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May
17

Friday I'm In Love

Happy Friday! How gorgeous was Ang B's Great Gatsby inspiration board on Wednesday and inspired post yesterday? I'm so very much looking forward to seeing the movie, I'm sure Leonardo DiCaprio is fantastic and I can't wait to check out those amazing 1920's glam outfits!  

Today's Friday I'm In Love comes all the way from Dixie Pixel Photography in Knoxville, Tennessee - courtesy of Moment Junkie. I love love love these ladies reactions to seeing the bride for the first time, the facial expressions of both of these ladies is just priceless! Images like these are just magic and are a perfect addition to a more formal wedding album, and Tara at Dixie Pixel Photography captures it perfectly. If you have a minute, do check out some of the very fabulous images on Tara's website, I love this one - it reminds me in someways of a scene from the Forrest Gump movie with that fabulous tree! x

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May
16

Great Gatsby Inspiration

Following on from yesterday's Great Gatsby Mood Board, I just had to share with you some wee gems of inspiration I found from other great bloggers from around the globe.

As I mentioned, the fashion (and wedding world) is rife with Gatsby fever! And here are three styled photoshoots for you to drool over.

The first is from Jenn & Derrek Sullivan with Flora + Fauna. Set in Florida in the 1920s built The Ribault Club and featuring a drool worthy gown from BHLDN. See the feature here on Green Wedding Shoes for all the gorgeous photos and full list of credits.

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The second gorgeous styled shoot is by Lauren Scotti and Just Wenderful. Check out the link and credits on 100 Layer Cake to view all of these stunning shots and fabulous dessert bar!

Great Gatsby wedding inspiration | photos by Lauren Scotti | 100 Layer Cake

Great Gatsby wedding invitation | photos by Lauren Scotti | 100 Layer Cake

Great Gatsby inspired dessert table | photos by Lauren Scotti | 100 Layer Cake

And lastly, over on Style Me Pretty, one from Robert & Kathleen Photographers and Pretty Little Details

Here's the full gallery and credits.

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So grab a cocktail and sit back and enjoy the show!

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May
15

Great Gatsby

With the upcoming release of Baz Luhrmann's movie "The Great Gatsby", the vintage trend of 1920s fashion is just about to get even hotter. This theme has already been labelled one of the 10 hottest wedding trends for 2013. This look will re-introduce the flapper style fashion, art deco patterns and stunning headpieces.

The 1920s brings with it stuch a classic formal look, but you can really go to town with all the little details and really add your own stamp of personality.

For your stationary, think thick card stock, black and white 20s fonts and lashings of gold and ivory. For the dresses (oh the dresses!), just imagine something right out of the movie Atonement or Downton Abby - Ooodles of layered silk and chiffons, adorned with embellishments, sequins and embroidery (check out the Willow Dress by Jenny Packham in the top left photo!). And for the accessories, don't be without a stunning show stopping headpiece, stunning stilletos and gorgeous sparkly jewels.

I just love this era and so excited that the 'Flappers Fashion' is back. Now where's my faux fur, gloves and red lippie...I feel a movie night coming up!

x

1. Couple at Bar - Bride wearing Willow, by Jenny Packham 2. Estate Style Earrings 3. 1920s Bride wearing Flapper Dress 4. Old Fashioned Typewriter with Newspaper Clipping 5. Great Gatsby Wedding Invite 6. The Getaway Car 7. Gorgeous vintage "Gatsby" theme wedding with intimate tablescape 8. Carrie Mulligan wearing Miu Miu dress in Vogue Magazine - Photographed by Mario Testino 9. Cake on Vintage Pedestal with Sequin Tablecloth

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May
13

Mini Moon • Hawkes Bay

I hope your Mother's Day yesterday was wonderful - whether you are a Mum yourself or were able to be thankful for your own Mum, Grandma or special and inspiring lady. It is important to make sure that you tell your loved ones how much you love them, and what's great about Mother's Day is that you have a perfect opportunity to make sure they know how special they are to you!  

You might be wondering what a mini moon is... well it's basically a mini honeymoon.  The thing with a mini moon though is while it can totally replace the extravagant fortnight or more long honeymoon (and perfect if you don't want to spend a fortune after a possible budget-blowing wedding), it doesn't necessarily have to be in place of a honeymoon as such, it can actually be a short weekend away before the big day (a bit like a baby moon - a weekend away before baby arrives), or a mini honeymoon in place of a larger trip planned for later in the year.  

Last year I went on an absolutely fabulous long weekend away to the Hawkes Bay with my hubby, and while it wasn't a mini moon (a wedding anniversary trip actually!), it is definitely a perfect destination for one. In my other life I'd love to be a travel writer (you know those people that get paid to go on holiday and then write about it!), so I'm sure over time I'm going to bring you lots more mini moon stories! Read more for a run down of Hawkes Bay and why you should consider it for a mini moon! x

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May
10

Friday I'm In Love

 

Happy Friday Folks!

Unless you have had your head under the marketing pillow for the last month, you will have been bombarded with the lead up to Mother's Day this Sunday. My own Mum was so sure it was last weekend so rung to wish me a Happy Mother's Day last Sunday as 'surely their can't be another week of this carry on'. Funny.

This weeks Friday I'm In Love is one for all the Mum's out there. A very cool Mother and Son wedding dance, I just love that this Mum totally rocks it alongside her boy! One to get you groovin in your seat for sure.

Happy Mother's Day to all those mum's out there. Hope you get loads of love showered on you for the hardest (and most satisfying) job of them all.

xxx

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May
09

Gifts for the Gals

So, you are needing a fabulous gift for that special lady in your life? Whether it be your Bridesmaid, Sister, Friend or your Mum, here are some super chic gold pendants that will have your favourite gal oooing and ahhhhing.

Jewellery makes for a very thoughtful gift, and I'm just loving the latest trend of the monogram necklace. Initial pendants are adorning the necks of celebrities all over the world, whether they just be a simple round engraved plate or a diamond encrusted letter.

I love the idea of giving a pendant to the ladies in your bridal party and if you pick it right, it's one that they will be willing to wear everyday as a reminder of you and your happy day.

1. Karen Walker 9ct Bow Pendant 2. Personalised Initial Gold Necklace 3. Boh Runga 9ct Gold Arrow Pendant 4.Cloud Nine Black Diamond Pendant 5. Forever - Infinity Gold Necklace

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May
08

Just Chocolate

I adore chocolate (I am a girl after all!) so it was inevitable that one day chocolate would feature on The Big Day! For my wedding I had a fabulous 3 tier square dark chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache and flat slabs of solid chocolate on the sides - it was simple, divine and even tasted amazing heated in the microwave at our 1 year wedding anniversary! If you are thinking a chocolate theme for your wedding, whether it be colour or even just for the cake, there is so much inspiration out there and you should definitely check out Pinterest for some ideas - although do set aside hours to scroll through all of the chocolate goodness on there!

I love the chocolate themes in this inspiration board, that invitation suite is unique and those chocolate macarons would look amazing on a dessert table - and how beautiful is the bridesmaids hair! 

1. Bridesmaid  2. Kate Spade Chocolate Sequin Heels  3. Invitation Suite  4. Wedding Cake  5. Hot Chocolate & Donuts  6. Bouquet  7. Dark Chocolate Macarons  8. Groom by Raya Carlisle Photography  9. Table Setting

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May
06

DIY + Decor • Garlands

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! With the cooler weather on it's way - possibly meaning more weekends inside for wedding planning - and the next big Summer wedding season starting in less than six months, I thought it would be time to do another DIY + Decor post. Garlands and bunting are such a popular decoration for weddings (and any special occasion really!) and the beauty of it is they are relatively inexpensive and very easy to customise to whatever theme you are planning on for your special day. I have seen a gorgeous one of garlands laden with hundreds of Polaroid snaps of the couple over the years hanging over a gift table at a wedding, to a simple 'LOVE' placed in front of the couple on the wedding table at the reception.

I've put together some of my favourites from Felt (NZ's online marketplace for gorgeous handmade) and Etsy - but my favourites would have to be these gorgeous 'xoxo' ceramic bunting from littlewhitebox and of course none other than this 'just married' bunting from one of Ang's and my favourite images we used when designing The Big Day - courtesy of Liddabits. Make sure you read more for some more garland ideas and some of my favourites! Hope you have a wonderful week x

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May
03

Friday I'm In Love

Yay it's Friday again! I love this day of the week as you have the whole weekend in front of you, and Monday still seems like a long way off! I hope you have some great plans for the weekend, I have a relaxing one planned and are looking forward to getting back into the kitchen to make a couple of my favourite delicious, but quick and easy, dishes. I'm going to whip up some roast butternut pumpkin and onion soup today, this is one of Donna Hay's 'fast, fresh, simple' meals and is literally so easy to make - it only takes a while to roast the pumpkin, but other than the roasting, it's done in 10 minutes and tastes so good!

Today's Friday I'm In Love is a very sweet marriage proposal. It's not one of those proposals that are planned for months or include a flash-mob, it's just a simple, sweet proposal with a lovely ending for the couple. How perfect to be able to celebrate that perfect moment with the ones you love - and I do love her shock when she sees the ring! Enjoy x 

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May
02

Engaged in Autumn

Hello Lovelies

Boy do we have a treat for you today! The lovely folk from The Pretty Blog in South Africa have a section on their website called Do-Able DIY's and they sometimes post free printables...yes that's FREE printables!

Last year they put together an adorable styled Autumn photoshoot using their friends Wouter and Chrisinda (who also happened to be engaged) using these gorgeous printable tags. 

Doesn't it just make you want to chuck on a gorgeous wolly hat, grab a hot chocolate and cuddle up?

Here's a wee glimpse of the photoshoot, read more for more gorgeous photos or click here for the original post including details on how to download the printables.

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