Our Spring flowerwall and chaise looked fresh as part of Vintage Photobooth’s popup set yesterday at the first Acqua Viva Wedding Open
Floral walls are a gorgeous addition to any wedding and can easily be incorporated into your reception or ceremony (or both!). Floral walls can add a pop of colour to your wedding. The natural foliage mixed in with the flowers is a beautiful way of adding greenery. We are seeing a trend in many brides opting to incorporate elements of nature into their wedding.
The beautiful Ashleigh Munro-Smith chose our flower wall for her engagement party earlier this year!
This was our green “forest wall” that we made as a bespoke backdrop for the gorgeous Clare from Red Apron Cakes at Sandalford Wines at the Swanvalley Wedding Open Day . It was made up of fresh foliage.
We recently collaborated with a talented team of Perth wedding creatives to produce a beautiful Orchard Inspired Wedding shoot set up in the Perth hills.
Photographer Peggy Saas tells of the inspiration behind the shoot. “Orchard blossoms in the Perth hills tempt us with the first sign of spring”. The shoot was styled with undertones of pale blue, white and gold which brought upon a classic French feeling.
We had the pleasure of showcasing some of our beautiful French inspired furniture in the shoot. The Floral Louise Chair & the French ‘Ballerina’ Table. Have a look at the results below for yourself. x
Stationary by White Ink Design Co.
The French Louise Floral Chair
set amongst the barre trees in the orchard.
Pictured above is our French ‘Ballerina’ Table.
Cake, Cupcakes & Cookies by De La Rosa Cakes & Cupcakes.
Close up of the French ‘Ballerina’ Table.
Tones of pale blue, white & gold which framed the shoot.
Vintage Tableware by The Vintage Table.
Beautiful Concept & Styling by I Heart Table Art.
All photos by Peggy Saas Photography
Words by Lalita Kirilak
Thank you to the creative team that took part. To read more about the shoot as featured on Polka Dot Bride head to
Elegant Orchard Wedding Inspiration.
CREDITS Photographer: Peggy Saas/ Concept & Styling: I Heart Table Art/ Floral Design: Botanica Naturalis/ Vintage Tableware: The Vintage Table/ Cake, Cupcakes & Cookies: De La Rosa Cakes/ Macarons: Le Petit Macaroon/ Hair & Makeup: The Pretty Parlour/ Bridal Boutique: Through the White Door/ Model: Taryn Leia/ Stationary: White Ink Design Co/ Cross Back Chairs: Heart Strings & Pretty Things/ Venue: Core Cider House.
Styling Hollie and Todd’s beautiful romantic Margaret River wedding at Leeuwin Estate was such fun and I am excited to say that it has just been featured on the Modern Wedding blog!
From the moment I met Hollie when she walked into our showroom with her Mum and Mother in law to be, I knew that family and their love of racing were going to play a big part in Hollie and Todd’s wedding.
Todd, his Dad and the boys arrived in Todd’s dad’s prize vintage 351 “shaker” after driving it all the way from Perth to the beautiful Leeuwin Estate where the ceremony and reception were held.
Hollie , to the surprise of everyone, arrived astride “George” a gorgeous white horse ! We had made a pretty headpiece for George so he looked the part .
In her stunning gown from Pallas Couture , with the masses of tulle flowing, she looked so beautiful ! Accompanied by her horse’s trainer astride his black horse, they trotted in to the ceremony to meet her captivated groom and wedding guests .
Anyway as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. So have a look at this stunning work by the Wedding Tape.
Kerri and the team at Chandelabra are so excited to be listed as one of Australia’s top wedding stylists in the Modern Wedding Styling Handbook; list of Australia’s Top 25 Wedding Stylists.
Here’s a sneak peak at the brand new magazine “Wedding Styling Handbook” published by Modern Wedding.
The euphoria of the engagement sometimes gives way to despair when trying to achieve the dream wedding , yet keep within the budget.
Sometimes this leads to a huge amount of work for an otherwise busy bride and her bridal party. Let alone the stress that infiltrates into all close relationships ( especially the most important one ,) the happy couple themselves! So after hearing and seeing lots of frazzled brides, I thought I’d share a few tips from “the inside” of the wedding industry.
First up, CHOOSING A VENUE. Whether your venue is down south, Rottnest, Perth or your own home, make sure you check out the cost of hiring the venue, (or in the case of your own home, if you need marquees , furniture,decorations etc, take into account the delivery and collection costs).
Sometimes venue hire is expensive and they list off all the items included, such as tables, chairs,tablecloths etc, when you’ll find that most venues include all of this as a matter of course! Watch the little extra charges that are sometimes added if you want to personalise your wedding by using your own chairs, and keep in mind above all , how much time you are allowed by the venue to either have someone set it all up for you or if you are DIY Bride , have a trial run to see how long it takes to set all your little bits and pieces up, put your flowers together etc, because with time constraints on the day and the potential for something not going quite as it should , time will be very short supply!! Lack of time equals stress!!
You would be much better spending that precious time making yourself beautiful , staying calm enough to enjoy every minute of your day! And it will show on your face, which is most important for photos that will be looked at for years to come! With all that in mind , sometimes what you save in money may mean a lot less time for the important things—– you!! Balance is the key! Next, Tip Number 2 Styling for the DIY Bride.
When I first met Holly, she had a long list of items that she wanted included in her ceremony and wedding. Most of which she had seen on her first visit to Chandelabra. I was pleased if not a little surprised, but she said “I love everything in the store (showroom)and I want my wedding to look exactly like this!” She was planning her wedding herself as her fiancé happened to be in the navy , and spent long months at sea. No guesses as to what the main colour scheme was to be then. White of course!! But I must admit the penny didn’t drop until I saw her handsome fiancé Luke in his crisp white uniform, waiting for Holly at the altar!! The ceremony was held in Hyde Park Perth, a beautiful setting amongst ancient trees and on the edge of a lake.
The ceremony was complete with a Robbie William’s wedding style rose arch with a mix of silk roses and fresh white rose sprays. A beautiful white chaise and french signing table and chairs held the pretty rose cones filled with fresh rose petals handmade by Holly .
The reception for 60 guests was held at the Crown in the Botanicals Room . A wall of white flowers was the backdrop to the bridal table which , like the guest tables was dressed with beautiful shimmering beaded cloths, fleur de lys vases filled with white roses and a touch of baby’s breath, white candelabras , silver charger plates and stunning table stationery from The Boutique Paper Co in Paddington Sydney. Our french ornate sideboard with the drawers filled with roses completed the picture when it was topped with lolly jars and delicious desserts! An absolute pleasure to create !
‘Channel 7 calling’, she said, ‘We’d like a couple chandeliers and some beautiful French furniture.’
Little did we know at that moment that our pieces would be part of the My Kitchen Rules set. Please excuse the quality of these photos!
It’s not often there’s good news on the front page, but we were very excited today to see some of my talented daughter Courtney ‘s beautiful makeup featured in the Sunday Times article about Oscar Nominee film director Mark Gill , whose lucky sister Melanie Irving will accompany him to the Oscars! Have a look the article also featured on the Perth Now website! http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/rockingham-motheroffive-melanie-irving-is-transformed-into-a-hollywood-beauty/story-fnhocxo3-1226821457526