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Within these pages you shall find...clever wedding tips from industry insiders, simply delightful photographs and oodles of inspiration.


Victoria x

Friday, October 29, 2010

Oscar de la Renta

Bonjour mes amis,

To round out this week of jam-packed dream dresses we have the latest Oscar de la Renta collection!

For me, Oscar de la Renta is the master...
Happy Friday!

Victoria x

Photographs courtesy of:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011

Bonjour mes amis,

We're almost at the conclusion of this wedding couture blast and today I bring you the latest collection from a designer who is always a favourite with my brides...Monique Lhuillier.

I have to admit, the dresses are so gorgeous in this collection that I actually had a lot of difficulty picking my favourites so there are a few extra's in this post!
Victoria x
Photographs courtesty of:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Temperley Fall 2011

Bonjour mes amis,
To continue with our showcase of the latest gowns hot of the runways in New York, here's a sneak peek at Temperley's latest collection.
It's a world away from yesterday's Vera Wang but there's something in the casual elegance of these dresses that I'm drawn to.
Victoria x

Photographs courtesy of:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vera Wang Fall 2011

Bonjour mes amis,

There's always models storming the runways somewhere in the world but recently they took to catwalks that made us sit up and take note...the 2011 Fall bridal shows!
To kick off the parade we have the most incredible Vera Wang dresses to share with you. By now you know it only ever takes one word to ever describe her work...dreamy.
Victoria x
Photographs courtesy of:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wedding Showcase: Rebecca & Andrew

Bonjour mes amis,

On Saturday, 18 September 2011, Rebecca married her high school sweetheart Andrew. After a tradtional service at St Andrew's Church, guests were invited to dance the night away by the river at the Gallery of Modern Art.

The balcony at GoMA looked spectacular and the food was simply delicious. The band was amazing and the guests cheerful.
All in all it was a spectacular evening.

Congratulations to Rebecca & Andrew.
Supplier List
Reception: GoMA

Victoria x

Photographs courtesy of:
Ben Clark Photography

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Bride's Diary

Hi there

You might not know me because I'm not usually from around here. In fact, while I've been an avid reader of this blog for some time, I am a newcomer (and a tentative one at that) to the blog-writing game. But when a sister asks a favour like this, it's hard to refuse - particularly when she's planning your wedding.

So in case you haven't worked it out already, I am Katie, older sister of Victoria (The Little White Wedding Company's planner extraordinaire), and recent engagee.

So what's the goss...
To bring you up to speed, about six months ago, I was delightfully surprised by a proposal from my then boyfriend Mark. See...here we are celebrating, or at least conducting a brief re-enactment of our excitement for your benefit.

Of course, the engagement was quickly followed by the standard series of questions from friends and family: Have you set a date? Have you set a date? And, not unexpectedly, have you set a date? Of course, the rest of the who, what, when and why (actually most people had figured that out already) also flooded forth.

Luckily for us, previously-discussed wedding-planner-extraordinaire/sister Victoria leaped effortlessly to the rescue, starting first with a lovely intimate family dinner that she had beautifully planned and styled by the time we got home to Brisbane that evening. She also asked a small favour - that I write a monthly blog about my experience of the wedding planning process for her to publish on The Secret Diary of a Wedding Planner.

The promise...
So for the next 10 months or so I will be fulfilling that promise, starting next week with the first installment and sharing my experiences as a bride-to-be for your information and/or amusement. I look forward to sharing my insights with you.

Until next time...


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Flowers for the Superstitious Bride

Bonjour mes amis,
Whether you've adopted them or not, superstitions have long been a part of weddings. It's bad luck for the groom to see the bride before she walks down the aisle; For good luck the bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue; The "single lady" (hello Beyonce reference!) who catches the bride's bouquet will be the next to wed.
The list goes on...
Being surrounded by beautiful blooms in Spring I've been thinking about flowers much more than usual so to further fuel the superstitious fire, here's a few popular flowers and their meanings.
Tulip - love & passion
arrangement by Always Fabulous Flowers

Sweet Peas - pleasure
arrangement by Always Fabulous Flowers
Rose - love, joy & beauty
arrangement by Palais Floral
Roses - love, joy & beauty
arrangement by Always Fabulous Flowers
Peony - bashful with a spirit of ambition & determination
arrangement by Always Fabulous Flowers

Orchid - love & beauty
arrangement by Palais Floral
Lavender - devotion
photography courtesy of Palais Floral

Chrysanthemum - wealth, abundance & truth
arrangement by Always Fabulous Flowers

Anemone - unfading love
arrangement by Palais Floral
Beware, some flowers aren't as sweet as they may appear. Some to be cautious of are:
Striped Carnation - refusal
Red Poppy -consolation
Choose wisely...
Victoria x
Photographs courtesy of:
Always Fabulous Flowers - www.allfabflowers.com.au
Palais Floral - www.palaisfloral.com