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 »

The ever so glamorous theme for today is vintage nautical.  I have put together a wide range of pictures as inspiration for those who are planning a vintage style wedding but would love a nautical touch to it.  If you love this theme and would like any further assistance with your wedding planning / design feel free to contact me! Intertwined Events Minted Polka Dot Bride Cachic Design Cachic Design Cachic Design Chic Star The Knot Style Me Pretty Bash… 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 »

Here are a few happy snaps taken in my overcrowded work room of one of my recent custom gowns.  Kristen came to me via my mum after she read an SOS email requesting a dressmaker.  As fate may have it she was after an Audrey Hepburn inspired gown which is my specialty!!  Kristen is a Toowoomba girl (my home town!) so after several weekends of coming to Brisbane for fittings her dream finally became a reality. The gown is made… Read more »

My husband and I just love architechture of the grand old days and have spent much of our holidays in the US doing walking tours admiring charming southern buildings and touring some of the houses that are open to the public.  While on our last trip we said to each other that it is pretty terrible that we haven’t gone to visit any of our own local homes that are open – so about a year ago (pre-baby!) we went… Read more »

While eagerly anticipating the remake of the classic Great Gatsby I thought I would put together a few inspiration images for those planning a Gatsby / Summers Afternoon themed wedding…  Intimate Weddings Intimate Weddings Bits & Bobs 100 Layer Cake Dandyism Dandyism Art Deco Society of California Art Deco Society of California Vintage Vixen Snippet & Ink

There are soooo many options for great venues in Brisbane for brides who aren’t wanting to have a religious church ceremony. From time to time I’ll do a little feature on some of the great venues that our great city has to offer that are in keeping with a vintage/rustic themed wedding. The first cab off the rank is the historic Broadway Chapel which is a non-denominational chapel located in a hidden away little suburban street in Woolloongabba.  Not only… Read more »

I have a bit of an addiction with collecting patterns – mostly original vintage patterns. I have lost count of how many I own – I have so many that I have crates full of them stored at my husbands work!!  Although every now and then I purchase new commercial patterns if they are a style that I think will be popular or one that will save me having to create a bespoke pattern. I couldn’t believe my eyes when… Read more »

Now any of those readers who know me well know that I just love Etsy – it is such a fabulous place to buy and sell the most fabulous hand made crafts as well as some really great antique pieces (I’ll chat more about that another time!). Now today while having my morning coffee and internet surf I found the most amazing shop called BaroqueAndRoll.  Among other things, they sell the most fabulous 1920s style flapper headbands including blingy beadwork and… Read more »

Hummingbird Vintage Hire offers an eclectic collection of carefully sourced vintage china, glassware, crystalware and decorative accessories available for hire for your special event. Items can either be hired with a DIY option if you have some happy helpers for your big day or they can be delivered to your venue, set up for you and then taken away and cleaned – leaving you with nothing to do but enjoy the celebration!   Hiring vintage china is such a wonderful addition… Read more »