Favourite Wedding Movies

by | Bride, Magazines and Books


Sometimes, there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch and watching a wedding movie.
Here are some of my favourites, what are yours?

As an Aussie , can I really ignore that classic Australian hit Muriel’s Wedding ? Not only a great watch for one of Toni Collette’s earlier pieces, but a lovable movie that brings to life Porpoise Spit!

Ah, you can’t make a wedding movie list without the classic The Princess Bride. A must watch!

Whilst it may take awhile, I really love the last wedding in this flick! Julia Roberts is great in any movie that involves romance and humour and Runaway Bride is no exception!

Another Julia Roberts movie – My Best Friend’s Wedding definitely goes down in wedding movie history. Love the mauve bridesmaids gowns and the chasing scenes!

Classically modern romance! The Wedding Date is a great one for bad wedding planning days!

Humorous and sometimes painful, The Wedding Singer is a hilarious comedy for the retro bride!

Ah, Four Weddings and a Funeral– how could I leave this off my list? Especially when there’s FOUR weddings I can delight over! Slightly ‘vintage’ nowadays!

The Wedding Planner shows the delightful side of being a wedding planner, lovely romantic comedy for a rainy day (though perhaps not a wise choice for the paranoid bride who has hired a wedding planner!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding! I love this one, the quirky little bits, unexpected humour and touching moments are a perfect wedding movie combination!

Not strictly a wedding movie- but aside from the fact the whole movie is a beautiful love story, the opening wedding scenes in Love Actually are some of my favourites. Love it!

I of course can’t leave Father of the Bride out, it’s always been my favourite! From the beautiful lavish wedding shots to the ridiculous Frank, it has me in tears every time!

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Boys Can Cook

by | Australia - New South Wales, Australia - Victoria, Bride, Pre Wedding Parties


I recently discovered a fantastic alternative to the usual ‘strippers and alcohol’ bucks night.

Boys Can Cook was started by Kim Terakis and is located in Sydney. With no formal training Kim simple developed his skills through a love of food! As the current food writer for GQ he knows what he’s talking about!

Kim promises a fun classes tailored to men. To quote Kim ‘‘Men should cook, but they should do it with one eye on the TV, its only natural. So we will have the TV on in the classes.” There will be no gourmet delights with names you can’t pronounce either, nor will the menu be steak and chips- but rather delicious, wholesome food which is easy to prepare at home- but amazing all the same!

Boys Can Cook provides a fun experience for any groom who prefers to celebrate his impending marriage by doing something unique and yummy. If you’d like to up it another notch, Kim also runs ‘Boys Can BBQ Better’ classes.

For the price of $85, you will experience

  • Three dishes prepared from scratch in front of you
  • Taste of each dish plus more!
  • A few glasses of quality wine
  • A folder for all your recipes!
  • A giftbag

Boys Can Cook
(02) 9281 2433
Blanco showroom
40 Ebley St Bondi Junction

For Melbourne Bucks- Ed Dixon Food Design also has cooking classes tailored just for men!

Ed’s is located at
Level One, 1 Edsall Street
Malvern Victoria 3144
(03) 9576 1000

Polka Dot Cookies and Cakes

by | Bride, Cakes, Catering, Favors and Decor


Anything vintage style holds a place in my heart! A great choice for place cards

As a lover of all things Polka Dot, it really was only a matter of time before I posted about a Sydney based company called Polka Dot Cookies and Cakes.

In 2003, Elisabeth Marriner started baking delicious cookies for events- a unique, cute and totally delicious favour option for any bride wishing to spoil her guests!

The cookies come in all different shapes, colours and styles. I’m particularly partial to the “Vintage Lace’ design above, though the cute bride and grooms also have me drooling!

The flavours are diverse and your guests may be spoilt with anything from vanilla bean to lavender or pistachio! They’ll even help you package them in cello bags or cookie jars. A perfect addition to any table setting, these treats are sure to have your guests going ga ga!

Polka Dot also have a large range of cakes- in flavours like Lemon and Lavender with Lemon Buttercream, no plain fruit cake here (though I’m sure they’d oblige if you asked!)

For the girly hen, Polka Dot can put together a ‘High Tea’ package- English, Australian or Moroccan, with delicious desserts for each guest. A perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Polka Dot Cookies and Cakes

P.O. Box 3249
Marrickville Metro
2204, NSW, Australia
02 9557 9093

Cake Stories

by | Bride, Cakes


Perfect for a spring garden wedding perhaps?

I love cake. Wedding cakes are often works of art and the varieties are endless.

I think aside from the wide range of flavours now in existence, the designs of cakes are becoming more beautiful every year as cake designers experiment with different techniques.

For something a little different I recently stumbled across Cake Stories. Cake Stories makes beautiful cakes reminiscent of a Martha Stewart magazine cover.


An autumn wedding, with rich browns and golds would suit this cake!

Cake Stories was started by Nicholas Pelekis who is a French trained pastry chef. He brings emotion into his cakes and designs the most delicious looking treats personalised for each couple

Cake Stories

71 Payneham Road College Park, SA 5069
t: +618 8362 6702