Sandra and Kristijonas were married in Lithuania, at Jalta, an alternative restaurant in Vilnius. From the outside it looks like a wooden house, they serve food made from locally sourced ingredients and they have a DJ in a greenhouse (which is actually where they had their ceremony!) The tree-lined terrace garden was the perfect setting for their laid back and cosy reception.
“We didn’t want to copy a wedding theme so just picked things we liked”, wrote the bride. “Our wedding cakes were baked by a close friend and instead of champage we served Cuba Libre cocktails in small jars. Also, instead of traditional gifts all our our friends gave us vinyls which were played in the evening, after the band!”
You might think that teaching three workshops in three weeks would be enough, but not for The Blogcademy! In between our two Melbourne classes, Gala, Shauna and I flew to New Zealand for our final location of the year. Our venue was Generator, a super rad event space in downtown Auckland.
Having mini films of each city on this trip made was so awesome. I’ve loved reliving these moments since!
This might have been one of the smiliest classes so far…
…and the best dressed!
“I read numerous comments stating ‘you can find everything you want to know about blogging/monetizing by simply googling it, or you can just ask fellow bloggers, as some have been doing this for ages’. The truth is, I’ve done a tonne of research on all these things (all the not-so-basic blogging questions), and have been blogging for years myself, and I’ve never found the information I needed (not the super-important stuff anyway) from Google or from just asking around … At Blogcademy all your questions are answered, and nothing is taboo – this for me was golden!! I guess what I’m saying here is if you are thinking about attending Blogcademy and are told that you can just get that info anywhere – my personal opinion is that you can’t and the wisdom I gained, made Blogcademy totally worth attending!” – Angie Fredatovich
I know what you’re thinking every time you press publish on your latest blog post, share the last photo you took or upload your latest design… please someone like it, please someone favourite that tweet, please won’t someone share the post or say I did a good job… please someone care. You want to be popular. You hate that word and the fact that it matters, but for some reason you still really crave it.
I know you do it because I do too. Every single time. We are desperate for validation, even if we don’t want to admit it. It’s why we share things online after all. We want someone else to say we did a good job or that we have a talent because inside we’re all deeply insecure. We’re worried that some day soon people will find out the truth. That we’re really just winging it, that we actually don’t really know what we’re doing and that we’re making it all up as we go along.
Faux fox stole by A Girl Named Leney
Snugly winter goodies make perfect Christmas gifts. There’s nothing I love more than finding something soft and warm under the tree that I can wear immediately (and probably not take off until April). The chunkier the better.
Etsy is a wonderful place to buy your Christmas gifts. Not only will all your purchases be unique and handmade but you’re supporting small businesses by buying from them rather than being sucked in by yet another sentimental John Lewis advert.
I got lost for hours browsing through while I was looking for these goodies. It’s SO DAMN COLD outside, I need to get my mitts on pair of these hand knitted mittens stat!
1. Crochet Mary Jane slipper socks 2. Luxurious crochet white fingerless gloves 3.Hand-crocheted, bulky cowl grey ombre infinity scarf 4. Mustard knitted sweater 5. Hot pink alpaca blended mikhaila wool coat 6. Super chunky double cable throw 7. White baby alpaca wool infinity scarf 8. Sequin hand-knitted sweater 9. Faux fox stole
Greetings from hangover HQ! Last night I was in Brighton on my first Christmas party of the year with the Photography Farm crew. There was a photo booth, karaoke and wine… oh so much wine. It was an utter blast but of course I’m suffering for it today. In fact all I’m really capable of is lounging on the sofa and indulging in some lovely internet procrastination – won’t you join me?
Weddings & Weddingy Things
♥ Giant paper flowers!
♥ Whimsical and colourful Michigan wedding
♥ Beautiful woodland wedding
♥ Loving this bride’s fabulous pink hair!
♥ Vintage hire wedding
Photography: Naomi V Photography
Cameron and Lizzy chose a red, white and blue colour palette for their August wedding. Starting with the bride’s stunning bespoke gown and the groom’s three-piece suit, it then filtering though to the hydrangeas and rose arrangements, and finally the attendant’s clothes.
“There was no single theme for the wedding, but rather a sense that we wanted people to be wowed all over again as they moved from space to space”, began the bride. “The ceremony was all red, white and blue – very British. We had big hydrangeas and red roses in crates and flowerpots, and the bridal party and groomsmen all decked out in the same. For the afternoon tea in the ballroom, we took Brympton‘s 2,000-piece tea set as a starting point and created a very eclectic and vintage-y look. Then, for the evening reception in the orangery, we went for a gentleman’s club feel – lots of jewel colours, plush furnishings and bits and bobs raided from my parent’s house.”