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Snapshot Sunday – Good Guys Win

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


I love this photo of Michael and his groomsmen while they wait in the church for Stella to arrive (see more here). Photographer Milena of I Love Wednesdays who took the shot, told me “I think it is possibly my favourite photo from that wedding, well… one of many favourites. Stella & Michael are both very spiritual and the boys all came together to pray before Stella got to the church. It was a really touching moment.”

Photo by I Love Wednesdays

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Angela and Paul Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Angela and Paul

I thought ending off Saturday with a glowy, sunshine filled Sydney engagement shoot was just the ticket! Shot by Welsch Photography, this is the engagement session of Angela and Paul. Angela and Paul had their photos taken in Callan Park, Rozelle, Sydney.

Photos by Welsch Photography

Leo and Elena Engaged In Paris

by | Bride, Engagements


Leo and Elena

Nothing beats a dose of Paris on a Saturday morning! This shoot of Elena and Leo was taken before their London engagement shoot I featured a few weeks ago. (Yes they traveled around Europe just as their photographer did!). Full of Parisian character and the smooth elegance Paris offers!

Trish from Tea Lily Photography caught up with the couple in Paris first to snap these photos.

Photos by Tea Lily Photography

Creative Colour – Fern Green

by | Bride, Creative Colour


A delicious fresh green perfect all year round, but especially in spring and summer.

Combine with black and white, or

–       With vintage apricot, soft apricot and magnolia white

–       With lilac, spring green and touches of dark indigo

–       With pinks of all hues – from blush to hot pink

–       With coral orange and cream

–       With spring green, magnolia and touches of azure blue

–       With watermelon pink and soft apricot balanced by soft cream

–       With champagne and touches of midnight blue

–       With champagne, spring green and antique rose

–       With zesty orange, hot pink and saffron yellow

–       With olive green, cream and touches of primrose yellow

–       With milk chocolate, spring green and touches of deep wine red

–       With deep plummy purple and burnished metallic gold

–       So many flowers – parrot tulips, ornamental vegetables, lily of the valley, hydrangeas, ferns of all sorts – fronds and fern curls, maiden hair ferns, green chrysanthemums, green berries such as hypericum, green amaranth, Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum arabicum), roses, bulbs, magnolias, orchids – there are many green ones that would be just perfect, hellebores, moss covered pots of orchids

–       Moss covered pots filled with herbs for your centrepieces or place name feature – tied with twine with a tag for the guest’s name or with a wooden stick with handwritten name

–       Clean, fresh produce such as green salads featuring broad beans, asparagus, spring peas, grapes, green frosted cupcakes or cake pops, green marzipan fruit, mint flavoured icecream, pies or chocolate confections,  desserts featuring kiwi fruit or honeydew melon

–       Lime fruit punch, green cocktails such as a Grasshopper, or a mint julep

–       A lolly table featuring sweets in green and one other colour from your palette  e.g. large glass jars filled with green, white and orange sweets, on a pale green cloth,  scoops, ribbon, tags and bags featuring green and coral, coral roses with green berries

–       Try locavore dining for your reception – source food that comes from within  a 100 kilometre radius of where the reception is held – ‘green’ dining at its best

–       A floor length fern green silk sash on a long wedding dress of exquisite lace or silk

–       Green shoes – of course!

–       Pale fern green silk ties for the men, black suits, boutonniere of fern fronds and berries, and green striped socks for fun

–       Green glassware and glass chargers, white crockery on a pale fern green tablecloth, striped or patterned green and white napkins, tucked with a tiny bunch of single blue hydrangea blossoms, white paper lanterns embellished with blue and green beads, tall glass vases filled with cut lime halves filled with blue/white/green hydrangeas, maiden hair fern fronds, out doors by a stone edged lily pond, under shady trees, white furniture

–       Think peacock feathered hair accessories (try Etsy) with a fern green dress, plum shoes,  burnished gold lace over a pale green or champagne slip, green bouquets tied with plum ribbon, embellished with burnished pins

Bari Jay gown from Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, cake from Cake Occasions, pear candles from Prior Engagement

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