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Two Pomeranian Puppies Steal the Show at This Glam Wedding

Two of the cutest pups you’ve ever laid eyes on. A beautiful long sleeve lace wedding dress and matching peep toe lace pumps. A glamorous white reception overlooking the water. Oh, and this gorgeous Bride and Groom. It all adds up to one seriously stunning wedding. Fall in love with all the pretty, courtesy of DeRay & Simcoe and Senson Studio, in The Vault!


From The Bride…My husband and I met on a blind date at Bon Sai Restaurant through mutual friends. I realized he was the one when he let me finish his sesame flavored ice cream. My husband knew I was the one when I lent him my jacket (he was wearing a short sleeve shirt to show off his muscles on a very cold night). We survived our rather awkward and ultra-shy first meeting and now we are husband and wife!

Like other couples both of us were really stressed out during the preparation. Both of us never really had a dream or idea of what sort of wedding we wanted which made it even more difficult.

However, our friends, family, pastor Rae and fantastic vendors really helped us through the journey and the wedding day was perfect. Just as we planned and imagined.

One of the really coolest and amazing thing that happened during the photo-shoot was when we coincidentally met with Yang’s colleague’s dad and his two extremely cute puppies. He allowed us to take photos with the cutest Pomeranians. They were so photogenic! This all happened on the busy Saturday evening on King street. Diane and Amber had to quickly shoot the photos in between the busy incoming traffic. It was really crazy!

Also, on the wedding day everyone was emotional and happy but my father was especially happy and sad at the same time knowing that her baby girl is all grown up and married now. I am so grateful that all those beautiful moments were captured during the day and we can cherish the memories.

The reception at Acqua Viva was absolutely fantastic. The food was sensational. Umberto and his team made us feel very special and welcomed. Everything was perfect nothing to fault.

Our photographer DeRay and Simcoe absolutely exceeded our expectations. The special moments of our day were captured beautifully. Although some of our family members were not able to speak English, Amber and Diane were really helpful and made them feel very comfortable. We really want to thank Amber and Diane for not only to take natural and gorgeous photos but also making the day run smoothly.

We truly feel blessed and grateful for all the people who made it possible. Special thanks to all our friends, bridal party, Reverend Ray, DeRay and Simcoe photographers, Senson Studio Videographer, De La Rosa cakes & cupcakes, Elsie Tan Makeup Artist, Anastasia hair & makeup artist, Suzanne Siew makeup artist, Theressa’s Designs Bridal and Tuscany Bridal.

From DeRay & SimcoeHeeji and Yang were just total dream clients for us. Heeji’s parents are from Korea and Yang’s family are from China, such a delightful mix. We loved every minute of this stylish yet humble wedding.

We especially enjoyed how Heeji and Yang incorporated Yang’s much younger siblings into the wedding. Yang’s teenage brother Jack gave one of the most amazing best man speeches we have ever heard, even making his big brother cry. And Heeji’s dad cried at least 4 times seeing his beautiful daughter!

A gorgeous wedding with beautiful people inside and out.

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Photography: DeRay & Simcoe | Cinematography: Senson Studio | Wedding Dress: Tuscany Bridal | Cake: De La Rosa Cupcakes | Ceremony Venue: St. George's Cathedral | Reception Venue: Aqua Viva | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Coco & Lola | Makeup: Elsie Tan | Hair: Anastasia Hair & Makeup | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss (from Marchesi) | Transportation: West Coast Limos | Dress Alterations: Theressa Designs | Floral Design + Styling: Event Style

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Al Fresco Xanadu Winery Wedding

Al fresco affairs will always be a favorite of mine, but they get even better when the wedding is so sweet you can almost feel the love through the computer screen. This is just such a day. Beautifully captured by Sarah Tonkin, this Xanadu Winery is overflowing with all the little things we adore about weddings, and you can catch it all in the VAULT.

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From The Bride…Damien and I had been together for nearly 9 years by the time he (finally!) proposed in Lisbon, Portugal. We knew we wanted our wedding to feel intimate in a beautiful vineyard setting and as soon as we walked into Xanadu Winery we knew we had found our venue. We were married by Donna McClelland who helped us create a ceremony that was very special and meaningful to us. After our ceremony our guests enjoyed drinks and canapes under the festoon lights in the courtyard while we went off for our photos. We then joined everyone for a drink in the courtyard before moving into the restaurant, which was set up with long tables, for dinner and speeches. We had perfect weather throughout the whole day, and by the time we got down to Redgate Beach for our location shots after our ceremony it was starting to get a bit overcast which made for some great lighting for our photos. It was also a special time for us to spend together just the two of us. By the time our reception had finished it was softly sprinkling and it was so romantic running through the rain under the festoon lighting to leave!

It’s easy to get overwhelmed and a bit carried away with ideas especially looking at Pinterest and Instagram, but in the end we had to make sure our ideas were realistic to our budget and prioritize what was important to us. We didn’t really have a ‘theme’ but wanted a modern romantic feel which matched our colour scheme of navy and light blues, soft whites and bright pinks. Our florist Amy from Alice & Rose absolutely nailed my vision for our wedding. My bouquet was filled with a mix of soft and bright pinks including David Austin roses and peonies. I couldn’t stop admiring them all throughout the day. Amy also created the floral arbour for our ceremony in the same tones. The flowers really dictated what colour bridesmaids dresses we went with.

The lovely girls at On A Whim were so helpful in creating a custom dress for my bridesmaids that they felt comfortable in and can wear again. The flowers really popped against the light blue dresses and my bridesmaids looked beautiful! I knew exactly what I wanted for my dress, which made it hard dress shopping as I couldn’t find anything that was perfect. In the end I got it made by Donna Tobin Couture who was able to design my dream dress. My headpiece and veil were hand made by Holly Barker Millinery, who was able to create a piece using the same lace as my dress, and really understood my style of ‘delicate and pretty’.

Our letterpress invitations were designed by Andrea at Deciduous Press. She was incredibly helpful and we were so happy with how they turned out. Our graphic designer friend Vanessa Del Castillo Merino designed the rest of our stationery such as menus, place cards, and extra signage to match our invitations and colour scheme.

Our cake was made by Hannah from Bake The Cake. Cake tasting was one of the most fun parts of wedding planning and Hannah did such a fabulous job with our cake and cupcakes. We hired out the whole of Gilgara Retreat for our families and bridal party to stay in. The girls got ready in the main house and the boys got ready in the garden suites, each area with its own character and personality. It made for great photos and we loved having everyone staying together.

Our photographer Sarah Tonkin and our videographer Matthew Bettinaglio were incredible! We are so in love with our photos and can’t wait to see our video from Matthew! We have a 2 minute trailer video we got not long after our wedding and it was so great to re-live the wedding and see things that we might not have noticed on the day. The whole day was absolutely magical but there were a couple of moments that really stood out to us. The first was at our ceremony, standing hand in hand in front of all of our loved ones declaring our love and commitment for each other and not able to wipe the smiles off our faces. The second was towards the end of our reception on the dance floor, our DJ played Damien’s favourite song Wonderwall by Oasis and everyone gathered in a large circle around us, arm in arm with each other swaying and singing to us in the middle while we danced and sung to each other. Looking around all we could see were big smiles from everyone and we felt so much love from everyone. Whilst weddings do cost a fortune, we had a lot of people travel from around the world and Australia to come to our wedding and for us, having everyone there together was absolutely priceless.

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Photography: Sarah Tonkin Photography | Cinematography: Direct Films | Styling: Aisle Style | Floral Design: Alice And Rose | Wedding Dress: Donna Tobin | Cake: Bake The Cake Margaret River | Invitations: Deciduous Press | Rings: Solid Gold Diamonds | Bridesmaids' Dresses: On A Whim | Makeup: Hayley Wilson Creative | Hair: Tegan Walker | DJ: DJ Damo | Groom's Attire: Politix | Celebrant: Donna McClelland | Transportation: Vintages | Venue: Xanadu Winery | Chalkboard: Turtle & The Pelican | Getting Ready Venue: Gilgara Retreat | Signage + Stationery: Vanessa Del Castillo | Veil + Hair Accessories: Holly Barker Millinery

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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: Zimmerman