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Gorgeous Greens

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One of the biggest wedding trends for 2016 is greenery and minimal blooms. Both rustic and glam weddings will be incorporating fresh green foliage, from aisle decorations to table garlands. The Silver Dollar Eucalyptus is an aromatic filler with a long vase life and is a perfect filler for any wedding bouquet, table centrepiece or flower arrangement.

Something Blush, Something Blue: A Pantone-Inspired Wedding Palette

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Something old, something new, something blush, something blue! It certainly has a ring to it. We get all the feels from Rose Quartz and Serenity—Pantone’s Colours of the Year, an ethereal pale pink and grey blue dual-hue combination. The soft, watercolour pastels lend themselves perfectly to wedding inspiration. From super-soft paper details to delicate florals, uber-feminine fashion and sugary, angelic desserts, our hearts have been set aflutter by all the imagery.

Credits: Article by InStyle.com Myriam and Hunter photographed by Feather & Twine. The bride wore pink (by TwoBirds), and the groom wore blue.

My Dream Ring Come True

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Hello! It’s been a good couple of months since I last posted and it’s for an exciting reason as to why I’ve been so quiet… I GOT ENGAGED and of course been busy planning my wedding! My amazing fiancé Ross proposed to me on 11 January this year on a beautiful mountain lodge in Cape Town, South Africa called Kol Kol. It was the perfect unexpected proposal next to a beautiful dam in the mountains. And to top it off, he proposed to me with my dream ring designed by Ida Elsje of Situ Diamond Jewellers. You may have recognised this ring from a previous post a while back. It’s a beautiful 1 carat diamond set in resin so can be admired from every angle. More importantly, it’s a reminder of my fiancé’s love protected and captured in a bubble. Watch this space for more updates on my wedding planning…

Vintage Floral Photobooth

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Weddings are always more memorable where there are fun interactive areas – like a vintage floral photobooth. This is an easy DIY project using a wall-like structure, floral wallpaper, fresh blooms, glue and sticky tape. Tear the edges of the paper to create a layered effect, throw in a chair or two, and your guests will do the rest.

Shimmer, Glimmer, Sparkle & Shine!

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Uninspired by the clichéd French manicure? Here, the classic sheer pink gets an upgrade thanks to a dusting of glitter.

Floral Scoop

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The seventh issue of one of my favourite magazines, Kinfolk was an ode to ice cream and a celebration of the spring season, focusing on those shared loves that bring us together: the enjoyment of food, friends, family and time spent in community whether around the table or out-of-doors.

“This issue is an ode to ice cream. Much of what we’d like to cover with Kinfolk is related to food, community and the social elements of entertaining, so naturally ice cream is an appropriate theme—few things are as successful at bringing us together. It makes us abandon our differences for the greater, sugary, creamy goodness that it is. We explore its origins, reminisce about ice cream affairs from when we were kids and experiment with recipes… Crack the spine, sit back and enjoy this round with a cone or bowl of something cold.” — Editor Nathan Williams

These floral scoop bouquets are a great idea to add more cheer to your melting moment!

Photographs by Parker Fitzgerald Styling by Amy Merrick Art Direction by Nathan Williams

Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment From Sex And The City

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Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde is a professional interior designer from the Basque Country (in Spain). He creates detailed floor plans based in famous TV shows and movies. This house-plan is of the apartment of Carrie Bradshaw from the TV show Sex And The City. (Not the movie). It’s an original hand drawn plan, in scale, coloured with colour pens with full detail of furniture and complements. The design is made accordingly to the “real” apartment respecting the spaces, proportions, furniture and objects present in the studio set. Some sets have changed throughout the various seasons and this floorplan is a mixture of them.

You can purchase Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde work at www.etsy.com/people/nikneuk

8 Unconventional Wedding Dresses

Would you opt for an unconventional dress on your big day?

Piper Perabo (remember Coyote Ugly?) married her long term boyfriend Stephen Kay wearing a metallic, animal-print dress by Michael Kors. Image by FLYNET.

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Cheryl Cole’s black Ralph & Russo couture gown had everyone talking. Image by Getty.

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Gwen Stefani’s dip-dyed dress was by Dior. Image by Getty.

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Mia Farrow’s simple yet chic knee-length dress and double-breasted jacket worked wonders with her pixie crop and dewy complexion. Image by Getty.

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Olivia Palermo’s Carolina Herrera wedding creation consisted of a cream cashmere jumper, white shorts and a full tulle skirt overlay. Oh, and not forgetting the blue shoes. Image by Johannes Huebl.

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Who would have thought that a textured mini dress, knee-high socks and trainers could work for a ceremony? Yoko Ono did. Image by Getty.

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Marilyn Monroe wore a black tailored dress with a fitted coat (complete with white fur collar) and, of course, white silk gloves. Image by REX.

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And finally, Keira Knightley’s short Chanel number was perfect for a chic ceremony in France. Image by REX.

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Courtesy of http://www.elleuk.com

Brangelina!

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The 39-year-old beauty graces the covers of both People, and HELLO! magazine, in her wedding dress after tying the knot with Brad Pitt in an intimate ceremony which took place at the family’s magical French home, Château Miraval on 23 August 2014.

While only 20 friends and family members were invited to take part in the couple’s big day, Pitt and Jolie’s six children played the largest roles. Eldest sons Maddox (13) and Pax (11) walked their mother down the aisle, while Zahara (9) and Vivienne (6) threw flower petals, and Shiloh (8) and Knox (6) served as ring bearers.

Meanwhile the children also literally put their mark on their mother’s gown. Never one to conform to expectations, Jolie donned an ivory satin Atelier Versace gown adorned with dozens her children’s designs and drawing sewn into the back of the gown and veil.

Jolie’s decision to make her kids such a large part of her wedding is hardly surprising since she previously told People that her children would definitely be heavily involved in the planning process.

“We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be, which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding,” she told the magazine back in May. “They will, in a way, be the wedding planners. It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other!”

“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family,” Brad and Angelina told Hello!

Article courtesy of People and HELLO! magazine.

Feathery Plumes of Flowers

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For a different take on the conventional wedding bouquet, this arrangement perfectly adds delicacy and softness to your wedding attire. Native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia and North America, some Astilbe species are known as ‘false goat’s beard’. The flowers have a strong and pleasant aroma.

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