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And Thanks Go To

In 2012, October 2012 on October 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Today I just wanted to do a brief post thanking some of the suppliers that helped make my wedding so great.
Obviously these are only helpful if you happen to live in Melbourne, but hopefully one or two people manage to stumble across this post.

To start with:

The cake!

As many of you may know I had early on found the perfect cake. All that remained was to find someone to make it (for a reasonable price). And I did in Regnier Cakes. Melina is located in Chelsea Heights and is helpful, friendly, and super-talented. The cake tasted amazing, and looked PERFECT! I haven’t got all my photos back yet, so I can’t post a picture of my cake, but trust me when I tell you that my cake looked just like this one:

The band!

We decided early on that we wanted a live band, and since jazz went so nicely with our theme, we went looking for a jazz band.
I can’t remember how we stumbled across Shamdoogie but we did, and oh my was I glad. We asked Kimba (the lead singer) to MC as well, and we got compliments all night long on their music and MCing. They helped make the night truly memorable, so a big thanks.

The photographers!

Choosing photographers is hard. What style, how much, when, where – it’s like a series of never ending tests.
Thankfully we found Amarcord Photography. A husband and wife team, they provide two photographers for the price you normally pay for one, and do an amazing mix of candid and posed photographs. Super professional and friendly, they happily (nay, enthusiastically!) trekked what felt like halfway across Melbourne for our photographs and I cannot thank them enough.

The Paris photographer!

You’ve all heard me rave about Juliane Berry before, so I won’t go into too much detail except to say thanks for making having our photos taken in Paris feel exactly as amazing as I thought it would. It’s hard to live up to those kinds of expectations, but she did it. I can’t wait to see how it all turned out!

The florist!

My incredibly, amazingly, wonderful Sister-In-Law (I can say that now) did our flowers for us. And our set-up. And our clean-up. And anything else you can think of. She’s just started up her own business, and as soon as her website is up and running I’ll be updating here for anyone located along the Mornington Peninsula or East Melbourne who is looking for a florist. The fact that the flowers (and reception) looked so amazing is largely down to her.

My super awesome Sister-In-Law has given me her business details here is her facebook page for Edith and May (loving the name!) and her email address is edithandmay at gmail dot com.

I also have one photograph of my bouquet – hopefully when the rest of the pro photos come in I’ll be able to post some better ones, but for now:










Make up!

My cousin Belinda Nason, who is just also just starting her own business, did my makeup and did a fantastic job. She patiently worked with me while I changed my mind (and acquired the fiance’s approval) half a dozen times. The makeup lasted all night (with only one top up of lipstick needed). Thanks doesn’t go quite far enough.


I have never had curls last quite so long as they did when Alli the Hair Lady did my hair. She’s a mobile hair stylist who got everything done with maximum efficiency and minimum fuss (and a minimum of cost, too!). Everyone’s hair looked incredible, and I cannot recommend her enough to anyone in Melbourne looking for a hair stylist.

And shortly I’ll post photographs to prove all of the above to you!



In 2012, Inspiration, October 2012 on October 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm

D-Day (or should that be “W-Day”) has been and gone! And now that we’re back from our honeymoon, I’m able to get up and blogging again!

Hopefully soon I will have some photos to share with you all, but in the meantime I thought I’d post some links to pictures that I found after my wedding, and which made me wish I’d done a couple of things differently for mine. (It’s not too late to change my mind and have my wedding again is it? On a semi-related note, I think I’ve decided I want to create a job called “Wedding Design” and do that for a living. Watch this space, it may yet happen!)

Firstly, some amazing photographs from the talented Juliane Berry (who took photos for us when we were in Paris – AMAZING, by the way!).

This was enough to make me wish I had ignored the fiance, and gone with the bunting anyway.

Could that boutonniere be any more darling?

And the table, check out the table!!

And secondly, shots from a Mad Men inspired wedding (say no more, I love Mad Men!) posted on Wedding Chicks

This shot made me wish I’d stuck with my attempts to have a birdcage veil.

And this one here made me wish I’d gone with yellow as my colour. How fresh and cheery does it look?

I think for my own sanity, I should stop posting now, but hopefully you’ve enjoyed looking at them just as much as I have!

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