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Ask Your Photog About the Ultimate Wedding Day Keepsake

After all the vows have been said and the celebration has been had, finding a way to memorialise your Big Day is key. Enter Nulab and their crazy cool Nuovo Albums, an absolutely stunning way for your photographer to preserve all of those memories in a timeless heirloom piece. Think true lay flat albums, gorgeous paper types and an entire world of layout options. THIS is how you preserve those special moments.

Remember the days when you would print picture after picture and spend hours scrapbooking them away in an album that was basically the opposite of lay flat? Us, too. Which is why we’re so crazy obsessed with Nulab’s Nuovo Albums, a personal and customisable way to share your Big Day with everyone you love. From their fab range of premium + bespoke paper stocks (Lustre, Matte, Gloss, Metallic, Pearl, Art Paper, Canvas) to their cutting edge binding technology to their amazing splicing technique that will allow you to open your album hundreds of times without it affecting the spine (no stress or cracks), you’ll be enjoying your personal moments for years to come. Nuovo Albums make it easy for your photographer to create your wedding album with their easy online tools, aka, the best and simplest way ever to craft an album.

Backed by an amazing Lifetime Guarantee, Nulab’s Nuovo Albums are all about taking those memories offline and putting them back in your hands, so you can actually feel the joy again and again… exactly the way it should be. Talk to your wedding photographer today about getting your own Nuovo Wedding Album to create those keepsakes with the highest-quality images you’ll ever see. They won’t fade, are fingerprint and dust proof and will always convey the vision you AND your photographer had in mind during your celebration. You’re honestly going to love them.

Rustic Hunter Valley Wedding

This is the sort of wedding you fall in love with instantly, because it’s just so pretty.  Think a beautiful garden ceremony meets lush blooms from Peonies Floral Designs meets a whole lot of mesmerizing moments captured by Tea Lily Photography.  In other words?  It’s beyond romantic and beyond amazing. See every last beautiful moment right here in the full gallery.


From the Bride… Rustic and elegant. Soft and pretty. White and nude neutrals to let the natural surroundings shine. Small and intimate with people who have been there for us and have had a big impact on our lives. To ensure that everyone we had there felt valued as they are our dearest and nearest.

Gifts for family and friends-

* Groom’s best mates were given pocket squares with their initials on them.
* Groom, groom’s mother and bride’s father were given embroidered handkerchiefs with personalised notes.
* Bride’s sisters were given “giving keys”. These keys are manufactured by homeless people who are looking to transition out of homelessness. They are employed to create keys with words of encouragement stamped into them. The philosophy behind the giving key is that the recipient of the key is only the owner of it for a period of time until they find someone to give the key away to who needs the message more than they do. Sisters were given ’embrace’ and ‘courage’.
* No bridesmaids or groomsmen – everyone was too important to only choose a select group.

Note: To our creators and capture-ers – Our day was joyous, seamless and easy, not only from the love and friendship from our dearest and nearest, but also from the amazing people who helped to create and capture this special time in our life making this day possible. Leading up to our wedding, we would often receive comments about how calm we were planning this day, but the credit really goes to you all who were so wonderful to work with that we never had to worry. Each and every one of you are truly talented and brilliant and you always made us feel comfortable to enjoy the planning process and, of course, our day. I believe that you all share the same passion – to be the best at what you do – and that is what has made our day absolutely magical. We can’t thank you enough.

Photography: Tealily Photography | Florist: Peonies Floral Designer | Wedding Gown: Sottero And Midgley | Ceremony: Peppers Convent | Makeup: Sally Studio | DJ: XYDJ | Celebrant: Melissa Soncini | Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Giving Keys: The Giving Keys | Groom’s Suits: Mr Mister | Handkerchiefs: Etsy | Hangers: Heavenly Hangers | Herbies Spices: Herbies Spices | Invites: Deciduous Press | Music: Dylan Wright | Reception & Ceremony: Roberts | Video: Paper Cranes Productions | Wedding Rings: Fairfax & Roberts

Elegant Hunter Valley Wedding at Peppers Creek

You are going to need to sit down for this beauty, trust me. Because just when you think it can’t get any prettier, it does. And then some. Captured beautifully by Studio Impressions Photography, this wedding is the definition of jaw-droppingly gorgeous. With gorgeous florals from Peonies Floral Designer and styling by Decorating Dreams, this gallery couldn’t be prettier if it tried. See more here.


From Studio Impressions Photography …Madeline and Matt were going for an ‘Elegant Vineyard Chic’ feel to the wedding and drew inspiration from a number of places, such as old Parisian manuscripts for the programs to the names of Lake Como towns (where we got engaged!) for our table names.
The bride designed and produced the programs, menus and bombonieres.

From the Bride…The girls and I stayed at a property onsite so there was never a feeling of rushing at all the whole day which made for a relaxed and enjoyable experience. I was given away by my mother who was a picture of perfection (and had intentionally coordinated her outfit to match my sash!) and we walked down the aisle to the string trio’s version of a “Thousand Years”. Exchanging vows in front of our nearest and dearest in the gorgeous sandstone Peppers Creek Chapel was literally everything I hoped for. A special touch for me, was a photo of my late father that was placed in a silver heart locket and attached to my bouquet – giving me the much needed feeling that he was still able to walk me down the aisle. They arrived to a string trio which really set the mood for the ceremony. Matt had put together “Our Story” that was printed and distributed as part of the program, in order to give guests something to read as they patiently waited.

We walked out of the chapel, showered in rose petals thrown by our guests to the tune of Natalie Cole’s Everlasting Love before being whisked away to our location shoot by our fabulous photographer, Marcus Bell. Marcus had found some really stunning places hidden within the Hunter and took vineyard wedding photography to a whole other level, taking advantage of the awesome dusk light. From the first meeting he was warm and easygoing and precisely who we wanted to cover our special day. He covered my requests for formal family portraits, as well as the amazing landscape shots, and then all the candids in between! I couldn’t even spot him during the reception, yet the shots he captured were just truly breathtaking.

During cocktail hour, the guests were kept busy with canapés, drinks, the photobooth and assorted lawn games before being ushered into the enchanting Peppers Creek Barrel Room for the reception. The Peonies team did an amazing job of bringing to realization the couple’s vision with elegant mercury glass vases, romantic ivory flowers and the warmth of candlelight.

Midway through the mains, we played a twist on the Shoe Game and instead had given out to each guest 2 paddles, one with the Bride’s face on it and one with the Groom’s face on it. The awesome MC then asked everyone (including us!) a series of questions and everyone held up the paddle of who they thought best answered the question. Needless to say I believe most of the crowd got the answer wrong to “Who is the better driver”!? Haven’t laughed that hard in ages (and made for some hilarious candid shots!).” Each of the 240 game paddles were painstakingly made by the couple leading up to the wedding.

Our first dance came up which was something both of us were extremely nervous about. We are probably the world’s most uncoordinated couple, so we decided to start dance lessons 4 months prior to the wedding in order to give us both some much needed confidence. As if a dance wasn’t challenging enough, I had a moment of aberration and thought it would be a good idea to copy a routine from So You Think You Can Dance which involved the Viennese Waltz?! And although we missed a step or two (we were told no one noticed!), to have us overcome our shortcomings and have a go at this together was something I think all couples should do. There’s a feeling of accomplishment when you learn something together, invest time to get it right together, and sets a perfect example to dance through the rest of your lives together.

Music was very important to us, so after the first dance our awesome band Brown Sugar took over and really got the dance floor pumping. Our cake was a 3-layered masterpiece by I Do Wedding Cakes, consisting of a Caramel Drop, Red Velvet and Cherry Ripe layers.

The night ended with a sparkler sendoff by the guests and the groom’s MG getting a makeover from his groomsmen. The guests were driven home by various shuttles in order to ensure they could have a good night and not worry about driving afterwards and had personalized M&Ms (for Madeline & Matt) as bombonieres if they wanted another sweet bite for the ride home. The kids received activity packs at the reception (packaged in the same champagne ribbon as the bombonieres!)

Madeline’s advice for a smooth wedding day:

1. Book your vendors ASAP – all the small details can come after, but to avoid disappointment hit all the big points of reception and ceremony venues, photographer and band first.

2. If it can be done BEFORE the actual day – DO IT. Leave the day of the wedding for the essentials – eat, hair & makeup, eat, and get dressed (did I mention eat?). The Morning Of is not the time to start steaming outfits or making bombonieres.

3. Confirm orders with vendors a month before, and then a week before. Trust me. (Better to be annoying, than be left with no chairs at the reception!)

4. Finally, if you can’t change it, don’t stress it – there’s no point getting worked up over something that cannot be changed. So identify the issue, find a substitution/resolution and move on.

Photography: Studio Impressions Photography | Styling: Peonies Floral Designer | Styling: Decorating Dreams | Flowers: Peonies Floral Designer | Wedding Dress: Essence Of Australia | Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell | Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Peppers Creek Chapel | Reception Venue: Peppers Creek Chapel | Shoes: Miu Miu | Groom's Attire: Joe Black | Jewellery: Chanel | Jewellery: Tiffany & Co. | Reception Caterer: Peppers Creek Chapel