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Industrial Dessert Parlor Inspiration

I’m a firm believer in everyday indulgence and this industrial inspiration raises the (dessert) bar. The stylings of Dessert Parlour captured by Neiyo elevate a sweet tooth into an art form and have me dreaming about nibbling on some of Saras Cakes And Cookies and those raw Pana Chocolate morsels. There are more goodies to relish from the entire sweet experience here.

From NeiyoI was extremely stoked when Dessert Parlour approached me for this shoot as she specialises in desserts and I am a lover of sweets and desserts! We chose Donkey Wheel House as the venue for this styled industrial shoot as it is a new venue located in the city, it is almost like a cellar door being hidden in the basement of a skyscraper and its vibe is exactly what we were looking for.

The inspiration for the shoot was to highlight the raw elements in the venue (like wood, metal and concrete). There is so much beauty in exposed brick walls which was essentially the backdrop for both the dessert table and table setting.

The dessert table was all about decadence. The marquee lights brought the fun into a gorgeous spread of sweets like marshmallows, alfajores, chocolate bars, cake pops and chocolate cake. Foliage was the main floral for this look so a foliage installation acted as decor and escort cards display as well.

The table setting is a perfect setup for an intimate affair. Using wine barrels as table bases and beautifully arranged contrasts of stone plates, crystal cut glasses and a wooden floral centerpiece, it’s the perfect setup for an intimate affair right in the heart of the CBD.

Photography: Neiyo | Baking: Saras Cakes And Cookies | Dessert Styling & Baking: Dessert Parlour | Flowers : Le & Fothergill | Lighting Hire : Letter Lights | New Venue: Donkey Wheel House | Raw Chocolates: Pana Chocolate | Stationery : Type Styled | Styling : Ruffles And Belles

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Rainy Autumn Wedding In Australia

If rain on your wedding day really does bring good luck, then this charming couple are set for life. Tigs Macallan Photography made magic with the stormy skies, and you can soak up every moment here. Don’t miss out on the beautiful video by Mat Sliwinski at the end; I guarantee you’ll be falling in love with this couple as you watch it all unfold. I know I sure did.


From Tigs Macallen PhotographyGosh did it rain on Kat and Hamish’s wedding day. The heavens opened in joy and showered them with a strong and lavish amounts of approval. It made the day very adventurous and created a beautiful story. If the old saying is true about rain on your wedding day, then Kat and Hamish will have very good luck! The dark clouds and the freshness of the colours after the rain were so vivid. What lovely memories were made:)

From The Bride…Everybody wishes for a bright, sunny wedding day and we were no different! But the sky’s opened and drenched us in rain, yet in hindsight, we wouldn’t have had it any other way. The stormy grey skies created a magical landscape and made for a very memorable day!

It was important to us that our guests could relax and really have a good time. We wanted to have our ceremony and reception at the same venue and Aghadoe Estate, just out of Daylesford, was perfect. It is a beautifully restored homestead with stunning gardens, and as soon as we saw it we knew it would capture the rustic, elegant feel we were looking for.

We hired the property for the weekend so the bridal party could spend the night and we were able to have our guests back for a breakfast bbq the next day. The Novotel Creswick is just down the road and we organised a bus to get our guests to and from the venue.

My dress was from Mariana Hardwick. I was never set on a white dress and after seeing a beautiful metallic lace that was used in their Hardwick line I asked if a dress could be designed based around that. I loved the antique look of the gown and was so thrilled to have a style that was all my own!

To complement the antique feel of my dress I chose Samantha Wills deco style earrings and kept my flowers classic, with a cascading bouquet of white peonies, passionflower and green foliage. Petra from Pomp & Splendour did such a fabulous job. The bridesmaids wore elegant blue silk dresses that matched perfectly with boys navy suits and my oyster coloured dress.

One of the best things about the wedding preparations was visiting the flower markets at the crack of dawn the day before. My Mum and I had a ball filling our cart with stunning flowers in pastel shades and spent the day arranging flowers for the ceremony and reception, as well as the bridesmaids bouquets. It was a lot of work but definitely worth it.

During the ceremony rain began to pour down and we had to relocate to under the verandah halfway through our vows! The rain cleared just as we went to take our photos but I had to don a pair of bright red gumboots to make my way though the mud. It definitely wasn’t planned but Tigs and Matt made it such a fun shoot and we are so thrilled to have these special memories captured in such beautiful images.

It’s true what everyone says, the day absolutely flies, and we wish we could do it all again (rain included!) to spend another night tearing up the dance floor with all our friends and family.

Photography: Tigs Macallan Photography | Videographer: Mat Sliwinski | Wedding Dress: Mariana Hardwick | Invitations: Smitten On Paper | Brides Shoes: Diana Ferrari | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rodeo Show | Catering: Going Gourmet | Grooms Attire: SI By Studio Italia | Grooms Shoes: Aquila | Celebrant: Robyn Hirst | Bride's Accessories: Samantha Wills | Brides Bouquet: Pomp & Splendour | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Aghadoe Estate | Make Up Artist: Laura Gilham | Marquee Hire: Ballarat Party Hire | Wedding Band: The White Tree

Romantic Waterfront Australia Wedding at Campbell Point House

I’ve been starring at these images from The White Tree for quite some time, and yet still can’t find words that will do them justice. This is a wedding that is truly beautiful in every sense of the word – from the gorgeous styling to the totally in love high school sweethearts saying I do – every moment captured is as stunning as it is sweet, and you can see even more here.


From The Bride… My now husband and I met as High school sweethearts and we have been together for 11 years. Nick organised a surprise trip to Sydney where he planned a sea plane to fly us to an Island for a romantic picnic on the beach where he proposed.

The wedding was at Campbell Point House. We loved the romance of the venue and the fact that our family could stay at the venue with us during the weekend, having everyone with you makes it even more special. It was also the location as it was halfway between our old home where we grew up in Country Victoria before we moved to Melbourne together at the age of 18.

The theme was inspired by the location, the venue and a romantic look and feel. It was all whites and soft pinks, all neutral colors. Everything on the day had some handmade elements to it, from the homemade jam, to the wedding cake, to the hand made menus and name tags. My Mother made the cake, which was a white chocolate mud cake, my 77 year old Grandmother made homemade jams for the bombonieres.

The weather was clear but windy, however as we sat down for dinner which was set up outside on the grass the gods were smiling as the sun came out for a brief moment before we all headed back inside the house to continue the night with cocktails and dancing.

I had seen Karen Willis Holmes gowns featured on wedding blogs, which I was looking at while preparing for our wedding, I went to some other stores to try dresses on, but nothing I tried made me feel like it was the one. Then we went to the Karen Willis Holmes Armadale store and this dress was perfect. I said I would buy it before I even saw myself in the mirror, as it just felt perfect, I had to have it! The detail, the design…I didn’t want to take it off!

All bridesmaids dresses were different selected by the bridesmaids themselves, from Review, Rodeo Show and some online stores.

Photography: The White Tree | Videographer: The White Tree | Wedding Dress: KAREN WILLIS HOLMES | Invitations: The Print Fairy | Ceremony Venue: Campbell Point House | Reception Venue: Campbell Point House | Make Up: Blush Makeup Artistry | Music: The White Tree

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