Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Wedding LOVE...Colour me crazy

Today's wedding invitations are so wonderfully colourful and fun that we won't go on and on about them. We will simply say that they are nearly as awesome as the couple they were created for and let them speak for themselves...
Did they make you feel happy and sing-song-y?! Well that sure is how they make us feel!
Thea xx

Monday, 25 March 2013

Paper LOVE...Gone Knotty

It kinda works right? Ok not quite as well as gone dotty, but we truly are crazy for these chic invitations we recently made for a lovely {recently engaged} couple. The gorgeous bride-to-be just so happens to be a wonderful friend and neighbour {from Upper Latrobe Tce Paddington} and was a delight to create for {and 'with' for an hour one afternoon at work}...

On the squeal with delight plus side, we just so happened to receive one of these beauties in the mail and are ever so excited to attend this {sure-to-be-amazing} engagement soiree! We also may be forced to take a few pics on the night to share with you all...eyes peeled!

Thea xx

Friday, 22 March 2013

Paper LOVE...A Rockin Reception

By getting married in New York we deprived a lot of people a great party {because lets be honest that really is the best part of the day! Well, after the vows and the tears and the swooning over the dress!). So we figured once we got home we would through a super duper part-ay for all of those near and dear to us who could not be with us on the day. Well said awesome party was thrown last saturday night, and it was wonderful {if I do say so myself!} soon! But for now here is the invite that we made and sent out...
Thea xx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Wedding LOVE...New York Nuptials

So, if you haven't heard already, in January we flew to New York and exchanged vows in a surprise wedding. Yes! We managed to surprise our parents and all of our family and friends when, instead of celebrating my 30th birthday, we got married! Without sounding too cliche it really was a perfect day (with the exception of some missing family and friends). We gathered in my parents hotel room (that may be putting it lightly... grand palatial suite may be the better term) on a slightly dreary, but oh-so dreamy, new york afternoon and made our commitments in front of 15 people & 2 dogs (4 of the humans and the 2 dogs attended via Skype, but that totally counts!). 

There were too many details that went into making the day oh-so-special (& let's face it I could go on & on about that particular day) so here are a just a handful:
  • One of our closest and most loved friends got herself ordained specifically (& solely, I later found out) in order to marry us!
  • That same friend was instrumental in almost all other aspects of the day: she made our invitations, our SURPRISE! notes for the guests, she was with me in my hunt for a wedding dress in Chicago, finding the perfect red velvet wedding cake, escort cards, napkin rings and the list goes on,
  • We were lucky enough to have Lindsay Letters create our escort cards & cake topper,
  • We stalked a few of my favourite shops to find buttonholes & corsages for the dads and mums (Tinsel Trading Co.; if you don't know it put it on your list!) and the napkin rings to hold the place cards came from Fishs Eddy,
  • Mum made all things flowers {Bouquets, Dean's Buttonhole, centrepieces} and did a better job than I could have ever hoped for!
  • My dad, painstakingly and by hand, glued 100 crystals to my veil the night before the wedding,
  • My wonderful friend (who is not a hairdresser I might add...& who I miss more than I can say) did a truly beautiful job on my wedding hair, 
  • Both of the girls who spoke successfully managed to keep the room in floods of tears, 
  • After our first Restaurant that we had arranged succumbed to Hurricane Sandy we were lucky enough to get into Colonie in Brooklyn (thank you again Tamer!) and had one of the best meals that we can remember,
  • We also had the good fortune of hiring Monica from Hart + Sol East to capture every wonderful moment of the day!!

Gosh it was a wonderful day...can we do it all over again?!

Thea xx

{all photos courtesy of Hart + Sol East}

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Blog LOVE...We're still here

...and we still love you!

We have had so much fun stuff going on around here of late that it has left little time for blogging about it. So I thought I would put together a little list of the things I want to share from the past few weeks and it can serve as a quasi checklist for me!!

So in no particular order the things that will be coming your way (in the hopefully not too distant future) are:

1). NYC Baby...the surprise wedding and all things fabulous!
2). Our reception invitations to a post wedding party in Brisbane (for all of the family and friends that couldn't make it to NY),
3). A knotty Noosa engagement invitation,
4). A colorful wedding invitation to what is sure to be a raucous good time,
5). The gorgeous invitations that my talented sister in law made for my post wedding hens night,
6). A few photos from said hens night...can't give too many inside secrets away!
7). Brisbane reception photos,
8). And, believe it or not, an elegant sports themed wedding!

So my new, New Years resolution (you can make them after New Years right?!) is to get back into posting most weekdays...please try to hold me to that! But for now enjoy these sneak peek photos of what's instore...