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Creative Colour – Pewter Grey

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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This moody grey is the colour of storm clouds, the stormy ocean

Combine with ivory and cherry red, with touches of deep chocolate

– With golden yellow and slate blue and pearl grey

– With slate blue and pale blue and ivory

– With teal, bright blue and paler grey

– With coral and slate blue and cream

– With natural stone colours

– With robin’s egg blue (see our Creative Colour – Duck Egg Blue), sage (grey) green and pale grey

– With plum, lavender and mid grey

– With beige, robin’s egg blue, ‘bronzey’ brown and touches of black

– With royal blue and mid grey

– With rose pinks of many hues and ivory

– When using this colour think texture and shine. Use silks, satins, velvets, wools, things that are sparkly and things that have a soft lustre such as pewter itself, to add interest to a colour that could quickly become overwhelming and forceful

– Add softer elements such as fully opened roses or peonies, clouds of gypsophila, white hydrangeas, sugar frosted fruit, and subtle accents such as perfumed flowers tucked away in corners, soft unobtrusive lighting

– Succulents,

– Old zinc or tin troughs, brushed aluminium containers, black ceramic candlesticks, silver ice buckets, old wire birdcages, Lucite, old pewter containers

– Pewter grey crystal beaded runner over a lavender tablecloth, lavender and plum blossoms, pewter and plum coloured crockery, plum coloured napkins, brushed stainless steel cutlery, lavender invitations with pewter design work, pewter lustred favour boxes tied with lavender ribbon

– Trays of wheat grass in zinc tubs on pale grey tablecloths, pale grey or green candles grouped, napkins tied with a grey/green patterned ribbon and fastened with a teardrop crystal, green and clear mixed glassware, glass plates, charcoal grey suits for the men, pale grey dresses for the bridesmaids with green sashes, green shoes

– Hurricane lamps, lanterns, hand forged wrought iron candelabra – either free standing or table sized, bell jars

– Pewter grey linen, silver candelabra, rose pink napkins piped in grey, pale grey crockery, glasses edged in silver, paler rose coloured roses or peonies, candles in deep and mid rose and grey, vintage silver ice buckets, tureens etc used as vases, silver cutlery, old silvered mirrors, old lanterns on stands lining a pathway, rhinestones on shoes, clasp or headpiece, a soft pink dress for the bride, rose pink for the maids

– For a new take on a nautical theme, consider striped fabric in pewter grey and white (try finding ‘ticking’ fabric, or even a wider stripe) and add touches of other colour from your chosen palette. The striped fabric could be used as table cloths, tented around the walls and ceiling, repeated in pocket handkerchiefs and ties for the men, in ribbons around the bouquets or tying up napkins or favour boxes

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Stuart Weitzman shoes via Brides, Pearl chiffon flower hair pins from Nomsa, French Country Charcoal Spotted votive set from Peters of Kensington, Two Birds Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas

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French Navy

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods


I received a delightful little navy box in the mail a few weeks ago with the sweetest stationery inside. French Navy is a brand new Australian stationery range with clean designs and  nod to the etiquette of yesteryear.

The passion for the range comes from Miss French Navy’s background in advertising. Longing to find elegant stationery to reconnect with others through words, Miss French Navy created French Navy. With two distinct sides to the story – etiquette (etiquette tips are dotted throughout the French Navy website and blog) and stationery. Miss French Navy has brought them together into her new stationery line.

French Navy has six collections – Seasonal, Talk To The Animals, Baby Love, Just Because, Girl Talk and Celebration Time!. Crisp white note cards feature a bolt of colour through a small motif (we love Adam’s Apple available in red or green) or equally styled fill in the blank invitations. There are feminine designs for bridal showers and hen’s nights, designs for a simple thank you or a love filled note.

The French Navy range is just right for someone who isn’t into fluff and fancy but still wants the joy of sending a handwritten note. The bold colours mean there’s a design just right for any occasion.

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French Navy products are available through the French Navy website.

Amy and Luke – The Celebration

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Welcome back to part two of Amy and Luke’s wedding!

I love the warm golden tones in the post wedding photos!

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Amy and Luke held their wedding reception at Lachlan’s Restaurant.

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Tables were topped with rustic boxes filled with masses of blooms and given to family members at the end of the night.

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The wedding cake by Baskin Robbins fit in with the couple’s chocolate and cream colour scheme.

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Thank you to Amy and Luke for sharing your wedding day with us! Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you also to Infinity Photography for sharing the photos today!

Photos by Infinity Photography

Amy and Luke

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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A beautiful country wedding for your eyes today! The wedding of Amy & Luke!

High school sweethearts Amy and Luke have been dating since they were 16. Five years later, the couple tied the knot.

They chose a mixture of styles for their wedding day – bohemian mixed with a little country & vintage.

Photos today are by Infinity Photography.

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Amy and Luke made wooden signs to guide their guests to the ceremony held st Amy’s family home in Kenthurst.

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Hercus Design pulled together the flowers for the day. Amy wanted a rustic feel to her bouquet- something that looked like the flowers were freshly picked from a field. Her bouquet was tied with string and raffia.

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Amy always knew she wanted a cream strapless dress and chose one from Luomo featuring a fitted bodice, layered skirt and bow detailing.

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Amy chose cream lace dresses for her bridesmaids from Smik in Rouse Hill.

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Amy’s brother hired a stretch FJ Holden to transport the bridal party and keep with Amy and Luke’s colour scheme of cream and brown.

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Wooden stumps were tied with ribbon to guide guests to the ceremony spot.

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Amy’s dad made wooden arches which were placed at the top of the aisle. Fresh flowers were attached.

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Brown buckets filled with cream flowers lined the aisle. The ceremony seating consisted of hay bales and tree logs covered in calico and tied with a brown bow and flowers.

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Luke and his groomsmen hired brown suits from Roger David.

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Check back this afternoon for more of Amy and Luke’s country wedding!

Photos by Infinity Photography

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