Editorial Photoshoot: I’m With The Band

Photographer Nick Scott at The Dolling Agency | Makeup Pernilla Ackerfors | Models Caitlin Nelson at Vivien’s Model Management and Jake Gordon at London Management | Jewellery Amelleé

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Dress: Rachel Gilbert | Bracelet by Kailis  | Grey short suit: ASOS | Shirt: Abelard  |Bowtie and pocket square by Le Noeud Papillon from Strand Hatters 

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Dress: Aje. | Cuff by Jan Logan

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Dress: Carla Zampatti |¬†‚ÄúAvery‚ÄĚ hand chain by Johanna Johnson¬†|Bracelet by¬†Kailis¬†¬†|Heels: The Mode Collective¬†|¬†Suit by Abelard¬†|¬†Shirt by Geoffrey Beene | Paisley cravat by Le Noeud Papillon and Hampton hat from Strand Hatters

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Dress by Rachel Gilbert¬†|¬†‚ÄúColbert‚ÄĚ bracelet and beaded heels by Johanna Johnson¬†| Navy suit by Crane Bros.¬†|Floral shirt from ASOS

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Dress by Aje. | Necklace by Amelleé | Akubra Speakeasy hat from Strand Hatters| Cuff by Jan Logan| Suit by SABA  | Spot shirt from ASOS (asos.com.au) | LNP blue bowtie from  Strand Hatters | White suit by Carla Zampatti (carlazampatti.com.au)

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Bustier by Aje. | Necklace by Kailis | Heels from The Mode Collective

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Dress by Carla Zampatti | Necklace by Amelee | Earrings by Jan Logan | Gloves by Dents | Heels from The Mode Collective | Suit by Abelard | Shirt by Crane Bros. | LNP bowtie and pocket square from Strand Hatters | Shoes by Windsor Smith | Ae’lkemi fur coat

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Camilla and Marc launches Bridesmaid Suite in Sydney

A new shopping experience for brides and their bridesmaids is here! And we’re pretty excited to share it with all you lovely ladies looking for the perfect bridal party dresses.

Iconic Australian label Camilla and Marc has just launched its sophisticated bridesmaid suite and this beautiful sunlit room, perched above their Five Ways Paddington boutique store, is filled with pastel shades, perfectly crafted shapes and feminine, floaty details that can only be described as the stuff of dreams.

Based on the bride’s brief prior to the appointment, a Camilla and Marc stylist will be on hand to pick dresses that will complement each individual bridesmaid and their shape and while the girls search for that perfect bridal party combo, brides will also have the opportunity to preview some elegant Camilla and Marc gowns.

During all of this, brides-to-be and their bridesmaids will be privy to a VIP shopping experience, complete with premium service and refreshments.

And at the end, all lovely ladies will even leave with an essentials kit stuffed into their hot little hands that will see them through the wedding day.

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Real Wedding: Maria & Nicholas

Finding the perfect reception venue was a priority for this couple as they wanted an intimate and fresh vibe. They decided on the MV Pearl. “Every penny spent there was well worth it!” says Maria.

As the celebrations took off at sunset from Docklands, the couple looked at each other and knew they were in for a magical night. What followed was an event of dancing and decadent food, all with the assistance of the operations manager, Alex. “We cannot praise him enough,” says Maria.

Venue:
MV Pearl
81 Bay Street Brighton 3186
Ph: 0425 817 151
E: events@mvpearl.com.au
W: mvpearl.com.au

Bride’s Dress: Jane Hill Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Tony Bianco | Bridesmaids Dresses: Leafy Couture | Flowergirl Dresses: Tute de Monde¬†| Flowergirl’s accessories: Flower Jar | Groom’s Suit: Calibre | Groomsmen’s suits: Zara | Photographer: Noble Photography | Hair: Rokk Ebony | Makeup: Evoke Hair and Makeup | Jewellery: Pandora | Stationery: Leo Ishii Letterpress | Flowers: Flower Jar¬†| Transport: Europcar and Sports Car Rental

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Designer Profile: Lobelia Couture

Our friends over at Lobelia Couture are well-known for their stunning bodices and dramatic skirts, which is why we’re super excited about their new collection AFIRE.

For those dreaming of a wedding gown that can be worn more than once, this contemporary collection might just be the perfect solution. Lobelia Couture’s signature mix-and-match bodice and skirt options, paired with fine European lace and tulle, shorter hemlines and flirty silhouettes offer magical, wearable creations for the most modern of brides.

The Lobelia Couture AFIRE collection is priced from $350.00 and available to purchase online at: www.lobeliacouture.com

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Editorial Photoshoot: Wild at Heart

Free spirited and bohemian style for a modern and relaxed approach to your big day.

Photography: Nick Scott @ The Dolling Agency | Hair and Makeup: Allison Boyle @ The Artist Group | Fashion Editor: Mimi O’Brien | Assisted by: Lauren Kate Johnston | Model: Milena @ Viviens Management| Bouquets: Susan Avery

Photo 1 & 2: Dress by Souraya| Headpiece & Jewellery: Stephanie Browne
Photo 3: Sarah Gown by Akina Bridal Couture (pictured with brooch and satin belt) | Jenepher Walker Headpiece available at Akina Bridal Couture
Photo 4: Dress and Headpiece by Vellos Bridal and Evening Couture | Shoes by Panache Bridal Shoes  | Jewellery by Tiffany and Co.
Photo 5: Dress by Designs by Melanie Ford, Jewellery by Tiffany and Co.  | Shoes by Panache Bridal Shoes 
Photo 6, 7 & 8: Dress by Designs by Melanie Ford, Earrings by Stephanie Browne, Ring by Magnolia | Shoes by Midas

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Designer Profiles: Brides by Francesca

Brides and Boudoir 2015 by Brides by Francesca is the perfect balance of beauty and seduction.

Brides By Francesca | Sydney Glamour Photo | Ashleigh Cormack Makeup | Maria’s Curls | Cristy Garces | SJ Lingerie | Maria Elena Headpieces

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Real Wedding: Jess & Ben

Ben and Jessica met as university students and moved in together after a few months. After over five years together, Ben planned a very romantic proposal while they were visiting his parents.

‚ÄúHis sister and I were shopping and she went to check when a show was on at the local theatre. When we arrived, the ‚Äėowner‚Äô came out the front in a fluster and said he was doing a sound check alone and couldn’t figure out where a humming noise was coming from. He asked if we could come in and listen when he adjusted some levels. So we went in and sat down, the lights dimmed, the curtains opened and Ben was sitting on stage in a suit with his guitar and played me a song he had written just for me. When he was finished, I was crying and ran up to meet him by the stage, he got down on his knee, told me would love me forever and proposed!‚ÄĚ says Jessica

Bride’s Gown:¬†Frockoholics | Bride’s Shoes: The Iconic |Groomsmen’s Suits: yd. |Photography: The Evoke Company | Hair: The Chelsea Artistic Hair and Beauty Group, Wollongong | Jewellery: Swarovski | Flowers: Silk flowers from Morgann Hill Designs | Venue: The Sebel Harbourside Kiama | Bomboniere: Weddingstar | Honeymoon: Seminyak and Sanur, Bali

For more wedding inspiration grab a copy of the latest issue of Complete Wedding Sydney.

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Editorial Photoshoot: Age of Innocence

Beauty can be found in the most unlikely places. An industrial warehouse is brought to life with beautiful lace gowns and pretty florals.



Photography: Alex Pott | Hair and Makeup: Bernice Mansfield | Creative Direction: Kate Telfer | Flowers: Ivy and Eve | Assistants: Steph Dunbar, Georgia Westgarth | Talent: Jasmine Dwyer @ Vivien’s Models

Photo 1 & 2: Flowers by Ivy and Eve
Photo 2: Gown by The Designer Bridal Room
Photo 3: Gown by Thurley
Photo 1, 4, 5, 6 & 7: Gown by Tanya Didenko Couture

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Real Wedding: Bec & James

After meeting each other in their early teens, Bec and James ‚Äúsealed the deal‚ÄĚ at a gorgeous country estate.
The first time Bec and James met was when they were 12 years old at a local holiday tennis camp. ‚ÄúJames asked for my number at the end of the camp while we were eating ice creams so, naturally, I wrote my home phone number on his Cornetto wrapper. He called me a few weeks later to ask me to go to the movies. He said he would call me the following week to confirm the movie date‚Ķ but he never called back. To this day, he sticks by the story that his mum had thought the ice-cream wrapper was rubbish and had thrown it out and that‚Äôs why he couldn‚Äôt call me back. Not sure I believe that one!‚ÄĚ says Bec.

Years passed and the couple didn‚Äôt see each other again until they bumped into each other at a friends‚Äô 16th birthday party. ‚ÄúJames asked me out at the end of the night and we‚Äôve been together ever since,‚ÄĚ says Bec.


Bride’s Gown:¬†Karen Willis Holmes| Bride’s Shoes:¬†Panache Bridal Shoes |¬†Bridesmaid’s Dresses:¬†Bridesmaids Only¬†| Flower Girl’s Dress: David Jones¬†| Groomsmen’s Suits: Oxford Luxury¬†| Groomsmen’s Ties: Calvin Klein | Photography: At Dusk Photography | Hair: Laura Morales Morris | Makeup: Emma Alexandra Makeup | Flowers: Terrara House Estate | Cake: Faye Cahill Cake Design | Entertainment: The Escalators | Honeymoon: Africa

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Real Wedding: David and Christine

Christine and David carefully planned their wedding over a year and decided to celebrate with 100 of their closest friends and family at the charming Balgownie Estate. The venue catered for both their ceremony and reception, as well as providing accommodation for their guests. “From beautiful vineyard to the fantastic reception area and the food, everything was amazing!” Christine reflects, saying the venue choice was spot-on. With impeccable service, Balgownie Estate staff ensured every aspect of the big day was looked after.

Venue:
Balgownie Estate
P: 9730 0787

E: wedding@balgownieestate.com.au
W: balgownieestate.com.au

Bride’s Dress: Lazaro from Eternal Bride | Bride’s Shoes: Tony Bianco | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Forever New | Men’s Suits: Roger David | Photography and Videography: Blvd Media | Hair and Makeup: Trish Sousa Makeup Artist | Jewellery: Amelia & Stone | Centrepieces: myshortstory.com.au | Stationery: Invitations by Etsy | Cake: Amarantos Cakes | Flowers: The Eleventh Flower | Entertainment: Shazam

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