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Garden Bridal Inspiration From Made With Love

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I think this styled shoot from bridal designer Carla Jenkins of Made With Love Bridal would be a nice full stop to the week!

Carla, inspired by her favourite childhood movie “The Secret Garden” visited the beautiful gardens of Evergreen Garden Venue - a home and garden built by Marina and her husband and after leaving feeling completely inspired, she knew she had to shoot her designs amongst the beautiful ivy walls, hidden wooden doors, jacaranda covered driveway and a spectacular stone gatehouse – all of which provide beautiful garden bridal inspiration!

The dreaminess of Made With Love Bridal with their modern styling, create a modern look for a garden wedding (I love the high pony tail with bright red lips one of the models is sporting!). Can’t you imagine grabbing a glass of champagne and watching one of these gowns walking down the garden aisle?

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Art Direction: Carla Jenkins / Bridal Gowns: Made With Love Bridal / Photographer: Infinity Faith Photography / Location: Evergreen Garden Venue
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Friday Roundup

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Photo by Kad Photography from Will You Be My Bridesmaid Party!

Oh Friday you rolled around fast this week! I personally am hoping for a nicer, sunnier Saturday than last week’s torrential rain slash hailstorm debacle. Let’s bring on the Sunshine and iced tea and laying on the grass under my favourite tree oh and tacos, because life is better with tacos. What are you up to this weekend?

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1. Real Wedding – Jay and Jo’s Vintage Wedding Picnic 2. Pre Wedding CelebrationsWill You Be My Bridesmaid Party!

 

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This Week On Polka Dot Wisdom

Polka Dot Wisdom is a treasure trove of advice, news and wedding planning tips! Written by wedding professionals you could almost plan your whole wedding by following this, the wisest of all blogs! Click on the images to read more.

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1.What Would They Know? – What Would They Know? Rebecca Jenkins of Petal & Pod 2. Expert Advice - Wedding Venues – Blank Canvas Venues vs Pre-Styled Spaces

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This Week On Polka Dot Made

Polka Dot Made is your source for all things handmade including weekly DIY projects to make for your wedding or engagement.

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1.Etsy Roundup – Etsy Roundup – Wedding Veils 2. Tuesday Type -Tuesday Type – Sparkle Script

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Intique And Co Sale Friday Roundup

Much loved bridal boutique Intique & Co are closing their physical stores to concentrate on a brand new online store! As they prepare to launch, they are having a massive sample and stock clearance sale before they finally close their doors on the 31st of March 2014. The sale covers two weekends and includes gowns from Claire Pettibone, Monique Lhuillier, Yaki Ravid, Temperley London and Samantha Wills.

Check out their website for more details!

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Join some of our favourite suppliers at Fraser’s Wedding Lounge for a relaxed, informative and intimate wedding evening. Whether or not you’ve booked your venue, it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about what wedding suppliers can do for you, how to book them, when to book them, what to think about, what to ask and a gain an insight into what’s involved in planning the perfect wedding.

Try food and wine from our new function menus and ask the experts everything you’ve been wanting to know to help you plan your special day!

Date: Tuesday 18 November
Time: 6.00-8.00pm
Cost: $25 per person

Places are limited and offers are available for attendees who make a new booking at Fraser’s or one of our featured wedding suppliers. For more information, please visit the Fraser’s website or contact Brooke Brodie on (08) 9482 0160 or weddings@frasersrestaurant.com.au

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Suzanne Harward is holding a Sydney trunk show on from the 14-16th November! They have a few appointments left for their last Sydney trunk show of 2014! Call (03) 8415 0688 to make your appointment to be one of the first to see the 2015 Anniversary Collection!

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The lovely Stephanie sent through this super sweet animated save the date for her wedding to Emmanuel! The couple had the animation produced by KAPWA Studioworks and directed by Robertino Zambrano. All good stories start with chai!

Marayka and James’ Modern Classic Wedding

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Marayka & James

There is a very special feeling to Marayka and James’ wedding day – they chose a modern classic feeling, but they included elements that made sure everyone they loved was involved. Their family and friends surrounded them as they said their vows, they held a catered lunch and recovery barbeque to make sure they had as much time with their guests- including the tiniest ones – as possible, and they dined together at a table for two at their wedding reception. The romance was evident, the nod to classic traditions with a modern element running through every part of their day and all beautifully captured by Antony Merat.

The newlyweds tell the tale of how they came to marry. “James’ mother taught Marayka at school and our families became friends through a sailing club. We don’t actually remember when we met but Marayka was a teenager and James was living in Sydney and used to arrive back at family sailing days in Brisbane with an entourage – he was her friend’s sophisticated, cool older brother – but it would have been illegal then! Years later, Marayka had been living in London and both returned to Brisbane where James noticed Marayka was “all grown up”!”

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The groom wore a suit from Anthony Squires and yes, a cliche tale occurred with the best man forgetting the rings!

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Marayka chose a crystal embellished Collette Dinnigan gown and carried a bouquet of greenery and white blooms by Bouquet Boutique. She notes, “The flowers were stunning – a wonderful job by Geraldine from Bouquet Boutique at New Farm.”

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The music was as special as the rest of the choices the couple made, the newlyweds noting, “Lisa Harrison sang at the Church – an old uni friend of Marayka’s and school friend of James’! Her son played the organ then led a jazz trio at dinner.”

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The ceremony was held at Queen of Apostles. The couple noting ,”Queen of Apostles is the parish where James reads and Marayka’s parents attend. The courtyard area allowed a catered stand-up lunch for 160 guests.” The bridesmaids wore coordinating, but different gowns – each with a pashmina that Marayka’s bridesmaid who had traveled from France brought with her that she had had handmade in Africa. The bride also donned one for the reception.

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As for the music? Marayka tells, “I walked in to Ava Maria and we walked out to an instrumental version of Johnny Cash – I Walk the Line (don’t tell Father Denis!)  We loved watching peoples’ faces as they recognised Johnny Cash when we walked down the aisle!”

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The ceremony had a lot of involvement from guests, the newlyweds telling, “For a Catholic ceremony it was quite modern – Father beckoned people off their comfortable (yes!) seats and gathered the guests around us as we said their vows. Father Denis had guests introduce themselves and tell their neighbours how they knew us, which created a lovely vibe and broke the ice.”modern classic wedding0034 Marayka and James Modern Classic Wedding

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Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a catered lunch in the church courtyard. The littlest guests were looked after at lunch and the following day’s picnic with a nanny, a sorbet wall and a jumping castle.

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The couple cut a “cheese cake” at their post ceremony luncheon.

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white+white weddings and events planned and executed the weekend’s festivities, Marayka noting, “Our weekend would never have been so memorable, seamless and gorgeous without the wonderful planning and management of Danielle from White and White Weddings and Events – Danielle’s service, attention to detail and eye for design are transformative and the fee was a modest investment for a sensational weekend we could never have organised ourselves.”

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Of their photographer, Marayka tells, “Antony is an amazing artist; we still don’t understand why such a great international photographer took our little job but how lucky were we?! What appealed in his work was the sense of fun and lack of staging – we loved the photos of guests who had no idea Antony was photographing them – so natural. Antony has an amazing eye for catching details. At first we wanted just the ceremony photographed but he stayed the entire weekend and we are so glad he did; we now get to see so many little details and moments that flew by! “modern classic wedding0057 Marayka and James Modern Classic Wedding

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Reception celebrations continued at Citron Restaurant, Marayka explaining, “For us, the celebrations were all about the food; we checked many venues and settled on our favourite restaurant – Citron – where the food is full of flavour and never disappoints. Robert and Mark at Citron were so accommodating and really engaged in the spirit of our wedding dinner.”

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The couple chose to have a sweetheart table, telling, “We loved out sweetheart table for two under suspended tea lights – looked great and meant people would be comfortable to come up to us though we were rarely at our table!”

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Each table was named after a different flower, the stationery for the day designed and produced by Invitation Station. The bride noting, “The stationery set the scene and so many people commented the invitation was the coolest they had seen. We had a lot of fun putting James’ old uni mates on the ‘Buttercup’ table.”

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Each guest received a favor made by the bride’s mother and sister – round silver boxes with handmade flower decorations and handmade chocolates inside. In lieu of traditional wedding gifts, guests were asked to give a bottle of wine to the newlyweds to start their wine cellar.

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The wedding didn’t end there – the couple hosted a picnic the next day at Lake Samsonvale – the very place they first met!

Congratulations on your marriage Marayka and James! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Antony Merat and white+white weddings and events for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Antony Merat / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: white+white weddings and events / Bride’s Dress: Collette Dinnigan / Groom’s Attire: Anthony Squires / Groomsmen Attire: Their Own / Bridesmaid Dresses: Adolfo Dominguez & Mr K / Bridesmaid Accessories: Diva / Styling/Hire: Styled Events / Styling/Hire: Amini Concepts / Styling/Hire: Green & Bloom / Styling/Hire: Covered Linens / Rental Furniture: Epic Empire / Hairstylist: Blow Salon Bowen Hills / Makeup Artist: Blow Salon Bowen Hills / Invitations & Stationery: Invitation Station / Flowers: Bouquet Boutique / Ceremony Venue: Queen of Apostles / Ceremony Musicians: 16 Strings / Ceremony Officiant: FR Denis Scanlan - Ph: +61 7 3356 7155 / Transport: LIMOSO / Reception Venue: Citron Restaurant / Band: Allister Harrison Trio / Catering: Wine N Dine M / Catering: Lions Catering (private arrangement; not available for general hire) / Recovery Picnic Venue: Lake Samsonvale

Luxe Vintage Beach Wedding Inspiration

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When we think of beach weddings the mood is often relaxed, tones of blues and greens and plenty of casual styling. But today’s wedding inspiration shoot just might change your thoughts on beach wedding style forever- using decadent gold, sophisticated cut crystal and richly toned blooms in reds, magenta and pink this luxe vintage beach wedding inspiration shoot adds a touch of glamour and vibrancy to a beautiful beach setting.

Stylist Jane of Oh Perfect Day collaborated with a Melbourne team (including photographer Alison Mayfield Photography Studio) to create the setting on a Melbourne beach, Jane remarking, “The concept was inspired by a windswept beach location just outside of Melbourne. The beach has its own unique beauty which is only enhanced on a windy day when the beach becomes ethereal, dark and moody. The tumultuous sea, angry skies and windblown reeds made a perfect backdrop for hauntingly beautiful brides dressed in romantic Anna Campbell owns featuring divine laces, flowing trains and glamorous embellishments. Natural, glowing skin, windswept tresses and bright, fuchsia lips pop against the wintery scene.”

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The Little Press created stationery that complimented the look with shades of dove grey.

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Melonie Santos Makeup Artist styled the models makeup with natural, glowing skin and bright fuchsia lips. Raw Element styled their hair with a relaxed look to embrace the wind swept nature of the beach setting.

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Glamour was brought to the beach with an antique bar cart, chest, table and chairs decorated with plenty of vintage details. like vintage cut crystal, antique brass, gold cutlery and French crockery.

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Flower Jar styled the blooms for the day, Jane noting, “Florals were selected for contrast. Abundant, unstructured greenery was paired with bright fuchsias softened by shades of softer pink. The vibrant pinks of the gorgeous gourmet meringues and the stunning winter blooms bring brightness to the moody surrounds.” The bright coloured meringues were created by Charlie Buckett.

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Photographer: Alison Mayfield Photography Studio / Makeup Artist: Melonie Santos Makeup Artist / Bridal Gowns & Accessories: Anna Campbell / Hairstylist: Raw Element / Floral Design: Flower Jar / Styling: Oh Perfect Day / Furniture (antique table, rusty chest): Oh Perfect Day Hire Boutique / Tableware (glassware, linen, crockery, cutlery) and chairs: Stylists Own / Décor (brassware, decanters, cakestands and vintage bar cart): Style by Anna Campbell / Invitations & Stationery: The Little Press / Custom Made Meringues: Charlie Buckett / Model: Petra Mangos Pride Models / Model: Katerina Delyiannis Chadwick Models
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