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Contemporary Yacht Club Wedding in Perth

What did you do for your wedding favors? I’m personally loving Flights Of Fancy By Kristy idea of having a flower wrapping station where guests could wrap up some blooms to take home. Oh, that and this epic dessert cabinet (yum)! Marrying my love for sweets and pretty florals, this contemporary affair is one I’ll definitely be bookmarking for my Big Day and Teneil Kable has shared it all in the gallery!

From Kristy from Flights Of Fancy By KristyFrom the moment I met Franky I loved her – she was so different to most of our other Brides. It was clear right from the start that the most important thing for her was marrying her Stephen and all the other things — the decor, dress, food — was just incidental. Of course, she still wanted the day to be special but she didn’t want to go over the top with things.

As she and her Groom, Stephen, were both very relaxed, casual and down to earth people, we didn’t want the styling to be too elaborate or fussy. We worked with a vintage industrial theme but then added a touch of prettiness to it by bringing in the mint and peach colours that Franky loved. We focused on just a few styling features – great lighting, a flower wrapping station where guests could wrap up some flowers to take home with them, and an epic dessert cabinet.

The venue was so perfect – basically a huge grassed area with an amazing backdrop of the Swan River. As it was such an open space we decided to “frame” an area, using a dance floor underneath festoon lights as the central feature, bordered by the dessert cabinet and flower wrapping station, a few dining tables and some industrial style benches.

There were a couple of food stations set up where guests could go up and get food whenever they were hungry – an Asian style station by Bangkok Jump Street as well as a spit roast by The Golden Roast. This style of food service contributed to the relaxed feeling of the event.

We got so lucky with the weather – it was perfect and sunny on the day of the wedding but the next morning when we returned to pack down it was dark and absolutely pouring with rain!

Teneil Kable was the perfect choice for this couple who wanted their photography to be as natural and relaxed as the rest of their day. Teneil did an incredible job capturing the emotion of the day as well as the styling details.

What I loved most about this wedding was that it wasn’t a wedding with a huge budget but the couple were happy to spend in a few specific areas to create some wow factor. It was also really refreshing to work with a couple who maintained their focus on the real meaning of the day the whole way through — they never got too caught up in the details. It was such a loving, warm and meaningful celebration — a real pleasure to witness and be a part of!

Photography: Teneil Kable | Event Styling: Flights Of Fancy By Kristy | Floral Design: Katie Cooper Floral Design | Catering: Bangkok Jump Street | Catering: The Golden Roast | Hair & Makeup: Lush Hair And Makeup | Lighting: Micktric Events | Entertainment: Amplify DJs | Transportation: WA Mustang Hire | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Nedlands Yacht Club | Desserts: My Wey Of Life | Equipment Rentals: Swan Event Hire | Prop Rentals: Her Handpicked Harvest

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Modern Outdoor Kings Park Spring Wedding

First I was mesmerized by this Bride’s beautiful gown. And I still am. Then I came upon the bridesmaids and I’m equally absorbed by their gorgeous glamour. Both styles were the perfect accompaniment to this fresh fete, led by Flower Talk’s talent and Touched By Angels’ romantic rentals. I Love Wednesdays captured it all and this gallery has me consumed as I continue to gush over these gowns.

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From the beautiful Bride… We met through a mutual friend’s house party in Perth. At that time, I was living in Melbourne and TK was living in Busselton, so it was by chance that we met on that night. We managed to squeeze in a date while I was still in Perth and we were quick to become inseparable. We started to frequently fly interstate to see each other and before long, I decided to move to Perth for him.

After two years together, TK proposed to me on our holiday in the States. Because of the busy schedule I had planned, he realized that the only opportunity for him to propose had to be straight after our arrival into New York, the only time I had allocated for a power nap after a 20+ hour flight. As soon as we checked into our hotel, he took me to the Rockefeller Center in a rush to ice skate. At the end of our ice skating session, he suggested a quick photo in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree when everyone cleared the rink. When the rink was cleared, the sheer number of people lined up for the next session was all too traumatizing so I went for the exit, at which point, I was taken by surprise. He led me to the middle of the rink and popped the question on Christmas day. If I could ice skate, I would have definitely fought him off. It was so embarrassing!

While a destination wedding appealed to us, we held our wedding in Perth for the convenience of our families and close friends. The ceremony was held at Matilday Bay Reserve, with a spectacular view of the Swan River, while our reception was held at Frasers Restaurants, State Reception in Kings Park, featuring a 180 degrees, floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the city.

Our photographer was Milena Dekic from I Love Wednesdays. We love her for her fine art photography and her effortless ability to capture the softest light in our wedding photos.

I wore an ivory dress with two layers of intricately beaded lace overlays by Alvin Fernandez from Ae’lkemi. My dress was a second purchase, which I fell in love with and bought three days prior to my wedding. The amazing team at Ae’lkemi fitted me in two days. I made the mistake of buying my original dress for value, and after unexpectedly paying half the price of the dress in alteration, I was not happy with the results. I wore a simple pair of South Sea pearl stud earrings, each with a single diamond. There were an anniversary present from TK and were perfect for the occasion. Keeping with the understated theme, I wore a pair of oyster grey, sling back peep-toe heels from Miu Miu.

I wore my hair in a low bun and had a vintage inspired side parting; I love the 1920s. Natural makeup with coral hued lips was the look of the day. I don’t wear much makeup often so it was important for me to still look like myself on the day. I wouldn’t want my husband thinking he’s marrying a different woman on the day.

My bridesmaids wore a soft moss green dress with a beaded bust and silk tulle overlay from George. I wanted to keep the tradition for bridesmaids to wear the same dresses, but at the same time was looking for a color that was less conventional. Again keeping with the understated theme, my bridesmaids wore nude heels with an ankle strap from Tony Bianco.

TK wore a midnight blue tuxedo with a black satin lapel, and the groomsmen wore chalk colored suits, both from Calibre.

We replaced the traditional bonbonnieres with a donation to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, as a gesture in loving memory of TK’s late brother-in-law. Our floral designer and stylist was Jappalin Manning from Flower Talk. We loved her for her exceptional quality of work, and her unwavering patience and guidance throughout our wedding planning. She went over and beyond styling our ceremony and reception, and the beauty clearly translates in our photos. As our wedding was in spring, the season itself influenced our choice of florals and colors. It was simply breathtaking.

Photography: I Love Wednesdays | Videography: Orriss Films | Event Styling: Flower Talk | Floral Design: Flower Talk | Wedding Dress: Ae'lkemi By Alvin Fernandez | Cake: Queen Of Cakes | Reception Venue: Frasers | Bride's Shoes: Miu Miu | Bridesmaids' Shoes: Tony Bianco | Bridesmaids' Dresses: George | Hair & Makeup: Nicole Forde | Entertainment: Saffron Sharp | Groom's Attire: Calibre | Transportation: Belle Classic | Chairs: Charming Chairs | Decor: Heart Strings And Pretty Things | Linens: Hire Society | Rentals: Touched By Angels | Wedding Rings: Rosendorff

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Romantic Queensland Estate Wedding

With adorable touches like the reception tables named for the Groom’s nicknames for his beautiful Bride, the gorgeous twinkling clear reception tent, and glam elements like the Bride’s sequined Karen Willis Holmes dress, this romantic estate wedding is pretty much my ultimate dream. I can’t get enough of every Lucas and Co.-captured dreamy detail in the gallery here, and neither will you!

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From Karen Willis HolmesDespite starting her day with a long run with her bridesmaids, Amy partied on till after 3am on the night of her wedding.

The day was all about family—Amy and Josh’s own, and the new one they were creating together. held at Josh’s family property, the day was filled with special custom touches like tables named after Josh’s nicknames for Amy, and the MC, who prepared a race call as part of his speech where all the horses’ names made reference to events in Josh and Amy’s relationship.

And while the day—and the ceremony in particular was emotional, Amy didn’t cry, because she was too happy and excited, of course!

Photography: Lucas And Co | Floral Design: Mother-In-Law | Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes | Stationery: Bride | Hair & Makeup: Mia Saunders | Venue: Private Residence

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Casual, Rustic Western Australia Farm Wedding

For a bride that crafted so many of her own wedding details, she summed the day up with remarkable clarity…”You are the only person that will notice if the shoes don’t match the belts perfectly, or the font on your place cards isn’t quite right.” That should be a contract that we all sign before we dive into DIY. Because this wedding, photographed by Nicolle Versteeg Photography, is proof that no matter how it comes together, if you choose a beautiful spot, a groom you love and a family to give you hugs, the wedding will indeed be perfect. More here!

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From Nicolle Versteeg PhotographyKarlee and Dylan’s wedding was a little rustic, with vintage and home-made touches set against the charming grounds of the Old Broadwater Farm in Busselton, WA. From a photographers point of view, this wedding was bliss. Karlee and Dylan are cute, easy to photograph and lovely to spend time with. The venue they choose has an assortment of photo options, all in walking distance. They also pretty much stole my heart by having their chocolate border collie Maton attended the wedding!

From the Bride… Dylan and I met through mutual friends in 2008. Dylan proposed in 2014 on my birthday. He surprised me with a weekend away at Bunker Bay.

I knew I wanted a vintage-inspired dress and I love lace. For Dylan, we wanted simple and smart. A crisp white shirt and navy pants, with suspenders for that cute, vintage touch.

We kept the decorations for the ceremony fairly simple. The farm is beautiful enough on it’s own. For the decorations we had White paper lanterns hanging in the poplar tree, White Gladiator chairs, White rustic signing table and chairs. Rose petals down the aisle and hanging vases on end chairs.

Home-made dream catchers made from our Nanna’s crochet doilies, hanging in the trees. Cute old school bunting (from Bree at OBF) . Long tables for reception. Burlap table runners and small jars and vases of flowers on the tables. Vintage Edison light globes hanging behind the bridal table. White vintage photo frames with black and white photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days. Homemade cake by mum, Red Velvet Layer Cake

We had our dog, Maton walk down the aisle with our junior bridesmaids. We bought him a cute navy polka dot bow tie to match the groom from Etsy. He does everything we do, so we knew he had to be a part of our big day. We also bought each other a gift to open on the morning of our wedding. I got Dylan a dress watch with a leather band and had it engraved. Dylan got me a beautiful pair of diamond studs.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. You are the only person that will notice if the shoes don’t match the belts perfectly, or the font on your place cards isn’t quite right. Breathe, and enjoy every single second of your special day – it goes way too fast. It’s not often you will get all of the special people in your life in the same room, and they are there celebrating with you and you can really feel the love. It is true what the say, your wedding day is the best day of your life!

Photography: Nicolle Versteeg Photography | Floral Design: Blooming Good Times | Wedding Dress: Bunburry Bridal | Stationery : Express Print Bunbury | Bride's Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Forever New | Catering: Supper Rd | Makeup : All About Face | Hair: Howshique | Groom's Attire: Roger David | Groom's Shoes: Julius Marlow | Celebrant : Elizabeth Clark | Venue: Old Broadwater Farm | Groom's Watch : Citizen | Music : DJ Saramony

Rustic Melbourne Wedding at Wattle Park Chalet

I’m pretty sure I could live and die in the flowers behind this gorgeous wedding. They are perfect. Utterly perfect. And the adorable story, the stunning backdrop, the great music choices and the totally smitten couple just make it all the sweeter. With images from Oy Photography, this is one of those wedding that will have you smiling from beginning to end. Full gallery here!

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From the Bride…
How We Met: Aaron’s sister works with a mutual friend of mine, and they decided to play matchmaking! It all came about as I was complaining to this friend I couldn’t find anyone who suited to me, which later came up in conversation with Aaron’s sister, when they had a light bulb moment to set us up. A blind date was arranged and the rest is history!

The Proposal: We had planned a weekend in the Dandenong Ranges to celebrate our one-year anniversary. We had promised no gifts, but I couldn’t help myself! As we strolled through the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, I presented Aaron with a journal titled “Our Year” – filled with our top songs for the year, each song containing an entry that I wrote as to why each song meant something to us, along with the playlist that I had organized on his phone for us to listen to that weekend. After reading through the journal, we were about to head back for a coffee when Aaron quite casually said, “I was going to ask you later…but…” there was a pause for about 10 seconds, he got quite nervous and serious and I just froze, everything seemed so still and crazy at the same time. I had a massive lump in my throat. He just remained silent. ‘Well what, what is it you wanted to ask?!’ I managed to get out. The silence was killing me. ‘Well I was going to ask if you’d marry me’. I burst into tears and eventually I managed to nod a few times, before continuing the water works. It was the happiest moment of my life. Aaron told me he actually planned to propose that evening, he had nice wine and food organized at our cottage, but he just thought this was a good moment. Very Aaron. Very calm and collected and casual. The rest of the day was an absolute blur. I don’t think I came back down to earth until a few weeks later!

Our Inspiration: Our theme was rustic/earthy/provincial. The rustic, earthy element reflects our love of nature and the desire for our wedding to be a laid back, yet celebratory affair. We spend a lot of time bush walking, and I am also a keen gardener, so that earthy feel very much represents who we are. The provincial element comes through as a reflection of our wedding venue, Wattle Park Chalet, the oldest operating wedding venue in Melbourne. The chalet is a beautiful, grand hall and we wanted to let it speak for itself, and honor the surrounding garden and parkland. Our ceremony was held in the chalet’s garden, filled with roses, overlooking a backdrop of gumtrees, the combination of elegance and rustic bushland was the perfect setting for us to marry.

Our Flowers: I feel our wedding theme was ultimately captured through the stunning work of our florist, Mary, founder of Flower Bird. The flowers spoke of our love of native bush, reflected the surrounds of Wattle Park and managed to work in cohesion with the color palette of the bridal party. The bouquets were a mix of native and European flowers, each with a mighty king protea, my favorite flower. Mary went to great lengths to source these king proteas, they were scarce due to the time of the year. Proteas were plotted around the chalet, and it was just such a lovely surprise. She completely surpassed my expectations. She even incorporated succulents tastefully throughout the floral decoration to tie in with our bonbonnieres, which were individual succulents in biodegradable pots for each guest to take home and plant. The floral design pulled every idea and element of our wedding together. The flowers were the medium of all that we could ever wish our wedding to be.

Our Cake: Our cake was a three tier flourless chocolate cake, a crowd favorite. Mary, did a wonderful job decorating the cake with a mix of succulents, roses and natives, tying in with the bouquets and other floral decorations at the venue. The cake was placed on a huge elm log board, sourced by my horticulturalist friend, which in the future we will use as the ultimate cheese board!

Our Music: Both being music lovers, we wanted to make all music very personal. Aaron’s talented cousin played acoustic guitar throughout the ceremony, which sounded beautiful. Aaron and I then created playlists for each stage of the occasion, from the prelude, canapés, background music during meals and dancing. For the prelude and canapés we chose music from a range of our favorite artists including Paul Kelly, The Beatles, The Waifs, Cat Power and Ben Harper. We wanted a mix of our favorite songs. Dinner music mainly consisted of classic soul songs from Otis Redding, Al Green, Nina Simone and Curtis Mayfield. The partying mix was a compilation of new and old hits, the classic songs that get everyone up and dancing! Our first dance was to ‘Take Me Out of This World’, by Jordie Lane, one of my favorite musicians. Our bridal entry was to the Game of Thrones theme song! It’s our favorite show and Aaron insisted we do it, so I just went along with it! The music made the whole event, we wanted a relaxed affair and for everyone to kick up their heels and have a good time. We wanted the way we felt on our wedding day be an extension to the guests, ecstatic, incredibly grateful and ultimately filled with love.

Our Ceremony: A memorable moment of the day for me occurred during the ceremony, hearing the celebrant speak of our story. She did a wonderful job of compiling information from both of us, and listening to how our wedding day came to be was like fast-forwarding the past nearly two years since we had met, and have it sped up to this moment in time. It was surreal and amazing to have all these memories wash over me of significant times we had spent, and then be standing in a wedding dress, with all our family and friends, about to marry. It was a surreal moment, I had to stop and think, wow, this is really happening!

Photography: Oy Photography | Floral Design: Flower Bird | Wedding Dress: Zimmermann | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zimmermann | Hair & Makeup: Runway Hair & Beauty Studio | Venue: Wattle Park Chalet | Photography - Assistance: Wilari Tedjosiswoyo

Whimsical Pastel Queensland Wedding

With a fabulously fresh mint color palette and whimsical details abound, this pretty pastel wedding capture by Matt Rowe Photography is overflowing with sweet little moments that will surely inspire. Every image is a true testament of this couples love for each other, and you can get wrapped up in all the sweetness here.

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From Matt Rowe PhotographyWe just knew there was something special about these two. Such elegance and fun wrapped up into a moment in time resounds very clearly and their wedding will remain a favourite of ours. From the real tears of the ‘first look’ between Elissa and her Dad, the genuine and beautiful vows to the hilarity and fun of their chosen besties (bridal party) we had a ball. We’d like to thank Mark for allowing us to shove a pug in front of his face and call it art. Seriously though, those moments in between – when the bridal gown is on, when the groom waits for his bride and when she is ready to walk down the aisle and the anticipation and sincerity become near tangible – these create the foundations of the wedding day that, for us, define each couple.

From the Bride… We met in high school at Brisbane State High (we were in the same Grade 9 form class) and started dating in grade 11. We were best friends before we got together, and that friendship has been at the core of our relationship all the way through; we genuinely love each other’s company and make a great team. There’s not a lot that we don’t know about each other, having been together since our teens we’ve experienced so many things together, grown up together, gone through highs and lows of life together and love each other more than words can say.

He proposed the night of our farewell party, before we left for 18 months in Europe and the UK. We went for a low key dinner date beforehand in Brisbane’s Southbank and then went for a walk. When we reached the spot where Mark had asked me to be his girlfriend 9 years earlier, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife

We loved the way Matt captures couples and the scenery in a magical and artistic way; his images stood out clearly from every other photographer we looked at. We were so thrilled with our shots and everyone has commented that they can feel the love between us.

Photography: Matt Rowe Phtotography | Floral Design: Willow Bud | Wedding Dress: White Lily Coture | Makeup: Tasleema Nigh | Hair: Sass And Niki Hair Design | Groom's Attire: Strictly Formal | Venue: Flaxton Gardens

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