Within these pages you shall find...clever wedding tips from industry insiders, simply delightful photographs and oodles of inspiration.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Well the Christmas and New Year festive season is upon us yet again! And just because your big day falls in these festive months doesn’t mean you have to cover everything in fake snow or make your guests wear party hats and blow on party whistles. The Little White Wedding Company has some great little tricks to celebrate your festive nuptials.
For weddings in December or around Christmas time consider some of the following…
1. Mini Christmas puddings make great bonbons as well as elegantly decorated baubles
2. Why not add small; sprigs of mistle toe or dusty miller to your floral arrangements?
3. Try introducing small hints of either silver, red, green or gold to your colour theme and styling items
4. For a Christmas twist on the standard guest book, use a small white Christmas tree for guests to attach their best wishes to.
For weddings that fall between Christmas & New Year consider some of the below ideas…
1. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time for parties and what rings in the New Year better than a fireworks display? Alternatively, you could provide each guest with individual sparklers or if your reception is situated near a river gather the guests to view the public fireworks display
2. In the order of the day try including some time for you and your guests to bring in the New Year with a count down that’s capped off with a great performance by your band!
3. Provide some cards for your guest’s to write down their new year’s resolutions and have them placed in either an antique birdcage or a white hatbox, whichever suits your theme best
4. Champagne is for celebrating and you’ll already have some on hand so why not create some personalised labels made to stick on the bottles. These can include a photo of the happy couple, a small message, and of course the date!
As this the last blog for 2009 I would like to take the time to thank you all for your support & wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Victoria & Gemma x
Saturday, December 05, 2009
This week I come to you with the assistance of my “editor” sister, Katie who enjoys this time of year almost as much as I do!
For this blog we’re sharing some ideas to help you bring some festive cheer to the table. My personal favourite is a White Christmas theme…a novelty for those of us in Australia who do not receive snow over the festive season.
This is how we have envisioned our family’s table this Christmas:
A clean, white table cloth plays host to this predominantly white theme. Hints of silver are introduced by silver charger plates which hold neatly folded white napkins bound with beautiful silver napkin rings.
In the centre of the table a white ceramic dish holds an assortment of white flowers including gardenias, carnations, chrysanthemums & white camellias. The rest of the table is scattered with tea light candles in clear glass votive holders.
To add a little extra, unexpected touch, the champagne glasses used have a little frosting around the rim…perfect for toasting!
Also, keep an eye out for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Parade. It has already screened in America but for those of us in Australia the wait is not yet over. I love the decadence of this show and each year the lingerie gets more beautiful & of course more revealing. If your wedding is approaching keep an eye out for something you may like to wear on your honeymoon!
Keep an eye out for next week’s blog as I’ll be sharing some tips on how to bring some of the holiday season to your wedding…in a tasteful way of course.
Victoria & Katie x
Thursday, November 26, 2009
A couple of blogs ago I promised to inform you all as soon as each of the new packages were completed.
Well…the time has come! After almost two months of collecting information & finding the perfect vessels The Little White Wedding Company can finally add The Express Planning & Design Package to its planning services menu!!
This package is perfect for brides who want some assistance with the most time-consuming aspects of the planning process as well as a helping hand with your table décor. This fuss-free package includes:
- Stationery selection & RSVP management
- Bonbon selection & wrapping
- Planning checklist
- Bridal emergency kit
- Preferred suppliers list
- Choice of 5 table décor options
- Setup of table décor & bonbons on the wedding day
The five gorgeous décor options cover the following themes: Vintage Follies, Glamorous Charm, Oriental Fusion, Contemporary with a Twist & Country Chic.
Just as a preview to loyal followers, I've included the description for the Glamorous Charm setting in this blog.
“Less really is more” - the style mantra that inspired this setting. By keeping all of the styling items clean and simple your tables will be transformed into elegant settings that speak for themselves.
Sitting on top of crisp, white table cloths are beautiful, silver, 4-arm candelabra’s each holding white, drip-less tapers. At the base of the candelabra three small, clear, glass fishbowls are abundantly filled with white seasonal blooms. These are placed in between five pillar candles in hurricane vases ensuring that no matter where your guests look they’ll be met with tasteful elegance.
Silver charger plates hold each guest’s napkin which has been neatly rolled and bound with a diamante cuff adding that much needed yet subtle hint of “bling”. Each setting is completed by a small silver photo frame containing each guest’s name allowing it to act not only as a place card but a bonbonniere.
Tea light candles scattered around the flowers and candelabra encourage your guests to succumb to the glamorous charm of the evening.
To read descriptions of each of these designs or if you are interested in any of these packages and would like to receive pricing information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Last month after years of success with the original American version, one of the most popular wedding websites The Knot was brought to Australia.
Recently I learned that The Little White Wedding Company has been included on TheKnot.com.au’s list of the top 10 wedding consultants in Australia!
This is a great honour and I’m very flattered that we’ve been included on the list. To view the complete list click on the following link: http://www.theknot.com.au/wedding-planning/wedding-planning/10-best-wedding-consultants.
Inspired by their top 10 list I’ve decided to create one of my own focusing on some of my favourite things I’ve come across this year.
1. Count me the Stars – a beautiful & inspiring book of poetry by Kylie Johnson
2. Little White Dresser – creator of gorgeous accessories made from delicate lace & beads
3. Yurima – a pianist from South Korea whose musical creations are as sweet as lullaby’s
4. Just Joey & Climbing Roses – absolutely magnificent roses which I found in my mothers garden
5. South for the Summer – an alternative millinery option offering some creative headpieces made from different coloured feathers
6. Candles in tea cups by Chi Designs
7. All things Martha Stewart
8. Green is the New Black – a great guide written by Tamsin Blanchard for those wanting to become more environmentally friendly in every aspect of life.
9. Christian Louboutin’s – my favourite shoe designer! I particularly love the little flash of red you see as you walk
10. Have you met Miss Jones? – an online shop with some great votive holders made from bone china
Thursday, October 29, 2009
So…since we last spoke I’ve been busy working on a few new packages, visiting new venues & participating in an interview for a gorgeous website regarding environmentally friendly weddings.
Over the coming weeks The Little White Wedding Company will be launching two new packages! I don’t want to ruin the surprise but one will be for body-conscious brides & the other for brides who want a helping hand but a fuss free wedding. Keep an eye on this blog for the official launch of these packages.
A few months ago I was featured in the Brisbane News and this has opened several doors and presented me with some great opportunities. One of the things that came out of this article was being contacted by The Plantation. For those of you who have not heard of The Plantation, it is one of the most gorgeous venues that is absolutely perfect for country estate weddings. I actually stayed there on Monday night and have to tell you that I could have stayed there for many more nights. The property is so tranquil and is manicured to perfection. Whether you are looking for your wedding venue or you simply want a luxurious weekend away The Plantation should be on your list of places to check out. Visit their website for more information & some breathtaking images http://www.theplantation.com.au/.
I’ve also being working on a new PR campaign a part of which will involve the addition of a PR/Media section to the website. Here you’ll be able to find book reviews for The Little White Wedding Book, media releases, photos as well as articles & interviews. The most recent of these has just gone live on the Style Collective website – http://stylecollective.com.au/bridalstyle.asp?idcontent=465 – and focuses on our Pure Planning Package, The Little White Wedding Company’s green initiative.
Don’t forget to stay tuned for more exciting news!
Friday, October 02, 2009
The Little White Wedding Company is excited to introduce the latest Couturier package aimed at assisting high school students preparing for their semi-formals or formals. This is in addition to the already existing Principle Couturier Package.
The Secondary Couturier Package could be the helping hand your young adult needs to find the perfect outfit that's bound to be a hit with their family, piers and of course the date!
In more news...we have finished our beautiful stationery album - an amazing collection of the country's best stationers. Our album ranges from luxury letterpressed stationery suites to 100% recyclable and even plantable stationery pieces.
The Little White Wedding Company is happy to offer help in the selection and ordering process of you stationery and even coordinate your RSVP's. If you would like to view our album or are interested in this service please contact us for a complimentary consultation.
Finally...I'd like to welcome the newest member of The Little White Wedding Company's family, Gemma!! Gemma is a business student from Brisbane enjoying work experience with TLWWC and has lent a helping hand with the Secret Diary of a Wedding Planner over the past couple of weeks and is fast becoming a vital member of the business...thanks Gemma :)
Victoria & Gemma x
Friday, September 18, 2009
The office is finally finished! Yes, after some back breaking work The Little White Wedding Company has moved into its very own oasis. The vintage style and elegant simplicity reflect the charm and grace of the company and the people that work there.
With the madness over, we found it a perfect time to put together some trend forecasts for all the ‘brides-to-be’. With bibles in hand we have compiled the must have styles and expert predictions for Spring and beyond.
With Spring in the air what a perfect time to talk flowers! Bouquets this season have ‘sprung’ with the first blooms of Spring. Colours of pastel pinks, lavenders and buttercup yellows blossom with the sweet aromas of peaches, cherries and jasmine. Think vintage details with crystal ornaments and natural fibres, bound together with and antique broach. Or for something bolder use strong sorbet colours of orange and yellow along side sexy reds to reflect an exotic spring carnival of colour. Remember to have fun with your bouquet and to make sure they reflect you personally while keeping within your theme.
From little details to big decisions, the trend forecasts for dresses are in! While we maybe experiencing the warm days of Spring and Summer, the catwalks are already looking towards Autumn and Winter 2010. Perfect for those March to early August dates. So take notes now! Textures are a must, think feathers, embroidery, beading, lace work and intricate head wear to finish of your ensemble. This all embodies the vintage spirit as the must have theme for seasons to come. While white is a must, latte, mocha and vintage creams are standout trends throughout the bridal party. Gold is the new silver and metallic fabrics in wet look finishes update delicate styles. When it comes to jewellery dowse yourself in stones and flashes of coral, garnet and aquamarine to finish the vintage charm.
Make sure your always reading you bibles and happy hunting!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
This week has been crazy!
I've got some lovely clients who are based overseas and were back in Australia for 1 week so we selected the venue and vendors in a matter of days. This was important for me to do as I wanted to ensure they were comfortable with the people who would be involved behind the scenes of their wedding. We've been all over Brisbane visiting various venues and suppliers and have as a result put lots of miles on the car.
It was a welcome change though as previously we had only had email correspondence. I'm certainly feeling much more confident now that we've met face to face and am sure it's going to end up being an absolutely gorgeous wedding inspired by several vintage elements.
On the business side of things, last weekend and some evenings this week were spent roping family members into painting and decorating my new office. It's not quite finished but we're definitely getting close. We've painted the walls and floor, put some rugs down and I've even put together my first Ikea desk...quite a feat for me! I'll be sure to post some photos once the flowers and coffee table go in.
On top of this I've also been sorting everything out of the launch of this business. I've booked the perfect venue, am about to have the invitations printed and am finalising the details of the gorgeous media packages I'm sending out. The launch is set for later this month so is fast approaching and I am now both nervous and excited. I'll also be sure to keep you up to date with this and will post some photos of the evening.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
So last Monday I had a photoshoot...one which had been in the works for what felt like forever!!
It was for my media kit which will hopefully be completed in the coming weeks. For the shoot I was loaned the most gorgeous dresses from DARB Bridal Couture & breathtaking jewellery from McKinney's Jewellers both based at Emporium in Fortitude Valley.
Two new friends of mine, Amelia Axton and Henryk Lobaczewski were also incredibly generous and provided the hair and make-up and photography. To have a look at their portfolios visit http://www.ameliaaxton.com and http://www.henrykphoto.com. Without these two the shoot would not have gone ahead so I send many kisses & hugs their way.
I really was and continue to be overwhelmed by the genorosity that was shown to me throughout this process.
To have a look at some of the photos which came out of the photoshoot visit my website at http://www.thelittlewhiteweddingco.com.au or simply scroll to the top of this page to see me in a wedding dress!