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.
Queensland photographers Feather & Stone have captured the camaraderie and fun of a groom and his groomsmen. Boys will be boys after all. Even at a wedding. The results are a series of natural, very 'frameable*' shots.
So fun the bride got in on the act. * Frameable: The ultimate litmus test for photos.
Genna & Fernando celebrated their commitment in style with a sit down dinner for their 125 guests at The Tearoom, Queen Victoria Building.
The couple took advantage of the elegant surrounds, having photos on the grand staircase which showed off Genna's ivory lace Provonias gown with customised black velvet bow. The gown was a happy reminder of their engagement with Genna first seeing the dress in Spain where Fernando proposed. Black satin peep toes from Christian Louboutin completed the glamourous look.
The elegance and beauty of the room was enhanced by vintage grey glass candelabras Genna bought second hand and votive vases with white blooms. Black and white grosgrain ribbon accentuated the beauty of the hydrangeas and peonys and guests were invited to share their well wishes for the couple in a personalised guestbook from Smythson of Bond Street. The four tier cake perfectly complemented the black and white styling and featured flavoured layers of vanilla & rose petal, chocolate ganache and citrus & strawberry. Bride and groom cookies from Cookie Couture doubled as place settings and favours for guests.
The couple's first dance completed a beautiful evening and we wish Genna & Fernando all the best for a long and happy life together.
I am so excited to share the stylish city wedding of a gorgeous former colleague.
Genna has an innately glamorous style I have always admired and I eagerly awaited her wedding pics knowing they would not disappoint! Genna sought inspiration for her day from the pages of Amour Amour and I am honoured she is sharing her beautiful wedding day with us.
Genna began to plan her wedding after her fiancee Fernando proposed on the steps of the Cadiz Cathedral in the South of Spain last year with the date set for February 7th, 10 years and 1 day after they first met at St Bede's Catholic Church in the Sydney suburb of Pyrmont.
A heart shaped flower frame of hydrangeas with black and white grosgrain ribbon decorated the church.
From the black velvet bow on Genna's Provonias gown, to the 1950's vintage Givenchy inspired bridesmaids gowns, the chic black and white styling epitomised the theme of '1950's Glamour'.
The bride and her maids carried posies of hydrangeas, peonies, gardenias and roses.
Genna and Fernando didn't let the wet weather cramp their style with the rain and black umbrellas adding to the glam style.
Check back tomorrow (Wednesday) for Genna & Fernando's stylish reception as well as Genna's Style Guide.
I often receive emails from bridesmaids asking for gift ideas for their bride friend as well as parents wanting to get their daughter something special for her wedding day.
Here are just a few thoughtful gift ideas for the bride in your life;
Anya Hindmarsh Maude Bespoke Satin Clutch
Anya Hindmarsh has created a classically styled ivory satin clutch with a bride in mind. With the option to embroider the brides initials on the bag as well as create a secret personalised message on the lining, this is something she will treasure always.
Personalised Address Stamp Not only will an address stamp help with all those post-wedding Thank-You notes, the bride to be will get a thrill seeing her name together with her husbands for the first time. Personalised stamps from Lettergirl on Etsy.
Flowers Make a standing order at her favourite florist for a fortnightly or monthly delivery so she can relive some of the beautiful blooms that made up the floral arrangements on her wedding day. Bouquets by Ruby & Joy.
Vanity Tray A vanity tray or crystal ring holder to keep her precious wedding and engagement rings and other little treasures safe. Vanity trays and ring holder from Vera Wang
Lanvin Notebook This gorgeous little notebook will help keep her organised or is a sweet place to journal happy memories. Lanvin Notebook from Net-a-porter
Luxe Travel Accessories Spoil her with luxe travel accessories for the most special holiday ever!
Smythson hot pink travel wallet & passport holder, Smythson blue croc-print travel clutch both from Net-a-porter. Luggage tag from Tiffany.
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.