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Vintage Chic Athol Hall Wedding

When it comes to uber-romantic, this duo just about takes the cake. Not only are their wedding rings from outerspace (awesome), they managed to put together a day that is chock-full of pretty. From the gorgeous florals by The Floral Craftsman, to the adorable Lego cake topper, to the gallery of breathtaking images from Gemma Clarke, see so much more in the full gallery.

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From Gemma Clarke PhotographyThe perfect mix of isolation from the city without missing out on the million dollar views, Valentina and Garth wanted a bush wedding where their traveling guests to be wowed by the gorgeous Sydney Harbour – no compromise was needed at Athol Hall!

Garth and Valentina met online and Garth moved to Sydney from Brisbane for his gorgeous lady. They have been together for 15 years. When it came time, Garth proposed on top of a mountain in Japan. Their wedding rings originated from Outer Space — A meteorite landed in South Africa and now some of that rock is proudly on the wedding fingers of Mr and Mrs Ivers — What a beautiful way to show your unique connection.

From the Bride… I made circular paper garlands and I bonbonniere out of paper, sewing them together one weekend with mum and Garth. We got these particular almonds from Italy and they were pretty tasty! I spent a few weekends with help from mum and my sister, not forgetting Garth sewing the different elements together watching movies.

My initial dress search was a stressful event if I am honest. I thought I wanted vintage, or even floral, then I thought maybe more traditional is better. There really wasn’t anything I could imagine myself in and I was starting to panic. But with some advice from a friend I found a dress shape that could work for me, and after almost losing myself in a fabric shop mum found the last of a roll of fabric that was perfect.

I worked with Sandie Bizy in Annandale in creating the final dress, it took a few months from the first fitting to getting my dress. I was a bit stressed out if I had made the right choice, I couldn’t imagine what I would look like on the day, how it would feel to wear it, what others would think of my choice. Sandie didn’t let me worry about the small details and anytime there was a hiccup she helped to find a solution. On the day, after my hair and make-up was done and I was in my dress I saw my reflection I was so overwhelmed I started to cry. I guess that’s why I giggled down the aisle all the build-up of emotion was gone!”

I had planned the look and feel of the whole day for almost a year. And when I finally walked in to the venue it was so light and beautiful, better than I could have imagined. A really nice moment for me was walking down the aisle with mum and dad, for some reason I had the giggles so by the time I met Garth at the end of the aisle I was totally relaxed and excited for the ceremony.

Photography: Gemma Clarke | Floral Design: The Floral Craftsman, Matt Bisaro | Cake: Damir Mujanic | Shoes: BHLDN | Shoes: Karen Millen | Rings: Jewelry By Johan | Catering: Athol Hall | Makeup: Lisa Terizis | Hair: Kristy Ferrari | Groom's Suit: Calvin Klein | Celebrant: Linda Marsden | Wedding Venue: Athol Hall | Balloons: Balloon Inflation | Bridal Gown: Sandie Bizys Hats And Vintage Dresses | Cake Topper: Lego | Coat: Carla Zampatti | Dessert: Est | Groom's Cufflinks: Vendetta Designs | Groom's Shirt: Saba | Groom's Shoes: Calvin Klein | Groom's Tie: Rembrandt | Groom's Tie Pin: Saba | Hair Flower: Wishpiece | Jewelry/Accessories: Swarovski | Paper Tassels For Balloons: Studio Mucci | Stationery Designer: Garth Ivers (groom) | Transport: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis | Veil: Cassandra Silvestro

New South Wales Wedding from SugarLove Weddings

SugarLove Weddings never fails to send us wedding from that we just adore. Take this beauty, for instance. It’s overflowing with pretty and simply as lovely as they come. It was all styled to perfection by Divine Events, making this gallery one fabulous place to be today. See it all here.


From SugarLove WeddingsFran and Scott celebrated a spring wedding with a ceremony at St Philips Church followed by a reception at the Taronga Zoo. Both of Fran’s parents walked her down the aisle and the ceremony was filled with many special moments for the couple. The bride wore a flowing tulle gown with a boned bodice sculpted with handmade flowers. Scott wore a black tie single breasted suit. The flowers were classic white roses and the bridesmaids (including Fran’s cousin, TV personality Carrie Bickmore) wore classic black dresses. The bridal party and couple had a lot of fun with principal photographer Bradley Patrick from SugarLove during their shoot on Balmoral beach. At one point the bride’s veil flew through the air and had to be rescued by the valiant groom. The reception was a lovely evening of laughter and fun amongst family and friends.

Photographer: SugarLove Weddings | Videography: White Designs | Styling: Divine Events | Stationery: Little Leezar | Ceremony Venue: St Philips, Sydney | Reception Venue: Taronga Zoo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Carla Zampatti | Mens Suits: Spurling | Bomboniere & Cake: Heidi's Dream Cakes | Brides Dress: Mark Holt | Music: Jelly Bean Jam | Wedding Cars: Wedding Cars of Distinction | Wedding Rings: Jason Ree

New South Wales Wedding at The Spit from SugarLove Weddings

There’s a reason we adore SugarLove Weddings with all of our being, and that reason is simple.  They rock.  And the sweet, sweet weddings they send our way?  Well, they rock, too… and also happen to be filled to the brim with some of the most stunning details you will ever lay your eyes upon.  Details like the ones overflowing from this gorgeous Sydney affair, a contemporary meets classic meets all kinds of amazing kind of soiree.  Get your pretty on right here.

From SugarLove WeddingsAnastasia & Garry had a classically beautiful wedding day with a traditional church ceremony at St. Spyridon Church, Kingsford. Their photo shoot in the pine forests of Centennial Park was blessed with the perfect light. Their reception was enjoyed by almost 200 guests at Zest, The Spit.

Photographer: SugarLove Weddings | Cake: Faye Cahill | Stationery: Elizabeth Rosa | Ceremony Venue: St Spyridon Church, Kingsford | Reception Venue: Zest, The Spit | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids Only | Bomboniere: Essenze | Flowers & Styling: Susan Avery | Mens Suit: Herringbone