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10 Unique & Beautiful Wedding Bouquets | Floral Inspiration

One thing I love about weddings is the flowers, and in particular, the bouquets. Many brides I’ve known have had the most beautiful bouquet of flowers, some traditional and some a little different. I’ve decided to put together 10 gorgeous and unique bouquets, just to show that you don’t have to always use the typical baby’s breath & white roses combination, or even real flowers at all!

From jeweled bouquets, to posies made out of sweets, lace, soft fabric and even wire butterflies, there’s really a whole lot you can do with your wedding bouquet. My advice if you’re keen on something a little different, is to still make sure it fits in with your general dress/design/decor of the day – maybe even follow through with same treats on the table, vintage books covered in the same fabric or jewels in your hair…

Be inspired ladies! Here’s 10 of the best 🙂

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Mint Green Protea Bouquets | source Green Wedding Shoes

Rainbow Rose Bouquet

Rainbow Rose Bouquet | source SnapKnot

Lace & Fabric Bouquet

Lace & Fabric Bouquet | source Etsy

All Green Bouquet

All Green Bouquet | source SnapKnot

Woodland Wedding Bouquet

Woodland Wedding Bouquet | source Bespoke Bride

Candy Coated Bouquet

Candy Coated Bouquet | source GadGether

Pinecone Bouquet

Pinecone Bouquet | source GadGether

Bouquet of Jewels & Rhinestones

Bouquet of Jewels & Rhinestones | source Weddbook

Peach & Grey Cloth Bouquet

Peach & Grey Cloth Bouquet | source Etsy

Simple King Protea Bouquet

Simple King Protea Bouquet | source Love and Lavender

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Coloured Wedding Dresses – Ruffles & Bows & All Things Gorgeous

Hello lovelies! So sorry it’s been a while since I posted last, but I’m serving up a beautiful blog post of massive proportions! I’ve been out of the wedding scene for a while – only went to one last year and one this year (so far), but both brides wore the most gorgeous dresses, and therefore I was inspired to post about – you guessed it – dresses.

But not just dresses, but beautiful coloured wedding dresses that grab the eye, make the heart race faster, make the ladies go ‘ah’ and the guys go ‘oh!’…there’s something about taking the traditional white dress and throwing a tint of sorts to make it stand out from the crowd. I’m not suggesting go bold in your colour, but as if you’d dunked it in mint tea or lavender petals and given a character-filled aspect to it. Anyway, enjoy the post, I certainly do!

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Champagne Ruffles

Champagne Ruffles| source One Fab Day

Sky Blue Petticoat

Sky Blue Petticoat | source Bridal Musings

Pale Grey Feathers

Pale Grey Feathers | source One Fab Day

Pink Pastel Rose Satin

Pink Pastel Rose Satin | source Wedding Inspirasi

Latte Tulle

Latte Tulle | source Wedding Bells – Vera Wang

Pale Pink & Yellow

Pale Pink & Yellow | source Wedding Inspirasi by Alena Goretskaya

Mint Green Ruffles & Bow

Mint Green Ruffles & Bow | source Vera Wang

Coffee & Gold Shimmer & Ruffles

Coffee & Gold Shimmer & Ruffles | source Best Clothing Gallery Vera Wang

Sparkle & Shine! Wedding Dress Inspriation

Hi everyone! Apologies for not  blogging for a while – work has been manically busy and life has been even more so! Having thrown myself into training for the 2 Oceans Half Marathon (gulp – next weekend!) I’m now feeling fit and strong, boosted on by my Argus Cycle Tour training 🙂 A big winner here – did my best time: 4.36! Very happy with it and hoping to improve again next year.

Anyway, back to today’s blog post! If I stop and think for a second, I realise that a few friends, colleagues & acquaintances have all gotten married in the past couple of weeks – literally about 5 people I know of! And with my 2 year engagement anniversary coming up next month, it got me thinking of my wedding day and how amazing it all was…if I could fly back in time and watch that day unfold again I would! My husband and I were listening to audio clips on his cell phone the other day, listening to what he’d recorded in the weeks and days running up to our wedding and I was reminded just how incredibly special that time of our lives was.

And so, for whimsical, sentimental reasons I’m blogging Wedding Dresses todaybeautiful sparkly, unique and special dresses that I’ve spotted here and there – and all of which could do with some air time! So if you’re married, remember back to the day your wore your dress down the aisle, if you’re looking ahead to your day – dream on 🙂 & as always, be inspired!

A Lacy Ending - Wedding Dress

A Lacy Ending – Wedding Dress | source stylemepretty

Tied with a Bow - Wedding Dress

Tied with a Bow – Wedding Dress | source plumprettysugar

True Blue Tulle - Wedding Dress

True Blue Tulle – Wedding Dress | source Madelin Downey

Collared and Bejeweled - Wedding Dress

Collared and Bejeweled – Wedding Dress | source forever photography studio

Ice Blue Sparkles - Wedding Dress

Ice Blue Sparkles – Wedding Dress | source Emily Steffen

Mint Textured & Layered - Wedding Dress

Mint Textured & Layered – Wedding Dress | source ru-glamour (Eugenia Silva)

Ruffles in Wonderland - Wedding Dress

Ruffles in Wonderland – Wedding Dress | source House of Brides

Art Deco Style - Wedding Dress

Art Deco Style – Wedding Dress | source polkadotbride

My Pretty Vintage – Gorgeous Vintage Styled Events

Happy Friday Good Girls! Found this gorgeous website company called My Pretty Vintage; they specialise in decor for vintage styled events like weddings, kitchen teas and birthdays – and all their decor is their OWN! fabulous stuff.

My very own wedding was vintage inspired with old suitcases, books tied with ribbons, glass jars and candles and fynbos, proteas and wildflowers all over the place. But imagine creating an event with silver cakestands overflowing with goodies, beautiful china teasets adorning the tables, lace tableclothes and an old fashioned post box? That’s My Pretty Vintage, conveniently South African, affordable and beautiful 🙂

So this post is dedicated to all things Vintage 🙂 Enjoy the lovely photos below, taken by the talented Monica Dart of Monica Dart Photography.

Pretty Vintage - Tea Cup

Bird Cage

Suitcase & Vintage Books

It's Vintage Baby

Tea Light Tea Cup

Beautiful China

Romance Captured

All photos from My Pretty Vintage by Monica Dart


Cupcakes & Disaster: A Marie Antoinette Fest

The historical disaster that was the Queen of all things ‘over-the-top’, yes we’re talking about Marie Antoinette, has certainly given us some seriously glamourous inspiration for parties, weddings, dress-ups, tea parties and more… Sorry my dear, but we’ll eat cake without you

Glamourized and rocked up by Kirsten Dunst in the 2006 movie ‘Marie Antoinette’, the queen historically met an untimely end, but not before creating a serious name for herself as an overspender of note. Anyway, we’re looking on the bright side of things and dedicating this post on The Good Girls Guide to the gloriously badass, Marie Antoinette 🙂 MWAH

Devilishly yummy

Devilishly yummy | source here.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink | source here.

Madam's Shoes

Madam’s Shoes | source here.

A Lover's Boudoir

A Lover’s Boudoir | source here.

Queen of Drama

Queen of Drama | source here.

Decadent and Divine

Decadent and Divine | source here.

Cutie Pie Danger

Cutie Pie Danger | source here.

Marie Antoinette's Wedding Cake

Marie Antoinette’s Wedding Cake | source here.

A Collage Of Loveliness

A Collage Of Loveliness | source here.

Lovely

Lovely | source here.

Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Inspiration | source here.

Love Shots in a Field | Wedding Photography Inspiration

Just some lovely wedding dreaming pics to share with you all today! Calling it Love Shots in a Field  – it’s just an inspirational post to all you brides out there who are considering photography and photographers for their weddings, and who are deciding on a ‘look’…

I love natural shotsand when they’re outdoors – all the better! Be inspired by these beautiful country-style field shots, with brides and couples featured in fields with light that’s soft enough to eat with a spoon 🙂 Only on The Good Girls Guide.

Light to Lick A Spoon With

Light to Lick A Spoon With | source here.

Gorgeous Curls in a Field

Gorgeous Curls in a Field | source here.

Black & White Dreaming

 Black & White Dreaming | source here.

Prettiness Is...

Prettiness Is… | source here.

Love in Lavender

Love in Lavender | source here.

Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride | source here.

Sunset in the Field

Sunset in the Field | source here.

A Field of Lights

A Field of Lights | source here.

Flower Power: Using Proteas in Your Wedding

I love proteas. They are such a gorgeous, stand-out flower and really add a natural element to any occasion! With the Bokke winning (closely!) over Wales this morning, I thought I’d pay a tribute to the humble South African protea – my country’s national flower.

Proteas look amazing for a wedding, AND they are pretty affordable. The best thing is that they don’t need much additional foliage to make a statement. White linen, clear glasses and white candles are actually the best complimentary items that’ll make your proteas stand out.

Have a look at the great inspiration below, from gorgeous protea-inspired wedding bouquets, to table decor and more, only on The Good Girls Guide:

King Protea Wedding Inspiration

King Protea Wedding Inspiration | source here.

Protea Bouquet

Protea Bouquet | source here.

A Gorgeous Bunch

A Gorgeous Bunch | source here.

Pin-Cushion Protea

Pin-Cushion Protea | source here.

Mix & Match Vintage

Mix & Match Vintage | source here.

Beautiful Karoo Inspiration

Beautiful Karoo Inspiration | source here.

Protea With LoveProtea With Love | source here.