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Elia and Matt’s Stunning New Zealand Coastal Love Photos

by | Bride, Love Sessions, New Zealand


Elia & Matt

I have long proclaimed my love of the colder weather and for me, there is something special about Autumn and Winter sessions. So I am completely smitten with these stunning New Zealand coastal love photos from Bulb Creative. Elia and Matt have been married for five years and decided what better way to celebrate than with gorgeous photos together that capture their love of nature and each other?

The pair tells the story of how they came to be. “We are high school sweethearts. We met each other in year 11 through taking many of the same classes. Elia was new to the school and eyed Matt out from the beginning, she remembers calling her friends from her previous school and telling them about this cute guy she’d met. After just one year of late night phone calls and going to the movies as ‘just friends’, we started dating”.

“Even after being married for 5 years, we often find ourselves smiling with joy that we met and married each other so young (married at 21). We love spending time together and are always discovering new things to love about each other. We have similar interests in food and trying new things, wine, travelling and road trip adventures.”

I am a firm believer the seaside is even more beautiful in stormy weather, the pair taking to Tunnel Beach in Dunedin for their photographs, explaining “We just recently celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary and to celebrate went on a road trip around New Zealand’s South Island. We wanted some new photos of us that were natural, but intimate and captured some of our story. We love being in nature, so this location at Tunnel Beach was just perfect.”

Photographer: Bulb Creative
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Suzanne Harward Ready To Wear 2017

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


When it comes to modern bridal design, it’s all about modern fabrics, clean lines and details that make your head turn. And that, in a sentence is exactly what the brand new Suzanne Harward 2017 Ready To Wear collection is all about.

Rich textured jersey with embossed designs, lace embroidery, honeycomb mesh, keyhole backs and bell sleeves give this collection a look that is simple, yet bold within the layers of design.

Of their muse, the design team notes “She’s the sophisticate of her milieu and finds comfort in classicism. She redefines beauty in her laissez-faire approach to living and turns heads with her unassuming elegance. ”

The Suzanne Harward RTW 2017 collection is available at the Melbourne & Sydney boutiques.

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride



Flowers by Floretta by Grace Photo by Gus Reyes Photography via Chloe and Nicholas’ Whimsical Candy Coloured Engagement Party

Happy Friday Dotties! It’s the end of another week and I for one am looking forward to making hot cups of tea, picking out old books and turning on my favourite tunes this weekend. What about you? Wedding plans on the agenda?

We have had a jam packed week of wedding goodness to inspire you- so let’s round it up!


Food truck fun with What Would They Know? Adrian Griffith of Fat Cats

Tash shares her post wedding Inspired Words

Fall In Love With The Isle Of Skye

Our final mule for May! Basil Citrus Mule

Join the fun with Chloe and Nicholas’ Whimsical Candy Coloured Engagement Party

Behind The Door With….Grew & Co check out those stunning jewels!

Love Azell and Nick’s Captured Memories by Marry Me Movies

Colourful groom style with Groom Style – Jye

Oh this DIY Olive Branch Wreath Tutorial is so gorgeous!

Celebrant Kate shares her Vendors Favourites

Take a virtual trip to South Africa with The Unforgettable Beauty of Luxurious Sabi Sabi

Our film of the week comes from Lite Box Films. The wedding of Emily & Joseph was chic, intimate and modern and the film encapsulates exactly that. Curl up with your hot cup of tea and click play!

Celestial Industrial Wedding Ideas With Candelight

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration,


Shades of plum and eggplant mixed with earthy taupe in this beautifully created shoot of celestial wedding ideas with candlelight. Set in a dark industrial warehouse, taper candles, with individual textural blooms in coloured and clear glass adorned wooden farmhouse style tables. Simple metallics of silver and brass accompanied the neutral taupe base – while the moodier plum and raisin tones added darker shadows.

Photograph Ash of White Ash Photography teamed up with stylist & floral designer Cat of Woods & Bloom at industrial Brisbane venue Lightspace.  Indigo washed stationery from Bliss and Bone  complemented the deep darkness of the shoot alongside vintage jewels from Artisans Gems and Jewels and ribbon by Feather and Stone

Bride Carra McLaren wore a stunning Houghton gown from The Bridal Atelier with an ethereal hairpiece form Twigs & Honey with hair and makeup styled by Bethany Prickett  and vintage engagement ring from Artisans Gems and Jewels, while groom  Nic Hur dressed in a classic white suit from. Black Jacket Suiting.

Florist, Cat tells “The inspiration was to create something visually new and unexpected…a soft haunting look where the couple’s connection draws the viewer into their story through dream like images with a raw undercurrent of longing and vulnerability.”

Photographer: White Ash Photography / Other: Woods & Bloom / Bridal Salon: The Bridal Atelier / Bride's Dress: Houghton / Engagement Ring: Artisans Gems and Jewels / Bride's Veil/Hair Accessories: Twigs & Honey / Venue: Lightspace / Flowers & Decor: Woods & Bloom / Makeup Artist: Bethany Prickett / Groom's Attire: Black Jacket Suiting / Invitations & Stationery: Bliss and Bone / Other: Amonie Ring Boxes / Other: Vivien's Brisbane / Other: Feather and Stone