Bride with big smile looking at groom

A Relaxed Urban Warehouse Wedding in Melbourne

Oh I do love a wedding with a relaxed, party vibe; throw in a warehouse venue and I am very happy! The urban warehouse space, Gather and Tailor in Melbourne, provided the perfect backdrop for Brent and Georgia’s wedding, and gave them a fabulous blank canvas to style as they wished… and style it they did!

The couple had an incredible neon pink ‘Til Death’ sign made, which they framed with an amazing floral installation, to create a great backdrop for the ceremony. During the after-wedding party, guests enjoyed espresso Martinis, doughnuts, delicious sharing platters of food, and lots of booze!

I really love Georgia’s style. She didn’t want a traditional wedding dress so chose a beautiful dress by Ellery, finishing her bridal look with “killer heels and some big, kick-ass earrings”!

Photographer Sayher Heffernan was behind the lens to capture this very cool urban warehouse wedding, and I am delighted to share Brent and Georgia’s big day…

Bride with big smile looking at groom

Hilarious, Surreal and Perfect

“We met very late in the night, or should I say, early hours of the morning, at Pony, a bar in the city. It sounds clich√© I know, but we just kind of ‘worked’ straight away and wanted to see each other all the time. Nine years later we decided to get married, so I guess we were both pretty sure we had found the right one by then!

“Even after nine years together and lots of chats about maybe getting married, I was completely surprised and had no idea it was happening! Brent had the proposal all planned to happen by the ocean (my favourite place to be), on the Mornington Peninsula where my parents live.

“However, in true ‘Georgia style’ I kept getting side-tracked while Brent seemed desperate to get me down to the beach! Little did I know, I was completely ruining his plan. In the end, he gave up and the nerves took over. While I set the table in the backyard for a big family lunch, he secretly placed my ring on an old tree stump in Mum and Dad’s backyard and proposed right there. It was hilarious, surreal and perfect all at the same time.”

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Bride smiling before wedding

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A Cool ‘Wedstock’ Festival Wedding in an Orchard

Today we have something a little different to share with you. Following a summer of festivals, I’m very excited to share this cool Woodstock inspired wedding.

Alice and Ben’s ‘Wedstock’ festival wedding is so vibrant, unique and fun. There are so many amazing details, but one of my favourites is Alice and Ben’s attire. Alice wore an incredible lace wedding dress with large floating sleeves, and Ben wore a very cool, relaxed suit, bright shirt (the funkiest shirt I have seen for a wedding!) and cravat – such a cool couple! And wait until you see what the celebrant wore!

Bride and groom standing next to Wedstock sign

The wedding took place in an orchard that belongs to Alice’s uncle, and was the perfect spot for this laid-back wedding. The whole wedding was bright, bold and fun. I love every one of the styling details; the origami birds, pom poms, chair ribbons, fun signs around the venue… it all added to the ambience of the day.

As well as the fabulous pictures by Jacob Boodrie, we also have a very special video of Alice and Ben’s amazing day. This is a really cool time-lapse film created by Time-Lapse Tales. It’s an innovative style of capturing weddings and experiences by blending videography with photography. Isn’t it cool!

Fun-Loving People

“We met at university where we lived in halls together, and started off as best friends. I proposed to Ben with an impromptu proposal in bed one Sunday afternoon, but Ben got jealous that I’d beaten him to it. So, he decided to propose back to me on a boat in the Hudson River in New York.

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A Rustic, Handmade Wedding in a Dairy Barn

This wedding is just incredible! Robyn and Whitney chose the amazing Yandina Station in Queensland, Australia, as the setting for their wedding. The historic venue was the perfect choice for their rustic theme, with the unique combination of vintage beauty and incredible views of the rugged country backdrop.

The pretty colour palette set the tone for Robyn and Whitney’s laid-back, rustic affair. The colours really come to life in the couple’s bridal bouquets, and these are some of the most incredible blooms I have seen. Stunning.

Two brides in front of a vintage Ford wedding car

I am so in love with their style and beautiful wedding dresses. Whitney chose¬†‘Saskia from Karen Willis Holmes, a beautiful wedding dress with bodice top and customised corset skirt. Robyn wore ‘Pippin’ by Wtoo by Watters, a stunning slim-fit dress with a geometric lace pattern. Having two dresses to swoon over makes me so happy!

Robyn and Whitney, along with family members, made much of their wedding decor, including the table runners, favours, signs and table numbers. Bonnie Jenkins Photography captured the details of the wedding beautifully. Come and see…

A Storm and a Teacup

“Robyn and I met at the local RSL we both worked at on the Sunshine Coast. Robyn had just come back from three months in Europe, and few months prior I had moved back to the coast from Brisbane. We spent four years on the coast working and having fun before deciding to make a move to Mount Isa.

“We went to Byron Bay for a long weekend and the music festival ‘Splendour In The Grass’. After we checked in to our beach house we decided to have afternoon tea at the lighthouse, but it was a cold and rainy day. We watched the storm roll over the hills and on to the beach, taking in the beautiful view.

“Robyn poured a cup of tea for me, then looked at me intently until I realised the black mug had turned into a picture of her on one knee holding a sign saying ‘Will you marry me?’. She then pulled a box out of her pocket, opened it, and after a few tears I said yes! It was a surreal day and one of the happiest.”

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A Culcreuch Castle Hotel Wedding with Natural Styling

Today’s feature is a fairytale wedding at a Scottish castle, and it’s simply stunning! Maureen spent the run-up to her wedding on crutches (having broken her ankle during a fitness bootcamp), not knowing if she would be able to even walk down the aisle cast-free… But of course she did – no fairytale wedding ends with a bride on crutches! Maureen was also able to wear a fabulous pair of blue shoes to glide down the aisle in. They looked perfect with her beautiful bespoke wedding dress.

Maureen and Pieter’s natural wedding styling really suited the surroundings of their spectacular Scottish wedding, with thistles and tartan of course featuring. Something else that ‘features’ is a really cool Lego cake topper… so cute!

Huge thanks to Andrew Thomas Photography for sharing the amazing pictures of this fabulous wedding.

Bride and groom in grounds of Culcreach Castle Hotel

Good in a Crisis

“Maureen and I met in a bar in west London back on February 13th 2014. It seems we both had the same idea that being single on Valentine’s Day is a bit rubbish, so decided to head out and see if we liked the look of anyone!

“Now no one ever believes me, but Maureen actually took the initiative and chatted me up. I was at the bar with a friend when she leant over and said “you look like a man who is good in a crisis – I’ve got no idea what to drink!”

“I proposed to Maureen on March 4th 2016, by the side of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, as the sun was setting. Little did we know that James Matthews would propose in the same place to Pippa Middleton only a few months later.”

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Scottish flag on Culcreach Castle Hotel

Culcreach Castle Hotel grounds

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A Kings Weston House Wedding with Handmade Touches

I was delighted when the fabulous Martin Dabek sent me the pictures of Hollie and Jimmy’s wedding at the historic Kings Weston House. This wedding contains one of my all-time favourite wedding pictures… you’ll know why when you see it, but it contains two deer and some props!

Built many centuries ago, Kings Weston House boasts a plethora of 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase. It is elegant, full of character, and has such charm; the perfect backdrop for Hollie and Jimmy’s wedding.

Bride and groom at top of stairs at Kings Weston House

I love a wedding with a big bridal party, and Hollie’s seven bridesmaids all looked stunning in mismatched muted pink dresses that complemented the grey, pink and white colours of the styling details.

Talking of looking stunning – I adore Hollie’s wedding dress from Allure Bridals. It has such a pretty sheer lace back with button detail.

This really is a beautiful, elegant wedding (with a hint of shabby chic). Enjoy looking through these fabulous pictures by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography.

An Informal Feel

“Our wedding took place at Kings Weston House in Bristol. We wanted to create a shabby chic, informal feel, and chose a colour scheme of grey and dusky pink with sparkly accents.

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Bride having make-up done

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