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Sunday, 22 September 2013

The New Nautical by Gaia Creative

Today I woke up nice and early as I was invited by one of the businesses on our directory (
to photograph a Nautical candy buffet for a Christening event that she had designed.

What makes this Christening special is an old time friend had messaged me on my Facebook page asking for some inspiration for a Nautical theme she was planning for her Son. After sending her some pics, she decided to visit Rachel from Gaia Creative.... and the rest is in the detail,  which you are about to see :)

This is also a big Win for me as my little Christening hub really is helping busy Mum's find fantastic small businesses to bring to life their special day!!!

One of my favourite stand out features for this Nautical themed Christening is the wooden boat filled with sweet treasures... and that's just the beginning :)

And yes I did get to try these moist delicious vanilla cupcakes & cakepops made by Cakeolicious who is also on our Christening Directory planning website <3
The Anchor detail really set the nautical mood...

Marshmallows, milk bottles, raspberry clouds and more....

Chocolates, sixlets & lollipops... a huge variety of candy and sweets to delight every guest... Well I was delighted (note to good breakfast before photographing candy buffet)

A gorgeous ruffled blue & white tablecloth was the perfect touch for this elegant nautical theme... I can't explain what a difference a table cloth can make, especially one with ruffles :)

Bonbon's were made by the talented Godmother and tags were made by Gaia Creative to personalise each one... I did open one up and found lindt Chocs with almonds inside (sorry but I couldn't help peeking)

The venue was at the Bayblu restaurant which over looks the water and places you directly into the Nautical elements... visit restaurant HERE.

Every event celebrated and created is special especially when it brings family & friends together creating beautiful memories.

Every detail was well thought out and planned by both Gaia Creative & John's Mum.... Nautical themes have always been popular for little boys Christening and today a top bench mark for class and elegance was definitely created!

I'm sure coming into summer many of you are planning on a popular theme such as this, so I hope this post has inspired you and helped you plan your special day...

xoxo Marina 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Bright Giraffe Theme

It has been a while since I have posted a Blog but I have a good excuse.... I am currently working with a team of talented ladies to bring you our very first issue of "Blessed Magazine", this will be a planning and inspiring resourceful mag that will help you plan your Christening event. Best part is it will be online and free for all our readers!

If you would like me to let you know when our 1st edition is arriving click HERE and sign up to our magazine today!!! On the left hand side you will see a "subscribe me" button, just send us your email so you don't miss out on your first edition :) Our launch date will be late October <3 (Exciteddddd!!!)

So after all that I want to share with you a very special Christening that is very close to home! Last year my Little girls God Brother was Christened and of coarse I was there snap happy the entire time :)

I loved that it was full of close family and friends, the cake table was full of yummy candy and everything was tastefully put together.

Here are my pics.... Hope this gives you some inspiration for your own Giraffe theme xxx

The Ceremony

A traditional silk gown was selected for the ceremony and a change of outfit was worn at the reception.

The Reception

Love the choice of colours!

Giraffe theme in bright colours was perfect!

Proud parents on their baby boy's special day xx

Standing letters by Creations 2Impress

The little man all dressed up for his big day about to cut his cake <3

My cheeky little girl lining up for the candy buffet... and that cheeky smile is why we go through all the trouble of a candy buffet!