To say that I’m beyond honoured and so excited to share Emily and Savages (his real name is Andrew, but I only know him as Savage!) beautiful winter wedding is a huge understatement – they are two of our very best friends and it was such an honour to not only be a  bridesmaid at their wedding but helping organise, it was easily the biggest highlight of my year!

Savage proposed to Emily on her birthday in February, so so gorgeous, and they decided that they wanted to get married as soon as possible – so their winter wedding date was chosen and with less than five months to the big day the planning and organising began. I’ve never ever seen a more organised or hands on bride to be as Emily, all of the beautiful details and candle favours that you see in the gorgeous photos above by Jill Andrews were lovingly hand made by Emily and her family and friends, every single beautiful detail was thought about – right down to the length of the lace  on her stunning Rue de Seine Wedding Dress.

Their perfect winter wedding was held at the stunning Ataahua Garden Venue in Tauranga on the most beautiful winters day – if you’re looking for venues in Tauranga, be sure to take a peek at Ataahua, it’s incredible! I simply don’t have the words to express just how magical their wedding was, Emily was breathtakingly gorgeous and so happy, Savage was incredibly dapper and proud, the bridesmaids and groomsmen looked as lovely and handsome as ever, the winter table decor was stunning, the food was delicious and of course having the honour of celebrating the night away with some of the most incredible people you’ll ever meet who all brought so much love, laughter and a few very happy tears to the day was too perfect for words! To everyone who was a part of their wedding, thank you all so very much, I know Emily and Savage will be forever grateful! Congratulations to the most incredible couple I know. x

Venue, Ataahua Garden Venue, Tauranga | Photography, Jill Andrews | Emily’s Wedding Dress, Rue de Seine Opera Dress | Flowers, Brambles Bouquet Florist | Bridesmaids Dresses, Witchery | Pearl Collar Necklaces, Emma Walsh Design | Hair and Makeup, Natalie Dent | Cake Pops, Cake Pop Kitchen | Vegan Cupcakes, Delish Cupcakes | Wedding Cakes, Made From Scratch | Invites and Paper Goods, Lucy Olive | Various Props, The Heirloom | Styling, Emily and Made From Scratch |


Party Mix by Eat Drink Chic

With spring hopefully just around the corner I’m craving bright pops of colour and of course waiting patiently for all the wonderful lazy summer parties that the warmer weather brings. I stumbled upon this absolutely stunning dessert table by Oh Happy Day she also shows you how to create your very own honeycomb garland – how lovely is that is that? Of course, no party is complete without a gorgeous goodie bag and this beautiful Party Mix by the lovely Eat Drink Chic really is too perfect for words! x

honeycomb dessert tablestraws | balloon | flag | salad servers | tassle | popsicle studs | napkins | button | card

bathroom luxe Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely week. I’ve had a wonderful week full of catching up with lots of lovely people, tidying up my workspace with Gem, admiring the cutest video ever from my ruffle cake workshop at Studio 46 and of course dreaming up new ideas for our home on pinterest.

One thing that has been on our never ending to do list for a while now is our bathroom, it’s not in a terrible shape but it certainly does need a little love. But of course with all renovations they’re never as simple as they appear, for us to renovate the bathroom we’d also have to redo the laundry so that all the shiny new plumbing we had installed when our kitchen was renovated would work together – hehe, it’s probably why our bathroom still on the to do list! In saying that though, you don’t have to completely renovate when a few gorgeous new pieces and some lovely storage items really can transform any space – I’m very very smitten with the oak mirror, canisters and sky planter, they’re too perfect for words! I hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing and cozy weekend planned, I’d love to hear what you’re thinking of doing around your home. x

| sky planter | blueberry & vanilla candle |oak mirror for kate sylvester | hand & body wash | wire baskets | bath towel | canisters | bathmat |

Lovely-Wedding-Post Oh my goodness, I’m beyond proud and so honoured to be able to share some very exciting news with you. A while ago the incredibly lovely Loni from the beautiful Adore Home and Lovely Wedding Magazine, asked me to do a little interview and select a few gorgeous products for a ‘must have’ gift registry. It’s such an honour to be featured in such a beautiful magazine along side so many talented people – you may want to curl up somewhere comfy for a while to read through the latest issue of Lovely Wedding Magazine it’s far too beautiful for words! xo

p.s. flick to page 40-41 of the Autumn issue to see my interview with Loni. x

Katrina + Nick at Strawberry Farms

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend basking in the beautiful sunshine. We had a very relaxing weekend followed by a pretty lavish event, which was pretty strange but still lots of fun! Like pretty much everyone I’m a little in love with summer, everything is just so warm, fresh and of course you get to eat lots of yummy strawberries. I LOVE that Katrina and Nick had their wedding at strawberry farms, there is something so incredibly sweet about that, plus their wedding styled by the hugely talented Bash Please is to die for – I can’t get enough of their gorgeous invites, colourful backdrop and of course barn reception it’s all just so perfect. x

| Styling, Bash Please | Photography, The Why We Love |

So, you might have noticed that I’m a tiny bit obsessed with paper goods and invites at the moment, they’re just so pretty and I love how they become an instant keepsakes of your special event, like this one! I have to admit I’m a little smitten with all of the beautiful designs from the very lovely Mr & Mrs, how perfect are these floral invites, they would be such a gorgeous way to invite your lovely guests to a sweet afternoon garden wedding! x

Happy Monday everyone, how was your first weekend of December? Oh my, is anyone else excited that it’s almost Christmas and the New Year? I’m beyond honoured to share this stunning New Years Eve styled wedding from the latest Lovely Wedding Magazine, complete with champagne, turkish delight, raspberry cake, beautiful blooms, party poppers and of course lost of sparkle! Perfectly styled by Prunella and photographed by Erin + Tara this breathtaking wedding would be beyond perfect for any Christmas or New Year bride this year.  x

| Source, Lovely Wedding Magazine | Flowers & Styling, Prunella | Photography, Erin + Tara | Hair & Makeup, Melinda Wain | Wine,  Banks Fine Wine | Food, Inner Biscuit | Chandelier & Mirror, Vixen & Velvet | Cushion, Aura Home |

Oh my, there are times when you’re ‘wandering’ around the internet that you are stopped dead in your tracks – this is one of those beautiful moments. How breathtaking is Jaymee from Jay Adore’s bridal shower which was beautifully styled and organised by her sister, sister-in-law, two best friends and captured by the very talented Ann-Marie Loves Paper. The whole evening is just far too perfect for words, from the details, colours and delicious treats – I couldn’t think of a better way to spoil a beautiful bride-to-be. x