beautiful wedding overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains in Maleny, Queensland) but wanted some photos to capture their fifteen year anniversary! Both realising the only portraits they had together were taken at their wedding, they enlisted Feather + Stone to capture some new ones.

Britt and Grant sound like they have had the most wonderful life together- their favourite memories from the last fifteen years? “Having our 1st anniversary on a Greek Island.  Waking up in New York to 12 inches of snow and heading to Central Park to see a winter wonderland!  Discovering Cesky Krumlov in 1995 before all the tourists.  Sleeping on hay in a stranger’s  barn in the Czech Republic & not getting any sleep……but loving it. Standing amongst the great giants  – the ancient Sequioa trees in California.  Falling in love by surprise with Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.  Driving from Perth to Darwin & swimming in Emma Gorge = wow.  Stopping on the side of the road & taking in the scenery while sipping a hot cup of tea.  Experiencing all that together…15 years on and still best mates.”




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Photos by Feather + Stone Photography

Kim and Eric- The Celebration

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, New Zealand


I think there is one photo where Kim isn’t smiling, in every other shot she has this smile that is so wide you just can’t help but smile along with her! The rich royal purple tones, the backdrop of graffiti and Kim’s over sized hair flower all add to that really funky vibe of the day.



Eric says “Kim spent countless hours creating the girls bouquets and the boys buttons holes out of vintage buttons (also button holes for each of the parents) Kim’s bouquet and my buttonhole each had a little letter on (K on mine and an E on Kim’s) sewed onto one of the buttons”.






Kim and Eric celebrated with their guests at Malt Bar in Grey Lynn, Auckland.


Eric says of the button themed cake, “The cake was created by Mathew from Icing on the Cake. We had clear idea what we wanted and he seemed up for the challenge. ??Alongside the cake we had Little Lilac Lamingtons that a friend of ours, Marika, specially created in a shade of purple to match the theme”.

The tables were decorated with potted petunias (bought from Kings Plant Barn) which sat in brown boxes from Kikki K to match the purple and brown. Six purple hydrangeas initially hung on the ends of the black chairs hired for the ceremony and then were shifted to the reception and hung behind the bridal table.


Kim and Eric tried a very hands on approach for their reception “The tables were named all different shades of purple, i.e violet, lilac, orchid etc.” Kim collected metres of vintage/retro patterned purple fabric to individually sew each guest a different patterned napkin.

Our favours were in brown coffee bags with hand stamped name tags that held a box of purple Nerds and a fake moustache…which were a hit!” Eric designed the menu layout which Kim hand stamped and put together.



Kim and Eric hired ten crown-lynn swans (seen in this photo) to sit around the reception to mimic the designs on the invites.



The couple and their guests spent the night on the dance floor with their funky sneakers, moustaches and plenty of laughter.

Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us Kim and Eric! Congratulations! Thank you also to Deep Grey Wedding Photography for sharing the photographs today!

Photos by Deep Grey Wedding Photography.

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