31 December 2009

feature wedding

So it is sweltering hot in Melbourne but I am very excited to bring you this feature wedding photographed by Nikole Ramsay - another twitter pal - based in London but from Melbourne! This wedding caught my attention because of the nice simple style and the fact that it was held in a garden. The photos are so lovely and I just love the setting - simply beautiful! This wedding is also in the December issue of Cosmo bride if you want to see more! Love the shot of Fiona in her gumboots. The bride and groom - Fiona & Izy held their wedding in Fiona's parents garden - an intimate and clearly stylish wedding. Love it! Exactly the reason I am having a daytime wedding!!

30 December 2009

Cheer me up!

I didn't get much sleep last night due to a neighbours boyfriend stopping in at 4:30am for a visit - thanks for that! Anyway Jonas Peterson just twittered about a new shoot of his - and since I love his work I thought I would pass on this sneak peak if anyone else is having a less than perfect day! xx

29 December 2009

Black Bridesmaids dresses

So - for my wedding we have chosen black bridesmaids dresses. I didn't think we would go with black but in the end it worked out to be more like a 'neutral' colour and now I can work everything else around it. Plus the girls looked fantastic in the dresses! They are lovely and floaty and I plan to use coloured sashes or flowers with them!

28 December 2009

seasons greetings

Hey everyone - just checking in to say hello! I have been so busy with the 'silly season' I haven't had a real chance to blog. Looking forward to sharing with you and checking our your blogs!

18 December 2009

paper lanterns

I think I am finally getting somewhere!! I have decided not to be so structured with my colour palette and just work with a range of colours! I have ordered some paper lanterns on ebay in light pink, bright pink and light peach to go with the white ones I already have! we will see how this all turns out! I have completely gone off the light green idea!

Etsy wedding sashes/flowers

I have been doing some etsy shopping and have come across some great etsy shops with fantastic belts/sashes that incorporate fabric flowers to wear with the bridesmaids dresses! Now I just need to work out which will suit my whole look the best and decide on my colours once and for all!

here they are!

1.Untamed Petals - completely sweet and customisable 2. Sweat Pea & Fawn - Dusty Blooms Corsage - Silk rose and poppy corsage which can be customised in a range of colours 3. Tijusai - two tone flower which can be made in a range of colours and used as a hair pin or brooch 4. MojoSpaStyle - Satin fabric flower with grosgrain ribbon belt

16 December 2009

The Sash

Ever since we got engaged I have seen heaps of wedding dresses with lovely sashes. My wedding dress can be worn with a sash but I am not sure yet if I will go down this path. However for the bridesmaids dresses I think the sash is the perfect addition to their dresses - I just have to decide on a colour and whether they should be the same colour or not?

13 December 2009

Star of Greece

Next month we are going on a little bit of a family holiday and checking out the Tour Down Under in South Australia and hopefully catching up with Lance Armstrong. We decided to try our luck and managed to get a table at the Star of Greece Restaurant in Port Willunga which The Tour passes by! Very exited as I have been there one day for a work xmas party but it was so rainy so I can't wait to check it out on a beautiful day! Hope everyone had a great weekend :)

11 December 2009

Real wedding

Today I would like to share a real wedding photographed by twitter friends Kim & Phil. This wedding has such a lovely relaxed summery feel - lovely!

08 December 2009


It has been a while since I featured another etsy seller because I have been focussing on my wedding planning. I am in the process of designing my wedding invitations which has been a long process for me because I keep changing my mind! I love these invitations from Golden Hill Design because they have so much personality! I will do a post shortly to show you where I am upto with my invitations. I feel like I have so much to do!!!!!! Also need to find a hairdresser for the day!!

06 December 2009

My dress

So I have been going on about the bridesmaids dresses but then today I found a picture of Kate Richie (of Home & Away fame!) wearing the same Lisa Ho dress as my wedding dress except hers is purple! Let me know what you think? Love the purple dress though :)

05 December 2009

Bridesmaids Dresses

Got our dresses today - just searching for a photo of them!

02 December 2009

More dresses

these are really close to the style I am looking for for my bridesmaids. Super cute, relaxed and gorgeous colours. Shopping expedition this weekend!!

29 November 2009


Found these cute dresses from Barkins today - not sure about these exact colours but love the styles!

28 November 2009

DIY bouquet

Today I bought a bunch of baby pink and white carnations. Then I came across this blog post that detailled how to make a carnation bouquet that turns out to look likes peonies!

what do you think?


I like the subtle style of these dresses. Don't think I want really bright dresses and these dresses from sajawedding are so pretty!

Bridesmaids Dresses

I am starting to have a small panic attack about finding bridesmaids dresses. One problem I have is finding time to go and look but I also want something that is not too mainstream so I need to find some great shops in Melbourne where the dresses don't cost a fortune. I am doing some searching online and hopefully there will be an expedition next weekend. In the meantime I will post some ideas and see what you all think!!

26 November 2009


I love drooling over Jonas Peterson wedding photos! I love these cool almost 'miniature' photos! Enjoyed a great Japanese dinner last night with my lovely triathlon friends!

23 November 2009


Mondays can be so tough! I have been working on some custom orders today which is great fun - here is a sneak peak although the designs won't be finalised until tomorrow. I have also made a resolution with myself to give up drinking alcohol. For now this will be for one month - so until the 23rd of December. There are a few reasons for this - one being for my health, one being so I can get nice and trim before my wedding in 4 months time and also because I think it will positively effect my life in other ways! So I will be using you guys as my honesty system and if I break my pact I promise to post here and let you know!!

22 November 2009


I am so in love with Peonies at the moment. This bouquet via wedding style guide is just so pretty! Its a shame they are not in season in March!


I must be the most indecisive person in the world. How about these colours? I love them!! Maybe I would swap the purple for a shade closer to pink to match my wedding shoes!


I have been doing some blogging, custom orders & shopping on etsy this afternoon! I came across this photograph from The Blue Balloon. I love the whimsical style of her shots and also the cool stationery.

Ripponlea Estate

Yesterday we attended our friends wedding atRipponlea Estate. I have to say it was such a great day and an amazing venue. Even though it was raining the beautiful gardens and the amazing mansion were stunning. The catering by Peter Rowland was also a highlight. I had to buy a new pair of Tony Bianco shoes for the occasion although silver satin shoes and rain don't go too well!

More posts to come!

20 November 2009


How I love weekends! This weekend we have a wedding tomorrow and then some time of work which will be fantastic. Lots of updates to come over the weekend!

14 November 2009

Wedding invitation

I have been working on some custom orders in my etsy shop and thought this one was a great combination of two of my designs. I am in the process of designing my own invitation but just waiting to select the bridesmaids dress so I can match the colours. Only problem is I am so picky I can never choose one that I absolutely love! Not much else to report - still so hot in Melbourne but I guess I can't complain!!

10 November 2009

DIY wedding bouquet

So I have been doing some research and I am seriously considering making my own wedding bouquet. It is not so much the cost of having one made it is more the fact that this way I can make it exactly the way I want! Our wedding is going to be a little bit rustic so I figure if some of the flowers are a bit 'wonky' it won't be such a bad thing. I came across this post on DesignSponge - (great blog!) which has really inspired me. The only thing will be making sure I have time the day before and making sure it won't stress me out!!

08 November 2009

To bouquet or not to bouquet

I have been having some wedding dilemmas... mainly in my head and mainly based around my colour palette, my exact wedding style and also my wedding flowers. I am not sure if a bouquet fits with my wedding style but I also feel I need to have something in my hands when I arrive. Here are some flowers I have come across that I like - what do you guys think? Something structured or something casual? Some final colour palette options will be posted shortly and I will be collecting votes!!

In the garden

So nice to finally see the sun - and now it is boiling hot. So we spent some time in our garden looking after the herbs and tomato plants! The exercise is going better - went for a great ride this morning and planning for lots more.

31 October 2009


I have been so busy lately I haven't had a lot of time to post on my blog. So here is a quick update. I have been working really flat out lately and my exercise program got thrown out the window. So this morning I got up nice and early and did my 40 min run/walk - it seems as though my body has forgotten what to do but I am feeling so motivated now! Planning to ride tomorrow morning so will post afterwards! All the wedding planning is going well - kind of on hold which is nice! Today I am off to the hairdresser - cant wait. Then lots of errands to run and babysitting my little nephew tonight! Lots of orders and enquiries coming through my etsy shop so I am really excited about that! Think thats about it - thanks for all your lovely comments!!

29 October 2009


I have been having lots of fun over the past day or so searching for wedding items on etsy. Here is a great little shop ohmydeer. Love these photos!

25 October 2009


I am currently working on lots of new design templates in my etsy shop. I am also in the process of designing our invitations which I have decided to simplify. Now that there is google maps I don't think we need a map to the venue! Just need to come up with a design that I am really happy with that captures the style I am after for the day! These lovely place cards come via green wedding shoes one of my favourite wedding blogs. Out to try a new local restaurant tonight - fingers crossed it is good - as we have so little to choose from!

24 October 2009


Last night we headed down to St Kilda for a yummy seafood dinner at Claypots. We got in nice and early and scored a great table outside. After a couple of drinks our 2 claypots and 3 fish dishes arrived. One cajun snapper, crispy skin dory and snapper with coriander. So good!

22 October 2009

Colour Palette

I thought I was getting so close to making a decision about my wedding colours but I keep changing my mind. I was going through some of my 'inspiration' photos the other day and came across this photo. It is quite different to the palette I had but I think it is quite pretty, a little bit different and also nice and summery. What do you think?

20 October 2009

dress sneak peak

Since I haven't been able to find a pic of the dress - here is a shot that I took for one of my bridesmaids.

18 October 2009

Sunday Jonas Love

I love everything I see from Jonas Peterson and this dreamy wedding shoot is no exception. All the wedding planning is going great guns. My new fitness regime unfortunately is not! But I will start afresh tomorrow since it is Monday!! Off for some yummy thai tonight!


Honeymoon is now booked! Off to Thailand - just working out a bit of a travel plan!! Can't wait!

15 October 2009

Lisa Ho

I picked up my wedding dress today. I still can't find a shot of the actual dress so here are some other Lisa Ho dresses! Guess I will have to wait until I can post the wedding shots which won't be for a few months. Looking forward to the weather turning sunny next week!


So, I haven't had too much in the way of inspiration to post this week but I'm sure over the weekend there will be plenty! Off to pick up my dress today which I am very excited about. ALso working on a new exercise program which I plan to share on my blog to keep myself honest and on track! This will involve completing my minimum 5 sessions per week and checking in on each one - hope it works! Oh and if you haven't seen the constant gardener - go and rent it out - it is so amazing!

12 October 2009


I got my Lisa Ho dress today. The visit to Mariana Hardwick didn't prove successful. So it was back to Lisa Ho where I tried on a few dresses but ended up going back to the one I found a few weeks ago. It is long and flowy, strapless, kind of Grecian style with a little belt with beads - will have to find a pic of it to show it off. Very happy and relieved!

11 October 2009

Inspiration board

Love this inspiration board from Green Wedding Shoes. These colours are so dreamy and beautiful. We also settled on our groom/groomsmen outfits today. Black pants, black vest and skinny tie with a nice white shirt - I will post some pics that make it look a bit better than it sounds!

Oh Mariana!

I am off on my first official dress shopping expedition tomorrow (the first one was more of a secret mission in the rain). Heading straight to Mariana Hardwick. My sister and her gorgeous bub Ethan are accompanying me and I am sure she will help me make up my mind as I am not very decisive! I really hope I can find something I like!