Tuesday, February 22, 2011

QB Loves : Garden or Tea Party Theme!

Possibly THE wedding theme of the season, a Garden Party or High Tea party calls for a luscious lawn, a billowing marquee, cocktail-style dining and lots of pretty, bespoke details.

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>Delicate dining! Tenille Beadman of Ezy Events picks “Alice in Wonderland” as one of the hottest themes and this new addition to Wedgwood’s Harlequin range was inspired by just that! The romantic and whimsical ‘Cuckoo’ pieces (right of image) also take design cues from 19th-century Chinese Flower and Bird motifs from Wedgwood’s archive. From selected department stores. P: 1300 852 022.

>A Shoe in! Gorgeous shoes are a garden party must. Try Belanci’s Point Toe Heels with Wave Edge in season-favourite ‘Nude’. For stockists in QLD P: 0416 646 766.  View the Queensland Brides shoe inspiration gallery!

>Scents-ability! Choose a fragrance inspired by the garden. Prada’s limited edition Infusion de Tubéreuse has “the imprint of tuberose full of green buds in bloom” says perfumer Danieta Andrier while for your groom, the Infusion de Vetiver evokes “crumpled leaves and tender Vetiver notes” From Myer. P: 02 9663 4277

>Floral tribute! Adorn your reception site with freewheeling floral arrangements. Wooden boxes, glass jars and ceramic jugs sourced from antique shops or your grandmother’s cupboards can all be filled with seasonal blooms and don’t be too matchy matchy with your selections. Photo: ckmetro Photography.

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>Croquet anyone? Invite your guests to help work the theme with a round of croquet. Visit www.croquetqld.org for a club near you. Our favourite is the Merthyr Croquet Club, adjacent to New Farm Park.

>Sweet as! Tiers of sweet, buttery icing, soft vintage inspired blooms and an antique crystal cake plate to make the presentation complete. Garden party perfection!

>Real Life Garden Wedding! Laure and Sean chose a Marie Antoinette / High Tea theme for their wedding at Bundaleer Gardens.Image taken from a QB real lifew wedding. Photo: Helen McConnell Photography. More Real Life Weddings!

>Seat me! A white marquee and white wrought iron seating sets a fresh and relaxed tone and looks great against green. Scour antique shops and French furniture shops for similar.

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