Thursday, 10 February 2011

Google for Wedding Planning?!

Google has just released this FANTASTIC package for all the DIY brides out there, I just had to jump on and tell you about it straight away.

It has been designed with Google and renowned Wedding Planner Michelle Rago along with input from Style Me Pretty. It includes an easy website builder, stationary maker, spreadsheet planners and photo album sharer. And what is the best part... its FREE!!! Check it out!....

You will want to be mildly computer savvy and have a Google account. If you don't have one yet, why not!? Google is where its at Baby!  This is very easy to create here: and lets you use all their standard free tools ie. gmail, calender, docs etc

So here is a brief run through from my quick squiz at the whole thing....

Firstly, there is a website builder so you can whip up a very handy little site dedicated to your wedding, you can post basically anything you like pics, music, videos, information for your guests, that perhaps you didn't want to squash into your invitation.

Secondly, and my favorite bit of the package, there is a little design program (Picnik) that lets you whip up very stylish wedding related stationary. There are templates for save the date cards, tables numbers, name cards etc, with some very cute patterns available to choose from.

Thirdly, there is an awesome package of spreadsheet templates for helping you to organise and manage all the wedding related information from guest lists, to seating charts, to budget planners, to menus! How cool is this!?!

Lastly, there is Picassa, Google's online photo album that allows you to easily share your wedding photos or planning ideas with friends and family.

So in my opinion this whole thing just adds up to a big bag of awesomeness for all the DIY brides out there who need a little help to make their day the best ever! Nice one Google!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Black and White and Chic All Over!

Kate and Damien married earlier this month with a very stylish black and white theme throughout the wedding.
I love that Kate wanted something a bit different and I think her bouquet was a totally avant-garde and stunning.
We created it with with all white standard carnations, and bound the bouquet in black satin with the satin ruffle detailing fastened to the front of the bouquet.
Its very runway don't you think!?

The bridesmaids wore wrist corsages instead of carrying bouquets. We carried through the black and white with white orchids with black grass loops on black satin wrist bands. The Mothers had pin on corsages with clusters of white orchids and grass loops.

The guys had white calla lilies bound in black satin and the Groom and Groomsman's were detailed with black grass loops to make theirs more special.

This wedding works so with all the different varieties because the palette was respected. We were true to the black and white theme throughout and it all looks so good together!

I am looking forward to seeing their professional shots to see how it all looked together on the day.... (Kate *hint hint hint*)