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Creative Colour – Watermelon Pink

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration



A delicious mid pink with a hint of orange perfect for summer or autumn weddings.

Combine with black, magnolia and touches of pale blue or green

– With pale Tiffany blue and latte

– With pale sky blue and sand

– With olive green and off white

– With spring green and off white

– With pearl grey and magnolia and accents of deeper watermelon pink

– With soft yellow, cream and touches of spring green

– With champagne and soft aqua

– With whites of different hues – off white, magnolia, bright white, cream

– With magnolia and a soft slate blue

– A jumble of pinks – watermelon, hot pink, purple mid pink, pale pink with white

– With pale apricot, magnolia and grass green

– With chocolate brown, stone and deep red

– A beach wedding accenting shells of al shapes and sizes, bamboo or white furniture, watermelon accents in lanterns, watermelon coloured candles in etched glass holders, strings of shells with watermelon coloured beads, watermelon and sand coloured crockery, fluttering ribbons in a myriad of different shades of watermelon

– Etched glass, mercury glass, clear glass vessels

– Watermelon edged roses, peppercorn berries, pale apricot tulips, grey leaves, sage green leaves, green orchids

– Juice bar of watermelon juice, citrus juice, green melon and kiwi fruit juice, mango juice

– Sorbets or granitas – all the above flavours

– A lolly bar with every imaginable pink, orange and green lolly you can find

– A cupcake tower made of square cupcakes frosted in watermelon and chocolate, embellished in dark red, coral and coffee colours in a combination of wondrous designs – each an artwork in themselves

– Melon balls, melon salads with mint or cheese shavings or olives and feta, prawns, smoked salmon, red and orange papaya, blood oranges

– Paper filigree in table runners, placemats, wrapped around clear glass candle holders or napkins

– Team with gold, silver, brass, pewter, burnished brass or gold

– Dark furniture, stone coloured cloths with watermelon details in embroidery, edging or braiding, old bottles scattered randomly containing a mixture of autumn leaves, berries and dried wheat, beaten silver platters, burnished metal lanterns, stone fireplace with a burning fire, twig baskets

– A country wedding with a vine covered pergola or large old trees draped generously in sheer fabrics of watermelon and your other wedding colours floating in the breeze, paper lanterns or strings of lights, seating areas around the grass to relax on


Watermelon margarita from Feasting On Art via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bridesmaids gown from Monique Lhuillier via The Brides Cafe, Macaroons from Me Hungry! Swirls Watermelon by Fresh Squeezed by Moda from JK Quiliting Fabrics,

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Out Now… May 2010

by | Bride, Magazines and Books



Two Australian bridal magazines and two Australian fashion magazines full of wedding goodness out this month! One with a polka dot spread, my favourite spread of all! (What kind of Polka Dot Bride would I be if I didn’t admit to that?)

Bride To Be Magazine May-July 2010

Lovable Bits:

– “Peaches & Cream” styled shoot Page 49

– Charlotte and Jame’s “Homespun Love” Page 78

– Astred and Robert’s vintage prom “1950s Soiree” Page 94

– “Dotty About You” polka dot fashion spread Page 148

– “River Dance” fashion spread Page 185

Marie Claire Magazine June 2010

Lovable Bits:

– “Offbeat Chic” on page 15

– “10 Ways To Save” on Page 28

– “Paper Trail” on Page 30

Psst can you spot the gorgeous bridal blogger lurking in the pages?

Vogue Australia Magazine June 2010

Lovable Bits:

– Pippa and Conor’s wedding (and her stunning Elie Saab gown) Page 106

– White paper chandelier on Page 110

– “The Tide That Binds” Portsea wedding on page 120

Cosmopolitan Bride Issue 23

Lovable Bits:

– ” Style Inspiration” spreads Page 128

– “Field Of Dreams” country style spread Page 162

– Leanne and Mark’s urban Sydney wedding on Page 186

– Emma and Chris’  relaxed country celebration Page 196

– “Best Supporting Act” bridesmaid fashion feature Page 212

Pink and Chocolate Beach Wedding Celebration

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards


Lauren requested a cream, chocolate and pink inspiration board for her sister’s beach wedding. Although Lauren’s sister is using dusty pink bridesmaids dresses (and I chose chocolate for this board) I think either combination can work. The chocolate and pink take on a rustic glamour feel when paired with the neutrals of the seaside and the soft taupe and creams bring back the romance of the seaside.


Headpiece from Twigs & Honey photographed by Elizabeth Messina, Jenny Yoo bridesmaids gowns from Brides, truffles from Martha Stewart Weddings, flowers from Dreamy Whites via The Sweetest Occasion, table setting from Pronovias via Brides, calligraphy by Tara Jones, chocolate cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings, beach wedding photo by Jonathan Wherrett

Pink Cupcake Bridal Shower

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


I love the sweet pink and yellow bridal shower I got in my inbox- why don’t we show more bridal showers? Send them! Although there’s no reason this couldn’t be a pre-wedding party for you and the groom (because who an resist that amazing looking food?) It’s the bridal shower of Kristen (from Kristen Steel Photography).

Kristen describes her Tennessee bridal shower as “This elegant Southern Bridal Shower was such a delightful luncheon setting.”  The event was put together by Simplicity Event Planners, Luxe Catering and Whimsical Gatherings. The tables were filled with cupcakes, milk glass and delicious plates of food.



Photos by Kristen Steele Photography

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