A few moments ago an order came through for our personalised 'Happily Ever After' cards. The super sweet buyer kindly messaged me saying "I purchased this card from you about a year ago also and gave to my friend Lauren and her husband Buddy the day before her wedding. Your card was featured in the photographers blog!" Naturally, I had to jump on and have a look and wow, what a stunning wedding. I just love seeing something I have created in my little workspace out there is the big wide world and the joy and happiness on every bride and grooms face as they vow to live happily ever after... To see more of this beautiful wedding, http://weddingrowkentucky.com/lauren-buddy-leah-robbins-photography/
I'm totally ashamed that my last post was in November however I have a good reason. We're having a baby boy. I say we, because you are supposed to but let’s face it at this point it's mostly me. The first four months were really challenging and except for the occasional doctor’s appointment, I really didn't venture far from the lounge and bathroom. Honestly, there were times where I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel but then half way through the second trimester I turned a corner. The sun came out and so did I. Now as we enter the third trimester, I am excited about all the amazingly wonderful things to come. It's an adventure no doubt. One that, despite best efforts, you cannot prepare for, but we lovingly accept the challenge and are confident we will be faced with joy beyond belief. As I write this he is kicking away in my ever expanding stomach hopefully saying 'me too!'
0h my gosh, I have just spent the last few weeks crossing off the most incredibly wonderful if not a little overcrowded, to do list and the last thing to do is pack the bags and board the plane!
We're off to pound the pavements of New York for the next two weeks so in order to make it a 'real' holiday, the shop is closed until we get back!
Oh man, my super sweet husband has done it again. This time its our first anniversary and his gift, a copy the 2013 annual of the Australian wedding magazine Affordable Weddings.
My first reaction was "Oh, haven't we already done this already?" After the wedding we had so much fun, we said we'd do it all over again, but a year later?, shesh I was thinking like ten years or so... Luckily for everyone involved in the last shindig, when I opened the magazine, he'd bookmarked a page with one his origami swans and there in the most glorious print, was Adrian's 1st anniversary present, a published recount of the wedding in his words.
The laughfying (simultaneously laughing and crying) started the at opening line "This wedding is presented by groom Adrian as a surprise for his wife Samantha, who has no idea she is appearing in a wedding magazine..." and continued through the whole article as I realised that my husband actually pays more attention than I ever thought!
"We chose Julia and David Austen roses. The colours were mainly white with some pale pink and tea colours... stems were bound with dusty pink satin ribbon and pearl-headed pins. We really wanted Camellia's in the bouquet (an homage to Sam's late grandfather), but unfortunately they weren't in season"
I mean seriously darling, you are amazing. This is the most perfect gift for our paper anniversary and I will forever treasure it.
For our first wedding anniversary, my husband and I decided to do something fun and sweet during our upcoming trip to New York so for the actual day, we thought it would be nice just to give each other something small and sentimental. After tossing around some ideas, I decided to remind him all the reasons I love him in a book called "52 Things I Love About You". It was super easy to make and you could totally DIY this in a couple of hours (or you could save yourself the time and contact us to help). Its full of funny, nice and really mushy things. Here is a peak...
It's been one week and two foot massages later and my feet are still recovering from pounding the pavements of Tokyo. Armed with the super fabulous Tokyo Craft Guide (produced by two Tokyo creatives, Frances Arikawa and Angela Salisbury), I hit the streets in search of some Japanese inspiration. The Guides cute illustrated neighborhood maps walk you around six Tokyo suburbs guiding you to cool and creative shops, cafes and restaurants. If you're a little crafty and want to stock up on unique Japanese products and style, I would highly recommend buying the guide.
Not featured in the guide but definitely my favourite store in Tokyo was the chic, french-themed 100 yen store, Seria. While the store features the normal 100 yen store items like umbrellas, kitchen bits and gardening tools, it also has a huge range of funky and fabulous diy bits and bobs. There are a few around, but Tokyo TimeOut has the address of their Shibuya store here.
And on the non-shopping front, hands down Harajuku won the award for best people watching. From the Elvis / Rockabilly wannbees rocking it out to the street dancers battling it out under the bridge, Yoyogi Park was full of Japanese at play. Once you're done in the park, head back to the area around the station to be surrounded by Japan's uber cool fashionistas. The streets are bursting with people in outfits you just don't know how to describe. Not going to Japan anytime soon? Oh don't worry, you can check out Japanese Streets for daily fashion pics!
It's no secret that I love a paper doily and these are the perfect expansion to our place setting doilies. Printed on pure white, delicately thin doilies, these seating charts can be used in so many ways: taped to walls with washi tape, tacked to old fence palings or barn walls, threaded with bakers twine and hung or mounted to a board and displayed on an easel. For more information, head to the shop!