Wednesday, August 10, 2011

#164 Exciting News: Parts Two + Three!

I've been a little quiet of late because there's been some big happenings in our house, but without further ado, the second piece of big news is....

I'm running away to join the circus!!!

image via carniverous deer

Ok, so that's a blatant lie. But I am truly running away? At the end of this week I will be deserting my little family & heading off solo to Asia for just over 5 weeks.
I'm quite nervous & very excited! It does mean that things are going to get even quieter around here as I will be trying to focus 100% on taking it all in, but I'm sure I'll find some lovely things to share once I return. I do hope you'll wait for me!

The second piece of exciting news is....

I'm running away to join the circus!!!

 Trapeze artist, 1950’s, Life MagazineSophie Vlaming LeCirque Vintage Fashion Style Circus Carnivale Pretty Design Inspiration Blog Beauty Model Glamour Icons Sophie Vlaming LeCirque Vintage Fashion Style Circus Carnivale Pretty Design Inspiration Blog Beauty Model Glamour Icons
images via & hollyhocks and tulips &  wolf and willow

Yup sorry, another lie. I have no idea what has come over me?

The second piece of very exciting news is that my lovely man & I have decided to move our little family to Adelaide!
This will likely mean another extended period of quiet blog time, or of very sporadic chatter at the least...
When I return from my trip I will be flying directly to S.A so there will be no time in between for a reunion with online wedding land & as things will be a bit crazy for a while as we try to settle in I'm afraid I might be absent for a while longer.
I wish I could say that congratulations were in order for my devious skill in avoiding the big move by scampering off overseas, but alas the copious amounts of packing are to blame for this weeks silence as I am attempting to pack before i leave and it will all be waiting for me in storage when I come back. That's a great big fail in sneakiness isn't it?!

However, I'm reeeeeaaally looking forward to some incredibly exciting wedding fun projects in 'Radelaide' & definitely looking forward to some certain super love projects with some amaaaazing people that I can't wait for. Hope to then share of course! If anyone is still here when I get back that is... eek!

It's also likely that there will be a fourth piece of exciting news (how much excitment can one person take i ask you?!) that will 'occur' in my absence, likely september, that I may recruit someone else to share with you...

Hope to see you/ hear from you on the other side of the insanity!

All my love, C x

Sunday, July 31, 2011

#163 Engagement Ring Fun

A fortune cookie proposal? Brilliant!
If you didn't want to use a real cookie you could use a silver fortune cookie hinged keepsake box such as the one pictured & have the ring inside...

 Personalized Silver Fortune Cookie Gift - Fortunes of Love Design  - 1165

or even a card holder with a ' will you marry me' fortune (or obviously a more personalised option) & be ready with ring in hand OR even one of those ridiculously gorgeous porcelain fortune cookies I featured a little while ago here...

 Single Porcelain Fortune Cookie- LOVE

That would be so incredibly cute!

These rings are nice to look at?

white-gold-peridot-ring Do you Hate your Engagement Ring? article photo

So are these ring boxes from stout woodworks & eskae jeweller?
That hickory box especially...
Hickory Ring Box #2 - Opened 

And just for fun...

Hope your week has begun wonderfully!


Friday, July 29, 2011

#162 Dream of Tulle

So, WOW?
A giant thank you to Miss Susan for sending me the link to this stunning pale pink & champagne silk & tulle gown from Ouma!
Made to measure & with different colours available, one of these gorgeous gowns takes only 6-8 weeks to ship from the U.S. Can you handle any more awesome news? This creation comes in at $783 aud. Hooray for delicious budget friendly dresses!
Photography by Galaxie Andrews is also a wee bit breathtaking... that light...

Blushing in Pink Blushing in Pink Blushing in Pink
A Whimsical Spring SAMPLE SALE Allison Wonderland size SMALL
cotton+tulle $243 aud & cotton+tulle $448 aud

Hillary Six Dress Antique Crochet Wedding Gown Size small
cotton+tulle $336 aud & antique crotchet+silk tulle $914 aud

Cirque Party Dress Hand Dyed Tea Length Tulle Skirt
cotton+tulle $176 aud & cotton+tulle $243 aud

The last 2 could work fantastically as bridesmaid attire?
I love that one off vintage crochet floor length gown, the tulle bow on the shoulder is perfection.
It's always extra exciting when a creator of such fabulous things is so open to special requests!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

#161 Exciting News: Part 1

So the first piece of super exciting news...

The current edition of Brides of Adelaide magazine arrived in newsagents this week...

Brides of Adelaide - On Sale New!

The cover is quite gorgeous don't you think?

I am also very much looking forward to the six page feature on a wedding with THE most handsome groom that ever was, the most stunning bridesmaids to walk the aisle in all of wedding history, the most exceptionally lovely gorgeous ring bearer in the world & the cutest, sweetest flower girls.... & I'm not at all biased?
I'm trying to be very patient as I wait for my copy to arrive in the post!

A huge thank you again to our marvelous photographer Karalee of Angelsmith Photography, who captured so many of memories of the best day of my life perfectly.
Also to Danielle at Brides of Adelaide for being so very lovely, Mr N & I feel very honoured to have had our wedding selected!


p.s If you aren't in South Australia you can order online via the website

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

#160 Two Pink & Gold Weddings

I love this pale pink, gold & champagne wedding inspiration shoot styled by Elissa Keno & Kellie Kano with photography also by Kellie, featured in Elizabeth Anne Designs & The Sweetest Occassions 'Inspired Creations Contest'.

Pink-Rock-Candy Gold-Champagne-Bride Gold-Glitter-Shoes

The May Tree tradition is a fantastic inspiration that has worked so well, it's such a whimsical centrepiece.
I love the glittery gold Nine West heels matched with all those soft, subdued & romantic tones & the floaty Pronovias gown & I am absolutely head over heels, butterflies in tummy in LOVE with that loft! Dreamy.

Also spied on Elizabeth Anne Designs, is this delicious ballet inspiration shoot for Project Wedding by Chelsea Fuss with Photography by Lisa Warninger.

Gold-Taper-Candles Pink-and-Gold-Winter-Wedding Peony-Teacup-Centerpiece
Sideswept-Chignon Pink-Tulle-Hair-Flower Side-Braid-Bride-Look
This hair flower swoon photo 1847747-1

The Elizabeth Dye Gown was coloured to a perfect pink & i suspect you can never really go wrong with peonies...
The op-shopped decor is fabulous & yet again I demonstrate my weakness for birch!


Monday, July 25, 2011

#159 Desert Buffets

Today I had some super dooper sweet news that I will share it with you sometime this week (yay!) , in the meantime I thought what better time than to do a super sweet post on desert buffet inspiration?!

Desert buffet's are yet another wonderfully fun way to incorporate personality into the day & depending on how you go about it, a big money saver too.
Also... desert is really yummy.
You probably shouldn't read this post unless you have just eaten, otherwise it could make you a bit hungry...

via bridal guide & bride to be

via the ritzy bee blog & martha stewart wedding

wedding dessert table decor 
via ruffled blogthe sweetest occasion

 wedding dessert table decor
via the wannabe bride & ruffled blog

via the wannabe bride

via southport foodsamy atlas events

via for the love of skinnyoh gracie pie

via blowout party blog & for the love of skinny

wedding dessert table decor Wedding-dessert-buffet1-600x399_large
via sweet & saucy shop & the sweetest occasion

wedding dessert table decor 
via ruffled blog & polka dot bride

via style notes

I blame the over abundance of images on my over excitement at aforementioned news....
Stay tuned!

Might go & bake something I think?