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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane’s RECORD SUCCESS The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane has achieved unprecedented success in 2018, with a record number of tickets sold, shows, and participating designers in the prestigious five-day event. Staged at magnificent Old Government House at QUT Gardens Point Campus for the second consecutive year, the 12th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane attracted up to 3,500 fashion fans, with all eight, highly-coveted runway group shows and events selling out in record time. For the first time ever, two encore performances were added to the program to cater to demand – signifying a 25 per cent increase in seating capacity. In addition, MBFF 2018 featured 100 designers and retailers, with more than 800 new-season outfits on show – including Queensland, Australian and international labels, as well as next generation designers. Principal Partner Mercedes-Benz has continued its proud and ongoing support of the Queensland fashion industry, lending invaluable sponsorship to the 12th Fashion Festival. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane has again delivered outstanding results for Brisbane’s fashion industry and creative industries. Their MBFFTV Live Stream has been extensively viewed by national media and fashion industry heavyweights alike, cementing the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane as Australia’s premier Spring/Summer launch platform. This year Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane was pleased to support Bravehearts, and will donate $2,000 from ticket sales to the charity.

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MBFF 2018 saw special, off-site runway spectacular, Mercedes-Benz Group Show 1 held at

Brisbane landmark St John’s Cathedral, incorporating two shows (encore included) – marking their biggest runway shows in terms of scale in their 12-year history. •

There were 200 model bookings across the Fashion Festival events this year.

A total of 200 volunteers dedicated their time to make the Festival possible.

More than 200 people were directly employed at the Fashion Festival, including hair and makeup

teams, production, management and support teams. •

Up to 30 dressers worked backstage each night to ensure a seamless transition between outfits

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#mbffbrisbane has already been tagged nearly 5,500 times on Instagram.

Up to 6,000 bottles of Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino were sipped throughout the week in the

Fashion Bar, Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge and backstage. •

Some 36 emerging designers appeared on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane runway,

including students of QUT, past graduates of TAFE Queensland Brisbane, Club Couture Australia and some very talented Kelvin Grove SC students who presented their label, Bold. •

The runway Group Shows were live streamed for the second time. The films were professionally

produced by TPD Media, sponsored by Brisbane City Council and hosted by model, TV presenter and former Miss World Australia, Courtney Thorpe. •

Prestigious global brands including Valentino, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander Wang,

Balmain, Furla and Emporio Armani were showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, as part of the QueensPlaza High Tea and Fashion Trends series. In addition, luxury jewellers Tiffany & Co., Paspaley and Bulgari were featured on the runway and in Fashion Festival events.


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The team from Life Portraits were a pleasure to work with. Andy & Emily share a wealth of experience and professionalism that was evident not only on our wedding day but in the lead up as they took the time to get to know us and understand the direction we had in mind. Thank you both for capturing our day perfectly and producing photographs that we will treasure forever. EMILY BRITtAIN

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EMILY + DANIEL CATHEDRAL OF ST STEPHEN TATTERSALL’S CLUB BRISBANE 24 MARCH 2018 LIFE PORTRAITS PHOTOGRAPHY

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EMILY DAVIS MET DANIEL BRITTAIN THROUGH MUTUAL FRIENDS AT A PARTY. “We met and spoke for some time, although we did not exchange any contact details. The following week, by chance, I went to a birthday party with a friend, only to find out that the birthday boy was Daniel. After this chance second meeting we made sure we stuck together from them on.” “Daniel proposed on our morning beach walk with our chihuahua Coco in toe. It was a moment we will both always remember. That morning, on the usually busy Surfers Paradise Beach, there was not a single person on the beach but us. It was such an emotional and beautiful morning. No fuss, no cliché roses or grand ‘instaworthy’ setups, just Daniel and I and all the love in the world.” “Our wedding was traditional with touches of modern style. The invitations were by State Of Elliot and featured a raw deckled edge textured stock with black font. The ceremony was held at the Cathedral of St Stephen and was followed by a reception at Tattersall’s Club Brisbane, coordinated by Lara Nicholls. Tattersall’s was the perfect venue for our reception. Everything was well organised and ran smoothly, thanks to my wonderful mum and our suppliers.” “Andy and Em from Life Portraits were our wedding photographers and were awesome on the day. We will cherish our amazing photos forever.”

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LOCATION Port Office Hotel, Brisbane Ben Connolly Photographer PHOTOGRAPHY Ben Connolly Photographer Models: Bridie Wadley Freddie MetMet Lilly Lilly MODELS Bridie Wadley (Tamblyn’s) (Tamblyn’s)wearing wearingWhen When Freddie CassandraSeidemann Seidemann wearing wearing Fiorenza Cassandra FiorenzaBridal Bridal Accessories ShariBraithwaite Louise, The Bench Jeweller Samuel Bell andbyChris wearing Wil Valor ACCESSORIES Shari Braithwaite Louise, The BenchWilJeweller Samuel Ball and Chris wearing Valor HAIRKyanne KyanneWagensveld Wagensveld MUA Purple Hair Studio MUA for for Purple DazeDaze Hair Studio and Elly Cramer for Dart + Eden Hair Boutique Elly Cramer for Dart + Eden Hair Boutique FLORALS Fig Flowers Fig Flowers, A Little Cake Place CAKE A Little Cake Place Red Queen Design, The and PropThe House STYLINGThe The Red Queen Design Prop House Felicity McShane Celebrant CELEBRANT Felicity McShane, Fusion Elements CHEESE TOWER TheBar Cheese Bar The Cheese Lorem ipsum

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INTERNATIONAL CAKE AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL CAKESHOW SHOW AUSTRALIA + + AUSTRALIAN CAKE ARTISTS & DECORATORS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIAN CAKE ARTISTS & DECORATORS ASSOCIATION (ACADA) (ACADA) ACADA ran an Australia wide competition to identify Australia’s TOP 8 Wedding Cake Designers by

calling for nominations and then conducting an Australia wide vote to choose the finalists. The TOP 8

ACADA ran an Australia wide competition to identify Australia’s TOP 8 Wedding Cake Designers by were given the challenge of making a haute couture cake fit for a Royal Wedding. The cakes were on

calling for nominations and then conducting an Australia wide choose thefavourite finalists.cake. The TOP 8 display at ACADA’s Brisbane Show from 18-20 May 2018 where the vote publicto voted for their

from A Little Cake Place took out the top cake prize and thearunner was Louisa Massignani wereCaitlin givenMitchell the challenge of making a haute couture fit for Royal up Wedding. The cakes were on

from Alouisa. Greg Cleary Designer Cakes was winner of the Bride cake. display at Cakes ACADA’s Brisbane Showfrom fromSweetums 18-20 May 2018 where the the public voted forBrisbane their favourite Magazine and OnTrend Bridal Magazine sponsor award.

Caitlin Mitchell from A Little Cake Place took out the top prize and the runner up was Louisa Massignani

from Australian Cakes Alouisa. Greg Cleary frommembers Sweetums Designer Cakes was the winner the Brisbane and international ACADA celebrated the success of the show at theof annual ACADA Bride Magazine andCake OnTrend Magazine sponsor award. Australian OscarBridal Awards, held at Rydges South Bank on 19 May 2018.

Photos courtesy Portraits Photography andsuccess Emotive of Light Australian and international ACADALife members celebrated the thePhoto show at the annual ACADA Enquiries www.acada.com.au

Australian Cake Oscar Awards, held at Rydges South Bank on 19 May 2018.

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WINNER Caitlin Mitchell A Little Cake Place

RUNNER UP Louisa Massignani Cakes Alouisa

Greg Cleary Sweetums Designer Cakes

Faye Cahill Faye Cahill Cake Design

AUSTRALIA’S TOP 8 HAUTE COUTURE WEDDING CAKE DESIGNERS

Zoe Clark Zoe Clark Cakes

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3. ORIGINALITY IS THE KEY TO THE SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF YOUR CEREMONY The more information about yourselves you can give your Celebrant the better. I believe in creating powerful, respectful and unique ceremonies that are tailored to your individual needs, fusing those elements of love that are true to your dreams of your special day. Keep it real. Keep it simple and the elegance will flow. We can only write your story with the information we are given. There is nothing worse than going to a wedding and not being able to relate to what the Celebrant is saying. During your sessions, make sure your Celebrant has your story correct. It’s about all of those moments in time that have lead you to each other, moments to be cherished and celebrated... and creating memories for your future. Celebrants won’t always use all of the information you give them, however, they will be looking at how you interact with each other, your body language towards each other, how you speak in conversation with each other. This gives the Celebrant a well-rounded view on who you are in your relationship.

7. DISCUSS YOUR VISION FOR THE FULL DAY WITH YOUR CELEBRANT Your Celebrant is in the best position to make any announcements to advise your guests what will happen once the ceremony has concluded... so in the planning stage of the ceremony, you will need to discuss things such as any special instructions regarding the area, fire exits, group and family photo positions, what time the canapés and drinks will start and where, etc. Announcements ensure there is no confusion among your guests and most importantly, they won’t have to worry the Bride and Groom with these details. 8. BE REALISTIC IN YOUR EXPECTATIONS The last thing any vendor wants to hear is that the Bride and Groom did not enjoy their day because something happened and nothing was said or done about it. It is really important to communicate all of your plans for your day with your vendors. As professionals, we can all offer support and guidance on different situations and it is up to you to communicate specifically what it is you want and can work with. Sometimes working from a run sheet can help with timing, lists for photography options, music, ceremony start time, transport... everything has to run like clockwork in order to maintain a smooth transition into your evening and meal time. All of your vendors will work with one another to ensure we meet the standards for what you have planned as your vision for your special day.

Felicity McShane of Fusion Elements is a qualified, Authorised Marriage Celebrant.

4. BE IN THE MOMENT ON THE DAY AND LET YOUR VENDORS DO THE STRESSING FOR YOU The stage is set and its show time! By now, all of the planning is done, the things that could go wrong have come and gone and on the day, what will be, will be. It won’t matter now if the cake doesn’t look right, if the sashes on the chair are the wrong shade of purple or if the flowers aren’t exactly how you imagined. You’re about to walk down the aisle and pledge your love to your best friend for the rest of your life. So just enjoy the moment. Feel amazing, eat loads of food and drink loads of water during the preparation phase so you have energy to entertain your guests. Noone else will know about the things that won’t go to plan anyway. They are all there to support your marriage and celebrate in the moment with you. Only you will know the difference and it no longer matters. Your vendors will all be busy making sure you can enjoy yourself with your guests and relax. It is up to them now to make sure everything is sorted for you.

Creating powerful, respectful and unique ceremonies, offering tailored packages to suit your life celebrations: D Weddings D Vow Renewals D Commitment Ceremonies 9. LET YOUR CELEBRANT KNOW ABOUT ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE D Naming Days D Funerals WITH GUESTS Sometimes in life, families and friends come together and may not necessarily co-exist in harmony! This can add to the stress of making sure

your day will be everything youCelebrations... have dreamed. Whether are blendedof the past, Fusion Elements represents Life anthere entwining family situations or not, it is an everyday reality. So how do you deal with it? You the present and the Moments ina time that lead will find thatfuture. because they are attending wedding, they have will be on their you best to each behaviour. This cherished is called wedding etiquette. Sometimes,while out of respect for both other, moments to be and celebrated creating memories the Bride and Groom, a third person is allocated the task to facilitate the seating for your future. arrangements and make sure that people are separated during the ceremony

5. ALWAYS HAVE A WET WEATHER BACK UP PLAN AND BUDGET FOR IT You can’t predict when Mother Nature will strike and when picking a date, the most important item for planning your ceremony venue option is to consider budgeting for a wet weather plan! Whether you are having a garden ceremony, beach ceremony or a backyard ceremony, it is always a good idea to consider an undercover area for those times when the heavens open up and it doesn’t stop raining for a few days. Your day won’t be ruined by the wet weather. A different plan of attack is put in place. Allocate someone to be able to contact all of your guests as to the new arrangements. Make sure you let all your vendors know in advance what you have decided. There is nothing worse than showing up to a ceremony area and not having half of your vendors there!

and reception. It is usually a family member, however, it has been known that on occasion the Celebrant is allocated this for the ceremony duration and then the venue wedding coordinator will take over. It is very rare for anyone to have to step in but it can be done when necessary to ease the minds of the couple involved.

Felicity McShane CMC, JP (Qual) Mobile 0413 192 848 felicity@fusionelements.com.au 10. PUBLICLY THANK YOUR VENDORS - A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY Your www.fusionelements.com.au day has come and gone. Your expectations were exceeded and now you have www.facebook.com/fusionelements an opportunity to let the world know just how much your special day meant to

6. ASK YOUR CELEBRANT FOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS Celebrants are unique in that they get to work with so many wonderful industry professionals including venues, photographers, musicians and DJs, stylists, planners, hair and makeup artists, florists, cake decorators and WE ASKED FELICITY CMC,JP (Qual.) FOR TOP 10 TIPS more. McSHANE If you are having trouble narrowing down HER your own search, just ask the if theyCEREMONY have any feedback on the vendors you areservices considering. FOR A BESPOKECelebrant WEDDING Before engaging the of an

Authorised Celebrant, it is always good to have conducted some research on what this person has to do for you, and how they can help you plan your perfect ceremony. Your Celebrant creates an atmosphere at your ceremony so that all of your guests can relate to your personal relationship journey together. It’s a time for celebration. It’s also a time for your married life to begin. It’s exciting and when you are finally announced ‘Mr & Mrs’, that feeling is only enhanced by the fact that your chosen Authorised Celebrant has just made it legal! Yes, that’s right, you are now legally married.

1. CHOOSE A CELEBRANT ON PERSONALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM... NOT BUDGET Choosing the right Celebrant to perform what will be one of the biggest and most special moments in your life is an investment. I am often asked “How much do I charge?” as the first question, without the couples really understanding the work that goes into a ceremony. On average, we spend 10-15 hours per ceremony, meeting with the couples, sending out emails to make sure we have the correct information, ensuring that if something legal comes up, it is dealt with correctly, filling out paperwork, researching topics of discussion, liaising with wedding vendors working on the same wedding and writing, and rewriting, and rewriting until we have a ceremony worth presenting, rehearsing and conducting. It’s important to take note that an Authorised Celebrant is running a small business. They must be fully registered with the Attorney General, attend Ongoing Professional Development days to keep up to date with any changes in the Marriage Act, abide by a code of practice, provide resources and a PA system, be fully insured for Public and Indemnity Insurance, provide transport and the general everyday running costs associated with their business such as communications, marketing, resources and memberships. Choosing the right Authorised Celebrant is an investment. This is the person who ensures your wedding meets all the legal requirements and validates your marriage. Your Authorised Celebrant ensures your ceremony is conducted professionally and with the utmost respect given to the responsibilities of marriage. It is always a good idea to speak with a few different Authorised MASTER Celebrants to gain235x320 an understanding of what you are looking for. BBM 2018WINTER 128pp.indd 39 Ask yourself: Are they friendly? Am I getting the correct information? Are they professional? Are they qualified? Are they registered with the Attorney General? Are they fully insured and, most importantly, are they willing to work with you

you and how your vendors helped create it. Show your appreciation for your vendors by leaving them a testimonial and review that can be shared with future Brides and Grooms. There are so many public sites that offer a rating system. This does have an impact on their business and your testimonial could be the key to ensure that not only are you promoting them because they were amazing, but they could be amazing for new clients as well. Vendors love hearing feedback to make sure they are on the right track when it comes to their work. It’s important to receive the feedback as this helps us to identify our to achieve dreaminwedding? when planning budget for your strengths andyour weaknesses the world of Ensure weddings. You may even findyour yourself in a new situation at the end of all of theto planning some of extra your vendors wedding that you are prepared investwith a little bit for something that can and become lifelong friends. leave a lasting impression on your marriage.

2. HAVE IDEAS THAT YOU WANT TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR CEREMONY It’s important to have an idea of how long you would like your ceremony to be? What rituals, if any, you would like to incorporate? Do you want to include people who are not already in the bridal party? There are so many different ideas that can be included and it really does come down to personal preference. From traditional, cultural, spiritual, religious and family, come many symbolic gestures that may have special or different meanings to be celebrated. We live in a multi-cultural society and couples like to acknowledge traditions from their own heritage. This helps the couple to retain their own connection with their traditions/culture. Whatever the ritual, it gives the congregation a sense of belonging Ben andConnolly specialness in the eyes of the couple and can be seen Photographer to strengthen the bond between theHotel couple. As a Celebrant, being open to Location: Port Office suggestion and being able to perform anyFusion typeElements of cultural/tradition ritual is a Celebrant: Felicity McShane, Florals: Fighow Flowers given. If we are not certain to perform it, then we research it, practice it and @bridie_wadley (Tamblyn’s) wearing learn it. A ritual can Models: createBridie a powerful moment between the couple involved When Freddie Metlove Lilly and @who_is_samm and evoke a sense of deepened notSam feltBall before towards one another. It is a wearing Valor to be a part of that and make it all happen. privilege and honour to beWilasked 3. ORIGINALITY IS THE KEY TO THE SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF YOUR CEREMONY The more information about yourselves you can give your Celebrant the better. I believe in creating powerful, respectful and unique ceremonies that are tailored to your individual needs, fusing those elements of love that are true to your dreams of your special day. Keep it real. Keep it simple and the elegance will flow. We can only write your story with the information we are given. There is nothing worse than going to a wedding and not being able to relate to what the Celebrant is saying. During your sessions, make sure BRISBANE 2018 Winter 39 your Celebrant has your story correct. It’s about allBRIDE of those moments in time that have lead you to each other, moments to be cherished and celebrated... and creating memories for your future. Celebrants won’t always use all of the information you give them, however, they will be looking at how you 21/6/18 4:40interact pm with each other, your body language towards each other, how you speak in conversation with each other. This gives the Celebrant a well-rounded view on who you are in your relationship.


JORDAN + RICHARD OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH KENMORE HILLSTONE ST LUCIA 2 DECEMBER 2017

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JORDAN’S HIGHLIGHTS: “Waking up at my childhood home, spending the day getting ready with my family and closest girlfriends. Then obviously a big one was locking eyes with Richard when I entered the church. I really thought I was going to be a blubbery mess, but seeing him made me feel at ease. Seeing the smiles on my parents’ faces was the best. I can’t thank them enough for providing us with the most beautiful wedding day. Seeing how happy they were was a special feeling. Then dancing the night away was the best way to end a magical day. Having my grandmother there was so special. Giving her a big hug before we walked down the aisle as husband and wife was a moment I will always treasure.” RICHARD’S HIGHLIGHTS: “Having both my grandmothers there was a massive highlight for me as they have been a huge part of my life. Seeing Jordan walk down the aisle in that beautiful dress is an image that will be with me forever. To have all our closest family and friends, all 200 of them, dancing around us with huge smiles and a lot of

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When it comes to

Wedding Skin Care And

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there’s no such thing as starting too soon! Don’t leave it until the ‘Last Minute’ to think about your skin – the longer you have to correct any skin issues, the better! Follow this Wedding Beauty Countdown from the fabulous team at BEAU AESTHETICS to prepare your skin for your big day...

MONTHS BEFORE: Go for a Consultation By scheduling an appointment with the Doctor early, this allows you to find out more on what we have to offer without committing to any service. Don’t be shy about asking questions – this consultation allows us to work with you to design a personalised program... based on your budget and needs.

MONTHS BEFORE: First Treatment Depending on your areas of concern, a series of treatments are usually required to achieve ideal results. Here are some of our most popular pre-wedding treatments: - Anti-Wrinkle Injections (minimum one month prior) - Dermal Fillers Injectables (minimum two months prior) - Chemical Skin Peel (minimum three months prior – a series of 4-6 for tnightly treatments) - Emerge Fractional Skin Resurfacing Laser (minimum four months prior - a series of 4-6 treatments, every 3-4 weeks) - Pellevé Radiofrequency Wrinkle Reduction (minimum four months prior - series of 4-6 treatments, every 3-4 weeks) - Sculpsure Body Contouring (minimum five months prior – series of 3 treatment/area required at 6, 12 and 18 week intervals).

MONTHS BEFORE: Practice Good Skin Care Maintenance Wearing broad spectrum sunscreen with good SPF coverage and having a skincare regime from our Physician’s Only IMAGEMD Range will help maintain results of your in-office treatments and boost your Pre-Wedding Glow!


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MONTHS BEFORE: Make time for a Complexion Check-In Book in with us so we can see how your skin is responding to the treatments and products. At this point, there is still time to ‘tweak’ your regimen and in-office treatment so we can achieve the best results by your wedding day.

MONTH BEFORE: Brighten up Your Smile To ensure your smile is camera-ready, we recommend booking a professional clean and in-chair Zoom whitening procedure with our par tners at Total Care Dental Studio for Instant Whiter Teeth (+Add on Package Deals Available).

WEEK BEFORE: Time to slot in one last skin peel Our Signature Facelift Peel is gentle yet effective, with no downtime involved. Alternatively, you can slot in one last Pellevé Treatment for instant tighter and glowing skin. (Note: Immediate plumping of skin aka ‘Cinderella Effect’ is best achieved when done 2-4 days prior to any special occasion).

THE DAY OF THE WEDDING: It’s time to Relax, Enjoy & Savour Every Second. Happy Planning!

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AMANDA + CAMERON ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL CUSTOMS HOUSE BRISBANE 3 MARCH 2018

AMANDA BELLABY AND CAMERON SHERRIN MET THROUGH A MUTUAL FRIEND AND WERE SET UP ON A BLIND DATE. “Cameron planned a local weekend getaway, booking a suite at the Stamford Plaza overlooking the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane River. The evening began with champagne and dinner at ARIA. Whilst enjoying the delicious cuisine, Cameron’s mother was stealthily arranging petals on the mattress in the hotel room to read ‘Will you marry me? She also complemented the room with candles and ensured the champagne bottle was chilled in an icy bucket. Following a short walk along the pier, we returned to the suite where I almost immediately blurted out, ‘Yes’ not allowing Cameron to ask or say anything!”

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INVITATIONS: Yesterday Creative PHOTOGRAPHY: Studio Impressions BRIDE’S DRESS: Darb Bridal BRIDAL HEADPIECE: Belle Folie JEWELLERY: Xennox Diamonds BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Leonard Derecourt HAIR: Jack Horton Hair MAKEUP: Mia Connor SUITS: P. Johnson (Groom) and Tony Barlow (Groomsmen) BARBER: RYAN.CO FLOWERS: Bouquet Boutique CAKE: A Little Cake Place BONBONNIERE: Murielle Vuilleumier STYLING: Celebrating in Style MUSIC: G&M DJs and Brisbane Chamber Choir TRANSPORT: A Special Occasion ACCOMMODATION: Stamford Plaza “We very much wanted our wedding to be classic and timeless, so avoided indulging in any trends and using pops of colour. All of the greenery was simply complemented with white florals. Given that we selected striking and heritage-listed venues, we wanted our styling to be fairly minimal so as not to compete with the grandeur of the buildings. However, most importantly, we wanted our wedding to be lots of fun for our guests. Whilst the ceremony was quite formal and traditional, we made sure people were able to let loose at the reception. Indeed, the wonderful and attentive staff at Customs House ensured that guests’ wine glasses were never empty and the MC and DJ from G&M DJs blasted all the cringe-worthy ‘80s and ‘90s tunes that we’d selected to keep our guests on the dance floor. The day was not just for us but for the beautiful people with whom we share our lives. For our first dance, we selected ‘Everything’ by Michael Bublé because the lyrics speak about a great, powerful love without being too sappy. And, to temper any sentimentality, we chose Kenny Loggin’s ‘Danger Zone’ as our wedding entrance song.”

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Congratulations to our FRONT COVER COUPLE

JESSICA + DANIEL FIG TREE RESTAURANT, BYRON BAY 3 MAY 2018 JESSICA MURPHY AND DANIEL OTTO MET AT WORK. “We were both called into a meeting one day at TAFE Queensland yet we had never met previously. From there we had a number of meetings and conversations - all work related. However, one day we decided to spend time together outside of work, completely as friends. From there our friendship grew, until one day we realised that this may well have been more than a friendship and the start of something special.” “The proposal happened a few months after we first went to Fig Tree. We had just been camping in Brooms Head, NSW and were still in our camping clothes... not looking overly glamorous. We decided to pass through Byron Bay on the way home and Daniel decided to take me to Fig Tree on the way, knowing it was a place we now loved to go. We walked over to the fig tree to look at the incredible view and after a few minutes, Daniel began to tell me how lucky he was and how much he loved me and proceeded to get down on one knee and ask me to marry him. I broke down in tears and in the excitement forgot to say ‘yes,’ at which point Daniel said, ‘You haven’t said yes yet’. To which Jessica replied, ‘You haven’t put the ring on yet - you are supposed to put the ring on!’ The ring went on and the rest is history.” Daniel chose to propose at Fig Tree because he knew that would be where they would choose to get married and he believed in the sentiment of proposing under the same fig tree where they would later say their vows.


Jessica & Daniel’s Byron Bay wedding is featured in the Winter edition of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... here are some highlights.

“We first came across Fig Tree by chance while going for a walk one morning in Byron Bay. We immediately fell in love with the location. At this point we were not engaged and neither of us had ever spoken about where we would get married if we were to become engaged. Yet we both turned to each other while standing at Fig Tree and said, ‘I could get married here! It is a location that speaks to both of us as we both love the hinterland and the ocean and Fig Tree gave us both.”

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CELEBRANT - Tarnya Bennett PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY: YellowBull Weddings BRIDE’S DRESS: Luv Bridal - custom made. Jessica wanted to feel like a princess without the big gown, so she chose a lace fish tail dress with designer lace detail. The train was cut off and given to Chance’s grandmother who made a flower girl dress out of the fabric. HAIR: Edwards & Co MAKEUP: Erin Forbes SUITS: Joe Black FLOWERS: Bride designed the florals CAKE: Cake pinata by Bickiboo - full of chocolates and scratchies for the guests STYLING: The Wedding Shed - influenced by pastel autumn colours with touches of gold. MUSIC & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT: Who’s Charlie COACH: Ballina Buses

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Octavia & Craig’s Brisbane wedding is featured in the Winter edition of BRISBANE BRIDE print magazine... here are some highlights.


OCTAVIA + CRAIG PRIVATE PROPERTY IN THORNLANDS, BRISBANE 7 OCTOBER 2017

OCTAVIA GRZEGORCZYK AND CRAIG BIRD WERE MARRIED ON 7 OCTOBER 2017 AT OCTAVIA’S PARENTS’ ACREAGE PROPERTY IN THORNLANDS. “Craig’s proposal was low key, at home with dinner, he knew I wouldn’t like anything else! My parents spent months cleaning up their property to make it perfect for our wedding. Having the wedding in a forest, I was instantly drawn to a rustic theme. We had a marquee and an open air space with fairy lights and comfy couches to sit on. We had an open style bar as well as a beer keg van, which was a huge hit. Everyone knew how much we love our smoked and bbq style food so that’s what we had (Gabo’s Smokehouse). Everyone loved the style. It was not a formal sit down dinner. Everyone was invited to select their food and sit wherever they wished. The styling was DIY. We chose Casey Jane of Casey Jane Photography to capture our memories. She is the most amazing photographer who made us feel comfortable and helped us so much in the lead up to the wedding. Our first dance was to ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran. Every time the song came on at home, I made Craig dance with me, so it only seemed appropriate. We wanted a low key wedding that was focused on everyone having a good time. We knew when we first started planning that the perfect wedding for us would be to have a marquee with fairy lights, live music and amazing food. All our guests mentioned that it was such an ‘us’ wedding. We absolutely loved having all our friends and family help out with the wedding. My friends did my hair and makeup. We did not have bridesmaids as we loved having it low key and fuss-free.” O NTRE ND B RI DAL ON LI N E j 11th Ed i ti on 2018


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BRIDE’S DRESS: Nancy Khau Boutique HAIR: Renee Ashcroft (a friend) MAKEUP: Kaila Vallis (a friend) SUITS: Connor FLOWERS: Angie’s Floral Design CAKE: Cheesecake Shop Cleveland THEMING/DECORATIONS: Rustic MUSIC: Fab Wedding Music “We wanted a mixture of acoustic and DJ and they were perfect. Fab played the acoustic music and his wife Laura was the DJ. They were a huge hit!” CATERING: Connections Catering (appetisers) and Gabo’s Smokehouse (main meal) KEG VAN: Monkey Tree Brewing Co

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BESPOKE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION STYLING KITS FOR HIRE

Brisbane’s largest range of hire candelabra, chandeliers, brassware, cut crystal, art glass, vintage china, antique earthenware vessels, antique bottles, vintage bird cages and stands. GARDEN GAMES Flamingo Croquet, Giant Kerplunk, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Limbo, Giant Dominoes, Giant Tic Tac Toe, Giant Hopscotch, 5 Pin Coits, Bocce, Beach Cricket, Badminton, Kites, Kubb, Sack Races, Giant Playing Cards, Giant Pick Up Sticks + HEAPS MORE

BOHO Moroccan carpets and cushions Vintage bird cages and stands Stoneware vessels and antique bottles Brass vessels (200+) Natural timber pieces including serving platters and bowls, cake stands, trolleys, crates, tables

HIGH TEA CELEBRATIONS Crystal, brass and silver centrepieces 200+ settings (tea sets, cake stands) Fabric runners

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CEREMONIES Americana chairs Arches Unique tables and chairs Aisle runners - white, BOHO, cream, red, black, unique patterns Vintage bridal backdrops Signage and unique props Plinths, urns and columns

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Huge range of stunning Vintage Bridal Gowns, Formal Wear and Mother of the Bride outfits. SEZ 0452 440 137 27 Latrobe Tce Paddington, Brisbane theredqueendesign@gmail.com www.facebook.com/TheRedQueenBrisbane Instagram @theredqueendesign

With thanks to Marty K Photography and Ben Connolly Photographer and the Styled Shoots Team @ontrendbridal

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JESSICA + JONATHAN NAZARETH LUTHERAN CHURCH WOOLLOONGABBA ROOM THREE SIXTY 21 OCTOBER 2017 BERNADETTE DRAFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Bernadette Draffin Photography & Films BRIDE’S DRESS: Helen English, lace by Selective Fine Fabrics BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Jadore HAIR: Jenna Sachs MAKEUP: Vivienne Anna Makeup GETTING READY ROBES: Home Bodii (bride) and Peter Alexander (bridesmaids) LET YOUR TASTE BUDS COME ALIVE AND ENJOY FOOD AGAIN! BadBoys Doughnuts Australia brings you hot cinnamon doughnuts on a completely new level. While staying with the traditional cinnamon sugar, we offer a growing range of uniquely sugared, fresh fruits, nuts and spices infused in sugar combinations which are dusted over our light and fluffy gluten free doughnuts.

JEWELLERY: Swarovski RINGS: Diamonds International SHOES: Mimco SUITS: Institchu FLOWERS: Flowers By Bronte CAKE: Pauline Herrmann DESSERTS: BadBoys Doughnuts and IHeartBrownies STYLING: Hitched Events (ceiling draping/fairy lights, Tiffany chairs) and J&J light letters by Jonathan Gore MUSIC: Bassline Studios “They played at our ceremony and the reception. We cannot recommend them enough! Having a live band created a great atmosphere and really got our guests up on the dance floor. Although it rained on the day we were still walking on sunshine.” CARS: Chrysler Limos

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Marija & Darko’s Brisbane wedding is featured in the Winter edition of BRISBANE BRIDE print magazine... here are some highlights.


MARIJA + DARKO SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH THE GREEK CLUB, SOUTH BRISBANE 15 APRIL 2018 EDGE PHOTOGRAPHY GC

MARIJA GRUBOR MET DARKO CVITANOVIC AT A FASHION SHOW. ”Marija was modelling and I was the photographer at the event. She stood out that’s for sure!” Marija describes the proposal: “Darko told me about a month in advance to keep the 25th of February free. We had breakfast (cooked by Darko) at Kangaroo Point and a lovely walk around Brisbane. He went down on one knee at Old Government House at QUT. This is where we first bumped into each other. Not long after, it became ‘our spot.’ We then had a picnic at the Botanic Gardens before video calling half of Europe (our families) to tell them the good news.”

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“For our honeymoon, we wanted somewhere we hadn’t been before and somewhere relaxing. We chose Fiji. We wanted time to reflect on the big day. Fiji allowed us to balance relaxing with some activities.” “Our advice to others planning a wedding is to focus on each other on the day and assign someone to sort out the things that pop up. It worked for us. Proof read the best man’s speech to ensure there aren’t any surprises. Also don’t forget to put some time into planning the honeymoon.” MARIJA’S HIGHLIGHT: “It’s hard to pick just one moment. My highlight was during the church ceremony. We had our heads resting on one another and many of our family and friends praying for us and sending their best wishes. It was a special feeling.” DARKO’S HIGHLIGHT: “My highlight was seeing Marija for the first time. I could barely wait to see her and when I did, she was just so beautiful.”


“Taking photos with our bridal party was hilarious. Grant (our photographer) kept the boys in line...barely!”

Don’t just hire a photographer, hire an experience with Edge Photography GC www.edgephotographygc.com - 0418 733 492 B R I S B A N E - B Y R O N B A Y - G O L D C O A S T - M T. T A M B O R I N E

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Monika & Michael’s Brisbane wedding is featured in the Winter edition of BRISBANE BRIDE print magazine... here are some highlights.

MONIKA + MICHAEL OUR LADY OF VICTORIES CATHOLIC CHURCH THE GREEK CLUB SOUTH BRISBANE 6 MAY 2018


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MONIKA’S HIGHLIGHT: “There are far too many top moments! Having the first man I ever loved, my father, proudly give me away to the man of my dreams… I will forever remember the joy and happiness I felt and saw on Michael’s face as we saw each other for the first time.” MICHAEL’S HIGHLIGHT: “At the beginning of the wedding ceremony we had just sat down after Monika’s father had given her away. After all the emotions and nerves finally started to settle, reality set in and we were holding hands, enjoying the most beautiful moment of our lives.”

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Andrea & Thomas’ Brisbane wedding is featured in the Winter edition of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... here are some highlights.

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ANDREA’S HIGHLIGHT: “Definitely the ceremony… I thought I was prepared for my wedding day but I never expected to have such an overwhelming feeling and literally uncontrollable tears of emotion. My family and I are incredibly close. Not having my dad alive to walk me down the aisle was always going to be hard, but having my two sisters and my mum standing beside us and supporting our marriage brought us all closer together. My nephews even joined in and were the best ring bearers, even if there was a bribery of a lolly at the end! Having Scrappy, our fur baby, share in our day was pretty special too.” TOM’S HIGHLIGHT: “When Andrea stepped out of the Kombi… It was an overcast day and when the Kombi turned up, the sun came out. It was a pretty amazing moment.”


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Danielle and Craig wanted a wedding that was casual and relaxed. Their first dance was to ‘Crazy Love’ by Van Morrison. “We both love the song and Van.” “Our highlight was celebrating our special day with our gorgeous daughter, Neve.” Danielle and Craig’s advice to other couples planning their wedding is to simply relax and take some time out together during the day to reflect on the celebrations. “We stayed in Byron Bay for our honeymoon as it is our favourite holiday destination.”

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Celebrant: Shane Vincent Photography: Carly Tia Videography: YellowBull Weddings Attire: Danielle - Alexis George, Craig - MJ Bale and Industry Hair: Luciana Rose Makeup: Makeup By Ali Buss Invitations and Stationery: Anna Campbell from Campbell Rickarby Interiors Florals: Alstonville Florist Cake: Byron Bay Cacao Styling: The Wedding Shed

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Famous for weddings, The Calamvale offers everything on site to ensure your big day is worryfree and runs to plan, the way a wedding should. After the big day, your guests can choose to stay in one of the many on-site suites and hotel rooms and enjoy breakfast in the award-winning restaurant.

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Weddings are a favourite at The Calamvale. The glamorous skyroom caters for 150 seated guests or 300 for a cocktail wedding. Stunning views and a wrap around balcony set the scene for a beautiful event.

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MEGAN + JAKE MONTVILLE COUNTRY CABINS, SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND 26 MAY 2018 LEONI BOLT PHOTOGRAPHY

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MEGAN DENISE HEASLIP AND JAKE STEVEN HOLMES MET THROUGH A FRIEND. “And then she helped marry us!” Megan describes the proposal: “Jake took me away on a surprise cruise which I thought was to celebrate our birthdays as they are three days apart, but instead proposed to me on the deck one night.” “My bridesmaids helped me create the invitations. Our ceremony and reception were held at Montville Country Cabins. Leoni Bolt Photography captured the images of our day. My dress was created by Exquisite Gowns by Yvonne. The bridesmaids’ dresses were from Love Always Bridal. I gave her a photo of the style I wanted and chose a colour and she had them made. Hair and makeup was by Bella Brides. The girls were so lovely and helpful. My four bridesmaids all had long straight hair which I wanted curled. It was a lot of work for them but we also had a lot of fun.”

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“My bridesmaids helped me create the invitations. Our ceremony and reception were held at Montville Country Cabins. Leoni Bolt Photography captured the images of our day. My dress was created by Exquisite Gowns by Yvonne. The bridesmaids’ dresses were from Love Always Bridal. I gave her a photo of the style I wanted and chose a colour and she had them made. Hair and makeup was by Bella Brides. The girls were so lovely and helpful. My four bridesmaids all had long straight hair which I wanted curled. It was a lot of work for them but we also had a lot of fun.”

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MONTVILLE Country Cabins As a bespoke venue we work hand in hand with suppliers to help you plan an event that is special and unique to you. We offer the freedom and flexibility for you to create your memorable occasion your way. Our property has lush garden and lawn areas, and a natural, spring-fed lake all perfect backdrops for ceremonies, receptions and photographs. Each of our nine self contained cabins offer stunning views, spa baths, log fires and a range of personal touches. They are convenient accommodation for your guests, or a romantic weekend away.

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Alison & Alain’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding is featured in the Winter edition of BRISBANE BRIDE print magazine... here are some highlights.

ALISON + ALAIN FLAXTON GARDENS, SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND 5 APRIL 2018

ALISON LOY AND ALAIN JULES LIVED ACROSS THE ROAD FROM EACH OTHER AND BECAME FRIENDS. THE ROMANTIC PROPOSAL TOOK PLACE AT A FAVOURITE LOOKOUT AT MONTVILLE, OVERLOOKING THE SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND.


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ALISON’S HIGHLIGHT: “There were so many special moments from the day, but getting to marry my best friend and soul mate in front of our family and friends was definitely a highlight.” ALAIN’S HIGHLIGHT: “Marrying the love of my life and celebrating with family and friends.”

“I organised firework fountains provided by Fuse Pyrotechnics to go off as a surprise for the groom and our guests, which looked absolutely amazing!” ALISON

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WAN TING LAI (PHOEBE LAI) AND HOANG THINH TRAN (TIM TRAN) MET AT A STUDENT GALA BALL IN SYDNEY. “After the event, we started hanging out and the rest is history!” Tim describes the proposal: “I proposed to Phoebe at Chateau de Versailles, the former residence of the French Royal Family which is located near Paris. The summer of 2016 was beautiful in France and we fell in love with the country. I tried to keep it a secret while looking for the right location to propose. Interestingly, I couldn’t really find the right place at the right moment until we got to Versailles and I proposed to Phoebe on a boat on the Grand Canal… and she said ‘YES’!”

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Phoebe & Tim’s Brisbane wedding is featured in the Winter edition of BRISBANE BRIDE print magazine... here are some highlights.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Willidea Photos & Video BRIDE’S DRESS: Aariana by Jordan and Fashion Couture Bridal Alterations by Sandy Morvad BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: TFNC-LONDON HAIR & MAKEUP: Sarah Thong SUITS: ZARA MAN FLOWERS: De Luca Floral Design CAKE: A Little Cake Place STYLING: Events and Settings MUSIC: Baker Boys Band TRANSPORT: Kenz Classic

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Everlasting Unity Art Telling Your Unique Story

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“Donna, I really wanted to thank you so very much for creating such an amazing ceremony and unique art pieces from our wedding. The moment I first made contact with you I could tell you had a great passion for creating wonderful art and I absolutely loved all of our dealings with you. I didn’t realise how many options we had until you took the time to individualise some ideas that were just perfect for us. Smaller details as to how our names were written, the paw print for our precious dog, Saki to the overall design of our gorgeous hearts and platter. You really have done a wonderful job and we cannot thank you enough!” MEGAN & JOSH xxx

EVERLASTING UNITY ART... YOUR UNIQUE CEREMONY RITUAL WILL BECOME A TREASURED FAMILY HEIRLOOM “Megan rang me a couple of months before she and Josh were to be married. They wanted a unique ritual to incorporate into their ceremony and initially looked at a sand ceremony before dismissing the idea, wanting more than just a jar of sand as the memory of their day. They asked me if there was something they could combine during their ceremony and have made into an art piece for their home. A love of millifiori (Italian glass rods known as “a thousand flowers”), discovered on a trip to Venice, inspired me to come home and create my own coloured glass beads. I have been using these in art pieces for some years and I thought I could design a ritual around these beads... and this is how Everlasting Unity Art evolved.” “They first started by going onto the website and looking through the art pieces I have created, something to suit all budgets. Then they chose the bead colours, a mixed pink for Megan and the mixed blue representing Josh. There’s no limit to the number of colours you can use, maybe one for each member of the family. I then sent the beads to them before the day, along with a finished hanging heart and a photo of a similar art piece to the one I would create for them, both on loan, to display on the celebrant’s table for friends and family to understand the unique process. The celebrant will be reminding their guests of the symbolism of two people becoming one and two families becoming one, a great idea for a blended family. Megan and Josh had a dog, Saki, who was their furry baby and they wanted to be included, so I sent them a little glass paw print to add to the mix. After the wedding, they sent the combined beads back to me in the post bag provided. I then set about washing and sorting the beads before placing them with tweezers onto the kiln shelf into their unique design. I created a platter for them as well as three hanging hearts, one for them and one each as a gift for their parents. They now have an everlasting memory of the day they said “I Do” and a beautiful family heirloom. I love making these unique art pieces for couples and families, no two the same as no two love stories are the same. “ Donna

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Pauline’s Highlights: “Spending some quality time with my Maid of Honour and my parents before the ceremony. Seeing Ken’s reaction when I walked down the aisle and being able to settle each other’s nerves by holding hands during the ceremony. Our personalised vows, dancing with my dad and new husband and just seeing the day we planned come together.” Ken’s Highlights: “Seeing Pauline walking down the aisle, writing and exchanging our personalised vows and hearing Natasha pronounce us husband and wife and kissing my wife.”

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Whether you prefer the backdrop of rugged headlands, perfect white sandy beaches stunning seascape views, North Stradbroke Island has so many photo or STRADBROKE ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY stunning locations for island ceremonies and gorgeous wedding photos. North Stradbroke Island (affectionately known as Straddie by white the locals) Whether you prefer the backdrop of rugged headlands, perfect sandy is or stunning seascape views, North Stradbroke has so easilybeaches accessible from Cleveland by Stradbroke FerriesIsland Big Red Catmany Fast Ferry stunning locations for island ceremonies and gorgeous wedding photos. or Vehicle Ferry services. Fast Ferry services take approximately 25 minutes North Stradbroke (affectionately Straddie by the locals) is daily and the Vehicle FerryIsland is a 45 minute tripknown acrossasthe bay. Services depart easily accessible from Cleveland by Stradbroke Ferries Big Red Cat Fast Ferry 365 days a year. For timetable information or bookings visit www. or Vehicle Ferry services. Fast Ferry services take approximately 25 minutes stradbrokeholidays.com.au and the Vehicle Ferry is a 45 minute trip across the bay. Services depart daily 365 days a year. For timetable information or bookings visit www. stradbrokeholidays.com.au

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Imagine a wedding venue where you can choose from a backdrop of rugged headlands, perfect white sandy beaches or stunning seascape views. North Stradbroke Island is located only 1 hour from the Gold Coast and 45 minutes from Brisbane, and it offers a variety of different ceremony and reception venues, not to mention a myriad of unique and stunning locations to have your photos taken! Straddie has something for everyone when it comes to planning your wedding. Whether you’d like an intimate ceremony with a small group of friends and family or a lavish wedding with the lot, Straddie has it covered – and the best part is that you can organise everything you need locally! From catering and decorating to celebrants and photographers, everything is available on the island. There are some wonderfully creative and talented local professionals who would be more than happy to help you with as much or as little of your wedding as you would like. The opportunity to be married at a beach location as stunning as Straddie will provide a unique and individual experience for both the wedding party and your guests. TEL 07 3821 0266 EMAIL weddings@stradbrokeholidays.com.au WEB stradbrokeholidays.com.au

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Whether you prefer the backdrop of rugged headlands, perfect white sandy beaches or stunning seascape views, North Stradbroke Island has so many stunning locations for island ceremonies and gorgeous wedding photos. North Stradbroke Island (affectionately known as Straddie by the locals) is easily accessible from Cleveland by Stradbroke Ferries Big Red Cat Fast Ferry


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Allure Stradbroke Resort is a collection of 82 stylish, self-contained Beach Shacks and Villas that are smart and sophisticated while still creating a very unique and special ambience for the guest. Located on beautiful and breathtaking North Stradbroke Island, this range of accommodation situates you in a haven of great bush views and wonderful sights. Located adjacent to Home Beach, one of Queensland’s few north-facing beaches, the resort is an easy stroll to Point Lookout’s many reception venues and spectacular views north along Moreton Island and east to the horizon. As you’ll discover, it is an intoxicating blend of rugged coastal landscape, tranquil inland lakes and unspoiled beaches. The resort has five different types of accommodation available. Ranging from the beach shacks to villas with 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms - perfect for families or groups of guests to share. All rooms are fully self-contained with washing machine, BBQ, direct-dial telephone, TV, FOXTEL, DVD and CD system. The opportunity to be married at a beach location will provide a unique and individual experience for both the wedding party and guests. So whether you’re planning an intimate wedding with a small group of guests or a lavish wedding with the lot, there is something to suit every taste and budget.

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PICTURESQUE 10 ACRE PRIVATE ESTATE NESTLED IN THE GOLD COAST HINTERLAND Our awe–inspiring Estate offers a truly enchanting and romantic setting for your wedding day! We can create the wedding of your dreams with our bespoke outdoor ceremonies or in our charming stone Chapel, with an abundance of photo oppor tunities. Our team will inspire you and create the celebration of your dreams in our open air fair y lit marquee, while wowing your guests with delectable food and styling to impress. T 07 5596 5448 ~ 41 Mt. Nathan Road, Mount Nathan Q 4211 ~ info@coolibahdowns.com.au ~ www.coolibahdowns.com.au

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BONNY-LEE + RYAN SHANGRI-LA’S FIJIAN RESORT 13 OCTOBER 2017 LEONI BOLT PHOTOGRAPHY

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“We could not have had the perfect wedding without the bridal party. The amazing bridesmaids and best man helped every step of the way in the lead up to the wedding, as well as the bride’s parents. The team at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort was great.”

BONNY-LEE EICHORN AND RYAN ADAMCZYK MET THE OLD FASHIONED WAY...AT A BAR… THE CHALK HOTEL IN BRISBANE: “My sister and I were trying to get into the city after going to a 21st birthday party and we couldn’t get a taxi so we walked down the road to The Chalk Hotel for a few drinks. Ryan came up to us and asked if he could buy us a drink. My sister asked him for a very complicated cocktail, which he tried his hardest to order but didn’t have any luck so he bought us another drink. We chatted for ages and then he asked for my number when I was leaving.” Bonny-Lee describes the proposal as: “One of the most romantic days of our lives, aside from the wedding. We travelled from Brisbane to Sydney. Ryan surprised me by telling me that we were going to be staying at the Shangri-La Sydney. We stayed in the penthouse suite, which had almost 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour. We were getting ready to head out for dinner, when Ryan asked me to join him to take in the view from our room. He had a bottle of Vintage Verve on ice. Our song was playing… ‘All I Want is You’ by Ball Park Music. He went down on one knee and asked me to marry him. He caught me by surprise and I was the happiest girl in the world!”


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Lisa & Josh’s Northern NSW wedding is featured in the Winter edition of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... here are some highlights.

LISA + JOSH BYRONVIEW FARM, EWINGSDALE, NORTHERN NSW 15 MARCH 2018

LISA MACDONALD AND JOSHUA DALY HAD BEEN FRIENDS FOR TEN YEARS. “We can’t remember exactly when we first met! A time came where we both needed room mates and we moved in together. We just hit it off from that moment. We liked to wine and dine and also liked the same music so we went to see bands together.”


Lisa describes the proposal: “We were on holiday in one of our favourite places... Queenstown. We were having a wine tasting at one of our favourite wine cellars, Brennans Wines in the Gibbston Valley. Josh totally took me by surprise when he got down on one knee and gave me the most amazing ring!”

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Atlanta & Mark’s Gold Coast wedding is featured in the Winter edition of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... here are some highlights.

ATLANTA + MARK BEACHSIDE, JOHN LAWS PARK, GOODWIN TERRACE JUSTIN LANE ROOFTOP, BURLEIGH HEADS 29 MARCH 2018


“The invitations were from Frankie Bear Designs via ETSY. I chose a gorgeous tropical suite featuring Monstera leaves to match our theme... stunning!” “Our photographers were Alice and Beck from Figtree Pictures and they were awesome, putting both of us at ease instantly. I didn’t even notice them during the ceremony and was blown away by all the photos I never saw them take. I am so grateful for all the shots they managed to get, despite the rain. Anchored Cinema created our video. James and his team were a dream to work with and we can’t wait to see how they captured our day.” BRIDE’S DRESS: Grace Loves Lace ‘Alexandra’ Gown. “We didn’t have a bridal party but my daughter who walked me down the aisle wore stunning Alice McCall.” HAIR: Isabella Jane Hairstyling MAKEUP: Jennquinn.com. “Not only is Jenn an extremely talented makeup artist, but one of the kindest and most generous people you will ever meet. When rain clouds started forming not long before I was due to head to the ceremony, Jenn took it upon herself to get things moving and was even right there holding an umbrella over my head when suddenly it rained again while we were signing the wedding certificate.” SUITS: Bruno’s Suits, Varsity Lakes. “Mark’s suit was the perfect beach look for him - I loved the colours he wore, a little beachy and a little Mediterranean, which I think suited my Grace Loves Lace Dress perfectly.”

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Daniella & Jayke’s Gold Coast wedding is featured in the Winter edition of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... here are some highlights.

DANIELLA + JAYKE PARKWOOD VILLAGE WEDDINGS, GOLD COAST 17 MARCH 2018 BERNADETTE DRAFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS

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DANIELLA GYZEN AND JAYKE DONNELLY MET WHILE WORKING AT THE LOCAL IGA. “We were 16 and 17 - he was a floor boy and I was a checkout chick.” When it came to the proposal, Jayke’s plan was to surprise Daniella, however she was always on to him, so he chose the most appropriate time to catch her off-guard: “He was watching TV on the couch, relaxing after a social game of touch football and I wasn’t expecting it... but with perfect words and a beautiful ring... it was the right moment.”

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Bernadette Draffin Photography & Films BRIDE’S DRESS: Venice by Ezoani BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Déjà vu dress by Sheike HAIR: Hair by Lacey MAKEUP: Jasmine Lei Creations SUITS: Politix FLOWERS: Kate Maree Floral Designs CAKE: Design a Cupcake THEMING & DECORATIONS: Ivy and Bleu MUSIC: Goldcoast DJ Entertainment


Edyta & David’s Brisbane wedding is featured in the Winter edition of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... here are some highlights.

EDYTA + DAVID OUR LADY OF VICTORIES, BOWEN HILLS THE GREEK CLUB, SOUTH BRISBANE 25 NOVEMBER 2017

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“Our wedding day transport was provided by Birti Classic Wedding Cars - Betty The Bentley. Patrick our Chauffeur made my drive to the ceremony so pleasant. We also had Audi A8’s from Limoso - a wonderful company to deal with, very professional, helpful and friendly. They even helped us out with our transfer the next morning.” “Mitch and Jacob from Evernew created an incredible feature film for us that we were so excited to share with our friends and family. They offered a full ceremony and reception edit, which we could share with our family overseas.”


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TAHNEE’S HIGHLIGHTS: “Ourand ceremony and reception wereso so intimate and exactly what I wanted. I could not TAHNEE’S HIGHLIGHTS: “Our ceremony reception were intimate and exactly what I wanted. I could not have dreamt or asked for a better week of my life – minus the broken knee. All of our suppliers were incredible and

have dreamt or askedhaving for asome better of my – minus the itbroken knee. All of our suppliers were incredible and of ourweek closest family andlife friends present made all incredibly special.” TAHNEE’S HIGHLIGHTS: “Our ceremony and reception were so intimate and exactly what I wanted. I could not

having some ofhave ourdreamt closest family and friends present made it all incredibly special.” or asked for a better week of my life – minus the broken knee. All of our suppliers were incredible and PHILLIP’S HIGHLIGHTS: “100% seeing my bride and soulmate walk down the aisle. Also, how isolated we were and

having some of our family and friends present made it alla incredibly the view. Myclosest reception highlight would have to be... without doubt... thespecial.” Bassline Studios Band. I’m so happy we

booked them!”seeing my bride and soulmate walk down the aisle. Also, how isolated we were and PHILLIP’S HIGHLIGHTS: “100%

PHILLIP’S HIGHLIGHTS: “100% seeing my bride and soulmate walk down the aisle. Also, how isolated we were and

the view. My reception wouldwould havehave to be... a doubt... the Bassline Studios Band.weI’m so happy we the view. Myhighlight reception highlight to be...without without a doubt... the Bassline Studios Band. I’m so happy booked them!”booked them!”

“For transport, we had our FJ Cruiser and family Cruisers. We had Char Baby and Roam’In Pizza food trucks cater for our wedding reception. They were professional and the food was delicious. Everyone was happy with the food and service provided.”

“For transport, we had our FJ Cruiser and family Cruisers. We had Char Baby and Roam’In Pizza food trucks cater for our wedding reception. They were professional and the food was delicious. Everyone was happy with the food and service provided.”

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a wedding coordinator and working within the industry for nearly a decade, I have

de,fair I have my share of weddings and knew exactly what I didn’t want, and Phillip was very

was very to see what I could come up with that was out of the ordinary. We wanted to create “Being a wedding coordinator and working within the industry for nearly a decade, I have to create mate, non-traditional, adventurous wedding that was so suitable to us, our style and seen my fair share of weddings and knew exactly what I didn’t want, and Phillip was very style and alities and we created this together. We chose to have our ceremony on Fraser Island eager to see what I could come up with that was out of the ordinary. We wanted to create raser Island we were even engaged! We joked about the exact spot we’d exchange vows and an intimate, non-traditional, adventurous wedding that was so suitable to us, our style and ows and exactly where we ended up. As the sun set over the horizon, the calm water nd that’s personalities and we created this together. We chose to have our ceremony on Fraser Island calm water western coast was lapping just a metre from where we stood. It was calm, tranquil and before we were even engaged! We joked about the exact spot we’d exchange vows and tranquil thing I’dand ever seen before. Our reception was a relaxed, cocktail-style setting with a rings and that’s exactly where we ended up. As the sun set over the horizon, the calm water ngthe with a of popular rustic charm vibe... with wine barrels and festoon lights. All our guests of the western coast was lapping just a metre from where we stood. It was calm, tranquil and our guests ented that it was one of the best weddings they had been to! Bassline had everyone like nothing I’d ever seen before. Our reception was a relaxed, cocktail-style setting with a everyone cing for hours, including the bride with a broken knee. I fractured my knee the day touch of the popular rustic charm vibe... with wine barrels and festoon lights. All our guests eour theceremony day getting out of my cruiser – I didn’t know it was broken until a week commented that it was one of the best weddings they had been to! Bassline had everyone a week We are having a belated honeymoon – don’t know when or where just yet but we’ll get up dancing for hours, including the bride with a broken knee. I fractured my knee the day but we’ll get ventually!” before our ceremony getting out of my cruiser – I didn’t know it was broken until a week

later. We are having a belated honeymoon – don’t know when or where just yet but we’ll get vice to others planning a wedding would be... speaking from experience as a bride there eventually!” as a bride o as a wedding coordinator… Be kind to your suppliers as they’re the ones that will go

srathat go want to, to make your day so much more special. Enjoy each moment. milewill if they “My advice to others planning a wedding would be... speaking from experience as a bride hyour moment. day, relax, breathe. Don’t sweat the small things, it doesn’t have to be perfect but also as a wedding coordinator… Be kind to your suppliers as they’re the ones that will go ever perfect that is) and that’s okay. And Phillip’s advice... do what you want to do and make it the extra mile if they want to, to make your day so much more special. Enjoy each moment. ndIfmake it n. your guests think it’s too hard or object, they’re not the sort of people you want at This is your day, relax, breathe. Don’t sweat the small things, it doesn’t have to be perfect you want at edding.” (whatever that is) and that’s okay. And Phillip’s advice... do what you want to do and make it

happen. If your guests think it’s too hard or object, they’re not the sort of people you want at ould not have done any of this without the love, support and help from our amazing your wedding.” samazing Marco and Leanne Odorico. Our astounding unofficial bridesmaid, Amber, who

who der, tirelessly to execute the ideas and plans on both days while I (Tahnee) was chair/bed “We could not have done any of this without the love, support and help from our amazing as chair/bed - not an easy task for a hands-on wedding coordinator!” parents Marco and Leanne Odorico. Our astounding unofficial bridesmaid, Amber, who worked tirelessly to execute the ideas and plans on both days while I (Tahnee) was chair/bed bound - not an easy task for a hands-on wedding coordinator!”

es Ed Sheeran and for something different, we organised

with the Bassline crew. This included a snippet from

ive Me Love’ and ‘Photograph’... all of which were our “Phillip loves Ed Sheeran and for something different, we organised and meant the most to us.” a medley with the Bassline crew. This included a snippet from ‘Perfect’, ‘Give Me Love’ and ‘Photograph’... all of which were our favourites and meant the most to us.”

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EMILY + MATTHEW FLAXTON GARDENS, SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND 6 MAY 2017

EMILY STRICKLAND AND MATTHEW BENNISON MET ON A SCHOOL SKI TRIP IN GRADE 12 IN NEW ZEALAND. “We met on the slopes through mutual friends.” Emily describes the proposal: “Matt surprised me with a weekend away in Flaxton at a beautiful B&B called Allara Homestead. We walked down to the dam on the property and had a picnic. It was there that Matt got down on one knee and proposed. It caught me by surprise and it was such a stunning location to become engaged. My engagement ring and our wedding bands were custom made by Adam Graham, AG Designer Jeweller in Tattersall’s Arcade, Brisbane City. Matt knew the style I liked but in the end he designed it with the help of Adam. He did a very good job!” “As we got engaged in Flaxton, we had a connection to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and decided to check out a couple of the many venues in the area, including Flaxton Gardens. I think after first seeing the view, facilities and reception area, we were really impressed with Flaxton Gardens. The location is beautiful, the grounds are so well kept, and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. I think we had decided early on in our research that we wanted a destination wedding and Flaxton Gardens ticked all the boxes we were looking for. The staff were incredibly helpful when it came time to plan for our wedding.”


“We didn’t really have&aMatthew’s specific themeSunshine when planning our wedding. We wanted the day be fun, colourful relaxed.edition We had seen plenty Emily Coast Hinterland wedding istofeatured in theand Winter

of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... heretogether are some highlights. of pictures in various magazines and online and took inspiration from these in putting our own theme. We had a good friend design our invitations. Our photographer, Karen Buckle was amazing! Getting an experienced and professional wedding photographer to capture those emotions and moments is priceless. Our videographer, Laura Brain, did a beautiful job as well. A wedding video is a great memory of the day as the day goes by so fast. The video was also perfect for the guests who were unable to make the wedding and family and friends O NTRE ND B RI DAL ON LI N E j 11th Ed i ti on 2018

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BRIDE’S DRESS: “I had always had my eye on Karen Willis Holmes wedding gowns and was lucky enough to find my ‘Caitlyn’ dress online. It was the only wedding dress I tried on and absolutely loved wearing it! I also wore a full-length cathedral veil.” BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Shona Joy – Navy Blue HAIR & MAKEUP: Allure Bridal Stylists SUITS: MJ Bale FLOWERS: Willow Bud “Sandi was amazing... coming up with beautiful and colourful arrangements.” CAKE: Cakes by Zoe MUSIC: DJ in Your House CELEBRANT: Jo from Big Love Weddings and Celebrations TRANSPORT: Deluxe Kombi Service BONBONNIERE: Yes, Please Delicious Delights PHOTOBOOTH: In The Booth


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Jenny & Adam’s Byron Bay wedding is featured in the Winter edition of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... here are some highlights.

JENNY + ADAM LITTLE WATEGO’S BEACH FIG TREE RESTAURANT, BYRON BAY 4 APRIL 2018 EDGE PHOTOGRAPHY GC

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MAKEUP: Suellen Bayly, Bayly Allure HAIR: Liz Gear BRIDE’S DRESS: Carolann Bridalwear SUIT: Si By Studio Italia BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Miss Anne FLORIST: Heather Jeffers CAKE: Simply Divine Occasions TRANSPORT: Go Byron taxis EVENT STYLIST: Byron Bay Weddings DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER: Kate Lilywhite


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Sarah & Steven’s Sunshine Coast wedding is featured in the Winter edition of ONTREND BRIDAL print magazine... here are some highlights.

SARAH + STEVEN CASUARINA GARDENS, NOOSA HEADS SOUTH PACIFIC RESORT AND SPA, NOOSAVILLE 17 FEBRUARY 2018


STEVEN SIMPSON PROPOSED TO SARAH KENT ON THE REDCLIFFE WATERFRONT OVERLOOKING THE WATER AND A FULL MOON. They were married on 17 February 2018 in an outdoor ceremony at Casuarina Gardens, Noosa Heads. Their reception was held at the South Pacific Resort and Spa in Noosaville.

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“The inspiration of the ceremony was ‘vintage and romantic’. The reception theme was created by me (Sarah) around the colours gold and blush pink. My vision was lots of candles and glitter with decorative pieces that tied in with our beach ceremony. One of our highlights was the dove release which was a gift from Steve’s mum” FLORIST: The Ultimate Florist STYLING: Beach and Garden Ceremonies FAIRYLIGHT BACKDROP: Inigo HAIR: Evelyn Parsons Hair MAKEUP: Jenna Turner CELEBRANT: Kay Walding PHOTOGRAPHER: Charlotte Gaspar Photography BRIDE’S DRESS: Purchased online GROOM’S OUTFIT: Connor and Myer JEWELLERY: Lovisa INVITATIONS: Zazzle - online CAKE: Bev James CATERING: South Pacific Resort FAVOURS: Flip flop bottle openers - Ali Express MUSIC: DJ Adam Smith “Our first dance song was to “Beauty and The Beast’ by Celine Dion. Steve chose that song as it perfectly describes both our relationship and the people we are.”

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COURTNEY + LUKE CENTRAL PARK HARDING’S, GRAMERCY, NEW YORK CITY 29 APRIL 2018

COURTNEY JOHNSTON AND LUKE SHERWIN MET AT A UNIVERSITY GRADUATION PARTY ON FRIDAY THE 13TH: “…which may help explain why Courtney managed to look past my terrible moustache (grown for Movember).”  “I surprised Courtney with a weekend away to Mooloolaba, a special place for us that we would often go to so we could recharge and relax. As soon as we checked into our room, Courtney went out to the balcony to enjoy the great views of the ocean and I couldn’t wait any longer, so I raced out and proposed on the balcony with the ocean as the perfect backdrop. Then we got to enjoy the rest of the weekend celebrating!” “We sourced our invitations from Minted, which also hosted our wedding website and RSVPs. Our wedding planner Christa DeHuff at A Central Park Wedding (https://acentralparkwedding. com/) took care of everything for the ceremony from flowers (supplied by Artsy Flora) and wedding permits, to boutonnieres and musicians (Alexa at cellonyc.com). We had a duo of violin and cello that played before, during and after the ceremony.”


“Our reception was at one of our favourite restaurants, Harding’s in Gramercy. They have exceptional food and the place itself is a really warm and inviting space, housed in a turn-of-the-century printing press building complete with chandeliers, a 32-foot American flag from 1896 adorning the wall and a stunning handmade black walnut bar. It was a great place to celebrate with 70 of our closest friends and family who had flown to New York from all over the world. It made it really special.” “Laura Huertas laurahuertasphoto.com is a spectacularly-talented photographer. Laura specialises in getting really intimate and candid photos. She got a lot of really incredible shots around the city including in Central Park and in front of the Flatiron building. She really captured what we were feeling on the day and the photos are phenomenal.” O NTRE ND B RI DAL ON LI N E j 11th Ed i ti on 2018


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“We wanted to keep it classic and not take anything away from Harding’s (the restaurant) which was already a beautiful space. We wanted a simple, elegant and intimate wedding that was full of love and laughter. We only added some flowers from Starbright Floral Design, including a show-stopping 8 foot cherry blossom on the bar. Nic Faitos from Starbright suggested we include the cherry blossom because we went on a vacation to Japan together to see the cherry blossoms. It was a really nice touch and something special for us.” “We had Courtney’s brother-in-law create a playlist for our dinner and dancing. It was his gift to us and the dance floor was a hit! We actually didn’t have a song until a few weeks before the wedding! Our first dance was to a Childish Gambino cover of ‘So Into You’. Courtney suggested it, it’s a stripped-back cover of a 90’s RnB song that was co-written by Lionel Richie. It is such a beautiful cover by a supremely talented artist, Childish Gambino, and the second I heard it and listened to the lyrics, I knew it was our song.” “We took classic New York yellow cabs between the ceremony, photo shoot locations and our reception. It was a really great photo opportunity and also a small time out for just us to talk and take in our special day.” “We love the American tradition of having ‘his and hers’ cocktails, so we worked with the team at Harding’s to create our spin on the traditional Aperol Spritz and Espresso Martini. The bar uses exclusively American sourced liquor and we named our drinks ‘Honey Spritz’ (in honour of our dog Honey Donut) and ‘Espresso Yourself’. The drinks were a hit (and probably helped with the success of the dance floor too!)” “After a long and cold New York winter, we wanted to escape somewhere warm for our honeymoon. Both growing up


nice touch and something special for us.” “We had Courtney’s brother-in-law create a playlist for our dinner and dancing. It was his gift to us and the dance floor was a hit! We actually didn’t have a song until a few weeks before the wedding! Our first dance was to a Childish Gambino cover of ‘So Into You’. Courtney suggested it, it’s a stripped-back cover of a 90’s RnB song that was co-written by Lionel Richie. It is such a beautiful cover by a supremely talented artist, Childish Gambino, and the second I heard it and listened to the lyrics, I knew it was our song.” “We took classic New York yellow cabs between the ceremony, photo shoot locations and our reception. It was a really great photo opportunity and also a small time out for just us to talk and take in our special day.” “We love the American tradition of having ‘his and hers’ cocktails, so we worked with the team at Harding’s to create our spin on the traditional Aperol Spritz and Espresso Martini. The bar uses exclusively American sourced liquor and we named our drinks ‘Honey Spritz’ (in honour of our dog Honey Donut) and ‘Espresso Yourself’. The drinks were a hit (and probably helped with the success of the dance floor too!)” “After a long and cold New York winter, we wanted to escape somewhere warm for our honeymoon. Both growing up in Brisbane, we missed the beach. So we decided on Mexico and Playa del Carmen. We stayed at The Royal in Playa del Carmen. It was a great honeymoon with perfect weather, which allowed us to enjoy our time together. Lots of cocktails on the beach, dining at great restaurants and exploring the local area.”  “Our newlywed advise is to find what is important to you and work together to make it happen. Don’t worry about the small things and enjoy the day. Take a few minutes to spend some time together and take in all the people that are there helping you celebrate your special day.” COURTNEY’S HIGHLIGHT: “I think walking up the aisle with my mum and seeing Luke waiting for me. I was so excited to see him, I barely noticed anyone else was there until after we’d finished our vows! As we turned to walk down the aisle it clicked that all our closest family and friends were there to celebrate with us and I don’t think there’s a better feeling than that.” LUKE’S HIGHLIGHT: “Seeing Courtney walk down the aisle. She had kept her wedding dress a secret so I had no idea what she was going to wear and she looked so stunning. As she walked in, our photographer, Laura, captured our first look and there are three images that show me seeing Courtney for the first time that really capture how special that moment was and one that I will never forget.”

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BRIDE’S DRESS: Mikaella Bridal (From Kleinfeld Bridal - the bridal store featured in ‘Say Yes To The Dress’) BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Fame & Partners and LittlePartyDress.com.au HAIR: DryBar Parker in Midtown MAKEUP: “The lovely Julia Yuryeva from MG Hair & Make Up worked magic on us!” SUITS: The groom and groomsmen wore matching bespoke tuxedos. FLOWERS: Bouquets and boutonnières were supplied by Artsy Flora and reception flowers by Starbright Floral Design. CAKE: Momofuku Milk Bar ‘Birthday Cake’ “It was a really different wedding cake as it had no frosting but was still three tiered and stunning. Netflix released a special episode of Chef’s Table, interviewing the chef who created the cake - Christina Tosi. It was really incredible to watch Christina explain her inspiration behind the cake and why it was so special to her.”

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Share your love story with our OnTrend Bridal Community in the next issue of ONTREND BRIDAL ONLINE BRIDE’S DRESS: Mikaella Bridal (From Kleinfeld Bridal - the bridal store featured in ‘Sayemail Yes To The Dress’) a favourite wedding pic BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Fame & Partners and LittlePartyDress.com.au to info@ontrendbridal.com.au HAIR: DryBar Parker in Midtown MAKEUP: “The lovely Julia Yuryeva from MG Hair & Make Up worked magic on us!” SUITS: The groom and groomsmen wore matching bespoke tuxedos. FLOWERS: Bouquets and boutonnières were supplied by Artsy Flora and reception flowers by Starbright Floral Design. CAKE: Momofuku Milk Bar ‘Birthday Cake’ “It was a really different wedding cake as it had no frosting but was still three tiered and stunning. Netflix released a special episode of Chef’s Table, interviewing the chef who created the cake - Christina Tosi. It was really incredible to watch Christina explain her inspiration behind the cake and why it was so special to her.”

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