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Rustic Winery Wedding

Here’s a bride and groom that really know how to throw a wedding.  They choose an amazing locale (the breathtaking Glen Ewin Wine Estate), invite all of their nearest and dearest and team up with a talented team of vendors (think In The BoothFlowers On Your Mind and WesBeelders Photography) to bring their dreams to complete and total reality.  Seriously lovely.  See it all in the full gallery.


From the Bride… I loved every moment of our wedding day. Glen Ewin Estate made us feel so comfortable in the lead up to the day, we really felt like they had everything under control, which was reflected by the relaxed, warm and fun atmosphere of the day. Our celebrant created a truly unique and personal ceremony for us which was greatly praised by all our family and friends. With every step of our wedding preparation we felt incredibly taken care of by all our amazing and experienced vendors. Together they made for an easy and wonderful wedding full of incredible memories. I cannot praise Bridal on Pulteney enough for their service on helping me choose a dress that was right for me and within my budget. Our photographer, Wes Beelders, offers an engagement photo shoot prior to the wedding, and this allowed us to get comfortable with him and being in front of the camera. I believe this was an amazing service by him as we were able to see his product before our big day, and feel truly at ease on the day that all our precious moments would be captured perfectly. Our friends and family were able to capture their own fun wedding moments with InTheBooth’s photobooth – the only booth vendor that has 15 second videos! My husband and I cried with laughter when we watched all the videos after the wedding. The day went perfectly, which I attribute greatly to several aspects: the skill of our vendors putting us at ease, and the love my husband and I have for each other, surrounded by all the people that love us in return.

Photography: WesBeelders Photography | Wedding Dress: San Patrick | Celebrant: Emily Davis | Boquets: Flowers On Your Mind | Car Hire: Private | Cup Cake: Sweet Treats Cakes | Finger Print Tree: Little Loupe | Photobooth: In The Booth | Rose Petals: Ruston's Roses | Shoes : Nine West | Wine Estate: Glen Ewin Wine Estate

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Rustic Barn Wedding at the Sydney Polo Club

There’s beauty in simplicity, and this relaxed and rustic barn wedding is absolutely brimming with it. Thanks to a little help from the bride’s friends like the florist at A Mother’s Niche Styling, Makeup By Kaylee, and a gorgeous cake from Just Cake It, the whole event filled every rustic desire and then some. Make sure to take a look at the gallery of loveliness from Dan Au Photography for more inspiration.


From the Bride… The most important theme we wanted to follow on our wedding day, was us! Cain and I never wanted a traditional wedding; we tried to make the day reflect us as a couple, the things we love and the people that surround us as much as we could. We wanted a relaxed, country feel with some simple beauty and lots of fun!

When we first looked at The Sydney Polo Club, we fell in love with the Sunnybrook Barn. Such a picturesque, rustic, country feel about the entire property and it truly was the perfect choice for our wedding.

Our hair was so beautifully styled by a friend and hairdresser, Lauren Pareezer who did all the bridesmaids, flowergirls and mother of the bride on her own! And the make-up was attended to by another beautiful friend and make-up artist Kaylee from Make-Up By Kaylee. I wanted a natural look for both myself and the bridesmaids and Kaylee did such a wonderful job.

Another good friend and colleague, Jess from A Mother’s Niche, put all our bouquets together and they were the most stunning bouquets I’ve ever seen! Jess also took care of all the styling for both the ceremony and the reception…it was all perfect! The chandelier hanging in the tree, the handmade arbor, the vintage lounge and chairs; it all set a perfect scene.

The bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboy walked down the aisle to ‘make the most’ by Troy Cassar-Daley; one of our favorite country singers. This was also special to us as Cain proposed to this song playing in the Aussie outback. Our guests sat on hay bails instead of the traditional white chairs to keep with the country theme.

Cain and I wrote our own vows and chose not to share them with each other until we said them during the ceremony. This was such a surreal and magical moment in time. Emotional is an understatement and from what I’m told many of our guests were reaching for their tissues too.

Our photos were taken on the grounds of The Sydney Polo Club, with Dan and Ed from Dan Au Photography. Dan let us run free — literally! We ran across fields, jumped in the air and laughed and joked with our bridal party. Dan and Ed made us feel comfortable and they really captured the emotion and fun that we experienced throughout the day.

Our first dance as husband and wife we danced to ‘hey pretty girl’ by Kip Moore. The song is filled with so many words that we relate to our life and our unique love story.

With hair disheveled and no make-up left from all the dancing, Cain and I left and stayed at the Sebel Resort and Spa Windsor. Truly the most wonderful day of our lives!

Photography: Dan Au Photography | Wedding Cake: DeCake | Ceremony Venue: Sydney Polo Club | Make Up: Makeup By Kaylee | Hair: Laureen Pareezer Dukes | Celebrant: Angela Blatmann | Bridal Accessories: Smik Clothing | Bridal Gown: Demetrios | Flowers & Styling: A Mother's Niche Styling

Romantic Melbourne Wedding at Luminare

This wedding has it all. Gorgeous design by The Big Group. Beautiful blooms by Fleur. A jaw-droppingly gorgeous Bride, dressed to perfection. Thankfully every picture moment was captured by Daniella Melfi in a way that will make you swoon and then some, and you can see it all here

From the Bride…Everything was perfect on the day, exactly how I imagined it. We were very lucky to be able to get married at Melbourne Grammar Chapel as it’s only a privilege for the boys who went to school there! We also had the Choir boys sing during the church ceremony which made the whole wedding extra special. We couldn’t have asked for better weather on the day, it was just perfect! The Big Group were also fantastic, they really looked after us on the day. What I loved the most was probably the venue which was absolutely divine, oh and of course the LOVE sign which made such a difference! It was fantastic! It looks great in photos! I wouldn’t change anything and feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful wedding! From Daniella MelfiAnia and Nick were so easy to work with. I actually only met them a month or so before their wedding day! We met for coffee and instantly we had a good rapport. They were pretty relaxed and just wanted to enjoy their wedding day! I arrived at Nicks place first to find family about, little ones running around and a very cool, calm but kinda nervous Nick! I could see the lengths Ania went to as soon as I saw the boutonnieres and floral crowns for the flower girls, also the lovely floral wrist band for the mothers was just so elegant! The shoes Nick wore were super classy! I LOVED them!! Who doesn’t love a shiny shoe?! I arrived at Ania’s to find a bubbly family just buzzing around the bride, with music playing and champagne flowing! Everyone was so thrilled and couldn’t wait to get the show on the road! At one point I thought I had walked into a magazine photo shoot because aside from obviously the beautiful bride, there were three other STUNNING women! Ania’s sisters!! I couldn’t believe how attractive these bridesmaids were! Anyway, after I caught my breath, we got Ania with the help of her mothers and sisters into her incredible Collette Dinnigan dress. It was breathtaking. You could see her eyes light up as soon as she put this on. Her sisters just looked on in awe with their hands on their mouths and i heard a lot of “awww ania..” It was really sweet. Once Ania put on her perfect long veil and her Jimmy Choo pumps she was ready to go! The little chapel inside the Melbourne Grammar School was so lovely. It was intimate and very ornate. The aisle was lined with candles and the pews had hand made cushions for you to sit on. The altar was decorated with big floral arrangements and behind it sat the boys choir which sang for the guests throughout the ceremony. Once the ceremony had finished and Ania and nick had exited the Chapel with MASSIVE smiles, we headed to the courtyard to take family photos. While we were taking photos under huge maple trees with the bluestone walls on the Chapel behind us, they’re guests were treated to champagne and beer in the front courtyard. Absolutely everyone was taken care of. Arriving at Luminare was such an experience. Firstly you cannot see the venue from the outside because the entrance is in a small lane way off a side street in South Melbourne. There was a man standing on the corner of the lane way and side street with a big LUMINARE sign! It was fantastic and hard to miss! Once we got to the front of the building we were escorted to the large elevator that took us up to the venue. It felt so exclusive! As soon as you stepped off that elevator you knew you were in good hands. The venue itself is quite large with a wonderfully big dance floor and bar area. Then you look out the massive glass windows and the view is just breathtaking! You see the Melbourne skyline in all its glory! The balcony of Luminare is a must see. Photos and words will not do it justice. It is … BIG! There are bar tables and stools and lounge chairs to keep the guests comfy and as expected, drinks and canapés constantly coming around. After a little breather i took Ania and Nick onto the balcony for some intimate bridal photos. We had the perfect sunset behind us. It was very romantic. The last photo we took before Entree was served was in front of the LOVE sign. How incredible is this sign!! The guests loved to take their selfies in front of it and the sign looked better and better as the night went on and the sun went down! Such a perfect view for their guests with the city skyline lighting up behind it. All in all this was a wonderful wedding. I had an incredible time and loved working with Ania, Nick and the guys from Purple Ribbon Weddings!

Photography: Daniella Melfi | Videographer: Purple Ribbon | Event Design: The Big Group | Floral Design: Fleur | Wedding Dress: Collette Dinnigan | Reception Venue: Luminare, South Melbourne | Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Willow | Brides Veil: Mariana Hardwick | Church: Chapel Of St Peter | Cufflinks: Hugo Boss | Jewelry : Mimco | LOVE Sign: Initial Impressions