Fields of Sunshine

I know we mere mortals in the southern hemisphere are celebrating the first day of winter today however jewellery designer Elva Fields is excited to announce today's launch her Summer 2011 Collection. "We're continuing Spring 2011's celebratory feel with bold, saturated hues that only the warmest summer sun can bring," says designer Emily Wheat Maynard. "Summer 2011 is all about letting the sun shine, highlighting happy, brilliant style with radiance and color." Handmade in her Kentucky studio, each piece incorporates vintage elements, creating truly unique and eco designs. You all know WSG has been a fan of Ms Fields for a long time. Keep an eye out for one of her creations in our winter issue, on sale Australia wide on the 15th June. Available to buy online at www.elvafields.com.







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A Moment in Time

I came across the wedding of Caroline & Clark on the blog Snippet & Ink and fell in love with their photos. Their photographer, A Bryan Photo, did an amazing job capturing the true emotions of the day. One photo in particular that stood out showed the groom the moment he caught sight of his bride at the end of the isle. Magic. LOVE!



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Online Anytime

A lot can be said about the ease factor when it comes to online shopping. It's fast, it's pain free and the goodies get delivered straight to your door. Convenient? Yes. Addictive? Absolutley! Lisa Ho has joined the online brigade and has launched her online store. With all your favourite pieces available you'll be able to skip the carparks, parking fees and over crowded shopping meccas to have it arrive on your doorstep. Voila! Visit www.lisaho.com to start shopping!







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Last Chance to Win!

If you're keen to get your hands on a set of six hand-blown Dibbern Amber glass tumblers, valued at $135, you still have a chance, thanks to Beclau Homewares. Simply register to receive their newsletter by the 31st May and go into the draw to win! The winner will be announced on the Beclau Homewares facebook and twitter pages so keep your eyes peeled. Good luck! Visit www.beclauhomewares.com.au to register.





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Snuggle Up With Our New Winter Issue

Brrr, it's cold outside! Why not take advantage of our special free delivery offer…pre-order the new Winter Issue of Wedding Style Guide at $15.95 and we'll post it to your door free of charge before it hits the shelves on the 15th of June, 2011. This offer is available for a short time only, until close of business Monday 30th May 2011, so don't wait! Email us now at info@styleguide.com.au or call 08 8232 4969. Offer available to Australian residents only.



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Delicate Decals

I saw these decals by Shanna Murray featured on Design*Sponge a little while ago and thought they would work really well at a wedding. They look great stuck on chalkbaord. Some come with sweet wording included or custom wording can be created just for you. Love them!













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Power Shopping

Amongst the pages of Wedding Style Guide, you'll find a story called Table Three Ways where we choose a colour palette and show how you can style a reception table using those colours, in three completely different ways. We use the same table, chairs, tablecloth, cutlery, crockery - and in most cases, glassware - to show how easy it can be to revamp a neutral venue setting.

In our current issue, I styled a table in a pink and blue palette using the saying 'Love is the Drug' as my inspiration. I sourced great test tube-style bottles with aluminium lids, filled them with musk mock-pills, teamed the bottles with a lab-style clipboard and incorporated lots of notes and graph paper elements.



One of the products I had planned to use, but unfortunately didn't make it to the final shot, was the Laboratory Flower Vases from Urban Outfitters. I had it shipped all the way here, determined that it was perfect for the shoot - paying for expediated shipping to get it here on time - but when it arrived, and all of the elements of the table were put it place, there just wasn't room for it. I haven't forgotten about it though - no doubt you'll see it pop up somewhere else in the pages of Wedding Style Guide when I find a spot to use it.



If you would like your own Laboratory Flower Vases - or any other of the beautiful styling pieces from Urban Outfitters - now is the time. They are offering free shipping to Australia for three days only when you spend $150 or more. With our dollar currently worth more than the US dollar, this is the ideal time to take advantage of this great offer. Simply use the code AUFREESHIP at checkout and know you've just saved yourself a bundle.

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Take Me Away

If you're lucky enough to be heading off on your honeymoon (or just a well deserved holiday) luggage tags with all your details are a must. I came across these gorgeous personalised tags on Etsy at the shop HarLex. Handcrafted from cow hide and hand-stitched they would make perfect gifts. Vist Etsy at www.etsy.com or to head straight to HarLex's store clink HERE.


Double sided, hand-stitched personalised luggage tag in nude leather $34.90USD


Set of two personalisd luggage tags in tan leather $52USD


Handmade personalised ring bearer made of leather and both dried and faux flowers in nude leather $63USD

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Courtney & Justin - Engagement Party

Last Saturday the Style Guide team headed to the gorgeous Rymil Park Island in Adelaide for Courtney & Justin's engagement party. Court, a very good friend of Style Guide, put on a fabulous show and we all had such a wonderful afternoon - amazing food, delicious drinks, a truly beautiful venue and lovely weather. Court's got a keen eye for styling and she did a wonderful job with the dessert and lolly buffet. I look back now and wish I'd paid more attention to those gorgeous cakes! Thank you to Court & Justin for a wonderful afternoon and of course, Happy Engagement!


The gorgeous couple Justin & Courtney


A truly scrumptious dessert & lolly buffet






Our Editor Annabelle with her husband Naish


Myself and my sister Edwina




Courtney's brother Angus enjoying the blue fairy floss


Emma enjoying her San Pellegrino

Thank you to our talented Creative Director, Jane, for taking such lovely photographs!

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A Delicious Discovery

It's always exciting to come across new suppliers who do what they do so well and I recently discovered the website of Yummy Cupcakes & Cakes. Well, #1 - I was all of a sudden craving a piece of cake and #2 - I thought the creations looked too good to eat! Patricia Hardjopranoto clearly has a cleaver eye and some of the examples of her work she sent through were divine. Definitely a delicious discovery! Visit www.yummycupcakes.com.au to view the gallery.









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Bride Barbie

Ok... I. AM. VERY. EXCITED! I grew up with four sisters and we LOVED Barbie. We would spend hours upon hours playing with them, dressing them up, brushing their hair, changing their accessories. It was really a bottomless pit of fun. Still to this day I love Barbie as the thought of her always conjurs up very fond memories of growing up. So, the reason for this post... in conjunction with Barbie Vera Wang, the queen of the wedding gown, has released The Traditionalist Vera Wang Bride Barbie Doll collectors edition. The Dovina gown, as worn by Barbie, features a draped neckline with a shoulder ribbon bow and watercolour gathered skirt with tulle overlay. This is the third and final Barbie Collector doll for Wang so it's sure to be a keen item for collectors. It's available for $159.95USD + P&H. Visit www.barbiecollector.com for details.



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Now's the Time!

The lovely Jessica Aguilera, of Sydney events and design company Angelic Events, emailed me yesterday to let me know she's running a special for the month of May, offering couples 20% off their event if they book and pay the deposit in May. If you're on the hunt for a stylist this could be your answer. There are terms and conditions so if you'd like to find out more call 1300 760 460 or visit www.angelicevents.com.au.



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The Perfect Match

Save the date cards have become a staple on most couples wedding checklists these days. With everyone being so busy and all over the shop it's worth sending them out to ensure everyone who you want to come can and will. These save the dates from Twig & Thistle's Etsy store are SO gorgeous! And they even come with little magnets so they can be proudly displayed on the fridge. Smart thinking! These letterpressed paper delights are available in light blue, pink or green and come with gorgeous gold detailing. Available at $75USD for 25 + shipping. Click HERE to visit the Twig & Thistle Etsy store.







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