Editorial Photoshoot: Sugar Coated

Feminine grace is back with soft styles, exquisite detailing and elegant accessories.

Photographer Chris Walsh at Patrick Jones Studio
Creative direction and styling Sarah Bonett
Fashion assistant Tahlecia Love
Makeup Teola W‐L (teola.w.l@gmail.com)
Model Claire Jones at Chic Management
Vintage boxes and trunk with thanks to A Little Character Furniture Hire
(alittlecharacterfurniturehire.com)
Flowers by Susan Avery Design (susanavery.com)
Wedding rings by Jan Logan (janlogan.com)

Photo 1: Stephen Abadair Couture gown
0405 257 842 / Stephen.a6@hotmail.com
Heels by Benjamin Adams available at Deseo Bridal Shoes (deseo.com.au)
Photo 2: Mira Zwillinger gown, from Helen Rodrigues
9904 5700 / helenrodrigues.com.au
Headpiece by Viktoria Novak (viktorianovak.com.au)
Photo 3: Rhonda Hemmingway gown
9362 3733 / rhondahemmingway.com.au
Earrings and heels from Deseo Bridal Shoes (deseo.com.au)
Photo 4:
Photo 5: Ophelia Belle gown
8084 9299 / opheliabelle.com.au
Headpiece by Viktoria Novak (viktorianovak.com.au)
Photo 6: Personalised Weddings gown and earrings
9558 5648 / personalisedweddings.com.au

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Real Wedding: Jacqui & James

Jacqui and James met at University in 2006 when they were 19 and studying the same course. They kept crossing paths at parties and lectures and James convinced Jacqui to go on a date with him. James proposed on Boxing Day in 2011. “He surprised me with a trip to Lorne, which is a beautiful coastal town in Victoria,” says Jacqui. “We stayed at the same hotel that we stayed in on our one-year anniversary five years prior. He proposed on our balcony overlooking the ocean — it was beautiful!”

The couple wanted to keep the wedding fresh and sophisticated. Neither has eccentric taste and they wanted this to be reflected in their special day. Minimalist elegance shone through. “We wanted our wedding day to have a modern classical theme with a touch of rustic charm,” says bride Jacqui. Her stunning Vera Wang Diana gown and Tony Bianco Bridal Range shoes were classically complemented by the groom’s black tuxedo from Harrold’s complete with shirt, bow tie and pocket square from MCM Studio.

After the “I dos”, guests moved to the reception, which was held in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, a perfect backdrop for a glamorous yet rustic event. Lots of varied white flowers, greenery and distressed wood among hundreds of little tea lights highlighted the newlyweds’ taste and brought their dream wedding to life.

GROOMSMEN’S SUITS Jack London PHOTOGRAPHY Lars Paysen HAIR Beauty on Bourke BOMBONIERE Deciduous Press FLOWERS North St Flowers ENTERTAINMENT The Baker Boys TRANSPORT Triple R Luxury Car Hire HONEYMOON Maldives

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Editorial Photoshoot: A Romantic Affair

Let loose with these modern designs and raw styling. Keep flowers simple, gowns free-flowing and go for wild beauty on your big day.

Photographer Michael NaumoffFashion editor Sarah Bonett Makeup Teola W‐L | Model Merille Raagas at Priscilla’s Model Management and Deano Sumner at The Wolves | Stool by A Little Character Furniture Hire | Flowers by Susan Avery Design | Wedding rings worn throughout Jan Logan | Male model’s own ring worn throughout

Photo 1: Gown by Catherine Colubriale | Earrings from Deseo Bridal Shoes
Photo 2: Gown by Toni Maticevski | Veil headpiece and earrings from Deseo Bridal Shoes
Photo 3: Suit, shirt and pocket square by M.J Bale
Photo 4: Gown by Ophelia Belle
Heels by Bourne from Deseo Bridal Shoes |
Bracelet by Jan Logan | Deano wears: Suit, shirt and tie from Rembrandt
Photo 5: Bodice and skirt by Ophelia Belle
Photo 6: Gown and veil by Rhonda Hemmingway
Earrings and Benjamin Adams slingback heels from Deseo Bridal Shoes | Bracelet by Jan Logan

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Editorial Photoshoot: By the Sea

Escape to the sea on your own private yacht to play in the sun with your sweetheart. Look the part in these gorgeous feminine gowns with fine lace and exquisite beading.

Photographer: Ted O’Donnell from 2C Management | Fashion Editor: Mimi O’Brien | Fashion Assistant: Ruairi Loughrey | Hair and Makeup: Lauren Kate Johnston | Model: Alex Moore from Chic

Photo 1: Gown by Mira Mandic  | Headpiece by Viktoria NovakJan Logan pearl ring and charm bracelet
Photo 2: Akina Bridal & Couture gown and belt
Photo 3: Viktoria Novak headpiece and veil | ZOMP heels,
Jan Logan pearl ring and charm bracelet
Photo 4 & 5: Alana Aoun gown and headpiece
Photo 6: Diane Lewis Couture gown | Jan Logan necklace,
Photo 7: Viktoria Novak Exclusive Couture Millinery headpiece
Photo 8: Kylie J. Bridal & Formal gown | Viktoria Novak headpiece | Zomp heels

Shot on location at Bird & Beare Boathouse with thanks to Laissez-faire Catering (www.laissez.com.au). Yacht supplied with thanks to Vic Sail (vicsail.com). Bouquets by Mandalay Flowers (mandalayflowers.com.au).

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

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Designer Files: Vera Wang

Delicate and Disciplined. Sensual and Seductive, the new ‪‎Vera Wang‬ Bride Spring 2015 Collection is magnificent.

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Real Wedding: Caroline and Ben

Caroline and Ben first met through a mutual friend at university. After a few false starts, the pair has now been together for 9 years. “I came home from work one Friday evening to find Ben on bended knee, a stand-in ring in hand (we went shopping for the engagement ring together later), and a bottle of bubbles in the fridge. He had booked a romantic dinner and we celebrated into the night,” says Carloine.

With the help of their wedding vendors, whom were friends of the couple through work connections, they decided to keep their wedding modern and elegant. No strict theme was set only a cheerful colour scheme of orange and ivory. Caroline wore an ivory high neck dress by J Crew with contrasting orange peep toe heels by Salvatore Ferragamo.

The couple strayed away from traditional superstitions and got ready together on the day of their wedding. Photographs by Mark Rossetto at Enhance Studios were taken prior to the ceremony to alleviate any added stress. “Mark was fantastic and very easy to work with. He listened to our ideas and provided some great advice on how the day would roll out. We are really happy with the photos and our package, and can’t wait to get the album,” says Caroline.

ENHANCE STUDIOS PHOTOGRAPHY
170 Bay St, Brighton
T: 1300 236 426
E: info@enhancestudios.com.au
W: www.enhancestudios.com.au

Photography: Enhance Studios Photography | Bride’s Dress: J Crew | Bride’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Hair and Makeup: Belinda Zollo | Men’s Suits: Hugo Boss | Bomboniere: Happy Lab | Stationery: Empress Letterpress | Flowers: North Street Flowers | Entertainment: DJ – Will Pyett

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Editorial Photoshoot: A Modern Fairytale

Once upon a time, not so long ago, a boy and a girl fell in love…

Photography: Scott Lowe | Location: Studio 206, Surry Hills | Fashion Editor: Mimi O’Brian | Fashion Assistants: Tahlecia Love and Anastasia McCloghry | Makeup: Simone Smith Dowling | Hair: Michelle Refalo | Model: Annabelle Harbison from Priscilla’s Model Management

Photo 1 & 7: Gown & Earrings: Personalised Wedding Couture | Ring by So Good Australia | Flowers by Delucas Florist
Photo 2 & 3: Gown by Ziolkowski
Photo 3: Headpiece by Viktoria Novak | Ring by Kate Spade
Photo 4: Shoes by Panache Bridal Shoes
Photo 5: Gown by Soma Design | Earrings by Agenda | Bangles by So Good Australia  | Ring by Kate Spade
Photo 6: Gown by Roasalynn Win Haute Couture

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

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Editorial Photoshoot: Golden Girl

Bohemian luxe style creates a casual confidence. When she weds, this golden girl’s natural beauty and effervescence combine to let her be the most beautiful version of herself.

Photographer: Scott Lowe | Hair & Makeup: Pernilla Ackerfors | Fashion Editor: Mimi O’Brien | Fashion Assistant: Anastasia McCloughrey | Model: Chelsea Cunningham from Priscilla’s Model Management

Pictures 1, 4 & 7: Lora Eliss Couture Golden  | Giles & Brother Large Antler necklace, | Octagon ring by Rebekah Price | Black boots, model’s own | Tan boots by Zomp
Picture 3: Rachel Gilbert gown | Mimi necklace by Biko |
Picture 5: Carla Zampatti Lily Crepe Polo jumpsuit, 9260 9700 / carlazampatti.com.au | Tiny Skull cuff bracelets by Bing Bang NYC|Robert Robert shoes, available from Zomp | Flowers by The Flower Room

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

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Real Wedding: Brooke and Tom

As nature’s friends, Brooke and Tom wanted to use recycled wooden signs amid a beautiful country garden, not forgetting to add their own touch of humour to the signs such as ‘cheesy romance this way’. They chose the Upper Upper Garden of the Convent Gallery because of its ability to grant them their coveted and gorgeous setting.

With three levels of fine art, the Convent Gallery  attended not only to the guests’ appetites, but also to the hunger of their senses. Brooke and Tom’s reception catered to a modest 65 loved ones with which the newlyweds partied well into the early hours of the morning’. It was ‘exactly what [they] imagined’.

THE CONVENT GALLERY
7 Daly St, Daylesford VIC 3460
P: 03 5348 3211
E: info@theconvent.com.au
W: www.conventgallery.com.au

Location: The Convent Gallery | Photography: Cam Grove | Bride’s Dress: Jennifer Regan | Bride’s Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Lisa Ho | Men’s Suits: Claude Sebastian Menswear | Hair: The Lock Boutique | Makeup: Kate Fletcher | Jewellery: Fletcher & Grace | Cake: Splendid Servings | Flowers: Tonia Todman | Entertainment: Top Dog Entertainment

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Real Wedding: Louise and Ben

Louise and Benjamin first started bumping into each other when their two friendship circles began to intercept through a mutual friend. After a decade in the making, this relationship is truly meant to be.

It was Christmas time and Ben had decided that Louise was “the one”. Louise had hinted that a jewellery box was what she wished for. An idea struck, Ben would hide the engagement ring inside the jewellery box as a surprise. Christmas morning came and Louise was in such excitement to receive her gift that she didn’t notice the ring. It wasn’t until Ben asked those four sweet words that she looked back and saw what she had missed the first time. Through tears of happiness she said, “Yes”.

The couple decided on an outdoor ceremony and reception at the stunning Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa in the Yarra Valley. Despite hoping for the rose garden with its picturesque view of the vines, wet weather moved the ceremony to the undercover balcony. With help from personalised wedding coordinator Jacqui, the couple was able to accommodate this. “She helped us plan our magical day.”

BALGOWNIE ESTATE
Corner Melba Highway and Gulf Road, Yarra Glen
T: 9730 0787
E: weddings@balgownieestate.com.au
W: balgownieestate.com.au

Photography: Mark Davis Photography | Bride’s dress: Johanna Johnson | Bride’s shoes: Direct Shoe Warehouse | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Pretty Woman Bridalwear | Men’s suits: Formal Red | Makeup: Natalie Craig, Living Dolls Makeup Artistry | Hair: Lulu McClatchy, Living Dolls Makeup Artistry | Jewellery: Swarovski | Cake: AB FAB Cakes | Flowers: Flowers of Yarra Glen | Entertainment: Photo booth provided by Vintage Photobooths

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