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

September 2, 2010

Topiary Place Card Holders

We love a whimsical table decoration and for garden weddings and events celebrating the great outdoors, Pink Frosting’s topiary place card holders really set off a table with style.  These gorgeous place card holders in the shape of a beautifully manicured topiary pot are one of my all time favourite place card holders.  When I came across these photos from Angela and Val’s wedding at Tracy Kimono’s beautiful wedding photography blog, I wanted to share them with you.

 

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We’ve heard from so many event managers and brides that their guests loved these place card holders so much that they were taken home as an unofficial bomboniere favour as well.  I don’t blame the guests, who wouldn’t want one of these on their desks at work?

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 2, 2010

Knights, Damsels & Royal Wedding Inspiration

What is more romantic than knights going into battle to protect their damsels and castles?  We’re inspired by everything French and royal right now and one of our favourite symbols of knights, damsels and royalty is the famous Fleur de Lis or Fleur de Lys, which used to be emblazoned across the front of knight’s shields and even today remains a symbol of everything French, even appearing on French postage stamps.  We think it makes a regal and romantic wedding motif.

The literal French translation is “flower of the lily,” and it is probably an abstract version of an iris. The stunning iris symbolises faith, wisdom, and promise in love, which make the iris a very symbolic choice for your wedding flower for a fleur de lis wedding. 

Here are some stunning fleur de lys wedding ideas to help you bring this stunning motif for life on your wedding day:

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Stunning fleur de lis symbol wedding board via Kate Aspen’s blog.   Here are some Fleur de Lis motif wedding invitations, stationery and favours to help you bring this theme to life on your wedding day:

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Fleur de Lis Menu Card

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

July 1, 2010

Breezy Bicycle Wedding Ideas

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The new range of wedding invitations by Alannah Rose at Pink Frosting’s invitation shop have us swooning!  The Bicycle Built for Two invitations and matching wedding stationery remind us of a romantic ride around the park with our sweetheart.  A truly sweet and whimsical invitation theme.  We love the design for an engagement party or a casual wedding celebration in a garden in Summer.  Simply divine.

Here are some stunning ways to help you put this sweet theme together for your wedding or engagement party via the beautiful blog Green Wedding Shoes and wedding photographer Travis Hoehne:

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Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

 

June 10, 2010

Feather Wedding Decorations for Table Centrepieces

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Ostrich feathers are one of my favourite wedding decorations.  They look so glamorous and they work beautifully in wedding aisles, table centrepieces, in bridal bouquets and so much more.  They scream glamour and style and they really are very easy to work with.

If you’re wanting to create a glamorous table centrepiece using ostrich feather drabs, it is usually recommend that you use a florists ball floating at the top of the vase which you carefully sit the end of the feather into for support.  In honesty, I usually don’t use these green florists balls because they are difficult to cover up at the top of the vase.  The best way I have found is to fill the vase with a support filler that looks good, such as plain old cellophane scrunched up and then filled with water (this creates an amazing ice-like effect) or with water pearls and secure the feathers as low down as possible in the vase.  If you’re also using flowers, this makes securing the feathers much easier as well as they have something else to rest against.

I’ve tried wiring the feathers for some extra length, but again, I don’t think it’s necessary if you’re filling the vase with cellophane, crystals, sand or another great filler.

Usually, I recommend you use between 3 and 7 ostrich feathers per centrepiece, but it depends on your budget!  If you use too many, your centrepieces can end up looking like palm trees!

I also love ostrich feathers on the back of chairs at outdoor weddings, as pew decorations at a Church ceremony, as an addition to or in place of flowers in a bridal bouquet (as shown below by Karen Tran) or simply laid flat as centrepiece decorations for wedding reception tables.  They are a versatile wedding decoration, that’s for certain, and your guests will love to take one home at the end of the night!

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And, as shown on the amazing Hostess Blog, they don’t just work for weddings!  These coloured feathers make a stunning baby shower decoration centrepiece too!

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Sign, I love ostrich feathers…. Now available to purchase online at Pink Frosting.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

May 8, 2010

Pick Your Wedding Colours with Pink Frosting’s Wedding Shop

What colours will you choose for your wedding theme? Colour choice is so very personal and may be a snap for you to decide (i.e. pink has always been your favourite colour or you want to theme your wedding around your favourite azure holiday beach destination) or one that requires alot of thought.  Whatever you decide, once you choose the colours for your wedding day, there are so many ways to incorporate the hue of choice in your big day – from bridesmaid dresses and stationery, to decorations and lighting.

If you’re having trouble making a decision, we have two amazing resources to help you Pink Frosting, Australia’s number one online wedding shop has helpfully sorted its beautiful wedding supplies into colours to help you create a wedding brimming with spectacular colour; and if that isn’t enough, Australia’s leading wedding blogger, Polkadot Bride has a stunning series of posts on creative colour which explores ways of using colours in your wedding day plus unique and fresh colour combinations.

Here are two of my favourite wedding colours: blue and black.

Wedding Colour: Blue

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Traditional, summery, wintery, beachy or Tiffany, there are so many shades of blue to choose from for your wedding day.  The Pink Frosting wedding dream style team have put together our beautiful wedding decorations, invitations, bomboniere favours, wedding accessories and parasols into colour themes to help you shop for your wedding by colour.  Here are our favourite blue wedding picks:

Shop for all Pink Frosting’s blue hued wedding supplies right here >>

Wedding Colour: Black

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Dramatic black is an elegant selection for dressing your wedding day.  Contrast with classic white, or a more contemporary combination such as sunshine yellow to create a truly stunning wedding theme.

The Pink Frosting wedding dream style team have put together our beautiful wedding decorations, invitations, bomboniere favours, wedding accessories and parasols into colour themes to help you shop for your wedding by colour. 

Here are a few of our favourite black wedding supplies for your day:

Shop for all of Pink Frosting’s black wedding supplies online now >>

With thousands of options for your wedding day, sometimes it’s difficult to put it all together with style without losing your cool!  Let our team of stylists help you mix and match your style and colours and themes to bring together a wedding day that is truly unique to you.  If you ever have any questions about how to use Pink Frosting’s wedding decorations, please call one of our wedding stylists on 1300 855 633 or email us at customerservice@pinkfrosting.com.au.

I hope you love the new Shop by Colour categories at Pink Frosting.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

April 21, 2010

Two Love Birds Inspired Wedding Cake

I adore the Two Love Birds party supplies at Pink Frosting for weddings, engagements, bridal showers and kitchen teas.  The bird icon in black with a stunning vine and leaf pattern on a Tiffany blue background is a standout range for these celebrations – unusual, sweet and truly sophisticated.

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I was contacted by a customer last week who loved the range so much that she used the design as inspiration for creating her final cake for her decorating course at Planet Cake.   I am completely in awe and in love with this stunning cake that Veronica turned out. 

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Veronica Turner started cake decorating about 3 years ago, after the birth of her second child.  She has completed 7 courses with Planet Cake, and since has evolved to making wedding & specialty cakes for family and friends. Veronica’s long term plan is to have her own business making wedding and specialty cakes, hopefully within a 3 year period.  We are so excited about Veronica’s talent and look forward to her career change in the future… and plenty more gorgeous inspirational images of her cake designs.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

January 21, 2010

Ooh la la! A Parisian Themed Wedding or Shower

Ooh, la la! Destination Paris! The enchanting City of Light is one of the most romantic places on earth and its most famous icon, the Eiffel Tower is a stunning inspiration for a bridal shower, wedding or party theme.

Whether you love to travel to Paris, your fiance proposed on the Eiffel Tower (my best friend’s now husband did and I drooled with jealousy) or your eventsimply has a distinctly French flavour, wow your guests with a theme that’s truly magnifique!

My favourite colour combination for a French themed shower or wedding is black, white and light pink.  Stripes and polka dots are perfectly pretty and suit the theme beautifully.  Now, it’s just a matter of getting all Frenchy!

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This stunning bridal shower set up is by the amazing Hostess with the Mostess.  The cameo motifs, polka dots and sweet hearts are absolutely spot on (excuse the pun) for a Parisian shower.

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Serve French champagne, sweet pink lolly treats in a candy buffet, decorate with the prettiest striped black and white table cloths, spotted napkins and pink-hued roses.  Ooh la la!

Pink Frosting adores a Parisian themed wedding or shower.  We have a range of Eiffel Tower and Paris inspired wedding and party decorations to help you bring the theme to life at your own event.  Here are four of my favourites:

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From left:  Evening in Paris Eiffel Tower place card holder decorations and favours; Le Parti de Paris party invitations by Alannah Rose at Pink Frosting; Clear Printed Cube Favour Boxes with a gorgeous cupcake printed on the front (also available with an Eiffel Tower icon); and our Just Married pink paper lanterns (coming soon).

You can of course adapt this gorgeous theme for a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, dinner party, Valentine’s Day or even Mother’s Day.  Magnifique!

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.

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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

December 23, 2009

Table Decorations & Centrepieces for Weddings and Parties – Styles, Trends and Ideas

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Your table decorations and centrepieces are the most important decorative element you need to decide on when organising your wedding, party or other celebration. Whether your party is a full-scale formal affair, a children’s party or an intimate candlelit dinner, the centrepiece table decorations will add drama, personality and scale to your event.

The Pink Frosting team are expert table decoration and centrepiece stylists, and the Pink Frosting online wedding and party shop is brimming with gorgeous and inexpensive table decorations, wedding centrepieces and more to help you create a stylish table setting.  Take inspiration from some of the newest ideas in table centrepieces from the Pink Frosting team.

Eclectic tables

Create a ‘one of a kind’ feel for your event, by dressing each table differently. Use different flowers, different candles, different elements from the one theme to create a real sense of personality. For example, this design works wonderfully with a vintage theme; combine mismatched crockery, jugs and candles with plenty of vintage-style blossoms to fill tables. Visit an antiques fair, your local flea market or (with permission!) your grandma’s cupboards to pick up plenty of vases and trinkets to add personality to your tables.

Monochromatic tables

The classic, crisp design of the monochromatic look is still the most modern tablepiece theme you can choose.  If the mod look appeals to you, choose a black and white backdrop and add splashes of colour for contrast, such as buttercup yellow or flashy pink.  Think about height, drama, the whitest of white blooms and plenty of black crockery on crisp white linen.  This look is never out of style.

Centrepieces from your own backyard

Take inspiration from your own backyard!  Do you have twigs, greens, flowers and bark that could be used in a creative centrepiece? Take come gorgeous gumnuts and wattle and lay them on the tables in a very natural display with a few ivory and chocolate candles.

Casting a glow

The warm glow of candlelight has always added romance to a room.  Floral artists take this a step further by incorporating candles into centrepiece decorations themselves.  Think tall, full arrangements of cherry blossom branches, hung with votives on ribbon or wire-like hangers. Or imagine tall cylinders filled with coloured water to match the party colour palette, and small floating candles flickering in each. 

Christmas decorations all year round

Forgetting Santa, his reindeer, sleds and sleighbells, many gorgeous Christmas decorations are very appropriate out of season for parties. Christmas baubles, wreaths and sprays make fabulous table and room decorations.  And the traditional Christmas colours of red, green and gold needn’t limit you.  Contemporary Christmas colours of teal, peacock, pearl and diamonds are instant winners out of the Christmas season. And you can pick them up cheaply at the after-Christmas sales!

Paper lanterns – budget with big impact

The simple rice paper lantern packs an enormous decorating punch.  Whether you’re decorating a dinner table or a dance floor, the rice paper lantern will dazzle and delight your guests. Rice paper lanterns come in so many sizes, colours and styles, and all are great value for money.  Big ball lanterns start from as low as $6 a piece, so they won’t break the bank, even if you purchase them in bulk.  And the best part?  Paper lanterns can be packed down, stored and re-used for your next big shindig.

Eco-chic tables

If you’re really serious about going green, choose beautiful little wheatgrass pots (which can also be used as placecard holders), packets of seeds, or spring-time bulbs to decorate your table.  You’ll be offering your guests a living and breathing reminder of the party without hurting the planet.

Back to your childhood

Lolly buffets aren’t just for children’s parties!  The oh-so-divine lolly table is becoming a huge hit for the young-at-heart too.  Guests can fill up their own container with a selection of themed sweets, little gumball machines for each guest, or grandma’s favourite recipe cookies.

Balloons – the new chic

The hippest party planners from around the world are taking the humble balloon and making it the chicest decorating accessory of the moment.  Take giant bulbous balloons (at least 60cm) filled with helium and use them to decorate your room and each table.  Secure with your floral centrepiece or in a vase of lollies for a truly whimsical look.  Cheap, beautiful and fun!

See more beautiful table centrepiece and wedding decoration ideas at Australia’s number one online wedding and party shop, Pink Frosting.

Happy Celebrating!

Kathryn

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