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Marnie & AJ’s Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding

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Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Marnie & AJ

A little tropical delight seems to suit the glorious sunshine filled state of Queensland so the relaxed tropical luxe feeling fo Marnie and AJs wedding is just the ticket to inspire your celebration of love- with added pineapples! Marnie and AJ chose

Marnie tells the romantic story of how the couple met “We met twelve years ago after both being posted to teach in a small town in the Lockyer Valley- a few hours away from our family and friends in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It became instantly obvious as to why the universe had manipulated this course of action for us, though it took AJ a couple of years to ‘make his move’. After a fireworks filled first date (this is not a cliche, the date was River Fire), we’ve been inseparable. ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

The bride had her gown made after being inspired by a favourite designer.She recalls ” We were living overseas at the time of planning our wedding outfits and were, therefore, able to get these custom made by our favourite dressmaker in China. My dress was fairly simple and made for comfort. Beading embellishments and a long train were the main considerations. I also had a dress change (a shorter, but still white Dejcuba dress) later on in the night to allow for minimal restrictions on the dance floor. ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Marnie and AJ chose Mudgeeraba Showgrounds for their wedding, telling “With guests flying in from all over Australia and beyond, our biggest hope for everyone was quality time and minimal hassle. For these reasons, Mudgeeraba Showgrounds was the perfect venue where the ceremony spot, canapés area and reception hall were all within a 20 metre stretch of one another. This allowed for fun, seamless transitions between locations and more time for mingling and being in good company. We love Mudgeeraba and at the same time of planning our wedding there, we bought a house in the area. The greenery at the show grounds tied in perfectly with our theming. We also wanted a blank canvas so that we could style exactly the way we wanted to and all three areas met this prerequisite. ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

The bride chose “Halo” by Beyonce for her walk down the aisle.

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Nicole Evans officiated the wedding, the bride remembering “Our ceremony was personal, emotional and just genuine. We individualised the entire ceremony and there was lots of laughing (from us and our guests) for the duration. Our vows were unconventional, but very ‘us’. They included vows such as me promising to let AJ know when he has “food in his teeth or crumbs in his beard”, “filling [his] life with good surprises” and “continu[ing] to give [him] the bigger half of everything”. AJ’s promises included things such as “always giv[ing] me the window seat”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

” The ‘show’ was stolen by my 15-month-old nephew who we’d been training to bring the rings to the celebrant on cue. ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Of their photographer, the bride remarks “Mitch Carlin was just amazing. He just blended into the scenery but was somehow everywhere. We were overwhelmed with the shots and his professionalism. There’s a beautiful blend of art and life to his work which just exudes joy. Mitch is such a cool guy and we hold him in the highest regard for all the attention and energy he put into ensuring our expectations were exceeded. ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.auRelaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.auRelaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

The Events Co styled the reception to match the couple’s vision of “Tropical luxe styling – lots of candles, palm leaves, shell chandeliers, coconuts, pineapples and laid-back feels! ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.auRelaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.auRelaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

“We loved the visual magic that filled each scene. People could not believe how good everything looked”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.auRelaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Of their vendors, the bride notes “They were all actually amazing and we absolutely loved everyone we worked with. Because of their talent, shout outs must go to – Kate and Amy from ‘The Style Co.’ for their incredible styling and co-ordinate – Rob and Barb from ‘Fisheye Studio’ for their magical cinematography work – Michael Eotvos for supplying our guests with some smooth, smooth looping sounds – Mitch Carlin for his magical shots – Rania Jashan from ‘Varsity’s Secret’ for the amazing 6 month pre-wedding prep work she put into beautifying the bride, Maid of Honour and mum ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

“We really wanted to be amongst our guests as much as possible and ensured we had two long tables at the reception with us at one of them – highlighted by our peacock chairs. ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

The night was filled with dancing, the bride remembering “There were actually LOTS of dances – we don’t mind the limelight and shaking it a bit. AJ danced back down the aisle (totally improvised) once we were announced as husband and wife to ‘Treasure’ by Bruno Mars – When announced by our MC to enter the reception hall we’d pre-choreographed and rehearsed a short sequence to ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandit – I performed a traditional Samoan Siva (being half Samoan and following cultural tradition) with my Samoan relatives – Our supposed ‘first dance’ (which ended up being about the fourth dance) was to ‘I Wanna Make It Witchu’ by Queens of the Stone Age. This has always been our song and it was so cool to have so many couples joining in on the groove session that it became. It felt like everyone was up on the dance floor. ”

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Relaxed Tropical Luxe Wedding | Photo by Mitch Carlin http://www.mjcarlinphotoraphy.com.au

Marnie and Aj chose Fisheye Studios to capture a video of their day. The film, filled with laughter lets the story unfold gracefully and with joy.

Congratulations on your marriage Marnie and AJ! Thank you for sharing your day with us and thank you to Mitch J Carlin  for sharing today’s images!

Photographer: Mitch J Carlin / Cinematographer: Fisheye Studios / Styling: The Events Co / Bride’s Shoes: Wittner / Bride’s Jewellery: Anna Sheffield / Bride’s Jewellery: Samantha Wills / Groom’s Attire: Tom Ford / Groom's Shoes: Blaque / Bridesmaid Dresses: Witchery / Bridesmaid Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaid Accessories: Samantha Wills / Hairstylist: Bliss Makeup & Tan / Makeup Artist: Bliss Makeup & Tan / Flowers: NESST / Venue: Mudgeeraba Showgrounds / Ceremony Hire Items: The Events Co / Ceremony Officiant: Nicole Evans / Ceremony Musicians: Michael Eotvos / Reception Hire Items: The Events Co / Reception Musicians: Michael Eotvos / Catering: Very GC Catering / Cake: Two Little Bakers / Wedding Rings: Anna Sheffield
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Christams Wreath DIY

Photo by Terri Hanlon Photography Floral by Green and Bloom  via Pretty Native Christmas Wreath Tutorial

It’s the end of the year for us Dotties! The patterned people are celebrating today with champagne before we take some down time to get rested for 2017. Can you believe we turn ten next year? And you can bet there will be champagne for that- plus a few other fun surprises we have been working on!

We have posts, wedding inspiration and plenty of “best of” to keep you busy why we’re away, though- a day without a post? Not for us!

So before we go, let wrap up the week that was and catch up on all of those wedding events!

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How To Choose Great Music For Your Wedding

This Cranberry and Raspberry Flirtini is just the ticket for Christmas!

Jed shares his wedding day Inspired Memories

I am making this White Chocolate, Pistachio And Cranberry Rocky Road Recipe on the weekend- So good!

6 Things To Love About Palm Cove

We absolutely adored this Pretty Native Christmas Wreath Tutorial

Pour yourself a cup of tea and curl up to read the story of Esther and Jonny’s Modern Noosa Wedding

What goes into the food of a wedding we feature? We find out with Celebrate With Ed Dixon Food Design – Catering For A Cocktail Reception

Loving Josh‘s country Groom Style

The Polka Dot Travel Lounge With Jolene And Andrzej From Wanderlust Storytellers

Classic calligraphy with the Burgues Script font

We go Behind The Door With….Sweet Fern

Kelly shares her Inspired Words after her modern Brisbane wedding.

5 Tips To Planning Your Wedding Invitations

Rounding up our favourite Wedding Gifts for Your Parents

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If you are in Brisbane, get along to the wedding open day of The Brisbane Club. Join the team and their preferred suppliers on Thursday, January 19th for a night of champagne, canapes and beautiful wedding inspiration!  Visit the website to reserve your place.

Jennifer Regan is hosting a massive wedding gown sale! With up to 50% on gowns and eveningwear- you’ll even get 10% off any gown purchased in December!  Check their Facebook page for new styles added to sale!

Celebrating a country wedding? Mercure Ballarat have specials for you! Book your wedding at the hotel to receive a $300 beauty salon voucher and a round of golf for four people (perfect for a pre-wedding celebration!) Check their website for more!

Picked up your wedding day shoes yet? Basilica Couture Salon is having a sale on their limited edition range of Badgley Mischka evening and bridal shoes!The sale will run from Tuesday to Friday 1-7om and tomorrow from 11am-3pm with other styles discounted by up to 10% until Christmas eve!

Fletcher & Grace are counting down until Christmas with daily specials! Buy a piece, get another free! Check their Instagram account for daily deals!

Iconic Pictures shot our film of the week of Tori and Tom. The black tie celebration somehow manages to work the perfect mix of emotion, anticipation and overwhelming joy (with plenty of laughter!)

Melissa & Liam’s Daylesford Sault Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa & Liam

There is a serene gracefulness to Melissa and Liam’s Daylesford Sault wedding. The lavender fields setting the scene for a day that was filled with sentiment and romance and of course, a beautiful love story. Sheree Dubois was there to capture it.

Melissa and Liam met twice before cupid shot his arrow. The bride remembering “We met out at a nightclub 10 years ago and we exchanged phone numbers, however, Liam put the wrong number in his phone and as I didn’t hear from him I assumed he wasn’t interested. Three years later we happened to run into each other out at another nightclub and from that moment on we were inseparable.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa chose a long sleeve lace gown by Mariana Hardwick, telling “My dress was a Marianna Hardwick design, which was long-sleeved, backless, lace overlay with a champagne underlay and long flowing train and veil. I tried on quite a few dresses at many different stores as I wasn’t sure what style I wanted, however, as soon as I put the dress I chose on I was in love with it. I turned and looked at my Mum and we both started to cry and at that moment we both knew that it was the one.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa and Liam chose the beautiful Sault  for their wedding, Melissa explains “We both had a sentimental connection to Daylesford as my husband’s mother grew up there and we had spent many wonderful times together there. After looking at the many venues Daylesford had to offer we were drawn to Sault as we loved the Chapel which overlooked the lake and it had an ambience of intimacy.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa chose Ellie Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You” for her walk down the aisle.

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Tracey Patterson officiated the ceremony, Melissa remembering “The readings we had were the verse and chorus lyrics from the song called ‘Falling’ by Tyler Ward which was the song we did our first dance to and the other was a piece selected by my Mum which was called ‘Union’ by Robert Fulghum.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

“The night before the wedding it poured rain and rained for most of the day however, when the time came to get married the sun came out which was beautiful.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Of their photographer, Melissa remarks “I chose her for her candid photography as we didn’t want too many staged photos on the day. Sheree was very bubbly and made us feel at ease wherein we laughed a lot and made the process more fun.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

“My Mum made small postcards for all the guests to write a message on with wooden pens that she sourced online. We decorated the invitations with lace and then made tags as place cards and decorated those with the same lace.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Guests received orchid seedlings as favors, Melissa reminiscing “The orchids were chosen as the bonbonniere as I was very close with my Pa who passed away when I was young . My Pa used to grow orchids so as I wanted his memory to be part of my special day I decided that orchids would be a nice gift to give to all the guests attending.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Melissa notes “The day was special for my Mum and me as my Mum lost her Mum when she was young and didn’t have her Mum at her own wedding so was extra special to be able to share my special day with my Mum.”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

For their first dance, Melissa remembers “We danced to ‘Falling’ by Tyler Ward. We created the dance in the living room of our brand new home one week before the wedding. It was an interesting time, to say the least considering my husband hates dancing!”

Daylesford Sault Wedding | Photo by Sheree Dubois http://duboisphotography.com.au/

Ethan St Ellen captured a film of Melissa and Liam’s wedding day. The film capturing the emotion and joy so very beautifully.

Congratulations Melissa and Liam! Thank you for sharing your day and it’s stories with us. Thank you also to Sheree Dubois for sharing today’s celebration.

Photographer: Sheree Dubois / Cinematographer: Ethan St Ellen / Bride’s Dress: Marianna Hardwick / Bride’s Shoes: Jeanette Maree / Bride’s Jewellery: Jeanette Maree / Groom’s Attire: T.M. Lewin / Groom's Shoes: Hudson / Groomsmen Attire: T.M. Lewin / Groomsmen Shoes: Hudson / Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever New / Bridesmaid Shoes: Windsor Smith / Bridesmaid Accessories: Lovisa / Hairstylist: Ash Burns / Makeup Artist: Natalie Garth / Flowers: Soil Flowers by Kate Main / Invitations & Stationery: Daniela Maselli / Venue: Sault / Ceremony Officiant: Tracey Patterson / Band: Baker Boys Band / Favors: Australian Orchid Nursery / Cake: Kristy Lee's Cakes / Wedding Rings: Regal Jewellers / Wedding Rings: Angus & Coote / Transport: Classic 57 Chevs
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