Happy Friday dotties and happy first week of The Byron Bay Issue! We decided, that of all times to dream of beachside weddings and honeymoons, April 2020 was so very it. If not for the fact we’re all at home but for the fact it also happens to be utterly freezing. We’re so enjoying a little virtual escape and you can bet we’re planning plenty of trips once this all is over! Let’s dive into it!
The White Tree – the fine folk who offer not just music, for your wedding day (they’re also cinematographers and photographers!) are offering a very special deal. For bookings made after March 15th 2020, you can change the date with no charge if you need to, receive a 5% discount from purchases. a free additional hour of coverage for cinematography and photography packages and a free sax player for band bookings! Find all the details here.
If there was ever a good time to pop the question – it’s now! Burger pros Royal Stacks have teamed up with Artelia Jewellers to give one lucky winner a beautiful 31ct E/SI1 oval diamond solitaire ring set in 18k white gold worth $5K. To be in the draw, just order the Royal Stacks “Artelia” package – 2x Miss Elizabeth or 2x Queen Bee burgers, 2 small fries priced at $31 and the winner will be drawn at random on 30th April. This giveaway is only available to customers picking up their order from Royal Stacks Collins Street or Brunswick. Find more here.
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We love to shout the accomplishment of our vendor dream team from the rooftops and this week, we’re celebrating Paddington Weddings who created the custom wedding gown for Australia Zoo’s Bindi Irwin. The team told us –
“We had the pleasure of creating a beautiful dress for Bindi’s wedding on the 25th of March. Terri and Bindi came to the studio and fell in love with one of Anne’s designs but then we made it especially for her with a boat neckline and full length sleeves in honour of her mum’s wedding dress. Bindi was over the moon when she realised the Italian lace had sunflowers on and said it had a very special meaning to her. This is how we love to create gowns for our brides, where they love one of Anne’s gowns, then we tweak the design to make it their perfect dress.
Spending time with the Irwins was an absolute pleasure, they are the kindest, loveliest family that were so relaxed and calm, even when wedding plans were changing drastically. ‘Bindi was one of the most kind hearted, undemanding brides I have ever had the pleasure to look after’ says Anne. ‘She couldn’t thank us enough for the work we were doing for her, she even wanted to personally thank my mum Josie who helped at her fittings but wasn’t able to be there for the collection due to us all following Government regulations on social distancing.’
With so many designers to choose from, worldwide, we were so proud that Bindi chose to support an Australian made bridal studio, I think they loved the fact that we are a family business who all work together and they enjoyed watching the team at work.
We were so happy to help in our small way make this wedding happen for Bindi and Chandler and we wish them all the happiness in the world.”
Another reminder to shop locally!
We’re delighted to announce the winners of our wedding photography giveaway with Wild Romantic Photography! Owner Elle chose Madeleine H as our winner and chose an additional 11 winners to win a mini photography package. Congratulations to Emily P, Celeste H, Caitline E, Danielle N, Lucy C, Steph P, Rebecca M, Jade L, Karlie F, Zoe D and Laura K. We have been in touch via email with our winners!
The one genre that has kept my brain sane during these times? Jazz! So this week I could not resist turning it over to Melbourne jazz band Orlando Combo for our song of the week. Imagine these guys playing their very best during your cocktail hour? Or as you swing onto the dance floor!