Monday, April 28, 2008

Rosa Clara

I guess I'm on a bit of a gown kick at the moment. I'm loving the elegance of this dress. Looks almost princessy! Why are all the designers that *heart* in Spain??? :(
So far!

From Rosa Clara

Friday, April 25, 2008

bridesmaids anyone?

here are a few cute ideas for maids. I guess i'm thinking about a black and white look!

from Tracy Reese

from Marchesa via net-a-porter

these Calvin Klein dresses can be found at Nordstrom/Macys and other dept stores at pretty affordable prices!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Valentino for Pronovias

*Sigh* these dresses are just wonderful. I imagine quite a lot of $$$ too. A gal can dream...

Valentino for Pronovias


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It's time for tea!

There are plenty of fun Sydney venues for a 'civilised' Hens party (bridal shower). You can kick off your hen's by dressing up with your girlfriends, donning elegant hats, and having a good old fashioned tea party!

Sofitel Wentworth Hotel

French baked tarts and fruit flans made daily. The Lenôtre Afternoon Tea experience includes a beautiful selection of cakes and tarts, assorted finger sandwiches, Mariage Frêre tea and espresso coffee.

Lenotre Afternoon Tea 14:00-16:00 daily (AU$38). Bookings essential.

Overlooking the Sofitel Wentworth Garden Courtyard Overlooking the Sofitel Wentworth Garden Courtyard

The Observatory Hotel
Afternoon Tea is served on Monday - Friday 14.30 - 17.00.
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays Afternoon Tea is served 14.00 - 16.30.
Reservations essential . (From AU$49-$59 depending on day and if u have champagne).

The Observatory also has Tea Appreciation Classes (AU$89) & Mystic Afternoon Tea Readings (AU$79). Contact them for more info.

The Victoria Room, Darlinghurst
High Tea with a selection of sandwiches, cakes, tea and champagne, is available Saturdays 14:00-16:00 & Sundays 13:00-17:00. Reservations Essential. (AU$35-$50 depending on package).

You can also order the adorable a Luxury High Tea Hamper (AU$60) ahead of time, and it is delivered to the bride-to-be when you are all sitting at your table. Sweet!

Queen Victoria Building, George Street, Sydney
Morning Tea 11:00-12:00 weekdays and 10:00-12:00 weekends
Afternoon Tea all day from 11:00 weekdays and 10:00 weekends
Elegant silver service, with Royal Albert china and real silver tea stands. Gluten-Free (yay!) tea parties also available.
The Tea Room - Reception Venues, Sydney, NSW

The Tea Room - Reception Venues, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Luggage Tag Placecards!

I've been trying to come up with a unique favour/placecard idea. For those who travel as much as I do, these luggage tag placecards seem just the ticket (pun intended!).

from Always A Bridesmaid

From Simply Sparkling Events

From Faye & Greer

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

gowns...with sleeves!

It has been quite a difficult mission finding cute, contemporary, chic dresses with sleeves. Here are some that I managed to find from Spanish design house Pronovias' Runway Show (courtesy of
from Pronovias 2008 Spain Runway show. Manuel Mota for Pronovias
I'm actually really digging this jacket, which is modest enough for a house of worship ceremony, yet can be removed for dancing later on!