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Julia and Mick’s Beautiful Southern Highlands Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Julia and Mick

There’s nothing more romantic than being surrounded by books on your wedding day and the Southern Highlands book barn is becoming a firm favourite for that very reason. Julia and Mick held their magical wedding day in the Southern Highlands, choosing to create a day that was family orientated and filled with their own spirit. Their day was captured by Jonathan David

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Julia wore a gown by Nelder Jones Couturier, who also made the bridesmaid dresses. Her veil was sewn by family, who also created a garter for the bride out of her grandmother’s lace. They even decorated the church with beautiful flowers.

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Julia and Mick married at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the ceremony performed by Mick’s local priest.

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Julia remembers, “My girlfriend Rosie Lockhart sung me down the aisle to an acoustic version of ‘So Good to Me’ by Chris Malinchak. It was divine.”

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Julia remembers,  “It was a family orientated day and a special time where we remembered some beautiful people that couldn’t be there to celebrate with us. We had lots of friends and family members contribute which helped to create the heartfelt and unique event. Jono’s terrific photography captured the wonderful venue and the beautiful styling within that amazing space: the tables, the cake, the flower arrangements, the dancing, the laughter, the toasts and then sharing of the food. We are absolutely stoked with the photos and feel that they represent our wedding day truthfully and with style. ”

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Of their photographer, Julia notes, “Jonathan David was amazing. He has a terrific ability to make people feel comfortable and at ease – which we felt was a really important factor. The boys (who usually don’t like having their pictures taken) commented on his kind and genuine nature. He continuously reminded us that it was our day and 100% delivered on our dream photos.”

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Julia and Mick held their reception at Bendooley Estate- Berkelouw Book Barn, with catering by Pearl Catering. They tell, “The Berkelouw Book Barn is located on the property and is the perfect venue if you are looking for a rural setting. The barn itself has been recently renovated and offers a spacious, understated and tasteful setting perfect for a wedding in any season. Pearl Catering was outstanding, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere warm. We were lucky to be able to invite our guests down to the lake for drinks and canapés for a few hours before retreating to the book barn for dancing, dinner and more champagne.”

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Julia notes, “For Mick, he was proud to have his two older brothers by his side as groomsmen and for me, it was special to have my brother and sister MC the day. It was especially touching to have my sister, who has Down syndrome, take complete command of proceedings, while my brother, an accomplished MC (for corporate and social events) was totally upstaged. The wedding will be remembered because of Jacqui’s vibrant and engaging nature and her ability to make people cry with laughter at the drop of a hat.”

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The cake was a special treat, Julia noting, “My two good girlfriends made a delicious white chocolate ganache cake which was devoured during dessert!”

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Julia remembers, “I am an artist – so as a little special surprise I sent all the guests an ink dove sketch along with their invitations. I also twined a gorgeous speckled feather on to each name tag which complimented the venue’s rustic and earthy vibe. Then to tie the feather in – I had thank you cards made with my midnight blue wash-ink feather design on the front. The wedding came together seamlessly because I had so many gorgeous friends and family members adding their unique touch.”

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The bridal table was highlighted with a ceiling installation, Julia remarking “Some extremely clever girlfriends (Dusty Miller Styling and Wildeslane) did the flowers at the venue, the bouquets and created the most amazing flower installation above the bridal table.”

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The first dance was a classic, Julia remembering, “Bruce Springsteen is an old fav’ of ours – so we rocked out to ‘Dancing in the Dark’. We saw him live last year in Sydney and were excited to have our 1st dance to an up-beat classic! The bridal party ran onto the dance floor about half way through the song and then the rest of our guests followed.”

The White Tree captured a movie of the day, with the beautiful landscape and heartfelt moments.

Congratulations on your wedding day Julia and Mick! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Jonathan David  for sharing the story and photographs today!

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Aleksandra and Shannon’s Rustic Elegance Wedding

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

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Aleksandra and Shannon

 Aleksandra and Shannon chose a rustic elegance style for their wedding day. They chose venues they fell head over heels with and had floral arrangements created that were unstructured, but beautifully elegant- just like their day. Their love story is one that is romantic and heartfelt and captured in all of it’s glory by Sarah Tonkin Photography.

The newlyweds tell the story of how they came to be. “Aleksandra and Shannon met at a pub. It was Aleksandra’s birthday and her best friend spotted Shannon in the crowd and thought he would be a good match for Aleksandra. She then went over to him and brought him back over to Aleksandra and said “happy birthday, here’s your present” They have been together ever since.”

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Natural Art Flowers By Rebecca Grace created the floral arrangements for the day.

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Aleksandra had a high neck wedding gown made by Galleria Couture.

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Regal Limousines transported the bridal party.

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The bride walked down the aisle to “Frankie Goes to Hollywood ‘The Power of Love’ sung by Howie the Maori on guitar…the words reflected what our idea of love and marriage is.”

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Aleksandra and Shannon were married in Marlee Pavilion in Kings Park Perth. They explain, “This is referred to as the Place of Reflection where love, friendship and trust are celebrated. Overlooking the Swan River, set in the WA Botanical Gardens, as soon as we visited the Pavilion we knew it was the perfect place to exchange our vows.”

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The couple made their ceremony more personal by changing their vows up, telling, “Our personalised vows in which we shared our love story and what we loved about one another, made our promises to each other and injected a little humour into. Guests commented that the vows were ‘very us’ and natural.”

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The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns by One Fell Swoop.

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One of the highlights for the couple was their families coming together, the newlyweds remark, “The meeting for the first time of the groom’s New Zealand and the bride’s Polish families meant so much. There were a few family get togethers pre and post wedding which really brought home that marriage is the bringing together of two families as one. It was beautiful to see everyone getting along, laughing and enjoying themselves.”

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Of their photographer, Aleksandra and Shannon note, “Sarah Tonkin shot our wedding. We met at the First Comes Love Bridal Fair last year and then met up with her later to chat about our wedding plans with her over a glass of bubbles.”

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Aleksandra and Shannon chose Chapel Farm for their reception celebration, explaining, “We had searched Perth and its surrounds high and low and had nearly given up hope when Chapel Farm came along. It’s exactly what we had been looking for – lots of green foliage, dark wooden accents, exposed brick and stone; a lovely and natural feel to it. Most importantly it felt welcoming and every time we visited it in the lead up to the wedding, we didn’t want to leave!”

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As part of Aleksandra’s Polish background, guests downed a vodka shot!

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The first dance was a highlight of the night, Aleksandra remembering, “We wanted a non traditional wedding dance that reflected our passion and energy so we danced the Argentinian Tango. The dance went off without a hitch and was one of the highlights of our night.”

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Congratulations Aleksandra and Shannon! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Sarah Tonkin Photography for sharing today’s story with us!

Photographer: Sarah Tonkin Photography / Bride’s Dress: Galleria Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid Dresses: One Fell Swoop / Hairstylist: Hendra Widjadi / Makeup Artist: Kelly Scafidi / Flowers & Decor: Natural Art Flowers By Rebecca Grace / Ceremony Venue: Marlee Pavilion Kings Park / Reception Venue: Chapel Farm / Transport: Regal Limousines

Fun Wedding Invitations From Off On My Bicycle!

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Wedding invitations and save the dates can really set the tone and feel for your wedding and personally I love nothing more than receiving a beautiful invitation in the mail!

With a love of typography, calligraphy and colour this new collection from stationer Off On My Bicycle  sets the tone for a fun, fresh wedding with a difference. Designer Leisha is based on Sydney’s Northern beaches and works with clients to personalise her designs to suit each individual wedding or creates something completely custom and unique.

The 2014/15 collection is packed with big bold fonts, bright colour and plenty of quirky details. From inflatable balloon save the dates (blow up the balloon for the details!) to passport style invitations complete with boarding pass RSVP cards for destination weddings. Suites including everything from Save the dates, to napkin wraps, seating charts and menu cards.

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Mikala and James’ Country Winery Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings

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Mikala and James

There’s nothing quite like an Australian country wedding. Nothing quite beats the sun burnt grasses, the old weathered buildings and the rusty colours. Mikala and James chose a stunning winery for their wedding day – pitching in and creating much of the decor (like the arbor they married under) themselves!

The pair grew up together, their families having been friends for a long time. They chose Its Beautiful Here to capture their wedding day.

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Mikala kicked off the DIY by designing the wedding stationery herself.

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Mikala chose a gown from The Babushka Ballerina with a hairpiece from Anna Campbell . She remarks,  “The Babushka Ballerina in the Brisbane CBD were wonderful to work with. This was the one and only store I looked at dresses as I saw one of their dresses in a magazine and knew it was it.The fact that I was in Melbourne wasn’t an issue at all. I was able to customise the Josephine gown and I flew up for the initial fitting and the final fitting. The process was really easy.”

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Balflower  created the floral arrangements for the day, Mikala noting, “Sarah from Balflower was also really great. I just gave her some images of the look and theme we were going for and she worked her magic! My only real request was for white hydrangeas, for the remainder of the flowers she sourced the best flowers on the day from the flower market. The end result was amazing.”

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Mikala and James chose a Dromana winery for their wedding celebrations, noting, “Both the ceremony and reception were held at Trofeo Estate Winery. We selected this beautiful venue as it was important to us to be able to have both events at the same venue. We selected a large expanse of grass on the property where we could set up for the ceremony lined by trees just by the driveway. After it rained all morning the sun came out 2 hours before the ceremony just in time for us to walk down the aisle.” The couple married under an arbour they made themselves.

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For the processional, Mikala remembers ,”My youngest sister Danae played on the piano 2 songs I had selected which were a surprise to James – ‘Just the Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars and ‘All of Me’ by John Legend.”

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Of their photographers, Mikala tells ,”We found Its Beautiful Here through research online and when we met Kat and Scout at a little pub in South Melbourne months before the wedding we knew they would be perfect. Kat and Scout captured so many amazing memories on our special day. Many moments we may not have necessarily seen throughout the day like the delighted looks on family and friends faces during speeches, hugs and kisses between loved ones and not to mention those d-floor moves! We couldn’t be more grateful for the amazing job these ladies did.”

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Mikala remembers, “After the ceremony guests headed inside to the beautiful winery where first drinks where served at the bar along with a beautiful ‘tasting table’ of locally sourced meets, cheese, antipasto etc. The winery itself has a beautiful interior which provided a wonderful relaxed feeling which is just what we were after. Guests could enjoy a drink on the balcony where we set up games on the grass.” Decorations included planter boxes made by James which held potted herbs, timer discs, also made by James, hessian table runners sewn by Mikala’s mother (who also made hessian pockets for the wedding invitations and hessian cones for the post ceremony rose petals!)

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As favors, Mikala and James sourced local olive oil which they decanted into individual bottles for each guest. Advice cards took the place of a traditional guestbook, guests asked to leave their top tips for the newlyweds.

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Mikala’s mother made a naked wedding cake.

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Mikala and James only had a short first dance, explaining, “Our first dance was to ‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson. We really wanted to avoid the whole traditional first dance so encouraged our bridal party and guests to join in after 20 seconds or so.”

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Congratulations Mikala and James! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Its Beautiful Here for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Its Beautiful Here / Bride’s Dress: The Babushka Ballerina / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Anna Campbell / Bride’s Shoes: Myer / Bride’s Jewelry: Frankly My Dear (Bracelet) / Groom’s Attire: Suit pants from Trent Nathan and tie from Ben Sherman / Groomsmen Attire: Suit pants from Trent Nathan / Bridesmaid Dresses: Fabric from Clegs, custom made by a family friend & Jessie Gray / Flowergirl Dress: Tea Princess / Flowergirl Hairpiece: Summerblossom / Hairstylist: Claire Fiona / Makeup Artist: Amy Jess / Flowers: Balflower / Invitations & Stationery: The bride / Venue: Trofeo Estate Winery / Ceremony Officiant: Lee-anne Brooks and Wendy Maher / Ceremony Musicians: Danae Croft / Cake Baker: Bride's Mother / Wedding Rings: My Jewellery Shop
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