on trend: geometrics

As much as I love vintage styled weddings I have been excited to see some new trends emerging over the past year.  One of these is geometrics – a great way to add a clean, modern look to your wedding and perfect for industrial venues such as a warehouse or modern venues such as a gallery or winery.

We’ve added lots of geometric décor items to our hire collection recently including concrete votives, white ceramic hurricanes, copper and glass lanterns, ceramic shapes, black glass votives, photo frames and rugs.  So if it’s a geometric wedding you are after, you have come to the right place!

Here are some examples of how you can incorporate geometric elements into your styling.

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Image credits left to right: Keeper Creative; Orange Owl Photography; Sweet Root Village; Angel He; Amber Vickery; Kate Ignatowski for Bella Figura; Design Atelier Article via Etsy; Jenavieve Belair; Sunny 16; Melissa Biador; Jason Hales.

 

featured wedding: franky & stephen

Take one super cruisy couple, add some great vendors, an idyllic spot on the Perth foreshore and beautiful weather and you have Franky and Stephen’s wedding!  Yes it was a dream, and Style Me Pretty Australia agreed, featuring this sweet day on their blog last week.

If there is any example of how great things can turn out when you choose the right vendors this is it!  Her Handpicked Harvest supplied the vintage industrial themed furniture and Katie Cooper worked her usual magic, tempering the industrial elements with soft romantic florals.  Micktric Events put together the most perfect lighting set up for the location as always.  My Wey of Life supplied the most delectable desserts for our dessert cabinet, and Bangkok Jump Street provided colourful and flavoursome street style food for dinner.

Of course we needed the perfect photographer to capture such a perfect day, and we definitely got her!  Here is a selection of images by photographer extraordinaire Teneil Kable.

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Images by Teneil Kable

eco elegance at raw kitchen

You may recall that last May we exhibited at Wedding Upmarket and collaborated with some wonderful vendors to bring to life a coastal themed styled space.

As we’d all worked so hard on putting it together, a few of us decided to develop what we’d done for Upmarket into a styled shoot which is featured in the current edition of Tickle the Imagination, a fantastic Perth-based magazine.

We wanted to demonstrate that you don’t have to compromise on style or elegance to have an eco-friendly wedding.  When we think eco-friendly we normally picture a vintage or bohemian style wedding – we wanted to do something that didn’t obviously look eco-friendly.

We used repurposed or locally made/sourced products as much as possible as well as featuring hired gowns.  The venue was Raw Kitchen in Fremantle which uses local, organic and ethical produce wherever possible and has a menu is designed to minimise food miles, unnecessary transport and storage.

Here is the full list of vendors involved:

Photography – iZO Photography /Styling – Flights of Fancy by Kristy / Fashion styling and hairpieces – Olive Farm Designs / Prop hire – Pretty Willow / Florals – Ivy / Makeup – Theodorus Makeup / Hair styling – Hera Studio by Jessica Juanita / Gowns – Tux & Tutu / Stationery – The Articulate / Ceramics – Patricia Fernandes / Cake – Cherry Pies Cakes / Venue – Raw Kitchen

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featured wedding: sam and paul

I think Sam was the most organised bride I’ve ever dealt with.  She would come to each meeting we had with her folder, neatly divided into categories, filled with inspiration as well as the more mundane parts of organising a wedding such as contracts and invoices.  She was an absolute delight to work with and her organisation definitely paid off.  This wedding was one gorgeous event that went off without a hitch.  Even the weather played nice and the showers that were forecast for the day stayed away.

The reception was held in the backyard of the groom’s uncle and it truly was the perfect venue for a wedding with carefully manicured gardens, plenty of room and a grand staircase which made for stunning photographs.

The best thing about this day was that it was filled with emotion and happiness that can clearly be seen in the eyes of the bride, groom and their loved ones in these images by Teneil Kable.  Congratulations Sam and Paul – I know that this is the beginning of a wonderful marriage as you are so perfect together!

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Images by Teneil Kable / Styling by Flights of Fancy by Kristy / Lighting by Micktric Events / Prop hire by Pretty Willow and Hire Society

wedding skirts

I think wearing a skirt for your wedding day rather than a dress is such a great idea.  It makes it so much easier to find something that fits you perfectly and expresses your personality and style, whether that be traditional, ultra modern or something in between.  Plus the likelihood of you being able to wear at least part of your wedding outfit again is much higher – you could easily dress down your skirt by pairing it with a more casual top or wear your top with pants.

Bhldn currently has a gorgeous range of bridal skirts in all sorts of styles which can be paired with their singlets, corsets and toppers (essentially cover-ups to be worn over a singlet).  You can check them out here.  So pretty – makes me want to get married again! *sigh*

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we survived march!

Well, March is pretty much over and I am happy to report that we survived!  (Only just!)  We still have a few more weddings and other things planned for April before we head off on a little break overseas which we’re definitely looking forward to.

I know that the blog has been a bit quiet lately and I’m hoping to rectify that now that the busiest month of our wedding season is over and share with you some of the amazing weddings we’ve been so lucky to work on over the past wedding season.  We also have some new team members to introduce you to who have really been stepping up and keeping me sane over the past few months!

For now, here is a snap I took at a wedding we styled this past weekend at Donnelly River Village.  We used hay bales for seating and the kangaroos clearly enjoyed snacking on them – luckily they waited until after the ceremony!

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tickle the imagination magazine

Locally produced magazine, Tickle the Imagination, is always full of beautiful images, lots of party and crafting ideas and information about talented local vendors.

This month we are so honoured to have the “Eco Elegance” shoot we styled last year at Raw Kitchen in Fremantle featured in the magazine.  This was a collaboration with some of our favourite people including iZO Photography, Pretty Willow, IVY, Olive Farm Designs, The Articulate, Tux & Tutu, Theodorus Makeup, Hera Studio, Patricia Fernandes and Cherry Pies Cakes.

Also featured in this edition is an article with our top tips for taking an idea and transforming it into a beautiful event!

You can order a copy online here (either a digital or print copy), or find it at Angove Street Collective, Mr Sparrow Shop or a variety of other Australia-wide stockists listed here.

Here’s a little preview of the Eco Elegance shoot – we’ll share more soon!

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Image by iZO Photography