Monthly Archives: October 2014

Metallic Weddings

Metallics, if done tastefully, can add a huge amount of luxe and glamour to any event.
As a bridalwear designer I get to experiment with every type of ground, however I always mute my designs with a touch of gold or silver. You reeeeally can’t have a wedding without them.
The idea of having metallics may seem scary at first…
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But there are tricks to be able to use metallics for maximum impact.
Decor
Decor is one of the easiest and quickest ways to sneak in some glitter!

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Centrepieces and vases are available in the most gorgeous antique golds and silvers. Your table decor is the most forgiving part of your wedding, it doesn’t all have to match!

The key is to find a type of metallic you’re happy with and stay away from those that will plummet your wedding into the tacky area. Matte colours and antique colours add the most prestige, whereas yellow silvers and yellow golds turn your wedding into a 5 year old’s princess party. Although….

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With table decor…go all out! You can never have too much!

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Bridalwear
A metallic dress. Not many brides’ idea of preferred bridalwear, but they look SO beautiful and glamorous that you should find a way to incorporate these into your big day.

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IMG_6795.JPGThis is pretty full on, but actually for a reception or rehearsal dinner it’s AMAZING!

IMG_6796.JPGThis beautiful Oscar De La Renta shows just how you can add touches of sparkle.

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IMG_6797.JPGIf you want to add metallics into your wedding but don’t want to go as far as metallic clothing, go for small touches like make-up or accessories. Huge impact…teeny tiny efforts…what’s not to like?!

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Cakes
These beautiful cakes are the perfect touch to your millennium wedding.

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Flowers
Make sure the teeniest parts have the metallic touch, such as your bouquet. There are fab sprayed bouquets available but if these are not your cup of tea, then improvise.

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Embrace your inner Midas!
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Oscar De La Renta – A Bridal Inspiration

Following the sad news of the passing of the amazing Oscar De La Renta, I thought it only fitting to showcase his 2015 Bridal collection.

De La Renta has led a truly inspirational design career and has been one of the biggest bridal names within the fashion world, not to mention an icon in ready to wear fashion.

Oscar De La Renta – 2015

The 2015 collection comprises of the perfect use of embellishment and embroidery against clean, crisp silhouettes. Just amazing!

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The us of lace within the collection is minimal, comparative to the use of material, creating the perfect angelic bridal look. e725fe7f-737f-45cb-823e-38bb7c80b004This open empire trail skirt has to be one of my favourite cuts from this collection. So simple yet so effective. d031aea8-e467-4f47-b7b2-65b8a3a0dc7dI absolutely adore this embroidery. Threadwork is a huge passion of mine within my own bridal designs so this gets a huge thumbs up from me. d9db6b6e-b42a-495e-957b-b7a204c81a31A full padded skirt. YES. A gorgeous lace overlay yoke. YES. Love! a465d22d-966b-4665-b5cc-3f17686d6894No I don’t just like this because the new Mrs. Clooney wore it. The only designer to make a short wedding dress ooze elegance.66648922-de95-40b6-bf0b-62b9e727985a b56b2c77-4ecf-49d8-9c61-dad9825698eb b15374ff-c75e-4328-aacc-8a680ad77212 beach dressThe perfect beach wedding dress. Front split, lace and a bohemian bouquet…beach anyone? 112047b3-1103-4556-80cb-a49fd274751b27226a52-2b01-4460-9bbb-fa592c254427 3262b234-3dd8-4a13-848b-2c856bbccf7b 252faccf-b59f-4c47-93f7-cedc6b978c82 17e552e2-550b-485b-8954-38857db273ee 4acf889d-57a8-4628-83bc-1d3451a730afThe cut of the corset is so beautifully structured, this shape would be amazing on any figure! 02c926a2-acff-4c54-8036-a447f7be3fd0 1a104f33-0dc2-4b48-998f-f9b175189eeb 0c377fc0-e744-4472-ac15-cdb1c0628ae2

The De La Renta brand is infamously known for its simplicity and elegance. This gorgeous collection proves only this. I can only hope a 2016 bridal collection was in work.

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Most Unique Save the Dates

So you are engaged, you got that ring, well done you! Next step is to save the dates! You don’t want to be the couple with no friends at their wedding because they were too late in the day to book everyone! And you certainly don’t want to be that couple on the receiving end of an eye roll for boring save the date cards!

I have seen and gathered some of the most unique save the dates ever. This is your time to be sickly cute and all in love, go all out with the cheese, it is expected!

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This is really simple and oh so cute!

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Everyone loves scrabble!

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So artsy, I love it!

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Hold on..whaaaat?! A POP UP SAVE THE DATE?! Sold much!?

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Do we know Michelle and Thomas? No. Are we in awe at how cute they are? Of course.

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Really sweet. Hopefully people use this as that month’s calendar!

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Ring and kisses…the simplicity in this is amazing.

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Oh mer gawwwd….STICKERS!!!! OF YOU!!! Too cute!

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Very sweet idea, can’t imagine how it would look with very different sized thumbs however….

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I just love the little cartoons!

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A 4 picture magnet for everyone!? YES PLEASE VANITY! This is amazing!

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I literally cannot express how much I love this saying, thus this is the perfect save the date!

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So this isn’t a save the date – however so cute it could be turned into one!

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Just aww! Mini keys are too cute to ignore

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Pretty cool really.

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Its an actual knot! As in ‘tying the knot’…lets have an actual knot! #mindblown

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Can’t handle the cuteness of this picture save the date!

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Very nerdy but very cool! (nope, not judging!)

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A really simple authentic card, which your surprisingly do not see a lot of today.

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Luggage tag save the date for destination weddings! Love it!

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And people SHOULD feel like they’ve received a golden when they get your wedding invite!

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Love this idea! Here’s one way of making sure everyone wear black tie!

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Not sure I quite understand this…but it is still unique. Feel free to explain this to me anyone.

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PAH! Brilliant. The things we can do with good old chalk.

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CHOCOLAAAAAAAATE!!! Bribery at its finest.

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Just so funny!

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I’d draw hearts EVERYWHERE! Oooh BALLOON hearts!!

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Hilarious!! A girl after my own heart

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Awwwwwww….she gushes.

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Jigsaw save the date….really cool!

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‘My humans’ hahahah

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Ballooooooons! this is pretty cool too

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I mean…legs like that…why not!?

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Too much cuteness! Hearts and pastels!

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Pretty cool

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Cutest little biscuits EVER

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Lego people. Why not.

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Magnet paperclips…maybe stick your picture on them!

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3.D.O.M.G.

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I would LOVE to do this

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Its a polaroid reel of little pics of you two and your save the dates! Really creative

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My favourite! Keyrings!

 

I would love to have lots of these as my own save the dates…however I have no date for people to save. I guess you all have to do it for me!

Enjoy!

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