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Brisbane based wedding planner and stylist, Janette of Olive Rose Weddings planned this disney themed Frozen wedding collaboration taking advantage of the Skating at Festivals ice skating rink in Brisbane this Winter. What better location for adisney on ice inspired shoot than on an actual ice rink in the middle of the city at night? Janette also shares her hottest tips for keeping your guests the coolest fofr a summer wedding at the end of the image set.
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highlights: Anything Disney related in my opinion as a highlight. The main highlight from the whole process is discussing ideas with my team, we all get so excited about the whole process that it’s not really work for us it’s an exciting day out to be creative.

challenges:
The main challenge is that we only had an hour of setup/shoot/pack down time on the ice. We managed to setup mostly everything off too the side then as soon as the public were off the ice we carried it all on and started shooting. We did manage to bribe the ice rink staff with cake for an extra 15mins so that we could get everything shot. The power of cake saved the day.
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favourite detail: My favourite detail of the day was the beautiful lace cape that pulled the ‘Elsa’ look off so amazingly. The whole idea of this shoot was to add subtle Disney touches from the movie without it looking tacky.

favoutire moment: My favourite moment of any shoot is seeing my vision come together. After my styling is complete, I get to watch my team in action. My favourite part was seeing the videographer using his own ice skates, skating around getting all of the footage. He’s majestic.
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read on for tips on the best ways to keep your guests cool in Summer from 
Janette of Olive Rose Weddings & Events

Dreaming of an outdoors Summer wedding? Let’s have a chat about how to keep your wedding guests cool in Summer. Summer is only just around the corner and if you live in Australia like me, well it’s pretty much Summer all year round. And the last thing you want is for yourselves and your guests to be uncomfortably sweaty, dehydrated and just plain hot and bothered.

So, here are some fun ideas to keep everyone happy during your beautiful Summer wedding.

PLENTY OF COLD DRINKS
This might be an easy to figure out, logical thing to do. However, the number of weddings that forget to put out cold drinks at their ceremony is just crazy. Especially for an Australian wedding. Sure, they have perhaps some beer and wine after the ceremony, but you need to remember that your guests arrive 30mins to an hour prior to your ceremony even starting. Have chilled bottles of water in ice buckets ready for when your guests arrive. This will be a live saver, trust me!

SHADE, SHADE, SHADE!
For an outdoors wedding in Summer shade is a MUST. When inspecting venues check out what sort of shade or covers, they have to offer your guests before and after the ceremony. If your heart is set on a particular venue and your guests don’t have any access to shade at the ceremony, consider hiring some large café style umbrellas and setup a cocktail hour nearby. Or if huge umbrellas aren’t your style look into some cute paper parasols for your guests. I will state that perhaps for the ceremony, at least for the guests sitting down don’t have the parasols up as this blocks the view of the other guests as well as from you and your partner seeing everyone’s smiling faces. Just a note. You can get your celebrant to announce to guests to put them down during the ceremony.

HANDHELD FANS

Fans are a cute way of keeping your guests cool in Summer. They don’t obstruct anyone’s view and don’t make any noise. Woohoo. A great idea is to utilise your fans and make them into your programs for the day. Print out your timeline onto the fans it’s always a hit with the guests.

ICE-CREAM CART
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cream on a hot Summers day. Why not hire an ice-cream cart or van for your cocktail hour! It’s always a huge hit with the guests and will keep everyone as cool as a cucumber.

FUN SUNGLASSES
Provide a basket of fun sunglasses for your guests to wear. Personally, I think this is a fantastic idea, especially the fun, crazy sunglasses. Shields your guests’ eyes from the sun and at the same time creating amazing photos for you to cherish. Weddings that I’ve been to that have done this truly have some cracking photos and the guests have a ball with them. Definitely a must in my option.

COOL DOWN STATION
Having a cool down station at your Summer wedding is the best idea. You can stock it with so many fun and useful things such as sunscreen, bug spray, chilled towels, thongs, cold water in spray bottles for some refreshing cold mist. The options are endless, have some fun with it.

By applying my Summer tips to your wedding, your guests will thank you and you’ll be the talk of the town. Because with all of these fun Summer ideas to keep your wedding guests cool your guests will have a fantastic time and you’ll have the BEST DAY EVER!

Written by Janette Newell | Olive Rose Weddings & Events

concept, planning and stylist Olive Rose Weddings & Events @oliveroseweddings
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photographer Jess Took This @jesstookthis_
videographer Forever Features @forever_features_film
cake Cake My Day By Jo @cakemydaybyj
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hmua Makeup & Me @makeupandme5
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jewellery Wendy Louise Designs @wendylouisedesigns
florist/stylist Emunah Events @emunahevents_
models (Real Couple) Carissa Alfaro & Erico Alfaro