The team at Real Weddings are loving the original and unique My Bespoke Chair as the perfect gift for the couple to be.
The clever & stylish Emma Veiga-Malta, created My Bespoke Chair which is a website that allows you to design your own chairs. It is an on-line design studio, where the customer is the designer.
My Bespoke Chair now offers beautiful Gift Certificates, and can also provide you with Gift Suggestion invitation inserts. You can either state the chair style or value you’d like to receive, or leave it up to your guests to decide. Gift Certificates make a perfect group gift option and allow a ‘big ticket’ item to be shared by friends and family. By registering your wedding at My Bespoke Chair, your wedding guests can delight in giving you a stunning piece of furniture. The company launched in 2012 in Australia, and handcrafts each chair in Sydney before loving wrapping them and sending them Australia-wide to their new homes. You design it – they create it. How wonderful would it be to say “I designed this” and have a great story to tell for years to come? A gift that will become an heirloom. Visit mybespokechair.com
The team have their favourites:
Our Editor Kirsten loves the Armchair in Marine Vogue.
Managing Editor Sophie loves the White Chair with delicate tatoo print.
Let us know, which is your favourite…….
The stunning Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel together with Australian fashion design luminary Collette Dinnigan launched the Hotels new weddings and special events space, the Sunset Room on Wednesday the 22nd May 2013.
A selection of Sydney’s bridal industry leaders and key style makers were treated to a viewing of Dinnigan’s 12 new season bridal looks while being catered for by the revered Australian chef and My Kitchen Rules star Pete Evans.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Sunset Room is a the perfect wedding location with Hamptons-inspired space with crisp white walls, grey timber flooring, a stunning marble bar and nautical finishings while on Sydney’s harbour front. What more can you wish for in the perfect wedding venue?
A WATSONS BAY WEDDING SHOWCASE
Bride to Be’s also have the opportunity to view this stunning venue and gain plenty of wedding inspiration while attending A Watsons Bay Wedding Showcase which will be held this weekend 25&26th May from noon to 5pm. Guests can meet Pete Evans on Saturday between 12-2pm and enjoy a personal menu tasting.
The Watson Bay Wedding Showcase partners with the impressive Collette Dinnigan bridal, Confection Pantry, Blumenthal Photography, Ladurée Sydney, Kavelle Flowers, Décor of Distinction, Ion Events, Kombi Celebrations, Willowlane Stationery, The Britstop, Silver Lining, Sydney Wedding DJs, Harp Music & Latitude Charters.
Visitors to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel who book the Grand Bridal Suite will receive a complimentary consultation at the Collette Dinnigan Woollahra boutique with a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon champagne.
Entry to this weekend showcase is free so head to http://watsonsbayhotel.com.au for more information.
Influenced by the release of the highly anticipated movie ‘The Great Gatsby’, bride to be’s are looking to recreate the 1920′s incredibly romantic and classy makeup look.
Michelle Dubé, professional make up artist and owner of The Wedding Artists ( www.weddingartists.com.au)gives us a step by step guide in creating a modern 1920′s influenced bride:
- 1920’s skin is perfect. Start by exfoliating, moisturising or priming your skin.
- Apply foundation and concealer. 20’s skin is pale, so to achieve a Gatsby look you might apply foundation slightly lighter than your skin.
- Draw in your eyebrows. While modern makeup means that everything we do is to ‘lift’ the eyes, 20’s is the opposite. We want to create a ‘sleepy’ eye so brows are drawn sloping downwards. 20’s brows are hard and strong, however, for a more modern look, brows can be thicker and lighter.
- In the 1920’s it all about the eyes. Eyes are dark and smokey. Apply a dark colour over the entire lid concentrating on the crease. Kohl was hugely popular in the 20’s so liner was used around the whole eye. Again, the look was sleepy so eye makeup didn’t flick up at the end. Keep eyeliner sloping down. Keep everything soft, smudged and smokey. For a lighter look but still with a Gatsby feel, use a lighter brown or even a purple or grey to create the smokey look.
- Curl the lashes and apply two coats of mascara.
- Apply a cherry red powder or cream blush to the apples of the cheek. If red is too strong, then a pink will be a softer version of this look.
- Lips were typically red or burgundy or maroon. Use a lip liner to exaggerate the top peaks of the upper lip. A small but full mouth was very popular in the 1920’s so finish lining your lips just before the corners of your mouth. Colour in with a dark or red lipstick.
- Finish with a powder all over to create a porcelain matte look. For a more modern look, keep the cheeks dewy and just matte the nose, forehead and chin.
Whether you have total Gatsby Fever, or just want to take inspiration, you can achieve a classic gorgeous makeup look to suit your style.
Melbourne bride to be’s were treated to a world of inspiring idea’s and a one stop-shop while attending the Grand Wedding Showcase at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Sunday the 14th of April.
Hosted by style icon Brodie Harper, guests roamed through three individually themed experience zones styled by Christina Re. Each room was set with decorative touches, wedding cakes, floral arrangements, lighting displays and more while staff served bubbles and haute cuisine bite-size delights.
Be inspired for your special day with these stunning images that captured the showcase:
In an exciting move for Sydney couples, the Melbourne based company C2 Videos has merged with established Sydney based brand White Designs to offer the very best within the premium Video market.
White Designs has been producing wedding documentaries for clientele seeking stylish and elegant coverage for over 10 including celebrity weddings Guy & Jules Sebastian & Libby Lenton, just to mention a few.
The C2 team has a strong following in Victoria and also work both nationally and Internationally at request. White will continue to operate out of the Sugarlove Pictures Photographic Studio in Alexandria and work closely with C2 to ensure a smooth transition for existing clients.
Click on the below to sample the first highlights shot & edited by C2 Video for Angus and Liza:
Introducing Sundara – Bali’s hottest new beachfront restaurant and bar where stylish beach-club vibe meets the warmth of Four Seasons care.
With its direct beachfront locations and panoramic views of Jimbaran Bay, Sundara provides a sexy and sophisticated hideaway – all day from lunch until late night.
Sundara is an all-day hideaway – providing a mix of five-star flair and relaxed beach-club vibe. The eclectic international menu presents innovative and classic flavours, from lunch until late night and we are especially proud to feature cocktails designed by one of the world’s leading cocktail authorities, mixologist Javier de las Muelas – owner of Barcelona’s DRY MARTINI, one of world’s most influential bars.
Ensuring Sundara’s warm and welcoming atmosphere, what a perfect location for the surprise proposal or to relax and enjoy while on your honeymoon.
Visit www.fourseasons.com for more information
The Grand Pacific Group have the perfect packages to entice you to have a WINTER wedding in 2013. Imagine your dream wedding within your prices range at any one of Grand Pacific Group’s four elegant Sydney wedding venues next Winter which offers a host of luxurious, complimentary extras to make your day even more unforgettable.
The Grand Pacific Group includes the timeless elegance of The Tea Room QVB, the majestic harbour views offered from The Tea Gunners Barracks, Sergeants’ Mess and the historic waterfront glamour of Dunbar House. The Winter Wedding packages for 2013 start from just $130 per head when booked on a Friday or Sunday during winter 2013 and include up to $1,500 worth of complimentary extras, unique to each venue.
For more information on Grand Pacific Groups venues and the fantastic Winter Wedding packages please visit:
There is nothing quite like receiving a handwritten and personal note. The thought and time one takes to send makes you feel quite special… particularly when a text or email would of been so much faster. The clever and talented team at le bonbon stationery have released their new collection of personalised stationery. The stylish and smart stationery come packaged in le bonbon’s signature green and handy boxes. Why not surprise the newlyweds with their own ready named stationery to begin their life together or splurge and spoil yourself.
For more clever stationery ideas, visit le bonbons website www.lebonbon.com.au/Personalised_Stationery
One of our favourite wedding destinations, the majestic Grand Hyatt Melbourne is holding a GRAND WEDDING SHOWCASE – Sunday the 14th of April from 2pm – 5pm at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins St, Melbourne. Be enthrawled by the wonderland of exquisite event spaces from Mad Hatter inspired theming to refined elegance. Feast on haute cuisine delights and champagne while surveying the whimsical styling, floral fantasies, bridal fashion moments (including Baccini & Hill) and live music.
Don’t miss your chance to be inspired by the Grand Hyatt so book your tickets at www.trybooking.com/CMAS, or call 9653 4667. You will also have the chance to win a holiday (perhaps honeymoon) with HYATT hotels and Singapore Airlines.
For more wedding inspiration browse the Grand Hyatt Melbourne website for more information at: //www.melbourne.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-melbourne