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Wedding Art Prints

by | Bride, Reception, Stationery And Paper Goods

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I love the idea of using a fun print for guests to sign instead of a  traditional guest book. Some of the “love” related prints make funky wall art on their own, so adding your guests warm wishes is just a really sweet way of having a long lasting personalized piece of art in your home.

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Coulson Macleod has a limited edition “LOVE” collection is all about romance and is printed onto wood and framed in rough-sawn solid oak.

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Village has the famous (but so fantastic) “For Like Ever” poster and an abstract “You & Me” design. They also have postcards and tote bags- favor tags and wedding welcome bags perhaps?

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For a funkier look, these popular Made By Girl prints are simple and have lots of room for messages.

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Etsy seller theloveshop has so many different ones to choose from- plus she can custom design one with your own phrase. I love that her designs range from the whimsical to the simple. (if the actual poster is to small, frame it like the posters above and have guests sign the matte).

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SparklePower on Etsy makes one of my favourites- the “La La Love You” poster.

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I’ve bought these prints from OrangeBeautiful before as gifts, I think they’d be perfect with a nice white space around them for signatures. Plus the words are very wedding day appropriate!

Now for some action shots..

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The “For Like Ever” poster in action at Denise and Jasper’s wedding (photo by kzphoto via Once Wed)

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“La La Love You” poster in action at Heather & Bryan’s wedding (from We Met In A Bar)

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Jonathan and Cameron used a customised American fair style poster. (Photo by Katherine O’Brien via Love & Lavender)

What are you using for a guestbook? Do you have a favourite print?

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Real Weddings Sneak Peek

by | Bride, Magazines and Books

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The girls at Real Weddings Magazine sent me over some sneak peeks of their new issue (out tomorrow) Click on each image to enlarge it.

The brand new issue is “Secret Garden” themed and the girls shared one of their favourite weddings of the issue with me to share with you!

Sarah and Aaron held their “gorgeous, florally, butterfly wedding” at Milton Park Country House. Sarah wore a Lisa Gowing gown while the bridesmaids wore Fleur Wood and the birdcage shaped cake was made by Planet Cake. Their memories were captured by Society Photography.

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This issue of Real Weddings is a pretty special one for me- I wrote a column on finding inspiration for your secret garden wedding for this issue and it’s published! In print! A big thankyou to the Real Weddings team for allowing me to be part of such a gorgeous Australian publication!

Donna and Grant

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Donna and Grant

A beautifully simple and elegant Sunshine Coast wedding for you today! Lots of white with a splash of brilliant orange! I love the mist rolling in over the hills, something that seems to be appearing in a lot of Queensland weddings lately! Today’s newlyweds had no bridal party- it was just them, their wedding vows and their guests!

Donna, our bride,  tells the story of how they met “We met at the Bastille Day Ball in Brisbane, in 2008. There was definitely an instant attraction between the two of us. We spent most of the night having a great time, dancing and laughing the night away.  We made plans to catch up the next week for dinner, and before we knew it we were spending every day together.”

Photos today are by Karen Buckle Photography.

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Donna wore a gown from Wendy Makin and shoes from Collection at Myer.

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Donna and Grant married at The House Of Laurels. Donna says “The first time we visited House of Laurels we just knew that it was right for us. Choosing House of Laurels as the venue for our ceremony and reception was one of the easiest decisions that we made in planning the wedding!

The venue itself is beautiful and required little “decorating” – which worked well into our keep-it-simple mantra for the wedding. The staff were great – they were there to help with all the minor details on the day and were very patient with our final adjustments to the guest list and the menu.

One of the best attributes of the venue was the diversity of space –  the manicured garden out the back was one of the biggest drawcards for us as we wanted an outdoor (but sheltered) ceremony. The reception area was spacious and yet intimate enough so that all the guests were no more than a table or two from the main table. And, while at the time of booking it didn’t seem such a big bonus, but the venue has an amazing side courtyard  that provided us with the perfect wet weather alternative to the garden (which we made great use of on the day). While we didn’t get the garden wedding that we had wanted, having the ceremony in the courtyard didn’t detract from the day  – many of the guests assumed that was what we originally had planned for the day!” Jack McCullagh played “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz in a slow beat on his acoustic guitar as Donna walked down the “aisle”.

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Donna says “Our grandparents read out the lyrics to “Ain’t no mountain high enough” during our ceremony. While it doesn’t initially sound like something you would normally read out during a ceremony, once you read through the lyrics, they are actually quite romantic”

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Donna says “Without a doubt – the number one “special” factor was having friends and family there to celebrate the day with us. Most of our family don’t live in Queensland so it was really special to have all the parents and siblings and other relatives there to join in the day. Grant and I had a lot of friends that traveled from overseas to be there so it was very important to us”

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Floral Art created Donna’s bouquet. Grant wore a suit from Zaks For Men.

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After the ceremony, guests dined in the pavillion room at The House Of Laurels. Donna and Grant not only made their invitations, but their favors too. “We made the favors for each of our guests. One of Grant’s (the groom) best friends offered to make the chocolates for them, so we were able to make some really special treats for our guests to take home.”

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The father of the bride and the father of the groom turned up in basically the same outfit. Which provided the guests with many laughs and funny moments.

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Under purple lights “The band (Paul Terry and band) had set up lights on the dance floor that continuously changed colours throughout the night. This gave us some amazing shots of people dancing throughout the evening ” Donna and Grant danced their bridal waltz to “What a difference a day makes” by Jamie Cullum. “It’s a very special song to us as it describes perfectly how we met and how we got together.”

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Congratulations Donna & Grant on your beautiful wedding day! I wish you a long and happy marriage together! Thank you to Karen of Karen Buckle Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photos by Karen Buckle Photography

Bethany and Guillermo

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, International,

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Bethany and Guillermo

I am thrilled about the two weddings we have for you today – both incredibly different and both full of beautiful, love filled details! This morning’s wedding  of Bethany and Guillermo comes all the way from the USA! It’s filled with the most beautiful shade of apple green, an art gallery and green shoes. The perfect way to kick off a Wednesday!

Photographs are by Jen Huang Photography.

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Bethany wore a lace gown from Monique Lhullier and carried a green and white bouquet of green chrysanthemum. Bethany’s bridesmaids wore green satin gowns which matched Bethany’s green wedding shoes from BP Platinum at Nordstrom.

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Bethany and Guillermo met before the ceremony before rain forced them inside.

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Bethany and Guillermo held their ceremony and reception at the MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) and Porches Inn.

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Marrying in an art gallery meant there were some amazing backdrops for photographs!

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Mezze Catering did a brilliant job feeding guests at the reception. Shades of apple green topped the cake, the table linens and even featured in grasses decorating the tables.

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Congratulations Bethany and Guillermo on your beautiful wedding and marriage! Thank you to Jen Huang Photography for sharing her splendid work with us again today!

Photos by Jen Huang Photography

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