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Wedding Planning Wisdom

Melbournians are all about being on trend with every aspect of their lives so it was only a matter of time before the traditional “chicken and beef” sit down wedding reception evolved. These days, anything goes for reception styles and catering; the ever so popular long tables with feasting platters are always a winner, or

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Image by Leesa MealingRosie + James are an acoustic covers duo and DJ service based in Sydney, and they also happen to be partners in life, too! Combined they’ve been active in the music industry for almost two decades, which means they’ve worked very closely with countless engaged couples on planning everything music-related for weddings.

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Image by Kosal Ley via UnSplashStress is a series of reactions that lead people to a state of mood alteration, which can have serious consequences such as anxiety and depression. Though stress is closely linked to work, it can be present in any area of life, especially when an abrupt change in routine, such as

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Image by Florido Weddings via Courtney and Damian’s Byron Bay Barn WeddingThe mother of the bride (or groom) speech is one my favourite speeches to help out with, but it’s also one of the hardest. There is no tradition, no requirements, no box ticking of thank you’s or welcomes – you have the rare opportunity of a

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When speaking with a lot of couples in the early planning stages of the wedding, they often have the idea in their heads for a large wedding with 100+ guests. While for some this is unavoidable, due to large extended families or big groups of friends they just have to invite, it is interesting to

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Chic Rustique is a wedding planning, styling, florist and hire service all rolled into one business. You would think that would be rather a challenge for one person, but Miriam thrives on creating stunning events – whether they be a wedding or other celebration. Each bridal couple has their own story and Miriam is able

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Dripping with tradition, and a long history of learning reflected in the magnificent heritage buildings, the University of Sydney plays host to weddings and events with a touch of old world glamour. Situated within the precinct is HostCo the caterer for the many weddings and events held here, but far from being stuffy and uptight,

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So your big day’s right around the corner – congrats on your engagement! When it comes to planning the big day, you’ll probably be in one of two camps – the couple that can’t wait for the moment they tie the knot but really dread the thought of organising the entire day, or the enthusiastic

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After seeing so many beautiful weddings at Providence Gully, here are three things I would love my couples to know before they tie the knot:Be realistic with DIY. As our venue allows couples to create a day that suits their style and personality, this usually involves some kind of DIY project. I absolutely love seeing

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Any couple that has included a little time out for themselves in their wedding day schedule will very likely tell you it was one of the highlights of their day.Simply being able to share some precious, quiet moments together away from the hustle and bustle of excited guests, to catch up, reflect and bask in the glow

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Image of Sophie and Sean’s Christmas Hills wedding by Corey Wright PhotographyFor at least eight months of the year, outdoor events are the feature of our runsheet board here at Your Private Chef. And while the majority of outdoor events are a rustic dining style in buffet or BBQ formats, we certainly don’t limit this

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With over 15 years experience in designing beautiful, timeless jewellery, I have created many stunning engagement rings and wedding bands. Respected for quality and my one on one expert advice, here are three things that I would love couples to know:1. On your wedding day slow down and enjoy it, the day goes far too

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Two of the biggest decisions when planning your wedding are where to hold your ceremony and reception. Fortunately, many venues now hold open days/evenings where they have their rooms set up as if a wedding were about to take place. For the visual ones amongst us, this is a fantastic opportunity to see first hand

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At Fat Cats Van, we’ve catered for a multitude of weddings and other events in and around Melbourne and we truly love collaborating on unique menus to suit your event and budget. Running an event smoothly is second nature to us (we love it!) – here are a few of our “tips and tricks” that

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Image via Christopher SabanAt Christopher Saban, the one day that we want everything to look and be perfect is your wedding day. The decor, flowers and styling need to be just right – and so too does the advice that you receive along the way! For your wedding day to be one you will always

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