A Place to Wed: The Elandra Mission Beach

Wednesday Jan 16, 2013

Located half-way between Cairns and Townsville in far north Queensland, The Elandra Resort Mission Beach is a gorgeous location for a destination wedding. It also houses 55 individually designed rooms for your guests creating a memorable experience for all. Surrounded by stunning views, there are many different options for your ceremony and reception…

the elandra mission beach


the elandra mission beach

Byron Bay Hairdressers

Thursday Jan 10, 2013

Welcome to Edge Hair Byron, the team at Edge Hair can accommodate all your needs for your wedding day no matter how large your bridal party, don’t forget the boys! Send them in the day before for a great look.

Talk to them as soon as possible as they book out well in advance.



Inspiration Autumn

Thursday Mar 18, 2010

My favourite season of all…

inspiration autumn

Images clockwise from top left: leaf favor boxes Martha Stewart Weddings, apricot roses and feathers Rebecca Thuss, candles Martha Stewart Weddings, wedding cake Sweetest Perfections, rose petal carpet and hurricane vases Rebecca Thuss, silk flower hair pins Percy Handmade, wheat wreath and favor box Martha Stewart Weddings, peach seating tag Rebecca Thuss

A Place to Wed

Saturday Mar 13, 2010

I’ve just been flicking through this great (and very informative) book by Jane Anderson called A Place to Wed which details 25 romantic and exotic wedding destinations from around the world. As destination weddings are becoming more popular these days it got me thinking about all the beautiful wedding locations in Australia that I know of  and also the many that I don’t even know exist, so I thought I would start researching all the great wedding destinations in Australia and post my findings each week…

a place to wed

The Angsana Great Barrier Reef Chapel, Palm Cove

Something Blue…

Monday Mar 8, 2010

A blue and white colour scheme – one of my all time favourites…

something blue

Images clockwise from top left: Hydrangea wreath Rebecca Thuss, Floral table setting Carolyne Roehm, Birds nest favours and Blue and white wedding cake Martha Stewart Weddings, Gown RS Couture

Carnations – Thinking outside the Stereotype

Wednesday Feb 17, 2010

It’s botanical name is Dianthus caryophyllus, but through out the world this ruffled little bloom is commonly known as the carnation.  One of the world’s oldest cultivated flowers, the carnation has suffered an identity crisis in recent times, being thought of as a cheap filler flower and dated choice of bloom and as such are rarely considered worthy for any form of decoration let alone as wedding flowers. The first time I saw the carnation re-invented was many years ago on the pages of a Martha Stewart magazine, after all no one can make something old new again quite like Martha can, and I was inspired by the lovely impact they created when used en masse. I was amazed at how quickly my opinion of the carnation changed from ‘daggy’ to I can’t wait to start experimenting with them and I have never looked at them with raised eyebrows since. Given they are readily available year round, inexpensive, come in a range of  pretty colours and are very hardy, isn’t it about time we reconsidered the value of this sweet little bloom?


Image: PD Bloom


Images top left & top right: Brides.com, Image bottom left: Real Simple, Image bottom right: Martha Stewart Weddings


Images: Martha Stewart Weddings


Image courtesy of Nerida McMurray Photography

Petits Fours – Beyond the Cupcake

Sunday Feb 7, 2010

 Ok, it’s official, my latest obsession is the Petit Four…These delicate, sweet, bite-sized morsels of loveliness have my mouth watering and my creative juices flowing with visions of baking, decorating and impressing friends and family at future gatherings and parties… They would make for a tasty and visually stunning alternative to dessert for a wedding, presented on platters, stands and trays, displayed as a buffet or served as floating desserts, dare I say that petits fours may be the new cupcake?

petits fours

Image : Dragonfly Cakes

petits fours

Images: Dragonfly Cakes

petits fours

Images: Dragonfly Cakes

petits fours

Image Top Left: Divine Delights,  Images Top Right & Bottom Row: Martha Stewart Weddings

petits fours

Image left: Williams Sonoma, Image right: Savour

petits fours

Image: Savour

Rose and Ruby – Pure Romance

Thursday Jan 14, 2010

I just adore these beautiful dresses from Sydney based boutique Rose and Ruby;  the romantic style, the quality fabrics, the stunning lace detail and delicious colour palette… I am visualising a gorgeous wedding theme as I write this, perhaps a Rose and Ruby inspiration board? Mmm, coming soon…

pure romance

pure romance

pure romance

Bridal Expo – The Ultimate Event

Tuesday Jan 12, 2010

For those newly engaged, bridal expos are a quick way of gathering lots of info on planning your wedding day. The Australian Bridal Service produce the largest bridal expos in Melbourne and Sydney three times a year and the first one for 2010 is in Melbourne this weekend (16th and 17th of Jan) at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens. The Sydney bridal Expo will be held on the 30th and 31st of January at the Sydney Entertainment Centre…visit the website for more details

bridal expos


Veils and Headpieces

Monday Jan 4, 2010

So I thought I would start the new year with yet another one of my obsessions – Headpieces. Having researched this subject for most of 2009 I came to the conclusion that in my next life I would be a master milliner, designing and creating these gorgeous works of head art…here are some of my faves

veils and headpieces

Headpieces by Jennifer Behr

veils and headpieces

Veils by Sara Gabriel

veils and headpieces

Headpieces by ban.do

veils and headpieces

Headpieces by Twigs and Honey

veils and headpieces

Silk flower and Veil by Rose and Ruby


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