Archive | March, 2012

Lolly Buffet Sneak Peak

29 Mar

So I am working on a Lolly Buffet for this coming weekend, and I thought I would share with you all a piccy of one of the completed jars – just need to add the lollies! I am excited, I hope it turns out like the image I have in my mind! I will share more pictures with you after the weekend.

Pantone Fashion Colour Report – fall 2012

22 Mar

Pantone have released their Fashion Colour Report for Fall 2012! Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, of the Pantone Colour Institute said “By playing to consumers’ practical side with versatile neutrals and boosting their confidence with bold, spirited hues, this skillfully balanced palette has something for everyone.” I couldn’t agree more! The colours capture the transition from the heat of summer into the cooling days of Autumn. Autumn is by far my favourite season of the year, and in fact, I was married in Autumn! With colours like Honey Gold, Ultramarine Green, Olympian Blue and Rose Smoke, it will be hard to pick a favourite!

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – First Class Weddings and Events

21 Mar

South-East Queensland Brides, this one is for you! If you are looking for a wedding and event specialist to make your dream wedding a reality, the you must look no further than First Class Weddings and Events.

First Class Weddings and Events is the boutique business of Lisa Casablanca. Originally founded in 2005, First Class Weddings and Events was relaunched in March 2011 are a one and a half year break from the industry.

As the name suggests, First Class Weddings and Events offers an exceptional caliber of work through their personalised, professional and creative service provided to their clients. With Lisa’s amazing 16 years in the wedding and events industry, she has completed over 400 individual weddings and events!

I love that the vision of First Class Weddings and Events is forever changing and evolving through the experiences gained from every event that Lisa and the team bring to life. You really are in safe hands with their high attention to detail, keen eye for perfection and quality services and products for their clients. You won’t be disappointed with your decision to have First Class Weddings and Events involved in the planning of your very special day.

First Class Weddings and Events can assist with every aspect of your wedding including wedding planning, decor, stationery, flowers, candy buffets and so much more. The national, multi-award winning wedding specialist services most of the South-East Queensland district including Brisbane, Samford, Bribie Island,  Redcliffe, Sunshine Coast, Maleny,  Montville ,Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

To find out more information, or to get in touch with First Class Weddings and Events, email

Images Courtesy of First Class Weddings and Events

Babes in Business – Babes, Boys and Beers

20 Mar

On Friday evening the hubby and I were very fortunate to attend the first Babes, Boys and Beers event hosted at possibly one of Brisbane’s most iconic and treasured tourism icons, the XXXX Brewery. The event was coordinated by the wonderful team at Babes in Business! A little back ground for those of you who are not aware of Babes in Business.  Started 8 years ago, Babes in Business was created to support talented women in business, and to provide them with opportunities in the corporate domain to showcase their talents and successes. Babes in Business is all about celebrating women’s achievements both personally and professionally. It’s about connecting fabulous women through events, mentoring programs, debates and learning.

The evening was designed to encourage babes to bring along a male friend or partner to share in a fun evening of fabulous beer, food and company. The ‘Tales and Ales’ experience was lead by James Squire Beer Specialist, Andrew Gowdie, who was a wealth of knowledge. The selection of 5 beers were perfectly matched to mouth watering canape’s, including a dessert, which, oddly, included a dessert beer! Who would have thought?!? It was something my husband and I probably wouldn’t have done off our on bat, and was a great opportunity to network and meet new people. It also proved to be a great place to catch up with old acquaintances!

Overall the evening was really enjoyable and so well put together. I am looking forward to attending more Babes in Business Events! A special thanks also goes out to Bellinda Grimwade for making Chris and I feel so welcome. To find out more information on upcoming events and membership, head on over to the Babes in Business website.

Images Courtesy of Babes in Business

Exquisite Emerald

19 Mar

Emerald is one of the hottest colour trends at the moment. Emerald is a strong colour, so you only need to use it sparingly. Think statement pieces –  shoes, jewellery or bridesmaids dresses. Emerald can be paired with creams, ivory, gold and greys. Here is a little bit of Monday Inspiration for you.

Fryer by Tony Bianco 

Rosette Trim Dress, Donna Morgan

Alex Clutch by Tony Bianco

Emerald Eyes by Keiko Lynn

Emerald Green Tie, Image Via Ruffled

Endless Summer Inspiration Shoot

18 Mar

Towards the end of last year, I was lucky enough to play a small part in an amazing “Endless Summer” Inspiration Shoot, captured by the very talented Lillie Brennan from Shutter and Lace Photography. The shoot was organised by Savor The Moment Wedding Planning, which included a group of wonderfully talented wedding professionals.  Rosamund House & Wedding Gardens was the setting for the shoot on a very warm November afternoon. The idea behind the concept of the shoot came from Lillie, which she described as “Summer with a 50’s twist”. The gorgeous Lynette Day Designs’ headpiece’ that I wore on my own wedding day was borrowed for the shoot. When Nikki from Savor The Moment Wedding Planning put a call out for a headpiece, I knew it would be perfect. It really was fabulous to be a part of this photo shoot and see the veil used again. It broke my heart to to think it could be sitting in a box for a lifetime. It was a great opportunity to meet some of the faces behind Brisbane’s ever growing wedding community. The photo shoot was featured on Polka Dot Bride in early February. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Photographer: Shutter & Lace Photography / Gowns: Element of Style Bridal & Formal WearFlowers & Decor: Green & Bloom Wedding Flowers / Cake Baker: The Flour Girl / Jewerelly:Lisa Daniels Design / Makeup Artist: Michelle West Airbrush Makeup Artist / Hairstylist:Lucie Grevell of Bella Brides / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: SMD Weddings Blog / Invitations & Stationery: Leaky Boat Design / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Savor The Moment Wedding Planning / Venue: Rosamund House & Wedding Gardens

It’s Official – Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez Engaged!

15 Mar

Image Courtesy of Celebrity Weddings

Yep! It is official! A big congratulations to Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez! Over the weekend Olivier confirmed that, yes the engagement rumors are true. The stunning green emerald ring designed by a Parisian Jeweler  is real. The couple have been dating publicly for several months. No wedding plans have yet been announced.

Lilly Love

9 Mar

So in keeping with my Friday theme of late, I spyed these most gorgeous Tangerine Lillies in my regular coffee shop this morning. Absolutely Love. Just had to share with you all! Enjoy Friday!

Wedding Cake Vodka!

8 Mar

Ok, so the title of this post may seem a little strange until you see the video below. Pearl Vodka have now introduced “Wedding Cake Vodka”. You can now have your cake and drink it too! Enjoy!

Gotta Love Accessories

7 Mar

Last year we featured the wonderful Esther: LR Health and Beauty as one of our Wedding Vendor Wednesday Vendors. If you can’t remember, refresh your memory here. Gotta Love Accessories is the newest addition to the LR Health and Beauty Range. To LR Health and Beauty , jewellery is much more than a mere fashion accessory. Jewellery reflects our mood and completes any look. The exclusive designs from LR Royce reflect the current trends that are just so hot right now on the runway! For a little bit of background, LR Health and Beauty is a highly successful and ethical company founded in Germany in 1985 .LR Health and Beauty  is now present in more thank 30 Countries Worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

It doesn’t matter if you are after something simple and understated, or something a little more, uniquely you,  the Gotta Love Accessories range will have something for you. I just love the ‘Forever Mine’ and ‘Je t’ amie’ collections. Either would be a stunning addition to your overall wedding day look. The ‘Eightfinity’ and ‘Hearts of Desire’ collections would both make fitting anniversary gifts (ladies, it is never too early to start dropping hints!). If it is colour that you seek than the ‘So Amazing’ collection is for you! The men aren’t forgotten either. Gotta Love Accessories also have European inspired collections for men. You are sure to find something for the special guy in your life.

Head on over to check out the collection. You won’t be disappointed!

Images Courtesy of Gotta Love Accessories