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110047 romantic winery proposal by kelly harwood

Hannah & ElyseWe LOVE love around these parts, so you know that when we get to share something as magical as a proposal? Well. We’re all over it! Bride to be Elyse telling “Being engaged and getting married to us is symbolic of our lives becoming one. It’s committing to that one person who truly

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When dreaming of an Italian honeymoon, Venice immediately comes to mind. Undoubtedly one of the world’s most visited destinations, it exudes old-world allure and is blessed with a sun-drenched, pastel patina. This beautiful canal city comprises around 100 small islands within the Venetian lagoon. Culturally rich and achingly beautiful, it offers the perfect mix of

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Maria and JulianFor Maria, the part of the proposal that meant the most, was when Julian honoured her heritage. “After dessert, Julian surprised me by asking me: “Quieres casarte conmigo?” (Would you marry me in Spanish, my native language).” And not only did he learn a little Spanish for the love of his life, but

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Italians tend to go big with their love of life, so when it comes to celebrating all things Italia we simply couldn’t resist sharing this larger-than-life, shared Dolce Vita Cocktail by family-run Italian eatery Criniti’s. Their Woolloomooloo restaurant in particular is suited to huge celebratory feasts; seating 420 people across two levels. And they’ve just

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Italy elopement

Photo by Antony Merat Photography via Alicia & Alexander’s Gorgeous Italian Elopement in RavelloHappy Friday Dotties! We’re in the final days of The Italy Issue and we’re saying a sad farewell to all the Italian beauty we’ve been discovering over the past month. We’ve had a bumper last week though with plenty of gorgeous inspiration, tips and

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Wedding by Anna Ambrosi photography

Photo by Anna Ambrosi PhotographyWe have loved celebrating all things Italy for The Italy Issue and we knew amongst it all, that we needed to get to the legal  requirements for those of us jetting off on a jet plane to wed in the sunny country. Chic Weddings In Italy, who plan many, many stunning Italian

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Decorating for your wedding day or bridal shower can be incredibly effective by using a few simple ingredients. Making use of lengths of greenery to weave ivy wreaths can create a stunning centrepiece!If you’re fortunate to know someone with ivy growing wild in their garden, befriend them immediately! Otherwise, any foliage that is flexible will

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 Prosecco or Champagne? There’s no real choice between the sparkling wines when it comes to deciding which to drink at your wedding inspired by our Italy Issue. It’s got to be Prosecco all the way, bella!We chatted to Melissa Brauer a.k.a. The Prosecco Queen, about her beginner’s tips and insider info on all things Prosecco.

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120083 italian inspired summer wedding by jonathan ong

Simone & Christian It was an Italian proposal of romance that led Simone and Christian to pay homage to their love of Italy with their wedding. “We were in Florence, Italy – halfway through our Italian summer getaway” reminisces Simone. “We made it through 2 weeks of our trip and one late afternoon Christian was awake

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121754 madeleine aarons rustic intimate botanical gardens wedding by dani drury

Madeleine & AaronFor Madeleine and Aaron’s rustic and intimate Botanic Gardens wedding, the couple simply stuck to things they liked. With fresh greenery installations, the rustic interior of Headricks Lane and family and friends close by, the day evolved into a beautiful and heartfelt occasion. Dani Drury captured every beautiful moment.Having known each other since they were

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Shane & KristenOn the 1st of June 2018 on a beautiful day in Bali Shane and I became husband and wife! Our wedding was held at Villa Tamarama in Ungasan perched upon the clifftops. It is the prettiest place I think I have ever seen. We had the pleasure of staying here with most of

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Stefano Lubiana Wines Osteria

If there is one thing The Italy Issue has us doing, it’s dreaming of beautiful Italian style venues. Wide open pergolas with grape vines, terraces perfect for drinking wine and watching the sunset and vineyard views. So today? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Italian inspired wedding venues in Australia, so you can bring

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Cristin and DeanIt was complete fate that Dean and Cristin met. Arriving at a Bondi Beach New Years Eve party in 2009, he proclaimed tonight was the night he would meet his future wife. Enter Cristin! And well, you can guess how this story plays out, and spoiler alert? It ends with today’s beautiful waterside

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Acton Slim bow tie. Image via That Dapper Chap

Acton Slim bow tie. Image via That Dapper ChapTo paraphrase Oscar Wilde: rumours of the bow tie’s death were certainly exaggerated.The staple of the tuxedo still appears in the odd wedding but anecdotally and in the pages of the fashion mags (read: Instagram), they’re certainly seem to be less prevalent.But as men rapidly begin to

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We love nothing more around these parts that discovering a brand new designer and spending hours pouring over their creations and today? We’re introducing you to the brand called GWM Weddings .Born out of Melbourne’s Hawthorn, The GWM team with Lily (and her five years of bridal experience under her belt) and Thao work to create beautiful gowns

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