Friday, June 25, 2010

Bridesmaid Dress Appointments

Just a quick reiteration, please do make sure that you ring up and make an appointment with us to try on bridesmaid dresses. We will occassionaly shut early on a Thursday evening if we don't have any appointments booked, particulary in these cold winter months! We're more than happy to stay open if we know you're coming or take after hour appointments if this suits you better.

Bridesmaids wear Ava Madison's Bella in Art Deco Mint
Bride in Mariana Hardwick creation

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

101 Ways to use Mason Jars!

We love using Mason Jars in our table settings, they are so in keeping with those wanting a beautiful rustic wedding. You can fill them with candles or posies of flowers and finish them of with ribbon and lace. Or why not use them as photo frames showcasing images of loved ones.... you could even go so far as to use them as chandeliers!! There are so many uses for them on or off the table and we confess to stockpiling a number of photos which show off just how versatile these jars are!

Images from the top: Krista-lee Photography,

Saturday, June 12, 2010

York Bridal Expo

For those of you looking for something a little different you might like to head up to the York Bridal Expo on Sunday 20 June 2010 (10am - 4pm).

The picturesque town of York in the heart of the Avon Valley, is a little over an hours drive from Perth. It is proving an increasingly popular choice for those looking to get married in an idealic country setting without having to ask their guests to travel long distances.

The Bridal Expo is a chance for people to come up and see what York has to offer and if they so choose, the ability to plan their wedding on the spot! Entry to the Expo is free with the starting point at the Town Hall to collect a map and bridal bag. A free bus has been organised to show you the sights of York, including the beautiful churches and venues.

Sandra Paskett, owner of the very gorgeous Laurelville Manor asked Bride + Groom to be part of the Bridal Expo, which sees us providing our Tiffany Chairs, dresses, headpieces and a number of other gorgeous bits and pieces. Laurelville has only recently opened its doors to weddings and the response I'm sure will be overwhelming! This stately Edwardian two storey residence, features wide bullnosed verandahs, high ornate ceilings, open fireplaces and beautiful timber floors. The three acre property surrounding Laurelville means you can search out the perfect spot for a ceremony or there is plenty of space for an outdoor marquee reception.

If you are still searching for that perfect spot to get married then we think the York Bridal Expo is well worth a visit & we look forward to seeing you there!

All Images: Laurelville Manor

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ava Madison Real Wedding

If you're anything like us, then you love looking at photos from real weddings! We love looking at all the details, including what the bride wore, the venue, the decorations and all those little touches that go into making the day.

We particularly adore weddings that feature our bridesmaid dresses! We were delighted when Ava Madison forwarded us a few photos from a wedding that show the bridesmaids and the mother of the bride in their gorgeous dresses. We love putting them up for you to see, as it's always nice to see what people are wearing and the colours they go for. The bridesmaids opted to go for Paris in Marble with Chiffon detailing and the Mother of the Bride is wearing Sienna in Pewter.

Natalie and Michelle from Ava Madison have designed a number of gorgeous ready to wear dresses and we hope to have a sample of Paris and Sienna in our store very soon. In the meantime we have four other styles from Ava Madison that are equally as lovely!

Bride's Gown: Luci Di Bella
Location: Robe, in the Limestone Coast of South Australia.
Images supplied by: Karla Northcott