Inspired by a locale, these Australian art deco invitations are stunning, unique and gorgeously personal. The wedding took place in Perth, on the banks of the Swan River, and the bride asked designer Helen Nowell to create a design incorporating features of Western Australia, included the Kangaroo Paw flower. I really adore these invites, and was so struck by not only their beauty, but also what a wonderful job they do of creating a sense of place, of celebrating the couple and the location. It’s a lovely combination.
The designer was kind enough to send along some of the sketches that led to the final pieces, and it’s really neat to see the works-in-progress alongside the gorgeous final results.
Some beautiful Art Nouveau elements worked in with the Art Deco, and the overall effect is really fantastic.
I love every element of these pieces, and encourage everyone to take a look at the details of this truly beautiful invitation suite! Kudos to designer Helen Nowell, congrats to bride and groom Suzanne and Edward, and many thanks for sharing these beautiful images with us.
Super excited today to announce a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate from one of our favorite sponsors, Novica! If you’re not familiar with Novica, they’re a very cool company with lovely products, yes, but also a lovely mission statement: to “spread happiness,” by partnering with local artisans around the world to help them create successful, sustainable businesses.
Everything on the site is unique and artisan-crafted, and there are so many incredible finds, and honestly, steals… the prices are amazing for the craftsmanship. I’ve selected a few pieces I thought you guys might like, and below THAT there are several ways you can enter the contest! We’ll announce the winner next week, good luck!
Below are four different ways you can enter the giveaway: you don’t need to do them all, but you’ll get one entry for each option you complete, so you can end up with 4 total entries. The contest ends on 5/18/15 at 10am PST and we’ll announce the winner withing 72 hours of the contest close. Good luck!
UPDATE: Congrats to our randomly selected winner, Manda, and thanks to all who entered!
We’ve pointed you in the direction of the jaw-dropping 1920’s wedding dresses of Galia Lahav before, and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to do it again today with their newest designs. Inspired once again by the 1920s, this collection of stunning jazz age wedding gowns are aptly titled “Tales of The Jazz Age”….
Incredible. The gowns in this collection are beautiful, intricate and simply a delight just to gaze upon. One of the most unique and daring elements of Galia Lahav designs are the plunging, intricately detailed backs of each gown, so I’ve made sure to include photos of the backs as well. Click on each image for a better view, and take a look!
How gorgeous are these art deco headbands, vintage style hairpieces and accessories from designer Johanna Johnson? I love how they’re unmistakably vintage-inspired, but there’s nothing fussy about them. They’d pair so beautifully with 1920s style gowns, of course, but I’m hard-pressed to think of a bridal look they wouldn’t complement. read more…