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Real Wedding – Melanie & Grant, Jan Juc VIC

After a romantic engagement in the city that never sleeps, Melanie and Grant slowly commenced their wedding planning.  However the further they got into it, the more overwhelmed the couple began to feel.

Perched above Bell’s Beach on a beautiful, sunny day – the pair decided that an intimate elopement would be the perfect beginning to their happily ever after.

And so it was on the glorious Great Ocean Road  just a couple of weeks later that Melanie and Grant wed – inspired by their beloved New York City, and truly, beautifully in love.

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Real Wedding – Meghan & Sam, Bellarine Peninsula VIC

Meghan and Sam’s beautiful winery wedding was exactly what the pair had always dreamed.

From the ocean views to the rolling vineyards and the amazing entry of over hanging trees, Meghan and Sam fell in love with the beautiful Baie Wines, and on their special day – they couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.

In a stunning Katie May Collection gown, Meghan wowed her new husband as they celebrated their love in their romantic, rustic-inspired setting.

Jenna Fahey-White has captured this relaxed and incredibly special day so perfectly.

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Light it up!

While it’s one of the most important factors when it comes to setting the mood and creating atmosphere, event lighting can often be overlooked – or left to the very last minute.

Sometimes it’s easy to keep busy focusing on tables, walls and everything in between, that we forget to stop and look up.

 

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Real Wedding – Kathleen & Rob, Rutherglen VIC

Low-key lovebirds Kathleen and Rob did much of their planning from afar and relied on advice from their loved ones to plan their wedding day. What resulted was a relaxed country wedding that had their guests delighted.

Family and friends excitedly contributed to creating personal touches, from hand-painted stationery, to lovingly crafted bunting and a personally written tune sung to the bride and groom.

As they danced the night away under the stars and gorgeous festoon lighting, you get the sense that for Kathleen and Rob, it’s only the beginning of a very happy and love-filled adventure – and The Bower Co was there to capture it all.READ MORE

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Introducing Customs House

The city of Geelong boasts a beautiful Waterfront and set back from the hustle and bustle is an elegant wedding venue – Customs House Restaurant and Wine Bar.

The beautiful 1850’s Bluestone building is iconic and makes for the picture-perfect backdrop. With an ability to host a ceremony on the luscious lawns while using the gorgeous Customs House facade as a backdrop, it’s the perfect all-in-one location so your guests need not move.READ MORE

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Creative keepsakes with Natalie Sitka

Surf Coast artist Natalie Sitka has created a blossoming new business for couples looking for a unique and special way to preserve their wedding day.

While traditionally a bride might opt to dry her wedding bouquet – or have the flowers pressed, Natalie’s hand-drawn replications of a bride’s blooms are a fresh approach to keeping the wedding dream alive.

Her fun and whimsical creative creations are becoming incredibly popular, so we were thrilled to sit down with Natalie to hear more about her venture and explore the unique and personalised art.

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Real Wedding – Megan & Johnny, Camp Lovetron

Meg and Johnny – sweethearts from the moment they met –  wanted a wedding day that would blow their guest’s minds.  Little did they know, Mother Nature had every intention of making this happen.

Their guests gathered under a fierce sun to watch Johnny and Meg declare their love before they rolled into an afternoon soiree of drinks and festival food, surrounded by rolling hills and gum trees.

Then came the storm. The first gust sent every paper cup swirling, the second almost sent their marquee flying and by the third gust of wind – every man, woman and child was holding on for dear life. Then came torrential rain.READ MORE

Honeymoon heaven at Anantara Uluwatu, Bali

An exciting part of planning for your big day, is dreaming of that post-wedding, honeymoon bliss.

If you’re lucky enough to escape the rat race and have some reflection time with your new hubby or wife, the excitement in researching that perfect destination to spend your first few loved-up newlywed moments has become a rite of passage. 

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Real Wedding – Ashleigh & David, Abbotsford VIC

When Ashleigh and David began planning their stunning Abbotsford Convent wedding, they knew they wanted to create a dark, wintry and romantic mood that was inspired by David’s heartfelt proposal in Paris.

The pair were a picture a love, romance, and old-world glamour and combined with a fabulous team to execute their vision to perfection. The deep plum hues of the bridesmaids’ dresses and stunning florals made for the ideal accessory to Ashleigh’s breathtaking One Day Bridal gown, and the intimate Abbotsford Convent was the ideal setting for the magic to unfold.READ MORE

Sixty Secrets for a Happy Bride

Weddings aren’t always easy – we totally get it.  Following the post-engagement champagne haze and endless hours of bling gazing, your mind starts whirring as the epic adventure of wedding planning begins.  For many, it can be an experience fraught with worry and stress as you manage realistic and unrealistic expectations – whether it be from yourself, family, friends or your manicurist who is suddenly a wedding expert.

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