February 5, 2011

Delightful New Wedding Favours

Filed under: Bonbonniere, Wedding Bomboniere, Wedding Decorating — Kathryn @ 9:51 am

The latest wedding favour boxes are simply so delightful you might want to use them as your main table decorations!   Over 20 new wedding favour boxes have just arrived at Pink Frosting’s warehouse and they are making us all grin from ear to ear.  Particularly gorgeous are the gerbera daisy wedding boxes which include an orange or hot pink daisy on top of a box – just fill with wedding almonds in pink or yellow to match the summery theme and you could easily make a table centrepiece with them.  Imagine a big pot of gerberas are your main centre vase and you place the boxes in a circle around the base – simple but very effective and bright.

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The other range that is making me swoon is the new colours and styles of laser cut favour boxes in new designs like Magnolia shown here.  Not only are these boxes gorgeous for wedding favours (fill with wedding candy favours and you’re right to go), but you could also pop in an LED light and create the most magical little lanterns flickering on your wedding tables.  I’m dying to give this a try.  I promise to post some photos the minute I do.

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What are your favourite wedding favours as decoration ideas?

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

February 1, 2011

Valentine’s Day Dinner Party Shoot

I’m in the middle of planning two big shoots for Pink Frosting, Australia Entertains and our partner sites overseas and today I went shopping for all of the goodies for the shoots.  I wanted to share with you the gorgeous items I scored at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop for the red heart bridal shower shoot that would also look amazing for Valentine’s Day.  I hope these gorgeous products together offer you lots of inspiration for your next romantic dinner party (whether for two or many more!).

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Clockwise from left:  Ruby red party lanterns, chocolate bomboniere hearts in red, natural dried rose petals in red, ruby red party balloons.

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Clockwise from top left:  Heart swirl cupcake wrappers in red,  miniature martini glasses for favours and catering, heart topped cupcake favour boxes. chocolate bomboniere hearts

I hope you find some inspiration here for your Valentine’s Day celebration.  I can’t wait to put this all together and share the glamorous party with you!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 27, 2011

Pretty Pink Mini Gumball Machine Favours

Being a bit of a pink girly girl, I am always on the lookout for a pretty party favour for Pink Frosting’s online store.  I have a real bias towards pretty and think I’ve found the prettiest party favour on the planet for baby showers, kids birthday parties, bridal showers and even childhood themed weddings…

Presenting the pretty pink miniature Double Bubble gumball machines at the Pink Frosting party shop.  Each functioning plastic gumball machine measures 6.35cm x 12.7cm and resembles the classic shape with a pink base and top and a Dubble Bubble-logo-decorated clear globe that reveals the white gumballs inside.  Just turn the silver coloured crank and a gumball is dispensed below.  The top also screws off for insertion of replacement gumballs or other candy like smarties, sugar almonds or wrapped treats.

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I just adore these gumball machines and can’t wait to use them at my next pink themed party.  Stand by for plenty of photos!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 13, 2011

Frangipani Wedding Decorations

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Apart from the hibiscus, there’s perhaps no other flower that says beach wedding than gorgeous fragrant frangipanis.  Frangipanis or plumeria as they are also known are blooming everywhere along our beaches at the moment.  One of our iconic beach flowers, they make the perfect beach wedding decoration or flower motif for Australian weddings. 

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Image credits: Frangipani wedding cake, photo by Nicole Pearce.  Frangipani bouquet and aisle decoration images from Lindsay Van Roy Photography for Brett and Erin’s wedding.  Frangipani beach aisle by Aloha Island Weddings at Simply Chic Wedding Ideas.  Frangipani link ring by Stasita New Zealand.  All stationery by Alannah Rose at Pink Frosting’s beach wedding shop.  All beach collection wedding accessories and decorations at Pink Frosting’s beach online wedding shop.

Here are our top tips for using frangipanis to theme your Australian beach wedding:

  • Bunch them closely.  Frangipanis in tight formation are simply chic.  Look at our gorgeous frangipani bouquet above – chic and gorgeous!
  • If you choose yellow frangipanis, your best colour choices for ribbons, accents, glassware, napery and decor is buttercup yellow, ivory, crisp white, black or sand.
  • Frangipanis work beautifully with massive blossoms such as fully blown roses, hibiscus or lillies.  We’re not fans of frangipanis and other waxy flowers such as orchids, but they can look lovely together if you use a master florist.
  • Generally, frangipanis don’t need foliage to complement them.  Think of the flower in its natural state – the flowers are clustered and the branches are fairly sparse.  Take your cue from the flower in its natural environment and don’t use leaves as part of your table decorations, aisle decorations or bouquets.
  • Frangipani leis are so easy to create.  It’s a fun way to spend your night before the wedding with your best girls – simply use fishing line and a large needle to thread frangipani blooms.  A beautiful favour for your guests.
  • Incorporate frangipanis into your wedding ceremony with large garlands of frangipani flowers laced together like a long leis.  Such a versatile idea – you can then loosely hang them between your chairs down your aisle or decorate a garden trelise with them behind the bride and groom.  Also, give your flowergirl frangipani flowers to toss when she walks down the aisle.
  • Create a heart using frangipani flowers for the bride and groom to stand in when they marry.  This simple but beautiful idea works a treat on the beach or on grass in a garden wedding.
  • For table decorations, choose faux frangipani flowers and either scatter your frangipanis loosely around the table, lay one on each table setting for a contemporary chic look, or use miniature beach buckets filled with starfish, sand and frangipanis (see the beautiful beach buckets by Pink Frosting above – we also used Swarovski crystal encrusted starfish to complement the yellow frangipanis).
  • You can incorporate frangipanis in your wedding theme in many ways.  Here are some other ideas:
    • Your wedding invitations – frangipanis on the beach or in a heart make a glamorous stationery idea.  Some gorgeous styles from Dream Day Wedding Invitations and Alannah Rose make a real statement;
    • Your wedding accessories – use frangipani flowers in your bridesmaid’s hair and in your groomsmen’s buttonholes;
    • Your parasols – choose a plain wedding parasol and glue on frangipanis around the centre and border to create a unique wedding day accessory for photographs
    • Your  wedding bombonieres and favours – choose a favour with a frangipani motif such as personalised candy jars (yummy filled with yellow jelly beans), flip flop candles with a frangipani toe; or a photo frame with a frangipani flower attached to the swing tag – gorgeous!

Here are some beautiful ways to use frangipanis on your wedding day:

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Frangipani Cupcakes by Consumed Cakes

Frangipani Cupcakes by Consumed Cakes

 

Frangipanis and Lillies Wedding Ceremony Site by Aloha Island Weddings

Frangipanis and Lillies Wedding Ceremony Site by Aloha Island Weddings

Frangipani Themed Wedding Tables by Disney Resort

Frangipani Themed Wedding Tables by Disney Resort

Beach Bucket with Starfish and Frangipanis by Pink Frosting's Wedding Shop

Beach Bucket with Starfish and Frangipanis by Pink Frosting's Wedding Shop

There are so many ways to use these gorgeous flowers in your beach wedding.  I’d love to see your photos if you have some to share!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 9, 2011

Grey and Navy are the New Black in Weddings for 2011

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Grey will be the neutral IT color for 2011 weddings. With not a rainy cloud in sight, shades of charcoal, dove, stone, oyster and shell will be incorporated into wedding colour palettes for 2011 and we just love how grey pairs beautifully with vibrant hues such as fuchsia pink, coral and teal.  

The other colour of choice for 2011 will be navy and other deep blues thanks to Prince William and Kate’s royal wedding.  Navy and all dark blue palettes complement the moody greys and also work harmoniously with white, ivory, champagne and little pops of colour.

Here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate these colour palettes into your wedding day in 2011 and beyond:

  • Navy and grey are generally darker accent colours, so choose a base colour for your wedding stationery, decorations and accessories such as ivory, white or champagne.  For example, with your wedding invitations, you might choose a white base and use a silvery grey printed text and a navy personalised ribbon as your accent colours;
  • As with your wedding stationery and accessories, for the bride and bridesmaid dresses, choose a white, ivory or champagne base and accessorise with a navy or grey accent.  The bride might use a navy blue sash with her dress, a bold shoe, or even a sapphire wedding ring inspired by Wills and Kate.  Bridesmaids dresses in navy and greys are a stunning complement to this look and for the men, incorporate the colour palette through their ties, cumberbunds and handkerchiefs;
  • Navy and grey won’t necessarily be the best main colour for your wedding cake!  Again, they make a beautiful accent with printed motifs and designs in navy or grey against the main neutral colour of ivory, white or champagne.  Two easy ways to bring colour to a neutral or simple wedding cake is with a coloured ribbon, which can be personalised for extra oomph or through a beautiful wedding cake topper.  Australia’s number one wedding shop, Pink Frosting offers both personalised ribbons and wedding cake toppers in many colours, themes and designs;
  • Greys and blues can be hard to find in flowers, although hydrangeas strike a beautiful blue and grey hue.  You might choose white lilies or ivory roses as a base, and have your navy and grey colour scheme pop through the ribbons tying the bouquets together.  Big bows in satin make a stunning statement in your chosen colour and look lovely when draped down over a simple gown.
  • For your table decorations, again use ivory, white or champagne as your base for chair covers, table cloths, and draping and accent in your colours of choice.  Navy and silver look beautiful as satin sashes against white on your reception chairs, you can incorporate a slash of colour through your table runners in navy or silvery grey and you might like to tie a big bow in satin ribbon in navy blue and silver grey around your table centrepieces and vases to tie in your colours.  Australia’s number one wedding decoration supplier, Pink Frosting, offers some beautiful wedding decorations in these colours.
  • Silver or chrome bomboniere can be found in abundance and makes a statement about your sophistication as a bride and groom.  Many of the options for silver favours can include a navy accent such as silver miniature photo frames with an attached personalised navy tag or silver bomboniere almonds encased in a navy organza bag.
Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 16, 2010

New Wedding Favours & Bomboniere for 2011

Filed under: Bonbonniere, Bridal Shower, General, Wedding Bomboniere, Weddings — Kathryn @ 5:09 pm

As Kate Aspen’s preffered retailer in Australia and New Zealand, Pink Frosting’s wedding shop is so proud to give you a sneak peak at the new wedding favours and bomboniere arriving in January 2011!  Enjoy…

Video:  Kate Aspen’s New Favours 2011

Our favourites?  The Tiffany Box compact mirrors, Eiffel Tower Bottle Stoppers and black tin favour pails with personalised sticker.  On trend, perfectly giveable and gorgeous for every theme, the Kate Aspen favour range for 2011 will arrive at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop in January.

We’d love to hear what your favourites are.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 14, 2010

Save Up to 60% in Pink Frosting’s Pre-Christmas Sale!

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Australia’s number one online wedding shop and party shop has just put over 160 items on sale at up to 60% off their original prices in their huge pre-Christmas sale.  You can save on wedding favours and bomboniere, wedding decorations, party supplies, Christmas decorations, bridal jewellery and so much more.

Be quick, the prices will only last while stock lasts!  Shop the Sale at Pink Frosting now.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 9, 2010

Sneak Peak at 2011 Wedding Decorations

Shhh… here is a sneak peak at some of the new wedding decorations arriving at Pink Frosting’s wedding shop in 2011… I’d love to hear what you think!

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 Keep your eye out on Pink Frosting’s New Arrivals category for all of the new wedding decorations, favours and party supplies arriving every week!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 3, 2010

Royal Wedding Fever Reflects in Wedding Trends for 2011

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Like it or loathe it (and we love it) Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal nuptials on April 29 next year are set to reflect in weddings around the world for the next couple of years, with “fairytale bling” being the decorating style of choice.   And, the English royal wedding will create princess fever that won’t die down for some time yet!

The style we’re predicting is anything that glitters and is monogrammed will be the chic message for 2011 and 2012 brides.  The royal wedding itself will no doubt be very respectful of the traditions and customs of the royal family, but the every day take on the style of fairytale wedding will be very glittery with lots of sparkling wedding decorations and crystal and all stationery, decorations and wedding bomboniere monogrammed with the couple’s details to create a truly unique look.

Fit for a princess are dazzling acrylic diamonds, mirror bases on tables and crystal garlands dripping from high reception table centrepieces.  Wedding invitations will feature embossed monograms and gold or platinum foiled personally-created motifs.

Brides inspired by the royal wedding can style their wedding favours along the same lines by reaching for Antique Acrylic Place Card Frames, a diamond like place card frame which doubles as both a place card on table settings for wedding receptions as well as beautiful miniature photo frames for your guests to take home and Crystal Diamond Shaped Tea Light Holders which cast a twinkling glow on wedding table settings as well as make a beautiful wedding bomboniere for guests.

We hope you are truly inspired to create your own fairytale on your wedding day!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 2, 2010

Wedding Favour Trends for 2011

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Many brides and grooms are planning their 2011 wedding celebrations now, and they want to know what the scoop is on the latest ideas for 2011 wedding favours and bomboniere.  The team at Australia’s number one online wedding store, Pink Frosting, lets you in on a little secret:  here are the trends in wedding favours for 2011!

The Big Trends

The big trend for 2011 will be anything inspired by royalty!  With Kate Middleton and Prince William tying the knot in April 2011, we’re predicting that anything that glitters will be the chic message for our 2011 brides.  The other trends for 2011 are eco-friendly favours, personalised favours, favours that double as table decorations and home-made of home-inspired wedding favours.  As with weddings in general, we’re seeing a trend towards the personalisation of the big day – a more unique approach to weddings that reflects the personality of the bride and groom and all of those that they love.

Royal Wedding Favours that Glitter

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With the royal wedding in the first half of 2011, one of the key wedding trends will be everything that is royal and anything that glitters!  Fit for a princess are dazzling acrylic diamonds, mirror bases on tables and crystal garlands dripping from high reception table centrepieces.  To style your wedding favours along the same lines, reach for the Antique Acrylic Place Card Frame, a diamond like place card frame which doubles as both a place card on your table settings for your wedding reception as well as beautiful miniature photo frames for your guests to take home, Crystal Diamond Shaped Tea Light Holders which cast a twinkling glow on wedding table settings as well as make a beautiful wedding bomboniere for your guests, and Diamond Ring Bottle Stoppers with a glistening engagement ring top make a very chic wedding bomboniere for guests. 

Edible Wedding Favour Trends

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Every guest loves a wedding candy or chocolate treat – it’s a very easy way to please your guests.  The big trend from 2010 which continues into 2011 is the Candy Buffet or lolly table, where guests can choose from a variety of candies and desserts to place in a themed bag to take home as their wedding bomboniere.  This fun trend is getting more serious and in itself has become one of the key decorations for the wedding reception. 

Home made edible wedding favours are also a key trend for 2011.  Couples may have a favourite recipe that they bottle and give to guests.  We have seen lovely home-made favours such as jams, home-farmed honey, cookies and other delicious baked treats.

Personalised candy is also a big trend for 2011.  There are many ways to make your wedding chocolates or wedding candy unique to you – personalised rock candy with your names and wedding colours, personalised labels on fun wedding lollipops are a huge hit and wedding chocolates wrapped in a personalised wrapper will make guests very happy indeed!

Trends in Beach Wedding Favours

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If you’re hosting your wedding at the beach, the trends in beach wedding favours and bomboniere are to use beach and nautical themed favours as part of your table decorations.  Some of the favourites include the Adirondack Deck Chair Tealight Candles and Place Card Holder Wedding Favours which evoke a seaside feeling and also serve as place card or photo holders and provide a decorative touch as well as romantic lighting to a beache wedding reception, and the Castles in the Sand Tealight Candle which serves the dual purpose of being a softly romantic candle on wedding reception tables and also a sweet take-home favour for guests.

One of the big trends for 2011 beach weddings will be hand fan wedding favours to give to every guest during the wedding ceremony.  There are so many designs and colours to choose from, but the most popular are the Timber Hand Fan Favours and the White Paper Hand Fans, which match most beach wedding themes.

Australian bides know that the heat on the beach can be oppressive for their guests – sometimes year round in many Aussie locations.  For both practical purposes and because they look so beautiful in photographs, handing a wedding parasol to every guest at the ceremony and as their wedding favour is a practical and very appreciated wedding favour.

DIY Wedding Favour Trends

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Do it yourself and craft it yourself really is the theme of the moment in weddings.  We love that brides are embracing homespun traditions and their childhood loves and are hosting weddings where they play a critical role in every part of the day – from crafting the table centrepieces and bridal bouquet to asking their favourite aunt to embroider the table runners with their monogram.  Creating a personalised and home-spun wedding favour is fun – gather your bridesmaids around and make something dear to your heart to give to guests who will really appreciate the gesture.

Some of the latest arrivals for 2011 DIY favours include Heart Jewels in Diamond Clear which are diamond shaped embellishments which also make lovely table scatters for wedding reception tables, in the bathrooms and around the wedding cake.  Do it yourself brides love the Customised Bomboniere Rock Candy as it means they have a base for their wedding favours.  They can then take their personalised lollies and wrap them in cello and tie with a personalised ribbon, encase the candy in an organza bag or pop into a homemade wedding favour box.

For home made jams, lollies and other treats, Flip Top Personalised Mini Candy Jars give you a great presentation that suits the style and colour of the wedding with a personalised label.  choose

Many DIY brides are opting for cupcake favours for their guests, and the love that goes into making a cupcake makes this treat even more special.  The laser cut cupcake wrappers, cupcake boxes and cupcake decorations at Pink Frosting make giving a cupcake favour even more lovely!

Eco-Friendly Wedding Favours

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Couples that have a heart for the environment have many options for eco-friendly wedding favours in 2011.  One of our favourites is to make a donation to the couple’s favourite charity.  One of the key trends in 2011 will also be to give a plant, seeds or flower bulbs to guests.  We also adore the new eco friendly tote favour bags bearing a message of a greener earth and a protected environment.  Some of the other key trends are wedding favours using recycled materials and home-made favours that re-use materials from the home.

Where to Shop for Wedding Favours in 2011

No matter whether you spell it wedding favours, wedding bomboniere, bonbonniere, bombonieres or favors, at Australia’s wedding shop Pink Frosting, our mission is to bring Australian brides a unique selection of wedding bomboniere and wedding favours for your wedding day to purchase online, for delivery anywhere in Australia.  No fuss, perfect wedding bomboniere boxes, wedding favour tags, bomboniere ideas, personalised wedding bomboniere and wedding favours and unique ideas for wedding favours every single time!

Shop Wedding Favours now >>

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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