Intimate Beach Wedding Ideas – Poppy Love Weddings

Crackle & Spit2

18 May 2012 // By Carissa

For all of you looking to have a romantic seaside wedding that’s chic and rustic we have the perfect inspirational shoot for you. Dreamed up by Poppy Love Weddings  they have also provided key steps to replicating something as dreamy as this for your own intimate beach wedding. To see more images perfect for pinning visit

Read more

Wedding Cakes – Smooch Cakes, Port Macquarie


16 May 2012 // By Carissa

“Just take a moment to stop, look around and breathe in a memory”… This is the advice I give my brides for their wedding day as it all goes by so fast. When designing a wedding cake with a bride, I love to sit down and hear all about the plans for her dream day.

Read more

Homage to my Mother

12 May 2012 // By Carissa

It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and I thought what better way to pay homage to my mum than by showing a few pictures of her on her wedding day!  I have also included my two Aunty’s and Grandmother’s as they too were wonderful influence in my life.  As my mum and Aunty’s were married in the

Read more

Rydges, Port Macquarie – Vanessa & Chris

Piper N Rush

10 May 2012 // By Carissa

This is another wedding that is dear to my heart, one of my very best friends Vanessa who married the man of her dreams Chris Weaver!  I was so lucky to be a part of the bridal party and be there every step of the way helping Vanessa plan the wedding of her dreams. Vanessa

Read more

Meg & Dayne – Mel Lawrence Photography

windmind hill2

08 May 2012 // By Carissa

The day before it was pouring rain, we were all thinking the ceremony would have to go indoors, but as I woke on the morning of the wedding the sky was blue and the weather was wonderful. This was such a beautiful morning wedding,  it was simple and honest, nothing to get in the way

Read more

Daniel & Camilla – Blumenthal Photography


06 May 2012 // By Carissa

If you haven’t already discovered Blumenthal Photography then you are about to very quickly discover why he is one of the most sought after wedding photographers in Australia.  I have been following Blumenthal Photography for almost 10 years now and am constantly amazed at their ability to capture such beautiful and natural images. “Natural is

Read more

Le Rouge Make Up Artistry – Hayley Dwyer

le rouge1

02 May 2012 // By Carissa

Le Rouge Make Up Artistry, Port Macquarie provides the very best bridal and special occasion make up on the Mid North Coast.  Owned and operated by inspiring local business woman Hayley Dwyer, Le Rouge Make Up Artistry is a product of Hayley’s exceptional talent for creating beautiful and flawless make up for every occasion. Hayley is

Read more

Little Fish Cafe – David & Ashley

01 May 2012 // By Carissa

It was a hot 40 degrees that day and the ‘wedding’ had taken place 5 months prior in the wine region of Tuscany Italy (hence the choice of venue in Aus being a winery). It was an opportunity for all of our aus friends and family to help us celebrate our marriage. The best part

Read more

The Old Shool House, Rawdon Island – Ross & Hayley

28 April 2012 // By Carissa

I thought it fitting that my first wedding blog be one that is close to my heart and that is of my brother Ross and his beautiful wife Hayley! Married at The Old School House, Rawdon Island half way between Port Macquarie and Wauchope in NSW.  The day was filled with love, laughter and just

Read more