Wedding-inspiration

5 Fabulous Wedding Planners To Follow on Instagram

Planning your future wedding but no idea where to start? The wonderful world of Pinterest and Instagram is a great place to get some extra inspiration – for free! If you do decide to take the plunge and hire a wedding planner, the following 5 are definitely worth a shot.

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@dianekhouryweddingsandevents

Diane Khoury is a Sydney based wedding and event planner with a huge following on Instagram. Her work speaks for itself – “turning every fantasy into a reality.”

5 Fabulous Wedding Planners To Follow on Instagram

@mindyricedesign

Need a fresh new take on your blooms and table decor? Mindy Rice will provide you with some of the best wedding inspiration for those spring or fall nuptials.

5 Fabulous Wedding Planners To Follow on Instagram

@eventsbynadia

Look no further than Events by Nadia for luxury linens, decor for weddings or other special events. The Sydney based company prides itself on unique weddings that will turn your ideas into a reality. Doesn’t every bride want that on her wedding day?

5 Fabulous Wedding Planners To Follow on Instagram

@oakandtheowl

Nancy Teasley specialises in custom weddings which are a little bit more bespoke than what you initially had in mind. Think a rustic back-drop, stunning flowers and beautiful presentations that are totally Instagram-worthy.

5 Fabulous Wedding Planners To Follow on Instagram

@audreyandangus

Looking for a company which does it all? Audrey and Angus is another Sydney-based wedding, event planning, styling and hire company which will make your wedding unforgettable. Customised table settings, beautiful scenery and location weddings are definitely their forte.

5 Fabulous Wedding Planners To Follow on Instagram

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June 1, 2015

Wedding Cake Inspiration

Coming up with the final design for your wedding cake can be difficult -with the colour, taste, cost, and overall structure of the dessert to be taken into consideration. You’ll often find that the most appealing wedding cakes are often simple and straight to the point, especially if you don’t have a large sum of money to spend on it.

Below are just a few refreshing cake ideas which are sure to inspire your own creative process.

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Rustic

A wedding during the colder months of the year is perfect if you want to incorporate the rustic-chic look. Accessorise your cake with delicious iced branches, leaves, and additional cupcakes for guests. How cute is the illusion of the engraved tree on this cake?

Wedding Cake Inspiration

Get fruity

Why choose a traditional cake packed with layers of icing if that just isn’t your thing? Fruits are a delicious way to make your wedding cake look home-made, especially if you want a low key wedding. This 5 tiered wedding cake is just a simple cheesecake recipe, topped with fresh strawberries from the garden.

Wedding Cake Inspiration

Pink and gold

Create a theme which ties in with the decor at your wedding, this will make it so much easier to stick to something you’re sure about. This delicate pink and gold theme is the epitome of understated beauty, especially since the cookies, macaroons, and chocolates all match!

Wedding Cake Inspiration

White roses

Well this one is definitely all about the bride! Why not decorate the entire cake with an elegant bride theme? Not only is this idea cute, but it’ll also photograph really well, and remain a favourite amongst guests. You can also use this one as inspiration for a kitchen tea or bridal party!

Wedding Cake Inspiration

Brownie

A little unconventional, but the perfect idea for those who just don’t enjoy a traditional wedding cake. Fresh brownies are baked and layered with a touch of icing sugar and fresh strawberries for those health nuts! Finish with your favourite (non-edible) flowers to tie in with the rest of the theme.

Wedding Cake Inspiration

Images via Up-cycled Treasures, So Feminine, Indulgy, Bridal Guide, So Feminine

October 30, 2014

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

An amazing wedding experience wouldn’t be the same without a knock-out dress, amazing shoes, and even the right wedding flowers. This may seem like a trivial problem to have, but if you’re a perfectionist, or simply in love with all types of flora – then you’re aware of how important the right bouquet can be.

Check out just a few of our tips that may come useful if you or someone you know is planning a wedding in the near future.

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Size

The first thing to think about is the size of your bouquet in comparison to your body. Don’t go overboard and indulge in an enormous bouquet of flowers – they can often block the view of your very expensive dress! Choose a size that is in the correct proportion to your body.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Colours

While most brides stick to the two traditional colours for the wedding dress – white and ivory, this means that the possibility of flowers are just endless. You don’t really need to worry about colours clashing, since almost any flowers can go with white and ivory.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Although, do think about the colour of your bridesmaids bouquet, which can often be a little bit tricky. Make sure that you choose a colour scheme that works well with their gowns, but also with the groomsmen!

Dress

The shape of your dress is another big factor when considering the type of flowers for the bouquet. If the dress features a streamline silhouette, then you can afford to experiment with different shapes and textures in the bouquet. Natural flora can also be a nice touch if you want to bring an element of the earth into your wedding.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Embellished dresses and structured ball-gowns can often be very hit and miss. This depends on your colour, size, and shape of the dress – but if you want to play it safe, then stick to a minimalist bouquet. If the dress is extremely busy with a number of sequins, pearls, and other embellishments, it’s a good idea to stick with a small and rounded bouquet (it’s also easier to carry!).

What’s in season?

Consider the time of year you’re getting hitched, and this will make it easier to determine the kinds of flowers that are typically in season. Sometimes flowers which aren’t grown domestically or are out-of-season can be double or triple the amount – so definitely do your research if you want to save a bit of money on this aspect.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Personalise

Nobody wants a wedding dress that looks like someone else’s – and the same rule should apply to your bouquet! The brilliant thing about florists is that they are extremely flexible and will help you to create something which uniquely represents you.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Images via Louymagroos, Mihaja Photography, One Fab Day, My Inspired Wedding, Practical Glamour

October 18, 2014

Wedding Dress Ideas For The Unconventional Bride

Do you really want to stand out on your wedding day? It seems as though many celebrities are choosing new and interesting ways to dress-up for their wedding day, with Olivia Palermo wearing a sweater and maxi skirt to her own New York City nuptials with model, Johannes Huebl.

If you’re in need for some severe wedding dress inspiration, then you’ve certainly come to the right place! Below are just a few ideas which you can incorporate into your own wedding day.

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Short and sweet 

One of Rozalia Russian’s reception dresses was this beautiful embroidered gown by J’Aton Couture which featured a button detailing at the back. Keep your guests in awe by straying from the norm, and showing up in a beautiful short gown – especially if long dresses simply aren’t your thing!

Wedding Dress Ideas For The Unconventional BrideCasual sophistication

Now we’re not suggesting you have to wear a sweater to your own wedding, but take a little bit of inspiration from Olivia Palermo and mix some high and low products. Although the sweater was casual, the tulle bridal skirt and blue Manolo Blahnik shoes (an ode to Carrie Bradshaw) helped to carry the entire outfit. Also how sweet that she matched with her groom?

Wedding Dress Ideas For The Unconventional BrideClassic robe

Although Stone Fox Bride was only launched this year, it is fast making headlines throughout the world. Their simple designs are what attracts brides from all corners of the globe to choose this as their ultimate wedding dress.

You can’t really go past a classic wrap robe which features lace detailing and deep v-neck line.

Wedding Dress Ideas For The Unconventional BrideBlack dress

Actress Shenae Grimes taught us all how to make it work in a black and dark grey tulle dress by Vera Wang for her wedding day. The reason this style works? The dress is a classic shape, and is fitted extremely well for her body – it also matches the grooms three-piece suit! Shenae accessoried the dramatic dress with a bouquet of red flowers and a messy bun.

Wedding Dress Ideas For The Unconventional BrideWhat is your favourite style?

Images via Olivia Palermo, Rozalia Russian, Stone Cold Fox, Us Magazine

October 9, 2014

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your Wedding

Tired of all the mainstream makeup looks that brides are constantly using for their wedding day? What a coincidence, so are we! Rather than wearing the same-old glossy lip and dewy skin combination, we have pulled some inspiration from the recent shows at New York, Milan and Paris fashion week which are also appropriate for any bridal look!

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Dewy skin

Where: Valentino Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Well, maybe we love dewy skin a little bit too much to let this one go! For this look you don’t need to venture out and create a large contouring spectacle of yourself. Keep it simple and use a foundation which is almost identical to your natural skin tone. The only way to make this look natural is by buffing the product really well into the skin – by using a Beauty Blender.

Lightly run some cold water over the sponge, squeeze out the excess water, then dab the foundation into the skin. Make sure to moisturise well before applying any makeup, since this is a foolproof way to avoid any dry patches.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your WeddingBronze cheeks

Where: Balmain Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

If your skin needs a little vitamin D before the big day, don’t fret! Bronzer can be your best friend if applied correctly, and more importantly – blended out really well. Bring a little life to your skin tone by concentrating the product onto the apples of your cheeks, and blending it out into the hairline.

Dip the blush brush lightly into a cream or powder, tap it against the lid to remove any excess product, then apply onto the cheeks. It’s always easier to add more product, since this look can be extremely sun-kissed if used incorrectly – less is more.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your WeddingLip stain

Where: Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Too scared to go for a bold-lip on your wedding day? Choose the second best option and try and lip stain instead. You can still use your desired lipstick, but there’s a slightly different process to mastering this look. Firstly, you need to exfoliate your lips really well – a few days before the wedding at least.

Take a clean toothbrush and run it across both your top and bottom lips to remove any dry patches or excess skin. Then apply a hydrating moisturiser and let your lips soak in the product before applying the lipstick. We have a step-by-step tutorial on how to apply a lip stain, which will tell you everything you need to know.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your WeddingCat-eye flick

Where: Emilio Pucci Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

Did you think we forgot one of our all-time favourite looks, the cat-eye? Give this classic flick a bit of a modern twist by drawing the flick just above your lash line. If you suffer from oily eyelids, you might want to avoid this – since it probably won’t last very long without smudging.

The best way to master this look for all eyes is to keep the flick small and close to the lash line as possible, especially if you have hooded eyes. Use an eye primer before starting, and dab it into the eyelid until it’s completely set.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your WeddingStrong brows

Where: Boss Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear

Regardless of your makeup look for the big day, you cannot forget to fill in your brows… ever. Depending on the shade of your brows, you might need to use 2 different shades to achieve a natural look. Take turns between applying the product and using a brush to make it look like it’s your own – this is the best way to achieving flawless brows each and every time.

If your brows are a bit unruly, run a little eyebrow gel into the arch to keep it from smudging throughout the festivities.

5 Unique Makeup Looks For Your Wedding

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October 3, 2014

Instagram Accounts For Wedding Inspiration

Are you or someone you know getting married soon, and need an extra bit of inspiration for the big day? Pinterest and Instagram are bursting at the metaphorical seams with many wedding-related accounts that offer tips, tricks, and even ways you can DIY – minus the hassle.

Browse the following accounts if you need an extra bit of inspiration (or are just starting out early).

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Wedded Wonderland

@weddedwonderland

With more than 200,000 followers on Instagram, Wedded Wonderland is filled with venue, hair, makeup, and outfit ideas (for both the bride and groom). You will find yourself browsing through all their photos in complete awe, especially if you need a little pick-me-up for your own wedding plans. Warning: Can cause untreatable side effects of #weddingenvy.

Instagram Accounts For Wedding Inspiration

The Lane

@the_lane

Edited by Karissa Fanning, this account is perfect for the bride who loves a little (or a lot) of white lace, and dreams of a bohemian wedding.

Instagram Accounts For Wedding Inspiration

Most recently drawing inspiration from London and New York Fashion Week, The Lane offers specialised dress, flowers and venue inspiration for a low-key wedding.

Steven Khalil

@steven_khalil

Sydney based fashion designer Steven Khalil makes fairytale weddings come true, by creating the perfect princess-style bridal gown. As you can imagine, his official instagram account is packed with brides bringing their own touch to custom-made Steven Khalil dresses on their wedding day.

Instagram Accounts For Wedding Inspiration

Djula Jewellery

@djulajewelry

This Parisian based boutique stocks amazing costume jewellery which is a match made in heaven with your perfect wedding dress. With a large selection of rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, Djula stocks some of the most unique pieces in the entire world.

Best of all? Available in major cities such as Paris, New York, Sydney, Moscow, Geneva and Miami.

Monique Lhuillier

@moniquelhuillier

With celebrities such as Ashley Tisdale, Carrie Underwood, and Reese Witherspoon walking down the aisle in one of Lhuilliers custom-made gowns, the A-list have certainly given this designer the tick of approval.

Instagram Accounts For Wedding Inspiration

Her account is exactly as you would expect it to be – filled with florals, table-settings, and even hair and makeup tips for the big day.

All images via Instagram

September 23, 2014