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Sneak Peek: Nidhi & Eric

Wow, what a wedding! What an experience!

Sunday Ceremony Nidhi and Eric

I definitely need some time to collate the full post about Nidhi and Eric’s wedding – and serious consultation with the bride and groom to make sure I get everything right! The Rajasthan wedding, held at Neemrama Fort Palace was certainly one to remember. Not only were the weekend festivities memorable and fun, with the bride and groom donning two extravagant outfits to gawk at, but the merging of both Nidhi and Eric’s worlds was seamless. Friends and family all got along famously, with new friendships formed over the days at the Fort.

A selection of two highlights before I leave you with a few photos

  • Spending time with Nidhi! Getting to spend some valuable time with Nids before, during and after the wedding festivities was so special to me. Destination weddings really give you a lot more opportunity to spend time with the couple, as everyone is in the one place. But both Nidhi and Eric really made so much effort to spend time with us, and make everyone a part of the experience. Spending time with Nidhi both mornings of her wedding events was precious, and I feel so honoured to have been a part of it with her.
  • New friends! Not only did I get to finally meet Eric, Nidhi’s beau (who is wonderful by the way!), but Les and I got to make some new special friends. You truly enjoy experiences when you like the people you’re with, and having some of Nidhi and Eric’s dearest friends in one place meant that we really got to know a few people quite well.

I”m saving all the beautiful wedding ceremonies and rituals for the main post, but here’s a few sneak peek photos to tide you over! Those who already follow me on Instagram will already have had a bit of eye candy! Read the rest of this entry

Off to India…

It’s been a busy two weeks, and now I’m about to set off to India for the nuptials for one of my most darling friends, Nidhi. My first trip to India, so I’m really looking forward to all the cultural experiences and the chance to experience such a special day with these two. Can’t wait to show you some colourful photos of the big day!

Nidhi & Eric

Nidhi & Eric

We are headed off on Tuesday, and the wedding is next weekend at Neemrama Forte, which from looking at it, is pretty spectacular! We’ll be away for about 10 days, back just in time for my birthday! So I’ll be off the blog for the next two weeks, but likely on Instagram so make sure to follow me at @somethngborrowd.

Tiffany & Co – #truelovepictures

I loved this competition when I saw it earlier in the year, and as they are doing another round of it now, I was compelled to have a quick flick through some of the older entries. This moment just struck a chord, and thought it was beautifully captured. Submitted by @inkedfingers.

Caption reads: My heart skips a beat when I think of spending every second by your side @TiffanyAndCo #truelovepictures

My heart skips a beat when I think of spending every second by your side @TiffanyAndCo #truelovepictures

Enter your own True Love moment @ Tiffany and Co

DIY: Wedding Photo Frame

Trusty old Pinterest delivered this gorgeous idea my way…Finding an old windowpane and blowing up a large image from your big wedding day. What do you guys think? Has anyone done it?

Wedding day windowpane DIY

DIY Windowpane Photos

Kristina & Josh: 25 November 2011, Hawaii

josh and kristina hawaii destination wedding

Our favourite destination wedding of 2011, our beautiful friends Kristina and Josh were married on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Turtle Bay Resort was the perfect setting for their nuptials.

Truly a fairytale story, Josh and Kristina met by chance on St Patricks Day while Kristina was backpacking around Australia, and Josh was on business in Sydney. A story that you would only believe hearing it first hand from the couple themselves, it was complete fate that brought those two together. A leap of faith by Kristina in moving to Australia, here they are now, married 4 years later. (See Kristina & Josh’s story at the end of this post)

Planning a destination wedding can’t have been easy, but Kristina pulled it off without a hitch! I thought that I would ask Kristina to share a few pieces of wisdom around destination wedding planning. Read the rest of this entry

Anna Campbell Armadale Boutique Launch

It was quite an honour to be invited to share in the special event that was Anna Campbell‘s opening of her second bridal boutique in Melbourne’s highly coveted High Street, Armadale. The bright, young designer has certainly added her touch to this beautiful store.

Anna Campbell Armadale boutique opening

The Boutique

The boutique felt so warm and welcoming, and upon meeting with Anna and speaking with her, you understand why. She brings so much of herself to this boutique, with every detail so carefully handpicked and considered. The chandeliers add such ambiance to the room, really highlighting the stunning high ceilings and romantic feel of the room. The special personal touches of Anna’s sketches adorn the walls, with beautiful handmade mood boards with magazine cutouts, lace and beading.

The Victorian style is carried through to the back of the boutique with large free standing mirrors, large spacious changing rooms and Victorian style chairs. Read the rest of this entry

Striped bridesmaid dresses

I came across this wedding after finding this photo on Pinterest and falling in love with the pink and white striped bridesmaid outfits! I loved that they weren’t actually dresses but done beautifully with the golden neutral tshirt style to complete the outfit and match the bride.

After trying to find the photographer of this image to see more photos of the gorgeous bridesmaid dresses, I came across their story. Emi & Chase have a dedicated site that tells the stories of their lives together, including their beautiful wedding photos! But I’m here to focus on the bridesmaid dresses, because I was instantly drawn to how different these ensembles were and loved the touch of pink! Highly recommend checking out their bridal photography shoot as well, truly divine!

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Bridal Birdcage Veil

My good friend Ebony wore the most stunning birdcage veil at her wedding a few years ago, and I absolutely adored hers. She looked so classic and beautiful, and really complemented her dress. I just had to share some photos of her on her big day!

I think there are more and more brides that opt for the birdcage veil, or bridal hairpieces instead of the full veil. I think they really allow you to have a bit more uniqueness to your look. What do you think about fascinator veils?

Designer Spotlight: Pallas Couture “Fantasia”

You guys have been absolutely loving Pallas Couture of late…So I know you’re just going to love this too!

Sneak peek from Pallas Couture’s shoot in the USA with Sheridyn Fisher modelling their “Fantasia” gown.

Great idea for your wedding guestbook

Whilst researching warehouse venues tonight, I stumbled upon this gorgeous idea from Couture Events blog. Photography courtesy of Bryan N. Miller Photography, who is now on my ‘to watch’ list!

What a gorgeous idea, to have a special momento from your guests on your wedding night! Much more interesting than a guest book, and a perfect piece of artwork for your home as a constant reminder of your special day and loved ones! Polaroids are always such a hit at weddings, they’re instant, they’re fun and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words!

What do you think of this idea for a guestbook? Would you do it at your wedding?