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Marli and Dane’s Rustic Beachside Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings

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Marli and Dave

I’m kind of in love with the rustic beach side wedding of Marli and Dane. Marli looks so darn happy, (as does Dane) the wedding location is special and there is such a sense of joy and warmth to their images.  Join me on the dance floor with their beautiful images by James Billing.

Marli tells the story of how she and Dane came to be. “We had known each other for a long time through mutual friends but never really spoke. One night we started talking at the local pub and the next day we met up for lunch and have been together ever since.”

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For the floral arrangements by Art of the Flower , Marli and Dane went for rustic, unstructured styling, Marli explaining, “We wanted something that was unconstructed and looked like it had been picked out of a garden. We were happy to leave the flower choice with her and she came up with a beautiful selection of daises, Billy buttons, and rosemary.”

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Liv Lundelius styled the bride and bridesmaid’s makeup and the bride’s hair while Avant Garde Haircreations styled the bridesmaid’s hair. Marli tells, “Being a brow artist I have met a lot of different make up artists and Liv was perfect! She has an amazing talent of making you look like you have just woken up that day and it happens to be the most beautiful day of your life. She also did my hair on the wedding day. I decided that I no longer wanted it down like we had planned in the trials and she just went with the flow and created something beautiful on the spot.”

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Marli wore a V neck gown by Johanna Johnson with a hairpiece made by Teeki Designs by Amy Oram Marli notes, “Amy of Teeki made my boho veil. She is so talented. I gave her a idea of what I was looking for and she came up with a one off custom piece with a detachable veil that I took off for the reception.”

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The couple made note of lost loved ones at their ceremony, Marli remembering, “We had a ‘reserved in loving memory’ sign and four single white roses on one of the pews to remember the people that were no longer there with us.”

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Marli and Dane chose The Green Cathedral for their wedding ceremony, Marli explaining, “We had always holidayed in Forster and Dane knew he wanted to get married there as it was where his grandparents had their honeymoon. The Green Cathedral was built in 1940. It is a little opening in the national park with wooden pews facing the lake.”

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“My brother walking me down the aisle was something I had always envisioned since I was a little girl and was one of the most special parts to the wedding. We walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of Everlong by The Foo Fighters”.

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“Before the ceremony the pastor asked us to write down 3 things we love about each other. We thought she just wanted to know how we felt about each other but she actually read them out at the ceremony which was a very special and intimate moment.”

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“Dane’s wedding ring has Marli’s fingerprint engraved on it and both are engraved inside with a secret message for each other.”

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Marli’s bridesmaids wore green skirts from Asos with white Kookai singlets and matching necklaces they found at a tiny city store. The groom and groomsmen wore pants and waistcoats from David Jones.

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Of their photographer, Marli tells, “We had already picked a different photographer when Marli’s brother called and said he had found a photographer that was completely us. We were looking for someone that suited our style – relaxed, unstructured and romantic. When we met with James Billing we knew he was a perfect fit for us. We didn’t give him any guidelines, instead just let him do what he does best and couldn’t be happier with how the photos came out. Everything we had wished for.”

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“We had lots of little DIY features. We made the bunting behind the wedding table and for the backdrop of the ceremony. We collected and wrapped all the jars for the reception tables. We created a mirrored board with name tags for guests to find their seats. We created herb seedling packets for the favors that had ‘watch our love grow’ written on the front.”

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Celebrations continued at Sundowner Tiona. Marli remarking, “The reception was through a little trail in the park that lead to a beautiful conference centre right on the lake.”

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“We had a personalised guest book where the guests had to fill in the missing words in the sentence about us and how we met them.”

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“At the reception we went and sat down by the water just the two of us and watched everyone back in the party, It was great to take a few moments out to take it all in.”

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The personal touches continued. “At the reception we had his and her favorite lolly jars instead of a lolly table (which caused a lot of debate with guests as to which was their favorite). We had our three favorite cocktails in glass drink dispensers along with the beer and wine. We also asked all the guests to pick three of their favorite songs before the wedding day and played everyone’s music throughout the night.”

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For their first dance, Marli remembers, “Our first dance was to The Wedding Song by Angus and Julia Stone. We wanted something that would always remind us of where we started and where we want to be every day together for the rest of our lives.”

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Congratulations Marli and Dane! Thank you for sharing the story of your wedding day with us! Thank you also to James Billing for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: James Billing / Bride’s Dress: Johanna Johnson / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Teeki Designs by Amy Oram / Bride’s Jewelry: Present from bride's grandparents / Bride’s Shoes: Zomp / Groom’s Attire: David Jones / Groomsmen Attire: David Jones / Bridesmaid's Skirts: Asos / Bridesmaid's Singlets: Kookai / Hairstylist: (For Bride) Liv Lundelius / Hairstylist: (For Bridesmaids) Avant Garde Haircreations / Makeup Artist: Liv Lundelius / Flowers & Decor: Art of the Flower / Invitations & Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas / Ceremony Venue: The Green Cathedral / Ceremony Officiant: Wendy Ballard / Reception Venue: Sundowner Tiona / Cake Baker: Madhatters Cake Art
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Kathy and Jason’s Garden Inspired Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings

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Kathy and Jason

Kathy and Jason celebrated their Summer wedding with a gorgeous garden party feel. The day was not only infused with their cultural heritage (two tea ceremonies!) but their own sweet romance – blooms and a fresh garden feeling carried through each element of the day, captured by Kate Robinson.

Kathy kicks off the story with how she and Jason came to be. “Jason and I met back in high school. I was running late on my first day and it was Jason who opened the door to let me in. From then on, we were inseparable.”

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The couple kicked the day off with two traditional tea ceremonies.

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Kathy chose a wedding gown by Wendy Makin from Brides On Collins.

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After the traditional tea ceremonies, the guests headed to St Monicas, Footscray for the ceremony. Kathy telling, “We’re currently based in Perth but we chose to get married back in Melbourne so we could share the celebration with all our family and friends. We had a Catholic service at St Monica’s in Footscray, a beautiful local Church which has been there since 1857. We wanted to get married somewhere that would mean something to us and St Monica’s was the perfect place for that”.

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Kathy and Jason met before the ceremony for a quiet moment, Kathy remembers. “We loved having a ‘First Look’ as suggested by our photographer, was a chance for Jason and I to see each other before the hustle and bustle of the ceremony itself. It was a wonderful moment that we could have for ourselves to share in our excitement and calm our nerves before the wedding Mass.”

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Kathy walked down the aisle to “Jason’s favourite – Pachelbel Canon in D Major “.

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The spot ceremony celebration had plenty of sweet DIY touches, Kathy explaining, “I love DIY but it’s hard to do when you’re interstate and planning a huge wedding of over 260 guests! Some of the things we did manage to pull off was designing our own wedding invitations, organising a cute drinks stand and of course – making all the home decorations which included signs, bunting and flowers.”

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The couple chose Carousel for their wedding reception, Kathy remembering “ The reception was held at Carousel – an amazing venue based on Albert Park Lake with amazing city views.”

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Of their photographer, Kathy says, “Kate is the most friendly, warm and delightful person I have ever met. She was fun to be around and has a wonderful eye for pretty details.”

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Envylope created the garden inspired stationery and signage for the day. Kathy remarking, “We also enlisted the help of Envylope to hand draw the welcome sign, menu and place cards”.

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Pomp & Splendour styled the flowers, including a massive floral installation over the dance floor. Kathy tells, “We set out to have a garden party feel to our venue so we hired some picnic chairs and Petra from Pomp & Splendour did all the rest. Soft, sweet and whimsical – her work was flawless!”

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The day was pulled together by wedding planner and stylist, The Creative Type. Kathy remembering “Our wedding planner Caroline was also an amazing help – she hosted a DIY party at her studio so our bridal party could assemble the little pom poms, ribbons and boxes to make our nifty macaron favours and she made a beautiful floral backdrop for the photobooth to fit in with our garden party theme. ”

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Of their first dance, Kathy recalls, “We really nervous about it! We learnt a few basic steps from a friend and our bridal party came up for moral support… phew! ”

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To top off their wedding day, Grandeur Films created a beautiful moving picture of the moments that unfolded.

Congratulations on your marriage Kathy and Jason! Thank you for sharing the day with us! Thank you also to Kate Robinson and The Creative Type for sharing today’s images!

Photographer: Kate Robinson / Cinematographer: Grandeur Films / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: The Creative Type / Bride’s Dress: Wendy Makin / Bridal Salon: Brides On Collins / Makeup Artist: Miss Aimmey Hair & Make Up / Flowers: Pomp & Splendour / Invitations & Stationery: Envylope / Ceremony Venue: St Monicas, Footscray / Reception Venue: Carousel / Cake Baker: Cakes2Kreate

Industrial Botanical Bash

by | Bride, Inspiration Boards

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It’s been a long time between inspirations and I have missed pulling together the ideas and concepts that float about my brain. I dug this half completed one that I started last year and loved it again immediately. I love the contrast of the dark grey – the cement, the hard wire chairs, the untouched spaces with the trailing floral arrangements and rich jewel toned blooms.

Adding industrial but fun touches like black taper candles, paper flag escort tags, neon signs and then the femininity of beautiful floral hairpieces, petal adorned gowns and elegant calligraphy make this industrial botanical wedding inspiration board an elegant beauty.

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Trailing floral arrangement by The Flower Drum by Holly Hipwell, Floral Hairpiece by Takaya Hanayuishi, Escort Cards by Atheneum Creative, photo by Archetype Studio Inc. via Style Me Pretty, Calligraphy on grey envelope by  Crystal Kluge, photo by Matt Blum Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Industrial wedding space photo by Isabelle Selby Photography via Ruffled, Neon “Kiss” sign from The Letterroom on Not On The High Street, Eames wire chairs from Modern Fifty, Petal gown by Delpozo, Floral centrepieces by Root 75, photo by Studio Castillero via 100 Layer Cake

Colourful Wedding Invitations From Alannah Rose Stationery

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods

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Autumn brings four new designs from Australian wedding stationer Alannah Rose Stationery – all bright, bold and colourful and a fresh take as we head into the darker grey of Autumn and Winter. Celebrating colour and texture, each design is able to be customised to your own wedding colours, or left just as it is.

“Flouncy Floral” has to be my favourite – I can imagine this one inviting guests to a Spring or Summer celebration filled with plenty of flowers in shades of citrus and pink. For something modern and bold, compliment the stationery suite with bright orange and magenta pink table linens, or pretty lace and greenery for a softer look.

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“Sweet Whimsy” is all about bold geometric, but with a neutral  tan next to shades of pink and red. I love this for a modern beach wedding or even something industrial with plenty of bold decor details to compliment the bold triangular shapes.

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I do love a bit of water colouring on a weekend, so “Watercolour Wonder” is right up my alley. The freshly painted effect adds a sense of whimsy and arty beauty to the invitation using a clean white font.

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“Dream Of Me” hits on the bold geometric but with a softer edge and an ombre effect. Loving this design for a modern take on a nautical or beach side wedding.

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Psst! To celebrate the launch of the new range, Alannah Rose is offering Polka Dot Bride readers a set of free matching gift registry or wishing well cards when you purchase your wedding invitations at Alannah Rose between 19th of March and 31st March 2014.  To claim the offer simply email suzi@alannahrose.com.au and mention Polka Dot Bride prior to placing your order on the Alannah Rose website.

*Not valid with any other offer or discount or on orders previously placed. Offer must be mentioned prior to order.

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