The Details – Dina and Ste’s Perfect Wedding (Pt2)

If you are anything like me, you can spend hours looking at the details that make weddings so special. The little things that make your wedding unique can be fun to put together and we had a blast creating, designing and making the little touches for our wedding.


The big decisions, like the dress and the venue also play a hug role in the look and feel of the day. Here is a short rundown of our details big and small.


I knew I didn’t want a traditional up-do, so I found the perfect hairdresser to help keep it interesting. I have super thick, long hair so having it up meant I didn’t have to worry about it all day and you could see the beautiful neckline of my dress. Elbie van Eeden was the awesome hair dresser and makeup artist to help with my mission. You really should find someone who gets the look your going for, so check out their work and get a feel for their style. Then its a must to have a trial, this way you can figure out what you want and also have the opportunity to try things you might not have thought of.


Elbie has some great advice on her blog about what to consider when trying new styles and styling tips for brides with short hair.







The search for the perfect dress was awesome! I don’t wear many dresses, I’m more of a jeans and T shirt kinda girl, but wedding dress shopping isn’t like trying regular shopping. It’s a chance to live out those princess fantasies or try a super slinky Jenny Packham gown that make you feel like you’re on a catwalk. It may also be one of those few opportunities where you buy a tailored dress, so run with it! For me ‘the’ dress was called Eren and designed by Alan Hannah. It had a classic feel with a modern twist and was made of beautiful silk and organza.  I felt really lovely in it and it was so comfortable. The team at Teokath really made it a great experience.


No white satin shoes for me, I went for gun metal grey patent heals from LK Bennett! I loved them and I’ve worn them since. You don’t often see the shoes under a long, so don’t be afraid to try colours even if it doesn’t match! To keep with my comfortable style I also pimped up a pair of white converse by painting  our names, cute pictures and the date of our wedding. I love them and they were a real hit 🙂


I kept the jewellery simple. The earrings were from Alexis Bittar who I am totally addicted to! Seriously you have to check out his collections, they are intricate, interesting and simply gorgeous.  The pieces speak for themselves and the earrings carried on the gun metal theme.







My bridesmaids rocked! My sister and cousin totally worked their sage Allure Coast dresses with a soft cream ribbon I picked up from a ribbon shop. On the accessorise side we wanted to go for large detailed pieces and we found stunning leaf necklaces at Oliver Bonas.






With our green and white colour pallet and the fact it was spring we had loads of choice when it came to flowers. I did the flowers myself and couldn’t wait to get the parrot tulips, green tea roses and pops of green from the spider chrysanthemums home from the flower market.


We had clean designs and fresh colours so orchids were an elegant and simple choice, perfect for our centre pieces.





By far one of the most talked about elements of our wedding was the infograhic. We didn’t want programs and as we had many people from abroad who were staying near the venue we thought we would give them some places to visit and restaurants to try as well as contact information for the wedding party, as there is always someone after some directions. Then the bit that kept everyone entertained, a list of who you would meet at the wedding. It may have taken us a few months to pull it together (it can be tricky coming up with a cute sentence about each wonderful person attending) but I am so glad we did. Everyone loved it and it was a great way for people to get to know each other.







Our colours were green, white and black and when we started designing our invitations we wanted them to represent us and set the tone for the day. We wanted something funky and not super traditional and the squiggle is where it all started. The heart shaped squiggle that ran through to the table plan and the cake topper. Don’t be afraid to design your stationary, its fun and you can really make it your own. We also designed our own wedding website and were able to bring all the elements of the stationary to the website.


As we both work in the music industry, we wanted this big part of our lives reflected in our day, but not in a super obvious way. We had backstage passes as our name places, used CDs as the table numbers and made music score covered initials. We also had an amazing band, seriously Ear Candy were fantastic!






There you go, a whistle stop tour of some of the details from our wedding. We had a wonderful day and we wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without the help of our amazing family and friends! Thanks everyone!!