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Von and Conrad

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

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Von and Conrad

Two Western Australian weddings in one week – I know, I know! But the two weddings we’ve featured this week have been completely beautiful in their individual ways. Today’s wedding of Von and Conrad is simply stunning. The couple planned their Perth wedding from Melbourne and filled it with simply elegant touches reflective of their lifestyle.

Von says “We wanted it to be relaxed, informal and elegant with the focus being spending time with our guests rather than spending time honouring wedding traditions that weren’t important to us.”

Photos today are by Angela Higgins.

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Von says “I got ready at Eight Nicholson, a beautifully renovated Victorian in Subiaco. It was a lovely atmosphere, very relaxed with lots of natural light and tasty and timely refreshments during the day including sandwiches, coffee, champagne and chocolate cake.” Angela wore Jimmy Choo heels (which she fell in love with after seeing them only nine days before the wedding) and a gown from Izaro Haute Couture. Lisa Chester styled Von’s wedding day hair & makeup.

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Von and Conrad used the one venue for their ceremony and reception “We used Mosman’s Restaurant in Mosman Park for the wedding.  We were married in the garden outside the restaurant by the river with the sound of the water a soothing accompaniment to all the serious things we were promising”. Von walked down the aisle to a version of “Better Together” by Jack Johnson played by Tom Tueno acoustically on the guitar.

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Von says “We have two gorgeous nieces who were our bridal party.  The music was playing, my veil was over my face, everyone was watching … and at the exact moment I was about to fall to pieces completely overwhelmed by all the emotion, our three year old flower girl inadvertently saved me. Instead of walking down the aisle dropping her rose petals, she started to pick up the petals dropped by the other flower girl. Not only that, she got distracted half way down exclaiming “A bug!” and completely oblivious, she started following that instead of continuing to walk down the aisle. From that moment on, I was laughing instead of crying and look forward to thanking her when she’s old enough to understand!”

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After the ceremony, the newlyweds prepared their first toast of the day. Von says “I loved the traditions that we did actually follow from my Polish heritage.The first toast has stuck with us both…  “may the best day of your past be the worst day of your future”. Not only was that a lovely sentiment, we also had fun adhering to the tradition of smashing our glasses for luck following the toast!”

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More beautiful photos of this beautiful wedding for you this afternoon!

Photos by Angela Higgins.

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Beautiful Australian Bridesmaid Options

by | Bride, Bridesmaids

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Ever since Rose & Ruby announced they were closing up shop for a few seasons, my inbox has been flooded with requests for great Australian bridesmaid options. (Nude colourways and the options of going mismatched were also heavily requested!) I’ve tried to find a wide wide of frocks- from off the rack to made to order in a wide range of prices.

– Look at the brand new bridesmaid designers out there – they’ve picked up on the mismatched, nude colour trends and are tailoring collections specifically for bridesmaids (Ava Madison and Harvey & Ella are two to try)

– Check your favourite non-bridal designers, often (especially around Spring) a designer might do a range of dresses with touches of the same fabric, or the same design in different patterns. (Alannah Hill is great at this)

– Check traditional bridal designers for soft, floaty bridesmaids gowns. Designers like Henry Roth –  each bridesmaid’s dress in a wide range of colours, so you can mix and match styles easily.

Ava Madison

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Sami + Sita

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George

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Nicolangela

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Grace & Hart

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Halcyon

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Morrison Clothing

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Henry Roth

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Baccini & Hill

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Other brilliant options (and designers depending on season):

Alannah Hill

Chic Collections

Harvey & Ella : (03) 9509 3126

En Rose

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Matthew Eager

Fleur Wood

Wayne Cooper

Leona Edmiston

Forever New

Jigsaw

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Eileen Kirby

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The list could get endless, so I’d rather hear from you! Tell me dear readers, where did you get your bridesmaids gowns? Where is a good place to look?

Leisa and Brett Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements

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Leisa and Brett

After a long weekend here in Australia, we clearly need a beautiful way to kick off the week and Leisa has provided the most gorgeous option! Taking place in the Pine Forest in Centennial Park, Sydney, the engagement shoot is like a wonderful fairyland dream, filled with cupcakes, bicycles, pink skirts and endless sunshine!

Leisa says, “We met in 2006 at a local grassroots soccer game and have been virtually inseparable ever since. Together since we were both just 18 years old, we’ve been very lucky in love and in life and have been able to afford ourselves the opportunity to travel the world together, one of our common passions. Brett proposed spontaneously on top of a gorgeous mountain in the country town of Arashiyama in Japan to my complete surprise in April last year.

Currently we’re planning an intimate wedding in Sydney to take place on November 27 this year and this engagement shoot was to include on our save the date stationary. The bicycle featured in the shoot was a gift from Brett for my 21st birthday.”

Leisa wore an outfit from Minty Meets Munt with shoes from Wittner, Brett wore a suit from Roger David with embellishments from Etsy and the cupcakes were from Cupcakes On Pitt.

Photos by Infinity Photography

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Leisa describes this little felt creature as “A horrible attempt at handy crafts that has essentially transformed into a “third wheel” in our relationship. He’s traveled with us to seven countries all over the world!”

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Photos by Infinity Photography

Anna and Danion

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

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Anna and Danion

It’s a long weekend in Australia (For ANZAC Day. Lest We Forget.) So I thought I’d leave you with this beautiful wedding from Denmark, Western Australia. Anna and Danion were married in Forest Hill Vineyard in Denmark, Western Australia.

Anna says “We tried to use as many local companies as possible – and Etsy! I also wanted my dress and bridesmaid dresses to be made by Australian designers. Many of the details for our wedding were inspired by Polka Dot Bride.”

Photos today are by Nic Duncan

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Anna and Danion made their own invitations using papers from Cristina Re.

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Anna and Danion’s ring bearer carried a Paloma’s Nest bowl stamped with “Forest Hill Vineyard” and their wedding date.

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Guests were offered champagne with fresh raspberries to enjoy during the ceremony.

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Anna walked down the aisle at 5pm to a light sprinkling of rain. Her tune of choice? “This Years Love” by David Gray. Anna wore a gown from Matthew Eager with a Rose & Ruby silk flower in her hair. Her bridesmaids wore floor length “Portobello Rose” Rose & Ruby gowns from the Summer 2008 collection.

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Instead of a red carpet, Anna decorated the aisle herself with eight paper parasols she sprayed lightly with light gold shimmer and sat them in birdcage like stands.

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While Anna and Darion had their photos taken amongst the vines, their guests were served gourmet pizzas in the vineyard’s cellar.

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Anna says “We then had a 3 course meal and lots of dancing in the restaurant that overlooked farms and forest. The farmers on the opposite hill said they could hear our wedding from their farm – it was so much fun! The dance floor opened out onto a balcony and everybody was dancing on the balcony.”

With a beautiful chocolate wedding cake made by a local baker passed around during dancing and favors of local treats (toffee from The Toffee Factory and sandalwood bath salts from Mount Romance) and a personal note from the bride and groom, the guests were kept celebrating until well into the night!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us Anna and Danion! Congratulations on your beautiful marriage! Thank you also to Nic Duncan for allowing us to share these sweet photographs today!

Photos by Nic Duncan

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