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December 20, 2011
Category: the rest
 


I love looking at visual merchandising displays, if you work in retail - I'm the one closely inspecting your windows instead of the wares in the store! (ok I look in the store too, but that's another topic).

When we were in New York earlier this year, we spent some quality time in Anthropologie, I would have to say that it's one of my favourite stores, not only for their gorgeous stock, but their displays were stunning.

These little lovelies were part of their window display when we were there, there were masses of them all set up on branches. On close inspection they're made up of the old style 'chatterbox' paper fortune folds- remember those? Then glued to a paper lantern with a light inside - so clever and effective, would be equally as pretty as part of wedding or party decorations!

 

December 13, 2011
Category: the rest
 


Doesn't etsy always have the loveliest prints? i love this one from TypePoster. A perfect sentiment for the weekend. Have a lovely one. xx

 

December 2, 2011
Category: life and sunday finds
 


It's been a long stint between posts - tis the season to be busy! So I thought I'd start back on the blog today with a truly beautiful wedding to share!

There's something special about classic black and white - so elegant and understated - and that's exactly the wedding Alannah Rose clients Andrea & Matt created. The newlyweds chose the Alannah Rose "Fancy Face" suite in custom black & white- it worked so beautifully with the rest of their styling!

Andrea and Matt's wedding photographs were captured by David Fowler and Andrea wore a white strapless gown with black sash by Simonelli Melbourne. The flowers were by Leigh Clark 0412 147 237 and Andrea packed a special Alannah Rose "Bride" pocket mirror in her beaded clutch.

Andrea and Matt married in Melbourne's bayside, choosing the terrace at Sails On the Bay for their ceremony and the restaurant for their reception. "The terrace overlooked the water of Port Phillip Bay and we could hear the waves crashing during our vows.  After a week of dreary rainy weather in Melbourne we ended up with an absolutely stunning afternoon for our wedding and light streamed into the terrace during the ceremony, it was quite beautiful." says Andrea

"Matt and I didn’t have a bridal party and I still believe this was the best decision ever made and what made the day so special. We actually got some real quality time together as a result. During photos we actually had a chance to chat, laugh and talk about the nerves, venue etc etc" says Andrea.

The couple ordered custom cookies from Polka Dot Cookies and placed them in glass jars. "Matt and are both modern and contemporary individuals and we love natural light and the ocean.  It was important to us to select a venue with lots of light and clean open spaces.

Sails the venue featured a number of mirrors and this ended up influencing our inspiration and style.  We added more mirrors to the venue and this added more light, enhancing the reflection of the ocean, added more space and also volume in terms of flowers light etc.  Mirrors and the use of mirrors became a real feature for the wedding as a result.

Allie at Table Art was simply amazing and helped design the style and theme to suit Sails on the Bay." says Andrea.

Cioccolata Bella made the wedding cake while glittering mirrors kept the sparkle in the couple's chosen theme. "In terms of style…..mirrors featured in everything. The venue has a long mirror running the length of the restaurant and there are mirrors as you enter/ exit the venue etc.  We then selected mirrors boxes to elevate our floral arrangement and enhance the volume of the floral centre pieces.  We used a mirror boxes for the cake, mirrors vase for my bridal flowers and beautiful beveled mirror frames to store signs for the wishing well and table numbers.  These have since been used as gifts post wedding." says Andrea

Thanks so much Andrea & Matt for sharing your delightful wedding day with us! We are so honoured to have been a part of such a beautiful day xx

 

December 1, 2011
 


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