Aw, some things really are far too beautiful not to share – and this gorgeous assortment of flowers by Naked Bouquet is one of those things! I’m a little in love with Kiana’s stunning collection of beakers, cylinders and flasks, they really do make the most perfect vases and would be absolutely stunning for any wedding table decor or simply just having around your home – plus how lovely is her chalkboard of flowers to show what was used? Be sure to take a peek at her beautiful blog, it’s beyond gorgeous!

Oh and I’m beyond proud and excited to finally be able to share with you that there is a Made From Scratch recipe card is in this months gorgeous Sample Bar pack. If you haven’t heard of Sample Bar, each month they send out a gorgeous collection of luxury products to try, all of which are a complete surprise – it really is too lovely for words! x

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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 goodness, I’m so excited to share a few little picks that I did for the very lovely Adore Home Magazine Blog! It’s such an honour to be able to do posts like these for such a lovely magazine and blog – if you haven’t had a peek yet, you simply must! Which item is your favourite? I’m a little torn between the floral maxi dress and cork and gold pencil holder! I hope everyone is having a lovely day so far and enjoying the slightly cooler weather. xo

1. dress  |  2. vase  |  3. chair  |  4. pencil cup  |  5. cushions

Sweet Rustic Farm Wedding 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 |

4000-likes Yesterday something amazing happened, I reached 4000 likes on Facebook!! I truly don’t have the words to thank all of you enough for your love, support, beautiful comments and of course taking the time out of your busy day to have a little peek at my part of the internet! It means the world to me and I know for a fact that I have the most amazing followers and readers that any blogger could ever ask for! SO, I have a huge giveaway for you – it’s my thank you to you for being there along side me and following my journey, it’s the very least that I could and if could give every single one of you a giant hug I would!!! So here it is, my huge and oh so amazing 4000 Facebook likes giveaway, this of course wouldn’t be possible without all of you and the list of incredibly generous people below! Thank you a million and one times and here’s to another 4000 likes! xoxoxo

This amazing competition will run until Wednesday the 20th of February, the two lucky winners will announced that evening at 6pm! Simply fill out the details below, share, like, tweet 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 

Red Velvet Kisses | Made From Scratch Oh with Valentines Day only a few days away, could there be anything more wonderful than giving (or receiving) a delicious batch of homemade Red Velvet Kisses! Ben and I don’t really celebrate Valentines Day, but it’s still a lovely excuse to show your loved one how much they mean to you – plus who could resist a little baking! These oh so lovely kisses would look stunning wrapped up in a mason jar or box tied up with twine or even simply stacked in cute little ice cream bowl! Oh and be sure to keep an eye out on the blog and Facebook tomorrow, I have a the most exciting announcement ever!! x

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Florida Fashion | Grey Likes Weddings Oh my, could this styled shoot by Grey Likes Weddings be any more perfect! I love the idea of your beautiful bridesmaids wearing bright dresses with gorgeous statement necklaces, it’s stunning! I could gush on forever about this shoot, to me it’s everything a wedding should be, fun, bright and wonderfully thoughtful – I have to admit I’m a little obsessed about the pineapple invites and oh so sweet table setting, it’s too perfect for words! x

| Photography: Ryan Ray | Styling: Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings | Flowers: Nancy of Oak and the Owl | Stationery: Elaine of Paper Made Design | Wedding Dresses: from The White Dress in Corona del Mar | Hair: Dianna Lopez | Make Up: Amy Clarke | Hair Accessories: Renee Pawele |

p.s. you might remember seeing this incredible shoot in the last issue of Mag Rouge!

The Perfect Italian Garden Party by One Lovely Day Oh my, could you think of anything more perfect than a luscious Italian themed party filled with olive trees, lavender and of course delicious food and wine. Styled by the talented Claire from One Lovely Day this stunning setting really would make the most incredible event or wedding – you simply must look at her site, it’s beyond gorgeous! I love that there are so many plants, twinkling fairly lights and oh my how wonderful, and delicious,  is the rustic bread for place settings – it’s all just far too perfect for words! x