Posted: June 26, 2019
For the 2019/2020 season, winter weddings are in vogue, but hosting your celebrations in the cooler months can seem a little tricky… how do you make the winter chill a hit, rather than a hinderance, on your big day?
We look at the trendy (yet budget-friendly) additions that can bring some warmth to your winter wonderland wedding.
‘Twas a dark and stormy night…
Play up to the long nights of winter by drawing deeper tones into your colour palette, and then feature them throughout every element of your wedding décor.
Posted: June 04, 2019Tags: woodland, winter wedding, wedding trends, wedding theme, wedding styling, wedding style, wedding stationery, wedding planning, wedding invitations, wedding inspo, wedding inspiration, wedding ideas, wedding favours, wedding blog, unique wedding, rustic wedding, rose gold wedding, personalised products, personalised favours
Gone are the days when wedding season began in September and was finished by May. Winter weddings are all the rage – picture cosy, candlelit nuptials filled with mulled wine, rich winter décor and bold colour palettes – and you can see why winter weddings are so on-point.
For anyone hitting this oh so cool wedding trend – either this year or next – we share with you insider industry secrets on how to plan your perfect winter wonderland wedding, and put you on the path to wedded winter bliss.
5 secrets to create a wedded winter wonderland
Winter weddings stand out because of their elegance, their uniqueness and their ability to use the stark contrast of the chilly conditions and bare landscape to emphasise the warmth and beauty of the celebrations within.
Posted: April 09, 2019Categories: Wedding Season
Spring has sprung! And with it comes an abundance of love, hope and happiness in the air – not to mention it’s still one of the most popular times for weddings, engagements and nuptial celebrations of every kind.
For anyone contemplating a spring wedding now or in the future, we go behind the scenes to share with you twelve of the most sought-after spring wedding trends for 2019 and beyond!
1. Rustic accents
Vintage elements continue to be a popular choice for spring brides this season, but instead of a full-scale vintage celebration, less is more when it comes to rustic accents. Couples are opting for rustic details such as bombonniere and place cards
As International Fashion Week (IFW) propels around the globe from New York to Milan, London to Paris, we have followed in close pursuit to gauge the latest and greatest looks for brides in 2019. Here we bring you some of the highlights.
Echoing the sentiments of Bridal Fashion Week, which took place in New York in October last year, many of the looks at IFW are inspired by the ethereal beauty and timeless style of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Dubbed the style highlight of the year by fashionistas and bridal watchers the world over, her wedding to Prince Harry placed a renewed focus on letting simplicity and natural beauty shine through.
The season of rebirth and new beginnings, there is little wonder spring is still the most sought-after wedding season in Australia. Picturesque scenery and pleasant weather continue to make spring our most popular wedding season. But that's not all, We explore all the reasons why spring is the best season for weddings and celebrate the start of this Spring Wedding Season with the launch of our exclusive Rose Gold Luxe Collection.
- New beginnings
From Bambi to flower buds, spring is the season for renewal, fresh starts and new beginnings , the perfect time to begin your new life as a married couple. Spring is also associated with fertility, so any couples making baby plans straight away might want to consider a
- New beginnings
Posted: December 06, 2017Categories: Wedding Favours, Glassware, Favours & Bomboniere, Real Wedding, Personalised Favours, Wedding Tips & Budget, Wedding Dress, Gifts for Parents, Cake Topper, Destination Wedding, Wedding Cake, Wedding Makeup, Bride and Groom Gifts, Placecards, Wedding PlanningTags: wedding trends
As the world holds its collective wedding breath for what will undoubtedly be the nuptial event of the new year - the much-anticipated marriage of Prince Harry to his all-American princess-in-the-making, Meghan Markle - we forecast the top wedding trends for 2018.
In the meantime, we'll continue to speculate on which of these trends will be included in the royal wedding celebrations, which no doubt will set a few trends of its own.
Industry insiders predict weddings will become increasingly personalised and more intimate. Gone are the days of the mass-produced, one-size-fits-all, assembly line, standard wedding. In 2018, couples will be looking at increased localisation including unique locally-sourced produce,
Weddings are seasonal affairs, with trends coming in and out of vogue as sure as winter becomes spring. But some wedding traditions never go out of style. Here we bring you the ten wedding traditions that have withstood the test of time - and we predict will stay with us for many years to come.
A seemingly obvious one, but what wedding is complete without this romantic, feminine fabric appearing somewhere throughout the celebrations? From bridal gowns to designer décor, weddings and lace are a perfect match.
From flower girl staples to bridal fashion statements, the flower crown never gets old. While your choice of blooms may vary depending on what's
You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Or so the saying goes. That's why if you're tying the knot in the not-too-distant future, it's so important to get your Save-The-Dates right. For many of your nearest and dearest, your wedding Save-The-Date is the first impression they will have about your upcoming nuptials and your new identity as a married couple. Because of this, your Save-The-Dates should be as inspired and individual as the unique union you are about to embark on. Here we show you some Save-The-Date ideas you definitely haven't considered and share all you need to know to create a flawless first impression.
- Is a Save-The-Date essential?
A. This depends on timing and the type of wedding you're planning. If you're looking at a long lead time (six months or more), or are asking guests to travel great distances, a Save-The-Date offers friends and
- Is a Save-The-Date essential?
According to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)'s latest data, the average wedding in Australia costs $36,200, with the bulk of funds going towards food and alcohol. Results indicate that most couples use their savings to cover wedding costs (82%), with more than half (56%) relying on contributions from their parents to pay for their big day. 60% had to take out a loan to afford their entry into marital bliss, while 18% used their credit card - no doubt accruing interest on their "I do's."
Survey results also revealed that only 43% of newlyweds stayed within their wedding budget, while 18% didn't even have a budget to begin with!
Wedding spend sacrifices
What these findings indicate
The marriage of a couple brings together two families, two sets of ideas and traditions, and two diverse ways of life. But what if your marriage also marks the union of two cultures? Instead of a being source of added stress, we take the headache out of planning a cross-cultural wedding and show you how a few simple ideas can see you host a truly spectacular cross-cultural celebration.
Straight off the mark: decide whether you are going to have two distinct ceremonies or a combined ceremony that includes elements of both cultures. If your cultures are distinctly different and one of you wouldn't feel satisfied without a full traditional ceremony, then two ceremonies may be the only way to go. Just remember, this will have an impact on your budget and logistics. Various cultures also have additional ceremonies around marriage that don't involve exchanging of vows. If two ceremonies sound too much, investigate opportunities
We all know about the usual stuff that comes with planning a wedding. Book the venue, draw up a budget, compile your guest list and send out your save-the-dates. Not to mention organising flowers, food, entertainment and well, you get the picture. But what about a few home truths that aren't featured on the standard bridal checklist? We explore some of the lesser known facts every bride should know before her big day.
Try before you buy
And we're not talking about your groom! Make sure you taste test every morsel of food and drink that will be served on your wedding day. This way you know it's up to scratch and gives you a chance to enjoy it all - as you may not get to do so on the night.
Practice makes perfect
Just like your hair and makeup trial, there are a few elements of your big day you may want to run-through before the moment arrives. Decide with whoever is giving you away which side they will stand and how you
The emotional stress and financial strain of hosting a wedding makes some couples think about eloping as an easier option than walking down the aisle in the big white dress. But what might seem an easier option at the time can have its own set of pitfalls if not handled correctly.
For every bride and groom-to-be who consider running off and tying the knot in secret when it all gets too hard, we play Devil's Advocate to decipher if this is the best decision for you.
1. Both parties need to be committed
Just like a happy marriage, the idea of eloping requires commitment from both sides of the fence - the bride and groom. If one half of the happy couple loves the idea, but the other is dragging their well-manicured wedding toes, then you need to examine both
Like most aspects of your wedding day, choosing the right month to get married comes down to your individual personality, desired theme and preferences as a couple. According to Business Insider, March is the busiest month for couples to tie the knot down under, closely followed by November. Choosing the best month to get married depends on a number of individual factors. Here we share with you our top five tips for timing it right.
1. Is the price right?
When planning a wedding, do your research about when is considered 'peak season' for different destinations. As a general rule, spring through to autumn is peak wedding season, with the exclusion of mid-summer due to extreme temperatures in certain areas. Planning a wedding in the off-season (July being the quietest month for weddings in Australia), may help to reduce your costs and give you free range on venues that may be booked during
Wedding trends are like flowers. They grow, bloom and die out every season. Some return the next year with a fuller crop, while others only maintain a scattering of blooms. We look at which blossoms are expected to reappear in 2017 and those that may have had their day in the sun.
Metallics are still tipped to be the front-runners for wedding colour palettes in 2017. However popular opinion is moving away from the glittering golds and sparkling silvers to softer, more muted metallic tones. Experts are also tipping khaki to make a comeback in wedding colour schemes in the new year.
Continuing with the metallic trend, couples due to tie-the-knot will be setting the scene with
When the stress and excitement of the wedding day has passed, it is traditional for the bride and groom to celebrate their newlywed status by taking off into the sunset on their honeymoon. According to My Holiday Centre, the average Australian couple spends around two weeks on their honeymoon at an average cost of around $7000. Whether it be long or short, near or far, for richer or poorer - we check out some of our most desirable honeymoon destinations.
For couples that want to chill out on their post-wedding trip, you can't go past Byron Bay. Known as a mecca of relaxation and rejuvenation on the NSW north coast, this once sleepy surf town offers an abundance of seaside and hinterland accommodation options and honeymoon packages. If you want to intersperse your R&R with some activity, Byron and its surrounds offers tranquil rainforest trails, stunning mountain views, an exploration
We all know one. Or maybe you are one? The bride who is known for her style and fashion-forwardness and her wedding is no exception. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, we take a look at ten wedding ideas that will help keep the style-obsessed bride ahead of her game.
- Metallic palettes Your wedding is your time to shine. And shine you will with metallic colour schemes featuring silver, gold and gunmetal hues that add sparkle and sophistication to your celebrations.
- Casual chic Many couples are ditching the rigid formalities of a traditional affair for a more casual, fluid event that encourages guests to relax and enjoy. This includes rustic seating arrangements for the ceremony from hay bales to milk crates to wooden pallets. Informal dining options are also being encouraged, with open smorgasbords and
- Metallic palettes Your wedding is your time to shine. And shine you will with metallic colour schemes featuring silver, gold and gunmetal hues that add sparkle and sophistication to your celebrations.
Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day. A major part of being a beautiful bride is feeling comfortable and confident in your choices and this includes your wedding makeup. If you're normally a fresh-faced gal then chances are you may not feel entirely at ease with a full face of heavy bridal makeup. Similarly if your signature look is fire engine lips and you opt for soft pastel shades on your big day you could feel naked or underdone.
We're not saying don't experiment with your wedding makeup, as after all if you can't be brave on your wedding day then when can you? But just remember to let your true self shine through - as this is the essence of real beauty.
Makeup for bohemian brides
If you consider a tinted sunscreen and a lick of mascara your complete beauty regime, chances are the full regiment of bridal makeup may leave you feeling like an overdressed clown. To avoid this circus
There's nothing that will pop your engagement buzz faster than the realisation that your dream wedding and your wedding budget are not in fact aligned. Or even really remotely in the same universe.
So before you give up your dreams altogether (or threaten elopement), let's look at some ways you can save when planning your big day.
What is your dream wedding?
First of all, you need to decide as a couple the kind of wedding you want. This includes the major elements such as size, style, theme and timing. Then consider how this relates to the amount of funds you have available. Whether it be barefoot
It can be a big decision for many couples planning a wedding - do you take a chance on Mother Nature and plan your perfect day outdoors or search for an indoor venue that suits your needs? Here we investigate the pros and cons of both options to help you decide what is going to work best for your big day.
INDOOR WEDDINGS - ADVANTAGES
No weather worries There are many advantages of an indoor wedding; most of all not having to worry about the weather. Murphy's
When you're still bubbling over with excitement like a freshly popped champagne bottle at your newly engaged status, friends and well-wishers may begin to enquire if you're planning an engagement celebration. This is no cause for alarm. Before you launch into full swing Bridezilla panic mode (save this for the wedding), we have a few tips and tricks that will help you host a successful engagement soireé.
The ideal time
The ideal time to host an engagement party is shortly after you've said yes - when the excitement is still fresh and you are just bursting to show off that diamond dazzler strapped to your digits. As a general rule of thumb, engagement parties shouldn't be any closer to the wedding than six months out.
When selecting your ultimate wedding playlist, it's important to pick a mix that will not only appeal to your possibly eclectic assortment of guests (think Aunty Edna to your cousin's bikie boyfriend), but also choose a range of tunes that showcases your unique identity as a couple. Here we take a look at some factors that might influence the musical persuasions for your big day and recommend some wedding favourites for every genre.
Considered by many to be the centrepiece of your wedding celebrations, wedding cakes today are big business. Whether it be fondant or frosting, rich chocolate or red velvet, tiered, stacked, layered or ruffled, we clue you in to everything need to know about wedding cakes in 2016.
Originally baked as a symbol of success and prosperity for the happy couple, wedding cakes have been involved in the union between two souls from the earliest of days. Traditionally, it was said that the larger and grander the cake, the more elevated the social status of the couple (so remember this when you place your order for the 14-tier fondant deluxe!) The white colour of the cake was supposed to symbolise the purity and virginity of the bride, and the traditional fruit-cake flavour was said to enhance the bride's fertility for her future husband.
Just like finding the perfect partner, finding the perfect wedding dress can sometimes take a little time, and for some brides can prove a major source of stress before their big day. We offer the following four top tips for picking the perfect wedding dress, to help take the strain out of shopping and put the fun back into fittings.
The happiness of any bride in the lead-up to her big day can sometimes rest solely with those she has asked to stand by her side for the most important day of her life. We share some tips on how to prevent bridesmaids becoming a burden, before it is too late.
1. Choose wisely
While this sage advice may be too late for some, bridesmaid selection is crucial to your overall happiness and level of drama in the lead-up to and during your big day. Choosing someone due to a misguided sense of responsibility (just because you were their bridesmaid several years back or because you promised your cousin Chloe when you were six) is a recipe for disaster. Think about the friends in your life that have celebrated
These days the majority of couples find themselves in the 'try before you buy' scenario. Most people live together to test out how the relationship survives under one roof before even contemplating the notion of marriage. Before the distant sound of wedding bells begin to chime, many couples have bought a house together or made other significant financial investments, and may even have a couple of kids together before making it official.
These days everyone wants a destination wedding. Why make the fun end after only one day, when you can gather your nearest and dearest together for a week-long celebration of you and your betrothed? We have scoured the country and a little further abroad, to bring you our top five destination wedding locations for 2016.
Destination wedding considerations
When choosing the perfect destination for their impending nuptials, many couples choose a location that is close to their hearts - a place of great sentimental value or that symbolises key elements of their relationship. Others are guided by more practical concerns; will it be easy for my guests to travel to and from this location, is there ample accommodation, can we be legally married in this part of the world? Whatever your motivation or practical considerations, our top five destination wedding locations have something for everyone:
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Ever wondered what it would be like to get married in the Historical Queen Victoria Building? It would be amazing right?! With soaring ceilings, magnificent Baccarat crystal chandeliers and timeless design, The Tea Room is a grand open planned space, perfect for a wedding! Our friends Beth and Tom, recently had their dream wedding in this very place on the 7th of May, 2016.
Located in what was once the original Grand Ballroom of the landmark Queen Victoria Building, The Tea Room epitomises style and quality. Beth described it as 'very "us", a mix of tradition and fun, history and colour.'
While summer months remain the most popular time for couples to get hitched, don't overlook getting married in winter. In Australia, we have mild wintery days. Temperatures average around 12-15 degrees in the middle of the day (depending on location).
Winter weddings ooze glamour and style (and gorgeous long sleeve wedding dresses!). They are timeless and opulent showing off gorgeous lodges, country estates vineyards, ballrooms and/or intimate restaurants.
If I order Acrylic Invitations, am I able to carry this theme throughout my wedding / Birthday or Christening?
Definitely! Impress your guests with a coordinating set of acrylic wedding invitations and Save the Date cards. Our Acrylic Save the Dates are available in different sizes and shapes and can be view here.
According to the number one wedding planning gurus in Australia, Wedded Wonderland, the next big thing in invitations is acrylic. They all agree ( as do we ) - acrylic is everything. Unlike the usual card or paper invitations, acrylic is hard-wearing, luxurious and versatile, coming in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.
So, why is acrylic so unique and what is it?
Acrylic is a piece of plastic also known as Perspex. The 3mm sheet of acrylic is laser cut and engraved by our production team to create a custom and unique invitation design. Acrylic is lightweight and available in a range of terrific colours such as Black, Mirror Gold, Mirror Silver, Clear and Frosted.
Sun, surf, sand and a ceremony - doesn't it sound blissful! Beach and coastal weddings are forever a popular choice among brides especially in Australia. Beautiful locations, pristine beach coastlines and amazing views. When planning your wedding it is important to take certain elements through the entire wedding so your ceremony and reception all link in style. Your wedding stationery is another important element and does not have to be a daunting task.
Your wedding stationery sets the tone for the wedding and should reflect you both as a couple. Beach weddings are often associated with earthy natural elements that make up the beauty of your surrounds. Wooden invitations and save the dates are a perfect example of incorporating natural elements into your wedding.
Made from Alder wood and pro
Posted: March 04, 2016
A Parisian style monochrome wedding is a beautiful theme to coordinate with and one that can be easily carried out throughout your entire wedding. Not only is black and white a classic theme, it is also timeless and will be forever popular.
The key to pulling a monochrome wedding off it to be mindful of the black to white ratio. You want the white to be the dominating colour, with pops of black thrown in to compliment. After all you don't want a dark and gloomy wedding!
Invitations and Stationary
Start by setting the tone of your wedding and think ab
Posted: February 18, 2016Categories: Invitations, Wedding Theme, Glassware, Favours & Bomboniere, Wedding Tips & Budget, Cake Topper
This week we have been focusing on Rustic Wedding Favours. If you dream of getting married in the countryside, on a farm or in a beautiful garden - this post is for you! We have put our thinking caps on and compiled a list of our top favourite ideas you should consider when planning a Rustic Wedding.
Floral Ceremony Structure
If you are having an outdoor wedding, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing the best location. Florals structures, combined with natural timber, lace and lanterns are the perfect décor to have at your wedding ceremony.
A favour is a take home gift that should be Personalised to leave a long lasting impression on your guests. It is a tradition for many western cultures for guests to receive favours at weddings, baby showers, engagement parties, retirement parties, anniversary parties and birthdays. A favour is a thank you gift for your guests and a keepsake of your special day.
I love details. It's the little touches or "details" that make a wedding extra special. When planning a wedding the "details" often come last. They are something that are planned at the end and unfortunately they can sometimes be over looked.
The big details are things like center pieces, flowers, the cake, the dresses and the bouquets. However it is the little details that get your guests talking and gushing over. The little details can be different
This year was a massive year for weddings and the wedding industry. We saw so many mixed styles, creativity and opulence. Some of the most memorable trends for 2015 were:
- Metallic and copper
- Floral displays and structures
- Geometric shapes and patterns
- Naked cakes
- Gold crowns - But what can we expect for 2016?
With the year almost gone, many couples would be gearing into planning mode and searching for that "wow" factor element to ensure their day is unique, full of personality and love. Your wedding will comprise of colour, theme, feel, location and design elements. The year of 2016 is to be daring, fun-loving and completely true to yourselves. Listen to each other and ask yourselves "what do we want" and don't be afraid to be creative and unique. If you want to steer away from the textbook traditional, then see below some fabulous trends to expect in 2016.
Feel free to mix and match the
Posted: October 27, 2015
RSVPs can sometimes be a hard thing to get back from your guests. Everybody is very busy in their lives and trying to get your guests to send back cards can sometimes be a bit of a tricky task. Here are 5 tips that can help you get your guests to respond to your invite!
1. Have a deadline!
Let your guest know exactly how to RSVP for your wedding and have a deadline! If you require your guests to post back their response, include a stamp already on the card, allowing your guests to tick YES or NO and then send it back.
A little tip - make sure you get your guest to send back the RSVPs TWO weeks BEFORE you actually need the responses to arrive.
2. Give options on how to reply.
Allow guests to RSVP in a way that is easy for them. Via text, email, or snail mail. Make
Clubbing is so overrated, right! Gone are the days of smelly club fuelled Hens and Bucks celebrations. Oh don't get me wrong the still exist but many Brides and Groom are opting for something less cliché or less smelly.. There are so many brilliant alternatives out there to choose from to personalise the celebrations. If you have a wide variety of people at different ages, it is also important to consider what they will enjoy too. I mean c'mon, no point going on Studs Afloat with your Grandma ( unless she's into that of course ) but you get my point. Most hens and bucks celebration are enjoyed over the weekend and involve some sort of alcohol enjoyment and maybe a mankini for the lucky Groom?
Here are Miss PF's top ideas to inspire a memorable time with your friends and family.
Hens / Chicks / Ladies: Daytime Activities
- Spa Treatments - Pedi, Mani, Massage, Facial
- Mobile Nail Artist - Have a mobile artist c
Posted: July 03, 2015Categories: Wedding Favours, Invitations, Glassware, Favours & Bomboniere, Personalised Favours, Wedding Tips & Budget
Personalise your wedding from start to finish to create a more intimate and special experience. Have your family and friends feel important to you throughout your wedding with these simple and handy tips:
1. Create a unique wedding sign welcoming your guests to your wedding.
2. Include guest names on your invitations.
3. Sand ceremony - Personal moment between bride and groom. It symbolizes bringing together two families or two lives into a single stream.
Posted: June 23, 2015
Choosing the right colours for your wedding or engagement party can be a difficult task. There are so many combinations to choose from and it can be a little bit overwhelming. To give you some inspiration, here is one of my favourite colour combinations: Purple and Gold!
Some examples for you to draw inspiration from:
Stand out from the crowd and make a statement with a beautiful engraved GOLD ACRYLIC invitation