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My Wedding - - VINTAGE BRIDAL TRENDS - By Vir­ginia Thomp­son

Hi­lary Duff’s wed­ding to hockey player Mike Com­rie was held at a pri­vate es­tate in Santa Bar­bara, Cal­i­for­nia in front of 100 guests. They all wore Vera Wang and Hi­lary had her sis­ter as the maid-of-hon­our. Mark’s Gar­den de­signed the flow­ers us­ing a neu­tral colour palette, in­clud­ing roses and dahlias in low-stand­ing cen­tre­pieces. Her bou­quet was made up of blush dahlias, tied with linen rib­bon. They wanted a rus­tic, clas­sic feel to the wed­ding. The re­cep­tion was held in a muslin draped wooden per­gola, drip­ping with green­ery, glass domes and can­dles, and vin­tage hang­ing lan­terns hung from the ceil­ing of the tent. Cen­tre­pieces of dahlias, roses and mag­no­lia leaves lined the ta­bles giv­ing the re­cep­tion a rus­tic gar­den party look Anne Hath­away mar­ried Adam Shul­man at a pri­vate es­tate in Big Sur on the Cal­i­for­nia coast on Septem­ber 29, 2012. Anne wore a cus­tom wed­ding dress by Valentino with a 1920’s-in­spired headband at­tached to a sim­ple veil.

The dé­cor for cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion fea­tured au­tumn branches and over $60,000 worth of flow­ers sup­plied by florist The Velvet Gar­den. In­side the mar­quee, vin­tage ivory roses hung above the ta­bles. The menu fea­tured ve­gan food. Guests danced to a jazz trio, and then a DJ who kept ev­ery­one danc­ing to 80’s and 90’s mu­sic. The cou­ple hon­ey­mooned in Asia. Cana­dian singer Michael Bu­ble shat­tered hearts around the world when he fi­nally wed Ar­gen­tine TV ac­tress Luisana Lopi­lato in Buenos Aires. The pair didn’t for­get their fans on their big day, for a mob of fol­low­ers soon af­ter ty­ing the knot. Luisana held a small pha­laenop­sis orchid bou­quet. They had three wed­dings - a civil cer­e­mony in Buenos Aires, fol­lowed by a full cer­e­mony with 300 guests the fol­low­ing week­end at a man­sion out­side Buenos Aires, fol­lowed by an­other wed­ding in Van­cou­ver in April. The lat­ter fea­tured lux­u­ri­ous and con­tem­po­rary white ele­ments with the WOW fac­tor in the splotches of colour in the flow­ers dot­ted around the room.

Ap­par­ently bur­glars raided the cou­ple’s home in Buenos Aires while they were tak­ing their vows at a nearby re­sort. Ac­cord­ing to TMZ, crim­i­nals dis­abled the home’s alarm sys­tem and cov­ered up se­cu­rity cam­eras. There is no word yet about what was ac­tu­ally taken or how much dam­age was done, but the cou­ple re­fused to let the raid darken their mood. “I will not let this ruin the hap­pi­est day of my life,” Lopi­lato told jour­nal­ists. Kate Moss’ wed­ding to Jamie Hince was a bo­hemian dream - ro­man­tic, en­chanted, el­e­gant and vin­tage chic. Kate’s brides­maids and flower girls com­pli­mented her ethe­real bo­hemian style. A fleet of vin­tage Rolls Royce cars trans­ported the wed­ding party to the cer­e­mony at St Peter’s Church where 138 guests waited. The path­way to the church door was lined with del­phini­ums, daisies, scabi­ous, and sweet-scented stock. The enor­mous wed­ding party com­prised of 16 brides­maids and flow­er­girls and 2 page­boys. The re­cep­tion, held in an Ed­war­dian mar­quee, was beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated with flow­ers by Scar­let and Vi­o­let florists - an English gar­den party fairy­tale in­fused with sim­ple wild­flow­ers and sprigs of fresh fo­liage, with the en­tire party crowned in gar­den ha­los com­prised of dif­fer­ent flow­ers, each to match the girls’ per­sonal styles. The re­cep­tion flow­ers in­cluded sim­ple ar­range­ments of English gar­den roses in dif­fer­ent types of vases. Laven­der and cream roses were mixed with wild­flow­ers to cre­ate gor­geous cen­ter­pieces.

Vir­ginia Thomp­son is a qual­i­fied florist based on Wai­heke Is­land and works from her pri­vate stu­dio in One­tangi. She spe­cialises in wed­dings and spe­cial events. Al­though Wai­heke based, Vir­ginia will also work off the Is­land if the need ap­plies. W:...

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