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Having a bridal party – yay or nay?

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One of the first thoughts of a glowing bride-to-be is of the people they want to surround them on their day. As the planning begins a bride and groom essentially build their own little Tribe of their nearest and dearest to form a bridal party – filled with a bevy of bridesmaids and a gaggle of groomsmen that will stand alongside them as they prepare for the new adventure that is marriage.

But what if you are conflicted about having bridal party? Are they absolutely a necessity? While there are absolutely no rules – think your day, your way – we investigate the pros and cons of inviting your best buddies to stand alongside you on your wedding day.

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Real Wedding – Vanessa & Chris, Geelong VIC

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Thank goodness Chris made that last minute decision to attend a friends farewell party, where he was destined to meet his future bride, Vanessa! The couple were married at St Mary’s in Geelong, before celebrating with family and friends at the award winning Clyde Park Vineyard.

Being a Wedding Sales Executive, Vanessa knew exactly what it took to put together a wow-factor wedding. Dark and bold florals paired with lush greenery set an elegant country scene for the occasion, which was held in Clyde Park’s breathtaking Barrel Hall.  Simply stunning imagery photographed by our very own Stef of Stefani Driscoll Photography.

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Getting great at getting ready

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Those getting ready photographs are ones that will bring back all the emotion of your pre-wedding jitters with a simple glance. So it’s no wonder, brides love having their lead-up captured. Photographer, Rachel Ramsay, of Sweeter than Honey gave us some hints and tips when it comes to getting great at getting ready and ensuring those precious preparation photos are picture perfect.

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Real Wedding – Ashlea & Ryan, Red Hill VIC

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Lovers Ashlea and Ryan tied the knot under the gorgeous gums at Polperro Winery in Red Hill. While the stunning venue did much of the talking, Casey from Tillda Flowers contributed the magic touch, with the addition of simple, rustic florals to compliment the breathtaking surrounds.

Dressed in Suzanne Harward and Tribe favourite, Briggins, the couple partied into the night at The Epicurean, where all the fun was captured by Daniel Brannan Photography.

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Engagement shoot – Nikita & Dean, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

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The Mornington Peninsula really is a stunning part of the world and it provided the perfect location for Tribe photographer Michelle Pragt to capture the love of engaged couple Nikita and Dean.

With the sun setting behind them, providing a magical golden backdrop, the connection between the loved-up couple is palpable.  Experience Michelle’s natural flair for capturing love stories as they unfold, below.

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Brownlow behind the scenes with Georgia Young Couture

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When it comes to getting red carpet ready for the Brownlow Medal count, Georgia Young is on speed dial for some of the AFL’s most glamorous partners.

Ivory Tribe were invited behind-the-scenes to get a glimpse of these beauties readying themselves for a fabulous evening ahead.

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Real Wedding – Carly & Luke, Bellarine, VIC

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Locking in a terrific tribe of vendors early on made creating a dream wedding a breeze for high school sweethearts, Carly and Luke. The couple celebrated their day with family and friends at Jack Rabbit Vineyard on the Bellarine, renowned for its delectable food, incredible wine and breathtaking views of Corio Bay.

Simple yet elegant styling showcased the venue perfectly,  thanks to an epic collaboration between Weddings of Desire, Pepper Sprout Hire and Chloe from Style Me Pretty. All the love was captured by Karina Jade Photography.

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The Flower Guide – Choosing fabulous florals for your wedding day.

 

So, you have decided on a simple yet stunning bunch of white Dahlia’s as the key element to your Spring wedding bouquet, only to find out that Dahlia’s aren’t in season until May! Disaster!

For many brides, choosing the perfect florals to complement their wedding is often trickier than first thought. To help you navigate the garden path and pick the perfect blooms for your wedding day, we called upon Melbourne-based florist and tribe member Victoria, flower guru and owner of The Gathering Florist.

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Real Wedding – Emma & Jake, Bellarine VIC

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Emma wasn’t sure that finding ‘the one’ would happen when searching for her wedding gown – but how pleased she was that it did! The end result was stunning.

Following an incredible church service full of heart and soul, Jake and Emma used the urban backdrop of the city of Geelong to take some candid snaps alongside their bridal party. Making their way to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, they celebrated the night away and there to capture all of the action was Tribe photographer favourite Jake Hogan!

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CEREMONY COLLECTION – ANNA CAMPBELL

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Melbourne fashion designer, Anna Campbell, is taking the bridal world by storm. The homegrown talent is now front and centre on the international wedding circuit and her latest collection, Ceremony, has left us breathless.

This feeling – of breathless anticipation, of electric excitement – is in fact the inspiration behind the designer’s new range. Channeling the emotion of her own wedding in January 2016, Ceremony reflects a coming of age for Anna Campbell, both the brand and the designer behind it.

Exquisitely tailored silk bodices create shape and structure, the canvas for gowns showcasing decadent, sparkling embellishments, or soft romantic lace, each fusing signature Anna Campbell glamour with individuality and poise.
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