Weekly Round Up

August 27, 2015 | Filed in

Photo of the Week by All the Love in the World Photography

Uluramaya Retreat Cabins at sunset with a stunning backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains

LAST DAYS: Discount Deal on Favours

I adore an online shop discount code, don't you? Even more than that, I love that I have one to give away to you! This whole month, Wedding Favours Australia will take 20% your order when you enter our special code - TBT20. This code will expire August 31st, 2015. 

Earlier this week, I shared seven of my fave bombonieres from Wedding Favours Australia, take a peek if you need some inspo! 

Our Magazine Came Out! 

It's our 14th Volume, and it's very sweet indeed. Do yourself a favour and check it out. It's free, why wouldn't you? 

 

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Five Degrees of Boot Scootin' Brides

A bride in boots is a beautiful sight to behold. It's bold, it's bush, it's brazen, it's babin'. It's just boots. And boots are rad. 

In our latest magazine, our Mexican style bride rocks these babies (above and below), which are the perfect touch of rustic. You can easily imagine the bride walking down a dusty road in Mexico, hand in hand with her honey, toting her bouquet. 

Check it out - five degrees of boot scootin' brides... 

You may recall this latest offering is not our first Mexican style wedding inspiration shoot. The last one (shown below) was also in one of our earlier magazines, and Yandina Station was the location. The bride wore more of a peasant-style dress, this one by Judy Copley Bridal, and the photos are by Robecca McLean Photography. 

A real wedding at Yandina Station also featured boots, this time on the bridesmaids and in a completely different style of wedding. A true country affair with horses and barn dancing. Love this wedding with images by the aptly named Boots Photography

Boots Photography also shot this gorgeous country engagement shoot, where the bride-to-be donned her boots for the occasion, and teamed them with a subtley sexy baby blue number we are loving like a bride loves boots. 

Another engagment shoot where the bride-to-be shucked her boots was this gah-gah-gorgeous one from Alan Hughes Photography. This photo melts me. Every time. 

The moral of the story, friends, is boots are born to be worn. So kick up your heels and get scootin' down the aisle! 

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How to know you’ve found the one

August 26, 2015 | Filed in

 

So you've found the man and now it's time to embark on that exciting journey that is shopping for your wedding dress! Today your choices are endless and often completely daunting. Here are a few cues from White Lily Couture Style Director, Alera Kingham to help you know when you've found 'the one'.

Can I sleep in it?

Whether you've tried three, thirty of three hundred gowns when you find your dress the chances are you won’t want to take it off! It's a great sign that you have found 'the one' when you feel the most beautiful, elegant, glamorous and flattered version of yourself. If you'd rather do the washing up and take out the garbage than have to take your dress off, it's a done deal.

Cheers for Tears

You would be surprised that even the least emotional brides can tear up when they finally see themselves in their wedding gown. It's that defining moment in time when the dress changes from being just a beautiful item of clothing to the proof staring you in the face - you are actually getting married! So consider a little cry a good thing and enjoy that moment that comes only from finding 'the one'.

 

The One vs The Others

One sign that we see all the time is brides comparing every other gown they try to 'the one'. Once you find it, nothing else compares no matter how many more dresses you try. This is particularly common for brides who find their gown very early in their search. So many of us today think it will take weeks or even months to find our wedding gown but if you've been trying on gown after gown and they don't feel the same as the one at your first appointment it's time to commit. 

Picture Perfect

There's nothing like picturing yourself walking down the aisle. Until you find the dress of your dreams this is often more fantasy than reality. But when you look in the mirror and the person starring back at you is about to say their I-do's it's time to just say yes!

 

The X Factor

Often brides visit us with a list of 'must haves' for their ultimate gown. Cap sleeves, low back, Chantilly lace, minimal beading etc etc but often the dress that they get married in doesn't qualify all the criteria. When it's 'the one' all logic and checklists don't mean that much anymore and the way it makes you feel becomes the deciding factor that helps you say yes to the dress!

For more expert advice check out @whitelilycouture on Instagram and Facebook.

Images by When Elephant Met Zebra

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Real Wedding: Victoria + Tristan in Maleny

When planning their Maleny wedding, Brisbane couple, Victoria and Tristan, didn't have a theme in mind. Their only requisite was that everyone should enjoy themselves, and they should feel as comfortable as if they had popped over to their home for a dinner party. 

Mission accomplished at the always welcoming Maleny Manor, and accentuated with sweet little details, such as the family wedding portraits hung on canvases as the bridal table backdrop. 

Bright and friendly colours were used throughout, including in the stunning bouquets by Mondo Floral Designs

Fulltime students Victoria and Tristan, who met online five years ago, took a short honeymoon to enjoy charming Maleny before heading back to their studies. 

Lara and Susie Photography captured every beautiful moment of Victoria and Tristan's Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding. 

"I used my mothers lace in my gown. every dress fitting was with my mother and grandma."

"My advice to other brides... choose the things you like, try not to be swayed by the trends, and take a moment on the day to high five your new husband and enjoy the day you have created.

Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: My dress was twice the original budget! 

Best bargain: The photography was an exceptionally good price, and the quality of our photos is incredible. 

Bridal gown and accessories: Helena Coulture Designs

Bridesmaid dresses and accessories: Forever New

Groom’s and groomsmens' suits: Hired from Spurling

Groomsmens’ shoes: Their own. 

Ties and belts: Roger David

Honeymoon: Maleny

DIY: The Giving Tree wishing well

Number of guests: 94

Wedding budget: $37,000

"I never had a specific theme in mind. I wanted it to feel like us, like you can over to our place for dinner"

"We really wanted everybody to enjoy themselves. its was about bring everybody we love in a room together to celebrate our marriage with us. That was the single  most important thing to us."

View Victoria + Tristan's full wedding album

Photographer: Lara and Susie Photography | Florist: Mondo Floral Designs | Venue: Maleny Manor | Cake: Eden Cakes and Cupcakes | Transport: Mystic Mountain tours  | Hair and Makeup: Dot and Birdie | Rentals: Lovebird Weddings | Entertainment: Street Smart Functions | Stationery Supplier: Minted | Celebrant: Penelope Watson | Wedding Night Accommodation: Maleny Manor

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DIY: May Pole

August 24, 2015 | Filed in

One of my favourite parts of the Little Women movie with Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst and Claire Danes, circa 1994 (can anybody say perfect cast?!), is at Meg and Mr. Brooke's wedding, where they all dance around the Maypole.

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Weekly Round Up

August 20, 2015 | Filed in

Photo of the Week by Life and Love Photography

Featuring Deluxe Kombi Service + Tipi Luxe

Special Makeup Deal This Month Only

Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry is offering $10 off each person when a bridal party booking for 4+ people is made by the end of August. More details... 

Discount Deal on Favours

I adore an online shop discount code, don't you? Even more than that, I love that I have one to give away to you! This whole month, Wedding Favours Australia will take 20% your order when you enter our special code - TBT20. This code will expire August 31st, 2015. 

Earlier this week, I shared seven of my fave bombonieres from Wedding Favours Australia, take a peek if you need some inspo! 

white+white Field Days  

white+white Field Days is a creative, interactive and lavish fairground-esque experience designed to transport guests into a picture book of the ultimate wedding planning journey at Westfield Garden City, Brisbane from 20 – 23 August 2015.
 
Designed to be a masterpiece wedding event; white+white Field Days unlocks tips for wedding events and receptions, bridal couture, hair and make-up, accessories and food and beverage with a range of Queensland’s most well-known designers, artists and wedding experts. 
 
With a series of exclusive workshops on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, you can start planning your dream wedding in this lavish playground designed to indulge every wedding fantasy from white and whimsical to sleek and sophisticated.

Our Magazine Came Out! 

It's our 14th Volume, and it's very sweet indeed. Do yourself a favour and check it out. It's free, why wouldn't you? 

 

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