{Love Birds} Beer for life

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.” 

-Roy Croft

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This wedding is by far one of the most beautiful days I have ever seen. I love weddings that are just a little bit different and the tones of the winter wonder are simply stunning. The bride is gorgeous and her smile lights up every single image. Sometimes you can’t just see love, you can actually feel it. This is one of those weddings.

Monique and Cameron – Thank you for sharing your beautiful winter wedding with us.Monique & Cameron_wedding photos_print quality_-4

The love birds: Monique Kellond, 24, Support Worker & Cameron Beer, 25, Correctional Services Officer

Ceremony & Reception: BoxGrove Bathurst

Theme: Warm Winter tones

The Dress: Peter Trends

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Beauty: Luxe Hair & Body

Styling: BoxGrove

Floral: Ivory Rose Botanicals

Eats: Our Place or Yours Catering

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Cake: Cakes by Katrina

Photographer: Feather & Birch

Rings: Monique: Wj Coote & Sons, Cameron: Michael Hill

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Stationary: Chalk Bathurst

Music: The mud monkeys

Special moments:

Monique says “The fact that I got to marry my high school sweet heart.”

While it was one of the coldest winter days, right as the couple said ‘I do’ the sun came out from behind the clouds.

Guests: 120

Cost: $35,000

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Stockists: Ceremony & Reception: BoxGrove Bathurst | The Dress: Peter Trends| Beauty: Luxe Hair & Body| Styling: BoxGrove | Floral: Ivory Rose Botanicals|Eats: Our Place or Yours Catering| Cake: Cakes by Katrina| Photographer: Feather & Birch| Rings: Monique: Wj Coote & Sons, Cameron: Michael Hill | Stationary: Chalk Bathurst| Music: The mud monkeys|

{Love Birds} The dress, it’s all about the dress

So many little girls spend a lot of time thinking about their big day.

A day filled with love, food and well, a spectacular dress. bride

Whether you like princess or mermaid, strapless or halter you can sit back and take some inspiration from Bridal Fashion Week Autumn 2016.

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Thanks Vogue, I love you HARD!

Happy wedding planning nesters x

{The Nest Can Cook} Trust me when I say this diagram will shake up your salads!

Salads. They are good for you and shit.

Eat them. Often.

Sometimes.. they can be a bit blerh if you don’t give them a little lovin’ and spice them up a bit!

I stumbled across this diagram on   Pinterest (yes, hubby-bird I was studying :/ ) and it is AWESOME!salad dressing

Easy. 1.2.3

You’re welcome.

Happy healthy eating Nesters x

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} The team to make you Gorgeousness

All the stylish kids know where to go. If you want to go where the cool kids hang then made sure you pop in and say hello to the beautiful girls at Gorgeousness.gorgeous

Gorgeousness is more than just a store, they are your new best friends who will help you look your best. They are constantly thrilled to help find a look that makes you feel confident and fabulous! gorgeousness

Not only do they offer the very latest fashion looks, they provide accessories to match. You can get bags, bangles, earrings, shoes and a multitude of other bits and pieces to create your very own signature look.gorgeousness2

Gorgeousness are not only your premier fashion retailer in Bathurst, they now offer a spectacular homewares range. Gorgeousness Home opened next door just five months ago and this new little business is booming!home

Offering those beautiful pieces that make your house feel more like a home Gorgeousness Home is your must stop shop.

Both stores are opened 7 days a week and would love to see you TODAY!home2

They have that perfect last minute Christmas gift for that someone special in your life. Take my advice when I say that you should direct your significant other to head there this year for your pressie!

Both Gorgeousness and Gorgeousness Home are bursting with open arms to see you this Christmas and New Years! You know you want to go there for that perfect NYE party dress!

Happy shopping Nesters x

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The wonderful team at Gorgeousness is offering one very lucky Nester a $100 voucher to be spent at either of their stores! To be in the running you must be a liker of Gorgeousness and Gorgeousness Home and The Central Nest

Remember to tag a friend for an extra entry!

Prize will be drawn 21 December 2014!

Good luck Nesters!

{The Nest Style Files} H&M opening down under!

Hold on to your well-dressed heels nesters – some very exciting news is coming down under.

Swedish retail giant H&M is opening in Melbourne on 5 April!

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Offering quality, brilliant, on-trend pieces at a reasonable price this really should be your first stop this autumn.

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You can find more information at: www.hm.com/au

CANNOT WAIT!

{Style} Pretty, preppy, pastels popping colour

Simply beautiful style. Slightly preppy. Pops of colour. Comfortable chic.

Plus, who doesn’t love Kate Spade?

Really what else could you want?

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Button up shirt
$48.00 modcloth.com

H&M skinny jeans
$10.00 – hm.com

Flat shoes
$56.00 modcloth.com

Kate Spade satchel handbag
$330.00 saksfifthavenue.com

Kate spade jewelry
$65.00 bloomingdales.com

Kate spade jewelry
$250.00 shopbop.com

Happy shopping Nesters!

{Love birds} Love is.. Rachael & Mitchell

‘What is a soulmate? Well, it’s like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person, well, actually they don’t make you a better person… you do that yourself– because they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens.. you’ll always love them’. – Dawson’s Creek

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It is with the most heartfelt truth that I say I have never seen two people more in love than the beautiful Mr & Mrs Thurn. They are young, beautiful and genuinely the most beautiful of souls intertwined together forever. It was an absolute privilege to be invited to share this beautiful day with this fantastic couple.

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Love birds: Rachael Burgess, Conveyancer & Mitchell Thurn, Fitter/Welder

Ceremony: St Stanislaus College, Bathurst

Reception: Athol Gardens, Blayney

Theme: Elegant and timeless

The Dress: Strapless ivory Maggie Sottero A-line dress with corset back and Swarovksi crystals at the bust and throughout the dress and train

Groom & wedding party: Our bridesmaids wore floor length strapless dresses in navy chiffon and the groomsmen wore black three piece suits and a navy skinny ties. The groom had an ivory vest and tie.

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Hair: Cleanthi from Studio Renaissance

Makeup: Cindy Cook of Coukla’s Orange

Decorations: Each table had a fishbowl vase filled with pale pink and ivory roses sitting on a mirror disc and surrounded by tea-lights. Chandeliers from the ceiling and candelabra on the bridal table. Dry ice gave a cloud effect on the dance floor for the bridal waltz. We also used navy table runners and sashes on the chairs.

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Food:

Canapés- Nutty pistachio biscuits with slow roasted lamb and craisins & Duck in crisp wonton cups & Tomato and goats cheese and poppy seed bruschetta & Seared scallops with mango salsa on Chinese spoons

Entree – Beetroot and goats cheese stacks or rare beef salad with smoky tomato chilli relish

Mains – Duck breast marinated in red wine and orange jus or rack of lamb with tomato onion jam served on a bed of creamy potato mash and roast vegetable salad

Cake: Cakes by Nikki Burden. It was a delicious two double height tiers of caramel mud with white chocolate ganache.

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Drinks: Our guests enjoyed a selection of champagne, beer and wine

Photographer: Heidi Rookyard

Cars: Black Caprice stretch Limousine from Abbey Limousines

Rings: We made each others wedding rings with Larsen Jewellery. Mitchell designed the bride’s engagement ring with the assistance of Regency jewellers in Orange

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Stationary: Dreamday invitations

Music: Victoria Roth played classical tunes on the piano during the ceremony and Muzz Music Orange played at reception

Special moments: Rachael gave the photographer a love note to give to Mitchell just before the ceremony because when we dated in year 7 that’s basically all our relationship consisted of – love letters

Another incredibly special moment was when Mitchell organised dry ice on the dance floor which made it feel and look like we were on a cloud. This was nice because they wanted an outdoor dance floor but the weather didn’t permit. It was a moment no one will forget.

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Guests: 55

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Stockists:

Reception: Athol Gardens – 84 Newbridge Rd, Blayney – 02 6368 2639

DressMaggie Sottero

Hair: Studio Renaissance 223 George Street, Bathurst – 02 6331 5288

Make-upCouklas 166 March Street, Orange – 02 6362 1514

CakeCakes by Nikki

Stationary: Dreamday Invitations

Music: Muzz Music Orange – 0418 167 733

Photographer: Heidi Rookyard

Cars: Abbey Limousines

Rings: Larsen Jewellery.

{Little people looks} Little girl loves x

Dressing little girls is just the best, and it helps that there are some fabulous pieces available at the moment. Now.. where’s the hubby-bird’s creditcard??

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1. David Jones – Bebe ‘Evie ruffle bloomer’ – $17.46

2. Country Road ‘Owl Intarsia Knit’ – $44.95

3. David Jones – Bebe ‘Kitty Strawberry Print Dress’ – $39.95

4. Country Road ‘Chambray Romper’ – $39.95

5. Seed Heritage ‘Harlequin baby chino’ – $39.95 (The Nest LOVES and desperately wants these!)

6. Seed Heritage ‘Fox Mary Janes’ – $39.95

Happy shopping Nesters x

{Wear this} Got some back to work blues? Let Dior soften the blow..

Most peeps are heading back to work this week (somewhat begrudgingly I imagine) so here is some work wear inspiration.

If you have to go to work you might as well look pretty, and as I always say, Dior just makes life better.

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Strappy shoesgojane.com – $29.00

 

AND the delicious DIOR bag… too expensive to list.. ahhhh dreams..