Grace and James

So this post comes under the better late than never category! Grace and James are a Melbourne based boutique lifestyle brand dedicated to delivering something fresh, new and good for the soul and we were lucky enough to collaborate with the lovely Emma on packaging for the Pomegranate candle. We were amongst good company with other collaborators include Laura Blythman, Hunting for George, Tevita, Steele and Curio and Curio. Check out Grace and James site too see the full range of candles. Keep an eye out for our upcoming wedding thank you collaboration with Grace and James!

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Getting Hitched..

We recently created a wrapping paper and gift card DIY tutorial for Hitched magazine! Grab the mag to create your own Santiago Sunbird inspired gift supplies..

Thanks to Peaches and Keen for their amazing styling







Do you? Do you? I do, I do…

We recently did a fun little collab with Karina Harvey from Together who does some darn pretty event design and styling. She constructed a gorgeous little place setting for I do, I do Wedding Fair in Bendigo. We were pretty chuffed with how delightful our Flores design from the Collection looked on the table alongside some delicious looking flowers by North St Botanical


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One Seriously Fine Day and Night….

A few weeks ago (yes we’re pretty late in our blogs – something we’re planning on working on soon!) we spent a Friday night and a Saturday at the beautiful Abbotsford Convent  buildings for the One Fine Day Wedding Fair. This was our first time working on something like this, and boy was it fun/stressful/exciting/nerve wracking/tear inducing/late night inducing/exhilarating! Big huge massive props go to our amiga Cathy, AKA Caffy, who helped us out at the event…


We were pretty darn lucky with all the help we got setting up our little stall. We designed our stall ourselves, and had it built by the amazing bro’s / cuzzys at Parker Built. We had some seriously floral ideas for the back wall, but Karina from Together XO helped us out with the idea of the more subdued Ombre wall – painstakingly painted by Sarah and Mike one rainy sunday!



We were a little bit excited by our flowers by Tori Allen – everything she does is seriously mind blowing. We became slightly obsessed with our little pineapples scattered through the flowers! Then of course, we are so thankful to our lovely neighbours Peirre and Lucie of Pierre Curry seriously sensational photography who hooked us up with a gorgeous trestle table (that we wondered if we could sneak back to the studio with us!)



Our neighbours on the other side – Heartwood Hire – were equally as awesome, providing us with the super cute festoon lighting to go over the stall. We left with one of their little olive oils from the farm, and can’t wait to crack into it – what a lovely idea for little wedding favours / bonbonerrie…

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I have to say though, I think one of the highlights of our store were the little “enjoy” Lindt Choccies we got to give out to everyone, so we’ve got to thank Sweet As for hooking us up with that sweet, sweet love! We’re working with them at the moment on chocolate and lolly bonbonerrie, so if you have an idea that can combine sweet treats with our design to blow your guests mind, make sure you get in touch!


culture vultures…

Last Friday we went on a bit of an excursion to Geelong and what a fun day it was. Got to see some of Holly Evan’s beautiful works amongst some other treasures at Boom Gallery.

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And also enjoyed a very pleasurable afternoon at the waterfront in Geelong and then a few brews at the new Little Creatures brewery – complete with indoor sandpit – we were all happy campers!

Why, hello may!

A few months ago we were featured in the awesome Hello May mag! If you haven’t had a look at it yet, get on board. Its one of those mags that you keep picking up over and over again…. We’re also a part of their fantastic directory your one stop shop for wedding planning…

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In the flesh…

Its so nice when we see our work out in action. This is a map we did for Kate & Dave’s wedding recently, photographed by Jason Vandermeer



Shameless plug

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