Apache Wedding Prayer

by | Bride, Ceremony


Such an apt reading to have as part of your wedding ceremony. It was originally written for the 1950 movie ‘Broken Arrow’. Whatever the history, I find the words beautiful.

Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies,
But there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

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Kate Spade in Australia

by | Bride, Reception


I’ve long been a fan of Kate Spade and I was excited to hear she’s now available on our doorstep! Kate started designing handbags in 1993 and later launched her homewares collection. Now her range features everything from baby wear to sunglasses to paper and beauty items.

I’ve especially been a fan of the Kate Spade line of crockery. The ranges are designed in a way that will allow you to take pieces from different collections and have it still look like it was ‘meant to be’ while creating an eclectic and personal look. Definitely great ideas for a wedding!

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Kate Spade ‘Oleander Avenue’ Plates in Turquoise and Pink  Accents with Kate Spade ‘Pompano Point’ collection. From

Kate Spade is available at David Jones city stores in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney & Melbourne and the Gallery Store at the Queensland Art Gallery in South Brisbane, QLD.

Summer Blooms Bouquets

by | Bride, Flowers



I visited a nursery last week and came across this glorious looking plant . Further inspection revealed it was called ‘Summer Sun’ and is an Australian native. The technical term for it is  ‘laureolum x strobilinum’ and it also comes in a yellow leaf/red centre variety,

Australia is so lucky to have such glorious flowers and they’re perfect for a wedding bouquet. The rich reds of a flower like the waratah and the striking yellows of wattle.



Bouquet of natives from Flowers For Everyone, Princess Mary of Denmark chose Australian Eucalyptus in her bouquet for her marriage to Prince Frederik as homage to her Australian heritage (Photo from, wrapped in paperbark, an arrangement of proteas, gum nuts, dryandra & green berry by The Flower Man, native arrangement featuring orange banksias from Enchanted Rose, native in bloom by Rosa Flora Flowers & a golden toned bouquet from McGrath Hill Florist

A wedding based around beautiful Australian blooms can lead to many possibilities- rust toned bridesmaids gowns with a bride in dull gold, a table of favourite desserts like lamingtons, pavlova and more. An outdoor marquee with a bonfire. The scent of eucalyptus & gumnuts scattered across tables.

Abbey’s Wedding: The Prelude

by | Bride, Wedding Inspiration


Well there’s exactly a week until Abbey’s wedding. I can’t quite believe it’s come up so fast. I still find things in my travels I want to drop Abbey in an email and realise she’s probably sorted that bit out by now!

In August 2006 on a bended knee, Abbey’s fiance proposed to her on the grounds of where their new house was to be built.

Now over a year later, with a new house and an exciting new adventure to be undertaken, in just over a week two very special people will tie the knot.

Abbey’s wedding planning experience has been pretty typical of many I’ve witnessed since I got into weddings. A roller coaster ride of emotions with many smiles and tears along the way.

What started as a spring country wedding idea grew and morphed into all kinds of directions. But I think it’s safe to say it reflects Abbey and her fiance and the people they are today. An element of orange (or tangerine as Abbey likes to call it!) was added into the mix which has added a vibrancy to her original palette of brown and green. Watering cans, herbs and ladybugs have all become special touches that tie into the beautiful homestead and country church.

Hopefully Abbey will allow me to share photos of her special day next week. But until then I want to wish Abbey and her fiance a very big GOOD LUCK and CONGRATULATIONS on their special day. I hope it brings them both a lot of joy and a great start to their life together.