Wednesday, 30 November 2011


I am leaving for my hens 'weekend' today. Pretty excited, also a bit nervous as to what games my bridesmaids have planned. We are heading to Avoca Beach for two nights. A few of my closest friends... in a house... at avoca :)

 Praying for the weather to change since the forecast is looking so sad :(

Sunday, 13 November 2011

wedding toms

TOMS. One for one. Every pair bought, means a new pair of shoes to a child in need.
Wedding toms. Interesting. Fun. Comfortable. But would i wear them? I havn't decided yet. I think they are SUPER cute, and they would be cute in winter, but maybe not summer... hmmph

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

no 'moe'

Jorge has facial hair. I think its pretty fine, but when thinking about what hairstyle J should have for the wedding, is facial hair the way to go? I think we may go stubble for the wedding. Short but sweet, not fuzzy or anything out of the ordinary like a moustache.
Everytime J shaves/trims his beard he leaves a moustache... i think he likes my reaction, or the character he becomes with a mexican or thin french moustache. I'm not the biggest fan.

But since its nearly November, J can participate in Movember and then shave it off closer to the wedding.
How can i say no when these babies look so cute!

found here.

fondant & flowers

Jorge and I have just been to design our wedding cake. The lady making our cake was super lovely and i think our cake is quite simple compared to some of the photos of cakes we looked through! But im soo excited. She was pretty opened to whatever we wanted so we planned it all, she drew a draft... and that's that. Probably one of the easiest parts of planning this wedding :)
Here are some cakes we like... kinda like our inspiration board for our cake.

Monday, 10 October 2011


So Ive heard that passport applications are super annoying and that they really need to be perfect to be accepted by the post office people, but Jorge and I had our 'interview/appointment' at the post office today and i found that it went fine! The lady who served me was super lovely, and when she pointed out that the guarantor section was not complete, she mentioned that it had to be done by the guarantor herself, but winked at me saying that im welcome to get it filled out and come back in in five minutes. So the process was quick and easy... i'd recommend Hornsby post office to anyone doing theres anytime soon.

I also seem to have been under the wrong impression that a passport would take like 3 months to come, so i've been stressing a little bit about getting it done, but found out today that it'll be at my place in 3 weeks. How delightful :)

So things are getting done! This wedding is getting closer and closer and im getting more and more excited :)

Thailand, here we come!

destination weddings anyone?

I just found this site ByeByeBride and it just sends me dreaming. I was never one to picture my wedding a 'destination wedding', but since being engaged I've often wished that J and I chose to have a destination wedding with just our closest family and friends. Maybe I just have a travel bug, but these venues are perfect!







Sunday, 9 October 2011

Max & Margaux

Isn't this wedding just so beautiful!  I found it over at Oncewed.
I just love all the DIY decorations included, and the bright colours. So much fun.


I love this! I feel like the royal wedding was so formal that fun things like a photobooth with moustache's could never be included.  

my sister's engaged!

(So this happened on Saturday, but ive been pretty busy all weekend to post about it)
My sister, Megan is now engaged.
We knew it was going to happen for a while, but its official now, and is so exciting!
I wonder what her wedding will be like?

Maybe a little afternoon tea like this?

Or a big party with everyone invited?

I look forward to hearing her ideas :)

gift registry

Each weekend, J and i have been getting more and more of the 'little' details for the wedding organised. This weekend we did our gift registry! It was a bit of fun, going through Myer with the scanner/beeper thing... picking out a few products we need, and others we dream about having...
Here's a sneak peak of a few of my favourites:

wedding rings

Jorge and I bought our wedding rings yesterday!
so excited.
We get to pick them up in 3 weeks, as they are getting made by the jeweller. And then they will wait at home till our wedding day! This wedding is costing a lot of money, but my excitement is getting is getting bigger and bigger as things get ticked off our 'to-do list'.

The weirdest thing is that i had to leave my engagement ring at the jewellers to be adjusted so that the wedding ring fits perfectly next to the engagement ring. The diamond will be lifted 1mm so that the wedding ring sits right next to it. My finger feels so bare.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

our bed!

Jorge and I went to IKEA yesterday with a voucher and some money we received for our engagement party. And this bed is what we came home with :)
We still need to buy the mattress, but this piece of furniture is our first, and i love it!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Milana & Jacob

I found this video over at Green Wedding Shoes and it is the sweetest! I love hearing how this couple got together, and how Jacob proposed!

Monday, 12 September 2011

sydney flower markets

So for flowers, we have decided to go to the sydney flower markets sometime during the week of the wedding to get everything! I love the idea of getting up before sunrise and driving down to gather buckets upon buckets of fresh flowers... (i doubt i will love it that close to the wedding though ;)


Now that we have paid for flights and accommodation, all we have to do is plan activites :)
So looking forward to elephant riding in koh samui...

i was just looking through previous posts and realised i have now done two separate posts on photographer Jose Villa. Shows how great his work is ;)

for funsies...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

What a dress!

I saw this blog recently and instantly loved the look of this tiny wedding!
The dress is beauitful, and the fact that their ceremony was on the top of a cliff - beautiful!!!
The photos are incredible! Sometimes I wish I was planning a tiny wedding for 20 people so we could all stand in an amazing location, with a solid wooden table for our lunch, and fun decorations and games!

Jose Villa

We have booked our photographer! But if Jose Villa was in Australia, he would be my first choice!!! I love love love all of the photos on his site. It might help that I love all the decorations and settings of the weddings he has photographed... but  i just love his website!

Here is one wedding that is sooo beautiful!
I especially love the lavender fields.

To see more, visit his website!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

tan shoes

I love tan shoes for bridesmaids. Especially for outdoor weddings, so hot!
Found here.

Found here.

Found here.

South Coast Wedding

AH i just love wedding videos...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Josh & Ali's DIY wedding

I loved looking through the photos of this wedding on Ruffled blog today. 
Everything was just so unique and fun. How cute are there vows when exchanging rings:

Also, we did our exchange of rings very untraditionally by writing them each ourselves, which turned out to be quite the hit! As Josh put the ring on my finger he said, “Ali, I give you this ring as a promise to love you, randomly bring you flowers, slow dance with you in our quiet apartment, and rock you like a hurricane.” As I put on his ring I said, “Josh, I give you this ring as a promise to make you pancakes at midnight, to leave love letters on your windshield, and to love you madly.”

To see & read more about this wedding, click here.

Monday, 25 July 2011

melanie ford

Ever since I started looking at wedding dresses, I have been in love with this custom made gown by Melanie Ford. Isnt it beautiful!