{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


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


{Love Birds} Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. Elane and Craig forever more.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Sometimes you can just see the love that a couple has for each other.

It is simple math.

Boy loves girl. Girls loves boy.

This is the case for Elane and Craig. They are love. Their wedding is beautiful and filled with special touches to make the day even more remarkable. Incorporating the bride’s Lebanese heritage and the husband’s love of all things V8 this is one wedding that will be remembered for a long time.

Congratulations lovebirds.


The Lovebirds: Craig McGuire, 40, Store Manager and Elane Doueihi, 29, Administrative Assistant

Ceremony: The Cathedral Church, Bathurst. This was a special location to the bride because it was where she was baptised as a child.

Reception:  Rydges Mount Panorama

Theme: Bling

The Dress: A stunning, sweetheart neckline, lace embraced dress from Princess Bride Bathurst


Groom & wedding party attire: The men wore grey suits from Bent Threads, Bathurst and the bridesmaids wore striking pink gowns from Eve Bathurst.

Hair: A personal friend of the family, Zenae Grundy

Makeup:  Ivy Skin and makeup

Decorations: Posh Designs completed a white, pink and bling decor group

Florist: Signature florist

Catering: Food was provided by Rydges, Bathurst. Plus as a special salute to the bride’s family there was also Lebanese nibbles available.

Cake: Wedding cakes by Maree – Bathurst


Drinks: A selection of beer, wine and champagne was available.

Photographer: Allan Hoang Photography

Cars: Mustangs hired through a friend race

Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers

Stationary: The bride made all the stationary and had it printed at CSU Print

Music: DJ Apollo – A Lebanese DJ who ensured the night was filled with a mix of music. Traditional drummers were also hired for the bridal entry and traditional dancing throughout the evening.


Special moments: Craig is a massive V8 fan, so being able to have photos and the reception at Mount Panarama was very special.

The bride says that the moment her new husband sang ‘grow old with you’ from the film The Wedding Singer will be a moment she will remember for eternity. A friend played the guitar and Craig serenaded his new wife in front of all their family and friends.

The couple also had photos taken in Coles Supermarket which was the location that they first met.


Guests: 170 guests

Cost: $45,000

Stockists: Reception: Rydges Bathurst | Dress: Princess Bride Bathurst | Menswear: Bent Threads | Bridesmaids: Eve Bathurst | Makeup: Ivy Skin and Makeup Studio | Decorations: Posh Designs | Florist: Signature Floral Designs | Photography: Allan Hoang Photography | Music: DJ Appolo | Cake: Wedding Cakes By Maree


Mr & Mrs Campbell – A day of love, laughter and family

“I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.”   – Nicholas Sparks

A girl I have been lucky enough to have known for a long time recently married her sweetheart. They are beautiful people inside and out and the Central Nest wishes them all the best for their future together.


The love birds: Adam Campbell & Clarissa Booth

The wedding party: Best Man – John Rudge – Maid of Honour – Alysha Booth – Page Boy – Oliver Bestwick

Ceremony: Algona at Mount Panorama Estate under a beautiful rotunda in front of the vineyard.

Reception: Also at Algona. The function room has spectacular views over Bathurst & is stunning by night looking out over all the lights.

It was important to us to have the ceremony & reception in the one place so our guests could arrive & enjoy themselves without having to find something to do while we had our photos.


 Theme: Classic and timeless with a colour palette of white and latte.

We chose to have a formal dress code which our friends loved! The boys love to ‘suit up’ and the girls had the chance to be glamorous.

The Dress: My dress wasn’t what I thought I wanted. The exact opposite actually. But when I saw it, I instantly fell in the love. I found it from a bridal shop in Parramatta.

It was a white, gorgeous sweet heart strapless corset, covered in crystals. With a full skirt from the waist down, full of beautiful ruffles with a train. As soon as I put it on I felt instantly like a princess.

Groom & wedding party attire: Adam, his best man & page boy, were dressed by Ben at Bent Threads Bathurst. They wore dark grey suits with matching vests, white shirts and latte coloured ties.

My gorgeous Maid of Honour wore a full length one shouldered latte coloured dress.

Decorations: White table clothes with white chair covers and latte sashes. The centrepieces were tall martini glasses filled with arrangements of white roses & greenery perched on top of round mirrors.

We also bought into the reception the two tall pillars of white roses and greenery that were used at the ceremony.


Food: The food was prepared by Algona and was absolutely delicious! Food was another really important factor for us as it is one of the things guests will remember. We had a range of canapés served while we had our photos taken, mains were beef & chicken then we had our cake as dessert.

We also had a lolly bar. The theme for this was white, red & pink with a range of different lollies from Westco.

Cake: Our cake was made by a friend – Nikki Burden.

She created a 2 tier cake with chocolate mud and cherry ripe mud layers. The cake was consistent with our classic theme and was covered with a pearly white ganash. We also placed an arrangement of flowers that matched our bouquets on top of the cake.

 Drinks: We had an open bar serving beer, wine & soft drink.

Photographer: Both Adam & I, along with my parents, agreed that we wanted a photographer that was going to capture our day and take those amazing shots that we can look back on in years to come & show our children. I cannot recommend Peter Gumpert. photographer enough.

 Cars: We had two red mustangs. My father and I arrived in a soft top convertible mustang.

Rings: Adam found my ring in a jewellery shop in Pitt Street Sydney. It is a solitaire diamond in a claw setting with small diamonds down each side set in 18ct white gold. We then had the jeweller make my wedding band to match. Adams wedding band is from Michael Hill jeweller – a two toned titanium ring.

Hair/Make up: My hair was done by Emma from Hair by Hair. I had a classic chignon which was nice & simple as my dress was quite detailed. My makeup and nails were done from one of my best friends Robyn Tomlinson.

Music: We had a live band play at the reception called LKQ. They are a two piece band and absolutely fantastic. We had them play at our engagement party so we new they were going to be great!

Stationary: We had our wedding invitations designed and made from a lady locally. Again, we stuck to our white and latte theme with beautiful script writing.

Special moments: There were so many special moments from getting ready with my mum, Maria and my sister, Alysha at the beautiful cottage at Lochinvar at Mount Panorama, to my dad walking me down the aisle to Rod Stewart’s classic ‘Have I told you lately’. I remember seeing Adam at the end of the aisle and my heart skipping a beat.

My most favourite moment was when Adam & I read our own vows we wrote for each other. He had every single guest in tears. It was absolutely the most touching moment.

My dad bought me to tears with his speech… and so did my new husband. Adam said his most favourite moment was when we were introduced as Mr & Mrs Campbell to everyone at our reception and he was pretty chuffed about his vows and the fact that everyone was sobbing. He even had a few tears himself reading them!

Adam & I honestly had the best day of our lives followed by a wonderful honeymoon to Hawaii. We thank my parents Grant & Maria Booth for supporting us then & supporting us now and for giving us the wedding we always dreamt of. We can’t express just how much we love you! We also thank our bridal party, my sister and our best mate John Rudge, for helping to make our day so amazing.


Guests: It was small & intimate with 76 guests which included the bridal party.


Reception & ceremony: Algona at Mount Panorama

Hair: Hair by Hair 227 George Street, Bathurst – (02) 6331 6391

Suits: Bent Threads – 51 William Street, Bathurst – (02) 6334 4471

Photography: Peter Gumpert Photography

Lollies: Westco