Cakes & Kisses

Oh dear..I went and did it again, and got horribly drunk last night (I’m allowed it’s my birthday today!)
I have a million and one things to post, I have had so much great stuff sent to me this week and I will definitely have a mass posting session tonight, but for now I’m all about the fry up, going shopping and getting a birthday haircut!  This is the sort of thing I’m going for (but obviously keeping the pink!)…what do we think?

To keep you entertained until I return, new hair and all, why not check out this ridiculously fabulous wedding sent to me my Holly Sheen.  I am loving all the pretty lights, and that cake, and the dress…in fact pretty much all of it is totally gorgeous.

In Holly’s words…
Meeting your soul mate is a once in a lifetime chance. But what makes this couple even more unique is that they met each other as toddlers at Day Care.

At the age of three or four, Max announced to his mom that he was going to marry Sara . March 28th 2009, he made his proclamation true.

The wedding took place in the front yard, with a huge beautiful tree shading the entire event. What makes this even more special is that it was the home of Max and his family, and perhaps even the setting of a lot of childhood adventures.

We took “getting ready” photo of the girls in Max’s old bedroom. The reception was in the same yard that they had many basketball, and outdoor games. Two guitar players played “All You Need is Love” to the entire reception. It soon became a sing-a-long and a tribute to the new couple. Music of the band, “Minus Me” was playing at the reception (a band that the groom and best man were guitar/drums). The groom doubled as the DJ and music extraordinaire.

It was truly such a personal event. Every detail and accent was carefully planned and beautiful.

Credit: Holly Sheen/Cakes & Kisses

Red, Blue, Tutu…

Oh. My. God!

I saw these on Wedding Chicks and I had to post them too…these rock my world! The bright colours, the cute couple, the fairground, the tutu.  Arrrgh these are amazing..sorry for getting so over-excited and posting a million of these photographs, but I’m afraid it’s impossible for me to choose which ones to post.

You will love these!

CreditL Shannon Renee Photography via Wedding Chicks

Bakery….

Have you visited Bakery yet? It is an amazing resource for bloggers like me, I love reading all their tips and tricks. If you’re an aspiring blogger or you just fancy reading something different for a change, then head on over.

This article on their today made me think…

Here’s what happens: You find a blog, love the blog, and tack it onto the numerous feeds in your Google Reader, categorizing it by industry and making cute little notes [or is that just me?]. You then check said feed daily, bulk up on all of your day’s recommended dosage of Inspiration, and forget it until tomorrow.

Here’s the problem: As a blogger, I recognize the need for community. And one of the easiest ways to gauge your community is through readers/commenters. So how do your readers who follow your feed tell you what they like/dislike if they’re not commenting b/c they rarely visit your site in actual formation?

I wonder if I have a load of readers who just see my via the RSS reader?  If so come say ‘Hi’ properly…I’d like to meet you :o)

And just because I can’t post without an image…check out this little beauty I found yesterday while searching for my new haircut (getting the chop tomorrow on by birthday eeeek!)

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Credit: Sorry I have no photographer credit, but the image came from here..yes that’s right, I was looking for an emo cut hehe!)

Umbrellaed

I’m not sure if ‘umbrellaed’ is a word…but I’m using it to describe this gorgeous wedding.  It’s true, I’m an all or nothing kinda gal..I can’t stop at just one of Jeremy’s weddings!  Next up, the very cool, totally rockin’ Andrea & Matt.  

Three words – Tattooed. Umbrellaed. Cool!
Loooove them, thanks so much Jeremy!

Credit: Jeremy Lawson

The Wallpaper Did It For Me

I got a lovely email from Jeremy Lawson thanking me for featuring his super-cool ‘I want to lick your face’ photograph and telling me to feel free to use anymore of his work…so I’m gonna!
I couldn’t choose just one wedding as he seems to be a very lucky photographer indeed and gets a wealth of amazingly cool and rock n roll couples to shoot, therefore stand by for the first post of many – first up Dan and Dwyer.

I picked this wedding for 3 reasons…the gorgeous vintage styling (i.e the way-to0-beautiful Bride + veil + dress + ugg boots!) the old Hollywood feel and that amazing wallpaper! I love it used as a mock-photobooth – awesome, gorgeous, fun!

Ta Daaaa….

Credit: Jeremy Lawson

Once With Feeling

I found this wedding and immediately emailed the Bride asking if I could feature it…I have never known so much detail to be put into flickr notes! It’s great though and I highly recommend a good old read, particularly if you are planning your own semi-traditional, budget, eco, backyard wedding.  I particularly love this entry…
The Pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality for centuries. According to legend, captains of New England ships would mount a pineapple on their fence posts when they had a safe return from sea. This served as an invitation for family & friends to visit and share a meal together. That was our plan!


The Bride even wore her mother’s dress from 1974..and it’s gorgeous on her! Even if I had wanted to do this I wouldn’t have been able to – my Mum was a ballet dancer as a young woman and literally about half the size of me!

Anyway enjoy these photographs, I know you will…and be sure to check out Charlie’s blog too!

Credit: Aga Images via Chic Cyclist