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Watercolour Wedding Maps From Penmagic

by | Bride, Stationery And Paper Goods

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watercolour wedding map Watercolour Wedding Maps From PenmagicI love these fun watercolour wedding maps from penmagic! What a wonderful and unique way to guide guests around your wedding locations!

Owner of Penmagic Brenda works one on one with couples to paint and draw watercolour maps to your specifications. Each map can include nine icons, as well as your wedding ceremony and reception site. Upon competition couples receive a hard copy (perfect for framing!) as well as a digital version to print with your wedding stationery (which Brenda also offers) and use on wedding websites.

I love fun, personal touches like this – especially a good idea for destination weddings or a wedding where there are many locations guests have to find. There’s also something special about having it forever, a piece of wedding art if you will that you’ll keep forever.

Watercolor maps are available from the penmagic store and ship worldwide.

 

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Jayne and Zeke’s Relaxed Farm Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Jayne & Zeke

There is nothing more jealousy inducing than a family farm wedding. The place that you ran around as children, the place where you spend long weekends, escape to the country, becomes the place you say the most important vows of your life, celebrate with your most important people and make a page in your personal history books. Jayne and Zeke celebrated on Jayne’s parent’s farm with a beautiful celebration that paid homage to the stunning country setting. Luke Lornie Photography was there to capture the farm festivities.

Jayne delves into the tale of how they came to be. “We met whilst both working on a site in central Queensland. Since then we have moved around to Brisbane and Perth, and we now find ourselves back in central Queensland where it all began!”

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Jayne chose a gown by Loui Col Designs.

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It was just Jayne and Zeke on the day – no bridesmaids, no groomsmen! Jayne remarks, “We decided not to have a wedding party. We don’t regret this decision, as it meant that we could keep the day about ‘us’ and also let our close friends enjoy themselves without having to worry about being a groomsman and bridesmaid. Although, my brother and Mum could probably have done with an extra set of hands in getting my dress done up!”

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Jayne remembers, “The ceremony and reception were both held at the my parent’s property. We would have not chosen anywhere else to get married, the farm was a perfect setting and means a lot to us both.”

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Jayne walked down the aisle to Sweet Thing by Van Morrison, remarking, “This is the only detail of a wedding that I had pre-planned before actually getting engaged. When I saw that Zeke had ‘Sweet Thing’ on his ipod early on in our relationship, I knew he was the right guy!”

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Jayne loved, “Walking down the aisle with my Dad, who wore our family tartan kilt, was one of the most special moments of our wedding day. The smile on my groom Zeke’s face and our dog Cheech looking up at me as I walked towards them is something that I will always remember.”

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“We wanted our wedding to be relaxed and for the farm scenery to be the ‘wow’ factor. Therefore we did not have too much decoration at our ceremony, just the pews which he hired from the local hall and some beautiful floral arrangements in milk tins to highlight where we were saying our ‘I do’s’.”

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There was a very special attendee at the day, Jayne tells, ” We flew our rescue dog Cheech over from Perth with us to be our ring bearer on the day. 4 months before the wedding, Cheech was diagnosed with cancer and given 2 weeks to live – we had very little hope that he would ever make it to our wedding, however he held out to fulfill his duties and be a part of our day. Sadly he passed away a week after, and he now rests peacefully under our wedding tree which we planted.”

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Bobbi Wolffenbuttel performed the ceremony, Jayne noting, “Before starting the wedding planning process, I had an opinion of celebrants, that they were judgmental and would make us say things during our ceremony that didn’t sound like us at all. My opinion changed when we met Bobbi, who has such a great personality and was open to any ideas we had about our ceremony. She made us feel comfortable throughout the whole thing, and helped us to get our thoughts out into something that sounded like it came from us and not from Google!”

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One of the best parts about marrying on a family property is the ability to leave lasting mementos – like a tree! Jayne remembers “After our ceremony we planted a tree, as a constant reminder of our wedding day and to hopefully share with our great grand kids one day!”

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Of their photographer, Jayne tells, “We found our photographer Luke after our original choice of photographer pulled out fairly close to our wedding date. Luckily Luke was still available on our wedding date, and as it turns out he was a much better choice for us. Luke and his assistant were fantastic on the day – taking photos from the getting ready stage all the way up until we left the reception. A mammoth effort!

We loved having them at our reception to take photos of everyone letting loose and having fun on the dance floor. Luke and his assistant made us feel so relaxed when it came to our professional photos – the whole experience was actually really fun and did not feel embarrassing or forced at all.”

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“Of course having a farm wedding, we wanted our professional photos to be taken outside in the paddocks. As soon as I got out of the car, I was attacked by grasshoppers and we spent most of our time between photos trying to get them out of the layers of tulle in my dress. Luke our photographer assured me that he could photoshop them out of the photos, so from then we decided to let the grasshoppers hang out in the tulle if that’s where they wanted to be!”

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Of course a tractor was used to transport the bride and groom to their reception and awaiting guests!

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The Creative Type planned and created the wedding concept with  Etc Event Styling working on the day to execute the vision and Pollen & Patina? Well they created the most incredible floral arrangements! Jayne remembers, “After enjoying cocktails and canapes at the ceremony location, our guests entered our reception which was held in a clear marquee in a paddock (carefully cleared of cow poop!) Pollen & Patina (florists) did such a great job in decorating our marquee, bringing the outside in with our hanging branches, flower chandelier and table arrangements.”

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Guests were welcomed by a unique seating chart! Jayne tells, “Being known as crazy dog people, we decided to name our tables after all the foster dogs we’d looked after over the years (well our favourite ones). So upon entering, guests had to find which dog’s table they were sitting at, and we had a photo of each dog to identify their table in the marquee.”

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Jayne and Zeke has a clear vision for their day and nothing stopped them! Jayne telling, “Having a farm wedding, there were a lot of details that we had to make ourselves – mainly because it was so hard to find suppliers in an area that is not that close to a capital city. We really wanted wooden tables, as I thought they would be more farm/rustic looking than just plain tables with a white table cloth. We looked high and low for wooden tables, and were going to have to get them sent up from Melbourne, until my Dad and Zeke stepped in and made all the tables themselves!” Guests received locally made gourmet sauces for the favors with name tags tied to white dogs.

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The handmade details continued to the napkins! Jayne remembering, “I had my Mum sew 90 gingham napkins for all our guests as well as sew together a heap of doilies to make table runners. Our whole family got involved with making things and putting things together on the day, which turned it into a bit of fun. Now does anyone know what to do with all these napkins and tables!?”

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Having planners and stylists helped Jayne take what was in her head and turn it into a wedding, noting, “Caroline from The Creative Type was a great help in putting all our ideas and pins on Pinterest together to make something that looked like it was meant to be. Without her I would still be trying to figure out how I can fit every single idea and detail into one wedding day! Etc Event Styling who helped us set up on the day. They were so efficient and before we knew it all the ‘little things’ had been set up, table names taken care of and everything in place – without us having to worry about too much the morning of.”

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Jacqui’s Catering served up the wedding feast, Jayne noting, “Guests were served food on share plates scattered around the long tables. We wanted everything to be relaxed and simple, and we thought share plates would help capture this vibe.”

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Jemma- Louise Cakes  created a dessert buffet and wedding cake for guests to enjoy, Jayne remembering, “We had a dessert table supplied by Jemma-Louise cakes, and a Krispy Kreme donut tower, which had long been a tacky dream of mine that I was insistent on having!”

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The first dance was much rehearsed, with the bride making a costume change! “Although no one would know it looking at our dance, we actually attended A LOT of dance lessons. We are both hopeless dancers – so really needed someone to help us learn a few moves. We danced to ‘Horses’ by Daryl Braithwaite – the crowd got so into it that we had to keep them off the dance floor so that we could finish all our dance moves that we had tried so hard to remember! We are both not the type of people that like too much attention, however our first dance in front of everyone was definitely a highlight for us and a bit of a laugh for everyone else!” DJ Bruce Harrison kept the guests on the dance floor long after.

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The rain came tumbling down leaving guests barefoot, Jayne remembering, “We were so lucky to have perfect weather for the ceremony and then once everyone entered the reception marquee the skies opened up and we had a storm for the rest of the night! At that stage we didn’t care, and it made for a more authentic farm experience when our guests had to trample through mud at the end of the night to get to our buses! ”

Congratulations Jayne and Zeke! Thank you for sharing your fay with us! Thank you also to Luke Lornie Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Luke Lornie Photography / Wedding Planner & Stylist: The Creative Type / Bride’s Dress: Loui Col Designs (Perth) / Bride’s Shoes: Nine West / Groom’s Attire: P Johnson / Hairstylist: Envy by Sherridan (Bairnsdale) 03 5152 7536 / Makeup Artist: Envy by Sherridan (Bairnsdale) 03 5152 7536 / Flowers: Pollen & Patina / Venue: Private Home / Ceremony Officiant: Bobbi Wolffenbuttel / Marquee Hire: Gippsland Special Events & Hire / DJ: DJ Bruce Harrison / Favors: Rozas Gourmet Sauces / Favors: Paynesville Pantry 0439614923 / Catering: Jacqui's Catering / Cake Baker: Jemma- Louise Cakes / Wedding Rings: Andrew James Jewellery Design (Perth) / Wedding Registry: Wedding Gifts Direct / Event Setup (Day Of): Etc Event Styling

Emily and Brian’s Australian Tipi Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Emily and Brian

If it’s one thing I love, it’s finding something different and fun for your wedding. Enter the Australian tipi wedding! Emily and Brian kept the traditions alive – a traditional tea ceremony, a classic church ceremony and then? Then they let loose and had a fun garden party with their guests under two giant tipis. The couple chose Jonathan Ong to capture their day.

Emily tells the story of how they came to be. “We met through a mutual friend whilst we were both at Uni. Brian pooh-poohed my choice of career! We met up annually through this friend for years before I finally asked him out. Despite me asking him out, Brian organized our first date and we’ve been together ever since!”

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Emily’s dad designed the stationery for the day.

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Emily and Brian were married at Littlejohn Memorial Chapel at Scotch College.

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The bride walked down the aisle to Panis Angelicus by Franck, on pipe organ.  Emily remembers, “We had some extra stress with my mum being diagnosed with cancer and admitted to hospital two weeks before the wedding, Mum was able to leave hospital for the day which means we have beautiful memories and photos of her from the day. I loved having mum there, despite her being so ill & being walked down the aisle by my parents and having Brian at the end.”

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Of their photographer, Emily remembers, “Our favourite moment was when Jon the photographer called us out for some photos as the sun was going down. We forgot he was shooting and just had a lovely few moments together reflecting on what had just happened. It seems funny but you don’t get much time with your new spouse on your wedding day!”

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Bud Flowers created the formal flower arrangements for the day including the bride’s bouquet.

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After traditions it was time to party! Emily remembers, “Our reception was held in tipi’s (from Tipikata) at Collingwood Childrens Farm . The Collingwood Children’s Farm provided us with a country setting only ten minutes from the city. The tents were near the banks of the Yarra River with a 360 degree view of farm and parkland.”

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Emily describes the day as, “A gorgeous celebration that really reflected our personalities and our heritage: with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, church wedding and brilliant, slightly quirky party for a reception! ” Ed Dixon Food Design catered the reception, grazing picnic style with, in Emily’s words “sensational food and drink.”

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Of their first dance, Emily tells, ” We danced to Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me.” It was choreographed and we had been madly practicing until it was perfect, but we still seemed to end up a few bars out – it didn’t seem to matter!”

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Even the favors were fun! Emily tells, “The favours were test tubes filled with tea reflecting our backgrounds – one with Jasmine tea and one with English Breakfast tea!”

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Of the tipi decor, Emily set to work, she explains, ” I made the bunting in the tipis from an old atlas and the tea-light candle holders out of paper and glass jars. The paper was from Mills & Boons, so if you looked carefully there were some saucy sentences!”

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Congratulations Emily and Brian! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Jonathan Ong and Ed Dixon Food Design for sharing their beautiful work with us!

Photographer: Jonathan Ong / Cinematographer: Jessica Lawton / Bride’s Dress: Harvey & Ella / Groom’s Attire: Rhodes & Beckett / Hairstylist: Vanessa at Kinetic Hair Makeup (03) 9690 6507 / Makeup Artist: Melinda Wain / Flowers: Bud Flowers / Ceremony Venue: Littlejohn Memorial Chapel at Scotch College / Ceremony Officiant: Rev. Graham Bradbeer / Ceremony Musicians: (Organ) Lachlan Redd / Ceremony Musicians: (Piper) Brian Symington / Reception Venue: Collingwood Childrens Farm / Tipi Hire: Tipikata / Catering: Ed Dixon Food Design / Cake Baker: Rowland Melville from Go GF Gluten-free Bakery / Wedding Rings: Camilla Gough / Transport: RR Classic Car Hire / Garden Games: Yard Party

Sparkly Bridesmaid Gowns

by | Bride, Bridesmaids

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Photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

I’m not sure whether my love of metallic hues at weddings will ever go away, especially not when surrounded by beautiful pictures like these ones! Sparkly bridesmaid gowns might be my new favourite thing- whether they’re all the same or just from the same colour family, taking a beautiful gown with plenty of sparkle and having your favourite people wear it can’t go wrong.

I love that these inspiration pictures aren’t necessarily all the same colour – golds are mixed with champagnes and rose gold. Steel sequins are paired with teals and taupe.

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Photo one by Tec Petaja via Once Wed Photo two by Brookelyn Photography via Grey Likes Weddings Photo three by Magnus Bogucki via Style Me Pretty Photo four by Taylor Lord Photography via Style Me Pretty

I pulled together these gowns which could work together as a sparkly bridesmaid’s outfit for your favourite women. Gold mixes with soft rose sparkles, soft greys, right through to silver and darker greys.

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1. Odette dress from BHLDN 2. Frock & Frill Athena gold Gatsby sequin gown 3. ASOS sequin kimono maxi dress 4. Adrianna Papell beaded one shoulder gown from Nordstrom 5. Matt sequin lace gown from Will Hope Love 6. Exquisitely Effervescent Dress from Modcloth 7. Rachel Gilbert Zadie Gown 8. Basanti hand beaded gown from Will Hope Love 9. Tadashi Shoji Paillette Embroidered Gown

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