Tuesday, November 20, 2012



It was with heart felt joy that i sat ...looking at the smile on my Sons face ....as he watched his Bride to be walk towards him.
A tall handsome man stood before me...  and i smiled as i saw the shine in his eyes...  I absorbed that moment in time - then turning to see my new Daughter in Law float down the aisle.. her smile was just as joyful... and eyes , again also shiny and bright.

Her long white gown floated like a cloud -  so pretty - so soft and feminine... yes, Janelle looked just as i pictured her to look... every bit a Beautiful Bride.

Yes, the day had finally arrived  - Saturday the 10th of November 2012.
Bennet was about to marry Janelle................................such Bliss.

Candles were lit - bringing the two families together....
Vows were exchanged - pledging their love
Rings were placed on fingers..........then the words i had waited for ................ I DO.

How could i not have tears of joy - i was so proud - so very proud to be the Mother of the Groom that stood before me - and within an instant - i was a Mother In Law....wow... I'm a MIL
More tears....oh dear - it was such an emotional day..... 
I laughed - I smiled - I cried - then i smiled again............and then i kissed the newly weds.

How quickly the near 30 years have passed -  to bring me to this day.

                              And now.....it is with great pleasure that I now introduce to you -
                                               Bennet & Janelle - The Groom and his Bride.

Huge urns  filled with beautiful white roses and other white flowers - surrounded by dark green foliage..... which looked even more pretty with the sunlight steaming through the stain glass windows, adding a soft hue of light.

The large white church on top of the hill ............. with the Perth skyline and Swan River as the backdrop.... ......................the perfect setting 

                                                  HER  BOUQUET....white Peonies


A 6 inch Round x 6 inches high Chocolate Cake with a Milk Chocolate Ganache is what the Bride and Groom ordered - for their Cutting Cake.

All White - with embossed leaves - and small flowers tumbling over the edge.

Large white flowers sitting on top of the Cake - with two large white butterflies.
All sitting on a white fondant covered Cake board -  again, decorated with small flowers.

The Cake sat high upon a Crystal Stand 
 as did one of the Glasshouse  Candles -  Amalfi Coast scented

White peonies in a white jug added another touch of softness to the Cake Table

Guests received a large Cupcake - consisting of my Vanilla Sponge recipe - with a Milk Chocolate Ganache filling.

Some Cupcakes sat in pretty White Lace wrappers - whilst others, sat in pretty Ivory wrappers.
These wrappers are so fine - which suited the overall effect of the Cake Table.
Each large 5 layered flower sat on an embossed white fondant top.....






What the Mother of the Groom wore...... :)
A gorgeous strapless Coral  Dress - with ruffled tulle and silk flowers sitting across the  top - whilst tulle and silk kicked out from the bottom hem.... which moved with every step... loved it.

A 2 meter long wrap made from the coral silk floated so effortlessly with each breeze... highlighting the coral and pink shades of the silk.... and completed the outfit perfectly.

TAUPE 4 INCH HEELS...... went perfectly with the Coral Dress.

Mother Nature was at her best for the day...
And kindly waited until we were all at the Reception before she bought in a grey hue over Perth.

However - the view from Incontro Restaurant was still just as wonderful -

                                    Even better as night fell - and the skyline lit up in all is glory.

                                                      To my Beautiful Sister - Shelly.
                   How i wish you and Mark were here on the day - you were both surely missed.
                                                     You were *there* in our  hearts.... xx

            The Wedding Breakfast was just Divine - as was the service - from Anna and her Staff at Incontro                     Thank you  for making it a most enjoyable and relaxing evening.

                                     Thank you to Judy - who made my hair so pretty and soft.....  x

     Thank you to Rachel Deeley - who worked wonders with her palette of colours and eyelashes.
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  Barry and Pam from Kubank Designs - what can i say - you created my Coral Dress which made me feel so gorgeous.... what you can do with a needle and thread is nothing short of stunning....                                                          http://www.kubankdesigns.com/

                                              To Katherine from The Bridal Room -
Thank you for sourcing the gorgeous Garter and ever so pretty Horseshoe that i proudly placed on my Daughter in Laws arm...