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Friday Roundup

by | Blog News, Bride


Photo by Running Under the Sprinkler via Relax in a tropical paradise on your Malolo Island, Fiji honeymoon

it has been a big week of proposals over on The Proposal Issue and we can’t help but feel all the happy, loving vibes for all of the hope-filled stories we’re sharing, We’ve had a great week across the Polka blogs, from honeymoon stories (Fiji here we come!) to gorgeous stories of romance and love! Let’s get into rounding it up!

10 of the most fun viral proposals

How gorgeous is this rustic ring pillow? make it yourself!

Chatting flowers with the talented lady behind Gathered Floral

WIN the Proposal Issue Prize Pack!

A gorgeous classic Melbourne wedding at the Melbourne Museum

Zoe’s post-wedding wisdom

Loving this dapper blue groom style look

Whip up our champagne popsicles this weekend!

A big of a live TV moment for this sweet proposal!

2018 engagement ring trends with jeweller Jasmine Fraser

Rebecca’s gorgeous at home proposal

How to shop for a ring when you have no idea what your girlfriend wants.

Dreaming of a Fiji honeymoon? Read this real review (and see the stunning pics!)

Love the idea of cake and bubbles! Miss Ladybird Cakes are hosting an open day on Saturday, October where you can see and taste their beautiful cakes, drink a glass of bubbles and chat to the team! Head to the website to buy your ticket!

Want a bit of buzz around your wedding? Australia’s biggest wedding day is set to be held on the 9th of December to celebrate the one year anniversary of marriage equality. From Melbourne to Sydney, Byron Bay to Brisbane – couples can choose from five-time slots for their exclusive, 90-minute ceremony. with a package that includes everything from ceremony styling to music, ceremony officiant and even photographs! Head to the website for more info.

Ever dreamt of a try before you buy wedding option? Try Your Perfect Wedding is here and it’s the wedding fair with a difference! Think a food truck park, hair and makeup trials, beer tasting, trunk shows photo sessions, a gin bar Buy your tickets here! (and enter our ticket giveaways here and here)

Rochford Wines has got the fun in the bag as they host their Wedfest on Sunday, October 28th. Couples will be able to tour the venue and enjoy the ground along with a glass of bubbles while you enjoy everything the venue has to offer. Head to the event page for more info.

South Aussie couples can head to the Beresford House open day on 23rd of September to check out the venue all dolled up with a range of gorgeous setups from their favourite suppliers. Hit the event page for more info.

Dancing out the week with our friends at The Hip Stars Band and their rendition of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” a little toe-tapping for your Friday anyone?

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Bo & Luca’s Beautiful Wedding Jewels

by | Accessories, Bride, Jewellery


If, like us, you have been dreaming over the beautiful bohemian inspired gowns by Aussie designers Bo & Luca, then today’s unveiling of their stunning debut fine jewellery and accessories collection.

The pieces are dramatic, bold and beautiful- each designed to complement their gowns and give a statement look for the wearer, one who is not afraid of choosing pieces that reflect their own sense of modern style. There are cascading earrings, chic wedding day belts, crystal crowns and beaded hairpieces all crafted with that signature Bo & Luca style in mind.

The pieces, made from both 9 and 14 karats rolled gold with details of white shaped sones, and sparkling crystals are handmade in India, holding to the high standards the team dreams up for each of their pieces.  And we have to say, do you think they’re the quintessential pieces to add to your own styled up wedding day look?

The Bo & Luca fine jewellery collection is available now via their website.

Photographer: Hylton Boucher / Jewellery: Bo & Luca

Sharlyn & Joel’s Sweet Garden Proposal

by | Bride, Engagements,


Give me a proposal filled with sweetness, fresh flowers and love letters and you have my heart and it is exactly this.

Photographer  Anna Murray Photography pulled it out of her hat, collaborating with stylist and floral designer Lilac of Upside Down Events to make a special kind of magic for Sharlyn and Joel. The groom to be explaining “I actually planned this engagement with some friends but the plan fell through. Thankfully, Lilac and Anna were there to save the day. We planned, and I secretly created a perfect day for Sharlyn where we went to The Grounds in Sydney for brunch as she likes farmer markets and things like that. Dressed the both of us up in white and khaki as that what she loves to see me wear and surprise surprise I proposed!!”

So today, let us take you into a secret garden and tell the tale of a couple who are ready to begin an exciting new adventure.

These two have always been friends, Joel explaining “We were friends initially and we went out a few times here and there. One day I actually decided to message Sharlyn once again on Facebook as I saw a really cute picture of her. After which we found out that we both had really similar ideals and that we would actually wanna spend the rest of our lives together:)”

“I actually chose the setting for the proposal and somehow the weather held up as there were dark clouds passing. The skies cleared up and everything just fell into place” tells the groom to be. “Lilac actually helped quite a bit as I told her I would like a big tree in the area and some privacy. She actually was able to book the residence at Centennial Park.”

On what he loves about his future wife, Joel tells “I love the way Sharlyn is such a woman of character. She’s steadfast in her beliefs and that’s something I love very much. Also, she takes time to understand that we do need the personal touch. She’s always holding me and hugging me especially when I’m down. To be able to feel the comfort of home in her embrace is such a blessing.”

Of their photographer, Joel remarks “Anna is a really friendly and accommodating photographer. She plans her shots well and she comes prepared. I honestly didn’t know that there such brilliant shots were taken as we are actually a very shy couple and even though she didn’t know us, she really allowed us to be comfortable as she saw these amazing pictures through her lens. She captures the smiles behind great stories and I am forever grateful for her help on the very special day!”

15 Magic Modern Solitaire Engagement Rings

by | Bride, Jewellery


There is never any doubt, the traditional brilliant cut solitaire diamond engagement ring is probably the most loved style and setting for a big pop of the question, but for The Proposal Issue. we wanted to explore something a little different.

While a classic claw set diamond holds its beauty in tradition a single gemstone can be surprisingly tailored to your own personal style, Whether you setting changes to a bezel, the cut changes, you use your favourite coloured stone, the ring itself to a textured finish or you add little adornments like the tiniest of diamonds- we’re pretty sure you’ll find something for you in this beautiful roundup.

Oh and we threw a couple of halo surrounded solitaires into the mix as well- because we couldn’t resist!