Jan
22nd

One Fine Day Sydney & Melbourne 2015 + Ticket Giveaway!

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If you are planning a wedding right now I’m sure you’ve heard about One Fine Day. Founded and curated by Sydney-based photographer Nadean of Photography by Nadean, Marissa of From The Owl and event stylist Jessica from Oscar and RubyOne Fine Day always promises one hell of a showcase, featuring the most creative and talented crop of people in weddings. And believe me when I say they always deliver on that promise – One Fine Day is one of our favourite wedding events and it’s something I personally look forward to each year ever since its debut a few years back. Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this time round as my big overseas move with the family clashes with the dates, but it promises to be the best one yet. I am totally bummed to be missing it as they have rounded up a pretty awesome bunch of vendors for this one!

A refreshing alternative to the traditional bridal fair, One Fine Day sets out to inspire couples who are getting hitched with a handpicked collection of sought after vendors, unique and amazing designs and DIY ideas. And also, of course, to introduce you personally to the most awesome crop of people in weddings! It’s the perfect event to find your dream team of wedding artists, not to mention a fun way to spend the weekend with your other half and bridal party.

This year, the fun fête will be taking place in Sydney from Saturday 7th till Sunday 8th February 2015 at Australia Technology Park and then in Melbourne on 27th and 28th February 2015 at the Royal Exhibition Building and lucky for you, we have double passes for each event to giveaway to two very lucky peachies! For a chance to win a double pass to either event, simply comment on this post with your full name and preferred city. Be sure to follow Simply Peachy on Instagram, where the winners will be announced. Entries close Friday 30 January 2015.

Curious to see what a past One Fine Day event looked like? Here is our recap from 2013.

This event is truly not to be missed – so be sure to snag your tickets now!

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Photo credits: Photos and styling: One Fine Collective / Hair and makeup: Liv Lundelius / Flowers: Wild Blossom / Gowns: The Babushka Ballerina, Alice McCall, Savvy Brides, Forever Vintage and Lisa Brown / Suits: M.J. Bale / Swimwear: Jets / Sunglasses: Sunday Somewhere / Shoes: Forever 21 and Betts / Towels and glasswear: Country Road.

** This giveaway is now closed **

Congratulations to Belle and Laura on winning a double pass each! Look out for a peachy email coming your way! Xx

 

Jan
19th

10 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Wedding with Confetti

Those of you that follow me on Instagram or read our sister blog, Simply Peachy Baby, will know that as a result of planning the little peach’s first birthday, I have had polka dots and confetti on the brain lately. So, today I thought it would be fun to share 10 different ways on how you can incorporate confetti into your wedding day. Now, is it just me or does confetti make the world better? It always makes me smile – whether when tossed in the air during the recessional or when it comes sprinkling out from invitations, whether they come in jumbo size or petit size, colourful or glittery – confetti always adds a skip and a hop to my step. So, why not inject an extra bit of happiness to your big day using confetti?

(1) Confetti Invitations

Whether you add a sprinkling of confetti or incorporate a confetti design into your wedding invitations, save the dates or thank you cards, I’m sure it’ll put a huge smile on your guests’ faces. There are lots of easy DIYs out there too which would make for sweet bridal shower or engagement party invitations too!

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Confetti triangle invitations by Oh Happy Day.

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Confetti invitation printable from Simple As That Blog.

(2) Confetti Wedding Programs

How about killing two birds with one stone and include confetti packs in your ceremony programs for guests to toss during the recessional? I love things that have dual purpose!

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Photo by Steven Michael Photo via 100 Layer Cake.

(3) Confetti Table Runner

I’m loving the idea of a confetti table runner for dessert tables, reception or cocktail tables. You can easily DIY them using polka dot decals and stickers or even using simple paints and stamp them on using potatoes! The colour options are endless which is really great when it comes to events. You can use plain gold for a luxe look or vibrant colour combinations for a fun and upbeat feel.

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Confetti table runner by Oh Joy.

(4) Confetti Poppers

We love the confetti toss at weddings and love the idea of using poppers instead of the traditional grab and toss! It’s kind of fun and creates an awesome atmosphere with guests. You can buy them from here or if you have a bit of free time on your hands, even DIY them.

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DIY confetti poppers by United With Love.

(5) Confetti Throwers

Similar to the confetti poppers above, a cute alternative are these confetti throwers, which I’ve been told can go quite far when released!

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DIY confetti throwers by Oh Happy Day.

(6) Confetti Photo Booth Backdrops

Now you all know how much I love backdrops and photo booths. So there’s nothing I want to do more than combine my love for confetti with a backdrop to create a floating jumbo confetti backdrop that would be perfect for photo booths! And if you love this idea, be sure to check out more of my favourite backdrop ideas here.

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DIY confetti backdrop by Studio DIY.

(7) Confetti Inspired Desserts and Dessert Tables

Whether it’s on your wedding cake, individual cookies or as a part of your dessert table design as a whole, the confetti look can be achieved easily using sprinkles or just good old paper confetti sprinkled on your tables or by way of circular shaped desserts like colourful macarons or cake pops!

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Photo by Laura Power Photography via The Wedding Chicks.

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Photo via Budget Savy Bride.

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Photo by Ben Q Photography via Society Bride.

(8) Confetti Chair Decor

I love it when wedding chairs are decorated. Instead of the usual floral garlands or bride and groom signs, you can also use dotted garlands for a super cute look.

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Photo by Anika London Photography via A Subtle Revelry.

(9) Confetti Bar

I think the concept of a confetti bar is pretty cute, not to mention super easy to set up. All you need are some jars and confetti that matches your colour scheme and voila! Your guests will have a ball with this little station.

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Photo by Brooklyn Bride.

(10) Recessional Confetti Toss

Now who can forget the traditional confetti toss? In my books, that’s kind of a must at weddings. Serve them up in cones or little packages. Either way it’s a pretty little addition for guests to have fun with!

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Photo by Fondly Forever  via 100 Layer Cake.

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Photo by Landon Jacob Photography via Southern Weddings.

So… confetti anyone?

Jan
16th

Nautical Navy and Gold Inspirations

I’ve been feeling inspired by tones of navy blue and gold of late. Navy has always traditionally been associated with everything nautical but when you pair it up with gold it breathes a breath of fresh air into this traditional colour. Plus, touches of gold in weddings, be it as cutlery or calligraphy on invitations, just makes everything that extra bit grand and elegant. Add in soft tones of cream and peach to create a warm touch to an otherwise crisp winter palette. Perfect.

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Photo credits (left to right): Jose Villa Photography / Sleepy Fox Photography / Jose Villa Photography /Sean Kim Gallery via Style Me Pretty / Em The Gem Photographyvia Style Me Pretty / Natalie Franke Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Jan
14th

Romantic Destination Garden Wedding at Barnsley House

I’m sharing our first real wedding of the year today and oh what a stunning floral fest it is! Our peachy vendor Joyce of J.F. Floral Couture and her love, Stephen tied the knot with an intimate destination wedding of 25 guests at Barnsley House in the United Kindgom and their gorgeous garden celebration is filled to the brim with swoonworthy ethereal floral inspiration for anyone who has a huge love for floral pretties. Catherine Mead captured the day so beautifully – from the beautiful surrounding gardens to the two stunning Annasul Y and Oscar de la Renta gowns that Joyce wore, to her amazing bouquet of roses, astilbe and greens, to the lovely little floral favour stand (which we absolutely adore!) and the pretty peach ruffled cake – you can really feel the essence of the day as though you were present that day. Take it all in peachies, because Joyce and Stephen’s wedding is breathtaking – like a breath of fresh air.
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Photography: Catherine Mead / Venue & Catering: Barnsley House in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom / Officiant: Diana Saxby / Ceremony Dress: Annasul Y / Reception Dress: Oscar de la Renta / Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Sergio Rossi / Suit: Massimo Dutti / Bow Tie: Armani / Hair, Makeup: Vanessa O Studio / Floral Design: Zita Elze / Cake: The Cake Parlour / Videography: Hugh Farrow Films.

J.F. Floral Couture is one of our peachy vendors and you check out more of her work here.