I've got a beautiful wedding to share with you today. There's so much love and joy here and I'm in love with Hayley's divine Anna Campbell gown!
Hayley and Ben's wedding was held in December at the picturesque Tumbling Waters Retreat, NSW, They chose a vintage and pastel theme which was perfectly complimented by our Lemon Sorbet wedding invitation. The sweet lemon colour was carried through with hints of lemon on the day combined with other pastel pretties.
"I loved my wedding invites by Alannah Rose. I went for a simple double sided invite in a pastel yellow vintage style and they arrived quickly. One of my bridesmaids framed my invite with a speech and marriage poem which was lovely."
Hayley wore a stunning vintage style lace dress by Anna Campbell. The bridesmaids wore a dusty pastel pink maxi dress with the boys matching in pastel pink ties.
" I loved my dress from the moment I saw it on the Knot web site. I looked it up and found that the designer Anna Campbell was in Melbourne. I tried on a lot of dresses but could not get this dress out of my head, so I went to Melbourne, had my first fitting, then 5 months later went back for my last fitting and took it home. They pretty much hand made it while I was wearing it. They were very helpful, and I would highly recommend them to people looking for simple, elegant, lace vintage dress at a reasonable price." says Hayley
Anna Blackman captured the gorgeous images of the day.
"Our venue Tumbling Waters, was amazing with breath taking views. I fell in love with it immediately as I really wanted a garden wedding with wow factor." says Hayley.
"My favorite part of the day was finally getting down the aisle, seeing Ben and saying our vows, oh and the kiss! Everyone said it looked like I ran down the aisle, mostly because I was just so nervous. The party was so much fun! lots of dancing to our favorite tunes which we had made all the CDs ourselves."
Hayley and Ben wanted to include everyone special in their day, so even their dog Indie was included.
"My other favorite part of the day was seeing my dog indie at the ceremony, my Mum walked her down the aisle. People said I was crazy but we love her and it would not have been the same without her". says Hayley.
Love was also a key theme for the day, with many items being sourced from suppliers on Etsy.
"Morgann Hill was my main supplier. I got these cute wooden love heart magnets with different love sayings on them as little gifts for the guests. A beautiful burlap sack ring bearer cushion with silk pastel roses and a wooden love heart with our initials on it. Two wooden birds that had love birds written on them as cake toppers. A wooden engraved guest book. I was very happy with Morgann Hill products and they arrived quickly." Hayley says.
"My tip for brides is to not let any one rain on your parade - whether it be friends who can not make it or girl friends being angry at you for not having them as bridesmaids or family being upset at you for not inviting other family members or venues being difficult. The day belongs to you and your partner and trust me it will go so quickly. Try not to get overwhelmed and stressed. Plan ahead, shop around and be organized. Enjoy the wedding planning process. And look forward to spending your future with the love of your life." says Hayley.
Congratulations Hayley and Ben, thank you for letting us be a part of your day and for sharing your tips and advice with our readers.
Come back later today for a gorgeous video clip of the day. - you may need tissues.
A new inspiration board to share today. We completed these custom colour wedding invitations, based on our Rose Kiss invitation design, for clients Kim & Hayden last year. I just love the combination of the avocado tones with the latte, so thought I'd put a little inspiration board together based on that colour theme. The result, rustic/vintage with a bit of glam!
Clockwise from top left: Jimmy Choo Shoes via Net-A-Porter; Jewels of the Sea Cake by Connie Cupcake; Bridesmaids Gowns by Anna Campbell; Floral Arrangement by Kat Flower via Style Me Pretty; Rose Kiss Wedding Invitation in custom Avocado and Latte by Alannah Rose
We were busy little bees last year photographing our wedding invitation collection - I'm pleased to say we've finally added lots of the images to our wedding stationery gallery on the website, pop over and have a look here.
We've also been grouping lots of colours together in our Facebook albums, so if you're looking for colour themes it's a good place to look!
Still need more inspiration? Pop on over to our pinterest feed where we pin all our favourite things for weddings and parties!
from top: Alannah Rose Chevron Crush wedding invitation in custom grey, Chevron Crush favour tag in custom grey, Botanica Belle wedding invitation, Botanica Belle Wedding Wine Bottle Label
I'm thrilled to share a beautiful 1st Birthday party with you today! This party brings back so many memories of Ella's Lady bird Party a couple of years ago, I love that our clients are inspired by our work! Today's party was styled by clever Mum and Photographer Niki Sprekos, of Niki Sprekos Photography.
Niki put together this beautiful ladybird party full of fun and whimsical details to celebrate her daughter Georgie's first birthday. Aside from all of the gorgeous details, the party was a hit with the kids, with colouring, games, a puppet show, face painting and ballooning and a ladybug hunt, all run by Fairy Flutterby, the party host for the day. There was no shortage of food and the children feasted on the delicious spread put together by Niki.
Using our Lovely Lady Bird Party invitations, and printables, Niki styled Georgie's party around this theme.
Congratulations Niki on creating and capturing a beautiful party!
Photography: Niki Sprekos Photography
Stationery: Invitations and party printables by Alannah Rose
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
Entertainment: Fairy Flutterby
Kids tables, ladybug tent, cake stands, grass and jars hired from Party Hire for Kids
Cupcakes, Cake pops, Cookies, etc - made by Niki
Lolly tins: They are pencil tins from Ikea and they contained lollies of course, ladybug castanet, ladybug tin clicker and a magnifying glass to collect their bugs.
It's been a long time between posts. We've been busy the last couple of months, adding new designs, photographing our range, and winning awards!
Thank you to our fabulous clients, friends and associates who took the time to vote for us, we are truly thrilled!
Today's inspiration board features another of our new Cruise Collection designs - our Marry me Morrocco wedding invitations. Think a gorgeous outdoor wedding featuring muted blues with green foliage and white accents.
Clockwise from top left: Flowers by White Ivy Design; Crashing Waves Gown by BHDLN; Cake by Faye Cahill; Jasper Drink Dispenser from The Little Big Company; Hand Stamped Lavender bags via Martha Stewart; Marry me Morocco Wedding invitations by Alannah Rose
A little inspiration board today featuring our new Mediterranean Muse wedding invitation. What a beautiful classic palette blue and white is - crisp blue in varying tones, topped off with crisp white accents.
Above: Clockwise from top left; Alannah Rose Mediterranean Muse wedding invitation; Lisa Ho silk one shouldered gown; Lisa Ho leaf motif crystal necklace; Michael Kors strap back maxi dress from Nordstrom; Image via Martha Stewart - Brian Atwood "Starlet" pumps, saksfifthavenue.com; Rupert Sanderson "Cerise" peep-toes.
Today I'm very excited to share with you our new Spring/Summer Wedding Invitation Collection - Cruise.
Inspired by Mediterranean tiles and patterns, Cruise features crisp blue and whites, and the hot pinks of summer. As with all of our work, the new collection can also be adjusted to any of the colours from our chart if you have a different colour scheme in mind.
Above: Alannah Rose Marry Me Morroco Wedding Invitations
Above: Alannah Rose Mediterranean Muse Wedding Invitations
Above: Alannah Rose Sweet Rococco Wedding Invitations
Above: Alannah Rose Summer Sizzle Save the Date Cards
Our new cruise collection is available now from our stationery boutique. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for some inspiration boards featuring the new range.
Today's inspiration features a rainbow of pretty pastels. The sky is the limit with a a theme like this, mix and match your colours and introduce pattern if you wish. We've used our Mademoiselle Polka Dot Wedding Invitation as a base and customised it to a pastel palette.
Clockwise from top left: Vintage Floral Bouquet by Dragonfly Floral via Wedding Chicks; "River Stone" Flower Pin from Endless; OPI It's a girl nail colour; Peppermint Candy Buttons by etsy seller Andies Specialty Sweets; Coquille dress from BHDLN; Ombre Cake by Karissa Bakes via Wedding Chicks; Alannah Rose Mademoiselle Polka Dot wedding invitation in custom pastel palette.
Today I wanted to introduce you to A Sweet Affair.
A Sweet Affair is headed up by the very talented Jacqui and Mandy - both with a long history in events and client service.
I worked with Jacqui for 5 years before I began my journey into the wedding industry, and I can testify she is dedicated, hard working and one stylish girl!
A Sweet Affair specialises in candy buffet and dessert bars for corporate functions, weddings, product launches, Christmas parties, birthdays and christenings, and are based in Melbourne.
I particularly love this black and white table, but take a view at their gallery, there's a lot more to feast your eyes on.
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