The wonderful season of Summer is dawning upon us. We love summer weddings, they are full of beautiful colours, outdoor activities and not to mention great company. Full of sunshine and festivities, it is one of the most popular seasons we have found when it comes to weddings. However we understand that sometimes the heat can get a little bit too much – here are some tips to make sure you have cool and comfortable summer wedding.
1. Provide cooling gadgets
Outdoor weddings can sometimes prove a little much when sitting in the heat. To help your guests stay cool, think about providing little vases or containers with hand-held battery operated fans or paper fans.
2. Keep sunscreen close-by
Theres nothing worse than sunburn while trying to enjoy your day. If your guests are required to stay in the sun for a while, provide spray bottles of sunscreen for the unprepared and you’ll be praised.
3. Don’t forget about the bugs
Summer usually means pesky bugs floating around, meaning your guests will be distracted, constantly trying to swat them away. To help with the distractions, place (silent) insect repellant lamps or insect repelling candles with either citrus, cinnamon, rosemary, lemongrass or peppermint scenes nearby.
4. Wear breathable fabrics
From your bridal gown, to the tuxes, make sure to look into lighter and more breathable fabrics to prevent any disastrous sweat patches! Some great summer fabrics include cottons, chiffons, crepe and voile.
5. Think about your photos
Avoid taking having your photography session outdoors around noon as the sun is directly overhead and tends to cast dark shadows, making for some potentially unflattering images. Aim to have your pictures taken in the morning or later in the afternoon. Consult your photographer for best times and locations to avoid any photo disasters.
Last month we travelled a whopping 6 hours from Melbourne to film a stunning wedding in the small country town of Jindabyne. Jindabyne is located just shy of the border of New South wales and overlooks an impressive lake and has visible snow mountains in the background. The sunny skies were out as we greeted and prepared for Karina and Andrew’s wedding at Lake Crackenback Resort. We loved filming this wedding and felt it was a great adventure. We even got to meet a little wombat who was walking along!
Over the weekend we did a great trek across the state to film a wedding in Jindabyne. It was such a great wedding and Andrew and Karina were a delight to film.
We just love these little bonbonniere homemade whisky bottles from the wedding! Our videographer was very grateful to walk home with one and we wish the newlyweds all the best.
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A few weeks ago we published a lovely video of Julianne and Tolga’s wedding. We were so inspired our time in Mildura that we decided to make a short video of the gorgeous photoshoot Julianne and Tolga had, especially their moments in the stunning canola fields. We hope you enjoy!
Brad and Tobey celebrated breathtaking wedding complete with face-painting, a taco truck, a serenade and plenty of dancing. We had a great time doing wedding videography for their special day and wanted to share a few happy snaps from the night.
Watch the video!
Last month we had the pleasure of filming a behind the scenes video for wedding photographer and friend, Nikole Ramsay. We were invited over to film for a shades of grey stylised shoot. Though not your typical go-to colour for weddings, grey offers a sense of romanticism and comfort – invoking feelings of cuddling up on a couch on a cold winter’s day with a loved one. Grey is soft and understated, making it a perfect addition to any colour palette.
Here are some of Nikole’s photos from the shoot:
Our videographer managed to sneak in some shots while on the job for Andrew and Rosie and we just thought we’d share! Andrew and Rosie were such a delight to film, and we wish the newlyweds all the best in their future endeavours.
Watch the video!
Spring is just around the corner! In anticipation for the sunny days ahead, we have been looking at some bright DIY projects that would be sure to light up the room. We found this gorgeous DIY project for blooming monogram letters from Urbanic Paper which will surely add a touch of spring to your upcoming wedding or home!
What you will need:
- Paper Mache Letters (Available here)
- Exacto Knife
- Floral Foam
- Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters / Strong Scissors
- Silk Flowers
- With your exacto knife, carefully cut off the front of the paper mache letter and hollow out.
- Cut and arrange the floral foam to fit the inside of the shape, and secure with glue.
- Trim your silk flowers, leaving a short stem and arrange into the foam, reinforcing with glue where necessary.
Simple as that and you’re all done!
Late last week, PurpleMonky paid a visit to one of Purple Ribbon Weddings friends – Botanics of Melbourne. Botanics were an absolute delight to film, owner Shane, and his staff were all so sweet and friendly as we filmed and the night ended on a wonderful note with a cosy dinner.
Shane set up his first florist at the age of nineteen which lead him to his journey to setting up Botanics. With over 16 years of floristry experience, Botanics’ creations are all organically inspired and from the heart. Deliveries from the shop are made daily, travelling all over Melbourne and the world.
Whether home, office, or wedding, Botanics of Melbourne can cater to any occasion and also offer a variety of gourmet foods, plant nursery and homewares to compliment their breathtaking floristry.
Botanics of Melbourne
365 Punt Road, South Yarra
03 9866 1282