May 3, 2011

Royal Wedding Round-Up

There wasn’t a dry eye in my house as we watched the beautiful and elegant Catherine Middleton walk down the aisle to Prince William at Westminster Abbey on Friday evening.  Her gown has been universally praised for its elegance and detailing, and her composure under such enormous pressure proves what an intelligent and mature lady the new Duchess is.  Can you imagine keeping your cool under the eye of over 2 billion people?  She is an exceptional lady in my book.

Here are some of our favourite parts of the Royal Wedding:

Dress #1

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The elegant gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen was a nod to the tradition of the British monarchy and also represented a new modernity.  I was surprised that Kate chose a gown that included lace as I glimpsed her in the back of the car before the wedding ceremony, but when she stepped out, my breath was taken away!  The bustle was my favourite part of the look – I am looking forward to bustles and lace making a welcome return to bridal fashion this year.

Dress #2

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The second gown that Kate changed into for the reception, also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen with a stunning shrug cardi gives inspiration to ever winter and autumn bride!  I had a Collette Dinnigan beaded cardigan that I wore at my wedding reception when the weather turned cooler in the evening and I feel now that my choice was vindicated!

Pippa Middleton

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Dubbed “Her Royal Hotness”, Pippa Middleton almost stole the show from Kate.  Her stunning cowl neck sheath dress will transform bridesmaid fashion and gives brides the choice to have cream, ivory and white for their bridesmaids on their wedding day.  She handled the pressure beautifully and was a modern picture of support and elegance.  The perfect Maid of Honour, and Lady in Waiting.

The Mateship of Brothers

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Image: Photo by WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe

The great friendship between the brothers Prince Harry and Prince William was so apparent during the wedding.  Such a public display of mateship was wonderful to behold.  And how regal and handsome did this pair look in their regalia?

The Hats

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I love a British wedding if just for the hats.  Millinary has never been more prominently on display as it was last Friday.  Tongues wagged for all the wrong reasons about the over-the-top choice of hat worn by Princess Beatrice, and for all the right reasons for the elegant head wear chosen by Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham) and Zara Phillips.

The Mother of the Bride

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I have an awful lot of sympathy for Carole Middleton, Kate’s mum.  She has been panned by the media for not being sophisticated enough for the royal family, but I fail to see what is wrong with a family oriented woman who has made millions of dollars from a business that she is passionate about.  I think she’s amazing and I was so excited that she looked so elegant and beautiful on the day.  There was not one thing to criticise.  She was amazing.  You go girl.

The Cake

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The eight tiered wedding cake was a pretty vintage inspired cake that elegantly blended white and cream.  This restrained work of art included over 900 sugar flowers by master cake maker Fiona Cairns.  I love that it was wide, not tall so it wasn’t overwhelming and that it reflected some of the artworks in the room it was displayed in for the reception, with acorns, garlands and apple blossom flowers piped into the design.  Elegant and awe-inspiring.

The Kiss

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Can you imagine kissing your new wife or husband for the first time in front of 2 billion people?  Then, doing it again!  Agh, just love the reaction of the little bridesmaid covering her ears.  My sentiments exactly… this is something you want to do not in front of a roaring crowd!

Getaway Car

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Proving that they have a great sense of humour and modernity, the choice of using Prince Charles’ Aston Martin decorated in tin cans, ribbons and just married signs was one of my favourite parts of the whole wedding.  The perfect way to end a perfect wedding.

Congratulations Wills and Catherine.

Happy Celebrating

Kathryn

 

March 15, 2011

New Glamorous Wedding Accessories and Designs

Pink Frosting offers an unsurpassed selection of wedding accessories for you to buy online.  The glamorous new range of wedding accessories has just arrived and will turn your wedding completely chic!  Check out the new designs including -

Bridal Beauty – Featuring a sweet calla lily design on silky white satin.  The range includes a flower girl basket, ring pillow, signing pen and guest book.  Gorgeous for garden weddings.

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Bronze Elegance – Warm gold and bronze is a very chic choice for your wedding colours.  This new range of accessories bring an autumn themed wedding to life.

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Butterfly Dreams – Pastel colours in lavender, pink, green and blue on the background of pretty butterflies make a beautiful design for your wedding accessories including flower girl baskets, guest books and garters.

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Classic Double Hearts – The traditional romantic motif of wedding days, the double heart symbol features prettily on this white silk wedding collection.

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Romantic Vintage Country – A classic county design but with a contemporary twist!  Our romantic vintage country range of accessories including guest books and flower girl baskets is in a warm chocolate brown and blush colour scheme.

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Scattered Pearls and Crystals – For the sophisticated wedding day, these white or ivory satin wedding accessories include sparkling crystals and scattered creamy pearls for a very chic designer look.

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Thymeless Collection – For green or autumn wedding themes, this new designer collection of wedding accessories in a deep green make a beautiful statement for your wedding reception and ceremony.

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Winter Finery – For snow or winter themed weddings, this collection of wedding accessories features pretty white snowflakes and crystals.  Imagine a snowy white wedding day and these accessories will be absolutely central to your decorations.

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See all of the Pink Frosting wedding accessories online>>

Happy Celebrating

Kathryn

March 8, 2011

Cute Wedding Tees, Tanks, Undies and Robes

Have some fun with your wedding party with the range of Pink Frosting wedding t-shirts, tee shirts, swimwear and other fun customisable clothing.  If you’re looking for an adorable gift for your bridesmaids, groomsmen, Mum and even yourself, the Pink Frosting wedding clothing range offers lots of smiles!

Our range includes thongs, hats, tees, spa robes and underwear – for the bride, the groom, bridesmaids and everyone in your wedding party.  Perfect for Hen’s Parties, bridal showers, rehearsal afternoons and just for showing the world your status.

Here are a few of our favourites:

Bridesmaid Grape Singlet Tank – Fun bridesmaid tanks in many colours including grape purple, white, black and fuchsia pink.  Let us embroider across the front (or choose crystals too for a more glam look) for all your wedding party – Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride, Maid of Honour, Bride and so many more!

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Groom Chesty Singlet Tank - Don’t forget the boys!  For the groom, groomsmen, best man and so many more of the men in your wedding party, these chesty singlets let them enjoy their status and make a fun thank you gift when you are stuck for ideas!

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Bride Cami and Undies Set – Seriously cute for your hens night, bridal shower and honeymoon, this fun bride cami top and undies are sold seperately or as a set to save.

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Bridesmaid Satin Bath Robe - What a seriously sexy and glamorous gift for your bridesmaids!  These satin bathrobes have crystal Bridesmaid (Bride and Maid of Honour also available).  Gorgeous in photos as well as you get ready on your wedding day.

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Bride Script Tie Bikini – Look glam and gorgeous on your honeymoon in a bride crystal tie bikini from the range at Pink Frosting.  This fun range is so seriously sexy, your honeymoon will definitely be alot more fun in the sun!

 

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Flower Girl Frilly Singlet – Your flower girls will look cute as a button in these pretty frilly singlets in children’s sizes.  They make a gorgeous little gift for the little people in your wedding party.

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You can see the whole range online at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop >>

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

November 16, 2010

Latest Trends for Wedding Flower Girl Baskets

Filed under: Flowergirls & Ringbearers, General, Weddings — Kathryn @ 12:39 pm

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Flower Girls are such a special part of your wedding day.  They bring sweetness and youth to your wedding ceremony and can participate in many parts of your wedding ceremony and reception, as well as rehearsals, bridal showers and so much more.  Probably the most important part your flower girl will play in your wedding day is the wedding ceremony procession, where the flower girls carry a beautiful basket filled with petals and lead the bridal party down the aisle.

Flower Girl Baskets can add to and complement your wedding accessories.  From simple white satin baskets to wicker covered with real flowers, bamboo designs for a more modern wedding and even a special basket from home, the traditional flower girl basket can come in many shapes, forms and sizes!  Here are some fun ideas for a unique flower girl basket for your wedding day.

Custom Coloured Flower Girl Baskets

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The perfect complement to your other wedding accessories such as guest books, ring pillows and signing pens are custom coloured flower girl baskets which match your wedding day colours perfectly.  The custom coloured flower girl baskets at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop can not only be coloured to suit your wedding theme and colour scheme, they can also be printed on the ribbons with a special message such as your names and the wedding date or a saying that is meaningful to you.

Beach Themed Flower Girl Baskets

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For a beach wedding ceremony, most brides would be looking for a simple design of flower girl basket to suit their sea theme.  Whether it is a sea blue basket, a satin basket filled with frangipani petals, a starfish themed flower girl basket, or even a simple palm leaf carried by your flower girls, keep your beach themed flower girl baskets simple for the best effect.

Bling Flower Girl Baskets

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Many brides today are opting for a fairytale wedding, filled with glamour and lots of crystals and diamonds.  There are many ways to incorporate this into your wedding day accessories, including your flower girl baskets.  Two styles that are very popular at Australia’s number one online wedding store, Pink Frosting, are the Garbo red satin flower girl basket and the Elizabeth black satin flower girl basket, both featuring a large stylised rhinestone buckle on either sides for dramatic effect.

Customise Your Own Flower Girl Basket

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To create a flower girl basket that is all your own, start with a satin based flower girl basket, and attach silk or paper flowers that match your wedding theme such as sunflowers, paper roses, daisies, or dailias.  If you are crafty, you could make other adornments to suit your wedding theme such as starfish, shells, paper cranes, origami paper shapes and many more beautiful ideas.  All you really need is creativity and a hot glue gun!  Loving this fun watering can idea at The Knot’s blog.  This way you have a flower girl basket completely unique to your wedding day.

The Alternatives to a Wedding Flower Girl Basket

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If you decide that you’d rather not have your flower girls carry a traditional flower girl basket, you could offer some unique alternatives for your flower girl to carry down the aisle:

  • Hand Fan – Many brides choose not to have a wedding bouquet, instead carrying a beautiful wedding parasol or hand fan, such as a Spanish Dancing wedding fans
  • Purse – a flower girl purse is a lovely alternative to a traditional flower girl basket.  Many of the specifically designed flower girl purses feature a sweet design and can easily hold your silk flower petals for tossing down the aisle.
  • A Teddy Bear  – If your flower girl is very small or shy, having her carry her precious teddy bear or other special toy is a sweet way to encourage her down the aisle on your wedding day and will no doubt make your guests all sigh in delight.
  • A Photograph – have your flower girl carry a framed photograph of the bride and groom or someone very special to the family such as a grandmother on her wedding day.  This very symbolic gesture will become a lovely memory from your wedding day.
  • A Bow or Handcrafted Flower – have your flower girl carry a large bow or a hand crafted flower down the aisle.
  • A Birds Nest or Shell – If you’re having a beach wedding, a large shell makes a beautiful container for your rings and is easy for your flower girl to carry down the aisle.  We love the one in our image above from Alchemy Events.  For a garden wedding, consider a birds nest holding your rings.  Stunning and very sweet.

Whatever you decide that your flower girl will carry down the aisle, the selection of flower girl baskets are extraordinary and you are sure to find the perfect detail for your wedding ceremony and to suit the personalities of your flower girls.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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!

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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

July 20, 2009

Grand Outdoor Aisle Wedding Decorating Inspiration

I think this might be the most beautifully decorated aisle I have ever seen – better than any celebrity wedding, more stunning than any wedding I have attended.  The chandeliers over the aisle are simply divine, the coastline in the background, the floristry and the flower studded chair covers all combine to make a truly breathtaking ceremony site.  I just had to share…

These stunning images from Megan and Kyle’s wedding at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California USA by photographer Victor Sizemore are so beautiful, I’m hoping it inspires one of our gorgeous Aussie brides to create an equally magnificent aisle for their wedding day – at the Whitsundays perhaps? 

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 17, 2009

Flowergirl Lace Wedding Parasols

Filed under: Flowergirls & Ringbearers, Wedding Parasols, Weddings — Kathryn @ 4:21 pm

The Pink Frosting wedding stylist team are constantly asked for a flowergirl sized parasol in lace to match our bestselling wedding Belle Lace Parasol range and they have arrived! 

The Belle Lace parasols are so pretty and absolutely feminine. The perfect parasols for the romantic at heart! Under one of these lace parasols you’ll feel like a heroine out of a Jane Austen novel. Imagine yourself attending a garden wedding, croquet match or wandering through the vineyards for your wedding photographs under one of these lovely parasols!

Adult sized Belle Lace wedding parasols are available in black, white, ivory, antique white, red and pink; and also now in flowergirl size in white and antique white.  All at Australia’s wedding parasol specialist, Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop.

The white style is a brilliant white colour which will suit most white gowns.  The antique white style is shown in our image and has more of a ivory hue which is perfect for vintage style gowns and themes.

Such a beautiful accessory for your flowergirls to carry down the aisle or in their photographs and parasols make a beautiful memento for your flower girls to take home after the big day.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

May 22, 2009

Caterina and Joe’s Fabulous Canberra Wedding

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Caterina and Joe are one very stylish Canberra couple who tied the knot on Saturday 18th April 2009.  My involvement in their day was to style their wedding and honestly, with Caterina at the helm, they really didn’t need much help.  This is one glamorous lady.

Here are the gorgeous photos from Caterina and Joe’s wedding, styled by Pink Frosting and photographed by the very clever Steven from Creative Image.

Caterina and Joe were married at St Christopher’s Catherdral in Manuka, followed by a stunning reception at Rydges Lakeside Ballroom in Canberra City.

Caterina’s hair and makeup using Napoleon Cosmetics were by Bentley’s Bridal at the Jamison Centre, Canberra.

Caterina’s stunning gown is by Arushie Bridal Couture in Leichardt.  The ruffles and boning are so gorgeous.  When I first saw Caterina, she took my breath away.

Bridesmaid gowns in a soft mushroom latte colour, accented with black netting by Park Avenue Bridal Parramatta.

Yes, Joe and the boys also look great…  What a handsome bunch of Canberra boys!

And the Pink Frosting team download underworld rise of the lycans movie did a wonderful job of styling the reception.  The Rydges Lakeside Ballroom has never looked better!  The team at Rydges loved it so much, they’re using our glamorous images in their advertising…

Caterina and Joe, thank you for letting us be part of your amazing day!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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