Archive for the ‘2011’ Category

Vintage Inspiration on Etsy

In 2012, December 2011, Inspiration, January 2012 on January 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

I’ve found some beautiful wedding inspiration on Grey Likes and I wanted to share it with you. Here goes!

I especially love the use of the old suitcase as part of the table decoration in that first shot. Just gorgeous.


Christmas Wedding Inspiration

In 2011, December 2011, Inspiration on December 25, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

In light of the season, I thought I would post some pretty Christmas wedding inspiration photos for us to all drool over. Here goes:

Christine Centrepieces

Christmas Centrepieces

Christmas Centrepieces

Images all from Best Wedding Decor.

Christmas Centrepiece

Images from Tybee Island Wedding.

Images from one of my favourite places to obtain inspiration, Elizabeth Anne Designs. This blog is where I found the inspiration pictures for my perfect centrepieces.

Image from another of my favourite places, We Heart It. Also home of my photograph inspiration that has sent us to Europe for our honeymoon. I have to admit, I’m loving this photograph!

Image from Koda Chrome Wedding.

Have you come across any brilliant Christmas inspiration? I’d love to hear about it if you have!

1950s Cocktail Wedding

In 2011, December 2011, Decoration, Inspiration on December 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I’ve found a beautiful 1950s Cocktail Wedding on Polka Dot Bride.

Here’s a few of my favourite photographs:

1950s cocktail wedding on Polka Dot Bride

I’m especially loving the idea of having the scrabble sets out so that people can play with them (what a great place card idea!). Think those and lego will be too much?

Guest Book

In 2011, Inspiration, November 2011, Reception, Stationery, Traditions on December 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I had spoken to the fiance about having a series of old postcards out for people to write on instead of a guest book. He wasn’t crash hot on the idea, but I’ve been looking into it anyway in case I can change his mind.

I had been looking at getting a small red pillar post box to post the cards into, but they’re surprisingly difficult to find (if you know where I can get one let me know!)

In the meantime, someone has pointed me towards this

Postes Letter Box from Provincial

that’s available from Provincial Living. For $25, I think an alternative might have been found!

Flowergirl Hair Accessories

In 2011, Bridal Party, Flower Girls, Inspiration, November 2011, Outfits on November 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I’ve been trying to work out what kind of hair accessories I was going to give my flower girl. It’s been hard choosing between a headband, clips, flowers, bows, and all sorts of other ideas!

I saw this cute little idea at Online Bridal Store

and I think it would go nicely with the dress I want for her.

Flower Girl Dress

Incidentally, this is how I think I want her hair to look:

What do you think?

Jadongood Photography Inspiration

In 2011, Inspiration, November 2011, Photography on November 13, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Loving some of the photographs I’ve seen on Jadongood Photography especially these two, which are my favourites:



Wedding Inspiration

Which are your favourites?

30% off Wedding Photographer

In 2011, Inspiration, November 2011, Photography on November 4, 2011 at 2:41 am

Another great deal that’s landed in my inbox courtesy of Boutique Bride – a wedding photographer discount!

You pay $7 and get a coupon for 30% off the cost of having Zen Foto as your wedding photographers.

I’ve had a look through their image gallery and there seem to be some very lovely shots.

I think this one is my favourite, though

Candid Photo on Zen Foto

Custom Cake Toppers

In 2011, Decoration, October 2011 on October 12, 2011 at 12:51 am

I don’t actually need these because, as mentioned earlier, we’re having lego cake toppers. That aside, I received an email from Boutique Bride that has a deal on custom cake toppers made by Minikin Mania. They normally retail at $179.00 but this deal allows you to buy them for only $99. That’s a lovely 45% discount – would that we could get all our wedding buys at that kind of a discount!

Custom Cake Topper - Image from

My Inspiration Board

In 2011, Inspiration, September 2011 on September 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

I think I mentioned a while ago that I should have a go at putting together my own ‘Inspiration Board’.

Well, I have finally done it and I have a new-found respect for everyone out there in the multiverse that makes it look so flawless and easy!

Behold, my attempt at an Inspiration Board:

Inspiration Board

Birdcage Veil and Headpiece

In 2011, Outfits, September 2011, Veil on September 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’ve been trying to create my own headpiece based on this image from Brenda’s Bridal Veils:

Vintage Hairpiece

I bought two flowers, with the idea of practicing on one, and then using the other as the actual hairpiece.

Well, after a few days of playing around with slides, and clips and bobby pins and a miscellany of other ways of fixing the flower in my hair I’ve concluded that 1. it’s harder than it looks and 2. I’m not sure it’s really me.

While I love the idea of the birdcage veil, and may still try to create it just for a few of the professional photographs, I think I’m just going to stick with an elbow length veil for the ceremony, and then be veil-less at the reception.

Now I’ll have to see whether there’s a way to turn the brooch that matches my jewellery into some sort of hairclip…

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