Category Archives: OSL: Behind the Scenes

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Ang Weddings and Events

Upcoming this year we have two weddings at The Foundry and two weddings at The Bowery Hotel.  Last year we planned two weddings at Per Se.  Things sometimes happen in doubles for us and with amazing venues like these, that is quite alright!  I am so pleased to be able to share these gorgeous images of the Per Se wedding from Karen Wise Photography here on the blog.

This couple loved eating great food and wanted a really intimate dinner celebration for the wedding.  After looking at a number of delicious fine dining restaurants in Manhattan, they chose Thomas Keller’s Per Se at the Time Warner Center.  They had their ceremony at City Hall on Friday and their dinner reception the day after.  With quite a few guests travelling in from out of town, we planned a walking tour of Greenwich Village through Big Onion.  Who would…

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We always seem to focus on the bride, don’t we? But the wedding is half for the groom too, right?! This cute post from A Very London Wedding shows your man how to look a million bucks!

A Very London Wedding

Sure, sure, a wedding is the bride’s special day when all eyes are on her and she gets whatever she wants. She gets to spend thousands of dollars on her dress, boss people around and have flutes of champagne at her beck and call all day long, but what about the groom? He definitely won’t get to play too much of a role in choosing the flowers or the centrepieces and he may have to go to the bar himself to get some champagne, but one thing he can be in charge of is looking the part.

“The groom is being watched too when they’re both standing up at the front saying their vows,” says male stylist Dave Hearn. “So he has to look just as good as his future wife.”

A groom’s wedding is not the right day to let himself go or experiment with a new style, so…

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Found this at Mehndi Paradise and thought you all should know some of the history and detail associated with Mehndi designs.

Mehndi Paradise

For many South Asian brides, the wedding mehndi is absolutely essential. The word “mehndi” has three meanings. It is the name of the henna plant, the name of the artform of decorating the hands and feet, and the name of the event or party at which the designs are applied to the bride and her relatives and  friends.  The folklore that accompanies the henna varies from region to region. Some say that the darker the henna gets, the more the brides in-laws will love her. Other times, hiding the grooms name within the intricate designs provides for some flirty wedding nights. If the groom can’t find his name, he must give the bride a gift.

One thing is for sure,  whether you opt for a simple white gown, or an extravagant lengha with all the trimmings, a beautiful henna design will complement both your skin tone and your outfit. And…

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Calling All Aussie Photographers!

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I am constantly blown away by the talented people who work within the wedding industry. I think they often get a tough time from people because they are “wedding” vendors. What we don’t appreciate is that they are real artists who have the gumption and the talent to be able to successfully bring your special day to life and then capture it with truth, love and art.

This is a call to all Aussie photographers to let me help you get your name and work out there. I want to support you all. You can check out our submissions page for more information or else email me some of your work to oursweetloveblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

Can’t wait to work together!

Friday Fancies: Our Sweet Love

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I laboured a fair bit about what to call the blog. I wanted it to be cute and memorable, to encapsulate the love that a wedding is designed to celebrate but also to be able to diversify into other arenas. It wasn’t until I really thought about our sweet love as a concept that I realised how gorgeous it could be visually. I wanted to feel whimsical and pretty in readiness for this killer Sydney spring weekend coming our way, so I thought it appropriate to share with you images of inspiration and simple beauty to make you think of your own sweet love.

I love this 60s wedding shot; the dress, the veil, the shoes, the icecream, the unashamed happiness. If you go to Pinterest, you’ll see a bunch of other sweet images too!

This 50s inspired Sydney wedding was featured on Ruffled blog and is so sweet. I love the letters spelling out “Let’s grow old together” across the back of the ceremony space. Classic.

How sweet is this artwork, framed and ready to view upon entering your ceremony or reception space. Sigh. So dreamy.

There is something about a patterned wedding dress that I applaud. I think it really allows the bride to show her character and taste. It also leads to many wonderfully sweet images like the one above (as photographed by Sweet Little Photographs).

I love this unusual take on cake toppers – sock monkeys! So inventive and incredibly cute.

And the sweetest…a beautifully captured (albeit somewhat posed) photograph from this wedding found on Pinterest. I love the lace dress, the hand tenderly cupping his new wife’s face, the indescribable smile of pure joy and the gentle hint of a kiss. Beautiful!

Have a great weekend fellow lovers!

Welcome

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Hello everyone! My name is Tegan and I would like to welcome you to Australia’s newest and most exciting wedding blog Our Sweet Love. I have grand plans for this space and I’m hoping that you will join me on this inspiring and creative ride. Some things you can expect here on Our Sweet Love are original and unique wedding ideas displayed in our spectacular featured real weddings and events, user-friendly and detailed tutorial videos to show you precisely how to create special handmade elements for your big day as well as listings of vendors that can help you recreate and bring to life the amazing weddings you have been lusting after on international wedding blogs. I am hoping to inspire you and provide all of the planning tools you need to bring your dream day to fruition.

I look forward to seeing you all again soon with inspiration boards, featured real weddings and events and DIY tutorials.

You can read more about me and why I started Our Sweet Love here.