Sunday, September 19, 2010

I've got love for you if you were born in the 80's...

An 80's inspriation board to get your hipster dreams flaring.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Clare, Lee and White Willow

Please join us for one of the best bits of a Wedding Blog, the sticky beak. And the best bit of this sticky beak is that the bride has talent, and it's on display. Clare Jones is the lovely young bride in this article and the woman behind White Willow. Clare has started making her own specialized bridal jewellery, under the name White Willow, after working as a jeweller in Sydney and the UK, were she meet her now husband, Lee.
Her amazing dress is by Clarissa Grace and the bridesmaids dresses, as well as her daughter Freya’s are from Monsoon in the UK. The Wedding was held at the very old school Ranelagh House in the Southern Highlands and these beautiful images are thanks to Fusion Photography. 

All of Clare's stunning pieces are completely handmade using beautiful raw materials such as gold, silver, Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls, and who doesn't love a good ostrich feather.
Her jewellery has a unique nostalgic feel to it, like it's from another era and wouldn't be out of place in a sepia photo on a bride with some serious bustle, while still having a modern delicateness about it. These pieces would enhance a gown or add personality to a bridesmaid outfit and ooze elegance, if it is elegant to ooze.
To have a browse of Clare’s delicate and detailed creation go to her online store at

What's in Season?

Sweet Pea:

If you are planning a country cottage feeling to your wedding, the Sweet pea is the flower of choice.

The Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant that is actually in the legumes family. Sweet peas have been cultivated since the 17th century. Henry Eckford, a nurseryman of Scottish descent, cross-bred and developed the sweet pea, turning it from a rather insignificant, if sweetly scented flower, into the floral sensation of the late Victorian era.

The stems spin and twine around themselves and the flowers resemble delicate fringed butterflies. The old-fashioned varieties are selected for their vibrant colours and intense fragrance. Sweet peas are available in almost every colour, red, pink, blue, white and lavender, but never in yellow.

Sweet peas lend a cottage feel to gardens. They are often grown on bamboo tripods, walls, trellis and any other garden feature. If you are planning a garden wedding in a family garden, having sweet peas growing on such structures would be a beautiful way of bringing colour and shape to your unique day.