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Holly The Polka Dot Bride

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Polka Dots


I was so delighted that Jasmine Star is allowing me share a few photos of her recent bride Holly’s wedding!

Not only is the wedding beautiful, but Holly wore the Melissa Sweet Dora wedding gown, the fabric of which is polka dotted and one of my favourite polka dot wedding gowns!

See more of Holly and Jared’s wedding here on Jasmine’s blog.

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Photos by Jasmine Star Photography

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Saturday News

by | Blog News, Bride, Eco Friendly Weddings, Photography


Happy Saturday!

Here’s some fun news from around the web I thought you might be interested in.

Brisbane photographers Savvy Studios are offering a wedding photography package valued at $5000 including coverage of the bride and groom preparation, ceremony, location photos and full reception coverage by both of them. It also includes a photo slide show presentation at the wedding reception as well as a 40 side/ 20 page wedding album and the high resolution images on a disc for one lucky couple.

To enter all you need to do is email addressing the following points:
- Your names
- Contact details
- Proposed wedding date
- How you met your partner
- Describe the proposal
- What makes your planned wedding, “unique”?
- How will you, “pay it forward” – if you receive your wedding photography absolutely free, how will you repay that, ‘kindness’ elsewhere?

Check out more details on how to enter here.

Carbon Neutral Saturday News

Melbourne wedding videography company Couch Media has become Carbon Neutral! For every wedding video they shoot, they’re offsetting it with six Australian native trees planted on the couples behalf! Check out more at their website.

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Style Collective have relaunched their website with a brand new look! Bridal Style is of course my favourite section, there’s plenty of informative articles with the added bonus of specials and competitions from Style Collective member businesses. Check out the new look Style Collective here.

Creative Colour – Azure Blue

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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The clear warm blue of the sky at midday on a summer’s day, the blue of a tropical sea, or the prettiest blue in your pencil box.

- Combine with light through to darker browns and ivory, add a pop or red or orange

- cherry reds, creams and deep sapphire blue

- touches of coral and lime green

- terracotta, soft spring green and ivory

- all  blue hues and blue green

- white and sand

- a mix of white, ivory and cream

- mid pink, white and soft yellow

- ivory, soft yellow and egg yolk yellow

- soft pearly greys, sea foam green and white

- blue Tibetan poppy, agapanthus, lime green foliage, huge bunches of white flowers, cannas, camellias, pink or blue hydrangeas, cherry blossom, ceanothus, daffodils, gypsophila, proteas, daisies

- a seaside wedding, white furniture, shells and coral, driftwood, simple all white accessories, floaty dresses, light suits or trousers and linen shirts for the men, let the sea and sky be part of the décor, wicker

- the colours of Mexico, vibrant and cheerful – azure, terracotta, orange, hot pink, ochre yellow. Azure as your main colour and ochre as your secondary colour with accessories in the other colours for a wild colour scheme, dark furniture, Mexican lanterns

- a nautical theme – with ivory, sand and cherry red, with touches of navy in mens’ jackets, add bunting, old nautical artifacts, shells, driftwood, a view of yachts bobbing on the water through the windows, sailor dress for the flower girl, glass fishing floats

- aquamarines, sapphires, crystals, silver, pearls

- soft floaty fabrics over white or blue lining, piping, delicate jewellery

- all your décor in stark white from candles to dinnerware to flowers. Accent in azure blue with piping on cloths, napkins, the sash on your dress,  your bridesmaids frocks, the pocket square and ties in the mens’ mid grey suits and soft aquamarine clips in your hair

-  Or bring the sky inside with azure floaty drapes at the open windows, embroidered azure organza over pale blue cloths on the tables, blue and green hydrangeas, brushed stainless steel cutlery, candlesticks and charger plates,  light blue crockery, blue and green glassware

- transparent favour boxes or brushed metal tins tied with azure ribbon fastened with a crystal button

- a garden party with  white furniture, white crockery, large armfuls of white daisies or gerberas everywhere, white and blue lanterns hung from the trees, bridesmaids in white vintage floral patterned tea dresses, azure shoes

- summer foods, passionfruit, mangoes, strawberries, seafood on ice or a raw bar, fruit jellies, food presented on skewers or in shot glasses

-  your cake decoration could reflect the jewellery you use, the garden setting, the nautical theme or the embroidery on your organza cloths or think of Wedgewood and their white designs on a blue background for inspiration

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Christian Louboutin Rosazissimo satin sandals from Net A Porter, Placecard from Brides, Swirl Rice Paper Parasol from Pink Frosting, Jelly beans from Holly Lolly

Jules Collins Jewellery

by | Bride, Engagements, Jewellery


One of the very first posts I ever wrote was about the gorgeous jewellery by Sydney jeweler Jules Collins. Well she’s just launched a brand new gorgeous website and I thought it was time to share her new designs!

The new website showcases everything from rings and cuff links to pendants and earrings. Customers can now purchase creations from the Jules Collins online store.

I have always loved the slightly organic feel to the creations that Jules produces beautiful big gemstones framed perfectly.

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Based in Sydney, Jules Collins also offers jewellery redesign, bespoke design, wedding rings, repairs and much more! Visit the Jules Collins Jewellery website for more- including her Woollahra store location.

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