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Nice day for a White Wedding

by Fiona on March 10, 2013 · 1 comment

(Truce and Overdrive)'s Wedding
Photo from overdrive_cz. Used under creative commons.

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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Pretty in…. Purple

by Fiona on June 6, 2012 · 7 comments

This post has been written in conjunction with ghd


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


And the bridesmaids wore black

by Fiona on April 16, 2012 · 2 comments

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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. :)


Dan and Lavender’s Gold Coast Wedding

by Fiona on February 14, 2011 · 10 comments

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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Hello Naomi, Cupcake Noice-ities

by Fiona on April 19, 2010 · 7 comments

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

by Fiona on 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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But what am I going to wear? ;)

by Fiona on February 19, 2010 · 5 comments

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

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! […]

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Hardy like a cactus (or my bamboo)

May 6, 2008

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 […]

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Think you can dance?

February 27, 2008

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: Reality tv, here […]

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Wedding Photos!

February 26, 2008

More, and full sized, pics over here!

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