Jul 20, 2016

Fall Wedding Centerpieces - Rustic and Romantic

Fall wedding centerpieces - more than any other time of year - draw you in and promise a night filled with warm hugs and hot apple cider, dancing and delicious mini pumpkin pies. Clear glass vases spilling over with peach garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, beautiful red berries, and copper colored dahlias or even a plain Mason jar filled with crisp, crimson autumn leaves - makes me feel warm, welcome and well-loved. These are my favorite fall wedding centerpiece ideas, any of which I could gaze at all night long over a generous helping of maple glazed salmon, garlic whipped potatoes and ice cold chardonnay.

rustic fall centerpiece
 
Thanksgiving centerpiece idea
 
DIY fall centerpiece
 
fall lantern centerpieces
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sunflower wedding centerpiece
 
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Jul 6, 2016

7 Must See Succulent Wedding Bouquets

These breathtaking succulent wedding bouquets feature sweet little succulents, also known as "hens and chicks" with shades of sea green, silver blue, deep purple and delicate pink. They pair well with any fresh flower from roses to ranunculus, and require very little effort to produce yourself. They will literally grow - and keep reproducing up to three years - in places no other plants would dare call home. Hot sun, good drainage (most important) and very little water, will make these rustic little rosettes the perfect bouquet for your succulent themed wedding.


 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Jul 3, 2016

15 Unforgettable Fall Wedding Ideas

Many of these unforgettable fall wedding ideas will leave you breathless...the bride and groom sharing a soulful kiss surrounded by a bed of crimson maple leaves on a dream-like October day. Hanging lanterns adorned with red and pale peach garden roses, dusty miller and beautiful hypericum berries. A warm and welcoming glass of hot apple cider served with cherry red apples and fragrant cinnamon sticks.

hanging fall wedding lanterns
 
candy apple wedding station
 
fall wedding sparklers  
 
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cinnamon apple cider
 
DIY fall wedding centerpiece idea
 
s'mores wedding station
 
fall wedding guest book
 
rustic wedding marquee sign
 
fall outdoor wedding blankets
 
rustic outdoor wedding bar
 
fall wedding arch
 
rustic welcome wedding sign
 
outdoor wedding lighting
 
DIY fall wedding sign
 
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Jun 27, 2016

Bohemian Style Wedding Cakes

Bohemian style wedding cakes - how they should look and more importantly...make you feel? Are they naked cakes (as many of these shown here), dressed in wildflowers, baby's breath, peach hypericum berries and silver dollar eucalyptus? Or adorned with fresh and fragrant herbs such as cilantro, sage, fennel and thyme? A wedding cake with a bohemian theme should look like an unconventional collaboration of cake gypsies instead of cake bakers - pouring all their divine nonconformist creativity into a rustic wedding work of art.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jun 20, 2016

Sydney Wedding Reception Venue - the Dolton House

Joanne and Robert's lovely Greek wedding reception took place at the Dolton House at Jones Bay Wharf. One of Sydney, Australia's most award winning wedding reception venues, with a spectacular waterfront view of Sydney Harbour, it was the perfect venue for dancing and dining with a large group of beloved family and friends.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


              Photography:
Blumenthal Photography - http://www.blumenthalphotography.com.au/

What’s your love story? How did you meet originally and get together?  Robert and I actually met at work. We both worked in the same office building and I would always see him when we were leaving. It took a little while for him to finally work up the courage to talk to me and it was just so frustrating waiting for him! I thought the constant looks I gave him were enough but it took him a month before we actually spoke to each other. We kept talking each night as we left work and eventually started dating.
 
Could you sum up your wedding in a couple of sentences – how would you describe the look and feel of the day, the vibe:  Our day honestly felt like a fairy tale (and not just because of my gorgeous Princess gown.) The weather, the church, the forest outside and having all of loved ones there just made the day so special! We wanted something elegant, classic and timeless and I think we achieved just that.

What was important to you about your wedding - what were your priorities from the very beginning?  The most important thing for us was to just enjoy each other’s company and relax! Weddings can be so stressful and a lot of the time you’re running around greeting guests instead of relaxing and creating memories with your partner. We wanted to make sure that we enjoyed the day together and took in absolutely ever little detail of the day! 

What made your venue “the one”?  The church had been somewhat of a family tradition for Robert. His parents and siblings were all married there so it was just a given that we have our ceremony there too! However, I knew our reception was the one as soon as I stepped inside! The venue had that gorgeous elegant and luxurious feel which was perfect for us. We could add our own twist with the décor and there was plenty of space to house all of our guests.


What made the day really special and personal to you?  Honestly, just having all of my family under one roof made the day so special. We have such a huge family and it’s always difficult getting everyone together. My sisters all live in different places and I have a lot of family from overseas so spending this time together is something I’ll never forget.

What advice would you give to brides and grooms planning their day?  Give yourself plenty of time to plan and prepare – at the very least, over 12 months. There’s no point rushing when you don’t have to and although it’s an incredibly exciting time, a last minute schedule can just stress you out and ruin the fun of planning. We gave ourselves plenty of time to get the right venue at the right time and I hardly stressed about all of the other finer details.
How did the proposal happen?  Robert actually proposed to me when we were in Greece. We’d taken a holiday around Europe and when we were in Greece visiting family, he absolutely surprised me at our family dinner. I was the only one who didn’t know but apparently Robert and his relatives were planning it for months! I remember there was just a stunning sunset, we had both of our families around the table, drinks were flowing and the food was delicious. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect proposal.