Welcome to the Secret Diary of a Wedding Planner!

Within these pages you shall find...clever wedding tips from industry insiders, simply delightful photographs and oodles of inspiration.


Victoria x

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Summer Wedding Workshop

Bonjour mes amis,

We have a very exciting announcement to round out the year!

In 2011 The Little White Wedding Company will be introducing a series of Wedding Workshops to our calendar of events!
Held seasonally, with each workshop featuring 3-4 fantastic suppliers and a different reception venue, these workshops are the perfect place for brides-to-be to gather some inside knowledge about the various aspects of wedding planning and be inspired by the work of our showcased suppliers and table settings.
We know that not every bride has the budget or the desire to employ the services of a wedding planner but it's always nice to have a helping hand along the way - this alone was the inspiration behind our Wedding Workshops.
Our Summer 2011 Wedding Workshop will kick off the program with Moda Events Portside jumping on board as the host venue. Studio Impressions, The Powder Room, Wedding Films by Net Productions and The Butterfly Lounge will all be on hand to inspire brides-to-be.

The details...
When: Sunday, 06 February 2011
Where: Moda Events Portside
Level 2, Portside Wharf
39 Hercules Street, Hamilton
Cost: $20pp (includes refreshments, a glass of bubbly and a goody bag)

To register email your name, phone number and number of guests to info@thelittlewhiteweddingco.com.au.

Click here to view the official invitation.


Photographs courtesy of:
Studio Impressions

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A little fun...

Bonjour mes amis,

Sometimes running your own business can be a little stressful. Perhaps it's the mad Christmas rush or the paperwork calling my name now that our last wedding of the year has taken place but this weekend couldn't have come sooner!

A little fun was required to lighten the mood so without any further delay I give to you my latest creation...

Specialising in destination weddings, and those in our home town,
The Little White Wedding Company will turn any wedding planning frowns upside down!

Dripping in diamonds or swimming in pearls,
Inspired by vintage follies or feature a groom wearing volley's,
Creating weddings with charm is what we love to do,
If this sounds about right we're the wedding planners for you!

...other wedding loving businesses and brides are welcome to participate in this poem "throw down" by responding in the comments area. I say bring it on!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wedding Sneak Peek: Peta May & Kamahl

Bonjour mes amis,

Over the weekend our last wedding for the year took place!

Until the professional photographs arrive here's a sneak peek to whet your appetite.

Photographs courtesy of:

Monday, December 06, 2010

A Bride's Diary: Katie & Mark

Hi all,

You will know by now that it has been longer than I intended since I last wrote. Between a hectic month or so at work and a couple of weekends away, I have not found any spare moments to dedicate to blogging. I think this means my original promise has technically been broken, but Victoria has forgiven me, so hopefully you can too. I shall endeavour to blog my little heart out from this point forward.

Since the last time I wrote, a few key pieces of the wedding planning cloth have been stitched together. So I thought I would chat a little bit about them here...

The big one - the date!

Well, wasn't this a toughie! We started thinking about the big date a few weeks after we got engaged. Our friends and family were not going to let us ponder on it for too long - it seemed they were becoming impatient.

We started out thinking of the obvious stuff - what will the weather and temperature be like? Particularly important aspects given the frequency with which I faint in temperatures over 30 degrees. So we were thinking September-ish or May-ish. Also, we didn't really want to wait a particularly long time, so we were hoping we could get May 2011 to work for us. That would be just over a year to get everything organised - an achievable goal we thought.

But with both family and very close friends currently resident many thousands of miles of ocean and earth away, this was always going to be a rather troublesome aspect of the planning process. Trying to schedule our wedding between an overseas trip for another family wedding, and the return of our closest friends to Australia, was proving difficult and rather emotional at times. So I decided to bow out of the date choosing process altogether.
Now this might seem crazy, and at first I had only mentioned it in jest in a moment of frustration, but it turned out to be pure genius. I couldn't manage to keep my emotions out of it, so the best option was to keep me out of it all together. So my mother, sister and fiance sat down for a cuppa and picked a date. All I asked for was a 10 days cooling-off period, just to check there weren't going to be any crucial clashes. I suppose it might all seem very business-like, but it worked, so I'm backing my decision!

And 03 September 2011 it is.

The pros - plenty of time to plan and unless it is unseasonally hot there is unlikely to be any fainting. The cons - none really, we're getting married after all, and that's pretty awesome.

I should say though, that if I hadn't been so uncharacteristically irrational about the date for the first six months of the engagement, we might have been married by now! So a few top tips for you if I may:

1. Keep the practical aspects front and centre.

2. Make a list of people you absolutely can't live without on your wedding day - and make it SHORT - you can't possibly please everyone.

3. Know when to let go of an impractical date, or when to let someone else just decide for you.

Now onto the photographer, florist, stationer, venue...I'm exhausted just thinking about it.

Until next time...


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Fresh Designs

Bonjour mes amis,

This week a very exciting email hit my inbox, and well, it's just far too selfish of me to keep its contents to myself!

Faye Cahill of Faye Cahill Cake Designs has launched her latest cake designs which are already being used as inspiration for many of her upcoming weddings.

With a focus on texture, these designs manage to maintain the clean lines and sharp finishes which is bound to be popular with Spring/Summer brides.

Find out why these new designs are already making waves...


Photographs courtesy of:
Faye Cahill Cake Designs

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wedding Showcase: Kylie & Andrew

Bonjour mes amis,

On Saturday, 23 October 2011, Kylie & Andrew were married at the beautiful Stuartholme Chapel and continued the celebration and the Brisbane Polo Club.

Provided with a brief of a wedding reception that didn't look too much like a wedding reception we set out with a colour scheme of ruby red and crisp white and brought the room to life with a relaxed mix of blooms, red lacquer charger plates and deep red votive holders.

The bride wore a beautiful dress made from the same fabric as her grandmother's wedding dress (which was also worn by her 5 sisters), the antique lace perfectly complimented by her vintage inspired shoes.
Congratulations to Kylie & Andrew
Supplier list
Wedding planning & styling: The Little White Wedding Company
Ceremony flowers: Green & Bloom
Reception flowers: Always Fabulous Flowers
Photographs courtesy of:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Seasonal Decor: Autumn 2011

Bonjour mes amis,

With summer around the corner, it's time for the bride's of autumn 2011 to start seriously thinking about their decor.

Forecasts show that red will be one of the standout colours with shades ranging from Persian Red to Burgundy. The colour of passion is the perfect choice for a wedding and its depth complimentary to the autumn weather.

Some brides may have some concerns about the colour being too bold or overwhelming, but when used in the correct way it can be absolutely stunning...don't be afraid to dress the entire table in red for an incredibly striking setting. Red can be incorporated into many aspects of your wedding so to inspire you; here are some images from our favourite suppliers.

beautiful stationery by Ruby & Scarlett
divine cakes by Faye Cahill Cake Design

Keep reading your wedding bibles for inspiration.

Photographs courtesy of:

Monday, November 01, 2010

Industry News

Bonjour mes amis,

One of the many advantages of being a wedding planner is that I get the pleasure of receiving invitations to some fantastic events.

Last week was particularly exciting for me as two suppliers whose work I have grown to love were celebrating a new and exciting stage of their businesses.

First up was the showroom and product launch for Styled Events.

With tables decked out with beautiful settings, flowers and stationery it was like Christmas come early! I had heard about the new space and products for a while so I was almost bursting out of my skin by the time the showcase rolled around.

Oh, and to top off the evening there was a fantastic goody bag!!
Later that week, it was Anna from WhiteGold Boutique's turn. I haven't know Anna for very long but I've quickly become a fan of her work.

This second party was to celebrate the official opening of her first WhiteGold Boutique salon...what a landmark for the business!
If you're in need of some pampering visit the salon at:
Shop 66
Park Road

I raise a delicious glass of bubbly to both teams! Congratulations!

Lots of love

Victoria x

Friday, October 29, 2010

Oscar de la Renta

Bonjour mes amis,

To round out this week of jam-packed dream dresses we have the latest Oscar de la Renta collection!

For me, Oscar de la Renta is the master...
Happy Friday!

Victoria x

Photographs courtesy of: