Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beautiful Botanicals

Today's inspiration board is all natural. 
I've seen a few Botanical Gardens/Glasshouse Weddings and Receptions recently, and LOVE the idea.
All that natural light allows for some amazing photographs, and there is nothing quite like lush green to set a beautiful backdrop.

Here is my botanical inspired board.

Think, re-cycled, vintage, rustic with a splash of teal [or bright colour of your choice!] to add a little quirkiness.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Inspiration Board; wait for the summer. . . .

It has been a while, sorry everyone! Life is bust right now, so unfortunately The Ivory Dahlia has to take the back burner. However, if we have time, we will certainly post info on Vendors and inspiration for you as we get it. =]

For today, there is a little inspiration board for you. 

It has been rather cold and wet recently, and I am just holding out, waiting for the warm summer nights, where the daylight fades late into the evening.

Enjoy, lovelies!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Big Trend 2012 - Glitter!

There is something about glitter that brings out the little girl in all of us. 
I noticed the local spotlight stocks mod podge..... I'm trying to refrain from glittering the entire house & all our belongings! Not sure Husband would approve!

With that said, at an event you don't want to go overboard, and have EVERYTHING doused in glitter, but below are some ideas for creative glittery elements to your big day!
Enjoy some glittery gorgeousness!

Isn't it all so glam! I love the cutlery idea, would be an ideal cute decor addition for any occasion!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Versatile dusty pink

I have a lovely friend who is getting hitched in just a few months and she has just taken the big step of purchasing her dress. It's always such an amazing thing for a bride to find the 'one'. I am excited to see her in it. I won't name names or be too descriptive because of course it needs to be a surprise for her guests but I put together a few colour palettes that she might find handy.
Also you might like to check out this gorgeous romantic!

Happy planning pretty lady!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Party like a beauty school drop out

I have been both a hen (bachelorette/stagette) and a henee (organised a hen's party) and I have to say, they can be quite a puzzle! You want whoever plans your party to know you very, very well. Although boozy nights out where you can't remember where you left your bra certainly have their place there are many much more grown up and pleasant ways to say adieu to your single life.

Here's a cute idea. The fifties are huge right now and why not get your piece of the cherry pie by having a beauty school picnic. Spend a full day with your gals. Pampering and prepping at home, chewing gum, painting nails and pouffing up your tresses while listening to Bobby Darin followed by a day out at the park or beach or even a secluded meadow somewhere chomping mini burgers, fries and cupcakes (washed down with champagne of course ) while gossiping about that popular girl who thought she was so hot and reminiscing  about the dreamboat you used to date in high school.

My tip for those organising a hen's party....
Talk to your bride about what she would like... I bet she has a lot of her own ideas!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The Peplum.


Audrey Hepburn on the set of ‘Sabrina’ photographed by Sid Avery, 1954. 

A classic short Peplum is a seriously easy way to add Vintage style to an outfit, and is quite possibly the most popular trend of 2012.
Peplum tops are all over the place, and I have started to see more and more garments with a  Peplum in recent times.... and I LOVE it!
A Peplum is also a great way to accentuate the waist and give the illusion of curvy hips. Try to avoid flouncy, full Peplums if you are already rather curvy, and stick to a sleek, fitted style that will flatter your natural shape, accentuating all the right curves. 

Here are some of my favourite Peplum dresses;


Which is your favourite Peplum from above?
{mine is Aishwarya Rai's Elie Saab look!}


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