Archive for July, 2009


These are the nearest thing I’ve seen so far to what I’d like my wedding ring to look like.

From St Kilda Jewelry via little winter bride

We’d both like to have something engraved inside the ring, perhaps the date of the wedding or a quote that is personal to us. I joked with my fiancé that we should have ‘Steal this ring and I will send Jack Bauer to kick your ass’ – I have that inscribed on the back of my ipod!


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Escaping the Big Smoke and spending the weekend in the countryside with my parents is always great: home cooked meals, playing with the family dog Merlin and with my little brother on one of his blood thirsty video games. It also helps that where mum and dad live is home to The Best Charity Shops in the World.

So on a recent visit I picked a lusterware tea service, a book about Chester, a stuffed bird and lots of pretty sheet music. I rifled through a box of papers looking for interesting type and detail to use on our wedding invitations which were designing ourselves. The scrolls and lettering on these are great. Its also a really nice coincidence that this happens to be a wedding song.


Our invites will have a much more simplified version of these details but we want it to have an Edwardian/Victorian feel to it.


I came across this too…I couldn’t resist buying it!


I also bought a sweet copy of the bible so we can pick out one of our wedding readings. It must have been a gift to someone at their communion. It has a zip around it and gilt edged pages. It looks like its never been touched. Bad catholic!


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I’ve found the first picture I want on the wall of our new home.


Screenprint by Rob Ryan

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Wonderful wedding photos with a beautiful use of vivid colour. All by talented photographer Tec Petaja.







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Well, it’s different as my Mum would say!

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Not really appropriate for my fiancé and I as we gave up cigarettes together the day we got engaged. Still its a sweet poem.


Giving Up Smoking by Wendy Cope

There’s not a Shakespeare’s sonnet
nor a Beethoven quartet
that’s easier to like than you
nor harder to forget
You think it sounds extravagant
I haven’t finished yet
I like you more than I would like
to have a cigarette

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I love this idea. So personal and so clever.

Here’s the bride:

“I want to have a way to honour my grandma at my wedding since she will be unable to travel to attend. When I was little we always baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies together. So I figured that would be a good way to reminisce about her at my wedding. We will be having some favors containing the ingredients for the cookies so that people can try out my grandma’s special recipe after the wedding.”

Find the recipe and more at Vintage Glam Wedding

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