Winter weddings are always an elegant, magical affair – and bride Kylie knew exactly what she wanted for the perfect day with fiancé Patrick. “I wore the perfect, full-sleeve lace gown created by Sottero and Midgle — the bridesmaids wore “Sammi” in the burgundy colour.” “We had worked with our celebrant to make the ceremony very personal and…
There comes a time when a bride wants something a little different for her wedding. Why not add a sparkle here or there to make that day extraordinary! (and fun too) “We had a ‘wine ceremony’ during our ceremony where we had a special bottle of wine that we put cards in to open and…
There comes a time when a little country is all we need – the same can be said for a special occasion. Peta and Hamish, who celebrated their wedding day in the heart of the Hunter Valley, added a little splash of navy, yellow and white to their chic, romantic vision. Did we mention a…
Imagine the ultimate destination wedding. Paris? Italy? Maybe Greece? Cast your eyes on a day filled with tropical magic – and only Hawaii can provide it. The bride wore a ‘Berlin’ gown from Ines Di Santo – a strapless sheath dress with a sweetheart neckline including a blush undertone as well as a luscious lace overlay….
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“I wanted something each guest would keep, so 5-6 months prior to the wedding I began growing over 100 succulents. I planted these in mini pots and tied thank you cards around it with gold and white twine. My sister created the thank you cards. The succulents doubled as place cards.”
“Styled by She Designs Events & Jardine Botanic, the enchanted hollywood theme flowed through the ceiling with lush branches & floral decorations hanging amongst Egyptian antique lights & chandelier; the tables were covered in tea lights, flowers, mercury glass votives & candles; table numbers were the names of old Hollywood actors, the bride & groom sat on large butterfly cane chairs and behind them the mantle was draped in greenery, vines & had large candles, there were also more cane chairs & coloured antiqued lounges in the courtyard with more tea candles, flowers & fairy lights.”
“2 shades of grey, so 3 in a lighter colour silver & 2 in dark charcoal. All different styles as all different bodyshapes. 2 had strapless style, 2 had 1 shoulder style, 1 had sheer covering over shoulders. The bridesmaids chose their gown my only pre –requisite were that they were long. All girls wore matching pearls.”
“Pink and red ginger flowers adorned the tables, joined by some greenery. Behind our ‘guest book’ table I had some Polaroid style photos printed and pegged in many rows, of Scott, myself and our son Kai. On every table, I made some glittered candle holders in various shades of purple and pink, even a touch of red! We had the table numbers placed on mini wooden easels, which were also watercoloured.
“We were married on my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary so that was extremely special! Walking down the aisle with my Dad was so special and seeing Pauls face for the first time! It was such a surreal feeling getting ready to walk and seeing all your loved ones all in the one place.”