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.

170 Bay St, Brighton
T: 1300 236 426

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

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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 / | Tiny Skull cuff bracelets by Bing Bang NYC|Robert Robert shoes, available from Zomp | Flowers by The Flower Room

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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’.

7 Daly St, Daylesford VIC 3460
P: 03 5348 3211

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.”

Corner Melba Highway and Gulf Road, Yarra Glen
T: 9730 0787

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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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.

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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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