Monday, June 13, 2011

The Eclective

Attention Adelaide Brides and Grooms!

The Eclective is coming to Adelaide on the weekend of September 9th - 11th at the Queens Theatre.

This is an event you cannot miss as it brings together the best of what South Australia has to offer in the wedding industry in a way like you have never seen before!

Follow the Eclective on Facebook for more details or visit next week to watch it all unveil! This is SO exciting!

Friday, June 10, 2011

We are on The Lane...

The incredibly fun Woodlands shoot we did with Scott and Alia from White Wall Photography is now up on The Lane! There are some spectacular images of ruffle cake, duck confit, and amazing stationery done as a collaboration between Mary and Alicia from Akimbo. Its all very exciting! And it lists some great Adelaide Vendors who helped out with the shoot.

P.S.   Something Amazing is Coming soon.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Whimsical Woodlands Shoot

What an incredible day! M&G and Scott and Alia from White Wall Photography all traveled in convoy deep into the Adelaide Hills to Mount Crawford forest to set up and style an editorial soon to be on The Lane. We can't talk highly enough of these two amazingly talented photographers! They really are a lot of fun and we had such a great time with them. We couldn't have done this shoot without the generosity and talent of Akimo (stationery), White & Wander (Props), Lotus (Flowers), Lush Lighting, Two Brothers (Catering), Pastille Petite Desserts (macaroons) and Heidelberg Cakes. Go check out some of the photos here at White Wall Photography and be sure to keep checking The Lane in the near future for more photos!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blooming Wonderful - Hyacinth

Blooming from April through September, Hyacinth blooms are available in shades of red, pink, white, orange, blue, violet and yellow. The Hyacinth has a single dense spike of clustered fragrant blooms up to approximately 4cm in diameter each, with the blooming portion of the stem approx. 15cm. These blooms can add height and texture to contemporary & rustic arrangements alike. Once cut they can last up to 1 1/2 weeks. $$$$$.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WIN an Engagement Shoot!

We're working on a fabulous surprise with our super-talented friends Scott & Alia from White Wall Photography, Holly from Lotus Flowers and Emma & Lisa from White & Wander and are SO excited to be able to offer our readers an opportunity to participate in what will be a super fun & amazing day! 

To be eligible you'll need to provide a current photo of you and your fiance and tell us in under 100 words why you'd like to be involved in the shoot! Send your entries to 'hello @ whitewallphotography . com . au' and be sure to tell your friends too! Whoo can't wait! Winners will be contacted by the end of the week, so get on it you gorgeous things!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blooming Wonderful - ChrysantheMUM

Being that it is Mothers Day today... we felt it only right to feature Chrysanthemum's for this weeks Blooming Wonderful.

This particular gorgeous sunny bloom directly above is the Dis Bud, it is one of the approximately 30 species of Chrysanthemum's available, and it's the largest of the species available in Australia at around 15cm in diameter. Available in May, once cut these beauties will last around 5 days, and are available in most colours you can imagine. $$$$$

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feels like Home

A lot of people underestimate the power of putting a little thought and TLC into doing up their house for sale. Styling and staging homes is becoming more and more popular in order to get the best possible results when selling your home. And it does work!
Richelle and Ryan from R&R works last week asked Mary&Gabrielle to come along and help stage and style a shoot for an adorable little house they are putting on the market which they have spent the last 14 weeks bringing back to life. Everyone had a blast and with the crazy talented Mark Dohring from Bentinmarcs Photography taking the shots, Richelle and Ryan's incredible determination and hard work all pays off in these gorgeous images.

 Thanks Richelle and Ryan for letting us help!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blooming Wonderful - Cosmos

There are 20 known species of these gorgeous flowers that bloom mid to late March through May.
These gorgeous delicate looking blooms are available most commonly in white & cream, shades of pink, purple, and dark rose but can also be found in shades of yellow, orange and red. 
With relatively long stems, the blooms when open are around 7 - 10cm in diameter and once cut will last up to 2 weeks, so these blooms are not only great for bouquets but perfect for arrangements you want to continue to enjoy for more than just on the day. $$$$$.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Serves You Right

We are absolutely loving the newly renovated 'Serves You Right!' Cafe on Unley Road! The new fitout was completed by the owner Nathan & some very dedicated friends in under 5 days... who needs sleep right? But the results are as fabulous & delicious as the Menu by chef Sam Worrall-Thompson (yes, for those English readers... the son of UK celebrity cook Antony Worrall-Thompson). We completely agree that the cafe (and gorgeous hidden courtyard) would make a fabulous venue for any party or event, particularly if there's any hint of a literary theme to reference - we LOVE the floor to ceiling bookcase and especially love that it's been filed by colour and that the complete works of Shakespeare are literally plastering the walls. The whole space is delightful and the food is mouth wateringly good, lately we've been a little guilty of making our Wednesday lunch an event for two at this fab little spot so thought it was definitely worth sharing...

Image Sources: via Mary & Gabrielle on Pinterest

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Blooming Wonderful

Repeatedly we've found that one of the biggest challenges for our clients (& for the Florists who need to break the news to them) is a knowledge of what bloom's are in season when, what what they look like and what colours the blooms are available in without having been subjected to photoshop or colour filters, and also what blooms will fit into the budget. So to make the process a little easier we're going to post regularly the best of the seasonal blooms that are available in Australia (with many thanks to the amazing Sally of Poppies Florist for her contributions to this endeavour!)
Delightful Dahlias

There are over 36 species and more than 300 varities including cute little Poms (golf ball size & appearance), Waterlily (not a waterlily - but petals have a very similar appearance), Decorative (larger ball shaped heads) & Cactus (spikey looking petals) of these beautiful blooms
Blooming from early February through to late April
Available in every colour of the rainbow
Blooms as big as 3cm in diameter through to the size of your head! (yep... from small to enormous!)
They will last approximately 5 days once cut $$$$$

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pamper Me Please!

Apologies for our lack of posting of late, but it has been the wedding high season and nothing short of chaos over the last few months... fabulous chaos of course... which means despite the severe lack of recent posts, over the coming months we will have plenty to share of our recent exploits! whoot! can't wait to share what we've been up to! (weddings, birthdays & moving houses, oh my!)

Now in the meantime, as we have well & truly experienced over the last few months, when it comes to any event there is always a reasonable amount of stress and pressure involved in the planning & delivery process. For us this is part & parcel, but we definitely know that balance is required to maintain commitment, enthusiasm & momentum, and one of the best ways we have found to restore that balance is to reward and rejuvenate with a pamper session!

So in the interest of maintaining balance and rewarding ourselves for a job well done & more importantly as one of our key roles is to ensure that stress is decreased and relaxation & enjoyment is optimal for our clients we thought 2 birds 1 stone & all it was time that we actively investigated the best health & relaxation preparations and rehabilitations... after all if we're going to recommend the best options for our clients we need to have first hand experience of them ourselves - right? right! 
So today it was off to Jurlique at Burnside Village for 60minutes of the Ultimate Face & Body ... A head to toe experience comprising of a relaxing massage with your choice of exquisite aromatheraphy oils followed by a restoring personalised facial. This treatment claims to be an overall indulgence that will leave you totally relaxed and refreshed... 
the run down:
Products 10/10 - amazing! absolutely gorgeous aromas (we tried various combinations of rose, jasmine, lavendar & citrus products), gentle, calming & refreshing... feel very light & delicate on the skin and leave your skin feeling sublime! 
Service 8/10 - very friendly, extremely polite & professional (but expect a little bit of a sales push for product purchase and re-booking at the end of your treatment)
Ambience & Fitout - 6/10 nice front of house (but not the most recent jurlique fitout), gentle warm low light in treatment rooms was appropriate, music was very well selected & relaxing, but unfortunately was drowned out somewhat by the construction zone next door (continuing until November) and we didn't pick the best time to go... 3pm on the last day of school meant the noise from the mall somewhat frustratingly interrupted the mood (so go outside of school holidays and book for the morning if you're going to Burnside). The services (as in water pipes, sinks etc) also need a bit of soundproofing. Treatment beds were super comfy (& heated -love!). 
Treatments 8/10 - Duration of each element of the treatment was well timed & executed, arm & leg massage portions were to die for... amazing! Pressure applied throughout massage & facial was very close to perfect. 
the verdict on this occasion:

Overall 7/10 - Doesn't hit the mark for an extravagant luxury stamp, this particular store would be a more ideal venue for for facial treatments as the ambient noise (mostly due to construction zone & school holidays) let the relaxation/retreat experience down, but the treatment itself was amazing! 

image from here

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

vintage love - to have and bhldn

 These images from behind the scenes at the photoshoot for the fabulous 'bhldn' (pronounced beholden -inspired by the Dutch word for "to keep") over at Oh Joy! were to absolutely darling and we couldn't wait to see what the team behind the fabulous Anthropologie was going to inspire and delight us with through this venture. If you're swooning over some of our favourites from BHLDN that we've shared below, you'll have to wait a little longer until they ship directly to Australia, but if you're desperate look into a US mail forwarding service like Bongo to help deliver these stylish vintage inspired delights.