Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Me like

I was sent a link to today now seriously want to shop. Look at this cuteness how could I not want it. And it would make such a good beach to bar outfit when I'm in Mexico.


Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

Because we aren't perfect and we all need to be reminded from time to time. We owe it to all our love ones (not just our better halfs), and hopefully they return it. I have to admit I'm not always so good with the patience, bearing and enduring and I can get a bit irritable and resentful, but I'm working on it - we ALL need to work on something right.

Not talking about anything in particluar, we've just been working on the ceremony, and its been a nice reminder of whats important.

Monday, September 28, 2009


I'm completely exhausted at the moment, things are been so busy I feel like I'm constantly running from on place to the next, and my wedding to do list isn't getting much shorter because I'm too busy with everything else to do anything. I need some time off to catch up on my sleep and I'm going to have to slow down a little. Unfortunately can't do that this week, I'm booked up every night this week and I think we only have one night of the long weekend free.

I'm booked up and exhausted but this week I have to get some more stuff done for the wedding, tonight we have a dress fitting for the girls, check and make sure the calicos are right so we can make the real thing.

Tomorrow we have a dance lesson, really excited C and I have really enjoyed the classes we've done, such a good way to get away from everything and send some time together, letting him lead (always funny), learning something new together, so much fun I recommend it to everyone not just people getting married, everyone definatly worth the money. Unfortunately in the last month or 2 we haven't been able to make it to any of the because I'm always working to late - going to be really good to get back to it and its a good opportunity to stretch out my shoes. I hope we are able to keep it up after the wedding.

This weekend I did manage to get a few things knocked off my list,
Visas - Mine Done still need to do Craigs
Soft drink, brunch - done
Lollies, capacity of vases, what we want, how much we need, prices - done still waiting to find a few other prices so we can order but almost done.
Kids ceremony activity books - done
Ceremony place cards - done
Readings for the ceremony - done, really glad we got this one done C and I both agree now to pick people to read, very hard.

So if my blogging is a little slow it probably means I stuck under a pile of work on my way to dinner somewhere after which I'll race home and do 1000 chores (home and wedding). FUN!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Just a quick one today, been super busy at work this week, and the last 3 weeks have been so hectic I've been out almost every night and all weekend, all I want to do is sleep. I've been falling a little behind my schedule for wedding stuff to I need to pick up my game so I'm not running around manic next week. This week has been made harder cause C is away thankful he's back tomorrow morning at 6am yeah, but our weekend is jam packed so we aren't going to get much time to catch up :(

Strangely this week with C away, I've found it easier to put some of my thought into words and made a start to my vows. Its hard work to write some like that, something so emotional and its harder still that you know people will be listening in hearing our private thanks yous, promises and I love you moments.

Another good thing my paper arrive, very exciting, my production manager was able to get it for free for me, he's the best. Now I just have to find a bit of time to sit down and finish the invites off.

So pretty, image by our labour of love

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Never in Oz

Ok so I'm starting to get very sad, I keep finding really great, fun, colourful clothing online and none of it is ever Australian, so sad. I'm am completely in love with the playful skirts and dress by Sika.

Image and dresses from Sika found though

And yes I do realise that they are all very similar, but hey if it aint broke don't fix it (and this shape looks good on me)

On a mission

I'm on a mission to find a retro one piece swimmer before summer. I've love them for ages but I've never really found any, this year their are lot more around, I haven't had much luck yet finding one I like and fits right - but I'm sure its out there and I will find it.

I absolutely love this one, the colour is great and the cute ruffle adds a little fun.

100% postive

that it will rain on my wedding day, its a family tradition my parents and both my sisters had rainy wedding days and I expect I will be no different - I admit I do hope that we had our share of rain for our engagement party. I'm ready for it though, so if it rains it rains and we put our back up plan into action. The only thing I'm a little worried about is photos so I've been thinking about it. Craig property has a run down broken old barn that would look really cool and I'm preparing myself to get wet, and I may need to get some gum boots and a brightly coloured umbrella. I think if it rains I'd like a photo of me jumping in a paddle.

Found on classicbride

I'm sure no matter what happens we'll get something good out of it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

its going to look great

I've come to the conclusion after looking around at lots of flower inspiration its impossible for them to look bad. I mean if you get flowers you like you can't go wrong mix a few different flowers together or get lots of the same and bunch than all together. I admit i do like the loss more informal flowers best but flowers are pretty so its hard to go wrong.

I'm not doing a practice run of mine until closer to the date, so I'm practicing with whats in session for the wedding, but I'm looking forward to it, I think this will be a fun project.

So more inspiration.

Found on duet weddings

Friday, September 18, 2009

Worst day

Yesterday was a horrible day and I wish I could go back and erase it. My phone got stolen while I was at a work function and C got a big fine for his car. Bad day. I can't believe people steal phone, and the worst part is all the information I lost, I didn't just loss a phone I also lost a diary, important notes, music, photos. Can't say I'm to happy about the fine, not good for our budget especially this close to the honeymoon.

But we have dinner with friends for Cs birthday tonight at our favourite Mexican restaurant hopefully it will cheer us up a bit.

Than on Sunday Cs off again for a work trip. Luckily only for a week, I hate it when he's gone.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Still more

Yes I still have more ideas for the lolly bar back drop.

Coloured lights, I was shopping with friends a few weeks ago and saw this awesome light display, I automatically thought it would be perfect for the lolly bar.

Its a little out of my price range but I'm sure their would be a way to DIY this using fairy lights I already have. But I don't think this is something I want to attempt 2 1/2 months before the wedding, I have a few other things I'd rather do (Like plan my honeymoon)

And last but certainly not less, tissue paper fans. Cheap, easy, looks really cool this could definatly work. and it would totally work in with the spirograph stuff.

Love it, and they look so good when the light hits them becuase they are slightly translucent.

So my top 3 options are:

material flower garland, my friend was able to get some fabric scraps large enough so as soon as I have time I'm going to give it a go and see if it ill work.

Paper Circle garland

Tissue paper fans think I'll give thes a go if the material garland doesn't work.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I've been working on the invite set on and off for the last few weeks, very hard work. As a designer this is the hardest part of my wedding process, whenever I design a wedding invite I design heaps of variations and really try and make it fit the people an the wedding perfectly, I enjoying working with the couple, tweaking and changing to make sure they get exactly what they want. But when its your own invite you don't have that outsiders, you have so many ideas about your wedding its hard to fit them all in and work seamlessly. I'm not 100% happy with what I've done yet but I can't figure out whats annoying me about it.

So I'm look at inspirations, not necessarily invites like mine just looking at designs I love, hopefully looking at them I can figure out where mine is off.

Monday, September 14, 2009

More ideas

So I said I still had more idea for the lolly bar backdrop and I wasn't joking. Ideas are

Garlands of coloured circles, either hanging vertically uneven throughout the space or made to look like a big top.

Just imagine it colourful, fun right. i just hope not too fun, don't want it to start looking like a kids party.

Set up like a bit top, cool right and classy, they did this one using material flags but thats a little expensive for us, so we'd we doing coloured circles cut from paper. I think it would look fun and be a good use of the space.

But wait I'm still not done.

When I 1st saw these I wanted to use them for the ceremony, until I decided I didn't want to decorate the ceremony, let the beauty of the place speak for itself. More garlands this time made from with either coffee filters or cup cake cases, I like the idea of using lots of patterned cupcake cases.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Been to busy to blog...

so much going on and when I have a bit more time, I've got heaps to post about but for the moment I thought I would leave you with this awesome and simple DIY bouquet by Brittni. For instructions check out

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


We have a brunch venue, we have come an agreement with the Lodge (our original venue) we still have to hire the toilets but we found somewhere that can do it for a reasonable rate provided we pick up and return - fine with me. They also agreed to drop the additional charges and let us use the one site BBQs. I was still worried about spending the extra money but we've saved in a few other areas and we really did want to send the day with everyone by the river.

One of the biggest thing that has shaped our budget during the process is the desire to spend time to everyone and share the things we love the most, food, drink, location, food (I know we really like food - its a problem for us). This has meant we have rewritten our budget 100 times to make it work, and honestly we'll be a little over in the end but I'm yet to say I regret anything we spent money on yet.

Monday, September 7, 2009


So I'm almost finished with the vases and I've been thinking about decorating the space behind our lolly bar. haven't decided if I defiantly want to decorate it or not yet, not sure if it will be to much or create a cool feature within the space.

1st the space - on the raised section, so we have quick a bit of space, the area is rather deep - space we aren't likely to need or use.

1st idea is to have multi-coloured ribbons randomly hanging from the roof uneven and deep. I think this might be a bit wasteful, I'd need a huge amount of ribbon to make this look good, and I'm not sure what I'd ever do with that much ribbon ever again.

2nd options - this is my favourite idea, to have a few fabric flowers garlands hanging vertically from the roof on string. Again hanging them from unevenly using the depth in the space.

Images from one of my favourite wedding ever - check out more pictures at

You can buys these on Etsy, personally I'd be making them, Martha Stewart has how too for a few different flower styles that could be mixed and matched. I wouldn't need a huge amount and it would be a really fun project, but material is expensive. A friend had earlier in the process offered to help with material and I had thought if they had off cuts we could use for free to create the flowers - however I'm not sure they will have the kind of colours will need, and the budget isn't going to allow for material.

3rd options - Paper garlands, as seem during the pop up wedding. we love the idea of creating a thick curtain of hanging paper garlands.

Image from Martha Stewart wedding

I'm just a bit worried that if we do something with our colours will be a bit strongh and overwhelming, our colours are so bright and dark in bulk like this it colour look like too much.

4th option - (yes we are still going I have alot of ideas.) This idea is cheap, easy and cool. Using honeycomb tissue paper balls in a few differnt sizes and colours hanging from the ceiling.

I like the idea but I'm not sure if it work in that well with the rest of the look might just be to heavy and over the top.

I still have more ideas. Post those later.


This weekend was great, C was away on a bucks weekend so I got heaps done and had a great day hanging out with the ladies and celebrated fathers day.

I'm now more than half way done with all the vases, I got 5 made over the weekend and think the second half will be quick and fun. I've got my technique down pat so they are supper quick and easy, so now I'm experimenting more with colour and style. Really happy with how they have been turning out. Not all of them are perfect few problem here and there but I'm OK with that, they are hand made and unique, you can't expect them to be perfect.

Saturday I spent the day with some ladies, 1st shopping and enjoying the sunshine in Newtown. I scored 2 new pairs of earring, than cooking up a storm and drinking a few cocktails by the water, great way to spend a Saturday.

Sunday was fathers day, so I cooked up a feast for fathers day and caught up on lost sleep.

If only I didn't have to work today.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I scream, you scream, we all scream..

for ice cream. I have had a bit of a bad day today and this cheered me up straight away. I love the idea for a "Make Your Own Sundae" Ice cream Parlour. I'm already having a dessert buffet for my wedding, so I need to find another reason to use this one. Maybe for my next bday.

Check out more on

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Done and Done

Shoes - Done
Jewellery - Done
Band - Done (I think still waiting on the confirmation)
5 vase (out of 20) - Done

Yeah for getting things done. My shoes are exactly what I wanted but what I wanted was double the price and I didn't really want them that much.

The jewellery is great, I had a hard time picking something because I loved too many differnet things, and had too many ideas. In the end I decided I better just get something I liked rather than search for day/weeks for something perfect and never find anything and miss out on what I liked, and now I've bought them I love them and they will be perfect, becuase I'll wear them when I marry C.

I'm loving the vase the process and the results, they will look really good. Hopefully making more tonight and over the weekend.

loving every minute

I hear a lot of people say planning a wedding is horrible and just wish it would hurry up and be over, I have to say I don't really feel like that, I mean there are defiantly moments, when things are going wrong or people are wanting or expecting thing I don't really have time or desire for. Those are the times I wish the wedding would go away and C and I would elope and get married on the beach me wearing a cute cotton sun dress and C shorts and an white shirt, bare foot, afterward we would jump on a boat and eat heaps and heaps of fresh seafood on the deck over looking some amazing tropical location.

Anyway I digress, what I'm getting at is that I really have enjoyed this process. Working on the ceremony, planning our future, the house the travel the way we'll be as we get older. I really have enjoyed thinking about our family/friends and guest and what they would like during the day/weekend and what things C and I love that we could share with them, things we'd all get a kick out of. Not to mention I love lots of beautiful detail and i have loved hunting around thinking of lots creative ways to entertain and decorate.

But I think one of the reasons I've enjoyed the process so much more than other people I know is because if unimportant things get too hard, too time consuming, to overwhelming, to expensive, I just don't do it. I've had heaps of good idea that aren't going to make an appearance on my wedding day - and I'm sure I'm not going to look back and be sad about it. I'm pretty sure the night before the wedding when C and I are out to dinner I look around and think I'm luck to have everyone, I'm luck C and I focused on us and I'm glad I'm going home to sleep not finish projects. And I think one the day when I see everything come together I'll be glad I put the effort in to what is there, I'll be glad dad and I spent the time together learning and make vase. I'm sure I'll smile when I see the kids eyeing the lolly bar (I'll probably join them in over indulging). I'll be happy with the fact what we have done is meaningful for us.

Its getting close and I'm getting excited.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

head wear...

I don't get it. Why when people get married do they feel the need to wear something on their head. It seems people feel the need to have something on their heads, if they don't wear a veil they have a fascinator, a hat, fresh flowers, a garland, headbands or hair jewellery. I know sometimes it finishes off the outfit or is part of a tradition they feel is important but I struggle to see why people feel they must have something in their hair, and stress over what to have. I'd love to see more people shun the bridal head wear, if its not right for you let your hair be naked I say.

Full discloser: I'm not going to be going naked, I'm going to wear a birdcage veil over my eyes, no feathers or flowers, probably just a brooche to hide the combs. Why, not because I feel I feel I have to wear something on my head but because it finishes off the look I'm after. I really want a vintage old world glam look.

Drew rocked the veil like the one I will make, though I think it will be a little smaller, only about halfway down my nose. Image found on

Anyway the reason I bring this up is because my MOH really wants to wear something in her hair, (she all has a desire to make everything matching). So what to do, I don't want to tell her not to wear something in her hair if she wants to but I don't want her to dress everyone up in matching head bands that look great on a 12 years but not so chic on a 25 year old and it needs to suit the outfits, I really don't want it to look out of place.

So now I'm searching for cool head wear, I never thought I'm be doing this, worrying about headwear... for bridesmaids. Anyone got any ideas.