{Love Birds} Top 10 Most Popular First Dance Songs

The struggle is real.

Real fun.

Planning a wedding is full of thousands of tiny little choices, and one of the those that will sink heavily into your memory is your First Dance Song.

Image: Danni Evans Photography

Image: Danni Evans Photography

Not every single couple has a song, so finding one to capture your love and hopefulness for the future can be tough. So the rocking people at Spotify have released their list of most popular first dance songs. With over 6.7 million wedding playlists available you should really check them out.

The Top 10 Most Popular First Dance Songs on Spotify:

1.     “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
2.     “At Last,” Etta James
3.     “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
4.     “All of Me,” John Legend
5.     “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
6.     “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele
7.     “I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz
8.     “Everything,” Michael Bublé
9.     “Better Together,” Jack Johnson
10.  “Amazed,” Lonestar

Happy wedding planning Nesters x

{Love Birds} This boho chic wedding is superb

I LOVE weddings. Like love, love, love. It’s the wonder, the excitement, the promise of forever… well, that and the dress and the flowers and the venue!!

This wedding showcased on Hello May and it is one of my faves!

Penny and Chris’ boho chic wedding is simply spectacular! The bride is stunning, the location spectacular and the love is sooo clearly visible.

bride

This is country rustic charm at its absolute finest.

reception

You can see more on the glorious Hello May.

flowers

Enjoy x

CREDITS Photos Jess Jackson Photography // Bridal gown George Wu // Robes / getting read tees Piyama via Etsy // Lingerie Mimi Holiday // Shoes Jimmy Choo // Accessories Samantha Wills // Hair and makeup EV Hair and Makeup // Rings Paradise Facet 58 // Bridesmaid dressesSabo Skirt H&MSheike and Kookai // Jacket and shirt The Cloakroom // Groom and groomsmen pants and shoes R M Williams // Socks Happy Socks // Watch Charles Jourdan// Barber / grooming Captain Sip Sops // Groomsmen shirts from Myer // Pocket squares Target// Florist Willow Bud Flowers // Stationery Add-on J Pants via Etsy // Printer Snap Printing // Ceremony, reception and catering Yandina Station, QLD // Cake Tome Coffee Shop // Other desserts Mammino // Decorative elements Daring Flowers via Etsy // Prop and furniture hireLovestruck Weddings // Lighting hire Splash Events // Entertainment Anna and Jordan// Celebrant Jarrad Bayliss // Transport Boomerang Bus Hire.

 

 

{Love birds} This black, white, gold wedding will stop you in your tracks…

I really prefer showcasing local weddings but sometimes I stumble across one that just takes my breath away.

This Hopelessly Elegant Black, White and Gold Outdoor Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty is absolutely spectacular. It is a mix of romance, glamour and overall beauty. gold

We are lusting hard after the bride’s gown and check out the bridemaids’ dresses! O. My. Madonna.

wedding

Enjoy Nesters x

P.S If you have know someone that would like to share their wedding with us send us an email to centralwestnest@outlook.com

{Love Birds} Boho bride inspo

We absolutely adore all things Boho.

The flowers, the prettiness, the love.

The brilliant team at Brit & Co have put together some wonderful Bohemian Wedding Ideas for you.

We are dying over this stationery!

invitations

And have you ever seen more beautiful bridesmaids?

group

Head over and get some boho inspo NOW!

{Love Birds} 10 real life love stories to give you all the feels

Do yourself a favour and head over and check out 10 Real Life Love Stories That Will Grab You By the Heart.

It is a great insight into some really interesting couples. ted talks

Remarkable, yet ordinary people and these are the type of love stories that will last the ages.

Happy love Nesters x

 

{Love Birds} Edana and Daniel, a love louder than words

‘You see, giant proclamations
Are all very well
But our love is louder than words’

– Bloc Party – Sunday

348

I love weddings HARD and luckily running this blog I get to see quite a few of them, but this one is simply spectacular. A well planned, creative day filled with love and smiles and all things nice. Edana and Daniel, you really are lovely and thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us.

The lovebirds: Edana, 26 & Daniel Crombie, 27

Ceremony: Millthorpe Public School

Reception: Tonic (in the old Theatre next door)441

Theme: Vintage Fair

The Dress: “Odette” by Lisa Gowing

Groom & wedding party attire: ASOS and Tarocash

Hair: Gavin Cochrane Hair Design097

Beauty: Illume Make up and Beauty Bar

Decorations:  Romantic feminine floral colours are the base or jade and gold old world accents. Some of the deco included gold vases, black and white photos of the couple with their guests, peacock feathers, blue glass antique style vases, pink paper flowers and gold sparkly table runners. Everything was light romantic with a tinge of the 1920’s039

Food: The feast began with 10 different Hors d’oeuvres while photos were being taken. This led to mains of local meat and best baked potatoes! The desserts were canapés and delivered to the guests while mingling.

Cake: The cake was make by the maid of honour’s mother. The detail in peonies as the cake topper  were amazing and also made of gold!

Drinks: Local champagne and ciders were offered to the guests. 042

Photographer: Seth Buchanan

Cars: Orange limousines

Rings: Antique Engagement Ring.

Stationary: Handmade, designed by an Etsy Seller353

Music: A playlist of triple J alternatives, classics, and 80’s tunes. Foster the People, Billy idol and songs the couple had listened to for the last 10 years played all day.

Special moments:  Speeches were made by the the maid of honour, the bride’s brothers, the groom’s father and the best man. They were both tear worthy and hilarious. Malcolm’s speeches had everyone in stitches- he so cleverly weaved in and disguised rude stories.

Edana says spending the day with her best friends was so much fun, it was all smiles and laughter. It was so relaxing and it’s a time that she will cherish for ever.

The bride says there was a special moment when her cousin came to see her before the wedding with her gorgeous boy (the page boy) and at the moment she realised it was happening and started to cry!

The couple were lucky to have near perfect weather at Millthorpe for the day, not too hot or cold and the wind carried the smell of the nearby flowers.

In a nice tribute to the couple their friend Matt spoke some words during the ceremony, it was a mash up between two bloc party songs.

Guests: 110 377

Stockists: Reception: Millthorpe Public School | Ceremony: Tonic | Dress: Lisa Gowing | Suits: ASOS | Hair: Gavin Cochrane Hair Design | Makeup: Illume Makeup and Beauty Bar| Photographer: Seth Buchanan | Cars: Orange Limousines | Flowers:  Megan Claire Floral Design

 

{The Nest Relationships} 20 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together Forever

Everyone knows that marriage is hard work, not always shiny, not always perfect.

So, what you ask is the way to make a marriage or long-term relationship last?

Here is a compilation of 20 Secrets of Couples who Stay Together Forevercouple

I like this list. A. Lot.

Honestly, a bunch of it is common sense, you know basically don’t be a jerk but sometimes it is nice to be reminded of the little things that really can make the biggest difference.

Here are our two favourites:

Some fights are just fights. They don’t have to be deal breakers. You can be madly in love with a person and still be mad at that person. Fights don’t have to spell The End. Couples that stay together choose the relationship over the conflict.

Sometimes you have to say no to invitations so you can spend time with each other. Just because your calendar is blank one night doesn’t mean you have to agree to plans if someone asks. Life gets weirdly busy as you get older. It’s nice to use that free time to just be together.

What makes your relationship last?

Happy Love Nesters xo