Saturday, 30 April 2011

Jewels fit for a Princess!

As everyone knows, there was a Royal Wedding on yesterday!

I didn't set out to watch the entire event but ended up doing so because it was such a sweet wedding!
I, like everyone else, was mainly interested in seeing Catherine's gown, but I also had a bit of an obsession to see what sort of a wedding band she would wear with her gorgeous Engagement ring.

18-carat white gold ring with a 12-carat oval sapphire & 14 round diamonds

Her veil was held in place by a 1936 Cartier 'halo' tiara, which was lent to her by The Queen.
Her earrings were designed & made by London jeweller, Robinson Pelham. They are diamond-set oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop & a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.

The earrings were a wedding gift to the bride from her parents for her Wedding Day.
Their design was inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which include oak leaves & acorns.

The Wedding band was made by Wartski, a London family jewellery business founded in 1865, that have held Royal appointments as jeweller's to H.M the Queen & The Prince of Wales.

The plain slim gold band was made from a piece of Welsh gold, as is the tradition for Royal brides.
The gold has been in the family for many years & was given to Prince William by his grandmother, The Queen as a gift to mark his Wedding.

Prince William has chosen not to wear a Wedding ring.

Simple but stunning!

All the best to the beautiful couple.

x Narelle

Monday, 25 April 2011

Lest we forget.

Week 15: Honouring our Anzac's

Girl's cap: Swing Design
Party invites: Pivotal Xpression
Tot shoes: Saselven
Camouflage Shorts: The Bear & The Whale
Camouflage kaftan: Erin Hassall


Australian &

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them

Lest we forget

x Narelle

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone's day was fabulous!

x Narelle