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

August 15, 2011


With spring just around the corner how gorgeous is this wisteria chandelier setting. Saw it on one of my favourite blogs today over at Brabourne Farm - happy Monday everyone!!

August 8, 2011


Welcome to the beachy chic wedding of Courtney & Tim. The wedding was set in the heavenly town of Noosa, QLD and took place on a gorgeous spring day in November last year. We were so thrilled to be flown up north to cover their photography on the day.

Bride to Be Magazine have a lovely feature showcasing our images in their August 2011 issue on sale now. The sun shone over Noosa Beach where their ceremony took place (Maison La Plage Grove) and the waves broke gently in the background on the day.

Tiny sailboats on crisp white card and navy accents were chosen throughout the day at the ceremony and reception that took place at Ricky's Bar & Restaurant.

White roses compliment the brides gown by Strictly Bridal Emporium


Adorable flowergirls joined Courtney & Tim for the beachside ceremony.

A very happy groom awaits his princess. Classic navy & white tie matches the navy/white ribbons on the guest chairs.


Handwritten vows always surpass any traditional readings (we believe!!)

I DO, I DO, I DO love you.....congrats to Courtney & Tim!

The bridesmaids wore full length dresses by Toni Maticevski

The reception was decorated using low white rose centerpieces, tealight candles and lots of ottomans for guests to enjoy the sunset.

Twist n' Roll made the "Love is Sweet" Macaron Bomboniere. Boxes were sourced from that wonderful treasure trove Etsy.

Ricky's in Noosa was the most perfect neutral palette to work with. Lots of glass louvered windows to see the view and long tables throughout.

The three tiers of chocolate cake was made by White Ivy Design 

The magic light - photos by Principal Photographer Bradley taken near the fire burners pre dinner.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this pic!! Also the fav chosen for C&T Thank you card!


Pre Dinner Drinks & Canapes took place in the garden where the fresh navy & white colour palette was repeated under candlelight.

Courtney and the some of her best friends (Elyse on the left you might recall we worked with on her wedding in Brisbane in May 2009). So great to see her again!


Candles candles everywhere - it is really the most stunning light.

Tealights in white flame proof decorative bags light the way.


Bubbles, cheers and lots of laughter accompanied Courtney & Tim on the dancefloor.

Thank you for choosing us to cover your day guys, it was so wonderful working with you and we cannot wait to hear all your news over the years too!! Keep in touch...Leigh & the SugarLove Team x

August 3, 2011


The new issue of Bride to Be Magazine is out today and we are thrilled to have 2 new weddings in there. Here is a peek at one of Queensland weddings shot on location in beachy Noosa. A full feature on the wedding will appear on the blog this weekend.


We also have a lovely harbourside wedding in Pyrmont in the current issue featuring our clients Cate & Anthony. Make sure you get a copy of the issue for many more inspiration ideas too!!