Photo by Christine Lim
Ashlee & Shawn
Photographer Adam Ward took to the country today with the newly engaged Ashlee and Shawn to capture their relaxed engagement photos and I’m so excited to share them today! Ashlee and Shawn wanted a relaxed, intimate engagement shoot to reflect their relationship, choosing an abandoned house Ashlee had found and a wide open field found by Adam to capture their love story.
On how they met, Ashlee and Shawn tell, “We met during the University Placement. We had known of each other for two years, but we hadn’t had much of an opportunity to get to know each other. During our placement we spent a lot of time together. We fell in love quickly, and knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.”
On what she loves about her future husband, Ashlee remarks, “I love that Shawn is good, kind and compassionate. But, he also has a strength that makes him dependable. He is serious and funny. He is easy going and just full of life. I love how well he takes care of me. And I love how much he adores me. He makes me feel special and loved.”
On what he loves about his future wife, Shawn tells, “I love her sense of humour, her intelligence, her beauty, her caring nature, the way she loves me for who I am and the way we have worked together to build our lives so far. I love that she is accepting of my family and they of her, I love the way she makes me feel everyday and the man she has helped me to become.”
Ashlee tells the story of how Shawn proposed. “Shawn and I had recently graduated from University and moved to the Gold Coast to start our new lives together. My favourite place on the Gold Coast was Mount Tamborine, overlooking the magical view of the Gold Coast skyline. Shawn had secretly booked a romantic weekend away on Mount Tamborine, whisking me away after work. He wined and dined me, whilst we excitedly talked about our new future. After dinner, on bent knee, with champagne, strawberries, a stunning ring, whilst overlooking the sparkling lights of the Gold Coast he proposed; telling me that he would be the happiest man alive if I would agree to be his wife.”
I think this styled shoot from bridal designer Carla Jenkins of Made With Love Bridal would be a nice full stop to the week!
Carla, inspired by her favourite childhood movie “The Secret Garden” visited the beautiful gardens of Evergreen Garden Venue - a home and garden built by Marina and her husband and after leaving feeling completely inspired, she knew she had to shoot her designs amongst the beautiful ivy walls, hidden wooden doors, jacaranda covered driveway and a spectacular stone gatehouse – all of which provide beautiful garden bridal inspiration!
The dreaminess of Made With Love Bridal with their modern styling, create a modern look for a garden wedding (I love the high pony tail with bright red lips one of the models is sporting!). Can’t you imagine grabbing a glass of champagne and watching one of these gowns walking down the garden aisle?
Oh Friday you rolled around fast this week! I personally am hoping for a nicer, sunnier Saturday than last week’s torrential rain slash hailstorm debacle. Let’s bring on the Sunshine and iced tea and laying on the grass under my favourite tree oh and tacos, because life is better with tacos. What are you up to this weekend?
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Much loved bridal boutique Intique & Co are closing their physical stores to concentrate on a brand new online store! As they prepare to launch, they are having a massive sample and stock clearance sale before they finally close their doors on the 31st of March 2014. The sale covers two weekends and includes gowns from Claire Pettibone, Monique Lhuillier, Yaki Ravid, Temperley London and Samantha Wills.
Check out their website for more details!
Join some of our favourite suppliers at Fraser’s Wedding Lounge for a relaxed, informative and intimate wedding evening. Whether or not you’ve booked your venue, it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about what wedding suppliers can do for you, how to book them, when to book them, what to think about, what to ask and a gain an insight into what’s involved in planning the perfect wedding.
Try food and wine from our new function menus and ask the experts everything you’ve been wanting to know to help you plan your special day!
Date: Tuesday 18 November
Cost: $25 per person
Places are limited and offers are available for attendees who make a new booking at Fraser’s or one of our featured wedding suppliers. For more information, please visit the Fraser’s website or contact Brooke Brodie on (08) 9482 0160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Harward is holding a Sydney trunk show on from the 14-16th November! They have a few appointments left for their last Sydney trunk show of 2014! Call (03) 8415 0688 to make your appointment to be one of the first to see the 2015 Anniversary Collection!
The lovely Stephanie sent through this super sweet animated save the date for her wedding to Emmanuel! The couple had the animation produced by KAPWA Studioworks and directed by Robertino Zambrano. All good stories start with chai!