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Welcome to Oceania Island Living. We absolutely adore coastal island lifestyle, forever stylish and serene, fresh and authentic and always creative and inspiring. So pull up your sun lounger and experience coastal island style by our shores, we guarantee you'll not want to leave...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Best Tropical Island Wedding Inspiration

Tropical island weddings are something very special.

Usually set in breathtaking places across the world, these glamorous affairs on beautiful islands just scream wedding paradise bliss.

Be inspired by these beautiful images and awesome ideas - even if you're not getting married.

A beautiful reception setting.

I love this idea, a cocktail of your choice in a real coconut vessel -
can't get much more tropical than that.

A simple ceremony in a beautiful waterfront location,
 private, intimate and exclusive.

I love this idea, not just for weddings, a destination map in your shoes
is the perfect travel accessory.

How simple, but gorgeous. Young green coconuts, palm leaves
and white flowers form the aisle.

A tropical aisle in the sand.

This is a beautiful island reception setting.

I really like this palm leaf arbour.

What a gorgeous bouquet, love the colour and the flower choice.

Another beautiful bouquet.

I love the fresh greens with the crisp white and natural raffia
elements of this reception table setting.

I love these so much, I've actually bought some - so cute and unusual.
Beautiful Beach Weddings

Of course.

A night time wedding, interesting idea, looks stunning.

A fresh tropical island wedding ceremony setting.

How cute, wedding bands in the sand.

How lovely, simple yet elegant Ginger flowers
in water with candles - love the dash of pink.

A lovely coral cake topper, much classier than
the Mr & Mrs traditional toppers.
Beautiful Beach Weddings

An old palm frond makes a wonderful natural boat
for a table centre piece.

A tropical inspired ring bearers cushion.
Pacific Weddings Magazine

A majestic wedding cake - this is so awesome.
Pacific Weddings Magazine

Rest of images Pinterest.

Happy Island Styling.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Flip Flop Friday - Oceania Island Living Celebrations

Today is a double celebration, it's the weekend (yipee) and Oceania Island Living has achieved its 100th post.



Lets celebrate!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

A huge cheers for all your wonderful support, encouragement
and friendship.

Here's to the next 100 gorgeous Oceania Island Living posts.

Happy Island Styling!

images from Completely Coastal
& Not On The High Street

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beautiful Beach Weddings

It's nearly Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere (yippee) and thoughts turn to gorgeous weddings.

In this 2 part series I'll share fresh ideas with you for beach and tropical weddings.

Today, the focus is on beautiful beach wedding inspiration and ideas. Beach weddings are so romantic, ethereal, feminine and fun - just love them.

How absolutely gorgeous is this montage?
The soft floaty pastel colours are so romantic and very attuned with the
coastal elements and setting.

This montage is similar to the last image with maybe a few
more castaway beach images.

These little conch shells make a very pretty border down the aisle.
I really like the woven beach mat idea too.

How cute are these nautical inspired bridesmaids?
The parasols are just so lovely as well as practical.

The finishing touches to add coastal style in detail.

A collection of flip flops for guests at the beach, love the aqua,
would equally look good in a natural basket too tied together
with raffia.

I like this, it encourages guests to really get into the
spirit of a beach wedding with sand between the toes.

Beach weddings are fun, no wonder they're so popular.

I love this, its such a cool idea. Coastal keepsakes in an old vintage
pocket watch.

How funny, an interesting take on the 'Just Married' sign.

Stay tuned for the next installment when we look
 at gorgeous Tropical weddings.

All images from Pinterest.

Happy Island Styling!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lizard Island

With 24 beaches, a top ten listing as one of the best resorts in the world and crystal clear lagoon waters of the stunning Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island has it all.

Lizard Island is the Northernmost island of the Great Barrier Reef.
A nature spectacular all year round, there's plenty to see and do.

Just one of the 40 luxurious resort suites.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and one
 of the worlds very best snorkeling & diving destinations.

Secluded beaches set in National Parkland - an island where
you can truly get away from it all.

Happy Island Styling.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Island of Love

Sir Richard Branson has a thing for islands.

His latest offering is Makepeace Island in Noosa, Queensland Australia. An eco-friendly luxury retreat shaped in a heart available for weddings, parties, holidays etc.

Set on 9.2 hectors this 5 start Bali inspired resort is furnished from handcrafted items straight from Indonesia. The Bali theme was chosen by Branson himself and features a Wantilan (open sided structure) and several bures.

Branson is keen to support Queensland tourism and says Noosa is his favourite part of Australia.

The island can accommodate up to 22 guests.
There's a huge pool, tennis courts and a private cinema.

Breezy tropical living.

How beautiful.

For more have a peek at www.makepeaceisland.com.

Happy Island Styling!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Flip Flop Friday - Up for grabs

The weekends here...

Some special news, you can now grab my exclusive button and add to your very own site!

See right hand side for the Oceania Island Living logo button, copy and paste the JavaScript into
a new gadget, et Voila my island friends your instant passport to Coastal Island Style.

Have a truly lovely weekend.

Happy Island Styling.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bamboo Cool

Bamboo has finally shaken off it's daggy Seventies image and is now officially the rapidly renewable design material of choice.

Yes, bamboo is cool.

With strength on par with steel, bamboo can be a great structural material.
image Pinterest

Stylised bamboo stainless steel cutlery.
 image Pinterest

We've seen brightly painted faux bamboo furniture pieces for a while now
and it can be pretty pricey in the shops.

If you like this look, charity stores often have bamboo furniture, mirrors etc.
all they need is a clean and a can of spray paint to achieve a very
similar look, so get creative.
 image Pinterest

Trippy looking light.
Bamboo has been split to achieve a 'hair' look to
diffuse the light.
image Pinterest

How cute, not only is this iPhone made of bamboo, it also
comes with little octopus, aahhhhh.
 image Pinterest

So simple, the bamboo ladder is a design classic.
 image Pinterest

More painted faux bamboo, love the yellow.
 image Pinterest

Bamboo mirrors look so cool painted. I especially like the mirrors painted white
on a deep feature coloured background, very stylish.
 image Pinterest

This is so awesome, a bamboo Vespa.
 image Pinterest

I like these chairs, they're quite striking.
 image Pinterest

Bamboo hair?
 image Pinterest

Cute vintage coat hanger.
 image Etsy

Bamboo frame, like the idea of the blackboard.
image Etsy

We love these pens from Iomoi.
 image Iomoi

Welcome to the future, plastic free I hope.
 image Pinterest

Happy Island Styling.