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SIMPLY SENSATIONAL: Current wedding trends show simplicity is the key

COUNTRY APPEAL:

Morgan and Kyle share the romance of their wedding with a little touch of country

STEP IN STYLE:

Learn the steps to make your first dance a show stopper


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S ay I d o i n y o u r o wn s ty le. . . Get organised well in advance to ensure that your individual tastes are catered for

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HILE traditions, styles and vows may change, one thing that remains the same is the excitement and specialness that is your wedding day. Here is a chance to stand with the one you love before your family and friends and make a commitment to them, to celebrate what makes you special as a couple and to welcome in your new life as a married couple. Whether you are having a small gathering with those closest to you or a huge celebration with hundreds of guests, there are many things to be considered in

organising your special day. Dresses, suits, hair, jewellery, flowers, make-up, photography, food, entertainment, vows and of course a honeymoon, these are things that need to be organised well in advance to ensure that your individual tastes are catered for. Many wedding specialists welcome the chance to share their knowledge and experience with you. Bundaberg Bride is a specialist publication with first-hand knowledge of some of the region’s best in the industry.

Editor/Writer: Angela Norval Cover photo: Gina Bryer Photographer Photography: Gina Bryer/ScribblyInc/Contributed/iStock/Thinkstock Design: Marlize Duggan Advertising design: Ingrid Barham Editorial inquiries: (07) 4153 8585 Advertising inquiries: (07) 4153 8530 Published by: Bundaberg Newspaper Company Pty Ltd (ABN 68 009 656 955) at 36-38 Woondooma St, Bundaberg QLD 4670 and printed by News Corp Australia at 56 Kenilworth St, Warwick QLD Publisher’s indemnity: Bundaberg Bride is published by The Bundaberg Newspaper Company. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions undertake to ensure that all such materials do not infringe the Trade Practices Act or other laws, regulations or statues. Further to the above mentioned, these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgments.

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C he ck t re nds to comp are Chiffon and lace, classic posies and candy buffets are popular choices

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HAT distinctive look on your special day will always come down to a bride’s individual tastes (a maybe a few suggestions from her mother) but ultimately it never hurts to know what the trends are for the year. While there are always the classic looks when it comes to so many aspects of weddings including dresses, flowers and decorations, 2018 is seeing brides open to trying something fabulous but still functional. Blush Bridal Boutique’s Linda de Gunst said the fitted A lines and other classics would always be loved but brides were focused more on rustic, boho-type designs incorporating chiffon and lace. “The soft lace is not only stunning but it provides a lighter feel to the dress and hangs very nicely on many brides,” she said. “Chiffon and lace add that extra special appeal to a dress as well and while ivory dresses again continue to be popular, brides are really making the lace pop with a touch of colour underneath it in almond or coffee colours. “Given the quite hot weather we have been having, we find that more brides are being drawn to autumn, spring or winter weddings in an effort to be more comfortable and because of this we will be getting some of the three-quarter sleeve dresses in that were proving popular at a recent bridal show in Sydney.” Add to this some of the stunning dusty pinks or burgundies in bridesmaid dresses that are also proving popular, with bridesmaids not having to all wear the same colour but darker or lighter examples of it. As the dresses stray away from the classic, it is not the case when it comes to flowers, with Flower Fusion Bundaberg’s Melissa Partridge highlighting that the traditional, elegant and rounded posy-style bouquets were very much in style. “There is still some call for the beautiful textures and colours of the natives, but the rest of the year is heading towards deep reds as well as good use of blues and whites,” she said. “We are lucky in that we have a wealth of seasonal flowers that are available to us locally that are also fashionable including roses and gerberas too, but if brides need anything from further afield they can be shipped to us easily.” When it comes to trends in party favours or dessert displays, Cha Cha Chocolate’s Melanice Jacobsen said people remember three things: the food, the entertainment and the experience. “If you add something special to your wedding day you will be remembered for it,” she said. “I personally encourage couples to incorporate something unique to their wedding when it comes to favours, whether it’s a certain thing they love or something they have shared while being together. “Candy buffets are so under rated; if you have been to a wedding with a huge table of amazing desserts, confectionery and other treats, this event is now an experience.” 4


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Mor ga n and Ky le G a le a Elegant with an essence of country and a stunning array of floral decorations that would leave you speechless, Morgan and Kyle’s wedding was a joining of two souls who clearly share the same views in life.

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t seems marriage was almost written in the stars for Morgan and Kyle given that Morgan had known Kyle’s mother Chris for years, before the couple finally met and were, as Morgan describes, a perfect match. The couple had dated for four years and been engaged for the past two. Kyle popped the question while the couple were getting photographs. The Riverside Retreat was filled with love, laughter and life as lovebirds Morgan and Kyle tied the knot, with the couple especially in wonder at the spectacular fireworks show that was a part of their special day. 8

There were subtle hints of colour through the various floral arrangements and it was clear that the couple enjoyed adding their own special and unique touches to their day. Morgan said she was in awe of the whole day and couldn’t wait to spend the rest of her life with Kyle. “It was absolutely beautiful,” she said. “We were so similar and I couldn’t imagine life without him.” The Bundy couple thanked everyone who came and celebrated their special day with them. “We couldn’t thank you enough, it was absolutely perfect,” Morgan said.


Mor ga n and Ky l e G a l ea The Details Date: September 9, 2017 Photographer: Gina Bryer Photographer Invites: B Inked Dress: Blush Bridal Boutique – my Stella York dress was a beautiful ivory over a champagne coloured dress with a beaded bodice that scattered down the train with a soft tulle bottom. Makeup and Hair Design: The House of Marah – Morgan’s make-up was striking but subtle with a gorgeous updo filled at the back with a stunning flower arrangement. Jewellery/Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller Groom’s Suit:.While the groom and his boys went to Connor for the top half of their suits, they added their own special touch of country with Wrangler jeans and Akubra hats. Bridesmaid Dresses: Bexley House – striking navy floor length dresses without sleeve and with a striking lace overlay. Centrepieces: Designed by Picture Perfect Decorators, who Morgan is extremely lucky to have as her mother-in-law. Chris went above and beyond to cater for Morgan’s love of flowers and created the most

beautiful large floral spheres that sat on each table and had touches of gold and lace. I was going for a slight country feel but still very elegant and Chris provided that with Bundaberg Roses and the help of Fiona from Your Local Greenery Farm. Flowers: Morgan’s flowers were nothing short of amazing with beautiful white and antique coloured roses with the centre two big King Proteas. The bridesmaids had a beautiful mixture of soft colours to complement Morgan’s bouquet and the colours used in the reception. Ceremony: Riverside Retreat – by the river to add a touch of nature and beauty and a striking outlook. Celebrant: Vikki Knight Reception: The Barn at Riverside Retreat Cake: Tea with Marees designed a single tier cakes complete with cupcakes Videographer: My Film Entertainment: Halo Production and a magical fireworks display from Light ’Em Up Fireworks. Guests: 70 of our closest friends and family Honeymoon: Cruise to Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia. 9


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HE COLOURS, the designs… When it comes to making a statement at your special event, nothing does it better than fireworks. As the name suggests, the team at Light ’Em Up Fireworks has been bringing colour and light to the skies for over 20 years and continues to wow and amaze clients with their ability to make an event truly memorable. Owner and master pyrotechnician Brenden Robinson said many want that extra special wedding, and for every couple it was about having that amazing day which will start their life off together. “What better way to do it in spectacular style than with a breathtaking fireworks display,” he said. Light ’Em Up Fireworks is able to provide fireworks to fit the theme of the wedding perfectly and your budget.

HETHER you’re planning your wedding or any other type of event the team at Picture Perfect Decorators can help from concept design to the execution on the day. When you speak to owner Chris Murrin it is clear this is a woman who has a passion for her work and loves nothing more than seeing a couple happy with every detail of their special day. Given her experience in the industry, there isn’t a venue, style or budget that Chris hasn’t worked with and she and her team can help with plan and organise leading suppliers in all fields to to make your special event as the name suggests – Picture Perfect. “I really do love making all their dreams come true and always advise couples to not only stay within their budget but to always stay true to themselves because it is their day,” she said.

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Rel a x at Ri v ersi d e Re treat Former school camp on Burnett River offers peace and beauty

OCAL couple Mark and Michelle Mullins continue to show that anything is possible if you are passionate about what you do. Started over 40 years ago, Riverside Retreat started as Country Matters, a school camp grounds on the Burnett River. Michelle said many Bundaberg residents would fondly remember happy days at school camp there. “The large log style country barn which is the centrepiece of our wedding venue and the many buildings that surround would well fit into a time long gone by where life was simpler and not as fast paced,” she said.

“As soon as you arrive and walk amongst the towering gums and flowering gardens you begin to relax and see the many ways you can plan a unique wedding.” The beauty of the location and the different options available means that Riverside Retreat covers all kinds of weddings. Mark and Michelle offer great-value packages which can include camp-style accommodation for up to 60 people. “As a small family business we take great delight in working with your chosen decorator, caterer and other industry specialists to deliver your perfect day.”

Rivers Riverside vRe verside e ers rs s de Retreat A Rustic Wedding Venue that boasts an idyllic rustic ambience nestled amongst the gum trees with grassy knolls leading down to our private beach situated on the banks of the Burnett River, 20 km from the Bundaberg City Centre. Perfect for you wedding reception, with an open fireplace in a large country style barn and a large paved area to dance the night away under the stars.

A pre-dinner BBQ area for your guess to mingle prior to the bridal party arriving. Adjacent to this is a rustic amphitheatre and open grass area for wedding ceremonies. We are a BYO venue, clients source their own decorators and caterers. Facilities include self-contained accommodation which can sleep 12 and two outdoor sleeping pods which can sleep up to 22 in each.

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DO WHAT feeds your spirit and makes you happy; we love what we do because imagination and creation is a gift!” For Selina Ferrais from ScribblyInc, visual imagery is powerful and emotive. “Organising a wedding is complicated enough and so I focus on providing a relatively relaxed and free workflow process because ultimately I want to make your day as fun, calm and care free as possible,” Selina said. “Your special occasion should be one filled with happy memories and I hope that these memories and images allow you to remember those happy

times for many years to come. “At the end of the day, we just want people to choose us because we love our work and hope others do too......photography that is unique and organic.” Selina has over 15 years of graphic design and marketing experience as well as a diploma in photography, commercial arts and graphic design. Asked what the latest trends in photography were, Selina highlighted that it was very landscape focussed, “so it’s all about location, location, location. “Classic images that don’t date with time.”

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E x pe r ie n ce s e t s te a m apa r t The Waves can tailor to your every need on your big day

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OUR wedding is one of the most important and special days of your life and at The Waves Sports Club, their dedicated team understand this. With two beautiful function room options – Pier One and Sails , and a full array of furniture, layout, entertainment, decoration, and facility options, The Waves can tailor to your every need. Both function rooms are stunning with modern décor and boast large open-floor space, air-conditioning, adjustable audio and lighting, laptop or tablet connectivity, lectern, projector and screen, free Wi-Fi, exclusive bar, dance floor, and outdoor area. The Waves can also fully cater with pre-set menu

options or selected courses of your choice, from canape to dessert, with tea and coffee station, and fully customisable bar options. Most importantly, both function rooms offer optional private access entry points, so your guests can arrive or depart privately and separately from the rest of the club’s general areas. Catering manager David Frost, and executive chef Glenn Whitehurst have over 60 years of combined experience across three continents and both lead exceptionally professional and experienced teams. To enquire about bookings, contact them on 4152 1531 or visit acrossthewaves.com/functions-and-catering for our free downloadable functions and catering pack.

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S ha ke i t up The first dance shouldn’t be dreaded

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HE FIRST dance. For many of us modern couples who don’t often take a spin around the dance floor together in a snappy waltz or snazzy samba, this moment can often be quite nerve-racking. You still quietly count ‘one, two’ in your head and worry about stepping on each other’s toes and falling over. Thankfully with the tuition of local dance professionals, this doesn’t have to be a reality. Australian champion dancer and teacher Gary Oaten said learning to dance as a couple ready for your first dance was about working together and enjoying getting close to your partner. “With some time and commitment you can enjoy having a really good time and not even have to come to classes with any experience.” You can choose a fast or slow song, include your whole wedding party and even get Mum and Dad to shake their booty on the dance floor to one of your favourite tunes. “We are finding that couples are embracing the fun and pizazz of the swing, rock n’ roll dancing and the rockabilly and it suits a wide variety of age groups.” RJ’s Rock n Roll Diner owner Robert Newitt welcomes helping couples choose a tune that would be sure to have even Elvis himself tapping his blue suede shoes.

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E x po s e t to be e v e n big ger Organisers are taking registrations for June event

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FTER a hugely successful event last year, organisers are taking bookings for this year’s Bundaberg Wedding and Formal Expo. Bundaberg PCYC’s Tracy Dobson said more than 600 people passed through the doors last year, making it one of the biggest events to date. “In 2018 we want every wedding industry business to be part of the biggest bridal event in the region,” she said. “We understand that time is valuable for all businesses, and the Bundaberg Wedding and Formal Expo gives business owners the opportunity to meet and speak with people who genuinely need their

products and services. It also provides them with opportunities to network with other businesses and discuss the latest trends and developments within the industry.” The expo will be held on June 17 from 9am to 2pm at the PCYC Bundaberg Multiplex. Admission is $4 (free for children under 12 years). Tracy said a range of businesses had registered, from skin and beauty to Jamberry, Kingfisher Bay Resort and wedding celebrants. “We are taking registrations now and our early bird special ends on May 11,’’ she said. Phone the PCYC for a registration pack on 4154 2813.

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Wed di n g p l a n ne r Take the stress out of preparing for your big day The Marriage of: .............................................................................

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T h e coun td o wn 12 MONTHS BEFORE NOTES

4 MONTHS BEFORE NOTES

● Announce your engagement

● Discuss details of the service with the ceremony

● Make sure your families have met ● Determine the wedding budget ● Choose your bridal party ● Book ceremony/reception venues ● Hire a wedding planner (if desired) ● Book a photographer/videographer

officiant ● Choose something old, new borrowed and blue ● Buy gifts for groom/bridal party ● Choose the readings and vows ● Organise time off work for your honeymoon ● Review your gift registry and add any items you may have forgotten

● Book a celebrant/officiants ● Book a caterer ● Make bridal boutique appointments ● Book music for the ceremony ● Book florist 9 MONTHS BEFORE NOTES ● Organise your wedding dress ● Organise your accessories ● Finalise the guest list ● Select wedding day underwear ● Book hair and make-up artists ● Order the bridesmaids’ dresses ● Order/book the guys’ suits

● Post invitations (you’ll need to let overseas guests know earlier) ● Inform guests of your gift registry ● Have a hair and make-up trial (take your headpiece and/or veil) ● Organise your bridal shower and hen’s night ● Complete and lodge your notice of intended marriage form ● If changing your name, complete the appropriate documentation 1 MONTH BEFORE NOTES ● Confirm flight bookings and honeymoon accommodation

● Organise an MC for the reception

● Organise the bridal party’s final fittings (including

● Order invitations and stationery

accessories)

● Start sourcing decorations

● Confirm the groom’s and groomsmen’s outfits are

● If needed, book hire equipment 6 MONTHS BEFORE NOTES ● Help out-of-town guests organise their accommodation ● Book transport for the day ● Purchase the wedding rings

ready ● Ask speakers to prepare speeches ● Write your own speech ● Finalise rehearsal arrangements ● Finalise the menu including any special dietary requirements ● Finalise order of events for ceremony and

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● Book honeymoon and wedding night accommodation

● Organise a house or pet sitter for when you’re on

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● Double check these details with the list of

● Talk to the bridal party about tasks they’ve been

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- Wedding date - Delivery time - Delivery location - Specifications ● Florist

● Set aside time to relax and pamper YOUR WEDDING DAY NOTES ● Give gifts to the wedding party and both sets of parents.

● Cake maker ● Stationery provider ● Photographer/videographer ● Celebrant/officiant ● Car hire company ● Hair and make-up artist/s

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Weddings Restaurant & Bar

At Burnett Riverside Motel and H2O we specialise in memorable and romantic wedding receptions and would be delighted to be considered for your celebrations. Our experienced team will meet with you to help arrange your special day down to the last detail. With the beautiful Burnett River as backdrop and from the moment you and your guests arrive our team will make certain your wedding day exceeds your expectations Our venue can look after all your accommodation needs, the ceremony, hens nights, family planning dinners, canape parties and day after breakfast buffets We have 44 well-appointed rooms, many with river views and large enough for ceremony dressing for both the bridesmaids and best men. The Burnett Riverside point of difference can include: • Guest accommodation • Specifically tailored wedding packages • Catering up to 150 • Canape, Buffet and a la carte options • Variety of function room configurations • Menus, flowers, decorations, theming • Lighting and music • River boardwalk photo locations

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Let’s make a date to meet our team and view the facilities at Burnett Riverside Motel and H2O Restaurant and Bar

CALL 4155 8777 | 7 Quay Street, Bundaberg OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday – Breakfast 6:30am – 9am – Dinner 5pm – 9pm Sunday – Breakfast 7:30 – 10am • BOOKINGS APPRECIATED: 4155 8788 24

Bundaberg Bride 2018  

Bundaberg Bride 2018

Bundaberg Bride 2018  

Bundaberg Bride 2018