Even just thirty years ago, the most common wedding cake seen at weddings all over Australia was the traditional fruit cake covered in thick white marzipan icing. Often multi-tiered, it was usually decorated with ribbons and sugared flowers; there were no surprises when it came to a bridal cake.
These days things have changed somewhat! While fruitcake is still reasonably popular, and white marzipan-style icing is still quite common, the options for your wedding cake are much more varies – and in many ways, anything goes. Continue reading
One of the many decisions a bride must make, alongside her dress, bridesmaids, hairstyle, bridal makeup artist, flowers and guest list, relates to the wedding cake. No wedding is complete without what is really the centrepiece of a wedding reception … and it has a long tradition behind it. Continue reading
Let’s face it. Weddings are expensive. With the celebrant, reception, bar tab, wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses and everything else on top, you may be looking for ways to save a few dollars. So what’s the point of spending all this money on your wedding and making sure everything is perfect if you can’t capture it in a way that does it justice. Continue reading
Bridal trends come and go, and with a new year pending, here is a fun look ahead to what the bridal industry and fashion forecasters predict will be big for bridal style in 2016… Continue reading
Since Queen Victoria inadvertently set the trend in 1840, brides have invariably chosen to wear a bridal gown of white or one of its variants – ivory and cream, most commonly. Even the most non-traditional of women will more often than not stick with the “rule” that no matter her age, or whether she has been married before, a bride wears white.
Bridal white traditionally symbolises purity and virginity; many people in the past would be scandalised at what a first time bride who did not wear white was suggesting by her choice. And a woman who had been married before could never wear white for a subsequent wedding. It was just “not the one thing” Continue reading
A wedding veil is an intrinsic part of being a bride, and most brides choose to wear a bridal veil for their wedding. There is little that says “bride” as emphatically as a veil. Whether you wear a veil, and the type of veil you choose, is a big decision when you are planning your overall bridal look – it will play a big part in defining your bridal aesthetic. Continue reading