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Lauren and Brad’s Country Winery Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Lauren & Brad

The sweet, relaxed nature of Lauren and Brad’s country winery wedding is utterly beautiful. From the country scenery, to the beautiful garden and winery that set the mood for the day. Lauren and Brad set out to have an elegant outdoor wedding amongst the vines followed by a classic reception that felt like nothing but a party and I think they nailed it! Jason Vandermeer was there to capture the day.

Lauren tells the story of how she and Brad came to be. “Brad and I met at work at the photocopier! We were friends for a while before we started dating. After living together for a year we decided to move to London, and spent two and a half years working and traveling, having the time of our lives. Just before we returned to Australia, Brad proposed in the Cotswolds in England while we were enjoying a bottle of wine by the river. It was perfect!”

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The wedding date was a special one, Lauren remembering, “We chose 5 April as it is the same date Brad’s parents and grandparents, and my great grandparents married.”

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Lauren chose a gown from Maria Gonzales. Her bridesmaids wore gowns from Zimmermann.

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Foxglove Botanicals created the floral arrangements for the day.

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Glen Erin in Lancefield was chosen for Lauren and Brad’s wedding. Lauren remarking “Both our ceremony and reception were at Glen Erin in Lancefield. We had a classic outdoor ceremony in front of the vines on a beautiful sunny autumn day. Our guests had drinks and canapés outside and the reception was indoors, overlooking the vines. We had so many beautiful photos at Glen Erin amongst the vines and around Lancefield. Kim and the team at Glen Erin made the planning so much fun, and went above and beyond to give us a perfect day.”

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Both sets of grandparents walked down the aisle before Lauren.

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Lauren remembers, “I walked down the aisle with my Dad to Ellie Goulding’s ‘How long will I love you’. It was such a nervous and exciting experience!”

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Of their photographer, Lauren tells, “Jason’s photography is absolutely amazing. We were so excited to see the final photos, and they were even more amazing than we could imagine. As Jason’s style is relaxed and natural, he made the whole day so easy. His photos captured all the moments, and tell a beautiful story of our special day.”

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There was a major surprise for the groom! Lauren tells, “Brad loves kombi vans so I decided to surprise him with a kombi van to drive him and his groomsmen from Bendigo where his parents live, to the wedding. He was completely surprised and loved the trip. We also used the kombi van to drive us and our bridal party around Lancefield for photos which was a lot of fun.”

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Celebrations continued back at Glen Erin.

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Lauren tells, “Brad is the creative one in our relationship so he had many DIY tasks. He designed and printed our wedding invitations and kept the same theme for our place cards and bomboniere. He used corks as the place card holders, and printed our own wine labels for miniature bottles of wine and jelly beans as bomboniere. He also made the banner for our wishing well.” Eat Freely created a three tier wedding cake.

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Lauren and Brad entered the reception dancing to Party Rock Anthem.

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The first dance was a special, choreographed number! Lauren remembers, “As Dirty Dancing is my favourite movie of all time, we had our first dance to Time of My Life. We had several dance lessons with Julie from The Wedding Dance Company. Although we couldn’t quite do the mambo like Johnny and Baby, we had a lot of fun and surprised our guests with our routine!”

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The White Tree performed all night, leading to some very happy, dancing guests!

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Congratulations Lauren and Brad! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you to Jason Vandermeer for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Jason Vandermeer / Cinematographer: Wedding Movies / Bride’s Dress: Maria Gonzales / Bride’s Shoes: Alan Pinkus / Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co / Groom’s Attire: Spurling / Groomsmen Attire: Spurling / Bridesmaid Dresses: Zimmermann / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaid Accessories: Mimco / Hairstylist: Blooms Beauty / Makeup Artist: Blooms Beauty / Flowers & Decor: Foxglove Botanicals / Venue: Glen Erin Lancefield / Ceremony Officiant: Jennifer Georgiadis / Band: The White Tree / Cake Baker: Eat Freely / Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co / Wedding Rings: Charles Rose Jewellers / Transport: Kombi van from Braden Leiner / Dance Lessons: The Wedding Dance Company
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Green Wedding Bouquets

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Bouquet by Gypsy Flora with photo by Madhouse Imaging

Rosemary, olive branches, parleys, jasmine leaves, succulents – there are so many incredible textures (and scents!) in greenery. Why, you don’t even have to consider flowers at all! I have fallen head over heels for bouquets using greenery as their focus. So much texture, so much amazing smell and a subtle feeling of getting back to nature.

There is something about natural greens that is almost a neutral – the bouquets of green go with every colour of the rainbow and have every hue you could imagine.  If you’re not into flowers but still love that beauty of carrying something from nature than maybe a bouquet of greenery is for you.

Love warmer weather? What about olive branches? Fancy yourself a gardener with a love of cooking? Why not a bouquet of pure herbs? There are so many beautiful natural elements we have yet to really consider in wedding arrangements and greenery gives a softer, yet somehow modern look to a wedding.

To inspire you, I asked florists to send me their beautiful green bouquets and their work shows just how versatile greenery in a bouquet can be. From trailing, to tightly bound posies. Additions of a few pink or white blooms, or none at all. Herbs and sweet smelling leaves to succulents. wedding bouquets of greenery Green Wedding Bouquets

Bouquet one by Flos Florum, Bouquet two by Blooming Brides with photo by Luma Photography, Bouquet three and four by Green & Bloom with photos by Natalie McComas Photography, Bouquet five by Gypsy Flora with photo by John Benavente, Bouquet six by Pomp & Splendour with photo by Samara Clifford, Bouquet seven by Amos & Smyth, Bouquet eight by Blooming Brides, Bouquet nine by Flos Florum.

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Bouquet one by Prunella with photo by Darin Collison Photography, Bouquet two by Gypsy Flora with photo by John Benavente, Bouquet three by Always Fabulous Flowers with styling by Victoria Cameron and photo by Marcus from Studio Impressions, Bouquet four by Floretta with photo by Gus Reyes Photography, Bouquet five by Blooming Brides with photo by Luma Photography, Bouquet six by Flos Florum

Mhairi and Nick’s Fremantle Town Hall Wedding

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Mhairi & Nick

If a couple can marry on the hottest day of the year and not look at all bothered by it, then I think there’s a special type of magic at play. Mhairi and Nick chose a sweltering 44 degree Fremantle day for their town hall wedding and every detail and moment fell right into place for a beautiful celebration. They chose Christine Lim to capture it all.

Mhairi tells the story of how she and Nick came to be. “Nick and I met in 2007 at the University of Western Australia during a Politics and International Relations honours class. It was nerdy and wonderful.”

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Mhairi’s sister made her wedding gown, the bride tells, “A lot of the wedding was DIY. You know how they say ‘it takes a village to raise a child’? Well I am pretty sure it takes a village to host a wedding too! The most important part was my wonderful wedding dress which was made by my talented sister Sheona. Sheona is a final year fashion design student and was also one of the bridesmaids. She made the entire dress from scratch.”

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Mhairi’s bridesmaids wore dresses in shades of cream and pale green from Flannel Zimmermann & Review.

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Mhairi tells, “We had the ceremony at Princess May Park in Fremantle, right next to Clancy’s Fish Pub. It was a 44 degree day so our guests were able to go straight to the pub for an icy beverage after the ceremony. We actually got married under one of the old large fig trees that you find around Fremantle. It provided shade and a beautiful backdrop. Fremantle is a place that Nick and I have spent a lot of time together. Being near the water is important to us. Plus the sea breeze provided a welcome relief from the heat of the day!”

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Mhairi walked down the aisle to “Our talented friend Stuart Orchard playing one of his own songs live.”

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Joanne Armstrong performed the ceremony.

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Mhairi and Nick loved the fact that their guests showed up for them, noting, “People traveled across the world and across Australia to come to our wedding (Canada, Scotland, England, Canberra, Melbourne, South Australia). The most special part of the wedding was having all of our friends and family in one spot. Perth is the most isolated city in the world and it meant so much to us that people made the trip.”

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Mhairi remembers, ” The day was the hottest day of the year (44 degrees) and keeping cool was a challenge. It is hard to pose for photos while sweat is running down your back.”

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Of their photographer, Mhairi tells, “Christine was a wonderful photographer, she was subtle and captured all the moments we wanted. She managed to find a beautiful balance between the posed formal shots and the more photojournalistic quality that Christine is so good at. I especially love some of the shots she captured of the bridal party in those moments between action.”

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Fremantle Town Hall hosted the reception, Mhairi remarking, “We held the reception at the beautiful and historic Fremantle Town Hall. My lovely Mum made the chocolate mud cake and also handmade the table runners. I made the bunting that decorated the hall from the same material.  My talented friend Jenessa designed the invitations for me and produced a larger hand-painted version of a portrait of Nick and I that we placed at the entrance of the Town Hall as guests arrived.”

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The floral arrangements were all made by friends, Mhairi remarking, “Two of my other friends made my bouquets and the button holes for the groomsmen. The day before the wedding I went to the flower wholesaler and bought a large amount of local nature flowers and greenery. I gave this to some friends who decorated the Town Hall with the flowers and vintage glass jars and vases that Nick and I sourced from op shops.”

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“Another friend provided us with local honey for the bombonierre and Nick made small bottles of whisky (in recognition of my Scottish heritage) one night with one of his groomsmen (they drank a bit along the way too!). Nick and some of his groomsmen participated in the brewing of the beer for the wedding at Bootleg Brewery in Fremantle. The beer was served in recycled San Pelligrino bottles that another friend sourced from the restaurant he works in.”

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The groom’s speech was a big highlight of the night, Mhairi remembering, “Nick (the groom) rapped his groom’s speech. He blew everyone away and received a rousing applause.”

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Guests enjoyed a sharing menu, Mhairi telling, “Beaumonde Catering provided the catering for the event and were wonderful. Nick and I are vegetarian and we wanted something fresh and something everyone was able to share. They made these beautiful large sharing plates that looked spectacular in the middle of the table. They also put together a gorgeous ‘cheese tower’ from WA cheeses.”

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The smaller guests settled into a corner with picnic blankets and board games.

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Oh their first dance, Mhairi remembers Nick assembled a ‘super group’ of musically talented friends who were our wedding band. The band played ‘Shine on you crazy diamond’ while we had our first dance. Throughout the rest of the night they played an amazing mix of classics to get the dance floor started.”

A big thankyou to Mhairi and Nick for sharing their wedding with us! Thank you also to Christine Lim for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Christine Lim / Bride’s Dress: Handmade by the bride’s sister / Groom’s Attire: Second hand suit with a Country road shirt / Groom and Groomsmen's Bowties: Bowties made by the bride’s sister / Groomsmen Attire: Their Own / Bridesmaid Dresses: Flannel / Bridesmaid Dresses: Zimmermann / Bridesmaid Dresses: Review / Bridesmaid Accessories: Pigenhole / Flowers & Decor: We did them ourselves with the help of the lovely Taryn Anderson / Invitations & Stationery: Jenessa King / Ceremony Venue: Princess May Park / Ceremony Officiant: Joanne Armstrong / Ceremony Musicians: Stuart Orchard / Reception Venue: Fremantle Town Hall / Band: A band made up of friends / Favors: WA local honey and Scottish whisky / Cake Baker: Bride's Mother / Catering: Beaumonde Catering / Wedding Rings: Koro Jewellery

Lucy and Paul’s Vintage Inspired Lakeside Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Lucy & Paul

Lucy and Paul chose a vintage style lakeside wedding to celebrate their marriage. The backdrop of the lake, beautiful blooms and plenty of sunshine led to  a day of their dreams. After meeting at a pub, their wedding day was much more romantic and all captured by Matthew Evans Photography.

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Lucy chose a strapless gown from Sottero & Midgley and her bridesmaids wore mint green dresses from Irene Costa’s Devine Bridal.

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Nine Blooms created beautiful pink, white and green arrangements for the wedding day.

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Lucy and Paul chose Tinaroo Lake Resort  for their wedding, Lucy noting, “We got married by the lake, and our reception was in the Lodge Restaurant. It was perfect. And I MUST mention Kylie from the Resort, she is the most beautiful person, inside and out. We really could not have done it without her.” Vintage Hire Company styled the ceremony and reception and provided hire items.

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Of the ceremony music choices, Lucy tells, “We had Love High by Mark Wilkinson for the bridesmaids, and Close Your Eyes by Michael Buble for myself.”

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Of their photographer, Lucy tells, “Matthew Evans was our photographer. We found him via the website of Tinaroo Lake Resort, and booked him before we booked anything else. He was so present, and stayed all night at the reception. He made us (awkward people) feel very comfortable and we LOVE the result of the photos.”

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The reception was full of handmade, vintage inspired details. The newlyweds tell, “We had a friend make the table runners, we covered mason jars for tables and the aisle, spray painted candle holders, photo frames. Also the escort card holder and the place cards, we DIY’d the lolly buffet, Lucy hand wrote the chalk art and Paul hand made the suitcase for our cards.”

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Each guest received mints as their wedding favor, Lucy and Paul explaining, “Our theme was ‘Mint to be’. This being because our colour scheme was mint, our favours were mints and as Lucy grew up in New Zealand she says ‘meant’ like ‘mint’. Not to mention we are ‘Mint to be’.”

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The first dance was short but so very sweet, Lucy tells ,” We danced to ‘You and Me’ by Lifehouse, only for exactly a minute because we both don’t like being the centre of attention!”

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Congratulations Lucy and Paul! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Matthew Evans Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Matthew Evans Photography / Cinematographer: MOD Films / Styling/Hire: Vintage Hire Company / Bride’s Dress: Sottero & Midgley / Groom’s Attire: Connor / Bridesmaid Dresses: Irene Costa's Devine Bridal / Hairstylist: Blush / Makeup Artist: Blush / Flowers: Nine Blooms / Venue: Tinaroo Lake Resort / Ceremony Officiant: Kay Earl / Ceremony Musicians: Spectrum Sounds / Band: Spectrum Sounds / Wedding Rings: Chibnalls / Wedding Ring (Groom): Michael Hill
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