January 2016 archive

Oh So Sweet Handmade Wedding Favours!

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Last year I was approached by beautiful bride to be Megan, with a request for handmade wedding favours. I thought hell-to-the-yes I’d absolutely love to! My inner crafty goddess was in her element and I cut, painted and sewed these beautiful jute bags with hearts – and enjoyed every second of it!

Inside these rustic little delights were five pastel coloured sugar coated almonds. In amongst all the new trends in today’s modern weddings, I love to include a little bit of tradition and these dainty sweets were just perfect.

For labels I couldn’t go past kraft card, lace and twine. Love, love and love!

Thank you Megan and Ryan fo giving me the honour of playing a little part in your special day x

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Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat
To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
Five wishes for the new husband and wife —
Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!

Little Man Louis Celebrates ONE!

We ‘moustache’ you to stop by and check out this gorgeous set-up for our very own little man celebrating ONE! We’ve always said our little guy is an old soul, while he’s little and chubby, he’s always had this ‘little man’ look about him. He melts his mama that’s for sure! It was only fitting that his party reflect this!

There was a touch of moustache mania with this black and white, vintage theme. With classic slices like vanilla slice, lemon and coconut slice and vanilla slice, fresh donuts and super cute moustache cookies made by Sweet Stylin, (local maker of delicious cakes and treats in Dunsborough, highly recommend!), and an orange and poppy seed cake with handmade bunting – all whipped up by yours truly! There was also a ‘stache some treats’ lolly buffet and warm popcorn. Drinks were served in the sweetest mini milk bottles with paper straws, plastic of course for the little ones, there was a kid friendly punch and some good old H2O.

Due to the fires here in the southwest and the effect on postage we didn’t receive our parcel of orange and green lollies, black and white cupcake cases and large black and white swirl lollipops in time, but we don’t think little Louis noticed at all and the moustache cupcake toppers didn’t look too bad stuck in the donuts!

For decoration we kept it simple with handmade fabric bunting, balloons and honeycomb balls. Here’s how it went down:

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The Silent Bridesmaid

Bridal parties – your besties, your family. The people you’ve chosen to stand along side you on your most special day. The input and advice they provide in the lead up to your big day is invaluable, from the dress to the flowers, to the shade of the napkins and often busy DIY afternoons crafting wedding favours and finalising decoration details. Best friends for Life!

Now traditionally it’s your bridal party that offers assistance in setting up your wedding on the day, which makes sense of course because they know exactly what you want and you trust them completely. But after their pre-wedding efforts and as they are your nearest and dearest, I’m sure you’d much rather have them by your side on the day of your wedding – think hair, make-up, CHAMPERS! Believe me when I say this, the morning of your wedding doesn’t get much of the limelight but it really is a special and emotional part of the day. There’s laughter, reminiscing, happy tears and a whole lot of love going on.

But someone needs to be there at your ceremony and reception venues bringing it all together, to make sure all the finishing touches are in place. To set-up, style and ensure a polished look from beginning to end… you need a silent bridesmaid –  hello Blush Styling & Events!

This just so happens to be our specialty and one of our most favourite pastimes, yay! From complete concept creation to just setting up your items on the day, (perfect for DIY couples!), wedding day coordination and we also offer a pack down service. This leaves you able to relax and soak up every moment knowing your day will run smoothly and you’ve not had to impose any duties on family, friends or your beautiful bridal party.

We are super friendly, super flexible and we’d love to be your wedding wing-man. We are a little tree of knowledge on all things weddings and we’re here to provide as little or as much assistance as you need in the lead up and on your wedding day. A  wedding stylist or professional on the day coordinator can sometimes be the best wedding gift. So do yourself a favour and ease some of that wedding planning pressure, contact Domaney at Blush Styling & Events and get yourself a silent bridesmaid!

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Archie Turns 2!

Our very own gorgeous Thomas-the-tank loving toddler Archer turned 2 in December, we celebrated over morning tea with family. We had jelly cups, popcorn, lollies, biscuits and a variety of delicious slices alongside some healthier wraps – a little indulgence is required, it’s a birthday party after all! He had a great day! All props and styling by Blush Styling & Events!

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