Nat and Michael’s Urban Edge Engagement Photos

by | Bride, Engagements


Things I love: When bloggers get married and share it with me! I am so delighted  to be sharing the engagement session of the lovely Nat of Dear Little House today! Shot by Matthew Mead it’s every bit urban and every bit edgy!

Nat and Michael met in primary school and after losing touch, found each other again on Facebook and the rest? The rest is a fantastic love story! Michael proposed in an art gallery, revealing the very last piece of the exhibit- a photo of the couple together printed with that very loaded question. The staff were waiting downstairs with French champagne and the couple celebrated by toasting each other.


Photographer: Matthew Mead
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Lisa and Shaun’s Whimsical Stop Motion Wedding Film

by | Bride, Inspired Wedding Films


Not only did Bayly & Moore photograph Lisa and Shaun’s fantastic Fremantle wedding, but they also put together this stop motion film of the day! (which I adore because it shows the blessing dance Lisa’s bridesmaids did for the couple!)

Lisa and Shaun’s Whimsical Fremantle Wedding

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


Lisa & Shaun

What a beautiful, whimsical wedding I have for you today. So many pretty little moments, so many pretty little details and plenty of creative delights for your eyes to feast on!

Lisa and Shaun had a secret office romance that turned into something a little more!

Photography today is by Bayly & Moore (who also made a fantastic stop motion film of the wedding I’ll be sharing a bit later). I love the team’s fun and whimsical captures.

Lisa wore a gown from Samantha Wynne while her bridesmaids wore pale pink frocks from Alannah Hill. The bouquets were styled by Fox and Rabbit.

Transport on the day was provided by Perth Tram Tours.

Machell Styling styled the ceremony which included a mishmash of wooden furniture from Her Hand Picked Harvest .

The couple held their ceremony in the Sunken Gardens, University of Western Australia.

Lisa and Shaun walked down the aisle together to ‘Highland Cathedral’ by Phil Coulter.

The ceremony had it’s own sweet moments. Lisa recalls, “I pulled a rose from my bouquet and gave it to my mum on our way down the aisle and then after the ceremony I pulled out another rose and gave it to my new mother in law before we walked back down. ”

“My bridesmaids did a blessing dance around us after we were pronounced husband and wife which was so special.”

Lisa describes the feel of the day as “Whimsical, nostalgic and eclectic. The couple served homemade drinks after the ceremony and plenty of bubbles.

The bridal party had a little picnic together to make sure they had full tummies for the photographs and a few moments of quiet reflection together.

Of their photographers, Lisa says “Bayly & Moore were amazing to work with, so easy going and fun with such a unique way of capturing and documenting it all. We were delighted to have them a part of our day!”

Lisa and Shaun held their reception at Moore & Moore, Fremantle. The styling was by Machell Styling.

The bride created plenty of the wedding elements together with her bridesmaids and family. Lisa recalls “My bridesmaids, friends, mum and I made between us, some stationary elements, a magnetic blackboard, little guestbooks for tables, ceremony booklets, herbs potted in little teacups, my garter and headpiece, lemonade and iced tea for at the reception, and collected many teacups, vintage style napkins, woodland details, photos, old books and props etc.”

The first dance, “Was a low key little dance to ‘Magic Moments’ by Burt Bacharach.”

Congratulations Lisa and Shaun! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to Bayly & Moore for sharing today’s images (and stay tuned for the stop motion wedding film coming up!)

Photographer: Bayly & Moore / Cinematographer: Bayly & Moore / Styling: Machell Styling / Rental Furniture: Her Hand Picked Harvest / Bride's Dress: Samantha Wynne Design / Bridesmaid Dresses: Alannah Hill / Bridesmaid Accessories: That Vintage / Hair & Makeup Artist: Flawless by Melissa 0415772379 / Flowers: Fox and Rabbit / Invitations & Stationery: Wood Chick Studios / Ceremony Venue: Sunken Gardens, University of Western Australia / Ceremony Musicians: Nebula Trio / Reception Venue: Moore and Moore Café / Cake Baker: Sweet On Cupcakes / Transport: Perth Tram Tours

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Vanessa and Jay’s Villa Botanica Destination Wedding Photo by Sabra Creative

Isn’t that a gorgeous bouquet? I love destination weddings which you can view on our Honeymoons blog!

Did you notice our new pin it button? I think it’s the handiest thing! Hover over any image on the site and in the top left hand corner a pin it button appears making it dead easy to pin the beautiful images on Pinterest! It even links the photo directly to the post it came from so you can find the photographer and the other vendors easily! (Big thanks to Prue and Felicity for designing and installing it for us!)

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1.We outline the pros and cons of hiring versus tailoring your wedding suit 2.Inspired Memories – Tim 3. Groom Style – Michael

Around the wedding world this week….

Weddings Gifts Direct have unveiled their July special! Register in July and receive one of the following – a  KitchenAid Red Gourmet 5pc Cookware Set valued at $500, a Plum Red Wine Glass & Decanter Set valued at $250, or a Robert Welch Radford Bright 24pc valued at $250! Check the website for terms and conditions and to start your registry!

Australian flash sale site BrandsExclusive are holding a wedding week from Monday July 9th until Sunday 15th of July! The sales will be wedding related- so there will be specials from Jayson Brundson, Nicola Finetti, Matthew Eager.. and that’s just the fashion! Also on sale will be shoes, jewels, stationery and Jayson Brunsdon has even designed a special range exclusively for the event. Check it out and sign up by visiting their website.

Photobooth company funbooth have a fun new addition to their packages! Couples can now have their photobooth pictures turned instantly into badges or magnets for guests to wear, or take home as wedding favors! You could even use them as placecards or save the dates. Check the website for details.

Bridal designer Beska have launched their brand new website! The soft, dreamy nature of the website represents everything I love about designer Rebecca’s beautiful designs! Check it out here!

Win a Wedding at The Audley Room Wedding Showcase. Valued at over $15,000! As part of the expo The Audley Room are giving away a $15,000 Wedding at the Venue. Visit the website for more details and to book your tickets to the expo!

The film of the week this week was sent to us by The White Tree. I’m not quite sure which part I love the most of Sarah and Ray’s Melbourne wedding but I think it definitely has to do with the little parade between the ceremony and reception. How wonderful!