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DIY Project Bird’s Nest Cake Topper

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 DIY Project Birds Nest Cake Topper

The lovely and talented Mel from The Crafty DIY Bride and Paper & Ribbons is back today with two more fantastic DIY projects she’s written herself. First up this morning is something that fits right into Mel’s quirky theme- her DIY Bird’s Nest Cake topper!

What you need:
Bird’s nest, or nest makings
Little birdies
Tiny paper flowers
A small piece of felt
PVA glue or glue gun
Dried moss

What to do:
Start by shaping the nest so that it is the right size for your cake and has enough space for your birdies to sit comfortably.

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Start filling the nest with some dried moss and secure using PVA glue. Note: You can use a glue gun here, but I find the “glue strings” hard to avoid.

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Once dried, sit your birdies in the nest. It’s up to you whether you glue them in or not.

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Pretty the nest up with some tiny paper flowers and finish by gluing a piece of felt on the bottom of the nest to avoid sneaky bits of nest ending up on mum and dad’s piece of cake!

Mel will be back this afternoon with another of her DIY tutorials- this is one she tells me she’s already had requests for so I can’t wait to share it!

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Katy and Ryan – The Celebration

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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So much beauty in today’s wedding! The lush greenery, the touch of sparkles!

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An unexpected twist led to some of Katy’s favourite photos of the day “During the photos, which were held around the convent site, we stumbled across an open door at the base of the convent and snuck inside for some more photos.  It was so nice and cool in there, that we all relaxed and the result was some of the most beautiful photos of the day.”

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Katy says “After our photos we were so hot we sat down at the Convent cafe, dresses, suits, flowers and all to get a cold drink.  Little girls kept running up to us and staring, and a few people came and wished us well – it was lovely.”

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Instead of a typical ballroom reception, Katy and Ryan hired out a Melbourne restaurant- The Italian. Katy says “We wanted to let the beautiful and natural surrounds be our details for the day, so we tried not to over think the small stuff, and let the environment speak for itself.  The tree was the standout detail for us, everything else was just decoration, so we went with simple white chairs and a red carpet.  The same for The Italian, it is of itself a beautiful space, so we kept our own influence to a bare minimum, simple , fresh, white roses for the tables, with candlelit lanterns in between (provided by The Italian).”

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The three tier cake was created by The French Lettuce and topped with a cake topper from Pink Frosting. Katy has a background in graphic design and created all of the stationery herself.

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Katy says one of her special moments was “The incredible, incredible speeches from Ryan and my sister, they had everyone in tears, they were beautiful and touching.” she also appreciated the help of her sister “The incredible support I received from my sister and her fiancé – they dropped everything to help us in that week and I was blown away.”

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The couple did away with many traditional elements including the first dance. (though Katy admits that may have been due to the fact is was 37 degrees (98.6 F) on their wedding day! Katy says “At the end of the night, the only people left were us, and my friend who’d introduced us all those years ago, and his partner – it was the most perfect and special way to end the evening!”

Thank you Katy and Ryan for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us today! Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you also to Adrian of Adrian Tuazon Photography for sharing the photographs with us!

Photos by Adrian Tuazon Photography.

Katy and Ryan

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Katy and Ryan

A superbly beautiful Melbourne wedding this week! The wedding of Katy and Ryan. Today’s wedding is so delightful it makes me feel a little sad that we’re heading into Autumn in Australia!

Katy and Ryan left out many traditional “wedding” elements in their wedding , but Katy says that made it one of the most special aspects of the day. “Leaving out certain traditional elements because they weren’t our style – and having all our guests tell us it was the most personal wedding they’d ever been to as a result.  It’s a bit frightening walking away from the ‘big’ traditional things (like a white dress!) but we wouldn’t be true to ourselves otherwise.”

Katy tells the story of how the couple met “One of my best friends told me that I had to meet his friend one day, as he was apparently the male version of me!  He (my friend) brought Ryan along to a poetry reading at Blue Velvet in Collingwood and once introduced, it was like the whole world just disappeared – we spent the rest of the night talking to each other like no one else was there.  We have not  stopped talking since!”

Photos today are by Adrian Tuazon Photography.

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Katy and Ryan married an a beautiful oak tree (also known as The Heritage Oak) at the Abbotsford Convent. Katy says “Ryan and I have spent many many hours at The Abbotsford Convent, from the first day when it was open to the public, to our wedding day.  We walked my dog under the Heritage Oak, we went religiously to the Slow Food market – it seemed only natural to get married in our favourite place in the world!”

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Katy wore a sparkly tea length gown from BCBG Max Azria, and shoes from Christian Louboutin. Her hair was styled by Andrew Yang and her make-up by Kate Fletcher.

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Katy walked down the aisle hand in hand with her mother. One of her favourite moments of the day also happened then. “Everyone burst into applause when they saw me at the end of the aisle – I wasn’t expecting that! I walked down the aisle to the sound of a gasp and then the applause of our guests!”

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The attendants wore gowns from Cooper St and the couple were married by Jason McCheyne.

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Katy carried a bouquet of creamy coloured roses by Seeds of Wisdom. Katy says “It was important to us too that the colour palette wasn’t heavy – it was a hot hot summer’s day, so we went with paler, summery colours that reflected both the environment, and our personalities!”

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Ryan wore a grey suit from Pal Zileri and paired it with a white Farage shirt, striped Hugo Boss tie and Lloyd shoes.

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Check back this afternoon for more gorgeous photos from Katy and Ryan’s wedding!

Photos by Adrian Tuazon Photography.

Eleni and Simon – The Celebration

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Beautiful orange flower arrangements added pops of colour to the reception which was held at Aqua Viva (Jojo’s Cafe) right on Perth’s Swan River.

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What a gorgeous wedding! Thank you Eleni and Simon for sharing your wedding day with us! Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you also to Jen of Anna Rose Photography for sharing the photos with us today!

Photos by Jen of Anna Rose Photography.

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