Archive | November, 2011

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Esther : LR Health and Beauty

30 Nov

Today’s vendor is not strictly wedding related so everyone must continue reading! Are you on the hunt for a new brand of cosmetics? Are you sick of the same old stuff just not cutting it for you? Well look no further, and check out the amazing range of products on offer from LR Health and Beauty Systems. LR Health and Beauty Systems is a highly successful and ethical company founded in Germany in 1985.LR Health and Beauty Systems is now present in more thank 30 Countries Worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

LR Health and Beauty Systemsproducts have to meet strict guidelines. All LR Health and Beauty Systems products are proven to be Hypo-Allergenic, contain no animal by products or radioactive materials. The products are not tested on animals and must contain non-dubious ingredients. The products must meet worldwide European Cosmetic Guidelines, must be effective and all packaging is to maintain quality.  In addition to dermatology tests taken by the factory in Ahlen, Germany, LR has a number of independent organisations who self-regulate their products and manufacturing process.

It doesn’t matter what you are looking for, LR Health and Beauty Systems have it all – Jewellery, Exclusive Celebrity fragrances, Skin Care for all budgets, ages and skin types, Aloe Vera Products, Trend Styling Hair Care, Baby Care, Animal Care, Paraben-free Mineral Makeup Options, Weight Loss Products, Hair Loss Products, Body Pampering Products, Men’s Anti-Aging Skin Care, Anti-bacterial Skin Solutions and so much more!

Esther Minglis – your LR Health and Beauty Systems Representative is absolutely a pleasure to deal with. I have been lucky enough to sample some of the products from the LR range, including the Aloe Vera Range, and a fair few of the Exclusive Celebrity Fragrances. The products are high quality and I had no problems, in particular with my very sensitive skin. I encourage you to check the range out, and if you are after any more information, get in touch with Esther via email

Images Courtesy of LR Health and Beauty Systems

Vera Wang – Spring 2012 Collection

29 Nov

Ok, so if you were like me, I am sure you would have been blown away with Vera Wang’s gorgeous Fall 2012 Collection. Guess what? It just keeps getting better. Vera Wang has now released her Spring 2012 Bridal Collection, and I tell you, these gowns are just to die for. I actually love them all – it is so hard to pick a favourite. In Vera’s own words – “An ode to the Paris Opera: Degas… young dancers floating about the stage! Artful and adorable!”. I am speechless – once again Vera proves that Brides can get creative with colour on their wedding day – gone are the days of plain white/ivory wedding gowns!











Something Blue

28 Nov

Looking for some inspiration for your something blue? Check these out!

Tony Bianco – Pascoe Satin High Heel with Wrapped Platform $90.00

Wallace Bishop – 9ct White Gold Sapphire Earrings – $425.00

The Garter Girl – Something Blue Wedding Garter – $58.00

Victoria’s Secret – Lace Merry Widow – $68

Olga Berg – Navy Clutch – $34.95

Hot Wedding Trend – Feathery Bouquets

24 Nov

If you are after something just that little bit different for your bridal bouquet, why not take a look at some of these amazing feathery delights! I just adore this concept, so I have picked some of my favourites to share with you.

1. Peacock Feather Bouquet 

Image Courtesy of HubPages

2. Dark blood red roses, black calla lilies and black feathers make up this striking bouquet. 

Image Courtesy of Bouquet Bridal 

3. Modern, Unique Black and White Feather Bouquet 

Image Courtesy of Bouquet Bridal 

4. Soft, Vintage Inspired Pink Feather Bouquet

Image Courtesy of Attention to Detail: The Wedding Blog

5. If green is your thing, featuring peacock feathers

Image Courtesy of WeddingBee

6. This stunning purple bouquet featuring peacock feathers

Image Courtesy of Attention to Detail: The Wedding Blog

7. I adore this bouquet featuring silver feathers

Image Courtesy of Surroundings Online

8. A classic all white glamelia, accented with jewels and feathers – to die for! 

Image Courtesy of  Flowers By Semia

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Framed Flowers and Memorabilia

23 Nov

If you are anything like me, I didn’t even give thought to preserving my wedding bouquet. It was something that I had looked into, but was not something I was too concerned about. On the day of my wedding, I was so blown away by my bouquet of flowers. I instantly wished I had looked into preserving and framing my bouquet. So today, I bring you Framed Flowers and Memorabilia, in the hope that unlike me, if you are considering preserving your flowers, here is somewhere for you to start.

Framed Flowers and Memorabilia have been drying and framing brides bouquets and special occasion flowers for over 20 years. They pride themselves in creating quality frames at exceptionally affordable prices. Framed Flowers and Memorabilia believe that the most important flowers in your life are worth preserving. Framed Flowers and Memorabilia also offer a number of other services to brides including, one of my favourites, the Forever Sand Unity Frames, as well  as framing your wedding cake toppers and marriage certificates. Framed Flowers and Memorabilia offer a completely customised framing service, allowing you to choose from an extensive range of colours, sizes, borders and background colours.

Framed Flowers and Memorabilia services Australia wide and also offer gift vouchers. If you are looking for the perfect gift for your bridesmaids, a small frame can be created with their flowers for a lasting momento of their involvement in your special day – what an amazingly unique gift idea!

So don’t leave it too late like I did – get in touch with the team at Framed Flowers and Memorabilia for more information and to obtain a quote. I promise you won’t be disappointed with the quality of your frame.

Images Courtesy of Framed Flowers and Memorabilia

Christmas High Tea

22 Nov

Ladies of Brisbane! If you have nothing planned for Saturday the 3rd of December, grab yourself some tickets to the Christmas High Tea, to be held at The Brisbane Women’s Club. The fundraiser is in support of The Heart Foundation, so grab your mum, your sisters, your girlfriends and even your grandmother and enjoy a fabulous afternoon out. The tickets are only $45 which is inclusive of a traditional High Tea with fruit platters, tea, coffee, juice and sparkling wine. To book contact Virginia Keegan on (07) 3297 5283 or 0423 957 030 or alternatively you can email


Style Splurge

21 Nov

When I got married in April earlier this year, we were on a strict budget. Today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite items, that given I had the budget, I would have loved to have splurged on for my wedding day.

1. Kate Spade ‘Charm’ Glitter Heels – $325

2. Elva Fields “Starlight at Evening” Necklace – $278 

3. Wai-Ching “Zolotova” Wedding Dress – $1989

4. Kristi Bonnici “It Must Be Spring” Birdcage Veil – $406.90

5. Yves Saint Laurent “Rouge Pur Couture” Lipstick – $30

6. Tiffany & Co “Somerset” Bracelet – $2300

Girls Night Out

20 Nov

This one isn’t exactly wedding related, but I thought I would share it with you all anyway. On Friday night my giriles and I were lucky enough to attend the Geebung-Zillmere RSL – Girls Night Out Charity Function. The night was to raise funds for the fabulous “Chicks in Pink” – whose mission is to raise funds to support women with breast cancer at the Mater Hospital. A special shout out to Runway Express Experience for the complimentary tickets – the girls and I had a fabulous night out.

The night started off with a glass of champagne and cocktails for the girls (unfortunately I was the designated driver!) It was also a fantastic opportunity for us to check out all of the local businesses who had stalls set up for the evening. We were then treated to a display by the girls from Pole Fitness at Everton Park.

Image from my personal collection 

We were then treated to some lovely horderves, served to us by the boys from Island Heat…and yes….they were topless! YUM!! The boys were also multi-talented. They provided us ladies with food, drinks and massages….yes….MASSAGES! We didn’t even need to get up all night!

Image from my own personal collection 

Throughout the night we watched Zumba and Bollywood dance performances, listened to chilled out Caribbean music and my sister was lucky enough to win one of the raffle prizes. At the end of the night, the exciting and explosive Traditional Dance group ”TAMA OLE AFI” (Men Of Fire) performed for us. It was absolutely amazing. We had a blast watching them – and even managed to snap a photo with the group!

Image from my own personal collection

The night overall was a lot of fun. It was a nice chance to catch up with the girls over a couple of drinks, see some great local businesses, and watch some wonderful performers. Most of all, much-needed money was raised for “Chicks In Pink”.

Inspiration – Preston Bailey

20 Nov

Preston Bailey is quite possibly the most amazingly talented event and floral designer to walk this earth (in my opinion anyway!) So as a regular reader of his website/blog, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Preston Bailey creations. If you are looking for inspiration or like me, just love looking at pretty things, you really must check out his website – it is jam-packed full or beautiful wedding and event creations and ideas. Preston Bailey is the reason why I love wedding and event planning . He has this insane ability to completely transform raw and ordinary spaces into sumptuous, theatrical environments. His creations are awe-inspiring.

Images Courtesy of Pinterest

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Corporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers

16 Nov

Perth brides who are looking for a florist, look no more! Corporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers, based in Willetton, Perth is where you need to start! Corporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers has been established for over 30 years and is one of Western Australia’s premiere florists. Judy, Mandy and Christine are a team of exceptionally talented floral designers. They are the experts in the design and creation of  superior and exquisite bridal bouquets.

Corporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers understand that flowers are a very important part of a wedding. Every bride deserves her hearts desire on her special day! Corporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers pride themselves on the highest quality, premium grade flowers, paired with exceptional design. The attention to detail found in the hundreds of different bouquets created byCorporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers, really sets them apart from other florists.  Corporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers  are able to offer their brides unbeatable value and quality with their huge buying power. They also have their very own flower production nursery!

You can visit in person at Corporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers studio. You can browse hundreds of photos of past creations, and even look at and touch a variety of pre-made wedding bouquets. I love that they offer their clients a personalised one-on-one consultation. This means that your floral designer can really have the time to understand your needs and determine exactly what it is you want for your wedding flowers. Professional, helpful and friendly service is guaranteed!

I promise you won’t be disappointed with the quality and service Corporate Floral – Willetton Wedding Flowers provides. To get in touch, email

Images Courtesy of Corporate Floral- Willetton Wedding Flowers