Limewash Tiffany Chairs


Tiffany chairs are such a favourite for wedding stylists and brides alike. They're classy and elegant and can instantly create a magical reception. Though they come in white, gold, silver and even chocolate brown, my favourite finish has always been the limewash. It's got that little bit of old world charm that I really love.






Limewash Tiffany Chairs are now available exclusively in Queensland at Imbue Weddings.



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Sensational Serving Ideas for Cocktail Weddings

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Summer is just around the corner and what's perfect for a summer wedding in Queensland? A cocktail reception, that's what! If you're having a cocktail wedding reception than putting some thought into the way your canapes are displayed can give your wedding that wow factor. Above: Wheatgrass on a white platter with individual serves on mini white bowls with spoons in the grass for easy eating.
Don't forget to dress up your cocktails...

and even the soft drinks!


Rustic Wedding Touches


For a country wedding with all the right ingredients, including lots of fun, try one of these great ideas.


INVITATIONS

Create a wedding logo using a sketch of an old country cottage for using on your all your wedding stationary.

SEATING PLANS
Guest seating plan written on the glass of old windows and set up on a table filled with country garden flowers. Add some photos of family to personalise and you could even keep the guest book on this table. A great way to greet your guests!
FAVOURS

Jams and preserves make fantastic favours. Make your own with love or try one of the beautiful range at The Bramble Patch Berry Gardens (my favourite little find in the granite belt of south east queenland).


WISHING WELL


A birdhouse or a trio of them make great little wishing wells for guests to drop off their gifts of money and cards.

(Image Credits: The Knot; Green Wedding Shoes; The Knot)

Pink and Silver Glamour Wedding

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Pink paired with silver gives off such a Hollywood glamour vibe. Think polished shiny surfaces and a gown that's red carpet worthy. Don't go overboard though. Keep it slightly casual with light touches of lace and flowers which have more of a garden feel and the whole style of the wedding will be very pretty whilst still maintaining a glitzy edge.

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Colour Palette
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Bridal Party Couture
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For the off beat bride, a pink gown instead of the traditional white could be a show stopper. Dress your bridesmaids in a lighter shade of pink or even white for a modern take on an old trend. Jewelled shoes add a touch of bling.
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(Image Credits: Top Row: The Knot x 2; Brides: Bottom Row; Brides; Nicole Miller; Brides.)
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Wedding Style and Decor
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Keep the reception decor from looking too feminine by using a clear marquee or even clear acrylic chairs just to up the modern factor. Escort cards are displayed on a bed of pink petals and the ring pillows are unusual crocheted versions.

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(Image Credits: Top Row: The Knot; Project Wedding; InStyle Weddings; Brides; Bottom Row: Brides x 2; Project Wedding.)


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The Catering
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A lace stencilled cake in a clean square shape sits atop an acrylic plate stand, ideal if you're using clear chairs. Add a signature cocktail in amazing glasses (these ones are from Preston Baileys collection) and some macaroons in grey and pink for the dessert bar or favours.
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(Image Credits: Top Row: Brides; Martha Stewart; Brides; Bottom Row: The Knot; Brides; The Knot.)



(Image Credit: The Knot.)

Aqua and Cherry Red Wedding

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1. Bridal Gown by Badgley Mischka
2. Bridesmaids dress from Wayne Cooper
3. Aqua satin shoe from Zoe Wittner
4. Taylor white wash trays from Imbue Weddings
5. Bridal Bouquet from Brides
6. Tiffany Chair in white from Imbue Weddings
7. Image from Nancy Chen
8. Image from The Knot

Minimalist Vintage in Sage Green and Slate Grey

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A clean-lined basic design using modern pieces like square shaped dinnerware mixed with classical ornate vintage touches creates a look which is so stunning. It's simple and clean but with added beauty of old fashioned touches. In a grey and sage colour palette with a background of pure white it's one of my favourite looks for weddings this winter. Grey has never been a very popular colour for weddings but a blue toned grey used as an accent against the white and paired with a subdued green just pops and it looks sophisticated and stylish.

Colour Palette



Bridal Party Couture


Subtle ruffles on streamlined dresses otherwise free from adornment would be ideal for this look. A bouquet of a mix of pure white flowers and foliages is great for garden themed weddings and sets off a more modern dress nicely. For understated shoes simply add a bow to some satin peep toes.

(Image Credits: Caroline Herrera via Brides; Brides; Steve Madden Shoes; Zoe Wittner Shoes; LHE Events; Jim Hjelm via Brides.)


Wedding Styling and Decor


An ornate chandelier over a square table set with a modern setting of square dishes and plain dark linens in a garden is perfect for this look.
(Image Credits: Fresh Events; Poppy vases from Graham and Green; InStyle Weddings; Chandelier from French Dressing; In The Now; In The Now.)

The Catering


Try making a dessert bar using all your favourites against a white background with some slate grey linens with ribbon napkin rings.

(Image Credits: Brides; Rebecca Thus; Brides; Favours by Martha Stewart; Rebecca Thus; Napkins from Brides.)

Willowy Winter Weddings


Twisted willow can be used in so many different ways. It forms a fantastic base for an arch or arbour and can be used as a canopy in a marquee. In this canopy you can string flowers, fairy lights or whatever your heart desires. It creates a wintery and earthy feel so its perfect for this seasons weddings.
Add some tropical flowers like arum lilies for a fresher more modern look.
Create a tree using brances of willow for guests to hang their handwritten well wishes on.
A magical idea for a ceremony. Make the willow into trees with ribbons cascading from the bases and suspend them in mid air for wow factor decorations.

Colour Scheme II - Lavender Cream and Chocolate

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Autumn is the perfect time of year for a more subdued and earthy colour palette for a wedding. Instead of going the traditional reds oranges and browns, try lightening dark neutrals with more pastel hues. Lavender is a more unusual and fresh way to lighten an autumn wedding.


In keeping with the autumn theme add really natural elements to the styling with peasant feathers, twisted willow and baskets. Containers for flowers, like lilac hydrangeas, can be made from cheap boxes covered with thick textured fabrics like linen and raw silk.


A great idea for a cake stand this upturned basket adds real character to the styling. and has the added benefit of turning a small cake into a statement peice.

Introduce a feather motif to your wedding stationary to tie the whole look together.




Mix lilac hydrangeas, purple anemones, and passionfruit vine for a unique handtied bouquet.


Flower girls carry single stems of Alliums (you could also use Agapanthus).

(Image Credits: The Knot; Brides.)

New Collette Dinnigan Bridal for 2009


Finally new bridal gowns from Collette Dinnigan!!!! I am always asked about Collette Dinnigan and I know these will be a welcome viewing for all fans of her exquisite designs. This season, the collection is a lot sleeker, with jewelled touches and asymmetrical lines. The focus is on the bodice and neckline, leaving the skirt to fall naturally in a simple and understated way. Click {here} to go to the website and view the entire collection.



(Image Credits: All Collette Dinnigan.)

Textured Cakes


Lace, ribbons, pearls and petals... Keep the cake white or monochromatic in a beautiful classic tiered shape and you have the perfect cake for a sophisticated wedding with a touch of texture for interest and individuality.



(Image Credits: Cake Alchemy; Brides; Antonis Achilleos (via The Knot); Andrew McCaul; Antonis Achilleos (via The Knot); Pollys Cakes via Brides.)

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