We would be nowhere without the expert knowledge and wisdom of suppliers, vendors and anyone else who knows the wedding industry back to front! We LOVE that they share their wisdom with us and help to sort through the noise that comes with an overload of info! Today, for our final round up of 2019, we are celebrating wisdom and re-sharing some of the amazing posts we’ve had the pleasure of reading this year. Hold on to your veils and take note – these ones are not to be missed – even second time around!!!
Image via SH Jewellery
THE 5 MUST-HAVE INCLUSIONS WHEN BUYING AN ENGAGEMENT RING IN 2019
It’s easy to get swept up in the romance of buying an engagement ring – the bright lights, velvet displays and shiny diamonds dancing to a loop of Debussy wedding classics. The immaculately manicured and sweetly perfumed sales assistant obviously knows what she’s talking about, right?
Assuming she does, it still pays to have a personal checklist of what’s important to you when making one of life’s most precious investments… So you don’t end up making impulse decisions with your Bling Goggles on.
ALL THE TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR BRIDAL WEAR IN 2020
Barcelona Bridal Week was a buzz of activity as international designers and buyers alike converged on the cobblestoned streets of Spain to bring all the beauty of new-season 2020 bridal wear to the world. While we saw current hot looks such as off-the-shoulder, statement lace and mixed-medium lace continue to light up the catwalk, we also witnessed the emergence of a whole new crop of upcoming trends we can’t wait to get our hands on. Here we’ll take you through the most drool-worthy looks we’re sure to see popping up in the hottest weddings of 2020.
Image via Designer: Elizabeth Kennedy
2019 AUTUMN/WINTER MOTHER OF THE BRIDE/GROOM TRENDS
If you’re a mother and you’re struggling to find that perfect dress for your child’s wedding day then you’re not alone!! We understand how difficult it can be to find a pre-made gown that suits your style, shape and desired colour. It’s important to understand that your child’s wedding day is just as special and meaningful to you, as it is to them.
Photo by Sean Fennessey
WHAT WOULD THEY KNOW? NADA GLUMICIC OF GLASSHAUS INSIDE AND GLASSHAUS OUTSIDE
For plant and nature lovers, there are few places where more magic is captured than a nursery. And lucky for us, we have two right here in inner city Melbourne that provide the most stunning backdrop for wedding and events. Glasshaus Inside and Glasshaus Outside in Richmond marry the beauty of nature, with industrial, city vibes as spaces that not only house a working nursery, but also turns on its party mode for those tying the knot. Surrounded by greenery that spills over, twines around and creates a living picture creates spaces that are lush and yet peaceful at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds and today, we sit down with Nada to learn all about these hidden gems.
Image via Miss Ladybird Cakes
HOW TO DECORATE A WEDDING CAKE WITH FLOWERS
One of my absolute favourite things to do (aside from make cakes) is to work with flowers! For bouquet month, I thought I would explain a little bit about how we prep the flowers for the cakes, because let’s be honest, some of these cakes pretty much have an entire bouquet on top of them!
Photography by Cassandra Ladru Photography
WHY HOLDING YOUR RECEPTION AND CEREMONY ON DIFFERENT DAYS COULD BE THE BEST THING EVER!
“Our wedding was everything we ever dreamed of, however planning it was hard and we didn’t get to our final decisions very easily. We wish we had the foresight of knowing the great possibilities of splitting up our reception and ceremony before we were ‘in the thick of it all’ so here is our story.”
Image by I Got You Babe Weddings
HOW TO PLAN YOUR ULTIMATE BRIDAL BOUQUET
So you’re getting married. Congrats! Hands up if you’ve got approximately 5000 screen shots on your phone, dozens of “saved” posts on the gram and a Pinterest board that goes for days? Don’t worry, friends. You’re not alone! But what happens now? Or more importantly, where on earth do you start when it comes to planning your bridal bouquet?
Image via Studio Hudson
HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR GUESTS IN YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY
When I work with couples, one of the first questions I ask is “how do you want your guests to feel during the ceremony?”. This helps me to understand the kind of ceremony the couple want to have, the vibe, and then I can help guide and make some suggestions as we design the ceremony together.
My ceremonies tend to lean towards fun and laughter with a pinch of romance. I am also a big believer in making sure your guests are present and engaged in the ceremony. Not just bystanders.
Image via Nina Hamilton Photography
GREEN & GORGEOUS – OUR FAVOURITE ECO FRIENDLY WEDDING IDEAS
It is often assumed that an eco-friendly wedding entails a compromise in style, yet it’s actually the opposite! Eco-ethically focussed suppliers are usually small businesses, creating by hand and with love, or with materials that aren’t available on a larger scale.
Farmer-Florists may grow heirloom flowers that aren’t ordinarily available. A sustainable dress designer might work with unique vintage fabrics, silks and laces. Ethical jewellers will create bespoke pieces by hand, and can even recreate old family jewellery into a new, one of a kind piece.
Image By The White Tree
BOUQUETS: THE LOWDOWN
We all imagine ourselves carrying one down the aisle on the most special day of our lives, but what does it actually take to make a bouquet? How much should you spend? How do you find the florist that’s the peony to your bouquet (i.e your perfect floral match), to help you bring your floral dreams to life?