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Image by Georgia Verrells via Micy & Jay’s Decadent Bram Leigh WeddingWith the average cost of a wedding in Australia sitting at over $35,000, getting the budget sorted from the start is crucial. There’s nothing worse than a debt hangover heading into a marriage, so it’s important to be clear on financial responsibilities and roles from the beginning.

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When a brand is renowned for pushing the bridal gown boundaries you expect a lot, and the Houghton Spring Summer 2018 Bridal Collection certainly delivers.With lead designer Katharine Polk describing the collection as “Sexy, curvy, strong” the collection is filled with gowns that honour the female figure – hugging curves showing off skin and giving

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Image via Nicola GoringIf you’re looking for a honeymoon destination in NSW that ticks all the boxes, Newcastle just might tickle your fancy! Stunning beaches, a delicious cafe culture and only an hour from the Hunter Valley wineries, there is much to see and do in this beautiful seaside city!Image via Anson Smart – Gourmet TravellerDo

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Hana and Ben had a beautifully whimsical wedding at Laurens Hall and their tale is one of synchronicity, family support and the odd incident of near disaster (when Hana’s dress caught fire!).But through it all, Hana’s advice is “Don’t take it all too seriously and try to enjoy the process.”

We are so inspired by our many talented wedding vendors and Kate from Celebrant Kate is no exception in the talent and enthusiasm stakes. Her sparkle for her job, for the bridal couples she guides through the ceremony and her ability to adapt the ceremony to fit your style is what makes her an engaging

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Happy Monday Dotties! It has been such a blustery weekend that I am very thankful to be snuggling in the warmth today!I’m an early riser and like to start the day with some quiet time and a hot coffee to gather myself for the day ahead. Just sitting quietly at any time of the day

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Priya & JohnIt was as the sun set over the magic Blue Mountains that John asked his girlfriend of five years to marry him. Little did she know that her husband to be had spent months setting up a trip to celebrate her 30th birthday, coordinating with a fake email account to enlist Sarah Moore to

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The back streets of Brunswick set the scene for this urban wine bar elopement inspiration shoot.With wine and cheese flowing freely, photographer Jenna Fahey-White  teamed up with floral designer Make It Beautiful, hair and makeup artist Makeup by Inèz  and cake designer Kitchen Diva  at wine bar Cult of The Vine  to create a shoot that was all

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 What does ‘meant to be together’ mean, really? Think about it. For some, it means enjoying each others’ company. For others it might mean a mutual chemistry. But for some, it means overcoming every obstacle life throws at you, following your heart when everything is set against you. It means physical pain when you’re apart.

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We love a delicious hot chocolate around these parts and time and time again we love to whip out our favourite hot chocolate recipe and come up with all sorts of delicious combinations. Today we’re warming the cockles of your heart with this delicious bourbon mocha.While our hot chocolate sits as the foundation for this

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Hair & Makeup by Amy Chan Hair & Makeup  Photographer Amelia Soegijono Photography Gowns Gwendolynne Flowers Kindred Floral via My Favourite Wedding Theme – Amy ChanHurrah Dotties! Another week is over and the celebration is just beginning. Cosy weekends of Netflix, good books and hot tea are just what the doctor ordered for the patterned people

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Rowena shares her memories of Jordan’s stressful day even before the ceremony started at their Palm Beach wedding.“Jordan says his favourite memory was when I walked down the aisle. He also was thinking that I looked really saucy, hahaha. He had had a really stressful morning getting there due to traffic, and then needed to

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Courtney & DamianIt was an Autumn day when Courtney & Damian celebrated their Byron Bay barn wedding. With a backdrop of rolling green hills, the duo said their vows with a vibe that was as relaxed and as intimate as the early morning yoga session the bride started the day with. Captured by Florido Weddings

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Yummy enough for dinner with friends or a weekday dinner treat this Nasi Goreng recipe from Peter Rowland Catering is sure to please everyone who tries it.Ingredients– 250g chopped cooked chicken – 250g diced ham or roast pork – 250g chopped cooked prawns – 400g long grain rice – 40ml kecap manis – 15ml dark

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Christina & RoyChristina and Roy’s wedding day was a result of years of stories. Stories of love that never gave up, of standing by each other during the downright awful times, of reconnecting after years apart, of never giving up. So as much as today’s wedding, captured beautifully by  Jonathan David is filled with everything

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