a montville wedding

Well well, haven’t I been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately?! Life has kind of gotten in the way, as I’ve had two fairly major (and absolutely wonderful) things happen during the first half of 2013 – I’ve moved from the city to the country and…I got married! I am now a Mrs and my wedding was the most amazing day of my life – the day after our wedding I said to my new husband, ‘Can we do it again next weekend?!’, it was just so much fun and so lovely to be surrounded by our most favourite people in the world. I’ve included a few photos of the day below, including the favours I made for my guests, because that’s what you’re all dying to see right?! Our photographer was the wonderful Anna of Sweet Hope Photography, who was just everything we could want in a wedding photographer and so much more – she is an absolute delight! We are lucky enough to be able to say that every other vendor we worked with on our wedding was equally as wonderful, and I’ll post about them in more detail once I can get my hands on more photographs!

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The Vintage and Handmade Bride {Toowoomba Showcase}

The Vintage and Handmade Bridal showcase is back in 2013 and this time is popping up in Toowoomba. Creative inspiration for weddings, showers, engagements parties and all of those milestone celebrations in life will be in abundance at the showcase and, of course, I’ll be there with some gorgeous handmade favour designs for your wedding. I also have 2 tickets to the fair to give away…so stay tuned for more giveaway details coming very shortly!

Hope to see all you vintage and handmade-loving Toowoomba brides there!

Katy x

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{favour inspiration} gourmet toffee apples

Now I know what you may be thinking – toffee apples are more ‘five year-old’s birthday party’ than chic wedding favour, but this classic treat has undergone a makeover. Think non-traditional toffee apples dipped in thick caramel and topped with choc chips, crushed nuts or pastel sprinkles – wrapped up in clear cellophane and tied with a cute tag  and you have a pretty amazing wedding favour.  And don’t think that your event needs to be carnival-themed or that your toffee apples should sit alongside bags of popcorn and fairy floss for you to give these delightful treats to your guests. Gourmet toffee apples fit in perfectly with casual, rustic weddings or as a playful touch to more formal affairs, and I’d love to see more of them in creative, handmade celebrations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top image from Ruffled, bottom two images from Rustic Wedding Chic

Let me tell you a {Love Story}

I am so pleased to finally announce that My Darling Heart’s second collection, Love Story, is now available. Love Story is a collection full of sweet and charming favours as well as chic wedding decor pieces, made especially for the stylish bride who dreams of a wedding filled with delightful handmade details. I have so many favourites in this collection and I’m sure you will as well! You can shop the collection now in My Darling Heart’s Etsy store

my saturday mornings

Aren’t weekends just the best? My favourite part is always Saturday morning. I have all the time in the world to enjoy a cup of tea and toast while reading my book or a magazine. Sometimes I sit in the sun on the steps near my front door. There is no need to rush, there is nowhere to be. I can breathe and enjoy the start of the day. Le sigh…

{favour inspiration} teacups + succulents

I’m a huge fan of non-edible favours for weddings, and as far as non-edible wedding favours go I think mini succulents in vintage teacups pretty much takes the cake. These favours are perfect keepsakes of your celebration and they also suit many different styles of wedding – from rustic barn to glam garden party, the teacup succulent is just perfection.

Finding the number of teacups you need may be a challenge – be prepared to scour many vintage and second hand shops in the lead up to your wedding and get family and friends on board for The Great Teacup Hunt. It also pays to do some research on good local nurseries in your area to supply succulents in bulk, rather than paying a fortune buying them from large commercial nurseries. This is a favour that requires a lot of effort but it sure would be worth it to give your guests such a gorgeous and thoughtful keepsake.

Images from Polka Dot Bride

{style story} pastel 50′s wedding

{style story} pastel 50′s wedding

1950′s party dresses, pink lemonade, rosebud cupcakes and dance halls – I was so delighted to be involved in this inspiration-filled pastel styled shoot with some lovely Brisbane wedding vendors recently. The style story was featured on Polka Dot Bride … Continue reading

{wedding favour inspiration} vintage-style handkerchiefs

I love the idea of giving vintage-style handkerchiefs as wedding favours, and if you want to add a few vintage-inspired details into your wedding but don’t want to go overboard then these little hankies are perfect and oh so sweet. I’ve been playing around with some favour designs which incorporate  handkerchiefs and this is my favourite. It’s a two-fold gift for your wedding guests, as they get a box of sweet treats as well as a pretty vintage-style hankie – a lovely keepsake to remind them of your wedding day.