Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Hens Party- I got spoilt by my ladies!

So last Saturday afternoon, I was whisked away by my BMs and driven half an hour away to a place called Denmark (small town close to mine). In which i constantly asked where I was going. I got told to pack my bikinis.. and a towel. I was a little bit confused as to why? because the weather for this weekend was raining and hailing. The girls had decorated BM niks car in purple, pink and white ribbon and quite awesome to look at.

We turned into a place called Chimes Spa resort .. Talk about wow oh wow (sorry have that usher song in my head atm) my excitement hit overload! I was getting spoilt!!

The champagne was quick to arrive and I was separated from the girls and had the following treatments

I nicked the words off the chimes website because I couldn't come up with the wording myself!

"Marine Wrap and Vichy Shower
The Thalassotherapy treatment uses a fresh marine algae (seaweed) body wrap. The marine wrap stimulates both the blood circulation and the lymphatic circulation whilst including detoxification benefits. After removal of the body wrap enjoy a complete body rub, massaging a mix of juniper, rosemary & grapefruit contouring oil. This treatment is recommended to help correct many water retention and hormonal imbalances, speed up the metabolism for those seeking weight loss, fortify the immune system and to help fight off the effects of stress. Excellent for tired aching legs."

It had the magic word weight loss which had me stoked!!

"Jamu Tropical Nut Facial
This facial is fresh from the market and good enough to eat with ingredients from almonds, honey, macadamia nuts, cucumber, rolled oats, olive oil and lemongrass. Enjoy a wonderful massage of face, neck and d├ęcolletage with steam, ozone and hot towels. "

The facial was up there as awesome.

I met up with the girls at about 6pm and they had a spa. We were greeted by more champagne.. and spent a good 3hrs in the spa and didn't leave until 9pm. The owners said we could stay as long as we wanted and even bought us dinner.

We drove back to our hometown and by then it was safe to say I was well and truly relaxed and then went I was given a task to go on a photo mission... I had been given a list of things that I had to have a photo of, things included me in front of a whale.. in a middle of a busy roundabout.. and various landmarks as also photos with certain friends of ours who were located at different locations

It was a great day and a great night!! Feeling so much relaxed.. and it was well needed!!

Anyway Ill post incriminating pictures soon...
Coastal City Bride - Charis xx

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Im having a nerdy book shower.

So instead of having a normal shower.. We decided something a bit alternate and have a book shower. I didn't know about this until the 5th hour when Mum said that I had to do the invite design. I found out I had to do this last Sunday and my mum wanted these by the Tuesday. I found the design as a template on a blog somewhere. Just literally typed "Library themed wedding" in google and it lead me straight to a template.

I used photoshop and put the typewriter font in with details. Not bad?

I don't know if I could have done a book theme for a wedding but I'm glad it was just for invites for the shower!

Anyway, mum wouldn't let me put names on them, but I think she was going to write on the back of them the persons name in a calligraphy font. My mum has mad skills in this area but she wouldn't calligraphy my wedding invitations, wish she did! but I understand.

Are you doing something alternate for your shower?

Coastal City Bride - Charis xx

Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

So I finished my rehearsal invitations about a week ago but I just keep on forgetting to blog about them!! and a whole heap of other stuff.

Had to blank out stuff for Internet.. But they turned out okies (well.. I like them)

Anyway another thing off the list! We will have 22 people invited to the rehearsal BBQ. Ill post some clearer pictures soon. It looks a little blurry here.

What are you doing for your rehearsal?

Coastal City Bride - Charis xx

Sunday, July 11, 2010

2nd Dress fitting success!

So had my second last dress fitting today. Next one is the 31st of July.

Here's a sneak peak of the dress girls!! Those straps are at the moment not attached to the dress and well there a pins everywhere! and it needs to be taken up! It was a straight neckline and we have just made it sweetheart. (with a lovely safety pin)

I decided that I'm not having a veil and sticking to my Alannah Hill headband that I purchased. Hoping for kinda a ballet look? and I don't have the slim fitting stuff on for this trial. Hope you like it, cause its right up my ally :)

Coastal City Bride - Charis xx

Monday, July 5, 2010

Thanks a lot. My thanks are ready to go!

I have been working on my thank you card design the last few days. And this one that won out with the design.(courtesy of Nonpareil Magazine)

They look so cute in real life. I really wanted the Thank You cards to be fun!

So I think I achieved that ! Super happy with them. I was going to do envelope liners and just thought meh, to much work! I have done address tags with the same flags but I wont print them out just yet..

Also if you would like the design. It's free to download here:

Font: That I used is Sunshine in my Soul and you can find it at

Nonpareilmag have some awesome downloads!! You should bookmark it!

Coastal City Bride - Charis xx

Wedding Transport. Im organised.

I have managed to get 3 of our friends to lend us their cars for the day! I know right.. how good am I! well more like them actually!

And there all the same make, The colors we are able to get are. Black, Purple and hyper green. I know its not all color coordinated and not the typical wedding car.

See? Kinda cool.

(this picture isn't one of the cars, its just to give you an idea of what it looks like!)

But we really cant afford it in our budget at the moment. Its enough to fit all of the GMs, BMs and FH and I in the cars.

I'm really grateful for my friends generosity and there contribution to our wedding day. It's awesome

What are you having for transport?

Coastal City Bride - Charis xx

Change my wedding colors please, Just to have these!

I want to change my wedding colors now! How cute are these floral print tags!!!

Amy Moss from Eat Drink Chic has provided these tags as a freebie!

Here's the link:

Scroll down on that page to get the download. So cute, so fresh!

Coastal City Bride - Charis x

Cant a Girl Have everything?

I just sneeked this Inspiration from Snippet and Ink.

Talk about divine!!! wedding envyyyyyyyyy...

Want to hear more about this wedding?

Coastal City Bride - Charis x

Its the freebie template post!

Sorry ladies... Kinda been MIA recently with my blogging. But that's just been pure laziness!.

So its been awhile since I posted a freebie, but I stumbled upon free invitations and talk about SCORE!!!

So these are some of the invitations you can download at.

How cute! I think also if you already have your invitation design how bout you use them for bridal shower invites? hens night?

Awww anyway if you want the downloads.. head to there website cause there's more and its free!! (how am i doing on the sales pitch here?) in all seriousness its just worth your while just dropping by!

Coastal City Bride - Charis xx