Archive for January, 2010

Jan
30

Colours: By the Water

The Boy looks over my shoulder while I’m messing with colour schemes: The Boy: Hrmm, sage green. Do you like sage? The Girl: I like sage. Do you? The Boy: Hrmm… how about maroon? The Girl: Um… how about sunshine yellow? The Boy: How about navy blue? The Girl: How about turquoise? The Boy: How […]

Jan
29

Inspiration: Penguin Classics

Has anyone looked at the hardcover Penguin Classics and thought the patterns would look gorgeous on invitations? I have! I think my favourite is the blue birds on the left.

Jan
28

Put A Ring On It

After we got engaged I jokingly told The Boy he should have a ‘taken sign’ on his finger too. He actually liked the idea, so I shopped around on Etsy and got him a man-ring. As the ring cost me USD$12.99 I have my doubts about its quality and whether it’s actually titanium… but it […]

Jan
28

Tasty Tutorials

I seem to be saving a lot of tutorials for things to make lately, just thought I’d share a few here! Fabric flowers So so pretty! I’m not a huge fan of fake flowers that try to look real, but fabric flowers like these ain’t pretending and look all the more gorgeous for it. Looks […]

Jan
27

Venues – new favourites

Adding a couple more venues to the shortlist, which is turning out to be not so short! I think one of these two will be The One though… Darlington Estate Winery Very pretty winery in the hills, with a lovely glass walled atrium. I was really having difficulty letting go of having a wedding at […]

Jan
26

I wish…

… that we had a smaller guest list. There’s plenty of wonderful venues that aren’t suitable for our group because they’re either too small or too expensive with the number of people that we have. With a smaller group we could really afford to go all out and spoil them, as well as having a […]

Jan
25

Reception Venue Shortlist – fully catered

Here’s a few of the fully catered venues that I’ve been looking at and could possibly be what I’m after… This is based purely on the information I can find online mind you, I hope I’m not disappointed when I get around to going to visit these places! But first, a refreshed wishlist: lots of […]

Jan
22

Book now, or forever hold your peace

In contradiction to my last post, I received a call last night from one of the venues I sent an email to, as a follow up to the email she sent me (I suppose this could be viewed as pushy, but I thought it was nice), and I asked her when I needed to be […]

Jan
20

Vendors not reading emails

In my over-eagerness I’ve sent off a bunch of emails to different venues that look interesting requesting general pricing information and photos, saying that as I’m not in Perth I can’t make it in to take a look or speak to them personally. Of these all but a few sent what looks like a standard […]

Jan
20

DIY and ‘Cutting Corners’

Came across this this morning, and while (probably thanks to my mum) I often argue with the ‘you get what you pay for’ sentiment I actually agree with a lot of what he’s saying. I suppose in the end it comes down to being realistic about the skills of yourself and your helpers, the quality […]