Category Archives: Weddings

WEDDING MONTH: WHERE TO SPEND YOUR BUDGET WHEN YOU’RE ON A BUDGET

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When planning your wedding lets face it most of will be money conscience and will need to stick to some sort of budget.  Here at OIP we have put together a list of must haves and the items that could do with a little less cash spent on them. The 1st step is to initiate…

WEDDING MONTH: WEDDING STATIONERY CHECKLIST

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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming if you’re just starting out and are unfamiliar with this territory. There are things to do before, during, and even after the wedding, so where do you start?  We have created a checklist to help you through planning your stationery.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to do every piece. …

DOUBLE HAPPINESS MAGICAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING

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April and Alex’s family and wedding party got ready at the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo located in Antigua and they did their first looks there. Their ceremony and reception was held at an event space called Santo Domingo del Cerro (owned by the Hotel). This location is also on top of a mountain with amazing…

WINTER WEDDING INSPIRATION

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As Australians, we do not like the cold, we cannot tolerate the cold and we do not want the cold. But, we can’t help but feel winter holds a certain kind of magic; magic perfect for a wedding. Why choose a winter wedding? Let us tell you why. Winter is perfect for all types of…

WEDDING MONTH: UNUSUAL BOUQUETS

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The age-old tradition of carrying a bouquet can mount to a costly part of your wedding.  It doesn’t mean you can’t put your own personal spin on it. Bouquets don’t have to be an enormous amount of flowers but can be simplified by selecting some sentimental elements.  Your arrangement can be turned into something truly…

UNIQUE WEDDING DRESSES

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Who said brides have to wear white on their wedding day? This tradition, started by Queen Victoria in 1840, has certainly stuck around. We cannot (ever) scorn Her Majesty’s fashion choices, however, we love seeing more brides play with colours and textures. Sequins, rainbow fabrics, short dresses, bridal pantsuits, gothic styles – it is time…

OUT OF THE BOX BONBONNIERE IDEAS

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There are so many important aspects of your wedding to plan. The dress, the flowers, the theme, the venue, the food, the registry – the list goes on! But, one thing that may not be on the top of that list is the bonbonniere. Traditionally a gift of sugar almonds for your guests, this wedding…

WEDDINGS MONTH: CONFETTI ALTERNATIVES

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Wedding confetti used to be brightly coloured tissue paper, cut into tiny pieces, or shapes such as lucky horse shoes or wedding bells. Confetti can be bought in customised boxes or containers designed to match the wedding theme or colour scheme.  Guests use it to celebrate the happy couple once married and throw it into…

UNUSUAL SEND-OFFS

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After all the festivities have been had, it is time to send the bride and groom on their way. The send-off picture is a must have to finish out any great wedding photo book. You can always keep it traditional with handfuls of rice, but how about try something a bit more unusual? We’ve collected…

DIY RECIPE: SPRINKLE CHOC CHIP COOKIE BONBONNIERE

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Bonbonniere. Does anyone know how to pronounce it?! Finding that perfect gift for your wedding guests can be so difficult! It is the cherry on top of the perfect wedding ice cream sundae, so you want to make sure it’s memorable. But, never fear, we’ve got you covered with the most perfect DIY bonbonniere: Sprinkle.…

GOING AGAINST TRADITION: WHITE BRIDESMAID DRESSES

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Today, we are talking white bridesmaid dresses. Are they controversial, or just modern? At OIP, we love this fresh spin on dressing your ever-important bridesmaids. This trend is just so versatile. You can go modern with chic, matching dresses paired with sleek, accessories. Or, bring some whimsy to the day with a bohemian mismatch of…

OIP BRIDAL EDITORIAL: SAM & ASTON’S NUPTIALS

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“And now these three remain: Faith, Hope & Love. But the greatest of these is Love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 THE VENUE After following Sam (Calu Florentine) and Aston’s (Shane Holloway) whirlwind romance from Christmas, we can finally reveal to you their beautiful nuptials at arguably one of the most picturesque backdrops in Country Victoria, Sault…