Amour, translated from French means love, and that is what a wedding is all about; making a commitment to the person you love and the celebration of that commitment. The Amour Amour website and blog recognises what an important day your wedding day is, from the commitment to the styling of the day and sharing it with family and friends. We are dedicated to inspiring brides who want to create a beautiful day to mark this wonderful rite of passage.
Following on from today's earlier post on Paris, Je T’aime spread in Vogue’s September 2007 issue styled by the still beautiful Grace Coddington I wanted to share these wonderful shots from Grace's modelling career in the 1960's.
Watching The September Issue on Thursday night I was captivated by the gorgeous shoots, particularly those styled by Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington. A former model, Grace's talent and personality shine through in the film and I have become quite the fan!
I have always been drawn to the fashions and styles of the 1920's and my own wedding had hints of the era with its 'Vintage Glamour' theme. The below shoot, Paris, Je T’aime, styled by Grace Coddington and photographed by Steven Meisel will take your breath away.
Milliner Jonathan Howard of Hatmaker, winner of Best Australian Accessory Designer at the 2009 Prix de Marie Claire fashion awards, has created a unique and stunning Bridal accessories collection. Each headpiece is hand created featuring the highest quality materials and fabrics; hand made flowers, hand beaded crystal slides, the list is endless!
You can find Hatmaker in Double Bay Sydney however as each piece is created in consultation with the bride an appointment is required. Custom made bridal pieces start from $330.
Unless you and your fiancé are professional models, it is unlikely you will have had much experience in front of a camera. Trust me when I say that the average wedding day produces 600+ photos and you will be in most of them!
An engagement shoot is a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera, work out what feels good and looks good for you and also get to know the photographer so you can forget about it all on the actual wedding day.
Not to mention it's a great way to have fun with your fiancé, and get some great shots of the two of you!
Photograher of the above images, Jessie of JStudios says "As someone who takes a long time to warm up to the camera I really find that engagement sessions are a great bonding experience. It is great as a photographer to get to know my clients better before the big day. I spend alot of time talking to my clients, finding out about them. I also find that surprisingly it is usually the groom that takes longer to warm up (and usually feels he has been dragged there) but after a while he gets into it and really enjoys himself. I also try to get one amazing shot of the bride to be. This gives her more confidence in me as her photographer, but also the confidence in herself that she is gorgeous and worthy of beautiful images of herself!"
Thank you Jessie for sharing your thoughts and these gorgeous engagement shoots with Amour Amour!
With seemingly everyone talking about book-a-zine (or mook) Dumbo Feather I couldn't help but take a peek for myself... and am I glad I did. It is an intelligent read and the enthusiasm and passion of the Dumbo Feather team is evident.
My favourite article this month is an interview and beautiful shoot with Grandiflora's Saskia Havekes. It is a must read and the accompanying pics, including her floral designs for the Romance Was Born show are a must-see.
Cristina Re's stunning range of stationery has just gotten bigger with her new range, The Secret Garden. The range is inspired by the romance of watercolours by Australian Impressionist artists.
Cristina Re's stationery papers capture the subtle shades of delicate blossoms and leaves, butterflies and exotic birds.
Not only beautiful, the range is also eco-friendly, using carbon-neutral paper which supports our environment
Some of the range from the Secret Garden, along with other popular Cristina Re designs are featured below.
The Cristina Re range provides all the necessary tools, accessories and trimmings to create your own truly individual and stylish stationery for your day. I particularly love the personalised gift boxes for bonbonniere!
If you are worried about navigating the etiquette minefield of wording your invitation, I recommend the Wedding Invitation Word Wizard. By answering a few short questions about your style, personality, and reception plans, the wizard writes an invitation that is tailored just for you based on your answers.
P.S I'll be visiting the new Cristina Re store, "Where a Girl Goes" in Collingwood Melbourne this weekend and I'll be sure to report back!
Amour Amour- whether it is the latest bridal fashions from local and international designers, real weddings where brides share their personal experiences, and a showcase of the products and services from the most reputable international and Australian wedding suppliers. Elegant wedding invitations and stationary, wedding photographers, bands and DJ’s, wedding cakes, stunning jewellery for you and your bridesmaids and of course florists, venues and wedding stylists are all featured on Amour Amour- and that’s just the beginning.