March 24, 2012

Be Inspired :: Delightful Details

Hello sunshine! I hope the weekend is treating you well. Today's wedding round up is a special one as it features an ex-colleague and friend of mine, Carolynn and her gorgeous wedding to her man Tom, captured by the amazing Karen Buckle! Congratulations once again you two! Here goes...

An alternative to a traditional wedding cake...

... a cheese cake! I am all for dessert (self-confessed sweet-tooth over here) but how amazing are these cheese towers! Yum! {from Say Cheese Towers}

This colour palette...

... grape, gold, amber and plum - so pretty! {by the clever folks Machell - styling, Bayly and Moore - photography and Fox and Rabbit - flowers - view the shoot here}

This unbelievable dress...

... the workmanship, detail, cut, draping, shade - swoon! {by Tadashi Shoji via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Kellee Walsh}

This floral installation...

... an absolute work of art {by Cecilia Fox}

And last, but certainly not least, the wedding of the aforementioned Carolynn + Tom...

... my favourite detail, aside from the gorgeous stationery of course - the sweet pea favours! A very fitting and personal touch, given Carolynn and Tom's line of work (they are the talented team behind The Small Garden). Photographed by Karen Buckle, be sure to view the full wedding over on Karen's blog. Styled to perfection!

I'm feeling extra spritely today as I'm finally getting over an icky cold - hurrah! May you enjoy what's left of the weekend - can't wait to catch up next week.


Be Inspired :: Words to Live By


Sometimes a reminder is nice, especially when one has been under the weather this week and is in need of a boost.


March 19, 2012

Caught My Eye

Good morning my pretties, hope you had a glorious weekend. You know what they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure and currently, I'm obsessed with the idea of upcycling - giving old pieces of furniture or useless objects a makeover to create something new and exciting. No, no, no, I'm not talking about sanding and slapping on some paint or stain on an op-shop find... I'm talking about taking an object and turning it into something with a new purpose - a complete reinvention. Enter my latest find, Decor Hacks, a site that showcases some of the best furniture/object transformations. Here are some of my favourites...

I love the look of this tree branch lamp...

Tree lamp
From Garden Design via Decor Hacks

How about a door-turned-coffee table...

Door coffee table
From Unskinny Boppy via Decor Hack

Book shelving (literally!)

Book shelving
From Real Simple via Decor Hack

I adore this side table made from a log slice and a cheap ikea stool...

Log slice side table
From Seakettle via Decor Hack

Working with a small backyard? Check out this space-saving planter wall made from humble cinder blocks... (side note: love the acapulco chair - this is where you can get one)

DIY Planter
From Traditionally Modern Designs via Decor Hack

How about this mismatched chair bench...

Mismatched Chair Bench
From Kindall's Creations via Decor Hack

I am sucker for old suitcases so I'm loving this vintage suitcase coffee table...

Vintage suitcase coffee table
From Design Sponge via Decor Hack

The best part about repurposing objects or furniture is creating your very own, one-of-a-kind piece - pretty awesome huh! I have a number of projects swirling around in my mind and when time permits, I'll be sure to share with you. Until then, tell me about your own 'hack' - whether it be for your home or for your wedding, I'd love to hear.

Jackie xo

March 12, 2012

Be Inspired :: For the Love of Colour!

If you are having a winter wedding, your colour palette need not be dull. Deep, rich colour contrasted with uplifting shades of green and yellow make our featured colour palette anything but boring.

{Image by Sloan Photographers via Elizabeth Ann Designs}

Inspired by this image, I've put together this colour palette of swatches from our colour chart, dark plum, custard, soft caramel and seafoam, available with the purchase of a sample pack from our wedding stationery range.

On a side note, I love this frame by Sloan Photographers - in fact, I simply ADORE everything about this entire wedding!

I'd love to hear about the colour palette you've selected for your wedding and the inspiration behind it. Or, if you're looking for colour palette advice for your stationery/wedding we'd love to assist! Either way, please feel free to leave your comment below - don't be shy ;)

Jackie xo

March 1, 2012

Be Inspired :: Delightful Details

Hip-hip-hooray - it's FRIDAY! I hope you enjoy this week's round up of fabulous wedding details... you know what to do!

These bridal accessories...

... I am a long-time fan of this designer and these pieces have me in complete awe
{Wheat Headband on Ivory Tulle + Harlow Cape, by Johanna Johnson}

This chalk installation...

... creative wedding reception art! {by the super talented Dana Tanamachi}

Everything about this shoot...

...perfection from all involved! {photographed and via Photography by Nadean}

This sweet little burlap flower cone...

... a rustic take on a traditional paper version {via DIY Wedding Bee}

This hairstyle...

... who doesn't love loose plaits and a pretty bow! {via Pinterest}

This venue...

... I love an industrial space and this venue is in right here in Brisbane - definitely worth a look! {Lightspace styled by the very clever Amini Concepts and photographed by my friends at Studio 60 Photography}

And last, but definitely not least, this wedding feature film...

I am beyond smitten with Matt's work. His films are unlike anything I have seen before. Make sure you have tissues on hand... you have been warned! {by Matt Barwick Films}

See you next week lovers!

Jackie xo