Friday, October 30, 2009

Love Inspires

Love inspires...

Image credit: Celeste Photography

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flowergirls (and boys!)

Children add such a magical element to a wedding day. Their innocence and pure joy is something to behold!
These gorgeous shots capture these touching and sometimes cheeky moments.

Image credits (from top to bottom): Elizabeth Millay, Jonas Peterson, unknown, unknown at Villa Cimbrone, GM Photographics, GM Photographics, Meg Perotti, Lars Payson, Tania Niwa, Milk & Honey

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Botanica Clutch Bags by Rachael Ruddick

The perfect accessory for the Spring bride has to be one of these stunning, limited edition floral printed clutch bags. The Botanica range is a gorgeous and glamorous result of a collaboration between two talented Sydney women; Floral Designer Saskia Havekes and accessories designer Rachael Ruddick.

a hot pink mix of Angel Face roses, Calla lillies, peppercorn, orchids and tulips

using distinctive pale yellow Macrocapra flowering gum and its silvery foliage


a riotous bunch of red hot pokers, frilled parrot tulips and chrysanthemum daisies.

featuring purple lisianthus and blue wildflowers


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lisa Ho Autumn/Winter 2010 Feather Dress

Isn't this gown gorgeous!
A beautiful feather dress from Lisa Ho's Autumn/Winter 2010 collection.

Loving the mulberry lip and statement necklace also!
Image from here

It's Like Rain on Your Wedding Day

Whilst rain on your wedding day is said to be good luck and symbolise fertility, most brides-to-be will be kept awake at night worrying over the weather.

The key to avoiding those sleepless nights is to be prepared!

If you have your heart set on an outdoor ceremony or reception plan your day during a typically dry month. It isn't totally foolproof however it will lessen the chances of wet weather.
Australian brides, check out the Bureau of Meteorology before setting the date. Average temperatures and rainfall stats are easy to access.

Check the Weather Forecast
The BOM can accuratey predict the weather within 5-7 days. Keep an eye on the forecast to avoid a last minute rush. You will have plenty of time to activate your wet weather plans and advise guests and suppliers of the changes.

Plan B for the Ceremony
If you are getting married on a beach consider hiring a marquee. It will protect you from the elements if it does rain and guests will be grateful for some shade even if the day is warm and sunny.
Alternatively you could arrange for a ceremony at the reception venue whether it be in the room itself or on a balcony area.
Reception venues which offer courtyard ceremonies usually provide you with a secondary venue option for inclement weather. Just be sure to read the fine print as there may be an additional cost.

Photography in Wet Weather
Some of the most gorgeous wedding pics I have ever seen were taken in the rain. The lighting is clear and bright and the effect can be beautiful and moody.
Get your photographer's thoughts, they will have done this before and might have some locations in mind. Big black or clear umbrellas make for a fun accessory and add a fashion element to the day. Cuter still are pretty gumboots like these polka-dot ones which match the theme of the day.

Whatever the weather, enjoy your day!
Images from Meg Perotti

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday's Muse: Marchesa

As regular readers of this blog will know, I adore the style of Georgina Chapman and the label Marchesa which she founded and co-designs. Here are two completely different gowns by Marchesa however both have that feminine elegance the label is known for.

Model Rhea Durham at her August 2009 wedding to actor Mark Wahlberg

Images: OK Magazine

Colleen Rooney at her June wedding to footballer Wayne Rooney

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fabulous Friday: Playing Dress-Ups

These gorgeous pictures just make me want to play dress ups, preferably in my wedding gown!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Unexpected

I am so drawn to this shot; the net veil, the emerald green ribbon with pearl detailing, the luxurious lace gown with the white lillies makes for such a pretty picture.
And then, the unexpected, the Hello Kitty tattoo!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pallas 2010 Couture Collection

When an email popped up telling me that Pallas Bride & Fashion has unveiled their new website with a stunning new fashion shoot of the yet-to-be released 2010 Couture Collection my heart fluttered with excitement as I knew the shots would be spectacular!

I wasn't wrong either, every dress I saw I wished I could wear, until I saw the one I did wear which made me fall in love with it all over again! (see it here and here)

The beautifully shot images are a nod to Old Hollywood glamour, romance and international Haute Couture. Here are just a couple of my favourites!

Edyth & Celistina

Elizette & Chandelle

Averyl & Solina

Julissa & Annabella


And from the current collection;

Arlette & Cybele

The collection is adorned with never-before seen laces, bead work and embroidery, all of which are exclusive to Pallas.

Photography by Christian Blanchard for Pallas

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Monday's Muse: Collette Dinnigan's Home & Spring/Summer 2010 collection

When Sydney based fashion designer Collette Dinnigan recently listed her stunning Paddington home for sale the blogging interiors world went into a frenzy over enviable style.
Classic pieces, loads of light and a pale colour palette equals pared-back glamour; a look that can be difficult to achieve but is worth the effort.

With this behind the scenes peek into Collette's life we can get a true sense of her inate style which is further evident in the Collette Dinnigan Spring/Summer 2010 collection, also featured.

Fashion credits from here and home images from here and here.