Today I am sharing the gorgeous story and pictures of Shiona and Chris’s vintage inspired wedding.  Unfortunately I wasn’t available to create Shionas gown but we kept in touch throughout her wedding planning and she has kindly shared her day for everyone to have a little inspiration. Shiona and Chris’s Story: “Chris and I have been together for nearly 6 years when we married. We met during our university years and become solid friends. Over time, we realised how we… Read more »

Well this morning Green Wedding Shoes has done it again!! I have wedding envy!!! I have always dreamt of having an event in an old airplane hanger filled with vintage aircraft and this Oakland wedding just takes the cake.  I love absolutely everything about it! The stationery was an absolutely perfect choice: And the little extra retro details: What an amazing fur coat!! This is just a snippet of the fabulous wedding – for all of the details and many… Read more »

At the end of last year I was lucky enough to get to work with a gorgeous Toowoomba bride, Katie.  Her dream was a simple but elegant country wedding with a bit of a 1960s flair to it.  We worked together to create an oh so cute 60s inspired dupion silk and organza short wedding dress with a touch of lace trim that I just love!!  To complete the look I also created a puff style flower for her hair… Read more »

Here in Brisbane we are so very fortunate to have a small but very talented community of wedding vendors that share the love of all things vintage.  Today I am sharing the gorgeous business, The Lemony Cupcake.   The Lemony Cupcake specialises in making elegant cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats for your special occasion – Perfect for entertaining, bridal and baby showers, intimate weddings, birthday celebrations or just special gatherings with friends or family. No matter the occasion, The Lemony… Read more »

Wow… where was this business when I was planning my wedding!!  The creative team at Love vs Design have put together the most gorgeous retro inspired invitation and stationery sets for weddings and the absolutely brilliant part is that they are all customisable and then downloadable!!!!!!   Now I love a little DIY, I might be crafty and know my way around a sewing machine but I’m hopeless when it comes to graphic design so to have someone come up… Read more »

Elise Kappeller is the very talented photographer who shot Jess’s Melbourne wedding – you may remember this post where I shared her gorgeous photos with my custom dupion silk and crystal bouquets. Elise has been taking photos since early adulthood, visually exploring life’s moments. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography at RMIT University in Melbourne and from there has gone on to discover her passion for wedding photography. Elise has recently been named Emerging Wedding Photographer of the Year and… Read more »

Fingerwave hairstyles are just the epitome of vintage styling.   My New Hair Lea Ann Belter If you are having a 1920s jazz era wedding then tight fingerwaves are the perfect look with lots of shine on your hair.   Glamour Love Notes by Lauren For brides with shorter hairstyles this is one style that looks fantastic so don’t feel the pressure to grow your hair long like so many brides do!!   Tres Chic Style Wish Special Events The… Read more »

Just in are some pictures from my gorgeous bride Amanda’s wedding in Toowoomba about a month ago.  Like so many of my Toowoomba brides, Amanda was good enough to come down every week for fittings for several weeks for her beautiful wedding dress. Amanda had fallen in love with one of Clarissa Grace’s wedding dresses but unfortunately that business was closing down so Amanda and I worked together to come up with the perfect gown for her, very much inspired… Read more »

I have a secret love-hate relationship with beaded flowers.  I absolutely love the look of them and have tried (albiet momentarily) to create some myself but have just ended up with beads all over the floor and a lot of swearing at the pieces of wire that were starting to look nothing like the gorgeous inspiration piece! For all of you who are just like me – love the look of beaded flowers and bows but don’t have the time… Read more »

I was fortunate enough to get to create my unique fabric flower bouquets and buttonholes for Jessica last year for her vintage inspired wedding.  It’s always wonderful seeing pictures from my bouquet brides as I rarely have the opportunity to meet with them when I am working with them.  To finally see a face to the emails and such a gorgeous face is just lovely! Jessica describes her wedding as “handmade budget” but it most certainly was vintage inspired as… Read more »