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Nattalie & Greg’s Classic & Elegant Brown Brothers Winery Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Nattalie & Greg

You all know how much I absolutely adore a winery wedding and in recent years the beautiful Brown Brothers Estate has really shone as a beautiful country wedding venue. The wedding of Nattalie and Greg really brings out what is so absolutely beautiful about an all in one venue like this. A stunning backdrop for the ceremony, a beautiful location for photographs and a grand reception. Who could ask for more? And don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of fuss as much as the next person, but there is something about the refined beauty of this classic & elegant Brown Brothers Winery wedding that really brings out the wedding lover in me. With Cam Grove Photography capturing every beautiful moment, you will soon see why!

It was actually through the bride’s brother that these two met, Nattalie explaining “Greg and I met at my brother’s best friend’s 21st party. Greg worked with my brother’s best friend and from that night on I knew I wanted to get to know him more! I made the first move, Greg had no choice but to take me out!”

Family involvement was key for the bride on the day. “It was important to me to have my family near and close on the day. Whilst I spent the day with my bridal party I also included my Father and Brother in the time before the ceremony. Having this time together as a family was really important to me – supporting each other through all the emotions was very special. Including my Grandmother’s heirlooms was a must and on the day, having them close (as she is no longer with us) was very important to me – a must inclusion!

The country town of Milawa hosted the celebration setting the scene at winery venue Brown Brothers Winery “Greg and I chose Brown Brothers Winery for our venue – reception and ceremony. The oak trees outside were everything that we wanted for our ceremony, simply stunning in its natural form. The barn where we held our reception was elegant but again naturally very simple and it had a beautiful ‘rural’ feeling to it.”

The bride walked down the aisle with her father to a string version of Coldplay’s “Clocks”.

Blooms On Bridge styled the elegant bouquets, Nattalie remarking “I wanted traditional whites and greens for myself, bouquets that were not ‘perfect’ looking but had a sense of ‘I just through these together’ look about them. My bridesmaids had subtle pinks and whites and they were simply the perfect addition to the girl’s outfits.”

The couple chose their pastor to officiate the ceremony. “It was really important for Greg and me to have our ceremony in a place where we both felt really comfortable. The oak trees setting at Brown Brothers was exactly this for us. We wanted it to remain ‘rural’ hence why we did not go over the top with decorations. We had a simple line of rose petals each side of our aisle and we had a few large flower arrangements and a welcome sign – other than this we let the beautiful surroundings speak for themselves.”

“I love the photo taken of us just as we said I do and kissed – it captures us, our Minister, bridal party and our two fathers in the photo” remarks the bride.

The newlyweds took a bottle of bubbles to the vineyard for a quiet moment together – how much do we love this idea?

Of their photographer, Nattalie remembers “We met Cam and were instantly comfortable with him. Cam listened to what we wanted and this was reflected in the photos he took for us on our wedding day. Cam was incredibly easy to work with, neither of us felt uncomfortable with Cam and by the end of the day we had totally forgotten he was around us taking photos – he made the process really easy for the whole bridal party! Very easy going and great to work with – would definitely recommend!”

Nattalie tells “Our first dance was to ‘My Girl’ by the Temptations. Old song but was perfect for us. It was a very special moment and not one either of us will forget our first dance together.”

Guests danced long into the night with the help of Scott and Amanda.   “Every vendor we had on our wedding day was amazing, from the venue at Brown Brothers to flowers, food etc. – everything was perfect!”

Congratulations on your marriage Nattalie and Greg! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day with us. Thank you also to Cam Grove Photography for sharing today’s gorgeous celebration.

Photographer: Cam Grove Photography / Bride's Dress: Veromia / Bridal Salon: Jack and Jill Bridal / Bride's Jewellery: Vintage / Bride's Shoes: Novo / Bride's Veil/Hair Accessories: Jack and Jill Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway / Bridesmaid Shoes: Novo / Groom's Attire: Identity Shepparton / Groom's Attire: Politix / Groomsmen Attire: Identity Shepparton / Hairstylist: Jess Briggs / Flowers: Blooms On Bridge / Venue: Brown Brothers Winery / Band: Scott and Amanda / Engagement Ring: Parker Diamonds / Wedding Ring: Parker Diamonds
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Autumnal Farm Picnic Wedding Inspiration

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot,

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The golden light of Autumn always makes for spectacular moods and for today’s vendor team, it was the Autumn tones of the Australian countryside that inspired this beautiful autumnal farm picnic wedding inspiration shoot.

With a dream team of Elle DS Photography, stylist Minty Mary Pea, floral designer Gooseberry Hill Farm (who also happens to own the beautiful farm the shoot was set on) hair and makeup artist Barossa Style Bar, styling the bride’s look, who was dressed by Brides & Bloom, and Genevieve Wants To Marry You acting as celebrant, the team worked their magic to bring to life a wedding that was just the ticket for an Autumnal elopement.

Our couple married in front of a flower-adorned tree and toasted their nuptials with a sit-down picnic – the table dressed in brass vessels, vintage cushions, brown linens, tiny woodland mushrooms and tall taper candles tying back to the beauty of the season.

Stylist Laura explaining “We were inspired by this stunning natural landscape and the beautiful chaos of the fallen tree with all its limbs in disarray. This created the perfect intimate setting for our couple to elope in the warmth of the setting sun. This concept inspired our colour palette of warm hues and golden tones, all of which featured in the makeup, the floral design, and picnic setting, from the cushions to the cutlery.”

Photographer: Elle DS Photography / Styling: Minty Mary Pea / Flowers: Gooseberry Hill Farm / Hair & Makeup Artist: Barossa Style Bar / Bride's Dress: Brides & Bloom / Ceremony Officiant: Genevieve Wants To Marry You

Parambir & Kaz’s Bright & Colourful Sydney Indian Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings, Multicultural Weddings,

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Parambir & Kaz

For me, one of the things I love most about writing about weddings each and every day is the immersion in different cultures. In watching how traditions unfold, how heritage is honoured and how special details are curated. The bright and colourful Sydney Indian wedding of Parambir & Kaz was captured by Dan Cartwright. Spanning an entire week, the wedding had everything – a henna ceremony, Bollywood style dancing, music-filled processional down the streets and beautiful photos by the harbour. For this lover of culture and colour, what more could I want?

It was a grand proposal when Kaz asked Parambir to marry him. The bride reminiscing “Kaz proposed on a hot air balloon – it was pretty amazing! We were subject to the elements though…thunderstorms and thick fog meant we took off the third time (which I’m sure Kaz was feeling pretty nervous about!)”

The decor was a highlight of the planning for the bride, Parambir notes “We loved selecting the floral arrangements and the décor for the different events we had (inspired by some serious Pinterest-ing)! I love decorating with fresh flowers so getting up early to get to the flower market and then making the arrangements for some of the home events with my sister-in-law and friends was also pretty fun.”

The bride was dressed in traditional attire purchased in India. She tells “My flight to Delhi got delayed twice, so the three days I was supposed to have to find my wedding outfit got cut down to half a day. I had my mum and aunty in Delhi trying to shortlist some outfits for me once I landed. In the 5 or so hours I had, I chose my wedding and reception day outfit. Frantic but it all worked out in the end!”

The time before the ceremony the bride shared with her parents, remains one of her favourite memories. She tells “The week was filled with so many traditional events and details, but sitting in the wedding car with my mum and dad was a nice moment. Between the hectic-ness of the wedding morning and arriving at the ceremony, it was nice to sit with my two incredible parents.”

The official ceremony kicked off at the Glenwood Sikh Temple. The newlyweds explaining “We wanted it to be as personal as possible (which is hard with 400 or so guests!) but we did try. My grandmother read a poem at the end which was really touching.”

The bride remembers “There were so many favourite moments. But my favourite would have to be the ‘laava’ which is when we walk around our religious scripture four times. For us, this is similar to the vows of a white wedding.”

Of her favourite photo, the bride explains “There were so many amazing photos throughout the week but there was one which was taken at the Armoury in front of this plain cement wall. We’re both laughing having a good time. I think that captures the essence of the day pretty well.”

The beautiful bright details continued to the flowers, the bride remarking “I wanted my bouquet to not be a traditional bouquet – but to have some fun with the type of flowers and the colours. I opted for tones of red and mustard, with a messy/wild touch.”

The groom chose to have no groomsmen, the bride, however, chose five of her closest friends – including long time friends from nappies and primary school!

 

The couple kicked off the day after their wedding with photographs on the harbour. They celebrated with brunch, before photographs and then heading to their reception celebration.

 

Of their photographer, the bride tells “Dan was amazing! He went above and beyond at every event. We wanted natural photos of us and our guests and we couldn’t be happier. His jokes kept us smiling and that certainly helps when there’s a lens constantly facing your direction!”

The couple gifted their guests boxes of chocolates, telling “We made 320 individual chocolate boxes stamped with our initial. It was nice to get the cousins and friends around to create a bit of a production line!”

Having our closest family and friends with us to share the day with us. These are the people that have seen us grow up and guided us along the way, so that was really nice that they could be there for our biggest day. In particular, Kaz’s grandad who is unfortunately no longer here with us today.”

The first dance was a hard choice says the bride. “We danced to ‘Magic’ by Coldplay. Despite my attempts for Ed Sheeran’s ‘Tenerife Sea’, we landed on Magic because it was a band we both loved and the song meant something to the both of us.”

 

The groom remembers “There was this one moment on the night of the reception, the dance floor was packed and we sat down to have a drink at the bridal table while everyone else was dancing away. It was kind of cool for 10 minutes to sit back and watch our wedding and everyone having a good time.”

Congratulations  Parambir and Kaz! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us. Thank you also to Dan Cartwright for sharing this stunning celebration.

Photographer: Dan Cartwright / Cinematographer: DnM Wedding Films / Hair & Makeup Artist: Gather & Stitch / Hair & Makeup Artist: Fareha / Ceremony Venue: Glenwood Sikh Temple / Reception Venue: Oatlands House / DJ: Punjabi Groove Masters

Angela Osagie Spring Bridal Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride

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Spring brings visions of beautiful colour, of delicate flowers, of Spring blooms and the brand new Angela Osagie Spring bridal collection with its stunning floral detailing, feminine silhouettes and expertly chosen fabrication. The collection is handmade in Sydney, with pieces beautifully crafted for their wearer.

Working completely custom, or from her house collection, Angela is focused on her ethos of handmade gowns with joy-filled experiences, carefully tailoring the entire experience to each and every bride.

With the Southern Highlands acting as the most beautiful Spring backdrop, Angela worked with Hilary Cam to capture the new collection. Maria Elena adding sparkling hairpieces for models  Maddy May and Hayley Hughes, while Decorations by Jelena created the most beautiful complementing floral bouquets. The team, inspired by all things Spring, brought to life different bridal looks, with natural styling to more dramatic looks, all shot on location at Stanhope House in Bowral – the perfect, old-world backdrop for these heavenly gowns.

The Angela Osagie Spring collection is available now from her Sydney boutique.

Photographer: Hilary Cam / Gowns: Angela Osagie / Hair & Makeup Artist: Ethix Makeup Beauty and Styling / Jewellery & Hairpieces: Maria Elena / Flowers: Decorations by Jelena / Model: Maddy May / Model: Hayley Hughes / Venue: Stanhope House