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Conceptual Rainbow Bridal Shoot

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I have something a little different for you this morning. I fell in love with this styled wedding shoot for one main reason – the use of colour! I am obsessed with how everything matches so perfectly in each image, even going so far as to match the models’ hair and make up! Isn’t the result so great?

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Rock n Roll Garden Party Cook Out Wedding

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McKenna and Tyler married on 4th July 2014. They designed and pulled together the entire day themselves, wanting it to be a true reflection of their everyday style. The wedding was held at Raleigh Wine and Design and the groom’s father officiated the ceremony.

“The inspiration and theme for our wedding was the idea of a garden party cook out”, said the bride. “We were drawn to this because it allowed us to incorporate tons of colour and flowers. The venue that we chose, despite the great view, was a total blank canvas which is why we loved it. We knew we could transform our it into an unforgettable scene that truly reflected our unique style.”

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“In keeping with our theme we went for cook out style food provided by Durham’s finest food truck ‘Only Burger‘ and Raleigh’s best ‘The Flying Biscuit’. Only Burger provided guests with delicious burgers and veggie burgers as well as the tastiest fries and onion rings while our dear friends at The Flying Biscuit whipped up some of our personal side dish recipes. There was SO MUCH FOOD! All of the leftovers where donated to our local Rescue Mission.”

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Rainy Ness Creek Wedding with a Homemade Dress

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Just one thing went through my mind when I first laid eyes on Melissa and Joel’s wedding – THAT DRESS! I had to find out all about it…

I am a clothing designer so naturally I was very excited to design and hand make my own dress”, Melissa told me. “I also made the bridesmaid and flowergirl dresses, the ring bearer’s outfit and the vests, ties and bow ties for the guys. I even made the outfits worn by our mothers and things for lots of the guests! I had lots of help from my mom, sisters and friends thankfully!”

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“My dress was three pieces and it converted to four completely different looks! The first look was a sweetheart strapless dress with a pin up style collar and button detail with a very full skirt. The skirt was made from many fabrics in different prints and textures, but all white and black. The full skirt was removable to reveal a white pencil dress with a black ruffled mermaid skirt. The mermaid skirt could also come off to transform the dress to a short pencil dress with ostrich feather trim. But that’s not all! The pencil dress is fully reversible to a plain black side (which I did end up wearing for about five hours the next day. I have worn the dress a couple times since, I plan to make the mermaid skirt into a circle skirted pin up dress and am probably going to make the big skirt into a comforter for our bed!”

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Free People Takes a Walk Down The Aisle With Their First Bridal Collection

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There are very few bridal designers that get me really, genuinely enthusiastic about their new collections. In fact I can probably count the ones that do on one hand. However when I met with Free People a few weeks ago and they told me they were dipping their toes into the water of bridal wear I was excited. Very, VERY excited.

Launched today, the collection in collaboration with the Australian brand Grace Loves Lace is just as beautiful as I hoped. Titled FPEverAfter, it comprises of 15 exclusive styles, including an assortment of limited edition dresses, jumpsuits and two-pieces.

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Casual New Zealand Waterside Wedding

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Roy and Tabi’s wedding was a real family affair. The guest list was small, just 36 people, and they were married at the bride’s family home. The ceremony was even officiated by her grandfather.

“Our main inspiration for our wedding was that we wanted to have it at my parent’s place, on the beach”, said Tabi. “Of course this limited the number of guests we could have due to the size of the venue, but early on we both agreed that we really liked the idea of having a small, intimate wedding with just our immediate families. It created a really relaxed and special atmosphere where we, and our guests, could just enjoy ourselves. No pressure, no fuss, just an amazing day.”

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“Our wedding theme focussed a lot on homemade things”, she continued. “Roy and I spend a lot of time together on projects and hunting for bits and pieces at op shops that we can renovate or upcycle and add to our home afterwards. We also agreed that we wanted our wedding theme to be somewhat simple, so we chose just a few ideas and spread them throughout the details of the day to bring it all together. The DIY included the outdoor canopy/ marquee, a custom-made bar area, all the indoor furniture, the kid’s crafts table, the cake, the photo wall and wooden frames, the favours and the flowers.”

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The Best Ideas for Festival Weddings

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With the summer very nearly upon us, I’d hazard a guess that plenty of you are gearing up for festival season… both music and wedding stylee! Here are some of the best ideas to bring that theme to life.

Your seating plan could be laynards

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Or albums

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And your tables can be named after your favourite actual festivals!

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Your invites might be concert tickets

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via Wedfest (previously featured here!)

And you could give your guests wristbands to get in!

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via Wedfest (previously featured here)

How about giving your festival it’s own name?

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