Monday, October 29, 2012

Talking Tables

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Hannah & Rhys Clark by Ryan Ahern | Cathleen and Eric by Jose Villa Photography

WWhen it comes to organising your reception there are no rules on how to set up your seating plan.

Alysia & Kym Regan By Fi Mims Photography | Hannah & Rhys Clark by Ryan Ahern

Allow yourself to think outside the square. Be different. Join the tables together to create shapes or set up an arrangement that is surprising and different of your own that will WOW your guests!


Brittany Baldwin & Mitchell Clough by Studio Sixty Photography & Todd Hunter McGaw
Of course the table where the bride and groom sit should stand out after all it is your big day and you are the King and Queen of the day! You can make the “head” table stand out by where you place it or with different decorations to the rest of the room.


Hannah & Rhys Clark by Ryan Ahern
If you know which guests are real party starters make sure you situate them close to the dance floor! For those weddings with a large number of guests make the outside tables that are further away from the Head Table extra special so those guests don’t feel like they’re not important to you too.


Cathleen & Eric by Jose Villa Photography

Hannah & Rhys Clark by Ryan Ahern

Massimilano & Maria Assunta by Timo Schwartz



Kara & James Spokes by Daniel John Bilsborough Photography

Lauryn & Robert Riordan By Fiona Stone Photography


Monday, October 22, 2012

Loving the Lace ~ FALL 2013 Vera Wang Bridal

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The 2013 Fall Bridal Collection from Vera Wang reflects an exploration of laces all handwrought, pieced, appliqu├Ęd and tossed onto an assortment­­ of light, airy confections with a casual nonchalance. This study in femininity and romance celebrates the wedding gown in a new take on classicism and ornamentation.

Look 1: Strapless mermaid floating lace gown over web lace with horsehair and tulle shrug.

Look 2: Strapless corded bodice ball gown with lace and organza wave flange skirt. Floral corsage at hip.

Photography: Dan Lecca

Look 3: Draped tulle and Chantilly lace bodice ball gown with crystal and organza embroidery details.

Look 4: Strapless modified ball gown with ribbon embroidered bodice and textured organza skirt over honeycomb crinoline. Silk organza hand rolled petal collar at neck.

Photography: Dan Lecca

Look 5: Strapless draped tulle bodice ball gown with crystal embroidery accented by floating pleated detail at the hip.

Look 6: One shoulder drop waist classic lingerie inspired ball gown with hand pieced organza petal details and floating tulip and rose lace accent.

Photography: Dan Lecca

Look 7: Floating corded leaf and embroidered circular lace strapless mermaid gown with bias organza and lace flange detail accented by crystal and pearl cluster embroidery at hip. Basketweave silk gazaar corselette under bust.

Look 8: Corded leaf lace over web lace modified mermaid gown with hand appliqued lace accents and English tulle and horsehair flange at train. Silk organza hand rolled petal corsage at neck. Silk organza corselette at waist.
Photography: Dan Lecca

Look 9: Strapless micro flange bodice modified ball gown with silk organza and mixed lace wave flange skirt. Blossoming hand rolled organza petal corsage at waist.

Look 10: Strapless floating tulip and rose lace ball gown with open back and classic corset detailing.

Photography: Dan Lecca

Look 11: Stretch mikado mermaid gown with floating tulip and rose lace overlay accented by table pleated organza rosette skirt.

Look 12: Strapless modified ball gown with Chantilly lace bodice accented by organza petal and pearl embroidery with hand draped textured organza skirt over English tulle wave flange detail. English tulle and horsehair ruffled collar at neck.

Photography: Dan Lecca

Look 13: Floating Chantilly lace ball gown with bias organza and tulle wave flange detail. Basketweave gazaar bralette with classic lingerie details.

Look 14: Tulip Chantilly lace mermaid gown with hand pieced circular flange train and mum garden hemline. Silk organza mum and tulle corsage at neck.

Photography: Dan Lecca

Look 15: Strapless ball gown with ribbon embroidered bodice and silk organza floating flange skirt accented by lace applique detail at hem.

Look 16: Strapless drop waist modified ball gown with corded leaf lace bodice and swirling bias cut table pleat flange skirt. Silk zibeline corselette at waist.

Photography: Dan Lecca
By Vera Wang Digital

Monday, October 15, 2012

From Bridal to Racing ~ Be Fascinated

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We were fascinated this week by these pieces from Louis Mariette. That would be perfect for any occasion. Something to think about with The Melbourne Cup just around the corner!

Normally feathers are used in a fascinator and this tradition dates back through the centuries from the Greeks and Romans ceremonial helmets to the time of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I (16th and 17th century) where they then started to include jewels.


The royal family have often been the leaders in wearing fascinators, demonstrating their cutting edge fashion elegance.

As we approach the 2012 Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival Racing season we know that you will be looking for something inspirational to wear.

Fascinators are a fine alternative to a veil and are very elegant. There are not many opportunities to wear a Fascinator so make the most of this choice for your wedding or for attending fashionable functions such as a Melbourne Cup event.

When you wear a fascinator it does not affect your hairstyle or outfit. It does not matter if you are going to be inside or outside at your function!

A fascinator is really nothing like a hat. It is purely there for decoration and not to protect the head like a hat.

During the Victorian era ladies began to wear fascinators for special occasions and the fashion really took off in the early 1900’s.




Fascinators have a long legacy of elegance and can be worn to reflect a vintage era or to convey a modern day chic.