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Posted on 21 Mar, 2018
Posted in Advice

My oldest friend’s daughter is getting married! Exciting times ahead for mother and daughter sharing such a wonderful journey together.

I was not surprised when she told me that they will not have a videographer to document all those wonderful moments.

Many brides don’t often consider getting a videographer. Either it isn’t in their budget, or it’s not something that will even come up in conversation for things that are essential to book when planning a wedding.

Photos are beautiful and you will cherish them always in your personal designed album or in photo frames around your house. However many things just cannot be captured such as:


The swoosh of your dress…. the hopscotch of the flower girl down the aisle!


The words of your personal vows to each other – the Adams apple from the groom having a big workout and the tremor in your voice.


That’s priceless and the overall emotions coming from your family and guests.


Flickering candles – the overall look of your reception room.


Showing the characteristics of your family and guests – special messages.


It is impossible to list them all as every couples wedding is so very different. I am lucky have to have a video of my wedding which was so long ago and no I do not watch it every year either, but I was able to show my children family members which are now long gone. I truly cherish my video, seeing all those little details one forgets over the years and when I do watch it – trust me my tears are rolling.

Every single client tells me after the wedding that the video was one of the best decisions they made, apart of hiring me of course!

Posted on 01 Dec, 2016
Posted in Advice, Fun, News

This was a lot of fun: An interview with Christine Ligthart from the

Australian Academy of Wedding and Event Planning

Posted on 13 Jul, 2016
Posted in Advice

Ceci Bride Advice – Olivia



Real Bride Advice:  My biggest tip would be to hire a wedding planner, if your budget allows for it. I was lucky enough to work with Cathrin D’Entremont, she was truly amazing. She was able to save us time, money and stress. It’s so important for your planner to understand your vision for the day, what you want your guests to experience from the very moment they receive their invitation to when they leave your wedding. At the beginning I really had no idea what my wedding day was going to be like and found it helpful to take inspiration from weddings that I’d seen on websites. With the help and assistance of Cathrin we were able to create something that was beyond my wildest dreams! It’s important to communicate what you do and don’t like no matter what. This way you will ensure your day is one to remember… PS. Don’t forget to plan a moment for you and your partner to be alone to really take it all in on your special day.

What It’s Like to Be a Ceci Bride:  The entire stationery design process was amazing. We live in Western Australia, so at first I was nervous about not being able to actually be in New York to meet the team at Ceci New York in person. However, through phone conferences, shipping paper samples back and forth, and the detailed designs that Ceci Johnson and her team created, the long distance designing wasn’t a problem at all. The biggest takeaway from Ceci New York was that there is nothing they can’t do. They created exactly what I imagined in a way that I truly believe no one else could have.

Ceci’s team understood the balance between classic and elegance, creating stationery that excited our guests and gave them a prelude of our wedding day. At the end of the night it was clear that many of our guests had taken their ceremony program, menu/placement cards, table and seating numbers home as keep sakes! Ceci Johnson and her team of design professionals created a stationery suite that was unique.

Photography by Natasja Kremers   




Posted on 25 Mar, 2015
Posted in Advice

Such a pleasure to be part of MOD Weddings. Elle Choi, one of MOD Weddings editor has asked me to share with her readers some of my décor ideas. I chosen napkins as they are often overlooked and such an inexpensive way to add some elegance to the overall table scape.  Thank you for being part of the Best Wedding Planner team!

Head over here to see the full article.

 Still Love Photography

 Brilliana von Katterfeld

 Brilliana von Katterfeld

 Jemma Keech