Friday, October 31, 2008

All Hallows' Even

Whilst we don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, this is a cute nod to the day should your wedding fall on the 31st October!

Image: Martha Stewart weddings

Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Day

With the Vera Wang fishtail style dress and the bright blooms of roses and hydrangeas this look is similar to the one I will be aiming for come April 3rd '09.

The earrings are Stephanie Brown (my new obsession) and the shoes with the distinctive red soles are of course Christian Louboutin.

Earrings to die for

Stephanie Brown would have to have some of the most beautiful (and affordable!) jewellery I have come across so far in My Search For The Perfect Earrings. See her 'To Die For Earrings' category for these (Vienna, A$362) and many, many more. The range is entirely hand made from Stephanie's original designs and the online store is perfect for the time-poor bride.

For when a calming influence is required

This fabulous tote bag is on my Christmas wish-list; the perfect size bag to lug wedding paraphernalia between appointments and also a great reminder to keep calm for those times when, well, you want to lose it!
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Monday, October 27, 2008


I've always loved wedding magazines (and mags in general). Not so muchto dream about my own wedding, I just love to look at the real-life weddings and see all the beautiful wedding pictures and different themes and experiences. Naturally, when I was engaged I had a legitimate excuse to read the magazines and I certainly embraced the opportunity!

Real Weddings magazine is my personal favourite with it's dedication to real-life weddings (hence the name!) flat-lay pages that feature a combination of fashion for the wedding party, bouquets, table settings and bonbonniere all arranged according to theme. Combined with the elegant styling and wearable fashion pages- all presented on beautiful smooth and weighty stock, my copies have nearly every page tagged and dog-eared!

A magazine I discovered fairly late in my planning (the small size turned me off- possibly the reason they have increased the size from A5) is Wedding Style Guide which is filled with stunning images and the now obligatory real weddings however what I really found useful was The Guide at the back of the mag which features tips on everything from table-setting, seasonal flower charts, dress-codes and a 12 month event planner. The Guide is printed on matte paper stock for maximum user friendliness.

Bride to Be and it's sister magazines Flowers, Your Day and Bride to Be Wedding Planner are playing main roles in helping me plan my wedding, I've torn so many pages out of these mags they are barely recognisable as the glossies they once were.

The only international mag I bought was Martha Stewart Weddings which isn't a magazine I would normally purchase however it was recommended to me by a friend. Martha didn't disappoint and I loved admiring the fabulous all-American celebrations and DIY tips (that I have intention of actually doing but look like they could be fun if you are at all creatively inclined... which I am not!)

Quote of the week

How do I love thee?

How do I love thee? Let mecount the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath;
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning- Sonnet XLIII


Since getting engaged just over a year ago I have spent many hours flicking through magazines and trawling the web for inspiration, ideas and suppliers local to my area. I know how long it can take trying to find unique and quality ideas and products and how the ‘to-do’ list is seemingly never-ending. Welcome to my blog, where I share all things wedding inspired for a beautiful day!