Monday, June 29, 2009

Poppies Flowers

Today I went to meet with Sally from Poppies Flowers in Adelaide and she was so much help and had my ideas spot on. And I am very excited to finally know what I want to do and what flowers I am going to have...

blue to purple/fuchsia Hydrangea
white to green Hydrangea
a spray of yellow freesias
salmon to light pink coloured open roses
green and black berries
Geranium foliage
pink Dahlias

I also checked out a fabric store for some table runner ideas and found some hessian and great striped fabric. I'll try take another photo tomorrow during the day because the lights have given it a yellow tinge. But that reddish strip is actually a raspberry pink.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cast your votes!

So tonight starts the voting for the My Island Wedding Inspiration board contest. I have submitted 3 boards as I am sure some of you may have too. There are some amazing entries (lots of purple - great inspiration for me if I decide to go that way with my wedding). So get over to My Island Wedding,check them all out and cast your votes!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Staying on the purple theme...

Purple makes a perfect story...

Top row: car photo by Elizabeth Messina, Table setting and hair style via Brides, floral arrangements by brown paper designs via 100 Layer Cake. Bottom row: figs on brie by Sweet Paul, bouquet by brown paper designs via 100 Layer Cake, cakes via Brides, dress from Vineyard collection by Priscilla of Boston.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Damn my indecisiveness!

So I just got back from a meeting with one of the 4 florists I am going to check out and I just realised how much more thinking I have to do before I meet with any more. I need to figure out what 'garden style' flowers are around in the South Australian summer that last in the heat. I need to know how many of the vases are going to be my own and how many I need to collect to fill three long tables. I need to figure out how the food is going to sit in between the flowers (its all shared plates) and need to know the size of the gaps needed for the plates. I need to figure out if I am going to have two pots at the end of the isle with flowers or noesgays on each of the chairs. And last but not least, I need to figure out what sort of colours I would like... today I tossed up the idea of the purple again...

Monday, June 22, 2009

I heart...

This table setting by flush designs.

images via Once Wed

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Why not a vintage summer picnic?

What about a vintage summer picnic?

images from here and here (please someone tell me the name of the painting above, it is on the tip of my tongue!)

Purple Today

It is so easy for me to come up with ideas and colour themes for other people's weddings, but when it comes to my own, there are so many ideas in my head and things that I like that I am so so lost right now. I know I will eventually get my act together and stick to one idea. My dilemma at the moment is flowers... and today (it will be different tomorrow, guaranteed) I am liking purple...
images 1, 6,7 & 8 from The Knot
images 2, 3 & 5 from
image 4 from Farmer Julie

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My Island Wedding Inspiration board contest

My Island Wedding is holding an inspiration board contest and I thought I would send in my Runaway Greece and Understated Elegance Boards. The winner is judged by the amount of votes given, so get on there and vote for your favourite!

Runaway Greece

This board was inspired by my friend's romantic dream to one day runaway and elope with her partner in the Greek Islands.
top row / bottles from brides, Image from Mikkel Vang Photography, Elounder Gulf Villas found via Kiwi Collection, cake from brides. / second row / invitations from brides, Image from Comopolitan Bride Issue 17, bottles and next image from Mikkel Vang Photography, flowers from brides. / third row / band image from Martha Weddings, suitcases (unknown), next images from brides. / bottom row / Elounder Gulf Villas found via Kiwi Collection, Image from Comopolitan Bride Issue 17, Image from Mikkel Vang Photography, boutonniere from brides

Understated Elegance

This board was inspired by one of my close friends upcoming wedding. She has these amazing ideas working around muted colours in her bridesmaid dresses and flowers. I cant wait till her wedding!
row one: table setting from Martha Stewart, photograph by Shelly Kroeger via Green Wedding Shoes, coconut cupcakes by Cannelle et Vanille flikr. row two: menu and table centerpieces by Lyndsey Hamilton Events via Style Me Pretty, cake via, photography by Michelle Warren.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Painted branches

I remember when my brother and I were young and living in England, we didn't have a Christmas tree for a while. Instead my mum used to take us out in the freezing cold to collect branches at the local park and we used to help her paint them white or silver and hang all our ornaments and lights. I thought this was better than any proper Christmas tree, and so fun to make and thought this idea would make for interesting centrepieces...
left image: photography by MiBelle, right image: photography by Michele M Waite via Married and More with Michelle

Monday, June 15, 2009


This table setting and table runner! Perfect for a fun summer wedding!
(Images via Anna Kuperberg, flowers by birch and event deign by dream a little dream)

and these..

Two Brunette's Rehearsal Dinner Invitations.

I think these are so so great! I am in love with them! and the fabrics that back the invitations are the perfect patterning I am looking for as possible table runners or napkins. (like above table setting) I also think the brown paper envelopes match the invitations spot on. You really must check out Carolynn and Nell's blog... They're FABULOUS!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rose and Ruby (LOVE)

(photography by SugarLove Weddings)

I just noticed that the dresses in this picture I posted yesterday are Australian! They are all from Rose and Ruby's Summer/Spring 08 collection in Sydney. Looks like my girls and I will be making a trip to Sydney for some shopping soon!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bridesmaid Dresses

I really have NO idea what sort of style, colour, anything I would like for my bridesmaids. All I know is I would like them to be short. And although everyone keeps telling me I should probably stick to a colour (I like the idea of a muted watermelon/coral), I cant help but keep coming back to white or neutral colour dresses.

I am pretty picky about the bridesmaids dresses linking in some way with my dress because the way I see it, if all the men in the bridal party are going to wear the same thing then I think the bridesmaids should compliment the brides dress so it all looks balanced (I feel the same way about flowers too). Anyway here are two images that I am loving for bridesmaids at the moment...

(photography by SugarLove Weddings found via Bespoke Press)

I love the way that these dresses are all around the same colour and all different styles to suit their shape and style and the colour fits in so nicely with the Bride's dress.

(dress via anthropologie)

This dress is gorgeous. I would rather like one for myself really, but I am a bit hesitant about buying clothes online when I am not sure what size I would be. But a dress like this would be almost perfect for a bridesmaid dress. I think it has a nice summery vintage feel with the lace around the collar.

I also Love these dresses from Sarah Seven.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Gloria Wong Wedding

I came across Gloria Wong Event Design and fell in love with this wedding... I just love these little wooden signs the metal pots that hold all the flowers and most of all i love the last image! What a wonderful fun summer wedding.

And the best bit about the wedding! THE CHEESE TABLE!