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Kristina & Vincent’s Classic Rippon Lea Wedding

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Kristina & Vincent

A wedding at a historic homestead is always beautiful and today’s classic Rippon Lea wedding has all the trimmings of a subtly beautiful traditional celebration. All captured by OnThree Photography & Cinematic .

Kristina remembers the story of how they came to be. “In 2009 I was celebrating my best girlfriend’s birthday at a bar in the city. As soon as we entered the venue a tall, handsome man immediately caught my eye. After a few hours (and cocktails) the tall handsome man approached me at the bar and congratulated me. When I asked him what he was congratulating me for he replied, “for being the most beautiful girl that I’ve ever seen in my life”. As corny as that may have been at the time, I knew this man would make me smile for the rest of my life. Not a day goes by that Beau doesn’t make me smile and laugh as much as he did on the night that we first met, and that’s why I know that he’s the love of my life.”
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Kristina chose a gown by Leah S Designs  noting, “The main concern for me  was to choose a dress that when I looked back on it years later, wouldn’t be horrified by it! I wanted something timeless and classic that would last through the years. Trying on at least 30 dresses – from big princess styles to fitted lace dresses I eventually went with an understated and simple Leah S dress! The dress was so elegantly simple, I felt confident that no matter how much time passed I’d always be happy with my choice.”

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Kristina and Vincent chose Ripponlea Estate  for their day, noting, “Ripponlea was always the dream location for us, ever since the moment Vincent and I even started talking about getting married. It’s such a beautiful location and suited our wedding theme perfectly! We were so lucky that we were able to get in during March, because we know how popular the venue is throughout summer, and thankfully everything looks so beautiful in our photos! I don’t think we could have planned it to be any more perfect for us.”

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Of her walk down the aisle, Kristina remembers, “We chose “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley. On one of Vincent and my first dates we were watching a film that played “Hallelujah” at the end, I sat there sobbing over the romantic movie that we’d just watched as it played and Vincent sat there laughing at me. He’s never let me live it down and it’s been one of our favourite songs since.”

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“From as far back as I can remember I had always envisioned having a traditional vintage wedding with lots of white, gold and flowers. Vincent and I have always had similar taste, so choosing our colour scheme, flowers etc. was a breeze! We wanted to plan our day so that it would look perfect, but also so that our friends and family would have an equally enjoyable time as us. Ripponlea ensured that our day ran perfectly, and everything looked as amazing as we’d hoped! I was so grateful that we didn’t have a single issue throughout our entire day!”

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“I think that our wedding day felt so flawless because we got to celebrate our love in front of all of our closest friends and family, in an atmosphere that looked immaculate yet allowed us to feel at home. Our reception was full of dancing and laughter (maybe a few too many glasses of champagne) and I have the most fantastic memory of my dad and my best friend doing an amazingly embarrassing dance together… This is probably one of my favourite memories now, if only I could describe it through writing!”

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Kristina remembers, “Vincent and I had been taking dance lessons leading up to our wedding for about 3 months. That may sound excessive but between the two of us, we’re both absolutely shocking dancers. Well we were at least; we got lots of compliments after our first dance. I’d never actually felt more graceful in my entire life! The fun dancing came after, less fear of tripping on my dress and looking ridiculous in front of everyone.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Kristina and Vincent! Than k you to OnThree Photography & Cinematic and Giant Invitations for sharing today’s celebration.

Photographer: OnThree Photography & Cinematic / Bride’s Dress: Leah S Designs / Groom’s Attire: Prinzi Collections / Groomsmen Attire: Prinzi Collections / Bridesmaid Dresses: Swish Clothing / Makeup Artist: Visan / Hairstylist: Hair By Deanne / Invitations & Stationery: Giant Invitations / Flowers: Lilly Pad Flowers / Venue: Ripponlea Estate / Decor: Melbourne Wedding Designers / Ceremony Officiant: Paul O’Donohue / Cake Baker: Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse / Wedding Rings: Charles Rose Jewellers / Band: Big Bang Band
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Friday Roundup

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Photo by Brown Paper Parcel Photography via Anna and Murray’s Rustic Mill Wedding

Happy Friday Dotties! Last week I was writing a list to the patterned people of all the exciting things we had in the works and I got a bit of a shock – so many new things are happening and so many exciting expansions that I’m spending every day a little overwhelmed. But I am so excited about it all!

How about you Dotties? With wedding season winding down, I suspect most of you are in heavy planning mode. What are you up to?
It’s been a big week of posts on the blog, do let’s round it up!

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Chris shares his chic Groom Style

Looking forward to this Vantage Australia’s Vantage Mojito

Top Tips On How To Organise Your Wedding Music Funkified Entertainment gives us some tips

Four gorgeous gowns at Anna and Murray’s Rustic Mill Wedding

Loving the clean vibe of JulianaJoy font

What Would They Know? Jasmine Fraser of Jasmine Fraser designer and maker of gorgeous jewellery

For the groom – Our ‘Must-Have’ Daily Skincare Products

Rounding up our favourite Blissful Body Oil

Dreaming Of A New Zealand Winter Honeymoon

Five Minutes With – Alex From Triple R Luxury Car Hire

Love the sweet tones of this Hibiscus Dyed Napkins Tutorial

Patrick shares his post wedding Inspired Memories

A Glass Of Bubbles With….Jessica Sepel From JSHealth

Roundup News 22nd Aprril 2016

On Sunday May 1st, Perth will shine bright with The Virtual Wedding! A live wedding ceremony complete with a wedding brunch and first dance will take place amongst beautiful styling, with delicious food and drink, stunning wedding design and plenty of celebration! Your dream wedding coming to life! Hosted at BWG Functions and featuring Mardie & Co, Lala Design, Loui Col designs, Cake Love – Couture Cakes, Erica Serena Photographer, Matthew Landers and Villa Kula. Book your tickets here!

Having your wedding in Winter? Triple R Luxury Car Hire are holding their Winter special! Marry between the beginning of June and the end of August in 2016 and you will receive $120 discount off the normal wedding car rates. Marrying midweek? They have special rates for that too! Head to their website for further details (and check out their new beautiful 1965 Jaguar while you are at it!).

Perth’s wedding upmarket just gets better! They’ve released a series of “Wedding Insiders” series where every half hour you can meet a wedding expert (featuring local experts such as Sandra from Elvi Design, Zac from A Moveable Feast Catering, Hannah from Lola Images, Sammy and Claire from Jane and Jones Flower Co etc.)  who will be able to answer all of your wedding planning questions! See the full details on their website.

Our film of the week this week comes from I Do Cinema. Simone and Timothy’s big day. I do adore the father of the bride speech and this one? I think it’s pretty amazing. What a way to end the week!

Enchanted Atelier By Liv Hart The Dreamers Collection

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Inspired by the ethereal beauty  of the painting “Dreamers” by Albert Joseph Moore comes the new Enchanted Atelier By Liv Hart The Dreamers Collection. Beautiful gilded hairpieces, delicately crafted combs, crowns, hairbands and veils mimic garden vines, fresh floral blooms and delicate butterflies – each designed to add a touch of ethereal beauty to their wearer.

Crafted from precious metals – 14 karat golds, brass and silver with Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and the finest of fabrics, the Liv Hart team works to create quality pieces that reflect beautiful detail and well thought out styling – all inspired by Liv’s own fine art degree and love of expressing oneself through art.

The pieces are available via the Enchanted Atelier By Liv Hart website and at Primrose & Finch in Australia.

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Accessories: Enchanted By Liv Hart / Photographer: Laura Gordon / Makeup Artist: Anna Breeding / Hairstylist: Anna Breeding / Calligraphy: Signora e Mare / Model: Kathleen McGonigle / Flower Crowns: June Hart Flowers

Lucy & Mathew’s Bohemian Country Backyard Wedding

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

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Lucy & Mathew

I am very much enchanted by the beauty of Lucy and Matthew’s bohemian country backyard wedding. The couple chose Lucy’s family property for their wedding, a place that held many happy memories from her childhood and for Matt and her time together. They worked with IZO Photography to capture their wedding day.

On how they met, Lucy tells, “Mathew & I met at The Wine Bar in Dunsborough in 2010. I was out with a friend for my 18th birthday and Mat was down from Perth on a surfing trip. We met at the bar and immediately liked each other. We both got a shot of Frangelico and where inseparable for the rest of the night. The rest is history :)”

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The bride chose  Anna Campbell for her wedding day, noting, “I wore a dress by Anna Campbell; a bohemian inspired collection that really complimented Mat & I’s style of wedding. I chose this dress because it was beautiful and different to the other wedding dresses I had seen.

There is only one shop in WA that sells these dresses (Soul Sisters Fremantle) so I knew this designer was the one to go with. Before Mat had even proposed I had been looking at the Anna Campbell dresses knowing I was going to wear one at our wedding. My first visit to Soul Sisters was with one of my bridesmaids and as soon as I put on my dress I knew it was the dress. I took my mum, grandmother and one of my sisters to see the dress a couple of weeks later and they agreed.” Lucy’s bridesmaids wore pewter grey gowns from Two Birds Bridesmaid.

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“Our Ceremony and reception was at Jesters Flat Equestrian Centre in Margaret River. Jesters Flat is my parent’s business and home. Three generations of my family have lived on the property so it seemed fitting to get married there.”

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Lucy remembers, “The song “Halo” by Ann Brun was played while the flower girl and bridesmaids walked down the aisle. The song faded out and we had a violinist play while my Dad and I walked down the aisle.”

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Hugh Galloway officiated the ceremony, the bride remembering, “We wanted the ceremony to be about love and family and have a romantic and fun feel to it. We had Mat’s cousin do a reading of “Desiderata”. The priest was my mother’s uncle which made everything really relaxed and fun.”

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Of their photographer, the bride remembers, “Jimmy & Shona from IZO photographer were just amazing! IZO Photography was recommended to us by a friend and we were not disappointed. Jimmy put everyone at ease on the day with his calm and capable manor. Most of the guests did not even notice that him and the second photographer where around which made for great natural photos. We could not recommend IZO photography enough. They where just incredible!!”

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“We both wanted the focus of the wedding to be on family, friends and our love. We placed photos of our family around, I had my grandmother and her sisters make our wedding cake and we had a local band play for most of the night.”

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“We had a great local band playing called The Brothers Thin who made the atmosphere just amazing. Later that night they where joined by another band member. The band then got everyone up to start the bush dance. It was so much fun and really got everyone up and meeting each other.”

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Supper Road catered the wedding, Lucy remembering, “Our food was done by Supper Road. They are a local company that have a huge mobile kitchen. The food was amazing, people are still talking about it! I loved the whole wedding planning experience. It was stressful in the last few weeks but was definitely worth it!”

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Of their first dance, the bride remembers, “Our first dance was to “Wedding Song” by Angus & Julia Stone. We took private lessons with a man called Sandro Catalano and ended up doing a choreographed dance with a lift at the end.”

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Congratulations Lucy and Matthew! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you to IZO Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: IZO Photography / Bride’s Dress: Anna Campbell / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Anna Campbell / Bridal Salon: Soul Sisters / Bride’s Jewelry: Mimco / Bride’s Shoes: Shoeshow / Groom’s Attire: Topman / Groom’s Shoes: Topman / Groomsmen Attire: Topman / Groomsmen’s Shoes: Topman / Bridesmaid Dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaid / Bridesmaid Accessories: Samantha Wills / Hairstylist: Karli Ebert / Makeup Artist: Claire Bone / Flowers: Zest Flowers Dunsborough / Invitations & Stationery: Minted / Venue: Jesters Flat Equestrian Centre / Ceremony Hire Items: Margaret River Party Hire / Ceremony Officiant: Hugh Galloway / Ceremony Musicians: Ann Brun / Reception Hire Items: Chic Rustique / Band: The Brothers Thin / Favors: Honey by Mat's uncle Peter / Catering: Supper Road / Cake Baker: Lucy's Grandma / Wedding Rings: Sinclairs Jewellers
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