Did you have a nice weekend? We had a great one, it’s hard to believe it’s Monday again already! It started out with a visit to my friend Sandy’s exhibition opening on Friday night, followed by a lazy Saturday lunch with friends and a trip to Public Garden market, and then a nice relaxed Sunday that finished up with some amazing ramen and a movie (The Impossible in case you’re wondering.. it was horrible).
So, all in all – an awesome weekend (even despite the fact that it was raining almost the whole time!). What did you get up to?
The wedding took place in Fremantle, Western Australia on a cool and stormy afternoon in November. Everything about it was perfection – the beach-side Gallery location, the garland decorations, the handmade kites given out to each guest (to fly on the beach), and of course the amazing couple we were all there to celebrate. Aude and Mart.
I had the pleasure of being their photographer for the day, and (once I’d gotten over the nervs) had such a blast!
Once the ceremony was over, we were each given a kite that had been handmade from scratch by Aude’s incredible family. We then all went down to the beach to fly them.. it was such a spectacular sight!
Part II will be up next week! In the mean time, do make sure you head over to Aude’s blog to see some of the special details they created for the wedding :)
All photography by Claire Dalgliesh
Here we go, 2013!! I hope you saw in the new year in style… unlike me asleep in bed haha! :)
Here’s to an amazing year! What are your plans?
PS. Sorry I missed a post yesterday! Our flight was delayed and I didn’t get time to put it up. I’ll put it up later today instead :)
…May you eat too much, sing too many carols, and generally just have a wonderful day! Wherever you are, have a very Merry Christmas! :)
Lots of love from warm and sunny Australia. x
Hi all! This will be the last post in the Perth & Margaret River series, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our photos! And maybe it will tempt you to go there yourselves one day!
After leaving Margaret River and all that delicious wine tasting, we decided to go south to the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse before heading north again and back to Perth. Some of these photos are from the lighthouse, while the others are from an amazing dolphin watching tour we did in Rockingham the following day.
The dolphin tour was absolutely fantastic! As you can see, we got to get up close and personal with a whole group of dolphins before moving on and seeing sea lions, penguins, and some rare sea birds. And it was such a beautiful day…
Just look at that sky!
So that’s it from me and our trip to Perth! If you missed either of the other two posts, they can be found here and here. :)
Good morning! I thought I’d share part two of our trip to Margaret River with you this morning, just to change it up from all the Christmas stuff that’s been going on!
Most of these photos were taken in and around various wineries we went to. Actually now that I look at it – there are just 2 of the wineries here.. we visited many many more, trust me. But these two wineries were probably two of my favourites for completely different reasons.
The first one was a very small, privately run vineyard called Carpe Diem. We had to make an appointment to go and taste their wines, and their cellar door consisted of a shed in which we sat surrounded by all the wine making equipment. Even though it didn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the other wineries, it was a fantastic experience being served and given the story of each wine by the wine-maker himself. It also helps that the wines were amazing!
On the other end of the spectrum was Voyager Estate (above), which was spectacular if only for the grounds alone (check out the homepage of their website!!). Sprawling green lawns, manicured gardens, roses, and of course fantastic food and wine. It was magnificent and well worth a visit.
On the way back to Perth we stopped by the Margaret River Berry Farm for some morning tea scones with jam and cream… oohhh yum. They also had a beautiful cottage garden full of the most beautiful, tiny birds! They gave us sugar so we could try feeding some, and we managed to attract some of these little honey eaters (well, I guess they’re honey eaters – they had a seriously long tongue!).
Oh what a great time we had. Just one more Perth post coming up in a couple of weeks.. I need to space them out so you don’t get tired of seeing all my photos! :)
I’ve finally finished going through all of the photos from our wonderful trip to Perth and Margaret River, so I thought I’d share a few with you. As per usual I’ve taken too many to show in one post, so I’ll split it over a couple in the coming weeks.
We spent the first few days of our holiday in Perth catching up with my family, hanging out in cute little cafes, and exploring the streets. We then hired a car and travelled down to Margaret River and to the beautiful house we’d booked for a couple of nights. Even though the house wasn’t far out of town, it felt like we were in the middle of the bush, completely secluded and peaceful. As we were all sitting around having a beer that first afternoon, we had two little visitors hop into the yard…
They had us completely captivated for a good half-hour or so before heading back into the bush.. it was amazing!
Of course, no trip to Margaret River would be complete without some wine tastings, which I’ll hopefully share more of in the next post. I especially loved visiting the wineries with dogs.. the little lady in the photos below completely stole my heart!
You can find out more about Perth here and Margaret River here :)
Hi guys, happy Monday!
I’m currently still in Perth, recovering from an incredible wedding over the weekend! It was our dear friends Aude and Martin’s big day, and I was lucky enough to design their invitations a little while back! So I just wanted to drop in and show you the results, now that the wedding is over.
Aude is Swiss, and Martin is Australian.. so the right-hand side of the invitation was in French, and the left in English. They had the invites letterpressed, which turned out beautifully!
And what a day the wedding was.. ahhh. Can’t wait to share some pictures! :)
One thing that never fails to make me happy is re-discovering old photos that have been tucked away somewhere really special for safe keeping.. ones that I’ve forgotten about completely and can look at with fresh eyes when I find them again. Because I don’t really print photos anymore, my re-discoveries are mostly confined to the computer and always occur when I’m searching for something completely unrelated.
Well, the other day I came across some forgotten photos while digging around, and thought it was time to share them. They’re by no means long-forgotten… only by about two months, but now that I’ve found them again, I love them even more! :)
They’re a set from our trip to Bali a few months ago. When I sorted through the hundreds of photos we took, I noticed that quite a few of them were of the amazing alleyways in Ubud and Seminyak, so put them in a special folder of their own. And then forgot about them. But now I’ve found them, and I hope you like them too! :)
All photos by Claire Dalgliesh and David Brander
Since being here in Singapore, we haven’t really had the chance to take many weekend trips away to the countries nearby yet. In an effort to fix that, a couple of weekends ago we jumped on a plane bound for one of the closest destinations we could go – Kuala Lumpur :)
It turns out I didn’t end up taking all that many photos (having too much fun obviously!), but here are a couple of the ones I did take. All except the first two are from wandering around China Town, quite a colourful and interesting part of town.
Hidden on the second floor of an office building in China Town is Peter Hoe Beyond, a beautiful collection of homewares, jewellery and funiture in a beautiful, relaxing space. They also have a little cafe there, serving yummy soups and salads. I’d recommend a visit if you’re in the area!