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Leezar and Corey – The Celebration

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

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Welcome back to the second part of Leezar and Corey’s gorgeous apple theme wedding!

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 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

The wedding reception was decorated in red and champagne. Each table was decorated with a tall cylindrical vase filled with apples (which Corey and Leezar were delighted to see guests start eating them at the end of the night) and a hand cut paper leaf with the table number. Corey and Leezar drank out of handpainted wine glasses created by Corey’s mother with apples and “The Apple Of My Eye 10.10.09″.

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With the help of her bridesmaids, Leezar made 100 Dandi treasure boxes for the guests to take home. They were filled with sweet treats.

“The bonbonniere for each guest were Dandi treasure boxes created with the Dandi fabric treasure box kit, using Dandi plain dyed berry fabric. With lots of help from my Bridesmaids, we spent the months before the wedding making these treasure boxes for over 100 guests. The treasure boxes were then finished with a chocolate brown leather stalk and paper place card cut in the shape of a leaf a smaller version of the leaves displaying the table numbers. The treasure boxes were then filled with heart chocolates.”

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The three-tiered wedding cake was made by Leezar’s Mum, Pam. It had tiny apple cut outs made from icing and was also decorated with berries to match her bouquet.

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Leezar created a pin board  using Dandi fabrics, Guests were invited to take paper out of the apple shaped container, write a message for the couple and pin it to the red and brown board.

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Leezar says “I have been dancing since I was six so I really wanted our first dance to be a choreographed dance. We danced to a song called “Still” by my French cousin Flox which was choreographed by Penrith Ballroom Dance. Corey was so nervous but did such a good job. My brother even said his jaw dropped because he didn’t know Corey could dance and Sarah (my bridesmaid) said she cried the whole way through the dance.”

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

 Leezar and Corey The Celebration

Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us today Leezar and Corey! Thank you also to Stuart Leal Photography for allowing us to share the wedding photos today!

Photographs today are by Stuart Leal Photography.

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Leezar and Corey

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

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 Leezar and Corey

Leezar and Corey

I love nothing more than having a bride share the details from beginning to end with us. Today I get to share the wedding of Leezar (one of the brains behind gorgeous Australian homewares brand Dandi) who shared her engagement invitations DIY project with us two years ago.

You know that with someone like Leezar and the company of the girls at Dandi (who created the fantastic paper napkin origami flower favors) that her wedding is going to be reflective of their personalities and filled with precious details.

Leezar tells the story. “We based the wedding theme around Apples as we always tell each that they we are the apple of each others their eye. We used the colours red (Corey’s favourite), Chocolate brown (my favourite) and Champagne.

Corey and I both attended the University of Technology Sydney and studied Industrial Design, which is where we met. We were best friends for 3 years and then in the 4th year of University we finally began our life together as a couple. When Corey’s mum, Joanne first met me she told Corey there was a definite spark and she knew that we would end up together.

Corey proposed at my 25th birthday in front of all our family and friends, he actually sold his car to buy my ring which I thought was getting a service!”

Photographs today are by Stuart Leal Photography.

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Leezar’s six bridesmaids each wore a chocolate brown gown from Artdonnalee. Leezar made each bridesmaid a chocolate satin clutch and a pearl necklace.

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Leezar’s flowergirls wore sweet champagne coloured dresses with a chocolate brown sash. As a big Sex & The City fan, she wore “those” Manolo Blahniks as her something blue. her father wore a tie to compliment her shoes, while Corey wore an ivory tie to match her wedding gown.

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Leezar describes her gown. “A full lace mermaid cut Pronovias San Patrick gown from Fashions by Farina.  My Mother-in-Law, Joanne, actually picked it out for me and it was the first gown I tried. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.” Leezar carried a posy of cream tulips and red berries arranged by a friend, Lee.

Leezar’s bracelet, apple necklace and apple anklet were from Fifth Avenue Collection.  Her rings were from her late Grandmas on both sides. She also wore an antique family heirloom watch borrowed from bridesmaid Belinda, tiara from Diva and veil from Wedding Wonderland.

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Instead of flowers, Leezar’s bridesmaids carried red parasols from Boston Umbrella. The flower girls carried red buckets filled with red rose petals they scattered down the aisle.

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Corey and his groomsmen wore suits from Industrie in the colour “Tobacco”. Leezar made the stationery herself. The motif was an apple tree printed in browns and reds. Each invitation was wrapped with a brown leather tie, a little apple charm and a hand cut paper leaf with the guests names written on them.

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Leezar and Corey were married at Sebel Hawkesbury, Hawkesbury Valley. Leezar says “It rained at the ceremony, which we all laughed was because I arrived on a Red London Bus (hired from Britstop) as a nod to being from London. The bridesmaids got good use out of their parasols. It actually made the wedding, because we all gathered together undercover in the Sebel Garden and it made our ceremony so intimate.”

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Leezar’s brother Kye Gratton and singer Sarah Reeve wrote two songs for Corey and Leezar. The first was played as Leezar arrived at the ceremony venue, the second was played by just Kye as Leezar walked down the aisle.

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Check back this afternoon for more of Leezar and Corey’s fun apple themed wedding!

Photographs by Stuart Leal Photography.

Jaye and Xavier Save The Date Video

by | Bride, Videography

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I thought this Save The Date video shot in Melbourne by Living Lens was a little piece of fun.

Loves of music, Jaye and Xavier are big fans of Pearl Jam and recently went to almost every one of their concerts on their Australian tour- including the ones in New Zealand! Peter of Living Lens came up with the idea of working their love of the musicians into a little save the date video.

Jaye // Xavier Save the Date from Peter Szilveszter // Living Lens on Vimeo.

Wedding News Roundup

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So much news for today!

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Brand new Australian website Portobello Bride launched on Wednesday! I know this site has truly been a labor of love for Kim but I am so excited bu her concept and what it will bring to the Australian wedding industry!

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LK Photography has teamed up with other Australian wedding businesses to give away  Massive prize package including wedding photography, wedding favors and even albums. Check out their blog for details on how to enter.

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Wedding planners Be Imbued are giving away a wedding styling packaged worth over $1500 on their blog. The prize includes consultations, hire items and even flowers! Check out their blog to see how to enter.

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One of my favourite bloggers, Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs (who I have always admired for her amazing coding skills) has launched a new site Edit and Post. Along with great business articles (business lessons from The Bachelor!), Ami’s plan is to educated bloggers on the real nuts and bolts of blogging.

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Henri Josef website is holding a sample sale at his Surry Hills showroom next Thursday, 112th of March. There will be up to 80% off of retail prices plus you get attention from the Henry Roth staff! Bridesmaids are also taken care off with gowns starting at $50. Check out the website for more info.

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Swoon is giving away three bridesmaids dresses to one lucky bride. Using lovely silk charmeuse and soft chiffon, the swoon bridesmaids gowns are as pretty as can be. Details on their blog.

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Wish Upon A Wedding is a brand new foundation in the USA designed to help terminally ill couples marry. Wish Upon A Wedding, with the help of volunteer wedding professionals grants a complete wedding to the couple after approval from their board of directors. Such a brilliant initiative and something all US wedding vendors can get involved with!

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Don’t forget to enter our competition to win tickets to The Wedding Workshop in Perth!

Lastly, our 2010 Reader Survey is now closed! Rebecca is the winner of our Baci prize pack! We’re so thankful for every single person who took time to answer our questions, we’ll write a post on it very soon!

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