My goodness, I could hardly believe my eyes when I was asked by Hello May to share this gorgeous wedding from their current issue – which if you haven’t seen you must, it’s incredible! I think you’ll have to agree, this wedding really is so beautiful and full of love and life – plus, how sweet are the hand knitted throws for everyone to keep warm and the gorgeous jam favours, everything really is just so perfect! Below is the extract straight from the pages of Hello May’s current issue plus the most perfect playlist for wedding photos – I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, because I absolutely adore it! x
From the second photographer Tim Coulson walked through Claire’s door on her wedding day he knew this was going to be an event like no other!
“Claire handed me a CD and told me this is what she wanted played in my car, while we drove from location to location during the portraits.” For all you folks at home, here’s the playlist.
1. This is how we do it – Montell Jordan
2. No diggity – Blackstreet
3. Shoop – Salt-N-Pepa
4. Beautiful – Snoop Dog feat. Pharrell
5. Trick me – Kelis
6. Return of the Mack – Mark Morrisson
7. Hey Mr. D.J. – Zhané
8. Get busy – Sean Paul
9. One thing – Amerie
10. You can do it – Ms. Toi and Ice Cube 11. Holiday – Naughty By Nature
12. Too close – Next
13. Touch it – Monifah
14. No scrubs – TLC
Claire’s awesome playlist, aptly titled ‘Gangsta Cruisin’ set the tone for the good times and great memories that followed, not to mention loosened them all up a bit in front of the camera.
Massage therapist and yoga teacher, Claire, met Australian Defence Force member, Paul, almost four years ago and bonded over, among other things, a love of food. So of course, when it came to planning their wedding day, tasty treats were at the top of the menu must-haves. “We wanted something that reflected us as a couple, something simple, relaxed and intimate, like a Sunday family dinner – all of our nearest and dearest together having a laugh and sharing stories.” Podfood at Pialligo Plant Farm proved to be the perfect location for this feat to go down!
Look closely at the photos and you’ll find some fabulous handmade details have been worked into Claire and Paul’s wedding day. Claire’s mum made her gorgeous wedding dress, while Paul’s mum knitted some lovely wool shawls for the guests in case the evening got chilly. Homemade jams were made as wedding favours with tags by An April Idea (who also did the invitations) and the floral centrepieces were artfully arranged in recycled egg cartons!
But the icing on the cake? When Claire announced during her speech that they were going to have a baby! Talk about ending the evening on a high note…
| The bride’s dress, Made by the bride’s mum | The shoes, Tony Bianco | The earrings, Lovisa | The rings, Diamond Design & Blue Nile | The suit, Roger David | The bow tie, Marcello Neckwear | The ring, Diamond Design | The suspenders, Roger David | Photography, Tim Coulson | Flowers, Sydney Flower Market | Ceremony & Reception, Podfood, Pialligo Plant Farm | Gelato Cart, Pure Gelato | Bridesmaids dresses, Modcloth | Stationery, An April Idea |
Goodness me, could this incredibly gorgeous wedding featured on Smitten Mag be any more wonderful! Everything is just so pretty, relaxed and incredibly inviting – plus how cute is the sweet flower girl and the gorgeous pup and floral collar, I adore that even the paper goods had little puppy prints on them, it’s just so perfect! I could gush on forever about this lovely wedding, but I’m going to let the pictures tell the story – I’d love to hear what your favourite part of the day is. x
Event Designer: Gray Harper Event Maker | Photographer: Jade + Mathew Take Pictures | Flowers & Decor: Harvey Designs | Invitations & Stationery: Strawberry Moth | Location: Forsyth Park Inn | Bride’s Dress: BlueBelle Bridal | Shoe Clips: Gray Harper Event Maker |Brides Floral Crown: Harvey Designs | Brides Bolero: Gray Harper Event Maker | Grooms Tie: Gray Harper Event Maker | Makeup Artist:Jessica Mock | Vintage China: Lillian’s China | Ring Pillow & Dog Collar: Gray Harper Event maker
Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely day off in remembrance for ANZAC Day yesterday and got to enjoy some delicious ANZAC Biscuits too. I’m very excited to be able to share this gorgeous Brooklyn Wedding, from the stunning hanging flowers, beautiful venue overlooking New York, the cutest little glitter pegs holding up the candid polaroids of the evening and of course the sweetest confetti favours – it really is beyond perfect! x
Oh my goodness, could this beautiful Autumn wedding be any more perfect?! I adore that Amanda and Trav said their vows to each other in front of the church, it’s such a lovely idea! The whole day really was styled to perfection, from the delicious sweets table, beautiful Paris themed table settings and of course, the most fantastic treat for your guests ever – you’re very own candy floss machine, how incredible is that! Wonderfully captured by the hugely talented Coralee & Alex this really is one of the most incredible weddings of the season! xo
photography: Coralee & Alex | dress designer, garter + hair piece: Kate Dowman | venue: Brigewater Country Estate | bridal shoes: Designed by the bride through Shoes of Prey | make-up: Alicia Patterson (Friend of bride) | hair: Blaze New Market | celebrant: Rochelle Fleming | flowers: Mariesa Fell (Groom’s sister) | suits: Working Style | ties + brooches: Crane Brothers | cake: Leeto | cotton candy: Candy Floss
Happy Friday everyone, how lovely is it that the weekend is upon us again – short weekends really are so wonderful! I’m so sorry for the late post today – I’ve been sorting out heating for our home seeing is winter is almost upon us. I’m so excited to share this gorgeous Harvest Wedding – I could hardly believe my eyes when I stumbled upon it, it’s absolutely stunning! I love that the whole day was themed around child hood memories of harvesting you’re own fruit and veggies – plus how gorgeous are the little picnic box favours! I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, and it’s wonderfully relaxing. x
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Ever since Ben and I traveled through India for a few months in 2008 I’ve always wanted to attend a traditional Indian wedding. I love everything about them, the colour, food, noise, decorations, jewel toned saris and of course the wonderful amount of tradition that runs through the many days of celebrations – I could imagine it being just like India it’s self, completely overwhelming yet incredible in every way! Perfectly captured by the very talented Celine Kim Photography, this amazing wedding really is a feast for the eyes and sense. x
Goodness me, could this oh so pretty rustic backyard wedding be any more perfect?! Everything is styled to perfection, I’m madly in love with all of the soft pink hues, succulents and delicate baby’s breath throughout the wedding decor, it’s simply amazing - you might remember me featuring the baby’s breath ‘chandelier’ on facebook a little while ago, isn’t it incredible! I hope that everyone is having a glorious start to their week so far, I’m going to be spending today meeting a lovely bride-to-be about yummy wedding cakes and then having a girly afternoon with one of my gorgeous friends, in lead up to both of our birthday’s this weekend – I can’t wait! x
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Aww, Happy Valentines Day everyone! I thought that I would celebrate this lovely day with one of the sweetest weddings ever from 100 Layer Cake! Ruth and Ed’s beautiful Maine wedding is beyond perfect, it’s so full of love (I’m a little smitten with the giant heart balloons!!) and happy moments, it’s been styled to perfection with the softest of pastels, the brightest of colours and of course the most incredible barn reception ever – it’s truly divine! I hope that everyone is has a wonderful Valentines Day and you’re spoilt rotten by your loved one! xo
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