August 25, 2011


Mrs SugarLove, Leigh Taylor's behind the scene interview with Portobello Bride.

What’s your favourite part of your job?

Working in our gorgeous showroom with a great team and hearing our clients say they have always dreamed of hiring us to cover their day. And of course giving them incredible memories after the wedding day to last forever – nothing beats that feeling after all the planning and hard work has been done to realise that you were the 2nd most important decision they made (after choosing each other of course!)

What are you reading at the moment?
I have about 5 books on the boil usually. At the moment lets see on the bedside there is; Tender is the Night (F Scott Fitzgerald), The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen & Buddhism for Mothers. Not far away is “An Affair with a House” and most of the current issues of Real Living, Inside out, Belle and Highlife. I am not a big fashion magazine fan! You tend to find mountains of interior design books or “how to” parenting guides around my desk & bookshelf on most days along with a big inspiration folder on our new renovation project.

What are you lusting after at the moment?
Counting down the weeks until our beautiful tropical getaway for my 10year wedding anniversary, lots of furniture and  fixtures for our new tree change escape, silver caviar ring by Andrea Corson and more time to snuggle up with our little boys and read some good stories.

Top three songs on your play list?
Piano Sonata 11 (Mozart),
If I Ever Feel Better (Phoenix) and
Twinkle Twinkle (my 4year has hijacked my iphone favourites list)

What is your favourite moment during a wedding?
The I-Do kiss and the moments we capture when a couple are not aware of the camera.

Who inspires you?
My darling children and my husband (Bradley Patrick) who inspires me more than anyone to make both of our dreams come true each day. (Samples of his work appear on SugarLove Weddings & his newly updated commercial site will launch in Winter 2011).

I also love reading daily posts by A Cup Of Jo, Vicki Archer Anna Spiro And my daily wedding fix comprises Once Wed,  Style Me Pretty and Polka Dot Bride .

Favourite Cocktail?
Old fashioned girl – Baileys & Milk

What does it take to impress you?
A lot – passion, dedication, positivity, persistence, a great smile, confidence and great style.

What is the best piece of advice you were ever given?
It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

Favourite way to spend a Sunday?
Sleeping in (won't happen for a few years yet), hubby’s home cooked brekkie with the boys, a relaxing read of the Sunday papers, something sweet, great coffee, laughter and trips around the coast with the family.

Black Tie or Casual?

Your suggestion for a new name for ‘Hens party'?
Ladies Luxury Pamper Day

Your favourite hostess gift to give?
Nice bottle of red wine or some interesting in season blooms.

What’s the best gift you have ever received?
The gorgeous wooden sleigh bed and Brett Whitely lithograph from the room we stayed in on our wedding night from my husband of course!!

Three words that describe you best.
Focused, Passionate, Loving

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