Monthly Archives: March 2017

Wedding Photography

Located in Sydney NSW and currently on the search for a wedding photographer to capture all the special moments of your wedding day.

  • Dreamlife Photos & Video

Priding themselves on their ability to come up with premium products at competitive prices, Dreamlife Photos & Video offers consummate professionals and state of the art technology to capture your wedding photography. With operations across Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, Dreamlife has received numerous awards for excellence in photography, cinematography, and customer service. And, as Dreamlife also offers wedding videography, you needn’t stress about finding another supplier to capture your special moments on film!

  • T-One Image

Believing in the importance of gorgeous wedding photography that transports you back to your wedding day, T-One Image offers tasteful and flawless images to cherish for the rest of your lives. Working with your personal style, T-One Image strives to allow your personalities to shine, and deliver photography that accurately portrays and reflects you as a couple. With the help of T-One Image, allow your wedding photography to communicate your love without words.

  • Captured by Pavel

Striving to preserve your memories through unique and captivating story-telling, Captured by Pavel promises to create an intimate and emotional documentary of your special day. Captured by Pavel will capture every little detail of your wedding through images to cherish for a lifetime. And, with 12 years experience, Captured by Pavel is a sure bet for great wedding photography.

  • Studio RL Photography

Passionate about capturing the special moments, Studio RL Photography promises to provide incredible wedding photography in a style that is unique to each couple’s personalities. Taking a personal approach, the fun and dedicated team of AIPP accredited professional photographers can’t wait to meet you and tailor a wedding photography experience to accurately reflect your love for one another. And, offering videography as well, the gallery of Studio RL Photography is well worth a look.

  • Images by Kevin

Taking a friendly and unobtrusive approach, Images by Kevin promises to showcase your wedding day through natural, creative, and gorgeous photography. Offering a truly personal experience, Images by Kevin strives to really get to know their clients in order to deliver natural, non-posey photos. With Images by Kevin, you can rest assured the task of capturing all the special moments of your wedding day is safely in the hands of a seasoned professional who truly cares.

Located in Melbourne, VIC and currently on the search for a wedding photographer to capture all the special moments of your wedding day

  • ICON PHOTOGRAPHY

Devoted to delivering iconic, colourful, beautiful photos that you will cherish forever, ICON PHOTOGRAPHYoffers to capture the emotion of your special day for an affordable price. With over 10 years experience, this professional team of photographers strive to ensure your day is relaxed, enjoyable, and fun, and you receive wedding photography you and your family will forever be proud of.

  • DBM Photography

With a plethora of awards behind them, DBM Photography promises to deliver a wedding album full of memories you’ll cherish for years to come. Using only the best professional cameras and software, and implementing exceptional attention to detail, this Melbourne studio offers couples a full day coverage – from getting ready, to the end of your reception. And, promising a free initial consultation, you really have nothing to lose with DBM Photography!

  • Dezine By Mauro

Established in 1998, Dezine By Mauro has helped thousands of couples preserve their cherished wedding memories – and you could be next! This studio strives to create work that is always cutting edge and unique – so not to fall into the category of the ‘mundane’ wedding photographer. Take a look at Dezine By Mauro’s gallery today – you won’t be disappointed!

Wedding Decorations

Couples are becoming ever more creative with their wedding decorations in order to create a wedding reception design that is personal, unique and memorable. Before you decide on the type of decorations you would like, you will need to determine a theme or colour scheme for your wedding.

The extent of your wedding decorations will depend largely on what you can afford. If you are on a tight budget, it might be wise to stick to one type of decoration, such as table centrepieces, and make sure these create an impact, rather than spending money on lots of smaller decorations that might get lost in your venue.

The style of your wedding venue will also influence your decorations. If you are hiring an elaborately decorated room, you should keep your decorations simple, but if you are using a plain marquee or function room, you can afford to go overboard on the decorations.

Here are some of the elements of your wedding to incorporate into your decorative scheme:

  • Wedding flowers
  • Table centrepieces
  • Bomboniere
  • Wedding cake
  • Table linen including napkins and rings
  • Chair covers and sashes
  • Place names and table plans

    Ways to use flowers

    Ordering floral arrangements that you can use for the ceremony and then transfer to the reception to use as table centrepieces is a great way to use flowers, and is also cost effective.

    However, there are many other ways to use flowers in your wedding decorations. Garlands of fresh flowers hanging from the ceiling, or wrapped around beams and pillars can be very dramatic, and flowered archways can add interest to your wedding venue. Try placing a fresh flower in each place setting, or scattering rose petals on the tables.

    Other popular wedding decorations

    Candles are a popular addition to wedding decorations, from simple tea lights to towering candelabras. They are available in a wide variety of colours and can add romantic lighting as well as subtle scents to your reception. Another way to create warm lighting is to use lanterns, either traditional metal or Chinese style paper lanterns.

    Contemporary decorations include decorative birdcages, sparkling costume jewellery, metallic balloons, and bold coloured and patterned fabrics. Another trend in wedding decoration is to use topiary, or indoor trees decorated with lights or ornaments reflecting your wedding theme.

    Some of the more unusual trends in wedding decoration to crop up in the last year include using outdoor furniture such as wrought iron tables and benches in an indoor venue, and having uniquely designed and frequently changing wallpaper projected onto plain walls or the inside of a marquee.

Wedding Invitation Card

 Laser cut wedding invitations:

  • This creative laser cut invitation was designed and created by the Californian bride and groom, Christine Srivongse and Ian Collins. They held a wonderful wedding in the wilds of California – and their entire wedding invitation suite, which included a guide to the local flora and fauna – was created with that in mind.
  • These hand-made cards are perfect for an Art Deco or Gatsby inspired wedding. They are foiled with gold cut-outs and look, well, spectacular.
  • Another fantastic design, these lovely hand-made wedding invitations allow couples to personalise the gate’s filigree with the couple’s initials
  • A combination of laser cut design with gold foil and Letterpress printing, these seriously luxe wedding invitations are inspired by Chantilly bridal lace.
  • This simple pink rose design is pure pretty and would suit a garden wedding so well.
  • This Tree of Love invitation is printed on craft card and can be personalised in your choice of colour from Elephant orange to Puffin Blue
  • A striking blue background highlights this invitation’s lovely lillies and delicate lace pattern.
  • Yet another Tree of Love design, this one focuses on Autumnal leaves in both its design and colouring.
  • It isn’t just wedding invitations that can benefit from a little laser cutting. These lovely Save the Date cards shimmer with silver foil and delicately cut but very modern flowers.
  • These glittering 3D wedding invitations may be a little hard to stuff into an envelope, but the result is worth it.

Spring is the world’s favourite time in which to marry, not just because of the divine weather, but also because of the fresh and beautiful blooms that abound, filling the air with that sweet, once-a-year perfume that tells us Spring has most definitely sprung.

  • Roses galore

Effortlessly romantic, this delicate, rose-laden invitation is not only perfect for a Spring wedding, it would be even more perfect if you’re holding an outdoor Spring wedding!

  • Bloomin’ beautiful

What an eye-poppingly vibrant colour scheme this invitation suite uses. The suite includes an Order of Service booklet, information card, RSVP, table numbers and Save the Date cards, as well as bomboniere tags and wishing well cards, all boasting the same beautiful blooms.

  • Wondrous watercolour

Boasting a quintessentially Spring palette, the watery blooms featured across this invitation suit are heartbreakingly beautiful and reminiscent of something Monet would have adored.

Some of the most beautiful and elegant wedding invitations we’ve ever seen have come from a letterpress. The letterpress printing process is centuries old and results in a tactile, textured invitations, unlike modern printing processes. It’s important to consider not only the design of your wedding invitations but also your printing methods. Wondering if maybe letterpress wedding invitations are for you? Take a look at these letterpress wedding invitations we love:

1. This rustic rough-edged invitation set

2. A simple design with floral envelope insert

3. This blush and navy cursive  set with matching return address

4. This ivory and navy classic letterpress wedding invitation

5. This elegant gold wedding invitation set with blue and gold envelope insert

6. This beautiful foiled rose gold design

 

Wedding cake

 The wedding cake will take centre stage if you’re displaying it at your wedding reception, so those brides that are having a themed wedding need to make sure they also consider the wedding cake theme.

  • A beach themed wedding

For an understated take on the beach theme, have your cake iced in pale blue and then adorned it with white icing star fish and shell designs. Alternatively, sunshine yellow makes a real statement, and white wave shapes circling around the tiers can add variety. Sponge flavours such as lemon or carrot are suitable for a beach wedding as you want your cake to be light without melting in the tropical sun.

  • A vintage wedding

The possibilities for a vintage wedding cake are endless, but a contemporary option would be to have a two or three tiered fruit cake iced in pale pink, and then have white lace effect icing over the top.

  • A traditional wedding

If your theme is simply a classic, traditional wedding, you will be looking for a multiple tiered white cake on a structured stand, decorated with flowers. For a modern twist have fondant roses stacked between the layers to hide the supports of the cake stand.

If your wedding dress is short and you have chosen funky food stations instead of a sit down dinner, your wedding is modern and sassy, and the recent trend for cup cake towers would suit you down to the ground. The latest fashion in cup cakes is to have a regular cake made as the top tier and then to have mini versions of that cake piled up to create the lower tiers. That way the bride and groom still have something to cut.

  • Cakes inspired by bridal gowns

There is a growing trend towards basing your cake design on the style of your wedding dress. Ivory, cream and white cakes are regaining popularity, and these are being decorated with pearls, diamante, fabric, flowers and pieces of jewellery to mimic the bride’s outfit. Some high end cake makers are actually working with dress designers to create couture cakes inspired by the designers’ collections.

  • Strong colours and bold patterns

For brides that want something different to the traditional white cake, strong colours and bold patterns such as polka dots are very fashionable. The cake colours can be chosen to complement the overall wedding colour scheme; choosing a bolder shade of the bridesmaid dress colour often works well. Large individual patterns such as flowers can extend across several cake layers to add impact.

  • Ice cream cakes

For casual summer weddings, ice cream cakes are the perfect choice, and should double up as dessert as your guests won’t be able to take a piece home. White chocolate and strawberry or lemon are popular flavours for ice cream cakes, just be careful not to leave the cake out of the freezer for too long if you don’t want it to collapse.

  • A new twist on cup cakes

The trend for filling a large cake stand with individual cup cakes is still thriving, but some brides are looking for a new way to take this idea forward. One innovative solution is a traditional square layered cake with a couple of layers made up of tiny individual square cakes, fully iced and personalised for your guests. This is a more formal alternative to cup cakes but still means that each guest gets an individual cake.

  • Black and white cakes

White icing with black detail has been fashionable for some time now, but this season stylish black and white cakes are being livened up with a splash of colour, such as bright red, pink or orange flowers, or a bold ribbon.