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IN SPRINGTIME, LOVE IS CARRIED ON THE BREEZE. Welcome to the Spring Edition! I am beyond excited to be able to bring you the very first Spring Edition of Becoming One and would like to extend a huge thank you, to all our readers, vendors and contributors for your support. Running a magazine is a mammoth task but with your support and encouragement it is made so much easier. This issue was all about exploring the themes of spring, from regrowth to rejuvenation and renewal. It was about what springtime means for couples celebrating their love in this glorious season and the emerging theme of love in all its forms. This edition has a range of inspirational real weddings, styled shoots, engagements and elopements for you to uncover with unending opportunities for you to see the colours of spring unfold across your screens. We are pleased to be able to bring you this edition that is overflowing with joy, uniqueness, flowers galore and most importantly LOVE! Colorful dresses, adorable animals, Parisian glamour, jewel tones and taxidermy are just a few of the magical scenes that you will encounter among the pages of this edition of Becoming One. Make yourself a drink or a snack and kick back in your favourite chair while you enjoy the read with compliments from us. lorelie

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IN THIS ISSUE 10

VARINA & KADE

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FLEUR

A stunningly whimsical real wedding captured by Lara Hotz Photography.

A styled shoot encapsulating the essence of spring captured by Jessica Rose Photography

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KAT & JAMES A delightfully eclectic real wedding captured by Hilary Cam Photography

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BOTANICA A stunning styled shoot using dried and  fresh botanicals captured by Amanda Afton Photography

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KATE & MAYA A heartwarming real wedding of two amazing women expertly captured by Jackson Grant Weddings

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WATTLE WHISPERS A styled shoot showcasing an Australiana spring captured by Becky van Straalen Photography


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KARLY & CAMERON A gorgeous real wedding captured by Rachel Martin Photography at Sirromet Winery.

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KRISTEN & JAY A real Las Vegas Elopement of an adorable Australian couple captured by The Light and The Love Photography

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THE SHEARERS SHED A stunning styled shoot captured by Shelley Price showcasing stunning bridal styling and a venue that makes us miss Winter!

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CLAUDIA & GREG The sweetest engagement session we have seen in a long time captured by Translucent Photography

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LINDA & ANTONIO A real wedding captured by Creek Street Photography displaying the most stunning wedding flowers by Sydney Florist Piccolo Petalo

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PARISIAN PATISSERIE A styled shoot captured by the talented team at Poppy and Sage Photography showcasing a truly Parisian Springtime


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FIONA & ROSS A gorgeous fun filled real wedding captured by Camilla Kirk Photography

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GEORGIA & TOM A delightful engagement session captured by Pure Mac Photography.

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MODERN CITY VIBES A styled shoot captured by Ivy + Birch Co. showcasing one of the most stunning modern bouquets we have ever seen by Peridot Pretty

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JULIET MELBOURNE ELOPEMENT A styled shoot captured by Mark Dayman Photography exploring Melbournes laneways and showing us a different side of urban weddings

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THE URBAN GARDEN A dreamy light filled styled shoot exploring the urban garden concept captured by Keira McCall Photography

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OTFORD FOREST ELOPEMENT A ethereal styled shoot in captured by Panoramic Photography with some seriously dreamy details


VARINA & KADE Tactile, whimsical, Frenchy, old-world, jazzy, feathery, soft, romantic, silky, velvety, intricate, glimmering and heirloom are just a few of the ways we would describe this stunningly unique wedding so delicately and wistfully captured by Lara Hotz Photography. Varina, the talented creative professional behind Blight St. Bistro, planned the wedding of their dreams herself drawing on traditions and whimsy. The ceremony was intimate and romantic, combining special vows and traditional customs with new wedding traditions like a secret spell ceremony, complete with bespoke hats and ribbon wands,  where their friends were called under the chuppah to cast spells over their relationship. Having close friends as such an integral part of the ceremony for the couple was very special, Kade’s best man was the celebrant and Varina’s best man was the master of spells. The colour palette was drawn directly from special pieces the couple had collected from overseas and ranged from pale French blues to rich royal blues right through to deep raspberry pinks and a touch of delicate soft rose. The couple chose Audley Dance Hall as the spot for their magical wedding with the wild and carefree blooms created by the talented Alice Beasley. Each arrangement was different, and it created the most magical display right throughout the wedding.  Photography: Lara Hotz |  Videography: The Flo Show |  Styling and Creative Direction: Varina at Bligh St. Bistro |  Floral Design: Alice Beasley Venue: Audley Dance Hall |  Wedding Dresses, Reception Earrings and Feather Fascinator: Forever Vintage |  Bridal Nightgown: Sarafina Dreams Hair Stylist: Kristen Wells |  Makeup Artist: Sabrina Melei |  Earrings: Antique French Aquamarines |  Tiara: Vintage French wax flower tiara Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman |  Groom’s Suit: G.A Zink and Sons |  Groom Shoes: Christian Louboutin |  Kippahs: Kippah Co.   Wedding Cake: Gillian Bell |  Band: The Pocket Trio |  DJ: The Vintage Stylus |   Dance Lessons:    Aric at Move Dance Studios |  Chuppah Hire: Reso & Co. |  Linen Napkins: LinenBuy Etsy |  Candles: The Bay Tree |  Candlesticks: Personal collection of vintage cut glass and cranberry glass |  Ribbons: Feathers and stone NZ, Linen Lark, Sonnets of Silk, Warm and Wild, A Ribbons Nest |  Invitation & Graphics: Spoonful Publishing |  Calligraphy: Lavender Lane Calligraphy


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FLEUR Spring or ‘springtime’ conjures images of renewal, regrowth and rejuvenation as well as being the herald of the oncoming abundance of floral splendour and what could be more perfect to celebrate such a season than Fleur? Created by a team of talented Melbourne creatives this shoot personifies all that is magical, whimsical and lusciously splendid about springtime and what better way to draw inspiration than from the city of love itself, Paris. Encapsulating the essence of the quintessential French Florist the team utilised an abundance of florals to give the viewer a feeling of warmth, life and love. Featuring the delicate and breathtaking new ‘Amour’ Collection from Bernadette Pimenta Couture it is not hard to see why this sublimely Sophisticated Australian label is sought after both nationally and internationally. Known for its exquisite flirtation with modernity, a Bernadette Pimenta gown is distinguished through Avant-Garde cuts, elaborate use of the finest fabrics and attention to detail through a construction process that utilises old European techniques. With so many stunning images we just know you will want to see the full gallery, get to know the talented creatives and pour over this divine collection in detail. From the flowers, through to the bridal styling we truly believe that these images encapsulate the true essence of love in the springtime and show the spring bride as she would long to be captured; glowing and idyllically happy.

Photography: Jessica Rose Photography | Floral Design and Styling: Laurel and Grace Design |  Furniture: My Sweet Event |  Creative Direction: Melissa Maier Makeup |  Gowns: Bernadette Pimenta Couture |  Jewellery: Jeanette Maree |  Makeup Direction: Joanna Blair Makeup Artist |  Make Up Artists: Le Jade Hair and Makeup, Amy Natassa Hair and Makeup, Emily Bun and Rachel Liu Hair, Victoria MUA Cosmetics |  Models: Brazen Models, Sarah Dewing, Emma Kinnersly, Samantha Hanson and Lauren Adams 


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KAT & JAMES Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a trip to wonderland? Look no further because this sensational wedding, captured in all its glory by the talented team at Hilary Cam Photography has it all! Overflowing with whimsical artefacts, intriguing antiques and a collection of taxidermy, the images will transport you to what feels like an 18th-century French version of the tale of Alice in Wonderland. The couple drew inspiration from their romantic proposal in Paris and this French influence was found right throughout their day from the decoupage invitations to the styling of Kat’s unique bridal gown. Kat was also inspired by the film Romeo and Juliet and handmade a pair of angel wings that brought their portrait session to the next level. James and Kat’s intimate ceremony of close friends and family was held inside a florist and antique shop in Redfern and was scattered with eclectic and fascinating objects. The ceremony space was transformed into a whimsical oasis of cascading flowers, and taxidermy with guests being treated to a post-ceremony tea party whilst being entertained by the Magician Neo. The reception was filled with more antiques and raw beautiful styling and can be seen in more detail on our website.

Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography | Ceremony Venue:  Seasonal Concepts |  Celebrant: Natasha Hill |  Floral Design: Seasonal Concepts |  Violinist: Emily Sze |  Magic Show: Magician Neo |  Transport: Fifth Avenue Vintage Automobiles |  Reception Venue: Bite Club House |  Teacups: Ra Ra Kitty Props |  Cake: Cakes By Sharon |  Cake Topper: Laduree, Paris |  Cupcakes: Cassie |  Macarons: Mak Mak |  Catering: Hatrick Catering |  Bridal Couture: Bridal Alterations |  Hair: Evy’s Beauty Parlour |  Makeup: Chereine Waddell |  Jewellery: Butterflies Wing on Etsy |  Barber: spaQ Barber |   Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss


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BOTANICA Botanica, as the name suggests, was inspired by the deep green botanicas, dried earthy tones and clean modern whites that is making such a huge statement this wedding season. Working with a colour palette of greys, whites and deep greens, this talented Perth team of creatives layered stunning blooms and greenery over dried foraged layers to create a look that instantly brought to our minds the rejuvenation that comes with the dawn of springtime. Speaking to Amanda of Amanda Afton Photography about the teams shoot she describes how she fell in love with Feld & Co as a location, not only because of the creative freedom it offered as a venue but for its character, existing greenery and proximity to Freemantle as a location that brides could explore for their wedding photoshoots. The passion and dedication of this creative team truly exudes and shines from every aspect of this dramatic urban editorial and with each image left us wanting to see what was around the next corner. If you are like us and just can’t get enough of this absolute pin worthy inspirational shoot, we have you covered! Head to the website now where you can view the entire gallery and start saving those pins!  

Photography: Amanda Afton Photography | Venue: Feld & Co |  Floral Design: Emily Lauren Flowers | Furniture: Heart Strings Hire & Style | Cake Artist: Cakes by Sarah |  Stationer: Sail & Swan | Make Up Artist: Cat Elizabeth Artistry |  Bridal Couture: Maevana Bridal | Ring and Earings: Bespoke by Briarne |  Grooms Attire: Penguins Formalwear | Models: Dylan and Venine Bindczus


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KATE & MAYA This modern and contemporary wedding is just filled to the brim with ‘pinnable’ inspiration. Luscious blooms, contemporary details and a bridal style that oozes sophistication will have you reaching for that ‘pin here’ button! Their reception incorporated the traditional polish blessing in honour of  Maya’s heritage. The blessing consisted of Maya’s  parents welcoming the newlyweds, with salt, bread and two shot glasses. One filled with water, the other with vodka. Each of the newlyweds, then had to pick a glass and the one who picked the vodka is said to ‘rule the marriage’. Kate was pleased to report that she won that one! Kate and Maya met through mutual friends five years ago. Kate recalls talking to Maya in the kitchen and remembering that she could barely speak for thinking how beautiful she was. With timing not being right, it wasn’t until two years later that they met again and became a couple. A proposal followed while, holidaying through the snowy Scottish Highlands. Kate decided to ask Maya to marry her after a magical, relaxing day at a luxe spar in Pitlochry. The couples favourite memories of their special day were of them walking into their venue and standing in front of all their family and friends and saying their vows. Don’t miss seeing the full gallery for all the intimate details of this celebration of true love. 

Photographer: Jackson Grant Weddings | Venue: Rupert on Rupert |  Celebrant: Megan Thompson | Floral Designer: Flos Botanical |  Hair: Fake Blonde |  Make Up: Marie Poulos |  Bridal Couture: Jason Hewitt Bride |  Rings & Kates Earrings: Katherine Bowman |  Maya’s Earrings: Linden Cook |  Groomsman Attire: Luke (Blue Suit) Huge Boss & Robbie: Paul Smith |  Bow Ties: Hugo Boss |  Entertainment: String Quartet & Alinta Chidzey 


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WATTLE WHISPERS An Australian springtime would not be complete without this the large fluffy pom-pom like, sweet-smelling blooms of the golden wattle. A team of Brisbane creatives agreed with us and set about creating a luxe bohemian celebration of a truly Australiana Spring. Inspiration is rife throughout this session with another ‘pinnable’ moment around each corner. Not only does it incorporate the essence of Australian native blooms but, showcases a striking geometric arbour from Studio B. Couture adorned with an array of golden, peach and orange blooms artfully installed by Brisbane master florists Stalks and Stems that literally takes our breath away. An impressive geometric inspired cake steals the show, set amongst one of the cosiest and stylish picnic lounge settings from St. Aisle that we have seen in a long time. Handcrafted three-dimensional finches nestle amongst the wattle adorning this stunning confection by Wild Child Cakes and boldly defies gravity with its unique design. Adorned with rustic antlers, luscious blooms and cut crystal stemware an antique timber table sits nestled atop a luxury cowhide rug creating the perfect atmosphere in this hidden coastal national park. As storm clouds roll in and the sun sinks, the rays of fading light glint and glimmer across the stunningly beaded tulle gown by Australian designer Luna Willow Bridal and catch in the crystal crown from Queensland accessory specialists Little White Couture. Just in case you haven’t been convinced enough yet, the entire shoot becomes second stage with the adorable addition of Latte one of the most adorable long-haired Chihuahuas we have ever seen. It goes without saying that you will want to head to the website to see the full gallery and pin all these incredible details. Photographer: Beck van Straalen Photography |  Venue: Tewantin National Park Concept, Styling, Furniture & Stationery: Studio B. Couture |  Floral Design: Stalks and Stems |  Arbour and Cowhide: Studio B. Couture |  Picnic Lounge Hire, Linens & Cutlery: St. Aisle |  Cake Artist:  Wild Child Cakes |  Hair and Make Up: Emilia Maria Makeup + Hair |  Accessories:  Little White Couture |  Rings: Fairina Cheng Contemporary Jewellery |  Bridal Couture: Luna Willow Bridal  Floral Garter/Crown: Stalks and Stems |  Grooms Attire:  Wil Valor  Models: Keiarna Kerr and Stevie Mac


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KARLY & CAMERON Attending senior year together, Karly and Cameron began dating on schoolies and after almost ten years together with many missed hints, Karly got tired of waiting for a proposal and decided to propose to Cameron herself. Karly tells us that it was nothing fancy. One night they were hanging out at home and she turned to him and said “so… do you want to get married?” he said yes, and they ordered celebratory pizza and then went and picked out a ring together. Karly and Cameron wanted a Modern Australian themed tradition wedding with classic styling and an abundance of seasonal and native flowers. The florals were by far the couples favourite detail and were a real show stopper, bringing their whole vision together. The combination of native proteas and seasonal blooms with eucalyptus, we agree was simply stunning. When asked about their choice of venue, Karly explains that they had originally planned and booked a different venue, but when Karly attended a work function at Sirromet she fell in love and knew it was the place for them. They immediately cancelled their first venue and rearranged dates, just so they could celebrate their day in the spectacular setting at Sirromet. The couples biggest piece of advice to others planning is to stress less, delegate as much as possible and have as little to do on the day. More from this stunning wedding can be found by following the link to the full gallery on our website.

Photographer: Rachel Martin Photography | Venue: Sirromet Winery | Celebrant: James McLauchlan |  Floral Designs: Enchanting Love | Hair & Make Up: Blake Designs Makeup Artistry


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KRISTEN & JAY On a night out in Brisbane, Jay and Kristen met through mutual friends and quickly fell in love. Kristen was in the middle of moving to Sydney and Jay said he wanted to move as well because she was leaving, and they have been together ever since. Sharing similar birthdays with only one day apart they were out at their favourite restaurant on the night of Kristen’s birthday when he caught her completely by surprise. Kristen asked Jay why he hadn’t complimented her on how she looked that night to which he responded, “you look beautiful, but, you’re just missing one thing” and carried her out onto the boardwalk where he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Laughing she said to him, “so I guess I was missing my engagement ring?” Kristen tell us “we haven’t always been a conventional couple, and funnily enough, eloping to Vegas had been a dream of both of ours for quite some time!” The couple wanted their parents with them, so the elopement became an intimate family elopement. The day went perfectly, and Kristen describes it to be a similar feeling to waking up on Christmas morning when you’re a child! Having her mum there to walk her down the aisle meant the world to Kristen and seeing the emotion on Jay’s face as she walked into the chapel, immediately made her teary and is something that she will never forget. The couples advice to others planning is to always research the companies you’re using to avoid disappointments, and strongly suggests that if you are planning a destination wedding to plan for jet lag by leaving yourself a few days between your arrival and the wedding.

Photographer: The Light and the Love Photography | Venue, Ceremony, Flowers and HMUA: The Wynn, Las Vegas |  Bridal Couture: Berta Bridal from Brides by Francesca |  Shoes: Gucci |  Earrings: Maria Elena |  Rings: Vera Wang |  Photoshoot Location: Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas


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THE SHEARERS SHED This editorial session was created to showcase the splendour of winter combining timeless romantic styling, toasty warm open log fires and lush food This shoot has us wishing that those colder months hadn’t quite disappeared yet. The Shearing Shed, a stunning wedding venue located on the outskirts of Cowes, was originally built in the 1950’s and is steeped with character. The space offers a blank canvas which a team of Melbourne creatives made the most of, to create this stunning editorial feature. Showcasing the best of seasonal blooms and stunning gowns from the Bernadette Pimenta Couture Collection, this property was truly brought to life proving that Winter brides can have just as much fun as the Spring or Summer Bride. If you are anything like us, you will want to head to the website to view this editorial gallery at length.

Photography | Shelley Price | Venue: The Shearing Shed |  Floral Design & Décor Styling: Hana Studio and Over the Top Events |  Fashion Styling: Melissa Maier Makeup |  Bridal Couture: Bernadette Pimenta Couture |  Jewellery: Jeanette Maree |  Make Up: Melissa Maier Makeup |  Hair: Melissa Duran |  Models: Jenna Rose and Lily Sloan


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CLAUDIA & GREG

Speaking with photographer Lucy from Translucent Photography about capturing Claudia and Greg’s session, she tells us how the change of pace from city life to the blissful carefree antics of farm life was a refreshing change, not only for her as a photographer but for the couple. Lucy loves to reflect the couple in her sessions as much as possible, so for this fun animal loving couple who have their own tribe of animals at home that include;  two dogs, four cats, three ferrets and a bird, it made perfect sense for animal and veterinary bioscience student Claudia and her partner Greg to want to have animals as part of their engagement celebrations.   Claudia and Greg got in touch with The Woods Farm in Jervis Bay, who welcomed them to the property for their celebration and encouraged cuddles with all the furry residents. This fun, vibrant and heart-warming celebration of love, has it all from Llamas, horses, chickens, cows and the antics of two very inquisitive and playful newly born baby goats. Claudia and Greg are planning their wedding in the Snowy Mountains region at the stunning Lake Crackenback in November and we are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful images from their wedding day, but for now head to the website to see the full gallery from this adorable engagement session. 

Photography: Translucent Photography | Venue: The Woods Farm, Jervis Bay


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LINDA & ANTONIO Right from the beginning, Linda and Antonio knew two things; they wanted a beachside wedding and they wanted the floral design to play an important role in their day, as well as honouring important guests who were especially dear to them, with corsages. The floral selection was left in the hands of their very creative and talented floral designer Crissha of Piccolo Petalo Florals and the colour selection was determined by their bridesmaids choice of gown. Linda explains that having their bridesmaid come to the wedding from the UK, it was easier for her to find a gown locally and then provide Crissha with images of the gown to guide the creation of the floral installations. The couple chose Avalon Beach Reserve and Beach House Avalon as the settings for their ceremony and reception. With the help of Piccolo Petalo and Cloud 9 Event Management, they created a luxe dreamy romantic atmosphere that had all the wow factor the couple had been dreaming of. More of Linda and Antonio’s beachside wedding can be viewed in the full gallery on our website.

Photographer: Creek Street Photography | Ceremony Venue: Avalon Beach Reserve |  Celebrant: Natalie Stuart |  Reception Venue: Beach House Avalon |  Concept & Styling: Cloud 9 Event Management |  Floral Designs: Piccolo Petalo Florals |  Stationery: Designed in the UK |  Cake Artist:  Unbirthday Bakery with florals by Piccolo Petalo |  Ceremony Music: Stringspace | Reception Band: The White Tree Band |  Transport: Klassic Kombiz |  Hair Stylist: The Wedding Artists |  Make Up Artist: The Wedding Artists | Bridal Couture: Marry Me Bridal for Rosa Clara | Accessories & Rings: Cerrone Jewellers |  Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka |  Grooms Attire: Politix


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PARISIAN PATISSERIE Photographer Emily McDonald was browsing through a collection of Pantone’s colour palette collections when one jumped off the page. Right there alongside ‘costly caco’, ‘apricot spice’, ‘melted butter’ and ‘pink frosting’ was ‘Parisian patisserie’. Rising to Pantones challenge of blending them in daring ways with icing and sugary embellishments Emily took the concept, embraced the simplicity and elegance in the Parisian way and teamed them with a playful pop of pastels. Emunah Events were enlisted to form the backbone of the planning process in order to execute the vision flawlessly. Little Duck Calligraphy carefully curated elements that showcased the palette for the shoot and delighted with her stationery suite. The stunning floral arrangements from Gloriosa Florals, embraced the theme and delivered playful pops of pink and orange whilst silk ribbons draped and added drama to the overall romance. The bride was a vision in gowns provided by When Freddie Met Lilly with accessories by Little White Couture and the bridal look was completed expertly with hair and make up from Makeup by Gigi. More from this stunning editorial can be found by heading to the website to view the full gallery.

Photography and Concept: Poppy and Sage Photography | Venue: Mirra | Planning & Styling: Emunah Events |  Floral Design: Gloriosa Florals |  Event Hire: Click Picnic and Superb Party Hire |  Celebrant: Fiona McIntyre | Tableware: Sophia Mulheran Designs |  Cake Artist: Macarons by Monika |  Cake Topper & Donut Board: Molossi Designs |  Stationery: Little Duck Calligraphy |  Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Gigi |  Bridal Couture: When Freddie Met Lilly |  Accessories: Little White Couture |  Leather Clutches: Raw Cotton |  Silk Ribbon: Songbird Silk |  Grooms Attire: Wil Valor |  Models: Samantha Blackie and Johnre Blackie 


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FIONA & ROSS One morning on a walk around Fingal Headland Fiona turned back around from looking at the beach to find Ross down on one knee with their son beaming up at her from the baby carrier and he asked her to marry him. She tells us it was sweet, simple and just perfect. When it came down to planning their wedding day, the couple knew they wanted somewhere they could arrange all their own vendors. Ewingsdale Hall was the perfect location, combining beautiful scenery, proximity between ceremony and reception spaces allowing the couple to couple to celebrate outside under a canopy of lights. Speaking with Fiona about their wedding, she tells us she wasn’t even sure that they had a theme, but they knew that it needed to feel totally relaxed, like a Sunday sesh or backyard picnic house party. To achieve their dream vibe the couple used some furniture from home and hired a few pieces combining them with picnic blankets. cushions, and pallets to create the perfect wedding setting for them. The most memorable part of their wedding (after actually getting to married to each other) were the speeches. Fiona tells us that there were just so many laughs, tears and heartfelt words of love everywhere that it was something they will always remember. Their advice to other couples planning their wedding is to keep it simple and remember to keep it about the love.

Photographer: Camilla Kirk Photography | Videographer: Yellow Bull Weddings | Venue: Ewingsdale Hall |  Celebrant: celebrant Lady Love | Floral Designs: Alstonville Florist Weddings | Hair: Melissa Jayne Hair |  Make Up: Amy Price Make-up |  Bridal Couture: Spell Bridal |  Catering: The Italian Job Catering |  Drinks: Kombi Keg |  Music: McGee Entertainment |  Transport: Byron Kombi Limo 


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GEORGIA & TOM Georgia tell us that they met through her best friend who had set her up to meet Tom at the Tatura Cricket & Tennis Ball. After connecting at the Ball Tom asked her out to dinner the following Friday (not realizing it was Valentine’s Day). Georgia had a month-long university exchange to Canada booked and wasn’t looking to meet someone, but she tells us that Tom was just too good to let go. They became an official couple and Skyped almost every day Georgia was away. The rest is history! As Georgia’s birthday approached, Tom kept teasing her about presents knowing that she hates surprises. Eventually, he told her that he had booked a couple of nights away for them.  Georgia was convinced he had booked theatre tickets and that they would have a nice dinner in Melbourne!  Friday night came, and Georgia had to work and didn’t get home until 3:30 in the morning. Tired and grumpy they set off for Melbourne. A short distance into the trip Tom said, “I better tell you where we are going so you can work the GPS we're going to, Phillip Island”. Georgia thought that Tom was very non-committal, just driving them around from lookout to lookout taking in the views and scenery. They were about to head back to their accommodation to get ready for dinner when Tom suggested going to one more lookout. Georgia didn’t know at the time, but poor Tom had spent the entire day search for a lookout that was tourist free.  Having found the perfect spot and with the sun setting the couple were having a cuddle enjoying the view overlooking the beach. Georgia was taking some snaps and then looked down to find Tom was holding a ring over her shoulder. Spinning around she found Tom down on one knee and Georgia got the biggest birthday surprise ever! The couple chose to have their engagement session on Georgia’s family farm, a place that means so much to her. The couple are excited to be planning their wedding there as well and say that seeing their images from their engagement session has them even more excited for their big day. 

Photographer: Pure Mac Photography | Location: Georgia’s Family Farm |  Hair: Hair by Clara Cantlin |  Dress: Boutique on Binney


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MODERN CITY VIBES Modern City Vibes is the concept of Photographer Stephanie from Ivy and Birch Co. who envisaged a modern, eclectic and vibrant take on an urban jungle elopement. Teaming up with Malindri from Peridot Pretty they worked with a creative team to bring this editorial to life. The team created an abstract ecological interpretation of urbanisation, utilising florals to create a modern bouquet that melded the concept of the modern city with a romantic wild bohemian vibe. Splashes of vibrant blue sea holly were used to imitate starlight twinkling across the roof tops whilst sun sets on the urban landscape. The use of bougainvillea in the design mimicked the extravagant luxe feel of exploding fireworks on a special occasion. A sense of wonder and mystery can be felt right throughout this extraordinary session from the way the light shines across the dense urban landscape to the explosion of colour in the exquisite bouquet and the golden smokiness of this stunning bridal makeup by Rachel of Ru Make Up. For more details of this gorgeous editorial head to the website to see the complete gallery.

Photography: Ivy and Birch Co. | Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse |  Floral Design: Peridot Pretty |  Hair and Make Up: Ru Make Up |  Bridal Couture: Heart of Gold Bridal |  Models: Ashley Mason and Nathan Delundi


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JULIET MELBOURNE ELOPEMENT With the discerning modern couple moving further and further away from mainstream locations, this inner Melbourne elopement editorial inspiration was created to highlight the modern way of location hunting in the inner suburbs. This talented team of Melbourne creatives took all the romance of a traditional wedding and combined it with the raw industrial elements that are so on trend with couples this season. The location, Juliet, is all about replenishing and revitalising and their basement event space is inspired by Melbourne’s passion for style, culture, food and jazz. It is the perfect location for any modern couple with a hint of neon romance and secret back alley locations for the perfect photo opportunity. This editorial highlights an inner-city suburban landscape in a way that has us wanting to explore and get married all over again. The gorgeous bride wore ‘Ruby’ a stunning silhouette from the Oeuvre Collection by award-winning designers Romeo Bastone Couture and was the perfect combination of elegance, art deco/vintage design and whimsy. This editorial session is a must see for those that are looking for something with an edge, yet wistfully romantic, The full gallery can be seen on our website.

Photographer: Mark Dayman Photography | Venue: Juliet Melbourne | Floral Design: Melbourne Bridal Rose |  Hair: Hair Union |  Make Up: Stephanie Jones MUA |  Jewellery: Jeanette Maree Jewellery |  Bridal Couture: Romeo Bastone Couture |  Grooms Attire: Prinzi Collections |  Models: Anne Liu and Sebastian Estrella |  Assistants: Lauren Bastone and Bianca Jaaay 


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THE URBAN GARDEN Captured by the talented Keira from Keira McCall Photography this Urban Garden editorial shoot sets out to showcase the best of Springtime in an inner-city location. This creative Brisbane team highlights the romantic side of suburban living, creating an editorial that is sweet, romantic and wistful. Set in and around the suburb of Teneriffe in Brisbane’s Inner City, the team concentrated on showcasing the beauty in simplistic and elegant styling. Classic timeless make up by Jade Russell Make up and an elegant updo by Harper Sage HMUA combined with exquisite accessories from Bree at Little White Couture, perfectly complemented the gown ‘Valentine’ by local designer Rachel from Happily Ever After Bridal. The full gallery of images is available on our website for you to draw more inspiration from and see the rest of this team's stunning editorial.

Photographer: Keir McCall Photography | Venue: Teneriffe, Brisbane |  Floral Design: Blooming Lovely Bouquets |  Hair: Harper Sage MUA |  Make Up: Jade Russell Makeup |  Accessories: Little White Couture |  Bridal Couture: Happily Ever After Bridal | Model: Madi Celine


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OTFORD FOREST ELOPEMENT This ethereal woodland elopement editorial was the concept of Amye from Panoramic Photography and was brought to life by a talented team of Sydney creatives. The shoot conjures images of woodland nymphs, fairies and a multitude of other mystical and ethereal beings celebrating the essence of love being magical in every form. Styled by Inspire Love Wedding and Event Hire, the Otford Valley Agistment Farm was transformed into a romantic woodland wonderland from the hanging lights that remind you of fireflies to the ivy-covered suspended cake swing this shoot has pinnable moments everywhere you look. Styled in bespoke Matheson and Me Couture attire, Zoe was resplendent in the ‘Elise’ gown while Merry made a stunning statement wearing ‘Brandi’ a gorgeous platinum tulle skirt with a black lurex lace ‘Bobi’ wrap. Head to the website to see the full gallery in all its woodland whimsy.

Photographer: Panoramic Photography | Videography: Pipewolf Weddings |  Venue: Otford Valley Agistment Farm |  Styling: Inspire Love Wedding and Event Hire |  Floral Design: The Flower Stand Sydney |  Hair and Makeup: Emma McGill Make Up |  Cake Artist: Jamies Cake Decorating |  Stationery: Little Duck Calligraphy |  Bridal Couture: Matheson and Me |  Models: Zoe Miles and Merry


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