Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Phuket was a dream

Back from Thailand and finding it so hard to settle back into the normality that is life. I miss the heat, I miss the pool, I miss the Mai Thia's, I miss the Mai Thia's in the pool. It was such a fantastic holiday and the best part about it (besides the wedding we were there for and the baby elephants that walked around the hotel) was that we got to share such a wonderful experience with some of our close friends.

The wedding we went for was perfect, I get all teary when I think about it! Ceda looked so beautiful and Aaron looked so nervous! Even the best man cried it was so wonderful. The wedding took place on the beach outside the Sheraton Laguna (where we were all staying) as the sun began to set over the water. We all sat facing the sun set as Ceda arrived bare footed and glowing. The ceremony was performed by her father which was such a nice personal touch and then the reception was held on the resort's beach front restaurant where were helped ourselves to an amazing buffet of fresh seafood, curries and deserts. It was the most relaxing atmosphere with dancing and cocktails and beanbags on the sand , a baby elephant that kissed everyone and we organised surprise fireworks for the couple. There was nothing that could have made the wedding any better!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Off to Thailand for the week.

Well I have had an awful week and now I get to jet set off to Phuket with the love of my life tomorrow, for our friend's wedding and a good solid week of carefree relaxing with close friends. I love nothing more than lying in the sun reading a good book and I finally get to do that after God only knows how long! Gosh, it is going to be really tough being me in the next week!

Have a great weekend and rest of the week! Be back next Sunday!

Image from here

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mary & Gabrielle's First Event!

Yesterday was the big day of my business partner Mary, and naturally (because we're starting up an event design business) we both designed and styled her wedding. We have made a pact to help do each others wedding, so I was up and about setting up the wedding, organising all the table settings and flowers, setting up the lolly table, organising the place settings, doing a few errands to organise a few things and it was so much fun!

We had a chat last night and she said she didn't know what she would have done without my help, and she's right, I don't know what on earth I would do for my wedding if i didn't have her. I need to her to set up the picnic rugs and cushions, the cakes table, the lolly table, and set up so many tiny bits and pieces that i wouldn't trust anyone else to do them. And it got me thinking, how on earth do Brides do it all without a wedding planner?? It takes so so sooo much stress off the bride, groom, bridal party and all the parents, its worth forking out the money for! Anyway here are a few sneak peak shots of the wedding.

Mary wanted an all white theme with muted colours coming through the flowers. She hired the rustic bird cages from Lush Lighting in Adelaide and we bought the jars for the lolly table from the lovely Kimberlee over at Brown Button. We had a gorgeous silvery green damask pattern material banner to run down the wall of the marquee and over the lolly table, but it didn't end up happening.

Also I didn't get a chance to get a photo taken of the cake on the lolly table after it was cut because people ran to the table to inhale everything before I got the chance! So that is why there is a big gap on the table. Note to self for my wedding: tell guests they can help themselves for desert! and not at any time during the reception so we can enjoy the aesthetics for a while

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Just on a bit of a break from blogging while I'm frantically trying to get my invitations made and sent out. I came home today and Jarrod was sitting at the table making some of the invites for me as a nice surprise. He's been so wonderful with the wedding organising. Here's a pretty image. Love!
I love the eclectic table settings and little flags, cute. Photography by Gabriel Li