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Johanna Johnson “Starlet” Spring Summer 2015 Collection

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Bridal fashion week October 2014 has come and gone and as feet are rested and the glamour fades we are left with the stunning photos. I’ll be bringing you more over the coming weeks but today we’re sharing Australian designer Johanna Johnson‘s latest bridal market runway show! Launching “Startlet”, the Spring Summer 2015 collection, the runway was full of the decadent vintage glamour of Hollywood that is Johanna’s signature.

The liquid vintage ivory satins in clean, V neck bias gown gowns are old favourites from the designer, but were accentuated with hues of bright red and panels of navy blue. The introduction of a beautiful Wedgwood blue also added a sense of dimension and stunning versatility to this collection, each gown as appropriate for a red carpet as it is for walking down the aisle.

My favourites though are the beaded detailing – the capes that shimmer and move with the wearer,s body as each beaded strand catches the breeze. The glittering gold skirts that move with the feminine form, not against it.

Johanna Johnson gowns are available at their Paddington boutique, and selected boutiques through the USA, Canada, UK & Ireland.

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Hannah and James’ Winter Mountain Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Hannah & James

Winter weddings are one of my favourite things ever and when you put a winter wedding in the magic surrounds of a mountain range? Well that’s going to be pretty special! This sweet winter mountain wedding is full of whimsical, fun and romantic touches that represent Hannah & James. The newlyweds chose Sayher Heffernan to capture it all.

Hannah tells the story of how they came to be. “We met in our first year living in a university residential college called International House. Our first meeting wasn’t very eventful – I (Hannah) just remember James as a regular guy wearing a bright yellow GAP hoodie. It took us 9 – 10 months later to realize we liked each other but did nothing about it. Instead we decided to wait it out to see if we were both going through puppy love or whether we were in it for the real deal. Two years later, James mustered up his courage to first secretly ask my mum’s permission if he could go out with me (which wasn’t a norm for my mum but she truly appreciated it and felt honoured and included nonetheless). A few months from then, he asked me out. After 5 years of journeying together through our lowest and highest, he popped the “forever” question. How could I (Hannah) say no?”

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The bride chose the ‘Christine’ dress by Jack Sullivan and her bridesmaids dressed in bright yellow frocks that were custom made.

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The Details Co styled the event, Hannah remembering, “We loved The Details Co  walking with us since day one on proposal day up to the very big day and big shout out to all who made every single detail – both big and small- super special.” The bridal party traveled in a flower adorned Kombi van from Kombi Australia.

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PeepDesigns created the stationery for the day, including a banner that welcomed guests to the ceremony site with the words “Forever And Always”.

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Hannah and James chose Poets Lane for their mountain wedding, Hannah noting “Poets Lane has two different ceremony areas on site – a chapel and a garden gazebo. The whole venue (ceremony & reception) is solely the bride and groom’s for the day so in case weather conditions do not go according to plan – the wedding can be moved indoors. We wanted an outdoor garden wedding and so decided on the garden gazebo. The garden is filled with beautiful lush greens – featuring Dandenong Ranges natural landscape. It also has a massive oak tree standing beside a wooden bridge which leads into the reception hall. The oak tree is a standout piece amongst the greenery. Along side the oak tree, the bridge and the greenery was a fairy-lit leafy archway which the bride walks through and down the aisle during the procession.”

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Hannah walked down the aisle to Lady Antebellum – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

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Of their photographer, Hannah tells, “We wanted someone we knew we could really feel comfortable and get along with from the moment we first met him. He has a fun and easy-going personality and is very approachable. The day we visited the wedding venue together, Sayher had already scouted out for locations to do our bridal shoot. He was highly recommended by a friend of ours for his journalistic photography, style and quality.”

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The celebrations continued inside the main dining hall warmed with roaring fires. Hannah tells, “The large and cosy dining hall accommodates up to 170 guests, overlooking the enchanted garden and the bridge where the ceremony was held. The interior was warm in colours – creamy/white soft tones all around the room. To add to the warmth, there were fireplaces that were lit during cold days/nights. For canapes and pre-dinner drinks – we had an overflowing amount of delicious finger food and drinks. Following that was a three course meal – all of which were amazing especially the dessert buffet that WOW-ed the guests. Seriously, amazing place – fantastic first-class staff and service!”

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Guests received one of two infused salts ( lemon salt & porcini salt) in a wooden stand made by The Make Lab (who also created wooden table numbers). On the stands was etched “Thank you for being the flavour of our lives”.

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Of the first dance, Hannah remembers, “There was a father-daughter dance – nothing choreographed, just impromptu dance filled with laughter. It was very meaningful for our dad. Halfway through the song “I’ll take care of you” by Steven Curtis Chapman, my dad was about to pass me on to James (groom), but James took my dad’s hand instead of mine and started swaying away with him – eventually James came back for me.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Hannah and James! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Sayher Heffernan for sharing today’s photographs!

Photographer: Sayher Heffernan / Cinematographer: Two Front Teeth / Styling/Hire: The Details Co / Bride’s Dress: ‘Christine’ dress by Jack Sullivan / Bride’s Shoes: “Isabella Anselmi” - sold in Merchant / Bride’s Jewelry: Mikimoto ‘Pearls in Motion Akoya’ / Groom’s Attire: Peter Jackson / Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom made / Hairstylist: Jane Foo Hair and Make up / Makeup Artist: Jane Foo Hair and Make up / Flowers: Fowler Flowers / Program Sheet, Banner, Seating Chart & Menu: PeepDesigns / Table Numbers: The Make Lab / Venue: Poets Lane / Ceremony Officiant: Richard Bryant 0409 412 539 / Favors: Test Tube Stands by The Make Lab (Contents handmade) / Wedding Rings: Vick Nackashian Fine Jewellery / Transport: Kombi Australia

Kathleen and James’ New York Destination Wedding

by | Honeymoons, Inspired Destination Weddings, Inspired Weddings, Location USA

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Kathleen & James

Could there be a more spectacular place for a destination wedding than New York? The Big Apple played host to the destination wedding of Australian couple Kathleen and James who chose Everly Studios  to capture their wedding.

“We met 11 years ago at university through a mutual friend. And we started dating soon after. We shared similar interests from the beginning and picked up hobbies together along the way, from studying design (which is how we met), cycling, muay thai, basketball, running, hiking, cooking and travelling the world. We’ve had a lot of experiences over the years but our favourite has been renovating our home before we finally moved in together in 2012. We did everything from painting the walls, removing the carpets, landscaping the backyard to building the kitchen from IKEA flat packs. James proposed during a hike to Mt Pinatubo (a volcano in the Philippines) with a few of our close family members present.”

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Kathleen chose a gown by Johanna Johnson , explaining, “The gown is by Johanna Johnson called “The Satine”. I had always loved her dresses because of their old world glamour. I picked The Satine dress because I thought it would look timeless. It was the most amazing dress I’ve ever worn and I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the day!”

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Kathleen and James were married at Brooklyn Bridge Park , Kathleen remarking, “We picked Brooklyn Bridge Park because of the amazing backdrop and we are outdoors people.”

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The bouquets were made by the bride’s mum and aunty, Kathleen remembering, “My mother and aunty went to the Chelsea Flower Market at 5am to buy the flowers. My only instructions were the colours to be in the shades of red and to include some greens. I left the rest up to them!”

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Kim Worley performed the marriage ceremony.

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Kathleen remembers, “All of our guests were from out of town, from Sydney, LA, San Diego, Maryland, Chicago and New Jersey. We were so touched that so many people made the trip to celebrate our marriage!”

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The newlyweds made sure to get many iconic New York buildings and food into their wedding photographs!

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Kathleen and James held their reception at ReBar (now closed). Kathleen remembering, “We booked ReBar because of the relaxed informal setting, and we loved the mural in the Low Rider room that we booked.”

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Kathleen notes, “We were going for a “classic” New York / Brooklyn vibe for the wedding. One song that got our guests up and moving was Empire State of Mind –Jay Z was the track of the night! ”

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The bride made the Brooklyn themed cupcake toppers for the “cupcake” wedding cakes which were a decadent red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

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Congratulations Kathleen and James! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Everly Studios for sharing today’s wedding.

Photographer: Everly Studios / Bride’s Dress: Johanna Johnson / Bride’s Shoes: Verali / Groom’s Attire: Pierre Cardin / Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever New / Bridesmaid Dresses: Esther Boutique / Hairstylist: Jackie Schneider / Makeup Artist: Jackie Schneider / Invitations & Stationery: Design & printed by bride / Ceremony Venue: Brooklyn Bridge Park / Ceremony Officiant: Kim Worley / Reception Venue: ReBar / Cake Baker: ReBar / Cake Toppers: Painted by bride / Wedding Rings: Blue Nile
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