February 29, 2012

Real Wedding :: Kyrie + Rob

Hello there my lovelies, do I have a treat for you today! I've been bursting to share this stunning wedding with you all for quite some time now and after playing catch-ups, it's finally here! So without further ado, meet Kyrie + Rob. This lovely couple were married in June last year and as you will see from the fabulous images captured by Focus Films, the day was absolutely beautiful - Kyrie is flawless!

Kyrie + Rob :: Saturday 25 June 2011
Mt Cotton, Brisbane, Queensland

Kyrie first met Rob when a company she worked for paid for personal training sessions for their staff - Rob was one of the trainers. "I started doing 4 sessions a week with him and the 3 days I didn't get to see him, I was really sad! After a few months we randomly bumped into each other whilst out one night and we've been together ever since!"

The proposal took place a week after Kyrie's birthday. Kyrie reminisces, "Rob surprised me with a picnic at New Farm Park, which is also where we had our first date. He got down on one knee, I cried, he cried. It was very sweet and romantic."

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Theme :: "Classic with a hint of vintage."

Ceremony Location :: Kyrie + Rob's ceremony took place by the Laguna at Sirromet Winery, Mt Cotton, Brisbane. "It was a beautiful winter's day, surrounded by all the poeple we love. I walked down the aisle to our favourite song, Come Away with Me by Norah Jones. My family are Mormon, so we had a Morman Bishop marry us. He is actually a long time family friend and has known me since I was a baby, so it was very special."

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Reception Venue :: The reception was held at Restaurant Lurleen's also at Sirromet Winery. "The staff were amazing, the food was incredible, the whole night was unbelievable."

Wedding Gown :: Kyrie was breaktaking in an ivory ball gown from Darb Bridal Couture. "It was probably the 10th dress I tried on and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one! It fit perfectly with our theme of classic, with a hint of vintage. I felt amazing in it, just like you should on your wedding day!" Kyrie sourced the bridesmaids dresses from Country Road."I had bought the dress for myself, a few months prior to the engagement and it was only until after Rob and I got engaged, I thought how well it would translate to bridesmaids dresses and the girls agreed. We were also really lucky to find matching shoes at Nine West!"

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Groom's Attire :: "I actually didn't see their suits until I was walking down the aisle on our wedding day! Rob surprised me and picked the boys suits himself. It was a little nerve-racking considering he didn't know what my dress was like either! But they all looked really handsome and it worked out well!" Nice work boys - very dapper!

:: Focus Films did an outstanding job of documenting Kyrie + Rob's day. "They captured the moments, rather than created the moments and we have had endless comments on how amazing our photos are. They also captured our day on video, which is so special to watch, it's like a mini movie. They went above and beyond for us by providing two videographers on the day and by actually listening to what we wanted!"

Florist:: The stunning floral arrangements, bouquets and buttonholes were from The Lily Bean. "We are lucky enough to have an amazing friend who is a florist. She is just incredible, such an artistic and creative genius. She did everything from the bridal bouquets to the button holes and wishing well to the abundance of flowers on our reception tables."

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Other recommended suppliers :: As favours for their guests, Kyrie sourced lavender and coconut macarons from Chouquette. Heidi from The Powder Room, who was the makeup artist for the bridal party was "AMAZING" and Kyrie also highly recommends Valerie from Raven Hair (phone 07 3831 6003).

Tips and advice for other brides :: "Keep perspective – remember it's about the two of you! And make a budget AND stick to it!"

Most treasured moment of the day :: "The 50 minute car ride out to Sirromet with my Dad. It was just us two and was very special! " The car ride home from the reception with her new husband was equally memorable, giving them quality time together to take in the events of the day. Kyrie mentions that "seeing Rob in his suit for the first time on the day" was also a beautiful moment, as was "watching our niece cry during the ceremony as she recited a poem about love." Kyrie also enjoyed the speeches at the reception, Rob's in particular. "Rob's went for about 20 mins and wasn't written down. We were told it was the best groom's speech any of our guests have ever heard to this day!" Too sweet.

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Kyrie + Rob by Focus Films

Creative/Personal Touches
:: As a way of including Kyrie's younger brother, "We had a life size cardboard cut out at the wedding as he was over in Germany at the time serving a mission and could not be there."A lovely touch which I'm sure would have entertained the guests!

The Details

Stationery chosen :: The couple chose our 'Love Is...' design, which was printed on 100% environmentally friendly paper stock using colour swatches 'lavender' & 'lilac' from our colour chart. Kyrie + Rob preferred a smaller size invitation/thank you card over our standard DL size so we altered the design to fit within these size requirements. We also sourced natural brown kraft paper envelopes to finish. We produced double-sided folded invitations personalised with guest names and customised double-sided accommodation and transport information cards. For the reception, we designed a table seating chart (which Kyrie placed in a gorgeous custom made frame), tent-folded personalised place cards and double-sided table number cards. Finally we produced double-sided thank you cards with the printed message. "Having our stationery professionally made saved a lot of time and energy and you could tell the designs were very professionally and uniquely done."

Kyrie + Rob Invite

Kyrie + Rob Placecards

Kyrie + Rob thank you cards

"From start to finish, Jackie was attentive, helpful and has such amazing attention to detail! The stationery suite went perfectly with our theme and the look and feel our our day. Rob and I received so many positive comments - I would recommend Jackie's designs and services to everyone and can't wait to work with her again in the near future."

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story Kyrie + Rob - we too look forward to working with you again soon! ;-)

February 23, 2012

Be Inspired :: Delightful Details

So happy you could join me for this week's round up of delightful wedding details! Lately I find myself being drawn to bold, block colour which has slightly influenced my selections this week. Sit down with a cup of tea and swoon away...

This dress...

... I am completely and utterly smitten {shot by the talented April Werz}

Bright and cheerful blooms...

... featured in this photo shoot put together by some super-talented vendors! {Flowers by Fox & Rabbit, Styling by Machell and Photography by Bayly & Moore, via Style Me Pretty}

These shoes...

... I adore a cute pair of flats and Kate Spade can do no wrong!

This image...

... who doesn't love a {well-behaved} dog at a wedding?! {via Savvy Brides - thanks for sharing!}

This cake table...

... Melody's creations are to die for! {Sweet & Saucy Shop}

This Moroccan-themed spread...

... in the latest issue of my favourite wedding magazine, where our very own 'Adorned' invitation has been featured amongst some other stunning products... woot! {WHITE Magazine}

Hurrah for Friday a happy weekend to you all!

Jackie xo

February 15, 2012

Be Inspired :: Delightful Details

Hello gorgeous! I hope your week has been swell and your valentine's day was nothing short of amazing! Without further ado, Here's this week's round up of wedding details that have caught my eye...

A whole lot of lovely...

... vintage one-of-a-kind dresses for your bridesmaids {by Fabled and True}

These balloons...

... make for a fun celebration! {Geronimo}

This wedding...

... is deepening my love for daisies and crochet {via Style Me Pretty, styled by Scout & Charm}

This e-shoot...

... perfection at sunset {by White Wall Photography}

This headpiece...

... is absolutely divine! {by Mignonne Handmade via Etsy}

This scene....

... styling that takes your breath away {by the extremely talented She Designs Events}

Jackie xo

February 14, 2012

We Love :: Kate Dawes Flower Design

This month, we take a few minutes with Kate Dawes of Kate Dawes Flower Design, a very talented florist and absolutely lovely lady to boot!

1. What does a typical day in the life of Kate Dawes involve?
Up early with the birds and the flowers, crazy, emails, quotes, coffee, family, making flowers and planning.

2. What or who inspires your work?
Fashion, clothes, interiors and nature. The flowers themselves talk... their colours, shapes and texture, the situation and location, keeping an open mind to what others suggest, always learning…

3. What are your favourite flowers in each season?
I like all flowers actually - I guess the ranunculus are pretty special to me... and lilac

4. What is the one tip you would give to brides looking for a florist?
Choose the florist you 'click' with… the one on your side!

5. Lastly, our featured wedding invite design, 'Hearts-a-Flutter', is playful, fun and non-traditional. What would you use to put together a bouquet based on this theme?
I would design a loose-look bouquet with foliage between the flowers… David Austin roses, ranunculus, sweet peas, spray roses, jasmine and dusty miller foliage, tied with lovely big bow!

If you haven't yet booked a florist for your special day, you must take a look at Kate's portfolio... it's simply breathtaking.

Thanks Kate!

Jackie xo

February 12, 2012

Caught My Eye

Hello there lovelies! Hope you had the most fabulous of weekends!

I think it's fairly safe to say that I have Pinterest addiction. I can lose a good couple of hours at a time pinning all sorts of things from wedding ideas, colour palettes, craft projects and the list goes on... and on. If you're not on Pinterest yet, you really need to go and see for yourself what the fuss is all about. Having said all of this, Pinterest also has its pitfalls, because it's way too easy to access pretty little outfits, shoes and the like - with one simple click I'm taken straight to the product's website and I'm entering my details and reaching for my credit card. Eeep! At the moment I'm all about bright block colours, so it's no surprise that I immediately fell in love with this...

Actually, I think the overall look is kind of amazing, no?

Jackie xo

February 8, 2012

Be Inspired :: Delightful Details

If you stopped by the blog last week, you will have seen that a new feature post has been introduced - a weekly round up of the most AMAZE wedding details that I happen to stumble upon. As promised on facebook yesterday, there's a whole-lot-of-pretty this week for your viewing pleasure, so here we go...

These Badgley Mischka's...

... mustard, check. sparkles, check. want, need, must have, CHECK! {via P.S I Love You - thanks Penny!}

This retro-styled shoot...

... a stunning setting at Little Cove, Noosa. Follow the link to see the full shoot {by three of the most talented ladies on Queensland's Sunshine Coast :: Lovebird Weddings, Calli B Photography and Mondo Flowers}

This frame...

... wowee! {by one of my personal faves, Studio Sixty Photography}

This dress...

... I have a severe lace crush and after seeing this, it's not going to be cured any time soon. I could imagine a 'days gone by' bride wearing this {via Pretty City Life}

This desert table...

... the simplicity of this setup offset by gorgeous mismatched frames - love! {by Be Inspired PR}

This scene....

... + this photographer = killer frame! I'm lead to believe this is in the Hunter Valley - amazing right! {by Ben Adams Photography}


Jackie xo

February 7, 2012

Be Inspired :: For the Love of Colour!

Welcome to another new feature post on the blog - colour inspiration! Some of the best ways to find interesting colour palettes is to start a scrapbook (or use my fave, Pinterest) to save images you are drawn to and sample shades from within those images. Using the image below, I've assembled a colour palette of swatches from our colour chart, 'rich red,' 'moss,' 'frappe,' and 'sunshine orange'. Such a beautifully festive feel, don't you think?


What was the inspiration behind the colour palette you are using for your wedding day? Feel free to leave your comment below!

Jackie xo

February 5, 2012

Be Inspired :: 'Pretty + Playful' Theme

This month's board was the inspiration behind our featured design, 'Hearts-a-Flutter'. Such a sweet little theme, don't you think?

Set the mood :: Think watercolours, playful, fun, bright, joyful, whimsy, handmade, handwritten, paper lanterns, pom poms, flushed makeup, hearts, warm, spring, ombre, cute.

Colour palette :: Red, cream, white, pink, peach, coral, apricot

'Pretty + Playful' Theme Board by WITHLOVE

Featured wedding stationery:
1. 'Hearts-a-Flutter' invitation card
Also in this scene:

2. Image via Inspire Me Weddings | 3. Image via Musings in Femininity | 4. Image via Style Me Pretty | 5. Image via Honey Kennedy | 6. Image via Weddings of Desire | 7. Image via In Spaces Between | 8. Sarah Seven Dress via Weddings Unveiled | 9. Image via Wedding Chicks | 10. Image via The Bride's Tree | 11. Image via Once Wed

Jackie xo

February 2, 2012

Be Inspired :: Words to Live By

Do More of What Makes You Happy

Do more of what makes you happy - kinda simple isn't it? Actively pursuing things that make us happy gives us something to look forward to, goals and purpose. By making a conscious effort to remind ourselves how grateful we are for what we have, rather than focusing on the stuff that weighs us down, life ultimately becomes more fulfilling.

So what's making you happy this week? For me, a highlight was catching up (albeit over skype) with my sister. She's calling London-town home for the next 9 months and having not been able to speak to her (except over emails and facebook that is!) since the beginning of December, it's was so lovely to hear all about her overseas shenanigans adventures.

May you have the most blissful of weekends my lurrrrvelies

Jackie xo

February 1, 2012

Be Inspired :: Delightful Details

Welcome to the first post of what will be a regular feature on WITHLOVE. I think it's pretty safe to say that I'm completely and utterly addicted to all things weddings and am constantly blown away by some of the amazing wedding details that I am exposed to each and every day. So, on a weekly basis, I'm going to share with you a round up of the best elements that I have the pleasure of seeing - the kind of stuff that would make your heart skip a beat. So without further ado, here is this week's gems that are making me giddy with excitement...

This space...

... those exposed beams, that beautiful light... magic! {via Style Me Pretty}

This bouquet...

... the colours are to die for! {By the incredible Roberta of Green & Bloom Wedding Flowers}

The detail on this dress...

...sheer and exquisite {'Temperance' by Jennifer Gifford}

This frame...

...perfection {by Feather & Stone}

This diy idea...

...very clever and purse friendly {via pinterest}

This hairstyle + flower crown....

...a touch of whimsy {via this is glamourous}


Jackie xo