One fun weekend this was! At the One Fine Day in Sydney.
While my inbox is overflowing and I am trying my best to get through the wonderful and overwhelming response of the last few days,
I wanted to share a few of my favourite vendors with you.
The One Fine Day girls where one of the very first people I got in touch with when I moved to Sydney and I have been part of the
magical fair right from the humble beginnings at Sun Studios. I can not thank the founders enough, I met so many wonderful people through
this event, even new friendships and of course a lot of business.
Now that we are getting married ourselves, we didn’t only exhibit but were also for the first time on the other side.
We were actually shopping around and locking in some vendors ourselves!
People often ask me which part of my work I enjoy more: wedding makeup or editorial makeup, but to be honest, I can’t quite decide.
I love both and I do both. That’s the short and sweet answer.
Of course all One Fine Day handpicked vendors are great in their own ways, but here are a few that I found are really worth mentioning and recommending to you,
if you are currently planning your own wedding as I had personally amazing experiences with them.
Hello May magazine! Be sure to check out their new “Real Wedding Special” a print book full of the most amazing real weddings. All We Need Is Love -Celebrant Victoria Eustace is just super lovely all around. Bridal trousseau – Luxurious Bridal Lingerie and also the most inspiring Instagram account Natalija The Label – Lovely gowns to make getting ready even more fun! Tillee Music -Ohhhh this voice. listen for yourself, these guys are amazing. In An Instant photo booth – Incredibly Fun Polaroid Photobooth being silly in front of their camera was my highlight of the weekend Bondi Lashes – The best experience in lash extensions Moira Hughes Couture– bridal dresses exuding luxury and couture skill. If you can’t find the right style in her collection, Moira also creates bespoke pieces. Grew & Co Some serious jewelry design by the loveliest and most creative husband & wife team based in Sydney.
Photographers: Jo Bartholomew Jo recently shot our very own engagement photos- nuff said! Milton Gan – Finely Crafted Wedding Photography I met these guys right at the very first OFD and am always impressed by their big smiles and positive nature paired with professionalism. Anna Turner Very artistic Lady with a good sense of Humor and Style.
It seems like I managed t reply to all you amazing brides and requests from OFD by now and while trying to house hunt and traveling around for weddings I think I feel like I can get back into updating this beloved blog.
To help you understand and recap the great weekend after which the creative and very positive chaos broke out,
I posted a little video which shows the amazing OFD fair even better.
If you haven’t been there this time around make sure you can come to the next one.
In case you missed out and are in the midst of planning a wedding go to their website and check out the directory which is filled with amazing vendors!
I told you already how excited I am about the upcoming ONE FINE DAY
To celebrate the launch of their brand new website, they are giving away tickets to the next Sydney event!
I thought I share the video of the last event in Sydney, to get you in the mood!
If you are bride to be and looking for some amazing inspiration and a fun weekend go over here to my facebook page and enter!
I’m really excited and can’t wait to see everyone at ‘One Fine Day’
Stop by my stand and say hello!”
What I will bring to “One Fine Day”
1kg of Sunshine
500g of Relaxation soaked overnight
A big handful of Love
One large bag of home grown Ideas and Inspiration.
A good dash of Fun
1 cup of Friendship and Trust
Garnished with a warm smile
Always served fresh with a sprinkle of magic.
If I were propose to myself I would be rather stupid.
I mean not that I don’t like myself but you know what I mean…
My point is, if I had to choose an engagement ring for myself I would probably go for a vintage one. In GOLD.
I am wearing my grandmas jewelry all the time and always feel that old jewelry has a story to tell and seems to be somewhat magical. The other day when we walked around the antique market I saw so many gorgeous pieces.
Every weekend in Islington/Angel at Camden Passage you can go on a treasure hunt.
And don’t miss the great breakfast at the The Elk In The Woods.
If you don’t have a market like that nearby, check out the great East Side Brides Blog and her Sponsor that knows it all about vintage rings here.
I adore the big and bold ones just as much as the tiny delicate ones.
ring by Andrea & Joen
This agate ring was carved out of one single piece of rock.
All natural stone, not dyed or otherwise artificially manipulated.
Carved stone rings are supposed to be very comfortable and light weight.
I wanna rock one.
all images courtesy of Stolen Girlfriends ClubI do feel like I am posting way too much about rings.
But I had share the heavy metal collection by the hip designers of Stolen Girlfriends Club from New Zealand.
From golden bows over cool heart shapes to rebellious punk stud styles, their collection is definitely worth checking out.
Not only is the economy down under doing well and the weather is fantastic, now there are also more&more interesting labels, musicians and artists coming out.
I will be traveling to Australia in January for the first time and I am so curious and excited. I have a feeling I might want to stay.
MACHA is still one of my favorite jewellery designers.
I wrote already about some rocking rings by Macha a while ago here.
Her wedding/engagement ring collection is just so cool,
that I have to mention her again. The Mackenzie Ring for example with its 5 spiky black diamonds
that were set upside down along one side for a glamorous alternative to a stud. I would totally want that one as my wedding band.
Possibly with grey diamonds?
Black diamonds? Upside down? She is a genius!
That’s why she offers equally stunning rings for men.
And I totally want the Rockwell Ring as engagement ring.
For me customized with a yellow gold band and a white gold “rock”
Look how rad the different styles are looking together: here
The Mackenzie would also go with all the grey diamond designs, that I loved so much and wrote about here.
I just spotted this fantastic little thing at Magpie & Rye and thought it’s worth sharing.
No rock, but a really cool and simple design.
The New Yorker designer Caitlin Mociun studied at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Mociun brings the Bauhaus notion of combining art and craft to her design work in textiles, clothing and jewelry. Her prints themselves are Bauhaus-inspired, and she draws inspiration from the plant photography of Karl Blossfeldt, a prominent artist from the Bauhaus movement.
Mociun continues to explore and integrate the ever-emerging technologies and critical conceptions of sustainability, environmentally healthy production and the role of the individual consumer in society at large.
Now that rocks!
photos found here and here
I did some wedding tattoo research, though I am not totally into the idea.
I love real jewelry too much and also love the traditonal idea of exchanging the rings.
That would obviously not work with tatoos. Anna And the Ring is on wedding band hunt.
As a doctor she has to wash her hands all the time and is not a massive fan of loads of bling on her hands. She already “has to” wear this stunning engagement ring.
For all the tatoo lovers among you or as an additional idea, ON TOP OF A RING ; ) , you can find my favorites above! As well as HERE &HERE
More wedding band inspiration from my blog this way.
As crazy as I am about new experimental jewelry designers,
as much I do like old/vintage jewelry.
It seems so very magical to me.
The other day I came across a random 2nd hand jewelry shop in our neighbourhood and it got me.
I started to think about the story they had to tell.
Some girls get really lucky by “inheriting” an engagement ring of the mother or grandmother of their
soon to be husband. I love Anna’s engagament ring.
And I can’t wait to attend her wedding in November this year.
She helped me out with a couch while I was flat hunting in London and she really is wild at heart and weird on top! And I have seen this ring in real. It is stunning!
images via image via hat and feathers
How rad is this ring?
Its totally punk rock, is an orange garnet, flipped upside down and protected by an intricate gold dome casing.
Designed by iosselliani
Its the engagement ring of this lady.
I cant wait to meet her personally in London soon.
Alright: This is another jewellery post…but Liv just came across this great company: Le Blas is ethical handmade jewelry from London.
Their wide range covers everything from classical engagement rings and
wedding bands to very cool weird shaped contemporary pieces like the
Dali collection. Another plus: They are even offering bespoke service.
So if you are currently ring hunting you should definitely check them out.
I am Liv. I'm a Professional Makeup Artist, Beauty Writer & Blogger.
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