November 12, 2010

Bird Nest Favours & Wedding Decorations

Little birds nests are a gorgeous motif for your wedding day.  They can represent your cozy new home as a married couple, the love you share together as a family and your joy of your new union.   It’s no wonder that brides all over the world find inspiration in birds nests for wedding decorations and wedding favours. 

There are so many ways to incorporate nests into your wedding decorations.  Our favourites are to use miniature birds nests as place card holders on each table setting for your wedding reception.   To create the little eggs, you can simply fill your miniature nests with sugar almonds in blue or green – so sweet.

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Another gorgeous way to use bird nests is in place of the flower girl baskets.  I adore this beautiful idea - so simple and will make your guests gasp with joy at the whimsy.  Image via June Bug Weddings.   birds nest june bug bouquet 

The Kate Aspen wedding favour designers knew they could make the nest a fitting favour for your wedding (or even when you’re welcoming your beautiful new baby).  Whether the “Nest” symbolizes a new home for a newly married couple as “Our New Nest” or welcomes a new addition to the family that’s “Feathering Our Nest,” this exquisitely designed “Our New Nest” favour bring those same feelings of joy, anticipation and love to wedding guests, bridal shower guests and baby shower guests.

 

If you adore the idea of incorporating nests into your wedding day, take inspiration from this gorgeous wedding board via Brenda’s Wedding Blog:

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Image Credits and Resources:
Bridesmaid Dress from Jim Helm, Robin Egg Blue Linen Flower from Cotton Bird Designs on etsy, Mini Birds Nests from Williams Sonoma, Bouquet from Ariella Flowers, Wedding Cake from Brides, Robin’s Egg Blue Hang Tags from Sunshine and Ravioli on etsy {found via Pasaii Design Studio}, Robin’s Egg Earrings from Edera Jewelry on etsy, Cookies from Matthew Mead Style, Nesting Heart Bowl Set from Red Hot Pottery on etsy, Flower Girl Dress from Jim Helm, French Riviera Wedding Stationery from Invitations By Nature {Fleur de lis wedding invitation with chocolate brown and beautiful robins egg blue}, Light Brown and Robin’s Egg Blue Pillow Cover from Sassy Pillows on etsy, Egg Candle Favors from Ideal Favors,

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

November 10, 2010

Add Some Sparkle to Your Wedding Parties!

Wedding Attire Mosaic

Join the world of celebrity brides and their wedding parties with the fun range of sparkling tees, tanks, robes, bikinis, sashes and more for your whole wedding party.  I adore this fun trend because it makes everyone - bride, bridesmaids, maid of honour, mums of the bride and groom, flower girls, groomsmen and even aunts and uncles – feel a part of the big day.  Australia’s number one online wedding shop has just expanded its already huge range of fun wedding party attire for Aussie brides.  I wanted to share some of my favourites from the new range:

  • Try the Bride crystal satin bathrobe for the ultimate in sexy luxury for dressing for your wedding parties, having your make up done on your wedding day and of course, on your relaxing honeymoon.
  • We adore the Flower Girl tee and boyleg undies set for the little girls participating in your wedding day.  They can feel part of the action too and this set makes a lovely keepsake gift for the flowergirls.
  • Let all the boys dress from tip to toe in beautiful wedding themed attire!  Our new satin boxers for the groom, groomsmen, best man, fathers of the bride and groom and more make a lovely gift and fun photo opportunity on your wedding day as the boys get dressed.
  • Our hugely popular Bridesmaid and wedding party shirts and tanks now come in sizes 8-20 and in new colours including grey marle, light blue, white, fuchsia pink and black.  The range includes sparkling diamonds or embroidery in aqua, pink or silver.  Gorgeous!
  • The colourful stripey Honeymoon beach towels for the bride and groom make a truly sensational present from the bridesmaids to the bride at the bridal shower or a treat for the bride and groom for themselves.  We love the bright colours and fun embroidered Just Married text.

And don’t just keep your tees, undies and other wedding party attire just for your hens party!  They’re perfect for bridal showers, ceremony rehearsals, dressing for the wedding day and the honeymoon too.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

Christmas Decorating Trends 2010

Red Christmas Baubles

I’m predicting that Australian families will be celebrating their Christmas in 2010 with a return to the sparkling rhapsody of Christmastimes past – a nod to traditional colours of red, green and gold or sparkling Aussie beach and country colours of sand, icy blues, and shimmering eucalypt greens.  With Christmas just 50 days away, many families are already planning their Christmas table centrepieces, will begin trimming their trees in the next few weeks and have their Christmas cocktail soirees on the calendar. 

So, what are the Christmas decorating trends for 2010?  Our Christmas homes are two very different styles, but both reflective of the mood of the Australian public right now.

Firstly, there is the return to the real glamour of a 1950s style Christmas with heavy golds, velvety reds and fir greens. This decadent style is inspired by the popular television phenomenon Mad Men, and the popularity of the domestic goddess over the past several years making her home a haven for her family and friends.

The most popular Christmas decorations for this trend at Pink Frosting’s Christmas boutique include Gingerbread Men String Lights for Christmas trees and mantle pieces, burgundy acrylic diamond-cut scatters for table centrepieces and cocktail party decorations, imperial tealight candle holders in dark red with an ornate gold embellishment, and the luxury range of Australian designed Christmas crackers in traditional colours of red and gold including high-quality gifts for guests such as bottle stoppers.

European style Christmas fare is on the menu this year for those following the traditional trend, even in the heat of the Australian Summer.  The www.PinkFrosting.com.au team predicts berry infused cocktails will become the holiday drink of choice, with cranberry cosmopolitans and raspberry virgin cocktails served to guests pre-dinner, and mulled wine and port to finish off the night warmly.

Blue and Silver Christmas Table

Conversely, there is a real lightness and celebration of the Australian bush and seaside with the other trend for decorating Christmas in 2010 – evoking the natural landscape and sparkling sand of home, accented with pretty eucalypt greens, ecrus, shimmering ocean-blues and seashells. Many Australians love to celebrate the Aussieness of a Summer Christmas with fresh seafood, a dip at the beach and chilled blonde beers, and this is reflected in the return to natural bush and sea colours with a little sparkle for Christmas 2010.

The secret to this relaxed look for Christmas is to use simple decorations, natural items and to not overcrowd the table.   The most popular Christmas decorations for this trend at Australia’s number one online party shop include antique white shaved timber wreaths which are used either as a table centrepiece or hanging decoration, gold rattan star lights which reflect the natural sparkle of the Aussie bush, eco-friendly Christmas crackers covered in environmentally friendly brown craft paper without losing their decorative edge for the Christmas table, and natural finger starfish in many shapes and sizes to scatter on tables and hang from trees.

Pink Ribbon Christmas Tree

On top of these two major trends, decorating for a cause is also popular this season.  If you have a particular charity you support (such as our Pink Ribbon tree above), many offices are using their Christmas tree to send the message of support this Christmas.  Staff can provide donations or presents which are then passed on to the charity – we love this trend for 2010.

As Australia’s number one online party shop and wedding store, www.PinkFrosting.com.au will be providing Christmas decorations and party supplies to thousands of Aussies this year.  We look forward to hearing how you plan to decorate your Christmas table, office and homes this year!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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