{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Bringing in the new year with Boxgrove

We are thrilled to welcome to this year’s Christmas Prizeapolooza one of the area’s leading entertainment venues.

Boxgrove Bathurst are the premier event venue in our local area. Offering a purpose build ‘barn’ they can comfortably seat up to 165 guests and are the hot spot for all your future memories!22290007_715254295349075_1537355814795392998_o

The fantastic team at Boxgrove know the pain of running between parties and frantically trying to get all your pals together in one spot on New Years Eve so they are throwing a party. Not just any party by a NYE Masquerade party!

When you purchase a ticket to the area’s hottest NYE party spot you will be getting drinks including the ultra delish Piper-Heidsieck champagne!! You will also get a huge range of food including my personal fave – oysters! Oh lordy!

Plus, because they love you they will even pick you up from the Court House in Bathurst so you don’t need have to drive.

ALL of that is included in the price! WINNING!


Now, because that’s not enough there will even be a photo booth and circus performances!

So, if you want to listen the coolest tunes, spend time with your faves and just happen to have selfies at the most picturesque spot in town then make sure you and your gang book tix today.

| Phone: 02 6337 1616 |

| Email: amy@boxgrove.com.au |

| Website: www.boxgrove.com.au |

| Visit: 119 Duramana Road, Eglinton |

treeline4The gorgeous team at Boxgrove want to help bring in the new year with you so are offering one lucky nester a ticket to the ultimate NYE bash! thumbnail_Masquerade ticket

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Boxgrove 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

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Light Christmas up with BECO

We love local, especially family run local businesses that are completely independent and just, well, bloody good at what they do.  That’s what you will find with the team from BECO lighting & Electrical Supplies20431364_1415353885227904_5435304552920997097_n

Owned and Operated by Keith and Melissa Borg they offer lighting and electrical supplies, including wholesale electrical and all your lighting needs such as pendants, downlights, floor lamps, table lamps, exterior lighting, feature and custom made lighting.

They also happen to specialise in LED lighting and LED Christmas Decor.


BECO lighting has over 20 year experience in the industry and have everything you need in one place for all your lighting and electrical needs, while providing friendly, knowledgeable service and advice.

They can even source those items you see on TV or in magazines as they have their fingers on the pulse of the latest designs and trends. They also offer trade, bulk and project quantity pricing.

If you need some spark added to your Christmas make sure you talk to the team at BECO lighting today:

| Phone: 02 6334 2390 (store) |

| Phone: 0422 282 646 (Admin – Melissa) |

| Email: sales@becolighting.com.au |

| Website: www.becolighting.com.au |

| Facebook: BECO lighting & Electrical Supplies |

| Instagram: @becolighting |

treeline4The friendly team at BECO lighting & Electrical Supplies are giving away some gorgeous Christmas cheer this year and offering one very lucky nester a stunning large Gold Glitter Woodland Tree valued at $199.95.thumbnail_gold-glitter-tree.jpg

This gorgeous tree has 186 LED lights and would make the MOST BEAUTIFUL centrepiece for any Christmas display.

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To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of BECO lighting & Electrical Supplies  on facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page 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

Groom & wedding party attire: Jack Holman MenswearMonique & Cameron_wedding photos_print quality_-40

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|

{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.




{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Ivory Rose is blooming wonderful


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


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.


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


{Locally Found} Stop. Its fairy party time

So this year for the first time we are having an actual real-life-hire-somewhere birthday party for the kindergartner.

She has a bunch of school mates and I nearly suffocate when I think of the idea of 15 screeching 5 and 6 year old girls inhabiting my house for a few hours on a Saturday. So, I needed some options.

Catering is hard, especially in this day when loads of kids have allergies or special requirements. It is also difficult to enjoy the day while trying to keep track of other people’s kids!

So, enter Bathurst City Community Club (or the BCCC).

They offer themed parties to suit your little miss or mister and all you have to supply is the cake.


The friendly team will supply party bags, food, entertainment, drinks and games for your guests.

The totes best part though is they provide you with a host person that takes care of the little people!


I am definitely excited and will report back after we have “the best party ever” – quote from my almost 6 year old.

If you need a party location give them a call and have a chat. Tell them The Central Nest sent you!


www.bccc.com.au |

| (02) 6331 3187 |

{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