With lush floral arrangements of blush, pink and magenta roses, today’s styled shoot, entitled “Mountain Of The Sun” brought together a group of passionate individuals who love their crafts.

With photographer Amanda Kilbourn Photography at the helm, the team came together at the beautiful Mont Du Soleil. Cinematographer Directors Edge was behind the (video) camera, A Day To Remember Hire styled the setup, Style Me Flowers created lush floral arrangements of pink roses, beautiful stationery created by A Tactile Perception invitd the guests, an array of blush and magenta coloured cakes was baked by Creme de la Cakes and Feather and String rounded out the details. Even a fun Music With Memories caravan and kombi from Samba Kombi Services made an appearance in the whimsical shoot.

The romantic atmosphere, styled with blooms in every shade of pink and set to sparkle with rose gold details, was all about creating and bringing a vision of romantic fun to life. The newlyweds stood and said their vows beneath a rose gold sign reading “it was always you” before celebrating with cake and a fun doughnut wall. The outdoor reception dinner, set under suspended floral chandeliers, was set with black tapered candles, rose gold votives and a soft, blush toned table runner among dozens of fresh flowers.

Our newlywed model Claudia Wareham wore gowns from Kara Jade Designs and jewels from Jeanette Maree with hair and makeup styled by Rachael Martens and Jess Charter, and was joined by Morgan Waterhouse.

With so much detail, the film by Directors Edge packed a punch, making the most of the stunning setting and decadent styling.

Photographer: Amanda Kilbourn Photography / Cinematographer: Directors Edge / Styling: A Day To Remember Hire / Bride's Dress: Kara Jade Designs / Bride's Jewellery: Jeanette Maree / Makeup Artist: Rachael Martens / Hairstylist: Jess Charter / Invitations & Stationery: A Tactile Perception / Flowers: Style Me Flowers / Favors: Feather and String / Wedding Cake: Creme de la Cakes / Venue: Mont Du Soleil / DJ Photobooth Caravan: Music With Memories / Transport: Samba Kombi Services / Model: Claudia Wareham / Model: Morgan Waterhouse
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Flowers by Chic Rustique. Photo by Katie Grant via What Would They Know? Miriam Avery of Chic Rustique.

Happy Friday Dotties! It has been so lovely this past week to get a few glimpses of blue skies and sunshine. There has been something a little lovely about eating outside in the breeze and letting the sun warm those Winter-chilled bones.

And with warmer weather, comes the advent of wedding season. Are you planning your own big day? Take a look as we wrap up our week of wedding inspiration!

Dreaming of the lush floral arrangements in What Would They Know? Miriam Avery of Chic Rustique.

Loved reading the post-wedding thoughts of Alice.

What’s in for your August honeymoon? We find out in ‘Festival Vibe‘.

Mr. Houndstooth shares the ultimate wedding proposal checklist.

Maleny dreaming in this magic wedding on Polka Dot Weddings.

Why Pumphouse Point is the most romantic spot in the world

Black tie vibes as we share Dino’s inspired memories.

Gown lovers! We go behind the door with bridal boutique Love, Marie.

A touch of sparkle in this gold scallop place card tutorial.

Loving the urban whimsy of this groom’s style.

Lots to learn in this roundup of wedding guest list planning tips.

Can never beat a gorgeous wedding movie like the wedding film of Kathleen and Guy.

A twist on the traditional gin and tonic from Rockpool in Cocktail Friday.

Our film today comes from the crew at Tin Drum. Stacey and Richard’s big day was beautifully elegant, a Yarra Valley winery setting the scene for a day that was both emotional and poignant.


Nicole & Matt

There is so much magic when it comes to fairy tales and this outdoor romantic winery wedding, which was, as the bride describes, “an enchanting romantic fairytale” brings together all of those fairy tale elements – sweeping staircases, beautiful gowns and sparkling lights into one very magic day. Captured beautifully by Freedom Garvey-Warr I can’t wait to show you how it unfolded.

The bride chose a classic strapless lace gown by Donna Tobin Couture, remarking “I loved the whole experience of choosing a dress especially going from shop to shop with my mum and bridesmaids trying on many different dresses to find the perfect one. We had narrowed it down to 3 stunning dresses from Donna Tobin and when making that difficult decision I always had in the back of my head that Matt prefers simplicity and I love romance and details. We ended up mixing Donna’s designs to get exactly that. The dress was a unique lace with a very simple, free falling style with a long train.”

Nicole and Matt met for their photos at La Forêt Enchantée. “Standing on this beautiful romantic staircase surrounded by gardens the first time we saw each other on our wedding day; hardly even noticed the photographers at the time yet the images captured the unforgettable moment.”


“Xanadu is a beautiful rustic building and in its centre is an enclosed courtyard which was perfect for our ideal twilight reception; outdoor and sheltered from the winds,” says Nicole of their wedding venue Xanadu Wines. Adding “It’s so calm and peaceful at Xanadu, you can stay there for hours relaxing, drinking wine, sharing plates and not notice the time go by.”

Adrian Wilson played the bride down the aisle. Nicole remembers “My father walked me down the aisle to Adrian Wilson’s cover of Tenerife Sea (by Ed Sheeran).”

“We wanted everyone to feel relaxed and have a part in our ceremony. We had a special Rose Ceremony for our mothers and the joining of our families at the beginning and most of our bridal party had something to say in either the ceremony or reception. A special part was having our musician, Adrian Wilson play live acoustic music during the ceremony with covers of songs that had special meaning to us. We were lucky to have such an amazing singer and the live music really created the romantic and magical atmosphere that was special to us; including walking back down the aisle to Taylor Swift’s Love Story.”

Of their photographer, the bride notes “Freedom was amazing! She was so down to earth and made us both feel very comfortable (even Matt who hates posing for photos). She captured the night for what it was, absolutely magical! She goes above and beyond her role as photographer, and guided us through the day with surety and kindness, looking after us every minute and making sure we took moments to ourselves. Freedom also helped us so much with the planning of the day, she really knows weddings and we are thankful we took on all her advice, particularly her idea for the First Look, which ended up being one of the highlights of the day!”

“We hired Villa Kula as our wedding stylist. They traveled from Perth with a truck load of furniture and details to decorate the venue and ensured that we got the exact wedding event of our dreams,” says Nicole who worked with Villa Kula to design the romantic vibe of the day. She tells “They were a huge help in making sure the set up was successful and organized all the other vendors so that everything came together smoothly and with the best results. Such a professional and creative team, we would recommend them to anyone looking to have an event.”

“Having our family and friends take time out of their busy lives to travel down to Margaret River with us for the whole long weekend to help us celebrate really made it so much more special to us. The whole weekend could not have worked out any better!”

Nicole notes “My favourite detail of the day was fairy lights covering trees and creating the ceiling of the outdoor reception which had the most beautiful effect at twilight and after dark. It created this magical and enchanted atmosphere like you were transported to another world.”

Nicole remembers “Matt is a man of few words but his Groom speech surprised everyone with words so heartfelt he had all our guests in tears.”

It was all about a classic favourite for the first dance. “Our first dance was inspired by the final dance from Dirty Dancing; Time of Your Life. As one of my all-time favourite movies and being a dance teacher myself, we thought it would be a great surprise to have a fun dance with the bridal party.” remarks Nicole. “We recreated some of the iconic moments and then added our own swing to it with bridal party joining in. It was loads of fun and was a highlight of the night; the sneaking around practicing the secret dance with the bridal party before and during the big day created wonderful memories in itself.”

Congratulations Nicole and Matt! Thank you for sharing the stories of your day! Thank you also to Freedom Garvey-Warr for sharing today’s wedding with us.

Photographer: Freedom Garvey-Warr / Cinematographer: Black Sheep Studios / Wedding Planner: Villa Kula / Styling: Villa Kula / Bride's Dress: Donna Tobin Couture / Bridesmaid Dresses: Sass and Bide / Hair & Makeup Artist: Beautique Love / Flowers: Chic Rustique / Invitations & Stationery: Fenton Ink / Invitations & Stationery: Annie P Paperie / Venue: Xanadu Wines / Ceremony Musicians: Adrian Wilson / Wedding Cake: Edible Art / DJ: DJ Vincent / Transport: Classic Jaguar Limousines / Photo Location: La Forêt Enchantée