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 →

Designer Spotlight: Elvi Design

Elvi Design Something Borrowed Designer Spotlight Feature

I’m very lucky to have gone to school with some seriously talented women. Recently I’ve been obsessing over the absolutely beautiful bridal collections being created by my former classmate Sandra Banken who launched her brand, Elvi Design, with her mother Birgitta in 2011. I’ve been wanting to write about Elvi Design for so long, I’ve never seen anything like the pieces Sandra and Birgitta have been producing and I’m so excited to share them with you! The Perth-based label has become increasingly well known for their vintage-inspired couture gowns – each individually designed and tailored to ensure every bride looks mind blowing on her wedding day. Bespoke weddings (which I am LOVING) have become increasingly popular over the past couple… Read More →

Engagement Shoot: Steph + Kale by Ben Yew

Ben Yew Photography - Engagement shoot

My favourite guest blogger is back in town, and she’s sharing one of the most divine engagement shoots you’ll see this year! Amazingness from Ben Yew! Once upon a time my friend Kale met a tiny blonde bombshell who made up for her  (lack of) hight with an enormous personality and a huge heart. Her name was Stephanie and he was smitten. (I was also smitten, the girl is hilarious.) Both originally from Perth, the two now live in Geraldton – a rural hub on WA’s central coast. Kale, 27, met his primary school teaching bride-to-be six years ago through mutual friends. Last year he popped the question on bended knee at a pre-arranged photo shoot in Perth with the couple’s much-loved… Read More →

Catherine & Joe: Country Romance

Catherine and Joe country wedding carly ravenhall

Almost three years ago I introduced my brother Joe to my excellent friend Catherine. I knew instantly that from that first meeting that it was on. As much as they both played it down, their blossoming relationship became the worst kept secret of all time. Catherine: ‘Kate I have something to tell you.” Me: “What’s wrong? Are you sick?” Catherine: “I’ve been seeing your brother,” *I feign horror while trying not to laugh* Catherine: “Are you upset?” Me: “Hahahahahahahahahaha.” (Or something along those lines) Nearly a year after that first encounter, Joe – who is a submariner in the Royal Australian Navy – was shipped to Perth. The two decided to maintain a long distance relationship and figure it out… Read More →

Collette Dinnigan Opens Store on High Street, Armadale

Collette Dinnigan Armadale store opening

I am so pumped to introduce Kate Piasecka to you! A beautiful friend of mine, who also happens to be one of the most talented writers I know! Stay tuned for her book kids, it’ll be worth it! Kate went to the Collette Dinnigan opening in Armadale this week, and offers us her take on the evening! ~~~~~ I don’t know about you, but when I was small all I wanted to be was a dancer. A ballerina to be specific. I didn’t quite realise that dream but I still adore being swept up in the frou-frou and the fantasy that is ballet. Last night I was lucky enough to attend the official opening of iconic Australian Designer Collette Dinnigan’s… Read More →