Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Anyway. I digress. Introducing Anne-Julie's enchanted garden collection.
There is also a range of mirrors, postcards and bookmarks.
The mirrors would make wonderful gifts for your bridesmaids. They are sure to treasure such a pretty and useful item!
If space (and budget) are limited these little envelopes filled with seeds can double as place-settings with a cute note...
Thank you for sharing this special day. Please plant these seeds to create a lifetime of memories.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
But as of 10:45 last Saturday when I picked up my 16gb white iphone I too have been gazing lovingly at it, frequently changing settings, buying apps, playing with those apps, changing ringtones and admiring the way the SMS is a continuous story- so cool!
Next up... blogging from my iphone. stay tuned.
What are your thoughts on button-holes? Do they have to match the brides/bridesmaids or is it an opportunity to use a flower you love that didn't make it into the bouquets?
Image Credit: Bride to Be
Poppies for Grace have stockists all over Australia however the online shopping is definitely the most fun! (and addictive!)
Cards (blank inside). I use them for pretty thank-you notes
Wall Planner and notebooks
Christmas cards, tags and paper
Check out their blog for all the behind the scenes fun of the beautiful designers, Alana and Sara- http://poppiesforgrace.blogspot.com/
Monday, November 24, 2008
so I took a little break for my birthday weekend and had a fabulous time!!
And a little too many of these...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Alex spoke after the show and was very definite about how important it is to choose a dress for your shape- which is sometimes very different to what a bride has in mind initially!!
My favourite is the one with the black bow, which was sadly all sold out as they only created 1 gown in this style (bizarre for a RTW collection wouldn't you agree?).
Alex Perry RTW is $2,000- $10,000. A custom-made starts at $10,000.
Monday, November 17, 2008
There are so many choices; the wording, the stock, design, font, printing process and the stationery really sets the tone and theme for the whole event.
So, without further ado- my top 5 stationery and invitation companies:
5. Alannah Rose
Paddington based invite company who also offer custom design.
4. Bella Figura
New York based company who offer online shopping and delivery to Australia.
3. Angels Dreaming
Events and invitations that will set the tone and theme for your event. The quality and presentation is beyond compare.
2. Artisan Press
This small company based in Lane Cove offers a personalised service re-creating the old-fashioned art of letterpress.
1. Dori Ann's Stationary Boutique
This was a tough decision as I am personally obsessed with letterpress however I just love the original designs of these invites and their sense of fun. Dori Ann has something for every occasion in the Wedding Calendar.
Engagement Party/Pre-Wedding Shower
Save the Date
And, for those just looking for cute party invites, how fun are these?!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Work with the venue colours to create a theme
Or take a pic of your moodboard and upload it.
Moodboard from Bride to Be, venue QVB Tearooms.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
With the economy in free fall and the hip pocket being mugged by rent/mortgage increases and petrol prices so high you think you have blurred vision, I can feel my (already fairly teeny) clothes budget shrink in fear of the dreaded 'R' word!!
If this sounds like you too, head to Dressed Up, a website where the latest fashions from known Aussie labels (Nicola Finetti, Manning Cartell, Life with Bird to name a few) can be rented for one day, one week or a month for a fraction of the retail price. All with the click of your mouse!
A great idea for those who can't bear the thought of wearing the same outfit twice or even budget conscious bridesmaids and wedding guests. Why buy a gown you'll only wear once when you can just hire it! All the glossy fashion mags have been preaching about investing in the classic pieces that never go out of style but with the party season approaching and several weddings on the horizon there is only so many times the same tired old frocks can be dragged out!
How it works (in the words of Dressed Up):
Browse through and find the garment that you love, then click "Borrow".
Keep it as long as you like! A week! A month! The choice is yours.
We are here to make you happy, If your not thrilled with what you have borrowed, we'll make things right.
Change your look as often as you like. Returns are easy and return shipping is FREE!
White Suede- Baby Knows Vintage
Manning Cartell- Cellophane Dress
Rent: $131 Buy: $599
Nicola Finetti- Pleated Dolman Dress Fuschia
Camilla- Alhambra Peasant Dress
Wayne Cooper- Plunge front dress with belt