Silver Sixpence Custom Wedding Dress - Photography by Donegan Photography

Boy do I have some lovely brides!  One of my favourite brides for 2016 tied the knot recently and I must admit there were tears and hugs shared on the last day that I saw her as our time working together had come to an end.     Melbourne based bride, Jane, trepidatiously travelled up to visit me to chat about her custom bridal gown.  She knew that she wanted something different yet something very special and that a traditional… Read more »

I’m feeling rather inspired by this up and coming grooms look – the cotton patterned tie.  Recently I discovered a wonderful (and can you believe it – Brisbane based!!!) etsy business that sews nothing but cotton ties and bow ties in the most gorgeous patterns – Marcello Neckwear.  Unfortunately they couldn’t make it to the fair but I’m keen to show off their wares!! As some of you know I dabble in making men’s ties but I get so darn… 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 »

Phew – what a week so far!!  With the recent announcement of A Very Vintage Wedding Fair coming up in only 2 months I am madly getting things ready for a fabulous stand as well as creating some samples for brand new ready to wear designs that you can all come and check out on the 24th & 25th March. I finally found a spare moment this morning to share a little something on my blog – this gorgeous wedding… Read more »

Well it has come to that time of year where it is time to pack away my sewing things and roll up my sleeves to make some rum balls and drink lots of wine!! As I sign off for the year I have some images of lovely vintage inspired wintery weddings to get us all in the festive mood…. I will be back in the new year when I emerge from working through metres and metres of silk that I… Read more »

After a little inspiration from Snippet & Ink in my in-box this morning I thought I would share some inspiring pictures of unique wedding backdrops today. Now we have all seen the standard sheer white fabric hanging generally behind the bridal table and often with the obligatory fairy lights…. now each to their own but in my personal opinion – yawn!…  So for couples who want to look outside the box and go for something a little more unique and… 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 »

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 »