Friday, January 25, 2013

1920's inspired shoot by Kate Triano

We're taking a little trip back in time this morning to the 1920s, in this romantic and rather glamourous shoot by Kate Triano. I'm loving the purple in this shoot... it's so elegant, and old fashioned and of course regal! The bride is wearing a beautiful Claire Pettibone gown, which works perfectly with the pearls and gloves! Thanks so much to Lori Nansi from Le Mariee who sent this my way.
Photographer | Kate Triano, Location  | Oatlands Plantation, Gown | Claire Pettibone, Hair & Makeup | Le Mariee, Florals | Morgan Walker of Petals and Hedges, Set Designer/stylist | Kim Wensel of Waverly Road, Invitations | Nadia of SayHello

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Montauk Honeymoon Shoot by Trent Bailey

Seriously could these people be any more beautiful!! This whole shoot is just divine and I love the concept of a couple going on a bit of an adventure/road trip honeymoon. Featured in Magnolia Rouge Magazine, this gorgeousness was styled and photographed by Trent & Dara of Trent Bailey Photography.

"Tucked away on the east end of Long Island is a little beach town we absolutely LOVE called Montauk. Since moving to Manhattan three and a half years ago, we have made it a summer tradition to escape the city for our favorite town. Just past the Hamptons is Montauk, home to many famous residents, with Ralph Lauren being on the top of that list. For our shoot we envisioned a couple that had just tied the knot, cruising out to Montauk in their Jeep Wagoneer for their honeymoon. The couple would stay at Ruschmeyer’s (one of our favorite hotels in the area), a summer camp inspired lodge. The hotel is inspired by the property’s original function back when it was first built in the 1950s –a summer camp. Their stay in Montauk consisted of ping pong matches, hanging out in the teepee, snorkeling at the beach, swinging in the backyard, and relaxing in their camp inspired bedroom complete with hammock."

Photography, Concept & Styling | Trent & Dara of Trent Bailey Photography, Hair & Make-up | Holly for FaceTime Beauty Concierge, Wedding Dress | Douglas Hannant available at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, Vintage earrings | Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, Shoes | Aruna Seth available at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, Film processing | Indie Film Lab

80's inspired shoot by Louise Vorster

A beautiful couple, an old vintage car - in a fabulous teal colour no less - and a whole lot of love! All comes together for a stunning shoot in a breathtaking location. Captured in beautiful South Africa by Louise Vorster, inspiration came from the 80's and the idea of a newlywed couple starting on an adventure. How perfect is that red lippy too!

Photography | Louise Vorster Photography, Location and Vintage Car | Imperfect Perfection, Dress |
Forever New, Shoes | Aldo, Suit | Woolworths

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Outfit of the week

Whilst I'm a big fan of summer, and just loving the warm weather we're having right now, when it comes to fashion I'm all about layers... I love autumn dressing and although I want a looooong summer, I'm already looking forward to the day I can don my jeans and boot again with some cosy knitwear. I can't believe we're already seeing the first of the autumn fashions in the stores!! I has me tempted but I'm going to hold off as long as I can! 

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Outfit of the week - Plaid & Fedoras

Australian country wedding by Louisa Bailey

Oh how I love it when I come across new - new to me that is - photographers and get to share their pretty work on the blog and with you all. Melbourne based Louisa Bailey's work is to die for... I urge you to head over and check out more here. These two are are both creative souls; Elizabeth is an amazing artist (check our her work here) and Blake a digital artist and DJ running his own record label, so naturally their wedding would involve a lot of fun creativity. Wanting to get married in the country they chose Boyd Baker House which is situated on plenty of acreage giving the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere that they wanted.

I fell in love with Elizabeth's dress and the fun print her bridesmaids wore! The gorgeous bride shares more of their day with us...

The proposal: "Blake took me on a surprise picnic to the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne. After lunch we played scrabble... half way through Blake ditched all the letters saying he had dud ones and pulled out a secret bag of letters and spelt out ‘will you marry me’ on the board. He then gave me his Grandmother’s beautiful engagement ring. 

About finding the dress: "I asked my good friend Noella Thomson to make my dress. We shared a studio at the time, so it was wonderful watching the dress evolve everyday when I came in to work. I found a picture in a magazine that I loved and we adapted it to work for me and I helped her sew. It was so wonderful to be so involved in the process of making my dress."

"We have a lot of musician friends so we had friends play music and DJ for us which was so generous and special. I made most of the decorations including the table settings and bunting. Blake got our wedding song pressed to vinyl and played it on his portable record player. It was pretty special to walk down the aisle to that! 

My beautiful friend and artist Kate James did the bouquets and pin holes. She did the most beautiful job! She incorporated flowers from her garden and dried poppy pods from my garden which made it extra special. My other creative friend and bridesmaid Sarah Hicks and I did the flowers for the tables. 

Photographer | Louisa Bailey, Videographer | Bride's Grandfather, Cake | Emma Hicks, Florist | Kate James, Stationery | Bride - Elizabeth Barnett, Venue | Boyd Baker House, Dress Designer | Noella Thomson, Shoes | Mollini Shoes, Jewellery | Bride's Mothers' earrings, Hair & Make-up | Lou McLaren, Bridesmaids Dresses | Obus, Grooms Attire | Oscar Hunt, Caterer | Ed Dixon food

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Board#235: Perfectly Pink

Photos from top left; Peony Bouquet & Bridesmaids | Caroline Chan, Pink Stationery | Rebecca Wood, Astilbe centrepiece | Jose Villa, Pink flower girl | Caroline Tran, Cake | FrenchBlue, Groom | Polly Alexandre

Monday, January 21, 2013

South African Wedding by Rensche Mari

You really can't help but fall in love with South Africa when you see such stunning landscapes as these can you? I'm delighted that I could showcase the beauty of this country in the Magnolia Rouge Magazine with this gorgeous wedding from Rensche Mari.

After first meeting five years ago on a run, Trevor and Chantelle kept bumping into each other over the next few years at various sporting events but the timing was never quite right for them to get together. Finally in the summer of 2010, the stars aligned and they've been together ever since. When it came to proposing, Trevor decided that no place or event would be special enough. The moment had to be very honest and true, so it was that on one of their Sunday mornings together, Chantelle woke up to Trevor on bended knee beside the bed. The couple referred to their big day as a 'celebration of life' rather than a wedding, and for this reason they chose the first of September – the beginning of spring in South Africa – to symbolise the start of life and new beginnings. With only 50 guests in total, they held an intimate celebration on a farm in Clarins, in the Free State. Whilst the wedding had an air of formality, there were plenty of colourful rustic chic touches in keeping with the location. 

I love that they chose to share some of their most special moments with their guests too...

"We wanted to be open, to share our story with our friends and family, so instead of the traditional speeches we had four of our close friends stand up and read cards and love letters we had written each other over the past two years. We asked them to add something special of their own, it was beautiful and such an intimate part of the day."

Photography | Rensche Mari, Venue & Catering | The Gourmet Shed, Cake | Megan Hall, Flowers | Trevor’s mom, Ingrid Baptiste, Bride's Gown | Stanley Baptiste, Bride's Shoes | Luella and Socrati, Hair | Megan Hall (bridesmaid), Make-up | Lindi Higginbotham, Bridesmaids dresses | Their own, shoes from YDE, Groom's attire | Trenery Woolworths, Groom's tie | Paul Smith
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