Thursday, 27 December 2012

4 Tips for Designing Your Wedding


Despite the fact that people have images in mind of what constitutes a perfect wedding ceremony, and that these images tend to look quite similar from person to person, every wedding is different.

There may be specific elements that consistently draw the most attention - wedding dresses, bridesmaids' outfits, etc.  Ultimately, you have endless options when you begin to design your wedding. There are numerous opportunities to make your wedding beautiful and stylish in a unique way. Here are four specific design tips that can help you on your way to the wedding of your dreams.

Use Bold Colours
When you set about making some of the bigger decisions in designing your wedding, colouring will be at the top of the list. Typically, we all see a lot of images of weddings featuring soft colours at weddings - light pink, mint green, sky blue, etc. However, while these colours can all set lovely atmospheres, don't eliminate the possibility of employing some bold colours. For example mixing an orange (in table cloths, floral displays, curtains) with the white that tends to be prominent in any wedding can create a memorable and strikingly beautiful contrast.
Enhance Floral Displays

The flowers always receive a great deal of attention in the decorative process for any wedding. However, try to remember that in addition to choosing beautiful floral displays, you should try to compliment these displays. For an outdoor wedding, this might mean adorning shrubs, fence posts, or even birdbaths with flowers to enhance the mood. Indoors, it may mean placing floral displays in decorative bowls or vases, or designing elegant centrepieces. Flowers can be stunning on their own, but with the right placement and surroundings they can provide a "wow" factor.

Compliment Dress Style

One of the key design elements that people tend to pick up on at weddings is uniformity. This is why groomsmen and bridesmaids tend to dress in uniform, and why colour schemes are selected and adhered to. The right sense of uniformity makes a wedding feel elegant and beautiful. Consider enhancing these senses by playing off of the way the bride and groom are dressed. For example, if the bride's dress has lace patterns, you may want to employ lace in tablecloths or other decorations. If the wedding bands are white gold, you may want to make this colour prominent in decorations and silverware. There are lots of options here, and they can be great fun to play with.
Use Creative Lighting

Many couples make the mistake of considering lighting as a necessity, rather than a decoration. In fact, however, your style of lighting can drastically improve the image of your wedding! Whether it's tiki torches for a beach wedding, spotlights for an indoor reception, or a dimly lit dinner with candles at the tables, your lighting will do a great deal to decide your wedding's atmosphere.

Images: 1,2,3,4 & 5

Sunday, 23 December 2012

LCA Christmas Table 2012


My mantra this year has pretty much been better late than never and so true to form my Christmas table came together at 3 O'clock this afternoon.

We are celebrating Christmas lunch with my family tomorrow.

The beautiful little birds on top of the presents are from Mini Boutique .

The colour inspiration started with my Ivy & Piper light & then just evolved.

 The gold bamboo cutlery is a welcome addition - thanks Nanny!

I love the pink berries & holly together in the centrepiece.

So, Happy Christmas fellow bloggers & loyal readers. Thanks again for the support through your comments & basket/furniture/party purchases.


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Harry's 1st Birthday Party

Harrison's Cowboy & Indian Party! Here are some beautiful photos of this little boy's 1st Birthday Party. I really loved working on this one . . . so many fun craft projects!

Happy birthday Harry!

For Event & Party Styling email me or pop on over here.


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

LCA Baskets for Christmas


Morning Everyone!

Here are some quick snippets from the last couple of days.

The LCA baskets are a hit for last minute quick Christmas presents! 

Orders from Hong Kong, and then 4 local orders just this morning.

I love a good ribbon & tag session so if you would like yours ribboned & tagged for a christmas present then make a note at the shop checkout or email me.

Here is our Christmas wrapping for this year. Simple stencil painting using Henry's playdough cutter. Yes . . . it did end up as face and body paint!

And then we painted the candle sticks.

And while we're talking painting . . . .this bird painting is by Jessie Breakwell Gallery.

Incredible isn't it.

Thanks for the great response re: LCA Furniture PART 2.
This sweet pink chair is still available if you are interested!

Enjoy your Christmas Preparations!


Monday, 10 December 2012

LCA Furniture Sale - Part 2!

Part 2 of the LCA Furniture Sale!

Picture 1- Pink Cane Chair + Seat Cushion
Professionally sprayed single cane chair with a removable timber base for extra support. Piped seat cushion - 'No Chintz stripe' fabric. $250 

Picture 2- White Cane 2 Seater
Professionally sprayed cane, upholstered removable seat & back cushion.
Brand new.   $300 (SOLD to Kate)

 Throw cushions also for sale.

Email me for details!

Pick- Up is Indooroopilly Brisbane.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Beautiful Art

Look at these beautiful pieces of art by Amanda Brooks stocked at The Moree Gallery. Amazing colours.  The first one is my favourite! Which one do you like best?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hold on Christmas!




Firstly, thankyou to those that read my blog and have purchased LCA baskets, party styling and different pieces of furniture this year! I really appreciate the support & I love the kind emails I get from complete strangers telling me how much they love their LCA basket.  

Over the past week such nice people have called in to collect pieces of LCA furniture.  For me, one of the very best things about blogging is that I get to meet new people who share the same hobbies and interests. It also totally beats daytime TV.

Secondly, can someone tell me what happened to November!? Just tell Christmas we're not quite ready. I'm doing a cowboy party, Dad's birthday party and a christening all in December and would like to start on the Christmas table but it's all coming too soon.  

Here are a few images I've collected this week. Waking up to these hydrangeas is such a treat. Sadly the heat is getting too much for them.

Alice has started crawling & pulling herself up so Henry thinks she's much better value now!

Aqua, white & yellow for Dad's party.

And a close up picture of the flowers for the Christening Table.

Hoping to have some Christmas decoration photos to show after this weekend!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Bloggers & their LCA Basket Photos

You know that feeling you get when someone compliments you . . well that's how I feel when people send me photos of the LCA baskets in action. It simply makes me smile.

Here are a few of my recent favourites!

We now have stockists nationally including Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne, Toowoomba and other regional shops througout Australia. Checkout Facebook for more details.

The LCA Baskets are a fun & practical Christmas present at $29.95 and look great under the tree too!

Pop over here if you want to purchase an LCA Basket for family or friends this year!

Thanks Kate at The PolkaDot Pantry, Liz, Julie & Catherine at Chip & Bunny for such thoughtful photos!