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Handling the guest list…before it handles you

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It’s the kind of task that will have you losing sleep, writing and re-writing over and over again as you balance conflicting opinions and your own moral compass – yes that’s right, writing your wedding day guest list can cause mass hysteria in even the most sane couple.

So how do you choose your guest list? Where do you start and where does it end?

Here are our top tips for getting a handle on the guest list before it handles you.

 

Photography – Jerome Cole

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Real Wedding – Kristen & Joel, Newtown, VIC

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Kristen and Joel didn’t need a huge amount of fanfare around their wedding day, rather they focused on keeping things simple and celebrating their love.

Married in an intimate ceremony, they were joined later by their guests who were wowed by Kristen’s incredible lace gown. Their styling consisted of splashes of white, concrete, timber and pops of colour in the floral displays. Handy man Joel also got involved and created beautiful furniture that brought a personal touch to their decor.

There to capture all the love was Tribe photography favourites Hails & Shine Photography.

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Beachside Bliss – styled shoot

 

Imagine inviting your closest friends to a beach-side picnic, only to surprise them with an invitation to be part of your bridal party!

Savvy stylists, Events by Kate and talented photographer, Shelley Price, recently teamed up to share some sparkling engagement inspiration for real life couples.

Bringing this sweet concept to life, the relaxed vibe of the setting, complete with gorgeous Belle tents and sublime Place Settings For Hire goodies, made for absolute beachside bliss.

Get swept up in the magic of it all here.

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Hilary Homes Makeup – the salon experience

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It’s no secret that here at Ivory Tribe HQ we’re big fans of accomplished makeup artist, Hilary Holmes.

Known for her vibrant personality and incredible talent – we were first in line when her new salon was recently opened – and just knew we’d be in for a treat.

The Hilary Holmes experience certainly didn’t fail to impress and we wanted to share it with you. If we walked away feeling a million dollars – we could only imagine just how Hilary and her team has any lucky bride-to-be absolutely glowing on her wedding day.

Incredible Tribe cinematographers Burgess Video have captured Hilary and her beautiful salon in the stunning clip below, take a peek and get reading!

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Real Wedding – Alice & Steve, Inverleigh VIC

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Organisation was key for longtime lovers, Alice and Steve, who pulled together a spectacular celebration from the other side of the world. They found there was plenty of time for time for pinning and Instagramming between trains and connecting flights.

After a quaint ceremony at the Geelong College Chapel, Alice and Steve celebrated their wedding day with loved ones in a breathtaking marquee setup at the Gladioli Gardens in Inverleigh.READ MORE

NOTEL – Melbourne’s hottest new venue

Smack bang in the heart of Melbourne, the newest and most anticipated rooftop accommodation and event space NOTEL is now officially open for business.

NOTEL is like nothing else in the world with six five-star fully renovated and restored 1970’s airstreams on top of a car park in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD, combining to create a brand new breathtaking oasis.

The idea came from the brain (well, it actually came after a few beers with mates while they were on the roof) of James Fry who has owned the three level car park with his Dad for a decade.

 

Photography by Andrew Curtis

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GRAVITY – Georgia Young Couture

Designed and hand-made in Melbourne, Tribe fashion favourite, Georgia Young’s S/S16 collection GRAVITY is defined by its vibrant simplicity and natural elegance.

 

Floating without effort is the inspiration behind this beautifully curated collection, based on the concept that the things we don’t notice, often have the greatest effect.

 

For the contemporary bride, the latest work from the talented Melbourne couture queen draws your eye effortlessly toward feminine beauty.

 

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Getting to know THE RK GROUP

It’s no secret that the recipe to the perfect wedding celebration includes offering your guests an amazing menu.

 

Sit down or cocktail, a fresh take on the tired old ‘chicken or beef’?

 

Tribal catering favourite, THE RK GROUP has got you covered.

 

Having catered hearty sit-down meals, divine canapés and delectable desserts for over 5000 events, and with over 30-years industry experience, we think they are the perfect addition to your wedding day tribe.

 

We took some time to chat with the passionate Geelong-based team to find out more about their premium service and how to choose the perfect caterer to keep your family and friends sated and quenched on your special day.

Chosen by One Day

If, like us, you spend hours drooling over the fashion-forward spin One Day Bridal have put on wedding gowns, then we have some incredibly exciting news for you.

No longer will you need to traipse to Melbourne to get a taste of this incredible brand, with the release of their fabulous new diffusion label Chosen by One Day.

 

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Real Wedding – Muxuan & Matthew, Melbourne, VIC

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The best part of Muxuan and Matt working in the hospitality industry? Having friends with amazing restaurant spaces to party their wedding night away!

After a sweet and sentimental ceremony in the gardens, Lee Ho Fook was the destination for Matt and Muxuan’s inner city celebration. With a hint of DIY and Muxuan dressed in a stunning traditional Chinese dress, they created a unique and non-traditional celebration, inviting It’s Beautiful Here to be by their side and capture all the precious moments.

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