Mr and Mrs Cook

On the 28th of February 2015 I married my best friend, my fiancé, lover and now husband Matthew and spent it celebrating with some of the most important people of my life.

Everyone prior to the wedding told me that it wouldn’t be perfect, it would most likely not go exactly to plan and that things would definitely go wrong. You know what, things did go wrong, but hey my expectations were not of someone who wanted a perfect wedding day they were to enjoy the day celebrating the love of Matt and I and to share that love with friends and family, which is exactly what happened and for both of us it really was the best day of our lives.

Below are a few photo’s taken by the amazing Milly Jane Photography. Milly is not only someone I have had the pleasure of knowing and being aquatinted with over the years but she is also one amazingly talented person who I am thankful to for capturing our perfect day.

All the amazing people involved and those who put in extra effort because you are our friends, family or part of our life in some way or another I just want to say thank you. I am so very thankful and blown away by your kindness.


Our stunning rings by Lifestyle Designs Jewellery


The idea I came up with in regards to decorations or as every stylist ask’s what is your theme was that I wanted to feel as connected to the earth as possible. I was brought up in the country, on land, surrounded by rainforest, creeks and animals. I wanted to feel this, I wanted it to be natural and I wanted to make each table have a little bit of me on it. Bundaleer rainforest gardens was perfect in so many ways. Not only did it have a perfect setting but it brought back wonderful memories that I had forgotten about from my childhood. I was so happy this was created by the stylist for me and I hope people ended up taking there little herb babies home to be planted so new life could be brought into this world.



Decorations and styling by AVIdeas – Event planning With the help of my style and direction


Decorations and styling by AVIdeas – Event planning With the help of my style and direction



Handmade with love. “Use me tonight and then take me home and let love grow”




Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens


Cake by Karlees Kupcakes

After being pronounced husband and wife!



The most perfect dress by one of my best friends Rebecca Cobbing from Rebecca Cobbing Cotoure.







A visit to my past.

Wow 2015 is here already and January is almost over. Time just passes by so quickly.

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Year. I know Matt and I ate way to much and probably drank way to much as well. We sure did enjoy ourselves though.

2015… This year is going to be one big one. Matt and I are getting married, we are taking a 3 week holiday overseas to rest and rejuvenate, pretty sure our last actual holiday was New York. So way to long ago. I intend on studying again, along with working permanent part time and teaching yoga. I hope to visit Bali to experience the culture and learn more about yoga as well as take time to really work on being healthier and happier. Matt is going to be working hard on building his Sound Engineering Business, which I am so excited about, he is one talented man. I can’t wait to see him doing more musically as well. So a very inspiring year ahead for us.

Now to to explain the title of this blog post. I must say it has been a very interesting experience having the past rear its head, I haven’t said ugly head because in a way it has been something I was able to look at positively.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been going through old diaries, photo’s and documents. I spent a lot of time in my early 20’s writing my feelings down on paper, paintings and keeping musical lyrics that I connected with. I was, lets say… lost in a dark place. It was interesting to me, now that I am 27, happy and feeling excited about my life and future, how when reading or going through past photo’s etc, I didn’t experience any attachment. I wasn’t angry, sad, or even weirded out… I was actually happy, I was surprised at my talent with writing and my artistic flare… I was happy that I was no longer attached to that negative space and I was happy that I was able to see how much I had grown.

I know I haven’t blogged in a while being so busy but after having this wonderful experience I felt I needed to share with you. I think letting go doesn’t mean forgetting, it just allows you to grow and not attach to the negative, it opens you to being positive and I am so thankful for that.

Now I am going to leave you with one of my poems I wrote in 2006, I was going through a pretty hard time. I have so many of these little gems, although it is dark, it makes me smile, it makes me glad that I was able to experience such emotion and I was able to come out of the darkness and into the light.

let go

A stench so strong, this infernal demise

Desolation and absolution

Serenity in thine eyes

To be complete to suffer in confusion

This window of tricks, smashed and broken

Words thrown back and forth, innocence

The devils tramping ground

The soft flesh dripping with sweat

The wind carried the sound of screams

The burning cent lingered

A blind red rage pulsing

The autumn leaves begin to fall

The sky is filled with a sea of white to thick to see through

A bright light beams in the distance and closer it moves now towards you

That journey the inevitable one you’ve been chasing

Now appearing and just as you new it would, you see it disappearing

Flowers start to bloom and the trees flourish

That red apple bitten; now you see the world for what it is

Selfishness has no end, the circle of craziness begins

Lost souls the streets filled with emptiness

Each goal set reached, each chase complete

Thriving for what we no is obscene

Tormenting and torture

Inevitable you seem to feel incomplete

I walked you through the Garden of Eden

I skipped to every beat

I lay in that which you called my dominion

Only to experience bathing in ridicule

My lungs opening as every breath cuts deep

A soft mixture of burning, thus into my being

Searching for the harsh life distaine

Tasting this infernal darkness



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