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Trang & Tung’s Modern Beachside Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


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Trang & Tung

The beautiful setting of Trang & Tung’s modern bayside engagement photo sets the scene for romance. High clifftops overlooking bright bathing boxes, the sunset over the water and the soft creamy sand under their feet. The couple worked with photographer Samantha Ong Photography  to capture their engagement.

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Trang tells the story of how they came to be engaged. “Tung proposed on our 6th year anniversary. He told me picked up something for me on the day, so I thought it was my new phone that I had ordered. He came back, got on one knee and proposed.”

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Photographer Samantha tells, “I took Trang and Tung to Brighton Beach for their pre-wedding photos because I knew they wanted relaxed photos of themselves enjoying each other’s company. Brighton Beach is an amazing place because there is so much to offer: the view of the Melbourne city skyline, the colourful (and iconic) bathing boxes and the beautiful ocean. When I think of Australia, Brighton Beach is it!”

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Trang tells, “We love traveling and trying different food/cultures together. I would see myself as shy, too relaxed and fun loving. Tung is smart, driven, outgoing. I love Tung for being caring and he loves me for who I am, and puts up with my craziness.”

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Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography / Hair & Makeup Artist: Kevin Tran
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Julia & Marc’s Pink & Navy Sorrento Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Julia & Marc

This simple, modern navy and pink Sorrento wedding is elegant in its subtle details and moments. A beautiful golf course sets the scene for a day of romance, of fun, of friendship and most of all, of celebration! Julia and Marc chose Goldsmith & Co to capture their wedding day.

Julia tells the tale of how they came to be. “It was a bit of a ‘sliding doors’ kind of situation. We probably should have met much earlier than we actually did. Especially because we went to the same high school. (Being 2 years apart meant that we were in two different buildings). The fact that we grew up in the same suburb, only one, albeit big, block apart means that surely we must have had some close calls, right!?

Eventually we both worked a summer job in retail – then ran into each other out a few times. The real romance happened one summer night at the Sorrento Hotel, a pub we both went to over summer each year. Me and my bestie where blown away when all of a sudden, an extra chair appeared at our dinner table and Marc sat himself down. He certainly has the gift of the gab! From there not a day went past where I didn’t hear from him, and now we are married (insert love hearts).”

Julie wore a gown by Lover White Magick, noting, “I always loved the White Magick range, wanted to wear an Australian designer and have a touch of girliness, lace softness and simplicity. It was the first dress actually tried, very decisive. I also didn’t want to go through fittings so I was always going to go with something off the shelf.”

The groom and groomsmen wore suits from Briggins.

Julia and Marc held their wedding at Sorrento Golf Club, explaining, “As we properly met and fell in love down in Sorrento, Victoria, we wanted to get married down there. Marc’s family also have a connection to the area, with his parents and uncle and aunt living down there now. We spend our summers holidaying down there so it was just a natural choice for us, plus if we had it in Melbourne were we live, it would feel like any other wedding.”

Julia walked down the aisle to “A vocal slow version of Rhianna ‘Diamonds’.”

Matt Finch officiated the ceremony, the bride commenting, “It was a perfect 20 minutes (ish). It was light, not overly serious, filled with laughs, love and effortless style. No readings, we wanted a short celebration of us two, letting people know about us, how we met and what we love about each other and love about our families and friends, just reiterating how lucky we are and how much we love life together.

The ceremony was non-religious and making a point that ANYONE should be able to get married – anyone in love, not just a man and woman. In the celebrant’s speech we included stories and comments about all our closest friends who have been there with us over the years. As only children we also included a flower thank you moment to our mothers who both secretly loved the lime light.”

“A highlight was the Sorrento Golf Club, they just looked after us, we had champagne waiting on the bridal party everywhere we went, they were so flexible with every detail, food choices, beverage packages, where and how we wanted everything set up. They allowed us to use the grounds for photos after the ceremony and supplied us with golf buggies – some GREAT footage was taken on those buggies! They really shared in the joy of the day and I will forever be grateful to Richard at the Club.”

Of their photographer, Julia notes, “Jane Goldsmith just got me. From our first meeting over a Pinot she knew what I wanted and there was no ‘generic’ on the day. Goldsmith and Co captured everything naturally and lightly, the photos show how much fun everyone had and how full of love the room was.”

Harriet Howe Events styled the wedding, but not without much input from the bride who remarks, “I loved planning it all, I like to organise, I love a party. I know what I want always, so it was a breeze. Working with the florist was a highlight, both creative and rewarding.”

“We chose not to do a first dance; the reception was all about having fun with our friends and taking the focus off us after the ceremony, to just enjoy being around our friends. The speeches from both fathers and the best man, a lot of our guests continue to comment on how good, sentimental and hilarious the speeches were.”

Congratulations on your marriage Julia and Marc! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Goldsmith & Co for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: Goldsmith & Co / Cinematographer: C2 Films / Styling & Hire: Harriet Howe Events / Bride’s Dress: Lover White Magick / Bride’s Shoes: Ballin / Bride’s Jewelry: Canturi / Groom’s Suit: Briggins / Groom’s Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Briggins / Bridesmaid Dresses: Stone Cold Fox / Bridesmaid Dresses: Zimmermann / Hairstylist: Sallie Ellison / Makeup Artist: Naomi Paris / Flowers: Poppy Culture / Invitations & Stationery: Bride / Venue: Sorrento Golf Club / Ceremony Officiant: Matt Finch / Ceremony Musicians: Jessica Lee / DJ: Rutherford Entertainment / Cheese Wheel Cake: Harriet Howe Events / Wedding Rings: Canturi

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride



Photo by Krista Fox Photography  via Gillian & Brad’s Hawaiian Destination Wedding

What a weekend we have ahead Dotties – parties, celebrations and a wee bit of jet setting. Autumn you are turning out to be lovely (if a little bonkers, like all good months!).

What are you up to this weekend Dotties? Shall we wrap up the week that was?


Moments of sweetness with the Rachele font

What Would They Know? Jenn Veza of The Original Wedding Company

Alten shares his Winter Groom Style

We go Behind The Door With….Green And Bloom

So much heart in Kelly & Chris’ Rustic Vintage Wedding

Which vendors do Brisbane City Celebrants love? We find out in Vendor’s Favourites

Nothing like a twist on a favourite – meet Boodle’s Gin Salted Negroni

Love the bright colours in this Hawaiian Destination Wedding

Layering Tips for Cooler Weather from Institchu Style

Rounding up our favourite Floral Hair Vines

So much sweetness in Emily & Dan’s Engagement Party Surprise Wedding

Bree shares her post wedding Inspired Words

Congratulations! A night of champagne at Helen Rodrigues 15th Anniversary Celebrations

news Roundup 15th April 2016

Yay – we are so excited to announce the winner of our Win Three Suits For The Groom & Groomsmen From Man To Man competition! Congratulations Matthew Lander! I will be in touch very soon! Stay tuned for more fabulous competitions!

The Perth Wedding Upmarket is almost here! on Saturday, 30th of April head on over to the The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft and peruse the beautiful wares of wedding vendors. They’ll be selling beautiful gowns, handcrafted jewels, stationery, accessories and so much more!  Find more information here.

Looking for a lovely night out? Head on down to The Brides Market twilight wedding festival in Brisbane on the 22nd of May to enjoy live music, delicious treats and amazing wedding vendors and we have a very special offer! Use the code TBM451 on checkout to receive two tickets for the price of one!

Our film of the week comes from C2 Films who captured the wedding of Angus and Atwa which was breathtakingly beautiful- not only that but breathtakingly emotional.

Georgia & James’ Intimate Queenstown Lake Wedding

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, New Zealand,


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Georgia and James’ intimate Queenstown lake wedding might just be the most beautiful way to marry. Your favourite people, plenty of champagne and that view – how could it be anything less than amazing? The couple chose a popular spot they had loved in wedding photos and decided to say their vows right there beside the lake. I am sure you will agree it was pure magic. Dawn Thomson Photography was there to capture it all.

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Orange Blossom Designs created the most beautiful bouquet while Truly Scrumptious Cakes created a decadent wedding cake. Georgia notes, “Steph from Orange Blossom Designs, being that we were from Auckland,  went out of her way to help us, from delivery on the day all the way from Glenorchy.”

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Nicola Dawson created Georgia’s wedding gown. “I saw an amazing dress featured in a magazine from a designer and wedding in Christchurch. I found my dressmaker who has an endless supply of amazing hand made work and knew she was the one to make my dream dress, Nicola Dawson Designs.”

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“The most memorable moment for me (I know I won’t ever forget), was when I was in the car on the way to the ceremony with my mum and bridesmaid Lauren. We drove along a windy gravel road and you go over a small hill before you can see the ceremony spot. As we came over the hill and I could see James and our family and friends. I got such a overwhelming feeling and that’s when everything kind of finally hit me. I’d been extremely calm through the day and coming up to the day, but when I saw everyone there you get so emotional – it’s special.”

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The couple chose Moke Lake, Queenstown for their wedding, explaining, “We saw this location used by many photographers for their after ceremony shoots, and we loved it so much we decided this was where we wanted to have our actual ceremony and all our photos. The light that hits in the afternoon is absolutely breath taking surrounded by mountains all around you on the lake front. There was even a little bit on snow left on the tips of the mountains – couldn’t have found a better spot.”

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Monica Sharpe officiated the ceremony, of which the bride remembers, “I wanted it to be very intimate and romantic, quite casual. We are a close knit group of family and friends and that’s exactly how it was.”

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Of their photographer, Georgia remarks, “She was amazing, she helped in every aspect, even before I had met her. She helped guide me and gave me suggestions on other vendors and answered so many questions for me. She went out of her way to scout the best locations for the ceremony and the photos.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Georgia and James! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Dawn Thomson Photography for sharing today’s celebration!

Photographer: Dawn Thomson Photography / Bride’s Dress: Nicola Dawson / Bride’s Jewelry: Swarovski / Bride’s Jewelry: Lovisa / Groom’s Attire: Munns / Groom’s Shoes: Pulp from Hannahs / Groomsmen Attire: Hallenstines / Hairstylist: Hush Spa / Makeup Artist: Hush Spa / Flowers: Orange Blossom Designs / Ceremony Venue: Moke Lake, Queenstown / Ceremony Hire Items: Hirepool / Ceremony Officiant: Monica Sharpe / Catering: Blue Kanu / Cake Baker: Truly Scrumptious Cakes / Wedding Rings: Michael Hill
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