Tickle the Imagination: Wedding Issue

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Last week I posted about online wedding magazines and how grassroots publications and inspiration blogs like Our Sweet Love are revolutionising how brides determine the look and feel of their days. I also said I’d keep you posted about other issues I find.

Today I stumbled across handmade-loving Tickle the Imagination. While not specifically wedding related each issue, the inspiration for handmade in these issues is second to none. And when I saw that issue four was wedding themed, I squeaked!

With cute Valentine’s themed love notes, crafty tutorials, links to online inspiration, vendor listings and four real Aussie weddings to inspire, Tickle the Imagination is set to do just that. Enjoy!

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Monday Muse (A Day Late!): Nail Art

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I really wasn’t across the whole nail art phenomenon until I kept seeing awesomely styled pics popping up on Pinterest. And then when Zooey Deschanel rocked tuxedos at the Golden Globes, I knew it must have taken off; splashing some carefully arranged polish on your nails and flashing them to the world.

So why shouldn’t you and your girls do something fun with your nails for the biggest day of your life? Your nails are guaranteed to be seen (and photographed) like you’re at your own Golden Globes, so why not embrace the trend for unique and style up something fun, pretty, rustic or colourful to complement your dress, styling and day?

Your something blue perhaps?

Sweet Thought…

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“Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to… wait…And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that… I was waiting for my wife.” – Jim Halpert (American “The Office”)

The idea of people knowing  and knowing early on has always made me come over all girly. Even though I don’t watch The Office, I love this idea and the photoshoot the actors did for Entertainment Weekly.

A Proposal and Save-the-Date in One

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One of my favourite wedding blogs is Green Wedding Shoes. I have been a follower for many a year and love the latest brand incarnation. Aside from that, I often find the most stunning inspirations there and couldn’t help but share this with you all. The simplicity, beauty and raw, genuine love depicted in this amazingly shot save-the-date video by Dan Chen blew me away (and had me crying in my office). Johan: you are a very special man. Charlene: you are one lucky lady. Follow either link for more images and info about Charlene and Johan’s very special day.

Online Wedding Magazines

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Part of the fun of getting married is the planning process…well, for most brides anyway. Thinking about what dress they’ll wear, how they’ll style their bridesmaids, what colours will feature in the decor and how they’ll infuse the day with elements of their love in the ceremony and reception gives many brides those feelings of fluttering butterflies. In the “old days” these ideas were formed after flicking through bridal magazines and attending other weddings. Nowadays the modern bride heads straight to her favourite blogs and online image filters like pinterest and flickr, sometimes even before raiding the stands of her local newsagent.

So the advent of online/digital wedding publications is very exciting for me (especially because I’m set to receive my first iPad!). I love a good online magazine, and even run one myself so when I started trawling online magazine “publisher” (really, “platform-er”) issuu, I found some gorgeous mags…

But my fave is Utterly Engaged. I am utterly in love. With 20…yep TWENTY back issues to drool over, you can get a whole bunch of inspiration and ideas from the gorgeously compiled and lovingly designed magazine. Keep posted, I’ll find more for you guys!

Monday Muse: Cake Toppers

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I stumbled (accidentally) across a few gorgeous cake toppers over the weekend and I’ve become a little obsessed! Ranging from the cute to the drop-dead-stunning, cake toppers are another clever way to bring your theme alive on the big day. Here are a few of my faves (click the pics to go where I sourced each from).