Pine Cones used in Weddings

With their fantastic texture, long stems, and rich brown tones, pine cones can bring a real natural touch to your wedding.

Pine cones rustic look easily lends a vintage feel when combined with flowers or other vintage inspired elements, all of which makes for the perfect vintage winter wedding decor. There’s nothing more convenient than non-floral alternatives for weddings, specially if you can’t get the flowers you want in season. A pine cone wedding is very adorable if you follow the theme throughout the whole wedding.

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pine cone wedding cake

bride bouquets made of pine cones

name card pine cone wedding decorations pine cones

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Creative ways to ask your friends to be Bridesmaids.

They’ve been with you through thick and thin and now you’re ready to make it official, by making them a bridesmaid. Deciding on your bridal party can be like strolling through a minefield. Think before you act and tread carefully to ensure peace now, and for years to come. With friends and family anticipating or assuming they’ll be asked, it’s easy to get confused and resentful. The important thing is that whoever you choose needs to be someone you feel close to and who you want to be part of this journey with you.

Nowadays the task of asking your besties to be your bridesmaids has turned into a creative event.  Think of what the girls would like and come up with a creative way to ask your best friends to be part of your bridal party.

Ask with a card

bridesmaids card

bridesmaid card with necklace

Create a custom card with a personalized message to that particular friend. You can add photos of the two of you or even include a beautiful necklace. The whole idea is to personalize the card so your friend knows you went to a lot of effort for her. It’s a special touch.

Create a puzzle

ask your bridesmaid

Why not customize a puzzle for your friend. Give your friend the pieces of the puzzle in a box or envelope and get them to put it together. You will create excitement and an unexpected surprise.

Pop the Question

diamond ring in a box

Who needs diamonds when you can have candy? Pop the question to your maids with a ring pop!

Friendship Kit

bridesmaids boxes

Put together a “friendship kit” for each of your girls. Fill each kit with photos and stories from your time of being friends.  Then present each of your girls with the kit and ask them to be your bridesmaid!

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Unique Wedding Invitations Ideas!

Your wedding invitations set the expectations of the style, theme and formality of the occasion and influence all of your other wedding stationery.
Wedding invitations are a perfect way to share your excitement about your upcoming wedding with your guests. It is the first impression of your wedding day so spend some time looking for a wedding invitation that really reflects the wedding you are planning, and suits your theme or wedding style.

Theme: Make sure you decide on a theme for your wedding before you even start looking at wedding invitations. There are so many options out there and it is very easy to get overwhelmed and confused. Once you have a theme in mind, you will find it easy to look for the colours and styles that match your wedding theme. If you haven’t decided on a theme when ordering your invitations, I suggest you go for something neutral which will leave the doors open to match with a theme later.

Cost: Wedding invitations can get quite costly if you are not careful. Make sure you compare all your options. Get a few quotes from wedding invitation vendors as well as the online market. It all comes down to how much detail you want and how many you are after. In my experience a lot of brides forget about the cost of postage when ordering their wedding invitations, so make sure you include postage into your pricing. Remember it’s not only about the weight of the invitations; it also comes down to size.

Allow enough time: Don’t wait until last minute to order your wedding invitations as the turnaround time can be quite long if you have handmade detailed designs. If you send out save the date cards at least 5-9 months before the wedding, your guests will hold the date!

Have a bit of FUN with your wedding invitations and create something unique that your guest will remember! In the images below the bride and groom has chosen to have fun and go away from the traditional printed invitations.

film wedding invitations

wedding invitations packaged in a box

fun 3d wedding invitations

wedding invite with balloon

tie the knot wedding invitation

egg white wedding invitations

movie or theatre tickets as wedding invitations

destination wedding invitations

poker cards wedding invite

wedding invitation in matchbox

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Photo Booths + Giveaway

A Photo booth is the perfect entertainer for your wedding reception. Your guests can let their hair down and express themselves by having lots of fun in front of a camera in a photo booth.  Its a fantastic experience for your guests that will set the mood for the night. Photo booths are a great icebreakers – when your guests don’t really know each other. It certainly  gets people talking, laughing and interacting! You can personalize your props and photo strips so they go with your wedding style and theme. The best thing is that your guest will receive an instant printed keepsake to take home to remember the event. So why not create lots of fun memories with your family and friends and get to keep all the images too.

Check out these fun photo booth moments

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What you will receive

One Lucky winner will receive this EXCLUSIVE OFFER from OMG Photo Booth

  • 5 hours unlimited pix
  • B&W Colours
  • Double Prints
  • 1x DVD of all images taken on the night
  • 3x DVD Movie clips
  • Photo booth attendant on the night
  • Online Photo gallery
  • Leather Photo Album
  • Customised logo for your wedding
  • lots of fun props
  • Delivery, set up & break up
  • BONUS…100 FREE Photo frames valued at$400

all this for only $1000* (valued at $1700) That is an exclusive saving of $700 you can only receive via Weddings by MaxiMy.

*subject to availability and travel

If you want something a bit different and FUN at your wedding don’t miss out on this amazing offer!

Thank you to OMG Photo Booth’s for this kind offer!

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How to enter:

This competition is now closed

funny spots wedding photographers places your rings

When it comes to wedding photography it’s all about being different and unique. One of the must have wedding shots is the photo of your wedding rings. So have a look at this funny spots some wedding photographers have placed the wedding rings.

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Engagement Portraits + Giveaway!

What exactly is an engagement portrait shoot?

An Engagement portrait shoot is a casual photo shoot of you and your fiance prior to your wedding day. It is a great opportunity to capture your time together as an engaged couple, but also a fantastic way to build rapport and feel comfortable with the person taking your wedding photographs.

Engagement portraits is becoming very popular amongst engaged couples. There are tons of good reasons to take engagement photographs. First of all, it’s FUN. It’s fun to pose for the camera as a couple, and it’s fun to laugh at yourselves and say “I can’t believe I’m doing this”.  You can also put engagement photos to good use. They’re great for save-the-date cards. And that online slideshow with music makes a nice email announcement to get people excited about your upcoming wedding. Some people use the photos to create guest sign-in books, or have a print or two framed and displayed at their wedding, or even put them in a wedding day slideshow.

See below for some fun engagement portrait ideas

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What you will receive

You will receive a FREE Engagement Photo Shoot valued at $295.

  •  30-minute Engagement Photo Shoot.
  •  All images are edited for colour, lighting, cropping, and exposure.
  •  There is no charge for the engagement portrait session and image editing.
  •  Your engagement session comes with 1 prints of your choice.
  •  All portrait sessions are personally photographed by Megan Aldridge in her studio in Upper Ferntree Gully in Victoria.
  •  After your portrait session, there will be a special viewing of your photographs.

Get to know Megan Aldridge’s style of shooting and get a feel for how your wedding day will be.  Plus you will receive some amazing images from this special time in your lives together! Thank you to Megan Aldridge Photography for this kind donation

How to enter:

Competition is Closed!
Good luck!

Entries will be judged on their creativity. There is one Engagement Portrait Session valued at $295 to be given away.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday 5th June, 2013 via the Weddings by MaxiMy Facebook page. You will have 24 hours to respond. If we don’t hear back, we’ll pick a new winner. Only one entry per person will be accepted. The prize is non-transferable or redeemable for cash. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered in to. The engagement shoot will be done in Megan Aldridge Photography Studio in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria.

Funny Wedding Transportations

If you want to create a memorable entrance at your wedding why not arrive in a unique way. Nowadays your wedding transportation is considerably more than just a means of getting you to your wedding ceremony.  It is an integral part of the overall theme and tone of your wedding and should reflect something of your unique personal style.

Wedding transportation can be as simple as decorating your mates car, a unique horse drawn carriage, a fleet of vintage wedding cars, a sleek convertibles or a simple stretch limousine. You can go even further than that and arrive by helicopter, motorcycle,

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10 most weird wedding rings

Nowadays couples are not opting for plain and traditional wedding bands. We all want to be individuals and unique with our choices. Check out the 10 most weird wedding rings, 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7., 8. , 9., 10.


Food Trucks – Something New to Weddings

After years of cupcake tiers and colour-coded lolly buffets, brides are looking at new creative ways to “wow” their guest.

A new trend coming out is the food truck! I have coordinated several weddings where there is now a food truck either at the cocktail hour or after the reception so guest can grab a snack on the way home. Some even opt for food trucks to cater for the whole wedding day!

Choosing a food truck that highlight the couples personalities or love for a specific cuisine is a perfect touch to a wedding…and a memorable one!

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Weddings by MaxiMy Giveaway!

My Wedding Organizer is your complete solution to planning your OWN wedding day as if you were a skilled wedding planner.

How to enter:

Competition ended!

Entries will be judged on their creativity. There is one eBook valued at $29.95 to be given away. The eBook comes on a USB storage and will be mailed to you. The winner will be announced on Friday 10th May, 2013 via the Weddings by MaxiMy Facebook page. You will have 24 hours to respond. If we don’t hear back, we’ll pick a new winner. Only one entry per person will be accepted. The prize is non-transferable or redeemable for cash. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered in to.

“What does “My Wedding Organizer eBook” do exactly?”

It is an 80 page wedding planning eBook which helps guide you in the right direction when it comes to planning and organizing your wedding. This 80 page eBook allows you to print out the pages that you need for YOUR wedding and place in your favourite ring binder folder.

With “My Wedding Organizer” you’ll be able to…

  • Learn to create a meaningful budget.
  • Discover how to interview and hire the best vendors.
  • Establish tools to help organize the big day.
  • Stay on top of events, checklists and dates for important wedding tasks.