{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Christmas is better with a little glitz

Over the years of running this blog I have come across a lot of local products and top of my faves just happens to be Little Glitz by Amanda.

Little Glitz by Amanda offers custom cross stitch portraits, wall hangings and letters.  They can be personalised and custom made to your exact desires. 14114768_943836379071581_705129853253702643_o

To be honest Little Glitz by Amanda’s products have become my go-to for awesome presents, especially for weddings and engagements. There is nothing nicer than that special one of a kind gift. 23380422_1331466466975235_4817513130825341381_n

If there is one business that you need to get out and support after this year’s Christmas prizeapolooza let it be this one.17855633_1150948225027061_8871117008246548273_o

You can get in contact with Little Glitz by Amanda today!

| Phone: 0423 114 187 |

| Email: amanda_egan2388@hotmail.com |

| Facebook: @littleglitzbyamanda |

| Instagram: @littleglitzbyamanda |

treeline4This Christmas  Little Glitz by Amanda is giving ONE very lucky nester a personalised cross stitch to the value of $120! I can’t even tell you how cool this present is, you are about to win a family heirloom!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Little Glitz by Amanda 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) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules

{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.

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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} Top 10 Most Popular First Dance Songs

The struggle is real.

Real fun.

Planning a wedding is full of thousands of tiny little choices, and one of the those that will sink heavily into your memory is your First Dance Song.

Image: Danni Evans Photography

Image: Danni Evans Photography

Not every single couple has a song, so finding one to capture your love and hopefulness for the future can be tough. So the rocking people at Spotify have released their list of most popular first dance songs. With over 6.7 million wedding playlists available you should really check them out.

The Top 10 Most Popular First Dance Songs on Spotify:

1.     “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
2.     “At Last,” Etta James
3.     “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
4.     “All of Me,” John Legend
5.     “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
6.     “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele
7.     “I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz
8.     “Everything,” Michael Bublé
9.     “Better Together,” Jack Johnson
10.  “Amazed,” Lonestar

Happy wedding planning Nesters x

{The Nest Relationships} 20 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together Forever

Everyone knows that marriage is hard work, not always shiny, not always perfect.

So, what you ask is the way to make a marriage or long-term relationship last?

Here is a compilation of 20 Secrets of Couples who Stay Together Forevercouple

I like this list. A. Lot.

Honestly, a bunch of it is common sense, you know basically don’t be a jerk but sometimes it is nice to be reminded of the little things that really can make the biggest difference.

Here are our two favourites:

Some fights are just fights. They don’t have to be deal breakers. You can be madly in love with a person and still be mad at that person. Fights don’t have to spell The End. Couples that stay together choose the relationship over the conflict.

Sometimes you have to say no to invitations so you can spend time with each other. Just because your calendar is blank one night doesn’t mean you have to agree to plans if someone asks. Life gets weirdly busy as you get older. It’s nice to use that free time to just be together.

What makes your relationship last?

Happy Love Nesters xo

{Love Birds} Nikki and Chris forever together

‘You’re the one, the only one, the only one that’s just right just for me
but all the same, you know I, you know I’m, I’m just a fool
I’m a fool for you, I’m a fool, I’m a fool for you’

– Fool for you – John Butler Trio


I am so incredibly lucky to see many weddings come across my desk and while they are all very beautiful, every now and then one just takes your breath away… Nikki and Chris’ wedding did just that. It was a day of romance,  love and of fun.

The love birds: Nikki Waldron, 29 Early Childhood Educator and Chris McCulloch, 33 Team Leader at Central Tablelands Local Land Services.

Ceremony & Reception: The “vinegrove” in Mudgee


Theme: Vintage Chic

The Dress: Rachel Gilbert “Tessina Gown” in dusty pink  from Danielle Louise in Orange


Groom & wedding party attire: Rembrandt Navy suits with Ivory shirts from Bent Threads in Bathurst

Hair/makeup: “Vintage Glamourish” Hair by a family friend and makeup from Bella Medi Spa Mudgee

Decorations: Lamps, birdcages, light breezy chiffon, hessian, lounges everywhere, Chandeliers

Food: Gourmet canapes from Local Mudgee company Whisk Gourmet

Cake: Naked Cake with fresh flowers from Family Friend Lucy Baranowski


Drinks: The standard beer wine ciders

Photographer: Philippa Enid Photography

Rings: Beautiful white gold round cut ring with a diamond wedding band for Nikki and just a plain comfort wedder in white gold for Chris

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Music: Acoustic Guitar by good friend Andrew Nelson who played John Butler song “fool for You” as Nikki walked down the aisle and acoustic music throughout reception from another good friend Lou Goryl. Then the tunes slipped into some old favourites via the ipod!


Special moments: Nikki says the moment that Chris sang Black magic woman by Santana to her in front of all of their guests was a moment that she will remember for the rest of her life.

The wedding was a beautiful family affair, Nikki spent the night before the wedding with her Nanna and says it was lovely to have our siblings as our bridesmaids and groomsmen. Plus enjoying the day with heir cheeky two year old son!


Guests: 100

Cost: More than a small family car 🙂

Stockists: Ceremony/Reception: The Vinegrove Mudgee | Dress: Danielle Louise | Menwear: Bent Thread Menswear | Makeup: Bella Medi Spa | Food: Whisk Gourmet | Photography: Philippa Enid Photography |

{Love Birds} Intertwined hearts and braided hair

I am completely LOVING this new trend.

Braided hair for weddings is simply perfect. Adding the simplest touch of romance, a braid is soft and whimsical and pretty.

The wonderful team at Wedding Chicks have put together a beautiful gallery of braided wedding hair ideas. You can find it here -> 25 Braided Wedding Hair Ideas

Wedding braidsEnjoy Nesters!

{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!