Monday, September 5, 2011

September already!

Hey everyone, hope you've all had a great weekend, wherever you are in the world :)

Sorry for the lack of posts, I've been running around town like a crazy person organising wedding details, phew! Nobody told me how much work getting married is - Meetings with the photographers, florists, venue events coordinator, e-conferencing with Luly Yang at 2am in the morning, having hair trials, makeup trials, getting nails done, organising table arrangements, choosing music, wedding cake, afternoon tea cakes, drinks selection, dinner selection, accommodation ! - The list seems neverending!

Anyway, I thought while I had a minute I'd share a few details that I CAN share with you!

The Venue:
Brookleigh Estate in the Swan Valley.

This place is just gorgeous, the photo's don't capture the way you feel like you've walked into a fairy tale just walking around. There are these amazing wooden doors which look like they're from Beauty & the Beast, which were imported from France and the chateau was designed around - and in the main bedroom inside, there is a domed ceiling complete with rose flower chandelier, like the bedroom of a princess! I can't believe his is where I will wake up on the day #heartbursts

Can't believe this will be me!!

The Aisle Song:
Priscilla Ahn: Dream

Music Playlist at

The moment I heard this, Sam and I knew this is what I would be walking down the aisle to. We found it accidentally, watching Grey's one night, and then this played. In an instant, we had found it - we both just looked at each other, we didn't even need to say it. It also suits because I was such an earth child growing up, you could always find me on the weekends happily singing climbing a tree, making houses for the fairies, so for me it's about this big moment - me, the little girl alone up the tree, finding the person she wants to spend the rest of her life with, and taking that leap - ready to fly.

I was a little girl alone in my little world,
who dreamed of a little home for me.
I played pretend between the trees,
and fed my houseguests bark and leaves,
and laughed in my pretty bed of green.
I had a dream
That I could fly from the highest swing.
I had a dream.

The Hairpiece:
"Simone" by Olive Farm Handmade creations.
- This piece is being especially recreated using ivory tones to match the dress. Pieces of baby pink and ivory organza (from my dress) have been sent across by Luly Yang, and these will make up the translucent petals.

Ceci Rose Air by Cole Haan

These shoes are the brainchild of a collaboration between designer Cole Haan and .. Nike - yes you read right - Inside these gorgeous pretty little heels hides a Nike Air sole, absolute genius for a bride who's going to be on her feet the entire day !

My actual pair is slightly different to the picture, we had the hand dyed with Luly Yang to match the dress - and when we came back for the next fitting, they'd HAND PAINTED the buds baby pink and lined the edges of the leaves with iridescent pearl - amazing - i feel like everything about the day, everything I'm wearing is literally a piece of art! ee ! happy clap!

So exciting ! talk again soon, all my love, Lily

Sunday, August 28, 2011


I can get married now !

Saturday, August 27, 2011

If you weren't doing what you're doing, what would you be doing?

Hey readers!

It's another absolutely spectacular sunny day in Perth- You almost wouldn't believe it's still winter today, had it not been for the cold night last night, so I'm going to make this quick and get out there and soak up some of this beautiful weather very soon - photos too if my phone will stop playing up, still without camera charger :)

So here's what I'm wondering - If you weren't to have chosen the career that you are in now, what would you have chosen?

For me - nothing brings me more happiness than make other people's lives brighter, so I'm pretty well cemented into motivational psychology, but if that hadn't worked out , I'd like to think I would be an interior designer, seeing photos like this make me melt!

Hope the sun is shining down on you, wherever you are in the world
<3 Lily

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spring is nearly here!!!

"Perth Pink" Bottlebrush blossoms
My Favourite Kangaroo Paw

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happiness is... actually having time to post - Seattle Part I

Hey gorgeous readers! It's been a while I know, cheers for sticking with me :)

There are so many things that have happened and that I want to share with you! The trip to Seattle went amazingly, I had so much fun and had so many adventures, and did things I really didn't think I had it in me too, like conquered my fear of flying in smaller planes,

and I learnt to wake surf... I'm going to try and upload the video that Sam managed to get of me up on the board so you can all have a great laugh at me swishing around not having a clue to what I should be doing!)
This was probably the thing I am most proud of doing while I was away, because as Sam can tell you - I do NOT deal so well with being alone in the middle of big spaces of water... this may have something to do with watching Open Water, not too sure ;) ... anyway by the end of it, I had the American people who's wake boat it was rolling around on the deck in laughter at my expressions... the first time I lost my board I actually kept holding on to the rope just so I didn't get any further from the boat :P

Oh and Sam and I got to experience our first 4th of July ! yayy!!

It was incredible - I'm lucky enough that my parents own a house on Lake Sammamish, so we were able to see people all around the lake letting off their own fireworks, and later went out on the boat to watch from the middle of the lake - fantastic ! It was such a great night - the real highlight moment for me came later, about 2 am in the morning, we were swimming in a huge pool overlooking the lake, a whole group of us, drinking tequila straight from the bottle and all singing Oasis - Wonderwall... these are the moments I will look back on forever!

All my love, wherever you are in the world, <3 Lily

Saturday, June 4, 2011

While I was gone - May update

Gosh it's been too long - I hope you've all been well !

This May I...

...drank more cups of delicious Rose and Vanilla tea than I should admit ( think turkish delight in a cup, a dream! )

.. missed out on over 50 hours of sleep

.. In the two weeks leading up to my research proposal submission, spent more time IN my pretty new pink owl pyjamas than in I did out of them

.. cried when I found out my Nanna might not be around for October

.. cried again when my supervisor handed me back my draft filled with over 100 ( not even kidding) adjustments to make

..felt winded after she handed me back my final draft with another 50 suggested changes

.. laughed til I had tears in my eyes when Sam and I went for a drive down the most beautiful road in Perth (Kalamunda zig zag road) , stopped to take in the beautiful view, and her car wouldn't start back up.

.. Watched the entire LOTR trilogy while doing one of the late nighters

.. rediscovered Scrubs Season 1 late one night with Sam " knife wrench - for kids"
.. Watched all of Arrested Development and Inbetweeners

.. ate possibly more than 3 kilos of bread ( not hard to do when a loaf is 800 gms.)

.. Wowwed at the face that our AVERAGE Autumn temperature this year was 27.5 degrees celsius

.. Went to Freo with Sam and walked to an awesome lookout I'm sure less than a quarter of people from Perth know about :)

.. Found a new florist for the wedding, and my dream bouquet - Angel Flowers - I can have my peonies and freesias!

.. Bought more stuff on the Bath and Body works website than I'll probably be able to take home this trip to Seattle .. hmm..

.. Found a celebrant and started writing my vows

..Rode 20kms on Bluebell!!

.. Confirmed the cupcake details for the wedding " cake" with Little Miss Cupcake <3

.. Discovered that "Old Bluey" a bobtail lizard from my childhood must have met a " Lady Bluey" because there's now a baby bobtail living in my mum's garden!

.. Drunk 3 bottles of Gossips Sweet Lips Muscato!

.. Played balderdash with friends up in Roleystone, huddled near the fireplace and drinking the most divine T2 tea - white xmas - as my gorgeous best guy friend gleefully exclaimed "It's like Christmas in my mouth!!!" <3 him!

.. Dressed up as Alice in Wonderland for a friend's Disney party and felt like some kind of VS girl minus the wings.

.. Even funnier the next day, modelled complete with sash for a friend
.. Drove down to see family in Rockingham and enjoyed spending time just being together while watching Up. Related - Discovered places like Paradise Falls actually exist!!

.. discovered Starburst lollies limited edition - Smoothies!! and Nescafe Irish Cream coffee - like baileys minus the hangover - win !

.. speaking of Hangover, watched it - No more "do u live under a rock? " comments :P

.. Learnt that if I was to sit my TEE again tomorrow, I'd probably fail, going by the STAT test example paper.

.. Read over 400 journal articles about cyber bullying. FML.

Found another wedding song - yay!!

All my love, Lily

Friday, June 3, 2011

Robyn - Dancing on my own

Up to my neck in research proposal, so short post , but I couldn't wait to share it with you guys ! Cannot get enough of this song right now ! True story, I actually thought this song was about a gay guy crushing on a straight guy, who's going out and making out with girls while he's left lonely.. Anyway, sweet lyrics and like the Adele song, I think it sums up the exact way we've all felt about someone at some time in our lives.

Also, somehow watching this makes me not feel as terrible about the fact i look like a giraffe meets flamingo when it comes to dancing !

hope you're all going fantastically !

All my love, Lily

p.s. this pretty much sums up my life right now !

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Forever New Autumn Collection 2011 - LOVE

Found this on, and just had to share ! The last two are my absolute favourites !

<3 Lily