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
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 |
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So, you may have heard that I’ve the huge honour of being a bridesmaid at our wonderful friends wedding this winter – I’ve probably told you a million times, but I’m so excited! Today is a very exciting day as Emily (the beautiful bride to be), her mama and I are going to take a little peek at some of the gorgeous wedding gowns from Rue De Seine - if you haven’t been to see Michele yet, you must, even if you aren’t a bride to be, her shop is a dream come true! I’ve a sneaky feeling that there may be a few happy tears shed today! x
Happy Sunday everyone, I hope that you are having the most wonderful weekend. Is there anything more wonderful than gold glitter, it just makes everything so pretty and party ready! I couldn’t think of anything more amazing than having lots of sparkly gold accents at your wedding or next party – especially if you’re lucky enough to be wearing gold bow high heels from Kate Spade, how perfect are they! x
I hope everyone is having the most wonderful day, the weather is stunning in Auckland today which is always nice! Ben and I were lucky enough to travel around France a couple of years ago for around 2 months, it is the most beautiful country to travel around and yes Paris will always be one of my favourite cities in the whole world. Its a dream of ours to get back to France one day and enjoy their love of food, fashion, and life. xx
I want to thank everyone who is kind enough to read my blog every day, its so lovely and humbling to know that so many people enjoy my ramblings each and every day. I thought that I would thank you by making a rustic wedding inspiration board, I think if we were ever to renew our vows I would get everyone and go to a farm and have a huge potluck party with the most delicious food, everything would be handmade and so simple, its also a good excuse to make a Butterfly Fleur de Sel Caramel Cake! xx
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I hope that everyone had a beautiful weekend and has a lovely week planned. Ben and I spent the weekend redesigning our new home to be, its such an exciting process. There really is nothing like oh so sweet mint mood board and pops of bright pink to brighten up a gloomy winters day! Oh my, how stunning and delicate is the veil, sort of wishing I wore one at our wedding now. xx