Your left hand is looking extra sparkly (and you can’t stop looking at it!), you’ve set the date and you are happy to be playing Cinderella looking for your perfect wedding slipper. Now literally everyone wants to know – when and where is the big celebration?!
One of the best ways to keep everyone in the loop about all the fun wedding details is to create your very own wedding website. Now, don’t worry, this isn’t just for the tech savvy brides and grooms- it really is for everyone! Especially if you are having a destination wedding or are inviting overseas guests- this is one way to ensure that everyone has all the up-to-date information they need.
And The Knot is here to make sure it’s super simple.
1. Make sure you are registered on TheKnot.com.au (it is at the top left hand corner of the homepage just above The Knot logo)
2. Go to the “My Wedding” section in the top right hand corner of the homepage, and click on “My Website”. Then have fun choosing from a variety of colours and themes like these:
You can include any information you like – from your gift registry and your proposal story, to your guest book and honeymoon. Or you can also choose to keep it simple, by just including some basic details like a map for guests so they know how to get from the ceremony to the reception, and where to book accommodation (you can easily delete the extra pages so that it still looks complete.) If it is a destination wedding, then your guests will appreciate all the local inside info- the best place to grab a cappuccino or a lovely walking spot. There are plenty of instructions for how to set all this up- you will be surprised at what you can create and how professional it looks!
The Knot gives you a couple of choices for the title of your website. It will generally include you and your groom’s first names and might be something like www.mary-and-dan.ourwedding.com. If you decide you would like to send traditional wedding invitations as well, you can include this website address on them.
You will look super organised and your guests will love feeling “in the know”. Have fun choosing some sweet photos of you both, selecting your colours and the style that suits you- you might be surprised how much fun it is!
Have you created your own wedding website? Do your guests like it?
The wedding suppliers you choose for your wedding have a huge impact on how your day comes together. That’s why we’re all about helping you get to know the best in the biz so you can make your wedding dream a reality. These ‘Supplier Shout Out’ blogs will introduce you to some of the great suppliers we’ve met, or simply discovered along the way!
Julia, the founder of Kuku Couture describes herself as a lover of all things pretty. And when you see her beautiful wedding stationery designs, that will make sense. Her genuine love for paper and design shines through in all her creations.
From simple monograms with a special heart detail:
To a more intricate design inspired by lace:
Kuku Couture designs can have a sweet, romantic feel:
Or they can create something fun and festive:
You can have an exclusive design created for your wedding, or customise an existing design in your wedding colours. They can organise everything from your save-the-dates to your menu cards. Contact the lovely team at Kuku Couture to learn more about your options and how they can help you create your dream wedding invitations.
Have you organised your wedding invitations yet? What colours are you working with?
When you officially tie the knot, you will want to celebrate your new status as Mr and Mrs! You can have fun with cake toppers that spell out your new title.
Love birds are always very, very sweet:
Available from The Knot Shop.
Love hearts always add a touch of romance:
Available from Etsy.
Figurines and bunting make adorable cake toppers:
Available from Etsy.
Or keep it simple with colourful bunting:
Available from Etsy.
If you love sparkle and a touch of bling, you will love this one:
Available from The Knot Shop.
Are you including any Mr and Mrs details in your wedding day?
Whether you’re after fuchsia satin heels, traditional blush pink peeptoes or pink thongs (perfect for dancing the night away at your reception!), you’ll love how these real brides added a pop of pink to their wedding day look.
There are so many fun shades of pink to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect shoes for you. Here are some of our favourite pink picks.
FIND: Wedding Shoe Suppliers
What colour shoes will you be wearing on your wedding day?
This could quite possibly be one of the greatest marriages of all time: Oscar de la Renta and PaperlessPost.com recently partnered to create a series of paper invitations, save-the-dates and thank you cards and it’s all going to be sold exclusively on PaperlessPost.com. With cutting edge patterns like a mixed Ikat and floral as well as a jungle print these wedding invitations are fashion-forward, but like all of Oscar de la Renta designs, totally timeless!
SEE MORE: Invitation Trend Report
What do you think of these stationery designs?
Photos: Courtesy of Paperless Post
Classic, romantic or just crazy funny, we love a good wedding video. Tell us in 25 words or less would you (or would you not!) allow a friend or family member to video your wedding and why, and you could win one of ten The Wedding Video DVDs.
From the makers of the movie Calendar Girls, this British comedy is a wedding movie with a difference. Set in the outlandish world of English society weddings, the best man turns war reporter when he films his brother’s wedding as it crashes and burns before his very eyes.
Sound like your kind of movie? Lucky for you we are giving away 10 copies of this DVD. All you have to do is tell us in 25 words or less: “Would you (or would you not!) allow a friend or family member to video your wedding and why?”
*All answers must be submitted by adding a comment at the bottom of this article to be an eligible entry. The competition commences today, 13/5/2013 at 11 a.m. EDST and closes on 17/5/2013 at 10 a.m. EDST. Don’t forget…you must be a member and logged in to enter a valid entry for this competition. Read our Terms & Conditions.
Post your answer below now to enter!
There is something incredibly soulful about Ray LaMontagne’s husky voice. This song, “You Are The Best Thing,” is a dose of pure happiness and will have you and your man grinning on the dance floor, and your guest’s hearts smiling too.
The lyrics are so sweet:
Oh because, you are the best thing
You are the best thing
You are the best thing
Ever happened to me
We love it!
Would you consider this gorgeous song for your first dance?
When it came to choosing the perfect location for our main fashion story, Centennial Park in Sydney’s eastern suburbs ticked the boxes. With its luscious gardens – and no shortage of stunning backdrops – we watched with delight as our vision for a romantic ethereal-inspired fashion story, complete with white horse, came to life. But the day didn’t get off to the easiest of starts…
After a series of date changes, we’d finally locked in ‘the’ day. But Mother Nature had other ideas – we awoke to thunderstorms and pouring rain. Not ideal on a location shoot! With deadline looming, we decided to brave the wet weather and work between breaks. And sure enough, the results speak for themselves.
We used Centennial Parklands Dining – a popular wedding reception venue – as our base and greeted venue manager, Kate, bright and early – 7am! Fashion director Pilar briefed hairstylist, Budi, and makeup artist, Naomi, and the team got to work their magic on model Valerija, while Pilar and photographer Damian scouted the park for their top spots.
From the initial planning stages of the Winter 2013 issue, we had some pretty firm ideas of what we wanted in our location fashion story – an enchanting forest-like spot to set the scene. The idyllic Pine Grove within the parklands did just that. Budi is quick on the scene to make sure there’s not a hair out of place, while Pilar is hard at work getting the dress camera-ready. Valerija wears the Hilde Heim “Highness” gown from The Wedding Boutique.
The idea of a horse as a co-star, alongside the model, would top things off. Enter the team at Centennial Stables who helped make this happen. Horse handler, Claudia, worked with the crew to ensure everything ran smoothly. And we got lucky on the weather side of things, too – the sun even came out at one point!
And there you have it. A stunning location, dream team and ten pages of beautiful bridal fashion to show for it! For the full Modern Fairytale shoot, get your hands on our Winter 2013 issue, which is out now. Run, don’t walk!
See more of The Knot magazine Winter 2013 issue here.
Have you considered Centennial Park for your ceremony or wedding photos?
Want to find out more about Centennial Parklands Dining as a reception venue?
Love horse-riding? Get in touch with the team at Centennial Stables?
Photography: Damian Bennett
We love a good proposal story and when we heard about how Sydneysider Ben popped The Question, we just had to share it with you! It has all the ingredients for a great story- romance, sweetness, surprise …and … the “Angry Birds” video game!
Ben and Melissa have been together for 8 ½ years. It’s been a running joke between the couple that Ben’s genuine love of the video game Angry Birds, would somehow be used in their wedding day. Ben coconspired with the techies at Angry Birds to create a special iPad App where the words “Marry Me Mel” would pop up especially for her. Genius!
We love this adorable couple:
See The Tech Savvy Way to Attend a Wedding for other ways technology is creeping into weddings.
Are you a tech lover? How do you plan to use technology in your wedding?