The pain. The horror. The intolerable SEATING CHART!???

So my first run in with seating charts spanned over 3 years ago. It was a memorable moment, as it was the very first time I realised that weddings can turn people batshit crazy. In this case it was not the bride, nor Bill's blessed parents, but it was the amount of politics that surrounded…

Bridal shower, hens day or high tea – what will it be?

It was only a few weeks ago that someone asked me for the date of my hens day because their 2018 was filling up, and to be honest I nearly vomited. Say wha!? Seriously isn't the wedding like 2 years away? And then I checked my calendar and realised maybe ignorance isn't always bliss? In…

My Bali photographer shortlist

One of the major 'pro's' to a Balinese destination wedding is the amazing local photographer talent available at extremely reasonable prices. I've heard horror stories of girls bringing over Australian based photographers and them not knowing the local sites and how to get around. My one tip is - if you want beautiful pictures, let…

Say my name, say my name – oh yes it’s staying the same

For those who know me well, you may be surprised by my decision to stay Sophie Maxwell. You may question why I'm not taking the name of the love of my life, one with a killer family and particularly amazing parents. It's a combination of reasons really. Maybe I'm a little bit lazy, wanting a…