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Emma and David’s Colourful Community Hall Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Emma and David

There’s a common misconception that  a wedding with a black tie dress code has to be boring and stuffy. Let’s lay that to rest with a bang and use Emma and David’s colourful community hall wedding as evidence that a black tie dress code can mean plenty of fun, plenty of beauty, plenty of quirkiness and plenty of chants of “best wedding ever!” when guests leave the dance floor! Their day captured by Benny Jewell!

Kicking off the story of the wedding day is the tale of how the newlyweds met, they tell ,”We went to boarding school together (David was a few years older than Emma) and she thought he was a bit of a dream boat. We had a brief romance and once that ended we didn’t see each other for 13 years. A random mutual friend realised she knew us both and encouraged Emma to get in touch with him, which she was hesitant about, but once she did we were inseparable.”

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Aireys Inlet was chosen for the wedding because of its significance to the couple, who remarked “We decided to get married in Aireys Inlet as Emma’s parents have a holiday house there and we spent a lot of time there in the early part of our relationship. We also holiday there each Christmas so it has a special place in our heart. ”

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Emma wore a strapless lace gown by Amaline Vitale with her bridesmaids in gowns from Zimmermann.

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The couple’s daughter Florence was the star of the show, even walking (or rather) toddling down the aisle before her mother.

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Emma and David chose Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Lorne  for their wedding ceremony and Father Steve Sinn to perform the ceremony. Emma explaining, “We chose that church as I wanted to be married by the man (Father Steve Sinn) who married my parents 40 years ago. He flew in from Sydney for the wedding and it was really special.” The decorations at the church were kept simply with pretty floral arrangements by Sinikka Floral Design.

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Emma walked down the aisle with her parents to “‘She’ by Charles Aznavour (and Elvis Costello) played on cello by David Koczkar.”

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Their photographer tells of his background. “I grew up on a beach in Queensland. At an early age I employed photography, and other creative outlets, to record and reflect upon my ever-changing surroundings. I studied photography at the International College of Creative Photography in Melbourne, and went on to work throughout Europe and Australia. I now live and work in Melbourne, but travel all over the world to shoot weddings from Byron to Bali and find inspiration in fashion, dreams and memories, colour, movies, the people around me, music and the natural world.”

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Simply Georgeous Ocassions planned and styled the wedding, meeting Emma’s brief of  wanting ” lights, bright florals and colour at the hall “. A board stitched with coloured yarn welcomed guests to the reception.

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Emma and David chose Aireys Inlet Community Hall  for their reception, Emma noting, “The Community Hall is quite sweet however I was gravely concerned the first time I saw it and noticed the basketball hoops attached to the walls! Thankfully we used the fabulous Aleisha from Simply Georgeous Ocassions to style and manage the wedding and she assured them that we could work with them.”. The styling team added brightly coloured furniture from Dann Event Hire, lights from Geelong Party Hire, linen from Table Art and napkins from Shilo Engelbrecht to add plenty of colour to the hall.

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Paper cups spelled out the couples initials and sweet messages.

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Sinikka Floral Design continued her floral designs throughout the reception.

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Good food and wine was important to Emma and David, so they chose Truffleduck to cater a feast for their guests, telling, “We knew they wanted a fun wedding with yummy food and good booze. We used Truffleduck caterers from Geelong and they were sensational. The food was so good and people still talk about it now. One of my bridesmaids, Jessica, has a string of bottle shops in Melbourne (Blackhearts and Sparrows) so I asked her to choose the wine.”

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Of their first dance, Emma remembers, “We danced to ‘Can’t help falling in love’ Elvis Presley and it went pretty smoothly. We’d had a couple of lessons from a glamorous dance instructor who would have been very disappointed with (our) lack of practice. It was lots of fun though.”

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Congratulations Emma and David! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Benny Jewell for sharing today’s story with us!

Photographer: Benny Jewell / Wedding Planner & Stylist: Simply Georgeous Ocassions / Bride’s Dress: Amaline Vitale / Bride’s Shoes: Scanlan Theodore / Bride’s Jewelry: Kosminski earrings (borrowed from sister) / Bridesmaid Dresses: Zimmermann / Groom’s Attire: Antonio Oriti Oumo / Hairstylist: Jackie Theodorou at Concepts By AJ Hair / Makeup Artist: Treadwell Makeup Artist / Flowers: Sinikka Floral Design / Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Lorne / Ceremony Officiant: Father Steve Sinn / Reception Venue: Aireys Inlet Community Hall / Catering: Truffleduck / Rental Furniture: Dann Event Hire / Lighting: Geelong Party Hire / Napkins: Shilo Engelbrecht / Guestbook: Lovestar / Linen: Table Art / Ceremony Musicians: David Koczkar
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Sweet Sugar Frosted Fruit

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Photo by Rensche Mari via Southern Weddings

Even the thought of this is yummy! Fruit to use could be grapes – both purple and green, apricots, peaches, apples, pears, and figs. Think of varying the sizes of your fruit to add interest. Brush fruit all over with egg white and dip into fine grained sugar and place on paper. Don’t use them until they are completely dry. The colours of your fruit instantly become soft and the effect on your table setting will be instant glamour!

Pile the fruit on silver or glass dishes in abundant arrangements in the centre of your tables. Surrounded by vases of soft coloured flowers or bulbs and dainty leaves such as ferns, this tableau will bring gasps of admiration from your guests.

Think of using the fruit piled into footed silver or glass stands on your dessert table. Or placed in baskets with autumn leaves and berry branches in a more rustic setting.

Arranged, spilling over the edges of your cake tiers, or simply jumbled around the cake layers is another way of displaying sugared fruit.

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1. Photo by Rensche Mari via Southern Weddings

2. Photo by From Me To You

3. Sugared fruit centrepiece from BHG

4. Sugared fruit photo by Mississippi Sisters

5. Cake photo by Nate Henderson via Style Me Pretty

6. Sugared fruit tower by Martha Stewart

7. Sugared pears from Martha Stewart

8. Sugared fruit with candles from Redbook Mag

9. Lemon centrepiece from Martha Stewart

10. Cake by Earth and Sugar via Swooned

11. Chocolate Chestnut cake from Martha Stewart

Julia and Mick’s Beautiful Southern Highlands Wedding

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

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Julia and Mick

There’s nothing more romantic than being surrounded by books on your wedding day and the Southern Highlands book barn is becoming a firm favourite for that very reason. Julia and Mick held their magical wedding day in the Southern Highlands, choosing to create a day that was family orientated and filled with their own spirit. Their day was captured by Jonathan David

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Julia wore a gown by Nelder Jones Couturier, who also made the bridesmaid dresses. Her veil was sewn by family, who also created a garter for the bride out of her grandmother’s lace. They even decorated the church with beautiful flowers.

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Julia and Mick married at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the ceremony performed by Mick’s local priest.

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Julia remembers, “My girlfriend Rosie Lockhart sung me down the aisle to an acoustic version of ‘So Good to Me’ by Chris Malinchak. It was divine.”

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Julia remembers,  “It was a family orientated day and a special time where we remembered some beautiful people that couldn’t be there to celebrate with us. We had lots of friends and family members contribute which helped to create the heartfelt and unique event. Jono’s terrific photography captured the wonderful venue and the beautiful styling within that amazing space: the tables, the cake, the flower arrangements, the dancing, the laughter, the toasts and then sharing of the food. We are absolutely stoked with the photos and feel that they represent our wedding day truthfully and with style. ”

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Of their photographer, Julia notes, “Jonathan David was amazing. He has a terrific ability to make people feel comfortable and at ease – which we felt was a really important factor. The boys (who usually don’t like having their pictures taken) commented on his kind and genuine nature. He continuously reminded us that it was our day and 100% delivered on our dream photos.”

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Julia and Mick held their reception at Bendooley Estate- Berkelouw Book Barn, with catering by Pearl Catering. They tell, “The Berkelouw Book Barn is located on the property and is the perfect venue if you are looking for a rural setting. The barn itself has been recently renovated and offers a spacious, understated and tasteful setting perfect for a wedding in any season. Pearl Catering was outstanding, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere warm. We were lucky to be able to invite our guests down to the lake for drinks and canapés for a few hours before retreating to the book barn for dancing, dinner and more champagne.”

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Julia notes, “For Mick, he was proud to have his two older brothers by his side as groomsmen and for me, it was special to have my brother and sister MC the day. It was especially touching to have my sister, who has Down syndrome, take complete command of proceedings, while my brother, an accomplished MC (for corporate and social events) was totally upstaged. The wedding will be remembered because of Jacqui’s vibrant and engaging nature and her ability to make people cry with laughter at the drop of a hat.”

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The cake was a special treat, Julia noting, “My two good girlfriends made a delicious white chocolate ganache cake which was devoured during dessert!”

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Julia remembers, “I am an artist – so as a little special surprise I sent all the guests an ink dove sketch along with their invitations. I also twined a gorgeous speckled feather on to each name tag which complimented the venue’s rustic and earthy vibe. Then to tie the feather in – I had thank you cards made with my midnight blue wash-ink feather design on the front. The wedding came together seamlessly because I had so many gorgeous friends and family members adding their unique touch.”

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The bridal table was highlighted with a ceiling installation, Julia remarking “Some extremely clever girlfriends (Dusty Miller Styling and Wildeslane) did the flowers at the venue, the bouquets and created the most amazing flower installation above the bridal table.”

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The first dance was a classic, Julia remembering, “Bruce Springsteen is an old fav’ of ours – so we rocked out to ‘Dancing in the Dark’. We saw him live last year in Sydney and were excited to have our 1st dance to an up-beat classic! The bridal party ran onto the dance floor about half way through the song and then the rest of our guests followed.”

The White Tree captured a movie of the day, with the beautiful landscape and heartfelt moments.

Congratulations on your wedding day Julia and Mick! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Jonathan David  for sharing the story and photographs today!

Aleksandra and Shannon’s Rustic Elegance Wedding

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

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Aleksandra and Shannon

 Aleksandra and Shannon chose a rustic elegance style for their wedding day. They chose venues they fell head over heels with and had floral arrangements created that were unstructured, but beautifully elegant- just like their day. Their love story is one that is romantic and heartfelt and captured in all of it’s glory by Sarah Tonkin Photography.

The newlyweds tell the story of how they came to be. “Aleksandra and Shannon met at a pub. It was Aleksandra’s birthday and her best friend spotted Shannon in the crowd and thought he would be a good match for Aleksandra. She then went over to him and brought him back over to Aleksandra and said “happy birthday, here’s your present” They have been together ever since.”

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Natural Art Flowers By Rebecca Grace created the floral arrangements for the day.

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Aleksandra had a high neck wedding gown made by Galleria Couture.

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Regal Limousines transported the bridal party.

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The bride walked down the aisle to “Frankie Goes to Hollywood ‘The Power of Love’ sung by Howie the Maori on guitar…the words reflected what our idea of love and marriage is.”

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Aleksandra and Shannon were married in Marlee Pavilion in Kings Park Perth. They explain, “This is referred to as the Place of Reflection where love, friendship and trust are celebrated. Overlooking the Swan River, set in the WA Botanical Gardens, as soon as we visited the Pavilion we knew it was the perfect place to exchange our vows.”

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The couple made their ceremony more personal by changing their vows up, telling, “Our personalised vows in which we shared our love story and what we loved about one another, made our promises to each other and injected a little humour into. Guests commented that the vows were ‘very us’ and natural.”

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The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns by One Fell Swoop.

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One of the highlights for the couple was their families coming together, the newlyweds remark, “The meeting for the first time of the groom’s New Zealand and the bride’s Polish families meant so much. There were a few family get togethers pre and post wedding which really brought home that marriage is the bringing together of two families as one. It was beautiful to see everyone getting along, laughing and enjoying themselves.”

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Of their photographer, Aleksandra and Shannon note, “Sarah Tonkin shot our wedding. We met at the First Comes Love Bridal Fair last year and then met up with her later to chat about our wedding plans with her over a glass of bubbles.”

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Aleksandra and Shannon chose Chapel Farm for their reception celebration, explaining, “We had searched Perth and its surrounds high and low and had nearly given up hope when Chapel Farm came along. It’s exactly what we had been looking for – lots of green foliage, dark wooden accents, exposed brick and stone; a lovely and natural feel to it. Most importantly it felt welcoming and every time we visited it in the lead up to the wedding, we didn’t want to leave!”

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As part of Aleksandra’s Polish background, guests downed a vodka shot!

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The first dance was a highlight of the night, Aleksandra remembering, “We wanted a non traditional wedding dance that reflected our passion and energy so we danced the Argentinian Tango. The dance went off without a hitch and was one of the highlights of our night.”

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Congratulations Aleksandra and Shannon! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Sarah Tonkin Photography for sharing today’s story with us!

Photographer: Sarah Tonkin Photography / Bride’s Dress: Galleria Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid Dresses: One Fell Swoop / Hairstylist: Hendra Widjadi / Makeup Artist: Kelly Scafidi / Flowers & Decor: Natural Art Flowers By Rebecca Grace / Ceremony Venue: Marlee Pavilion Kings Park / Reception Venue: Chapel Farm / Transport: Regal Limousines
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