Monday, December 20, 2010

A Very Whimsical Christmas!

Well the markets were cancelled, thanks to certain cyclonic conditions. It was so disappointing - especially since we had everything ready to go, and fresh cupcakes to display in our Christmassy wrappers!

But as the song goes - we'd better not pout! lieu of the markets, we put together a Christmas-themed photoshoot and we'll be launching our massive end-of-year sale in the next 2 days.

More details to come!

For now - sit back with a rumball or two and enjoy:

" A Very Whimsical Christmas".

Vendor List

All products available from Moonlight & Whimsy:

Cake platter, roses, ribbon, baubles & beads, ribbon off-cuts belong to Moonlight & Whimsy.

Our gorgeous Christmas-themed cupcakes were from Jenny's Cakes.
Based in Brisbane, Jenny’s Cakes is ready to work with you to design a special masterpiece celebration cake to make your special day truly memorable.

You can check out their website at: - tell them we sent you!

Thank all of our valuable customers and clients for your support this year. We can't wait to bring you more whimsical events in 2011!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Time flies!

It's been awhile, dear readers. We've been rushed off our feet with Christmas orders, parties, market preparation and new web design clients. It's amazing how time flies when you're having fun!

Our most recent client is Sashay Bridal who are reasonably new to the Brisbane wedding scene - and have some absolutely gorgeous designs - at some really decent prices. Check out their new website here:

We're pleased to announce that we've been featured in Brisbane's "Planning Weddings" magazine - keep an eye out for our ad (it's very pink!) - and swing by and say hi if you've spotted us in it!

On the Facebook Front - we now have 475 fans! We are absolutely gobsmacked and blessed by the support we've received in the few short months that we've been in business. We're moving into hire and styling in the coming year and we can't wait to make your events as memorable as you dream them to be. In January some major work is going to be happening to our online store to integrate it into the new site design - which will hopefully keep everything streamlined.

Don't forget we'll be making an appearance at the Twilight Markets at Kurwongbah (near Petrie) on the 17th of February from 6pm onwards (weather permitting). Come and see a dazzling display of coloured lanterns - some as cheap as $2 each, and see our incredible lantern and flower light-strings in action. We'll also have a range of cupcake wrappers - perfect for last minute Christmas presents - and heaps more!

We're still running our Blog Promotion - as soon as we hit 50 followers - we'll be giving away a $20 voucher to one lucky follower! Spread the word!

I'm off to finalise my sketches for my new dessert buffet - can't wait to share it with you all!

Have a wonderful whimsical Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gift Ideas and Stocking-Fillers

Looking for some fabulous gift ideas and stocking-fillers this Christmas season? Look no further! We have the perfect gift ideas from as low as $1.75 each!!

Christmas Gifts Under $5

 Butterfly Wine Stopper - $4.00
Perfect for the wine-enthusiast!

Heart to Heart - Interlocking Salt/Pepper Shakers - $4.75
Gorgeous and quirky - perfect for romantic picnics!

Magnet-backed Aluminium Photo Frames - $1.75 ea.
Keep reminders of your loved ones, friends and family where you can always see them.

Christmas Gifts Under $15.00

Cupcake Wrappers - assorted colours/designs. Don't pay $16+ for these from other stores! Moonlight & Whimsy stock these starting at $13.95/pkt 12!

Christmas Gifts Under $25.00

Feather Quills - assorted colours (black, white, burgundy, teal, pink and purple!). These are a quirky, GORGEOUS gift that any writing enthusiast will love! Only $21.00 each!

 Black Quill Ink - High quality glass bottle of ink. Perfect to include with your quills! Only $15.00!

Check out all these and more at our online store:

Stock is flying out the door - so be quick!!

Save the Date! Twilight Markets.

We are pleased to announce that we will be displaying our goodies at:

Old Petrie Town Twilight Markets
Kurwongbah (just out of Petrie)

 Friday night 17th December 
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Come along and check out our brand new range of portable battery-operated LED lights, floral lights, light cubes, submersible LEDs and of course our very bright and colourful range of spherical, floating and battery operated cylindrical lanterns!

We'll also have our cupcake wrappers on display and one lucky winner will also win a $20 gift voucher to be used at our online store - just in time for Christmas!

For more information - check out the What's On in Brisbane website here and stay tuned to our blog and Facebook for updates!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Whimsical Wedding: Monique and Lee

Très chic. I have always wanted to use that term legitimately - and now I can! When Monique and Lee's wedding was brought to my attention, there was much sighing and squeeing. So many gorgeous details. And they are SO in love.

That dress! The colours! That BOUQUET! It's simply... irresistible! (And très chic. LOL). So without further ado, I give you...

Monique and Lee
Brisbane Powerhouse
  2 October, 2010

Lee proposed the day Monique arrived back from a month-long study trip to China. "I believe my jetlag thwarted his plans - he had planned a lovely dinner but I was too tired and refused to go. So later in the night, I woke up and he told me I had a surprise waiting at Kangaroo Point. I told him I would only go if I didn't need to do my hair or makeup!"

He proposed on the Kangaroo Point cliffs, with the city lights in the background. "Then we sat there for a while" Monique says "...and ate Jatz straight from the box and drank wine straight from the bottle." 

Monique was thrilled when Lee presented her with an emerald ring that he bought from her favourite antique store in Paddington. "I always said I'd say no if he bought me diamonds!"

A traditional wedding was never considered by the two because they felt it didn't represent who they were as a couple. 

"I also think the decision was helped by the fact that I've only been to one other wedding, and it was lovely and casual, so I didn't have any pre-concieved ideas about what makes a wedding a wedding. It was a blank canvas."

"We had 70 people there, which was by no means everyone we wanted, but was the most we could afford. To keep numbers and costs down, we didn't allow for children or plus ones."

Did they consider a wedding planner? "There were times that I would have sold my first born for a wedding planner! If planning the wedding taught me anything, it is that I don’t cope well with stress, but I am very good at hiding it. The silver lining in the big thunderous stormcloud that became my emotions is that all that stress taught me to appreciate the strength of my relationships."

Monique and Lee chose to not have favours - however they made all of the invitations and displayed small photo frames on all of the tables, with pictures of their family inside. They felt this was an appropriate way to honour those that were present and those that have passed.

They didn't make many of the decorations, but sourced all of them from sellers on Etsy, and op shops instead. "There is something very romantic about having decorations that someone has put a lot of love and time into" Monique says. "A lot of the decorations were my ideas, and I sourced some talented soul to make them - like the crocheted 'guest book' and 'wishing well' signs, and the fabric/newspaper/pinecone roses."

And the dress? "I never set foot in a bridal store, let alone tried on a 'proper' wedding dress!" Monique says.  She knew from the word go that she wanted a vintage "flapper-inspired" wedding dress - however sourcing one in a size 14 was hard. After "googling to hell and back", she stumbled upon Le Luxe Clothing - an online store that specialises in vintage reproductions.  The dress cost around $250 and it was "perfect".

"I made it a bit more 'me' with a feather cape by Tsubi (second hand from ebay) and blinged up with some on-sale pearls from el cheapo store Diva. A lot of people were apprehensive about my dress choice, and thought it would look like a costume, not a wedding dress. At times it was hard to deal with that. But ultimately I would have felt like I was wearing a costume had I been in a big poufy gown, and that's not how I wanted to feel. I wanted to feel like me - and I did."


As for the bridesmaids...err... slaves? "My three best friends Jemma, Mandy and Camille were my brideslaves." Monique says. "I threatened them with the notion of high-necked, floor-length, maroon velvet gowns!"  However in reality, putting them in matching dresses was never an option as they were all "different people with different tastes" and she wanted their dresses to reflect that.

"I wanted them to get dresses that they (genuinely) liked and could wear again. We went shopping together and didn't set out with any colours in mind - I had been thinking pastel originally - but after we found Jemma's cream and black Alannah Hill dress and fell in love with it, we decided the colours would be pale neutrals with black. We went from there" she says.

The dresses and the decor weren't the only spectacular and original parts of the wedding. Monique's bouquet was actually made by her husband-to-be. "He spent hours and hours making it after I saw one online that was way over our budget. Lots of people also gave us brooches for the project, so I felt like it contained a lot of love" she says.

Monique's favourite memory was walking down the aisle to Lee's favourite song - an surprise acoustic version of "I Was Made For Loving You" by KISS. Even though some family members were appalled at the idea of us starting the marriage with a song all about sex, she didn't care. "Knowing that I had made him so happy made me so happy in return!"

Monique's other favourite memory was the reception and the many hours spent on the dance floor. "I do love a good dance floor" she says.

Any guest feedback? "Everyone had a ball" she says. "We wanted the wedding to be like a huge party with a wedding inside, and it was. A lot of people have said that they finally 'got' the ideas I had and the vison we had for our day."

"Oh, and that I got very drunk. Very, very drunk."

 Congratulations Monique and Lee - and thank you for sharing your special day with us!

Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse
Dress: LeLuxe Clothing
Music:  Simon Watson and Co
Jonas Peterson.
Cake(s):  Eileen Layt - "brideslave's" mother.