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JYJewels + A Discount + A Giveaway!

Perfecting your bridal look may have just gotten a bit more fabulous, all thanks to JYJewels’ new Luminous Collection! This stunning new line is romantic, elegant and truly special, making sure you stand out — and look fabulous — on your big day. All hand-made with Swarovski pearls and crystals as well as delicate plated metals and antique Italian glass, you’ll want to set aside some time to swoon.

With a background in fashion jewelry design, the incredible designer for JYJewels creates gorgeous pieces that are available in a variety of “bridal” colors such as crystal, lilac, blush and aquamarine. Each and every piece comes packaged in a beautiful pouch (perfect for gifts!), and many of the designs come in multiple sizes to ensure the fit and look is just right. Brides can even order necklace + earring sets for themselves or to give to their ladies to wear on wedding day (see more here).

JYJewels also offers one-of-a-kind Limited Edition pieces sourced from across the world — how cool is that?! I don’t know about you all, but I’m ready to start shopping! And now’s the time, because JYJewels is offering SMP readers who sign up for the VIP list a 20% off discount code! Offer expires November 15, 2014. And my dears, there’s even more!


The Prize: One lucky reader will win a $200 Gift Certificate to JYJewels!

To Enter: Head over to the JYJewels site and browse the Luminous collection. Come back to this post and let us know which is your favorite piece + why!

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced in the WIUP on Friday, November 7, 2014

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Photography: Jimmy Tsang | Makeup + Hair: Mel Sundana


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Victoria Estate Wedding at Campbell Point House

When you see as many weddings as we do, you start to have an emotional response to each one. You know the ones I’m talking about… the weddings that make your heart sing. Such is the case with this windy wedding day brought to us by the talented Neiyo. You can just tell then the couple is pure gold and the entire day was an intimate, heartwarming, joy filled occasion. Complete with an easter egg hunt, a kid zone, and loads of pretty details, it’s all right here for your viewing pleasure.


From Neiyo….Melissa and Peter are one of those couples that you fall in love with straight away. They are so kind and caring, even though I was their photographer, they treated me like family.

It was a beautiful sunny blue sky kind of day in Melbourne with a cold breeze. At the gate of this breathtaking private estate (which reminds me of Revenge the TV series!) I was asked for a code, luckily this kind young man driving behind me screamed it out to me who turned out to be one of the 2 groomsmen/sons of the groom. The whole theme for Peter and his boys were Country Road and navy blue whilest everything on the brides side was a soft rose color. Even the little ones were matching to the color sceme. This couple certainly has good taste as most of their wedding was DIY. Melissa styled and organised everything including clothing for entire wedding party, where flowers were positioned in the property, made the blackboards for each area and even covered the cylinders which guests took home with their caricature in with paper (yes they hired a caricaturist!)

During the day I captured a few funny shots as the wind was blowing heavily and the boys & their girlfriends tried to protect their hairdo. I myself even had a Marilyn Monroe moment (lucky my assistant Alli was there to the rescue). Melissa’s Bridesmaid Jane was so beautiful and she made me laugh when I told her that she’s the best bridesmaid and she responded ” thats coz Im Old!”

The wedding was very kids friendly with an area especially decorated for kids and an easter egg hunt that the kids loved. Melissa and Peter designed the menu themselves transforming old family favourites to gourmet style sliders, mini trays of spaghetti and mini pizzas.

The speeches were heart warming filled with laughter and tears especially when Peter thanked his 2 sons…it was a touching moment that I will never forget.

The fairy lights of the estate were sparkling as the night continued in dancing.

Photography: Neiyo | Floral Design: The Willow Boutique | Wedding Gown: Simonelli | Make Up: Elissa Gia | Caricaturist : Oz Entertainment | Ceremony Arch: Soiree Darling | Flowergirls: Witchery For Kids | Music : Matt Baird | Rentals: Such Great Heights | Venue: Campbell Point House

Romantic, Bohemian Inspiration Shoot at Mount Brown

From the first image captured by Sarah Tonkin to the very last, this gallery will have you oohing and ahhing until you can’t ooh and ahh anymore. Because the pretty sitting in this shoot is next level gorgeous. The florals from Alice And Rose, the styling by Heart Strings And Pretty Things, the steal-worthy cake from Sugar Plum Sweets - it’s all perfection, and there is even more waiting for you here.


From Sarah Tonkin PhotographyThe inspiration for the shoot was Mount brown and the amazing vista that overlooks York from the top of the rocks. We wanted to showcase this so we decided that our bride and groom should exchange their vows under a floral arbor which framed the view.

The colour palate was soft greens and pastels with a pop of bright pink-coloured florals. Our bride was dressed in lace but it had a contemporary twist and our groom was dressed in a classic tailored suit. Laurelville Manor also provided so many options for locations from the beautiful stain-glassed windows, chandeliers and bougainvilleas- it’s easy to see why it’s a much-loved wedding venue.

Photography: Sarah Tonkin Photography | Flowers: Alice And Rose | Wedding Gown: Nicholas @ Sarah Fox And Co | Cake: Sugar Plum Sweets | Hair And Make-up: Birdsnest Bridal | Hire And Style: Heart Strings And Pretty Things | Paper Goods: Paper Fusion | Venue: Laurelville Manor