Real Wedding: Karen and Brad

Milestone Events catered for the couple’s 100 guests at a cocktail-style reception in their 1930s art deco location. “Our favourite canapés were the pulled pork sliders and the goat’s cheese and lemon croquettes. We also had mini mains and a hot ham at the end of the night, which was fantastic,” recalls Karen. “Overall, we had a fantastic day! Unfortunately, due to weather, we ended up getting married inside, but Milestone Events made it gorgeous. We still braced the rain for our pictures. The band was great; everyone was singing and dancing all night. We are so happy with our day.”

Building 16, North Fort Road, North Head Sanctuary, Manly 2095
P: 0400 900 499

Bride’s Gown: Marry Me Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Honeystore | Bridesmaids Dressess: Bridesmaids Only | Photography: Skipping Stone | Hair: Courtney Allsop | Make-up: Allure Skin Body Beauty | Bomboniere: Individual Delights | Flowers: Emporio Manly | Cake: Milestone Events | Entertainment: Scotty Sax | Transport: Kombi Weddings | Honeymoon: Noosa, New York and Costa Rica


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Designer Profile: Viktoria Novak

We were swooning over the stunning pieces by Viktoria Novak at Fashion Palette on Tuesday night and are delighted to share with you some of the pieces from the 2015 Bridal and Fashion Occasional (Race-wear) look books.

For more of these gorgeous pieces visit

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Editorial Photoshoot: Le Carousel Spectaculaire

Embark on the ride of your life in a gown that enchants the crowd…

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Photography: Andrew Maccol | Photography assistant: Jonathon Edmeades | Makeup & Hair: Jennifer Major @ Ellie Makeup | Creative Direction: Kate Telfer | Styling Assistants: Steph Dunbar, Sophie Bouikidis | Model: Nicole Mitrov @ London Management | Location Lunar Park MELB | Jewellery: Fine Pieces by Bella Kyrstal

Picture 1: Gown by Belle et Blanc Boutique Bridal Studio
Picture 2: Gown by Luv Bridal & Formal
Picture 3 & 7: Gown by Petra Bridal Couture
Picture 4, 5 & 6: Gown by Catherine R Couture

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Real Wedding: Kate & Hugh

From their very first date, Kate and High were inseperable. What started out as a casual Friday-night dinner date, set up by mutual friends, quickly turned into a great friendship and love. The couple dated for two years, travelling and eventually moving in together, before Hugh proposed while on holiday in Port Douglas.

As editor of CWM, Kate had seen her fair share of weddings and absorbed plenty of inspiration. In only three months Kate and Hugh planned their wedding of 127 guests at a private country property. With a love of natural, earthy charm, Kate styled her wedding in a neutral colour scheme with splashed of pale pinks, navy and sage green.

Flowers: The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie | Catering: Treat Catering Company | Headpiece: Cailin Alainn | Hair and Makeup: Living Dolls | Videographer: Purple Ribbon | Stationery: The Paper Empire | Bride’s dress: Gwendolynne | Bridesmaid Dresses: Zimmerman | Photographer: The White Tree | Entertainment: Bluetrain six piece band | Marquee: Ballarat Party Hire | Venue: Private Property

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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

Photo 1
Dress: Rachel Gilbert | Bracelet by Kailis  | Grey short suit: ASOS | Shirt: Abelard  |Bowtie and pocket square by Le Noeud Papillon from Strand Hatters 

Photo 2
Dress: Aje. | Cuff by Jan Logan

Photo 3
Dress: Carla Zampatti | “Avery” 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

Photo 4
Dress by Rachel Gilbert | “Colbert” bracelet and beaded heels by Johanna Johnson | Navy suit by Crane Bros. |Floral shirt from ASOS

Photo 5
Dress by Aje. | Necklace by Amelleé | Akubra Speakeasy hat from Strand Hatters| Cuff by Jan Logan| Suit by SABA  | Spot shirt from ASOS ( | LNP blue bowtie from  Strand Hatters | White suit by Carla Zampatti (

Photo 6
Bustier by Aje. | Necklace by Kailis | Heels from The Mode Collective

Photo 7
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.

MV Pearl
81 Bay Street Brighton 3186
Ph: 0425 817 151

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:

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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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Taking the Plunge – 5 Reasons Why Skydiving is the Best way to Propose

Jayde Ferguson, writer for Southern Skydivers, Perth’s best skydiving proposal experiences with magnificent views of the WA coast.

Finding someone to tie the knot with is a pretty big deal, but the pressure to pick the right moment and how you’re going to ask is even bigger. From romantic to extreme, there are so many ways to propose to your significant other but at the end of the day you just want it to be the perfect experience – one that’ll get their heart racing.

For some, taking the plunge whilst tandem skydiving has proven to be a fantastic opportunity to ask for your loved one’s hand in marriage. On top of the actual proposal itself, skydiving is one of the few experiences that is bound to get your blood pumping. Marriage is all about trusting your life with this other person – and there is no clearer way to show that by jumping into freefall with them. Here’s a few reasons why skydiving is the coolest, most exciting and adrenaline boosting proposal yet.

1. A Proposal to Remember

When you propose to someone, you want it to be forever. Thus, the actual proposal needs to be something pretty spectacular – you’ll both want to look back on it for years to come. If you’re both adrenaline junkies naturally, then your significant other will no doubt get an extra kick out of seeing the ring or proposal message in the air and really get them falling for you all over again.

2. The Options are Endless

One of the best things about proposing to your loved one through the art of skydiving is that there’s more than one way to do it. The first choice and easiest option is to have a huge banner on the ground right where you and your loved one will land. As you can’t propose verbally when you’re being hurled through the air at the speed of lightning, this would ensure your partner gets the message as they near the ground. If you’re the type of person that does want to do the traditional “get on one knee”, you can plan the jump so you reach the ground first waiting with the ring and bottle of champagne. If you want to be super prepared, you can let everyone else in on the secret too so friends, family and a photographer can be waiting with you to capture the special moment.

Another option for a skydiving proposal can be the moment before you jump – then you can celebrate when you land. Ask your loved one for their hand in marriage the moment as they’re about to leave the plane so this way, they’ll have the adrenalin rushing through them from the jump as well as butterflies in their tummy from the unexpected romantic moment. Once you land, you can take the sparkling ring out of its safe spot to put on her finger.

No matter what way you decide for a skydiving proposal, you can still arrange for the moment to be as traditional and as romantic as you desire. What about getting the skydiving company in on it too? They can make an announcement over the loud speaker or play your song together as you both reach the bottom. Anyway, you can definitely look forward to the passionate kiss that’ll follow such a daring, exciting and heartfelt proposal.

3. Choice of Location

A skydiving proposal doesn’t just have to be limited to your area; you can use it as an opportunity to visit somewhere different or a location that is meaningful to you both. Depending on how big you want the proposal to be, you can arrange for a short trip to an exotic location for the experience (this may make it easier for you to persuade them to come skydiving if they are unsure about it!) or you can just stick to somewhere local which will still offer an amazing experience for you both.

Check out this post on the top 9 skydiving destination in the world for some ideas. Depending on the time frame and budget, you can be as mysterious or as simple as you like.

4. It’s all on Video

Come wedding day, no moment is ever missed with photographers snapping away and friends recording video footage – but what about the actual proposal? Because the proposal tends to be the more privately planned moment, it can be hard to capture it for you both to look back on in years to come.

A great advantage about a skydiving proposal is you’ll have the chance to have it all on video – without giving the surprise away. Most skydiving companies will offer a package that consists of photos and the skydiving experience filmed from the moment you get on the plane, to the moment you’re both on the ground safely landed (and happily engaged – hopefully!) This way, the entire magic of the day is recorded for future reference.

5. It will leave them Breathless

There is nothing more spectacular than a proposal that really leaves you both breathless. The hype, anticipation and excitement from any proposal is enough to put anyone in a whirlwind spin of a natural high, but combining that feeling with an adrenalin-fuelled skydiving experience wont fail to have your loved one gasping with delight as you show how you truly fell for them.

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