Monday, September 24, 2012

Modern Style Ideas Spring Summer 2013

Modern Style Ideas
Miranda Kerr showcases a design by Alex Perry during the 2012 David Jones S/S Season Launch - Getty Images

Whole, light, shimmering
This is the season for women to inspire
To shine, with joy, elegance, confidence

Left: Design by Zac Posen Right: Design by Reem Acra Spring 2013 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Getty Images

A season with all the seasons within
Layers of the retro and contemporary and high-tech, transcending
Reflecting circles of whites, golds, silvers, powders

Left: Coco Rocha wears Zac Posen Right: Norisol Ferrari design from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2012 - Getty Images

A season for intelligence and transparency
Fine fabrics flowing, billowing
With happiness and comfort, one complementing the other

Anteprima Fashion Show part of Milan Fashion Week - Getty Images

Feel the texture, the geometry
The sheer grace of silhouettes and satin
The boldness of metallic mesh and all-overs

Jack London Suits from David Jones Spring/Summer 2013 - Getty Images

Knitted, pleated, silken, sequins…
A-lined, fluid, straight, wide…
And fine sandals with platinum heels to lift you

Many wedding dresses in China, India and Vietnam are

colored red, the traditional color of good luck and


Suit by Calibre, Dress by Alex Perry from David Jones Spring/Summer 2013 - Getty Images

This is a season embroidered with womanly beauty and light
Woven with sophistication and simplicity, softness and stamina
The woman’s body echoes everything

Feel the best this season

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: New York, Spring 2013 Colour Trends

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Mercedes Benz

Fashion Week: New York

Spring 2013

Colour Trends

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the first major stop in the circuit of fashion’s most influential events, is gearing up for a week full of top international designers and the next generation of emerging talent, to take center stage at Lincoln Center. IMG Fashion, producer of the Event, announced today the preliminary line up for New York City’s most renowned week.

"The Spring 2013 Collections are shaping up to be a much talked about season, with a large amount of our most renowned designers returning, and many up and coming designers making their runway debut,” says Christina Neault, Executive Producer, IMG Fashion. “One of the best things about the shows in September is the picturesque weather that makes the whole city come to life. The energy of the week is truly palpable as you walk throughout New York City.

Wedding Style Guide keeps an eye on the fashions and colours of the moment so you can create themes around them.

See the blends that would work well for your wedding!

We can't wait to show you the themes in our Summer 2013 Issue 23 digital magazine which is due out 1st December! Summer is just so exciting.

Enjoy being kept up to date with colour and fashion with Wedding Style Guide!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Spring Has Sprung! Issue 22 Out Now

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Wedding Style Guide International is proud to

release the Spring 2012 Issue 22 as a

Digital ONLY magazine.

The Spring 2012 Issue 22 is designed for easy viewing online and is full of all the latest ideas and fashions for you to be inspired for your special day, your wedding day!

A Fairy Tale Photo Shoot by our Artist in Residence, Val Nanovsky, based in Conneticut, USA. Be quick to book him as the photographer for your wedding where he turns your day into a piece of art!

This season we have videos from Ermenegildo Zegna Spring Summer 2013 Runway for the latest in mens suit fashion plus a truly fairytale wedding in Tuscany, Italy which was held across two magical days: Horse and carriage in gorgeous scenery and fabulous Italian Castles!

See the latest bridal gown couture from Australia and New York. Be completely blown away by the fantastic designs and inspiration!

We searched out cakes that will definitely impress your guests!

We have Styling ideas from Australia, Germany

and United States!

In Australia we are gifted with so many amazing native flowers! You can read an article by a Western Australian florist who gives you all the tips in how to follow this new trend!

Read about the best way to handle the issue of gifts. Jess Hunter, from The Gift Table has years of experience and gives the latest trends on Gift Registry ideas.

All brides like to look their best on their big day and EATFITFOOD, based in Sydney and Melbourne, offer tips on being your healthiest best in the build up to the big day. You can WIN a 10 day DETOX delivered right to your door (worth $700) when you buy the magazine.

We received a lot of submissions of real proposal stories and you can read the top two! We’re sure you will be able to relate! A fabulous Engagement photo shoot – it is definitely a moment to remember! We also have tips on “How to create The Perfect Proposal”.

Eleven beautiful Real Weddings for your


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Wedding Style Guide International continues to be your design and styling leader!

Your only destination for wedding


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Monday, September 3, 2012

A Father's Day

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A Father's Day

To all the dads out there who are walking their daughters down the aisle remember she will always love you even though she is beginning a new life with someone new her dad will always hold a special place in her heart.

"Happy Father's Day to our part of the world"

How important to you is your step dad? My sister had her step dad walk her part way down the aisle then he dad took over and walked her down the last half of the aisle. My friend did a father daughter dance with her step dad because he is a big part of her life. If your step dad is not that important to you, then having him do a reading or give a toast would be perfect.

The wedding itself can be a big challenge for a dad. The monumental nature of the event can be overwhelming. Coming to the final realization that your daughter will be part of a new life and a new family can be tough. And it is even tougher if you aren't particularly fond of your son-in-law-to-be quite yet. Do try and relax and enjoy.

The tradition of the father giving away his daughter has its underpinnings from the days of betrothals and arranged marriages. Daughters were considered their father's "property: and it was the right of the father to give his child to the groom. In some cultures, the groom "bought" his right to the bride. Thankfully, times and cultures have largely changed, but the tradition continues a symbol that he approves of the marriage. Not every father and daughter will want to have this part of the ceremony, although a father walking his daughter down the aisle is a well accepted and sometimes touching part of the ceremony. Now, it will seem like you, Dad, are putting your daughter literally and figuratively into the arms and care of someone who is barely ready to accept the responsibility. But it is a wonderful gesture of confidence in your new son-in-law, and should be done graciously. If your daughter is getting married this weekend smile be happy and enjoy and do remember that this is the start of her new life with her best friend.

As father of the bride, your role is to support your daughter in every way. Usually, this also means financially! Nowadays, the cost of even the most modest wedding can be astronomical, but times are changing (phew!) and often the family of the bride, the couple themselves and even the groom’s family can contribute to costs. Best advice is to use the list below as a kick off point, and discuss who will pay for (and do) what, as soon as your daughter and her fiancĂ© have set a date.

Traditionally, the bride's family pays for:
•Engagement and wedding press announcements
•The bride's and bridesmaids’ dresses
•Outfits for the mother and father of the bride
•Flowers for the church and reception (groom pays for bouquets and buttonholes)
•Most of the transport
•Wedding stationery (invitations and orders of service)
•The reception and all its trimmings (usually the big cost)

A wise father will set his budget as early as possible and advise the couple as to what he is able, and prepared, to spend. Then there can be no misunderstandings and the couple are able to budget accordingly and decide where their priorities lie.

Most people are only too well aware of the expense involved in a wedding and both sets of parents may wish to share the cost between them. In this case it’s best to make sure you have a good working relationship between you and not try to co-ordinate everything via the bride and groom. Make a list of who’s paying for what to avoid any misunderstandings. You’ll find more useful advice on handling wedding finances in our budget section.

If you’re not doing a 50:50 split, one common solution is that the groom’s family provides the wedding cake and pays for any food at the evening reception.Some parents like to give a sum of money to be spent as the happy couple wish, others prefer to contribute specific items. If you choose the second option, make sure you confer with your daughter -- you don’t want to surprise her with a seven tier pink iced confection of a wedding cake if she’s chosen a burgundy and gold colour scheme.

Words of wisdom: Sensible fathers realise that paying for a part or a whole of their daughter’s wedding means just that; it’s her wedding. If you want a comfortable life, don’t try to influence her choices unless she asks for help or advice.