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Rustic Chic + Elegant Vineyard Wedding

What to know a little secret? We here at SMP headquarters love ourselves a good pun, and the recently trending cheesecake? Well, it’s kind of amazing. As is this undeniably beauty of a celebration that has us begging Katie Grant for more! Because not only are we now daydreaming of punny cheesecakes, but thanks to this elegant vineyard affair we’ll spending the rest of the evening perusing The Vault!

From Katie GrantNina and Chris planned a very elegant and timeless celebration that would transport their guests from the warm coasts of Western Australia to the heart of Tuscany. Keeping the palette simple with classic whites and olive greens, this wedding screams elegance and grandeur.

Marrying in a beautiful ceremony on a heritage site down south that Chris’s family is tied to (his great, great, great grandmother was the original owner of Ellensbrook house), the two tied the knot in front of friends and family. A gorgeous vintage car transported them to the lush vineyards of local Vasse Felix, a highly revered vineyard in Margaret River. It’s famous tree lined drive was the perfect entrance for the guests and bride & groom alike.

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Photography: Katie Grant | Floral Design: Chic Rustique | Wedding Dress: Moira Hughes | Ceremony Venue: Willunga Courthouse Museum | Reception Venue: Vasse Felix | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zimmermann

Organic Seaside Australian Inspiration Shoot

Honestly Connie Whitlock Photography had the best vacation ever. Why? Just look at this insanely gorgeous inspiration shoot she captured while on location in Australia. I mean, talk about destination dreams! A day awash with romance and organic details, we’ve got it all waiting for you in The Vault!

From Connie Whitlock Photography I recently traveled to Western Australia and had the opportunity to collaborate with some really talented people to create this beautiful seaside wedding inspiration. Being based in Colorado, I was really inspired by the beach and the rugged rocks against soft sand, a pattern which repeated across the immense shoreline. We kept the colors muted and natural, as to blend in with their surroundings. The stunning hand beading on the dress from Australian Designer Gwendolynne, stands out against the softness of the sheer layer which moved beautifully in the breeze. The delicate calligraphy and antique paper for the invitation suite created by The Little North Sea Studio really accented the organic feel of the shoot. The floral design by Katie Cooper for the bouquet, centerpiece, and aisle way focused on bringing in texture and depth. The colors of the cake from De La Rosa Cakes tied together the colors in the bouquet as well as the rocks around it. HAM Creative kept the makeup neutral in color and accented the brides features to have a sun bronzed look, and the loosely braided up-do kept the hair styled beautifully despite the breeze and mist from the waves. The ceremony benches from Heart Strings and Pretty Things were perfect for a seaside ceremony – casual yet elegant, and set the perfect tone for a barefoot affair. The sunset on the western coast cast a warm glow on everything, and really tied everything together.

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Photography: Connie Whitlock | Styling + Design: Connie Whitlock | Styling + Design: Katie Grant | Floral Design: Katie Cooper Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Dress- Gwendolynne Burkin | Cake: De La Rosa Cupcakes | Stationery: The Little North Sea Studio | Hair + Makeup: HAM Creative | Model: Jamie Murcutt | Rentals: Heart Strings And Pretty Things

Romantic Flaxton Gardens Hinterland Wedding

We’re currently experiencing bone-chilling temperatures in New York City (or at least it feels that way), but this next wedding is keeping me happy and warm.  Not only is it the wedding of the most beautiful Bride and Groom, but it’s also full of natural beauty, lots of love and gorgeous golden hour lighting captured perfectly by Matt Rowe Photography. Head to The Vault to see all the pretty!

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From Matt Rowe PhotographyYou know when you get those couples who sparkle when they’re together? That sense of connection that ignites something-bigger – the intangible? Well here we have Courtney and Fred: lovers, friends and down-to-earth legends. Having met in a city far away, Fred moved metaphorical mountains to be with Courtney and they are begun to form a perfect life together here on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Their proposal story is evident of the consideration and sense of fun shared between these two. Fred created a bit of a memory odyssey before a romantic dinner. Various moment and memories were set up along the journey to the moment where ‘she said yes’…and perhaps from there the rest is history…or beginning…or just plain forever.

Walk with us as we remember a spectacular wedding day.

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Photography: Matt Rowe Photography | Wedding Dress: Jenny And Gerry's | Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry | Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair | Venue: Flaxton Gardens

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