Real wedding: Leann and Kar Wai

The beautiful couple met at work in 2014, Kar Wai claims it was love at first sight. Proposing at St Regis on Kar Wai’s birthday made the perfect excuse to avoid suspicion from Leann, making it a successful romantic surprise.

Leann, being very petite, had her dress custom made with full lace, just how she wanted it to be. She also wanted to make sure that the dress was light enough to travel from Malaysia to Melbourne and suit their outdoor ceremony. The second dress was a fun, feminine, flowy and fluffy dress that Leann envisioned dancing the night away in. The couple chose Melbourne for their wedding as whenever they are there for a holiday, good things happen. It has a special place in their hearts. Kar Wai also wanted somewhere with a cold climate to avoid the heat back home. The destination was to be a mega holiday celebration and escape with family and friends. The stunning wedding had an intimate theme with a moody palette that would remind you of the warmth, love and intimacy of Christmas.

Vendor list
Wedding Feature thanks to BWedding Invitations https://bweddinginvitations.com
Dress: Wedding Isle and 7th Heaven (based in Malaysia)
Hair and makeup: Miss Aimmey
Shoes: Custom made by Rhea Benson
Accessories: Wedding bands – Chopard
Groom’s Suit: Sacoor Brothers
Cake: Rosemarie’s Cakes
Food: Lindenderry at Red Hill
Flowers: Poppy Culture https://poppyculture.com.au
Photographer: Rick Liston https://rickliston.com
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Lindenderry at Red Hill  https://www.lancemore.com.au/lindenderry
Band – the White Tree.
Videographer- Duet Weddings



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Real wedding: Monique and Justin

After having met the love of his life through work, Justin proposed during a 7-course degustation dinner cruise around Sydney harbor, popping the question in front of the opera house.

The couple had a destination wedding in Slovenia which took two years to plan. They tied the knot in beautiful Otočec Castle, which was built in the 13th century and is the only water castle in Slovenia. Surrounded by water, ducks and swans – it is the perfect destination for a fairytale wedding. The castle features rectangular fortress walls, circular-shaped towers, and an inner courtyard.

Monique and Justin then went all over Europe for their honeymoon, visiting Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Santorini, Positano and Switzerland, followed by a cruise stopping at Copenhagen, Tallin, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm.

Vendor list:
Wedding Invitations: Giant invitations http://giantinvitations.com.au
Dress: Luv Bridal Melb https://luvbridal.com.au/
Makeup: IG @Stanka. skledar
Hair: IG @dachicdasa
Shoes: Betts shoes
Accessories: various.
Rings – House of Windsor Dubai
Groom’s Suit: Roger David
Cake: Relais & chateaux Hotel Grad Otocec

Food: Relais & chateaux Hotel Grad Otocec
Flowers: Florist gallery Marjan Lovsin
Photographer: Katjasimon IG @katjasimonphoto https://katjasimon.com
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Relais & chateaux Hotel Grad Otocec grounds
https://www.relaischateaux.com/us/slovenia/otocec-dolenjska-otocec
Entertainment: ceremony- Egzi & Katrin acoustic guitar and singer, Reception- DJ Jure
Celebrant: Novo Mesto official

 

Mustard wedding ideas

Mustard is so beautiful for an Autumn or Winter wedding – you don’t need to have EVERYTHING mustard, of course, but little pops of it here and there are gorgeous! Here are some ideas from etsy.com.

Real wedding: Caroline and Filippo

One day, after having worked together for 6 years, Caroline and Fil started randomly chatting about their common interest in fitness. Before Fil left for Europe for 6 weeks, he came over daily to Caroline’s house and on the last day before he left, her kissed her. He was at her doorstep the day he returned.

A girl loves a good manicure! Caroline had previously said to Fil that if he was to ever propose, to make sure her nails were done first. Not realising the connection, Caroline went along to get her nails done when her sister invited her. When she got home, she found a trail of candles that lead to the lounge where Filippo was standing in a suit in the middle of the circle of candles, and popped the big question!

Caroline actually found her dream dress while watching the TV series ‘Married at first sight’. She found out the designer and took a risk by putting the deposit on the gown prior to attending the fitting. They flew over for one night to the Gold Coast and fortunately the dress was perfect!

Vendor List

Wedding Invitations: Giant Invitations http://giantinvitations.com.au
Dress: Pear Bridal – Designer: Q’nique Bridal https://www.pearlbridal.com.au/
Makeup: Vivian Ashworth (Prahan) https://vivianashworth.com.au
Hair: Vivian Ashworth (Prahan)
Shoes: Part of the “something borrowed” wedding rule
Accessories: Part of the “something old” was Fil’s grandma’s earrings. Also, ‘something blue” was my garter
Bridesmaids Dresses: Purchased from Ferrari (Narre Warren)
Groom’s Suit: Ferrari Formal 
Cake: Vanilla Cakes (Oakleigh)
Food: Libby Reid Catering
Flowers: Woops A Daisy
Photographer: Con from CK Photography http://www.ckphotography.com.au/
Ceremony Venue: Labassa Mansion
Reception Venue: Labassa Mansion
Entertainment: Lionel from Wedding DJ Hire
Celebrant: Geraldene Fleishman
Car/Transport: TripleR Cars https://tripler.com.au/

 

Real wedding: Brooke and Chris

Thanks to their mutual friend playing cupid, Brooke and Chris were fated to be matched together. They have been inseparable since the day they met. Chris proposed to the love of his life during the beautiful sunrise at Sealy Lookout, the proposal was followed with a romantic weekend of romantic activities before they announced it to everyone!

The couple’s wedding theme was inspired by Coachella, they call their theme ‘Wedstival’. They wanted their wedding to feel like a festival and celebration – it had to be outdoors and natural. The couple set up an antique dressing table and filled it with jars of glitter and face paint for their guests to decorate themselves during the free-spirited reception. Brooke originally loved a bridal dress called ‘Sydney Dress’, but had no idea who the designer was. She ended up finding it by chance online and made an appointment right away. She loved the bohemian style dress as she thought it would perfectly suit their wedding theme.

Vendor list:

Wedding feature thanks to: Giant Invitations: http://giantinvitations.com.au
Dress: Anna Campbell @annacampbellbridal  https://www.annacampbell.com.au/
Makeup: I am a qualified makeup artist so I applied my own makeup, my bridesmaids all work in the fashion, modelling and makeup industries so they also applied their own.
Hair: Studio Luxe @studioluxehair
Shoes: Windsor Smith
Accessories: Mimco
Bridesmaids Dresses: Shona Joy
Groom’s Suit: Zara Man
Cake: Grooms Mother, Anka Crooke
Flowers: @liliesandlaceweddingsandevents
Photographer: Nathan Lapham @nathan.lapham https://www.nathanlapham.com/
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Woods of Jervis Bay, Tomerong. @thewoodsfarm
https://www.thewoodsfarm.com.au/

 

Wedding reception decor ideas

Some gorgeous ideas from etsy.com here!

Mint, blush and gold wedding

These three colours together are a match made in heaven! Here are some ideas for this colour scheme, from etsy.com.