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 ‚Äúthe one‚ÄĚ. 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‚Äôt notice the ring. It wasn‚Äôt 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, ‚ÄúYes‚ÄĚ.

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. ‚ÄúShe helped us plan our magical day.‚ÄĚ

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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Real Wedding: Karen and Brad

Milestone Events catered for the couple‚Äôs 100 guests at a cocktail-style reception in their 1930s art deco location. ‚ÄúOur favourite canap√©s were the pulled pork sliders and the goat‚Äôs cheese and lemon croquettes. We also had mini mains and a hot ham at the end of the night, which was fantastic,‚ÄĚ recalls Karen. ‚ÄúOverall, 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.‚ÄĚ

MILESTONE EVENTS
Building 16, North Fort Road, North Head Sanctuary, Manly 2095
P: 0400 900 499
E: tessa@milestoneevents.com.au
W:  http://www.milestoneevents.com.au/ 

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 http://www.viktorianovak.com.au/

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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 |¬†‚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

Photo 4
Dress by Rachel Gilbert¬†|¬†‚ÄúColbert‚ÄĚ 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 (asos.com.au) | LNP blue bowtie from  Strand Hatters | White suit by Carla Zampatti (carlazampatti.com.au)

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.

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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