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Sparkling Glamour Bridal Shoot

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Photography


Angelica Peady sent over this gorgeous bridal shoot of Alana. A steamy hot day in Hyde Park, Sydney led to some gorgeous photos!

Alana’s headpiece is from Mimco, her silver frock from Rachel Gilbert and peony bouquet from Petals & Leaves.

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Photos by Angelica Peady

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Jasmine and Callum – The Dress

by | Australia - Queensland, Bridal Fashion, Bride,


Ever since I posted the gorgeous wedding of Jasmine and Callum (check it out here and here) there have been requests for photos of the back of Jasmine’s beautiful retro style wedding gown.

Well Juanita at Broderick Photography happily obliged sent me over these shots of the gown.

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Photos by Broderick Photography

Creative Colour – Champagne

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration


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Champagne is a beautiful feminine colour to work with, the colour of one of our most favourite drinks can perfectly complement your wedding day.

– Combine with cream, ivory and white, add touches (only) of black

– With cherry or burgundy

– With darker hues of the same colour – darker champagne and apricot

– With soft grey blues

– With soft pink, creams and apricot

– With milk chocolate, and tiny touches of rust brown – think the furry back of magnolia leaves

– With the softest of greens and touches of dark green

– With pastel blue, sky blue and fresh spring green

– Green orchids, apricot, cream and pink roses, peonies, green tinged roses, tulips, green dodda vine, stephanotis

– Cake could be covered in champagne fondant with white designs to keep it really simple, or use a colour from your palette on a champagne background

– This is a colour that lends itself to lots of embellishment to add sparkle – beading, pearls, crystals

– Your paper ware – invitations etc could be on champagne coloured paper with a soft pearly lustre, perhaps letter press or with a flowing design

– Capiz shell, pearl beading- strands of these hung from the ceiling, large shells with a pearly interior or exterior – if large enough could be used as containers

– Your own signature champagne cocktail, a bowl of caviar with silver spoons and all the condiments, oysters in the shell, beautiful elegant fresh food

– Silver, mercury glass, burnished gold, lots of candles and sparkling glassware

– Fabrics could include taffeta, organza, silk – beading, applique, lace dyed to match or in, for instance, apricot if you are using that colour scheme

– Champagne is a quietly elegant colour – so don’t use vintage fabrics, or bold patterns with it as it will detract from the understated look of it

– Think white linen, champagne embroidered overlay with champagne beaded edging, or throw champagne rose petals on table surfaces, napkins held in place with a black ribbon secured with a champagne bead, clear or silver edged glassware, dull metallic champagne coloured chairs, groups of white, champagne and black candles, white and champagne coloured roses, candelabra hung with crystals or chandeliers for sparkle

– Or a sequined silver table runner on champagne coloured cloths and napkins, silverware and silver containers, dull metallic silver chairs, white crockery, silver rimmed or champagne coloured glassware, a round table with a huge ice filled sliver container filled with bottles of champagne, everything could look quite formal and elegant

– Boys could wear dark suits with a champagne coloured tie and pocket handkerchief

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Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, Champagne tie from AHFashion, Pearl bracelet from AFinishingTouch,  boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Mother Polka’s Musings – Being Yourself

by | Bride, Mother Polka's Musings


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Before I start on this article, I would like to say I have no psychology training and in no way hold myself out to be an expert or even be correct, in my musings – past or future. I speak from my heart on things that matter to me, and things that I have learned (and continue to learn) from the mistakes I have made. I give them to you, to make use of, or not. As I am normally a very private person, I am calling my courage to me……………

Most of us would like to think we have the courage to be ourselves – even in the face of pressure to conform. There will be more pressure to conform at certain points of your life – to have a ‘cookie cutter’ wedding, to have the ‘right’ pram or designer labels when you have a baby, to send your children to the ‘right’ school for example.

How do you acquire the courage to be yourself – perhaps even to say ‘no ‘? I still struggle with this in my fifties – yet I know somewhere in my core, that to get on that relentless treadmill of having, doing, wishing for the same things as everyone else, is to set myself up for dissatisfaction with my lot in life and an all pervading sense of failure. For there will always be someone who has done it ‘better’ (read – differently) than you.

If your heart is set on a large wedding with all the bells and whistles, be deeply honest with yourselves about your reasons for doing it this way. Your honesty may start a life-long discussion about what is really important to you as a couple. And if neither of you have any reservations, jump in and click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the wedding of your dreams.

If you can’t afford, or don’t want an elaborate celebration, remember there is beauty in heartfelt simplicity. Look at, and use the things around you in a new way, ask family and friends for help. Add touches that mean something to you – something that incorporates a memento from your heritage, a special interest, or a nod to a special person in your life. Love what you find and what you do.

Don’t be influenced into inviting people, buying things, being extravagant, by anybody. What do you want as a couple?

So this is just small plea to you – think soulful, think real and think outside the square. It is YOUR day – make it a day that you will remember with a song in your heart.

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