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Meet June's guest blogger, Kate from The Paper Botanist!

Nick from IceOnline.com.au explains how to match your wedding jewellery to your dress...

So much thought is put into choosing the wedding dress, shoes, hair and makeup; jewellery is the icing on the cake! Choosing your wedding jewellery is not difficult. Actually it is probably the easiest part of the whole bridal selection process. In this case big is not better but then neither is small. Your jewellery selection has the following guidelines: - For a heavily sequined dress wear simple jewellery. The focus should be on the dress and the jewellery should just complement not overpower...
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When two become one...

There are several rules of thumb when you are about to decide on the best wedding band for you. Some couples like to have their wedding bands matching. This is a beautiful concept of publically showing the unity and love the couple has for each other. It is however very important to remember that the groom wears only one ring but the bride wears two. A way to make this work is by having different widths. The bride’s being thinner- approximately 1.5mm – 3.5mm and the groom’s about...
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Is there an alternative to the traditional wedding veil and headpiece?

Hello again, this is Maria from Roman & French ! I’d love to share a few trends that I have seen emerging with brides who have visited our studio for a style session. I think the first thing to remember is that there are no rules when it comes to the bridal head piece and veil. What really matters is what inspires ‘you’. The neckline of a wedding dress will determine if a bride should wear her hair up or down. Talk to friends for recommendations and work towards finding a super...
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Maria from Roman & French explains how to accessorise according to your wedding vision!

I’m so very excited to be invited to share my thoughts about bridal styling on the hitched guest blog, thank you Zoe for the invite! Don't forget you can win $1000 to spend on bridal accessories (with five runner up prizes of $200) by entering my competition ! When I consult with a bride at Roman & French we walk through what the day looks like, and what she will need to think about regarding her style needs for the theme of her wedding with regards to accessories. I always encourage...
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Five tips for a rustic wedding from Spicers Hidden Vale!

Rustic themed weddings can be interpreted in different ways and by no means is one right and the other wrong. Some couples like to combine luxury and elegance with rustic to make a beautiful romantic rustic vibe, while others really play on the wonderful rural landscapes of the countryside to inspire their rustic wedding theme. Both interpretations are as amazing as the other and can be accomplished with thought put into the detail to really create that relaxed atmosphere that so many couples are...
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Vintage engagement rings vs. new ones...

Vintage. Antique. Preloved. Whichever way you want to style it, there’s no doubt that with the rise of Pinterest has come a new found appreciation of, and demand for, the stylish engagement rings of days gone by. In this post I’ll talk you through what you need to know to get a great vintage ring and what you need to look out for. Most vintage rings are easily categorised into three buckets, depending on when they were made. As with today, there were definite fashions for engagement rings...
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Does your engagement ring need to have a diamond?

Despite a rise in the use of other precious stones in engagement rings, diamonds are still the rock of choice for around 85% of engagement rings. So why is this and are there any restrictions on the stones that can, or should, be used in an engagement ring? Read on to find out… De Beers and diamond demand The involvement of De Beers in the popularizing of diamonds in engagement rings is quite well known, but just in case you’re not familiar with the tale, I’ll run over it again...
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