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Marie and Lee’s Relaxed Surf Club Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Marie & Lee

Nothing says ‘Australian beach celebration’ like a relaxed surf club wedding and this gorgeous day of Marie & Lee captured by Bird and Boy Photography has the softest of mint green colour palettes, plenty of fresh flowers, a guest appearance by a kombi van and of course, plenty of Australian sunshine!

Marie tells the tale of how they met. “Lee’s best mate’s girlfriend worked with me – also Lee was a member at the gym I work at and a patient at the physio I also worked at part time. We kept crossing paths.”

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The bridal party traveled in a kombi van from Vintage Wagen.

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Currumbin Vikings Surf Club hosted the wedding, with the bride telling, “We had our ceremony as well as the reception at the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club. We went with an indoor ceremony to take the stress away of the weather uncertainty instead of being on the beach. It turned out to be an amazing backdrop for the ceremony as well as a comfortable option for our guests. Having the ceremony and reception at the one venue saved us a lot of time normally wasted when traveling to different venues.”

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Marie walked down the aisle to John Legend – All Of Me.

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Marie chose a gown from Grace Loves Lace. Her bridesmaids in mint green gowns from Forever New.

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The couple made sure their children were involved in the day, noting, “Our kids stole the show. This is what we wanted as our main focus was to include them as much as possible and make our day about them too. This started with gifts for them prior to the ceremony, vows specifically for them, sand ceremony uniting the family and most importantly the giving of the rings.”

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Of their photographers, Marie remarks, “We used Bird and Boy and from the first time we met, both Lee and I were so confident in the abilities of Madison and Jerome. They made us feel very comfortable and understood the direction we wanted to take on the day. We felt that they did an amazing job of capturing the moment and detail of the day as well as taking the more traditional formal portraits. The results speak for themselves.”

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Reception celebrations were held in the Currumbin Vikings Surf Club. Marie remarking, “We chose a cocktail style wedding and this proved to be the best all round venue option suiting our theme and number of guests. The staff were so professional and accommodating from start to finish. The comments from our guests included “amazing backdrop”, “awesome food”, “sensational sunset” and “just perfect”. We couldn’t agree more.”

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Marie tells,  “Our biggest project was our Polaroid photo frame which we filled on the night with Polaroid cameras on hand. We also created our own personalised guest book, sand ceremony glass bottles, lettering, anchors etc. Lee even decorated the cake on the day.”

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Marie tells, “The theme of anchors was used through out the wedding from the hand stamped invitations to décor and to the bridal party accessories/jewellery. The colours of blue/green blends were important as these are our favourite colours and fitted well with our nautical theme and setting. The perfect blend with the nautical theme for us was rustic with our garden setting photos, bridal party flowers, kombi, the wedding cake and most importantly the wedding dress and bride.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Marie & Lee! Thank you for sharing the stories of your day with us. Thank you also to Bird and Boy Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Bird and Boy Photography / Bride’s Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Bride’s Jewelry: Twelve Pearls / Groom’s Attire: Male Manor / Groomsmen Attire: Male Manor / Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever New / Hairstylist: Elina Valttila / Makeup Artist: Elina Valttila / Flowers & Decor: Wedding Flowers By Keren / Invitations & Stationery: Ivy Invite / Venue: Currumbin Vikings Surf Club / Ceremony Officiant: Christine Amor / Favors: Etsy / Cake Baker: The Cheesecake Shop / Wedding Rings: Hofstays House Of Diamonds / Transport: Vintage Wagen
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Beautful Bridesmaid Style Ideas

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Beautiful bridesmaid style ideas? Let’s tick that box today with this beautiful shoot from a talented team of Sydney wedding vendors – stylist and hairpiece designer Summerblossom teamed up with photographer Jessica of Silk Truffle Photography, Makeup By Megan and hairstylist Carly Wood to create two distinct bridesmaid looks – one of soft pastels and dreamy tones for the warmer weather and darker jewel toned looks for the cooler months.

I can imagine any one of these looks walking down the aisle today – the gowns as long and as romantic as can be, but still easy enough to move freely in (and flattering too!)

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The bridesmaids each wore gowns by Bridesmaids Only with jewels from Meg Maskell Fine Jewellery.

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Rochelle of Summerblossom notes, “The first look was a light, feminine palette of soft gelato hues inspired by the spirit of long Summer days. We wanted to create a harmonious look that also celebrated the individuality of the each member of the wedding party. To tie the two looks together we chose the elegant, soft silhouettes of these floor length bridesmaids gowns.”

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Look Number Two was put together for the cooler months, Rochelle telling, “For the second look, we were inspired by the jeweled, wintery tones of navy and mulberry.”

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Photographer: Silk Truffle Photography, Jessica Ruisan / Headpieces and Styling: Summerblossom / Makeup Artist: Makeup By Megan / Hairstylist: Carly Wood / Jewellery: Meg Maskell Fine Jewellery / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids Only / Models: Maddie Peat, Zoe Ioannou and Talia Burton / Pillow & Chairs: Sky Parlour / Concrete Planters: Peace Of Me

Aline and Mat’s Bright Casual Beach Wedding

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

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Aline & Mat

I think this bright, casual beach wedding is everything I love about Summer. Bright colours, the sand between one’s toes, picnics as the sun sets – it’s a little bit of Summer magic and just the thing to get you excited about warmer weather! Nicolle Versteeg Photography was there to capture every Summery moment.

Aline tells the tale of how they came to be. “We “fished off the company jetty”! Mat was new at work and after emailing back and forth and numerous ‘coincidental’ coffee breaks in the communal kitchen Mat asked me out on a date to which I laughed but said okay. Things went well but shortly after that he moved country. We did long distance for about 18 months before Mat moved to Perth and we bought our super cool dog called Chilli, then shortly after we moved to sunny Exmouth.”

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Maminkwink styled the wedding day, including the floral arrangements. The bride noting, “Kay from Maminkwink did an amazing job on flowers and styling, she is dedicated and lovely to work with.”

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The bride chose a gown by Grace Loves Lace with barefoot sandals from Forever Soles. She accessorised with a  Doloris Petunia hairpiece, ring from Samantha Wills and vintage brooches from her grandmother. Her bridesmaid wore a soft blue gown from MinkPink.

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The couple chose Injidup Beach for their wedding, remarking, “Both our ceremony and reception spots were held on and around Injidup Beach. We were staying close by when Mat proposed so it just made perfect sense to have our wedding in a place we love so much. We held our ceremony on Indjidup beach on the most perfect afternoon.”

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Much of the wedding decor was DIY, with the bride remembering, “My Dad made a bunch of steel flower and candle holders that were used to create an aisle at the beach and were also used at the reception and my Mum who is also super creative made the beautiful wishing well. Kay from Maminkwink did mountains of DIY and Mat and I also got crafty making glitter jars to hold candles and Mat made some awesome signs for the beach.”

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Aline walked down the aisle to Ride This Feeling by Kate Miller-Heidke.

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The ceremony was performed by Adrian May (08) 9759 1287. Aline telling, “We met with Adrian at Caves House in Yallingup several months before the wedding. It was a perfect match. Adrian had just come from yoga and was just a hilarious, relaxed guy. I have French heritage so Adrian wore a beret to the wedding and also spoke in French throughout the ceremony. The ceremony he created was just so special, he had everyone in stitches, it literally was the happiest moment ever!”

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The couple personalised every part of their ceremony, remembering, “Mat and I wrote our own vows as well as writing two each for each other, which we had not seen until we read them out on the day. These turned out to be pretty funny, Mat now has to remember to wash his feet and give me a massage once a week, and I have to laugh at all his jokes even if they aren’t funny and accept that in his shed he is King and there is nothing I can do about it!”

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Of their photographer, Aline tells, “Nicolle Versteeg was our wedding photographer – she is a beautiful person and takes amazing photos. She was professional, knew what she wanted and what would work best even though we were a little goofy and the best man and maid of honour were hecklers! I would recommend her to everyone.”

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Aline and Mat chose Swings and Roundabouts for their wedding. Aline says, “Everyone was lounging on beanbags and picnic blankets sipping on wine, devouring their hampers and listening to our musically talented friends play some sweet tunes. It was so relaxed and exactly how we had hoped. A special thanks to Shannon out MC who did a great job of organising everyone.

We chose this winery because it was just a perfect location and atmosphere for what we were hoping to achieve. We also ate here on the day that Mat proposed so it also had a place in our hearts.”

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A croquembouche by Edible Art took centre stage, the bride telling, “My Dad (father-of-the-bride) organised the wedding cake of my dreams. It was seriously delicious and got demolished! The speeches were also great with a special mention to the maid-of-honour.”

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Guests enjoyed a dinner of picnic baskets by Me and Mabel and wood fired pizza from Swings and Roundabouts. Aline tells, “Wendy from Me and Mabel deserves a big mention. The picnic hampers that she created were beautiful, honest and delicious. Wendy makes all her own food from scratch at her kitchen in Fremantle. She was absolutely amazing and her food was divine. Before the wedding Wendy organised a picnic for Mat and I down at South Beach in Fremantle so that we could try everything beforehand.”

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The entertainment at the reception was a community effort, the bride telling, “We love our musically gifted friends. Five of our friends played and sang music at our reception. It was incredible.”

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Guests received butterscotch sauce with cognac made by the bride and her father as favors.

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Of their first dance, Aline says, “Dance!? More like a spontaneous mash up of waltzing, salsa, 90’s breakdancing and shimmies to Dance the Way I Feel by Gossling.”

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Congratulations Aline and Mat! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Nicolle Versteeg Photography for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Nicolle Versteeg Photography / Bride’s Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Bride’s Shoes: Forever Soles / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Doloris Petunia / Bride’s Jewelry: (Blue Ring) Samantha Wills / Bride’s Jewelry: (Brooches) Vintage / Groom’s Attire: Myer / Groomsmen Attire: Myer / Bridesmaid Dresses: MinkPink / Bridesmaid Shoes: Forever Soles / Bridesmaid Accessories: (Blue Ring) Samantha Wills / Bridesmaid Accessories: (Earrings) Linneys / Bridesmaid Accessories: (Hairpiece) Maminkwink / Hairstylist: Solutions for Hair, Dunsborough / Makeup Artist: Kristy Ellen Creative, Dunsborough / Styling & Flowers: Maminkwink (Kay Crowhurst) / Invitations & Stationery: Paper Papier Papel / Ceremony Venue: Injidup Beach / Ceremony Officiant: Adrian May (08) 9759 1287 / Reception Venue: Swings and Roundabouts / Favors: Bride and her Dad – homemade butterscotch sauce with cognac / Catering: Me and Mabel (Picnic Baskets) / Catering: Swings and Roundabouts (Wood Fired Pizza) / Hire (beach chairs, drink dispenser, quoits): The Turtle and the Pelican / Hire (bocce, croquet): Delish Ice / Hire (Blankets, easel, hessian covered chairs, decorations, candles etc.): Maminkwink / Hire (Marquee, dancefloor, lighting) : Cape Marquees, Yallingup / Cake Baker: Edible Art / Beer Supplier: Zinn’s Liquor (Celebrations) in Dunsborough – (08) 9755 3139 / Wedding Ring (Bride): Linney’s Subiaco / Wedding Ring (Groom): John Miller Design Yallingup / Guest Transport: Bay Buses, Busselton 0413 966 252

Chair Decoration Ideas

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Chair garland created by Jennifer Laura Design & Maxit Flower Design captured by Kristen Curette via 100 Layer Cake

We really don’t pay enough attention to chairs at a wedding do we? Chairs, whether it be for the ceremony or a sit down reception can have such a large impact on your event and as many more couples are deciding against the chair cover, there are a myriad of other options to make chairs less of a standard piece of furniture and into something a little more special.

I particularly love the idea of creating a floral or greenery garland on the chairs of the newlyweds – garlands are always a winner for me, weaving their way around the chair and making it just a little extra special. Don’t limit your imagination to blooms and leaves though – ombre dip dyed fabric, streamers, sweet signage? All of it creates a really beautiful statement on your chairs and are just some of the ideas I’ve rounded up below.

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1. Dip dyed fabric chair decoration captured by Nicole Lennox via Style Me Pretty 2. Colourful floral chair decoration by Petal Pushers captured by Taylor Lord via Style Me Pretty 3. Floral and greenery chair garland by A To Zinnias, captured by Paperlily Photography 4. Simple chair garland by Countryside Florist, captured by Paige Jones via 100 Layer Cake 5. Green and bloom chair decoration by Poppies & Posies captured by Jen Huang via Southern Weddings 6. Garden rose and greenery chair decoration captured by Eddie Judd via Style Me Pretty 7. Coloured streamer chair decoration photo by Our Labor of Love via Green Wedding Shoes 8.  Greenery and bloom chair swag by Toast Santa Barbara captured by Kim Fox Photography via Style Me Pretty 9. Chair garland by Mindy Rice and Lisa Vorce, Photo by Aaron Delesie via Once Wed 10. Ivy chair garland captured by Jennifer Hughes via Style Me Pretty 11. All green chair garland captured by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty 12. Lush greenery chair garland created by Yvonne Design captured by Rebecca Arthurs Photography from Elizabeth Anne Designs 13. Rose & greenery chair garland created by Zita Elze captured by Catherine Mead via Snippet & Ink 14. Greenery & bloom floral chair garland by Bash, Please  captured by Erin Hearts Court via Style Me Pretty 15. Chair garland by Little Wedding Helper , captured by Becky Male Photography via Bridal Musings

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