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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.

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Fall
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Estate
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Rustic

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

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Rustic Beach Inspired Shoot at Adelaide Beach Front

Katelyn James is filling our screens with pretty today by way of this stunning seaside shoot at Adelaide Beach, and we simply can’t thank her enough for it. With a touch of boho mixed with warm winter hues and gorgeous styling by By Gabrielle, this gallery is simply overflowing with inspiration. See it all here

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Fall
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Beach
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Rustic

From Katelyn James PhotographyThis Australian bridal shoot was inspired by the winter color tones on the Adelaide beachfront. The oceanfront is full of sages, mints and frosty green palettes. The shoot was vintage inspired with a hint of bohemian flare. Since the shoot was held on the beach front, the oversized wicker chairs and loose florals made for a natural, organic look. The bridal bouquet include florals native to Australia and plenty of texture. The gown was sourced from a local vintage bridal shot. The makeup style was inspired by fall color tones and the hair was a loose cascading braid to one side. The rich, neutral tones of this shoot are perfect for fall wedding inspiration!! Enjoy!

Photography: Katelyn James Photography | Styling: By Gabrielle | Floral Design: In Bloom Floral Art | Dress: The Vintage Bride Boutique | Stationery: Alicia From Akimbo | Hair: Obsessed With Beauty | Adelaide Beach Front: Adelaide Beach Front | Makeup: Coloured Lips Makeup Artistry | Rentals: Sash Events

Modern Lego Birthday Party

If you’ve ever spent time with a boy – ages 3 to 10 or so – you know that Legos are kind of everything. I’ve spent hours in that damn store with my son who inspects each piece like he were about to go into major surgery. So when I show him this little lego inspired party – crafted by One Lovely Day with sweets by Sweet Bloom Cakes – I know exactly what he’s going to say. “Mom, when is MY birthday.”

We had an amazing day celebrating the 5th birthday of our sweet little boy Aniken. Aniken is absolutely obsessed with Lego and when i told him that he will be having a Lego themed party, he was over the moon.

My dear friend Dewi from Sweet Bloom Cakes made the delicious lego head birthday cake. Sweet treats included, macarons, lego cookies, pyramid chocolates, lego cupcakes, handmade chocolates and a selection of yummy candy. I purchased these cute black and mint garbage bins and filled them up with lollies. I designed the white lego inspired backdrop and kept is very simple as i wanted all of these other elements of the table to pop. The colour palette was black and white with touches of yellow and blue.

Last but not least, i was glad that Aniken had an amazing time with his friends and family and i enjoyed watching him play soccer, running and dodge ball games.

Event Styling: One Lovely Day | Cake And Sweets: Sweet Bloom Cakes