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Johanna Johnson “Starlet” Spring Summer 2015 Collection

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Bridal fashion week October 2014 has come and gone and as feet are rested and the glamour fades we are left with the stunning photos. I’ll be bringing you more over the coming weeks but today we’re sharing Australian designer Johanna Johnson‘s latest bridal market runway show! Launching “Startlet”, the Spring Summer 2015 collection, the runway was full of the decadent vintage glamour of Hollywood that is Johanna’s signature.

The liquid vintage ivory satins in clean, V neck bias gown gowns are old favourites from the designer, but were accentuated with hues of bright red and panels of navy blue. The introduction of a beautiful Wedgwood blue also added a sense of dimension and stunning versatility to this collection, each gown as appropriate for a red carpet as it is for walking down the aisle.

My favourites though are the beaded detailing – the capes that shimmer and move with the wearer,s body as each beaded strand catches the breeze. The glittering gold skirts that move with the feminine form, not against it.

Johanna Johnson gowns are available at their Paddington boutique, and selected boutiques through the USA, Canada, UK & Ireland.

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Hannah and James’ Winter Mountain Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Hannah & James

Winter weddings are one of my favourite things ever and when you put a winter wedding in the magic surrounds of a mountain range? Well that’s going to be pretty special! This sweet winter mountain wedding is full of whimsical, fun and romantic touches that represent Hannah & James. The newlyweds chose Sayher Heffernan to capture it all.

Hannah tells the story of how they came to be. “We met in our first year living in a university residential college called International House. Our first meeting wasn’t very eventful – I (Hannah) just remember James as a regular guy wearing a bright yellow GAP hoodie. It took us 9 – 10 months later to realize we liked each other but did nothing about it. Instead we decided to wait it out to see if we were both going through puppy love or whether we were in it for the real deal. Two years later, James mustered up his courage to first secretly ask my mum’s permission if he could go out with me (which wasn’t a norm for my mum but she truly appreciated it and felt honoured and included nonetheless). A few months from then, he asked me out. After 5 years of journeying together through our lowest and highest, he popped the “forever” question. How could I (Hannah) say no?”

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The bride chose the ‘Christine’ dress by Jack Sullivan and her bridesmaids dressed in bright yellow frocks that were custom made.

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The Details Co styled the event, Hannah remembering, “We loved The Details Co  walking with us since day one on proposal day up to the very big day and big shout out to all who made every single detail – both big and small- super special.” The bridal party traveled in a flower adorned Kombi van from Kombi Australia.

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PeepDesigns created the stationery for the day, including a banner that welcomed guests to the ceremony site with the words “Forever And Always”.

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Hannah and James chose Poets Lane for their mountain wedding, Hannah noting “Poets Lane has two different ceremony areas on site – a chapel and a garden gazebo. The whole venue (ceremony & reception) is solely the bride and groom’s for the day so in case weather conditions do not go according to plan – the wedding can be moved indoors. We wanted an outdoor garden wedding and so decided on the garden gazebo. The garden is filled with beautiful lush greens – featuring Dandenong Ranges natural landscape. It also has a massive oak tree standing beside a wooden bridge which leads into the reception hall. The oak tree is a standout piece amongst the greenery. Along side the oak tree, the bridge and the greenery was a fairy-lit leafy archway which the bride walks through and down the aisle during the procession.”

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Hannah walked down the aisle to Lady Antebellum – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

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Of their photographer, Hannah tells, “We wanted someone we knew we could really feel comfortable and get along with from the moment we first met him. He has a fun and easy-going personality and is very approachable. The day we visited the wedding venue together, Sayher had already scouted out for locations to do our bridal shoot. He was highly recommended by a friend of ours for his journalistic photography, style and quality.”

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The celebrations continued inside the main dining hall warmed with roaring fires. Hannah tells, “The large and cosy dining hall accommodates up to 170 guests, overlooking the enchanted garden and the bridge where the ceremony was held. The interior was warm in colours – creamy/white soft tones all around the room. To add to the warmth, there were fireplaces that were lit during cold days/nights. For canapes and pre-dinner drinks – we had an overflowing amount of delicious finger food and drinks. Following that was a three course meal – all of which were amazing especially the dessert buffet that WOW-ed the guests. Seriously, amazing place – fantastic first-class staff and service!”

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Guests received one of two infused salts ( lemon salt & porcini salt) in a wooden stand made by The Make Lab (who also created wooden table numbers). On the stands was etched “Thank you for being the flavour of our lives”.

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Of the first dance, Hannah remembers, “There was a father-daughter dance – nothing choreographed, just impromptu dance filled with laughter. It was very meaningful for our dad. Halfway through the song “I’ll take care of you” by Steven Curtis Chapman, my dad was about to pass me on to James (groom), but James took my dad’s hand instead of mine and started swaying away with him – eventually James came back for me.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Hannah and James! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Sayher Heffernan for sharing today’s photographs!

Photographer: Sayher Heffernan / Cinematographer: Two Front Teeth / Styling/Hire: The Details Co / Bride’s Dress: ‘Christine’ dress by Jack Sullivan / Bride’s Shoes: “Isabella Anselmi” - sold in Merchant / Bride’s Jewelry: Mikimoto ‘Pearls in Motion Akoya’ / Groom’s Attire: Peter Jackson / Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom made / Hairstylist: Jane Foo Hair and Make up / Makeup Artist: Jane Foo Hair and Make up / Flowers: Fowler Flowers / Program Sheet, Banner, Seating Chart & Menu: PeepDesigns / Table Numbers: The Make Lab / Venue: Poets Lane / Ceremony Officiant: Richard Bryant 0409 412 539 / Favors: Test Tube Stands by The Make Lab (Contents handmade) / Wedding Rings: Vick Nackashian Fine Jewellery / Transport: Kombi Australia

Coastal Country Vintage Wedding Ideas

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With Summer just around the corner, beach side weddings are starting to fill calenders and today’s inspiration shoot from photographer Hannah of Lost In Wishful Thinking and Hong of The Affordable Style Files is just the right amount of nautical and beachy details for a country coastal wedding.

Hannah and Hong teamed up with model Kimberley O’Brien, assistant Emma Flint and headed to a farm overlooking paddocks and and a view of Mount Cooroy in QLD’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland. A garden party with fishing nets, glass buoys hung from trees, fresh seafood served from giant clamshells and rustically styled furniture from Coastal Vintage  set the scene. Add a bucket load of globe string lights and candles for an evening celebration.

The flowers – a mix of Australian natives add a bohemian, relaxed feel to the shoot with greenery decorating plain white wooden chairs and the lush canopy of trees overhead doing the rest.

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Of the inspiration behind the shoot, Hannah tells, “We like to call it “Country Coastal” style. Think trestle tables, overflowing with giant clam shells, eucalyptus, glass floats, and old fishing net runner, intertwined with starfish, and pearl shell salad plates with European style lunch platters served on boards and prawns in the clam shells. The branches above dripping with larger glass floats and lanterns.”

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The “bride” wore a floor length lace gown from When Freddie Met Lilly with a crown made from wattle.

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Ana and Thomas’ Sweet Summer Wedding

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

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Ana & Thomas

Ana and Thomas celebrated their marriage on a warm Sydney Summer day. With a love of all thing sweet, they incorporated sweetness and the bride’s love of lace and lilacs into a day that was classic, sweet and every bit “them”. They chose Pictures & Hearts Photography to capture their wedding day.

Ana tells the story of how they came to be. “Unfortunately, there is no romantic story attached describing how perfect it was when we met each other. We met at a club – Red Room to be precise. As the only tall white guy in the room, Tom stood out by default. Ana, on the other hand, was the most beautiful girl in the building. After a few glances and some myopic squinting, Tom summoned the courage to approach his future wife. Conversation was easy. One hour passed and Ana’s friends beckoned for the door. Throwing caution to the wind, Tom went all in and asked for Ana’s number. Though we started out as friends we quickly became boyfriend and girlfriend, partners, loves and now, husband and wife.”

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The groom wore a suit from Hugo Boss while his groomsmen were dressed by Oxford.

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The wedding was styled around the words “Sweet Love”,  Ana remarking, “Our theme for the wedding is “Sweet Love” for our feelings for one another and the groom’s predilection to all things sweet. We’ve featured a sweet buffet for our engagement party, bridal shower and had one for our wedding reception. I’ve has always had a fondness for lilac and lace so this was featured throughout the wedding.”

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Ana chose a gown designed by Karen Willis Holmes which she purchased at Akina Bridal Couture . She notes, “Very early on, I knew that I wanted an Australian designer and Karen Willis Holmes was the only one for me! Karen Willis Holmes bridal dresses are both stylish and sophisticated and I love the fact that her gowns are made in Australia. The ‘Jillian’ gown was the first I tried on and I immediately loved it but thought to try other Karen Willis Holmes’ designs because I couldn’t resist.” Ana’s bridesmaids wore lilac gowns from Dessy purchased at Legacy Brides,

 

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Ana started the processional by herself, ending with her father.

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Ana and Thomas chose St Peter Chanel in Hunters Hill  for their ceremony.

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Ana and Thomas chose Deckhouse Woolwich for their wedding reception, loving the intimate feel it offered.

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Kobayashi Flowers created the floral arrangements for the day, which included the bride’s favourite bloom- the lilac. Sweet Bloom Cakes created a buffet of sweet treats, cupcake wedding favors for each guest and a three tier wedding cake with sugar blooms.

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To cap off the day, DnM Wedding Films were there to capture all the moments in film!

Congratulations on your marriage Ana and Thomas! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Pictures & Hearts Photography and Karen Willis Holmes for sharing today’s wedding with us.

Photographer: Pictures & Hearts Photography / Cinematographer: DnM Wedding Films / Bride’s Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Akina Bridal Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Peeptoe / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy From Legacy Brides / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen Attire: Oxford / Makeup Artist: Helen Sotis / Flowers & Decor: Kobayashi Flowers / Transport: Wedding Cars of Distinction / Ceremony Venue: St Peter Chanel in Hunters Hill / Reception Venue: Deckhouse Woolwich / Cake & Sweet Buffet: Sweet Bloom Cakes / Ceiling Drapery: Cakes, Covers & Candlesticks / Photobooth: The Photo Booth-Less / Band: Emerson Tuason 0411 142 596 / DJ: XYDJ / Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co
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