The Something Blue Blog

Nov 03
As a bridal shop we love all the beautiful fabrics that wedding dresses come in. But one of our very favourites that we continue to see year after year is lace. Why? Lace is often white or cream, and is a traditional bridal fabric both because of its colour and its elegance. Lace is also incredibly versatile: it can be classic or modern, subtle or bold, casual or formal. There’s a lace for every bride! There are so many types of lace to choose from, all with a different look and feel. Alençon and Chantilly lace are intricate and formal with their own distinct floral patterns, while eyelet...
Jul 22
Saying yes to the dress is one of the most important parts of wedding planning for many brides. But perhaps equally important is the hair and makeup – after all, what’s a fancy dress without some lipstick and an updo? Here are our top tips for choosing the people who will help you feel like your most beautiful self. Find Some Inspiration: Most brides pin their favourite bridal hairstyles to their wedding Pinterest board to show their stylist. But you should be finding makeup photos for inspiration too! Decide on makeup colours you like, as well as whether you want to go a bit more dramatic...
Jun 01
Modern weddings are all about shaking up tradition. Today’s brides aren’t afraid to turn convention on its head when it comes to making their day as individual as they are, while still hanging on to the particular wedding rituals they’ve dreamed of since they were little girls. One trend we’re seeing that changes things up is the first look photo. Haven’t heard of it? You start off your wedding day with a moment that’s just the two of you and your photographer. The groom has his eyes closed or is turned around, and the photographer captures the moment you (the bride) walk up and your...
May 12
Your big day is over. The cake has been eaten, the vendors have been paid, the guests have gone home. You’re just back from your luxurious honeymoon, and you’re sitting down to write 200 thank-you notes when your new hubby calls out from the bedroom, “What are you going to do with your dress?” Yes, that magical ivory creation that sat pristine in its bag in the weeks leading up to the wedding is now hanging in your room, no longer the belle of the ball. The hem is filthy from photos and dancing, a button popped when your uncle tossed you over his shoulder near the end of the night, and...
Mar 15
Future brides are often found pinning up a storm while dreaming of their wedding. Destination weddings have been hugely popular in the past few years, and in 2016 we are seeing brides amending their destination wedding dreams by bringing their special locations to their hometowns, a "reverse destination" wedding trend.  Brides are considering places that have been special to couple over the courtship and incorporating elements of these places into their wedding day. Bride Adriana in Victoria created a vintage popcorn stand at her...
Mar 04
You’ve chosen the dress of your dreams. You feel like Cinderella in the gown – it’s full-skirted, dripping with beading and rhinestones, and it takes a team of people to get you into it. It is truly spectacular, and you love every inch of it. You constantly daydream about walking down the aisle in this sparkling confection. The only problem? You also booked a rockin’ DJ for the dance, and you know there’s no way you’re getting your groove on in 12 layers of tulle and silk. What’s a bride to do? We are seeing more and more brides saying yes to not just one, but two dresses! Your second...
Feb 19
The train is back. From Kate Middleton to Kim Kardashian, wedding gown trains are becoming more popular and we’re loving the look for all types of dresses and brides. Why have a train? Much like a veil, many brides just don’t quite feel “bridal” until they try a dress with some extra fabric flowing behind them. You can’t beat the elegance of an embroidered train behind you as you walk down the aisle, or photos with your train swirling around you and your groom. They’re usually considered a more formal and regal look, especially if you decide to go with a longer train on your gown....
Feb 12
February: the month of Cupid and roses, of hearts and chocolates, of Valentines and declarations of love. It’s one of the most romantic months of the year! And what better way to say I love you than to make a vow to love each other forever? There are plenty of great reasons to book your wedding day for Valentine’s Day (or close to it, if the 14th doesn’t fall on a Saturday). For one, February is off-season, so you should have better choices for venues and vendors, and the prices may be more reasonable too. And Valentine’s Day makes for a beautiful and romantic wedding theme. A great...
Jan 27
So, you got engaged! You’ve had some time to get used to that sparkly rock on your finger and now it’s time to get down to business. You have a wedding to plan! But where to start? The process of planning a wedding can be overwhelming. With so many tasks – big and small – it can be hard to know where to begin and what should be done when. To help you get going, we’re giving you a rundown of the big tasks that you’ll probably need to check off your list. We’ve done it as a 12-month list, but you can alter it for your own engagement schedule! 12 Months Before: Start a wedding...
Jan 20
We know. It happens. You and your mom made a date to go bridal gown shopping. And then your maid of honour begged to go too – how could you resist? She’s your best friend. And you thought that your other bridesmaids might feel left out so you extended the invitation to them, too.  You adore your future mother-in-law – she’s practically your second mom! So of course she’s on the list. And then your mom called to let you know your two aunts would be in town and she’s invited them, and of course then your three cousins have to be invited too, and we can’t forget Grandma…  And suddenly...

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