Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wedding centre piece ideas

Woke up early this morning and headed to Lilydale with the hubs to where we bought our car to send it for it's 6th month servicing. Needless to say, we woke up late and had to grab our breakfast at a nearby Maccas (the informal version for McDonalds) after dropping the car off.

It felt like the short walking journey from the Toyota shop till Maccas was MORE than the stated 100 metres. Oh well. Anything for Maccas!! Somehow, one is never too old for Maccas and I can imagine myself sitting in Maccas when I am old, frail and wrinkly with my double cheeseburger, fries and coke! Hopefully, I won't be leaking smelly gases then nor give off old people smell. ;p

The table next to ours were of four ladies having their pancakes; one mother and her three daughters. Mr. C was taken with the youngest. When she 'talks', she makes gibberish sound cute. Every so often when she goes off in her baby voice, he will look up at me with his "let's-have-babies" eyes, only to receive my mental smack of "get-back-down-to-planet-earth-they're-cute-but-with-that-comes-other-responsibilities" wake up call.

After our breakkie (Aussie slang for breakfast), Mr. C read his poker magazine to past the time whilst I browse through this Melbourne booklet I got off from the airport in preparation for my friends and families' visit! Leafing through the pages just got me excited about their impending visit and the places I want to bring them and explore together with.

About after an hour, we made our slow walk back to Toyota. I just love Aussie's clear blue skies. It never ceases to take my breathe away and I can just stand still and capture pictures after pictures with my Sammie 2 and my mental camera, storing it away for future browsing and appreciation.

Small jars at AUD1.80
We then headed to Knox Shopping Centre. I wanted to have a look at all budget shops that sold stuff at cheap prices to get some ideas on how or what to make guest table's centre pieces for Miss Lawyer's wedding. And the thing with budget shops over here is that the things sold are funky and functional at an affordable prices!

As my friend's theme is lavender and peach, I was searching for anything useable adhering to the theme. I was also scouting for any stuff that can be used for her hens party though I am not sure just yet if I'll be the one in charge of orchestrating fun activities for her final night of single hood.

More tea lights and jars...

Really like this small coloured fish bowl

Jars can be filled up with flowers and/or water with tea lights afloat!

Bird cages come at an affordable price too!

Next up was hunting for flowers. Reminder, I definitely have to make a trip to Prahran Market next week to scout for flowers, what is offered and at what prices. Apparently, flowers are sold cheaper 4-5pm on Saturdays but that isn't helpful for me as Miss Lawyer's wedding starts at 5pm on a Saturday! Will have to discuss more with Miss Planner (a highschool mate who has agreed to be Miss Lawyer's wedding coordinator) and what her ideas may be.

Flowers from carnations to roses all can be used for her Lavender and Peach theme... Loving the lilac hues and soft peach colour. It boils down to what we have in mind. Flowers in vases? Small ones? Big ones? With flowers? How about leaves? Are we scattering petals on the tables? Putting a few candles in glasses around the table centre? Ooooh... decisions decisions decisions!

Roses will always be my #1 favourite!

Seeing all these gorgeous flowers calling out to me makes me squash real hard the inner shopoholic in me! Squash my desire to buy a bunch and bring home to start experimenting. Dang the lack of finances of not working!
If you fancy a white, vintage looking bird cage, voila!

Ooooh... this would look lovely at the arch by the garden gate where Miss Lawyer will be standing. Best part, it looks classy, according to her theme and is durable what with it being fake flowers! As much as I love flowers, I honestly can't bear when they reach the end and start dropping and wilting. A little part of me somehow, dies.

We could either stick to lavender only or include peach flower balls too!!

Interesting jar ; flowers at the bottom part filled with water and floating tea candles at the top!

Oooh, bubbles for wedding is so cutesy!

Finally, we made it home. I tidied up the house a little bit; threw clothes into the washing machine, soaked my Phuket bought scarf, hand washed my hen party dress (hope it turns out ok), wiped dusts off any surfaces such as tables in the family TV room, bedroom etc. laptop and so on. Besides that, threw out anything that has reached past its expiration date from the fridge, threw all redundant and outdated brochures and envelopes.
Wow... does sound a lot after listing them out. Have yet to iron the pile of Mr. C's working clothes and fold the two mountainous pile of clothes sitting in the washing machine room. Oh well, those can wait for tomorrow.
Tonight, Mr. C cooked. Yum pasta with salad. He dubs it 'Mr. C Tortellini'. LOLs. And he made me a glass of milk with Milo after that.

Now, isn't that an awesome hubby?! ;p
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