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Summer is in the Air – Freshly Squeezed Orange & Pink

When I found this summer-inspired post on Southern Weddings, I just had to repost some of these gorgeous images. Photographed by KT Merry and inspired by Lilly Pulizer and the original Palm Beach juice stand, this shoot has captured the true essence of a summer wedding: the colours are bright yet pastel, the decor and food just screams ‘fresh’ and the flowers are among some of the most beautiful bouquets I have seen.

This is summer people! Be inspired with this post – imagine how great your first summer event could be with some of these great decor, food & floral ideas included? I’m thinking pool party, coloured lanterns, fairy lights, strawberries & orange slices in lemonade and everyone dressed in brights 🙂

Freshly Squeezed - Table Setting

Freshly Squeezed - dessert

Freshly Squeezed - refreshments

Freshly Squeezed - In Love

Freshly Squeezed - Bouquet

Freshly Squeezed - Table

Freshly Squeezed - Couple

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

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.

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.