A modern take on the classic red, white & black wedding

Happy Friday everyone! Over the past week I’ve been working on some designs for my new Wedding Planning Shop. My favourite is the Red, White and Black {Cross My Heart} Print, and is what inspired me for today’s wedding colour scheme. Being an Aries it’s not surprising that I love the colour red, but I’ve never considered using it in my wedding…until now that is!

When I used to think of red themed weddings I’d imagine a very traditional, old-fashioned wedding with lots of deep red satin, damask prints, cascading rose bouquets and everybody dancing to the Time Warp. Flash forward a few decades and there are some really great ways to inject the colour of love and passion in to your big day, making it a wedding day to be remembered (for all the right reasons).

Red Wedding Theme

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Keep calm and marry on!
Jacqui.
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Somewhere over the Rainbow

Today, same-sex marriage became legal in New Zealand…So I couldn’t resist putting together an inspiration board of rainbow flavoured wedding joy to celebrate! rainbow colour schemeGood luck to the 31 same-sex couples tying the knot on this historic day. For those of you who are still planning your wedding I am offering 20% off my hourly rate when you book by the end of the month. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or to discuss wedding planning options.

Keep calm and marry on!
Jacqui.
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Colour Scheme: A touch of Gold

colourschemegoldThis week’s wedding colour scheme was inspired by a question raised through our ‘Ask the Expert’ feature:

“I’m planning my gold themed wedding, I am finding it hard to piece things together, what I mean by that is I am getting the cake, decorations, dresses, ornaments etc all from different places, so of course not everything will look the same or similar for that matter. So, how can I make it so that everything flows together? I don’t want my wedding to appear as if I have literally copied and pasted random bits and bobs together with only one common aspect…Gold.”

While it is completely fine to use colour as a theme it can be hard to tie all the different elements together. My suggestion would be to introduce a specific theme to your wedding, such as a beach or rustic theme, or keep it simple with a pattern or shape, that way you don’t just have gold as the one common aspect and it becomes much easier to coordinate the invitations, favours, flowers, dresses etc. With gold, less is definitely more, so don’t overdo it, team it with white or other neutral colours.

Keep calm and marry on!
Jacqui.
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Colour Scheme: Soft Pinks & Succulent Greens

Pink & Green Colour SchemeYippee it’s the weekend!!

Sorry if I got your hopes up, I know it’s still only Thursday, but I’m taking the day off tomorrow and heading up to the Bay of Islands with my fiance Adam for a long weekend of recuperation after a hectic couple of weeks. I’ve also just realised that this Saturday will be exactly 1 year until our wedding and coincidentally we are going to be in Russell, where Adam proposed! Squeeeel!!

We’re are getting married back in the UK and want to have a Kiwi/travel theme so I’ll be taking lots of photos this weekend and keeping a keen eye out for all things Kiwi that I can incorporate into the wedding – follow me on Instagram & Facebook and help me out by submitting your Kiwiana ideas using #kiwianawedding. Speaking of wedding inspiration, I am loving the use of succulents, which inspired me to post another colour scheme. The soft greens and pink work so well together – don’t you agree?

Keep calm and marry on!
Jacqui.
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Sweet Inspiration: Top 10 Wedding Candy Bars

I’m so excited to do my own wedding candy bar and have already started buying glass jars, candy scoops and other bits & bobs! I know I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, given that the wedding is still over a year away yet, but you can never be too organised, can you?

A candy buffet bar is sure to be a big hit at any wedding. It’s also a great way to inject your personality into the reception room, create a focal point and get your guests talking. You really can have fun with this and it needn’t break the bank or your budget.

Over the past few months I’ve been pinning away images and inspiration. Here are some of the best candy bars I’ve come across so far:

1. Candy Brights

Candy Brights

2.  Contrasting Colours

Pink & Blue Candy Bar

3. Ombre

Pink Ombre Candy Bar

4. Traditional Candy Shop

Old fashioned candy bar

5. Secret Garden

Garden Candy Bar

6. Bronze Glamour

Orange Candy Bar

7. In Bloom

Tree Candy Bar

8. Sweet Love

Sweet Love

9. Candy Chic

Candy Chic

10. Taste the Rainbow

Rainbow Candy Bar