A Simple Striped DIY Buttonhole

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It’s no secret that I love stripes!!!! A striped ribbon with long ties wrapped around a garden picked bouquet is just so dreamy….

Stripes are a great way too of introducing  a bit of a showstopping detail to ‘Mr Groom’s’ suit too, without going over the top.  Combined with a simple flower in a buttonhole, his outfit is complete.

With so many variations to choose from – narrow, wide, bold or soft….. stripes really are very stylish!! This pretty buttonhole is so easy to make too – visit  DIY Buttonholes for Weddings by Foxglove Botanicals for even more inspiration!

Tiffany & Michael’s Eclectic Bohemian Wedding

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Tiffany & Michael

What an eclectic bohemian wedding Tiffany & Michael celebrated! The bride, who always knew she would get married at her parents home created an occasion with her groom Michael that reflected the things they loved. They chose CJ Williams Photography to capture their day.

The couple wed overlooking the lake, choosing vintage inspired furniture pieces to hire, before a reception under strings of glowing bulbs, a great band, great food and music set the celebrations into motion.

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The groom and groomsmen wore classic suits from Suits Formal Wear.

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Tiffany wore a gown she designed as a collaboration with Hue Le Designs & and Rose Noir Designs. For her finishing bohemian touches she added a crystal hairpiece from Bo and Luca and shoes by Midas.

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Dru Soltys performed the ceremony.

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Tiffany notes, “I always knew I wanted to get married at my parents’ house. It is such a beautiful place right on the lake, and I thought it would be so special to get married at the home I had grown up in. I didn’t even think about looking at any other venues.”

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“I loved walking back down the aisle after we were announced husband and wife through all the confetti. I was just so happy and the confetti made it feel so special. It was also good to see so many of our family and friends smiling back at us and sharing that special moment with us.”

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The couple hired golf carts from ADH Golf and Utility Vehicles to get around the property, adding a “Just Married” banner to theirs.

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Tiffany’s bridesmaids wore gowns by Eileen Kirby from Torso and crystal hand pieces from Forever Soles . They each carried blooms arranged by the wedding florist Flower Nation, Tiffany remembering,  “I also sent my bouquet off the day after the wedding to The Wedding Scarf  and they turned my bouquet into a beautiful silk scarf, so now I get to keep my gorgeous bouquet forever!”

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Of her vision for the day, Tiffany notes, “Given it was at home among so many trees, I wanted it all to look quite natural and rustic with a bit of a vintage twist. I have always loved and collected vintage furniture and bits and pieces so really wanted to have this look as part of our special day. I wanted there to be a really relaxed party vibe, but still to have all the formalities of a wedding. I knew everyone would feel relaxed because they were in a familiar environment as we have had lots of parties at mum and dads over the years. I just wanted this one to be the best!”

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The couple hired furniture and decor items from Maisey Collections and Her Hand Picked Harvest.

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Guests dined under strings of glowing lights on a feast prepared by Ryan John Private Chef and a delicious cake by a friend of the bride. They even got to print out their Instagram shots of the night thanks to Social Playground, Tiffany noting, “I am really glad we got the live Instagram printer from Social Playground, it was a hit and added a bit of difference to our wedding. Everyone loved it and got really involved.”

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“The dance floor got pretty crazy, lots of great dance solos were going on! It was great to see one of the bridesmaids hitch her dress up and get down on the floor and do the worm!”

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Tiffany and Michael hired Launch Film Productions to film their day, Tiffany noting, “I am so so glad we had a videographer. I didn’t want one to begin with, but my mum and sister managed to convince me that I would regret it if I didn’t. I am so glad I did, as it has been so nice to watch it back and re-live everything about the day, and to see things that we didn’t even realise had happened. I would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a wedding!”

Congratulations Tiffany and Michael! Thank you for sharing the stories of your day with us! Thank you also to CJ Williams Photography for sharing this gorgeous wedding!

Nichole & Kade’s Sweet Elopement

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Nichole & Kade

There is much magic to be had in the quiet. In the moments where it is just the two of you, the lightness of your story enveloping it all. Nichole and Kade chose a sweet elopement for their nuptials. The bride and groom upon deciding they didn’t want a wedding, eloped two days after Christmas and two and a half months after their engagement with just their immediate family. A simple white dress, a wonderful photographer Lauren Campbell (who just happens to be the bride’s sister!) and the scene was set.

Nichole and Kade tell. “We have known each other for years before we started dating. We worked in shops next to each other for about 3-4 years. I was the girl in the video store & he was the boy at the game store. We would occasionally talk but nothing more than a “hey how are you?” But we slowly started to connect on a deeper scale and we eventually became great friends who helped and cared for each other, and fell in love.”

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The couple chose a morning celebration – the bride’s sister, also the makeup artist rising at 3.30am to get started! Nichole noting, “I love my other talented sister Keira who got up with me at 3.30am to make my make up look effortless. My hairdresser arrived before the sun to start my hair!”

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Nichole and Kade  chose John Tucker Park, Patterson for their ceremony, noting, “We got married two and a half months after the engagement, we aren’t the kind of people who wanted to wait a year or two before we got married. We never saw the point. We were married In a beautiful and intimate ceremony first thing in the morning on December 27th, at John Tucker Park in Patterson NSW. It was absolutely gorgeous, an entire park solely to us, they sky grey but a light mist and dew in the air.  The park is a place that we often go for a nice calm relaxing picnic together AND was also the place where Kade proposed!”

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Nichole remembers “I walked down the aisle to an original acoustic song written by my father in law Shane Pyers. Lead singer of the extremely talented “Mokobenj”. The song was magical and romantic and will forever be something special to us both.”

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“Our rings were extremely special on the day also. Kade had chosen my wedding ring and I wasn’t allowed to see it until he put it on my finger, which was extremely exciting and made the moment a little more special. Kade’s wedding band was a unique rustic homemade band by the gorgeous couple from Rhodes Wedding Co. They travel across America making home made bands, that are each so individually made that they tell their own unique love story and are more then the standard gold band . Everyone adored it as it was not something anyone had seen before.”

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Of their photographer, Nichole remarks, “The photographer is someone very special and dear to both of us. The immensely talented “Lauren Campbell photographer ” from Canberra. Who just so happens to be my big sister. So not only was there some perks with having my sister do my photos, but we had no doubt at all that there would be a lot of love and effect put into making our photos magical for a lifetime!”

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Jade Mcintosh Flowers created the bouquet for the bride and buttonhole for the groom, Nichole explaining, “Everyone adored my flowers. With organising my wedding on such short notice I was concerned that nobody would take me on. All I wanted was a bouquet for myself and a buttonhole for Kade. Being two days after Christmas as well I was getting turned down by a few companies which made sense. Until I came across “Jade Mcintosh Flowers”. Jade was happy to take me on and quick to come up with my perfect flowers with no fuss at all.”

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Nichole and Kade had dinner with their family at Savannah’s, Morpeth after the ceremony, noting, “We had our “reception” at the elegant Savannahs in Morpeth, which we only just recently realised was the place we had our first date over three years ago.”

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Nichole notes, “We didn’t have a first dance as the reception was a simple breakfast with our guests and couldn’t really dance at a restaurant which is fine, but as corny as it sounds I think the first year of marriage is like the first dance. If I had organised to do a first dance I had an idea of exactly what it would have been. “Be Mine” by Guy Sebastian. From the first time I heard that song I knew that it was something extremely special and would bring so much love and happiness to my marriage.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Nichole and Kade! Thank you so much for sharing the story of your day with us. Thank you also to Lauren Campbell  for sharing this gorgeous day with us!