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Kate and Damien married earlier this month with a very stylish black and white theme throughout the wedding.

I love that Kate wanted something a bit different and I think her bouquet was a totally avant-garde and stunning.

We created it with with all white standard carnations, and bound the bouquet in black satin with the satin ruffle detailing fastened to the front of the bouquet.

Its very runway don’t you think!?

 

The bridesmaids wore wrist corsages instead of carrying bouquets. We carried through the black and white with white orchids with black grass loops on black satin wrist bands. The Mothers had pin on corsages with clusters of white orchids and grass loops.

 

The guys had white calla lilies bound in black satin and the Groom and Groomsman’s were detailed with black grass loops to make theirs more special.

 

This wedding works so with all the different varieties because the palette was respected. We were true to the black and white theme throughout and it all looks so good together!

I am looking forward to seeing their professional shots to see how it all looked together on the day…. (Kate *hint hint hint*)

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I am a strong believer that there are no ugly flowers, that every flower is beautiful if it is styled in the right way.

I feel I have demonstrated this with the Baby’s Breath Bouquets (see Amber and Hamish’s Wedding below) which are so glorious in all their dainty beauty.

My next project had to be the carnation which has gone under-appreciated for a long time due to its unflattering use in tacky bouquet combination’s.

Carnations are actually really beautiful when you take time to appreciate them, so ruffly and lacy looking (honest!). I think they could be the winter alternative to the Peony if people started treating them with some much needed respect.

Determined as I am to bring the carnation back into fashion I created some designs using delicate baby pink carnations.

I explained to Averil  that I had done this, and she was understandably underwhelmed and doubtful, having also seen the worst of carnations in her career with flowers, as we all have. BUT then I showed her the pictures I snapped of these beauties and I think I gained my first convert as she exclaimed “Wow really, are those carnations?”

So you heard it here folks, carnations are chic!

To prove my point I present to you Exhibit A: Cluster of Baby Pink Carnations, bound in ivory Satin and detailed with vintage crystal brooch.

What do you think? Are you a carnation convert too?

These are the buttonholes detailed with swarovski crystals, I think they are so amazingly beautiful with all their soft ruffly petals, like tissue paper flowers when you snip the edges jaggedly and get the beautiful lacy effect.

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I’ll state right up front I think the idea of non-matching bridesmaid dresses rocks…

I think this for a few different reasons;

Firstly; we women are all different shapes and sizes, all beautiful but different, and certain styles and shapes obviously suit certain body types better than others. So why force your girls to wear unflattering styles when then can wear a style that they look great in and feel great in. This can only serve make your overall look of your wedding better and more beautiful!

Secondly; It adds a point of interest. The various shapes, styles, colours, textures, fabrics and embellishments make for an interesting and visually exciting viewing experience for your audience. I like to think of the whole wedding as a piece of art, each aspect thoughtfully placed for the aesthetic pleasure of the viewer, from your colour palettes to your decorations to all the little details finer details. So I think the idea of thoughtfully chosen dresses within the range of your overall style, be it vintage or modern, cocktail or boho, serve to add a beautiful complexity that can be so eye catching and interesting.

Thirdly; I think its an opportunity to accentuate your colour palette. The most beautiful weddings are such because they had a thoughtful and skillful use of theme colours. These colours should run throughout your entire day, from the invitations, to the decorations, to the attire, to accessories, and into all the smaller details. This adds up to a cohesive, stylish, and sophisticated affair. Rather than selecting one monochromatic theme colour, I think a more beautiful option is a range of shades within one or two theme colours.

All Photos courtesy of Style Me Pretty

 

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So the vintage wedding trend has been in for a long while and it seems to be getting more and more beautiful I am so enjoying the return to natural feminine details and the break away from really heavily manicured florals.

The 1920’s look is particularly beautiful, seen in bouquets that look freshly plucked from the garden, dresses with less poof and more drape, and some of the most stunning hair accessories for brides and maids, that nod to the flapper headbands of the roaring 20’s.

These are some of my favourites that have me drooling…

Hair Acessories by Lo Boheme - http://www.loboheme.com

Lo Boheme are the cremede la creme when it comes to hair accessories, their amazing catalogue is viewable at http://www.loboheme.com

 

 

Hair acessories by Twigs and Honey - www.twigsandhoney.com

Hair acessories by Twigs and Honey - http://www.twigsandhoney.com

These designs by Twig and Honey are dreamy, so romantic and feminine.

 

 

Hair Acessories by Jennifer Behr - http://www.jenniferbehr.com.

Jennifer Behr fabulous designs are worn by all the celebs and only start from a cool 200usd. She even creates custom designs for a minimum spend of 1000 usd. You can see more of these luxurious items here http://www.jenniferbehr.com.

 

 

Hair acessories by ban.do - http://www.shopbando.com

Hair acessories by ban.do - http://www.shopbando.com

These gorgeous designs are by ban.do of http://www.shopbando.com

I love their about us section on the website!:

“jen and jamie, two stylists from los angeles. jen thinks she is funnier than jamie, but jamie disagrees. they both love to be the center of attention are inspired by color and enjoy laughing until soda comes out of their noses”

 

 

 

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