Friday, May 22, 2009

Uber Photography

Jack and I recently went through the process of choosing our photographer for the big day. We ended up meeting with five photographers who all varied in price and packages. I was fairly fussy about what style I wanted so I wittled down the shortlist to this five (no cheesy, posey photos for me ie the jump shot - how many times have we seen that one; or the bride being draped across the front of the groomsmen...). No, I wanted a photographer who was artistic and creative and could also translate the vintage/retro feel into their work. I came across Uber's website (Chris & Kate Buechner, husband and wife team) and thought their work was super. When we went to meet with Kate, we just clicked... she was our sort of lady and the quality of their wedding albums was quickly apparent. BTW, Kate & Chris have both won awards with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)!!!

So we went away and contemplated all that we had seen - Uber were the people we felt most comfortable with and confident that they will deliver the sort of wedding photos we will cherish for the rest of our lives. That's the thing, you don't get another chance to recapture those moments so we wanted to make sure we would love them. If you have a few moments to spare check out Uber's blog and let me know what you think in the comments below. I love the sneak peak photo of Kristine & Emil's wedding. Kate also does some fabulous portrait shots too.

Vintage Bus Outing

Last Sunday we took the kids on a family outing to the Sydney Bus Museum. It's really close to our house and I drive past it all the time. The museum itself is actually closed to the public until they get compliance for fire hazards etc but they are still operating vintage bus rides every weekend. We went for a trip on a really old double-decker (like the one pictured above). We sat on the top deck in the very first row... the bus took us for a tour to the airport, which was great because the kids got to see planes on the tarmac too and Max loves the DHL sculpture (the balancing blocks). The bus was just as I remembered it as a kid, shaky and rattley, and so much fun. This is a really cheap family outing because there is no set fee, they just ask for a donation to the museum. I wonder if they rent out the buses for private events? :-)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Videographer Despair

A couple of months ago I came across a blog by Justine Ungaro called the The Unbride. It's a great inspirational blog, by the way. Justine, based in the US, recently got married so has her wedding featured on her site. One of the things that really stood out as fantastic was the wedding video highlights. It was created by a team called Monachetti. It was fresh, contemporary, emotional, elegant. I then went on a search to find a Sydney videographer who had a similar style. I have to say, I'm really disappointed with the choice out there. Everyone I have looked at is really, really cheesy. So this is a call out to all budding creative filmmakers in Sydney - make the crossover to the wedding industry and save us from all this crap!! If anyone wants to film our wedding and thinks they've got what it takes then leave your details in the Comments section.

Check out Justine and Gary's video on the Monachetti homepage.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Link via SugarBloom Cupcakes

Check out this cutting cake and matching cupcakes by SugarBloom Cupcakes in Perth!

Ever since our 2005 trip to NY and the Magnolia Bakery, Jack and I have been searching out cupcakes that taste just as good. So far nothing in Sydney comes close in taste and texture. I have entertained this crazy idea that I would bake cupcakes for our wedding cake. I have the Magnolia chocolate cupcake recipe but our oven is a bit on the unreliable side with temperature and I've had 4 failed batches so far (don't get me wrong, they taste delicious just look dreadful). What crazy DIY ideas did you have for your wedding? Did you manage to pull it off or was it a complete disaster?