Thursday, September 19, 2013

At The Octopus's Garden In The Shade



It's about to be official, my mermaid sister will become my ACTUAL sister (in law, but whatevz) in just a couple of days. On the 21st of September she will walk down a grassy isle and say 'I do' to Dave's handsome brother.

I'll be standing right there beside her along with Amy and a couple of other lovely ladies. We'll be wearing vintage floral, worn leather and a touch of fur. Amazing wedding photographer Daniel Ferris will be there to capture the day from sun up until we party on down.

Of course a Hen's night provided the perfect precursor to the big day and we decided to kick hers off with a floral crown making workshop.

We had the most beautiful afternoon at The Octopus's Garden in Long Jetty, a hub for all things gritty and vintage. The Octopus's Garden is right next door to The Glass Onion Society* and together they, along with the many and varied vintage boutiques, make for the perfect ladies day. I mean hello, vintage stores, amazing coffee and flowers in abundance - I'd call that utopia, you?

If you'd like my unsolicited advice, get your gaggle together and go costal. You won't regret it.


*about 90 mins from sydney, well worth the easy drive.  


16 comments:

  1. Your future sis-in-law is GORGEOUS. I can't wait to see some sneaky shots of her as a bride (if you post any!) Floral workshops are such a nice way to kick start a Hen's Day, we did one for my sis-in-law last year, good wholesome fun that you can enjoy afterwards! All the best for the weekend! xo

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    1. Yes, she is a beauty isn't she! It's such a fun way to kick off the celebrations huh!

      Xo em

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  2. This sounds like my type of hens party, or any party for that matter,
    The floral headpieces are just stunning as are all the guests.
    beautiful. x

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    1. It really was a beautiful day and yes, those girls sure are pretty.

      Xo em

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  3. how gorgeous, and wonderful photos x

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  4. Utopia faw shizzle. I mean i'm squinting trying to get a better view of the terrariums I can see dangling around all these beautiful ladies... Great photos as always Emily. Looking forward to seeing your post on the up and coming nuptials... no doubt more dreamy images are on their way! ♥♥♥

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    1. I know, how great is all the dangling goodness !! X

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  5. My, what a BEAUTIFUL place! So excited for your mermaid-SILly. x

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  6. this is just such a beautiful post! Those pictures are oozing gorgeousness...what a great place and how exciting...another wedding, enjoy my lovely xxxxx

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  7. What a beautiful afternoon. Very nice pictures.

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  8. What a lovely Idea for a hens party so original and pretty,I am glad you love your Sister in law to be a mermaid sister,how beautiful!Lisa Mckenzie

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  9. What a lovely Idea for a hens party so original and pretty,I am glad you love your Sister in law to be a mermaid sister,how beautiful!Lisa Mckenzie

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  10. شركة نقل عفش بالدمام الشرق الاوسط متحصصه فى نقل عفش واثاث بالدمام ونقل العفش بالخبر كما انها توفر شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل والخبر وشركة نقل عفش بالقطيف والاحساء وجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاثاث بالمنطقة الشرقية بارخص اسعار نقل عفش بالدمام وتقدم ايضا شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام والخبر
    نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em