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Ana & Pablo’s Majestic New Zealand Love Shoot

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Ana & Pablo

The spectacular landscapes that New Zealand offers up rarely fail to leave an impression on us, and today it’s all about the mountains as this majestic New Zealand love shoot, captured by Tinted Photography beautifully showcases. With the beautiful Pablo & Ana travelling to New Zealand to make the most of the stunning backdrop, they travelled to the North & South Islands, with Mount Cook standing tall in the background, the most beautiful complement to what was already the best of New Zealand’s stunning backdrops.

On how they met, Ana tells “We met when I was living in New York and I came to my hometown in Spain, to visit my family. Pablo is also from my town and we met during that visit, after that, we started dating by distance for six months until I quit my job in NY and returned home.”

“I love to be with him and spend time with him more than anybody else. We like same things and we enjoy life deeply” remarks Ana when noting what she loves about Pablo. Continuing “The best thing about Pablo is that he is very optimistic and positive and I am the same. This is very important to us.”

Pablo proposed to Ana in New York City, the story unfolding, in Ana’s words “Pablo took me to NY after 4 years dating and he asked me to get married at Central Park during a picnic. I started to cry and he did too. It was beautiful. I loved that he proposed in a city that it is so important  in our life.”

Photographer: Tinted Photography
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Daalarna Couture “Just The Two Of You” Oceans 2018 Bridal Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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For ocean lovers, there is nothing more relaxing, more inspiring and more beautiful than the sea, and the stunning Daalarna Couture “Just The Two Of You” Oceans 2018 Bridal Collection is set to capture it all, in a gown.

With details drawn from the ocean itself, the gowns are in shades of sunsets, in shades of the ocean blues, ivory sands. Silhouettes inspired by the billowing waves, the beauty of coral, the detail of fishing nets, or the way the water meets the sand are incorporated into this collection’s designs giving something beautifully feminine while staying true to the classic feel of the brand.

Designer Anita Benes explains “I love watching the waves of the ocean, listening to the calming sound of the sea, feeling the softness of sand. It is impossible to forget such a beautiful view. This beautifully liberating feeling is what I wanted to illustrate in my designs. It’s all about the two of you; being free and far away from the rest of the world. ”

Daalarna Couture is stocked in Australia at Hope x Page, Zanzis Bridal Couture and Embrace Bridal Boutique.

 

Friday Roundup

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Photo by Heart and Colour Photography.via Connor & Jessica’s Elegant Trenavin Chapel Wedding

Dotties it has been a week! We have had the highest of highs (welcome back Ms Rose!) to the lows (thank you endless technical issues, I do appreciate you!) and I think it is high time we kick off for a cocktail or two. How about you? Did you have a wonderful week? We certainly did with wedding inspiration so let’s round it up!

 

Let’s unveil those wedding misconceptions with these words of wisdom from these Brisbane celebrants.

Mix up this sparkling nectarine punch this weekend!

Adore the beautiful details in this Trenavin chapel wedding

Yum! loving this recipe from our friends at Hostco for Dauphinoise Potatoes.

Five tips for choosing the right wedding photographer,

Fancy a honeymoon in Western Australia? Visit Rottnest Island!

We catch up for a glass of bubbles with Amanda of Not A Ballerina

We talk wedding ceremonies with Brisbane CIty Celebrants.

Booking a honeymoon for next October? We show off the best places to go!

Are black wedding rings the next big thing?

Eight post-wedding finance hacks you probably haven’t thought about yet

Loving the look of this groom’s navy suit with black bowtie.

 

This one is for the country loving couples! Thomas Jewellers are hosting a competition to give one lucky couple the chance to win their “Finest Wedding in the Country”  Want to marry amongst the fields? Now is your chance! Competition is open to couples Australia-wide who can choose from Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Shepparton, Albury or Wagga Wagga to host their dream wedding location. It includes over $50,000 worth of wedding treats – including  $20,000 worth of rings and jewellery from Thomas Jewellers, a $12,000 styling package from Lenzo and a custom-made wedding gown from Anna Campbell. Head to the website to enter!

Looking for an excuse to gather your bridesmaids and girlfriends? The Cancer Council’s Girls Night In is on again in October and November and a great excuse to have a fun night in whole raising funds for women’s cancer. Register on the website – each host receives a party kit to kick off the celebrations!

Gorgeous bridesmaids this one is for you! Oleg Cassini has launched their bridesmaid gowns in Australia. From beautiful blush, to pretty florals, knee length to full length – there are gowns upon gowns for every kind of bridesmaid! Click to check it out.

Our film of the week was captured by the team at Iconic Pictures. The beautiful wedding of Geordie & Daniel, set amongst the beautiful rolling hills, was so filled with emotion and beauty it is one that deserves a giant cup of tea!

Romantic Blues Beach Wedding Inspiration

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration,

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The beautiful shade of blue was the shining star in today’s romantic blues beach wedding inspiration shoot. With duck egg blue, to hydrangea blue and ice blue all marrying together – with a touch of sparkling silver to create a stunning setting by the sea.

It started with the blue bouquet by LUSH Floral Designs that is lush, overgrown and wild tied with a beautiful silk ribbon, in of course, blue. The two-tier silver cake was decorated with watercolour details, complementing the watercolour stationery suite by Naomi B Designs beautifully.

The raw wooden table from Hire In Style sets the scene for beautiful seaside celebration. Guests sitting on the sand propped up by comfy cushions around a table laid with indigo glassware, silver candlesticks and raw floral decor.

Our model, dressed beautifully in a gown from Through The White Door, with loose beach waves by Kate Samiotis and deep smokey eyes by makeup artist Makeup by Carissa Rriz wanders dreamily over the sand. All of it captured beautifully with Lauren Stubbings Photography behind the lens.

Lauren noting of the shoot “We were inspired by the cool rugged south coastal beaches and the blue ocean sprays so Southern Western Australian beaches. We are constantly inspired as artists by our beautiful raw surroundings and whether it be Winter, Summer, Autumn or Spring.Mother Nature brings her own beauty to the table. Winter can be cold down South but we also have some magnificent clear Winter days. These places are always beautiful., it’s just a different way to experience the beauty.”

 

Photographer: Lauren Stubbings Photography / Bride's Dress: Through The White Door / Flowers: LUSH Floral Designs / Invitations & Stationery: Naomi B Designs / Rental Furniture: Hire In Style / Hairstylist: Kate Samiotis / Makeup Artist: Makeup by Carissa Rriz / Model: Lara Augustson