Introducing The Well Nest

Winter sun and breakfast by the beach don’t get much better than when they’re both being enjoyed at the new (& seriously pretty) Boathouse, Shelley Beach. And that’s exactly where we were earlier this month to launch our sister project @thewellnest.glow - an inspiring Instagram account dedicated to the health + fitness + wellness of brides who are keen to use their wedding as a catalyst for long term health lifestyle change.

Guests were invited to find their glow and join us at the stunning location to enjoy an exquisite three course healthy breakfast. Between courses we were delighted to be joined by clinical nutritionist, author, wellness blogger and self-confessed health nut! Jessica Sepel. During a Q&A session, Jessica shared her top health tips and, having recently become engaged to fiancé Dean Steingold, her top bride-to-be tips too!

Her top tip for glowing brides-to-be? Less stress, more rest! Jessica reminded us that it’s important to rest when we can. Early nights, yoga, massage, whatever works for you to help you relax and find your glow. Where possible, prioritise time for those things, they’re important and we know you’re definitely worth it. 

After a delicious breakfast in the most perfect of locations with fabulous company, the Wedding Nest team were feeling perfectly rested, inspired… and full! 

A big thank you to everyone who joined us and of course to our very special partners for making the first ‘Find Your Glow’ event such a success:

Kate O’Shea of The Wedding Showcase, the team at The Boathouse, Music duo DUKE, Videographers The Story of Us, Pressed Juices & Santa Vittoria Water

We’re so excited about what’s to come @thewellnest.glow and can't wait to have you join our growing community.

Join us @thewellnest.glow on Instagram today and get ready to find your glow with 30 Day Challenges - the first of which will be starting very soon. Keep your eyes peeled!

(Jessica Sepel, Kate O’Shea, Zoe Dent, Jacqui Scruby. Photo Credit: @lillikadphotography)

Calling all linen lovers

And so to bed…

Did you know that the average person spends 25 years sleeping? That’s a lot of shut-eye. And a lot of time spent in bed. So, seeing as we’re there (a lot) we really should be giving some thought to what we’re cocooning our tired bodies with while catching those all important z’s. No, we’re not talking about who you choose to snuggle up with (although that is important), we are of course talking bed linen.

Not only can well chosen bedding transform a bedroom, add personality and create a look which could be the envy of any bed, it can also make going to bed really rather divine. A moment each day to truly savour. We all know that blissful feeling of climbing into a freshly made bed & snuggling in between fresh soft sheets for a good night’s sleep. Ahh, makes you sleepy just thinking about it, doesn’t it?

When it comes to the ultimate sleep experience, Melbourne brand Hale Mercantile Co. is one of our absolute favourites here at The Wedding Nest. With a passion for quality, their luxury linen range is grown, spun, dyed, woven and sewn in Europe and the end result is something quite special; relaxed textural 100% pure linen sheets and linen bedding co-ordinates so sumptuous you’ll find it hard to get out of bed!  Each product also comes in a range of beautiful soft colours, sure to make your bedroom beautiful.

And, don’t forget, linen will keep you cool and fresh in summer and warm and cosy in winter so it’s the perfect year-round bedding.

Statistics also say we spend 1.5 years of our lives in the bathroom. Eek, best get some linen in there too! The good news is that Hale Mercantile Co. have your back there too, with a range of beautiful plush waffle linen towels. Bliss.

Oh, one last thing. Not a fan of ironing? Fear not. Hale Mercantile Co. linens require no more than a simple warm machine wash and medium tumble dry. No ironing needed. Yay! All the more time to sleep…

Sweet dreams linen lovers.

To create your own linen haven, search “Hale Mercantile” here on The Wedding Nest to view the entire range and ask your Wedding Registry Consultant for details on colour-ways.

Bride to Be

As featured in the May-July 2015 edition of Bride to Be magazine (page 287). We're loving the look of the Kaz Morton Designer Cheese Plate and the Bonnie & Neil watercolour tea towel in orange - both available at The Wedding Nest.

Country Home Ideas

“I have definitely picked up loved pieces across my travels, however a lot of the pieces are actually sourced from my wedding registry business, The Wedding Nest,” Zoe reveals. Zoe's business specialises in beautiful furniture pieces, statement artwork, and boutique homewares.

Adore Home Magazine Paradise Edition

Zoe says her home and The Wedding Nest are an extension of her style. "My home reflects both my love of nature and the beach. I prefer neutral colours as they are calming and instead like to play with different tones, textures and textiles to create interest. Our gift range for the Wedding Nest also focuses on authentic, quality pieces."

Once Daily Chic

Like our style of 'business meeting', this registry isn't your conventional arrangement!
Although they do have the registry 'basics' {kitchenware & linen} the focus is on beautiful home wares, statement artwork & furniture.
To help guide your choices, the site is curated in 4 styles - French, Eclectic, Beach & Contemporary.

The Wedding Nest thrives on making it personal;
They love the couple to provide them with magazine pages, Pinterest boards etc & can help curate registry items based on your style.
There is even a styling service by Imogen Naylor, who will help you choose items & then style it once the goods arrive!

Once Daily Chic

Registries are laid out visually so your guests can see the 'look' they are helping to create.
This 'lookbook' style & reference images helps make the registry more personal & the gift giver not feel like
they are 'just giving a vase but contributing to the whole style of your home'.

Once Daily Chic

Some of their suppliers include; Penny Farthing Design House, Ahoy Trader, Bonnie & Neil, Mud Australia, Uashmama & Mateus Ceramics. But they also have one off items from exotic locations - think juju headdresses & cowrie shell necklaces.
If you are about to tie the knot get on over to The Wedding Nest & deck out that house of yours :)

Home Heaven

How to plan a perfect wedding registry

Combining practicality with how people get married now was an important factor for Zoe Dent and Jacqui Scruby who started a boutique wedding registry company, The Wedding Nest, filled with curated beautiful and unique pieces for the home, in 2012.
Getting the balance of a wedding registry right, says Zoe, is all about communication: “Through our consultation process we advise on the best mix of gifts (including traditional Le Creuset for the oldies, to affordable art for their friends to contribute to) and make sure there is a variety of price points."

Our Scandi Range

We love the feel of a "scandi" interior. Think pale wooden furniture, white and black surfaces and charcoal and brown tones all mixed together to create a simple yet relaxed and light filled interior. Even our shop window this week features some of our scandi range! To create your Nordic-inspired home, simply search our website using the term "scandi".