December 20, 2012

Summer Picnic Wedding Inspiration

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The 2012/2013 Australian wedding seasons has kicked off and I am so excited to see a new and exciting set of colour palates and themes brides are trying out! One that has really caught my eye and I have fallen in love with is the idea of a Picnic Wedding. Summer is one of Australia’s most beautiful seasons and we love being outdoors! This charming, laid back and intimate theme has really taken off this wedding season and I have put together some inspiration and ideas on how to plan the prefect summer picnic wedding with some adorable and gorgeous extras from Pink Frosting.

Your invitations are the first part of the puzzle your guests see so why not make them special. Depending on your style there is a range of wedding invitations that suits the picnic theme, try these adorable Love Birds invitations in a range of different colours, or these fun and elegant Chalk Board invitations. If you’re going for a more vintage style picnic theme the Lace Invites in a range of colours will suit your wedding impeccably.

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With a picnic wedding your ceremony and reception are most likely going to be outdoors, which gives you the opportunity to use Mother Nature’s resources and adding a touch of style to them. You colour pallet for an outdoor picnic theme begins with crisp whites, fresh greens, lemon yellows, vibrant reds any colour that just screams out summertime! Walk down the aisle to a row of white lace parasols or hang large tissue paper pom poms along the chairs down the aisle for a garden-fresh summer feeling.  I love the feeling you get when there are lanterns and pom poms hanging whimsically through a tree! They make for such a gorgeous addition to the scenery of being outdoors.

When it comes to the table settings, this is where you can start having a lot of fun with how you want to design them! For your centrepieces give your table that real country chic picnic feeling and use these large wooden woven picnic baskets filled with flowers, home-made treats, fresh fruit vegetables and bread, the choices are endless with this, they can also double as your table numbers for guests to find.

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Continuing with your picnic outdoors wedding theme, send your guests home with wedding favours to match! I love the warmth these mini woven baskets give filled with scrumptious home-made cookies or anything that matches your picnic theme and they tie in perfectly with the centrepieces.

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A picnic wedding benefits from the beauty of the outdoors, and with this the colours go to match, natural woods and leafy greens as well as red and white checks this country chic feeling will make for a cosy and memorable event.

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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Image: Aloha Weddings

 

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 29, 2010

Black Damask Wedding Ideas

Black damask is one of the hottest wedding themes right now – the motif is sophisticated and elegant and speaks volumes about the style of the couple getting married.  Our friends at Pink Cake Box released this amazing wedding cake on the weekend, and we just adored it so much we wanted to give you some beautiful black damask options for accessorising and decorating your wedding day around this lovely design.

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For your wedding decorations and table centrepieces, keep it simple.  An elegant tall vase in the centre of the table with glitter tipped red roses makes the perfect centrepiece.  Then, over a white cloth, add a mirror base centre to the table, black diamond table scatters, damask votive tea light candle holders, timeless traditions coasters in black and white damask design and finally finish with a black and white damask themed wedding favour such as the damask personalised mint tins at Pink Frosting’s wedding shop.

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This black and white table that we styled for one of our clients and shown in Cosmopolitan Bride magazine shows how you can combine black damask with modern black and white stripes and monograms to create a truly spectacular wedding table. 

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You can bring the black and white damask pattern into so many of your wedding day accessories, including your wedding guest books, bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding parasols, wedding invitations and so much more.    The Pink Frosting wedding shop has a whole category dedicated to black and white wedding themes for your wedding day to make styling your wedding ceremony and reception with this beautiful design so much easier.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

September 13, 2010

Pretty Parasol Inspiration for Your Wedding Day

Filed under: General, Wedding Parasols, Weddings — Kathryn @ 12:00 am

There’s nothing prettier than a lace parasol for the bride and bridesmaids on their wedding day.  The trend is not only stunning photographically and visually for your guests, but also very practical to keep the sun off the faces of the bride and her girls at outdoor weddings and beach weddings.  Keep things simple by having your bridesmaids carry parasols instead of the traditional bouquets which they will thank you for later. Instead of party favours at the reception, pass out parasols to couples when they arrive at the ceremony. With all of the unique options available including lace accents to monograms and tons of colours, parasols are a gorgeous accessory for every Australian bride.

Pink Frosting has Australia’s most glamorous range of parasols for your wedding day and are always inspired by the beautiful ways our brides use their parasols in photos and on their wedding day.  Here are some gorgeous new lace parasol pics we wanted to share:

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Above:  Audrey makes the most stunning bride surrounded by her glamorous bridesmaids and their lace parasols.  Pretty as a picture in Perth, WA.  Image:  Nathan Wu.

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Above:  Pretty summer colours in a garden wedding complement the warm colours of the bridesmaid dresses.  Fabric parasols in many colours are available at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop.  Image:  Natalie Moser.

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Above:  Spring wedding inspiration with candy sorbet colours and swirly parasols from the wonderful blog  The Party Dress.  Swirly beach parasols are available for Aussie brides at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop.

Whether you choose a lacy parasol, a proper umbrella for inclement weather with pretty embellishments or a summery outdoor parasol, talk with your wedding photographer about how to use your parasol as a prop on your wedding day so you can achieve beautiful results like these.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

December 27, 2009

Indian Summer Wedding Theme Decorating & Ideas

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A wedding held in the heat of the Australian summer demands vibrant colours, wild decorations and marquees filled with breezy cloth, and the perfect wedding theme for the mid-Summer heat is An Indian Summer. 

Indian styled weddings use an exuberant display of colour, finery and kitsch – think rich fabrics, shamiana (tents) with wild colours, saris used as drapes and table coverings, cushions and bolsters on bright rugs as seating, hanging tea light candles and abundant marigolds which have a special significance in Indian weddings.   Colours are all bright and rich, including turquoise blue, orange, bright pink, plum, red, mustard and gold.  Table centrepieces could include wooden elephants, lanterns, wine goblets, bejewelled miniature jewellery boxes, and shimmering Indian bangles as your napkin rings.

Western traditions such as cakes and favours can be transformed with this theme:  henna patterns on your wedding cake and lucky elephants as your wedding favours.

Indian Summer Wedding Mosaic

We adore the bright colours in these Indian Summer inspired wedding invitations, swirling fuchsia paper parasols and paper daisies which add contrast to the marigold strings of flowers we love using with this theme.

Many of these gorgeous Indian Summer wedding theme decorations can be purchased online at Australia’s number one online wedding shop, Pink Frosting.  We adore the gorgeous images to inspire you from An Indian Summer blog

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

September 30, 2009

Spring Racing Season Means Perfect Parasols!

Filed under: Entertaining, General, Wedding Parasols — Kathryn @ 2:04 pm

Spring Racing Season is about to get into action, with its wonderful parties, champagne sipping soirees, spectacular fashion and thundering hooves.  The Pink Frosting parasol shop always booms at this time of year with its bridal parasols the perfect accessory for protecting your fashion, hairstyle and beautiful skin from the harsh Australian elements. 

From lacy Victorian style parasols (as shown in our main picture, shot for Shilla’s Spring fashion campaign using a Pink Frosting Belle Lace Parasol) to monogrammed and personalised paper parasols dotted with bling as loved by Paris Hilton, to stunning gothic inspired empress and vixen designs, the Pink Frosting parasol shop is filled with glamorous options for your Spring Racing wardrobe.

This year, I’m going with a Belle Lace!

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 31, 2009

Swirly Beachy Parasols Arrive for Spring Weddings

Filed under: Destination Weddings, General, Wedding Parasols, Weddings — Kathryn @ 4:27 pm

I simply adore wedding photos using wedding parasols as a prop and as far as bridal parasols go, we think the Pink Frosting buying team have hit the jackpot with these stunning new wedding parasols featuring a swirly beach print.  I can’t wait to use them at our spring and summer weddings here in Australia – perfect for our climate and stunning locations.

Wedding parasols are the perfect outdoor event accoutrements for guests and are an essential accessory for the bride and bridal Party, who typically withstand up to three hours of exposure at outdoor weddings from arrival through ceremony and photos to departure. 

Swirls of leaves printed on rice paper give this wedding parasol a dramatic look.  Perfect for beach and garden weddings in the outdoors, as a beautiful photograph prop or for shading the bride from the sunshine as she exists the car.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 28, 2009

Wedding Bomboniere Favour Display Ideas

Wedding bomboniere, bridal shower favours and baby shower favours can be just as much a part of the table decorations and overall look of the reception as flowers, settings, and linen. It is your way of saying thank you to each person attending your wedding or shower, so the presentation as well as the gift itself should reflect your intentions. Some thoughtful touches and creativity can speak volumes.  We’ve used bomboniere very creatively as table centrepieces over the years.  As part of my Bomboniere Buying Guide for Australian Brides special, here are some amazing ideas for displaying your bomboniere favours.

Take your wedding bomboniere to the next level by staggering favour bags filled with sweets on Styrofoam blocks of varying heights. The packages are set upon a copper tray beneath a stately arch of kiwi vines and orchids.  Image by Martha Stewart.

Unify your event by matching bomboniere favours to the day’s colour scheme. Mix up the offerings, and you’ll have even more opportunity to emphasise the motif. Here, soaps tied with dainty lace, candles bundled with eyelet ribbon, and doily-trimmed paper bags all reflect the black-and-white palette.  Similar bags, ribbon trims and lace tape are available from Pink Frosting if you want to recreate this look.  Image by Martha Stewart.

Water bottles are a wonderful favour idea for summer and beach weddings.  Here, guests grabbed bottles of water dressed up with labels featuring the couple’s monogram and a special message of thanks. Similar water bottle labels are available at Pink Frosting’s online wedding shop.  The chilled beverages are offered to guests before they were seated at the outdoor ceremony.  Image: The Knot.

Demure and delicate, African violets are pretty little packages and, with minimal effort, can make a dazzling display. Simply slip the potted plants into panettone molds, cluster on three-tiered plate stands or let stand solo, and tuck a handwritten note inside. Use cupcake wrappers to decorate your little pots of violets.  Image by Martha Stewart.

 
 
Miniature birds nests filled with traditional bomboniere almonds make a beautiful display at each table setting.  Recreate this look using natural mini bird nests and blue bomboniere almonds from Pink Frosting.  Image:  The Knot
 

They may look like the real thing, but candy pebbles in small galvanized pails are a sweet and delightful favour for an outdoor wedding or beach wedding. A note lets guests know they’re for eating. The candy shown here is marzipan and chocolate-covered dried fruit in disguise. Print your message onto paper, cut into strips, wrap around the pails’ handles, and secure with double-sided tape. Set the pails in trays filled with turbinado sugar.  These gorgeous pails are available from Pink Frosting’s online wedding bomboniere shop. Image by Martha Stewart.

Humble supplies can take on an elegant air: Monogrammed stickers and crepe paper decorate clear plastic tubes filled with candy. They’re then piled into a glass compote around a smaller compote of crepe-paper flowers. Image by Martha Stewart.

To protect your guests against the elements during an outdoor wedding ceremony, there’s no better favour than parasols.  Stack all of your guest parasols into a rustic galvanised bucket and add a hand-made sign for a natural look.  Many types of parasols are available at Pink Frosting’s online wedding parasol shop.  Image: Style Me Pretty.
The Pink Frosting wedding stylist team have assembled more wedding bomboniere favour presentation ideas over in the galleries at Pink Frosting.  Enjoy!
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

July 1, 2009

Beach Themed Bomboniere and Favours

We’ve organised countless beach weddings over time here at Australia’s number one wedding shop, Pink Frosting.  From bright tropical themes to rich nautical colours to muted neutrals inspired by the sands and rocks, beach themed wedding are our absolute favourites.  Whether you are planning a beach ceremony, a destination wedding at Hamilton Island, a party on a cruiseship or at a beach resort on your favourite overseas island, you’ll find that bomboniere and favours for a beach themed wedding are a cinch to organise with a little imagination.

Here are our favourite ideas for beach themed bomboniere and favors:

  • Keep ‘em cool – paper fans in a myriad of colours and styles (which can be personalised for that special touch) are both decorative and functional
  • Keep it fresh – give a taste of the season with fresh fruits such as a tropical mango wrapped in decorative paper and finished with a personalised ribbon saying “eat me”!
  • From the sea – give bags of shells, starfish or sea glass – decorated with your monogram in a hessian bag or an aribica net 
  • Flip out – with flip flops or thongs in your wedding colours
  • Fill up – stuff mini canvas beach bags with candy and goodies which is a great idea for a destination wedding when you don’t have many guests
  • Protect – protect your guests with a bottle of personalised sunscreen in SPF 15+ and a natural parasol given to each couple attending your wedding ceremony to shade your guests from the beating sunshine
  • Light up – tropical lanterns blowing in the breeze and marine themed silver fog lanterns are practical reminder of your special day for guests and a favor they are sure to use at their next barbecue

The professional event stylist team at Pink Frosting has hundreds of practical beach wedding ideas and inspirations to help you put together the perfect beach themed wedding.  Visit the Pink Frosting website for more great beach wedding ideas.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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