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By Karen Birney
A 'marrying' of style caught our attention recently when wedding stationery designers Pretty as a Picture were commissioned by new bridal store Little White Dress to design one heck of a pretty website. The site is a joy to browse around, made all the smilier (smilier?) with PAAP's beautiful hand-painted graphics supporting LWD's vintage/couture style stock.
This week we are all about Gold Grecian Goddesses. We’ve figure that this consuming obsession is due to a number of little circumstances; a week long stint in the Mediterranean (my tan faded about 12 minutes after landing in Dublin, before you ask), watching the gorgeous Emilia Clarke glide about in Game of Thrones draped in silks and snakes, the recent Temperley Bridal 2013 collection, and of course the show stopping headdress worn by Aoife Cogan on her wedding day a couple of days ago.
Gold Grecian headdresses, draped silks and chiffons, soft wavy hair and plenty of bling are the way of the Goddess. Woodland-inspired hair vines from Cel Design Jewellery or Stacey Hannan would look enchanting on a soft updo, gold and bronze based make-up will lift the eyes and cheekbones, and a pair of gorgeous Angelina Jolie inspired vintage green earrings (or these gorgeous gold statement earrings from Allure Jewellery!) will finish off the look perfectly. If you want to add something extra, go for an intricate gold arm band over your arm and some flat gladiator sandals.
Clockwise from top left: Embellished gold coin metallic wedding cake by My Sweet and Saucy | Bride in gold sandals photo by Elizabeth Davis via The Ebury Collection | Oversized green earrings in art deco style from Jackson Jewels | Temperley Goddess dress - see full Temperley Bridal 2013 collection | Multi chain Grecian headband from Asos.com | Grecian style ring 'cable wrap' by David Yurman | Bella Figura foil stamped metallic wedding invitations by Pretty as a Picture
By Karen Birney
Clockwise from top left: Escort cards on skeleton keys photo by Kate Headley via UnitedWithLove | Outdoor umbrella photo by Lisa Poggi via 100LayerCake | VitorreStationery by Pretty as a Picture, Dublin | Blueberry and white icing cake via YummyWeddingFood | ‘Felice’ by Cymbeline, Kadee Bridal Boutique, Westmeath
After interviewing Sara Mazzei from Infinity Weddings & Events last week for this piece, I just can’t seem to get my mind off bella Italia. So much so that himself had to hide my iPad over the weekend when I decided I had to know EVERYTHING there was to know about Florence, Rome, Tuscany, Venice...and that he had to know them too. Sadly, the closest I got to booking a trip to Firenze was having a glass of red wine (actually from South East Australia) and some pizza (which I’m pretty sure was made in Wicklow) and watching The Italian Job on Channel 4 (original version, though filmed moreso in the UK than in Italy I suspect).
Anyway I decided to day dream again today, while the rain beats down on my skylight, about warm evening sunsets, scrumptious blueberry sweets and a silken-clad sposa on the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Clockwise from top left: Rustic chandelier image by Leo Patrone via Snippet&Ink | Bride holding grapes photo by Mike Larson via StyleMePretty | Outdoor banqueting table with glass candelabras and petrol blue runner styled by Clara Boatto via 100LayerCake | Salmon canapés by Eunice Power Catering, Waterford | Bridesmaid dress in nude with black ribbon from Moreland Bridal, Dublin
By Amy Croffey
We say it time and time again, wedding invitations are so important for your big day as they act as the first point of contact with your guests and remember, first impressions are lasting ones.
Couples are now going to great lengths to make their weddings stand out by sending beautiful, colourful, memorable invitations. Stationery that matches your wedding theme is most popular, whilst other couples opt for simpler colours in order to surprise guests with their wedding colour theme on the big day.
Your perfectly darling, perfectly charming stationery should be sent about eight weeks before your wedding in order for guests to get prepared and make travel and accommodation arrangements if necessary.
Invites by Pretty as a Picture
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