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
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
Photographer: Rick Liston
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Lindenderry at Red Hill
Band – the White Tree.
Videographer- Duet Weddings


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
Dress: Luv Bridal Melb
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
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Relais & chateaux Hotel Grad Otocec grounds
Entertainment: ceremony- Egzi & Katrin acoustic guitar and singer, Reception- DJ Jure
Celebrant: Novo Mesto official


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
Dress: Pear Bridal – Designer: Q’nique Bridal
Makeup: Vivian Ashworth (Prahan)
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
Ceremony Venue: Labassa Mansion
Reception Venue: Labassa Mansion
Entertainment: Lionel from Wedding DJ Hire
Celebrant: Geraldene Fleishman
Car/Transport: TripleR Cars


Great wedding ideas from Pinterest – part 7!

It’s been over a year since I did one of these posts (search for ‘pinterest’ on my site to see the previous ones). Check out all the latest cute, quirky and stunning ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest in the past months.