{Girl Crush Tuesday} The marvellous Maddie

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

Today we are saluting the brilliantly talented, creative genius that is Maddie Veitch from Ivory Rose Botanicals. 

Maddie is a local mama who is working hard for herself and her family. Not long ago she opened Ivory Rose Botanicals in George Street Bathurst and since that time has shown herself to be the front-runner in floral design.

Maddie will help with everything from a simple bouquet for your bestie, all the way up to your wedding arch super pieces. She doesn’t just sell flowers, she literally creates art.

Ivory Rose Botanicals also holds really fun classes in floral arrangements, everything from headpieces to flower centrepieces.

Plus, the totes best thing is rolling into her little studio and getting to hang out with Maddie and her beautiful little boys.

The Central Nest loves supporting local women working hard to make a difference and Maddie is certainly doing that. So, thank you Maddie for giving my little girls someone to look up to so they realise you really can strive to have it all.

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Ivory Rose is blooming wonderful

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There is a new kid on the block who is leaving a beautiful first impression on everyone she comes into contact with.

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The lovely Maddie from Ivory Rose Botanical in Bathurst is your one stop shop for all things floral. Ivory Rose Botanical offers unique, affordable and quality products with the aim and ambition to push the boundaries.

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Maddie and her team have a fantastic way of enticing the senses through enchanting floral arrangements and creations. What I love is that she seems to follow nature. She follows the art of letting nature be her guide and consequently ends up with floral arrangements unlike anyone else in town.

I ordered my sister some flowers this week and they were PERFECT!

Ivory Rose Botanical also offers fantastic flower crown parties so why not grab a couple of girlfriends and make some pretties.

Get in contact with Maddie today:

| Phone number  02 6331 5656 |
| Email ivoryrosebotanicals@outlook.com |
| Facebook @ivoryrosebotanicals |
| Instagram @ivoryrosebotanicals |
| visit 181 George Street, Bathurst

treeline4To brighten up your life the gorgeous team at Ivory Rose Botanicals is donating a beautiful Christmas table arrangement to one very lucky nester. This prize is valued at $80!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Ivory rose botanicals as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

 

{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!

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And have you ever seen more beautiful bridesmaids?

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Head over and get some boho inspo NOW!

{The Nest DIY} Felt flower crowns

If you are looking for something to do with your little birdies these school holidays, why not get your craft on.

Now, hold on, I know we are not all Martha Stewart-esk kinda art people, but I think this little project is totally doable.felt flower crown

The gorgeous blog Delia Creates has put together a brilliant tutorial on how to create a Felt Flower Crown.

If you are all clever and an over-achiever you can even create your own felt flowers, but to the rest of us the creation of a crown will be enough!

Happy crafting Nesters x

{Love Birds} Sprinkle some gold inspiration

Every so often you stumble across something beautiful.

Just so stunning it takes your breath away. ruffledblog

This styled shoot from Ruffled Blog is the ultimate in wedding inspiration.

The pops of gold are divine! The splashes of romance of knee-weakening.

That cake! O, My!

Enjoy nesters x

{Remember: We are always looking for new weddings to showcase on the blog, if you are interested in sharing your special day just send us an email to centralwestnest@outlook.com}

{Love Birds} Updating your something blue..

Everyone knows that weddings should be individual and customised to the specific couple, but there are a few traditions that are usually followed at most weddings.

How then, do you make these traditions just a little bit more special and unique?

The gorgeous team from Wedding Party have created the ultimate cheat’s guide to updating the something blue. You can check it out here -> Wedding Party

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Happy wedding planning Nesters!

{Love Birds} Leigh & Stuart and their happily ever after

“For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. “ Rosemonde Gerard

There are some weddings that simply show true love. This wedding is one such example. A combination of impeccable taste, exquisite attention to detail and handmade touches make this honestly one of the most beautiful weddings I have seen. Leigh and Stuart show what love is and how simply beautiful a wedding can be. Happily ever after is not a term to be used lightly but sometimes it is just right. Here are Mr & Mrs McLean – Happily Ever After.

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The Love birds: Stuart McLean, 27 year old diesel mechanic & Leigh Stapleton, 29 year old Teacher

Ceremony: In Carcoar at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception. We wanted an intimate church with lots of character and beautiful light for our photographs.

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Reception: Athol Gardens, Blayney. We looked at every venue in the district but when we walked in to Athol Gardens we both knew it was perfect for us. Stunning gardens and an outdoor terrace that suited our taste to a tee.

Theme: Just a mixture of our favourite things- black, white, beige with a touch of lace and a splash of electric blue

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The Dress: Ivory, strapless, silk gown with a ruched bodice and flowing skirt from Wendy Makin Couture Leigh says she tried on so many dresses and loved them all! She made a top 5 and chose this one mainly for the gorgeous silk fabric. She added a flower from another dress she loved. Leigh says ‘I wore electric blue shoes for my something blue, my grandmother’s pearls for my something old and wore my sister’s veil as something borrowed’.

Groom & wedding party attire: The bridesmaids wore dresses floor length chiffon dresses from Seduce in a soft dusty pink.

Groom & Groomsmen wore light grey suits with white shirts and white silk ties.

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Hair: Wavelength Bathurst

Makeup: Macquarie Skin & Day Spa

Decorations: Table centres- large 3 wick candles wrapped in black lace & ribbon

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Bonbonnieres – Little jars of Rhubarb jam (made by the bride) & White violas in beige ceramic pots with custom labels made by the bride

Food:

Canapés: Prawns with chilli & lime salt; Arancini balls with spinach and buffalo mozzarella; Duck in crisp wonton cups; Chilli feta and crispy pancetta crostini

Mains: Herb crusted rack of lamb on a bed of creamy potato mash with roast vegetable salad or Spanish chicken breast with quince sauce, green beans, potato gallette and baked butternut pumpkin

Dessert: Vanilla Pannacotta and slow roasted rhubarb with a vanilla tuile or Chocolate Hazelnut praline with chocolate sauce

Cake: One tier tall round carrot cake with layers of cream cheese, covered in butter cream icing and topped with fresh roses the same as the bouquets. The Bride says she made the cake herself (even though everyone thought she was crazy – but really she says she is just too picky to trust anyone else) and the cake topper and bouquets were by Florabundance.

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Drinks: Local Wines from Cumulus and Angullong and a selection of beers and spirits.

Photographer: Jennifer Stocks from Jennifer Stocks Photography– the most amazing photographer! Jen usually only photographs babies and families but we twisted her arm as an old friend to capture our day. We could be happier with our photos taken around beautiful Carcoar.

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Rings: The wedding bands are Quorra purchased at WJ Coote and Sons. Leigh has a white gold diamond wedder and a plain band either side of my engagement ring and Stuart chose a thick white gold plain band.

Stationary: All stationary was handmade by the bride including the invitations, service booklets, escort cards and table numbers. The stationary supplies were purchased at Fantasia in Bathurst.

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Music: The couple chose country music singer Kaylee Bell to perform at the church and she further entertained the guests in the garden at Athol afterwards during drinks and canapés.

Special moments: The bride says she started crying before she even pulled up at the church! Then she walked in and saw that half the church was crying including the groom & groomsmen! – She says as soon as she saw Stuart standing there she couldn’t help but smile.

Our beautiful guest book was a wedding gift from a very special friend. She drew a tree and our guests put their finger prints as the leaves and signed it. We have it hanging on the wall in our house as a reminder of our special day.

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Our amazing honeymoon in France and Italy was definitely a highlight too – an experience we will never forget. The most special thing for us was having our favourite people together to help us celebrate!

Guests: 100

Cost: Approximately $27,000.00reception

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Stockists:

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

Photographer: Jennifer Stocks Photography – 0401 004 373

Dress: Wendy Makin Couture – 07 3823 0111

Bridesmaid dress: Seduce

Hair: Wavelength Bathurst – 97 Keppel Street, Bathurst 02 6331 5086

Make upMacquarie Skin & Day Spa – Shop 2 / 169 Howick Street, Bathurst 02 6332 2062

Flowers/cake topper: Florabundance – 90B Bentinck St, Bathurst – 02 6332 1822

Rings: WJ Coote and Sons 69 William Street, Bathurst –  02 6331 3017

Stationary: Fantasia 2/91 Rankin St, Bathurst NSW 2795 – 02 6331 8688