March 2010

Sapphire Engagement

Sapphires are pure perfection and make for completely appropriate engagement stones, after all they’re good enough for the royal family. The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne, Princess Diana, and Kate Middleton all received sapphire engagement rings.

Below are some of our favorite natural sapphires. First up, we love a natural white sapphire, which offers the same classic diamond engagement ring look, but at a fraction of the price.

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Second, we adore a stunning natural yellow sapphire, which has become massively popular because it closely resembles a canary diamond.

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Lastly, we definitely fancy a pretty pink sapphire.

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Beauty about sapphires is that they come in loads of different colors, which equals engagement ring shopping bliss.

{Images via The Natural Sapphire Company}

Pretty Please Be My Bridesmaid

Asking someone to be your bridesmaid is a big deal. Let’s face it, being a bridesmaid comes with responsibilities. So remember to ask nicely, here’s a few suggestions.

Make a DIY bridesmaid card like the one below and write a heart melting poem inside.

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Here’s a few of our favorite bridesmaid poems.

POEM 1

Through the in’s and out’s
And thick and thin
No matter what’s happened
There you’ve been

You smile when I need it
and listen when I grieve,
You hug me when I cry
and blow boogers on your sleeve

I treasure you friend
More than diamonds or gold,
and I promise I will
when we’re saggy and old

So please stand by my side
when I say “I DO”
for I wouldn’t be me
without a friend like you

POEM 2

The day, the dress
The bride, the groom
The joy, the tears
Will all come so soon

Professing true love
To my husband-to-be
With family and friends
All watching me

I hope the sun will
Be shining down,
Keep your fingers crossed
That I’ll fit in my gown…

But there’s just one more thing
that there needs to be…
and that’s to have you
Standing with me!

Will you be my bridesmaid?

POEM 3

You have always been there, more than just a friend.
You know just who I am and everywhere I’ve been.

You’re the one who I can turn to, any hour of the day.
Seems, I only have to think of you and you’ll be on your way.

No matter where life takes me, no matter where I roam.
When I’m with you my friend, my heart feels right at home.

So on my wedding day, I will need you more than ever.
Please be my maid of honor now…. and my friend forever.

Cookies

Ask with a cookie. The below Weddingish cookies are embellished with delicious details. The cookies are hand-decorated and can be personalised to have anything you wish printed on the front.

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Cupcakes

Bake or or buy cupcakes and put a little flag on top, which reads “will you be my bridesmaid”. Adorable, right? No one could say no to that.

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Good luck.

{Bridesmaid card via Pink Hearts Paperie; Bridesmaid cookies via Weddingish; Bridesmaid cupcake via Wedding Girl}

Country Wedding Inspiration

When we first saw these beautiful wedding inspiration photos, we were blown away.

Then we found out they were photographed by Tec Petaja for a wedding issue of Nashville Lifestyle, and it all made sense.

There’s so many steal-worthy details from this inspiration shoot, from the bright color scheme, to the patterns and textiles, to the lovely vintage feel created by the mismatched cutlery and china.

Grab a tea, sit back and enjoy.

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”