Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pastel Perfection by Adore Home Magazine

 Oh my! I adore this beautiful apartment! I love a clean palette, with splashes of colour! And all of the gorgeous patterns, clean lines and pastels! Oh I am in love!

I don't know how I've never discovered Adore Home before, it's just amazing! And puts my faith back in Australian style and products! I look at and follow quite a few American blogs and am always so disappointed because more often than not, the products are only available in the US. Annoying. Now I am so so excited to discover new shops, new companies and gorgeous homes with the help of Adore! So excited! 

Check it out and get excited with me here

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Moss Graffiti

This is just about the coolest thing ever! This is such a simple way to spruce up a brick wall, either in your garden or at an event, without damaging the wall or leaving a permanent mark! And it's super easy to make too! Read on for the recipe! 

In your blender, combine:

One can of cheap beer or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

A few handfuls of moss

One teaspoon of sugar.

Blend until the mixture is smooth, and you're ready to get painting!

You can use a brush to paint your moss onto concrete walls, rocks or brick. Mist the moss once a day to help it thrive, and soon your green graffiti will take hold! If you're looking to take this project to the streets, use caution - we don't want to be responsible for any vandalism charges!

Have you ever tried this before? And will you try it in your backyard?

All Images and Recipe from 'Crafting a Green World'

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Kate Spade Inspired Wedding

 I love the beautifully feminine details of this Kate Spade inspired wedding! Gosh, who doesn't love gold confetti! Prits much the bestest! And the super cute invites, just adorable! 
I just stumbled across the photographers blog and website (Diana Elizabeth), oh my, is it amazing! Be sure to check her out, she is a lovely, beautifully inspiring woman! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Beautiful Napa Valley Wedding!

This wedding is so so stunning! I'm absolutely loving it! At first I barely even noticed the details to this wedding, I just noticed how stunning the couple are and how natural and happy they seem!

I'm in love with the invites! They're just so stunning! Along with the rustic/chic feel of the whole wedding, the beautiful white hydrangeas, the gorgeous little pail's for rose petals, the beautiful outside reception and the simple, relaxed yet gorgeously beautiful hair, makeup and dress of the bride!

And I love the pinch-me-it's-so-perfect video! Just gorgeous!

From Rosemary of Rosemary Events… Of all the weddings I have planned, Britt and Peter’s is certainly one of the most beautiful, personal and heartfelt weddings I can remember. They married on a beautiful September evening at a wine country home surrounded by sweeping views of the valley and vineyards. The whole evening was filled with love, fun and personal touches! From the start, they had a clear idea of what they wanted: simple and elegant with romantic, rustic touches and loads of candlelight. They loved a gunmetal gray and white palette and wanted just a pop of color. Top priorities were delicious food, good wine and great music. I brought in my amazing team — designer Nicole Sillapere and Chef Ethan Mantle, and we got to work. Some of my favorite elements of this wedding were the custom invitations and day-of papers. We collaborated on them with Tiny Pine Press, and they were works of art. Penned by lettering artist Cynthia Warren, each piece was letterpressed on hand torn paper, individually laser cut and tied with hand-dyed ribbon. Each of the hand selected vintage stamps posted on the envelope had some relevance to the couple and the occasion. From the wedding programs that were individually sewn with linen covers to the beautiful laser cut designs in each place card and menu, everything was simple, elegant and beautifully crafted.

 The property had a beautiful indoor/outdoor feel, so we designed a day that flowed in and out of the spaces, revealing new surprises throughout the evening. A sea grass deck was built as an extension of the patio into the vineyard so that they could exchange vows surrounded by grape vines. We were concerned about sun being a “comfort issue” so we framed the space with a wood structure and softened the edges (and bright sun) with romantic, natural draping. Britt’s parents had been given a Koi wind sock on their wedding day 34 years prior as a symbol of strength and perseverance in their own marriage, so they loaned it to her as her “something borrowed,” and the wind sock flew over Britt & Peter’s ceremony as well. After the ceremony, everyone gathered in the courtyard for cocktails. Tito y Sons de Cuba provided cool Cuban sounds reminiscent of Buena Vista Social Club while guests sipped the signature blackberry cocktail “The Bramble” and sampled yummy bites from Chef Ethan Mantle of Componere Fine Catering.

At sunset, guests were invited to dinner. The local, seasonal meal, served on the farmhouse lawn was delicious. Guests dined under string lights, listened to jazz by pianist Larry Dunlap and toasted the couple. After dinner, everyone headed back to the courtyard where we revealed a chic barn for dancing, complete with Edison bulb lighting and a jaw dropping candelabra, especially designed for the dance reception. Ever Music Group performed jazz and swing music, the couple cut their cake, guests cozied up to the fire and danced. After several hours of partying, the couple made their way through a sea of waving ribbons to their getaway car and drove off into the night. It was a really spectacular evening.

Nicole and I always try to find something special that we can leave with the couple as a gift. When cutting the invitations, the laser cutter carefully gathered all the little “Britt and Peter” cutouts left over. She made the sweetest little nest from them and sent it along. We presented it on the table with the candelabra and surprised them with the nest and little love birds at the end of the night. They are a great couple and so deserving of such a wonderful night. I am so lucky to have gotten to know them and their wonderful families.

All Images and Video from Style Me Pretty 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Be my Valentine...

Ahhh Valentines day! This year I've seen so many cute ideas about gifts and decorations, I'll share some with you below! But here is what I think makes a perfect Valentines Day outfit, whether you want to go dressy, or a bit more casual! I love this top from Topshop, and love that it's such a gorgeous peach, but not a too 'in your face, hey its valentines day!' colour! And the sequin skirt from Zara, oh how I love it! Depressing story: went to buy it today, all sold out! Noooo! will have to rethink the outfit now! 

{Blouse} Topshop {Skirt} Zara {Necklace} Kate Spade {Jeans} Levi 

Love these gorgeous gift ideas for her from the lovely Annemarie at 'Brunch at Saks'!
And be sure to check out her fabulous top ten pink lipsticks to wear on Valentines Day here

I love this sweet DIY from Oscar and Ruby! Check out the full tutorial here!

And these super cute ideas from Martha Stewart

and last but not least, these gorgeous cards made by Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere

I know, I know, there's a few more! Couldn't help myself! Check out these sweeties from Poppytalk

 I hope you all have a lovely lovely Vday, with lots of love, laughter and smiles! xx

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Beautiful Central Victorian Wedding!

Goodness me, I've been meaning to post this for ages, and am finally getting round to it! This lovely lovely wedding of some great friends of ours was wayyyy back in December! It was held at a college in Central Victoria, and the wedding ceremony was on the grounds outside! It was a gorgeous wedding, with birds and butterflies flying overhead the entire time! So beautiful! The bride looked absolutely stunning and the bridemaids dresses were gorgeous! I also loved the simple but gorgeous idea of the hydrangeas in wooden boxes infront of the registry table, it made such a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony!

And the reception was gorgeously decorated with little silver birch trees. The centrepieces, which I didnt get a picture of :(, were tree branches in long vases, and the place names were handcut leaves, the idea was to write the bride and groom a little note on the back of the placecard and hang it to the branches in the middle of the table! Such a gorgeous idea!! We all stayed the night at the college, which was super fun and it made for a great road trip too! It was such a fun time, filled with such warmth and love from the couple to everyone who came! 
It was such a beautiful wedding and such an exciting day to see these two amazing people become husband and wife! So so happy for them both! 

All Photos taken with Instagram


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