Friday, February 23

ombré wedding ideas

Ahhhh ombré! It's hard to resist the dreamy look that those graduated shades can create. Of course you don't want to go ombre overboard! But there are so many amazing ways to incorporate a pretty gradient into your wedding design and decoration, it's hard to not to pick them all. This month we're teaming the gradient, watercolour effect with pretty sparkles of bokeh to create soft spot...

Credits: Ruffled gradient gown by Dominique Nadine, Pink Ombre Tassel Garland, $37 from Gen Woo, floral centerpiece from Martha Stewart, Jumbo pink ombre tissue pom pom, $8.80 from PomTree, Pink Ombre Candy Lollipop Wedding Favors, from $13 from Sweet Caroline Confections. Pink omber cake with swirl icing from Glorious Treats, Blackberry Thyme Sparklers via the Effortless Chic, ombre XO cookies shot by Liz Banfield via Style my Pretty, Ombré wedding invitation by 'i do' it yourself, Pink ombre stiletto court shoes by Anne Klein via My Lovely Big Feet, Ombré Wedding Aisle via Martha Stewart
Colour pallet: candy and almond

GET the look... 

Add the fashionable ombre look into your life in shades of pink
1. Ombre printable wedding invitation from 'i do' it yourself 2. Ombre tights salmon - purple, $42 from virivee 3. Feather Fascinator, $1325 from Batcakes Couture 4. Pink graphic bokeh earrings $11 from Beans & Pepper 5. Pink and cream photo pillow, from $50, Irina Wardas Fine Art Photography 6. Paris Hand Painted Statement Necklace, $292 from Doloris Petunia 7. Watercolour and magnolia linen clutch, $32 from Sandrine Marsh Accessories

DIY project 

Add some pizzaz to the party with gorgeous glitter champagne bottles. Camp Makery has a fantastic step by step guide to sparkle up your own bottles with a glitter ombre effect everyone will love.

FREE download 

Time to get glittery with this months free party printable. These fun faux glitter party circles in a mix of different ombré shades is available to downloads from the 'i do' it yourself freebies section.

REAL wedding 

Be inspired by Angela and Dan's breathtaking ombré wedding...

Pictures by Elisabeth Millay Photography

STEAL that style 

If you loved the look of Angela and Dan's ombré wedding, here's how to get it...

1. Ombre menu and order of service design from 'i do' it yourself 2. Ombre Bridesmaids Dresses from $123 from MJVO Couture 3. Grace by Monique Lhuillier sweetheart illusion neckline 4. Ribbon flower girl headband $43 from Blue Sugar Bridal 5. Kastehelmi glass plate € 28.95 from Droog 6. Lavender Stripe Paper Straws Pack of 100 $18 from Beve! 7. Purple Pink Ombre ribbon $23 from Cottage Crafts Online

VENUE view 
Half Moon Bay, California 
With the most amazing views of the Pacific, this Northern Californian wedding location is simply stunning. The Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay has two breathtaking outdoor ceremony locations - the Ocean Lawn and the Bluff both with ocean views, and four reception venues including the The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom.

Pic: The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Pic Bob and Dawn Davis Photography
Pic Bob and Dawn Davis Photography

DIY project 

Ombre yarn wrapped letters 
Monograms are a great personalised touch for a wedding. So impress your guests and make your own 3D versions in a beautiful ombre effect. All you will need is card or wooden letters available from most craft stores, wool in a few different shades and glue. My Sisters Suitcase has an easy to follow step by step for the process.

Pic My Sisters Suitcase


Bokeh. If you've ever wondered what that beautiful blurry light effect in photos is, its called bokeh. It's used to describe the out-of-focus areas of a picture and comes from the Japanese word meaning blur. There is a simple way to take your own romantic bokeh shots and all you need is a bit of black paper! Just cut a circle of card to cover your lens and make a hole in it the shape you want your little lights to be, like these cute little hearts. Check out this great step by step from Yellow Eleven Photography.

Theresas Thompson


Wednesday, February 21

TRENDING: nude wedding dresses

Photo: Clayton Austin custom dress via Green Wedding Shoes

It seems that more and more brides are choosing wedding dresses with a nude tone. This most popular way of adapting this trend is to choose a nude coloured lining under your dress with lace over the top - gorgeous. 

You can see more of our favourite nude gown ideas on pinterest 

Wednesday, January 10

space themed wedding save the date

Newly released - our starry night save the date card. With an image of stars and space in blues and purples it's perfect for an evening celebration under the stars. Inspired by pantone 2018colour of the year choice ultra violet!
Available here

Friday, January 5

starry night inspiration

Perfect for an evening wedding or reception is this romantic wedding theme with stars and space in blues and purples, add a bit of gold or silver for some extra sparkle.

Our inspiration is the night sky (pic from science photo library) and Pantones pick of their 2018 colour of the year - Ultra Violet. Gorgeous peacock earrings by etsylojewelry.

Starry Night wedding invitation by 'i do' it yourself.  Constellation wedding cake by the butter end. Two amazing  wedding venues lit up with stars. (right pic by Rent my wedding) A navy and indigo bouquet via we heart it.

Saturday, December 30

2018 wedding trends

Photo Ryan and Rach Photography

Time for some 2018 wedding trend predictions! But first a flash back to a previous prediction llamas. Yes llamas and they really were a thing! Onto next year... White marble with metallic copper accents is being predicted a gorgeous looks for weddings in 2018.

Marble wedding save the date

Hanging flowers, floral chandeliers and suspended arrangements have slowly been gaining popularity the past couple of years. It’s a trend we think we’ll see more of in 2018, especially combined with the wedding wreath.

Photo by Naomi Goggin Photography 

Hydrangea Invitation 

The popularity of botanical illustrations has been growing steadily. It’s something we think you’ll see a lot more of especially in the stationery department like this hydrangea design.

Tuesday, December 26

NEW save the date designs

Starry Night Save the Date

We hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, it's gearing up to be a fun new year. So while you lay back and relax after stuffing yourself silly with Christmas pudding - or pavlova in our case here in Aussie -  enjoy checking out the great new save the date designs we have for 2018!

Ombré Save the Date

Marble Save the Date

Swept Away Save the Date

Flower Garden Save the Date

Luxe Palm Save the Date

Bloom Save the Date

Tie the Knot Save the Date

Succulent Save the Date

Love Me Do Save the Date

Wanderlust Save the Date

Spots and Stripes Save the Date

Saturday, December 23

Top tips for save the dates

Did you know this time of year is the most popular for engagements? So congratulations if your other half popped the question, now it's time for the fun stuff to begin - the planning. Save the date cards are a great way to announce your engagement and of course help guests to plan ahead and save that date!
Here are a few tips to help you get started with save the dates

Top tips for save the dates

1) When do I send out my save the dates?
It's a good idea to send them out about six months in advance of your wedding date. If you're planning a destination wedding or your big day falls on a public holiday, then at least eight months out is best.

2) What information should be on there?
Most save the date wording is short and sweet. Just a few key details are needed; the couple's names and the date. Often the general location is helpful, just the city and state for example. Sometimes people like to add "formal invitation to follow." Leave off any registry info as it is generally considered bad taste to add this to a save the date or invitation. You can provide a link to a website or included a separate insert with the invitation later.

3) Do I need to have my wedding 'theme' decided?
A save the date is a great opportunity to introduce your guests to the general feel of your wedding. So while it doesn't have to match exactly with everything you do later it should set the tone. For example you might be sure it's going to have a vintage vibe, certain you'll be having a beach wedding or just sure you'll use pink because it's your favourite colour! Have fun and get creative with something that will get guests excited for the occasion.

4) How should I address my save the dates?
On the envelope and formally. So if you are inviting your friend Sam and are happy for her to bring a guest then 'Ms. Samantha Smith and Guest'. If families with children are invited add the kids names on after the parents, if not leave them off. It's best to be up front about who is invited from the start to save confusion later. There is no need to put guests names on the save the date itself.

Do I need to send them to everyone?
Save the dates are a lovely keepsake and it's always nice to receive a pretty piece of mail. So even if you see someone every day and they know all about the planning, even your maid of honour and best man, your mum and dad, everyone should get a save the date - as long as they are invited to the wedding of course! Remember only send them to people you know you definitely want to be there, once they are sent that's pretty much it.

Hopefully that is enough info to get you started, now comes the fun bit of actually picking out a design! So check out our big collection of save the dates on the website.

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