{The Weekly Nest} March week 2 in review

So in review of this week, we start with some good news, the hubby-bird and I survived operation ‘construct-Ikea-furniture’ without any blood being drawn, any serious threats of divorce or deadly insults. We survived and I am diggin’ the organisation that is finally starting to happen in our nest.

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It is funny during pregnancy how the little nesting vibe kicks in. All of a sudden I am on a rampage chucking stuff out, sending this to Vinnies and Martha Stewarting the shit out the place. The hubby-bird even joked that perhaps he should continue to knock me up every couple of years to maintain the world’s biggest spring clean. He is romantic like that.

In other ‘I-am-growing-a-massive-alien-in-my-belly-news’ my feet and ankles are still engorged. Now even my cankles have cankles AND what appear to fat rolls.

The toddler-bird kindly bought it to my attention yesterday that my toes look like mini-frankfurts now.  Such a kind kid that one. Really made my day hearing that fantastic observation from her.

In food news, this week one of our Nesters submitted a recipe for the most delicious Quinoa, roasted tomato, asparagus and goat’s cheese tart. We love when nesters get involved so if you have a family favourite that you would love to share please contact us! Thanks to Kellie for sharing this tart, it is healthy, delicious and a hit with the little birdies!

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Another important thing we discovered this week was the Best Metaphor that ever been made in the world. It relates to consent and it is so important that the message be spread far and wide. A cup of tea is all it takes to understand when consent exists and when it does not. What you need to do is save it and read it to your little girls in the future. You need to show your little boys. You need to make sure this message is everywhere. I just honestly cannot believe that it took someone this long to come up with it. tea

One of our most popular posts this week was some advice from our favourite kindergarten teacher, Miss Mac. She gave us some information on How to Settle In, Make Nice and Not Piss Off Your School. Starting school can be daunting but thanks to advice from Miss Mac you can help your child adjust quickly.
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In other potentially boring news for some of you, we re-branded the blog this week. We hope you like it! After looking at exactly one bazillion twelve hundred million ideas we settled on the girly, lovely flowers. We just love it. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy in all the nice places. Plus, we have finally be able to order some business cards, so look out world! CentralNestBlogNew

Later in the week when we were desperately looking for ways to make life easier and we discovered Quick Hair To Get You There. Basically part of our life hack Friday collection it is a bunch of hair styles that only take a matter of second to do!

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Not much doing this weekend (thank Bon-Jovi). For the first weekend in a long time we aren’t going anywhere, doing anything, well no more than we have to anyway. If you are looking for something to do this weekend make sure you check out:

  • The Raglan Public School is holding a Spooky Twilight Fete on Friday 13 March 2015 from 4pm to 7pm.
  • The Bathurst Base Hospital Annual Fete (on the hospital grounds) on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
  • The Stannies Autumn Fair/Open Day on Sunday from 11am.
  • Relay for Life
  • The NRL is hitting town at Carrington Park on Saturday. You can watch the Gold Goast Titans and Penrith Panthers. You can also catch the Titans Players at the Bathurst RSL from 6.30pm for a meet and greet Friday night!

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Michelle & Shawn – A beautiful marriage

‘Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails’ Corinthians 13:7

Love Birds is one of our very favourite sections and nothing makes us happier than sharing the details of a beautiful day with you. What makes this just a little bit more special is the fact that this also happens to include a few of my very favourite people. Congratulations to local couple Michelle and Shawn on their wonderful wedding day and thank you for sharing the details of your special day with us.

Michelle, Shawn and their children Kaelie & Noah

Michelle, Shawn and their children Kaelie & Noah

The Love Birds: Michelle Eviston and Shawn Ryan

Ceremony: At the Assumption Church, West Bathurst. We chose this church because it has such sentimental value to us, as both of our parents were also married there.

Reception: In the Panorama Room at Panthers Bathurst.

Theme: Black, pink and silver colours and cocktail attire for the guests.

The reception

The reception

The Dress: An ivory strapless dress, with a princess neckline and corseted bodice (Unsure of the designer, but it fitted perfectly like a glove).

Groom & wedding party attire: The groom, groomsmen and page boy wore black suits with black shirts. The groom wore an ivory vest and tie. The groomsmen and page boy wore silver vests and ties.

The bridesmaids had fuchsia pink floor length strapless gowns with silver shoes and a bouquet of blue Singapore orchids and pink oriental lilies.

The flower girl had a baby pink, shoestring strap dress with silver shoes and carried a basket of oriental lilies and blue orchid buds.

Decorations: The church had tall vases in the aisle with clear gel balls and blue LED lights with a lily floating on top.  We also had silver ribbons on the pews.

The reception continued our colour theme. We chose black tablecloths and chair covers with pink table runners and chair sashes supplied by Posh designs. The bridal table was covered with a white tablecloth and each chair had a pink sash. We also displayed the bridesmaids bouquets in vases at the front of the table.Michelle made the table centrepieces herself. They were a beautiful float bowl containing gel balls and LED lights on the bottom with an oriental lily and blue Singapore orchids floating above.

As a personal touch, we created the table numbers from photos of ourselves at that particular age.  For example table six had a photo of the two of us aged six and a copy of the menu on the back.

Food: We chose a delicious three course menu

  • For entrée we had alternate drop of Tomato and Leek Tart or Baked Mushrooms
  • Our mains consisted of Pork loin cutlet served with an apple glaze on a bed of sweet potato or Lamb loin with herb crust finished with a mint jus
  • The dessert was our wedding cake served with cream and strawberries

Cake: We had a beautiful chocolate and white chocolate three tier mud cake. The cake was created by Jaime’s Cakes and was white with pink ribbons and a diamanté heart. We also had a personalised bobble-head cake topper.

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Drinks: We had an open bar for our guests and offered beer, wine, champagne and soft drink.

Photographer: Candid Photos of a Lifetime captured our day perfectly, we can look through our album and relive the whole day and feel every emotion.  Great price, great photographer

Cars: We used three white Toyota Aurions for the bridesmaids and a black H3 hummer for Michelle (her favourite car).

Rings: Shawn’s wedding ring is white and yellow gold with one diamond and was purchased from Angus and Coote. Michelle’s ring was purchased from a jewellery store in Bondi Junction Westfield and is a yellow gold band with diamonds.

Stationary: Luckily enough one of the bridesmaids (the bride’s sister) happens to be a graphic designer and created the invitations. Michelle made the church booklets herself using supplies purchased from Fantasia Bathurst.

Special moments: The whole day was wonderful but the part that we will remember forever is the moment when we were announced as husband and wife. Michelle says ‘It made my heart flutter in such a good way”.

The love birds with their bridal party

The love birds with their bridal party

Guests: We had about 90 people celebrate our day with us.

Cost: Approximately $10,000

 STOCKISTS:

Jaime’s Cakes – Can be found on Facebook at Jaime’s Cakes 

Utter Entertainment – You can find their website at Utter Entertainment  or speak with Gavin Pears on 0419 431 774 

Posh Designs – Lisa Smith is available at 0407 226 321 

Candid Photos of a Lifetime can be found on Facebook at Candid Photos of a Lifetime

Panthers Bathurst – 132 Piper Street  Bathurst (02) 6330 0600 

Fantasia 2/91 Rankin Street  Bathurst (02) 6331 8688