Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fun and Creative Wedding Photography Ideas

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.

Image credit: Feather & Stone

Monday, June 28, 2010

Daily Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Cake

A vintage style cake is created with a delicate lace overlay.
Perfectly accented with pretty pink edged roses, this pretty cake will add glamour to your styling.
Image credit: Benfield Photography

Amour Amour

We are re-decorating a little 'round these parts and would like to thank you so much for all your patience while we make ourselves pretty.

If you happen upon a strange landing page, don't stress!
Just click where it says to and you will be taken through to the blog you know and love.

Thanks for reading and check back soon.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Daily Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Cake & Wedding Cupcakes

Why decide between a wedding cake and wedding cupcakes?
Just adapt the sizes to suit your number of guests.

I love how these cakes are elegantly displayed on a branch like cake-stand while the bird-motif is carried through to the cupcakes to create a different look that still links the two designs.

Image credit: Real Weddings Blog

Sunday, June 20, 2010

For The Glowing Bride- Pregnancy Chic

This gorgeous, glowing bride is 7 months pregnant.
Perfect inspiration for a pregnant bride, show off your beautiful bump on this special day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Real Bride Style: Genna & Fernando Part 2

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.

Genna's Style Guide
Hair & Make-up:
Isabella Schmid
Dress: Provonias from Fashions by Farina
Bridesmaids dress: Created by the grooms talented Mother who referenced from a 1950's Givenchy frock. Mrs Casas also made Genna's veil.
Cakes: Faye Cahill Cake Design
Invitations & menu covers: Alannah Rose Stationery
Guest Book: Smythson of Bond Street
Lindy Goodwin, 0404 015 59
Videographer: Moving Presentations
Bonbonniere: Cookie Couture
Wedding cars: Wedding cars of Distinction
Mimi at Podflowers

Real Bride Style: Genna & Fernando Wed with a 50's Glamour Black & White Theme

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.
Photography by Lindy Goodwin

Monday, June 14, 2010

Daily Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Cake

Sweet stripes and a delicate rosette in the prettiest of colours
echo the theme of this wedding.

Photography by Michelle Fiona

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gift Ideas For The Bride to Be

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.

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.