Vintage Decor Finds…

Collecting vintage decor is one of my favourite pastimes. Thankfully I can justify my obsession with the need to source pieces for The LANE Event Styling. The wedding styling room is spilling over with beautiful vintage & bohemian-inspired decor at the moment, and I’ve been really draw to warm amber shades, copper, brass, handmade wooden bowls … Continue reading

A Rustic Sunday Night Roast!

A few weeks ago my husband & I challenged ourselves to a “My Kitchen Rules” style cook-off  with a bunch of our close friends! What started out as a fairly casual Sunday afternoon dinner challenge soon turned into a full blown, competitive cook-off spread over three weeks, with each couple required to make a 3 … Continue reading

Etsy Treasures of the Week

I found some amazing bohemian-inspired treasures on Etsy this week, inspired by our recent Bohemian Love Story shoot! I love the way these pieces can be thrown together so effortlessly to create a nostalgic, free-spirited ambience. The key to this look is making sure your decor doesn’t look over-styled. Don’t over-think this look, experiment  with … Continue reading

2012 Reader Survey

THE LANE READER SURVEY 2011 was an incredible journey for us at The LANE! In a whirlwind 12 months we celebrated our very first birthday, launched our Event Styling service, gave away a $100,000 Dream Wedding!?, created two fashion films (L’Amant and our Bohemian Love Story), worked on bridal editorial shoots in New York City, Paris … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes: Styling the Samantha Wills Bridal Campaign

Samantha wills Bridal Todd Barry Krystal Glynn

I’ve been obsessed with Samantha Wills jewellery since buying my first piece years ago (and fell in love with the gorgeous wooden jewellery box packaging!). I’ve often featured SW jewellery in our editorial shoots because I love the unique edge Samantha’s ready-to-wear line adds to bridal. To me there’s nothing more beautiful than an understated gown accessorised … Continue reading

New Film: A Bohemian Love Story…

A Bohemian Love Story Wedding Film The LANE, Wedding Video

(click on Full Screen for better viewing) I need the sea because it teaches me. To me there’s nothing more romantic than a Summer afternoon wedding held by the sea at a secluded beach.  There’s such a calming, nostalgic energy about the ocean and I wanted this shoot in Byron Bay to really capture those feelings, with … Continue reading

From The Owl…

From The Owl Wedding Gift Registry

I must admit, until I caught wind of this amazing little business, I’ve never been the biggest fan of wedding gift registries. To me there was something about the gift registry concept that seemed a little bland and uninspiring. As a guest the gift registry process seemed to take away from the tradition & meaning … Continue reading

Meet our Dream Wedding Finalists…

Carla Fletcher Brett Langsford, 70's wedding, music inspired wedding

Recently The LANE ladies & I had the exciting job of calling our 21 finalists in The LANE’s $100,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway. I think I might have been more nervous than they were after all of the anticipation! There were squeals  at the end of the phone, shock, disbelief… (followed by a few happy dances … Continue reading

Inspired by: Bangalow

Bangalow Store

If ever I want to get away for the weekend, one of my favourite spots close to home is Bangalow, a pretty little villiage just outside of Byron Bay. The drive to Bangalow itself is beautiful and involves expansive views of the Byron coastline contrasted with rolling green hills of the countryside. Bangalow is a … Continue reading

A Winter high tea with Collette Dinnigan to launch L’Amant

white winter high tea dessert bar The LANE Event Styling, Collette Dinnigan

To celebrate the launch of our $100,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway, The LANE and Collette Dinnigan hosted an intimate high tea at Collette’s beautiful new boutique in Woollahra to unveil our participating sponsors. We spent a lovely afternoon sipping champagne & indulging in high tea sweets such as macaroons, white macadamia slice, shortbread, cupcakes, peacan pie … Continue reading