Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Is time on twitter time well spent??

As you know I am fairly new to the world of blogging and twitter and various other social media options that I am yet to discover. I really enjoy the world that has opened up to oscar and ruby through these mediums and honestly believe time on twitter is time well spent. Not just for helping to grow as a business, but for making friendships and genuine connections with vendors all over the world. 
If you have the inclination there is a wealth of info out there on how to use twitter well.
To save you the trouble (if you are interested!) I've linked for you here a great article by chris brogan.
It's worth the time.

And the groom wore tartan

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Here for your viewing pleasure are two beautiful Scottish weddings. 
I'm positive i'm not the only girl or guy, who adores a groom in a kilt. Not sure what the attraction is, but could perhaps be that it's such a rare occurrence that when a groom does choose to wear one it's all the more amazing. 
the boy considered* getting kilted up for our wedding, but it seems just because your name is McLeod and some where way way way back in the depths of history someone else called McLeod could possibly be your relation does not give you free reign of the national dress. 
My dad, on the other hand can lay a claim to a slightly closer relationship to the bonny land. He also considered wearing a kilt in the Anderson family tartan, however, after witnessing the somewhat immature behaviour of some of our friends at our engagement party, dad considered the chance of said people lifting his kilt as a joke too risky. And opted out.
Shame really.

* if considered means politely agreeing after months of pestering, then, yes. 
I guess you could say he 'considered' wearing a kilt.

what do you think?
kilt or suit? or tux or shorts?
what's your fav groom attire?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

5 floral ideas for Spring!

It doesn't seem to be so dark now, when I get home from work. And it has been a few days since we have turned on the heater.  The boy doesn't groan as much when getting out of bed and the dog is less reluctant to go outside. 
I don't want to jinx anything but, I think it may almost be spring time (shhhhh).
This is exciting, not just for me but for all you brides out there, looking at flowers for your bouquets and centre pieces.
Flowers can take a huge chunk out of your budget, especially if you have your heart set on something that is not in season*. Below I have listed for you five beautiful options that are available in spring and are budget friendly.

1. Carnations. No longer last minute service station favourites.
 But a super stylish and colourful addition to any table

2. Sweet peas. 
So appropriate if that just happens to be your pet name

3. Ranunculus.  The peonies understudy and great all rounder

4. Ranunculus again. 
Just because I think they are highly under-rated and deserve a second mention

5. The Peony. If you are getting married in November, you are lucky. 
As this is the only month peonies bloom here in Australia.

* I'm looking at YOU peonies. You might be popular but you are very elusive. Grrrrr
Images all from Martha

Friday, August 20, 2010

The big five

exciting news. oscar and ruby has been commissioned to plan what could be the most important party in a child's life.  the big five. 
important because it marks the transition from pre-school to BIG school, important because if you impress the right people they could be your best friends for life.

i totally get the importance of fifth birthday parties, as I managed to turn my own in to a complete disaster. 
being the birthday girl and therefore person of very important status i simply assumed this gave me the right to do and act however i pleased. unwrapping presents with ungrateful haste and shoving chips and jelly beans in to my mouth at the same time was slightly acceptable behaviour. unfortunately shoving patrick from across the road off the top of the monkey bars, was not.
patrick, his crumpled little body on the ground screamed so loud his mum came running from across the road.
i was in big trouble. with tears stinging my eyes i was sent to my room ( at my own party, the shame) and all the guests were sent home. party and queen status - ruined.
i really hope this party goes a little better.

p.s patrick, as it turns out was fine. i still think to this day he was just jealous it wasn't his birthday and wanted to steal the lime light. 

do you remember your 5th birthday? 
did it go a little better than mine? 
i hope so! 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nielsen Park for real

a few months ago I wrote about the planning of a wedding for a lovely couple who have chosen to have their ceremony and reception at the equally lovely nielsen park. you can check out that post here and more on the details here. as we draw closer to the date there has been much discussion of the styling and theming of their big day. some plans have changed, the wildflowers and whimsy have been replaced with a more chic/vintage vibe, and the bridesmaids will be wearing black vintage inspired dresses. we will still be incorporating parasols, fans and cute little touches. you will be pleased to know however that frangipani's still don't get a run (phew!)
i'm so excited about the ideas el (bride) has come up with, it is going to be a stunningly memorable day.
 i've been painting pictures in my mind ever since that first visit out to the venue, so imagine my surprise when el forwarded me this amazing wedding at nielsen park. 
it was like seeing some of our ideas played out for real! parasols? check. vintage dresses? check. cuteness and all out loveliness? check!!


if you duck over to marzena's website here not only will you see more of this super wedding, but you just might recognise some of her other work. it's beautiful.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

eight, nine, ten

 these beautiful photographs are by Aaron at feaverish photography. 
they summarise my last three days better than i ever could.
 eight was a lovely day out at tempe, surrounded by rockabilly folk in all their finest. 
nine was a crazy rollercoaster as i was pulled over by the police
 for the first time ever in my life,
realised my license had expired and was in big trouble.
today I figured life would be much simpler if i just rode a bike.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


rozelle markets. day seven. 
11.27am. purchased vase in the most perfect shade of yellow.
11.29am. gazed wistfully at flower market stall hoping someone* would buy flowers for new vase
4.59pm still waiting

*read 'the boy'.

Friday, August 6, 2010


so it only took me six days to post a photo of my dog. in all her corn chip loving, heavily depressed, blank faced glory. i promise it will be the first and last. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010


At the start of spring I am buying a bike. That is all.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


remember when we spoke about my (lack of) photography skills? well, here you go! note the use of fancy text to try and distract you from the bicycle shadow. did it work? tell me what you love... brownie points if you say this photo!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Wish this was mine, but it's not. I found it over at the lovely junebugweddings blog. It is by Catherine Hall

Monday, August 2, 2010


Putting the final touches on the website at 12.47am. Technically Monday. 
Thanks to Craig. Our ever patient tech support

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Found at Rozelle markets 9.30am