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December 7, 2010

After buying the dvd more than a little while go, yesterday I finally sat down and watched it.


Flipping loved it. Helloooo Maggie Gyllenhaal and John Krasinski – what is there not to love?

Gotta say, hope I’m not as loopy as ‘LN’, Maggie’s character this time next year…



December 5, 2010


Any time I need to do cleaning/packing/unpacking/organising anything, the first thing I do is make a playlist.


While Blake was trying to organise the kitchen to fit all our sweet new things in, I was making this baby:


1. Colores by Grouplove

2. Growing Up by Andrew Jackson Jihad

3. Hold Music by Architectures in Helsinki

4. Pretty Visiters by Arctic Monkeys

5. Ch-check it out by Beastie Boys

6. Devil’s Haircut by Beck

7. Mountains by Biffy Clyro

8. Ever Fallen in Love (with someone you shouldn’t’ve)? by Buzzcocks (My glory, amazing live!)

9. Hold Tight by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mitch and Tich

10. The Yeah Yeah Yeah song by The Flaming Lips

11. Lying Through Your Teeth by Head Automatica

12. Middle of the Hill by Josh Pyke

13. Do-Wah-Doo by Kate Nash

14. Not Fair by Lily Allen

15. Rollercoaster by Machine Gun Fellatio

16. That Time by Regina Spector

17. The Door by Silverchair

18. Remember Me by Tame Impala

19. Diplomat’s Son by Vampire Weekend.


Yes, there are a couple of very cheesy songs in there. Oh well, it made cleaning a bit more exciting!



December 4, 2010

We had our reception at the same venue as the wedding and it was rad.

We had a Paella and Pie feast for lunch – Paella at your Place catered the mains and some of our AMAZING friends made beautiful  sweet pies for our dessert pie buffet.

My stunning friend Emily made our amazing wedding carrot cake. It was heaven on a plate!

Photos by Rebecca Matheson. Steal or ‘borrow’ and I will force you to listen to crap music for the rest of your life.


December 4, 2010

We LOVED the venue we had the wedding and reception at. The weather was perfect (apart from the killer mosquitos – my bites are still visible!) and it didn’t rain till people were just beginning to leave! The overcast weather was brilliant for photos.


All photos by Rebecca Matheson. Borrow/steal and you won’t be getting any christmas presents.


December 4, 2010

The ceremony was over pretty quickly and was definitely ‘us’ which made it all the more perfect.

The Bridal Party were my dear friends Blair Laura & Jess and my little (and only) brother Dylan, who was also my ‘Man of Honour.’

Dylan walked my Mum down and my Dad walked me down. Playing was “The Ship Song” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

We signed the register to “No one’s gonna love you” By Band of Horses and we all walked out to “Home” by Edward Sharpe andthe Magnetic Zeros.

Bec read “i carry your heart” by e e cummings.



Photos all taken by Rebecca Matheson. Steal/borrow and eyelashes will be pulled.


December 4, 2010

I have now been married for one week and one day. Yikes!

I am oh so sleepy, so here are some lovely pre-wedding photos thanks to my lovely friend Bec Matheson 🙂

*PS. Steal these photos and you will die…or something else slightly less dramatic.  All credit for photos goes to Bec Matheson.


November 23, 2010

Three days until the wedding. I knew this week would go quickly, but I am pretty happy with how things are panning out.


Last Thursday I was at the optometrist to look at getting contact lenses (tip – don’t leave till last minute!) but because I have astigmatism  in both eyes, they had to order special contacts in. I was told it would take a couple of days, so wasn’t really thinking I would have them in time for the wedding.

They arrived yesterday (Monday) and I have an appointment in an hour and a half to get them fitted! YIPPY!


I am not a big ring person. I used to wear them quite a lot growing up, but grew out of it. Last year for my 23rd, Mum gave me her Grandmothers wedding ring, which Mum had gotten when she had died. It is the only ring I have worn every single day for any amount of time. Although I do take it off for gigs haha.

The other ring I wear is my engagement ring. I didn’t wan’t anything fancy, nor could we afford anything ‘fancy’.

I wated something different, and heaven forbid, I didn’t want a diamond. Try telling that to a pushy shop assistant, who clearly didn’t understand the words ‘small’ ‘not a diamond’ ‘under $200’ etcetera  etcetera. That was the one and only jewellery shop we walked into.

I found my ring at a little stall in the middle of a local shopping centre. For the life of me, I can’t remember the stone in it, but it is red! And I love it.


When it came to looking for a wedding band, I knew what I didn’t want, which was helpful to some degree. After deciding to avoid jewellery shops as much as possible, I turned to the net. Places like Etsy and Offbeat Bride for inspiration.

It was through doing that in which I found Turtle Love Co. Straight away I knew that I would be getting something from there, and possibly B as well. There were several designs that I loved, but it was their philosophy that sold it to me.

After a couple of emails back and forth asking about sizing and the prompt response back every time I had a ring on the way.

It arrived yesterday

It has diamonds. Conflict free diamonds to boot and they only kind of diamonds I would wear.