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Jenna & Shaun’s Relaxed Urban Engagement

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Engagements


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Jenna & Shaun

If hanging out in jeans and t-shirts is your favourite way to spend a day then you will love Jenna and Shaun’s relaxed urban engagement with Laugh Out Loud Photography. With a backdrop of city icons – including the famous Nylex clock, I know you’ll love the vibe!

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Jenna tells the story of how the lovebirds met. “We saw each at a petrol station one day – then we actually met in person at the pub that same night!”

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On what they love about each other, Jenna remarks, “I love that we never stop caring about each other, Sean is the most caring and loyal person I know. And I know he would do anything for me, as I would do anything for him. He is a beautiful man & I am so proud of him.”

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“Sean proposed on my birthday last year at one of our favourite places, Sorrento. We are actually having our wedding ceremony in the exact same location to where he got down on one knee.”

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Ash & Sam’s Vintage Jazz Cocktail Party Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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Ash & Sam

There is something very special about the feeling I get from Ash & Sam’s vintage jazz cocktail party wedding. I’m not sure whether it’s the sweet vintage details, the beautiful emotion and intimacy or the fact it’s a love story that I love so much. Ash and Sam chose Free the Bird Photography to capture their day.

The couple initially met when they were teenagers, reconnecting online through Myspace! Ash remembers, “Sam and I were introduced by a mutual friend when I was 14 and he was 15, we were friends initially and then lost contact for a few years. I got a message out of the blue one day on Myspace from Sam wanting to know if I wanted to catch up and we have been together ever since. Sam and I got married 4 days after our 10 year anniversary.”

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Ash chose a gown designed by Anna Campbell. She tells, “I did a lot of research online and as soon as I saw an Anna Campbell gown I knew that I wanted to get married in an Anna Campbell design. I made an appointment and went along with my Mum, I feel in love with the second dress I tried on, the Annabella gown in the Made to Measure collection. It was flowing and sparkly and I loved everything about it. I had three appointments to have the dress made and every time I visited the Armadale boutique it was a fantastic experience.”

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“I walked down the aisle to a cover of A Thousand Years by Christina Perri covered by the ‘Piano Guys’.”

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Marry Me Sean officiated the ceremony, the bride remembering, “We were married outside surrounded by the grape vines. Our celebrant did an amazing job at capturing the attention of the guests and provided a very entertaining summary of our relationship. My younger brother gave a reading called ‘The Wedding Ring’ and Sam’s younger cousin gave a reading called ‘Love is…’. I loved our ceremony, it was simple and entertaining and totally us.”

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Ash and Sam chose One Day Estate for their wedding, noting, “We had our ceremony and reception at One Day Estate. It is a small winery a few minutes outside of Ocean Grove in Victoria. The venue was absolutely perfect, the building is barn like and is filled with recycled and reused wooden furniture. The rafters were draped with fairy lights and chandlers and candles were scattered throughout the venue inside and out. It was so perfect we did not need to add any decorations, minus a few flowers scattered around. ”

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The day was filled with special handmade touches. “My Dad and I built our wedding arbour from scratch. I went out to his farm one day and we drove around looking for the perfect tree. Once we found it we cut it down together and built the most beautiful twisted silver wood arch. It is a great memory to have made with my Dad leading up to the wedding. All of the flowers used to decorate the arbour and chairs for the ceremony were picked fresh from my Mum’s garden the morning of the wedding. My Mum also painted the fingerprint tree that we used as our alternative guest book. ”

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Of their photographer, the bride remarks, “Our photographer was outstanding. Jai was so easy to get along with, made me feel so comfortable and took such stunning photos. He was fantastic to deal with right from the start and I could not believe how quickly he got our photos back to us following the wedding. He was also great at creating moments for Sam and I to spend time alone together throughout the wedding. I really appreciated the special moments he created for Sam and I to relish the fact that we were married.”

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Live jazz band Orlando Combo  added to the upbeat vintage vibe of the day.

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Congratulations on your marriage Ash and Sam! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Free the Bird Photography for sharing today’s wedding!










Photographer: Free the Bird Photography / Bride’s Dress: Anna Campbell / Bride’s Shoes: Diana Ferrari / Groom’s Attire: Soho Workshop / Groomsmen Attire: Soho Workshop / Bridesmaid Dresses: Review / Hairstylist: Kalo Hair Beauty / Makeup Artist: Emily McGrath Makeup / Floral: Beachside Blooms / Invitations & Stationery: Etsy / Venue: One Day Estate / Ceremony Officiant: Marry Me Sean / Catering: Chris Little / Band: Orlando Combo / Wedding Cake: Friend / Wedding Rings: Dora / Transport: Recreating The Past Wedding Cars

Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride



Photo by Ben Ferguson Photography  via Tanya & Cameron’s Traditional Mansion Hotel Wedding

Phew Dotties! I feel like at the end of every week I take a deep breath and say the same thing – what a week it was! But we literally moved mountains this week – Ms Rose even climbed a few in Yosemite National park! Speaking of holidays, have you checked out our brand new Polka Dot Honeymoons Directory? We can’t get enough of dreaming of travelling and this is the perfect place to begin!

Let us finish the week by rounding up the delicious content from our specialty blogs!


Pete shares his sweet post wedding Inspired Memories

A fun Chalkboard Sign Tutorial

Are you Dreaming Of An Island Honeymoon?

Learn all about How To Fold A Pocket Square

Loving the classic vibe of Tanya & Cameron’s Traditional Mansion Hotel Wedding

From Inside The Studio: Gown Design – Heirlooms In The Making with Studio C Bridal

Adam shares his smart Groom Style

Meet the charming La Parisienne font

Stunning gowns at Ines Di Santo Bridal 2017 Collection Launch

Moments Mountain Retreat – A Private Escape In Wentworth Falls

A cocktail with marmalade jam? Loving Midnight Starling’s The Cardigan

Bea gives us her post wedding Inspired Words

Rounding up our favourite Mint Green Bridesmaid Accessories

Ah we do love a veil, so I love this piece on The Romance Of A Veil

We sit down for a chat in What Would They Know? with Louise McCauley of Made It


News Roundup 12th August 2016

Sydney bridal salon Love, Marie are hosting an Ivy & Aster trunk show from 12th August until 22nd August. The trunk show will show off the best and most beautiful gowns from the collections and any purchases during the event will receive a 10% discount! Head to the website for more information.

Western Australian bridal salon  Samantha Wynne are holding a trunk show for Watters from September 10th to September 17th, 2016. Enjoy a glass of champagne while seeing their full range of gowns at your own private session with the team.  Purchase your gown on the day to receive a special gift! Head to their Facebook page to book your appointment.

Savvy Brides are hosting a trunk show for Erin Clare Couture! The designer herself will be visiting the salon to join you for champagne as she shows off her latest collection! There will also be special discounts in store for attendees. Head to the website for more details.

Want to head to Fiji for your honeymoon? To celebrate the reopening of Vomo Fiji,  a very special photography deal! Book a villa stay for eight nights during August for travel 10 October to 23 December 2016, and 09 January  to 23 March 2017 and you’ll have the opportunity to work with professional photographer Mark Snyder Studios for a two-hour photography session. Dreaming of beautiful professional newlywed photos on Fiji’s beautiful beaches? Better visit their website and book!

Our film of the week comes from Burgess Video. Michelle and Ben’s wedding day at Baie Wines started with a sweet mint green wedding car and ended with a very packed dance floor! The light, the scenery, the stolen moments, this is today’s must watch film!







Ten Flower Crown Workshops For Your Hens Party

by | Bride, Flowers, Pre Wedding Parties


I have a soft spot for a beautiful flower crown and as the time comes to plan pre-wedding parties, I love the idea of gathering together with your favourite people, a glass of champagne to craft up the most beautiful of floral wreaths. Today I’ve found my favourites and a top list for you of ten flower crown workshops for your hens party!

Green and Bloom, Brisbane

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We know Green and Bloom, are the crème of the crop when it comes to beautiful wedding floral, so the chance to play with flowers under her guidance? That’s my idea of a good time! Roberta travels all over Brisbane with her blooms, wire, tape, scissors and ribbon ready to help you craft up the most beautiful of flower crowns for your favourite ladies.

Jane & Jones Floral Co, Sydney


Jane & Jones Flower Co create all kinds fo floral workshops for private parties. From creating bouquets and arrangements to our favourite- flower crowns! With their talent in tow, Jane & Jones Flower Co come to you with supplies, flowers and plenty of tips and tricks for an afternoon of fun.

Under the Ivy, Melbourne

Melbourne floral crown workshops

Melbourne floral talents Under the Ivy will whip up a floral frenzy with you and their floral crown workshop offerings. The team come to you with flowers and tools and work with you to create beautiful flower crowns featuring seasonal blooms. They even have special flower crown kits you can buy!

The Gathering Florist, Melbourne

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The Gathering Florist is all about teaching you to create something beautiful. Floral designer Victoria leads groups of whatever size you please through the art of creating a beautiful floral crown. Beautiful with bold colours or subtle and chic- this is an event to have fun with!

Down The Garden Path, Sydney

Floral crown workshop

Designed for an afternoon of girly fun, Down The Garden Path, will arrive at your venue with buckets of blooms, beautiful vintage ribbons, and plenty of greenery, While you pop the champagne, the team will work with you create the most beautiful flower crowns for your party.

Healthy Luxe Hens – Sydney

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With a theme of creating healthy and luxurious hens days, it’s no wonder that flower crown workshops  is one the services offered list of Healthy Luxe Hens. The Sydney business serves up fresh juices as they help you create your own flower crowns and even offer a photographer to capture the moments!

Oh Flora, Sydney

Sydney flower crown workshops

The team at Oh Flora, are old hands at workshops (they teach everything from creating beautiful Autumn centrepieces to Spring bouquets) but of course, their floral crown workshop is what we’re here for! Floral designer Tanya supplies flowers and all the tools you’ll need – including beautiful ribbon. All you need is your favourite people and of course, a dash of champagne!

Bella in Bloom, Adelaide

Adelaide flower corwn workshops

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South Australians rejoice for Bella in Bloom  will come to you anywhere in Adelaide for an hour of floral crown creating! The team will supply plenty of foliage and blooms, all you need is the space to create!

Primula Floral Styling, Brisbane

Brisbane flower crown workshops

From Brisbane to Byron Bay, Primula Floral Styling is just the ticket for a girl’s weekend, complete with flowers! The team will organise everything from the flowers to the catering (they mention cheese and bubbles of course!) making the experience truly stress free!

Eden The Flower Shop. Gold Coast

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Located on the Gold Coast, Eden The Flower Shop, the Eden girls will come to you with fresh flowers, tools materials and of course beautiful ribbon! All you need is the bubbles and friends to turn your day into a mass of brightly coloued beautiful floral adornments.







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