The French Gumboot Chef

The French Gumboot Chef

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday, and was surprised and spoiled by my other half! To kick off my birthday celebrations, he surprised me with a private dining experience with incredible chef Antoine Cheron, also known as “The French Gumboot Chef”. Little did I know, that Antoine had cooked with the likes of Jamie Oliver and Heston Blumethal, and cooked for Princess Diana throughout his career. Driving with no knowledge of where we were headed, we parked in a tiny carpark in the town of Warburton, and wandered into a little cafe. There was a little sign saying “private function” toward the back of the cafe, and as we entered the room I was met with a beautifully set table… Read More →

Marriage Waters

Marriage Waters Something Borrowed

Have you ever thought about getting married on a boat, out on the open waters? Sailing has a way of getting under your skin unlike any other sport, and at such short notice! The technical difficulties of owning or operating a boat never stopped parents or pet owners, so why not incorporate it into other high-maintenance events. Like a boat wedding, perhaps? Choosing a boat as your wedding venue brings some charm to your special day that you could not find anywhere else, except perhaps in a cave wedding, or a forest wedding. It all depends on your aesthetic preferences, and each is lovelier than the other. Still, a day in the sun and salty air, waves caressing the wedding… Read More →

Thinking about a Tropical Destination Wedding?

Tropical Destination Weddings

Recently, bride to be Natalie contacted me and was admidst planning her own wedding. Today, Nat brings you her wisdom from all her research into tropical destination weddings! As a bride to be I have always dreamed of a destination wedding, the change of scenery, the ambiance that you get when people are on holiday all contribute to a magical event that nobody will ever forget. Destination weddings are becoming more popular each year.  With so many people putting off marriage until well into their 20′s or 30′s, destination weddings make sense.  After all, by this time, people have likely enjoyed traveling for work, pleasure or both.  If not, a destination wedding is the perfect opportunity to start exploring the… Read More →

Inspire Me Wednesday: Louisa Bailey

Louisa Bailey Wedding Photography

Louisa Bailey is a true genius when it comes to photography. Her style is classic and timeless, and captures moments brilliantly. For me, Louisa has the ability to show us a couple’s personality and love through images. Here’s three couples that have had the magic of their day captured in images from Louisa. Danielle & Mark The beautiful Julia & James Sarah & Matt For the full wedding features please visit Louisa’s site Danielle & Mark feature Julia & James feature Sarah & Matt feature

Tuesday treat in the inbox!

Trumpet and Horn

Since signing up to Trumpet and Horn, Tuesday mornings (or Wednesday with the timezone difference!) are always such a treat now! Each Tuesday, Trumpet and Horn release new vintage rings onto their website for our viewing pleasure. This morning, I found a dream ring! Amongst this morning’s rings, the St Albins totally caught my eye. It’s a beautiful piece of jewelery! “St. Albins is a vintage late Art Deco era engagement ring made from platinum centering a 0.94cts EGL certified Old European Cut diamond graded J color and SI1 clarity. This simple engagement ring design showcases the beautifully cut diamond set high in a six-prong setting.  The unique basket design features a hexagonal border underneath the center stone creating a… Read More →

Real Wedding: Renee & Stuart

Renee and Stuart: Pier 10 Feature

A gorgeous wedding by the talented Amber from Naturalight Photography. I always love sharing weddings from such wonderful photographers, and even more so when the weddings take place on the Mornington Peninsula, where I grew up. Particularly when looking at winery venues on the Peninsula, it’s hard to envisage what your big day will look like there, so it’s great to see a reference. And seriously, what better way to end your big night than with an array of colourful fireworks to celebrate the happy couple?! Love it!

Wedding DIY: I choose you

Mr and Mrs

I’ve always been such a fan of little special touches from the bride and groom in the form of DIY. I found this on Pinterest and was photographed by the beautiful Kortni Marie Photography in the USA. Definitely some inspiration for some wedding DIY! What better sentiment of a newly wedded bride and groom than “I choose you, this day and every day”… What’s your favourite DIY element from a wedding you’ve seen or been to? Please share in the comments! Featured image credit

Venue Space Preview: Eureka89

Eureka89 Venue space

There’s no denying the Melbourne skyline…it’s beautiful; and from 89 floors up, it’s spectacular! You may not realise – ‘cos I certainly didn’t – that the Eureka tower has a venue space tucked away on Level 89, which is the highest floor of the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential building. Sensational views for your wedding reception! I feel privileged to have been included in a small group of talented wedding bloggers/florists/wedding planners and magazine editors, with only about 15 of us in total attending a beautiful luncheon put on by the space today. We were treated to entrees, a tour of the venue, delicious mains and too tasty desserts! I was so humbled to meet some beautiful ladies behind Real Weddings… Read More →

Same Love: Tegan + Julia


As always, my beautiful guest editor Kate Piasecka shares such a delightful love story! I love a good surprise wedding party, and it’s been captured just brilliantly through Kate’s words and the photography from Photojo! Love is in the air. Love is all you need. Love is all around. Love can set you free. This is a post about love. It’s about 26 year old Julia and 28 year old Tegan. A six year old love that started in Adelaide and continues to grow in Melbourne; cemented at an engagement party-turned-surprise wedding back in March. Attended by friends and family, Jules and Tegs as they are known affectionately, made their love known in a ceremony not unlike any other wedding…. Read More →

Georg Jensen Bridal Collection

Georg Jensen feature

Georg Jensen to me is always a classically stunning wedding gift for your friends or family. Now, they’re definitely going to be one of my go-to destinations for bridal accessories! Georg Jensen just launched their new bridal collection in Sydney last month, and have some truly stunning pieces! Check them out on their website Models wear,  from left to right, Collette Dinnigan, Johanna Johnson and Karen Willis Holmes.