So many brides today are steering away from the generic reception venue centrepieces and designing their very own look to tie in with their over all theme for the day.  This could be done by hiring a decorator / props person but some enjoy the “hunt” of sourcing their own special pieces to put together their very own look for their tables. Scouring vintage and second hand stores including online sellers has become increasingly popular but often finding the perfect… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Here it is… the last new item that I can squeeze in before A Very Vintage Wedding Fair this weekend…. This is a short 60s inspired swing coat which is fully lined and made from a cream wool blend that has the most gorgeous texture to it.  There is only very limited amounts of this fabric available so with the winter weddings coming up soon don’t miss out on this fabulous accessory.  It also looks gorgeous with a plain skirt… Read more »

In the midst of my flurry of custom gowns at the moment I’ve managed to find some time to complete another gown as part of my ready to wear collection.  Again I haven’t had the chance to set up my studio to photograph it and pop it on the store yet but I thought I’d share with you all a sneak peek of it with some work room happy snaps. My latest gown is called Lily.  It is made from… 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 »

What a gorgeous stationery set for a 40s inspired wedding!!…. if I renewed my vows I wouldnt know where to start with such amazing talent around. Snippet & Ink This is one of the gorgeous stationery sets by Milkfed Press in their Newly Betrothed section.  They seem to have a style for almost every vintage inspired wedding so well worth looking through.

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 »

I have just received a small order of really cute (and really affordable!!) beaded motifs in very art deco styles.  I plan to find some time to hand sew these onto wide ribbons to be worn as a 1920s style headband for brides and bridesmaids…. fingers crossed I can find the time so that I will have them on display at the upcoming A Very Vintage Wedding Fair.  In keeping with this gorgeous 1920s styling I thought I would put… Read more »

Firstly I must apologise for the lack of posts lately… the upcoming A Very Vintage Wedding Fair is keeping me super busy as I’m busy putting together brochures, slideshows of my custom work and even trying to squeeze in some more samples for my ready to wear collection! I have found some really great suppliers for bits and pieces to “deck out” my stand and today I am sharing one of my exciting finds.  I have just ordered a few… Read more »