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30 Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings

by | Bride, Engagements, Jewellery

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Solitaire Engagement Rings

I love a solitaire engagement ring and today I am rounding up something a little different- 30 Unique Solitaire Engagement Rings! From unique cuts, to unique metals, unique settings and unique designs Which will you choose? See the roundup by clicking here.

Claire & Brett’s Sweet Murrumbateman Wedding

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

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Claire & Brett

There is such a romantic feeling to Claire and Brett’s sweet Murrumbateman wedding. From the bride’s floral printed ballgown, to her smile that positively lifts you up, Claire and Brett worked with Emma Hampton  to capture their day.

Claire tells the story of how they came to be .”We met in maths class in high school and I (Claire) was a pretty keen bean from the get-go. We became close friends and then the relationship developed and we’ve been inseparable ever since.”

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The bride chose a floral print gown from Wendy Makin, remembering, “My close friend Harriet and I were looking at wedding dresses online and we came across this gorgeous pink floral dress by Wendy Makin which we went bananas over. I didn’t think much more of it until I was at one of the bridal stores, talking to the owner about this amazing dress I’d seen online. Funnily enough she knew exactly which dress I was talking about and had it in store. I put it on and it was love at first sight. I was beside myself with excitement. I always knew I wanted a dress that was a little different, and I love flowers so it was perfect. One of the best parts was seeing the surprise on Brett’s face! And then to see Harriet’s reaction when she saw me wearing the gown that we had gushed over all those months ago, was pretty epic.”

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Claire and Brett chose Gold Creek Chapel for their wedding ceremony, noting, “We held our afternoon ceremony at The Chapel, Gold Creek. It is filled with character and charm, wooden windows and plenty of warm natural light. The lush greenery surrounding the chapel provided the perfect backdrop for our family shots. The styling for the chapel was quite simple. We dressed the pews with peonies (my favourite!) and greenery, and set up our entrance table with welcome signage, candles, and tissues for happy tears!”

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Claire chose an instrumental version of Turning Page by Sleeping At Last for her walk down the aisle.  “From the locations, live music, flowers, well wishes, warm embraces, food and drink, our loved ones – the atmosphere was awesome! Walking down the aisle with my dad was really special. I was so excited, almost bursting even, and Emma captured the moment perfectly just outside the chapel doors as I waited with my dad – pretty special stuff.”

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Rev. Michael Dasey officiated the ceremony, the bride telling, “Our ceremony was intimate and represented us. It was not only about our love for one another but the family and friends we shared it with. We chose four prayers of the faithful which were read by our lovely friends Laura and Michael.”

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Moxom & Whitney styled the floral arrangements for the day, Claire remembering, “The team at Moxom + Whitney were hands down the most amazing bunch of crazy talented, creative, dynamic, passionate, joyous people who totally understood our ideas and brought that vision to life. We are so grateful for the love and attention to detail they put into their work. They were very patient and approachable, and we were totally rapt and wowed by the final product.”

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Of their photographer, Claire tells, “Emma was amazing. She was super friendly, easy going, caring, clever and so talented. She captured the emotion of the day perfectly which resulted in natural shots that were candid, playful, fun loving and just us! We are so grateful for Emma’s thoughtfulness and creativity, and for our beautiful photos which we will treasure and cherish forever.”

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Murrumbateman Winery  hosted the reception festivities, the bride telling, “We chose Flint at Shaw Vineyard for our reception venue for its stunning location in Murrumbateman, delicious food and drink, rustic décor, and for the feeling of home in the large yet cosy dining room. The atmosphere matched our theme perfectly, and was a magical setting for a big family dinner with our nearest and dearest. We chose to use three long tables to maximise the feeling of intimacy, styling them with kraft paper menus and place cards, tall candles and amazing floral arrangements. The true stars of the show were the long table runners of striking greenery, soft peonies and roses. We used old-school rustic chairs which tied the whole look together.”

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“Brett and I were sure to focus on a warm, comfortable and inviting environment for our guests, and we put a lot of time and thought into the planning and preparations to ensure our wedding was really enjoyable for our loved ones. We set three rules from the get-go which was a warm, relaxed and intimate wedding. We really thought about things from our guests’ perspectives, featuring different sections of interest so there was something for everyone! We had a grazing table of cheeses, fruits and nibbles, photobooth props and a polaroid camera, a lolly bar filled with sweet treats, comfy couches, a drinks station on the terrace, and a dancefloor. We also asked the guests to provide song requests which was really fun.”

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“Our first dance was to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’, which was played by our musician Darcy Welsch . This song is a favourite of ours.”

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Congratulations Claire and Brett! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Emma Hampton  for sharing today’s celebration!

Photographer: Emma Hampton / Bride’s Dress: Wendy Makin / Groom’s Attire: Ministry Menswear Canberra / Hairstylist: Higgins Hair Design / Makeup Artist: Estella Artistry / Flowers: Moxom & Whitney / Ceremony Venue: Gold Creek Chapel / Ceremony Officiant: Rev. Michael Dasey / Reception Venue: Murrumbateman Winery / Reception Musicians: Darcy Welsch / Cake Baker: Friend / Transport: Kombi Bliss

Grace Loves Lace B L A N C Bridal Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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It’s been a year since we have seen a collection from much loved bohemian bridal designers Grace Loves Lace and the launch of their brand new collection B L A N C was so very much worth the wait.

The collection is inspired entirely by their customer. The girl who isn’t afraid to make a statement, who dreams of modern romance, who appreciates femininity with a laid back feel. The thirteen piece collection focuses heavily on shaped silhouettes, geometric detailing and the enchanting flutter of French Chanitlly laces.

Founder Megan Ziems notes, “This collection is a salute to our muse and the women of Grace. She’s witty, passionate, a natural beauty, captivating, effortless and intelligent. “We understand how important ‘the dress’ is to her, so we design with the woman in mind. We aren’t afraid to declare that our brand is not about the wedding, or the bride. We’re all about the woman.”

The core B L A N C collection  is complemented by the new limited edition couture gowns. The three pieces – named Empire, Liberty and Tribeca, are truly works of art. Using fine Italian fabrics, tulle and laces, the gowns are each created with more than 48 hours of hand sewing. The gowns are limited in their production – for the bride who really wants something that at every angle, is as glamorous as it is beautifully crafted.

B L A N C is available on the Grace Loves Lace Website.

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Gowns: Grace Loves Lace / Photographer: Darren McDonald / Model: Georgia Fowler
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