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Crown Of Flowers Bridal Inspiration

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride, Flowers, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


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What a beautiful shoot I have for you today – the beautiful layers of blooms and incredible wedding gowns combine to create an inspiration shoot, titled “Crown of Flowers”. Softly textured floral hairpieces paired with couture gowns and wedding veils create a completely different look to the more usual wearing of flowers in a bride’s hair.

Melissa Gibson at Pelizzari Photography teamed up with floral stylist Charlie Tran at Stylised, hair and makeup artist Jacqueline Priem and model Ashleigh Hawthorne at Dallys Models with a host of beautiful  jewels from Peter Lang and stunning gowns from MXM Couture  (gowns 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 9)and  George Wu (gowns 2, 6 and 7) to create a fashion based shoot that has an essence of raw femininity.

Melissa of Melissa Gibson at Pelizzari Photography  explains, “Fashion is a celebration of femininity especially bridal gowns. I believe the strength in femininity comes from its beauty. The collection is a combination of glamor and with a touch of soft elegance. All the elements in this shoot from the delicate lace to the endless blooms injected a softness to the images yet her bare feet and loose braids gives her sense of raw freedom. So I would have to say the biggest influence was everything that embodied femininity.”

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Tracy and Roy’s Vintage Rock & Roll Wedding

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Tracy & Roy

Long time readers know I am a sucker for a bride wearing colour but when you put with it with a wedding that is so completely personalised? I’m all over that! Tracy and Roy’s vintage rock and roll wedding was inspired by their love of all things vintage and captured by the duo Still Love Photography

As for how they met, the newlyweds relay, “Think two super shy socially awkward peeps liking each other from afar at work and you’ll get the awkward picture. Work colleagues leaked our mutual liking to each of us and we started our awkward dating ritual while trying to keep it all secret at work…which we managed to do for six whole months (this is a pretty epic effort I assure you).”

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Tracy wore a red dress with white lace bolero from Chein Noir Dezines accessoried with a birdcage veil from My Lavaliere and blue shoes from Hey Lady California. Her two bridesmaids wore black and white polka dot frocks by Hide N Seek Couture.

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Tracy and Roy chose Booyembara Park for their ceremony, noting, “Booyeembara Park in Fremantle was beautiful. We looked EVERYWHERE for a park that was disability access friendly, easy to find but not crowded by the public, had parking, could fit all our guests, could be booked AND was very pleasing on the eye. Not that we were being picky. We did find this little known park and we are very happy we did.”

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Tracy walked down the aisle to “Words of Love by Buddy Holly. (A hat tip to my Dad as he used to play Buddy Holly songs on the guitar to me growing up).”

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Brad Whitelock performed the marriage ceremony.

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Of their photographers, Tracy remarks, “Still Love Wedding Photography. The ultimate photographers for taking those precious moments. Not just those of us but also our loved ones. Also think arty, environmentally aware and a lovely couple to spend time with. Amazing service it was professional yet as if you were speaking with friends. :)”

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A vintage car from Southwest Limousines transported the bridal party, much to the bride’s delight. “Oooh and there was the limo driver. He was super organised and absolutely loved his job and that infectious passion was inspirational. We both loved the overall vibe of the day.  Words cannot express the service from this company. They are so prepared they make the groom and groomsmen make sure they have the music and rings and double check before leaving for the wedding. Has spare hair pins, parasol etc in the car. Has the esky filled with ice ready to go and ensures that everyone has their drink in hand. They even go out of their way to ensure that the bouquets are not squished and are handed out to the bride and bridesmaid as they exit the limo ready for photos. Old school amazing service.”

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Mosman Park Bowling Club was chosen for the rock and roll reception, the bride remarking, “Mosman Park Bowls Club are AMAZING!!! The venue with the most stunning hill top view of the Swan River winding towards the Perth city provided a beautiful distraction to guests waiting their turn to play bowls. Even stunning as the sun went down and the city lights shone. The staff and club members were all helpful and a pleasure to chat to on the day and for all the times we showed up beforehand with tape measure and notepad in hand. A great venue for those looking for versatility on what their day will hold. Their recommended caterers Ultimo Catering were outstanding.”

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The reception was filled with rock and roll touches – all made by the couple and styled on the day by Magic By Design. Tracy noting, “Soooo many DIY projects….where to start. Bridesmaids and parents pitched in to help make table runners, stamped cake bags, made black boards and turned into signs. All the invites, rsvp cards menus, table names and seating plan designed and created by the bride and groom. All record place mats handpicked from op shops by the bride, groom and the mother of the groom.”

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Coxies Cakes created a red, white and black rock and roll inspired cake with mini figurines representing the newlyweds. Tracy tells, “OMG The wedding cake was epic! 20kg of delicious cake. It was modeled off of a cake we saw at the Perth Royal Show the first year of dating and we said we would get that wedding cake if we ever got married. Tick done!”

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The Mighty Booths entertained guests with a fun photo booth.

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Tracy remembers, “Ah the first dance…well let’s just say it wasn’t supposed to happen. Being those awkward shy people we are, we arranged for most of the wedding to allow us to have more party and fun with our friends and family and less about a spotlight on us. I guess the DJ/MC  decided we really did want to do the first dance despite our request against it. To sum it up…it was well awkward.”

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Congratulations Tracy and Roy! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Still Love Photography for sending this rock and roll wedding our way!

Photographer: Still Love Photography / Bride’s Dress: Chein Noir Dezines / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: (Comb) My Lavaliere / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: (Veil) Friend Of The Bride / Bride’s Shoes: Hey Lady California / Bride’s Jewelry: Paul Amey / Groom’s Attire: Myer / Groomsmen Attire: Ferrari Formal Wear / Groom & Groomsmen's Bow Ties: OTAA / Groom & Groomsmen Shoes: Converse / Bridesmaid Dresses: Hide N Seek Couture / Bridesmaid Accessories: Bracelets handmade by the bride / Flowers: Gayle Higham (Friend) / Makeup Artist: Rachael Campbell Makeup Artist / Hairstylist: Diamond Dolls Hair Studio / Invitations & Stationery: Handmade / Ceremony Venue: Booyembara Park / Ceremony Officiant: Brad Whitelock / Rental Furniture: Hire Society / Reception Venue: Mosman Park Bowling Club / Catering: Ultimo Catering / Cake Baker: Coxies Cakes / Reception Styling: Magic By Design / DJ: Roadshow DJs / Desserts: High Tea Delights / Coffee/Barista: Xpresso Delight / Photobooth: The Mighty Booths / Transport: Southwest Limousines / Rings: Paul Amey / Bride's Earrings: Be Yourself Jewelry

Linda and Tim’s Mint Winery Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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There is a beautiful sense of romance about Linda and Tim’s mint winery wedding. The groom chose to get ready on a lavender farm – the beautiful backdrop setting the scene for a magical day full of plenty of backdrops that were just as picture perfect as the newlywed’s love story.  Linda and Tim chose Bird & Boy Photography to capture their day.

Linda tells, “Tim and I met when we were just 16. There is no special story, but since meeting at 16 we have always been a special part of each other lives.”

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The bride wore a gown by Anna Campbell from The Babushka Ballerina. Her bridesmaids in mint dresses from Seduce.

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Linda and Tim chose Ocean View Estates and Winery for their wedding, the bride remarking, “The beautiful natural surroundings of the winery was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. The staff were amazing and very helpful from the set up of decorations to the last drink served.”

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Linda remembers, “The day was just as we hoped it would be, casual, relaxed and most importantly fun!” Linda chose Better Together by Jack Johnson for her walk down the aisle.

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Fern Wedding Florist created fresh, soft floral arrangements for the day.

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Of their photographers, Linda says, “Our photographers Bird and Boy were amazing! Before the wedding day they happily answered any questions I had. On the day we couldn’t have asked for more. It was important to us that the photographers were calming and relaxed so we could be comfortable. This is exactly what they were! We are so impressed with the photos and particularly liked the way they used the surroundings. We have received many compliments about the photographers and the photos.”

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Linda notes, “With the help of some wonderful friends, we made the seating plan, guest signing chart, some photo booth props and the table decorations. Etsy was also my best friend! The theme for the day was “mint to be”. We tried to incorporated this theme with the colours of the dresses and decorations, “mint to be” mint favours and a “mint to be” cocktail “. Linda’s friend Holly Tape designed the mint and peach stationery for the day.

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The bride created the photo booth herself – a highlight of the night!

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Congratulations Linda and Tim! Thank you for sharing your story with us! Thank you also to Bird & Boy Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Bird & Boy Photography / Bride’s Dress: Anna Campbell / Bridal Salon: The Babushka Ballerina / Bride’s Shoes: eBay / Bride’s Jewelry: Samantha Wills / Bridesmaid Dresses: Seduce / Bride’s Jewelry: Fletcher and Grace / Makeup Artist: Gosh Hair and Beauty / Hairstylist: Gosh Hair and Beauty / Flowers: Fern Wedding Florist / Invitations & Stationery: Graphic design by close friend Holly Tape / Venue: Ocean View Estates and Winery / Ceremony Officiant: Trudy Worden / Band: Nick Trovas Music / Favors: Baby Essentials by Mel / Cake Baker: Cakelady Creations / Wedding Registry: Honeyfund

Classic Wedding Gowns From Paddington Weddings

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


For the brides that love a classic look, today’s new bridal collection from Paddington Weddings is going to be right up your alley. Having designed wedding gowns for more than 22 years, Anne Bertossi is known as one of the few “couture” designers than remain in Brisbane. With a ‘less is more’ philosophy, Anne focuses on beautiful fabrics (which she travels regularly to source)and simple designs that are beautifully made to help its wearer shine.

Designer Anne Bertossi notes, “We came across classic Dior images, shot in their work rooms and just loved that it showed the real Couture side of fashion and wanted to explore that. In a world where everything seems to be made in China these days we are proud to say that our gowns are 100% Australian made in our store here in Paddington. We have the most beautiful workers cottage in Brisbane which houses our showroom and workrooms, we really wanted to showcase this and let brides see where their beautiful gowns are made with such care and love.”

The new collection features the most beautiful Italian laces and silks – the inspiration behind the designs. Circular skirts in silk organza and flowing Georgette add a sense of vintage romance to the gowns. Each piece and its features are easily interchanged – staying true to Anne’s vision that a bride should have a gown unique to her and her personality.

Photographer: James Goss from / Hair & Makeup Artist: Melt HMB Salon
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