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Von and Conrad – The Celebration

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

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As much as I love colour, I am a sucker for the simplicity of an all white colour scheme at a wedding. To me, it is the epitome of graceful elegance. I love how Von and Conrad pulled their wedding together in such a way that is completely true to their vision for their day – relaxed, informal and elegant. Though I love the touch of glam that ‘snuck’ in just to put the cherry on top of this beautiful celebration.

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Von carried a bouquet of roses designed by Urban Flowers Of Perth. Conrad wore a three piece grey suit from Satch.

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Von and Conrad made their own stationery (including invitations and menus) with paper from Kikki K. Von says of the venue Mosman’s Restaurant “We had canapés in the garden for an hour and then dinner in the restaurant. The events organiser was fantastic, carrying out all our wishes with no fuss. The food was incredible and the wait staff were attentive and friendly.”

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Wow Creations created a white chocolate, two tier wedding cake.

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Von switched her veil for a shorter net creation at the reception. She says on of her favourite moments was the input of family and friends into the wedding day “I loved the effort that our friends and family put into helping us – our two flower girls, our friends who did the readings in the ceremony, my close friends who spent hours and weekends helping me find my dress, the friend who spent all day running around organising a guitar/speakers/microphones when our musician’s guitar was sent to Sydney instead of Perth, my sister who was amazingly attentive, my mother who couldn’t stop smiling… and my new family who were just plain wonderful to be around!”

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Von says “I think definitely the most special thing was having all of the people we love and find inspirational in one room celebrating with us. We felt so honoured that our friends and family had traveled from all over the world to share this special day with us.”

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Von ends her wedding day story with a beautiful moment “The last thing that I’ll recount although it’s always the first thing that I remember – my husband’s face when I met him at the top of the aisle… such a wonderful combination of love, joy and elation. And having looked at the photos I know that he saw the same expression on my face.”

Thank you Von and Conrad for sharing your beautiful day with us! Thank you also to the lovely Angela Higgins for sharing today’s photographs!

Photos by Angela Higgins

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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.

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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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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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

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