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20 Beautiful Father of the Bride (Or Groom) Moments

by | Bride, Parents


Wedding Fathers Of Bride And Groom

It’s Fathers Day for many this weekend, so today, we’re taking a moment to honour the fathers in our lives with a roundup of beautiful father of the bride (& groom!) photos.

My dad is the light of my life. No one makes me dream as big, pushes me as hard to achieve my dreams or else tries to make me laugh so many times when things get bad. Whether your father is your dad in the traditional sense, or a father by love and support, there is a something very special about this bond on your wedding day. Click on through to see our roundup!

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Freya & Liam’s Intimate Coogee Beach Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings


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Freya & Liam

I love the idea of Freya and Liam’s intimate Coogee Beach wedding. The couple wanted a day that with just a few, celebrated their love of Australia’s beautiful beaches and bright blue skies. Freya and Liam chose This Day Forward Photography for their wedding photography.

Freya tells of the couple’s chance meeting. “We met in a bar in the town where we are both from. I was about to leave with my friend because the music was terrible, but we said we’d stay for one more song and that’s when I saw Liam at the other side of the bar.”

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Freya remarks, “We wanted a small, intimate and very casual wedding with minimal fuss and stress! We’re both from the UK and loved the idea of getting married here so it’s a little snapshot of this time we’re spending in Australia. We both love the coastline and the stunning views and do a lot of running along its the headland at Coogee – (it) seemed like the perfect spot!”

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“We had  photos before the ceremony, which was great because it calmed our nerves beforehand. We walked down the aisle together as my father is passed away and neither of us is traditional in that sense.”

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Freya chose a long sleeve gown from Stevie May, explaining, “It ended up being quite a last minute decision and I had two to choose from in the end.  I found a dress from Stevie May and loved it for its simplicity and not being too bridal. Because it was a low key wedding I wanted that reflected in the dress. I felt really comfortable on the day.”

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Dee Weisner  officiated the ceremony, the bride remembering, “We wanted it to be informal and not too long. We had 10 guests so it was really intimate. The celebrant did a reading and we wrote our own vows to add our own personal touch.”

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“After the ceremony, we had champagne and canapés in the sunshine.”

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Freya notes, “My favourite part of planning it was probably the flowers and sorting out the playlist for the day with Liam. We had a few cocktail nights at home getting that into order!”

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Of their photographer, Freya tells, “Will Hartl was great and has a fantastic creative eye for candid shots and capturing the light. We got a great selection of beach shots and some of the greenery around the cliffs so that mix was lovely. He made us both enjoy the experience and relax into it.” The couple celebrated with their guests in a private room at The Coogee Pavilion.

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Congratulations on your marriage Freya and Liam! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to This Day Forward Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: This Day Forward Photography / Bride’s Dress: Stevie May / Bride’s Shoes: Topshop / Groom’s Attire: Topman / Floral: Miss Lucy Flowers / Invitations & Stationery: Freya Powell Studio / Ceremony Venue: Coogee Beach Headland / Ceremony Hire Items: Walkers Party Hire / Ceremony Officiant: Dee Weisner / Reception Venue: The Coogee Pavilion / Catering: Rell's Kitchen / Wedding Rings: Alexis Russell

Silver & Ivory Contemporary Bridal Inspiration

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


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When it comes to bridal fashion, seeing gowns in a completely new light is always food for the spirit and today’s silver and ivory contemporary bridal inspiration shoot has a distinctly moody feel.

Photographer Olivia & Thyme teamed up with stylist Edyta Lowicki, hair and makeup artist Allira Taylor, models Poppy Grace and Vanessa Dudderidge  to create a shoot that showed modern wedding gowns (chosen from Cathleen Jia and Gwendolynne in moody Winter tones. The dark, blue-grey of Winter’s light inspiration the deep richness of the shoot. Sparkling accessories from Wishbone & Ivy  completing the inspired looks.

I love that the deep grey tones set the scene for the sparkle of the gowns, the ethereal quality of the veils, the delicate feel to the trains, the alluring glamour of the jewels.  This little homage to my favourite time of year captures so much of what I love.

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Photographer: Olivia & Thyme / Hairstylist: Allira Taylor / Makeup Artist: Allira Taylor / Stylist: Edyta Lowicki / Model: Poppy Grace / Model: Vanessa Dudderidge / Accessories: Wishbone & Ivy / Gowns: Cathleen Jia / Gowns: Gwendolynne
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