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Promise Weddings Magazine

1 Aug

Yep, it is official! The latest edition of Promise Weddings Magazine been released and I am now a published writer! The magazine is stocked in various newsagencies throughout Tasmania and can even be purchased in an electronic form. If you get some spare time, please head on over and check out their brand new website and feel free to purchase a copy ūüėČ

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Busy Times

10 Jul

Sorry for the lack of posts over this past week, I have been incredibly busy! Check out my two latest blog posts for Ellez Bride Magazine.

Interview with an Expert – Chris Young, Chris Young Photography

Wedding Transportation

I hope to knock over an assignment or two this week, so apologies if I am rather quiet. I have been sitting on this assignment for a couple of months now and I really need to pull my finger out!

 

Signature Drinks

26 Jun

So your reception menu is finalised, and your dream wedding cake is designed, so naturally the next step is to focus on the types of drinks that will be served at your reception. We all know the stock standards are your beer, wines, champagnes and soft drinks, but why not mix it up a little, and serve a ‘Signature Drink’. Signature Drinks are becoming more and more popular at wedding receptions and it is a great personal touch to your bar menu. So what is a Signature Drink? It is usually a form of cocktail, which stars either your favourite liquor, may match with your colour scheme or just sounds incredibly delicious! If you are particularly budget conscious, this is a great addition to the standards of beer, wine and champagne, rather than having an open bar. Here are some of my favourites to get your mouth watering!

1. Something Blue

Ingredients: Blue Curacao, White Wine & Ginger Ale

Method: Build the ingredients in a champagne flute. Serve & enjoy.

Photo Courtesy of Laura Ashbrook Photography

2. Blushing Bride

Ingredients: Peach Schnapps, Grenadine & Champagne

Method: Pour the Schnapps & Grenadine into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne.

Image Courtesy of thatsthespirit.com

3. The Newlyweds

Ingredients: Gin, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Fresh pineapple, Fresh ginger, Soda

Method: Muddle fruit and add remaining ingredients, except the soda. Shake hard and strain into tall ice filled glass. Add fizz and garnish with pineapple leaf and pineapple wedge.

Image Courtesy of thatsthespirit.com

4. Frangelico Caipiroska

Ingredients: Frangelico, Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Lime, Raw Sugar

Method: Muddle the lime and sugar in the bottom of a tumbler glass. Add all other ingredients, fill with crushed ice and stir gently.

Image Courtesy of Dan Murphy’s

Just In Case You Missed It

30 May

I am always keeping very busy with numerous projects on the go. Just in case you have missed any recently here are links to some of my recent work for the ever amazing Polka Dot Bride and Ellez Bride.

Polka Dot Bride

Ellez Bride

Sneak Peak…shhhh

9 Apr

I love seeing unique features in weddings, and today I bring you a photo from a recent wedding. The son of a work colleague of mine recently got married, and their wedding featured this fabulous Origami Bouquet. More details to follow on the blog soon!

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.

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 firstclassevents@bigpond.com.au

Images Courtesy of First Class Weddings and Events

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‚Äô 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 Wear/ Flowers & 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

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

Wedding Trend – Candles

5 Mar

I adore candles. Candles can create a magical ambiance that can be achieved by using simple votives or something more complex like hanging glass lanterns. Candles in any form are a hot wedding trend right now. So today  I thought I would compile some candle inspiration for you.

A simple and elegant table centerpiece featuring clear glass votives that really highlight the flowers.

Image Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

This rose petal aisle way looks amazing with large hurricane vases filled with water and floating candles.

Image Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

These jars featuring pillar candles are a great DIY table centerpiece idea. You can get creative with the styles and types of jars used.

Image Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

These white wedding lanterns are a gorgeous addition to your wedding ceremony, particularly if you are having an evening wedding.

Image Courtesy of Luster Studios

If you are after an inexpensive DIY idea, then these wine glass lamps are a gorgeous idea.

Image Courtesy of Bella M Events