The Wedding Collective | Flowers | The Flower Drum

Day four of our ‘Wedding Collective’ series and today chief flower enthusiast and girl in the know on all things floral, Holly Hipwell from The Flower Drum compiles an explosion of flowery goodness in her mood board. Holly is the go to florist out in Sydney where she creates floral works of art and beautiful bouquets for brides to be.
Blooms in every colour of the rainbow from every corner of the earth.
Old English garden roses, orchids flown in from Indonesia and night blooming cerus. Marigolds strung together to create hundreds of meters of garlands and pots of rose petals are simmering away filling the air with sweet syrupy fragrance.
The Wedding Collective | One theme - Four collaborators | Whiter than White Weddings + Knot & Pop + Belle & Bunty + The Flower Drum | The Flowers by The Flower Drum

Credits: 1. via Wedding Gawker | 2. via Pinterest | 3. Particular Poetry | 4. via Le Decor Que J’adore | 5. The Flower Drum | 6. via Bohemian Sense | 7. Flickr | 8. via The Lane | 9. The Flower Drum | 10. Flirty Fleurs | 11. via Pinterest | 12. via Back Seat Stylers | 13. via Wedding Chicks | 14. Bjorkheim | 15. The Flower Drum

Inspired by the upcoming journey through Morocco, South Africa, Bali & the Navajo Nation the flowers take on a nomadic and organic turn from the traditional wedding flower style. Wild & Unstructured. Loose flower heads are piled up high in abundance, old-fashioned perfume bottles found on previous adventures are filled with hand picked garden blooms and structures are made from existing growth of bougainvillea climbing along the archways. The flowers are everywhere… wrapped around the brides ankles and in her hair, hanging from the trees and clustered on every table, there’s edible flowers in the food and hibiscus infused in the cocktails. At the end of the night every guest takes home armfuls of beautiful blooms so they can continue to enjoy the colour and life of the amazing evening.
Oooh, super pretty and inspiring!
I’ll see you all tomorrow for the final day of ‘The Wedding Collective’ which concludes with all of the paper goodies I have uncovered in my stationery board!
Mrs White x

The Wedding Collective | Decorations | Knot & Pop

Yay!! We are half way through the week and today the Knot & Pop ladies share their fun ideas for the decorations board in this ‘Around the World’ themed wedding.
I met Susie last summer as her and Claire were just embarking on the Knot & Pop journey. Since then this clever duo have created some seriously lust-worthy bespoke events and styled shoots, with fun, originality and creativity always at the heart of all they do!
Over to Knot & Pop to tell you more…
Drawing from the many lands that this couple will visit, we wanted to channel the sense of wanderlust and feature the wealth of local artisans within each country.
The Wedding Collective | One theme - Four collaborators | Whiter than White Weddings + Knot & Pop + Belle & Bunty + The Flower Drum | The Decs by Knot & Pop

Credits: 1. via Contemporist | 2. via The Lane | 3. Raj Tents | 4. Etsy | 5. via Ruffled | 6. Beads Paper Ink | 7. Etsy | 8. via 100 Layer Cake | 9. via The Lane | 10. Fig & Fauna | 11. Etsy | 12. via All Posters | 13. via 100 Layer Cake | 14. One Canoe Two | 15. Trading Phrases

A traditional style marquee, sides opened to the elements, and Moroccan lanterns casting a warm glow as if at sunset, sets the scene for the travel loving couple and their adventure ahead. For décor, we looked to Morocco for their tile-tastic finishings that appear as individual drinks coasters along table-tops, or grouped together to form the most visual of table centres. Clusters of potted plants and cacti dress tables, nodding to the arid desert-scapes of both Morocco and the Navajo region, with tapered candles and gold candle-sticks dotted across sociable banquet tables. Rich in texture, rugs line the ceremony aisle and sit beneath the sweet heart table, with lounge areas featuring low level rattan seating, in neutral shades of the purest white and straw, and the quintessential hammock for early morning slumbers.
Furthering the sense of local craft that each area is famed for, a backdrop of woven plates from South Africa form the photobooth back-drop with floral Balinese neck garlands, African masks and Indian head-dresses used as props for the fun photos. Escort cards appear as zebra-like striped feathers, nettled into sand with a small tag with name and table attached to each. Feathers re-appear both as garlands draped across the marquee and as name cards, placed in the centre of Navajo print plates, with later dessert and cake served from banana leaves.
For favours, each guest receives an African beaded bracelet placed around a soft grey linen napkin, or an animal ornament of one of the many they’ll see on their travels. The guest book cements the sense of their journey ahead with an antique globe painted, and a calligraphed message for guests to ‘Wish The Couple Well On Their Life-Long Adventure Together’.
Just too many lovely ideas, if only our English weather would play ball so we could all dine beside the beach to a beautiful coral sunset backdrop! To see more pretty from Knot & Pop check out their lovely site!

Tomorrow, the amazing Sydney based florist Holly from The Flower Drum has put together a floral explosion of loveliness in her flower board – see you then!
Mrs White x

The Wedding Collective | The Dress | Belle & Bunty

Welcome back to day two of our exciting week long collaboration. If you missed our story behind The Wedding Collective and scene setter inspiration yesterday then click here to hear all about it!
I for one am a huge fan of London based designers Hannah and Alice’s wedding label Belle & Bunty, every time I peruse their lovely website I just wish I could get married again! These girls most certainly rock with their super pretty and ultra glamorous vintage inspired bridal collection. Understated elegance is at the core of all they do and each and every one of their stunning gowns is created and made within the UK (we like that!). Not only that but the clever ladies have recently won the ‘Bridal Designers of the Year 2013′ by the Tailored Bridal Awards! There really is no one better to put together our dress mood board for the latest edition of the ‘The Wedding Collective.’
I therefore leave you in the very capable hands of Hannah from Belle & Bunty as she explains her inspiration behind this gorgeous mood board…
Dreamy sunset colours form the palette, with shades of soft coral, cerise pink and dusty orange sitting alongside highlights of turquoise as clear as the ocean. Inspired by a relaxed travelers vibe the Brides look is effortlessly laid back with a nod to Boho.
The Wedding Collective | One theme - Four collaborators | Whiter than White Weddings + Knot & Pop + Belle & Bunty + The Flower Drum | The Dress Mood Board by Belle & Bunty

Credits: 1: Brigitte Sire | 2: via Oh Mai Darling | 3: Belle & Bunty | 4: via Style Blazer | 5: Belle & Bunty | 6: via Glamouria | 7: via Bliss | 8: via We Heart It | 9: via Highlanders Poems | 10: Etsy | 11. via Fora | 12. Belle & Bunty

Two wedding dresses allow the bride to indulge in her love of beautiful fabrics seen in Balinese & Moroccan markets. The daytime dress combines delicate ivory lace with blush silk satin while the evening gown plays on the sunset mood in a shade of coral. A pastel pink feathered cape inspired by exotic African birds adds drama and starts a running “feather” theme with a fun headdress and delicate handcrafted gold earrings adding natural beauty. Shoes that peak out from beneath the hem of the dresses have a fun element of hand crafted gold heels mixed with animal print as seen on African safari’s. On her wrists she wears a layered arm party of bracelets all collected from past explorations and each of which hold memories. Statement rings of turquoise and gold add a splash of vivid colour mimicking intricate Moroccan patterns. Bridesmaids wear carefully selected hues of bold colours from the palette in hot pinks and orangey reds with fun oversize bows.
Glimmering shades of gold like the sunshine give a subtle glimmering natural make up, with gold leaf eyes for added sparkle in the evening to compliment the coral dress. A bright matt coral lip works well with a coordinating bright nail colour for a fresh, new bridal look. Loose waves in the hair give a relaxed, carefree feel with small tribal plaits for a fashionable, boho edge.
What a gorgeous colour palette and I’m so in love with that coral dress! Thanks to the ladies at Belle & Bunty for creating such gorgeous inspiration and don’t forget to check out their beautiful dress collection right here!
Stop by tomorrow for the next installment as event planners Knot & Pop talk decorations…
Mrs White x

Introducing The Wedding Collective

I am super excited to share with you today (drum roll please)… ‘The Wedding Collective.’ An inspiring team of collaborators put together especially for you by Whiter than White and wedding planners, Knot & Pop. As you may well know, we love nothing more than a beautifully collated mood board to inspire your celebration and it got us thinking, lets gather a rather special team to showcase the very best of a theme and the most creative of wedding concepts. We took one fun idea and asked a collective of four talented collaborators to each compile a mood board putting their own spin and signature style on things. Including everything from flowers and fashion to decorations and stationery, we’ve got it all covered.  
The Wedding Collective | One theme - Four collaborators | Whiter than White Weddings - Knot & Pop - Belle & Bunty - The Flower Drum  

The Wedding Collective includes wow wedding dress designers Belle & Bunty, flower goddess The Flower Drum, event designers, Knot & Pop and Whiter Than White Weddings.
We are kicking things off today with a ‘Scene Setter’ mood board, colour palette and story collated by Knot & Pop and yours truly. Every day throughout this week, each of the collective will be sharing their own interpretation of the theme across their own mood board, providing you with lots of interesting and intriguing inspiration to explore. The super stylish girls from Belle & Bunty have the fashion side of things covered tomorrow with their dress board followed by Susie and Claire from Knot & Pop decking out the decorations board on Wednesday. We are then heading on over to Australia for a floral explosion from Holly at The Flower Drum before concluding on Friday with lots of paper prettiness in my Stationery board. Let me tell you, you’re in for a treat as these mood boards are super gorgeous!
So, what’s the theme?
We’re all longing for a bit of sunshine right? Well, on this imaginary couple’s Around the World trip, that’s exactly what we get. The theme is set around the couple themselves; uber cultured and with a love of travel, they have long dreamed of taking a sabbatical from work and what better time than after their wedding, when they can embark on the most ultimate of honeymoon’s – a trip Around the World taking in some of their most lust worthy locations. With this life-long dream that they’re now sharing together, we wanted to theme the wedding based upon this exciting adventure.
Theme: Around the World Wedding
The wanderlust couple have their sights set on lands full of culture, scenic beauty, delicious local foods and endless explorations. Starting in Morocco where their senses will be set alive with the busy markets – the smell of exotic spices igniting the senses, the Moorish architecture and the beautiful traditional mosaic tiles. Vibrant colours reminiscent of an African sunset pervade the colour palette as burnt oranges and rich reds mix with golden hues and sea aquas. From the tip of Africa to the toe, the couple continue to South Africa for a Safari. Their love of animals take them to a park for endangered species, where they stay with the sanctuary in Safari tents under the vast South African sky and stars. After South Africa a flight to Bali to see the undulating rice paddies of Ubud and relax at a yoga retreat. A time to unwind, Bali will be spent immersed in the unique Balinese local culture and the Hindu rituals. The famed wood carvings and gold and silver crafts on the region will also be sampled, with visits to local artisans to see the hand-crafting. The final destination will be America to see the sights of the Navajo Nation to see the unparalleled beauty of the region, it’s historical monuments, tribal parks and intricate crafts. The bright light of Los Angeles then beckon, before flying back to England.
The scene is set and here it is, the first of five dreamy mood boards heading your way this week that have inspired all of our creative collaborators…
The Wedding Collective ! Scene Setter Moodboard | By Whiter than White Weddings & Knot & Pop

Credits: (From top left) 1: Tablescape | 2: Fairy lights | 3: Floral Motif | 4: Dress | 5: Chromogenic Print | 6: Black/ White Beading | 7: White Garland | 8: Rug | 9: Globe | 10: Spices

Make sure you pop by tomorrow to see the gorgeous fashion board from the lovely UK wedding dress designers Belle & Bunty. The journey begins… Mrs White x

Rubicon Bridal Collection

I cannot wait to share these astonishingly beautiful dresses with you today from New York City based wedding dress company Rubicon. It’s not that often that I’m completely and utterly blown away by every single dress in a collection, but this one gives me goose bumps! It ticks all the right boxes, ultra feminine yet edgy, delicate, modern and fluid, all cut in the most luxurious of fabrics. The photo shoot for the collection encompasses all of this with a dream like quality and a touch of drama – I love! Plus I talk to Creative Director, Lee Anne about the background of the brand, her inspirations and most importantly this beautiful collection.

Aurora Dress by Rubicon
Aurora dress by Rubicon
Daphne dress by Rubicon
‘Rubicon celebrates the complexities, truths, and freedoms of modern femininity. Inspired by vast natural landscapes, anthropology, and the concept of transformation, Rubicon aspires to empower modern feminine identity and sexuality through the fundamental idea of clothing. Founded in 2013, Rubicon is designed and made by hand in New York City.’
Lily wedding dress by Rubicon

When did you start designing bridal wear?

The collection started very organically. Last spring I walked into a bridal boutique in Manhattan to explore their vintage collection. I happened to be wearing a dress I had made and the owner loved it. She asked if could make bridal gowns as well. Two weeks later I brought in a few samples and they purchased two pieces on the spot! Rubicon really just evolved from that single experience. It is exciting to be finally creating a collection that is my own vision and I am really thankful for this time of creative freedom.

Lily dress by Rubicon
Lily lace wedding dress by Rubicon
Charlotte dress by Rubicon

What has inspired your bridal collection?

Femininity is the starting point for everything I create; Rubicon is inspired by female truths and transformation. Specifically for my current collection I am looking at a lot of David Hamilton’s photography, particular his book Dreams of Young Girl. I am also in love with the work from Italian design house, Studio Peregalli. The Roman Sculpture Court in the Metropolitan Museum of Art feeds my soul; ‘The Three Grace’ is a work that will never cease to inspire me.
Rubicon Wedding Dress Collection
Georgia wedding dress by Rubicon

Where do you seek your inspiration and what inspires you?

Galleries, museums, anthropology, books, films, music, flea markets, long conversations with dear friends late into the night. I find inspiration in everything. I keep boxes full of images that I have gathered over the years, and use them to create massive mood boards whenever I am working on a new body of work. This process is something I have done my entire life, it really motivates me.
Rubicon Wedding Dress Designer New York
Scarlet dress by Rubicon
Scarlet Wedding Dress by Rubicon
Scarlet wedding gown by Rubicon

As you are based in NYC, are there any plans to stock within the UK anytime soon?

I would love to eventually stock in the UK, but currently both of Rubicon’s lines, Bridal and Collection, are only sold in NYC.

Do you offer a bespoke dress service?

Yes, I do offer a bespoke service, but only to clients who are in the New York metro region.
The only downside for us Brits, is at present Rubicon only sell these dreamy gowns direct from their design studio in NYC!! So unless your planning a little shopping trip (now there’s an idea!) then it could prove a bit tricky getting your hands on one. Watch this space though, with a collection like this I’m sure it won’t be long before these beauties are gracing the rails in a boutique near you! As for all our American readers you have no excuses, head on over to her design studio and get trying on some of these gorgeous gowns!
These stunning dresses start at $1990 and further prices are available upon request. For more details or to arrange an appointment you can contact Rubicon here.

Coming to the blog next week… I have a very exciting collaboration to share with you, brimming with beautiful inspiration and daily posts. Watch this space!
Mrs White x