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10.05.15 OUR WEDDING VIDEO

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I’m so excited to share our wedding video, made by the amazing team from Purple Ribbon Weddings. It has been such a big couple of months for me and I have to admit that I’ve watched this video every day since it was sent to us.

Choosing Purple Ribbon was a no brainer as they have made beautiful videos for many of our friends. This still didn’t prepare us for how overwhelmingly happy we were (there were tears) when we saw our wedding day brilliantly edited down to 4 minutes. The whole team were so helpful and lovely and they took care of everything so that on the day we didn’t have to stress or worry about anything.

While we were planning our wedding I did have a lot of people tell me “oh don’t waste money on a wedding video, you’ll never watch it” or “I paid x amount for my video and I hate it.” I’m quite sentimental when it comes to photos and memories and my husband works in TV so opinions always went in one ear and out the other for us. All you have left after your wedding are the memories (and an expensive dress you’ll never wear again) so the more footage/photos the better!

While memories are important they should never distract from having a beautiful day. What was great for us was that we barely noticed Adam and Nathan on the day, they were seriously ninja’s. We never did something to specifically get a shot or worried about where the cameras were. Watching the video just makes me realise they didn’t miss a single special moment.

I’ll be doing a separate post on my do’s and don’ts and all my wedding suppliers next week x

EVENTS MY STYLE

SPRING RACING CARNIVAL 2014

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Wow, what a week! I’m currently consoling myself that the Spring Carnival is over for another year. I’ve been going to the races since I was 16 and it’s definitely one of the major highlights of my year. This year I was lucky enough to see the inside of the beautiful marquees in the Birdcage.

Stepping into the Lavazza tent felt like I was back in Italy. From the smell of coffee, the backdrop of the bar and the antipasto bar, everything screamed from Italy with passion. 

My highlight in the beautiful Lexus marquee was the lunch we were treated to on Oaks day. We ate at a mini Attica (one of the top 50 restaurants in the world) and were served a cuisine concept by Ben Shewry. Salted Caramel eggs for desert, take me back! Downstairs there was a burger bar by Neil Perry and some serious dance floor action with the ladies from The Real Housewives of Melbourne.

I saved the best till last, I have Myer to thank for one of the best afternoons I’ve ever had at the races. Jennifer Hawkins, Kris Smith, a perfume bar and desert by one of my favourites, Nectar and Stone. If wonderful exists, this is deffinately where it lives. During Oaks day in 2013 I remember the whole Marquee turning into a party and I was secretly hoping for the same this year. I ended up having so much fun dancing away I didn’t realise the bookies had left and missed out on cashing in a winning bet. Looking back on the videos on my phone I can safely say I don’t regret missing a minute from the dance floor.

Photos taken by Karen Woo. Used by permission from Jess Dempsey of What Would Karl Do.