Monday, 22 June 2015


Styled by // Mint Design
Photographed by // Kelsea Holder
Floral by // Lilies of the Field
Gowns by // Free People and Claire La Faye
Makeup by // Amanda Olson
Hair by // Carrie G

The moment I discovered this divine shoot via Pinterest, I was swooning. The berry palette, the velvety floral, that wild flower crown, those braided locks and oh goodness can I please wear those dresses? All beautifully thought out and executed by a team of experts in the California region. 

The rest of the post features a fully styled shoot centred around the idea of a breakfast wedding. Delectable treats complete with wild berries which look great with their rich plum, merlot and deep red hues.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


When I was in New Zealand during February, I got to catch up with this gem [Samantha of Wild Oak Co.] for breakfast and an impromptu photo shoot in this stunning location. We discovered this small dwelling of trees close to her humble abode so we ventured there with a few Rose Tinted Flower Crowns on hand and camera's at the ready.   We took turns photographing one another wearing the new crochet lace cardigan I had bought the day prior.

It's so wonderful to collaborate with creative souls such as Samantha. You should be sure to check out Wild Oak Co. which the creative outlet of Sam and her husband Jonathan.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


This past week my husband and I celebrated our four years of marriage! I can't believe it's already been that long but I can tell you it's been wonderful!

He took me out to dinner at a really nice French restaurant here in Wuhan and we had a nice meal.
We then took a walk along the Yangtze river with ice-cream in hand, and watched as people lit paper lanterns to ascend into the night sky. (Which coincidently we returned to do the very next night with good freinds). Wuhan is a magical place to be at night. The city is lit up beautifully and there is so much going on, you can't but be mesmerized by it all.

Oh and then there's the pretty flowers he got for me! He specifically asked for them to be wrapped in brown paper as opposed to the tacky patterned plastic they would normally have used. I love them. They looked so French and chic that I started taking photos in our sunny apartment. Which led to Louis taking photos of me holding them in my date dress.

Of course it makes me remember last years anniversary shoot with Stephan & Nakita Photography. They're my favourite pictures of us!

Monday, 13 April 2015


I recently crafted this pretty flower crown for my darling friend Jodi using lilac roses along with miniature garden roses in shades of light and dark pink. From there I added white blossoms and lavender to achieve the look of my silk flower arrangement in the last image.

Contact me if you are interested in your own custom #rosetintedflowercrown! I love making these beauties!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


Spring has officially sprung in Wuhan, China and my husband and I took the opportunity to go on a special date to see the Japanese Sakura blossoms in full bloom at the Wuhan University. These splendid trees line an entire street near the traditional style buildings of the University grounds in an area which used to be occupied by the Japanese. They are a renowned attraction in China bringing thousands, if not millions of people to see them for the few short weeks they are in bloom. I was sure to wear my new blush & rose kimono style top that I recently bought on sale at H&M.

Seeing these cherry blossoms me makes me reminisce to one of my favourite photo shoots which you can see here.

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Photography The Love Collective  | Videographer Luke Marshall Images | Styling Balencia Lane | Floral Styling Perfect Style | Stationery Renée Calder Design | Props Honey Hire Co | Hair + Makeup Michelle Nalder Professional Make Up Artist | Bridal Lingerie + Robes Liah Roebuck Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses Victor Bridesmaid + Ruby | Flower Girl Outfit Frida & Fauna | Flower Crowns Rose Tinted Illustration | Cake + Sweets Raindrops on Roses | Models Alesha, Hannah, Eden + baby Emilia

This dreamy shoot took place in the dappled light of a forest and was inspired by vintage boudoir, pretty florals, an adventurous spirit and the celebration of friendship. If you'd like to watch the video made by Luke Marshall Images, click here to view. It's well worth it!

I can't begin to express how excited I was to have my handmade flower crowns featured in such a beautiful shoot by Wild Hearts Studio. If you haven't heard of them already, they are a collaborative wedding / style dream team consisting of The Love CollectiveLuke Marshall ImagesBalencia LaneRenée Calder DesignPerfect Style and Honey Hire Co.

Wild Hearts latest venture, is a beautifully curated boutique wedding fair called "Love at the Grove" taking place Saturday 21st March in Nelson, NZ. With a list of some very stylish vendors, you can expect a whole lot of pretty at this event. Book your tickets here. There will also be a runway show featuring some of New Zealand's best talents in the wedding industry. Keep an eye out for the unveiling of Blush Magazine pocket edition. You'll soon find out why I'm so excited about this one! How I wish I could attend!

Did I mention this was featured on the blog of Hooray Magazine! One of my favourites!