Red Hot Wedding Stubby Holder Colour Combinations 2014!

Colour Trends, Ideas for your Wedding Stubby Coolers: Red, Yellow & White

If you are planning a vintage wedding in 2014 then you should definitely consider this red and yellow colour combination! Lightened off with the usual white wedding trimmings will make for some great wedding photographs like the one in the centre of this collage…

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The modern twist of coloured paper straws for your wedding is becoming a very popular trend and is also a great and simple way to brighten up your wedding reception bar and tables, a little colour goes a long way. Be mindful of the time of year and make the best from seasonal wedding flowers for your bridal bouquets, white peonies and yellow freesia would match perfectly against the classic red rose.

The stunning combination of a yellow bridesmaid dress with bright red shoes will simply pop in your wedding photographs, the bride might like to match her shoes in with the girls and then dress the groomsmen and rest of the bridal party with matching wedding attire, buttonholes and other wedding accessories.

Couples these days tend to have a limited wedding budget and will choose a mostly DIY wedding, there are so many ways that you can make a saving, from creating your own wedding invitations and hand-making your decorations, to holding your ceremony later in the day and having an evening cocktail style reception so that you don’t have the expense of a sit down meal.

Coolaz’s wedding stubby holders are also a great and inexpensive wedding favour gift for your guests, they can also be personalised to match your wedding colours and theme to make cute decorations. You can add the bride and groom names along with the date of the event and even include an individual guest name to double up as a place card, so they will become table decoration, place card and thank you gift all-in-one, another great saving!

Here are some of our latest design ideas for your yellow and red wedding stubby holders:

Design Reference Number: DP-WED-001-YELLOWWHITERED

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-004-YELLOWWHITERED

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Design Reference Number: DP-WED-005-YELLOWWHITERED

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Design Reference Number: QRD10128-Vegas_red_yellow

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Design Reference Number: QRD13179-Red_Yellow

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Happy Planning!

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Trends, Patterns and Colour Ideas For Your Wedding 2013-2014!

The wedding trends this year and into 2014 show that the modern day bride is looking for the ultimate in customised experience to complete her big day!

After looking into the process that goes into your wedding planning, where wedding ideas come from and who’s setting the trends this year – We have put together this feature as a collaboration of ideas that are currently exciting the bridal industry in Australia and across the globe! Plus we have created some fantastic new designs to match What’s Hot and What’s Not for the forhcoming wedding season in 2014!

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There are so many elements to consider when putting together your bridal wedding plan, from the very start each bride-to-be is likely to have some set ideas in mind for their wedding theme, from their save the dates & wedding invitations through to the style of wedding dress and even the cake – but there are so many ideas floating around, how does a bride choose.

Well, firstly we would suggest that each element should reflect the bride and groom’s personalities, maybe you are an adventurous couple, the ourdoorsy type – you could consider natural shades in colour and organic features. Combine this with an edge of elegance and you have yourself a very relaxed atmosphere that would be perfect for any wedding.

Stay Relaxed…

One recent wedding trend is seeing relaxed lounge furniture, low couches and arm chairs with organic coffee tables made from recycled materials, old barrels and tree stumps.

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Camping, or otherwise known in the wedding world as ‘glamping’ is becoming more popular than ever and in Australia, let’s face it, the big outdoors is certainly vast and the possibilities almost endless! From tepee style large wedding marquees to house your entire wedding reception to smaller individual tents tailored your glamping to be exactly what you wish for.

Many couples are choosing to have extra, smaller tents for secluded areas, like a chill out tent or a games tent for the kids, a great way to relax or contain those little ones! Staying overnight can be great fun too, songs around the camp fire and then the fun of the morning after and an extended party!! What a great wedding experience!

Keep Everybody Smiling…

In keeping with a good-natured feel to your wedding day there are some other fun elements that you can add into the mix. Photo booths are becoming increasingly popular and the props you choose can also be translated into design ideas that you can use throughout your wedding stationery, table decorations and to make the basis for your wedding theme.

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Props that represent the bride and groom’s personalities are great plus you can add some real colour and interesting poses to your wedding photographs! Make sure you have tonnes of moustaches, luscious lips and top hats to finish off your theatrics!

Setting the Mood…

For a more formal setting add some mood lighting – candles and chandeliers are huge this wedding season and can add a flash of posh to your wedding reception. Whether you are outside and hanging glass candle jars and chandeliers from the trees or indoors with high ceilings that need that extra special lighting, you can be sure that these will brighten up your day.

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Trends are also seeing symbols featuring chandelier silhouettes on wedding invitations and throughout wedding stationery! Check out some of our design ideas at the bottom of this feature.

A Splash of Colour and Keeping in Pattern…

When it comes to your wedding invitations we have got it sorted, fashion this year is asking for bright almost fluoro hints of colour, brides are loving the use of neutral shades and then a colour that simply pops from the page with unusual and modern design patterns having a massive influence on the way that brides are shopping this year…

Introducing The CHEVRON zig-zagging its way to a wedding table near you! This spikey design looks fabulous on napkins, table runners, in bridesmaid accessories and of course on your wedding invitations and bridal party stubby holders!

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Other popular wedding patterns include hexagonal honeycomb styles and Arabic influenced, tapestry designs.

Word on the street is that wedding planners are looking for inspiring wedding ideas for stationery with 3D invites being top of the list. What better way to surprise your guests than with their very own wedding stubby holder invite that springs out of the envelope and literally wraps into a cylinder around a can or bottle – you cant get much more 3D than that! Plus we have some fantastic neutral designs and then bright colours of interior foam to add that touch of colour that you’ve been looking for!

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Design inspiration…

Here are some ideas that will hopefully jump off the page and inspire you based on this year’s wedding design symbols, patterns and colour ideas…

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Happy Planning!

Getting Married in Tropical Queensland

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With sunny days in abundance and a year round temperate climate, QLD really does have so much to offer and countless places to visit! No matter what type of adventure or queensland wedding you are seeking you will be sure to find something in North East Australia! With a variety of terrain from rainforest to ocean, outback to reef you can be sure to tailor a fantastic package to suit you and your guests anywhere in QLD!

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

This is Queensland’s tropical North where you will find thousands of locations for a wedding and discover a place that is full of natural wonders and beauty! Cairns City is a gateway some spectacular scenery from rainforest to the great barrier reef with the village of Port Douglas offering a more sophisticated, low-key escape! This is an extremely popular place for couples looking for a more intimate wedding to elope to and there are so many amazing deals available in this part of Australia.

Perhaps you are looking for a unique spin on your wedding, and well this is one of the most re-knowned places in the world for scooba diving … check out these couples as the say ‘I do’ amongst the coral … what a magical way to get married!

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The Daintree forest is a must see, the oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth is home to an astounding amount of plants and species of animals! You can get an indigenous guide to give you a tour around the Daintree to find out more about the culture and history of the surrounding area and its people.

Townsville

This beautiful coastal region has such a diverse terrain, with the ocean reefs in the east and the outback in the west the opportunities for ecpolring are simply endless. The town of Townsville is at the centre of all that is on offer, you should take a trip up Castle Hill to take in the views of the city and the near by Magnetic Island.

Magnetic Island, offers some outstanding tropical resorts and is a wonderful destination for a beach wedding with the perfect setting for a unique escape! Getting to the island is only a short 25 minute cruise across the bay, what a beautiful way to begin our journey.

Be sure to think about our honeymoon in this area too, perhaps the more adventurous might take the Great Tropical Drive, a self-driving route that will take you from Cairns and Townsville to some amazing places in Tropical Australia! Check out http://www.greattropicaldrive.com.au/ for more details!

Take in Charters Towers and sample outback life at a cattle station farm stay or see the historic gold milling site at Venus Battery. Ravenswood is another old gold mining town well worth a look!

The Whitsundays
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The 74 Island Wonders that make up the Whitsundays are mostly uninhabited and provide the perfect setting for a day of exploring or simply relaxing on the secluded beaches and coves.

Airlie Beach is the gateway to these stunning islands and the epitome of a beach town, with a carefree vibe and packed full of palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks, restaurants and bars. The after dark backpacker and travelling vibe is full of energy and most will party to the early hours before embarking on a party boat or organised cruise.

Be sure to take in Whitehaven Beach, this 4 mile stretch of pure white silica sand has been voted one of the best beaches in the world. If you have a little more budget to play with then why not take a romantic flight over heart reef, a stunning collection of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart and looks amazing from the sky above.

The resort Islands include the Hayman Island, one of the top luxury destinations for weddings and honeymoons! Hamilton Island, this is the largest inhabited island and has an airport making it easily accessible for both families and couples. Daydream, Lindeman, Brampton, Long, Hook and South Molle Island are scattered across this beautiful ocean, all offering an array or resort accommodation to suit your personal preference.

Fraser Coast

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This wonderful region is filled with some of the world’s most unique attractions and beautiful scenery. If you can plan your wedding between June and November then the perfect honeymoon treat or trip for you and your guests would be to venture to Hervey bay and take a trip on the water to see the humpack whales that frequent this water during this time.

Just a short ferry ride from Hervey Bay is the outstanding Fraser Island. You can arrange your own way across or join a tour to take you along the highway of sand and the tracks that lead you to some spectacular lakes and waterholes including Lake Mckenizie with its crystal clear freshwater!

You will also find the eco-friendly resort of Kingfisher Bay, if you are planning a wedding with them then they offer discounts on guest accommodation, advise about hens and bucks nights on the island along with a special wedding package and honeymoon visit all in one!

Brisbane

This cosmopolitan city has some top-notch restaurants, cafes and bars. From the river to the coast this green city has the perfect climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year you would be unlucky not to have the sun shining on your wedding day. From the Brisbane river to views of the Storey Bridge there are so many places to visit Brissy.

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If you are looking for something alternative, then why not hop on board The Kookaburra Queen from Eagle Street Pier, this beautiful paddle wheeler boat is an icon of the Brisbane River and will offer you an experience you will never forget! You can also check out the Brisbane Powerhouse, with their rooftop terrace offering a unique space for a memorable event. Or the XXXX Brewery have a wedding package to suit any beer lover and their guests!

The Sunshine Coast

Just north of Brisbane, this beautiful stretch of beach from Caloundra to Noosa has so much on offer with sparkling water and breathtaking scenery what more could you wish for to create your perfect wedding. Noosa Heads is one of the most popular destinations for a wedding in Australia. With pristine beaches and stylish settings making it the perfect spot for a beach ceremony or your wedding reception.

Often weddings held in the region will bring family and friends from all over Australia and the globe to help you celebrate in style. After the wedding celebrations are over, your guests may wish to extend their stay and take advantage of this holiday haven. With resorts like Oceans Mooloolaba and Outrigger Noosa you will be spoilt for choice!

Check out some of our beach designs that you can customise to suit your wedding day and add a personal touch for all of your guests…

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Happy Planning!

Planning Your Wedding in Adelaide and South Australia.

Weddings in Adelaide and South Australia

The entire state of South Australia boasts long, warm summers from December to February and mild temperatures throughout autumn and winter. The state’s capital Adelaide is the gateway to the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island, and is easily accessible by air. It is also home to a small population of only slightly more than a million people Adelaide is classed as one of the most liveable cities in Australia.

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Adelaide City

With its cafe culture lifestyle and diverse mix of people the city has a modern feel and an amazing variety of cuisine on offer. With the choice of the Hills and Beach within half an hour drive of the city and state heritage listed parklands surrounding it this wonderful place can make a fabulous destination location for your wedding.

The city prides itself on the many ‘green’ initiatives that they set up in Australia’s most sustainable city; this is therefore the ideal place to hold an ecofriendly wedding.

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Bring in some natural elements to your big day, think outside the box, make sure that you pick native flowers that are in season, beeswax or soy candles for your decorations and choose bomboniere gift ideas that your guests can take home and use time and time again to minimise their negative impact on the environment, like coolaz wedding stubby holders a personalised gift that is also a long-lasting product.

Adelaide Hills, Barossa & Clare Valley

With stunning views across the Valleys the Adelaide Hills has so much to offer, known as one of the finest areas for cool-climate grapes there are charming boutique wineries in abundance. The Lane Vineyard, Bridgewater Mill and the Stirling Hotel are amongst the many places that make the Adelaide hills the perfect spot for your wedding or reception venue.

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The fresh produce is just one of the things that might pull you towards the Barossa Valley for your wedding venue! You can also follow the butcher, baker & winemaker trails to check out some of the culinary delights on offer in this special place – a great excuse for a trip to SA before the big day!

Looking for a more intimate setting for your wedding ceremony, then head to the Care Valley, there are many cure B&Bs in this area and some stunning locations to get those perfect shots of you in your wedding dress in the South Australia scenery!

Flinders Ranges & The Outback

Perhaps for the more adventurous this will be on the list of possible destinations for your adventure honeymoon! Pack up the camper-trailer and head off into the dusty red desert! Keep your eyes open for wedge-tailed eagles and lazy lizards along your journey into the wilderness and you will be sure to get some fantastic photographs of the bush backdrop.

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Maybe you are a couple that just love the country, if an outback setting for your wedding is more up your street then why not seek somewhere like the Arkaba Station, a wild bush luxury resort on the southern edge of the Finders Range National Park.

Choose for your wedding in the ranges from a ridge top dinner to a woolshed venue, or boutique heritage homestead to a deluxe swag for two and camping under the stars! And with 4WD trips, hot air balloon rides, viewing the local wildlife, mountain biking and many other adventurous activities to keep your guests amused this is the perfect location for your intimate outback destination wedding.

Kangaroo Island

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Just a ‘Kangaroos jump’ away from Adelaide this island is a true sanctuary of wildlife and tranquillity with untouched bushland and immaculate beaches, the perfect location for your wedding in South Australia. You can choose from a waterfront location or head to the West of the island to the Wilderness Retreat for an intimate ceremony.

You can also rest assured that your guests will be well fed and watered on this amazing island, due to its location in South Australia a state that is renowned for its produce and preparation, Kangaroo Island is one of the ‘must do’ food and wine experiences in Australia that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

The Murray River

There are two river regions on the Murray in South Australia, known as The Riverland and The Murraylands both great locations to begin your adventure. Why not experience the romance of this mysterious river aboard a houseboat – you can hire your own for an intimate celebration or take all of your guests on board a serviced boat like the Proud Mary, get married and hold your reception on the Murray!

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This is such an amazing place for all of the family, consider it one big waterpark with boat ramps along the way for you to launch your own or hire a boat, jet-ski, water skis or wakeboard. For the more relaxed approach grab your kayak or canoe and drift down stream in the wonderful outdoors!

Planning your wedding in South Australia

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So you’ve chosen the state and made your regional choice, now that you have picked the perfect location and venue for your wedding you can start to organise the fun stuff! Whether you are based in South Australia or interstate there are so many resources available to you for your wedding dress choice, decoration ideas and of course your bomboniere personalised gifts – be sure to check out Coolaz’s direct postage service so that if you are travelling you can arrange for your wedding stubby holder gifts to be there when you arrive.

Happy Planning!

A Calendar of Colour Ideas for a Wedding 2013

What Month is Your Wedding in?

You may have chosen a particular month for your wedding for a special reason, there may be a date that means something to you as a couple such as the date you met or the first time you had dinner together. Perhaps you have chosen your date due to the time of year and the weather or that you like the way that the sunset colours the sky in the summer.

For whatever reason you have chosen your particular month to get married, here our colour choices and favourite reasons, with flowers and tips to represent each month, in a wedding kind of way …

January Wedding Colours

CREAM & WHITE

At the start of the new year, think of this month as a blank canvas for days to come and for the rest of your lives when planning your wedding. With the scorching hot weather across most of Australia you will be spoilt for choice in terms of location and possible wedding venues.

The first thing that springs to mind at this time of year is the bright white sand and brightness of the sun to influence our colour choice. We have chosen Cream & White to represent January – for your wedding flowers you can expect to find carnations and snowdrops available and they are generally the most popular choice for January. Dress your bridesmaids in matching creams and keep things simple and clean for the whole event.

February – Bride to Be

PURPLE

For this month we have chosen Purple, you will find violets readily available at this time of year for your wedding bouquets and this is also the traditional flower of the month along with the primrose.

February in Australia is often one of the hottest months and purple is a fantastic colour to compliment any wedding party, you can team this colour with creams and whites for a light and bright celebration or choose a darker purple with shades of eggplant and plum for a more sensual and romantic setting for your reception.

March – Brighten Up Your Bridal Party

YELLOW

The first of March marks the beginning of Autumn in the southern hemisphere, this season brings us jonquils and daffodils which make a fantastic pair and add some bright colour to your wedding day, your accessories and bouquet.

To match the choice in flowers available this month we have chosen Yellow to represent March. You can match this with white and/or some leafy greens for a fresh look at your wedding celebration, a colour combination that would be ideal for an outdoor/garden wedding or any relaxed indoor setting.

April – Bold Wedding Colours

FUSHIA PINK

As the weather starts to get a little colder through mid-autumn we have chosen Fushia Pink to brighten up your wedding theme. You can have just a hint or go bold and splatter this beautiful colour all over your wedding.

Create a tropical array of colours for your flower bouquet with some simple multi-coloured sweet peas, and why not replicate these on your wedding cake too.

May – Create a Warm Ambience

ORANGE

As winter slowly creeps in, think back to all of those autumnal colours that you love! There are some amazing ways to incorporate some hues of Orange into your wedding day. You can go bright a vibrant or soft a subtle, don’t forget that you can mix this into your wedding attire, decorations and even your food or wedding buffet.

The birth stone for May is emerald, this colour can look great with the right tint of orange, you can also get some beautiful lilies to match these are in their abundance at this time of year and the apricot shades look great in a wedding bouquet with any type of yellow or green flowers for a warm ambience.

June – Choose Viintage Wedding Colours

TEAL

For a winter wedding in June we have chosen Teal, this can be incorporated into your wedding bouquet, table decorations, buttonhole and more. With roses in bloom you can add a touch of teal using ribbons and even buttons like the image below, a great way to add a modern twist.

If you are looking for a theme to match this vibrant colour you could go for a vintage peacock style or add some natural browns for an organic feel.

July – A Classic Theme

RED

With the birthstone of this month being ruby we have chosen Red to represent your wedding in July. As a bright contrast against the white of your wedding dress or iced cake a ruby red element would make a fantastic theme!

Why not add a cheeky peep toe of a red show under your dress or paint your nails to match your ruby red wedding accessories.

August – Modern Wedding Style

SPRING GREEN

We have selected a Spring Green to match the stone for August, the Peridot is an intense olive green coloured gem stone that will be sure to add some much needed sparkle to your 2013 wintery wedding in the southern hemisphere.

Choose an exotic blend of spring green and white flowers for your wedding bouquet, these might include Paphiopedilums also known as Ladies Slipper Orchids along with some Lenten Rose, and Freesias. Spring green can also look great paired up with dusty pinks and dark purples – a wonderful combination for a modern outdoor wedding or to brighten up an indoor reception.

September – The Sapphire Bride

SAPPHIRE BLUE

Sapphires can be found in a range of blue shades and this sparkling gem is traditionally the birthstone of Septmeber, so if you are looking for a colour to suit your wedding in this month then why not choose Sapphire Blue.

Maybe you can supply some Bombay Sapphire gin cocktails on arrival, or decorate your tables with personalised wedding stubby holders if you are having bottles on the day! Make sure that you go for a blue petal flower such as morning glory, most skin tines will suit a bright blue so you can rest assured that your bridesmaids and groomsmen will look stunning in this vibrant and modern colour choice.

October – Beautiful Bouquets

CORAL PINK

The birth stone for October is Rose – this can be reflected in both flower type and general colour. The name Rose lends itself to feminine influences and soft tones, for that reason we have chosen Coral Pink to represent this month in our colour chart.

Perfect for a classic or vintage style wedding, the use of Chrysanthemums and daisies in your posie can look fantastic. You could also add a modern twist by teaming your pinks with a Mint Green.

November – A Bohemian Wedding

COPPER

For November we have chosen Copper this rich and luxurious colour would suit any bride and groom and formal wedding setting. You can even go as far as having the bride’s bouquet made our of intertwined copper wire for a really unique style.

When copper corrodes it tends to go a really beautiful bright green/teal colour, you could incorporate this into your theme using some of the ideas from our June section, perhaps if you fancy a bohemian wedding theme or vintage peacock style then this will sit nicely in the colour scheme.

December – Dare to be Different

BLACK & WHITE

To finish off the year we have chosen a classic combination of Black & White. Thinking of black feathers, dark chandeliers, vintage stripes and classic scroll patterns. From your save the dates, wedding invitations through to your bombonierre gift ideas you can team any black design against a white background to create a truly sophisticated wedding style.

Consider your wedding flowers, choose any white or cream varieties paired with blue-black privet berries or black jewels, you could also use white gerberas with black centres to continue the theme for your stylish black and white wedding.

If you dare to be different you could also go for a black wedding gown and dress all of your bridesmaids in white, a reverse effect that will surprise all of your guests!

Don’t forget with our digital print process you can choose any colour to suit your needs – Check out some of our design ideas to suit your wedding theme here:

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