Oh my goodness, I’m so so excited to share this wedding that the very lovely and talented Coralee and Alex photographed last summer – Olivia and Travis’ wedding is easily one of the most beautiful rustic farm weddings you’ll ever see! Everything really is far too perfect for words – from the beautiful flowers, stunning dresses, dapper suits, hand made ties from Olivia, oh so cute farm table settings, the coolest light blue kombi van and of course the most amazing reception and venue which was held on their beautiful family farm in Karaka – it really is too perfect for words! Be sure to take a peek at Coralee and Alex’s website for more images from this absoultely perfect wedding. x

| Photography, Coralee & Alex | Paper Goods, Bel + Co | Brides Dress, Anna Campbell | Shoes, Runway Shoes | Bridesmaids Dresses, Juliette Hogan | Hair & Makeup, Kate Smith | Cake, Celebration Cakes | VW Kombi Van, Kiwi Kombi |

I hope everyone had a wonderfully relaxing cozy long weekend – winter really has settled in, so I thought it would be the perfect timing to share one of the most beautiful weddings from summer to help brighten the day! I’m so excited to share Hayley and Heath’s amazing Raglan wedding with you – I could hardly believe my eyes when Coralee first showed me these photos, they’re just so beautiful! Photographed by the insanely talented Coralee and Alex, Hayley and Heath’s wedding really is everything you’d want from a summer wedding, the boys firing shot guns before getting ready, picnics, first looks, incredible scenery and of course saying I do on the beach before watching the sunset over Raglan – it’s all just too perfect! You can see more of this beautiful wedding here, plus how could I not mention their gorgeous Rottweiler Kal, who proudly wore a sign around his neck announcing that “My humans are getting married”, how gorgeous is that! x

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Claire & Paul

Claire & Paul, Hello May | Made From Scratch

Claire & Paul, Hello May | Made From Scratch

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Claire & Paul, Hello May | Made From Scratch

Claire & Paul, Hello May | Made From Scratch

Claire & Paul, Hello May | Made From Scratch

Claire & Paul, Hello May | Made From Scratch 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

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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 |

Click here to see  more beautiful wedding ideas! x

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Oh my, I don’t have the words to describe how stunning this summer birthday party is! Styled by the enormously talented and very lovely Mel from All the Frills this party really does have everything that your heart could desire, from gorgeous entrance ways, delicious cheese and dessert tables, amazing table settings, beautiful test tube vases and of course the most incredible pom pom chandelier! This is easily the most perfect party of the year! xo

Styling and design, All the Frills | Photography, Jel Photography | Cakes, Cakes By Jan | Treats, Richmond Larder.

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My goodness, the biggest congratulations to Sarah McRae for winning the the Auckland and Surrounding areas prize & Georgia McCombe for the everywhere else prize!!!! Thank you so very much for everyone who entered, you are all beyond amazing and this prize wouldn’t be possible without your support – thank you! x

Oh my goodness, I’m SO excited about today – it’s the final day of my 4000 likes facebook competition! I have been completely overwhelmed and incredibly honoured by how many people have entered, shared and liked this competition – I’ll never ever be able to thank you all enough and tell you how much you constant support means to me, thank you! So just incase you missed it, below is the full list of lovely prizes up for offer for two very very lucky people. Good luck everyone, I can’t wait to announce the lucky winners tonight at 6pm! xoxo

Today is the final day for this competition, the two lucky winners will announced tonight at 6pm here on Made From Scratch and Facebook – so be sure to keep an eye out! Simply fill out the details below, share, liketweet or pin the above image (remember to link back to Made From Scratch so that I know you’ve entered) and of course good luck and thank you so so much!! 

Auckland and Surrounding Areas Prize Pack for one lucky person

A gorgeous mini love shoot with Coralee & Alex  - the gorgeous image above is by them!!

A beautiful floral arrangement by Annie Oxborough

1/2 a dozen delicious cake pops from Cake Pop Kitchen

A oh so pretty $50 voucher towards any service with Kaitlin Chapman Boutique Makeup & Hair (valid after april)

Pamper yourself with Monaco Hand and Body Creme, Minx Nail Art and a St Tropez Spray Tan Voucher from Monaco Nails

A sweet recipe card pack by Made From Scratch

Everywhere Else Prize Pack for one lucky person

A gorgeous bundle of stamps, stickers and notebooks from Yellow Brick Road 

A stunning collection of gift tags, sweet notebook and a yearly calendar by Toodles Noodles

A pretty heart sticker collection by We Love Citrus 

A beautiful blue and white stripe apron from Chirp

A sweet recipe card pack by Made From Scratch

This competition how now closed – thank you so much to everyone who entered! x 
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Fe & Dave

Fe & Dave There are times when you stumble upon a wedding and it gives you a little lump in your throat and you smile like a cheshire cat, this is one of those gorgeous weddings that will make your heart sing. Fe & Dave held their wedding on their stunning farm surrounded by so many oh so cute farm animals (how cute is the little pig!), their friends, family and gorgeous little boy. I can’t get over how lovely all the details are, they’re so perfect – plus how cool that the bridesmaids got driven around in a tractor, love it! This stunning wedding was captured by the wonderfully talented Jel Photography, be sure to look at the rest of Fe and Dave’s wedding here, you’ll love it. x



Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely relaxing weekend I’d love to hear what you got up to. I’m so excited to show you the final part of the Neutral Styled Shoot that I did with Coralee, All the Frills and Toodles Noodles a couple weeks ago – the delicious dessert table and oh so sweet favors! We wanted everything to be as clean as possible and let the yummy baking and paper goods to bring the colour in, I love how simple everything is but effortlessly stunning and timeless at the same time. I hope that you enjoy this shoot as much as we did putting it together, I can’t wait to share all the yummy recipes for everything that you on the table, but until then be sure to have a look at part one and two if you missed them. x 

Styling, Props and Design: All the Frills | Baking: Made From Scratch| Paper Goods: Toodles Noodles | Photography: Coralee from Coralee & Alex Photography

Happy Monday everyone, I hope that you all had a wonderful weather and were able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather we’ve been having – we even managed to get out into the garden and do some jobs that have been needing to get done, so lovely! It was about this time last year that we moved into our home, and our little housewarming party was nothing compared to this beautiful housewarming party by Roost! Everything is beyond stunning and styled to perfection, how adorable are the little figurines of them and the delicious dessert/cheese table! The whole party is just far too lovely for words, what do you think? x