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Peach & Forest Green Party

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards

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With warmer weather here my mind is drifting towards warmer toned colours and I just love this combination of peach toned hues with a deeper, darker green.

I was initially inspired by the lush bouquet that features the soft, sage green with peach blooms and anemones. This palette is so easy to replicate especially at a garden wedding when green is everywhere. Add touches of peach through your gown, the feature flowers and stationery.

Peach and Apricot Party Peach & Forest Green Party

Cake photo by Lora Grady Photography via Ruffled, Dress by Sareh Nouri, Invitation suite by Sideshow Press, Escort cards from Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridesmaid photo by Reid Lambshead of When He Found Her via Wedding Chicks, Bouquet photo by Irina Klimova Photography via Burnetts Boards, Table setting photo by Vicki Grafton Photography via Brides, Shoe photo by Jillian Mitchell via Style Me Pretty, Rhubarb Mojito from Not Without Salt

Lauren and Gerard’s Parisian Elopement

by | Honeymoons, Inspired Elopememnts, Inspired Weddings, Location Europe,

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Lauren & Gerard

There is nothing more romantic than a Parisian elopement and Lauren and Gerard’s secret wedding in the ultimate city of love certainly captured the complete and utter romance of their story! As studio manager of Sydney photography studio gm Photographics , Lauren chose lead photographer Graham Monro to capture her secret Paris marriage to Gerard!

Of their story, Lauren tells. “We went on a blind date set up by our mutual friends that thought we should meet. We went for dinner and quickly realised there was something very special. Within 6 months we had planned our future, bought a house within 12 months and started renovating and planned for a baby. When we met we both said we weren’t very interested in being married we were happy just to be together – what we soon realised was that it wasn’t that – we just didn’t want a big wedding. We wanted the commitment without the fuss. Mitch proposed on the 26th May that we get married in Paris – our favourite city and we kept it a secret. We had the ring made by Affinity Diamonds and I was wearing at home only until we got on the plane.”

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Lauren wore a gown by Steven Khalil which showed off her 17 week baby bump! She accessorised with vintage Chanel gloves and jewels from Tiffany & Co.

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Lauren and Gerard were married at Hotel Raphael noting, “We wanted everything at the same place which is why we booked a hotel. The venue was a beautiful Parisian hotel with character and charm. We wanted it to be totally authentic.”  Lauren walked down the aisle to John Legend’s “All Of Me”.

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Lauren remembers “We wrote our own vows which were love notes to each other, we didn’t want anything religious and this was a way of us saying to each other exactly how we feel.”

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Of their day Lauren says, “It was totally magical and self indulgent..the day was only about us and our commitment to each other. It was so emotional and special.”

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The couple’s first dance was on the rooftop terrace to Christina Perry’s “A Thousand Years”.

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Of their photographer, Lauren tells, “We flew Graham from gm photographics over to be with us. We wanted the natural and candid style that reflected us. To travel all that way meant we had to have the best photographs and it would be our only lasting memory. The gm photographics style is so photojournalistic and unrehearsed, which we just love.”

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After photographs, the newlyweds returned to Hotel Raphael. Lauren remembering, “We had a private lunch/dinner in our suite with our own butler – a 7 course degustation.”

Congratulations on your marriage Lauren and Gerard! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Graham Monro of GM Photographics for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Graham Monro of GM Photographics / Bride’s Dress: Steven Khalil / Bride’s Shoes: Prada / Bride’s Jewelry: Affinity Diamonds (Rings) / Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co (Bracelet, dress ring and earrings) / Bride's Gloves: Chanel (Vintage) / Bride's Bag: Louis Vuitton / Groom’s Attire: Soho / Hairstylist: James / Makeup Artist: James / Flowers: Hotel Raphael / Venue: Hotel Raphael

Danica and Ben’s Surprise Mexican Party Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Danica & Ben

I’m no psychic, but I think you might love this surprise Mexican party from Glen and Fiona Photographers just as much as I do! The newlyweds invited their favourite people to a “surprise” 21st birthday party for Danica. The guests waited, dressed in their Mexican attire (plenty of sombreros and coloured ponchos!) to surprise the birthday girl who entered in a wedding gown!

The couple hit it off straight away when they met two and half years ago, Danica remembering, “Ben was my mum’s personal trainer. We spoke on Facebook every now and then, but my mum and another of his clients/mum’s friend didn’t want us to meet because they knew we would hit it off… We met at Mum’s birthday dinner, I strategically had him sit next to me while eating dinner then spent the whole night attached at the hip, talking like we’d known each other for years. At the end of the night as I was leaving, he ‘smoothly’ said “You should text me!”, I fell for it and said “But I don’t have your number…” Then he put his number in my phone and waited not so patiently for an hour or so for me to send the first message. That was 2 and a half years ago and we’ve be speaking every day since. ”

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Danica remembers the surprise moment. “Everyone that attended thought they were surprising me for my 21st birthday. They waited in a room of the house to yell SURPRISE, but I surprised them by walking in wearing a white dress.”

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Danica’s little sister was the flower girl. Her brother walked her down the aisle to How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding.

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Penelope Watson Queen of Hearts Civil Marriage Celebrant  performed the ceremony.   On a chair in the front row sat a photo of Danica’s father who passed away three weeks before the wedding.

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Danica added a photo of her late father to her bouquet which was created by C-Ann Silk Wedding Flowers.

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The marquee was decorated with Mexican style birthday decorations! Guests enjoyed a feast catered by SafeHands Caterers.

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Buttercups Cupcakes created a two tier cake with colourful decorations and plenty of cupcakes for guests to enjoy.

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Danica remembers, “I loved the speeches from my mum, Ben’s parents and younger sister, and Ben were ridiculously entertaining and touching. Lovely moments shared.”

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Of their photographers, Danica remembers, “Our photographers, Glen & Fiona, were amazing. We knew they were the perfect fit when we spent a couple hours in our first meeting, talking about Star Wars, Mexican food and falling in love with our Surprise-Birthday-Wedding ideas. On the day, they made us feel comfortable standing in front of the camera, capturing Ben and I exactly how we are, no fake cheesy grins or structured poses. Just capturing the moment with a very laid back approach that we both appreciate.

With my birthday being the day of the wedding, Glen somehow managed to sneak off during the night to get one of the photos we had just taken printed and put in a frame to give to me. They stopped at nothing to make sure that we got all that we wanted from the day. Towards the end of the night, Fiona followed Ben around for half an hour or so getting “Selfies” with everyone. They both went above and beyond to make our day absolutely amazing! ”

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Of their first dance, Danica remembers, “We danced to “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Gerry & The Pacemakers. This song is the club song for Liverpool Football Club, Ben’s favourite team. We went to Melbourne last year to watch them play when they came over and we heard nearly 96,000 fans sing the song with the team and we knew that it had to be a part of our wedding. We just stepped around the dance floor because we’re not very good!”

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Congratulations on your marriage Danica and Ben! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us! Thank you also to Glen and Fiona Photographers for sharing today’s images with us!

Photographer: Glen & Fiona from 'Glen and Fiona Photographers' / Bride’s Dress: Swish Clothing / Bride’s Jewelry: Secrets Jewellers Noosaville / Groom’s Attire: Roger David / Hairstylist: Beauty on the Move / Makeup Artist: Beauty on the Move / Flowers: C-Ann Silk Wedding Flowers / Venue: Private Property / Ceremony Officiant: Penelope Watson Queen of Hearts Civil Marriage Celebrant / Catering: SafeHands Caterers / Cake Baker: Buttercups Cupcakes / Wedding Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers / Rental Furniture & Marquee: Noosa Party Hire
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