Top 10 wedding photos for your big day

Pinterest has opened up a whole realm of inspirational photographs to help brides plan their wedding, and I thought I’d share my top 10! Particularly focussing on the bride and groom, these are some key shots that I would love to brief my photographer on. I love the more natural, less posed photographs, and particularly ones where there isn’t much eye contact with the camera.

So here’s my current top 10!

The Bride & Groom:

Perfect lighting and composition. Photographed by Justin James.

Props of the balloons add so much to this beautiful photograph by Amanda Wilcher. Read the rest of this entry

Inspire Me Wednesday: Benj Haisch

Benj Haisch | Photographer

Featured on Green Wedding Shoes yesterday, I couldn’t help but be instantly infected by Benj Haisch’s photographs. Not only does he capture the beauty, love and moments of the couple; but you can clearly see the love and joy he has of photography just by the photographs he takes. The way Benj captures this emotive and explosiveness in photos is beautiful. A truly talented photographer – make sure to check out his blog for more inspiration. I spent hours poring through his collection.

Benj Haisch Photography

Benj Haisch Photography

Benj Haisch Photography

The photographs of newly engaged couple Mathias and Chelsea grabbed me immediately due to the use of powder, as we’ve been working with this treatment recently at work. This stunning sequence has been captured perfectly – and I can definitely see why Benj was instantly drawn to them, I think I want to be friends with them already too! Check out the full feature, here’s a snippet of the series. Read the rest of this entry

Vera Wang opens in Sydney

Exciting news this week with Vera Wang opening a long awaited store in Sydney! The boutique is located in the InterContinental Hotel on Macquarie Street in Sydney, and no doubt will have bride-to-be’s flocking from across the country to make an appointment.

Images sourced via The Social Diary and The Knot

You might remember my post earlier this year featuring Vera Wang’s new collection, with a heavy emphasis on the big and bold colour red the theme of the collection, inspired by the Paris Opera. The Spring/Summer ’12 bridal collection is in-store now and was previewed for the star studded launch.

Brides will also be treated to a twice-yearly Vera Wang trunk show, to be held in-store every May and November. As well the designers well known gowns, the boutique includes shoes, accessories, fragrance and highlights from Wedgewood homewares line.

This beautiful black gown is among many to be featured in the flagship store which are part of the designers Autumn-Winter collection, modeled by Ines English.

The store is aimed at gaining a share of the bullish Australian wedding industry, which is worth $4.3 billion each year according to the business information company IBISWorld. [Credit: Herald Sun]

Sneak Peek: Kristina and Josh

Long overdue, but coming soon – the feature of Josh and Kristina’s beautiful destination wedding in Hawaii! Completely planned by the bride from Australia, the wedding was such fun and a forever memorable experience. Look out for the full feature this Sunday but for now, here’s some of the gorgeous couple shot on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort after the ceremony.

Black tie mismatched bridesmaids

I hadn’t thought to do another post on mismatched bridesmaid dresses, as you all know by now how much of a fan I am of them! But a friend in LA sent me this a few days ago, which was featured on her local tanning specialist, Sunkissed by Jenni website.

These ladies look absolutely stunning, and I think are such a true representation of a perfectly ‘mismatched’ bridesmaids for a black tie wedding. They are suitably formal, while still looking like they are part of the same bridal party.

Short and sweet, and sorry for blabbing on so much about mismatched bridal dresses. I am clearly keen to do this in my own wedding!

What do you think of these ladies and their dust rose ensemble?

Choosing artificial flowers for your wedding bouquet

The lovely Nicole from “How Divine” has been talking to me about artificial flowers for a while now, and so I asked her to write a few words to share with you all!

How Lovely bouquet

Brides are faced with so many options when planning their wedding, and choosing the right wedding flowers can be a tricky decision. A number of brides aren’t quite sure what flowers will be in season on their wedding day, the average cost of flowers, which flowers look best together and even what to do with them after their wedding day! So many questions! Here’s a few hot tips if you’re considering using artificial real touch flowers for your bouquets: Read the rest of this entry

Statement Necklaces

I’m a big fan of statement jewellery, and when I saw this photo posted on Style Me Pretty last week, I was surprised that I hadn’t considered a statement necklace to complement a bridal gown. This trend is picking up speed, and I am excited to see the interest level from brides growing. If you’re a fan of this trend, there’s a few things to think about.

  • Statement necklaces work best on dresses with open necklines – strapless, sweethearts, or off-the-shoulders.
  • If your dress has a lot going on already, it might be better to stick to the elegant, subtle accessories.
  • For a shorter neck, you may want to consider complementing with longer necklaces which make you appear to have a elongated neck.

The other consideration for using statement necklaces, might be to stylishly update your look for the reception. This stunning bride below changed up the look entirely from ceremony to reception, by adding the black belt to her Vera Wang, and highlighting the look with a big, bold statement necklace. Sourced via Chic Vintage Brides and photographed by NK Photography.

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Green Wedding Shoes – The Princess Bride feature shoot

As my favourite movie of all time, seeing this feature on Green Wedding Shoes was such a treat.

Photographed by the talented Ashley Bee and styled by Erin B Events, they have created the ultimate re-enactment of Buttercup and Wesley, down to the detail of the cake with the iconic words “As You Wish”. That phrase forever has a special place in my heart! The styling of Buttercup is truly gorgeous, the dress and headpiece are something I can picture Buttercup choosing to wear herself!

I haven’t ever really considered taking styling cues from favourite movies, but it’s a nice idea, and I particularly like the quotes that have been immortalised in this setting. Beautiful shoot, make sure you take a look at the entire feature over at Green Wedding Shoes.

Inspire Me Wednesday: Shannen Norman

As my last post on country style bridesmaid dresses were from a wedding that Shannen Norman photographed, it seemed only fitting to feature her work today. Getting a taste for what Shannen captures through her lens, I kept wanting more. Here’s a collection of photographs from her, I highly recommend browsing through her beautiful photographs yourself!

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Country style mismatched bridesmaid dresses

I stumbled upon Shannen Norman‘s website via Style Me Pretty‘s wedding feature of Jenny & Chad. These mismatched bridesmaid dresses are definitely among my favourite that I’ve seen.

The vintage style of these ladies coupled with a range of cool to summer colours really steals the show. Love it! What do you think?

Highly recommend checking out Shannen Norman‘s photography, the photographs she captures are truly stunning! I’m going to feature her this week on Inspire Me Wednesday so stay tuned!