{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


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.


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.


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.



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.


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


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.


Guests: 55




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??

little girl loves

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.


Strappy shoesgojane.com – $29.00


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

Dreaming of baby girl wardrobe staples

Not all baby girls need to wear bright-pink-floral-marshmallow-shaped dresses – sometimes simple, plain, well designed items are an underrated wardrobe staple.

baby girl combo1. Seed Heritage Baby girl Duck intarsia Light jumper $39.95

2. Country Road Baby girl soft pant dove grey $39.95. (My baby-bird owns these and they are simply sublime! – well worth the purchase)

3. Purebaby Smocked Sleeve Tee $29.95

Happy shopping Nesters!

Jay & Rob – A love story

The Central Nest loves nothing more than a wedding, especially a beautiful, spring themed wedding. Jay & Rob have shared the details of their wonderful day with us. What an absolutely beautiful day. Congratulations.

Jay & Rob

Mr & Mrs Duffy

The love birds:  Jay Denhard and Robert Dufty

Reception & ceremony: Algona on Mount Panorama Estate

Theme: Spring

The Dress: Beautiful 13 layer Veroma Classic Chocolate and pink dress

Groom & wedding party attire: Black Suit and vest. The boys in our wedding party wore black suits and ties and the girls wore plum floor length dresses.

What a spectacular dress

The gorgeous veroma chocolate and pink dress

Decorations: Black table cloths and chair covers with green sashes. We decided to keep the tables simple and used tea light candles and blossoms.

Food: The awesome food was prepared by Algona. Entrée consisted of caesar or antipasto plate. The main were lamb shanks on a bed of sweet potato and a jus or chicken sundried tomato and a white wine sauce.

Cake:  A delicious Croquembouche made by the beautiful and talented Margo Burke.

Drinks: We had an open bar with beer, wine and soft drink. The bridal party had champagne to toast.

Photographer: The very clever and talented Steve and Julie (the ninja) Hastedt. Their photos were truly awesome and Steve and Jules just made it such a pleasant and relaxing day. They went above and beyond to create such amazing photos.

Cars: We had a V8 commodore and a Ford Falcon for the boys and a mini bus for the girls as there were 14 in the bridal party.

Rings: Gold and diamond ring for Jay and a titanium/carbon fibre ring for Rob all from Michael Hill Jewellers

Stationary: Brian Burke printing

Special moments: Jay says – Seeing my dad cry his eyes out and the look on the guests faces when I started to walk down the aisle. Also the moment I saw my gorgeous husband at the end of the aisle, and the smile radiating from his face. The reception was totally awesome and the whole day was just so relaxing. The bridal waltz. Oh, and the first glimpse of me all dressed, hair make up done.

Rob says – Hearing the song that Jay walked down the aisle too (My heart is beating like a jungle drum) and seeing her look so beautiful in her dress. The reception and the whole day was amazing. Driving around in the mini bus for photos.

Guests: 102

Cost: Around $14,000

and they lived happily ever after

…and they lived happily ever after

Algonia Bathurst 151 Mountain Straight, Mount Panorama NSW (02) 6331 8075 ~ Veroma dresses available from Princess Bride 55 Keppel Street, Bathurst 02 6631  9322 ~ Brian Burke Printing 4/112 Keppel Street Bathurst 6332 2445

Little girl dreams

There is something so special about little girls and if you are lucky enough to have some of the beautiful little creatures in your life you MUST look at Tutu Du Monde. It is this wonderful place of inspiration and colour, dreams and texture. It makes me smile and shows me how gorgeous little people can be. The autumn/winter collection 2013 is what dreams are made of.

Curtain Call Caplet, Offwhite with Giselle Tutu, Biscotti

Curtain Call Caplet, Offwhite with Giselle Tutu, Biscotti

Finale Cardi, Offwhite with Take The Lead Skirt, Ice Blue & Enchanted Butterfly Headband, Silver

Finale Cardi, Offwhite with Take The Lead Skirt, Ice Blue & Enchanted Butterfly Headband, Silver