Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bridal Bouquets, done a little differently.

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One thing brides are always on the outlook for is how they can make their big day a little special or a little different. It's often the first question a bride or anyone will ask a wedding professional;
How can I do things differently?

Flowers and Bouquets are often areas that are left 'untouched', in the sense that many brides don't think outside the box when it comes to these areas.

Here are 4 Bridal Bouquets each with their own little twist.

I love this bouquet for is classic simplicity, which I am sure you are saying to yourself is beside the point of doing things a little differently; which is true. But here you see how this bride has wrapped her Grandmother's lace hanky and delicate rosary beads around the stems.
Such a lovely little personal touch I think.

I love the shape of this bouquet, its not something you would see everyday. Personally I could do without the trailing detailing but I think the overall effect is something unusual and different and opens the concept up to using many different textures or materials with its more solid form.

This I love! Perhaps its because it is something so different to the norm or that it is reminiscent of an era long since gone, I love it all the same. Perhaps more suite to a destination wedding I think it shows how you can achieve dramatic results by thinking slight outside of the box!

This reminds me of the layers of a cake, which I think are further emphasised by the blocks of colour. Which is another favourite of mine; coloured bouquets for brides - I think its a must! I just love the way coloured flowers pop against white and ivory wedding dresses!!

I am sure you'll agree this Bridal Bouquet is something totally different. Not to everyone's taste I expect, I am still on the fence myself, but definitely different none the less.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Jeopardy Wedding

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Patterned Bridesmaid Dresses

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It's not something you see often, a patterned bridesmaid dress and while my [personal] jury is still out on whether or not I like them, I can see the appeal for some brides.

My own mother is a woman definitely into her pattern. The bigger, the bolder, the better. In fact she loves pattern SO much that I remember as a teenager you would see, my little round mother, peddling up the road on her pink and white bike [yes I said pink and white] from miles away!

I suppose, in a way, this post is a tribute to her pattern loving ways [cause she's away and I'm missing her :( ]

This black and white, large print, floral pattern looks great with the yellow daises. Way to rock the pattern girls!

Am lovin the candy strips! This pic has a decidedly nautical theme and I love love the red wedges! Perhaps there is more to patterned bridesmaid dresses than I first thought? How are you feeling so far?

Something a little more subtle. I love the way the bridesmaid's flowers pop against the fabric, some great colour choices going on here. The whole ensemble is cute, simple and girlie and while I like it and I appreciate that the subtle pattern makes the bride stand out more I just feel, as a bridesmaid dress, its a bit of a let down. - that's just me though.

Wow, blue, white and yellow - possibly one of my favourite combinations right now. Again I think the pattern works wonders here and this pic is definitely making me fall in love with patterned bridesmaid dresses and wondering where else could you incorporate pattern into a wedding. [Although maybe not all at once!]

When I am away, or travelling, this green reminds me of home. It reminds me of the fields as you fly into Dublin airport and the colour of my parents post box. Alongside the white of the flower girls and Bride it looks amazing. I think these patterned bridesmaid dresses would work just as well for a beach wedding as they would [ a slightly less sunny] Irish summer wedding.

Images from: The Budget Savvy Bride , The Knot, ,
Stout Photography, Gabriel Ryan, Brook Swchab Photography,
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

5 'Glass Slippers' for your Wedding Day

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I am a shoe-a-holic.
-who's with me on this one?

Is it any wonder then that I've spent a large portion of my afternoon fantasizing about sashaying down the aisle in all of these? [Yes I know I'm married 3 years, that's beside the point!]

Badgley Mischka Xoa Ivory Wedding Shoes
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Benjamin Adams Charlize ivory Wedding Shoes
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Paris Hilton Regal White & Ivory Wedding Shoes
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Giuseppe Zanotti 80429 Wedding Shoes
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Badgley Mischka Hestra White Wedding Shoes
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wedding Parasols

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Can you really have a wedding without a parasol?

Ok, 'maybe' you can, but should you... really?

Parasols at your wedding are the cutest way of adding loads of colour to your day. Perfect for an outdoor wedding, especially one with a romantic, feminine theme and while perhaps not ideal for the church wedding [due to the bad luck that befalls a person who opens an umbrella indoors, and who wants bad luck on their wedding day?], they make and add to amazing photographs as these pictures illustrate. So if you are marrying indoors keep them as an extra something special for all those garden and exterior shots!

Top Tip: Don't forget to tell your photographer in advance that you have them, so that they can come up with some unique and inspired shots for your album!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Montage of funny Wedding Photos

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High Tea Wedding

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Those of you who know me well, will know that I love tea sets, high tea and tea parties. You'll know that I only drink tea from a china cup and saucer [yes, posh me or what], in fact if you know me super well, and I call for tea often, I may have left a china cup and saucer at your house. So with all this 'knowledge' it will come as no surprise [now] that today's post is all about High Tea Weddings!

High tea and Cream tea and Afternoon tea has seen a big resurgence this past year, with it returning to the menus of long established and modern and contemporary bars, restaurants and hotels [not before time I might add].

Filled with its delicate, feminine patterns, soothing pale colours juxtaposed with shocking dark shades and contemporary twists it makes for a great Wedding theme or inspiration.

Kids [young & old] will just love these personalised and decorated chairs. Perfect way to show them you care. And if you have only a handful of kids there on the day, they make for a lovely memento of your wedding for them.

These two centrepiece ideas [above & below] are just some simple, yet so elegant... a must for any High Tea Wedding!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Nature Inspired Wedding Ideas

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