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Contents

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Editor’s Note

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About the photographer

{Real Weddings this issue} 13

Love Blossoms

Vanya + Anthony

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Magical Moments

Ann + James

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Here comes the Bride

Christie + Michael

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Celest + Brad

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Pick of the Bunch Peta + Nicholas

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True Love

Wings of Love Claire +Geoff

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One Perfect Day

Holly + Phil

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Vintage Rose

Angela + Stewart

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Steeped in Tradition

Dimitra + Matthew

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To Have and To Hold

Jessika + Brook

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Cordially Invited

Megan + Darrel

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On the Farm

Dee + Luke

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Lady in Red

Leonie + Joel

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Broome Time

Melita + Beau

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Island Love

Tara + Damian

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{FRONT COVER} Vanya and Anthony, page 13. Photography by Kin Photography.

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{Who} Vanya + Anthony {When} 09th October {Style} 1950’s decadence {Photography} Kin Photography

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ON THE DAY {How and Where}We met when I applied for a job at the restaurant where Anthony worked, he always says I got the job because he thought I was cute! {Years together} We were together for five years before I suggested that he should really ask me to marry him! {The love} Vanya; “ I love Anthony’s sense of fun and adventure, he brings energy into my life and I think he is the best Dad a kid could ever wish for.” Anthony; “Vanya understands me, appreciates me and lets me go surfing, what more could I want.” {The attraction} Vanya; His self confidence and the fact that he is a hot surfie spunk. Anthony; Her style, beauty and eyes. {Your first date} We decided to go to a fancy restaurant, but on the way there Anthony’s car broke down. We caught a taxi to the restaurant and had a great time and then called my Dad to come and pick us up. After basically telling us to work it out we decided to get a hotel room for the night and then hitched all the way home the next morning! {The proposal} Anthony; I asked Vanya’s Dad’s permission first and then tried to arrange a surprise dinner at the restaurant where we had our first date. This is not easy as Vanya’s curiosity always gets the better of her, add that to the fact that she was five months pregnant with our second child and you get one very unwilling participant in surprises! The night went fairly well though, and on the way home we made a slight detour to a beach we use to frequent when we were dating. After persuading my now tired and grumpy girlfriend to take a stroll in the moonlight I got down on one knee and popped the question with a mother of pearl ring. {The engagement ring} A mother of pearl ring that we bought from one of the local galleries.

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{Wedding Dress} It was made by a local dressmaker from an old curtain that I have had for years, pink and pearl damask pattern. {Most exciting part of planning the wedding} I really enjoyed making all the decorations and cushions, it was such a good excuse to play with fabric! {Wedding day highlight}The Maori blessing Anthony’s father gave us because we have New Zealand greenstone in our rings. {First dance} We had selected a song for our first dance but on the day a friend of ours hijacked the band and played a recording she had sung of “Goreki” by Lamb. It was a much better choice than our original song, there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. {The menu} An amazing array of finger foods, scallops on cucumber salad in asian spoons, arancini balls, mini smoked fish pies, minted lamb bruscetta, all very yummy.

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ON THE DAY {How and where} I had just come back from living in the United Kingdom for two years and had headed to the Queens Hotel, Mount Lawley one Sunday afternoon where I saw James and started a conversation with him. {First date} We went to a restaurant in Mt Lawley called “Peppers”. We had an instant rapport as we had very similar interests. {The love} We are the best of friends, we laugh and joke around with each other on a daily basis. We support and love each other unconditionally. {The proposal} It was my 33rd birthday. James had purchased a leather bag as my birthday present, and when I opened the bag it was filled with Bacci chocolates. Each chocolate that I opened had a handwritten note saying “Will you marry me?, Love James.” He then formally proposed to me. {The theme} 1930’s Hollywood glamour! I researched what gowns and hairstyles were worn during that period on the Internet. When I went shopping for my gown I had a definite picture of the style in my mind, and was fortunate enough to find it. {Wedding gown} Soft fabric, slim fitting over the hips with a fish tail train. Scooped bustline with tiny straps which crossed over at the back.The fabric was embrodiered with leaf diamonte patterns. An ivory faux fur was worn for the evening.

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Wedding suppliers {Photographer} Erica Serena {Cars} Regal Limousines {Stationery} Bee Stationery {DĂŠcor} Bonbonniere Galore {Pastor} Ray Gullaci {Reception} Millbrook Winery {Music} Road show DJs {Cake} Cakes for all Reasons

{The decor} The table centrepieces were glass vases with Singapore orchids and twisted willow with tealights arranged around the base of the vase. Hazel brown overlays were placed over white table linen. {The flowers} I had a posy with natural stems of ivory peonie roses, reverse magnolia leaves were placed throughout the bouquet. The bridesmaids had posies with ivory and soft pink lisianthus, ivory peonies, sahara roses, white Singapore orchids. {Planning efforts} James was very proactive in assisting me and all decisions were made jointly, it helped that we have very similar tastes! My mother and two bridesmaids, Domenica and Esther, were a huge help too. {The engagement ring} Flat white gold band with five diamonds in a row. {Family’s reaction} As we had been in a relationship for four years both of our families were extremely pleased and happy for us. {Most exciting part of planning the wedding} Seeing our ideas come to fruition. I tried to be as relaxed as possible in regards to planning. By organising myself over twelve months I did not feel stressed until two weeks before the wedding.

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{Who} Christie & Michael {When} 26th March {Style} Traditional {Photography} Images by Michelle

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ON THE DAY {How + When} During high school we met at a friend’s birthday party. {The proposal} We were living in Sydney and had come home to Perth for the Christmas holidays, Mike took me to our favourite local restaurant and proposed over dinner on Christmas Eve. {Engagement} We went straight home and had champagne with my parents and then out for drinks. We also held an engagement party later on. {Engagement rings} Bridal set – diamond encrusted gold band with three large diamonds. Each diamond standing for today, tomorrow and forever. {Planning the wedding} A lot of bridal magazines combined with ideas that I have had since I was a little girl, I wanted it to be very traditional and romantic. {What do you love most about each other} I love Mike’s sense of humor and easy going nature. Mike loves my zest for life and caring nature. {Theme choice} Quite traditional and formal, with a pink colour scheme. {The wedding dress} Strapless champagne coloured gown with an embroidered bodice, and a cross over middle section that opens up with chiffon and a long train with the same embroidery as the bodice.

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{Highlight of the wedding} Greeting each other at the ceremony in front of all of our family and friends. It was such a beautiful day and a nervewrecking, yet exciting moment.

{The decor} Each table had pink lanterns with pink oriental lily heads and tea lights. Also pink bows over white chair covers.

{The first dance song} Alicia Keys “If I ain’t got you.”

{Wedding flowers} My bouquet was made up of pink oriental lilies and white for the bridesmaids’. The corsages were gorgeous pink roses.

{Menu choice} Three course set menu comprising of smoked chicken salad, Red Emperor and beef.

{Honeymoon} Six nights at Langtaui island, Malaysia, and a relaxing four night stay in Kuala Lumper.

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True Love ON THE DAY

{How you met} We met through a mutual friend. David helped set us up at a high school party and the rest is history! {What you love} We are, and have been, each others’ best friend for the past 11 or so years. We are soul mates. {The proposal} Valentines Day 2005. I thought it would never be a surprise but he totally surprised me. We were down on the beach eating dinner. It was a hot stormy night with the most amazing lightning show. He knelt down on one knee and with the most gorgeous words asked if I would be his wife. Of course I said Yes! {The rings} White gold princess cut solitaire. Gorgeous and we knew it was the one as soon as we saw it. {Hens + Bucks night} My awesome bridesmaids organized a great ‘girls day out’. I had told them how much I just wanted to spend time with all my girlfriends with nice wine and great company. We went to ‘A Day On The Green’ at Sandalford winery and just had so much fun. The day was spent dancing, laughing, drinking wine and listening to great music. What more could you ask for? They did such a great job! The boys headed off to the Swan Valley for some Supa Golf followed by dinner and beers at Mash Brewery. A great time was had by all and some of them even spotted Hamish and Andy there!

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ON THE DAY {How did you meet} I had been to the Western Derby and Nick had been watching it at home with friends. As a Fremantle Dockers supporter I headed out to celebrate the win, while Nick also headed out to comiserate his teams loss. We both ended up in what was known as the Zanzibar in Fremantle and that is where we met. {What you love most} I, (Peta) love nick’s sense of humour and the way he always makes me feel when being given a huge hug. I, (Nick) love the way Peta makes me feel when she is near me. I also love how she puts her heart and soul into everything she does. {First date} We decided to meet in Fremantle for a coffee, unknown to nick, I don’t drink coffee. We had a great time and hit it off straight away. We chatted for so long, Nick got a parking fine. {The proposal} Nick proposed on Valentine’s day. Being a florist, I’d had a very busy, long day, so was exhausted. Nick took me to Cottesloe for a relaxing dinner of fish and chips by the beach. It was after dinner he got down on one knee and proposed.

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{The engagement} Shortly after Nick proposed, we ran into my brother and one of my sisters and their friends in Cottesloe. We jumped around in the middle of the road for a few minutes, sharing hugs and congratulations. Later had a casual afternoon barbeque/party at my parent’s house with friends, family and collegues. {The engagement rings}My engagement ring is a solitaire diamond on a gold band, which Nick picked out with the help of a couple of our close friends.

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{Hens and Bucks night} The hens night was held at my mums house on a Saturday afternoon. We had a quiz, games and cocktails, followed by a night out on the town in Fremantle. The bucks night was held on the same Saturday as the hens night, we started at 9am when a bus came to our house to pick us up and take us to Supa Golf. From there we headed into Fremantle’s Little Creatures for lunch and then back home for a typical boys night! {Inspiration} Our individual styles and our desire to create a spectacular day for both ourselves and our guests was our inspiration. {The theme} The was no theme as such, but everything was centered around the colours of orange, brown and copper. The flowers were my main focus. {The dress} My dress was made for me by the great people out at Cupid’s Bridal. The gown was ivory silk and very basic at the front, but the back was cut low and gathered across the bottom. A detatchable train then came across the top of the gathering. {Planning the wedding} The most exciting part was our complimentary dinner trial at the Rydges Hotel. It was then that it hit us both that everything was getting so close. The most stressful part was organising the bridesmaids dresses. There was one drama after another, but they all looked gorgeous on the day! The planning was a combined effort, not a decision was made that hadn’t been run past the other person. {The menu} Our menu was a set menu with alternate drops. We chose a prawn dish and a tasting plate for the entrees. The mains were either chicken or beef, both of which were absolutley devine. The desert was brulee or meringue. {The decor} We held our reception on the garden terrace at the Rydges Hotel, so the decor was already similar to the colours for our wedding. The tables had brown table runners and brown sashes on the chairs. We had large arrangements in the middle of each table that were raised up on a brown stand. There were orange tea light candle holders and all place settings and menus were made out of brown cardboard with copper and orange detail. {Flowers used} My bouquet was made from a structure of ivy vine and cane sticks. It had orange Mokara orchids and Calla Lilies attatched as well as Pepperberry foliage and long strands of beads. The bridesmaids carried a ball of wire and cane, that had the same flowers coming across the top. The arrangements at the ceremony and reception were made using bamboo and orange roses, plus cane, orange Asiatic liliums and Leucadendrons. {Honeymoon} We went to the Maldives for seven nights and stayed in a beautiful resort called the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. The service there and their attention to every detail from the minute they pick you up from the airport, until you depart again was impeccable. We had the honeymoon of our lives.

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beautiful bridal flowers Sweet Floral l 6 Gugeri Street Claremont WA 60I0 www.sweetfloral.com.au l bridal@sweetfloral.com.au freecall I 800 805 004 l ph: 08 9385 6888 l fax: 08 9385 6800

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Wings of Love

{Who} Claire + Geoff {When} 15th October{Style} Romantic {Photography} Craig Cooper, Cooper Photography

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ON THE DAY {Ceremony } Geoff and I married at Christ ChurchGrammar’s church in Claremont. I chose this church simply because ever since I can remember, from when I was a little girl, I have always told mum that I would marry there. The ceremony was very emotional, and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. Afterwards, we released ten beautiful, big Monarch butterflies outside the church with our neices and nephews helping us. Butterflies symbolize progression, change, life, happiness and beauty, definitely the perfect choice for the wedding. {Bridal Party} I had my four best friends for my bridesmaids; Krystalle, Rebecca, Jenny and Lynette. Geoff’s groomsmen were his two best friends Iain and Bryan, his brother David and twin brother Craig. We also had my two cute little neices as flower girls who looked just adorable in their lavender tulle dresses with butterfly wings. {The love} We are the best of friends, we laugh and joke around with each other on a daily basis. We support and love each other unconditionally. {At the reception} We kicked off the evening by entering the reception room in Iberian tradition, that is, going straight into the dancing the moment we arrived. This was a hit with our guests as they all joined us, which really set the fun tone for the rest of the evening.

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{The decor} Beautiful silver candlabras with crystal drops around the base of where the candle sits, pink bows over white chair covers and table names consisting of asian style wording.The whole room just sparkled and looked so elegant. {The flowers} Stunning arrangements of pink roses, white lilliums and light green tipped lisianthus. My bouquet was larger and had mostly pink flowers whilst the bridesmaid’s were smaller and mostly white. {Wedding gown} A beautifully designed two piece. The bodice was entirely beaded and was complemented by a box pleated, full skirt. The train was close to one metre long with a delicately beaded finish. {Bridal party attire} A mixed arrangement of fuschia pink and pistachio green with full length fish tailed skirts and fitted strapless bodices. The guys wore striking pin stripe suits that spiced up the usual look of a groomsmens’ suit. {The cake} Three tiered, delicious chocolate mud cake. {Special touches} As guests entered the church, my two nieces, dressed in lavender coloured tulle, proceeded to hand out twigs of lavender filling the air with a sweet, spring frangrance. They also had butterfly wings attached to the back of their dresses, which tied in with the releasing of the butterflies..

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{Bridal Gown} Brides Selection

{Flowers} Fran Kemp

{Celebrant} Owen Davies

{Groom’s Outfit} Ferrari Formal Wear

{Photographer} Craig Cooper

{Reception} Fremantle Esplanade Hotel

{Groomsmen’sOutfits} Ferrari FormalWear

{Videographer} In Shot Productions

{Butterflies} Butterfly Dreams

{Rings} Rosendorffs

{Cars} Regal Limousines

{Decor} Wedding World

{Stationery} Art Paper


A tranquil blend of vines and roses framed by nature, nestled in the picturesque Swan Valley Western Australia This is the perfect setting for your special day — from the ceremony in the picturesque gardens to the ultimate wedding reception in the restaurant. At sunset and into the night, Carilley Estate transforms into a magical place illuminated from within while the grounds are cloaked in diffused shadow, trees silhoutted against the night sky. The whole day can be tailored to meet your special needs and we will make it a day to remember.

Lot 23 Hyem Road Herne Hill Telephone: 08 9296 6190 www.carilleyestate.com.au a

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{Who} Holly + Phil {When} 12th December {Style} Coastal {Photography} Anna Rose

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ON THE DAY {How and where} We initially met at a friend’s party, but it was our mutual love of the beach, diving and camping outdoors that brought us together. {First date} We went down to The Albion for a few quiet drinks and there was non-stop talking, we had so much in common and as they say, “We have been together ever since”. {The proposal} It was four years before Phil suprised me with a romantic proposal on my birthday. {The engagement rings} The engagement ring was a concaved matt finish band with a slight wave detail on the edges. {The theme} Because we both love the beach we wanted the wedding to be a light, coastal cocktail party. We wanted our guests to be able to mingle with each other and move around freely. Of course, water played a major part in both the ceremony and reception. {The decor} Gigantic shells were hired from a theatre supply shop and used in the reception.The final touches on the venue were white drapes and fairy lights covering the ceiling and extra tea lights positioned throughout the room. Tables were adorned with scattered rose petals, tea lights and a centrepiece of small red orchids within a tall, clear glass vase.

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{The flowers} The flowers in my bridal bouquet was made up of orchids, lilies and roses, which I also had in my hair and were used for the bridal parties’ corsages. {Planning efforts} As Phil is a commercial diver, he spent six weeks away prior to the wedding which built the suspense, but also meant that I needed a lot of help from my mum to organise the finishing touches. {The food} The cocktails inspired menu consisted of a selection of seafood, sushi rolls, antipasto and chicken wings. We were so busy talking to family and friends that we didn’t even have a chance to sample the food! {Highlight} My highlight of the day was arriving at the ceremony in a boat, before taking my place beside my future husband, under a canopy of riverside trees. {Honeymoon} We celebrated our honeymoon over the New Year in balmy Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for four weeks. A perfect retreat for enjoying our passion for the aquatic lifestyle, as husband and wife.

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Wedding Suppliers {Bridal Gown} Cupid’s Bridal {Groom’s Outfit} Tony Pafumi {Groomsmen’s Outfits} Tony Pafumi {Rings} Holly; Koro Jewellers and Phil; Charles Edwards {Makeup} Kinga {Photographer} Anna Rose Photography {Cars} Austral Limousines {Stationery} Art Papers {Flowers} Bayview Flowers Claremont {Celebrant} Paul Gaddine {Reception} Floreat Lifesaving Club {Music} House of Sound {Cake}CheesecakeShop,decoratedbyBayviewFlowers

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o r Ko Fine Australian Jewellery

Contemporary handcrafted bands

Eternal classics. Fancy pink, white and yellow diamonds

Created by master craftsman in Perth

Modern stylish man

Carillon City Arcade Hay Street level Perth

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Vint age Rose

{Who} Angela + Stewart {When} 09th October {Style} Vintage {Photography} Marcia Skinner and Lisa Thompson

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Wedding Suppliers {Bridal Gown} Pallas {Groom’s Outfit} Parker & Coi {Bridesmaids’ Outfits} Scanlon & Theodore {Rings} Linneys {Hair} Dateline {Makeup} Sarah Elliot {Photographer} Marcia Skinner & Lisa Thompson {Cars} Austral Limousines {Stationery} Art Papers {Flowers} Rebecca Grace {Celebrant} Father Theo McCall {Reception} Limeburners Grove, Albany {Music} Local jazz band and DJ friend

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THE WEDDING LIST COMPANY The Wedding List Co. offers a refreshing approach for its wedding clients as the business embraces the philosophy of creating and delivering a bridal gift registry that is fun, easy and full of the things your want and need, resulting in an enjoyable and reliable experience for everyone. The company boasts four gorgeous showrooms throughout Australia, including one located in the inner-city suburb of Leederville, Western Australia. In addition, Wedding List Co. promotes a sophisticated and user friendly online presence through its website www.weddinglistcompany.com.au. Clients also benefit from the personal service and expertise of their own dedicated wedding list consultant, who will guide you through your gift selection in-store or simply offer friendly advice and support over the telephone or via email. Another added bonus when dealing with Wedding List Co. is that you can set up and manage your bridal registry absolutely free! Tailoring their service to meet the needs of the modern bridal couples’ lifestyle, Wedding List Co. is flexible with appointments acknowledging the demands of our busy lives. And the service doesn’t stop there, clients will benefit from advice the number and price range of gifts to which dinner plates are too large to fit in your dishwasher! With over 300 leading and unique brands and 10,000 unique gifts to choose from you can be sure to discover gifts which reflect your personal taste and your guests’ budget. Gift giving is made easy with Wedding List Co; after all, creating a wedding list is about providing convenience for both the bridal couple and the guests alike. Guests can choose to purchase online or in-store. The website even caters for international guests, who can convert currencies displayed online and budget in their own tender. Large images of gifts are also available allowing guests to view potential purchases instantly. The overall experience is made even more convenient as the Wedding List Co. also takes orders over the telephone or in-store, ideal for those who are less confident online. Couples can also manage every detail of their bridal registry through the companies’ comprehensive website www.weddinglistcompany.com.au Couples can also effortlessly leave welcome messages for their guests, select certain gifts as preferred favourites and add and remove gifts from their registry online. There is even a “Thank You Card Manager” facility detailing all the information needed to send your thank cards. It’s all just too easy and reliable. Creating a wedding list should be an enjoyable and convenient experience. When you establish your wedding list with the Wedding List Co., you can be assured your list will be professionally and diligently organised and managed. Wedding List Co. provides the perfect service for time starved couples, those who like to to receive personlised service and, of course, for those who don’t like the idea of triapsing through shops for hours searching for potential gifts. Why put yourself through the trials and tribulations of the endless gift selection process, when you can leave the work up to the professionals? Contact the Wedding List Co. today and reward yourself with more time and less stress for your special occasion on 9443 9995 or visit www.weddinglistcompany.com.au

JEALOUSY BRIDAL The team at Jealousy Bridal are firm believers in encompassing your distinct personality within your wedding plans and understand that your dress is the ultimate statement on the big day. Having your garment made to measure ensures you get the perfect fit providing you with the freedom to add your individual touches and unique flair along the way. Whether you are inspired by a picture of your dream dress in a magazine and need to replicate the look with a custom made design, or you have found inspiration from various gowns and want to recreate each of the look into your own design, Jealousy Bridal can tailor the design to create your very own dream dress. You can have your elegant and unique wedding gown made from as little as $1,000.00 while evening wear and ball gowns can be designed at a starting cost of $350.00. All gowns are tailor made to your exact measurements so there is no need for extra alteration costs. The fabrics used by Jealousy Bridal ensure the finest quality garments are produced from an exquisite selection of local and imported textiles. Jealousy Bridal also offers a convenient mobile fitting service, which means creating your dream outfit can now fit in harmoniously with your lifestyle and not become an extra stress you don’t need. To keep prices affordable, Jealousy Bridal operates from a home office and conducts consultations strictly by appointment only.

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HELEN’S BRIDAL WEAR Helen’s Evening Wear and Accessories provides the perfect setting to source your dream wedding dress. Be inspired by Helen’s vast selection of beautifully designed evening wear, suitable for the most discerning tastes and made from luxurious imported and locally produced fabrics. From silk, satin, viscose, lace, georgette and tulle, the range of dresses designed in sumptuous fabrics will provide you with an abundance of choice. Garments are available in a vibrant selection of colours from cool champagnes’, rich chocolate mocca, scarlet red and ebony to harmonise every skin tone. Wedding dresses are the businesses’ specialty, whether your preference is for designs which promote elegant simplicity, are ornate or flamboyant, modest or unassuming you can be assured you will find a dress to mirror your personality and panache. An eclectic range of accessories are also available to complement each and every design to complete your look. Service is both engaging and personalised and backed up by years of fashion industry expertise in fitting garments to subtly highlight your best features. Conveniently Located in Nedlands, Perth, Helen’s Bridal wear has established a loyal and satisfied clientele who frequent the store in a quest to find the most unique and inspiring design for their special occasion. www.eveningwears.com.au or phone 9386 2599

WHIRLIGIG DESIGNS Whirligig Designs is a Western Australian family owned and operated business offering personalised service to design and create elegant and stylish wedding experiences. The business boasts a vast range of services and expertise including; producing freshly baked wedding cakes and offers an eclectic selection of stationery, unique table and room decorations’, flowers and Bomboniere. Each of the businesses’ services are completed in-house and not outsourced, which allows for strict quality control resulting in products of the highest standards with a unique twist. Leisha Meerkotter is Whirligig Designs’ chief cake decorator and floral artist while her husband Manfred prints the exquisite range of stationery. This perfect partnership provides for a ‘hands on approach’ with the personalised service and flexibility to design and tailor weddings for every taste and budget. Whirligig Designs’ has operated within the industry for six years and the business has amassed a wealth of experience and a loyal following. Whirligig Designs’ enjoys a credible reputation as a market leader and not a follower and is well regarded for creating modern designs and identifying emerging trends. Planning your wedding requirements with Whirligig Designs’ is a personal and engaging experience where your desired theme and wedding atmosphere is discussed in detail. The owners’ are dedicated to providing optimum service for each and every customer. Colour swatches are provided to establish your ultimate design concept and used to create a coordinated approach for the entire event from the invitations through to the cake and flower decorations. Formal or casual events are treated with the same carefully orchestrated approach, as are, summer or winter events or weddings with romantic or modern themes. Each receives the undivided attention of both Leisha and Manfred. The businesses’ specialty is providing expert colour coordination advice, which it believes is vital to create a successful wedding theme and they provide colour advice for floral arrangements and décor for the wedding venue. Guest tables’ at the reception can also decorated as part of the service with colour coordinated themes and floral artistry extending right through to the centerpiece, menus, place settings and bomboniere. Many of Whirligig Designs’ clients have a singular word in mind they feel will encapsulate their wedding day and work closely together with Liesha and Manfred to promote a particular theme throughout the wedding. It is this type of personal interaction that makes Whirligig Designs’ such a great success. Whirligig Designs’ provides unique design services for its clients which reflect and capture the true essence of emotion and style. The business takes pride in the quality of service on offer and its extensive range of beautifully designed products. Visit our website www.whirligigdesigns.com.au to view our designs and product range, or phone 9277 8879 to arrange an appointment.

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TOUCHED BY ANGELS Are you a ‘Touched by Angels’ bride? If style, sophistication and pure elegance are the driving factors behind planning your perfect day then Touched By Angels is the event stylist service for you. Established in 1998, Touched By Angels has become on of Western Australia’s leading wedding coordination and event stylist company with a solid reputation for delivering Perth’s finest wedding experiences. The combination of nearly 30 years collective experience, access to an expansive range of exquisite decor and the limitless creative inspiration of Touched By Angels consultants’ ensures the company is set apart of the competition. Touched By Angels, remains ahead of the rest through their quest for constant innovation and identifying worldwide trends. While the business sources inspiration from market leaders, it prides itself on its very own niche event talents which deliver unique and exquisite results for their clientele. The ability to deliver innovative ideas represents the hallmark talents of Touched By Angels consultants’ who have the expertise and experience to foresee trends in décor and design. Attention to detail and a well defined coordination of textures and colour further solidifies the businesses’ success. Throughout the years, Touched By Angels has secured an enviable position in the marketplace as a premier event company. The experience is made even easier and pleasant through the tailored service that each client receives, which perfectly suits each individual couples’ personal taste and requirements. Touched By Angels offers a complete service from inception to fruition to ensure your particular theme and style will be coordinated throughout the entire event. From ceremony styling, to the flowers and reception décor, you can be assured that you’re event will elegantly reflect individuality. The business understands that ceremony surroundings should be as beautiful as the moment itself and the design expertise of Touched By Angels will capture the true romance of the occasion. Over the past ten years Touched By Angels has created relationships with and become the preferred supplier of many of Perth’s premiere venues. This type of experience means the team provides professional and knowledgeable suggestions for styling your chosen venue to suit your theme, budget and personal taste. Whether your event is held in a design function centre, a contemporary restaurant, a historic winery, marquee or private venue, Touched by Angels can transform any location to create the wedding you have always dreamed of. Touched by Angels employs qualified floral artists trained in design who specialise in both contemporary and traditional creations. Brides can select from a range of choices or Touched By Angels will create a completely unique posy to suit your theme, season and style. The business offers a complete range of wedding flowers including bouquets, buttonholes and corsages. Whether you’re a vintage bride, eclectic or modern bride, Touched By Angels can combine your ideas and passion with their creative talents to create the perfect day and one which every bride deserves. So, will you become a Touched By Angels Bride? For an appointment please phone 9389 6011 or visit www.touchedbyangels.com.au

CARILLEY ESTATE Carilley Estate is positioned on 22 beautiful rural acres, of which, 10 acres are presently under vine. The property boasts over 250 olive trees and fruit is hand picked to produce its signature blended olive oil. Carilley Estate is committed to producing the highest quality wine for a discerning clientele. Both white and red grape varietals are grown on the property and are also lovingly hand-picked allowing the resultant wine to be at its most flavoursome and robust. The vineyard grows white grapes; including Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Viognier. Its red grape varietals include a superb cachet of Shiraz, Malbec, Merlot and Grenache grapes producing sensational wines. The vineyard venue incorporates a restaurant in grounds elegantly landscaped with deciduous trees, perennial shrubs and boasts a superb collection of roses edged by vines overlooking the pristine native Riverine forest. Whatever your occasion demands, Carilley Estate offers a unique and spectacular setting for your next function - be it a wedding, birthday, anniversary or corporate occasion. The estate is easily accessible, yet far enough away from the daily distractions and hustle and bustle of city life to create a memorable and convenient experience. Guests to the estate will indulge in the magnificence of serene surroundings, with delightful gardens and a vineyard embraced by the majestic river gums of the picturesque Susannah Brook. A set function menu is available all year round and wedding packages are available on request. The restaurant features a delightful Mediterranean inspired menu of culinary cuisine. Carilley Estate provides the perfect setting which evokes an ambient atmosphere in an established and romantic environment. The food and wine reflects the natural produce synonymous to the region and is coupled with personal and engaging service within sublime surrounds. Visit www.carilleyestate.com.au or phone 9296 6190

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FELICITATIONS Felicitations offer the finest quality papers, envelopes, invitations and accessories with fully customised design and print services at affordable prices to suit every budget. The experienced creative team at Felicitations’ offer unique ideas and innovative advice to ensure your personalised stationery design has maximum impact and creates a memorable first impression. Based in the heart of central Subiaco in Perth, the Felicitations’ team offers a wealth of vast experience, professionalism and friendly professional service for each of their discerning clients. From invitations to accessories for every occasion, Felicitations will ensure a stunning outcome for your wedding. The team provides printing services which create a personal touch through individualised stationery and designs and prints all materials on the premises. Pre-designed stationery is also available for those seeking a speedy turnaround. A host of accessories such as pens, trinkets, stickers and a huge range of laser compatible papers are also on hand for those ‘do it yourself’ clients with a creative streak. Felicitations have it all! Visit their Subiaco showroom or the comprehensive website online to view the full product range. You can even use Felicitations’ reliable online buying service without stepping inside the store and have your order delivered promptly direct to your door. Navigating and searching for your dream colour, paper or accessory is easy online with Felicitations’ online catalogue. Whether it be a wedding, engagement, birthday, birth announcement or christening, let Felicitations help create a masterpiece as individual as you are. Felicitations specialise in creating beautiful, affordable invitations and accessories to suit the spirit of your occasion and reflect your own personal style. Visit www.felicitations.com.au or phone 9382 8666

THE VINES RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB The Vines Resort & Country Club offers the perfect romantic and inspiring location for your idyllic wedding day. Whether you choose to hold your ceremony in our gorgeous vineyard or elsewhere within the tranquil resort grounds’ our professional Wedding Coordinator will be here to help you every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. The Vines’ appreciates your special day deserves the dedication of a professional team of experts. Our wedding planning team will manage every finite detail from the moment your first guest arrives to the very last departure. This seamless service ensures that you and your guests’ can relax and indulge in your special day without a hitch. From installing ethereal decorations and designing a fine menu right through to providing a suite of divine accommodation options for you and your guests’, the Vines Resort & Country Club offers an all inclusive service to meet each of your wedding wishes. The Vines Resort & Country Club packages are suited to every budget, style and taste and each can be tailored to suit your specific needs to include the following: - formal and informal wedding packages; - romantic garden or vineyard ceremonies; - picturesque photographic locations; - catering packages for intimate or grand occasions from 30 – 150 guests; - beautiful function rooms with visually intoxicating views; - diverse accommodation packages for wedding guests; and - specialist linen and chair dressings provided on request. To arrange an appointment to visit The Vines Resort & Country Club please phone 9297 3000 or email weddings@vines.com.au. Visit www.vines.com.au

CATHRIN D’MONT Do you really have the time to find the perfect vendors to create your big day? Time to monitor every specific and delicate detail? Time to conduct endless internet searches in the quest for unique ideas to set your day apart from the rest? And then, coordinate and bundle everything together to create your most memorable day? If the answer is no, then you need the boutique and elegant expertise of Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings’. Whether you are seeking creative input and support or you just need someone to coordinate every facet of your wedding event from start to finish, Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings’ can help you deliver a spectacular wedding and reduce your stress in the process. Your guests will be enticed from the moment they open their elegant invitation. From sublime cocktails to debonair dancing right down to the last morsel of the delicious wedding cake……. Each and every detail will resonate with style and be tuned to perfection. Allocating a wedding enthusiast to manage your wedding event, is not only a smart way to totally enjoy your day, but it means that every last little detail will be coordinated by a consummate professional to ensure a smooth and successful event. Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings’ will provide a clear and defined plan of your wedding day and engage you every step of the way. The business prides itself on attention to detail which ensures there are no hidden surprises allowing you to relax and enjoy your event as much as your guests’ will. Please call or drop us a line and we can set-up a complimentary initial consultation at your convenience.

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BALSHAW’S FLORIST Weddings are one of the most exciting and special days to be part of, but they can also be one of the most stressful and demanding occasions where emotions run high and are frequently overloaded. Often the preparation required for the day can be marred by pressure and indecision. Working with Balshaws’ takes the stress out of your special day by providing pure expertise that creates a visual experience you are not likely to forget. Balshaws’ prides itself on seamless and reliable service with an emphasis on quality client care. The business designs unique and beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements coupled with consummate professionalism allowing you to concentrate on the most important part of your wedding, that being you! Multi award winning floral designers’ will recreate that individual look you are seeking, whether it be traditional or contemporary and each bouquet and arrangement will reflect a personality as unique as your own. Flowers sourced by Balshaws’ are of the highest quality and grade, which means the blooms are fresh and inviting from market to vase and bouquet. Coordinating colours is the florists’ specialty with each arrangement designed to capture the personality and style of every individual bride. At Balshaws’ they understand that everybody’s budget is not the same and as such, the business is committed to delivering the best result in accordance to your needs and range. Operating with the philosophy that no budget is too small they pride themselves on delivering superior results for each and every customer. Visit www.balshaws.com.au or phone 9328 7006 M Lawley or 9339 5686 Bicton.

ROMANTIC NOTIONS Romantic Notions prides itself on their endless creative energy, personal and friendly service and the promise to deliver a personal commitment to create beautiful and unique stationery products. The business produces products which stand apart from the rest through their unique and individual stylised designs. Each product reflects a truly exceptional theme to reflecting your unique style, personality and expectations to capture the ambience of your wedding. Romantic Notions has an eclectic range of beautiful wedding stationery, which caters for every available taste, preference and budget and offers an amazing spectrum of colours, weights, and textures to select from. Choose from a range of wonderful fonts and imaginative designs and let Romantic Notions create stationery truly original for you. Romantic Notions offers the convenience and flexibility of three stationery options - tailor-made; pre-cut; and do it yourself. If assistance is required with any aspect of your wedding, Romantic Notions can help you plan and coordinate your wedding requirements on either a small or large scale. A testament to the businesses’ personal touch has been the volume of positive feedback received by their clientele, whom continually rate their experiences as warm, positive, unique, and personal. To ensure your wedding is even more memorable than ever please phone 0408 551 326 or email rosemary@romanticnotions.net.au or visit www.romanticnotions.net.au

MARGARET RIVER BRIDE AND GROOM There is something truly magical, romantic and unique about the Margaret River region in Western Australia (WA) that lures and captures repeat visitors from all over the world. Undulating vineyard estates, coastal seascapes, forests of dappled light and winding rural roads that stretch for kilometers on end form part of the regions’ natural charm that is difficult to rival. The Margaret River setting offers guests’ a magical experience with a scenic backdrop that is both idyllic and unique to WA. These are just some of the features that set the scene for an amazing wedding event that will be as individual and unique as the couple you are. Planning a wedding within this gorgeous region is just so easy with the wedding directory that Margaret River Bride and Groom (MRBG) have created www.mrbg.com.au which provides a comprehensive on-line guide covering everything you need to know about getting married in style and celebrating your wedding in the renowned Margaret River region. The MRBG philosophy allows couples to make informed decisions about their wedding day by providing the tools and support required to create the perfect wedding from any worldwide destination. Take the time to consider the Margaret River region as your future wedding destination. Welcome your guests’ to your unique wedding location and immerse yourself in the natural and culinary wonders of Margaret River and enjoy a memorable celebration of your future lives together. Visit www.mrbg.com.au today and see what Margaret River has to offer.

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{Who} Matthew + Dimitra {When} 22nd April {Style} Traditional {Photography} Instant Vision Photographics

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ON THE DAY {What you love the most} What we love most about each other, the common viewpoints, various tendencies that we share and the mutual love that exists. {First date} Although Dimitra wasn’t sure of Matthew’s intentions, a quiet coffee at Amaretto’s (Osborne Park) formed the first date. {The proposal} We bought the rings together so it wasn’t a total surprise. We took a romantic walk through a park, sat down on a bench near a pond, the ring was produced and the rest is history. {Your engagement} We celebrated the engagement party in Adelaide where Matthew’s family lives at a hall with family and friends from both Perth and Adelaide. {The engagement rings} Dimitra’s ring is a single, brilliant cut diamond ring in a coronet setting, while Matthews’ is a plain gold band. {Hens night + Bucks night} We decided to have rather tamed bucks and hens parties, and during the day. The girls had a breakfast and minigolf adventure, while the guys had a pool competition with drinks at the Brisbane Hotel after. In the evening the bridal party went for a dinner at the Hyatt Regency, Perth. {The inspiration} The thing that inspired us most was the challenge in organizing an overall affordable wedding with value for money. For

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Greeks, the dancing is the main part of the reception and having good music with everyone having a good time was our main concern. The Greeks actually have a word called “kefi” to describe the excitement and atmosphere caused by everyone dancing together in the traditional circular-style formation. We were pleased by the kefi which was created by everyone on the night. The wedding “crowns” were traditionally made in a wreath-like fashion with lemon flowers incorporated into the design. They are joined by a ribbon, which symbolises Christ who joins the couple together. The crowns are also symbolic in the Orthodox faith for martyrdom. In other words, the couple are preparing to sacrifice their own needs for one another in their life ahead and are crowned to each other. {The theme} Theme colours were red with some silver and gold. {The planning} Was a combined effort, we wanted to have joint input, although the bride did take on the majority of tasks. Needless to say, there was almost a divorce before the wedding even happened! {Most exciting /stressful part} Most things were organised without too much stress. Delays and a lack of attention to detail led by a particular company organizing our bonbonieries was probably the most stressful. They produced labels which were incorrect against what was proofed and they almost didn’t arrive on time. Wrong sizes were supplied for


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the groom’s and groomsmen’s suits that caused a bit of last-minute stress but was rectified. However, the most enjoyable part of organizing the wedding was when you actually find the elements you are looking for at an affordable price. {The decor} Key decorations included the Singapore orchid floral arrangements, mirrors and red tea light holders on each table. {The flowers} Red roses and white hyacinths were the flowers used in the bridal bouquet with roses in the rest

Wedding Suppliers Bridal Gown: Tuscany

Cars: Thirties Limousines

{The honeymoon}We stayed at the Legends Hotel in Mauritius. Our stay was for nine nights and we had a fantastic and relaxing time. Highlights of the trip included sun-baking on the beach, water sports, enjoying the scenery and tours to various attractions, including a cruise to an island off the coast of Mauritius.

Bridesmaids’ Outfits: Brides Selection

Stationery: A Touch of Class

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Outfit: Ferrari’s

Ceremony:AnnunciationofourLady,Greek

Formalwear

Orthodox Church

Rings: Chris Gogos Jewellery

Celebrant:ReverandFatherEmmanuel

Hair + Makeup: Head and Hands

Stamatiou

Photographer + Videographer: Instant

Reception:CityWestFunctionCentre

Vision Photographics

Music: DJ Vic Stambelos

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ON THE DAY {How you met} We studied architecture at Curtin University together and were good friends for years. We started dating whilst travelling through Canada.

{The theme} We just wanted to keep it simple, fun and elegant. It was really a three day wedding where our friends and family joined us for a lot of good food, wine and time on the beach.

{The love}We are best of friends who have lots of fun together.We both love architecture, travelling and adventure.We spend a lot of time laughing!

{Wedding gown} Simple and beautiful. The fabric was amazing, silk with miniature pleats in it. It was hand dyed with very subtle colour changes, fading from white to cream at the base. It had details of beading and feathers.

{The proposal} We were in the Rocky Mountains in Canada. Brook make me climb Johnstone Canyon to some beautiful mineral pools. We were the only people there. We sat down for a snack and instead of passing me a bag of peanuts, Brook passed me the ring. {Engagement}“Petanque and Plonk” – an afternoon on Matilda Bay playing Petanque (bocce) and drinking wine with friends and family. {Engagement rings} Brook designed my rings – brushed white gold with a princess cut solitaire diamond. {Hens and Bucks night} My bridesmaid’s organized my hen’s night as a suprise. Firstly they took me to the Must Wine Bar for a Mojhito, then back to a room at the Sebel East Perth, where all my friends and family surprised me with cocktails and canapés – served by young men with no shirts on! The men then serenaded me with guitars – embarrassing but fun! For the Buck’s, a day of paintballing in 40 degree heat, followed by dinner at The Left Bank in Fremantle. {Inspiration} We wanted to have a simple, elegant and intimate wedding with our closest friends and family. A long weekend down south was the perfect way to ensure a relaxing and fun wedding.

{Planning your wedding} We organised everything ourselves which was a both exciting and stressful, but worth it as our wedding day was exactly as we had imagined it. {The first song} “Fly me to the moon”, by Frank Sinatra. {The menu}After the ceremony we enjoyed Pimms and lemonade at Honeymoon Hill before moving to Yallingup for the reception. There were elegant cocktails with local produce showcasing the tastes of the South West for our Canadian guests (Brook is originally from Canada so we had friends and family travel for our wedding.) Romano and Alison from Margaret River Fine Foods created a diverse menu combining all of our favourite foods. The food and service could not have been better, with many guests giving rave reviews. {Decor} White linen pillows, orange and brown ribbons, flowers, fairy lights and white paper lanterns. {Flowers used} Assorted green foliage with white oriental lilies, orange spider orchids and succulents.

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Wedding Suppliers Bridal Gown: Donna Tobin Couture Groom’sOutfit:Zegna(label)DavidJonesandParkersMenswear Bridesmaids’ Outfits: Lin Pin Clothing Groomsmens’ outfits: Own Rings:Jess;MatusikJewellers,Brook;ThomasMiehofer Hair: Rae Hathaway @ Raezors Dunsborough Makeup: Monika + Unik Flowers: Blooming Beautiful Photographer: Craig Cooper Photography Cars: South West Limousines Ceremony: Honeymoon Hill, Margaret River Celebrant: Maureen Nicholson Reception: Yallingup Garden Art Studio Caterers:RomanoandAlisonfromMargaretRiverFineFoods Music: The Mike Goodwin Band Cake: Edible Art

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{Who} Megan + Darrel {When} 07th January {Style} Black and white theme {Photography} DeRay Simcoe Photography

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Wedding Suppliers {Bridal Gown} Galleria Couture {Groom’s Outfit} Tony Barlow {Bridesmaids’ Outfits} Wendy’s Dressmaking and Alterations {Rings} Koro & Carrera Benx {Photographer} DeRay Simcoe Photography {Videographer} Phenomenon Wedding & Event Services {Cars} Frits RR Service {Celebrant} Father Paul Fogarty {Reception} Duxton Hotel {Music} Phenomenon Wedding & Event Services {Cake} Margaret Loneragan

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ON THE DAY {First date} Darrel took me out for dinner to a cosy restaurant in Cottesloe. We had a great night getting to know each other and from the very first date I knew that I had met my soul mate {The proposal} Valentines Day, Darrel has surprised me by organising to stay at the Parmelia Hilton.We had dinner and then decided to walk along the foreshore and that is where he asked me to marry him, I can’t even describe how I felt, I was totally shocked and so excited. {The rings} Megan’s; 18carat yellow gold single stone 1.01carat diamond ring. Darrel’s; white gold and titanium band. {The decor} Each guest table had a round glass mirror with a tall glass vases containing white orchids featured with black sticks with black feathers and eight black & white tea lights surrounding the vase. {Wedding gown} My dress was an amazing creation by Kevin at Galleria Couture; it was a strapless white silk gown with intricate metal detailing. {The flowers and decor} My bouquet was a modern teardrop with white lilies, the buttonholes were made up of a white orchid with black feathers with the centrepieces being white orchids with black sticks standing in tall glass vases. The bridal table had white orchids, black sticks, white lilies, lush tropical leaves and black feathers. Black and white tea lights where placed from one end of the table to the other. {The food} Entrée was baked tiger prawns with steamed asparagus, spring onions and soya vierge, mains were a choice of either chargrilled sirloin beef with gorgonzola soft polenta and red onion chilli compote or chicken breast with pomme subric, creamed celeriac, corn and field mushrooms, balsamic and sage jus. The desert; pear and frangipani tart with vincotto marinated strawberry and pistachio gelato. {Planning the wedding} I loved planning every aspect of our wedding although I must admit the most stressful part was the week before checking that you had done everything and not forgotten anything. {Honeymoon} Was a fantastic time spent in Melbourne, relaxing, eating, drinking and shopping!

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Wedding Suppliers {Bridal Gown} Marianna Hardwick, Sydney {Groom’s Outfit} Hugo Boss {Bridesmaids’ Outfits} Giannak (Sydney) {Groomsmen’s Outfits} Own suits, ties from the Tie rack {Rings}Dee;MussonJewellers,Luke;rosegoldandwhitegoldfusionset by George Jensen {Photographer} Kin Photography {Stationery}RochelleSampson,afriendandgraphicdesigner {Catering + Decor} Comestibles {Reception}LongviewFarm,ChitteringValleyownedbyLuke’sparents {Flowers} Vegetals {Cake} Helen’s Cakes

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{How and where} We met through our sisters (our bridesmaids) who went to university together about four and a half years ago. Luke was the nominated ‘taxi’ when Kate, Luke’s sister, myself and a few other friends had a night out at the Luxe bar in Mount Lawley. {The love} Dee; Luke is so talented and ambitious, and very sweet as well. Luke; Dee has a great sense of humour, she’s a bit quirky like me and so easygoing it’s scary. {Hens + Bucks} Dee; a catch-up dinner with the girls at the Subiaco Hotel. Luke; bowling seventies disco style! All the boys dressed up in seventies garb, complete with afro’s. Luke was suitably decked out as Disco Elvis. {The proposal} Luke lit thirty or so tea light candles and placed them around the garden of the chalet we were staying at in Margaret River. He had me locked in the bathroom until he was ready and then led me out to the garden, got down on one knee and popped the question. {The rings} Princess cut diamond, which I later had made into my wedding ring by attaching love rings to either side. {The inspiration} The spectacular views from Luke’s parent’s property in the Chittering Valley. You may only be standing on a hillside but you feel like you’re up in the mountains – it’s a truly magical place. It has also been a special place for the Jackson family and meant a lot to Luke to hold the wedding there.

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{Wedding gown} Ivory silk chemise, with pleating and boning under the bust and a straight skirt with a small train. With high heels, it wasn’t the easiest dress to walk in, especially on gravel and in paddocks, but luckily I made it through the day without falling over, however I did have give up the heels for white havaianas at the end of the day! {The flowers and decor} Lots of roses! The bouquets had white, green and light pink roses. The groomsmen wore white roses and the parents and grandparents all had buttonholes or corsages of white orchids. The arrangements for the marquee were white and green, with lots of roses and white orchids.The flowers were fantastic! The ladies at Vegetal did a great job; they even delivered to the farm! {The food} A gourmet cocktail reception with afternoon supper. {Planning the wedding} Both of our families were a great help. Luke’s mum and dad made the farm look spectacular, they even had earthworks done for the marquee site, with the farm being situated on a hillside, there isn’t too much level ground. My sister, Lisa, was also a great help, she flew over to Sydney to sort out all the loose ends and bridesmaids stuff. Planning a wedding from the other side of the country was not easy. We had to fly back a few times to see suppliers and visit farm to figure out how the whole day would work.


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Wedding Suppliers {Bridal Gown} Tuscany Bridal {Bridesmaids’Outfits} Erica Shortland, dressmaker {Groom + Groomsmen’s Outfits} Ferrari Formal Wear {Rings}Engagement;Stefan,wedding;SolidGold {Hair} Chivoe Hair and Beauty {Flowers} The Boulevard Florist {Photographer} Erica Serena {Videographer} Chris Morris @ Montage Studios {Cars} Old 55 Limo Tours {Stationery} Starfish Lane {Celebrant} Kevin J Emberson C.M.C {Reception} Chesters of Heafod Glen {Music} Remix DJ’s {Cake} Brett’s Chocolate Art

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ON THE DAY {How and where} We met at a friend’s birthday drinks at the Cottesloe Hotel. We had a mutual friend who invited the both of us. {First date} We went to Scarborough as it was a very warm night, where we had an icecream from Peter’s by the Sea and walked along the beach. {The proposal} Joel proposed to me when we went to my cousin’s wedding in Cyprus on the balcony of our hotel room overlooking the ocean. {The love} Leonie; Joel has a very kind heart and is always ready to help anyone who needs him. Joel; Leonie also has a big heart, especially when it comes to animals, but also has a crazy, warped sense of humour.. {The engagement ring} A stunning princess cut diamond (1/3 carat, D colour) with small baguette diamonds either side set in 18carat white gold. {Hens + Bucks night} Hens; a “Hollywood Glamour” party with a full buffet dinner, all made by my mum and her friends.There was a cocktail machine, wine and spirits. Later in the evening there was a stripper and then dancing until the early hours. Everyone looked very glamorous at the beginning of the night! Bucks; a typical “boys night” held in the function room at the Dollhouse Gentlemans Club. The boys watched a special stage show and later continued on to Northbridge to the various nightclubs. {Family’s reaction} Everyone was very pleased, although a little surprised that the engagement had come so soon as we had only been together for six months. {Wedding gown} Red! Strapless bustier bodice with red, grey and white Swarovski crystals all over and a lace up back. Big princess style skirt with box pleats at the front and a long crystal covered train. {The flowers and decor} My bouquet was made up of cream roses, and the bridesmaids had deep red roses with bear grass. The boy’s corsages were cream and red roses and our mother’s corsages were cream orchids. {The decor} Table centrepieces were glass platters with white and red pebbles, a large ivory church candle and horse shoes spray-painted silver. The bridal table had ivy vine, pebbles and lots of candles. {The food} Entree was tapas plates with bread, dip, chicken tenderloins and canapes. Mains were a choice of fillet steak, chicken with mango coulis or red emperor with garlic mash. The dessert was the wedding cake and assorted cheese with crackers and handmade truffles. {Planning the wedding} It was mostly the girls, in particular mum and our chief bridesmaid, Heidi. Joel chose the cars and he was happy to leav e everything else to us. {Honeymoon} A fantastic time spent in Melbourne, relaxing, eating, drinking and shopping!!

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{Who} Melita + Beau {When} 08th of July {Style} Broome style {Photography} Your Reflexion Photography

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{The wedding dress} My dress was a simple crisp white halter-neck that had a real beach feel about it. It was backless with a cute little train and had pin-tucks over the skirt which made it that little bit different. {The most exciting and stressful part of planning your wedding} Knowing that all of our friends and family would be coming to Broome and experiencing exactly what we love about it and having a fabulous party. Most stressful was definitely the seating arrangements, which is so silly because on the night people just eat and then get up and mingle anyway. {Your feelings the day before} We were both a bit overwhelmed with everyone we loved being in Broome at the same time. Poor Beau was quite sick with the flu so I think we were excited that by the end of the next day all of the stress and build up would be over. {Wedding highlights} Beau; the part when I put the ring on Melita’s finger. Also seeing all of our friends have a good time at the reception. Melita; for me, I loved the part where we walked in to the reception and our MC said welcome to Mr and Mrs Waters and all our friends and family were cheering and so happy for us, that was unreal. {The first dance} “I Want to Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler. The lyrics are actually really beautiful and true and one of Beau’s friends sang it for us which made it even more special. {The menu} We had delicious food from Limpopo Gourmet. Liz created a great ‘Shared Table’ menu where each table had a two tiered platter with roast beef, fish and chicken all done in Liz’s beautiful spices on the top platter and summer roasted vegetables on the bottom platter. Our guests still can’t stop raving about the food! {The decor} The reception was outside at Pearl Luggers in front of these restored Pearling boat replicas, the sails were up and we projected pictures of the Kimberley on to them all night, it was magical, we didn’t really need many other decorations. {The flowers} The flowers used in the bouquets were pink, white and green orchids. {Memorable speeches} We had all of our speeches right at the beginning of the night before dinner, so we could get on with the food and the dancing. They were all lovely, I think Beau’s dad did the shortest speech in the world he basically said “Thanks for coming, we love Beau and we love Melita and we’re happy she’s in the family.” {The Honeymoon} We spent a couple of nights at The Mangrove Resort Hotel but Beau was so sick with the flu that we ended up spending the whole time lying in bed while I nursed his fever. A couple of months later we went up to Kooljaman at Cape Leveque for a week which was absolutely stunning!

Wedding Suppliers {Bridal Gown} Sana Boutique

{Flowers} Petals N Pots Florist

{Bridesmaids’Outfits}MaterialandPatternsfromLincraft

{Photographer}LaraBeck–YourReflexionPhotography

{Groom+Groomsmen’sOutfits}RogerDavidSuitand

{Invites} Felicitations

Ben Sherman Shirt

{Ceremony}OurLadyQueenofPeaceCathedralinBroome

{Rings} Melita’s; Jewels Connection Australia

{Celebrant} Father Daniel Chama

{Hair+Makeup}DuncanPeterforJagamaHairAustralia

{Reception} Pearl Luggers, Broome

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{Who} Tara + Damian {When} 17th June {Style} Sun + Surf

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ON THE DAY {First date} Sitting at Cottesloe beach on a blanket chatting for hours. {The proposal} On my birthday Damian told me to close my eyes and he put a box in my hand with a one carat diamond ring in it! {The love} Tara; the thing I love most about Damian is his ability to always make me laugh and he is so caring and sweet. Damian; I love the way Tara makes me feel. {The rings} White gold Tiffany setting with one carat diamond. We then had matching plain white gold wedding bands. {Engagement celebration} A low-key barbeque at home with close friends and family. {Wedding gown} Very simple, long, backless, low cut gown. My mum glued on the crystals one by one. I wanted to look sexy on my wedding day! {Most exciting part} Having our friends and family travel with us- it was a week long celebration, rather than just one day. We were so excited and were counting down the hours, it couldn’t come around quickly enough. {The highlight} Damian; seeing the way my beautiful bride looked, Tara; saying our vows, those words are very powerful. {The food} We let our guests choose anything they wanted which ended up being lots of seafood. All of the food was absolutely delicious. {Planning the wedding} Our wedding was really easy to organise and we did it together - it’s all part of the journey. {The flowers} Frangipanis everywhere, after all, we were in Bali! The staff at our villas covered the entrance, the bed and filled the bath with rose petals and frangipanis. {The honeymoon} We stayed for a week in Seminyak and Ubud, Bali, and then will be spending a week later in Mauritius (whilst celebrating another friends wedding).

Wedding Suppliers {Bridal Gown} Strangelove

{Nails} Shanelly Beauty

{Celebrant} Romantic Weddings, Bali

{Groom’s Outfit} Country Road

{Flowers} Ku De Ta, Bali

{Music} Billy, resident DJ at Ku De Ta, Bali

{Rings} European + Antique Jewellers

{Reception} Ku De Ta, Bali

{Hair} Cottesloe Hair Gallery

{Stationery} Starfish Lane

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About the Photographer Kin Photography {0419 957 060 / 0412 501 194} Kin Photography was developed in 2003 by Rebekah Wilson and Samantha Yardley, who have worked together for the past six years. With their passion for photography, they offer quality images with a unique and artistic flair, a flexible, caring approach and above all, add a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere to your wedding day. Kin Photography has a variety of packages to suit any style of wedding. CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE

Erica Serena {9242 2464 / 0419 915 651} For me, wedding photography is being able to capture such moments in an elegant, unpretentious and candid manner. Your wedding photographs will be a memoir portraying the emotions you experienced at an exact moment, whilst still giving you that original heartfelt feeling time and time again. I’m sure you’ll agree, the essence of these compelling photographs will remind you of the incomparable day you shared with your partner, family and friends. CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE

Images by Michelle {9317 7812 / 0417 933 146} Being passionate about photgraphy and people, my easy going and creative style will make your day even more special. I am dedicated to making sure you are having fun and being as relaxed as possible, which is the key to ensuring your expectations of fantastic photography is fully met. I have been photographing wedding since 1998 and I am fully qualified. Prices start from $995 for four hours and all photographs come in an attractive slip-in wedding album with proof prints in 6x4 size, and are available within 4-6 weeks. The proof album is yours to keep I am available for appointments on Wednesday and Thursday evenings or Wednesday through to Friday during business hours. My aim is to provide many beautiful images of you and your family on your special day.

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Peter Dawson Photography / Studio Bellisimo {9344 6856} Studio Bellissimo is the studio of one of Perth’s most popular wedding and portrait photographers, Peter Dawson. Peter has been photographing weddings and portraits since he completed his Diploma of Photography (illustrative) in 1992. Photography has always been Peter’s passion. Peter has photographed hundreds of weddings. His easy going relaxed style makes the big day an easy, stress free occasion. Peter’s photos are very relaxed and natural. Peter’s photos are full of real laughs and real emotions. The digital negatives are always included with the wedding packages. Please contact Peter for his current pricing. CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE

Viva Life Photography, Fremantle {9336 6365 or 1300 00 8482} Viva Photography celebrates the philosophy that every life is important, every body is beautiful and every picture really should be worth a thousand words. We strive to capture the essence of people at key times in their lives in order to provide a permanent record for themselves, their family and friends. Every year that passes offers us a new opportunity to take a memory and make it permanent. You cannot let these moments pass, so contact VIVA now. CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE

Craig Cooper Photography {1300 305 410} Craig specialises in bridal photography for a discerning clientele, as well as creative couple and family portraiture. His wedding images in particular have garnered numerous awards in the past two years. He has won five silver awards at the Australian Professional Photography Awards in Sydney and Brisbane, a Distinction Award at the 2004 Western Australian Professional Photography Awards and was runner-up as WA Wedding Photographer of the Year in 2004. All by the age of 32! CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE

Anna Rose Photography {9443 1821} Anna Rose Photography is a boutique photography business offering wedding coverage and portraiture for discerning clients who seek a very natural photographic style. Jennifer Regan is the photographer behind the business and has been a keen photographer all her life. Aiming to capture all the raw emotion, honesty, laughter, joy and tears behind your wedding celebration, but most importantly to provide you with fabulous photographs. CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE

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Marcia Skinner {9581 6426 / 0418 928 615} Marcia Skinner is a wedding and portrait photographer with a passion and love for her craft. With a talent for taking candid natural shots, Marcia captures the true essence of people, creating a wonderful keepsake of the special moments in their lives. Marcia produces high quality, unique and individualised photos, capturing beautiful images and timeless memories. CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE

Instant Vision Photographics & Video {9493 2439} Your wedding is a very personal event in your life. Using Instant Vision to take your wedding photographs and video means there will be no conflict between photographer and videographer.We will all be working together to get the best results for you. Digital Still cameras allow us to be more creative with your wedding photographs. We are able to make composite photographs from several images. Change photographs to black and white or sepia. Remove unwanted gestures or use many other effects to enhance your wedding photographs. We can take as many images as required and offer even better priced Photographic and Video packages. Please look at our site, compare packages and prices, phone around, and then call us if we have the package and price that suits your day. CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE DeRay Simcoe Photography {9328 6911} DeRay Simcoe Photography is the merging of two creative minds, Diane DeRay and Amber Simcoe. Diane DeRay Photography was a successful studio for seven years before Diane and Amber decided they could achieve more collectively than individually. They are friends as well as business partners and complement each other personally and professionally. They have recently moved into their new premises in cosmopolitan Bulwer Street Perth, near Hyde Park. They aim to provide exceptional customer service along with a distinctive style of photography, capturing fleeting moments in a timeless style. CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO THROUGH TO WEBSITE

Your Reflexion Photography {0412 229 946} I feel it is important as a wedding photographer to be honest and straight forward, not to create the scenes but to capture the expressions, beauty, love, moments and details of your wedding day. My photojournalistic style is unobtrusive and candid. It is the real moments that I capture that tell the true story. Your Reflexion will be your memories forever.

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