Coloured Engagement Rings

by | Bride, Engagements, Jewellery


I never quite move past the beauty and fun of a coloured engagement ring. All the colours of the rainbow and such a statement!

1. Holloway Diamonds Platinum Ruby & Diamond 2. Gilletts Orange Sapphire & Diamond Ring 3. IMP Jewellery Pink Sapphire & Diamond Ring 4. Raffini Jewellers Pink Sapphire Platinum Ring 5. Natalie Barney Jewellery Design Morganite and Diamond Ring 6. Tiffany & Co Paloma’s Sugar Stack ring in Citrine 7. Jules Collins Purple Sapphire Ring 8. Tiffany & Co Paloma’s Sugar Stack ring in Rubellite 9. Jules Collins Yellow Gold Citrine Ring 10. Larsen Jewellery “Regal” Blue Sapphire Ring 11. Holloway Diamonds Sapphire & Diamond Ring 12. Larsen Jewellery Serenity Cognac Diamond Ring 13. Rohan Jewellery Yellow Diamond Ring 14. Mondial Jewellery Sunset Ring 15. Cerrone White Gold & Yellow Gold Yellow Diamond Ring 16. IMP Jewellery Aquamarine & Diamond Ring 17. Cerrone White Gold Cushion Cut Emerald and Diamond Ring 18. Jan Logan Lemon Quartz Barbados Ring 19. Jan Logan Aquamarine and Diamond Ring 20. Natalie Barney Jewellery Design Mint Tourmaline and Diamond Ring 21. Jules Collins Tourmaline Ring 22. IMP Jewellery Natural Emerald & Diamond Ring

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Nine Things To Do When You Get Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


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1. Tell Your Inner Circle

While your first instinct could be to update Facebook, do make sure close family (including siblings!) are told first. Nobody likes that odd feeling of seeing a major life event unfold on a website. Plus there is something special about ringing your favourite auntie and hearing her squeak down the phone!

2. Don’t Talk Weddings

Sound harsh? It probably is! There will never be a time when you are freshly engaged and enjoying that incredible out of body buzz again so soak it in, deflect the “when’s the date?” questions and revel in being engaged to your beloved without the pressure, stress and mind crunching that is to come.

3, Insure your ring

Not a fun thing really, but I’m a paranoid person and I’d rather have the knowledge that if anything happens I am covered. So do make sure your beautiful ring (if you have one that is!) gets insured as soon as possible!

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4. Throw a party!

Whether it’s an afternoon BBQ, a black tie extravaganza or a catch up at your local bar, a fun celebration, or a toast to celebrate this moment in your life is so much fun and definitely on my list of things to do. Check out my list of engagement party tips here.

5.  Talk About The Kind Of Wedding You Want

Head somewhere quiet, just the two of you and talk about the kind of wedding you envisage. Big or small? Destination or at home? Country or city? Winter or spring? What is important to you both? What do you want guests to walk away feeling? What do you want to remember? Do you love the idea of a formal wedding? Or are you more casual?

6. Dream A Little Dream

Once you’ve nutted out a basic plan it’s time to start dreaming! Head to blogs and websites. Start a scrapbook, a folder on your computer, a or Pinterest account and start collecting images and ideas that you adore.

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7. Money Talk

Money talk still makes me cringe, but unfortunately it’s an essential part of wedding plans. How much do you have to spend? Are your parents contributing? Figuring out what you have to play with will allow you to move forward.

8. Set A Tentative Date

Even if it isn’t “the” date, choosing a date in the season and month you marry will allow you to have something to work with when you start.

9. Look for vendors you love

After you’ve started working out your wedding plans, you can start to find wedding vendors in your budget that you love the work of. (Or if outside your budget but you deem a’ must have’, find out so you can move your budget around or save). Scour blogs and magazines to find vendors who do work that inspires you. A handy tip to note for Spring & Summer brides is that popular wedding dates can book out 18 months to a year in advance for services like photographers and venues so booking quick smart can help you along!

Tip ten? I’m leaving that one to you guys! What is your number #1 tip for someone who is newly engaged?


Styling and Floral by Aleksandra  Photography by Tealily Photography  See the full set of images here

Glamourous Wedding Inspiration

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


This stunning styled shoot comes to us today from a  talented team of Brisbane wedding  professionals who took the venue Mirra and transformed it into the setting for a glamorous wedding inspiration shoots.

We so often see inspiration shoots for rustic, vintage styles that this glamorous one is just the ticket if you’re planning an indoor, formal wedding, The chairs, oh the chairs are stunning. I truly believe chairs can change an entire venue! The blooms with their flourishes in hot pinks and cream, the beautiful place settings and of course the stunning cake! All topped off by an amazing dress. yes I do think this is a good way to kick off inspiration for 2013!

Today’s team included photographer Adam Finch Studio Impressions, bridal gown designer MXM Couture, stylist  Victoria Cameron, makeup artist The Powder Room,  floral designer  The Butterfly Lounge, decor by Styled Events, macarons from Marche du Macaron, cake by Sweetums, furniture from Adorn Event Hire and invitations and stationery from  Simple Things Press.

Stylist Victoria Cameron says, “While I love the rustic and bohemian looks that have been very popular of late I think it’s time for a return to something a little more polished and glamorous.”

“With this in mind a luxurious colour palette was chosen that could balanced well through the softer tones as well as the striking bold notes of the fuchsia and dark pinks.”

“The newly refurbished Mirra was also a great source of inspiration for this shoot with the gorgeous interior design pointing us towards as luxurious setting.”

“Details were also key in finishing this look with my personal favourite being the gold kissed flower heads that were used as a napkin treatment.”

Photographer: Studio Impressions / Venue: Mirra / Bride's Dress: MXM Couture / Styling: The Little White Wedding Company / Makeup Artist: The Powder Room / Flowers: The Butterfly Lounge / Decor: Styled Events / Macarons: Marche du Macaron / Wedding Cake: Sweetums / Rental Furniture: Adorn Event Hire / Invitations & Stationery: Simple Things Press

Tamika and Shauna’s Romantic Wedding Film

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Wedding Films


If you loved Tamika and Shaun’s romantic wedding we featured earlier today, then their wedding film shot by the talented Matt Barwick Films is a special treat to round out their beautiful wedding day coverage.