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Real Wedding – Lauren & Rich, Sutherlands Creek VIC

Inspired by the timeless beauty of the 1950’s Kennedy wedding, Lauren and Rich channelled true New York-chic as they wed on a treasured family property.

In a polished, yet naturally beautiful country setting, the bride made her way down the lush green lawns of the private estate, wowing her groom and her guests in a custom-made Steven Khalil gown – she was the epitome of beauty and grace.READ MORE

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Real Wedding – Laura & James-Anthony, Bellarine VIC

We were left swooning when we discovered Laura’s groom, James-Anthony, wrote and recorded a song as part of his romantic beachside proposal.  That special moment was just the beginning of many amazing times the couple shared as they planned their stunning coastal winery wedding at Terindah Estate.READ MORE

French Kiss This – Bridal Shower Giveaway

Bonjour bridal babes, do we have something oh – so – exciting to share with you! Are you an engaged gal looking for the most fabulous final fling?  Or are you a bridesmaid looking for the ultimate way to send your bestie off in true bridal shower style?

Welcome to our French Kiss This giveaway.

A bridal shower of the most epic proportions.  Just think – you and your lady gang hanging out at one of the most coveted and exclusive private properties of the Bellarine Peninsula – Campbell Point House.  Your very own private French Chateau in an afternoon of free-flowing bubbles and besties – the most perfect pre-wedding celebration!

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Real wedding – Aisha & Virginia, Lorne VIC

Feeling slightly overwhelmed by their looming list of ‘wed-min’, Aisha and Virginia managed to take a moment to reflect on what they really wanted from their wedding day.  Once defined, they set about planning a coastal celebration that would leave them smiling from ear to ear.

Every little aspect of their relaxed celebration was dedicated to reflecting the loved-up couple – from Indian rings passed down through Aisha’s family, to dressing up ‘Bonnie’  – their gorgeous vintage Land Cruiser, who quite simple could not miss the occasion.

Captured by the talent of Cam Grove on the shores of the beautiful Great Ocean Road, it’s easy to be swept up in this stunning and heartfelt day.
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Untamed Romance – Grace Loves Lace

It is among the golden Australian outback that fast-growing fashion empire Grace Loves Lace has unveiled their stunning 2015 collection.

In a perfectly-poised nod to our sunburnt country – its rich and varied history, and the vast and beautiful landscapes, Grace Loves Lace has yet again redefined modern bohemian beauty in their latest fashion offering.

Impeccable textiles and luxurious silhouettes – the signature Grace Loves Lace romance beats true in this campaign story.

Their carefully-considered, immaculately accessorised and lusciously luxe French Lace and silks have joined forces and made absolute magic.

Captured by photographer Kane Skennar and cinematographer Beren Hall, here is Untamed Romance.

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Real Wedding – Lauren & Jordan, Werribee VIC

It was to the unmistakable sounds of Scottish bagpipes that Lauren walked the manicured lawns of Werribee Mansion to her waiting groom, Jordan. Any nerves that the bride-to-be felt, disappeared as she made her way down the aisle and faced the love of those around her.

Classic beauty combined with romantic touches of rustic charm set the tone of their day, and throughout each step of the planning process, Lauren and Jordan felt relaxed and excited about what lay ahead of them.

Lucky enough to experience clear skies and beaming sunshine, the pair were all smiles – especially as they took the opportunity to stop for a quiet moment together on the gorgeous grounds of the mansion before they danced into the night.

The timeless beauty of Lauren and Jordan’s wedding was captured by Smitten Photography, and the other fabulous vendors that helped make their day happen are detailed below.

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Faux Glow – makeup edit

In her ten years as a bridal makeup specialist, Hilary of Hilary Holmes Makeup says there’s one look that is requested more than any other – beautiful, glowing makeup.

“It’s a look that complements a bride perfectly, as her skin is left looking as radiant as she feels on the inside,” Hilary explains – reassuring us that this look certainly isn’t restricted to brides only. “This golden glow is also a fantastic look that translates easily to every day too.”READ MORE

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Real Wedding – Emma & Paul, Princetown VIC

Bright blue skies, stunning coastal vibes and a picture-perfect set up all added to the rustic charm of Emma and Paul’s Princetown wedding.

The pair, who were calm and collected in the lead up to their big day, chose to marry by the sea – along with one another’s – their home town has captured their hearts.

Kicking off their shoes and immersing their toes in the sand, Emma and Paul enjoyed some private post-ceremony moments in their stunning surrounds while being photographed by Sheree Dubois.

For these long-time lovers who adored their wedding day, they say its far more important that their marriage be just as beautiful.

Going by their story – and stunning seaside nuptials – we have a feeling that for Emma and Paul, the best really is yet to come.

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Real Wedding – Erin & Andrew, Bannockburn VIC

What do you do when you experience weather conditions from hell on your wedding day?… Conjure up your inner Taylor Swift and ‘Shake it Off’? That’s exactly what Andrew and Erin did when the weather wreaked havoc on their outdoor wedding at Andrew’s family property in Bannockburn.

From the beginning, Erin and Andrew’s vision was to create a celebration that was sentimental to them, their family and their friends.  It was about bringing together the people they love, sharing their love for each other and dancing into the night – rain, hail or shine.  Captured by Lakshal Perera, we came away from this wedding with a new item on our bucket list – dancing in the rain – all night long!

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Unplugged Weddings – The Low Down

Are you an Instagram addict, a Facebook fiend, or just an over zealous happy snapper?

You may have recently heard the term ‘unplugged wedding’ bandied about. It is a hot topic in the world of weddings right now, particularly with the increased use of smart phones and social media.

So, what is an unplugged wedding and why would a couple consider it?READ MORE