The Daily Collective: DIY Wedding Cake Toppers

6 Mar

DIY Wedding Cake Toppers

Adding personal touches to your wedding with a little DIY is great but what if you aren’t blessed with the DIY gene?

When we were searching through Etsy the other day we found the MOST adorable DIY wedding cake toppers that even the most DIY challenged couples can attempt.

Goose Grease have little kits filled with a wooden bride & groom, paintbrush, paints and the all important easy to follow instructions on how to make your own wedding cake topper.

For the couples out there having cupcakes they even have kits for cupcake toppers which are too cute!

So all you DIY challenged couples can add a little personal touch to your wedding.

~ Melissa & Amy ~

P.S They also have half painted couples here. Nothing wrong with a little cheating…..

Credits {Goose Grease}

Spotlight On: Suzy O’Rourke Millinery

5 Mar

Suzy O’Rourke Millinery

Working from her salon/studio in Sydney, Suzy O’Rourke is the woman who handcrafts luxurious headpieces for brides to adorn on their wedding day.

Your headpiece is the second most important item on your wedding style list right under selecting your gown. Your headpiece is a statement piece and while it is important for your personal style to be reflected, you must choose with care because, like your gown you will be wearing it all day.

Suzy O’Rourke has a stunning bridal range or for the bold bride we suggest her Gilt Collection 2012. You can also collaborate with Suzy to design a custom headpiece.

Finally, remember to store your headpiece correctly after your wedding. It is essential that you treat it with care like your gown and store it properly.

~ Melissa & Amy ~

We would like to say a big Thank You to Suzy O’Rourke for allowing us to write a piece on her beautiful millinery work and for permitting us to use photo’s from her website.

Credits {Headpieces}

The Daily Collective: Cheese Table

3 Mar

The Cheese Table

We both have a sweet tooth and think more is more when it comes to dessert, but, not everyone is mad for dessert like us so we thought we should show you the cheese table.

When planning your cheese table do the same as you would when planning a dessert table, choose one or two cheeses you and your sweetheart enjoy then choose a selected range of cheeses that will be crowd pleasers.

Cheese loves company so serve it alongside different types of crackers and breads, muscatels, dried figs and apricots, slices of fresh pear and apple and offer condiments like quince paste, honey and a spiced chutney.

Also, remember that not everyone enjoys cheese so consider serving petite fours at the end of the evening with tea and coffee.

~ Melissa & Amy ~

Credits {top left} {top right} {bottom left} {middle} {bottom right}

The Daily Collective: Ombre`

2 Mar

The Ombre` Effect

The ombrè effect is taking the wedding world by storm at the moment. Everything from gowns to invitations and flowers are getting the ombrè treatment.

For those of you who are new to the ombrè effect it is essentially taking a colour in its darkest shade and graduating down to the palest shade or even until it fades to white.

We heart this trend in a big way because you can either use this effect throughout selected areas of your wedding or just take one piece like your gown or wedding cake and make a dramatic statement with colour.

~ Melissa & Amy ~

Credits {Table Setting} {Cake} {Flower Aisle} {Dress} {Love Sign} {Sugar Hearts}

The Daily Collective: Vintage Nautical Inspiration

1 Mar

Hello Sailor… Vintage Nautical Inspiration

Here on the Central Coast we are surrounded by the most gorgeous rugged coastline and this inspired our vintage nautical inspiration board.

Colour palette options are endless, you can pair a deep navy with driftwood grey, gold paired with navy and crisp white or our personal favourite, navy, salmon and antique white.

The vintage nautical theme is the glamorous cousin of the typical beach theme and would work perfectly on our sandy shores!

~ Melissa & Amy ~

Credits {Table Setting} {Couple} {Sign} {Oysters} {Loafers} {Boat}

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 ~

Credits

{Gown} {Invite} {Wedding Cake} {Venue} {Bouquet}

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 ~

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