The Ultimate Bride Movies
A few weeks ago I sat down with a girlfriend on a cold, wet saturday night and watched one of my favourite movies from the 90's, Father of the Bride. I think, growing up, I had visioned my wedding day to be very similar to that of Annie's Banks' - a tall, dashing husband, a marquee wedding at home, the dress, and of course the wedding planner. I look back now and think there's no way I'd wear a dress like that and I doubt I'd ever have the patience for a planner like Franq. Although, it did get me thinking about the best wedding movies from the last few decades. They make you laugh, the can give you ideas and they're the perfect night in for you and your girls. Here's some of my fave suggestions...


Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994


Father of the Bride 1991


Bride Wars 2009


Betsy's Wedding 1990


Muriel's Wedding 1994


27 Dresses 2008


Made of Honour 2008


My Best Friend's Wedding 1997


The Wedding Planner 2001


Runaway Bride 1999

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The Payoff
It sure does pay to be blantantly obvious about secret wishes and deep-seated desires... imagine my delight when I arrived at my desk to find a GORGEOUS little package.



Firstly - tiny stationery is a bit of 'thing' for me - the teeny, tiny pink envelope is definitely a keeper. Then the beautifully coordinated cotton tape in the hottest of pinks sent my heart racing...

Then to find 3 fabulous tubes of the beautifully-designed Marvis toothpastes!



Thank you soooooo much Kimberlee from Brown Button Trading - you have made my day. All I have to do now is conquer my intense desire to place these marvels into some kind of uber-chic still life, never to be touched because they're just too gorgeous to use!

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Gown of the Year
I thought I'd share with you a sneak peak at the absolutely out-of-this-world Balenciaga gown that Salma Hayek wore for her second wedding ceremony to Gucci Group CEO, Francois-Henri Pinault. It's truly a magnificent gown, designed for Hayek by one of fashions most sought after men, Nicolas Ghesquiere. Once more pics are realeased I'll pop them up but until then enjoy!



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Embrace Edmiston
On Tuesday 31st March Australian design legend, Leona Edmiston, hosted an afternoon tea to celebrate the launch of her Spring Summer 2009/10 collection. Held at The Rose Garden in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, the event was an opportunity for guests to view Leona's new bride and bridesmaids collection. Unfortunately I was unable to attend due to shooting stories for our upcoming winter issue, on sale 24 June, however I have a couple of pics of the event to share with you. Visit www.leonaedmiston.com to find out more about the collection and to find your nearest stockist.


Models wearing the new collection


Pixie


Bonnie


Bella

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The Most Beautiful Brides #2
Bridal Fashion Week, New York, Spring 2010

Here's the remaining pics of my favourite collections from Bridal Fashion Week. I'm a huge fan of Angel Sanchez. His gowns are original and well structured. I also loved Amsale's gorgeous full gowns. The halterneck style is just so classy and elegant. A great selection of short dresses graced the catwalks this year so if you're in the market for a mini you'll be able to draw pleanty of inspiration from the American's.


Vineyard Collection


Rivini


Peter Langner


L-R - Melissa Sweet & Reverie by Melissa Sweet


Douglas Hannant


Anne Barge


Anna Maier


Angel Sanchez


Amsale
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In Fine Form
Nice lingerie is something that's as important for your wedding night as a dress is for your wedding day. Nice lingerie can also make you feel amazing! The team behind Fayreform have just released their new Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. With pretty colours, gorgeous laces and amazing details the collection is made with fuller cupped women in mind. If you struggle to find gorgeous lingerie in larger sizes look no further than Fayreform. Ranging in sizes from D to a J cup you will no doubt find exactly what you're looking for. Visit www.fayreform.com to view the collection.


L-R - Iconography & Purposeful


L-R - Figurative Peacock & Juniper

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Cute as a....
Brown Button. Our lovely friend Kimberlee from Brown Button blog has opened a store. Good on her. Honestly don't know where she finds the time to work full time, host a most-entertaining blog AND start up a webstore - but she must have super reserves of energy somewhere.

Brown Button Trading has some gorgeous products for sale. My favourite is the range of Marvis Toothpastes.


Marvis Toothpastes from $7.95 + postage

Finally I have found a tube of paste that would look good in the bathroom. Now all I have to do is find a beautiful wooden toothbrush like the ones at Baileys in the UK (have tried to buy but they only ship them with the oak holder and I don't really want that - but may be willing to buy it anyway just for the brushes!).


Toothbrush holder with toothbrush from £14 + postage

[Note to Colgate, Oral B etc... please, please, please design a range of pastes and brushes that are aesthetically pleasing whilst also doing their job.]

Now, together with the range of simply stunning products by Watkins in the US, I think I would be set.



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Fabulous Pink Frosting
Australia's much loved online wedding and party shop has opened its first showroom in Canberra, ACT. Located at 35 Whyalla Street, Fyshwick, it's gives brides the perfect opportunity to view products in the flesh and get great tips from wedding and event stylists. Renowned around Australia as one of Australia's leading wedding planning companies, Pink Frosting opened its online store a little over two years ago and it quickly became a hit, representing brands never before seen in Australia. The online store features invitations, decorations, favours and accessories for weddings, parties, baby showers, kids celebrations, christenings and seasonal celebrations such as Easter and Christmas. The Pink Frosting showroom is filled with glamorous ideas and products to help inspire brides, entertainers and everyone who loves to celebrate and create a truly magical event. Pink Frosting exclusively represents some of the world's leading wedding and celebration brands in Australia and New Zealand including Kate Aspen, Wonderful Wedding Graffiti, Cathy's Concepts, Baby Aspen and The Beverly Clark Collection. Visit www.pinkfrosting.com.au to start buying!


Embellish service/menu cover $3.30 each with a minimum order of 50 pieces by Alannah Rose


Simplicity cake server set by Cathy's Concepts $57.60


Black tie elegant table numbers with black ribbon set of 6 $39.50 by Wonderful Wedding Graffiti

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The Most Beautiful Brides
Bridal Fashion Week, New York, Spring 2010

There's something about Bridal Fashion Week that will get any bride-to-be hyperventilating. The thought of seeing the best bridal designers and the most beautiful dresses is almost too much to bare for some. How do you choose? After going over all the gowns from all the shows I've narrowed down my list to just 19 designers. The usual suspects such as Vera, Oscar & Carolina are all there, along with a few some of you may not have heard of. The remaining nine will be uploaded later in the week. Who was your favourite?


Christos


Jenny Packham


L-R - Romona Keveza & Legends by Romona Keveza


Reem Acra


Kenneth Pool


Badgley Mischka


Oscar de la Renta


Vera Wang


Monique Lhuillier


Carolina Herrera
Photo's courtesy of Bride.

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Autumnal Apricot
We're now in the lovely, romantic season of Autumn. You can tell because the trees are changing colours and the grass is becoming lush and green. Autumn is a great season to draw inspiration from as the rich but subtle colours can make great additions to a wedding. Apricot is such a pretty, feminine colour. I came across this amazing Notte by Marchessa gown on net-a-porter and fell in love. The colour is just divine! Back in issue 6 of Style Guide we did a super pretty apricot shoot. It's a colour that can be incorporated into a wedding in so many different ways. Fashion, cake, food, table settings, flowers... the list is endless. I've put together a Polyvore showing the plethora of ways apricot can be used. I've even incl. some gorgeous Style Guide stationery that can be purchased at our online store.


To find out more about the pieces incl. in this Polycore just click on it.

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Digital Revolution
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new digital magazines. Now you will be able to purchase digital versions of each and every issue anywhere, anytime. The current issue retails for $11.95 AUD with all back issues selling for an amazing $4.95 AUD each (that's around $3.50 for our US readers!).

Our innovative, easy view digital technology has so many features we don’t know where to start… select any one of our beautiful images–or even whole pages–and email them to friends. Print out your favourite ideas for your wedding scrapbook–there’ll be no need to tear out pages from your treasured issues of WSG again. So simple to use, you’ll be hooked.





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Lacey Ways
Take a peek at this lovely lacey tablecloth. It would be the perfect accessory if planning a particularly pretty setting - maybe to adorn the dessert buffet or bridal table. I like how the understated neutral colour makes an otherwise frilly pattern quite sophisticated.



The natural cotton tablecloth is £19.95 + postage from Rockett St George in the UK.

Have a look at our Moody Hues story from Issue 7 for lots of lace-inspired ideas.

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This Way Please...
Let's face it - table cards can be pretty ugly and oftentimes detract from an otherwise beautiful tablesetting. After finding these on the Cafe Cartolina blog it got me thinking about nicer alternatives for table card display.





I found these from Peddler's Design in the US.



And this one from Cox & Cox in the UK.



Any one of these quirky pieces would make an interesting alternative for a rustic style wedding.

I quite like these from Caterers' Warehouse in NSW and Victoria too...




Something for everyone really.

And wouldn't this...

also from Peddler's, be a great way to direct guests to their seat if using round tables!

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