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Eleven Australian Rooftop Wedding Venues

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Lately, I’ve have been dreaming of rooftop wedding venues. A place where you can see the tallest buildings glittering with their lights as the sun sets, a place where it feels like you’re on top of the world. Which is of course, where you are once you’ve said your ‘I do’s’! So here’s a round up of some of my favourite rooftop wedding venues across Australia. Leave your favourites below!

Luminare

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What a view Melbourne venue Luminare has! It’s positively a Christmas tree! The decor inside has a neutral, modern feel, a terrace and the floor to ceiling windows that overlook the city skyline. The venue can hold 400 guests for a cocktail function or 250 guests for a sit down meal.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

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A view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House is nothing to sneeze at and Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia has got to have one of the best views of Sydney Harbour for a wedding reception! Enjoy cocktails under the stars as you soak in the views and celebrate your marriage. The “Sculpture Terrace” on level five can hold 160 guests for a sit down function or 200 for a cocktail event.

Queensland Art Gallery (GOMA)

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Art with a view? That’s what Queensland Art Gallery (GOMA) gives you with their roof terrace! It has a capacity for 200 (standing) or 160 (seated) and overlooks the Brisbane river and Brisbane city skyline.

Mon Bijou

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If you’re after something super modern then Melbourne’s Mon Bijou. From it’s mirror ceiling to it’s sophisticated French flair the venue has a penthouse event space but also includes an outdoor space with retractable roof. It’s right in the heart of the CBD so city views are spectacular from every vantage point. The venue can hold 70 guests for a cocktail function.

Qt Hotel Calypso Terrace

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Qt hotels are renowned for being hotels with a difference and the fifties vintage flair of Qt Hotel Gold Coast and their Calypso Terrace is certainly on point. Think wood decking, astro turf and plenty of bright designer furniture! The terrace can hold 200 guests for a cocktail function.

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

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The rooftop garden at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel might work for rooftop loving Adelaide couples. Two function rooms, which combined can hold 100 guests for a cocktail function open out onto the roof garden which overlooks Adelaide’s East End.

Tonic House Rooftop

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If marrying literally next to the skyscrapers tickles your fancy than popup venue Tonic House Rooftop might be for you. Managed by Larger Than Life Event Agency and located on Flinders Lane, Melbourne, this inner city venue can accommodate 300 guests and has endless scope for celebrations under the city lights and night time stars.

Burbury Hotel Terrace

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Canberra’s Burbury Hotel Terrace offers a 180 degree views over the Canberra skyline – including Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin. The terrace can accommodate 60 guests for a sit down dinner or 80 for a cocktail celebration.

Brisbane Powerhouse Rooftoop Terrace

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Brisbane Powerhouse Rooftoop Terrace overlooks the gorgeous views of New Farm. The indoor area adjoins an outdoor terrace which lets guests take in the view. The terrace can hold 80 guests for a sit down dinner and 150 for a cocktail function.

The Aviary – The Nest

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Overlooking Perth CBD, The Aviary – The Nest  is unique. Yes, it’s a bar first and foremost but with a bit of imagination could become a carefully considered space for your wedding. It has a capacity for 350 or can be broken into smaller spaces.

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If you’re not so much after the city view as you are for a seaside, star gazing night of revelry than Manly’s Wine Suites might be the venue you’re looking for. The Terrace Suites, which suit an outdoor ceremony, can hold between 40-150 guests and the Wine Suites, which overlook the water can hold up to 150 guests.

I’ll be honest, there’s plenty more where that came from! What are your favourites? What did I miss?

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Tasha and Adam’s Modern Jewish Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings, Multicultural Weddings,

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This modern Jewish wedding is such a feast for the eyes. From Tash’s incredible black and grey wedding gown, the stylish chuppah they married under, the incredible dancing, the sense of family and community that comes through every ritual of the day. Choosing St Kilda for their wedding festivities, photographer Joseph Koprek captured the day.

Kicking us off with how they met, Tash recalls, “We have always had the same circle of friends, but only got together after we finished school and have been together ever since. We were very close friends before anything happened and we haven’t looked back.”

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Tribal Rose created the floral arrangements for the day.

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Tahli of Chuppahs Of Melbourne provided the chuppah and coordinated the ceremony, which was held at St Kilda Botanical Gardens.

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For the processional, Tasha and Adam chose “Al Green – Let’s Stay Together “.

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Tash notes, “The best advice we were given was to stand back from everyone together, and just take it all in. The day/night flew by so quickly, had we not done this I would have been upset.”

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Of their photographer, Tasha remarks, “Joseph was fantastic and has an incredibly creative eye!”

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Michael Strownix from Where The Grass Is Green styled the wedding, which the couple held at Encore St Kilda. Tash remarking, “Encore was the perfect venue for us as we were able to create our own vibe and we loved that it wasn’t ‘reception’ looking in style to begin with.”

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Tasha remarks ,”We didn’t do a first dance, despite having a big wedding, we don’t like ‘all eyes on us’! The whole night revolved around dancing though, so there was plenty of it! ” The White Tree performed music for the ceremony and reception with DJ Mitchell Kurz leading the dancing until the wee hours.
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One of Tash’s favourite parts of the day were the cocktails – mojitos aplenty!

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It’s always fantastic to see a wedding in motion and C2 Video were chosen by Tash and Adam to capture their wedding film! It made me laugh and cry which is always the best when it comes to wedding films!

Congratulations Tasha and Adam! Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Thank you to Joseph Koprek for sharing today’s photos with us!

Photographer: Joseph Koprek / Cinematographer: C2 Video / Styling: Michael Strownix from Where The Grass Is Green / Groom’s Attire: Travellers Apparel / Bridesmaid Accessories: Mimco / Hairstylist: Charny from Living Dolls / Makeup Artist: Rhialyn & Maree from Living Dolls Makeup Artistry / Flowers: Tribal Rose / Ceremony Venue: St Kilda Botanical Gardens / Ceremony Officiant: Rabbi Motty Liberow / Ceremony Musicians: The White Tree / Reception Venue: Encore St Kilda / Band: The White Tree / DJ: DJ Mitchell Kurz / Catering: Kosher Classique / Transport: JCG / Chuppah & Ceremony Coordinator: Tahli of Chuppahs Of Melbourne

Relaxed Summer Wedding Ideas

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Summer weddings in Australia are so much fun as this creative shoot at Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel shows! Styled by Lisa Kelly Creative is packed with ideas for Summer weddings. From the beautiful addition of pineapples and pears, the semi naked wedding cake, the candles that glimmer and glow and the lush textures that embody the relaxed, light feeling of a Summer wedding!

Lisa Kelly Creative teamed up with  photographer Milque Photography & Films, cake designer All Things Sweet By Carissa , florist Art Of The Flower, calligrapher Written By Hand and added flameless candles from Love & Protect to style Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel up for a Summer wedding celebration.

Lisa tells, “Working with fresh white blooms and greenery the whole installation had to have an essence of Summer that Watson’s Bay, being harbour side is renowned for.”

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Guests are greeted by a welcome sign by Written By Hand, surrounded by the glow of Love & Protect  gold and white flameless candles and plenty of nods to Summer – driftwood, old glass buoys in nets and a simple piece of greenery with white blooms.

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Guests are greeted with fresh green pears tied with a calligraphy name tag by Written By Hand. A small handwritten thank you note adorns the napkin, tied with a deep green leaf.

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Vessels were filled with lemons and limes and surrounded by gold candles from Love & Protect to surround the semi naked cake from All Things Sweet By Carissa.

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The chairs of the most important guests were replaced with cane ones. Each adorned with plenty of greenery and white flowers and a wooden sign denoting the new married title.

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Fresh lemonade sits beside empty mason jars ready to be topped up.

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Venue: Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel / Photographer: Milque Photography & Films / Styling: Lisa Kelly Creative / Cake Baker: All Things Sweet By Carissa / Flameless Candles: Love & Protect / Handwritten Signage: Written By Hand / Flowers: Art Of The Flower

Alexandra Grecco Bridal Gowns

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I remember the first time I came across the gorgeous creations of New York designer Alexandra Grecco. My friend had just returned from a trip to New York with the most stunning of tutus (or if we’re being grown up, tulle skirt!) I kept the tab open in my browser for weeks, trying to justify the purchase but I never quite got there. So when Alexandra Grecco‘s name popped up as a designer of wedding gowns, you can bet I was all over it and even more excited to see her name in my inbox last week!

Seeking a wedding gown for her own 2013, designer Alexandra set about creating a bridal line combining her love of the 1930′s, combining high quality, beautiful fabrics such as Italian nylon tulle and silk chiffon with intricate embroidery.  The collection showcasing soft shades of dove grey, pistachio, apricot and of course, ivory. While the collection focuses on floor length gowns, Alexandra has also added separates to the mix – the Lya tulle skirt is made from 2 layers of lightweight Italian nylon tulle and 1 layer of silk lining and can kept simple with the Esra silk cami or made more formal with the Cordelia blouse adorned with silver and white beading.

The gowns are made to order in New York City and all able to be shipped to Australia. A portion of the proceeds from each gown will be donated to a New York City-based charitable organization focused on assisting low-income women.

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Gowns: Alexandra Grecco / Photographer: Anges Thor / Flowers: Ariel Dearie / Model: Karley Parker / Hair & Makeup Artist: Brittany Romney / Jewels: Odette, Noriko & Akiko / Venue: Alder Manor
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