Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let Her Have Lanvin

If you're looking for a super trendy place to keep all your wedding planning notes then the Lanvin illustrated bridal notebook is perfect. The white, hard-backed notebook features a gorgeous multicoloured proposal illustration on the front, drawn by Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz. The notebook features blank pages, a white elasticated strap to close, a designer signature at the back and it comes in a paper designer bag with face illustration. At the price of £21 it would make the perfect pressie for that just-engaged friend who loves a bit of luxe. Available online at www.net-a-porter.com.

Posted by Emilie Harrison
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Monday, November 29, 2010

A Tasty Masterpiece

Choosing the cake for your special day is something to consider carefully. Afterall, when it comes time to be cut it's going to be the centre of attention. It's always a lovely idea to have it designed with your theme in mind, hence why choosing a cake maker is oh so important. We simply LOVE the cake featured as part of our Hello Yellow theming story in the current spring issue #16. Created by the very talented Alisa & Chris of Cake Occasions, the cake is simply a work of art. Below Alisa shares with us her inspiration for the cake.

"When Chris and I received the brief from WSG we were really excited that it had a yellow and white colour palette. It was a great opportunity to use the yellow and white grosgrain ribbon that we had in our studio. Chris and I are slightly obsessed with ribbons, particularly grosgrain, as you can get some great colour and patterns. We also like to adorn our cakes with less traditional toppers and decorations, so Chris made a garland from the yellow and white grosgrain ribbon and made sugar buttons to sit in the middle of the garland and then we tied the whole motif together by placing sugar buttons up the back of the cake. The cake was really simple and elegant and it would lend some colour and brightness to a gorgeous spring or summer wedding".

If you would like to find out more about the amaizing service Cake Occasions can offer you contact them via their website at www.cakeoccasions.com.au.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Last Chance!

Lovely readers don't forgert our Spring Kailis competition ends this Tuesday 30th November. This means you only have 5 DAYS LEFT to enter for your chance to win one of the four below prizes, valued at over $4,500! To enter simply email competitions@styleguide.com.au and tell us in 25 words or less what you are dreamning of. Don't forget to let us know which prize you'd like - Shimmer, Kailissima, Ethereal or Luminesse. Good luck! For terms & conditions visit www.styleguide.com.au.

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Real Wedding - Ruby & Kori

Ruby & Kori chose the relaxed St Leonards Yacht Club, in St Leonards, Victoria, for their December 2009 wedding. Opting for an outdoor ceremony, it was decorated with hand painted umbrellas and rose petals that tied back to their story book invitations featuring colourful birds and butterflies. Antique lanterns, plush rugs and old fashioned wooden sign posts littered the area to create a welcoming atmosphere. With the reception being held inside the Yacht Club, Ruby & Kori wanted it to be transformed into an ‘Alice in Wonderland Tea Party’. Thanks to planners & stylists A Lavish Affair this became their reality. Hand painted umbrellas hung over rectangular tables featuring duck egg blue and latte striped linen, surrounded by white chairs. Tying in with the theme, each centrepiece was an edible creation ranging from turkish delight and mushroom meringues to tea cup cookies and miniature cupcakes. Completing the look were brightly coloured flowers arranged in various vessels such as tea cups, recycled water bottles and milk jugs. The added surprise for guests was the lounge that was created, scattered with various brightly coloured cushions and accompanied with a gypsy jazz band in which guests could relax the day away.

Reception Venue - St Leonards Yacht Club, Victoria
Brides gown - Ruby revamped her Grandma's wedding dress
Photographer – Trevor Cooke Photography
Florist - Sam Rizzo for Styles Entwined
Wedding Planner/stylist – A Lavish Affair

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cake That!

There's something about a gorgeous cake that gets your mouth watering. This magnificent cake, by Cake Conversations, looks simply scrumptious. The fine dot detail, the black and white striped grosgrain ribbon and the small bouquet of green chrysanthemum's finishes it off perfectly. Chosen by couple Amanda & Craig, and featured in our current issue #16, it was a centrepiece of their celebration.

Photographer - The Avenue Photography
Brides dress - Bridal on James
Florist - A Sculpted Leaf
Reception - Picture Point Terraces
Event Coordinator - Events of Noosa
Cake - Cake Conversations
Videographer - Focus Films

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The Wedding Table

I received an invitation to 'The Wedding Table' lunch hosted by Quay and Riedel which unfortunately I couldn't attend. The below photos show a beautiful event showcasing stunning Riedel and Nachtmann glassware and the gorgeous Quay. The abundant flowers were styled by the very talented Saskia Havekes of Grandiflora.

Quay would make a memorable wedding venue with amazing views of the harbour and delicious food from the award winning restaurant.

Posted by Emma Henderson

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Printable Stationery

A Printable Press offer a huge range of wedding invitation designs that you can print at home. It's super easy, just pick out the design you like, let them know what wording you want and they email you a pdf for you to print as many times as you like. You can change the colours or even get A Printable Press to custom design your very own invitation.

Here is just a sample of their designs.

Posted by Emma Henderson

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snap Happy

I simply adore this photograph a gorgeous little flowergirl having a twirl on the dance floor, taken by the very talented Claudio Raschella. We've been lucky enough to have Claude make some amazing photographic contributions to WSG over the years and look forward to many more! To view his amazing porfolio visit www.claudioraschella.com.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Treasure Chest

With Christmas and gift giving fast approaching it's wise to start giving helpful hints to those special people in your life. Afterall, we would all love something we have our little hearts set on. Right? This Smythson Magenta leather jewellery box would make a truly gorgeous gift. I couldn't think of a better or more pretty place to keep all my special bits and pieces. It features a removable drawer, multiple compartments and can be locked, meaning everything will be kept in safe and neat order. It's also available in cream leather, is priced at £490 and is available online at www.smythson.com or www.net-a-porter.com.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

New Kids on the Block

Well we're pretty excited here at Style Guide HQ today. If, like us, you're fans of channel 9's show The Block you would have seen the Winter issue of Wedding Style Guide make a few appearances over the last few weeks. Couple Erin & Jake are clearly fans of WSG, placing issue 15 in their study. It was also well noted that couple Neisha & John very kindly gifted newly-engaged and super-cute couple Brenton & Cheryl a copy of the same issue, issue 15. What a perfect engagement pressie! A huge congratulations to Brenton & Cheryl!

If you'd like to have a peek for yourself click here! A big Happy Friday to everyone!

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As of late we've noticed a big move towards brides wearing a veil for their ceremony then changing into a gorgeous headpiece for the reception. Headpieces are a great way to add some individuality and flair to your look. They can be extravagant or completely understated but it's important to consider your gown and it's detail and the shape of your face when making a choice. Reny Kestel makes some really lovely pieces and I have to say I'm loving the buttonholes too. What a neat idea if you're man isn't really into flowers! All Reny's pieces are hand-made (including the gorgeous silk flowers) in her studio in Perth, Western Australia. If you'd like more info be sure to visit her website at www.renykestel.com.

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