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Not only does Kikki.K have the most beautiful collections of stationery and homewares, they’ve just introduced their very first party collection called Confetti – and it’s perfect! I thought their gorgeous new range of confetti party staples would be a lovely way to brighten up a grey winters day, and maybe inspire you to host a bright confetti themed party this winter! Be sure to take a peek at their stunning new collection here, it’s too perfect for words – I’d love to know what your favourite piece is, I’m a completely smitten with the hanging paper gem, straws and of course the wooden greeting stamp set. I hope you all have a lovely day planned and are tucked up somewhere warm and safe away from this awful winter storm. x

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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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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 |

Made-From-Scratch--Photos-by-Coralee-from-Coralee-and-Alex-(129-of-167) Happy Friday everyone, gosh this week has one of those weird weeks where it’s oddly calm but flat out busy! It’s been a week full of exciting changes surrounding my new design and logo, family matters that break the heart, delicious media launches and of course counting down the days until my hubby and I fly to Rarotonga next Saturday for a much needed holiday and a little down time. Our little holiday can’t come soon enough! After such a funny week full of every emotion known to man I’ve reached the end of the week so tired and a little unmotivated – thank goodness a break is just around the corner.

So I thought I would share something that brings so much joy to my heart, a little peek into something that two of my dearest friends help me style a little while ago – the truly talented Mel from All the Frills styled everything and my amazing friend Coralee (just wait until you see Coralee’s new brand and website, it’s incredible!!) photographed this beautiful dessert table, I quite like that you haven’t seen the whole thing as I can keep sharing bits and pieces from it. You can find all the recipes for these three cakes on the blog, here, here and here. I also want to share a few of my favourite things that I’ve stumbled upon during the week that you should defiantly take a peek at over the weekend. I hope everyone has a truly lovely weekend planned and to all the mama’s our there, Happy Mothers Day xo

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| bake this cake for Mothers Day! | follow this instagram account and fall in love | buy this coat for autumn/winter | and take a peek here and here for any last minute Mothers Day ideas |  

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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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Autumn may well and truly be here, but that doesn’t mean at all that you can’t add a little spring to your step! From beautiful bold or delicate fresh flowers around your home, amazing wedding bouquets, stunning floral wall art (tiny bit obsessed with the wallpaper in the above image, I think a floral wall would look amazing in my office!) to of course adding a little floral explosion to your outfit – autumn really is the perfect season to add this stunning floral trend to your wardrobe or home! I’d love to know which of the above items are your favourite, I’m completely smitten with #2, the floral midi skirt – it would look amazing dressed down with a simple tee and sandals and even better dressed up in heels for a night out!

Oh, and be sure to take a peek at a little peek into my daily life on instagram – I’m currently sharing a little bit of what I do each day as part of the #dailylifein5 project! It’s really lovely, so be sure to take a peek! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far, I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to/have planned, happy hump day everyone! x

| top image by Elizabeth Messina. via wedding chicks | 1. boohoo floral bandeau top | 2. boohoo floral midi skirt | 3. boohoo floral skater dress | 4. boohoo neon floral top | 5. boohoo floral skirt |

Pastel-Blooms-Moodboard Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely week! The incredibly sweet ProFlowers asked me to put together a little mood board of my favourite floral trend at the moment – I can’t remember the last time I made mood board (they’re so pretty and so much fun, I think I’m going to have to get back into the habit!) and I’m having a little crush on pastels at the moment. So I thought a beautiful pastel mood board was the perfect way to celebrate the end of a lovely week, plus Im yet to meet anyone who doesn’t have soft spot for a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I hope you all have a truly magical weekend planned, I’m off to buy a pretty selection of flowers for our home. x

| made from scratch dessert table | flower wall | lambs ear bouquet | lauren kelp brunch | bouquet | cupcakes |

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14 Last year I was asked to make a exposed vanilla layer cake for photo shoot that was styled by Red Creative Event Styling and photographed by the lovely Kate Grewal Photography - I’m beyond honoured and terribly excited to share that over the weekend this beautiful Orchard Romance Shoot was featured on the amazing Style Me Pretty blog! Everyone who was apart of this magical shoot did such a fantastic job and it’s always so lovely and incredibly flattering to see your work featured on such an iconic blog. Be sure to take a peek on Style Me Pretty to see more of this stunning Orchard Romance Shoot. x

Photography: Kate Grewal Photography | Cake: Made From Scratch | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair And Make Up: Sarah Knight | Hair And Makeup: Sarah Knight Using MAC Cosmetics | Bridal Millinery:Natalie Chan Boutique | Dress Designer: Joanne Flemming | Model: Dominique Wisniewski | Nude Heels: Christian Louboutin | Photography – Assistance: Caron Nicole | Styling And Florals: Red Creative Event Styling | Wedding Dress Boutique : Primrose And Finch