Trend Alert: Trash The Dress!

“Trash the dress” is a very popular trend among brides nowadays. It’s a style of photography that contrasts the elegant look of a wedding dress with an environment in which is out of place. Such photography takes place on a beach but other locations can include city streets, rooftops, fields and abandoned buildings. Some people claim this trend started in 2001 with wedding photographer John Michael Cooper, however this idea of destroying a wedding dress has been used in Hollywood since at least 1998 when Meg Cummings of the show Sunset Beach ran into the ocean in her wedding dress after her wedding was interrupted. Wedding dresses are no longer destined to sit forgotten in a wardrobe after t

Get Inspired: Country Themed Wedding

The summer months are coming in close now and that means outdoor wedding season will soon be beginning and as we all know with outdoor weddings a little country theme is always a popular choice by most couples. We have found a few crafty ideas for a county themed wedding while also keeping it within a budget friendly zone. Check out a few of our ideas below: Making your own signposts can add a real personal touch to your wedding day. They are especially important if your country themed wedding really is in the countryside. Guests wandering off and getting lost in the middle of nowhere, now that wouldn't do! Its your wedding day so don’t be afraid to break the traditional rules! Your stunning

Say Yes To The Dress...Essense D1617

Welcome to our second blog in the series....'Say Yes To the Dress'. This week we have chosen the beautiful D1617 wedding dress from Essense of Australia. This gown has been one of their most sought after and pinned wedding dresses over the last year and we can see why! Brides really like this gown in photos, like it more when they see it on the hanger and absolutely love it when they try it on! The pretty sleeves on this dress can be worn on or off the shoulder which makes it very versatile, though we have found most brides at the moment are loving the off the shoulder look with this gown! The fit and flare shape creates a beautiful silhouette and as this dress has built in boning, it's quit

This Week We're Loving....

Welcome to our New Blog Feature- 'This Week We're Loving'! A little space where we can share our love of all things Bridal with you, and maybe a little snippet or two into life at Pearls and Lace! We've been on cloud nine with the beautiful weather this week and there's been such a buzz around the shop with Wedding Season really kicking off! This Week We're Loving... (We're huge fans of Essie Nailpolishes so love to see the New Wedding Collection each year. Gorgeous New Colours for 2015 Brides!) (We're also obsessing over black tie weddings this week! We just adore the paired back, classic look and predict Wedding Dress trends moving in this direction for 2016/2017! Expect an Black Tie Weddi

Trend Alert! "Bridesmaid Proposals"

You've got the ring on your finger ,what's next? Choosing which of your beloved friends and family members you want to stand up with you on the big day! As marriage proposals have grown more elaborate, it's not surprising that "bridesmaid proposals" have followed suit. Being a bridesmaid can be a large time and financial commitment. We think it’s so important to show these girls how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate their willingness to help you. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite ideas, from sentimental keepsakes to cheeky cards have a look below. Put a Ring on it: Ask your girls to help you tie the knot with this adorable bow ring. The Sweetest Way to Ask: Hand out t

Get Inspired: Old Hollywood Glam!

This is one wedding theme that is sure to make you feel like a movie star! Old Hollywood glamour is one of my favourite themes for a wedding. I just love the glamorous aspects of it from the vintage wedding dresses to the classic make up style, it is sure to give your wedding the wow factor. I have put together a few ideas to get you inspired when planning your old Hollywood glam wedding below. Looking for old Hollywood style wedding hair ideas? If you want to pull off a classic 1920s look you simply must have a bobbed hairstyle. It all started in 1915 with the debut of the Castle Bob, named after the celebrated ballroom dancer Irene Castle. While cutting her hair for convenience, little wou


One of our favorite wedding flowers trend right now has to be the Juliet rose, and we're seeing it everywhere in weddings. These large-headed blooms add volume, texture and softness to your wedding day floral arrangements. They also come in a variety of colours. Think romantic pastel hues, a variety of neutrals and even deeper jewel and wine tones. If your looking to incorporate Juliet roses, or combining the large blooms with pale pink and peach hydranges. You can also try playing with texture by combining soft, romantic Juliet roses with more structured eucalyptus leaves, thistles and white berzelia. Take a peak below at our favorite Juliet rose arrangements! A nosegay of the same flower

Mix & Match Bridesmaids Dresses

When it came to choosing bridesmaids dresses traditionally it was all about being matchy-matchy. Same colour, same style, simple. But we all know that what suits one girl, doesn't necessarily suit the next. So finding matching dresses is a battle, you have to consider – body shapes, hair colour, skin tones, personal tastes. It all goes into the mix and becomes a headache for the bride. So why not mix and match? If you have a set colour scheme in mind then choose a palette of tones the same colour but different dresses. Every colour has a variety of shades, blue for example has many gorgeous hues and shades to it, from lighter shades of periwinkle, power blue, baby blue to darker tones of mun

Get Inspired: Blush And Gold Theme Wedding!

Just like every season there are must have trends that are certain to wow guests and make your wedding perfectly complete and bang on trend. Its officially time to step away from traditional white and ivory and hop into something beautifully blush! Get inspired by the gentle wedding colour palette of blush pink with Ivory, gold or sliver accents. Last year was a year of the romantic theme, we seen blush pink and gold colour palettte flood the wedding world like never before. With everything good in life, time does not wear it off so we will be seeing this theme again and we dont see it fading anytime soon! Mixing a variety of blossom sizes and shades with Ivory flowers like peonies and tea r