Your wedding Night via Wedding Sparrow

LETS TALK ABOUT SEX

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You spend all day getting ready, looking as radiant as ever. You wear your sweetest lace robe in the morning, while sipping bubbly with your girls and fantasizing about meeting your groom at the altar. Just prior to getting dressed, you slip on your prettiest, laciest under garments and sheer bralette. Just kidding… you’re planning to put your tightest Spanx on or go full-commando, let’s be real.

So, what is the tradition of “consumating” the wedding? According to good old Wikipedia, ‘in many traditions and statutes of civil or religious law, the consummation of a marriage, often called simply consummation, is the first (or first officially credited) act of sexual intercourse between two people, either following their marriageto each other or after a prolonged romantic attraction.’ We like that little addition there, “first officially credited”.

So many things play into how your night will go:

Are you a virgin? Have you two already had sex prior? Do you already live together? Have you talked about this special part of the night? Are you leaving for your honeymoon right away? Do you have a hotel room, suite, or special place to spend the night? Are you nervous? Do you plan to head to your room right after your reception – or stay out for a bit with your guests? Point is: there are so many variables that makes it hard to give advice.

A FEW GENERAL TIPS FOR THE ‘BEST NIGHT EVER’

1. First of all, don’t hype it up too much. We all know that stress or pressure can cause things to.. ahem.. not function properly. Or on the flip side, stress or pressure can cause things to feel… not as great as they could. #amirite?

If you’ve never been intimate with each other prior, we’re just going to go ahead and advise that you perhaps wait until the next day. No shame in getting some shut eye and going at it once you’re feeling more rested and less full of champagne.

If you’ve been intimate before, pressure should be off! Think of this as the MOST special time you’ll have with each other all evening and truly focus on each other. Don’t let unrealistic expectations cloud your quality time with your new love.

2. Rock those Spanx, girl: we know you want your booty looking as good as possible in that form fitting gown! When you arrive at your hotel room, have your hubby help you unzip or unbutton your gown, but head to the bathroom to freshen up and change into something a little “breezier”. Splash on some of your wedding day perfume, wash your wedding makeup off (your new husband will just love you au naturale), and don’t worry about the fifteen million bobby pins in your hair. You can remove those tomorrow!

3. With so many honorable differences of opinions on intimacy prior to and the night of your wedding, our next tip is to keep hush hush about your activities. Don’t kiss and tell because you may make someone feel uncomfortable and above all, you should respect the privacy of your new husband or wife. You can, however, pull a girlfriend aside and ask her any intimate questions you have!

In closing, we simply want to bring this issue to the table. We’d LOVE to hear your thoughts, stories (good or bad!), and answer any questions if you have them. Pop them into the comments below!

 

 

 

VENDOR DETAILS

Photographer: Jeanni Dunagan | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Kelly Oshiro | Dress Designer: Jennifer Gifford | Venue: Sunstone Villa | Hair & Makeup Artist: Janet Villa | Veil: Untamed Petals | Slippers: Bella Belle | Delicates + Mask: Journelle | Bodysuit: Hanky Panky | Robe: Flora Nikrooz

Constellations Collection

The Constellations collection has been designed with the romantic in mind.  With soft and delicate overlays and beautiful intricate detailing these gowns are something to behold.  Customisation is available on all of these beautiful gowns including sleeve changes and your choice of colour when choosing your underlay.  Versatile and timeless perfect for the modern romantic.

 

Gabrielle

Lucinda

Celine

Valerie

Austin

Harper

Alisha

Heart Aflutter Tour Part 1

To kick things off we will be spoilt with a Sunset River Cruise on the Seine followed by dinner at Laperouse

Plenty of sightseeing with Coco Klick from @Travellur

I plan to spend as much of my spare moments walking the streets of this beautiful city.

 

 

A very special Photo Shoot with Joy Proctor & Greg Fink at the incredible Chateaux Vaux Le Vicomte

Finding hidden treasures and beautiful views. Apparently there are some great views to be seen from the Terrace at Printemps

Lots of Tea and Coffee stops in beautiful spots.

Obviously there will be some Must See places to go.

 

 

 

 

Most importantly there will be some much needed quiet time wandering around the beautiful parks and soaking up the sights.

Keep up to date with all of my adventures on Instagram @jennifergifforddesigns

Set Your Heart Aflutter Tour created by Flutter Magazine with Joy Proctor Design

All images by the incredible Greg Fink

Dove by Lilli Kad Photography

Soft and delicate, the new Constellations Collection captured by Kerstin from Lilli Kad Photography is truly romantic.

A simple setting and natural light makes this Sneak Peek Editorial something beautiful to behold.

Shot on Fuji Film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits

Lilli Kad Photography

Tiarne Elle from Dally’s Models

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Bright Wedding Inspiration by The Bride’s Market

I was so thrilled to be a part of this beautiful shoot created for The Bride’s Market.

Jennifer Gifford Designs will be back for the next event in May and I encourage you to take advantage of the Early Bird Ticket Offer on until the end of March.

Grab your Tickets HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We wanted to create a beautiful statement of love with lots of colour and happiness. Brisbane Racing Club is a wonderful setting for a wedding big or small and it is a perfect location for a vibrant love-filled celebration.” 

CREDITS

Photography Soda Wedding Photography

Flowers Wilde Flora

Hire AVIDEAS

Gown Jennifer Gifford Designs

Suit Black Jacket Suiting

Makeup Blissful Makeup

Cake Holly Eloise Cake Artist

Stationery EJR Designs

Venue Brisbane Racing Club

Celebrant Alana Salm from Whiz Bang Wedding Club

Hair Hair by Popular Demand

Event The Bride’s Market

Hinterland Wedding inspiration

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The colour palette for this beautiful shoot was a burst of warm summer tones which suited the lush setting so well.  I was blessed to be able to supply two gowns for this shoot, the Kate gown in Blush and the Fleur Gown.

Oringinally Featured on Fly Away Bride with words by Lindsay.

Kristie from Byron Loves Fawn is easily one of the nicest photographers I’ve met, not forgetting her talent and it was a real dream to work alongside her.

The prettiness in Australia is continuing today with the second part of the Hinterland Wedding inspiration shoot. I can’t describe accurately the beauty of the location and envy any bride considering a wedding in Gurragawee. Location aside, Kate, the proprietor was beyond accommodating and even though an event was taking place there the evening of the shoot, she was more than hospitable. Watching Rebecca work her magic on the floral swing and other pretty flower features was like watching magic and she continues to be a huge source of inspiration! You should check out her instagram feed! Ava Belle did a wonderful job on hair and make up and you might spot some pretty little headpieces, all hand made by this talented lady. We would have been lost without the help of The One Day House, an amazing company specialising in unique rentals, antique chairs, hand-made tables and lots of vintage props and finds. We are indebted to Byron Loves Fawn for producing such beautiful memories of that day.

 

Planning; Fly Away Bride | Photography; Byron Loves Fawn | Venue; Gurragawee | Styling; House of Hannah | Dresses;Jennifer Gifford | Rentals; The One Day House and House of Hannah | Flowers; Fleuriste | Models; One Island Agency | Hair and Make Up: Ava Belle using REDKEN and M.A.C | Jewellery; Stylist’s Own | Invitations and Calligraphy; House of Hannah

Modern Romance

Jennifer Gifford teamed up with a talented group of creatives to bring us this new take on modern weddings. The scene harnesses the romance and connection of a couple on their big day, but is presented in a more edgy context, with moody styling and daring fashion. Scroll down for more, with photography by Prue Franzmann.

 

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CREDITS

Florals + styling Poppies for Willow

Photography Prue Franzmann Photography

Hire + lighting AVIdeas

Gown Jennifer Gifford Designs

Suit Gentlemen United in Style

Venue The Gardens Club

Stationery The Wondery

Hair + makeup Jennifer Carlson

Model Vivien’s Brisbane

Nothing says summer like dreamy gowns ruffled by warm breeze, a breathtaking floral wreath to frame your vows, the sweet tang of lemon meringue and raspberries, and a fabulous Kombi photo booth beckoning you and your guests to strike a post! Join us amidst brightly coloured blooms and beautifully styled settings as this lovely bride and groom wed, laugh and dine in a lush garden location.

Vibrant Summer Wedding – Inspiration

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Nothing says summer like dreamy gowns ruffled by warm breeze, a breathtaking floral wreath to frame your vows, the sweet tang of lemon meringue and raspberries, and a fabulous Kombi photo booth beckoning you and your guests to strike a post! Join us amidst brightly coloured blooms and beautifully styled settings as this lovely bride and groom wed, laugh and dine in a lush garden location.

 

Location: Queensland | Photography: Camilla Kirk Photography | Venue: Braeside Chapel | Flowers: Wedding Flowers By Julia Rose | Furniture & Prop Hire: Arctic Fox Hire | Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire | Stationery: Sunshine and Confetti | Candles: Candle Bar | Gowns: Jennifer Gifford Designs | Hair: Isabella Jane Hairstyling | Makeup: Jacqui Buzetti | Suiting: Urbbana | Photo Booth: Insta Kombi | Catering: Cris Feldens Catering | Models: Jemma Rubach, Sophie O’Callaghan & Ira Wurtz

19TH CENTURY INSPIRED SOPHISTICATED & ELEGANT WEDDING IDEAS

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Moved by the classic beauty of 19th century fine art and architecture and its sense of sophisticated elegance – from the tiny interior feminine details to the expansive veranda – stylist LAUREN FIELD DESIGN worked with UNTAMED HEART PHOTOGRAPHY to capture the romantic and intimate nature of this traditional Victorian estate as two become one.

Lauren tells us, “We chose a softly hued palette of mauve and sage paired with natural elements and rich neutrals inspired by figurative watercolour paintings and antique tapestries. We were influenced by the beauty of the grand interior spaces that were filled with natural light, weathered wood floors, and baroque furnishings. The peaceful stone-walled gardens provided a lush setting for the gathering table.

We set the table with textured florals and antique brass candlesticks atop silk layers. The bamboo chairs were adorned with airy chiffon to catch the breeze. We chose antique silverware with crushed velvet ribbon, soft pink plates, and flax napkins for each place setting. The cake donned watercolour texture and tiny pleated mauve embellishments with a wooden stand.

The bride was dressed in blush hues and a lacy boudoir ensemble with simple layers, intricate details, and gold accessories. This look was chic and romantic with softly coiled hair and a cathedral veil. She carried a bouquet of deeply hued blooms accented with plant dyed silk ribbon.

Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within.”
C. JoyBell C.

UNTAMED HEART PHOTOGRAPHY/BLUE NOTE BAKERY/BHLDN/LAUREN FIELD DESIGN/INDIE FILM LAB/SILK AND WILLOW/GIRL WITH A SERIOUS DREAM/LEAH TROGAN/ON THREE DESIGNS/BLONDE REHAB/ELVIS CLARK/JENNIFER GIFFORD DESIGNS/ARIANA CHINN/PREMIERE EVENTS/THE ALLAN HOUSE/HUSHED COMMOTION