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Stefanie and Robert Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements

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Today’s couple Stefanie and Robert wanted something different for their engagement shoot. So they ended up in the backyard with a hose and a paddling pool! Today’s shots are by Hawes Photography.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Photos by Hawes Photography

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Creative Colour – Milk Chocolate

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration

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A soft brown – the colour of….you guessed it ….milk chocolate!

Combine with mint green, ivory and touches only of pale blue

–     With fresh spring green, white and touches of darker green

–     With cherry red, latte and cream

–     With robin’s egg blue, bone and latte

–     With aqua, dark chocolate, pale grey and ivory

–     With deep sky blue, pale blue, dark chocolate and sand

–     With apricots of different intensities and cream

–     With champagne and soft creamy yellow with ivory

–     With sugar pink, champagne and palest apricot

–     With soft mid pink, ivory, deeper brown

–     Aeoniums, cordylines, Honeymoon rose (cream with pale latte centres), roses of any colour that match your colour scheme, red spider orchids, coloured anthuriums, berries, dodda vine, lilies, dark tulips

–     Metallics go well with this colour – copper, pewter, brass, silver

–      In a smaller reception area add ‘balls’ made from flowers of your choice hung from the ceiling at various lengths with colour coordinated ribbon. Repeat these flowers in looser smaller arrangements on your tables – even in tiny glass vases with a single stem per vase, scattered over the tables. Keep most of the decoration to a lighter shade and add touches of milk chocolate in votive holders, ribbon, buttons, place cards, placemats or piping

–     For a more autumnal look use copper vessels, autumn fruit and berries, twigs, rustic objects, sheaves of wheat, copper threads in linen to add a subtle sparkle, beeswax candles, dark wooden chairs, open fireplace,

–     Use the cherry red or robin’s egg blue colour way for a different take on a nautical theme. Think of striped table overlays or napkins in those colours over milk chocolate table cloths, striped bunting in swags around the room, old brass ships bells, wheel clocks, compasses and lanterns used as part of your table settings, ropes knotted in nautical knots, bracelets with nautical charms for your bridesmaids, groomsmen in coloured shirts to match your scheme with the groom in latte or ivory

–       A three layer cake each featuring a dark, milk and white chocolate layer, covered in milk chocolate coloured fondant

–       Your invitations, place cards etc in a milk chocolate with a metallic script, held together with a wax seal, or metallic thread

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Henry Roth “Luana” dress, Dolce Vita “Beam” Pump from Nordstrom, Bobby Pins from Cultivar, Cake from La Cabosse D’Or

Out Now December 2009

by | Bride, Magazines and Books

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Cover13 600x600 Out Now December 2009

Wedding Style Guide Issue No 13, 2010

Lovable Bits

– Anna-Marie (Perfect Bound) and Thomas’ urban wedding on Page 124

– Backyard Bride feature on page 76

– Cara and Michael’s country wedding on Page 114

– The striped wedding dress of Amy, that she wore on her wedding day to Thomas on Page 159

– Vintage Splendour Wedding of Cherry & Nick on Page 106

Eco Beautiful Weddings Magazine For Eco Friendly Eco Couture Weddings Out Now December 2009

The premiere issue of e-magazine Eco-Beautiful Weddings is out now and it’s free!

Lovable Bits

– The girls behind 100 Layer Cake on page 28

– Green park wedding of Rebekah and Manuel on page 41

– Luscious Lovelies Bouquet Feature on page 52

– Naturelle Deux fashion feature on page 65

– The Green Broke Ass Bride & Groom on page 92

Lucie’s Eco Occasion

by | Bride, Eco Friendly Weddings, Inspiration Boards

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Lucie contacted me looking for inspiration for her eco friendly wedding. Lucie and her fiance are planning to marry in Boranup Forest outside of Perth.

Lucie’s studying naturopathy and her fiance is studying Environmental Science, so she describes their lifestyle as “ kinda hippyish but without the whole live-in-a-commune-have-dreadlocks aspect“.

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Karri forest photo from Manjimup Lodge & Backpackers, seeded invitation by Twin Ravens Press, bottles photos from Brides, copper urn from Cox & Cox, photo from Brides, candle holder from Cox and Cox, ceramic hearts from Paloma’s Nest, bridal gown from Rose & Ruby, hair photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, Australian natives bouquet photo from Scott Carle Photography, Australian natives photo via West Aussie Wedding

Lucie and her fiance Gabe are planning to be as ecologically friendly with their wedding as possible. Invitations will be seeded paper, potted plants will be used as decorations and they’ll make use of Australia’s beautiful native flowers. Lucie loves Grecian, boho style gowns and would love to look ever so slightly ethereal her wedding day. She also loves jewel colours but is leaning towards natural greens and browns for her bridesmaids. Luci wants her to wedding to Gabe to be “natural, gorgeous, joyous”

I used colour palette of green and browns for Lucie’s wedding day, the vibrant colours come through the rich tones of the Australian natives Lucie might carry down the aisle and use in pots as decoration.

Eco style decorations like white birch candle holders to tie into the beautiful Karri Forest, dotted with natural ceramic hearts and pots of herbs or natives doubling as favors would decorate the tables. Bridesmaids in mismatched gowns of green and brown, Lucie in a soft flowing Grecian style gown with loose curls pinned up and a sweet addition such as a feather or flower. Homemade lemonade and beer, local wine and local, fresh produce may be served at the reception with a vegan friendly cake for dessert.

Dancing under the moonlight, with fairy lights strung amongst the nearby trees seems a perfect way to end Lucie and Gabe’s wedding day.

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