A Beautiful Boutique Bridal Shop

I recently published about a great bridal boutique that has opened up in the Hunter Valley, NSW. **Ashley Elizabeth Bridal.**

This lovely little shop that is situated in the heart of the vineyards has some amazing products for your big day.They will sure to win you over with their amazing and exquisite gowns , beautiful flower girl dresses and stunning jewelry pieces. They also have handbags and pillow cases, table runners- bits and pieces for that elegant touch.

To celebrate their recent opening and my wedding that’s is coming up, please pop over to You Must Be You Facebook page and check out the competition.

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Follow this link to  You Must Be You



Just My Local- Fashion 5 Minutes Away

Most of the time we just pop into a department store, have a quick browse, buy something and leave or it might be a little harder those who have kids because going into town to find that right dress or pants is a struggle because child/ren are having a meltdown so we walk out and don’t buy anything. I love stores that have toys for the little ones, makes it a little easier for me to shop.

Until recently i found a store only 5 minutes away from where i live and. They have amazing clothing wear- casual and formal- shoes , bags , jewelry and more.

Efagi opened in june 1999. There was nothing in Maitland hunter valley NSW for young ,working  women wanting high fashion at affordable prices.

Their customers have grown up with them, with many still remembering where they started. They have changed their fashion and trends along the way- remembering why they named the shop Efagi in the first place.

An Efagi is an image-they like to dress their ladies in the best possible image of themselves , and always be who they are..big or small and embrace that.

I have purchaced quite a few dresses from Efagi . you can see below

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1. I love this dress!! I’m wearing this to my sister -in -laws hens party. Perfect for a girls night out on the town.

2.A navy blue and nude dress is perfect that elegant wedding. It holds such a beautiful lace touch that ruffles through to back of the dress.

3.This dress style here is perfect for a great lunch out with girls and you can wear it out dinner of a night. To make it a little more elegant a skirt is placed over the top of the bottom of the dress.

4.This beautiful multicolored halter neck dress is perfect for that beach or park outing

To keep up to date with Efagi and its latest trends follow them on facebook AT


Wedding Bells <3

Planning a wedding can be stressful, exciting,overwhelming and satisfying. When you want to look back on your wedding day, you don’t want to think “why on earth did you stress over that”!

Usually brides-to-be plan at least 18 months ahead – I HI 5 to those who plan it in weeks!- Take your time, relax and enjoy every moment of planning your wedding. It can be as casual as a BBQ in the backyard or as formal as a Ball.

Keep these simple tips in mind with Ashley Elizabeth Bridal’s top tips for planning a wedding.

Ashley Elizabeth Bridal is located in the vineyards of the Hunter Valley NSW. Ashley Elizabeth Bridal  brings elegance and exquisite style to the Hunter Valley along with a unique variety of breath taking gowns. Your sure to find your dream dress at Ashley Elizabeth Bridal.

These simple steps from Ashley Elizabeth Bridal will help you enjoy planning your special day.

  1. SET DATE, VENUE & LOCATION- Once you’ve set a date, finding your location and venue is a high priority. Places book quickly especially if its somewhere popular.
  1. DIARY- Write everything down on paper. Its been proven to decrease stress and anxiety- and you wont forget…


1.TIME MATTERS WHEN CHOOSING THE RIGHT DRESS– Trying on bridal dresses is a workout! organise a full day to search instead of juggling through work hours or between errands.

2.MAKE SURE THE LIGHT IS RIGHT- It is important to try your dress on in similar light to your wedding. If your having an outdoor wedding ceromony, try your dress near a window or if you having a church candlelight ceromony, try your dress on in dim light .

  1. OPINIONS OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS- Only invite the people whose opinions you actually care about and value. Dont feel you need to invite friends or family if their thoughts on your style arent very important to you.

4.BRA AND UNDERWEAR- A good tip is to wear similar undergarments when choosing your gown, that you will be wearing on your wedding day. So if your wearing a strapless dress- opt for a strapless bra and underwear in a neural color- would be a great idea. Most of the time there are bridal consultants in the dressing rooms with you so wear something you feel comfortable in and another person seeing.

5.COMFORT- If like me, a wild dancer..I will  be grooving it on the dance floor on my wedding night. Ashley Elizabeth Bridal recommends being comfortable in your dress. Make sure you can kneel or sit if theres alot of sitting required at your cermomy . Make sure you can dance comfortable in your gown. Im sure you would like to drop it like its hot!!

6.CRYING- Every bride has a different experience when wedding shopping.If this is a time for you to express your emotinal side or personal stlye, go ahead !.Dont let anyone tell you otherwise. Not all brides cry when they find the perfect dress.

I hope these tips help you stay calm and are useful along the way to  plan the perfect day of yours and your partners dreams.

You can see Ashley Elizabeth Bridal collection by popping over to their website at