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Gold Coast Hinterland Wedding at Sarabah Estate Vineyard

I think about 99.9% of the weddings I see give me the travel bug… this Queensland countryside affair is no exception. Fortunately for us, this couple took full advantage of the stunning backdrop and were also kind enough to share their beautiful day with all of us. It’s the kind of effortless elegance we crave and we’re lucky The Arched Window Photography was there to capture every moment.

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Fall
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Vineyard
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Elegant

From The Bride…Mick and I met through a mutual friend at two separate sporting events – the cricket and the rugby. After having a good chat at the cricket (during a rain delay), neither of us didn’t think much more of it. By chance we saw each other at a Reds v Western force game, had another couple of drinks and a chat, after which he asked me out.

About three weeks in I knew he was the one. Having both been married before, and neither of us overly backward in coming forward, we were pretty upfront about who we were and what we were after in a partner. By chance, our needs/wants/goals etc were very similar and in most instances the same.

Proposal was very low key. We were at the farm for the weekend and upon waking up one morning, he asked me to marry him. No fireworks, not string quartet etc, but that wouldn’t have been very Mick. We had talked about it previously, but neither had a real need to get married initially. We were with each other because that’s where we wanted to be – we didn’t need to be married, but after a while we both wanted to.

What I love most about Mick is that he is who he is. There is no pretence with him, and as such he has a confidence without being arrogant. He is as honest and loyal as the day is long, and is the most genuine person I know. Mick loves the confidence that I give him.

Being able to share that experience with our family and close friends was the best part of our day. We didn’t have a huge wedding but those that were there were the ones that will be in our lives in the future.

My advice to other brides is it will all be fine… We had our reception in an open air marquee. Despite rain in the lead up week and ominous clouds on the day ( which looked great in the photos ) there was not a drop of rain on the day. The roof stayed off the marquee and the night was lovely. I did have moments of terror however.

That you can always aim for the wedding, that isn’t a wedding, but you will most likely end up with a wedding….

I tried to be as simple and what I thought was as elegant as possible. We did a country wedding, but we didn’t want too casual. Sarabah Estate was a big help in that regard, and we tried to keep it less formal by using local flower pods etc to decorate the tables alongside candles and flowers. Everything was shares of white, highlighted with waxy green leaves and Crow’s Ash pods.

Mick is from Canungra and it was important for him to have a wedding at home. We didn’t even consider having it anywhere else – it just felt right. It also meant that we could use our property for the photos which made it special for us.

A short honeymoon straight after the wedding – we kept it simple and went to Noosa. A very low key week – lots of good food, wine, trips to the beach and surrounds, and sleep-ins. We were shattered after the wedding and it was great to just relax after it all…. We may head overseas next year.

Photography: The Arched Window Photography | Florist: Friday Flowers | Wedding Dress: Julie Tengdahl Bridal Couture | Wedding Cake: Judy C Cakes | Stationary: Urban Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Sarabah Estate Vineyard | Reception Venue: Sarabah Estate Vineyard | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Celebrant: Tarnya Bennett | Hair Dresser: Luke Reynolds Hair Dressing | Jewelery: Canturi And Paula Hall Designs | Makeup: The Powder Room

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Enchanted Garden Wedding

This, loves, is my dream wedding.  A fabulous mix of industrial meets romance all wrapped up in the world’s prettiest garden party.  Think gorgeous hues like fuchsia, pink and forest green joining forces with a talented group of vendors that includes White+white Weddings And EventsThe Butterfly LoungeAmini Concepts Event Styling and Silver Edge Photography.  Get your pretty on right here.

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Fall
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Romantic

From White+white Weddings And Events… Lizzy and Greg’s lavish garden wedding was truly enchanting. The tree and moss lined entrance included soft draping with floral ribbon detailing, golden accents and a gorgeous antique welcome mirror. Hanging blooms and tea lights with potted trees and wrought iron furniture decorated the cocktail area. Archways were covered in ivy and chandeliers of flowers hung from the inner city warehouse ceiling.

Event designers and wedding planners, white+white, had a vision of absolute opulence in mind for the day and their styling direction helped bring Lizzy + Greg’s wedding to life. By orchestrating and teaming up with world class vendors including Amini Concepts, The Butterfly Lounge and Lightspace, they were able to deliver a soiree of extraordinary proportions.

Amini Concepts delivered to Lizzy and Greg’s wedding a sophisticated magic to match the couples own captivating charm. The indoor garden fashioned at Lightspace was luxe glamour and incorporated soft gold, natural timbers, silver mercury and fresh colourful flowers in abundance thanks to The Butterfly Lounge. The look transformed Lightspace from industrial style to a sensory overload of beautiful fresh greenery, flowers and drapery.

To create the idyllic garden party space, The Butterfly lounge lined the green turf entry with potted flowering plants. Each flower was chosen so that it fitted the garden party brief perfectly – colours and shapes and textures were carefully selected to reflect the randomness of a flowering garden. The arrangements were created with a ‘just freshly picked’ look in mind. The Butterfly Lounge’s favourite element was the living asparagus fern, which gave the scenery its wildness feel. Lisianthus, Cluster Roses, Dahlias, Hydrangea, Roses, Tulips, Peppercorn and Umbrella Ferns were used with some tiny Succulents in the bouquets. The chandelier was created to look as if it had hung there so long that the garden had grown in and over it.

Photography: Silver Edge Photography | Event Design: White+white Weddings And Events | Styling: Amini Concepts Event Styling | Event Planning: White+white Weddings And Events | Florist: The Butterfly Lounge | Ceremony Venue: Centenary Uniting Church | Reception Venue: Lightspace | Catering: Wine And Dine'M | Hair And MakeUp: Venus Secrets | Lighting: AVI Corporate | Band: The Simon Wright Band | Furniture Hire: Epic Empire | Linen And Napery: Covered | Tableware: Hodgepodge Hire

Classic Country Wedding

Have you heard, lovelies?  Tea length bridesmaid dresses are back… and they are back in a big way. Think gorgeous flowing chiffon Paul Hunt numbers in the softest of hues totally taking your breath away. Set them against a stunning classic meets Australian country wedding and we can barely contain our glee.  Soak in every last ounce of awesome captured by Kelly Adams in the full gallery.

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Summer
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Winery

From the Bride… Our wedding was very Elegant and Classical, with a twist of Vintage Country.  I chose very neutral colours for myself and bridesmaids, I feel my personality reflects my choice. I’ve never liked being the centre of attention (even on my own wedding day). Although I do love things to be beautiful without being in your face, very different to my husband, who likes all things bright. Navy is another favourite of mine, so to give the boys a less “formal ” look I decided to go with a navy jacket and beige pants. Very country Australian men’s dresswear.

Having close family and friends at our wedding made the day so special, but most of all seeing my my best friend and 18-month-old son at the end of the aisle made everything seem so perfect.

Amazing food, great wine and dancing to old time favourites definitely made all the planning worthwhile. When you see your guests enjoying themselves, you have a gasp of relief.

I loved everything about my wedding, being able to make it so personalised is the best part of planning. My favourites were definitely the Blooms & Dress! You can never have too many flowers.

Photographer: Kelly Adams Photography | Videographer: Matt Barwick Films | Cake: Jocelyn's Provisions | Hair: Powder Room | Celebrant: Julie Hogg | Bride's Dress & Bridesmaids' Dresses: Paul Hunt | Cars: Princess Luxury Classics | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sirromet Winery | Florist & Stylist: Pink & Purple Petals | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: RM Williams & Sportscraft | MUA: Jade Worley