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Maria and Dave’s Fun Summer Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings

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Maria and Dave

Everybody that knows me, knows every time we hit a heatwave my first thoughts are, “Oh no! The poor couples getting married today must be sweltering!” Well Maria and Dave happened to choose a 42 degree day for their fun Summer wedding and they don’t look hot and bothered, they just look incredibly happy, which really, is the only thing a wedding needs! Their day was beautifully captured by Two Girls with a Camera.

Maria kicks us of with the tale of their love. “It all began when Dave started working at Maria’s workplace around four years ago, Maria had the job of ‘checking him out’ for the girls, and decided that he was good friend material… low and behold though Dave had other plans up his sleeve, he played the good friend, shoulder to cry on role for almost a year while waiting in the wings until one day…. well all he really had to add was ‘I love doing photography’ and with that Maria’s view of him changed… And here we are today!”

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Maria chose a beaded gown by Anna Campbell.

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Maria and Dave held their ceremony and reception at Canterbury Stables. Maria remarks, “We picked our venue because of the amazing history, character and vintage feel that it had. We wanted an intimate, casual, fuss free celebration of our love and commitment and the Stables where the perfect setting which truly represented all we are about.”

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The wedding was truly a labor of love with Maria making the decor and many other handmade elements, remembering, “With lots of help from close family and friends of course. From the pom-poms to the lolly buffet, table runners, floral arrangements, cake… the list goes on! ”

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Maria walked down the aisle to “I’m Yours” sung by her sister.

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The ceremony was especially personal to the couple who chose David Ayliffe to marry them. Maria remarks, “We loved our funny and personalized wedding vows and the lighthearted and funny celebrant David.”

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Of their photographers, Maria tells “OMG where do I begin! Amazing just doesn’t cut it! We felt like we had known them for years and the excitement they had on the day, just to be sharing it with us made it even more warm, fun and relaxed. They blew us away not only with their gorgeous work but with the amazing instant friendship, great sense of humor and most of all their dedication to ensuring that they helped us document exactly what the day was about.”

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Guests enjoyed “Amazing homemade catering by Laura’s Catering Service” As well as a beautiful dessert buffet.

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Of their first dance, the couple tell “We chose ‘Ho Hey’ by The Lumineers also sung by Maria’s sister. We both absolutely love this song and have dedicated it to each other over ‘Hey-tell’ many of times when it has been on the radio and we are not together! It has such a fun and lighthearted tune which is so us!”

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Maria loved the fact that “We survived the 42 degrees with only one portable air con unit for 70 guests and still had a ton of fun, which included a flash dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘thriller’! ”

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Congratulations on your nuptials Maria and Dave! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Two Girls with a Camera for sharing today’s wedding and story!

Photographer: Two Girls with a Camera / Bride’s Dress: Anna Campbell / Bride’s Jewelry: Lovisa / Groom’s Attire: Essendon Bridal and Men's Formal Wear / Invitations & Stationery: Zazzle / Venue: Canterbury Stables / Ceremony Officiant: David Ayliffe / Catering: Laura's Catering Service
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Geometric Wedding Decor Ideas

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Photo by  Izzy Hudgins Photography via Ruffled

The above photo has been inspiring my love of geometric wedding decor for quite a few months. What is it about the sharp lines and edges that add such a modern feel to wedding decor? Incorporating colour, glitter and texture, there are so any ways you can make a geometric style work for your own wedding.

Starting with a bold, bright pattern on your stationery (even shaping each piece), adding folded card geometric shapes to your wedding decor, through masses on tables, a floating backdrop of vases filled with carefully shaped ornaments. Cakes with bold geometric shapes, gemstones given as guest favors or decorating sparkling areas of the reception, boldly printed table runners, wide welded shapes and angled crockery.

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1. Photo by Ceebee Photography via 100 Layer Cake 2 Photo by Laura Marchbanks  3. Photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography  via 100 Layer Cake 4. Photo by Jenny Jimenez via Ruffled 5. Photo by Lauren Fair Photography from Ruffled 6. Geometric ornaments from FieldGuideDesign 7. Geometric cake topper from hostandtoaststudio 8. Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica via 100 Layer Cake 9. Image by Happy Confetti Photography from Etsy Weddings Blog 10.Photo by Mr. Haack via 100 Layer Cakelet 11. Gold heart print by SweetPeonyPress

Jennie & David’s Romantic Garden Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings

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Jennie and David

Jennie and David chose to do away with a lot of traditions for their romantic garden wedding. They met before at a local farm for photographs, skipped the first dance, the getting ready photos and made the day their own. But that’s the best part – because making it their own, their story shines through, and their memories, captured beautifully by Sunny and Sweet Photography.

On how they met, Jennie tells. “We grew up in similar circles, and even attended some of the same parties growing up but never officially met. It wasn’t until on holiday with mutual friends at Jan Jac that we actually took notice of each other for the first time. It took just over a week for us to realise that we had a special spark, but looking back it was pretty obvious from the start.”

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Jennie and David met before the ceremony for a first look, Jennie explaining, “We didn’t have a first dance, in fact we didn’t do a lot of traditional wedding rituals. We’re not very traditional! For a start, I proposed to him. We also saw each other before the wedding at our first look photo shoot, we didn’t get announced or introduced to our guests we just sort of rocked up and got married and then chatted with everyone over some great food. I guess we just wanted everyone to feel relaxed…including ourselves! So we tried to make the whole day as informal as possible.”

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Fleurty By Nature created the Spring inspired floral arrangements for the wedding day.

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The pre-weddng photographs were taken at a local farm, Jennie remembering, “We were  lucky to be able to have a first look photo shoot at Wiggleybottom Farm in Healesville which has the cutest little guest house with breathtaking country views. Their property has a special charm all to itself and I can’t wait to go and stay there again. Next time with our dog Lilly!”

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Of their photographer, Jennie says, “Kara from Sunny & Sweet, our photographer, was just so amazing. She understood that I wanted something different from the typical wedding photo shoot and with very little effort on our part she delivered. Everyone felt relaxed having the photos taken and everyone who attended the wedding was captured some way or another. Looking back on the photos just adds to all my memories of all the little moments throughout the day. I love Kara’s style, it’s fabulously modern while still being relaxed and soulful.”

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Jennie’s stunning lace gown was made by Fiona Clare (0415 381 720). She notes”My dress was so beautiful it was just amazing to wear. I’m blessed to have it created by the ridiculously talented Fiona Clare. She created a gown that perfectly reflected how I wanted to feel on the day. Her attention to detail made all the difference and the little touches on the inside and out made my gown a joy to wear.”

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Jennie walked down the aisle to Compass by Jamie Lidell.

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Jennie and David held their ceremony and reception at Kellybrook Winery. Jennie remarking “Everyone commented on the ceremony which was just magical under the huge branches of the oak tree. Everyone was seated under the tree and for us it symbolised what the day was all about. Family and the bringing together of two families now grown into one family tree. Our photographer’s attention to detail was amazing and she took lots of pictures that captured the charm of the venue and has really helped create a wedding album that tells the full story of the day.”

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“It was a really great day. The sun was shining, what can I say. It was an extra-ordinary beautifully normal day full of friends, family and love. My face was hurting from smiling so much.”

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Jennie describes the day as, “A relaxed ceremony full of love, a special day full of little glitters of magic.”

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The reception celebration dinner continued inside, Jennie telling, “Kellybrook provided the perfect venue for us and they totally got the relaxed style we were after. They worked with us to tailor a food and beverage package to include boutique beer and catered for all our guests special dietary requirements. They tailored the food to help us create the feeling of a provincial style family meal while still providing a high quality modern style menu. Everyone at the wedding loved the ceremony under the beautiful tree but everyone raved about the food.”

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“We had a few DIY touches on day. I had some fun doing up quirky props for a Polaroid photo-booth so that people could get creative and take photos to stick in the guestbook along with their message. All the family pitched in to make up little moustache’s on sticks and tie little thank you charms around tiny little Bonne Maman jam jars for the bomboniere.”

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Ab Fab Cakes created a simple white wedding cake which was topped with fresh flowers.

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Imagineering shot a film of the day, Jennie noting “Our cinematographer Imagineering made us the best wedding video ever. Full of quirky moments that make me smile every time I watch it. They edited the video to perfectly match the style of the wedding and the mood on the day. We didn’t even notice that they were taking the footage that they did.”

Congratulations on your marriage Jennie and David! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Sunny and Sweet Photography. for sharing today’s images with us!

Photographer: Sunny and Sweet Photography / Cinematographer: Imagineering / Bride’s Dress: Fiona Clare ph: 0415 381 720 / Hairstylist: Tania Aliaga / Makeup Artist: Julia ph: 0413 511 806 / Flowers & Decor: Fleurty By Nature / Venue: Kellybrook Winery / Ceremony Officiant: Bianca Paliaga / Cake Baker: Ab Fab Cakes / Photo Location: Wiggleybottom Farm in Healsville

Maniamania Fine Jewellery Collection “Immortalia”

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Ritual Solitaire Ring. White Gold V-shaped Solitaire Engagement ring with 8x6mm Pear-shaped rose cut Champagne (or Cognac) diamond (0.75ct), nine 2mm round grey and white mixed diamonds and pave of grey and white diamonds on band (.37ctw)

It’s no secret I love a beautifully different engagement rings and with the launch of much loved brand Maniamania’s fine jewellery collection entitled “Immortalia”, influenced by the Victorian and Georgian eras  it is right up my unique engagement ring loving alley.

Each piece from Maniamania is hand made to order in New York using only certified diamonds. Each piece from the premiere collection is carefully designed to stay true to the brand’s dark bohemian aesthetic. From precious gemstones such as cognac, grey and champagne diamonds to black rhodium, white gold and yellow gold settings decorated with smokey quartz and rutilated quartz.

The gemstones themselves have been carefully chosen to represent the mood and spirit of the stone, for example it is said that rutilated quartz is an excellent stone to use if you need to change your direction in life, while Smokey Quartz is adored by sensitive women for her ability to regulate and disperse emotional blockages and their physical manifestations.. Each styled is named for the sentiment with which they are empowered.

I love these pieces as engagement and wedding rings and the delicate designs lend themselves beautifully to having a unique piece of jewellery, but for making more of a bold statement, the cocktail rings get my vote!

Check out the Maniamania website for details and to purchase.

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Sacred Wedding Band. White Gold V-shaped band ring with two Rose-cut Pear-Shaped Champagne (or Cognac) diamonds (0.5ct), two 2mm round rose cut champagne diamonds (0.24ct) and pave of grey and white diamonds (.17ctw)  unique engagement rings maniamania007 Maniamania Fine Jewellery Collection Immortalia

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Mineralia Cocktail Ring. White Gold Cocktail ring with a 10mm Rose Cut High Grade, Rutilated Quartz, 5.2mm Rose-cut Champagne (or Cognac) diamond (0.46ct), and pave of grey and white diamonds (.7ctw)

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unique engagement rings maniamania009 Maniamania Fine Jewellery Collection ImmortaliaCeremonial Engagement Ring. White Gold Solitaire Engagement ring with 7mm round rose cut Champagne (or Cognac) diamond (1.09ct), two 3mm round rose cut champagne (or Cognac) diamonds (0.24 ct), and pave of grey and white diamonds (.18ctw)

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Dimension Double Ring. White Gold double band ring joined with white gold chain, with one 4mm round rose cut Champagne diamond, and one 4mm round rose cut Cognac diamond (0.54ct), with pave of grey and white diamonds (.2ctw). Mystic Ring. White Gold ring with two 5x4mm pear-shaped rose cut Champagne (or Cognac) diamonds (0.55ct).

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