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Vintage Chic Athol Hall Wedding

When it comes to uber-romantic, this duo just about takes the cake. Not only are their wedding rings from outerspace (awesome), they managed to put together a day that is chock-full of pretty. From the gorgeous florals by The Floral Craftsman, to the adorable Lego cake topper, to the gallery of breathtaking images from Gemma Clarke, see so much more in the full gallery.

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From Gemma Clarke PhotographyThe perfect mix of isolation from the city without missing out on the million dollar views, Valentina and Garth wanted a bush wedding where their traveling guests to be wowed by the gorgeous Sydney Harbour – no compromise was needed at Athol Hall!

Garth and Valentina met online and Garth moved to Sydney from Brisbane for his gorgeous lady. They have been together for 15 years. When it came time, Garth proposed on top of a mountain in Japan. Their wedding rings originated from Outer Space — A meteorite landed in South Africa and now some of that rock is proudly on the wedding fingers of Mr and Mrs Ivers — What a beautiful way to show your unique connection.

From the Bride… I made circular paper garlands and I bonbonniere out of paper, sewing them together one weekend with mum and Garth. We got these particular almonds from Italy and they were pretty tasty! I spent a few weekends with help from mum and my sister, not forgetting Garth sewing the different elements together watching movies.

My initial dress search was a stressful event if I am honest. I thought I wanted vintage, or even floral, then I thought maybe more traditional is better. There really wasn’t anything I could imagine myself in and I was starting to panic. But with some advice from a friend I found a dress shape that could work for me, and after almost losing myself in a fabric shop mum found the last of a roll of fabric that was perfect.

I worked with Sandie Bizy in Annandale in creating the final dress, it took a few months from the first fitting to getting my dress. I was a bit stressed out if I had made the right choice, I couldn’t imagine what I would look like on the day, how it would feel to wear it, what others would think of my choice. Sandie didn’t let me worry about the small details and anytime there was a hiccup she helped to find a solution. On the day, after my hair and make-up was done and I was in my dress I saw my reflection I was so overwhelmed I started to cry. I guess that’s why I giggled down the aisle all the build-up of emotion was gone!”

I had planned the look and feel of the whole day for almost a year. And when I finally walked in to the venue it was so light and beautiful, better than I could have imagined. A really nice moment for me was walking down the aisle with mum and dad, for some reason I had the giggles so by the time I met Garth at the end of the aisle I was totally relaxed and excited for the ceremony.

Photography: Gemma Clarke Photography | Floral Design: The Floral Craftsman, Matt Bisaro | Cake: Damir Mujanic | Shoes: Bhldn | Shoes: Karen Millen | Rings: Jewelry By Johan | Catering: Athol Hall | Makeup: Lisa Terizis | Hair: Kristy Ferrari | Groom's Shoes: Calvin Klein | Groom's Suit: Calvin Klein | Celebrant: Linda Marsden | Wedding Venue: Athol Hall | Balloons: Balloon Inflation | Bridal Gown: Sandie Bizys Hats And Vintage Dresses | Cake Topper: Lego | Coat: Carla Zampatti | Dessert: Est | Groom's Cufflinks: Vendetta Designs | Groom's Shirt: Saba | Groom's Tie: Rembrandt | Groom's Tie Pin: Saba | Hair Flower: Wishpiece | Jewelry/Accessories: Swarovski | Paper Tassels For Balloons: Studio Mucci | Stationery Designer: Garth Ivers (groom) | Transport: Car Service From The Four Seasons Hotel | Veil: Cassandra Silvestro

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New South Wales Wedding from SugarLove Weddings

SugarLove Weddings never fails to send us wedding from that we just adore. Take this beauty, for instance. It’s overflowing with pretty and simply as lovely as they come. It was all styled to perfection by Divine Events, making this gallery one fabulous place to be today. See it all here.


From SugarLove WeddingsFran and Scott celebrated a spring wedding with a ceremony at St Philips Church followed by a reception at the Taronga Zoo. Both of Fran’s parents walked her down the aisle and the ceremony was filled with many special moments for the couple. The bride wore a flowing tulle gown with a boned bodice sculpted with handmade flowers. Scott wore a black tie single breasted suit. The flowers were classic white roses and the bridesmaids (including Fran’s cousin, TV personality Carrie Bickmore) wore classic black dresses. The bridal party and couple had a lot of fun with principal photographer Bradley Patrick from SugarLove during their shoot on Balmoral beach. At one point the bride’s veil flew through the air and had to be rescued by the valiant groom. The reception was a lovely evening of laughter and fun amongst family and friends.

Photographer: SugarLove Weddings | Videography: White Designs | Styling: Divine Events | Stationery: Little Leezar | Ceremony Venue: St Philips, Sydney | Reception Venue: Taronga Park Zoo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Carla Zampatti | Bomboniere & Cake: Heidi's Dream Cakes | Brides Dress: Mark Holt | Mens Suits: Spurling | Music: Jelly Bean Jam | Wedding Cars: Wedding Cars of Distinction | Wedding Rings: Jason Ree

New South Wales Wedding at The Spit from SugarLove Weddings

There’s a reason we adore SugarLove Weddings with all of our being, and that reason is simple.  They rock.  And the sweet, sweet weddings they send our way?  Well, they rock, too… and also happen to be filled to the brim with some of the most stunning details you will ever lay your eyes upon.  Details like the ones overflowing from this gorgeous Sydney affair, a contemporary meets classic meets all kinds of amazing kind of soiree.  Get your pretty on right here.


From SugarLove WeddingsAnastasia & Garry had a classically beautiful wedding day with a traditional church ceremony at St. Spyridon Church, Kingsford. Their photo shoot in the pine forests of Centennial Park was blessed with the perfect light. Their reception was enjoyed by almost 200 guests at Zest, The Spit.

Photographer: SugarLove Weddings | Cake: Faye Cahill | Stationery: Elizabeth Rosa | Ceremony Venue: St Spyridon Church, Kingsford | Reception Venue: Zest, The Spit | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids Only | Bomboniere: Essenze | Flowers & Styling: Susan Avery | Mens Suit: Herringbone

Sydney Wedding at Athol Hall from Jilske Photography

I used to not be one for the color purple, but consider me a changed woman because I cannot seem to get enough of it these days. And this stunner at Athol Hall from Jilske Photography is only pushing me farther into the depths of this rich and vibrant hue. Because when you’ve got the beautifully saturated florals to frame a wedding of a Bride and Groom so joyous and full of fun, you just can’t resist. There’s so much more lovely to be had, so be sure to click here for the full wedding.

From the Bride… After anxiety about the weather, we were blessed with the most beautiful day. Preparations were accompanied by a best of the ’90s countdown on Music Max, so there was much singing while we had our hair and makeup done. The ceremony was short and beautiful with lovely reading from our families. Guests enjoyed drinks on the lawn while the bridal party headed to the beach for photos. The reception highlights were definitely the speeches. There were lot of laughs and a few tears, as well as the the dance floor action, which included a hilarious rendition of Thriller. My favorite moment was seeing Bobby at the end of the aisle. I was so overcome with emotion, nerves and excitement I just had to hug him. Another was when our MC announced us as we came into the reception and the room just exploded in cheers; it was amazing.

Wedding Photography: Jilske Photography / Wedding Venue: Athol Hall in Mosman, New South Wales /  Event Design + Planning: DIY by the Bride / Floral Design: Melissa Gallagher of Dirty Pretty Things / Officiant: Sharon Austin / Wedding Stationery: Peppermint Press / DJ: Anthony Goddard of DJ Gadget / Bunting + Jam Favors: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Dress + Shoes: Handmade by Hanna Couture with Lace by Oscar de la Renta via Saigon Fabrics / Hair + Makeup: Petrina Milas of Studio Petrina Milas

Sydney Wedding at Athol Hall by Welsch Photography

Searching for your soul mate may be as easy as looking on your own street, at least it was for this sweet couple. After 10 years of knowing each other these love birds tied the knot at Athol Hall and lucky for us, the entire day was captured beautifully by Welsch Photography. I am obsessing over the rich colors in the Plumbago Flowers arrangements and light touches of vintage pieces throughout the event. Be sure to head over to the full gallery for more!

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From the Bride… Matt and I have known each other since we were 16 — our families lived on the same street. After 10 years, Matt proposed while we were on a holiday for a family wedding in Darwin. We were visiting Kakadu National Park and had made a short climb to the top of a spectacular lookout over the floodplain and escarpments close to sunset. Matt turned me while we were sitting at the edge of the lookout and asked me to marry him. 

Our wedding day was the most magical day. We had the ceremony and cocktail-style reception at Athol Hall in Sydney Harbour National Park. The cocktail-style reception appealed to us as we wanted to spend as much as the evening as possible chatting and dancing without the formalities of a sit-down dinner. The weather was brilliant, and the setting was relaxed while our family and friends sipped champagne on the lawn with the Sydney Jazz Collective playing on the verandah. We made a lot of the wedding decorations ourselves and went for a vintage, rustic feel. We made vases and candles for the tables from recycled jars and lace, we decorated the menu cards for the tables with brown string and lace, and we made lolly bags with sweet treats for our family and friends. I also made the hair piece that I wore on the day. We hadn’t planned to do a bridal waltz, but just before we had the speeches, the singer from the band came and told us that they’d learned one of our favorite songs, ‘This Old Love’ by Lior — dancing to this song was such an amazing and unexpected moment.

Wedding Photography: Welsch Photography / Wedding Venue: Athol Hall in Mosman, New South Wales / Floral Design: Plumbago Flowers / Officiant: Fiona Woodward of Language of Love / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Cupcakes: My Little Cupcake / Band: Sydney Jazz Collective / Wedding Dress: Baccini & Hill / Hair: Vanessa Crampel / Makeup: Holly of Stella Lee