Monday, August 31, 2009

Badge of Honor

If a preppy style wedding tickles your fancy then I suggest you get your hands on these cuter than cute preppy badges. Available from Bloomsbury Store they are such a cute idea for an engagement party or wedding. I think the bridesmaids badges would even look cute pinned onto your maids bouqets. Priced at £3.43 each they are a fun way to add a bit more personality to your day. Bloomsbury Store will ship internationally so visit them at to place your order.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

New Kid On The Block

For many brides one major challenge is finding bridesmaids dresses that flatter real women; dresses that suit tall, short, skinny and curvy. Ava Madison was born out of a vision to create timeless and feminine looks when co-founders Michelle and Natalie realised the lack of choice available to brides and bridesmaids when planning their own weddings. Ava Madison’s 09/10 collection is completely feminine, glamourous and elegant. The range incorporates a modern colour palette from plush neutrals to bold accents and utilises gorgeous fabrics such as silk, satin, chiffon, dupion, georgette and tulle. Ava Madison’s sophisticated and glamorous designs ring true to their philosophy. By uniting their vision with beautiful fabrics, flattering designs and quality local workmanship Ava Madison aims to bring style and elegance to all fashionable bridal parties. To find out more about Ava Madison visit

Ava Madison will be launching their first collection at The Wedding Establishment at Comme in Melbourne on Wed 30th Sept. Wedding Style Guide are thrilled to be the official bridal media partner for this fabulous wedding event. To find out more and to purchase your tickets for the Melbourne event or the Sydney event (The Tea Room QVB, Wed 23rd Sept) visit Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Ava Madison. I am positive we're going to see great things from this gorgeous, new and fresh Australian label.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Friday, August 28, 2009

Pretty Papers

Here are a couple of lovely products from Paper Klip Design in Australia via Etsy - I love the colours and combination of patterns used in the heart garland.

Posted by Jane Cameron

Buttery Goodness

Butter yellow is such a popular and pretty palette for brides. Matched with whites and the softest golds it makes for a truly wondrous colour choice. Soft yellow lends itself well to any style of wedding, whether it be black tie, cocktail or even a country picnic party. And... there are so many ways to incorporate this sunny shade. There are some truly gorgeous yellow roses available, along with cakes, drinks and food it's a colour with never ending possibilities.

To view items in more detail just click on the Polyvore

I loved how our real couple Anne Trinidad and Jason Goninan, from issue 10, made the buttery yellow palette their own through the use of flowers, gorgeous bridesmaids dresses, table runners and chair ties. They even gave bottles of Limoncello to guests as favors. How delicious!

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Designer Dining

Wow, Royal Doulton Waterford Wedgwood really know what women want! Tonight I had a sneak peak at their new registry innovations. Their stunning range of crystal, china and cookware has something for everyone's individual style - and it is now so easy to add to your registry list. With a beautiful new package being launched for couples, choosing fine dining pieces for you registry will be a breeze. The packages include all you need to know about choosing quantities and designs which are right for you and has special features like bar codes of the most popular items included to make scanning and selecting a cinch! Best of all when you purchase any Royal Doulton or Waterford Wedgwood product it comes with a 2 year break it and they will replace it absolutley free. Keep an eye out for all the details and their fabulous free gift offers after the official store launch on the 1st of September. Sounds like the perfect excuse to glam up your dining every day.

The Pointe D'Esprit dinner setting by Monique Lhuillier for Royal Doulton as featured in Issue 11.

Posted By Annabelle Kerslake

Italian Stallion

One of the masters of fine glassware, internationally renowned Luigi Bormioli, is a little excited to announce the launch of their fine bone dinnerware collection - Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo. Inspired by the essence of Italian dining this classic collection would make an ideal wedding gift or addition to any gift registry. The collection is made from superior vitrified fine bone china and each piece is encompassed with a premium glaze formula that is fired at high temperatures to produce a ‘vitrified’ body which seals each piece for strength and resistance to surface scratches. The rimmed plates in the collection feature a reinforced rolled edge that provides excellent resistance against chipping. The Michelangelo 20 piece formal dinner set contains 28cm dinner plates, 24cm rim soup plates, 23cm salad plates, cups and saucers and retails for $249.00AUS. The 16 piece everyday dinner set comprises 28cm dinner plates, 18cm coupe bowls, 23cm salad plates and 350ml coupe mugs and retails for $199.00AUS. Fourteen additional individual dinnerware items and a host of matching accessories are available that allow you to build your collection to suit your lifestyle. The Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Collection is available from David Jones and independent homeware stores across Australia. For stockists enquiries call McPherson’s Consumer Products on 1800 65 11 46.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

And the Celebrity Bride Wore...

Temperley London was the choice for model-turned actress and fashion designer Milla Jovovich when she wed British film director Paul Anderson. The dress, called The Long Muse, is from the Temperley London Bridal Collection with the artwork embellishment inspired by Art Deco and made with metal cording, perspex components and delicate crystals and beads in shades of silver, white and lovely lime. She finished off the look with an intricate woven headpiece.

The back of Jovovich's gown featured a low cut key-hole, which added a dash of sexiness

We've always been a fan of Temperley London's gorgeous pieces so I thought I'd share with you a few of my fave pieces from the current bridal collection. Visit to have a squiz.

The Catriona dress

The Shakespeare Long Sapphire dress

The Long Twinkle dress

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pretty ruffles

I was just over at lovelyprettycheerythings blog (you should have a look, it is written by Nicola who owns the gorgeous rubyandjoy flower shop) and saw her post on the most pretty dresses. They are from sarahsevens who has an etsy shop where you can buy them from.

Posted by Emma Henderson

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Golden Tootsies

I think if Dorothy was living in 2009 gone would be her red sequined sparklers that became famous in The Wizard of Oz. I'm almost certain she'd choose these shiny gold numbers from Christian Louboutin. The t-bar is ever so classic and makes for a perfect shoe when dancing is on the cards. Will you wear these again? Most certainly. Will you want to take them off? Most certainly not! Visit to buy online, visit to view the entire collection or if you're in Australia call or visit David Jones in Bourke St, Melbourne, Elizabeth St, Sydney, and Queen's Plaza in Brisbane.

Christian Louboutin Archidisco 120 t-bar sandals £637

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tea Time

I think one of my all time favourite shoots that we have done at WSG is our tea party story from our very first issue. I love the fun mix of Cath Kidston fabrics and the beautiful roses and peonies although I thought the best part of the article were the free downloads! I loved them so much that I used the tea cannister labels to label my teas at home! We have had lots of brides emailing us to say they used this idea for their kitchen teas and also engagement parties.

All photography by Amanda McLauchlan

To download our tea party labels click here

Posted by Emma Henderson

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Birthday To Us

Today, the 21st of August, is our birthday... Wedding Style Guide is three years old! It seems like a few months to me, I've loved every second of it.

We celebrated with Mumm Champagne before heading over to a lovely restaurant for dinner on Wednesday night. We are a lot like sisters now, working very closely together over such a long time. I feel privileged to work with such lovely people, all so talented and generous of their time. So many people go into producing a magazine - photographers, writers, editors, pre-press, printers, distributors – it really is a big team effort. We'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make WSG the magazine it is today.

Photograph by the lovely Amanda McLauchlan from our Issue 2 story Heaven Scent

Here's to the next three years and well beyond.

Posted by Jane Cameron.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Marchesa Magic

One of my favourite labels EVER would have to be Marchesa. Their pieces are simply exquisite and are often seen on the likes of Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde, Nicole Richie and many other hotter than hot celebrities. Most recently Mark Wahlberg's wife, Rhea Durham, wore a completely amazing Marchesa gown at their wedding. Absolutely perfect! I'm loving Marchesa's new Cruise 2009 collection. Such beautifully constructed, grecian inspired pieces with embellishments in the most gorgeous shades of gold. I especially love the lolly coloured pieces. Wouldn't they just make the most perfect bridesmaids dresses? And... I'll promise you this; they will wear them again! Visit to view all the collections.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Yummy Mummy

Besides the wedding dress itself the next most important piece of clothing the Mother of the bride/groom will consider will be her own. Mothers have the hard task of dressing for an occasion, especially when many feel they are restricted to what they can and cannot wear. No one likes mutton dressed as lamb! Take a leaf out of my book and opt for a dress that drops to the knee, with or without sleeves. Another thing to consider when choosing your outfit is shoes. Flats are not really appropriate, unless of course a garden or beach wedding is on the cards. With so many labels making fabulous kitten and mid-heeled shoes there really is no excuse. Of course it's of utmost importance to be comfortable so choose wisely and make sure they have been broken in at home prior to the big day. Point number three, and one of the most important points, is to be well aware of the colour scheme of the wedding itself. No one likes a photo with a guest clashing horribly so do consdier the bride and groom when choosing your outfit. A lovely family photo from a wedding will last a lifetime and you don't want to cringe everytime you see it! I've gone over one of my favourite fashion website Net-A-Porter and have chosen a couple of styles that I think would make fabulous choices for a Mother of the bride/groom. They are trendy, knee length, detailed, ruched in all the right places and are pieces you will be able to wear again. Whether you are having something made or buying from a store be sure to make a choice that suits your taste and body shape and most of all makes you feel fabulous. Afterall, a daughter or sons wedding is one of the biggest days of your life!

To view the Polyvore in more detail just click on it

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Salty Goodness

You know a good beauty product is in your midst when it starts winning awards. Premium Spa Lemon Butter Salt Body Scrub is just that, a winner! Recently winning the 'Best Salt Body Scrub' in the inaugural Australian Beauty Awards, it's a fair accolade considering the plethora of scrubs that adorn the shelves across Australia. Made from a deliciously fragrant and cleansing blend of 12 pure essential oils blended with naturally exfoliating West Australian Sea Salt and enriched with moistursing Vitamin E, organic olive and sweet almond oils it really is the best going around. Premium Spa products were reformulated in 2008 to reflect the brand creators’ philosophy of using active Australian organic ingredients for optimum skin and health benefits and to better care for the environment. Premium Spa does not contain nasties such as mineral oils, parabens, detergents, artificial colours, synthetic fillers and polybeads – which are ultimately absorbed by the skin and eventually end up in our precious waterways. Premium Spa is 100% Australian made and owned and is never tested on animals. It also supports Australian manufacturers and industry through the purchase of locally grown and organic ingredients so, you'll be doing a good thing for yourself, the environment and our fabulous Australian producers. You can find Premium Spa Lemon Butter Salt Scrub at Priceline and Big W stores nationally and it's a steal at $14.95. Visit to see the complete list of winners.

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Pretty Betty

Inspired by vintage aesthetics and the sculptural function of corsetry, the fiendishly beautiful all-Australian made Betty Valentine has been created to make girls look and feel inherently feminine and defiantly beautiful. Betty Valentine's world is one laden with dreams and nostalgia, a place where youthful urgency and rapture reverberate through endless nights like intoxicating music. She hopes to stir the feelings of adolescent anticipation that sleep in your heart. Transform your silhouette, transcend your day-to-day reality and become the fiercest version of yourself in a defiant and feminine design. Betty Valentine is proudly designed and made in Brisbane, Australia so to find out where you can pick up one of these truly gorgeous pieces visit

Ceremony dress in pink silk

Badlands dress in magenta cotton

Polly dress in blue cotton

Slow Hands dress in turquoise silk

Heartbeats dress in black cotton

Posted by Emilie Harrison

We're Going on a Behr Hunt...

Inspired by the grandeur of the Holiday season, with trace elements of the fall collection's elegant punk, American wonder Jennifer Behr has created a small yet seductive range of headpieces for Holiday 2009. Slick patent leather bows paired with petite spikes, hand-twisted animal print satins, tassels on crystal, satin and silk chiffon, and a range of opulent hand knits are the prettiest additions to any outfit. Settle in and prepare a toast to another brilliant winter with Behr's oh so pretty collection. Made by hand in her studio and within a network of small workshops in Brooklyn and Manhattan it makes for a truly marvelous result. Jennifer Behr ships will all over the world so to find out how you can get your little hands on a piece of Behr magic visit

Crystal Spray on Comb - organic crystal arrangement secured to a petite hair comb

Crystal Spray with Bow on Satin - organic crystal arrangement hand-sewn to an ultra lux silk bow head wrap and finished at back with patent leather tabs and elastic

Crystal Chiffon and Tassle headband - encrusted crystals hand-stitched to chiffon and satin and paired with a taffetta-wrapped skinny headband. Available with or without tassle

Posted by Emilie Harrison

Monday, August 17, 2009

In Fine Form

Fayreform’s new spring summer 09 collection covers the spectrum, from revolutionary new technologies to timeless pieces, bright prints to demure inky shades, and all that’s in between. There are several stand-out stories from the season including Fayreform’s first-ever strapless bra and the most beautiful J cup profile yet, a gorgeous and supportive lace collection. A show-stopping and undeniably sexy body suit up to a G cup is the signature piece. Fore more info on Fayreform's gorgeous colleciton, that is perfect for those ladies with a bigger bust, visit

Profile Perfect Alight strapless bra and briefs in white

Profile Perfect all-in-one in black

Aventine bra and briefs in purple-pink

Posted by Emilie Harrison
The Art of Sweetness
Australia's one stop shop for gorgeous cakes, stationery, flowers and event styling, Sweet Art Cakes & Events, is spreading it's wings with the opening of it's first concept store in Sydney's swish Strand Arcade. Opening on August 24 2009, the 2nd floor Sweet Art boutique will join some of Australia's leading fashion labels located in the exclusive arcade and will provide the ultimate destination for anyone who wants style, flair and elegance to play a part in their special day. With a client list that includes A-list celebrities, royalty, major corporations and private clients from around the world, you will be insured the best of the best when you visit Sweet Art. To find our more about the services Sweet Art have on offer visit or visit the new concept store on the 2nd level of the Strand Arcade at 412-414 George Street, Sydney.

Posted by Emilie Harrison