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In November 2012, I will be marrying my the man of my dreams, my best friend in the world. And like so many other Aussies these days, we have decided to break tradition and get married overseas.There are several reasons why getting married locally is not for us. Firstly, because we both grew up in different

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We have been so lucky to have a very diverse bevy of brides sharing their stories this year. From planning to practice, the best thing about it is we’ve heard about it in the bride’s own voice which is what makes Weddings so unique. It’s more than just stunning photography, it’s stories, experiences and emotions!So,

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Image by Two Birds PhotographyI’m a pretty relaxed person so I swore I wouldn’t get too caught up in the whole idea of planning a wedding; then I bought my first wedding magazine and everything changed. My poor fiancé Jamie had to put up with me talking about weddings non stop for weeks, so much that

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Photo by Karen SpencerOne of the best moments when you’re planning a wedding is when you come across something that is just perfect. Even better is when your fiance finds it for you.So I was more than a little excited when he stumbled across My Little Chickadee Creations, a store on Etsy that sells save

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Wedding planning is probably a little like giving birth, in the way that everyone has a different experience, but most experience stress, pain and happiness in the journey. Meanwhile, everyone else has a story or opinion! After our engagement it was clear we had two options: to elope, or throw ourselves into the deep end

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If the thought of a string quartet as your wedding entertainment puts you to sleep, but the idea of having fire breathing jugglers is a bit risque’, how about some unique wedding entertainment ideas to keep your guests from yawning. Weddings in the 21st century are no longer all about following tradition. With a plethora of unique wedding entertainment

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We chose to make and design our wedding invitations ourselves because I love being able to  ensure everything looks exactly like it’s meant to and is reflective of our day. Of all the wedding planning, the invitations were the one thing that I knew I would design entirely, and that Joshua and I would make

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Well, I was looking for a fabulous find for our wedding … fascinators!We’re having a vintage music themed affair, with bits and pieces of our personality throughout. One part of my personality that I want to highlight is how much I love fascinators! It may not seem strange or rare, except that I live in

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Image via Shibawi.comMy partner and I have been dating since November 2007 and got engaged January 2011 before he was to go away for 8 months overseas. It was a big surprise for me even though I knew it was coming. Eight months later he arrived home safely. We made a decision to have our

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Illustration by Adam Zyglis/The Buffalo NewsA few weeks ago it happened. I had a complete wedding meltdown.After sending a despairing text message to my fiancé (something along the lines of “I hate my dress. What was I thinking? I have no idea how to do this!”), I spent fifteen blubbery minutes on the couch until

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We should probably establish upfront that no matter how carefully you put contingency plans in place, how many hours you spend fretting and planning, or how many skilled experts you surround yourself with, something will go wrong. Probably a few things will go wrong. But you’re a super bride. You’re not going to let some

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Photo by Viera Photographics from Shasta and Guard Stepping around her desk to lean authoritatively on the partition between us, my co-worker eyed me sternly. “I’m sorry Karen but your bridal photos will be deformed. Deformed. I’m sorry but I’m just telling you the truth. You cannot have uneven numbers.”So it was that I came

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Image from Gorgeous Gift RegistriesGiving gifts to the newly married couple is a tradition that is almost as old as marriage itself. For a guest, one of the most daunting things can be what to buy the bride and groom. It is said that one of the earliest gifts for newlyweds was food. The couple would be left

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Image from Eat Drink Chic via Joy & MeOne thing I knew for sure when I got engaged was that there would be a lolly buffet at my wedding. I am a lolly freak!!! At Easter, instead of getting Easter eggs I get lollies. Partly due to my being allergic to chocolate but mostly because

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After I got engaged, there was a whirlwind of creative ideas swirling in my head. My now husband was a word-worker at the time, and I have been a graphic designer for the past 6 years. It was important to me that our wedding was a reflection of our creativity, imagination, craftsmanship and of course

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