wedding Archives - the little lioness


(Truce and Overdrive)'s Wedding
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Last night I had a dream in which I was a bride. All dressed in white, with all the trimmings.

Then I woke up and realised it was just the fever talking :p

Went and threw up (damn gastro) and all was right with the world.


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So, I like purple. Always have. I remember I had a cardigan once my Aunty knitted me. It was purple, and warm, and I wore it everywhere. :) When I got to choose the colours for my room, I went for lilac. I was stoked when the bouquets for my sister’s wedding had purple ribbons. It goes on.

There’s a lot less purple in my wardrobe these days, but I still have a bunch in the accessories department (gotta have some sparkle in my mostly grey and black clothing! You’d think I lived in Melbourne or something.) Like the Butterfly clip above.

Purple tights

Many pairs of purple tights have been in my life.

Hello Kitty Pants!

And of course Hello Kitty AND Purple? I’m in!

But it was 25% off!

Or this favourite lingerie set of mine, Pleasure State :)

Purple Glittle Jesus

And there was that short lived affair with the Purple Glitter Jesus Moneybox. (JESUS SAVES!!!!) How is he going, Hannah?

So, if I was to get a ghd to replace my old hair straightener, it would HAVE to be purple. Like the Purple Peacock above. Then I’d KNOW it was mine ;)

What’s your go to colour??

31 photos in 31 days - new pink and purple doona cover


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I’ve only been a bridesmaid once in my life, and us girls wore black ;)

(perhaps fitting as I believe I was threatening my Bro-in-law’s life in this photo)

The dress was a simple one, off the rack at Myer, bought a month before the wedding, because everyone was SO organised :p I think it worked out well enough, with our gorgeous silk flower bouquets (while still look just as awesome to this day, if a little dusty), and DIY makeup and hair at home. We all rocked up with our makeup bags and nail polishes, got out the hair curlers and straighteners, and took care of each others looks while nibbling on cheese and sipping bubbly. Oh and taking dorky photos of each other. No princesses here!

Of course we could have gotten all professional and fancy, but I think it’s great that we didn’t, and it fitted with my sister’s style much better. I love simple a classic styles for weddings, nothing to flippy or frilly. Of course I would have liked to have worn a colour other than black, but that dress has been worn many times since! Bonus! I’m pretty sure cheap bridesmaid dresses, or formal dresses, and DIY hair and makeup can be almost as special as forking out for some stranger to come in and do it all.

Given my attitude towards marriage in general, let alone the fact that I’d be unlikely to return the favour, I’ll be surprised if I’m ever invited to be in another bridal party, but I loved that I could be there that day for my sister. :)


So, we’re sleeping in tents, there are cows and cane toads about, and the bride has a cast and a stubbie – welcome to the very Australia leg of an Australian-Chinese wedding…

Dan and Lavender's Gold Coast Wedding

Dan and Lavender's Gold Coast Wedding

Dan and Lavender's Gold Coast Wedding

A group of us made our way up to the Gold Coast from Canberra on the weekend of the 5th for a beachside/country wedding.

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Full on weekend for Rish’s brother’s wedding – I’ll get to the pics and the posts when I get a chance!

But just quickly, I wanted to write up a post for the first week of Noice-ities…

If skill/talent was no object, what do you want to make?

I know it’s meant to be a craft answer, but how can I go past making beautiful cupcakes, like the ones Naomi made for the wedding, and the billions of other awesome ones she’s got photos up on on her Flickr Stream?

This is from the dessert table she did for the engagement party last yer. Completely awesome! And something I’ll never be skilled enough to do ;)

Naomi’s cupcake business is Hello Naomi, and she also is involved with scissors.paper.cake, a party-styling business. Enjoy! :)


A Trilingual Wedding

February 21, 2010 · 11 comments

How do you incorporate a Polish groom, a Japanese bride, their family and friend into an Australian wedding?

Radek and Mayu's Wedding
(Peace fingers!)

For starters, the service was at a Polish Catholic church, in English and Polish.

Had to the get pic
At one stage all five Japanese girls were snapping away.

Radek and Mayu's Wedding
The bridesmaids wore Kimonos.

(Then the Polish relatives feed the guests up on cakes.)

The you head up to the top of red hill to On Red, with its gorgeous view of Canberra, provide Sake on the table, serve Polish vodka through the night, do all the speeches in English and Japanese. Oh and serve New Zealand wine. Cos that’s the Australian thing to do ;) (Australia loves its Marlborough Sav Blancs)

Radek and Mayu's Wedding
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The invitation for Rish’s brother’s wedding came this morning, complete with butterflies, ribbons, and a “dress formal – black tie” note after the RSVP information.

Marcel and Liz's Wedding Invitation

I’m told each invitation is different, and saw some of the photos of them last weekend.

I still have to figure out what to wear to the wedding I’m going to tomorrow before I can worry about this one!


Something I Ate

March 30, 2009 · 0 comments

One of those nights where you get home and suddenly it’s “change of plans”… ugh.

Anyway. It’s a good excuse to have a relaxing night, get my book finished (I’m reading “The hour I first believed” by Wally Lamb), and drink a heap of peppermint tea. I love peppermint tea :) Best herbal tea EVER!


Full on weekend. Went to Newcastle for an engagement party, too many people packed into such a short time.

Question time: What’s the purpose of an engagement party?

I’m still gathering my thoughts on this one. Plus, what’s the “deal” with engagement presents? From what I saw on Saturday night, they seem to be the same as wedding presents. Only half the people will be also going to the wedding and will have to think of something else to buy in 12 months. And how to people go about choosing them, particularly as couples are often living together anyway if they’re getting married, and in some cases appear to have a fully stocked house already…

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I just don’t ‘get’ a lot of the things to do with engagements, weddings and marriage in general.


So I’m resting up tonight – we have a friend coming to stay from Wed – Monday, so that’s going to be full on – Canberra, possibly the coast and/or the mountains. Fun fun fun. But I need to be healthy, hey? :D


Andrew’s wedding on the weekend was lovely… it was great to catch up with people again, just like when the stray person heads down our way you remember how much you love the people you’ve left behind. Caught up with our families for breakfast on Saturday – it’s funny how Canberra is just that little bit too far and too cold for people.

Had a fun night – too it upon myself to dance with the flower girl for ages. Plus, they gave us little cactii as bonboniere! The type with soft “leaves”, potted and wrapped in pink. :) Mine’s sitting on my desk ast work – hopefully it will have as long a good a life as the bamboo I got when I left the early childhood team – it was about 20cm then, and now it’s probably a metre tall. I’m planning on (when i get around to it) chopping it and trying to see if I can sprout the cuttings. It won’t harm the originial, I just don’t know if I’ll succeed with the growing.

Organising my flights to Greece this week – the daughter of someone at work is a travel agent, so I have her giving me quotes today, hopefully they’ll be in my email by the time I get to work (staying home for a bit for the plumber to come) and then I can feel much more organised.

So looking forward to a holiday – 2 months to go! :p


Think you can dance?

February 27, 2008 · 0 comments

YOu know how at weddings and other events, the dancefloor can be empty, except for a few little kids bopping away? well, at Jen’s wedding, there were times when there were just four of us out there: Me, Kate (another bridesmaid) and two little brothers. They certainly were showing us the moves:

Getting my groove on

Reality tv, here I come!

(just wait until the Macarena, Nutbush, Chicken Dance, and the Grease medly pics turn up! *dies*)