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Easily the most magical London wedding by the very talented folk at Feather and Stone to add a little glamour to your week – for all the beautiful brides to be, this lovely whimsical shoot has made me terribly jealous that you’re styling and planning a wedding. I’d love to know how the planning is going for your special day, I’ve no doubt it will be stunning, be sure to take a peek here for some beautiful wedding inspiration. x

| photography, Feather and Stone | gown, Jenny Packham |

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With these truly beautiful, but bitterly cold winters days we’ve been having lately I’ve already started day dreaming for warmer days and delicious outdoor parties. You may remember a little while ago that I mentioned that Lauren has so kindly been sharing a few of my recipes on her beautiful blog – so I thought I’d return the favour today and share one of the most beautiful outdoor parties you’ll see all season. Her backyard bistro truly is everything you’d want from a stunning outdoor celebration, or wedding, with your closets friends and family, the styling, delicious food and attention to detail is so lovely and I already can’t wait for summer to arrive. Be sure to take a peek at the rest of this stunning backyard bistro here. x

Photography: Stancy Higley | Florals: Posies | Dinnerware: Grandiflora | Styling: Lauren Kelp

Tablemakers originally created for Darling Magazine & published here

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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend! It feels like such a long time since I shared a wedding on the blog, so I thought what could be a better way to start a new week than with this truly stunning diy wedding that was photographed by the very talented and lovely Anna Allport.  This gorgeous rustic farm wedding was held at the brides beautiful family farm in Pataruru –  where everything from the hand made invites, vintage furniture, crockery, and even the caravan was carefully hand picked and collected for their special day! I’ve always found those hand chosen pieces make your wedding day so special. I hope everyone has a lovely week planned, and of course, be sure to take a peek at the rest of this beautiful wedding here. It’s too perfect for words. x

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The cooler months in New Zealand means that the wedding season is always a little slower, which is the perfect time for brides to be to plan for their upcoming summer weddings as vendors have more time to help plan your special day. I’m so honoured to share the upcoming Queenstown Wedding Fair that the very lovely and talented Sophia from NZ Wedding Fairs has organised – I truly wish there was something like this when we were planning our wedding in 2004, it would have made sourcing ideas and vendors a breeze. To all the beautiful brides and dapper grooms-to-be in and around Queenstown this truly is the wedding event of the year, and one not to be missed. Be sure to take a peek at NZ Wedding Fairs for more information about this wonderful event that’s being held in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. x

6 July at The Winehouse, Queenstown, 10am – 3pm
Entry includes a glass of Mulled Wine from Wild Earth Wines. 
Tickets are $10 plus bf.

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With the wedding season almost at a close, stylists and photographers have a little more time to create and share beautiful style shoots, I love it as it’s a lovely way to see their work in the very best light. It’s also a perfect time for brides to be to gather ideas for their upcoming weddings in the new year. I’m terribly honoured to share this beautiful Geometric Styled Shoot that was perfectly styled by Jess from Two Foxes and beautifully photographed by my amazing friend Coralee Stone. I love the minimalistic blonde wood and all white table setting with touches of bright pastels and lush succulents its beyond perfect – and of course the truly stunning lace Rue De Seine dress pared with a giant protea bouquet is to die for! Be sure to take a peek at here to see the rest of this beautiful shoot.

| styling and props, two foxes | photography, coralee stone | cake, bluebells | dress, rue de seine

 

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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely start to the week. I’m terribly honoured to share this stunning confetti shoot that my amazing friend Ellie from Jel Photo captured a little while ago – the second she sent it through Pharrell William’s song “Happy” got instantly stuck in my head, because really who’s mood isn’t improved with bright confetti! You simply must take a peek at the rest of this stunning shoot by Jel Photo, every photo is more beautiful than the next – plus how cute is their kitten! And of course if you’re newly engaged, an engagement shoot like this would be such a perfect way to get used to having your photo taken before your wedding. x

| photography, Jel Photo | props and confetti, All the Frills | hair and make up, Alison Brewer |

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17 It’s such a chilly Autumn’s day in Auckland today, so I thought I’d share one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve seen in a very very long time. Claire {from Izzy Jean and Co.} and Daniel held their wedding on their own free range pig farm, which naturally lent it’s self to the most breathtaking images by Nordica Photography - there are no words to describe how stunning these images are, each one is pure magic! Claire couldn’t express enough just how honoured they were to have Cole from Nordica Photography be apart of their special day – you can of course, read all about their imperfect perfect day (Claire’s words, not mine!) on her blog here, to me though, their wedding was absolute perfection. x

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1 There are emails that truly make your day, as they tend to contain something so beautiful that stops you in your tracks and makes you smile! This wedding was apart of one of those emails I received this week and it completely brightened my day. I’m so honoured to share Mark and Stacey’s beautiful garden wedding today, the colours, pops of bright gingham, venue, flowers and table settings are so beautiful and make for such a relaxed, happy and love filled vibe! Plus I’m completely smitten with the stunning stationery and tea towel invites, which were lovingly designed by Stacy herself, how lovely and perfect is that! This truly is such a perfect wedding, but of course you can see that from the gorgeous photos yourself! x

Flowers: LushKa | Photography: Jill Andrews | Wedding Dress: Nancy Leung | Vintage hireage: Urban Charm | Stationery and tea towel invites: Stacey, The Blushing Teacup | Makeup: Jessie Wright | Rings: Eli | Bowties and suspenders: Me and Matilda | Napkins: Dot and Army |

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