Friday, December 16, 2011

Our sneak peek at 2012!

Our sneak peak at 2012! We think you’ll be seeing a lot more of these in 2012. Masses of candles, fun things to do at the reception, destination weddings, smaller weddings, not just flowers in the bouquet - add ons like jewellery, feathers, buttons etc. Charity donations instead of bonbonni√®re.

Clockwise from top; Jenny Packham lace dress, New York Fashion Week, Spring 2012 Collection, Snapper Media; table setting, Luminoso Blu Events and Naomi V Photography;  Retro popcorn, wedding of Kylie and Chris, Ckmetro photography; Elegant reception, Salt Studios; Take note, Kelly Adams Photography; Gingham cake, Luminoso Blu Events and Naomi V Photography.

P.S. The Queensland Brides Wedding & Honeymoon Expo 2012 dates have BEEN ANNOUNCED! Mark this weekend in your diary > 30th March to 1st April 2012, Hall 4 The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre! Online ticket order system is now open - grab your tickets online at a discounted rate >

QB x

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

QB Loves : Wedding Style File

Welcome to our edit of must-have accessories, lust-have jewels and general objects of bridal desire, as seen in the current Summer 2011/12 issue of Queensland Brides Magazine! Grab it online here.

All Above
Shoes : Diamonds on the tops of her shoes Clarice Jaffa Silver Jewel shoe $89.95, available through Suna Shoes,

Fragrance : Unforgettable, a mix of gardenia and white flowers - this unforgettable fragrance is called Kai. Kai’s unique scent and hard-to-find status has made it one of the most sought-after fragrances by those in the know, $138,

Clips : Bloomin’ lovely Small Fab Flower clips $3.95 from Colette

Earrings : Diaz Clip ons $59.95,

Cuff : Hollywood Style Floral Vintage Cuff $199,
Rings : Ashley Douglas,

All above
Head piece : Antoinette Lucea Head Band encrusted with hundreds of sparkly Swarovski crystals and costume pearl, $275,

Hair Clips: Fab Flower clips $3.95 from Colette

Clutch : Serenade Beverly Hills beige clutch (UA9070) $40. Visit

Pearly Necklace : Wendy Diamante Flower Two Row Pearl necklace by Colette $14.95,

Earings : Handmade in Australia, Aussie Princess earrings with pink Swarovski crystals by Seriously Twisted, $44.

We have had heaps of new and beautiful real life weddings submitted this week! Check out our real life weddings page on our website here and watch this space ... we will be blogging some of our fave weddings over the next month! 

Have you seen us on facebook? 'Like us' here >

QB x

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Inspiration Board > Summer River Style

We love a good inspiration board here at the QB blog and now that the weather is heating up with the approach of Summer, we find here at the QB headquarters we are increasingly sharing our summertime day dreams of spending days down by the water side, crisp cool breezes and lounging in the shade! We thought it was a very suitable time to feature our Summer River Style feature to get you in the mood! 

Summer River Style:
Fresh and playful details, natural materials, and colours inspired by a day on the water make for a sweet wedding lunch or laid back evening event. 

CONCEPT: Invitation Station & Styled Events;

STATIONERY: menus, placecards, guest signing
section and fans: Invitation Station

LOCATION: The Jetty on Oxford
on the Brisbane River

STYLING: Styled Events including freestanding
outdoor ceremony marquee and lounge area


Thank you to the team > Invitation Station + Styled Events + Stewart Ross Photography for creating the Summer River Style feature and The Jetty Oxford on the Brisbane River for allowing our team to take over their premises and create such a cool space! Find the double page spread on page 192 of our Queensland Brides Summer 11/12 issue,  grab the issue online here.

Feeling inspired? Click on the categories below to head to our online directories to find your dream supplier, or click the gallery link for even more inspiration!

QB x

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Friday I'm in Love : Spring Garden Gorgeous! A Kingaroy Wedding.

We love the vintage-inspired country romance of Christopher Adriaan and Kylie Woolnough's Kingaroy wedding. Kylie looked gorgeous in an elegant strapless gown from Rendezvous Designs with blooms from Erin at Vera and Rose (who also took care of the lush styling). The floral theme continued through to the sweet bridesmaids gowns and the many, many beautiful vases of flowers in the silk-lined marquee. Three black Buicks ferried the bridal party to the local church then back to Taabinga Homestead  (circa 1846) for fun and games. Sign us up for reception sack races! 

Early morning breakfast on the veranda (notice the gum boots?)

Polka dot straws! 

Sharing a special (and fun!) moment under Kylie's veil ...

Kylie's bling!

Love. These. Heels. 

The beautiful bride and her four bridesmaids, all with matching polka dot lace gloves.

The guests gather outside St Michael and All Angel’s Anglican Church, Kingaroy

Someone say popcorn? Yes please! Here is just a sample of some of the popcorn flavours Chris and Kylie had on offer:
white chocolate marshmallow and macadamia
wicked chocolate
strawberries and cream
hot and spicy
macho nacho
big cheese ... YUM!

Reception venue : The heritage listed Taabinga Homestead

A huge thank you to Darren from CkMetroPhotos for capturing such beautiful images and sharing Chris and Kylie's day with us + thank you to Christopher and Kylie for submitting their real life wedding online! View their submission online > read about the couple's proposal story, more details on the hired vendors and where they chose for their honeymoon destination here.

If you would love the chance to have your own wedding feature on our blog and website - simply head to the submission page and follow the instructions.

Have a lovely Friday and see you next week!

P.S. Don't forget to LIKE US on facebook for your chance to WIN A CITY ESCAPE!

QB x

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Front cover photoshoot Summer 2011/12 - behind the scenes!

A few of our favourite snaps from our beach side location ... 

Head to our front cover folio gallery on our website for all our past issue behind the scene pics + more info! We love the fresh beachside cover image, Maja our covergirl looks stunning in a white Bridal Centre one shoulder gown. We hope you love our new Summer 2011/12 issue ... grab it online here.

The team who bring our Summer 2011/12 cover to life: 
Photography: George Favios, Gown & Accessories: The Bridal Centre, Hair: Margaret / Hare's Hair, Make-up: Abigael Johnston (contact 0408 761 206 or email Abigael here) , Model: Maja/Vivien's, QB Magazine Editor : Nicole Deuble (email Nicole here).

See you next week & happy wedding planning! QB x

Thursday, November 10, 2011

QB Loves: Ipad magazine! Great Destination Weddings + Holidays for Couples!

iPad loving friends, do not forget to get the latest issue of Holidays for Couples - they are again offering for FREE! (note: all future issues will be in-app purchases). So what are you waiting for? Download the FREE Holidays for Couples App and then proceed to download our two FREE issues! We absolutely LOVE reading the iPad version with added content, amazing images and interactive features - and hope you do to!
BONUS : Great Wedding Destinations magazines is included in this issue! If you are considering eloping or thinking about a destination wedding, this issue is packed with real life weddings + exclusive packages, 20 incredible locations, how to pack for a destination wedding, legion considerations, wedding inspiration, how to renew your vows, basically all you need to know abut tying the knot … in Australia and abrode! 


FIND US IN THE APP STORE > search 'holidays for couples'

Some screen shots below ...

Happy reading! QB x

Real Life Townsville Wedding : Terese loves Lucas!

We love the spectacular backdrops and gorgeous blue details (those shoes!) at the wedding of Terese O'Reilly and Lucas McCallum.

The proposal: 
Lucas bought the ring when he returned from a tour of service in Afghanistan. He held on to it for three years!! When he did finally decide the time was right, I came home after a horrible day at work to find a huge bunch of gorgeous flowers, and the open ring box on the kitchen bench. He’d made a sign that simply said, ‘Terese, will you marry me?’. I was expecting a proposal for so long, but he still managed to surprise me!

Special Touches
We had our hair and makeup done early enough to come home, and sit down for a proper lunch with my family before getting dressed. I would hate to be hungry standing there saying my vows! Also, we did a ring warming ceremony, where our rings were passed through all our guests for them to bless with their wishes for our future. Everyone commented that this made them feel very included.

 date: 13 August 2011 
ceremony: Anzac Memorial Gardens, The Strand
reception: Picnic Bay SLC 
gown: The Fashion Gallery 
groom & groomsmen: Roger David 
photography: Ferry Photography
honeymoon: Tahiti

Keep the inspiration flowing, check out our inspiration galleries online > 
love shoes?click here!
Looking for your dream gown? Go here! 

Terese and Lucas' real life wedding is featured in the new Queensland Brides Summer 2011/2012 issue OUT NOW! You can purchase the issue easily and securely online with FREE Aus delivery here!

P.S. We have just launched our Queensland Brides Google+ page! Jump to our page here and let the inspiration begin!

QB x

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