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2014 Top 10 Mother In Law Gifts

Mother In Law Gifts

Let’s face it … without her, you would not have him! You basically owe everything to your Mother – In – Law. Before the wedding, be sure to show her how much you appreciate her. Click here to see our 2014  Top 10 Mother In Law Gifts. Adorable photo above captured by: Creatrix Photography.

Categories: Tips

Groomsmen Love Pampering Too

Bird and Boy Photography

First off, how sharp do these guys look?! What’s their secret you ask? Well it has a lot to do with a little pre-wedding pampering, which we rarely hear about for the groomsmen. Curious? Of course you are. Keep scrolling to see what this groom treated his fellas to and to see even more of this gorgeous wedding day captured by Bird and Boy Photography. P.S. there is even more to see in the full gallery too!

green and pink art deco invite from Minted

long stem white rose bouquet tied with burlap

sparkly wedding accessories

strapless Allure Bridal wedding dress

champagne colroed bridesmaids

steal worthy idea

Before we get too far into this we have a bone to pick… how come bridesmaids get all the pampering? Well this wedding is here to show you that groomsmen deserve just as much of a royal treatment. So what better way to show your fellas that you appreciate them then taking them all out for a masculine version of a mani-pedi… a straight razor shave!

Located on Australia’s Gold Coast, Mods and Rockers is an old school barber shop that prides itself on its “men’s club” atmosphere and straight razor shaves that are “well worth experiencing at least once.” Encapsulating the rawness and behavioral traits of the 50′s through to the 70′s, the owner, Lee, has dressed the place up to the nines. Four retro, fully reclinable chairs are lined up, ready to receive their next client.

Mod and Rockers barber

one hip place to get a trim

clean up for your wedding day

old school barber shop

antique cash register

A bit about the wedding venue

After their well deserved grooming session at Mods and Rockers the men head to Ecostudio Fellini to get ready for the wedding. Did we forget to mention how gorgeous this venue is?! Well let us remedy that now. Nestled at the base of the Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park, Ecostudio Fellini is quickly becoming the choice de jour for elegant weddings set in the majestic Gold Coast hinterland.

It’s Stunning five-acre grounds provide the idyllic backdrop with flourishing gardens to capture a subtle European influence amid the tranquillity of this unspoiled paradise. A lily pond complete with a sunken wooden boat, is located near the rustic footbridge which is lined with flowers, creating an elegant entrance for any bride. Don’t believe us, stop by and take a look around for yourself!

wedding this way

elegant garden ceremony

here comes the bride

champagne and green garden wedding

sealed with a kiss

velvet suit jacket and bride with no shoes


words from the vendor

From Bird and Boy Photography:
Alana and Paul’s lovely wedding at Ecostudio Fellini was seriously the epitome of sweetness… the magical forests, the rustic hen house, and the green archways really complimented the love between Alana, Paul, and their daughter Lily.

We absolutely loved how Alana hid her bare feet under her chic gown… but really, who would know? We can’t wait to go back to Ecostudio Fellini… it is like the perfect little Gold Coast hideaway. Plus, you have the amazing advantage of meeting the cute “afro chicken”.

garden swing

play with me giant chess set and afro chickens

garden wedding at Ecostudio Fellini

burlap wrapped seats and simple place card tags

burlap and jute wrapped wedding cake

framed table numbers

wedding favor sign and outdoor wedding lighting ideas


Photography: Bird and Boy Photography
Venue: Ecostudio Fellini
Caterer: Cheesecake Factory
Dress shop: Allure Bridal
Celebrant: Robyn Wagner
Barber Shop: Mods and Rocker
Flowers: Burbank Rose Farm | Hair: Candice Jans | Makeup: Melanie Prejean & Melissa Melrose

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: black, green, white
Styles: classic, garden

Florida Wedding Full Of Peach And Mint Beauty

badgley mischka ivory wedding shoes

Love was alive in Florida when this cute couple tied the knot at Mystic Dunes. With a color palette of peach and mint with gold accents you already know it’s going to be cute!

Lovely flowers from Taylor Made Wedding and Event Flowers and the brides glamorous Lazaro gown were the perfect elements to establish an elegant yet fun atmosphere. Sneak a peek at more of this Florida wedding full of peach and mint beauty in the full gallery here, captured by Rachel Absher Photography.

bridesmaids robes

wedding hair knotted bun idea

lazaro wedding gown

wedding party looks

soft and sweet under the  veil couple shot

words from the vendor

Bryan and Brittany were married on a beautiful April afternoon at Mystic Dunes Country Club in Kissimmee Florida. Brittany and her bridesmaids prepared at the resort at Mystic Dunes. All girls were adorned in the cutest floral robes that Brittany found on etsy. Brittany chose peach and mint Donna Morgan dresses for her bridesmaids. I love how her two matron’s of honor wore mint while the rest of her girls wore peach.

floral pillar ceremony backdrop

precious flower girl attire

wedding ceremony

you may kiss the bride

from the bride

Honestly there really isn’t anything I would have done differently. Probably just remember my cake topper! I was engaged for a year and a half and took the time to plan my wedding with every detail I wanted. Best advice I would give is to hire a wedding planner! You or your family need to enjoy every minute of this day because it does go by fast!! Also start buying things slowly and early, that way when the wedding comes close you aren’t buying everything at once.

mint and peach reception

white and green berry floral centerpieces

glitter and mount your table numbers

thank you notes

dancing shoes flip flops

white wedding cake with roses

A great idea I had was I bought mini cake boxes for the cake slices. Every guest had a piece of cake to take home because we all know when there is a lot of dancing we forget to get a piece of cake and it goes to waste. My guests all loved that idea! Also for the reception I did all the important things first. The first dance, father-daughter, mother-son, flower & garter toss. After all that we had non-stop dancing for the remainder of the reception. My guests loved that as well. My mother and I are really close so I surprised her with her own dance to “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood. If you don’t have a father figure around then it is ok for you to dance with your mother.

crazy wedding partying

sparkler exit

Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan from Bella Bridesmaids

Photography: Rachel Absher Photography
Coordinator: Sassy Soiree event planners and wedding coordinators
Venue & Caterer: Mystic Dunes
Thank You Cards: AviBelle Designs
Flowers: Taylor Made Wedding and Event Flowers
Cake: Anna Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Lejeune Artistry
Dress Shop: Alegria's Brides
Dress Designer: Tara Keely by Lazaro
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Dj & Lighting: Press Play Entertainment
Jewelry: Trendysky & Tejani Jewelry
Groom's Ring: Morgans Jewelers

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink
Styles: classic