For the rest of my life…

Finally… the part you have been waiting for (and my favourite part) – the ceremony!! 

I hadn’t been nervous at all really during the lead up to the wedding, but once we got in the car to drive to the venue, I felt like I had eaten a live octopus for breakfast. I wasn’t at all nervous about getting married – it was more that I had spent so long planning what the day was going to be like, and it was happening! As Dad pulled the car up to the end of the aisle, I felt the weight of so many eyes on me, and it was one of the more intimidating moments of my life. 

Cermony2

My beautiful sister was the first to walk down the aisle, looking elegant as always. 

Ceremony3 Continue reading

The morning of…

You may have noticed a little bit of a delay between instalments of the wedding blogathon, sorry about that! I have three very good reasons:

  • I have been busy collecting photos of the day from our guests
  • I have had food poisoning
  • We just got a new kitten (his name is Sirius and he is the sweetest, most gorgeous baby – I’ve got some photos on instagram if you want to check him out) 

See, good reasons, right??

Anyway, thanks for bearing with me. Today I bring to you our preparations on the morning of the wedding. 

the morning of Continue reading

Before the big day…

I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to drag the wedding recap out a little – it’s just so much fun re-living it all. :)

Before the big day 3

The day before the wedding was a hive of activity. We went and met with the staff at the venue, and then started on the reception flowers. I decided to DIY the flowers to save a bit of money, and all up they only cost me around $400 – bargain!  Continue reading

On the way to the wedding

Hey guys, what’s new? Nothing much? Well I have some news… I got married!! 

wedding trip 3

Yes that’s right, our big day arrived last Sunday, the 1st of November! Everyone told me beforehand that it would be the best day of my life, and they were right on the money. It was the perfect, perfect day, and I am SO excited to share it all with you. Every teeny tiny little detail… mwahahaha!  Continue reading

Lara

thumb_thumb_IMG_2736_1024_1024My cat Lara died last night. She was almost 15 years old.

thumb_thumb_IMG_2558_1024_1024

Lara was born in England, and we picked her up as an eight-week old kitten, along with her identical twin brother, Indiana. Getting them was a great idea by my parents, who wanted to help us get used to living in a new country so far from home. Continue reading

D.I.Y. natural facial for dry/oily skin

Pretty much every bridal checklist I’ve come across has indicated to me that I should be getting bi-weekly facials for (at least) the 6 months leading up to the wedding, as well as massages every second day and regular pedicures. OK, I might be exaggerating slightly, but only slightly. But seriously, who has the money for that? Let alone the time??

Anyway, being that spring always wreaks havoc on my skin, and that we got a surprise public holiday in Victoria yesterday (who knows for what – some football thing or other, ha ha), I decided to treat myself to a D.I.Y. facial.  Continue reading

Paper Bridesmaid Bouquets Commission

Paper wedding flowersI kicked something awesome out of the stress box this week (FYI the stress box is how I am currently referring to my brain) – my first ever commission!!!!!! 

Yes, to all those people who are always telling me I should make money from my hobbies, I can now officially say that I do! The wisdom of taking on my first ever commission a few weeks before my wedding was questionable, but there you go. Wedding bouquet yellow grey Continue reading

Friday Freebie: Free Phone Backgrounds for Bad Ass Babes

Friday Freebies Phone Backgrounds

This week was a bit of a drainer, and about half way through I realised that I needed a reminder that I am a strong, powerful, independent woman who gets shit done! No negative people can stop me! No bad friends can rattle me! I am a hurricane of motivation and positive energy, and I will crush everything in my path! With glitter! :) Continue reading

DIY Art Deco Display Ladder

Art deco ladder image

You guys, I have been feeling so inspired these last few weeks. Lately it seems like ideas just burst into my head, fully formed, and compel me to make them now.  It’s been really fun! 

This project is one I have been wanting to make for aaages. As I’m sure you have figured out, I quite like copper (see how I can play it cool?). I also love hanging things on ladders – my best friend has an antique one which she hangs her scarves on that I lurrrrrve + want to steal. 

DIY display ladder Continue reading

Friday Freebies! Free Printable ‘Thank you’ and ‘I love you’ cards!

Free printable thank you card

Happy Friday you guys! This is a pretty exciting day, because it is the first time I have EVER made a free printable to share on my blog! Woo hoo!

There are two versions of each card – one with some lovely proteas, and one with some summery frangipanis to welcome the warmer weather. I love the rustic Aussie feel of both those flowers. :)

Free thank you card printable Continue reading