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Melbourne Bride Winners Announced

by | Bride, Competitions


The two winners of the double passes to this weekend’s Melbourne Bride Magazine bridal expo are


“My absolute favourite wedding movie is 27 dresses. Although the whole movie pretty much slams the idea of the over-the-top wedding, the moment Jane looks at Kevin when she walks up the aisle at their own wedding just turns me into a ball of tears. I can’t wait to see my future husband look at me like that on our special day! (Of course, I’d never dress my bridesmaids so dreadfully)”



“Love actually.

The best wedding scene from the movie was at the beginning of Love Actually when the groom’s best friend arranges to have live horns playing in the balcony of the church at the end of the ceremony as a surprise to the bride and groom. That was the most beautiful gesture of true friendship because he went above and beyond the call of a Best Man and put his own feelings aside (he was in love with the with the bride). The entire movie was engaging because all the men stepped out of their comfort zones and went after the women they loved – just like my fiancé did for me! That’s romance.”

Don’t forget we still have five chances to win a $100 gift voucher to Australian online wedding store Pink Frosting- this competition is open worldwide so whether you’re in Ireland, Malaysia or a little town north of Chicago in the USA you’re eligible to enter! Check out the entry for more details!

I also have another big competition coming up later today so stay tuned!

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Snow White Berries

by | Bride, Flowers


White berries are a delicate addition to a bridal bouquet. Peeping out from amongst white or creamy roses, grey or green succulents, fern fronds, they lend a touch of the unusual.

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Try using the white variety of Snowberry a native of North America, which produces a perfect round white berry on bare stems.

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Australian Natives such as the Midgen Berry is beautiful in flower with its simple white blossoms with long white stamens, sitting in amongst dark green leaves. The blossoms later become sweet white berries sometimes spotted with purple. The new foliage on this shrub is pink adding yet another dimension to this amazing plant.

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There are many other Australian native berries ranging from purple to red to white and lot of them are edible. Plum Satinash is one example. This tree bears purple to pinkish white berries. Perhaps your florist would be keen to help you research and source your white berries. They may even be appealing enough to you to be incorporated into your wedding breakfast – a real Aussie touch to be eating ‘bush tucker’!

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

Monday Reading

by | Bride, Wedding Inspiration


It’s a long weekend in Australia, but if you’re looking for a few new beautiful blogs to read, check out the redesign of these fantastic blogs!

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Once Wed by Emily (who showcase the most amazing weddings, tablescapes and DIY projects) have just launched their redesigned site to be more of an online resource.

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Super stylish Style Me Pretty is now even more stylish with a brand new look! Packed with photo galleries, real weddings and even a colour palette feature it has more goodies than ever to feast your eye on.

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Junebug Weddings- one of the best out there for photography eye candy, has expanded into Southern California. Although the featured vendors might not be relevant to Aussies, the imagery and inspiration certainly is!

I have another post coming up this afternoon- but happy long weekend!

Snapshot Sunday – As A Picture

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


I love the drama in this photo by Kent Marcus Photography of Pete and Tamsin on their wedding day (see more here). The lighting makes the photo look like a piece of art.

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Photo by Kent Marcus Photography

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