I’m so excited about today’s wedding! I’ve been wanting to share the work of You Can’t Be Serious with you for ages and I’ve had so many lovely emails from brides telling me how fabulous they are.
So today we have a delicious wedding from you hot off the presses – the wedding of Claire and Tim!
Claire and Tim’s wedding was filled with family and friends- from bouquets to cakes to being married by Tim’s friend.
Claire walked down the aisle to “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys. The band was made up from students from the high school where Tim teaches.
Claire and Tim married at the Melbourne Zoo under a Moreton Bay Fig Tree.
Claire wore a gown by Melbourne designer Gwendolynne Burkin and pearl earrings gifted from her parents. Her mother and her mother’s best friend arranged her bouquet after taking a flower arranging course together (both their daughters were marrying in a few months of each other).
The bridesmaids wore chocolate gowns from Jigsaw while the men wore suits from Country Road.
Check back this afternoon for a great little treat at Tim and Claire’s wedding and their zoo reception!
A few bits of pieces (again, need to rethink that name!) of what is happening around the bridal web and online…
Southern Wedding Magazine is out now and while I can’t vouch for the latest issue (I’m waiting for my copy to reach my hot little hands) going off of the internet buzz and quality of the last issue, it’s a great issue! I have THREE issues to give away to brides anywhere in the world!
To win a copy simply leave a comment on this entry telling me your favourite cultural wedding tradition! Entrants must be aged 18 or older, competition closes 6th of December Australian EST 5pm. Entry is open worldwide.
Basilica Couture is holding a sample sale with 30-50% off showroom samples including wedding gowns, veils, head pieces, bridesmaid gowns, evening gowns and christening gowns. Gowns include Badgley Mischka Bride and Anne Barge collections! The sale runs until December 31st, 2009
Online magazine Beauty and Lace is giving away one beauty pack a month until January- each pack is different and contains over 20 full sized products valued at over $600. To enter you just have to answer the question! Find more details here.
Mi Bride & Groom have launched their online superstore! Plenty of goodies to look at to keep your online wedding shopping habits accumulating!
Another brand new launch is that of EmmyRose Stationery by Emily Anderson. I’m looking forward to seeing what they have in store!
Bonnie and Paul’s MC was a little nervous and accidentally introduced the couple with Bonnie’s maiden name- a name which Paul is now known by!
Bonnie and Paul held their reception at The Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building. With it’s Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, high ceilings, chandeliers and rich history it made the perfect choice.
Bonnie and Paul also served a “cheese cake” layers of delicious cheeses with fresh figs.
Bonnie and Paul’s first dance to “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS (Paul’s favourite band and song) was a highlight for Bonnie- she had barely seen Paul all night and the couple took to the dance floor in an unpracticed dance and took in the moment.
After the dance floor, the couple headed back to their hotel- The Hilton, who had kindly cordoned off the Zeta Bar for the wedding guests. Most of their 80 guests celebrated with them through the night- with Bonnie’s mother falling asleep in a couch by the fire.
Thank you Bonnie and Paul for sharing your beautiful wedding day on Polka Dot Bride (You can find Bonnie at Amour Amour). We wish you the most magical life together. Thank you also to Leigh at SugarLove Weddings for sending over the gorgeous photos!
I am so excited to finally be able to share with you the beautiful Sydney wedding of Bonnie and Paul. Not only is the wedding a feast for the eyes, but it also happens to be the wedding of lovely Australian wedding blogger Amour Amour.
Bonnie says “We met at work- we sat right next to each other!!
I actually had a boyfriend at the time and Paul was just a friend however there was something there that we didn’t initially see as people used to tell me that we would get married one day- which I obviously thought was bizarre at the time! Then one day I turned to my flatmate and asked her if she thought I liked Paul… she burst out laughing and just yelled “YES!!” In fact, her sister had said that we were like two people in a movie that didn’t know we were in love but everyone else knew. And the rest I suppose is history!!”
Bonnie and Paul wanted an elegant feel with a hint of formal glamour on their wedding day. A classic colour palette of creams with dusty neutrals and bronze set the tone of the day.
The night before the wedding, Bonnie and her bridesmaids spent the night in a hotel suite with champagne, spa baths and beautiful candles. Paul had a huge bunch of flowers delivered the morning of the wedding with a note saying “I can’t wait till you walk down the aisle and I spend the rest of my life with you”.
Bonnie walked down the aisle with her brother Alexander to “Into My Arms” by Nick Cave, which suited her wish for something a little nontraditional. The couple married in St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lavender Bay. Bonnie is not a practicing Catholic but wanted to marry in a church while Paul is agnostic and was happy with the traditional feel.
Paul is well known for being loud amongst friends, so when the priest asked him to speak up during his vows, it sent Bonnie into fits of laughter. The church was decorated by Bonnie’s mother and her fiancé and featured big urns filled with roses and lilies.