Archive for February, 2010

Feb
28

DIY Invites

Being a designer, I’m really really excited about the stationery part of this whole wedding planning thing. It’s way too early to even start playing around with ideas for mine, but I’ve offered to design invitations for a few friends who got engaged around the same time as me. We spent this morning putting together […]

Feb
27

Suit Up

Went shopping with The Boy to find a really nice suit for him to wear to all the weddings we’ve been invited to lately. Suit shopping is so different to shopping for dresses – the differences between them can be subtle, but it makes a bit difference to the overall look, in my opinion. He […]

Feb
25

Name Game

After reading Miss C’s post (interesting how these things inspire and propagate around blogosphere eh?), I’ve started thinking more about what I’m going to do about the whole changing my name thing. It’s a bit more complicated for me as I operate my business under my name. I’m also not sure if I like the […]

Feb
25

Inspiration Board: Singin’ in the Rain

Okay, so I’ve been assured that the guest list situation has been exaggerated, and am at peace with possibly having a slightly-on-the-largeish side wedding. Back to ideas. After watching ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ on DVD and at an amateur theatre last weekend with The Boy, I was inspired to consider a wedding that doesn’t fear […]

Feb
22

Change of Plan

So after visiting our parents in Perth last week, our wedding guest list has somewhat exploded. Okay, I don’t know the exact extent of it yet, but as we would be squishing a little to get into the current top venue choices it’s quite possible that we’ll have to look at bigger venues. I don’t […]

Feb
20

Photobooth Alternatives: Vintage Cameras

I’m really loving the photobooth trend I’ve seen in wedding blogs, and was really considering hiring one for my own wedding. I don’t think I’ll be able to afford having a photographer there for the entire reception and I know some people can be camera shy, so it seemed like a good solution for getting […]

Feb
19

White Flowers

I seem to be really noticing flowers that I generally associate with bright colours in white lately. It somehow makes them feel more elegant and dramatic than their more colourful counterparts or more traditionally white flowers. I think with these it’s the stark contrast between the white petals and black centers. I still have NO […]

Feb
19

Tech Tools for Geeky Brides – Google Maps + Panoramio

Since I use a bunch of Google tools for everyday use, it made sense to use Google Maps for my wedding planning – mostly for figuring out how far away from each other venues are. I’m now also finding it extremely useful for taking a quick look at places from Street View, to get a […]

Feb
18

West Aussie Weddings

Living in one of the more small and isolated capital cities in Australia, you tend to not see very many local weddings featured in non-local magazines and blogs. So it’s always a nice surprise to see one, particularly ones done really well and that I feel like I can relate to! This wedding (+ part […]

Feb
17

Venue Indecisiveness

While we were in Perth (for just a few hours in between Margaret River flying back out again!), The Boy and I checked out my latest favourite venues, Darlington Estate and the Boatshed Restaurant. Both are, in my opinion, a cut above the other venues we’d been considering, even though they still have their pros […]