Archive | February, 2012

Endless Summer…

29 Feb

Today is offically the last day of summer. To celebrate I thought I would share a photo with you from a photo shoot that was recently featured on Polka Dot Bride, which I had a very small part in towards the end of 2011 with Shutter & Lace Photography and Savor The Moment Wedding Planning. The photos turned out amazingly and it was great to meet so many wonderful people in the industry. More  photos and the details on the shoot will be shared on the blog soon! Enjoy!

Ombre Love

27 Feb

Ombre seems to be one of the hottest wedding trends for 2012. Ombre is French for ‘shaded’. It usually incorporates multicoloured stripes with colours that graduate from light to dark. I am completely in love this trend, so thought I would pull together some Ombre inspiration for you all.

1. How fabulous are these stunning Elizabeth Cole Jewelry Earings

2. This green ombre Kanzashi Flower Brooch/Corsage is adorable, handmade by Cuttlefishlove

3. This Maggie Austin cake is to die for! Check out the attention to detail.

4.This beautiful Jason Grech White Gown is amazing.

5. I love this different take on the ombre theme. Image via The Finer Things Events Planning.

6.These ombre detailed cookies would make the cutest favors! Image via The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

7. What a fabulous way to take this theme to the reception. I just love this table centrepiece courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Weddings and Events of Australia

22 Feb

Today for Wedding Vendor Wednesday, I bring you something very special! Today’s vendor is unique. Unique in the way that they not only provide a fabulous service for Brides to Be, but for the whole Wedding and Event Industry in Australia. Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) is an independent organisation that provides services, business support and recognition to organisations that work within the wedding, corporate and charity events industry.

Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) was founded by Jessica Aguilera and Angela Vithoulkas, who between them, have an amazing set of skills and qualities that make this concept work! I love that Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) understand that it’s members work in a unique environment. They recognise that many issues faced by the businesses that work in the challenging wedding and events industry require specific and target information and support.

Members of Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) are provided with a multitude of services and support including recognised accreditation through their Annual Awards Program, the hosting and organisation of relevant Business Webinars, Workshops and Networking Events, Regular Business Information Updates and a comprehensive Business Directory Listing. Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) also have an Associate Membership option available for Brides and Event Managers alike, which provides members with information and advice about putting together their wedding or special event.

Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) are really providing a valuable support and networking service for the many, often alone businesses in the Wedding and Events Industry. If you want to keep up to date on development in the industry, networking opportunities, upcoming workshops and events and awards, then a Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) membership for you.

It is great to see that Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) work by appreciating the goals of their members. They are determined to help grow strong, successful and profitable businesses in the ever-changing Wedding and Events industry. To get in touch with the team, or to inquire about membership, please email

Image Courtesy of Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA)

William and Catherine – The Royal Wedding Goes Plastic!

20 Feb

With the first year anniversary of the Royal Wedding just around the corner, William and Catherine have gone plastic fantastic! Barbie Collector have released the Royal Wedding® Gift Set . The gift set includes the stunning portrait dolls of the bride and groom who are now know as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The elegant Catherine dolls wears a chic gown inspired by the original, which features lovely ivory taffeta trimmed with lace and faux pearl buttons. Accessories include the  wedding bouquet, silver tiara, earrings and the famous engagement ring. Catherine’s handsome prince, William is dressed in the brilliant scarlet uniform of the Colonel of the Irish Guards, decorated with royal blue sash, metallic cummerbund with bow trimmed in golden fringe, golden buttons and medallions.

The perfect addition for the avid collector!

Images Courtesy of Barbie Collector


Red Roses

18 Feb

So in keeping again with the flower theme, I thought I would share a couple of photos with you from the bouquet of 12 Red Roses that I got from my hubby on valentines day. Unfortunately due to human error (the courier who delivered them), the roses were two days late (delivered on Thursday instead of Tuesday as requested) and were looking a little bit sadder than expected (probably sitting in a courier van for two days)! None the less they arrived, and the hubby’s money was refunded for the inconvenience.

Images from my own personal collection

Summer Inspiration – Purple Flowers

17 Feb

In keeping with the theme of last week, here are some more fabulous flowers that I snapped at my local coffee shop. I believe these are some beautiful magenta coloured chrysanthemums!

Valentines Inspiration

13 Feb

Thought I would squeeze in one last bit of inspiration for Valentines Day before it arrives tomorrow. If you have forgotten a gift, or have left it to the last minute – don’t stress! Here are some ideas for you to consider.


1. Personalised Cufflinks – A great gift for the man in your life – plus a great reminder of you whilst he is at the office!

2. V8 Race Car Experience – a great gift for the man who loves a bit of adrenalin!

3. Esky Beer Pack – A gerat way to show the man in your life that you understand him!

4. Seafood BBQ Cooking Class – perfect excuse to let the man of the house take over in the kitchen (even if it is outdoors!)

5. Natio Mens Gift Packs- spoil your man with a bit of luxury. The Easy Shave or Groom ‘n’ Go pack are perfect!



1. Name -A- Star – The gift for the girl that has everything, and who means everything to you!

2. Womens Health Gift Pack – The perfect gift for the active women. She is sure to love!

3. Oxfam Unwrapped – a gift that is totally unexpected! This is the gift that will also help transform the life of a person living in poverty.

4. Roses Only – for the girl who is all about tradition, 12 red roses are the way to her heart! Extra brownie points for chocolates and cute teddies.

5. Chocolate Making Class – chocolate and cooking….need I say anymore?




Stress Busting Wedding Tip #010

12 Feb

“Don’t panic, don’t panic!”

The quickest way to get into a state is to worry about what’s going to happen next. So forget the future and focus on what’s going on NOW!

Image Courtesy of Life 123

Summer Inspiration – Yellow Flowers

8 Feb

I was in my local coffee shop this morning and every week they have fabulous flowers on display. I just had to share with you all the photo I managed to capture at the coffee shop this morning. I love the bright, big flowers. The warming, sunshine yellow colour of the flowers and the cute tin they are in. Sunshine. Vintage. Farmhouse – all words that spring to mind!


Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Munja Gardens Function Centre

8 Feb

Calling all West Coast couples! If you are still on the hunt for the venue for your upcoming wedding, do yourself a favour and head on over to Munja Gardens Function Centre. Situated in Karnup, Western Australia,  Munja Gardens Function Centre was custom built and is dedicated purely to cater for weddings and functions. A locally owned and operated venue, you must experience the elegantly decorated function centre.

Munja Gardens has over 5 acres of beautifully developed gardens and acres of natural bushland to choose from for your garden ceremony. If that is not your style, don’t worry, Munja Gardens has a beautiful Chapel available for ceremonies. Munja Gardens is really your one stop wedding venue, as they can also cater for your reception. You don’t even need to leave the venue to have your photos taken! With ample parking and accommodation close by for your guests, you really can’t go wrong!

With various packages available to it’s couples, the team at Munja Gardens has taken all of the hard work out of organising your wedding ceremony and reception. Munja Gardens is just shy of an hours drive south of Perth. It is truly a special place. I encourage you to visit the elegantly decorated function centre and breathtaking gardens, so you to can experience the charm and magic that is Munja.

Images Courtesy of Munja Gardens Function Centre