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25
Aug
11

Wedding Plans – Flowers


Please know this is still under construction as I have yet to finalise flower options. As I find out more I will pass on the information by updating this post!

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Bridesmaids / Bride
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Inspiration

I’ve started looking into bridal bouquets. After spending time at a wedding expo I couldn’t belive the cost of fresh flowers! – Costs for a full bridal party are easily $1000, but apparently fake flowers aren’t cheap either!

For a ‘professional’ flower arrangement including:

  • Bride Bouquet
  • 4 x Bridesmaid Bouquet
  • 5 x Buttonholes
  • Tossing Bouquet

You can easily be looking at $400+ [reference]

Given all the other expenses and the standard Oh, it’s a wedding! +150% pricing here in Australia I had origionally budgeted $160 for flowers – including center peices (sounds like a tall order doesn’t it?). I spent a lot of time researching flower options previously (see Inspiration) and have returned to revamp this post with more relivant information, cost comparisons, and to adjust for my change in taste. Ever the fickle bride *cough* bridezilla */cough*, I no longer want blue flowers, I want to use Australian Natives which may be far more difficult to source. Please note this will be an ongoing post, updated whenever my research uncovers something useful.

Center Piece Inspiration

Lantern Center Piece

Lantern Center Piece

5.5' Petunia Garland in Two Tone Blue

5.5' Petunia Garland in Two Tone Blue - $12.99

30 inch Verona Mini Japanese Magnolia Spray in Vanilla Beige

30 inch Verona Mini Japanese Magnolia Spray in Vanilla Beige - $3.99

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Potential Options For Bridesmaids / Bride

Silk Baby Breath - Navy

Silk Baby Breath - Navy - $5.99

27 inch Heather Spray in Purple

27 inch Heather Spray in Purple - $1.89

35 inch Silk Stargazer Lily Spray in White

35 inch Silk Stargazer Lily Spray in White - $3.99

10 inch Muscari Bunch in Blue

10 inch Muscari Bunch in Blue - $0.99

23 inch Royal Blue Silk Rose Bud with a 2 inch Flower

23 inch Royal Blue Silk Rose Bud with a 2 inch Flower - $1.49

23 inch Royal Blue Open Silk Rose with a 3 inch Flower

23 inch Royal Blue Open Silk Rose with a 3 inch Flower - $2.29

20 inch Silk Gardenia Bush in White

20 inch Silk Gardenia Bush in White - $9.99

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Potential Options For Bride

9 inch Mini Daisy Bush in Lavender Purple

9 inch Mini Daisy Bush in Lavender Purple - $1.99

Large Open Rose in Purple with Lavender Highlights - 27 inch Tall with a 4.5 inch Flower

Large Open Rose in Purple with Lavender Highlights - 27 inch Tall with a 4.5 inch Flower - $2.99

30 inch Silk Lisianthus Spray in Two Tone Purple

30 inch Silk Lisianthus Spray in Two Tone Purple - $3.79

English Lilac Spray in Two Tone Purple - 28.5 inch Tall

English Lilac Spray in Two Tone Purple - 28.5 inch Tall - $3.99

Lilac Spray in Purple - 27.5 inch Tall

Lilac Spray in Purple - 27.5 inch Tall - $0.79

26 inch Silk Snapdragon Spray in Purple

26 inch Silk Snapdragon Spray in Purple - $2.99

25 inch Freesia Spray in Purple

25 inch Freesia Spray in Purple - $2.99

22 inch Sweetpea Spray in Dark Lavender

22 inch Sweetpea Spray in Dark Lavender - $1.69

(I will get these set up properly for viewing later)
http://www.efavormart.com/baby-breath-garland-white.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/mini-tiger-lily-cream.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/carnation-bush-cream.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/agapanthus-bush-mustard.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/gerbera-daisy-purple.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/silk-Hyacinth-bush-lavender.aspx

http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/28-Gerbera-Daisy-Bush-Periwinkle-p/d25b_arti_1910_perix4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/36-Agapanthus-Bush-Mustard-p/d31b_arti_5434_mtdx4.htm (LOVE these, and would tie in a nice colour that matches the centerpeice I think)
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/6-Gladiolus-Stems-Cream-p/d33b_arti_1119_ivrx6.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/27-Delphinium-Bush-Cream-p/d30b_arti_delph_crmx3.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/12-Silk-Baby-Breath-Navy-p/c31a_arti_brth_navy.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/72-Leather-Fern-Greenery-p/e25b_arti_800_gr.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/48-Dahlia-Bushes-Ivory-p/c33b_arti_1636_ivrx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Lt-Blue-Hydrangea-Bush-sold-p/e34b_arti_hyd_bluex4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Cream-Hydrangea-Bush-p/e33b_arti_hyd_ivrx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Yellow-Hydrangea-Bush-p/e34a_arti_hyd_yelx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/4-Cattail-Onion-Grass-Burgundy-p/d32b_arti_6015_burgx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/252-Carnation-Flowers-Cream-p/c29a_arti_011330_crmx12.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/36-Agapanthus-Bush-Fushia-p/d31b_arti_9216_fushx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/56-Tulip-Bushes-Cream-p/e30b_arti_1675_crmx4.htm

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Inspiration

Fall Brides Boquet

Fall Brides Boquet

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers

Purple Wedding Bouquet

Purple Wedding Bouquet

22 inch Silk Rose and Lily Bush in Pink Fuchsia

22 inch Silk Rose and Lily Bush in Pink Fuchsia - $8.99

Purple Lavender Hydrangea Mix

Purple Lavender Hydrangea Mix - $76.50

Lilac Purple Gerberas and Roses

Lilac Purple Gerberas and Roses - $57.75

Colour wise I think this one is the closest to what I am thinking:

Blue Purple Cream

Blue Purple Cream - $56.55

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 1

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 1 - $269

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 2

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 2 - $279

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18
Aug
11

wedding plans – SHOOOOEEEEESSSSSS!!!!


EDIT: 22nd August 2011 Tried on the dress with the new shoes, looks awesome 😀

So today I was walking around the shops with PC and I was talking about the sort of shoes I wanted to wear at the wedding. We happened to have stopped right next to a shoe shop that was in the process of closing and right there were the _perfect_ shoes (well, once I check if the colour matches the dress) and they were only $39.95 so now I have shoes, another thing off the check list 😀

Wedding Shoes

Wedding Shoes

What do you think?

EDIT:
So, I have been considering getting a parasol to go with my dress for the wedding, still umming and arring if I should. The internet pointed me to one I like the look of though, do you think it would go with the shoes?

Emma Lace Parasol - Antique Ivory

Emma Lace Parasol - Antique Ivory

Signing Off – MCL

10
Jun
11

Wedding Plans – The Men


You would think groomsmen would be an easier fashion decision then the bridesmaids – apparently not. Even as far as costs go (and mind you, some of the prices below are to RENT not buy) they are quite steep. I’ve started narrowing down the list, but as we are looking at SIX (at last count) groomsmen this is going to be painful on the purse.

Roger David - Mens Suits

Roger David - Mens Suits

Roger David was one of the few suit places that have the time period we are looking for, but those prices! Ouch *wince*.

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09
Jun
11

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29
Apr
11

Harajuku, Shibuya and a Visual Kei Live


I’m sorry this is 5 days late – we have been so busy with day AND night events ever since we got here that finding time to blog has been difficult. I will add each day as quickly as possible to update you all!

Our first real day in Japan was destined to be awesomness personified. We were meeting up with Leela (yay *happy dance*) and heading into Harajuku, followed by a quick stop over in Shibuya and to cap it off a Visual Kei Live where we would get to see Heidi. perform (que squeal of excitement!).

There are a number of crazy things you’ll run into in Japan. One of the most fabled are the vending machines. Unlike in Australia I haven’t seen Potato Chips and Chocolate Bars in these ‘exist on every street of Tokyo’ machines however you will find crazy varieties of soft drink, coffee, tea, cigarettes, beer and the often hot-topic Fact or Fiction debate item of used panties (I have yet to locate one of these to confirm its existence – however you can read up about this crazy phenomenon HERE). We walked past about 2 dozen vending machines in the 500meters between our hotel and the train station.

Japanese Vending Machine

Japanese Vending Machine - the coffee cans actually come out hot!

Continue reading ‘Harajuku, Shibuya and a Visual Kei Live’

24
Apr
11

Arriving In Japan


Rightio, well to continue on from our arrival at the airport on the Gold Coast:

As I mentioned previously, we were informed when we checked in that we would need to collect our lougage in Cains and take it over to the International Terminal. They didn’t bother informing us that that was a rather awefully long walk outdoors, in 38 degree (celsius). Because of the short change time I sent PC along ahead to check us in while I collected the bags – BIIIIGGG mistake. 1 girl =/= 2  suit cases. Very unpleasent. Anyway we managed it all alright and got on the connecting flight (clearly, as I’m, ya know, blogging from our hotel in Japan). The airhostes near us during the flight (a japanese girl named Amanda) was amazing. Really helpful with pointing out tips regarding getting around Tokyo. The flight was pleasant and we arrived in good time.

The one thing everyone goes on about when they compare Australia and Japan is the public transport. Australias train system is a mess. It’s slow and infrequent. Japans rail system, in comparision, is quick, frequent and the trains are a hell of a lot more comphertable and cleaner then the Gold Coast <-> Brisbane line back home. The one thing people don’t point out is that the Narita Express actually splits apart part way through the journey with half the train going one way and the other half another. As expected we ended up in the wrong half. The ticket bloke on the train (you have GOT to see these guys, awesome military style uniforms) let us know we would have to switch (quickly) to the back half of the train when we reach Tokyo as otherwise we would end up in the wrong prefecture.

Continue reading ‘Arriving In Japan’

23
Apr
11

at the airport


so we are at the airport. I’m already concerned about the trip. thus far we have left my mp3 player at home, my partners leather coat at my parents house, the gift for our friend in japan in the fridge at my parents house and we have been informed that during the 1 hour stop over in cains we need to collect our bags and re check in for the second leg of the journey. what a start to the day. oh it also took me around 30 minutes to figure out how to blog from my partners phone. *sigh*. anyway i guess things should be looking up from here – i’ll update you when something interesting happens.
signing off – MCL




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