Wednesday, October 27, 2010

engagement shoot

Tomorrow I'm off to style an engagement shoot in Wisemans Ferry. Fingers crossed it doesn't rain (much). 
The couple have requested a picnic shoot, and, as the proposal happened in Japan, I'm hoping to introduce some Japanese elements too. How fun!! 
Above are some inspiration pics to help us stay on track.
The super talented Andrew of Follan Photography will be behind the lens, so stay tuned for some lovely pics.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Information overload

So, you're engaged and are planning the 'destination' wedding you've always dreamed of. 
I use the word 'destination' loosely, because personally, any venue that is more than an hours drive away or requires a map is classified 'destination'. 
Planning a wedding that is out of town comes with responsibilities. 
If you would like your guests to travel to celebrate* then you need to provide them with a fair amount of specific information. Everything from accommodation suggestions, transport information and most importantly directions need to be included on the invite to not only ensure your guests arrive on time, but also in one piece**.  

Providing all this information can get messy. I'll put my hand up and admit I ALWAYS lose parts of invites that we are sent and ALWAYS end up at the last minute scrambling around phoning people trying to get the details of time/address/dress code.

How appreciative would your guests be if you very kindly included all necessary info in one neat little book?
You could even play out your life long dream of becoming published and include any little short stories/poems/song lyrics to your beloved you've been squirrelling away.

For some great examples check out 

here (It's a date event design)
here ( Ice Cream social)
or here ( green quince)

*read drink
**not on the verge of divorce/break-up/homicide due to lack of clear and specific directions on how to get to/dress for/behave at your wedding

Monday, October 18, 2010

My parents were awesome

It's funny to think that, before they were parents our, ah, parents were just regular people. Just like Steve and I are now.
They had lives and passions and hopes and dreams. Loved all the things that we are probably taking for granted right now, as newlyweds pre children. I loved scanning through this website, checking out other peoples parents, before they were parents. I wonder what our future children will think of us as we are now? How long will it take for them to realise we were once young and carefree? Think I might prepare a little photo book of our lives right now, so I can prove to them that yes, we were once awesome too.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Short visit

Today you can catch me over at hello, splendor 
talking about rules that are meant to be broken! 
When Beth asked me I wanted to answer ' ah, all of them??'. 
But that wouldn't be very responsible now would it?
If you like, leave a comment. What rules do you think are made to be broken?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My sister says

My sister says she loves me every time we talk to each other on the phone. Kinda sweet and kinda weird as she only just started saying it, after 25 years! Who knows, maybe I'm nicer these days, since we don't live with mum and dad anymore and there's no arguing over who's going to set the table/feed the dog/buy mum's mothers day gift. Maybe it's because she lives in Darwin now, so every conversation counts that little bit more.

Anyhow, the name of this sweet little cafe is my sister says. Unusual and a great conversation starter. So is everything about this place. Everything appears to be 'upcycled' from tin can vases to filing cabinet storage. It is all well thought out and was a great intro to Melbourne. Little dog Bean was our furry guest at the table, his manners were impeccable and we loved watching him fall asleep whilst sitting up, classic old man style. 
My brekky was called the mixed bag, you can pretty much tell what it was from the pic. It was delicious!

my sister says
118 Bridge St
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
(03) 9646 1117

Friday, October 8, 2010

Southern Style

Photographed by sensesmaybenumbed

This weekend we are taking off to Melbourne to hang with our good friends southern style. Their names are Shannon and Terry, but we call them 'Sherry' ( I know.... the whole 'brangelina' joining of names is taking over the world). If you happen to have in your possession a copy of the latest Cosmo Bride, they are on page 184. Check them! They are too cute.

Anyway, Melbourne. I haven't been for years, and can't wait to go exploring. Here are some of the places I hope to get around to investigating.

We have also timed things perfectly well, as we will be in town for the first ever Melbourne Finders Keepers.
You beauty! Lucky I've paid up on my credit card......

When we get back I have some exciting news to share about a wedding we're styling in Feb. It's pretty cool.

Have a great weekend! And please share any tips for our weekend away. I know you Melbourne readers have some cool places you'd like to expose.....

Monday, October 4, 2010

new bike

new bike

new bike by oscarandruby on

Finally I am the happy owner of a brand new (well, second hand actually..... new to me though!) super cute vintage bike! Hooray. I'm constantly thinking up excuses to take her out for a ride. It is so much fun.
At the moment she lives in our lounge room, she is really part of the family. I've been trying to coax cooper to spend some time in the basket on the front. So far she has lasted half a lap round the house. Seems my Dorothy/Toto moment will never be realised. Shame.
A new bike deserves some cute accessories, so I've attempted my first ever polyvore collage. If you click on the link above it'll tell you where everything is from. But, you already knew that didn't you?

Do you ride? Got any advice for a newbie like me?