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 |
Goodness me, could this incredibly gorgeous wedding featured on Smitten Mag be any more wonderful! Everything is just so pretty, relaxed and incredibly inviting – plus how cute is the sweet flower girl and the gorgeous pup and floral collar, I adore that even the paper goods had little puppy prints on them, it’s just so perfect! I could gush on forever about this lovely wedding, but I’m going to let the pictures tell the story – I’d love to hear what your favourite part of the day is. x
Event Designer: Gray Harper Event Maker | Photographer: Jade + Mathew Take Pictures | Flowers & Decor: Harvey Designs | Invitations & Stationery: Strawberry Moth | Location: Forsyth Park Inn | Bride’s Dress: BlueBelle Bridal | Shoe Clips: Gray Harper Event Maker |Brides Floral Crown: Harvey Designs | Brides Bolero: Gray Harper Event Maker | Grooms Tie: Gray Harper Event Maker | Makeup Artist:Jessica Mock | Vintage China: Lillian’s China | Ring Pillow & Dog Collar: Gray Harper Event maker
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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 goodness, is there anything more lovely than neutral gift wrapping, paper goods and oh so sweet kitchen utensils. The very lovely Audrey from Hello Paper has the sweetest online shop full of the most wonderful gift ideas – and of course gorgeous wrapping to make that gift oh so special! I’m a little in love with her ‘live simply’ stickers, they’re so gorgeous and would look so lovely in the corner of a window or on a vintage bottle! x