I don’t know if it’s because the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds or because I’m in a rather feminine mood today, but the idea of lace has me floating away. Soft, delicate,modern or vintage, lace is the epitome of old world charm and hazy femininity; perfect for a marriage celebration.
This styleboard shows you how lashings of lace can keep your day looking handmade and polished, all at the same time.
Enjoy your weekend my lovely readers!
Today I’m inspired by the cooler, wet weather in Sydney. Yes we’re in spring, though with the weather we’ve been having it hasn’t been much of one yet. I thought I’d draw inspiration from the cool greys of today and add that punchy colour of lemon to remind us we’re in spring! It’s a very stylish and cool combination and if done well, can really set your day apart from the others!
This one is a little out there…but something I kinda like at the same time: the idea of using halloween as inspiration for a quirky celebration. Check out some of the brave and fun couples who have really embraced this unusual holiday.
Love this couple who fully embraced the Corpse Bride vibe!
Clockwise from top left: Halloween inspired aisle via Pinterest | have your own Norman Bates moment with taxidermied birds | Disney halloween decorations | favours halloween style| another crazy Corpse Bride couple.
Rounding up our Shoes Your Style series is the awesome pair of aqua toned jewelled sandals by Carmen Steffens (via Styletread). Of course they scream beach wedding and I wasn’t going to disappoint them. With soft golds, aquas and floaty whites, this styleboard makes me think of a soft cool breeze, the lapping of waves and casual wedding guests with cocktails in hand.
Clockwise from top left: Carmen Steffens Candice Aqua/Gold sandals | Jenny Yoo Aimee wedding dress | Beach wedding setting as featured on Intimate Weddings | Table decoration as featured on The Knot | J Crew Taryn Dress in chiffon silk | Shell wedding cake via Pinterest | Beach bridal party as photographed by Vitalic Photo | Beach wedding ceremonial arbour via Pinterest | Beach bridal bouquet via Pinterest | Beach wedding invitation as featured on Style Me Pretty
I’m very excited about today’s styleboard because one of the ideas I have toyed with for my own special day is something pared back and pretty like a picnic wedding. The idea of lounging around on beautifully handmade rugs on a warm summer’s afternoon with baskets of fresh produce, locally sourced deli goods and a few bottles of sparkling wine sounds like a perfect way of celebrating your love.
So with the simple pair of rope wedges by Lipstik (via styletread), I dreamed of floaty organza decorations and vintage fabric bunting. I longed for lashings of pastel colours: blush pinks, lemon yellows and muted greens. A short wedding dress and simple hairstyling is just too perfect for this look. Enjoy!
Clockwise from top left: Liptik Darsha Cream Floral wedges | Taylor Dresses Bengaline Party Dress (via Nordstrom) | Minted Invitations Under the Tree wedding Invitation | Picnic wedding as photographed by Whitney Huyn Photography | Dessert table decoration as featured on Re-Nest | Floral bouquet as photographed by Jose Villa | Bird cake toppers as featured on Style Me Pretty | Picnic wedding ceremony as featured on Adrienne and Colin | Bridesmaid’s dresses as featured on Style Me Pretty | Picninc table decor as featured on La Lune Events | Fabric bunting decoration as seen on Pinterest | Wedding picnic set-up via Oh Hello Friend
No surprise which shoe we’re using from our five today…
When I see the floaty wedding dresses often paired with cowboy boots in rustic backyard farmland settings, something warms inside me. I don’t think I could actually pull off the cowboy boot and wedding dress look somehow, but the styleboard below does make me smile. I hope it does with you too!
Clockwise from top left: D.Co Copenhagen Bella Beige boots | Reem Acra Twist Front Gown with Jeweled Sleeves via ShopBop | Barn Location shot via Sarah Does Weddings | Barn wedding design by Bluebird Event Destination Management | Bridesmaid’s dresses featured on Salvage Life Blog | Wildflower bouquet by Leigh Oakies Designs | Wedding cake as photographed by Sarah Yates | Chair with ribbons via Style Me Pretty | Bridal party in cowboy boots as photographed by GPT Photography | Barn location shot via Pinterest
Yesterday we looked at a modern take on traditional monochromatic black and white with pops of yellow.
Today we’ll take our second shoe from the collection and create a styleboard for an alternative wedding – something fun and a little rock’n’roll.
Clockwise from top left: Peep Toe Miss Individual Red via styletread.com.au | Colourful wedding dress photographed by Jake McBride | Royal Steamline Confection invitation | Floral Bouquet Amy Burke Designs | Punch photographed by Jake McBride | Bridesmaid’s dresses photographed by Carmen Visser | Table setting photographed by Hannah Millard | Rockin’ cupcakes via The Cupcake Blog | Black bridesmaid’s dresses photographed by Photo Pink NYC | Skull motif photographed by Jake McBride | Cake topper and cake by Cake Perfections