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 |
Aw, with Mother’s Day this weekend it’s the perfect time to organise something special for your incredible Mama! I’m a little in love with this incredibly elegant yet simple table setting styled by the lovely Caitlin Moran for Glitter Guide - the soft gold and green touches are perfection, as is the very sweet name tag with a sprig leaves from the flowers. This weekend really is the time to spoil our wonderful Mama’s for everything they’ve done for us, I’ll be sending all my love to mine as she’s lucky enough to be spending Mothers Day in New York – how wonderful is that! x
Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve all had the most incredible week so far! I’m beyond thrilled and so excited to be able to share a this stunning lavender shoot styled by the incredibly talented Casey from The Heirloom that I had the absolute honour of making a lovely tired petal cake for. I could gush forever about the dresses, flowers, stunning venue and of course the hugely talented people involved – the whole shoot really is far too perfect for words. x
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a wonderfully lazy weekend. Is anyone else a little excited that the seasons are starting to change, even though we’re having the most wonderful summer ever I’m craving a little Autumn baking and curling up inside for a little bit. I could hardly believe my eyes when I stumbled upon this beautifully styled farm wedding by Ginny Branch, it has everything a party could want, beautiful favors, delicious sweet treats, beautiful flowers and of course the most gorgeous stacked pancake cake ever! I love that there is a perfect mix of pretty pastels and deep jewel tones throughout the whole setting – it’s simply stunning! x
Featured on Amy Osaba | Photography by Jeremy Harwell | styling by Ginny Branch Stelling | Floral design by Maria Taylor for ao | Paper goods by Erica Loesing | Pancake Cake by Sun in My Belly | Doughnuts by Sublime Doughnuts | “love bars” by Cacao |Other little pieces from Star Provisions | Sweet Treats by Bella Cucina and Empire State South |
There really is something magical about a simple, yet elegant dessert table. I love how it’s not overly cluttered and that the cakes, flowers and gorgeous props are able to shine through – plus the colour palette is perfect! Beautifully styled by the very talented Leanne from Sweet Style, this really is such a lovely dessert table. x
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