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Romantic French Inspired Wedding Inspiration

For a girl that stares at pretty pictures day in and day out, one might think that I would be desensitized to the good stuff. The stuff that knocks you clear off your feet and forces your heart to skip a tiny beat. But with a backdrop this beautiful, a marbled cake and a backless gown that sort of makes me weep… that is exactly what my heart did. Click here for more in the gallery from the team at White Images and Little Gray Station (along with a slew of others below)!

White Images

From White ImagesPomegranates and grapes spill out of tarnished silver platters featuring delicious French cheese, as handmade artisan bread is kneaded and baked on site in this romantic setting.

Set amongst the enchanting grounds of Deux Belettes in Byron Bay, with a dining table, lined with bentwood chairs, cascading with flowing grey linens and delicate florals, this French inspired shoot creates an enchanting, ethereal atmosphere. Dramatic pewter calligraphy on black cards sit alongside lavender posies tied with maroon silk ribbons atop delicate white stoneware.

Nestled in a picturesque alcove overlooking the stunning Deux Belettes grounds sits the beautiful marbled wedding cake, a modern reference to the opulence of French feasting.

Cake: The Cake That Ate Paris | Catering: Your Gourmet | Floral Design: Green & Bloom | Furniture: Hampton Event Hire | Hair: Foxs Lane Styling | Linens And Cutlery : Prop It Pretty | Makeup: Jess Brailak Makeup | Photography: White Images | Reception Venue: Deux Belettes | Stationery: Cass Deller Design | Styling: Little Gray Station | Suit: Wil Valor | Videography: Roost Film Co | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace

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Mens Rings Online

In the wonderful world of wedding rings, it’s no question that most of the spotlight lands on the bride’s sparkler — so much attention, in fact, that the groom’s ring often becomes an afterthought. My dears, Mens Rings Online is here to change that story and offer a few tips to finding the perfect ring for your groom!

1. Know your size: Since this ring is something your guy will wear for the rest of his life, it’s a good thing to make sure it fits perfectly. Make sure you have the ability to exchange or resize the ring should you need to make it larger or smaller within the first few weeks of wearing it. Your finger will expand and contract during the day, so make sure it’s comfortable in the morning and at night!

2. Know your materials: Unlike before, mens rings now come in a huge variety of metals such as yellow gold, platinum, white gold, palladium, tungsten, titanium and even zirconium ceramics! Some materials are a more tough and durable than others, and each one has a specific look and feel. Make the decision based on your groom’s lifestyle and his style preferences! Mens Rings Online has a selection of gorgeous rings in a variety of designs and styles.

3. Give the groom a voice: Although you may have a strong opinion about what’s best for your guy, the groom should play a big part in picking the ring  — it will in fact be living on his finger for the rest of his life! So take some time to research at Mens Rings Online to choose and purchase the perfect metal, style and fit!

Take a minute to check out this sizing guide video from Mens Rings Online to help your guy figure out the right size ring!


Modern Tropical Queensland Wedding

It just doesn’t get any dreamier than destination weddings. The proof? This perfect pair saying “I Do” on the shoreline surrounded salty air and stunning sea views. The palm-lined beach made for a postcard setting and the perfect place for their ukulele laced ceremony, while Sass Studios captured every happy moment for us to see, here!

Beach Resort

From the beautiful Bride… Rob and I celebrated the start of our married life on the shores of the Coral Sea in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia. The stunning palm-lined beach of Palm Cove offered the postcard setting for a relaxed and happy celebration with 60 of our closest friends and family.

Palm Cove is located on a narrow strip of palm fringed beach between two World Heritage areas. The Daintree Rainforest steeply rises up from the mountains behind the village, and offshore lives the Great Barrier Reef.

We chose to have a destination wedding, as our friends and family are scattered far and wide. Regardless of where we chose to celebrate the occasion, a large majority of our guests would be traveling to join us. With that in mind, we decided to choose somewhere that everyone could look forward to traveling to. Far North Queensland is beautiful, relaxed and completely unique in its environment. It offered our guests the opportunity to explore tropical islands, the Great Barrier Reef, crocodiles in the Daintree river, fresh local food and plenty of beautiful places to do nothing at all! It was important for us to choose a location that offered something for everyone’s budget. With accommodation options ranging from budget to five star, Palm Cove fit the bill perfectly.

With the challenges of organizing a wedding from a distance, we opted to book the function at one of the resorts. This was the best decision we made. There was no way we could have traveled with everything, done DIY 1600km from our home, and still had time to enjoy ourselves. The function staff at the resort made everything easy, arranging the permit for the beach ceremony, back up wet weather options in place and dealt locally with their trusted suppliers. It meant more time for us to enjoy planning the details and the swim up bar!

At first we were shy of booking a resort due to cost – we did not have an unlimited budget! After some comparisons however the inclusions in a resort setting made it quite a competitive option. We were able to negotiate what was included and were able to get extras like candles, microphones, lighting, chair upgrades etc thrown in for free.

We spent a week in total at the destination. Most of our family arrived before the wedding and this gave us a very special few days with our closest family finalizing the last of the details and enjoying being on holidays. Many of our friends stayed on in the days after the wedding and we organized a day trip snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. My memories from our wedding are memories from the entire week, it wasn’t just about one day. Having those other relaxed times to enjoy the company of my loved ones on the days around the wedding took the pressure off trying to get around to talk to everyone on the wedding day itself.

My dad and I walked down the beach to the ceremony with my brother walking a few meters in front guiding the way as he played Elvis’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” on his ukulele. He is a guitarist and learned the ukulele just to play it to walk with me down the isle. It was magic!

Our flowers were local, a mix of Heliconias, orchids and ginger plants which grow in the region. It was important to me that the flowers reflected the spirit of the destination. The Esplanade in Palm Cove is beautifully landscaped with lush gardens that line the footpath, filled with tropical plants. The bouquets reflected the local flavor perfectly. The florist thanked me when she delivered the flowers as she was so grateful to use the locally grown flowers instead of the roses usually requested which need to be flown up from the colder southern climates.

I bought my Karen Willis Holmes dress secondhand on the website Still White. It was in perfect condition and I paid less than half price. A fantastic way to save some money without compromising on a designer dress.

Our ring box was an old vintage novel turned into a ring box by my cousin. He made if for us as a wedding gift and made sure we opened it before the day. It suited us perfectly as, unknown to my cousin, our best man was a librarian!

We used a knot tying ritual in our ceremony, the fisherman’s knot. The fisherman’s knot is the strongest there is, becoming ever stronger under pressure. It was a richly symbolic gesture of our two individual lives intertwining and becoming ever stronger as we promise a future together.

The ceremony was followed by drinks and canapés on the open air deck at the front of the resort looking out over the ocean. We chose to have our photographs taken before the ceremony so that we could join our guests straight after the ceremony for the canapés – I would highly recommend this to any couple. Seeing Rob before the ceremony took all my nerves away! As soon as I saw him I felt relaxed and we had such a fun time enjoying each others company for the photos! It also meant that my hair and makeup was at its best.

Canapés were followed by a poolside reception lit up by candles and lighting in the lush surrounding resort gardens. The warm tropical night was ideal for the outdoors setting and thankfully no one fell into the pool! We opted for very simple style for out tables: white tablecloths and tea light candles. The setting itself was so lovely it really didn’t need any more decoration.

We chose a local produce buffet for dinner which included crocodile, prawns, mango and pineapple salad, marinated kangaroo and many other treats. There were tables of food and it had all been presented although it was in a magazine spread. Flowers, fruits, decorative presentations on platters – no bain-maries in sight. My only regret was that I hadn’t talked so much so I could have eaten more!

Our friends and family are still reminiscing about the holiday we all shared together. Rob and I can’t wait to travel back to beautiful Palm Cove to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Gorman | Celebrant: Melanie Serafin | Dress: Still White | Floral Design: Pink Moss | Getting Ready Gowns: Plum Pretty Sugar | Hair And Makeup: Tropical Beauty By Shae Howlett | Photography: Sass Studios | Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes | Wedding Venue: Peppers Beach Club And Spa Palm Cove

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Romantic Australian Golf Club Wedding

Despite the sweltering 106 degree day, this darling duo managed to wed outdoors surrounded by cool style and endless love. From the sparkling water toasts, to their choreographed dance, every detail Nicholas Purcell Studio captured is stylish as a sweet summer day, and it’s all waiting for you in the gallery!

Golf Club

From Nicholas Purcell Studio106 degrees doesn’t generally bode well for an outdoor wedding but Paloma & Deke bought 200 bottles of sparkling water for their guests. They also stuck “D&P” stickers onto each bottle. Little surprises like this were a hallmark of Paloma and Deke’s wonderful day.

Paloma’s Spanish family are a big part of her life. Paloma’s sister make the wonderful cake and bomboniere. Her father, a renowned surgeon, surprised toasted the couple by drinking from a traditional Spanish bota bag.

The surprise of the day was when Paloma and Deke first dance. It was a wonderful, choreographed dance that they had worked for months with a dance instructor to perfect.

Cars: Holdfast Bay Limos | Ceremony Venue: Kooyonga Golf Club | Flowers: Adelaide Flower House | Makeup Artist: Mary Daly | Photography: Nicholas Purcell Studio | Reception Venue: Kooyonga Golf Club | Video: Adam Dormond | Wedding Dress: Corston Couture

Exotic Australian Bayside Wedding Inspiration

Centered around exotic elements in an idyllic bayside location, this midsummer shoot is sure to stun. From the chic Dominique Flowers blooms illuminating the warmth of summer to the french lace gown reminiscent of a bygone era, every element is laced with luxury. Mark Potter presents a gallery worth clicking and revisiting time and time again, right here!

From Mark Potter PhotographyThe inspiration for this midsummer, all-film styled shoot was centered around exotic elements in a natural, idyllic bayside location. The colour palette was designed to capture the warmth of summer in bright, lush shades of hot pink, peach, orange and magentas.

The French lace gown, with scalloped hem and train, is reminiscent of a bygone era, with liquid silk, vintage-inspired jewelled cap sleeves, finished with a bejewelled tulle headpiece. The flowers are dramatic and unexpected with waterlilies, lotus, dahlias, chestnuts, flowering gum and softened with fragrant garden roses, trailing stephanotis and billowing silk ribbons.The luxuriousness of the exotic elements has been balanced with styling using plant dyed cotton table runners, calligraphy in sepia ink on parchment, silver mercury glass and vintage timber furniture.

Event Design: Dominique Flowers | Film Processing: The FIND Lab | Floral Design: Dominique Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Carla Jones | Paper Flower Installation: Paper Couture | Photography: Mark Potter | Rentals: Vintage Patina | Silk Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Stationery: Written By Hand | Wedding Dress: Lisa Gowing