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Inspired Plans

Over the past two years, Mr Tagg and I have discovered that wedding planning is all about doing whatever makes you happy. Tradition is not set in stone and when it comes to your happiness, you shouldn’t feel bound by rules.Having said that, after a recommendation from our photographers, Bronnie and Adam at Craven Images,

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Image courtesy of Photocity Wedding PhotographyOne thing I quickly found out when I started planning my wedding, was that it wasn’t going to be cheap! Like a lot of young couples these days, my then fiancee and I had just purchased our first home a few months before we got engaged, and all of our

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Image from weddingbycolour.comIt’s the words you imagine saying to your partner … “We’re having a baby!” Instantly the pair of you are filled with overwhelming joy, the ‘can we do this?’ terror and then the realisation kicks in …“Oh crap! I’m supposed to be a bridesmaid in October!”Telling the bride there is an extra +1.When

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Am I crazy enough to make my own wedding cake? My fiancé seems to think so! I’m not sure whether to take that as a compliment that he knows I could do it and do it well, or whether he thinks I’m just plain crazy! In any case, I had made this cake for my

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I had a few simple New Year’s resolutions this year in preparation for our December wedding. Top of my list was to finally get on top of my skincare regime – or lack there of. Since I was about 13 I have had re-occurring acne, persistent blemishes, redness, then it would clear and then sometimes

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My upcoming Rarotongan wedding is not the first wedding I have planned. In fact I got about half way through organising an entire wedding in Central Otago Region of New Zealand. Mr W and I had researched everything, quotes had come and the dollars signs kept going up. The location was my mother’s Cherry Orchard

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Our photographers Bronnie and Adam from Craven ImagesThere is something different about the excitement that fuels wedding plans. It’s a completely different excitement to, say, when you finish school/university, get a new job or go somewhere on a holiday. From the minute you’re engaged, it’s like the wedding powers that be have granted you access

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The other day was my birthday. The day also marked the 6 month mark till our wedding day and I am surprisingly relaxed about the whole thing! I know I will no doubt get stressed about a few things closer to the day and there will be some last minute rushing around, but at the

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Invitations are the first contact you have with your guests regarding your wedding. It will indicate to them the type and style of event, and although you need not spend a lot of money to make them look good, it is important to convey to your guests the courtesies of a host.  There is good

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Since Feb 14 I’ve been catapulted into the blissful nightmare that is wedding planning. Blissful for obvious reasons, and nightmare-ish only because you have to actually make decisions on certain things and by doing so you sacrifice some of your other brilliant ideas. For example, the theme.The theme is important, key, essential even. It shapes

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Securing a venue, caterers and hire companies, dress fittings, liasing with suppliers, menus, invitations, transport, bridesmaids, family … it can all get a bit overwhelming! Planning a total DIY wedding, on a private property can be done without a melt down or the day being a hectic mess. The key? Prepare, prepare, prepare!My fiance Matt and

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Every girl has felt that moment. A time when you have walked into a store or opened a website and you see something that physically takes your breath away.  I’m not talking about my wedding dress, in fact I haven’t started looking for that yet. I have found my headpiece.I’m intrigued by headpieces and you

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Antony and Lyndall

Antony and LyndallAntony (Tony) and I first met through mutual friends at a bar in Perth in July 2004. We saw each other a couple of times over the next few months but didn’t realize we were both interested in each other until early October. He was studying at the time and I was working

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Nine months to plan a wedding – easy we think – mainly because we knew what we wanted AND well… I am organised and super bossy! We wanted something fresh, bright, vintage, and cute, with an element of birds – a theme that would flow on from the vibe of our Engagement Party. Yellow, being

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Once the champagne had been sipped, the families called and we had stopped looking at each other at random moments throughout the day to squeal “We’re getting marrrrrriiiiiieeeeeeeed!”, Buzz and I set about finding our venue.Above: my little cat Bertie tried to pounce on the shinyshiny while I was trying to take a photo of

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