Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My New Brown Suitcase

The perfect purchase today. Love my new brown suitcase.  It is exactly the right size and colour to go with the suitcase that used to be my nana's.  

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bow Ties back in style

for the man in your life...

Bow ties are back in fashion, and look better than ever.  Not necessarily worn with a tuxedo, but with a well cut, and perfectly fitting suit.

Photography by Dave at Masterpieces Photography + Video
Suit by Always Habit
Wedding Gown by JK Courture Designs
Hair and Make Up by Nadine from Masterpieces Photography + Video

Class is back in style, but with your own quirky, unique touches.  
Here's how to tie a traditional bow tie:

Start with the end in your left hand extending 4 centimetres below that in your right hand.

Cross the longer end over the shorter end and pass through the loop.

Form the front loop of the bow by doubling up the shorter end (hanging) and placing it across your collar points

Hold this front loop with your thumb and forefinger of your left hand. Drop the long end down over the front.

Place the right forefinger, pointing up, on the bottom half of the hanging part. Pass up behind the front loop

Poke the resulting loop through the know behind the front loop.

Even ends and tighten.

Inspiring Beauty

How stunning is this iconic image of Elizabeth Taylor by Philippe Halsman.  Hard to believe she was only 16.

From Magnum Photos

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What a week!

It was very exciting to have our display at the Ideal Bride last week, and this week we have had a photo shoot with Masterpieces Photography + Video to show how our beautiful handcrafted products can work at your wedding.  I'm looking forward to putting up the images, so keep in touch.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ideal Bride Expo Today

Yay - The Ideal Bride Expo starts today.  Come on in and have a look at our display.  Our stunning handmade fabric bouquets and accessories are all there to view.

The fashion parade is always fantastic so make sure you are there for the 11:30 or 2:30 show.

Today and tomorrow
10am to 4pm
RNA Showgrounds
Gregory Terrace
Fortitude Valley

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Olive Handmade Fabric Bouquet

Stylish Olive Fabric Bouquet with a sheen of daring red. Perfect for a confident chic bride.

Olive Bouquet - $75

All of our bouquets are handmade.  Our custom order bouquets start at $95.
All products incur a postage and handling charge for delivery. Please enquire when ordering.

The Sweetest Bonboniere

A simple and effective bonboniere are jars of lollies.  Recently I have seen many weddings that have a lolly bar, and guest are provided with small jars to fill and take home.  Such a great way to get guest talking and interacting.

Here are jars bought from a local budget shop filled with lollies and a simple ribbon to bring the colours together.

These jars I found at an op shop, and I think they could work really well as all different shapes and sizes.  These are old spice bottles that I have washed and sterilised.  I painted the lids, added white tulle around the bottles and a classic black ribbon to finish them off.

DIY Wedding Hanging Decorations

Here are a selection of easy to make Wedding Hanging Decorations

What you need:
  • foam ball - they come in a range of sizes
  • paint
  • glue and glue gun
  • decorations
  • ribbon
  • pins

Paint your foam balls so that the colour compliments the decorations you have chosen.

With your glue gun adhere you decorations.  Here I used a packet of scrapbooking flowers

To hang your decoration glue, then pin a length of ribbon at the desired length.

I also added a few embellishments with some pearls

This is a really cheap alternative.  I used a second book and cut out flower shapes.

To give an extra dimension I used tracing paper and pages from an old book.

Here I went with a black and white theme.

And this one is made from paua shell

The option is endless and can be made to fit any theme, or colour scheme

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I see Red - Bespoke Fabric Bouquets

Our latest gorgeous creations are fabric bouquets.  Perfect for a more individual look, and available in any colour.  Featured here is an example of 'wow factor' red.  

Bouquets start from as little as $55.  This bouquet is $75.

To find out more or to purchase this bouquet please email us.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Looking for something unique, or would like a design bespoke service.  

We design and create individual invitations and accessories that reflect you and your wishes for weddings and any special occasions.

Wedding DIY - Mrs & Mrs Signs

Looking at creating unique decorations for your wedding?  Here's an easy one you can create in your own colour theme.  You can add extra details, such as embellishments like diamantes, ribbon and pearls.

I love the natural tones of browns so here's my example.  You will need the following:
  • 2 MDF Boards
  • The letters for what you want to spell out
  • Paint 
  • Scrap booking paper
In total I spent about $20 at Spotlight.

Firstly paint your MDF boards in the colour or colours you would like

Paint the letters you are using.

Adhere the scrap booking paper to the MDF board

Now glue the letters onto the boards to complete the look.

Valentines Day - Inspiration Board

Valentines Day is here, and I can't help but think of red roses, red hearts, red shoes, red everything.

I'm sure it's not just me!

Here are some inspiring red themed images to get you in the Valentines Day spirit.