Tuesday, 24 April 2012

music makes me reminisce

lost in thought

out of the blue music hit me in a way i didn't imagine possible, a thought i never thought about. this music floods my head with past memories... never felt so nostalgic; time passed by.

yes I am happy but there's a part of me that wishes I could just float back to those rock n roll times & soak up that feeling of eternal youth!

a day of solitude with old school music is required for this 27 year old muse.

music holds onto memories that those forget about...

Saturday, 21 April 2012

journey of a vintage wedding..

bride story

'Ivy & Aster'
'Ivy & Aster'
When i first started my journey as a bride to be i thought it would be easy to plan a wedding, easy because I've been a production manager for a photography studio, a photography assistant for many weddings & a makeup artist for 10 years..  but Brisbane has me worried. why, well finding a vintage wedding dress that has a simple whimsical feel about it was actually alot harder than i first anticipated. 

I didn't find the 'ONE' in Brisbane. Instead i found the dress of my dreams at Victorian bridal boutique  'The Bridal Atelier'. After searching for months & visiting countless bridal boutiques across Brisbane I was left disappointed, as nothing made me feel like i found the one..

So when i stumbled across the lovely Victorian bridal boutique i was instantly relieved!  Erin is so lovely,  & i couldn't believe it when she told me she could source the dress of my dreams from the American Label 'Ivy & Aster', who in my opinion makes the most beautiful wedding dresses I've ever seen!  

'Little Gray Station'
I sit here & wonder if the year is going extra fast because in 6 months the big day will be here. Now finally hitting me that its closer then it appears..

I'm over joyed to be getting married to the man who i adore & love so much. I feel fairly organised but i know what it takes to plan a wedding, let alone a wedding with a understated vintage theme.. perhaps a little too much.

Lucky I have an amazing vintage inspired wedding stylist Judi from 'Little Gray Station' to make my dreams reality! Meaning i don't have to spend countless hours & nights searching online sites like Etsy & Ebay for vintage inspired props & decorations (i cant help myself to still look though). Any other day I enjoy looking for unique vintage items but to complete a wedding for guests up to a 100 its a bit manic & time consuming.

When i'm out & about in Brisbane looking for inspirational bits & pieces i'd say i spend most of my time in the vintage precinct Paddington (Retro Metro, Ra Ra Superstar, Karen Willis Holmes) & Ann Street in Fortitude Valley (Babushka Ballerina, Hoe Boutique, Akira, Principessa) i'm constantly revisiting all the fashion & vintage boutiques around these areas.

Did i mention that the talented fashion & wedding photographer Nat from 'Milque Photography' will be capturing all the special moments of the big day, & with all the beautiful vintage inspired styling from Judi, my enchanting dress from Ivy & Aster, & i'm marrying the man of my dreams... i feel pretty excited right now even though i know we have lots to still do!!!

A big thank you to my maid of honor, bridesmaids, MUM & Judi from 'Little Gray Stationfor making this journey a fun & memorable one!! xo

My search for flowers & cakes are in the next chapter of my 'bride story' :-)