Saturday, September 17, 2011

one week

this time next week i will be dancing barefoot on the grass with my honey, my baby, my husband!!!

today i sit with my computer in bed while he plays angry birds on his iPhone and we wait for him to go to work :(

we tried out all the cake recipes today :) given to me by my good friend - and i must say she has amazing taste in cake and it felt great to get it right the first time no hassle and no testing of different recipes... yes we are leaving it all a bit too late in typical us style... i also have contemplated remaking the skirt of my wedding dress into something less gathered puffball more flared a-line... however i think my future mother in law would kill me if i did. :/

we also started on making some wedding pinatas for us to smash at the end of the night, sorted out the lighting and began working on the photobooth backdrop and guestbook tree

and in between all of this i have found time to create a quick board about all things white and gold, you could say it was inspired by my wedding corset....

found here on Studio Europe
i found it online and went shopping with my sister to buy it from Myer, though unfortunately we found out the hard way that though Myer is one of the main stockists of Pleasure State very few stores actually stock much of the range and we ended up in the Sydney City Store at peak on a Friday afternoon. Also it looks a lot better in the picture the stitching on the bodice is silver, bronze and gold and it looks good... just not as good as the picture. What i really should have done is to splurge on a Agent Provocateur one like this... oh well maybe for our 5th anniversary or something...

anyway i have gotten majorly off track... how nice is the white and gold thing, pretty right? yes but i am a strong believer that there is a fine line between beautiful and tacky when it comes to gold... i think the all white schemes with just a hint of gold look best....

source: Elle Interior Sweden via Automatism, I Have Life On My Mind (we heart it), Jessica Sutton Graphic Design and Basic Appeal (Tumblr)  

also i have an exam on monday it's going to be super hard, i haven't done any study yet, oh and it will be my birthday :) i turn 23. yuck. then tuesday it will be absolutely all wedding :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

mon pere

today's post is all about my papa.

i am oh so proud to have a super close relationship with my dad and feel even more fortunate to have him around. we seem to have lots in common including the super big nose and bone structure that he in turn gets from his dad. my parents own a small business and for anyone else that does the same they would know how sh*t hard it can be sometimes, hard work, very little play and rewards are few and far between.

he turns 60 next year yet they are still a little way away from retiring so with his permission i am planning on planning a super kick-ass birthday for him as my special way of thanking him for being there for me all the time.

he comes from a musically talented family and one of my favourite things to do when i go home is to listen to him play classical music on his guitar (he is also a pretty good singer) he also comes from the woodstock/vietnam war generation and was a proud 'hippie' (yep long hair and all) and loves all things colourful. I believe he is a pacifist and he is also widely supportive of the controversial 'carbon tax' legislation.

he likes Doctor Who and dark humour (he recently put me onto the BBC show 'Misfits' it's hilarious you should go look it up... NOW). My parents also live virtually in the desert that is central NSW but he thinks we should go up to QLD for his bday.

Last Father's Day I made him this card

source: someecards

    and for his birthday this is what i have come up with so far.... excuse the language

source: Dream Factory on Tumblr and something in a language which is completely foreign to me but can be found here
source: Far Out Flora - DIY Succulent Table

source: W.Scott Chester Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

i have also downloaded a couple of fonts from DaFont to play around with including Shagadelic, Keep on Truckin' and Confessions...

for the invitation i was thinking something along the lines of a 60s/70s concert poster in the art nouveau style at the moment i am torn between the muted colours above and the bright garish colours below...

source: DIY Spray Painted Flatware from Creature Comforts and Slightly Inspiration on Tumblr
it's a tricky business :)

oh and 9 days until the wedding :) i woke up screaming with excitement this morning :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

welcome to stress city...

.... population me.

just hanging around stressing out about all the little details relating to the wedding. we are coming up to 18 months of planning and working towards this one huge day in our lives and as we get closer i find myself wondering if all the work and stress and headaches will be worth it for just one day in our lives.

i think maybe i might have bitten off more than i can chew.

i am thinking maybe we should have just gone for a small intimate wedding with a few special details and organised in great part by someone else. i feel like i want everything to be a certain way and it's simply not going to happen and that frustrates me greatly yet i feel like a cow for wanting people to change certain things

and yep i've started looking at the weather forecasts. next week looks like rain. i just hope it clears up.

and i've just got to keep telling myself the only thing that matters will be me and my baby.

via Tiny White Daisies on Tumblr 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

more progress!!

things have been quiet here on the blog front... i guess that means i have been a busy little bee in the real world

and to some extent that's true, it may not look like progress but we have reupholstered all the chairs they just haven't been attached to the actual frames just yet. we thought it would probably be easier for transportation so they wont get dirty etc.

so my future belle-mere is here waiting for me to help her load them on to the trailer ready to head up north

but in the meantime here is a little sneak of how they turned out.... pretty darn awesome i might add

i also have a french oral test at 11

je vais me marier!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

i am in love!

with my fiancee yes but i also have a new love!

yesterday i went shopping with my big sister in Sydney on the hunt for a wedding corset, a bridesmaids dress and the obligatory trip to Ikea.

and yep this is it my new love isn't she beautiful? its the ikea arod work lamp @ $79

i actually bought it for the boy as he has been using one of our bedside lamps as a work lamp but i think i might have to go back and get another one, i am mesmerized by it's sleek beauty and amazing ability to swivel (yes i am 5 years old but it goes all the way around! without even catching!)

and still havent finished the chairs :( they get picked up Wednesday so better get cracking!!