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Friday Roundup

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Photo of Capri Palace, via  Five Favourite Italian Hotels For Your Honeymoon

 

Happy Friday Dotties! What a week of endless summer we’ve had with The Italy Issue! It has certainly added plenty of Sunshine to this bitterly cold weather we’ve been having (and if we’re being honest, had us planning a few little trips to the sunnier States!). Let’s dive in as we celebrate the weekend!

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The Foodie’s Guide to Italy

Chatting gorgeous wedding stationery with a difference with The Rustic At Heart

Our Italian Sgroppino Recipe is a sure fire way to bring an Italian Summer home!

Loving this classic groom style look

Grazing tables with an Italian flavour

Loving the vibe of this endless Summer wedding

Five favourite Italian hotels for your honeymoon

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New Zealand brides! A Southern bride is hosting “A Practical Wedding Planning Evening” in Dunedin! Join the crew, with their favourite wedding vendors as they share an evening jam packed with useful wedding advice from the experts. Complete with plenty of surprises and treats!  To attend the event purchase your tickets here.

Love the idea of a wedding in a vineyard? Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley and its sister property, Balgownie Estate Bendigo are offering up something very special for bridal couples! For all weddings booked before September 20th, 2018, the venues will gift each of your guests their very own bottle of Balgownie Estate Black Label wine. Visit their websites to make your booking and make your wedding guests so very happy!

Wedding planners Foreva Events are offering up something special to  all bookings made before June 30th. Book your “On The Day Coordination” package before the date and receive a $1000 discount! Book your package here.

Dancing out our weekend thanks to The Hip Stars Band!  This old favourite of “Gimme Some Lovin'” is always the best crowd pleaser!

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Epic Charcuterie Tables To Inspire Your Wedding

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Charcuterie tables at weddings

One of my absolute favourite wedding trends in the past few years has been the rise of the charcuterie, grazing, antipasti (take your pick of a name!) table. What better way to celebrate a wedding than feeding hungry guests with a beautiful assortment of amazing cured meats, cheeses and other treats? In celebration of all things Italy, we wanted to inspire your own feast by rounding up plenty of epic charcuterie tables.

We’ve included ones that are pure cured meats, others that add in sweet treats, charcuterie boards that hang, other displays that are tiered. Whatever your flavour, we have something for you! Click on through for all the delicious imagery!

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Old School Italian Romance With Modern Touches

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration,

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With Italy being celebrated in all its romantic glory this month, this gorgeous shoot featuring a modern twist on old school Italian romance is wedding inspiration at its best!

With Dancing & Dessert at the helm of styling and planning and photographer Ali Bailey capturing every detail, every considered touch created a superb display of Italian style. The stylist says, ”Growing up in Melbourne I’ve always been surrounded by Italian culture, everything from the food, language and style, and I wanted to pay homage to that whilst mixing it with fresh and modern elements. Fresh and intoxicating, our colour palette saw yellow mixed with crisp greens and whites for a fun take on a classic look that felt summery and fresh, whilst still reflecting the Italian sensibility of simple elegance.”

The venue, Fargo & Co, was chosen for its mix of old and new design, while the table was laden with fresh citrus and bright and natural blooms in an organic style from Stems From Her. Elegant and crisp stationery from Beacon Lane finished the table with romantic simplicity.

Of models Erin Langmaid from Neon Model Management and Nathan Smith, our stylist shares, ”Our dark haired beauty of a bride was absolutely stunning, in an array of dresses from The Bridal Atelier, ranging from both elegant and sexy to playful and young. Her makeup and hair was done by the talented Jeda Vu Makeup Artistry, whilst our handsome groom was beyond charming in a classic black suit before slipping into a more relaxed ensemble by Formal Red Suit Hire.” The grooms hair was styled by Beef’s Barbers.

A breathtaking bright white cake from Mad About Cakes was adorned with delicate ruffles and was consumed with celebratory bubbles. The bride and groom were captured beautifully outdoors with floating white balloons by Burnt Butter Cakes, while the reception was styled with items sourced from the ever stylish Harry the Hirer.

With so many talented creatives working together to display the beauty of Melbourne and its Italian feel, we adore the outcome!

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Photographer: Ali Bailey / Creative Direction & Styling: Dancing & Dessert / Flowers: Stems From Her / Venue: Fargo & Co / Rentals: Harry the Hirer / Bride's Dress: The Bridal Atelier / Groom's Attire: Formal Red Suit Hire / Hair & Makeup Artist: Jeda Vu Makeup Artistry / Barber: Beef's Barbers / Stationery: Beacon Lane / Wedding Cake: Mad About Cakes / Balloons: Burnt Butter Cakes / Model Agency: Neon Model Management / Model: Erin Langmaid / Model: Nathan Smith

Romantic Beach Wedding Inspiration With Soft Blues

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Beautiful beachside weddings have long been a favourite of you Dotties, and this beachside wedding inspiration shoot with the beautiful addition of steely grey blues is the most beautiful tone on tone look for your own wedding day. Lush urns of cream blooms spill over, a low table sits right on the sand,  surrounded by pillows with patterns, topped with the softest blue crockery and of gorgeous a fresh flower garland.

But while the stationery, the florals, the tablescape, the gowns in this shoot are stunningly beautiful, the meaning behind the shoot was actually something so much more.

“This shoot is a fantasy. It is make-believe” tells photographer Glen of Mr Edwards “I wanted to photograph the wedding I wanted to see in Australia at that point. The Wedding that somehow was excluded in this country. And I wanted to shoot it exactly like I shoot all of my clients.

I was inspired to put this together after having so many conversations with other vendors during the same-sex marriage debate who felt the same as me. People who couldn’t believe that love in all its forms was not celebrated the way it should be in this country.”

Mr Edwards teamed up with stylist  & floral designer Kiko Design, fashion stylist  The Fashion Futurist  (who used beautiful pieces from Karen Willis Holmes and The Aurum Collective to style our (real life) brides.  Jessica Marshall Makeup and  Rachel Murphy styled their hair and makeup while the complementing beautiful blue stationery suite was designed by  D & D Letterpress.

Photographer: Mr Edwards / Styling: Kiko Design / Flowers: Kiko Design / Bride's Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Bride's Suit: The Aurum Collective / Fashion Styling: The Fashion Futurist / Makeup Artist: Jessica Marshall Makeup / Hairstylist: Rachel Murphy / Invitations & Stationery: D & D Letterpress