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Kirsty & Maggie’s Rainbow Love Photos

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Kirsty and Maggie

We are celebrating such a momentous day today in Australia – a day where the majority of Australians said a big joyous “yes” to same-sex marriage. Something that is so huge, so incredible and so incredibly overdue. We hope, that with how horrible these past few months (and life before that) has been surrounding this survey, that today, you are able to celebrate.

We are thrilled to be able to revel in more of what we adore – love, with many more of our friends and we’re tossing confetti and popping the champagne in celebration of so much happiness.

What better way to celebrate than with a gorgeous love shoot of Kirsty and Maggie captured by Fox & Kin, the lady behind the “rainbow love movement” which allowed plenty of LGBTQ couples to have their love captured for free by photographers around Australia.

Kirsty and Maggie are one such couple who will marry when same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia. The couple, who met by chance, tell us , “it’s so corny it’s ridiculous but it’s like the stars aligned perfectly, completely by chance!” honoured us by allowing us to share their story today.

On what she loves about Maggie, Kirsty tells “no sentence can even begin to describe what I love about Maggie. I go to write something down but I can’t seem to find the words that give my love for her enough meaning. She is just simply my perfect!”

Maggie remarks, on what she loves about Kirsty, “her beauty inside and out, she is the most beautiful person. She makes me smile constantly, I’ve never laughed so much then when I’m with her.
Kirsty motivates and inspires me literally every single day, she’s my perfect.”

Photographer: Fox & Kin
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Suzanne Harward 2018 “Utopia” Couture Collection

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When modern grandeur is on your mind, may we unveil the Suzanne Harward 2018 “Utopia” couture collection?

The collection comprises rich detail; the designers choosing lightweight, ethereal tulle and cloaking it with embellishments, from colourful embroidered flowers to delicately placed laces that add a sense of drama.

The colour palette speaks to this as well; muted tones of grey, latté and taupe compliment the more traditional bridal ivory.

Of their muse, the designers tell, “her soul is utterly captivating. She is fearless in her pursuit of truth, beauty and love. Follow her there, you will find a perfect love, like never before.”

Working with the classic modernity of the Suzanne Harward silhouette, the decision to marry muted tones with incredible textures gives the sense that these are something truly special.

The Suzanne Harward 2018 “Utopia” Couture Collection is limited-edition and available from the brand’s Melbourne showroom.

 

Photographer: Tane Coffin / Gowns: Suzanne Harward / Styling: Tessa Law / Makeup Artist: Ania Milczarczyk / Hairpiece: Viktoria Novak / Model: Nathalie Sinkvist / Jewellery: KITTE

Virginia & Lindsay’s Relaxed Guildford Hotel Wedding

by | Australia - Western Australia, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Virginia & Lindsay

We love a simple wedding around these parts. The kind of day where you arrive at a gorgeous venue, grab a glass of champagne and just spend the night with those that you love. No hullaballoo – just time together, and love. Virginia and Lindsay chose this very style of day for their relaxed Guildford Hotel wedding, with Amy Skinner Photography capturing it all beautifully.

After meeting at the bride’s sister’s wedding (love those stories!) Lindsay proposed to Virginia on a surprise Perth outing. Virginia retelling “Our classic date night would involve getting take away from a local restaurant and eating it down on the South Perth foreshore overlooking the city lights. Being the sentimental location Lindsay booked a table at Coco’s restaurant, then after dinner while walking along the foreshore Lindsay proposed.”

The couple chose the historic setting of  The Guildford Hotel for their wedding, explaining “We fell in love with The Guildford Hotel and its charm. We loved that our guests didn’t have to relocate between the two sections of the wedding.

The venue was first built in the 19th century and has so much character. The reception room had six beautiful arched windows, exposed brick walls, beautiful wooden floorboards and long locally handmade wooden tables. The food was a (family style) share feast with platters, plates and boards served to the centre of the table.

The Guildford Hotel was fantastic, extremely helpful, organised and provided great service during the planning and during the wedding.”

The bride walked down the aisle on the arm of her father to James Arthur’s Say You Won’t Let Go.”

Kirk Goodsell officiated the ceremony, the bride remembering “Kirk Goodsell our celebrant made the whole process so relaxed and fun. He was fantastic and couldn’t have been better.

We choose a simple, short and relaxed ceremony. So what better place than a pub! (the room was sectioned off from the public).
To keep the setting simple and natural we choose an artificial grass aisle to walk down, there were large green palms and a lace curtain backdrop. The room had lovely character like exposed brick, wooden beams, open roof and an extremely large tree which we hung dream catchers from.”

 

The bride wore a family heirloom on the day, telling “My great-grandmother’s (from my mother side) necklace that each generation since has worn on their wedding day. I transformed the necklace into a headpiece to suit my dress and style. I love that it was a centrepiece to my look and a lovely reminder of my family.”

Of their photographer, the bride tells “Amy was fantastic and I felt so comfortable leaving it in her hands. The photos turned out great! She was efficient, friendly, affordable, relaxed and so easy going. We had many laughs together. I highly recommend her.”

Reception celebrations continued at the hotel, tables adorned with greenery by Jane and Jones Flower Co who created the floral details for the day. Virginia explaining “Jane and Jones Flower Co were so creative and friendly to work with. They captured exactly what I was visualising.

We chose flowers which  were unstructured with lots of luscious green texture. The bridal table had a lovely foliage garland to run along the front of the table. Along the long dining tables at the reception, we had bud vases. We incorporated a variety of coloured blooms and some foliage to bring colour to the long tables.”

Guests took home wedding favours of homemade baked cookies by Baked by Erica.

It was all about the cheese with the newlyweds choosing wheels of cheese instead of a traditional wedding cake.

Lindsay remarks “Our favourite part would have to be the atmosphere. Everyone coming together, the joy, laughter, smiles and most importantly the love.” 

One of the bride’s favourite moments was being able to do a father-daughter dance with her dad

The bride remembers “We didn’t want the traditional cheesy wedding song and didn’t do a structured dance. The song we choose was 1000X by Jarrad James & Broods – the song was perfect and a touch alternative.”

Congratulations on your marriage Virginia & Lindsay! Thank you for sharing you beautiful day with us! Thank you also to Amy Skinner Photography for sharing today’s stunning celebration.

Photographer: Amy Skinner Photography / Assistant Photographer: Gemma Ede / Bride's Dress: Cleo Borrello / Hairstylist: The Pretty Parlour / Makeup Artist: TXC Collective / Flowers: Jane and Jones Flower Co / Invitations & Stationery: Paper Fusion / Venue: The Guildford Hotel / Ceremony Officiant: Kirk Goodsell / Favors: Baked by Erica

Dramatic Candlelit Wedding Inspiration

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It is candlelight that makes magic happen after dark and today’s dramatic candlelit wedding inspiration marries the deepest shades – emeralds and copper with dramatic styling, and of course plenty of candlelight to pay homage to historic spaces and magic moments.

With Emma Wise Photography behind the camera, a dream team headed to the Yarra Valley to captured newly renovated historic venue of Fondata 1872.

Floral designer  Gillian Pollard styled up the shoot and created sculptural arrangements of greenery and white flowers, phalaenopsis orchids, tulips, paperwhites, hellebores and glossy green ferns for the venue, with our bride carrying bouquets of blush pink roses.

Emerald green was a focal point of the carefully crafted stationery with origami fold detail by A Tactile Perception which tied beautifully together with the emerald green wedding semi-naked chocolate mud cake with Swiss buttercream and gold leaf.

Our bride, Ashla Magilldressed in three luxe gowns from Catherine R Couture each with its own incredible detailing, was styled with jewels from Jeanette Maree and hair and makeup by Nichole Chambers giving Ashla a modern blushing bride look with bold raspberry lips.

Photographer: Emma Wise Photography / Styling: Gillian Pollard / Bride's Dress: Catherine R Couture / Bride's Jewellery: Jeanette Maree / Hair & Makeup Artist: Nichole Chambers / Flowers: Gillian Pollard / Invitations & Stationery: A Tactile Perception / Venue: Fondata 1872 / Model: Ashla Magill / Wedding Cake: Kat's Cakes