Lovely Letterpress

Lucky Bee Press has some sweet letterpressed invitations, cards and coasters on their etsy site. Below are some of my favourites.


Coasters $12 USD for 8


Set of 5 notecards with envelopes $15 USD


Invitation, response card, and coordinating envelope $8.15 USD each in a set of 100


Set of 5 notecards with envelopes $15 USD


Coasters $12 USD for 8

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A Fashionable Award

We're excited today as we've learnt we are the recipients of a Best of the Web award from Careers in Fashion. Having followed our blog for a while, CIF believes that our little blog is a great source of inspiration and knowledge for her readers. A big thank you to CIF for this award which we'll proudly display! If you're thinking about a career in fashion be sure to visit www.careersinfashion.net.



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Take the Plunge

UK based lingerie label Panache, specialising in D+ cup sizes, is now availble to Australian women through the website Big Girls. Not to be confused with plus sized lingerie, the Tiffany Bridal Collection starts at a size 6 and goes up to a 16 with cup sizes ranging from D's to G's.

The Tiffany Bridal A/W 2011 collection comprises a plunge bra, strapless bra, basque and matching coordinates. This style features luxurious Italian stretch satin with beautiful subtle darting detail. Available in a range of shapes and styles - this is the perfect lingerie for any special occasion available in black or ivory. Signature to the collection is the waspie and briefs which contour the figure into a gorgeous hourglass shape. The figure fixing properties of these pieces make them perfect to wear beneath a wedding dress and they look sexy to boot! Visit www.biggirls.com.au for all the collection info.





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Spring 2011 Haute Couture

Love love LOVE Couture Fashion Week. If you need some fashion inspiration then CFW is the place to go to get it. The standout show was easily Elie Saab. What this man can do to a dress is quite simply put ah-mazing. I have no doubt in my mind you'll see a few of his couture pieces popping up on the Oscars red carpet in a couple of months. Alexis Mabille went, again, for a pretty neutral palette with splashes of black and deep colours. I loved her skirts with billowing trains. So pretty! Valentino weren't as outstanding as expected. The new team behind the label, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, showed an ultra feminie collection, although as far as couture goes it didn't scream 'look at me'. The flat neutral used paled in comparison to Elie Saab. For all the looks from this years shows visit www.vogue.com.au. I'll wrap the shows up on Monday so stay tuned!


Elie Saab


Elie Saab


Alexis Mabille


Valentino
Pictures courtesy of vogue.com.au

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Monogram Mania

Here at WSG we all agree that monograms are a truly fabulous way to personalise your wedding, inparticular your stationery suite. The Print Fairy have just released a new Monogram & Logo Collection under the themes of elegant, symbolic, whimsical and modern. For only $50 they will provide you with a high res digital file of your own personalised logo so you can, if you are into DIY, print your own stationery. Alternatively any logo can be added to one of The Print Fairy's existing stationery designs. These logo's can then be applied to the web, t-shirts, napkins, favor boxes and anything your heart desires. There are 36 new logos to choose from so if you'd like more info be sure to visit the website at www.theprintfairy.com.





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Polka Dot Prize

In the current issue on sale now we have a fabulous prize on offer for our Australian readers. Simply email us your feedback about Wedding Style Guide and you will go into the draw to win one of kate spade’s striking dinnerware and stemware ranges valued at over $2000.

kate spade designs cleverly combine classics, like the lifestyles depicted in the 1960’s black & white movies, with clean, modern shapes. kate spade tableware and stemware embodies elegance, nostalgia and an element of surprise to add personality to every home.



This incredible prize includes 4 x Larabee Road Five Piece PlaceSettings (27cm plate, 20cm, 16cm plate teacup and saucer), 4 x Larabee Road Rim Soup and 4 x Larabee Dot Crystal Flutes with a total value of $2028.

Click here to enter!

Open to Australian residents only

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Grand Design

I received an email today from the lovely Amy Oram telling me all about her new label Teeki. Specialising in one-of-a-kind dresses Amy can make you a dress that fits you like a glove for any occasion. She also makes the most gorgeous headpieces and can of course match any dress with any fascinator your heart desires. Sourcing the most gorgeous fabrics to match any dress you may have in your cupboard, Amy's creations just ooze talent (and the photographs are just amazing!). Priding herself in being a dress maker with a design background means that, together with your ideas, she'll come up with something spectacular. The website will be launching soon but visit her facebook page for more info. Dress prices start at $350 and headpieces start from $40.















Bouquets and buttonholes by Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling
Shirts and ties from 3wisemen
Hat from Strand Hatters
Styling by Amy Oram (teek_@hotmail.com)
Photography by Bailie Photography

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Wu's In

Last November I blogged about the launch of Jason Wu's bridal collection and I'm happy to announce that it is finally available via luxe online store Net-A-Porter. The dresses are gorgeous and for the fashionista bride they would make a very hip choice. If you'd like more info visit www.net-a-porter.com.


Bow embellished silk-faille dress £2,296


Tiered tulle gown £4,829


Embroidered silk-faille dress £3,105

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Silk Route

Lisa Gowing's new Silk collection has finally landed in store and we're a wee bit excited! Buttery liquid silks, flowing chiffon and longline corsetry are just some of the elements of the exciting new collection. Featuring jewelled crystal embellishments and exclusive French lace detailing, as well as her coveted co-ordinating jewellery, headpieces and veils, the anniversary collection is a celebration of the best of Lisa’s design philosophy. Also now available as a ready-to-wear collection are Lisa's most loved couture gowns of the last 13 years. The Classic collection features her most famous gowns at a fraction of the price. For a truly luxe experience you will sip on champagne whilst you view and try on gowns from the new collections making it an occasion to remember. To make an appointment to meet with Lisa and her team visit www.lisagowing.com for contact details.


Ophelia gown from the Classic Collection now available in ready-to-wear


Francoise gown from the Classic Collection now available in ready-to-wear

If you're after a pretty bargain be sure to register to attend the Lisa Gowing Summer Sale. This will be Lisa's biggest ever sale of her demi-couture gowns and accessories. Running on the 28th & the 29th January the sale will offer 20% - 70% off all stock, including styles from her new Silk collection, her coveted Gatsby collection and her entire accessories collection. With gowns starting from $990 it's a sale any fashionable bride-to-be cannot afford to miss. To register your attendance call (02) 9327 6332 or email studio@lisagowing.com. First in best dressed!


Eden gown 50% off

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Amanda and David

One of my favourite real weddings in the current issue is Amanda and Davids' wedding. It was shot beautifully by Next Exit Photography and had lots of crafty details. Here are a few more shots from their wedding.







These Badgley Mischka shoes are adorable, you can buy them from Piperlime who ship to Australia.






Amanda made all the ceremony programs herself and had them printed at a local printer, I love the puzzles on them which help pass the time whilst waiting for the bride.









Photography by Next Exit Photography

Be sure to check out Issue 17 to see more of this wedding.

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Bridal Fashion Week, Auckland 2011

From the 1st - 5th of April 2011 Auckland will play host to New Zealand's first ever Bridal Fashion Week. Held at the upper deck of Auckland's War Memorial Museum venue The Dome, BFW will showcase the best of New Zealand's bridal fashion from renowned designers Sera Lilly, Liz Mitchell, Rosemary Smith, John Zimmermann and Vinka Brides. International designers Ruben Perlotti and the sisters behind Cymbeline Paris will also showcase their 2011 collections. Visit www.bridalfashionweek.co.nz for all the details.


Cymbeline Paris


Cymberline Paris


Cymberline Paris


Cymberline Paris runway pictures courtesy of Ugo Camara Bridal Fashion Week, Barcelona

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