Photo by Bushturkey Studio
Photo by Bushturkey Studio
Melanie & Adam
I love, love love seeing the country side in engagement photos. It’s like the story of two people gets a sense of relativity and size against the incredible backdrop of rolling hills and golden wheat. Photographer Farrah Allan captured Melanie and Adam’s rural engagement photos outside of Tamworth in New South Wales. And then there’s the light, oh that golden light that is so incredible it almost bathes its subjects in golden glory.
On how they met, Adam tells, “We originally met at our local church back in 2005 when Mel was still at school. She moved to Sydney and I followed a few years later and we bumped into each other in a bookstore I was working at in 2010. I invited Mel to my Church (and out for coffee to ‘catch up’) a friendship grew from there.”
Of one of their funnier stories, Adam remembers, “I remember in the midst of wedding preparation stress levels were high. We had fight over the way in which rissoles should be cooked. The disagreement ended with us in a fit of laughter as we realised that we were in fact bickering over rissoles of all things!”
On their love, Adam remarks, “There are many things we love about each other, but I think we would both agree that we appreciate the sense of adventure we share. In a few weeks we’re off to explore the world and live in the UK for a couple of years.”
Mel recounts the proposal story. “Adam organised a folk music show at an underground venue in Sydney. He arranged artists to perform and designed posters to publicly promote the gig. To my surprise, after the first act he got up and sang a song he had written for me and asked me to marry him. I turned around in my excitement to find all my close friends and family amidst the crowd of strangers cheering us on. They had been secretly hiding in the room next door waiting for the ‘right moment’ to sneak into the room.”
“We left the style of the shoot up to our photographer and friend, Farrah. Her style, eye for detail and use of light really attracted us to her photos, so we were fully confident in her decisions on the day (and definitely satisfied with the results!)”
The “Watercolour Burst” Suite filled with watercolour detail and metallic gold lettering.
I remember the first time I heard about Sydney illustrator Kathryn Green. She sent me a beautifully handwritten note (always a winner) and introduced me to her beautiful hand illustrated wedding invitations and oh, what a difference a year makes!
April heralds the launch of Kathryn’s hand painted wedding suites. Each suite contains twenty pieces of coordinating wedding stationery- from save the dates, to invitations, to order of services, tote bags, signage and even menus. The suites are designed to be tailored to you- choose the elements you love as you need them, have them customised with your wedding details and wait for them to be delivered to your door!
Kathryn is also ensuring that your invitations are truly special- limiting production of each collection to 12 months before it’s archived. With new collections being released bi-monthly there will certainly be a beautiful suite that is just your style.
Check out the Kathryn Green website to order, or if you’re like me, swoon over the gorgeous designs!
“The Bountiful Bazaar” Suite features strong geometric, kaleidoscope shapes in hues of blue and green.
The “Florabunda” Suite features beautiful hand painted blooms and swans.
The “Feather To My Bow” Collection drawing patterns, and illustrations reminiscent of Navajo stories.
The “Sail Away With Me Suite” inspired by all things nautical.
Enjoying the ride and seeing the silver lining. Sometimes that’s difficult to do right? Definitely! That’s why this week, I was absolutely blown away by this post by Andy from Kiss and Tell Photography. When Andy found himself faced with an impromptu bridesmaid’s dress expedition not only did he go along, but he photographed the process, found out more about the boutique he was standing in and wrote a post about it! I don’t know if my husband would have been quite as accommodating without a food based bribe of some sort.
It made me think about how petulant I can get also if I find myself in a situation that isn’t exactly exciting for me. So I’m thinking, why not try to just change our point of view? Because I feel that the grumpiness is what closes us off to possible opportunities. Food for thought this week!
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The winner of our Joe Button custom suit giveaway has been chosen! A big congratulations to Damien Hughes!
Damien you have won a custom made Australian merino suit for your wedding day valued at $600! Damien’s winning answer? Indigo Ink! Damien will be marrying next year and we’re looking forward to seeing his wedding! Damien I will be shooting you an email shortly!
Image by Emily Adamson Photography
“Come along to the fair and meet all our vendors in one place to assist you with your day, not only will you be able to meet all the amazing vendors that can assist you with your wedding, you can taste the local wines, listen to the local musicians who all cater for events, eat some tasty food and relax.”
More information here
Marry Me Charlie is a marketplace where anyone can buy and sell wedding products while giving 3 % of every sale to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Sydney. A very worthy cause! The website provides buyers with the full array of wedding needs starting from the bridal shower to the wedding and reception as well as gorgeous honeymoon destination guides and venues. Check it out here.
Lovers of all things Retro and Vintage listen up!
Time to frock up Sydney! Search through racks filled with fabulous fashion spanning over two hundred years. Boxes full of buttons, old dress patterns, bits and pieces of lace. Tables with crisp, starched French and Irish linen. Polished wooden cabinets full of estate jewellery. Tables with simple and affordable costume jewellery. Exotic textiles from lands far beyond Australia’s shores draped across tables. Umbrella stands with parasols. Hat stands bedecked with creations from milliners’ workshops. Original fashion drawings. Over the top textiles from the sixties. Old women’s magazines. Fashion books.
Frock Up Sydney will be held this Saturday from 11AM-6PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM at the Leichhardt Town Hall • CORNER Marion & Norton Streets Leichhardt • SYDNEY
Win a five hour photobooth package for your wedding!
In The Booth are currently running an Instagram promotion to celebrate their fifth birthday.
Create an image in which you wish them a #happyBOOTHday. Post it to instagram with the #happyBOOTHday tag and tag @inthebooth.Visit In The Booth on instagram for full details (look for the post with the below image).
Finally our film of the week comes from Jade and Matt who say:
This is the video we created as an invite for our wedding so people knew our story before the big day. The photographer is Anitra Wells. She did an awesome job for us.