Merry Christmas


Delightful chandelier ornaments from Cox & Cox in the UK. How wonderful would these look as napkin ring holders or used to decorate a wedding table.

What a year we've had and that is all thanks to our valued advertisers, suppliers, contributors, brides and you, our lovely readers. As we sign off for the year today, we'd like to thank you all for the wonderful feedback we receive on a daily basis - it fills us with happiness and lets us know we are on track, delivering you all the things you need to make your wedding day a dream.

"I would just like to take a moment to say your magazine is just wonderful. As a wedding stationery designer myself, your publication is always thoroughly inspiring and oozes sophistication and is always my magazine of choice."
Kasi

"I’m popping out today to buy the latest issue of Wedding Style Guide. It really is a great publication. I have not bought a single other magazine." Sarah

"Your magazine and team are such an inspiration. Thanks again for producing something so lovely for me to enjoy."
Lyndsay

"You and the girls have done an amazing job not only with our wedding, but the whole magazine (as usual). Your coverage of our wedding could not have reflected our day more perfectly and I just wanted to express my gratitude for publishing our wedding in your magazine."
Nicki

From all of us here, to all of you there, we wish you all the best for the festive season and look forward to hearing back from you again in the new year when we're back on board from January 11.

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Pink Sparrow

Pink Sparrow, the brain child of Australian designer Suzie Rose Vella of the label Pizzuto, is aimed at the fashion savvy young woman who looks for versatile, wearable pieces that are affordable and fashion forward. Launched in early December the inspiration behind Pink Sparrow’s autumn/winter 2010 collection are the rich textures, people and places of New York's Central Park. Suzie has also been invited to G'Day USA to represent the Australian fashion industry in Jan 2010 at the Australian Embassy in NYC. What an honor! Pizzuto is sold in over 400 boutiques across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and is now entering the US Market. Visit www.pizzuto.com.au for more details and to find your nearest stockist.









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And the Winners Are...

A big thank you to all who entered week 5 of our 5 Weeks of Christmas Giveway. Thanks to the team at Wedding List Company Kasey Stewart of NSW and Brooke Summerville of QLD have both scored for themselves a pair of Villeroy & Boch Lucca candle holders, valued at $69AUD each. Thank you to the Wedding List Company for offering this fabulous prize and a huge thank you to all our much loved readers and bloggers who entered!



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Fairytale Dreaming

Monique Lhuillier has launched her Fall 2010 bridal collection entitled Fairytale Dreams. Monique said about her new collection, "A very important silhouette for me this season was the structured A-line shape… Lots of volume on the bottom of the skirt and a nipped-in waist, yet very lightweight in feeling. I wanted my bride to feel like this is her moment to shine and to escape and find herself in a Fairytale Dream…" I think they are all stunning! For more inspiration and to find a stockist near you visit her website here.













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Leftover Letterpress

Here at Style Guide we love cute little cards and gorgeous stationery (especially stationery-aholic Jane!). Linda & Harriett's Redesigned Collection is the perfect way to celebrate an eco-friendlier start to 2010. The super sweet collection includes dress cards, flower pins and gift tags. Each item is reconstructed by hand from letterpress misprints, which is a fabulous and fun way to recycle paper that would have otherwise been thrown away. The thought of throwing away anything letterpress is to much to bare!

The flower pins ­paper petals are hand cut and sewn together with a vintage button on top and a pin on reverse. The pins are approximately 4" in diameter and vary in colour. These gorgeous creations can make fantastic decorative accents on tabletops, walls or even on a maid or groom and retail for $24USD. Dress card ­designer Liz Libré created various dresses for these cards, each showing off a mix of patterns and colors. Each card is different and paired with a light gray envelope and retails for $6USD. The tags are­ perfect for gifts, place cards or around wine bottles. They measure approximately 2" in diameter and are tied together with hemp twine. Tags are sold in packs of four in assorted colours and retails for $6USD per pack. Visit www.lindaandharriett.com to view the pieces and to buy online.







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Style Guide '5 Weeks of Christmas' Giveaway. Final Day!

Quick, quick, quick... today's the last day to enter our 5 Weeks of Christmas week 5 giveaway! Thanks to the lovely people at Wedding List Company we have two sets of Villeroy & Boch Lucca candle holders to giveaway. Valued at $69AUD for a set they would make such pretty table decorations and are perfect for Christmas! To enter simply email competitions@styleguide.com.au with your name address and answer to our easy peasy question - What would you like to see more of in Wedding Style Guide? Best of luck!



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No Excuses

I don't know about you, but I can't believe how quickly this year has gone. Only a few more sleeps and it will be over. Send it off with a bang and resolve to start the new year with these cute New Years Resolution Place Cards that I found on Not On The High Street site. These would make a fun conversation starter and then with your resolution committed to paper for all to see, you may just be inspired to stick with it. A great addition to our 5,4,3,2,1… celebrate story from Issue 13.


£4.50 for 6 + shipping

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Smelly Good

Who doesn't love walking into a room with a gorgeous scented candle burning? I challenge you to find a single person! French candle brand Cire Trudon have released the cutest new miniature sized candles, which would be perfect for table setting or bomboniere. Each miniature is gift boxed and presented in the signature green Cire Trudon glass. The favoured candle of Marie Antoinette (who we love!), this historic French brand would make a very romantic addition to a wedding. Cire Trudon also create an oversized candle La Grand Bougie, which has over 700 burn hours and is made from 2.8 kg of wax. At $650 is pricey but would make a remarkable wedding gift for candle lovers. If you're looking for something in between there is always the divine mid sized candle. Available in 13 fragrances and with 90 hours burn time it's perfect! Miniature candle with 30hrs burn time $65AUD, medium with 90hrs burn time $99AUD and oversized with 700+hrs burn time $650AUD. Call 02 9339 0220 or email starimages@bigpond.com to find your nearest stockist.



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Style Guide '5 Weeks of Christmas' Giveaway. Final Week 5!

A friendly reminder to all our much loved readers and bloggers that our final blog comp ends tomorrow at 5pm EDST. To win a gorgeous set of Villeroy & Boch Lucca candle holders, valued at $69AUD, simply email competitions@styleguide.com.au with you name address and answer to our simple question - What would you like to see more of in Wedding Style Guide? This fab prize is all thanks to the gorgeous team at Wedding List Company. Best of luck!



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Pizza Perfection

In the latest issue of Wedding Style Guide (on sale now) we have put together a gorgeous backyard wedding with stacks of DIY tips and lots of free downloads so that you can easily replicate it at your own wedding. Shared salads and pizza's were served in individual pizza boxes - embellished with their own free downloadable customised band which doubles as a menu and placecard. Favours were brown paper bags filled with pizza dough ingredients with mini bottles of tomato pizza sauce. The bags are stamped using our free template.






The stamp template for the favour bags.

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Zimmermann Finally Lands!

Little Old Adelaide has enjoyed the influx of a few very popular stores in the last couple of months. Along with Lisa Ho and Saba sisters Nicky & Simone Zimmermann have opened their hip store on Adelaide's hottest shopping strip, Rundle St. Zimmermann has long been a favourite of mine. Over the years I've scrimped and saved to purchase some their most gorgeous dresses and to this day I still love wearing them. I popped into the new store yesterday and it's gorgeous. A big space, with racks of neatly lined pieces all in their colour groups. Along with amazing dresses there are swimsuits, lingerie and the cutest kids pieces. Perfection! Visit the store at 265 Rundle St, Adelaide or visit www.zimmermannwear.com to shop up an online storm!


Acid Lily tank dress $610


Bittersweet Thistle twist front dress $950


Lola metal chiffon dress $475


Nightshade Hydrangea lingerie panelled bra $150 & brief $110

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Think Outside the Basket

One of our lovely readers, Lyndsay at It's a Date Event Design sent me a note to let me know about the gorgeous gift basket she had made for her sister. Not only is the basket filled with thoughtful and desirable gifts, but they are wrapped using our Modern Spice patterned papers from Issue 3. What a terrific way to use them - they look fantastic. Thank you very much Lyndsay for letting us see your handy work.






These fab photos are by James Sann.

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Amazing Atwood

One of my favourite, and I mean favourite, shoe designers is Brian Atwood. I simply LOVE his heels. They are simply delicious (if you can even describe shoes as delicious!). These gold numbers would certainly give many other 'fancy' party shoes a good run for their money. The gold isn't too bright, the platform is high enough to make the heel seem perfectly bearable and the PVC packs a bit of punch. Why wear 'ordinary' shoes this party season? I must admit I purchased a pair of gold peep-toe slingbacks on the weekend but they don't quite compare to these. Insert a massive sigh here. Visit www.brianatwood.com to drool over his collections or visit www.net-a-porter.com to buy online.


Brian Atwood Alley patent leather & PVC pumps £352

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Style Guide '5 Weeks of Christmas' Giveaway - Final Week!!

Who would have thought that Christmas would come around so quickly! It is next Fri for those of you who have yet to start your xmas shopping (myself incl.) So, with holidays fast approaching (yay, yay, yay!!) it's time to launch the final week of our 5 Weeks of Christmas giveaway. This week, thanks to the team at Wedding List Company, we have two sets of two Villeroy & Boch Lucca candle holders to give away. Valued at $69AUD each they will make the perfect centrepieces for your Chrissie table. To win a set for yourself simply email competitions@styleguide.com.au with your name, address and answer to our simple question - What would you like to see more of in Wedding Style Guide? The competition closes this Friday 18th Dec at 5pmEDST. Good luck!



A huge congratulations must also go to the winner of our week 4 competition, Ainslie Gaffney on NSW. Ainslie walks away with a Clinique Happy Hearts set valued at $89AUD. Well done and thanks to all who entered!

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Crystal Clear

Clear, the new sophisticated stemware collection from Waterford Crystal, is perfectly perfect for modern living. The stylish yet understated new collection retains the intrinsic brilliance of crystal with each stem featuring the simplicity of a clear bowl paired with a Waterford Crystal signature cut focused on the foot of the glass. These differing crystal cuts form the collections’ two gorgeous patterns; Light (star-cut) and Caro (diamond-cut). Not only is entertaining at home effortless with Clear stemware, Waterford Crystal's design team created this new collection with the wine lover in mind. The range offers classic varietal-specific shapes, designed to enhance both the taste and aroma for each variety of wine. Furthermore, the glasses are perfectly proportioned, having fine rims to allow for the perfect tasting experience. The versatile collection makes a beautiful addition to any type of party. Be adventurous and create cocktails in the balanced proportions of the Caro Tumbler. Champagne is especially delicious when sipped from the tulip shaped flute. The Light wine glass, with its radiant star-cut on the foot, will delight your guests and enhance conversation. The Caro and Light collections will inspire your creativity by tempting you to use individual pieces in daring and unconventional ways. They are beautifully packaged in sets of 4 and come presented in a wooden box complete with a rope handle – making them an ideal choice for gift giving and bridal registries. Priced at $399AUD for a boxed set of 4, Waterford Crystal is the world’s leading crystal brand and makes living with luxurious crystal stylish and accessible. The Clear collection will be available nationally from January 2010 from leading stockists, including selected David Jones and Myer stores and specialty gift and homeware retailers.




Caro red wine


Light red wine

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Style Guide '5 Weeks of Christmas' Giveaway - Week 4 Last Chance!

A friendly reminder to all you lovely people that our Week 4 5 Weeks of Christmas giveaway ends at 5pm EDST today! To go in the draw to win this pretty Happy Hearts set from the gorgeous girls at Clinique, valued at $89 AUD, simply email competitions@styleguide.com.au with your name, address and answer to our simple question - What would you like to see more of in Wedding Style Guide? Don't forget that $5 from every Happy Hearts set sold will be donated to the Big Brother, Big Sister charity, so what better excuse to buy one for youself if you don't win! Visit www.clinique.com.au to view all their fabulous Chrissie sets.



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