Thursday, July 29, 2010

Garden Delight

It must be the cold winter weather today, but right now I am loving all the relaxed and 'loved up' weddings coming our way...there is something really delightful about a wedding where the most beautiful detail of the day is the couples' genuine happiness. I think I am drawn to these relaxed weddings now because of the years I had of setting up lavish weddings with all the trimmings. It's a bit like the way I just love a bundle of anemones picked from my garden in an old jar, but I can't stand 'OTT' arranged flowers in my house! The very talented photographer Lucy Leonardi sent me a few pics from Kate and Daniel's garden wedding with some fantastic DIY ideas. I love Lucy's style and sense of fun when she shoots weddings - I am sure this will bring a little sunshine to your day as it did to mine.

Posted By Annabelle Kerslake

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stunning Quilling

I absolutely love this beautiful marriage certificate found via Design*Sponge. The calligraphy is by Carole Foster and the stunning quilling was made by Ann Martin. It's certainly worthy of a beautiful frame to cherish for ever.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Pretty Simple

I have seen some amazing weddings come past my desk while we have been working on our spring issue! Here is one I really wanted to share with you - Rowena and Chris had a beautiful and relaxed wedding...I just love their unique bouquets. Those who know me will know that flowers are my 'thing' and I have to say these bouquets by Lotus Flowers caught my eye. There is quite an art in making flowers seem relaxed and loosely arranged and when done well there is nothing more perfect than an imperfect bouquet. Of course credit where credit is due, the whole day was captured perfectly by the very talented Karalee from Angelsmith Photography.

Rowena looked perfect in her Lisa Ho dress.

Rowena and Chris had the sweetest Cake Stories cake.

Posted by Annabelle Kerslake
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Little Bow Peep

A clutch this pretty would make such a statement. Bow's are a hot ticket right now. Valentino certainly knows a thing or two about statement pieces. Imagine this with a cute pair of red pumps. I'm in love! Available online at

Bow satin clutch £391

Posted by Emilie Harrison
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Sale Ahead

If there's one bridal sale you do not want to miss it's Lisa Gowing's biggest ever clearance sale. On July 30th & 31st you'll have the opportunity to take your pick from over 30 gowns reduced by 50%. There will even be styles available from Lisa's current Gatsby demi-couture collection. The gowns will start from $945 and range in size from 8 - 12. Drawing inspiration from the decadence of the roaring 20’s, the Gatsby collection celebrates the riches and glamour of this era. Buttery liquid and glowing ivory silks, bead encrusted vintage laces and rich platinum and crystal embellishments feature in this collection of gowns and headpieces. Accessories will also be on sale including veils, vintage inspired jewellery, stoles and faux furs up to 50% off. Lisa and her team of trainied bridal conslutants will be on hand to help you select designs from the collection to try and purchase. The gowns on sale will not be samples. Please register to confirm your attendance at the Lisa Gowing clearance sale by emailing or calling 02 9327 6332. Lisa's studio is located at 6/212 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff, Sydney. Visit for all the details.

Posted by Emilie Harrison
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Home Made

Who doesn't love a home-made biscuit? I found these fantastic Suck.UK site thanks to Jocundist . What a great way to personalise cookies for a dessert bar or as a cute favour.

£10 + shipping although there is an Australian email address – – so they may well be available here too!

Posted by Jane Cameron
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Best Bows

A big thank you to Emma from The Hen's Nest who let us in on the gorgeous Twilili, a new ribbon company who are soon to launch their range and their website. Their sister company Bubblefish are promoting them as 'luxurious personalised ribbon design'. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see their products. Guess we'll all have to be patient!

Posted by Jane Cameron
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Elise Kapeller

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Here are some gorgeous shots from the lovely Elise Kapeller. Elise who is based in Melbourne creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere to help show you off at your best. Be sure to check out Elise's website for more images.

Judi and Luke

Julia and Sam who featured in Issue 15

Posted by Emma Henderson

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Necklace Heaven

It's true, I am in love, in love with Elva Fields. I've blogged before and no doubt I'll blog again. Her pieces... well, I'm lost for words. If jewellery is your thing then one of her beautiful pieces would make a simply perfect accent to your look. I can imagine choosing the gown to go with the necklace rather than choosing the necklace to go with the gown. Each handmade piece features vintage elements wich makes them eco-friendly and super unique. They're truly pieces of art. Many of the pieces are one off and over 40 new pieces have been popped on her website for summer as of today so if you don't want to miss out get in quick. Once they're gone they're gone. Visit for range details.

Posted by Emilie Harrison
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Paper Petals

How sweet are these Blom Paper Flowers from Upon a Fold? As they suggest these sweet little blooms can be used to decorate gifts and they would make a great alternative tablecentre. AUD $19.95 + postage for a set of 15 flowers, florist wire and gift tags.

Allow plenty of time to visit this lovely site – it is one of my absolute favourites and a fantastic resource for paper goods.

Posted by Jane Cameron
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Swanky Stationery

If you're looking for something a little bit different in relation to your wedding stationery Engraving Plus could be perfect for you. Specialising in unique custom invitation and stationery pieces made from acrylic, timber and card every little detail is considered. The lovely Natalie sent me across some pictures of their Snowy Winter Branches invitation, which is a custom designed, frosted acrylic A6 invitation. Featuring rock maple timber inlayed branches and Swarovski crystal snow embellishments bedded on a mocha ripple backing card, the suite is wrapped in natural mulberry tissue with a thick ivory satin ribbon and frosted snowflake cut ornament. A perfect save-the-date reminder! Packaged in an invitation box, custom covered and lined in natural mulberry tissue and addressed with a timber label it'd make quite the surprise to receive one of these in your letterbox. If you'd like to find out more visit

Posted by Emilie Harrison
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