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Making Your Wedding YOURS: Personalising Your Big Day

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Have you ever noticed that most weddings tend to look and feel the same? Sure, they might have a different venue, different colour scheme, different florals, different wedding date, but there’s nothing that makes them unique to that particular couple. Swap your friend Jill’s wedding with your cousin Kate’s, and they wouldn’t seem out of place. We’re all about making your wedding unique to the both of you, and not cookie cutter, so that from the moment that your guests arrive to the time that they head home they’re saying, “that was so [your name] & [fiancé/e’s name]!”

When designing your wedding to reflect your personality as a couple, you need to first think about what makes you two YOU, and then think about how you could incorporate that into your wedding. What do you two like to do on the weekends? What’s your favourite date night activity? What are your favourite foods? What are you two known for? 

Do you both love the beach? If so, could you see yourselves having a beachside ceremony, dancing the night away at a reception venue with beach views, or just getting those post-ceremony photos taken at the beach?

Are you both big pizza eaters? Could you see yourselves serving pizza to your guests at your wedding? Maybe hiring a pizza truck to feed your guests post-ceremony, or as a midnight snack, or having a pizza bar as part of your reception dinner?

Do you both love creating cocktails for your guests when they come over for dinner? How about a signature cocktail named after the two of you available at the bar?

Are you both big tea or coffee drinkers? How about a coffee van coming post-ceremony during cocktail hour for your guests, or hiring a tea vendor to serve teas to your guests? (Perth brides: we ❤️ The Tea Booth!)

Are you both jazz music lovers? Then why not hire a jazz band to perform for your guests at the reception, or dance your first dance to your favourite jazz song?

Are you both big book lovers? How about having a romantic passage from one of your favourite books read at your ceremony? Or use books as part of your decor- think an arbour made out of books, or stacks of books as your centrepieces?


Do you both love the TV show ‘Friends’? Then why not include quotes from the show in your vows, have quote signs displayed throughout your reception, or even “Central Perk” customised coffee cups for your guests during cocktail hour?

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Your wedding should give your guests a sneak peak of what you two are like as a couple, so inject your personality into it as much as possible- remember, it’s your wedding, so do it your way!

How are you personalising your wedding? Share your ideas in the comments below!





💍 Wedding Morning Playlist 💍

There's nothing better than enjoying a pampering glam sesh with your bridal squad on the morning of your wedding, and this playlist has been carefully curated by our team to be the perfect background music for your big day 👌

 

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15 Millennial Pink Wedding Ideas

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If you haven't guessed by all our blush pink accents on our website, we're total lovers of pink. There's something just so soft and feminine and romantic about pink, and so we love it even more when pink is used as an accent at a wedding.

1. These dusty pink chair sashes with posies. 

2. A pink fairy floss for a shabby chic feel.

3. These perfect blush bridesmaid dresses (P.S. blush pink flatters nearly all skin tones & hair colours 💁)

4. This gorgeous & simple wedding cake.

5. These lanterns for a budget friendly pop of pink 👌

6. This beautiful meringue tower.

7. These rustic invitations with just the right pop of pink.

8. This beyond-cute flowergirl dress.

9. These rustic centrepieces.

10. These pink napkins for an injection of pink.

11. These pink converse for the bride who wants to be comfy.

12. This perfect posy bouquet.

Image from: http://www.invitesweddings.com/b/pink-wedding-dresses

13. This pink tie so your groom can join in on the millennial pink fun.

14. This dressing gown so you can be ✨ extra ✨ whilst getting ready. 

15. Finally, this blush pink wedding dress for all of the pink vibes 🙌

Image from: https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-planning/bridalwear-articles/pink-wedding-dresses_721.htm

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Lots of love,

Emily xx

Outdoorsy Engagement Photoshoot Ideas

To me, there’s no better backdrop for a photo than the great outdoors. Living in West Australia, we are so very blessed to have so much gorgeous scenery just on our doorstep, so I love it when a couple takes full advantage of living in such a beautiful place and has their engagement photo shoot outdoors. 

Having your photo session outdoors gives you both full reign to inject some of your personality as a couple into your photos, and take natural photos of the two of you having fun and enjoying each others’ company, rather than stuffy, posed photos.

I love seeing photos of my clients embracing their inner child at their engagement shoot: piggybacking their partners, crossing over streams, running through the bush holding hands, with the gorgeous Australian bushland as the background, backlit by the setting sun.

What to Wear

I absolutely love the contrast of a flowing white dress against the rugged roughness of the bush- it makes for such a stunning juxtaposition. A natural fabric such as linen or silk plays so perfectly against the bushland, keeping with the natural theme of the photo shoot. A delicate lace also works beautifully, especially when paired with a red or blue flannel shirt tied at the waist, or the classic denim jean jacket. I love a simple flat brown leather sandal with delicate white dresses, or if you want to give the look a little more structure, a pair of black lace up combat boots or gumboots adds a little contrast as well to your outfit.

For him, you can't beat a classic pair of blue jeans, especially if you choose to style your dress with a denim jacket. If you're wearing a flannel, a little matchy-matchy never goes astray, otherwise a simple cream linen shirt will complement your white dress beautifully, without detracting from it's crisp whiteness.

Dress Suggestions from our Designer Dress Rental Collection:

-       Truese Silk Dress in Champagne (Size 6-8)

-       Alice & You Chiffon Maxi in Cream (Size 10)

Hair & Make-up

For outdoor photo shoots, I love to leave hair free in soft waves so that it can flow in running shots, as it looks absolutely gorgeous flowing in the wind, no matter what the length. A simple braided half-up half-down look is perfect if it’s a little windy, as it gently pulls the hair away from your face and adds extra texture to the style.

A natural glowing skin look flatters the surroundings at your photo session beautifully, and I love using bronze shades on the eyes to contour and brighten the eyes without looking too “made-up”. Lashings of mascara and a couple of individual cluster lashes at the outer corners open up the eyes, and a little apricot-coloured blush and a shimmery bronzer to give you a gorgeous, sun-kissed flush to your cheeks.

Lots of love,

Emily xx