NMJ Bride - Bec Watson

April 13, 2017

This week we would love to introduce you to another Natalie Marie Bride. Meet Bec and her husband Sean, as they share their bohemian style nuptials! 

 

1. Tell us your names?
Bec & Sean

 

2. How did you both meet?
We met at Uni in 2010, well we met out one night on an army themed cruise… We played cat and mouse for a year before finally deciding to start dating early in 2011.

 

3. Where & when did you get married - tell us a little bit about your day? What was the highlight?
We got married in Sean’s mum’s backyard! It was really casual and completely perfect for us! We had wood fired pizza for food, sangria w/ fruit from my girlfriend’s mum’s farms for bevvies and a DF in the garage. It was epic!

Highlight was having all our family and friends around us, everyone was in such a good mood and it was incredible. Another highlight would be my twin brother finding (and buying) my wedding dress just 3 days before the big day!


4. Tell us about your rings, what did that process look like?
I have the rutilated quartz & rose gold engagement ring with the queenie rose gold & white diamond wedding band. Sean has a this rose gold brushed band. They’re both amazing and we get loads of compliments on them.

Read below for info on engagement ring, but for the wedding bands we had an appointment with Nat and just tried a few things on to see what we liked. I knew I wanted something fine & delicate and Sean the opposite. Nat was incredible helpful and friendly. 

Sean also surprised me with a necklace from Natalie Marie on the day. It is so beautiful and I love wearing it on special occasions.

 

5. What drew you to Natalie Marie for your wedding pieces? What do your rings mean to you?
I first saw Natalie’s work in an article North Journal in 2014, I loved it and Sean slyly took a photo of the article. It was the rutilated quartz ring and I just loved how fine and simple it was yet still very eye-catching. I loved how unique the stone was!

We headed to South America for a year late in 2014 and he proposed in Ecuador. He proposed with a small sterling silver ring that he’d been carrying with him for 5 months but still had the photo of Natalie’s work in his phone, he showed my the photo and suggested when we got home getting her to make one! 

Sean ended up ordering one through Natalie and got my best friend to bring it over to us! She met us in Colombia! It was awesome and so special getting it hand delivered! to Colombia!

Our rings mean loads to us! Like any married couple I’m sure. But they’re unique and different and I love that. 

We then headed to NZ for a 2.5 week road trip! We hiked and explored the south island and it was awesome. There are pictures from our honeymoon and wedding on our travel blog’s instagram @looktheworldintheeye



Natalie Marie presents Lona, a collection with its roots in Island landscapes. 

Inspired by the hidden beaches of Hawaii, where sand is created by lava exploding upon reaching the ocean, and water which dances with iridescence as the fresh and salt water bodies combine.  

Soft, interlocking forms sit alongside multilayered, luminescent stones which play on light and shift in appearance. With a focus on organic surfaces and softened edges, this collection speaks the language of light dancing on the water. 

Grey diamonds, salt and pepper diamonds and Labradorite take the front seat of this collection. All natural stones with deep detailing, heavy inclusions and perfect imperfections. No two stones are the same, each harbouring their own secrets. 

Continuing in her signature style, this collection combines fine stone rings, with layered, organic stacking bands. Drop earrings and statement hoops alongside fine, layered necklaces. 

Available to shop online now. 

NMJ Bride - Natalie Fitch

March 26, 2017

We are starting featuring some of our Natalie Marie Jewellery weddings and engagements! We thought what better way to start than to share our director/designer Natalie's wedding to husband Dan. 

 

1. Tell us your names?
Natalie & Daniel Fitch 


2. How did you both meet?
We met ten years ago, both working in a bar in Manly while I was studying my fine arts degree and Dan was playing in a band. A lot has happened in the years since! 

 

3. Where & when did you get married - tell us a little bit about your day?
We got married on the 23rd November 2013 on Scotland Island, Pittwater. We hired out an estate called Bangalla on Scotland Island for the day, which had a big house for our families to spend the weekend in with a separate cabin for us and a boat house for friends. It was such a treat to be able to extend the celebrations across the entire weekend. We transported our guests over on a little wooden ferry and greeted them with cocktails in the boathouse. The ceremony was held in the pool house (after a torrential downpour moved us inside), which overlooked the pool and ocean below. The ferry carrying the bride and bridal party was caught in a huge storm on the way over from Newport, which meant the ceremony was almost an hour late. We had to sprint up the jetty, dresses hiked up in the pouring rain to get up to the house. It was not exactly the ideal graceful entrance but the hilarity of the situation definitely helped with the nerves! 

We had a small wedding with less than 60 guests, and post ceremony the day unfolded into casual mingling with spanish style food served from giant paella pans. Our guests lounged on daybeds and the lawn while our friend Trent played guitar. This later evolved an evening of dancing, before the ferries eventually started moving everybody back to the mainland. We enjoyed a blissful two days afterwards with our loved ones, soaking up every minute. 



4. What was the highlight?
I had chosen Cat Steven’s ‘The Wind’ to walk up the aisle to, and because of the disastrous entry, our poor musician ended up playing this (very short) song on a loop for about 20 minutes, I could hear it as I made my way up the winding and slippery path to the house, and while I waited for the bridesmaids to join me and eventually make their way through. It was such a special moment (or twenty) to hear that drifting across the gardens mingled with the sense of anticipation from both sides. 

For both of us, I think the key highlight was stepping back, towards the end of the day as the sun was going down, and just taking it all in. Looking around and realising that (almost) all of our loved ones were here in this one place, in this perfect scene that we had somehow put together, celebrating us. Both of our families are from the UK, so being all together is a rare occurrence, and something that we very much treasured. 



5. Tell us about your rings, what did that process look like?
I had nothing to do with my engagement ring. Dan (bravely) designed that himself around his grandmothers old mine cut diamond. He did an absolutely perfect job, I could never have asked for anything more perfect. I crafted both of our wedding rings for us. A chunky cuff style band for Dan, and a super fine diamond band for myself (the first Queenie!)



6. What drew you to Natalie Marie for your wedding pieces?
I knew the designer…..



7. What do your rings mean to you?
Our wedding rings are the most treasured pieces of jewellery we own. I don’t actually wear a lot of rings myself, they tend to get in the way when working with my hands, but my wedding ring is something I never take off. They are intrinsically laced with sentiment and also the warm wishes of our loved ones, as we had a ring warming during our wedding ceremony where the rings were passed around our guests to be warmed or blessed. 

Christmas Gifting

November 30, 2016

Natalie Marie Jewellery Fine Stacking Rings

YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ORDER

For those of you outside of Australia, the 1st of December is the last day to get your Christmas orders in before our cut off closes.
If you are located in Australia the 1st of December is your lastday for ‘Stone Orders’ and the final cut off for all domesticpieces Monday 5th December. For those who miss out, we do have limited stock in our Sydney Showroom that might suit for last minute gifts.
*not including Bespoke or Diamond pieces. Orders are only guaranteed when express shipping is selected at checkout.

NMJ Via The Lane

November 09, 2016

The Lane Interview

We recently had the girls from 'The Lane' pay us a visit to find outwhat inspires Natalie and how she designs the collections.
You can read the full interview here >