Archive | February, 2012

The Daily Collective: Crushing on Polka Dots

29 Feb

Modern Polka Dot Inspiration

Polka dots are not just for colourful fanfares, polka dots can be sophisticated and modern as shown in this black and white inspiration board.

We wanted to show you how such a simple pattern can be effective in a modern black and white theme. Black and white is such a simple colour palette but makes a bold statement.

From your gown right through to your venue decor you can create a contemporary feel with polka dots.

~ Melissa & Amy ~


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The Daily Collective: Etsy Finds – Vintage Wedding Cake Set

28 Feb

Vintage Wedding Cake Set

The cutting of your wedding cake is a significant part of your special day.

When we were browsing through Etsy looking props for an upcoming photoshoot we happened upon the most darling wedding cake set – cake server and two forks.

Jessica N Designs is the creator of these gorgeous pieces and will etch your wedding date and a short meaningful note onto the set for you. Jessica has beautiful vintage cutlery for you to select from so you will have a truly unique keepsake from your wedding to enjoy for years to come.

~ Melissa & Amy ~

The Daily Collective: Burlap

25 Feb

Rustic Chic: Burlap

Print, fold, drape, wrap or ties bows – burlap is a versatile material and easy to incorporate into your wedding day.

While the mood board above inspires a rustic chic country look we think burlap would be just as at home in a modern setting and bring a different texture element to a city/industrial theme.

Burlap is an inexpensive material readily available and just needs some creative hands to make it work for you day!

~ Melissa & Amy ~

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The Daily Collective: Gorgeous Garlands

24 Feb

Garlands by Concrete & Honey

Bunting has been strung here there and everywhere and we think it is time for it bow out gracefully from the spotlight and make way for gorgeous garlands.

We have found the sweetest little etsy store – Concrete & Honey. Based in Sydney, Concrete & Honey have strings of paper garlands available in all the hues of the rainbow.

These garlands would look darling strung up for a ceremony archway or decorating the entrance to your reception venue. And when the party is over you can take them and brighten up a space in your home forever keeping a little piece of your special day.

~ Melissa & Amy ~

P.S Check out the Concrete & Honey blog here.

The Daily Collective: We heart

23 Feb

When planning your wedding it can be daunting trying to decide on a look and feel for your special day but the talented people behind have created an online scrapbook for you to bundle together all that inspires you and make it easy for you to pull together the perfect look.

We think is the perfect tool to use throughout the entire planning process. Use the bundles you create by sending them to wedding vendors so they know the look you are after and can quote accordingly.

Also, have displayed on their site an inspiring group of wedding related websites and blogs so you have both a place to search for inspiration and bundle it all together. It really is a one stop shop!

~ Melissa & Amy ~

The Daily Collective: Bridal at David Jones

22 Feb

Bridal at David Jones

The newly refurbished 7th floor of David Jones is now home to Bridal at David Jones, Sydney’s newest location for brides to seek out the perfect gown.

Australian designer gowns including Karen Willis Holmes and Akira Isogawa line the walls with international designers to be introduced at a later date. Bridal at David Jones is open by appointment and a suite of services including personal styling and fitting services are on offer from their bridal consultants.

See Bridal at David Jones to make an appointment and details of all services offered.

~Melissa & Amy

The Daily Collective: Champagne Tower

21 Feb

Champagne Tower

Guests raising a glass of bubbles to toast a couples union is a time-honoured wedding tradition.

Whether your choice is the finest French Champagne or an affordable bottle of Prosecco a glistening Champagne Tower on display would be sure to impress.

Martha Stewart Weddings went to Champagne experts Aisha Thompson, brand manager for Veuve Clicquot and John Wyatt, event director for Tentation Potel and Chabot for advice on creating the perfect Champagne Tower. Click here for instructions and advice.

So, no matter what your budget for bubbles a glistening tower of Champagne would be a stunning centrepiece for your day.

~ Melissa & Amy ~

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