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Welcome to the 8th edition of our FREE online wedding mag ONTREND BRIDAL ONLINE. Every issue is available both on our website www.ontrendbridal.com.au and on the issuu platform. Our annual PRINT mags BRISBANE BRIDE MAGAZINE and ONTREND BRIDAL MAGAZINE are available in newsagents throughout Queensland and NSW and can also be ordered through our online store http://ontrendbridal.com.au/shop/ In every issue of our print and online mags, we showcase our ONTREND BRIDAL EXPERTS who would love to help you plan your bespoke wedding with style. We have included live links to take you directly to their websites. After your wedding, SHARE THE LOVE with our OnTrend Bridal Community by sending a favourite pic and your names and wedding date to info@ontrendbridal.com.au to be featured in our mags. And if you would like to SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS in our mags and become one of our OnTrend Bridal Experts email info@ontrendbridal.com.au... we would love to hear from you. Follow + Like + Share @ontrendbridal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and enjoy this issue.

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Thank you Sandra for creating this gorgeous bespoke illustration to grace our Front Cover... I look forward to visiting you in Tasmania and taking a walk around your garden of inspiration and tranquility x Kerrie Cover Image – petal & pins wedding dress designed with plum blossom, hellebores, and heavenly scented daphne and jonquils – perfect for a Spring bride.

petal & pins designer Sandra Alcorn uses flowers from her Tasmanian garden to create stunning botanical couture. These exquisite dresses are featured on greeting cards and prints which make stylish invitations, thank you notes and gifts. Available from www.petalandpins.com and selected stockists. © Sandra Alcorn 2016


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TREND: PIN IT! Lapel pins are increasingly making their way into the wardrobes of Australian men. Previously reserved for the more dapper or sar torially savvy gents, lapel pins can be an understated way to brighten up this season’s suits. This Autumn, Peter Jackson menswear have got crafty and designed a range of retro- inspired flower pins in wool.  The fun pins come in muted tones, finished in a hand-stitched effect with a wooden button feature. All Peter Jackson lapel pins retail for $39.95 http://www.peterjacksons.com

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Photography: Up In The Attic, Wedding Photography Venue: Brisbane City Hall Hair & Makeup: Bella Brides Flowers: Bouquet Boutique

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Congratulations

Nicola & Amber

Nicola Eagle and Amber Ellis tied the knot on 20 April 2016 at Ebb on the Waterfront, Maroochydore. Amber wore a beautiful dress by Bertossi Brides for Paddington Weddings and Nicola’s gorgeous outfit was by Jordanna Regan Couture.

“ The highlight of the day for both of us was

seeing each other walk down the aisle as it was a surprise what we were both wearing.


“ Another highlight was hearing the vows

we had written to each other.


Photography: Quince n Mulberry Studios Hair/makeup: OnTrend Beauty Florist: Madame Bloom Celebrant: Jen Arhanic (Married by Jen) Keepsake: All Strung Up


“ Our advice for other couples getting married...

the day goes way too fast, take the time to appreciate all of the people who are there to support you.

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PEARL

The Renaissance... Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls

2016 has been dubbed by jewellery trade insiders as the “Year of the Pearl”. Once seen as dated and old-fashioned, the pearl is experiencing a renaissance among younger women who are discovering the beauty and diversity of pearls for the first time. Ben Bunda, founder and Creative Director of BUNDA Fine Jewels, is at the forefront of this movement, breathing new life into pearls by eschewing the traditional, spherical Japanese pearls for baroque (irregular shaped) Australian white pearls, Tahitian black pearls and golden pearls from Indonesia and the Philippines.   “Younger people appreciate the timelessness of pearls but they come with the baggage of being seen as the gem of choice for past generations. By sourcing pearls that deviate from the traditional norm and combining them with modern designs,

younger generations recognise that they are receiving a thoroughly contemporary piece of jewellery that will never go out of style,” says Bunda. In addition to being a truly timeless gem, the incredible versatility of pearls is proving to be a major factor in attracting a younger audience. “They are a ‘go anywhere’ gem – always elegant, and their understated opulence allows them to be worn to any occasion. There is the right piece of pearl jewellery for every woman, with pendants and drop earrings par ticularly in demand,” Bunda continues.   For centuries, pearls have been a symbol of beauty and purity, known as the “Queen of Gems.” In Ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans prized pearls above all other jewels, even choosing to sleep in them. This love affair continued throughout history, the gem becoming synonymous with iconic women such as Coco Chanel, who famously was never seen without her pearls.   Today, pearls are regarded as both classic and contemporary, and more recently, celebrities such as the Duchess of Cambridge, Katy Perry, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, and Keira Knightley have accessorised with pearls on the red carpet. 


Celebrated for their uniqueness, Pearls are one of the few gems of organic origin, created from living sea creatures. Their natural beauty requires no faceting or polishing, and they have long been known for their peaceful proper ties, aiding charity, integrity, truth, and loyalty. With culturing methods improving significantly over the decades, the quality of South Sea pearls has never been higher. “The quality is at its highest, but the supply is more limited following the economic downturn of a few years ago, resulting in the closure of many oyster beds. With demand increasing, pearls are back on the radar of discerning jewellery buyers and collectors,” concludes Bunda.

BUNDA Devo South Sea and Tahitian Cultured Pearl Rings Devo celebrates the beauty and warmth of yellow gold, in a setting that has a wonderful weight, yet is fine enough to allow the large lustrous pearl to be the hero.   Price: $3,900

BUNDA Caelum Keshi Pearl Pendants The Caelum collection features graduating lines of thread set diamonds, following the individual contours of each baroque pearl.   Price: $3,000 - $7,800


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BUNDA Hollywood Pearl Earrings Hollywood is a perennial favourite from BUNDA, featuring a circle of diamonds on an articulated hook, they provide the right dash of diamonds to any sized pearl, and a sense of movement that can be either casual or glamorous – whatever the occasion.   Price: $2,200 - $4,500


BUNDA Cocktail Collection Pearl Strands and Bracelets  The Cocktail Collection celebrates the organic beauty and diversity of South Sea pearls; a multitude of colours, shapes and sizes are seamlessly combined in these contemporary pieces that pay a playful homage to the tradition of the pearl rope.   Price: $1,000 - $4,500

Ben Bunda has extensive experience both locally and internationally in the Australia South Sea pearl market. He was chosen by the leading Tahitian black pearl producer to be their sole distributor in Australia in 1996. These relationships provide access to the finest and rarest pearls at the best value for his customers. www.bunda.com.au


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Brisbane Arcade Spring 2016 Collection Runway Show & Cocktail Party... a great night of fabulous fashion, flowers, food and fun . . .


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FELICITY McSHANE CMC, JP (Qual.) Fusion Elements - Life Celebrations

Felicity McShane, Director of Fusion Elements, is a Brisbane-based, qualified Civil Marriage Celebrant. “My speciality is in creating powerful, respectful and unique ceremonies, offering tailored packages to suit your life celebrations: Weddings, Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies, Naming Days and Funerals.” Contact Felicity M: 0413 192 848 E: felicity@fusionelements.com.au www.fusionelements.com.au www.facebook.com/fusionelements

OnTrend Bridal Online asked Felicity McShane CMC, JP (Qual.) for her TOP 10 TIPS FOR A BESPOKE WEDDING CEREMONY ! Before engaging the services 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 1015 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 Celebrants to gain an understanding of what you are looking for. 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 to achieve your dream wedding? Ensure when planning your budget for your wedding that you are prepared to invest a little bit extra for something that can 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 and specialness in the eyes of the couple and can be seen to strengthen the bond between the couple. As a Celebrant, being open to suggestion and being able to perform any type of cultural/tradition ritual is a given. If we are not certain how to perform it, then we research it, practice it and learn it. A ritual can create a powerful moment between the couple involved and evoke a sense of deepened love not felt before towards one another. It is a privilege and honour to be asked to be a part of that and make it all happen. 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 wellrounded view on who you are in your relationship.

4 Be in the moment on the day. 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. 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! 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 more. If you are having trouble narrowing down your own search, just ask the Celebrant if they have any feedback on the vendors you are considering.


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 canapÊs 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. 9 Let your Celebrant know about any concerns you may have 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 you have dreamed. Whether there are blended family situations or not, it is an everyday reality. So how do you deal with it? You will find that because they are attending a wedding, they will be on their best behaviour. This is called wedding etiquette. Sometimes, out of respect for both the Bride and Groom, a third person is allocated the task to facilitate the seating arrangements and make sure that people are separated during the ceremony 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.


10 Publicly thank your vendors – a little goes a long way. Your day has come and gone. Your expectations were exceeded and now you have an opportunity to let the world know just how much your special day meant to 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 strengths and weaknesses in the world of weddings. You may even find yourself in a new situation at the end of all of the planning with some of your vendors... you may become lifelong friends.

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Alejandra & Joseph gave us a sneak peek at their gorgeous BALI wedding...

we are featuring this amazing destination wedding in the 2017 Edition of OnTrend Bridal Magazine.

Alejandra Malo Ortiz and Joseph Glynn 17 July 2016 The Royal Pita Maha, Bali

We decided to marry in Bali because we really do love its culture and its amazing people. The Balinese are full of fun and love, but are also deeply spiritual... which was really impor tant to us, as we wanted to bring two cultures together... Colombian and Australian. Bali was the perfect destination to bring our family and loved ones together. It gave everyone the oppor tunity to get to know each other and enjoy each other’s company whilst discovering all that Bali has to offer. The Royal Pita Maha is just magical! It is nestled in the beautiful rainforest of Ubud with 360 degrees of breathtaking views. Its stunning, ar tistic Bali architecture truly immerses you into the amazing culture... and it made us feel something no other place did when we were looking for the perfect place to say “I Do”.


The Royal Pita Maha is just magical! It is nestled in the beautiful rainforest of Ubud with 360 degrees of breathtaking views. Its stunning, ar tistic Bali architecture truly immerses you into the amazing culture... and it made us feel something no other place did when we were looking for the perfect place to say “I Do”.


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FESTIVAL WEDDINGS AUSTRALIA brings pop up wedding ceremonies to Australia’s best festivals.

In an Australian first, Festival Weddings Australia (FWA) gives fun-loving couples the unique, budget-friendly option to tie the knot at their favorite festival. Stalwar t festival fan and Civil Celebrant, Talitha Mitchell and par tner Shey Ringham, came up with the idea as an alternative way to do weddings for those couples looking to celebrate their love in a spectacular, colourful and versatile venue. “I can’t think of a better place to have a wedding!” says Mitchell. “A festival is a temporary world of music, magic, community, creativity and celebration. It just makes sense. We know how expensive weddings can be and we want our couples to have the best day of their lives, without breaking the bank or getting into debt.”


An unforgettable experience for bride, groom and guests, FWA will manage everything so that a couple can say “I do� with no fuss, then go and celebrate with their nearest and dearest in a festival setting featuring world-class music and enter tainment. FWA will provide a beautifully styled pop up wedding venue within the festival as well as the services of a photographer and Civil Celebrant to conduct a legal wedding ceremony. FWA also caters for commitment ceremonies and vow renewals. For more information visit www.festivalweddingsaustralia.com.au

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RedBalloon’s 24 CARAT Personalised PROPOSAL Service...

RedBalloon, Australia’s leading online experience and ‘things to do’ destination, are helping Aussies take romance to the next level with a personalised proposal service. For many, a proposal is a time fraught with uncer tainty. Is it the right time? Did I choose the right ring? Have I made the occasion special enough? And, most impor tantly, will they say yes? The recently launched service hopes to take some of the stress out of popping the question by taking care of the legwork. From a picnic proposal among the vines to a skydive serenade - RedBalloon have got it covered and are here to help. Latest statistics from the ABS show an incredible 363,399 marriages took place in Australia between 2012 and 2014. That’s a lot of proposals, says Nick Baker, CEO at RedBalloon. “We had many customers contacting us to help them choose the perfect proposal experience, which helped us identify a real need for a product range to assist men and women with one of life’s most special occasions. At RedBalloon we’re all about creating moments, so it was a perfect fit.” “The aim of the service is to make life easier for those who may be time poor, or maybe just a little lost, when it comes to arranging such an event. We will help customers plan, design and implement a truly one-of-akind proposal experience. The only thing we can’t guarantee is that he or she will say yes!” says Mr Baker.


With a number of successful proposals already under their belt, the service is proving a hit with loved up couples. Happy customer David wrote a review of the aquarium private dining and proposal experience, sharing: “Will you marry me? She said yes! The experience was magical and she loved it!� The service is currently available in NSW, Queensland and Victoria, with a highly curated range of unique and personalised experiences - from intimate proposals on private beaches and hot air balloon rides, to fireworks and treasure hunts! Visit https://www.redballoon.com.au/marriage-proposal-ideas to view the range of bespoke, personalised experiences and star t planning how to sweep your loved one off their feet.


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Congratulations Branka & Ekrem


“ Many couples choose to have a creative shoot

that showcases the star t of their new and exciting journey. Branka and Ekrem’s zest for life and adventure blended seamlessly with the magical backdrops that the Bayside had to offer. As the afternoon sun shone through the leaves, we were delighted with an enchanting passageway among the trees. The session ended with Branka and Ekrem sealing a kiss as the sun dipped into the water. ANDREW KWINTOWSKI, KWINTOWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

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Congratulations Alice & Shaun


“ Alice and Shaun were married at Maleny Manor. This is a most delightful

place to hold a wedding ceremony and reception, and there is also a stunning house to get ready in. If this isn’t enough, the proper ty is an ideal location for the photo session that follows. We had a most enjoyable time meandering through the vineyards and the gentle slopes that make up this lovely estate. ANDREW KWINTOWSKI, KWINTOWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY

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ONTREND BRIDAL ONLINE were FRONT ROW @ WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY’s INDIANNA COLLECTION LAUNCH @ MIRRA EVENTS in Brisbane’s For titude Valley... Guests were also treated to an exclusive showcase of Hepburnesque – the collection that was launched at last year’s NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. MC Giaan Rooney and former Miss World, Tess Alexander added more glamour to the evening.

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MC Giaan Rooney with When Freddie Met Lilly’s chief designer, Vanessa Hoe


Luscious fabrics bedecked with delicate lace and hand beaded accents. Elegant silhouettes gliding down the catwalk. Lights, cameras, music, the pop of champagne...


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ALL THAT GLITTERS IS

GOLD

American Tourister’s Best selling HSMV+ and Applite 2.0 collections go GOLD !!!

Jet off on your honeymoon in style with the sophisticated new limited edition gold American Tourister cases from the brand’s top-selling HSMV+ and Applite 2.0 collections. The sleek and modern limited edition gold HSMV+ adds that extra touch of sparkle for travellers touring the globe. Featuring an extremely lightweight yet strong bodice and offering maximum capacity with a well-equipped interior, HSMV+ also includes packing straps and divider for those looking to organise their belongings. HSMV+ comes in 3 sizes starting at RRP$289 for a 55cm Spinner, RRP$329 for a 69cm Spinner and RRP$349 for a 79cm Spinner. HSMV+ limited edition gold is available now at Myer, Victoria Station, Bags To Go and other leading luggage retailers for a limited time. Keeping with the gold theme, American Tourister has also customised its best-selling super lightweight Applite 2.0 with a flashy new gold trim. Made from ultra-lightweight softside material, Applite 2.0 features expanders for extra capacity, a fixed TSA combination lock and 360-degree multidirectional spinner wheels all whilst weighing in at a jaw dropping 2.2kgs for a 55cm case. Applite 2.0 comes in three sizes starting at RRP$219 for a 55cm Spinner, RRP$279 for a 71cm Spinner and RRP$299 for an 82cm Spinner. Applite 2.0 limited edition gold is available now at David Jones, Victoria Station and other leading luggage retailers for a limited time. All American Tourister luggage products purchased in Australia and New Zealand are covered by a generous 10 year Global Warranty, guaranteeing cases against any manufacturing defects, covering materials and workmanship for this period. www.americantourister.com.au


ONTREND BRIDAL ONLINE asked Booking.com where our honeymooning couples could find the

World’s Best SPA Destinations !!!

To travel is to relax and unwind, to get away from life’s everyday stress. It’s the perfect way to disconnect, try something new (and ideally healthy). Whether it’s indulging in a spa treatment or simply soaking up the setting in an exciting new location, you can’t deny that you’ll feel refreshed and revitalised afterwards. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, invites travellers to recharge their batteries and seek some tranquillity. Here are a selection of destinations endorsed by thousands of travellers for health spas from around the world. So take your pick and treat yourself to that much needed spa break.


BUDAPEST, Hungary Discover the historic beauty of Budapest and indulge your mind, body and soul in mineral goodness bubbling up from 118 springs. Admire the Art Nouveau surroundings of Gellért, be spoilt for choice with Széchenyi’s 18 pools, or soak in Veli Bej’s Turkish-style baths. Unwind at a selection of gorgeous spas in Budapest... play chess while you’re bathing in the Szechenyi Baths, or go to a pool party in Lukacs Bath. Spoilt for choice! Discover the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest on the Grand Boulevard and pamper yourself with free access to its Royal Spa. De-stress in the saunas, steam baths and hot tubs, clear your mind with an energetic workout in the fitness room or chill out with a mud or seaweed bath. Guests can then round off the day with a selection of cuisines, Gourmet Hungarian, Asian and International, while listening to sensual live piano music at the lobby bar. Situated in an ideal location, travellers are just 350 yards away from the UNESCO-protected Andrassy Avenue. Corinthia Hotel Budapest http://www.booking.com/hotel/hu/corinthiaroyal.en-gb.html


BATH, UK Step back in time and explore Bath’s iconic Roman Baths, while still indulging in 21st century luxury. Spagoers can make the most of Thermae Bath Spa’s modern-day facilities with a beautiful rooftop mineral-rich pool overlooking the city. Retreat to Villa Magdala City Centre for boutique luxury in the centre of Bath, set in luscious green gardens and a short walk away from the iconic Pulteney Bridge. After a well-rested night’s sleep, guests can enjoy an award-winning breakfast in a light, elegant ground-floor dining room with complimentary Buck’s Fizz and healthy, home-made smoothies. Guests are just a five minute walk from the famous Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the many shops and restaurants of Bath. Villa Magdala City Centre http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/villa-magdala.en-gb.htmlCorinthia Hotel

ITALY, Pré-Saint-Didier Rich in iron, the waters of Pre Saint Didier’s QC Terme are perfect for nourishing skin and aiding blood circulation, while the contrast between the hot thermal waters and the falling winter snows makes a stunning holiday snapshot. Located in Pré-Saint-Didier, the idyllic alpine-style QC Terme boasts panoramic views of Mont Blanc and a 1000m² spa. Guests can relax in a fluffy bathrobe and slippers or take a dip in the Pré-Saint-Didier thermal baths. Waking up feeling refreshed, travellers can enjoy a buffet style breakfast and round off the day with divine local and Mediterranean cuisines. After a relaxing spa break guests have the option to try something a little more active, with Courmayeur and La Thuile ski resorts nearby. QC Terme Monte Bianco http://www.booking.com/hotel/it/qc-termedipra-c-saintdidier-spa-and-resort.en-gb.html


FRANCE, Aix-les-Bains Aix-les-Bains, in the Haute Savoie area of the Rhône-Alpes region, is situated on the shores of Lake Bourget, the largest and deepest natural lake in the country. This town has inspired several artists and became famous by world-known writers like Xavier de Maistre, Honoré de Balzac, and Alexandre Dumas. Les Suites du Lac is a prime position overlooking the beautiful Bourget Lake and just a five minute journey from the centre of Aix-les-Bains and the beaches. All the suites have an understated and contemporary vibe and feature panoramic views over the tranquil lake and gardens, which guests can admire from their terrace furnished with deck chairs. After a peaceful night’s sleep, guests can enjoy a buffet style breakfast, regional cuisine for lunch and dinner made from fresh, local produce. Les Suites du Lac http://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/les-suites-du-lac.en-gb.html

ITALY, Bormio You don’t have to go far to find a health spa in Bormio. The Terme Spa is located right in the centre of the town, which first opened its doors over 100 years ago, and has been offering mineral rich waters and amazing spa treatments ever since. If you love the idea of a soak in hot mineral springs, looking out at the snow-capped Alps, Bormio is for you! QC Terme Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi is set in the beautiful ski resort and spa town of Bormio and offers over 30 free wellness services, including outdoor baths, hot tubs, saunas and Turkish bath. This luxury five star hotel is a prime example of Art-Nouveau architecture and the rooms have a panoramic view of the valley and mountains. QC Terme Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi http://www.booking.com/hotel/it/grand-bagni-nuovi-bormio.en-gb.html


JAPAN, Hakone Hakone is one of Japan’s most popular hot springs resorts with more than a dozen springs providing hot water to the many bath houses in the area.Visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to baths and beautiful scenery as the town boasts views of the incredible Mt. Fuji. Kinnotake is a traditional type of Japanese Inn and offers luxurious rooms with private hot-spring baths and spectacular landscape views. The rooms feature minimalist Japanese design and guests can tuck in to delicious traditional meals after a day unwinding in the hot springs. Kinnotake http://www.booking.com/hotel/jp/kinnotake.en-gb.html

USA, Calistoga At the top of Napa valley, Calistoga is full of relaxing hot springs, mud baths (a local speciality in volcanic hot ash), world-class restaurants and of course the amazing Napa Valley wines. Nearby attractions include an artificial geothermal geyser known as the ‘Old Faithful of California’ or ‘Little Old Faithful’. The geyser erupts from the casing of a well drilled in the late 19th century. Nestled just two miles from Calistoga Old Faithful Geyser, this lovely hotel offers four mineral pools and a spa and guests can even dabble in some on site yoga. Rooms feature stunning mountain views and guests can also make the most of the variety of spa treatments available. Castello di Amorosa Winery is just a mile away, offering incredible Wine Country cuisine. Calistoga Spa Hot Springs http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/calistoga-spa-hot-springs.en-gb.html


THAILAND, Bangkok Bangkok is a city of contrasts. Smells assault the senses, traffic buzzes all around and vendors jostle for attention at every turn. On the other hand, it’s a city with a serene soul - full of imperial temples and beaming smiles from the world’s friendliest people. It will also spoil travellers for choice when it comes to luxurious, decadent spas. Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri Bangkok is located in central Bangkok and features an outdoor pool and spa. The luxurious rooms and suites come with modern décor and guests can enjoy a work out at the fitness centre or relax in the sauna, and then venture out into the buzzing city to explore the sights. Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri Bangkok http://www.booking.com/hotel/th/grande-centre-point-ratchadamri-and-residence.en-gb.html


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The Wintergarden Lip Lab - a bespoke service offering a totally personalised lip colour solution. Straight out of Sydney, the concept allows clients to blend custom lip products that cater to a variety of styles and tastes. Choose your colour then choose your add in – either an anti-ageing ingredient to prevent lipstick bleed, SPF for sun protection or plumping agents to amplify the look. There are even a variety of gorgeous scents to make your lipstick truly your own (think Cinnamon, Mint Julip or even Sambuca!) Finally, choose a matt or gloss finish. The best par t? It’s all so easy. After your personalised 30 minute consultation, your custom lip product will be produced using a specialised heating, cooling and moulding system. If you missed this fabulous pop-up shop experience in Brisbane, you can visit any of the Lip Labs around Australia: http://www.theliplab.com.au/#locations


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Before Lauren Donato said ‘YES’ to Alex Barker on 2 April 2016, they were given a ‘high 10’ from Baxter Barker the Beagle in his Blue Bow Tie. Photo courtesy Todd Hunter McGaw.

Sasha the Dog @ Alana & Brett’s Wedding. Photo courtesy Brisbane City Celebrants and Kate Cornfoot Photography.


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Daphne Bryan and Joshua Holland celebrated their wedding on 19 September 2015 @ Hillstone St Lucia. We think their love has been perfectly captured by Kwintowski Photography in this divine blue Kombi from Vintage Kombi Hire.


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KOMBIS add a touch of magical nostalgia to your North Queensland wedding.

Taking you right back to the 1960s, Airlie Beach Kombis is a specialised transpor t provider giving you that once-in-a-lifetime oppor tunity to bring a touch of magical nostalgia to your special occasion. Airlie Beach Kombis is a super cool new Whitsunday service which offers groups of up to seven the oppor tunity to have a fun drive down memory lane and embrace some authentic vintage beach culture. The chauffeur-driven 1963 ‘splitty’ Kombi has a classy two-toned cream and white duco with gleaming chrome and can transpor t small groups in style to weddings, par ties, graduations and formals, shopping tours, progressive dinners and more. Create memorable photographic oppor tunities and turn some heads as you travel around Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour and Proserpine in this vintage vehicle everyone loves and remembers from a by-gone era. Sit back in her decadent cream upholstery, crank up the Beach Boys on the stereo, open the sunroof and safari windows and enjoy the smiles on the faces of everyone you see. Kombi cruising doesn’t get any better than this. Owner Greg McKinnon from BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resor t says, “I saw this classic beauty on my travels and thought how perfectly it fitted into the whole Whitsunday theme. No matter your age, everyone loves a Kombi and it is an iconic symbol of happiness, freedom, youth, travel and just cruising around. Our aim is to bring a little ray of sunshine to town and an extra level of enjoyment for people organising a special occasion.”


Hire charges star t at $350 for two hours including a chauffeur. You can find Airlie Beach Kombis on Facebook and Instagram, www.airliebeachkombis.com.au or call 07 4948 5444 to book the retro ride of your life.


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BRISBANE CITY CELEBRANTS share their Top 10 tips for Dogs @ Weddings

If your dog (or dogs) are a very special par t of your family (of course they are) and you adore the idea of including them in your wedding ceremony, Brisbane City Celebrants have put together their TOP 10 tips to ensure a smooth dog-friendly ceremony.

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Book them in for a professional cut and bath as close to the wedding date as possible... so they are freshly groomed and smelling sweet on the big day.

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Assign a dog concierge for the day. Your dog concierge is responsible for accompanying and taking care of the dog throughout the day. They may be a family member or friend, or alternatively consider hiring a professional pet wedding assistant who understands this role and can take care of them throughout the day. A professional can also take responsibility for everything we’ve mentioned here and safely return them home after the ceremony saving one of your guests from having to make the trip. Ask your Celebrant for dog concierge recommendations.

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Dress to impress... It’s a wedding after all, so what better excuse to dress them up. If it’s a girl, consider a flower crown or lai (see tip 8 for tips on dog-friendly flowers), or you could find an outfit that coordinates with the bridesmaids. If your four legged friend is a boy, your options range from a simple bow tie collar through to a ‘black tie’ tuxedo.


Natalia Jones and Nathan Reinbott were married on 29 March 2016 at Flaxton Gardens in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. “We hired two amazing Kombis from Deluxe Kombi Service on the Sunshine Coast to take us to our photography sites.” Photo courtesy Willow Branch Photography.

Diego the Dog @ Robyn & Tom’s Wedding. Photo courtesy Brisbane Wedding Decorators and Dreamlife Photography.


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4. Safe Transportation... As your pup may be travelling to and from the wedding in someone else’s vehicle, organise safe transpor tation in advance, e.g. safe crate, booster seat and seat belting.

5. Be Equipped... Ensure your assigned dog concierge

person is well equipped with a lead, a water bowl, a large bottle of water for replenishing to keep the pup hydrated amongst all the excitement, some wipes to clean paws so the brides dress doesn’t get muddy paw prints when she needs a puppy cuddle and of course some treats to reward all that excellent behaviour!

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Choose a dog friendly ceremony site... If you are planning on booking a local council park for your ceremony, do your research and check which parks and wedding sites are dog friendly as some do not permit dogs on the grounds.

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Maintain your dog’s routine... To keep your dog happy and relaxed, maintain their current routine as best as possible ensuring they eat their normal meals at the normal times, and are given adequate walks (par ticularly pre ceremony). This should help reduce the chance of any unscheduled toilet stops at inoppor tune moments!


Cuteness Overload... when Hadassah & Jonathon Ramsey tied the knot at Redland Bay on 5 September 2015, Bella (the bride’s Chihuahua) wore her own wedding dress and veil... and Hadassha’s mother’s handsome boy wore a tux. Photos courtesy Brisbane Wedding Decorators and Laura Slade Photography.

Case & Ando tied the knot on 27 May 2016 at Casuarina Gardens, Noosa and celebrated with family and friends at Noosa Waterfront Restauant. Photo courtesy Rebecca Williams Photography.


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The perfect combination of a Kombi and a Classic Ford @ Cass & Nick’s Noosa wedding on 23 April 2016. Photos courtesy Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas and Phill Jackson Photography.

Amelia Lister and Daniel Hanson were married in St Stephen’s Cathedral on 14th May 2016 and celebrated their marriage at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Amelia wore her dream Darb dress and her precious pup wore a designer collar and bow-tie combo. Photo courtesy Kwintowski Photography.


8. Wedding Florals Health & Safety... Given that there are a

whole variety of flowers that can be highly toxic and dangerous for dogs to ingest, make sure you research how ‘dog safe’ your preferred blooms are. Also let your florist and ceremony decorator know that your dog will be attending so they can ensure all florals used at the ceremony site are also 100% dog friendly.

9. Doggie Ring Bearer... If you’ve decided to give your dog

the role of ‘ring bearer’ we have found this is the safest way to have the ring bearer present the rings... Celebrant asks: “Can <dog’s name> please present the rings...” The ‘dog concierge’ person walks the dog up to the couple and hands over the ring. The couple give the dog a pat, hug or a kiss on the head. All captured perfectly by the photographer.

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Include them in your bridal par ty photos... Make the most of having your dog present and talk to your photographer about bringing them along with the bridal par ty on your wedding photo shoot. You’ll get some great shots and it will add to the memories of your day.

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When Kimberley Walton married Stephen Scarlioli on 16 April 2016 @ North Stradbroke Island, they knew their precious furbaby would steal the show! “Lily Ruby means the world to us so we made her a flower girl and our page boy Noah walked her down the aisle (so cute!)” Photo courtesy Matthew Gillam Photography.


Nicole Harrison and Bridget Rose tied the knot at Vue De Lumieres, Maleny on 23 November 2013 and Deluxe Kombi Serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gorgeous blue Kombi was a hit with everyone. Photos courtesy Yoori Rose Photography.


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Congratulations Hadassah & Jonathon 5 September 2015


Hadassah Venn and Jonathon Ramsey were married on 5 September 2015 in a ceremony on the Redland Bay waterfront, followed by a reception at Redland Bay Golf Club. Hadassah describes the proposal as... perfect: “Jonathon bought the ring from Tiffany & Co and proposed on Christmas Day. We decided to host Christmas at our place and had both families over. After breakfast, we all went to the lounge room to open presents. Then Jonathon stood up and started making a speech... it was our first Christmas together and I was thinking: ‘there’s probably no need to get up and say a speech Darl... it’s Christmas!’ The speech went on and then he got down on one knee and proposed... in front of everyone! I was so surprised, all I could say was ‘thank you’. My Grandpa had to say ‘Dassy... is that a yes?’ And then I said ‘thank you... Yes’. I couldn’t get any words out! It was really special because our families were there to share it with us. My engagement ring and our wedding bands were from Tiffany’s. Trudy looked after us and made the whole experience of choosing rings so special. We still get Christmas Cards from them... I’m obsessed with Tiffany’s jewellery!”

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“Dogs play a huge part in our lives and we wanted them to be a part of our special day. I had Bella, my Chihuahua, dressed in her own bridal gown on the day. My mother’s Chihuahua was dressed in a tux and my sister’s Pomeranian dressed up too. When we were signing the papers, Bella broke free from her lead, ran up to Jonathon and jumped on his lap. Her timing was perfect!”

“My mother lives on the waterfront in Redland Bay and we held the ceremony in the Jack Gordon Pathway across the road from her house. When I contacted Cara from Brisbane Wedding Decorators to discuss ideas for my ceremony set up, I mentioned that I loved the flower wall that Kim and Kanye had at their wedding and wondered if there was a way we could incorporate beautiful fresh flowers while complementing the stunning view of the water. Cara came up with the idea of a 4-poster arbour covered in my favourite flowers – Vendela roses... it was even better than I ever envisioned. We had clear ghost chairs for the guests, which really enhanced the stunning backdrop and tied in perfectly with the clear Tiffany chairs at our reception. They made our ceremony so magical and I can’t thank the team at Brisbane Wedding Decorators enough. Sue Skinner was our Celebrant. She was so kind and helpful to us before and after the wedding. I walked down the aisle to ‘A Thousand Years’ by The Piano Guys. I wanted something classic with no words, just music. We incorporated a stone ceremony... at the beginning of the ceremony, our Celebrant explained to the guests that they were all to be given a stone to hold. The premise is that the guests each hold the white stone and make a wish or prayer for the bride and groom during that time. During the register signing, the stones were collected and placed in vases provided. We now display them in a bowl in our home as a symbol of their love and prayers.”


“I wanted to book a photographer who I felt comfortable with. I knew Laura (Laura Slade Photography) from High School and have always admired her skill for art and eye for detail. I’m so grateful for the photography she did on the day, we really love our photos.” “I went to White Lily Couture and chose a gown called Chanel by Mori Lee. The ladies were so lovely and helpful. I knew I wanted to wear an ostrich feather bolero and the only place in Brisbane I could find that stocked them was The Babushka Ballerina. They had an amazing selection. I chose my dress to suit a feather bolero because I really wanted to wear one. I love how they move. The bridesmaids wore Sheike dresses. One of my best friends, Kristy Knowles, did an absolutely perfect job of my hair as well as my mother’s, my grandmother’s and my bridesmaids. I had been to a girlfriend’s wedding and she looked absolutely stunning! She recommended Make-up by Belinda Nicoll to me and I was so happy with the results.” “The boys wore Italia Collezioni suits from Myer. Nadine from Redlands Florist created our bouquets of Columbian Vendela roses, which perfectly matched the wedding arbour. The cake was pivotal to the style of our entire wedding as it was actually the first thing I had chosen. I found a picture I liked on Pinterest about 18 months before the wedding and started a vision board... well actually a wall in my bedroom became my vision board! Whenever I saw something I liked, I printed it out and stuck it on my bedroom wall. When I came across this photo of the cake that I loved, I designed everything else around the cake.”


“I’ve always been really close to my grandparents, who are in their 80’s now... and still baking the most amazing fruit cakes you’ve ever tasted! My grandparents and I soaked the dried fruit in rum about 6 months before the wedding. Because we wanted it round, we had to bake an extra large square cake, big enough to cut out a circle. And because of the size of the cake, my grandpa handmade the cake tin out of wood! They believe that it keeps more moisture in the cake while baking - which I agree with. My Pa even made a perfect lid out of wood that sat in the cake box to keep it safe until the wedding. After we made the big square bottom tier, I took it to Kathryn Every from Every’s Cakes and she made the rest of it. She made the middle tier Chocolate Mud and the top tier White Chocolate Mud. It was an absolute work of art! The thank you gifts I had made were golf balls, with a little picture of a bride and groom and our names and wedding date printed on them, inside little white gift bags. Our guests’ names were on the gift bags and they doubled up as place cards.”


The reception was held at the Redland Bay Golf Club. “They did such an amazing job of our reception. The food, wine and service were absolutely outstanding. The styling for the reception was by Miss Weddings, who were so helpful. I really wanted clear Tiffany chairs and gold charger plates. I booked the candelabra through Redlands Florist, as I was really after something quite spectacular. Ron from All Music Solutions looked after all the music, the mega bubble machine (for the ceremony), the low lying fog machine, all the LED lights, and a custom made glass gobo for the wall in the reception. He did an amazing job. We chose ‘Thinking out Loud’ - Ed Sheeran for our first dance - we both loved the song and when it was first released, I remember visualising our first dance to that song (I’m a pretty big romantic). We also had dancing lessons with Kylie Wall at Planet Ballroom prior to the wedding.” Hadassah’s highlight: “My favourite moment was when Jonathon and I were beneath the floral arbour, saying our vows to each other. I just treasured every moment of it.” Jonathon’s highlight: Watching my bride and her mother walk down the aisle was the best and most emotional part of the day for me.”

“With the ceremony and reception being so close to each other, we had my mother’s pink golf buggy transport the bridal party and white golf buggies (with drivers) do trips from the waterfront ceremony area to the Golf Club. For those that decided to take the short stroll to the reception, I had family decorate the pathway with balloons and decorations so they knew where to go.” vi s i t

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We had to share this poem from a very happy bride to the team at Paddington Weddings... congrats Tegan on your beautiful wedding from our OnTrend Bridal Community. photos cour tesy DEJAVU PHOTO & FILM

A DRESS A dress made just for me, A dress so special and unique. A dress that sparkles and shines, A dress that is mine. A dress made with such love and care, A dress that was so elegant and easy to wear. A dress made with the finest lace, A dress that brings a smile to any face. The dress I wore on my biggest day, Was the dress of my dreams in every way. Perfectly fitted and perfectly stitched, The perfect dress for getting hitched. Love Tegan Devine xo

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Congratulations Rebecka & Cliff

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Rebecka Garrick and Cliff Schmidt were married on 14 May 2016 in a beautiful ceremony and reception held at Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville. The couple met at a friend’s BBQ and pool party through Bec’s sister. It was Bec’s first day living in Brisbane. “Our fate was sealed after our first meeting!” Bec describes the proposal: “Cliff organised a surprise weekend away at Noosa. When we arrived, we went for a picnic in the Noosa National Park at Granite Bay and he proposed complete with dolphins in the background - it was magic!”


The bride wore Maggie Sottero and her bridesmaids wore dresses by Forever New. Their hair was by Anthea Verdoorn (a friend) and makeup by Devika Alè (a friend). The men wore Blaq suits. Flowers were by Flowerlovers at Rocklea Markets and their cake was by Cake Designs Schmidt. Music was provided by the couple’s friend, Warwick: “... or more affectionately know to us as DJ Dingo. We chose Jason Mraz, I Won’t Give Up for our first dance. We liked the pace and the story within the lyrics.” Bec and Cliff chose John Reyment, Reyment Photographics to capture all of the precious moments of their day.


We had both of our grandmothers do a bible reading at our ceremony. Family means everything to us and it was so special to have our families all in one place. Cliff ’s grandmother travelled from South Africa, at the age of 92, to be with us.

The couple honeymooned in Samoa: “We wanted to escape to tropical paradise and we definitely found it! We loved the slow pace of the islands and would recommend the islands of Upolu and Savai’i to anyone interested.” “Planning our wedding was very exciting. For us it was all a pleasant and calm experience! Our advice... have fun and enjoy it!” Bec’s highlight: “Choosing a moment is too hard! I look back on the day as perfection! A very special moment was looking around and knowing that everyone there loves and supports us.” Cliff ’s highlight: “Seeing my beautiful wife-to-be walking down the aisle in her stunning dress.”


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A love story was unfolding in front of me. Seeing how Cliff looks at Bec and she at him, wow! Surrounded by family and friends, many travelling internationally to be with them, their wedding day was a magnificent celebration. Capturing the magical moments with my camera was an absolute thrill, congratulations to you both! John Reyment, Reyment Photographics

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Jordanna Regan is an Award Winning Designer located in Brisbane. Her exceptional passion for bridal couture is emanated in her bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses which are custom made utilising only the finest premium silk fabrics and laces. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 934 Logan Road Holland Park West Q 4121Â Tel 0400 706 611 jordannaregan@bigpond.com

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N Experience When this group of talented young designers (including some recent graduates of AICD) were introduced to Brisbane Bridal Designer and Fashion Mentor, Pina Fiorenza, they were given their first taste of a true RUNWAY experience... showcasing their designs in a Fashion Show and High Tea extravaganza at Brisbaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marriott Hotel. ONTREND BRIDAL ONLINE asked these emerging designers to share what this amazing experience meant to them...


Professional photographers - Up In The Attic Wedding Photography, Vogue Images and Ellie Feiss Design were there to capture all the highlights and runway moments while the Marriott served up indulgent High Tea treats for guests to enjoy during the parade.

Cassandra Seidemann (dressed by Fiorenza) Photo: David Alexander Having sung on stages throughout Australasia, the talented and beautiful mezzo soprano Cassandra Seidemann entertained everyone with renditions of Carmen’s “Habanera”, “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” from Samson and Dalila and crowd favourite “Can’t help lovin’ that man” from Showboat.”


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inspired from a young age... I was in grade 4 when my Aunt gave me my first sewing lesson. I have always wanted a career where I could add value to people’s lives. It was in 2008 when I watched the movie ‘27 Dresses’ and the main actor said: “I want to help someone on the most impor tant day of their life” that it struck me... Bridal Couture was for me! My love for beauty and intricate details grew my desire to want to create stunning gowns. I love sharing journeys with people and being able to help create someone’s wedding day makes me feel so blessed. Everyone knows me for my love of memories and photos and the very idea that I will be creating dresses which will be treasured in memories and photos fuels my passion. My vision to produce a collection from a young age inspired me to name my collection ‘Childhood Dreams’... and I am now living my childhood dream. I attempted to study fashion design back in 2011 and dropped out mainly due to my lack of confidence. Through various events this year and especially interning with Pina Fiorenza, I was able to find the confidence that little 12-year-old me had and though I still have a way to go, it’s been a really amazing feeling to have it back.


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“ Helping to coordinate the Infusion Fashion Show was an experience that will be close to my heart for the rest of my life. It taught me so much about organisation, communication, trust and other life skills. It was one of the most adrenaline-pumping experiences I have ever had. Most of all, this year taught me the transformative power of a single dress and I can’t wait to share that feeling with brides around the world. ” Erica

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Alisha Worden

“ It was great to be able to present

my designs at the Infusion Fashion Show to my family and friends. Sustainable fashion is a great interest of mine. I absolutely loved working with the other designers to bring this show to life and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for everybody.


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“ My goal with this collection, is to encourage girls to feel liberated, inspired and spiritually aware - with beaded understated details and a ‘bohemian’ vibe that reflects their youthful nature. The mission for ‘Chelsea-May’ is for customers to be wrapped in a high quality garment, that ignites a youthfulness within them, reminding them of the freedom of spirit, and the freedom of faith. ” Chelsea

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INFUS ION Chelsea May Thatcher

“ Producing the first official collection for ‘Chelsea-May’ has been surreal,

and nothing like any other experience I’ve endured. I feel creatively and personally attached to this collection, as it not only represents who I am as a designer, but also the beginning of the next journey. It was wonderful to have the oppor tunity to showcase our work in the Infusion Fashion Show and to step back slightly and see our designs completed. For me, and I think quite a few others, it’s something we will look back on with pride. ‘Chelsea-May’ is a formal wear label, which is a new venture for me - and yet the production of this collection has clarified and confirmed my passion for designing gowns. I’ve star ted by creating bespoke formal dresses for students within my community and have come to realise I love working with young girls - and this has fur ther solidified my voice as a designer.


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Bridget Delany

â&#x20AC;&#x153; Taking par t in the Infusion Fashion Show was an exhilarating experience. I

loved everything about that day... from the crazy moments of acting as one of the event coordinators, to the successful moment as a designer watching my first collection being shown on the runway. It was a day I will never forget! It taught me so much about who I want to be in the fashion industry and the qualities I need to get there. I think no matter where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re heading, as long as you have passion and commitment for what you are doing, you will go far!


Amy Andrews

â&#x20AC;&#x153; It was great to see all my amazing garments on the runway! The

amount of time and effor t I had put into them was definitely wor th it! The best par t of the show was when I got to walk the runway with one of my models wearing my favourite garment... it felt so good to be up there and to show everyone what I had achieved over the last 18 months.


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Chantal Stagg

“ The Infusion Fashion Show gave me the

confidence, the drive and the determination to pursue my career in fashion. I could not think of a better way to finalise my studies than with this ‘right of passage’ to enter the industry as an emerging designer. This oppor tunity allowed me to celebrate with the friends I have made throughout this journey and to meet people in the fashion field.


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Nardia Panettiere

“ Truth be told, I had never been to a launch of a fashion label before,

which made my runway debut as a designer such a surreal experience. More truth... it was one of the most intense things I have ever done. I am happy to say my designs made it through the runway elegantly through silk breezes, with dignity and pride in place. As intense as it was, I was determined to embrace my fear with passionate values. Facing stressful fears, pushing personal boundaries and learning from new experiences... now this is what I call the definition of ‘fashion’.


Rachel Wood

â&#x20AC;&#x153; Being able to walk down the catwalk with one of

my own designs was very rewarding. I loved the oppor tunity I had to work with amazing, talented and experienced industry professionals who were so suppor tive.


Mason Malit

“ It was surreal to see the

ideas of clothes I had in my head come to life... being worn by my friends at the fashion show. There were things I would have changed if I had more time (and money) but this whole amazing experience was a learning process. It gave me the confidence and reassurance that my ideas for clothing that I want to see being worn by myself and my friends can come to life on the runway.

Roxane Pomeroy

“ To see all of our hard work and

beautiful designs walk down the runway was such an inspiring experience. The show encouraged my motivation to become a lingerie and sleepwear designer and I’m sure it will be the first of many in the future


Aleigha Noney

â&#x20AC;&#x153; Presenting my final

collection at the Infusion Fashion Show was such a great oppor tunity. I learnt a lot about being organised and about event planning. It was such a great experience to see my designs come to life and to share my hard work with family, friends and industry professionals. I am now launching my own label so please follow @aleighathelabel

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MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING by Ellen Gallagher, Best Bridesmaid E

It’s an incredible feeling watching your best friend of 12 years walk down the aisle to marry the man she has loved so passionately for the last four years. The 18th of September 2016 was a day of overwhelming excitement, joy, laughter and love at the wedding of Mr Emrah and Mrs Layla Salman. I had the pleasure of growing up with Layla – going to school, dancing and working together. I think it was our similar sense of humour and love for performing that initially formed our friendship, and it wasn’t long before we were inseparable. After years of enjoying life on the Gold Coast, we both ventured off to a career at sea onboard cruise ships. It was there, sailing around the Caribbean, that she met her now husband, Emrah. Emrah was the tall, handsome Turkish guy standing at the bar that Layla simply could not help but say hello to. They hit it off straight away and travelled and worked together hand-in-hand for the most par t of three years. Following their ship careers, they had the amazing experience of living along the South coast of Turkey, enjoying the beautiful seaside culture and spending time with Emrah’s family. Emrah then jetted off to NYC for work and Layla ventured back to the beautiful shores of the Gold Coast to plan their wedding at the stunning Osteria in Casuarina, NSW. A large group of us were lucky enough to stay with the bride and groom in a 3-story Casuarina beach house leading up to the big day. The house was transformed into a festival of fun, with friends and family travelling from near and far to celebrate with this gorgeous couple. The wedding venue was perfect – a minimalist yet quirky industrial canvas which was so elegantly decorated with fairy lights and hanging Edison globes, and a grand chandelier of fresh greenery and deep red and pink florals. The dress-up photo booth, temporary tattoo station and 2-piece live band kept the guests well enter tained and highlighted Layla’s perfect finishing touches for the day. We laughed, drank and danced the night away with so much love in each and every one of our hear ts. Words cannot describe how happy I am for the newlyweds – it’s safe to say my best friend’s wedding was a day that went down in history!


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A Very Stylish Brisbane Racing Club Wedding


A look into Kayla and Alexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream wedding at the heritage-listed Brisbane Racing Club in March 2016. Bride: Kayla Bennet Groom: Alex Connors Wedding Date: Saturday, 19 March 2016 Ceremony: St Leger Fig Tree, Eagle Farm Racecourse Reception: The Tote Room, Eagle Farm Racecourse What was it that made you choose this venue? In shor t, the customer service! We were so impressed with event coordinator Jacqueline. The moment we contacted Brisbane Racing Club, they made it their priority to make our dream a reality.


Did the menu help you make your decision? What was your favourite item on your wedding day? We had five-star food and not a grumbling belly to be heard. I especially loved the small treats they served between the ceremony and reception. Brisbane Racing Club took care of it all and made sure it happened within our budget. Tell us about your decorations – what was there already, and did you incorporate anything new? The venue itself is a stage and backdrop. The exposed brick and polished wooden floors set the scene for any style. I collected vintage pieces for our very vintage style; the venue also had decorations which I was welcome to use. What’s the most unique thing about the venue? Although it’s the Brisbane Racing Club, you don’t need an interest in racing. The huge rooms offer a blank canvas and it’s breathtaking. What challenges did you face on the day or in the lead-up, and how did the venue go above and beyond to help resolve things? My initial venue made me feel like I was just another bride, but here, the absolute personalised service, professional suppor t, and breathtaking surroundings were the unique difference.


What’s the best piece of advice the venue gave you? That they would take care of everything we had not thought of. Jacqueline guided us along the way – without her advice, it would have been a disaster. She made sure the bridal par ty was well-nourished and full of energy on the day, even after a 5am star t. And what’s the one thing you’d tell other brides-to-be considering this venue? Meet the staff! Pictures and reviews don’t do the venue justice until you experience it in person. The most memorable feedback from your guests? The day was so fun and relaxed. Our guests felt our wedding was more like a par ty, and a celebration of love and happiness – not like the sometimes repetitive weddings they had all attended. Your most precious memory of the day? Seeing my husband smile from ear to ear when he saw me walking down the aisle! He loved the entire day – it was high praise from my penny-pinching husband-to-be to say it was wor th every cent.

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Impulse Buyers Now An Endangered Species with Value for Money Top of Mind A leading jeweler believes there’s been a major shift in the shopping habits of women that can be seen across online, in store and party plan purchases: “People are pressed for time and they’re more deal-savvy than ever because it’s easy to research what’s out there before spending their money,” said Maria Nicola, who invented the 10 Way Necklace.

“Online shopping sites are often exited when the shopping cart is full because the buyer has changed their mind by the time they go to fill out their details,” said Ms Nicola. She went on to explain: “When it comes to retail stores people are spending a lot less time in their browsing because more often than not they have decided what they want and at what price they’re willing to pay before they’ve walked in the door. They’re looking online first before going in store on a mission which is why shoppers who once spent two hours browsing are now down to 45 minutes. You can also see it at Tupperware, lingerie and jewellery parties, where people are comfortable to come and have some food and leave without buying anything... which was unheard of just 5 years ago. The increase in the cost of living and the wide variety of choice are certainly driving this change in shopping behaviour.” “Value for money is want women want ensuring they can get a number of wears out of an outfit and their accessories. It’s now common for people to pitch in and buy a group gift that offers value for money, rather than something that has a short shelf-life. This change in shopping habits is what led to my idea of a necklace that can be worn ten different ways and it’s proving popular.” Maria has 22 years experience in the jewellery industry and created the 10 Way Necklace, which can be worn ten different ways as the name suggests. It also has optional extras like the Swarovski pendant, matching earrings and crystal tassels to add even more different looks. Visit www.MariaNicola.com


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When Brisbane designer Brad Webb, of DARB BRIDAL COUTURE, shows his collections... it’s evident that much of his inspiration comes from the glamour and old-world opulence of French grand couturiers like DIOR and CHANEL. His collection injects a sense of the latest fashion trends yet still maintains that classic bridal style that has seen him win countless prestigious fashion awards. “This collection is contemporary without compromising on elegance and tradition,” Brad says. “Some of the collection is about fine detailing, beadwork, embellishment and embroidery, while the other part of the collection is about the unique and exclusive fabrics.” Much like the stylish designer himself, Brad’s mix of statement designs, luxurious European fabrics and perfectly-corseted gowns photographed in this collection aren’t for wallflowers! “She’s not the shy bride in the corner... she’s the bride that wants to turn heads,” Webb says describing the typical Darb bride. The collaboration for this photoshoot with milliner Heidi Holmes of Shut The Front Door seemed like a no-brainer. “Heidi is equally as creative and fashion-forward as Brad; her distinctive approach to millinery is apparent, it’s spectacular decorative art,” says stylist Nicky McLauchlan. “Nothing screams self-assurance like a statement headpiece which shocks and delights.” Shut The Front Door’s collection of show-stopping couture headpieces has been inspired by fashions of the past. The bespoke designs combine traditional techniques, exquisite materials and refined craftsmanship. “The inspiration behind this shoot was Versailles in France,” explains Nicky. “Think glamorous brides traipsing through luscious gardens, running down the hall of mirrors, indulging in decadent cake and draping themselves on splendid interiors.” With designers like Darb Bridal Couture and Shut The Front Door in your city, who needs to travel all the way to Versailles in France!


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Congratulations Rhiannon Hutt and Karl Black met through mutual friends in the Royal Australian Airforce. “Whilst Karl was on deployment in Afghanistan, we started talking several weeks before he came home. He landed on a Thursday afternoon back in Brisbane and came to meet me at my work on Friday for our first coffee date. Conversation flowed and since that day, we’ve been inseperable. We moved in together after only 5 months.” Rhiannon describes when Karl popped the question: “18 months after we met, we went on a holiday to Thailand. We first went to Chaing Mai to fulfil my life-long dream of visiting an Elephant Rehabilitation Centre and we trekked bareback through the jungle. When we returned to the hotel, we were so hungry and about to leave for dinner, but Karl was too busy rummaging around in his luggage. I actually got mad and said: ‘hurry up, I’m so hungry!’ then he walked over to me, got on one knee and asked me to marry him. His mother had wrapped the ring box in birthday paper and hidden it in his luggage for him. The remainder of our holiday was a celebration of our engagement.”


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Rhiannon wore the ‘Fleur’ Gown, by Mori-Lee and Madeline Gardner NY, purchased from White Lily Couture, Brisbane. “The ladies at White Lily were amazing. I had tried on a couple of gowns before I found ‘the one’. My mother, sister and I all cried when I tried it on and that was how I knew it was the Princess gown for my fairytale wedding. My beautiful (only) sister was 34 weeks pregnant with her first child on our wedding day. After purchasing 3 bridesmaid gowns for her... the third was the charm. We found it online from PS Frocks and with a little alteration around the waist, it was a perfect fit.”


“My good friend Chloe McCarthy from Rustic Locks in Ipswich travelled to my mother’s home to do our hair the morning of the wedding, and then met me at the venue before the ceremony to do a touch-up. I’m not a very ‘girly girl’, so makeup for me was uncharted territory! I visited my local Napoleon Perdis bar at Terry White Booval and the lovely Emily fulfilled my desire for light and natural looking makeup.”

The boys hired their suits from Strictly Formal at Milton. “They had a huge variety of suits at a great price. We had been struggling to find a nice style suit in the Navy tone we wanted, but they had several.”


Rhiannon’s mother knew someone who participated in a Medieval Fare at Abbey of the Roses at Warwick, and knowing the couple’s love for Walt Disney love stories like Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast, she suggested it would be the “perfect sandstone castle” for their wedding. “We attended the venue and booked a date immediately. It was everything we could have dreamed of.” The ceremony was held in the gazebo at Abbey of the Roses: “A fabulous venue to host everything from our ceremony, reception and being able to book the entire BnB of 14 guest rooms for our nearest and dearest.” The reception was held in The Long Room and guests enjoyed canape’s and drinks on the lawn after the ceremony until the reception started.


The couple chose Deb Boots Photography to photograph their wedding. “I had seen Deb’s work from a friend’s wedding and knew I had to have her! She met us to do a site visit and get some inspiration for the photographs before the big day. We found the most beautiful field only 5 minutes from the venue and knew the photographs would have the country feel we had dreamed of.”


“Agnes from Angie’s Floral Design in Thornlands created our beautiful Australian Native arrangements, including 2 large bouquets, 7 table posies, a throwaway bouquet, a cake topper, 3 corsages and 4 buttonholes! The night before she sent me a photo of them all... and I cried. They were just breathtaking.”


“Our cake was created by Deb’s Cupcake Toppers and Cakes. Her cakes are always a delicious crowd pleaser! I created the table centrepieces... we saved up Moccona coffee jars and tied twine around them and bought some mirror glass from ebay and a few candles. It was the table posies by Angie’s Floral Design that really made them beautiful. A cheap and simple DIY alternative to hiring expensive centrepieces.”

Music was provided by DDE (Darling Downs Entertainment). “They were great! We hired a string quartet to play softly on the lawn for guests between the ceremony and reception. We also hired a variety of lawn games from Little Vintage Days at Everton Park. For our first dance, we chose ‘Kiss Me’ by Ed Sheeran... who doesn’t love an Ed Sheeran love song?”


“We flew to Hawaii for our honeymoon the next night, and while we admittingly walked onto the plane like ‘zombies’ and slept for 18 hours at the other end, we were so glad we got to fly out straight away. Hawaii is an amazing destination. I had never heard anyone say anything bad about it, and now I know why. We will definitely return again one day.” “Everyone will tell you to ‘take a moment for yourselves and take it all in’... the crazy thing is that as much as you try to do that and to remember every detail, it still ends up being a happy blur! My only advice is to enjoy the party you planned for so long. Kick up your heels and have a dance. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. If you can look around and see everyone smiling, your day has been a success, and nothing else matters. Enjoy yourself! We both married our best friend, and everyone who shared that with us was smiling. I don’t think there is a better highlight of the day than that!” vi s i t

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Lisa & Elly from PURPLE DAZE HAIR STUDIO chat with Thea Rowan, OnTrend Bridal Style Editor about BRIDAL HAIR TRENDS If you’re anything like me even blow-drying your hair is a chore. And when it comes to weddings, the ‘just got out of bed’ look is not going to impress anyone. This is why the right hairstylist is a crucial element in the ‘big day’ beautifying mix. I chat with Lisa MacDonald, the Owner and Head Stylist of Purple Daze Hair Studio in Paddington, Brisbane about style, prep and communication. Lisa has had the knack for hair since she was a young girl. Her friends would line up to have their hair done for every formal occasion or evening out. It seemed only natural for Lisa to complete her traineeship in Hairdressing once she finished her schooling She has now been working in the industry for 17 years. For Lisa, hairdressing isn’t just about creating amazing looks but also building strong relationships with her clients. Often these relationships are built over a number of years; Lisa is there for all the special moments in her clients’ lives, from débutante balls to graduations and of course weddings. “I love being asked to be a par t of a bride’s special day, seeing the photos of their bridal hair after the event is just lovely”. Our conversation heads towards inspiration… hair trends often impact a bride’s inspiration when it comes to finding theperfect wedding day look. Lisa explains that the red carpet is the ‘go to’ as it is a combination of fashion, style and elegance. Pinterest and Instagram are also great sources of inspiration. These social media platforms make it easy to find and collect images Lisa tell her brides to, “bring

as many photos as you need to your appointment”. Understanding the bride’s likes and dislikes can help when choosing the perfect look. Lisa goes on to say: “Always keep in mind the dress, your skin tone and hair colour when choosing a hair style”. This ensures your overall look is flwless. I ask Lisa for her professional tips for her brides’ in the lead up to the wedding day. Lisa explains that hair care is no different to any health and beauty regime: “Once a client becomes engaged and knows what dress she is wearing, we star t a 6-month hair plan”. This gives the bride and stylist time to get the hair healthy and colour perfect. Lisa’s top tip is to let your hairdresser know when you love your colour the most. If your hair is going to be worn down, she suggests getting a trim a week or so before the big day. Lisa’s goal is to make all her clients feel beautiful and confident “How a bride feels directly impacts how they look on the day”. Elly joins us to talk bridal trends. Elly is the Creative Director at Purple Daze and has worked closely with Lisa for many years. The girls excitedly bounce off each other as they list their favourite trends for Spring/Summer... texture, boho curls and fishbraids are at the top of their list. When it comes to the wedding day, Elly suggests taking a small fixation spay with you to ensure your ‘do’ stays picture-perfect in all weather conditions. The girls are focused on not only making you look a million dollars, but making you feel that way too. They take pride in getting to know their clients and by doing so their service and styling goes above and beyond. Lisa and Elly are the perfect team; their passion for the industry is infectious. I left feeling inspired to take out the ‘top knot’ and try something new!


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Enita & Luke’s

POP UP

In the soft afternoon sunlight on 20 November 2015, Enita Kazic and her groom, Luke Cowling, said their vows in front of a small gathering of loved ones in the ceremony gardens of Boulevard Gardens, Indooroopilly. The intimate ceremony was heartfelt and their photos reflect the love felt on the day. For Enita and Luke, the ‘Pop Up Weddings’ package suited their needs perfectly: “We chose the Pop Up Weddings package, and it was everything we wanted it to be... and more,” Enita said. “Our Functions Coordinator, Shirley, bent over backwards to make sure everything ran smoothly and we got what we wanted.”


Wedding The Boulevard Gardens’ Pop Up Weddings package helps create the full wedding experience on a smaller scale and is perfect for couples looking to say “I do” in an intimate setting with up to 20 of their closest family and friends. Their all-inclusive package allows couples to celebrate with canapés and bubbly in a private cocktail bar... with their celebrant, ceremony venue, wedding photographer and wedding cake all taken care of. “It was very special and our family and close friends loved how intimate it was. I can’t thank you guys enough,” Enita said.


Enita and Luke chose to have their garden ceremony officiated by Krista Webb from Celebrated Moments and celebrated afterwards with gourmet canapĂŠs and bubbly catered by Boulevard Gardens. They followed tradition and cut their wedding cake, which was a stunning cream and pale pink creation by Deliberately Delicious.


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Congratulations Katie & Justin 3 October 2015


Katie Wilson and Justin Harris were married on 3 October 2015 in a ceremony and reception at Riverlife in Brisbane. Katie describes how they first met and Justin’s proposal [which has to be one of the best wedding proposals we have heard at OnTrend Bridal]... “We met on a big night out in the Valley at Birdee Num Nums. We spent the night running around, having deep and meaningful chats, climbing trees and watching the sunrise. We were pretty much inseparable a few weeks later! I am a nature lover and had been complaining that I needed to get out of the city and get some fresh air; so Justin planned for us to go to Maleny. His original intention was to propose at the beautiful Kondalilla Falls after an easy bush walk of about 30 minutes – he had secretly pre-packed champagne and the ring in our backpack before we left. However he didn’t do his research and unbeknownst to us at the time, he parked on the opposite side of the mountain to the falls. After about 2 hours of serious bushwalking up and down steep terrain, I started to complain A LOT and said we should turn around, as there were now signs saying ‘advanced hikers only’ and there was no waterfall in sight! He convinced me to keep going and kept saying it had to be coming up soon. After 3 hours we stumbled upon possibly the worst waterfall I had ever seen... it was a flat wall with a trickling dribble of water running down it. Justin said that maybe the pictures he had seen online were old and assured me this was the waterfall. I was pretty unimpressed with it after the 3 hour walk from hell, but I did some exploring while Justin had a panic attack. I asked him if he was okay because he looked very pale and unwell, I suggested maybe he should lie down. Finally I sat down on a rock and the next minute I hear: “I bet you weren’t expecting this!” and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. After having some champagne, we got up and kept walking, only to find the amazing Kondalilla Falls right around the corner from our crappy waterfall - so he got down again and re-proposed! We ended up walking for another 2 hours… got completely lost and stranded on the mountain. We found a café just before dark and told them we had just got engaged in the forest and now we were stuck on the mountain with no way home! The lovely people drove us the half an hour back to where our car was parked! It was an awesome day and even though not everything went to plan, I love that day and how funny and crazy it ended up being!”


The ceremony was conducted in one of the wedding parklands beside the Brisbane River at Riverlife by Jamie Eastgate from Brisbane City Celebrants: “Jamie was very polite, warm and always so easy to deal with; he was excellent at ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day which was a great help. We loved that we were given complete flexibility with our ceremony so we included our own words and shared our story together. We also opted to write our own vows which was really special. We asked Jamie to write a spiel acknowledging our belief in marriage equality which was a huge hit and was perfect. Our florist provided beautiful ferns and greenery for our wedding arbour which created a stunning backdrop. The reception was in the marquee. I liked working with Neil - he was really accommodating and always happy to answer my emails and never left me hanging! We were able to style the marquee how we liked and also use their beautiful chandelier lighting. We had the buffet menu and received lots of compliments on variety and taste of the food, and people were delighted that they could go up for seconds if they wished. The back drop of the city at night was absolutely beautiful!” “We adored our photographer, Shuwei and our videographer, Dan from Dreamlife Photos & Video (Brisbane). They made us feel completely at ease all day and really captured some spectacular photos and footage. Shuwei was like hanging out with an old friend and he gave us great ideas for some shots that we love.”


Katie found her dress at Gowns of Elegance – Chermside: “Linda really knows her dresses and made me feel very taken care of. The dress I ended up with was the very first dress I tried on! The bridesmaids wore Alannah Hill dresses. I wanted something whimsical and floral for my bridesmaids and the dresses were on sale at the time too! I loved how beautiful and different the girls looked - they were such beauties on the day! The boys were dressed by George and King. He comes to your home to get measurements and tailors each suit. Justin and his groomsmen all came over for drinks and were fitted for their suits, which looked great.” Katie is a florist at Divine Flowers in Brisbane: “I was so lucky to have their expertise for my flowers! We went with tones of rich pink, burgundy and cream for the bouquets. Everything was beautiful of course! Justin’s aunty made our cake which was a naked cake and very delicious. We opted for a whimsical wedding theme and created it with beautiful wooden lanterns with candles, gold hurricane vases and ferns in baskets. I made all the centrepieces, which were large gold containers filled with lush living ferns. At the end of the night, I gave them away to family and some of them are still thriving! We also had beautiful fishtail ferns hanging from the ceiling. We made all the favours – small fishbowls with a flowering plant and finished with moss - for everyone to take home. They were also placed on the tables as decorations.” “Our first dance song was to ‘Shut up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon. We like to pretend we can swing dance and this song had the most perfect lyrics for us. We just made it up as we went along and it was really fun! There was a special touch that Justin’s mum added during her speech, which was really adorable. Justin had a Humphrey B Bear toy that was his favourite bear throughout his childhood. She secretly took him to Build-a-Bear to get a little suit made and during her speech, she pulled him out from under a table and handed him to Justin.” “We chose Golden Gate limos for our transport and they were amazing! Our drivers were so professional and patient... and brought along some lollies for us when we were having our photo shoot. And at the end of the night we had a different driver pick us up and he stopped at the servo for us to get a pie! Haha! Still dressed in our finery.”


“We spent a week in Vanuatu at a small resort called Coco Beach for our honeymoon. We were happy to visit Vanuatu and contribute to their economy as they were truly devastated by Cyclone Pam and there is still so much work to be done to restore villages! We also wanted somewhere we could relax but do fun activities so it was perfect!” “Our advice to other couples planning their wedding would be to let go and not take everything so seriously. I found as it got closer to the wedding that I had overthought a lot and made some issues bigger than they needed to be. Keep a level head! And get an amazing photographer! You will absolutely cherish the photos from your day and they are seriously priceless.” Katie’s highlight: “It was at the end of the night after Justin and I had run through the arch and all of our bridal party were waiting for us at the end. We had the most soppiest and emotional goodbyes! Everyone was hugging and kissing and declaring love and it was just the most perfect send off.” Justin’s highlight: “Finally seeing Katie walk around the corner and down the aisle... the rush of feelings brought tears to my eyes and it was an amazing moment.” CELEBRANT TIP >> Many couples are choosing to acknowledge their belief and support for marriage equality within their ceremony, as the legal wording in marriage ceremonies in Australia refers to marriage being between a man and a woman. Words of support are often met with cheers and applause from like-minded guests.

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CUSTOMS HOUSE UNVEILS AN EXQUISITE NEW EVENT SPACE... THE RIVER ROOM

Already regarded as one of Brisbaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most sophisticated and stylish venues for events, the heritage listed Customs House unveiled a stunning new function space on 9 June 2016, one that ticks all the boxes for elegant events in the CBD. Spectacular views of the river and Story Bridge, striking architecture and modern amenities are just the icing on the cake for upscale affairs in The River Room, so named for its riverside location in the surrounds of the historical Customs House. Once a part of Queens Warehouse, the brand new space flows seamlessly out onto the waterfront terrace, making a breathtaking backdrop to any occasion. Inside the new space, the most eye-catching feature is a dazzling geometric ceiling, an architecture designed pattern of triangular bronze panels which give a unique, contemporary edge to the classical setting. The flexible space can be adapted to host banquets for up to 120, cocktail soirees for up to 200 and cabaret style events for up to 100. The River Room can also be transformed into a theatre for an audience of up to 200. For smaller functions, a moveable wall can create more intimate spaces, while those planning welcome drinks for their event can take advantage of the curtained cocktail area. State of the art amenities include three high definition data projectors with built in widescreens, HDMI connections, touch panel controls and wifi availability.


The new space will be catered to by the award winning Customs House catering team, with menus to suit any style of event, large or small. A Brisbane icon, Customs House is a highly awarded function venue which has been catering to a wide visit range of events for over 20 years. The River Room, specifically designed with corporate functions in mind, will provide a contemporary addition to their line up of exquisite event spaces. The River Room is now taking bookings for end of year and corporate events.


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“On a beautiful Brisbane day, these two

love birds made it official... declaring to the world how much they loved each other during a service in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Their reception was held at The Greek Club. George and Khaela’s day was picture-perfect. Even though it was unexpectedly windy, nature added to the images, blowing hair and veils and dresses for dramatic effect. Surrounded by their family and friends, George and Khaela laughed, cried, kissed, danced, drank champagne and created some of the best memories of their lives. Khaela’s dress was created by Leah Da Gloria. x Porfyri Photography


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Suzanne Rigby, Personal Trainer with RIG.PT + Personal Training at Max 24hour Fitness, Scarborough shares her

TOP 10 TIPS to Tone Up Before Your Wedding

1 PLAN & PREPARE - Plan

your day, prepare your meals and prepare to Rock that Frock! Best way to start your day is to be prepared. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Prepare your 3 main meals and 2 satisfying snacks. This will help you stay on track, but also motivate you to stay focused on your end-goal.

2 HYDRATE - When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hydrated, your brain works faster, you feel clear-

headed and you will help to keep your metabolism boosted (great for all of that pre-wedding planning). The first thing to do when you wake up is drink a big glass of room-temperature filtered water with a slice of lemon. This will support your immune system, aid digestion, repair skin cells, cleanse, protect and promote healing as well as detox your system. To ensure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting enough water, I recommend carrying a water bottle with you everywhere.... sip sip sip... if you want luxurious, soft glowing skin on your wedding day, hydration is the key!


3 MORNING GLORY

- Put your goals and your health first. I recommend doing your workout first thing in the morning. It’s the best way to get your metabolism going. High-intensity Interval training is quick, effective and will keep those calories burning for up to 24 hours after your workout. Double the effect of your efforts! We all know that wedding planning, meetings, tastings and decision making will distract you from the goal - YOU, the bride... so don’t wait.

4 STAY CLEAN, GET LEAN, GO GREEN - Clean, non-processed

foods... Lean Proteins and plenty of Greens and fresh fruits. Clean eating isn’t just a new buzz word, it’s how we used to be, and it has come back. Cut out all processed sugars and say NO to chemicals that cause you to hold onto stubborn fat, make you tired, and make you look and feel flat. Instead, say YES to a healthy brain, healthy joints, beautiful skin and a faster metabolism. Even after your wedding, you will never go back! Stick to what I like to call, clean, lean and green.

5 KEEP IT FUN - Nothing will derail you faster than being bored or finding you have bitten off

more than you can chew. Don’t decide a couple of weeks out from your big day that you are going to lose 20kg - not only is that highly unlikely (as well as dangerous) you will be let down. Keep your expectations realistic, aim to look your best, but aim to have fun getting there. Keep your workouts fun, include obstacles, or funny exercises, like a bear crawl, or crab walk, even leap frogs (see who can leap the longest). Join a fitness class or train with a trainer, they will be sure to shake things up. Short, quick 30 minute workouts and workouts with friends or your fiance will keep it exciting and fun.


6 TONE IT UP - Being confident will make all the difference on your special day and

I truly believe that treating your body well and working out builds a huge amount of confidence. What will everyone see the most on your wedding day? YOU, your face, your hair, possibly shoulders, arms and sometimes your back. You will want to look your best, and having a toned upper body will give you ounces of confidence to rock that frock! I recommend a Full Body toning workout, so make sure you include weights in your workout routine. If you are unsure of how to incorporate them, I recommend hiring a personal trainer, even for just a few sessions to give you the right exercises and correct amount of weight to help you trim down and tone up.

7 DON’T STRESS THE SMALL STUFF - Stress can create issues in life as well as within

your health. The effects of stress in your life can cause more than just a headache. Stress can stall your health and fitness success in many ways. Try to stay focused on the bigger picture, enjoy the process and don’t stress the small stuff! Sure, think ahead and plan your meals, but if you get stuck or can’t stay on track that day, there is always tomorrow. Make simple, small changes that you can easily follow. Choose a smaller meal or entree size when eating out. Soup is a great alternative, can often have a lot less calories than a main meal, but still be satisfying. Stay positive and stress less.

8 GET A LITTLE SEXERCISE - Research has revealed that sexercise, which is rated as a

moderately intense exercise, can burn an average of 70 calories per 24 minutes. The study also showed that sexercise is much more enjoyable than a treadmill. Not only is sexercise good for burning calories - it has been proven to reduce stress, heart disease and diabetes and can lower blood pressure. It can also be a pain reliever, improve sleep, improve appearance and strengthen immunity. So before you look for a tablet for a headache, or if you are feeling a little stressed, maybe even just want to burn some extra calories... how about getting a little sexercise!

9 GET YOUR REST SLEEPY HEAD - Studies show that women who sleep for 5 or

fewer hours a night are 32% more likely to gain weight and 15% more likely to become obese than women who sleep for 7 or more hours a night. It is believed that lack of sleep may slow metabolism and decrease the number of calories burned. What better reason could there be to get some extra sleep. Here is one... the effects from your workout will be 10 times more effective if you allow your body to rest and recover the appropriate amount of time needed. Lack of sleep can produce extra stress hormones, make you hungry, slow your metabolism and inhibit the growth hormones that your body needs to recover and re-energise. Who wants to look tired and haggard on their wedding day?

Suzanne has a Certificate III & IV in Fitness and is a Personal Trainer and Health & Wellness Coach. She can be contacted by email rig_pt_1@tpg.com.au


10 PLAN YOUR BEDTIME ROUTINE - Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit on the couch watching TV until you fall

asleep, prepare your mind and body for bed so you get the best rest. Having a bedtime routine may sound like something for children, but there is truth to the story. When you begin your bedtime routine, your mind and body start to work together and you will get the best and most restful sleep. Stick to a firm bedtime, shower or bathe in low light or candle light, perhaps with soothing music, calm your mind and enjoy the water for those moments, drop essential oils into the bath water and breathe deeply. Your mind will start to realise that your body is about to be at rest. Disconnect from the world around you (turn off your phone, computer, TV). Once you are ready for bed, create some white noise, a still and quiet room can sometimes feel like the noisiest place to sleep. Turn on a fan (even if its facing away from you) - this will create a constant even white noise that your mind will switch off to, yet keep you in a peaceful sleep throughout the night.


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MEDIA RELEASE June 2016 For immediate release

Wedding styling for the modern groom and groomsmen Grooms and their groomsmen are expressing personality and flair through their fashion choices, putting a personal stamp on their wedding day style by incorporating unique final touches. From the suit to the accessories, men are shaking things up, opting for more colourful and creative options when it comes to their wedding attire. Men’s accessory connoisseurs Buckle |1922, know all about dressing up an outfit for an important occasion. From their range of classic belts to statement making bowties, pocket squares, braces and cufflinks, Buckle has something for every bridal occasion. Here Buckle shows what styles are on trend and what accessories will help add that individual, personal touch to the groom and his groomsmen’s ensembles.

The relaxed, vintage groom It’s extremely important to dress in an outfit that looks and feels like your own style on your wedding day. Men are now choosing a more laidback yet understatedly suave approach when it comes to wedding day style. Groomsmen can opt for beige chinos, a white button up shirt, finished off with patterned braces and a statement bowtie. The groom may choose a more structured suit pant with a button up shirt, knitted vest or cardigan teamed with a dapper bowtie. The overall look is co-ordinated vintage with the bowtie element bringing the look together, whilst adding uniqueness and a touch of personality.

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The country gentleman The English gentleman is a combination of luxury and elegance with rustic, casual undertones. This statement look is seeing resurgence with grooms who are choosing paisley, plaid or tweed patterns in their suiting and accessories. Visualise a three piece, tweed suit with a simple white shirt and contrasting black bowtie. If a patterned suit is too much, try a navy blue suit with a tan belt, button up shirt complimented with a herringbone bowtie. Incorporating patterns and textures will allow the groom and his party to achieve a relaxed, countryside feel whilst still maintaining smart sophistication.

Sleek Sophistication There are still many grooms who opt for the simple, sleek black suit that never dates. This look is timeless, elegant and polished. Just as some couples prefer a casual outdoor wedding, others enjoy an opulent black tie event. Keep the look simple with a fitted tux or black suit and add style and individuality through a choice of accessories. Incorporating a classy pair of cufflinks, a genuine leather belt and a touch of texture through a pocket square is the perfect combination of personality and sophistication. Products displayed range from RRP $34-$69.

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Congratulations Julia & Louis

12 June 2016


Julia Ruff and Louis Meyer were married on 12 June 2016 at St Ignatius Church in Richmond, Melbourne. They celebrated with family and friends in a reception at the Cargo Hall, South Wharf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We met many years ago at my work. Louis would stop for a chat each time he saw me. I would look forward to his visits and his charisma and wit would make my day. After a couple of years, he finally had the courage to ask me out on a date... and the rest is history!â&#x20AC;?


Julia describes the proposal: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were holidaying in Thailand. He had secretly organised a beautiful candlelit dinner on the beach, with our very own waiter for the night. He was drinking the champagne a lot quicker than usual this night.The ring came out on a dessert tray and at the same time as he got down on one knee, some fireworks went off! It was just like a fairytale!â&#x20AC;?


“Julia’s highlight: “Hands down, my highlight was waking down the aisle in the

church. It was an indescribable feeling but one I will never forget. A beautiful moment with my father while looking ahead to see the look in my hubby-to-be’s eyes!” Louis’ highlight: “That’s easy... seeing my beautiful bride at the top of the aisle. She was the most stunning bride I have ever seen.”


“Louis and I had a pretty clear idea of the kind of wedding we were after and we still laugh to our selves today about how easy everything was, it all just fell into place! We chose Nicole Taranto Photography to photograph our day.” Julia wore a custom Jordanna Regan Couture lace dress. Her bridesmaids wore Hello Molly dresses. Hair was by Julia Cochrane and makeup by Jess Sanz MUA. The men were dressed by Black Jacket Suiting. Flowers were by The External Vase, Bendigo and the cake was by Splendid Servings, Victoria. The gorgeous flower wall was by White Luxe, Vic. For their first dance, the couple chose ‘Stand by Me’ - Ben E. King: “We felt it had enough meaning and it was a song we both loved having a boogie to!” “We chose to spend our honeymoon back in Thailand at the same resort we got engaged exactly 12 months before. We absolutely loved everything about Koh Samui and this place now holds a very special place in our hearts.”


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our advice for anyone planning their wedding is... Relax, everything will come together! When Louis and I walked into the venue we had tears in our eyes just seeing every single little detail come to life that we had worked so hard to create. Just remember it will all be so worth it on the day. Enjoy every moment and take lots of photos!â&#x20AC;?

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ONTREND BRIDAL ONLINE’s Publisher, Kerrie Gowenlock had the pleasure of accompanying Pina Fiorenza to TAFE Brisbane’s OPEROSE FASHION AWARDS in June 2016... here are some highlights and well-deserved Awards recipients... so much talent in one room... the future of Queensland fashion is looking bright !


OPEROSE FASHION AWARDS – JUNE 2016 Millinery Design, Encouragement Awards sponsored by LILY M HATS SAORI POOLE LAURA STONE 1st Semester Fashion Design, Encouragement Awards sponsored by ECKERSLEYS AMY EDMONDS MARIANA MEDEIROS CARTI SBEG-HEN JOSEPHINE CLARKE-LEIBKE 1st Semester Fashion Design, Highly Commended Award sponsored by THE FABRIC STORE JILLIAN MORRISON 2nd Semester Fashion Design, Year Encouragement Award sponsored by PACKER LEATHER MURIEL GAMBLE LORELLE PENKEVICS YVONNE QUINN 2nd Semester Fashion Design, Highly Commended sponsored by PACKER LEATHER, GLITYTER & DANCE and THE FASHION HUB SHARNAY BARTELS MIRANDA ASTON 3RD Semester Fashion Design, Encouragement Awards sponsored by ALCIE MAY and WENDY MAKIN BRIDAL LAURA CUMMINS RACHEL HARGEE 3RD Semester Fashion Design, Highly Commended Awards sponsored by M.RECHT JOANNA CLARKE 3RD Semester Fashion Design, Highly Commended Awards sponsored by PACKER LEATHER DANIELLE ROTHKUGEL MEAGAN COX Country Women’s Association sponsor a talented student from a rural background to continue his/her studies, CWA Bursary ALEXANDRA GREGOR Outstanding Achievement Award for Fashion Design sponsored by BERNINA ALEXANDRA GREGOR


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Congratulations Danica & Matthew

Ceremony & Reception @ Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas


30 April 2016

Danica Guy and Matthew Edmonds tied the knot on 30 April 2016 in a romantic ‘wet weather backup’ ceremony and reception at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. Their ceremony was conducted by Jay Flood of Noosa Style Ceremonies. Danica was dressed by Anna Campbell, The Babushka Ballerina, Brisbane and her bridesmaids wore Review dresses. The bride also wore a bespoke wrist cuff, hairpiece and earrings by Scarlett’s Delight bridal and gemstone jewellery, Brisbane. Makeup by Tasleema Nigh and hair by Evalyn Parsons Hair. Matthew and his groomsmen wore suits by Wil Valor, Brisbane.


First Class Functions styled the ceremony and reception and the flowers were created by Danica’s mother. The wedding cake was made by Danica’s grandmother and sister-in-law. The cheese tower was provided by The Cheese Bar, Tognini’s Café and was assembled by Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. Acoustic Musician and DJ, Marty Sima, provided the music. The couple chose Alan Hughes Photography to photograph their wedding and Wild Bunch Weddings to record their day in moving pictures.


Danica and Matt are just the sweetest couple... their love was infectious and they simply couldn’t wait any longer to say “I do”.Their wedding was put together in 3 months, with Danica’s talented friends and family contributing to the day.While the rain came down, their spirits did not dampen. Danica’s mother created all the floral arrangements that matched perfectly with the colour palette of coral and navy blue.The raw wooden tables complemented the abundance of lush greenery and the overall industrial vibe of Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. Jess Corrigan, Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas


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Congratulations Amanda & Aaron 29 October 2015


You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need blue skies and sunshine on your wedding day to create breathtaking images... the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is renowned for its romantic fog and the result is pure magic.


Amanda Gatfield married Aaron Prosser on 29 October 2015 at Flaxton Gardens in the picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Their celebrant was Kathryn Ford. Aaron was a customer of Amanda’s at her workplace, where she managed his account and business. The romantic proposal took place during a birthday weekend when Aaron took Amanda to Byron Bay. He proposed on a rainy evening sunset at the beach by taking a large present out of his backpack. When Amanda opened it, the box was stuffed with lots of paper and filling... and when she reached the bottom, she found the ring. The theme of the wedding was “Handmade & Rustic”... The invitations and decorations were made by the couple. Amanda’s dress was from Luv Bridal and Formal and the bridesmaids’ dresses were from JJ’s House. Hair by Clairizma Hair and makeup by Beauty by Corinne. The men wore Tarocash suits. The flowers were by Willow Bud and the cake was by Cake Junior. The couple chose Jennifer Oliphant to photograph their wedding. James Dean provided live music for “A the ceremony and the reception. family friend lent us their American Muscle Cars. They drove for us and were also guests at the wedding.” The couple honeymooned in Singapore and Indonesia (Lombok and Gili Islands). “We chose these destinations because we both hadn’t been there before and we wanted to incorporate the city and the beach... lots of activities and relaxing to be done!


“We chose ‘Simply The Best - Tina Turner & Jimmy Barnes’ for our first dance... because Amanda has always loved it for a wedding dance and this version because Aaron loves Jimmy Barnes. It was upbeat and fun. We had a friend teach us a choreographed routine.”


OUR HIGHLIGHTS: Amanda - “Taking in the day as it happens. It was a rainy day and I knew we were going to be in the wet weather room as Plan B. However, when I arrived Aaron had made a last-minute decision to move the ceremony outside when it stopped raining. All our guests picked up chairs, rolled out carpets, moved flowers and made it happen to surprise me and have the ceremony outside!” Aaron - “Making the last-minute decision to change the ceremony plan to outside when he saw the weather clearing briefly.” “Our advice for anyone planning their wedding is to ensure your wedding is about you... everything that you want and not someone else’s opinion. Do your research with suppliers and book them based on your gut feeling (and your budget). All of our decisions were based on gut feeling and I couldn’t fault a single supplier, their products or services. Delegate jobs to your bridesmaids and let them help you instead of taking on everything yourself. Enjoy the planning process and the day itself. It will be over before you know it!” Amanda + Aaron

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KAREN TRAN ...

What an event and night to remember! A vision of bountiful blooms filled the Grand View Room at Hillstone St Lucia on 1 December 2015, creating a scene never before seen in Brisbane. International celebrity florist Karen Tran truly worked her magic, with event planner Celebrations by Alysia delivering a host of stunning personable touches including mirrored place cards and custom table linens.

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Velbella’s team of Airbrush Makeup Artists had the privilege of being involved in the amazing Karen Tran event. Lauren Veling, the Director of Velbella shares her memories of this magical experience...

Being able to do makeup for the photo shoot and Karen’s team, along with Karen herself, was definitely a career highlight. Karen is such a beautiful person inside and out and her humble nature shone right through and was evident in the gratitude she showed towards everyone involved in the day. Velbella loved working alongside the fabulous House of Zion as they created beautiful hairstyles while the Velbella team created romantic makeup looks to fit with the theme of the Gala event. The styling and flowers were unbelievable... nothing like Brisbane has ever seen! The whole room was a magical world of elegance, sophistication and extravagance. Alysia from Celebrations by Alysia did a spectacular job organising the event and her stunning daughter Billie was the perfect model for the photo shoot. Velbella was asked personally to do make up for this event and it was such an honour to be involved and to work so closely alongside some amazing Brisbane wedding vendors and most of all, Karen Tran herself.

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Kate Norris met Tom O’Driscoll at work. Kate describes Tom’s romantic proposal: “We were travelling overseas on a year-long holiday to Europe and Eastern Africa. We were staying in Tuscany and Tommy organised for a picnic to be set up behind an old chapel looking out over vineyards and sunflower fields. He took me on a bike ride and we ‘stumbled’ across this beautiful picnic. I thought it was someone else’s romantic picnic and yelled at Tommy to move away from it... he then turned around and knelt on one knee and proposed to me. We had a long engagement (two and a half years). After we returned from overseas, we bought an old house in Ashgrove and spent the next couple of years renovating it. Because of the renovations, the wedding planning was put on hold. When we knew our renovations were close to being finished, we decided to invite our family and friends over for a ‘housewarming party’ and surprised them by getting married at our local church... St Finbars... which is conveniently located across the road from our house. It is also the church Tom’s grandparents were married in 60 years earlier.”


“We announced the surprise once everyone had arrived, we asked our guests to congregate on our top deck and spoke over an old school microphone. I then dashed out and drove to my parents’ house to get ready and was back at the church 40 minutes later to say “I do!”. We then transported our guests via bus to Arthur’s Green at Red Hill, where a large clear marquee was set up, with a dance floor, a stage for the band, a 70’s bar caravan, bar tables and stools and an outdoor lounge area. The owner, Jimmy, went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. We danced the night away then headed out, so we didn’t arrive home until 4am, which is always the sign of a good night!” “I spent my wedding day feeling very relaxed... I visited my regular amazing hairdresser, Lisa at Purple Daze Hair Studio in Paddington. She did the most amazing job with my hair. I absolutely loved it and it stayed in until 4am the next day... despite rain, wind and lots of dancing! We used CL Weddings and Events for the styling. Carly was so helpful... she has amazing style and really understood the type of look we were trying to create. ” visit

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Stephanie White and Reid Baldry were married on 16 January 2016 in a ceremony at Brisbane Boys College, followed by a reception at The Brisbane Club. They met at a popular bar in Brisbane: “Our best friends (who were dating) decided to play matchmaker. It wasn’t until 6 weeks after our first meeting that we both plucked up enough courage to go to a mutual birthday party where we eventually got together... after much deliberation.” Stephanie describes the proposal: “I had just finished my last exams and Reid organised a beach trip in celebration of me finishing my degree. He woke up very early and was so excited to be going to the beach. I, on the hand, was so tired from studying and just wanted to sleep! He kept pushing me to get out of bed so that we could go. We drove to our favourite beach in northern NSW Cabarita, where he got down on one knee with a beautiful temporary ring. What made this temporary ring even more special was that Reid had managed to track down an Oroton ring that I had lost three years prior. The Oroton ring was the very first present he ever gave me and I wore it all the time until I misplaced it. He had contacted Oroton in Australia, and the US trying to find a replacement. He finally found the ring being sold on Gumtree in Sydney and asked his cousin to go and pick it up. He then had the ring posted to his friend’s house so that I wouldn’t find out. The proposal was beautiful and I now have my Oroton ring back as well as a gorgeous engagement ring.”


When it came to planning their day, Stephanie and Reid had help from many people, including Reid’s parents Jeff and Judy and Stephanie’s parents Morag and Geoff: “Our family friend, Marg Hoyes created the reception and chapel flowers and Hillary Wall painted our beautiful wedding sign. The invitations were designed by Nicola White and printed by us.”

“Every bride wants to feel like a movie star on her big day, but I felt like one when my Alexander McQueen dress arrived! The excitement of receiving my dress in a big beautiful box was the same as the scene in Sex and The City when Carrie opens the box with her Vivienne Westwood masterpiece.”


Stephanie describes herself as a ‘minimalist’... “I am very much influenced by sleek and modern wedding dresses. I like clean lines, with minimal jewellery and was very happy to find my oneshoulder, mermaid gown which was fastened with a beautiful sash. Fewer embellishments don’t necessarily mean fewer details, in fact sleek dresses may lack ornamentation but make up for it in structure and tailoring.” The couple chose Nick Evans Photography to photograph their wedding. The bridesmaids’ dresses were by Shona Joy. Hair by Kaylah Nowlan and makeup by Ellen Armstrong. The men wore Country Road. The bouquets, buttonholes and cake flowers were by Jacqui M Design. The 1929 Navy Rolls Royce Limousine was supplied by Tic, Tac Tours and the cake was by Eden Cakes and Cupcakes. The theme and inspiration for the day was “Old World Glam”. The music was provided by Radio Club Band. The couple chose ‘Moondance’ - Van Morrison for their first dance: “We chose this song as the lyrics really encapsulate our relationship and the music is a bit jazzy and makes us think of beautiful old jazz clubs. The chorus lines... ‘Can I just have one a’ more Moondance with you, my love... Can I just make some more romance with a-you, my love.’ really resonated with us. Also it is the only song we know that has the word ‘fantabulous’ in it. A classic!” Stephanie’s parents held their wedding reception at The Brisbane Club so the venue has many special memories for their family: “As a wedding gift, my grandmother gifted us the beautiful 3-tiered wedding cake, which made it all the more special.”


“As part of our package, The Brisbane Club booked a suite at the Sofitel for us. After our reception we walked across to the Sofitel, walking through Central Station to get to the entrance. So many people called out and congratulated us, and had a little chuckle as they all thought we were going to catch a train home after our wedding!” OUR NEWLYWED ADVICE “After the ceremony we greeted everyone, oneby-one as they left the chapel. This made sure we got to speak to every single person and thank them for coming and being part of our lives. This event is an expression of yourselves, but it’s not all you’ll ever be. It’s just the beginning! Be a team throughout the entire process. It’s easy for you two to become divided with other’s opinions. But in the end, this is a celebration of your love and future together, and so every choice should be yours alone. Finish your ‘to-do’ list early... the sooner you can get done with small things the better, because the closer the wedding gets, the bigger the small tedious things tend to get.” THE HONEYMOON “Reid and I have such a travel bug and have been backpacking together for 10 years, managing to visit 45 countries across 6 continents, so it was only fitting that we decided on our honeymoon destination before even booking our wedding! We settled on Central America, flying into San Jose, Costa Rica and finishing in Cancun, Mexico, visiting Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize along the way. We loved Central America with its rainforests filled with unexplored Mayan ruins, beautiful turquoise waters, and reefs filled with life... not to mention the most amazing food (including tacos, empanadas, and burritos) you have ever eaten.”


Stephanie’s highlight... “My entrance and walking down the aisle to ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ by Israel Kamakawiw’ole... and seeing my groom and all of our guests grinning back at me. It’s such a lovely song and suited our occasion so well. It will always be one of those moments I will never forget.” Reid’s highlight... “The highlight of the day for me was walking/dancing down the aisle to Queen - ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, knowing that the formal part of the day was done and now the fun could really begin! I absolutely loved at the end of our ceremony that everyone started having a little dance and singing along to the song.”

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OCEAN VIEW ESTATES From the moment you arrive at Ocean View Estates Winery & Restaurant, you will be swept up in the romance of the seasonal vineyards and picturesque rolling hills of Ocean View, just 45 kms north of Brisbane City.


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The picturesque areas of Montville, Maleny and Flaxton on the Blackall Range in Queensland's Sunshine Coast Hinterland offer the perfect combination of gorgeous weather, stunning scenery and friendly locals... ideal for weekend wedding celebrations with friends and family and the perfect place to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Doâ&#x20AC;?.

Alan Thompson and his team welcome you to Flaxton Gardens, a beautiful homestead at Flaxton on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Set on iconic acreage with sweeping views across the Sunshine Coast from Moreton Island to Noosa, Flaxton Gardens is a delightful and tranquil venue. Alan brings a wealth of knowledge to his kitchen from European experience where he held three rosettes which ranked him in the top 10% of European Restaurants. Whether you are planning a large or intimate wedding, Flaxton Gardens has various areas to suit your needs. The Winery up to 150, The Barrel Room up to 60, The Vineyard up to 70 and Al Fresco dining on the Terrace up to 200 guests. Recognising the growing demand for intimate wedding celebrations, they have recently added a beautiful Gazebo to the grounds in front of the original homestead. Offering tailor made packages including a la carte dining options and in-house and separate accommodation, Flaxton Gardens is now the perfect venue for an intimate wedding celebration.


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North Stradbroke Island is the second largest sand island in the world and is situated within Moreton Bay, just one hour from Brisbane. The sub-tropical climate means perfect weather conditions prevail almost all year round, so you can plan on a day which includes blue sunny skies and comfortable weather conditions. Straddie is easily accessible by both water taxi and vehicle ferry.

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Whether you prefer the backdrop of rugged headlands, perfect white sandy beaches or stunning seascape views, North Stradbroke Island has a variety of locations that would be a wonderful setting for your wedding photos. The opportunity to be married at a beach location will provide a unique and individual experience for both the wedding party and guests. Straddie, as it is affectionately known by the locals, has a range of accommodation options to suit all of your needs. A range of venues for both your ceremony and reception can be found on the island. So whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. The reception venues can be as formal or informal as you like, with local native flora as your centrepieces or an arrangement of beautiful shells set amongst creamy white pearls. All venues can cater for a variety of tastes and receptions. Maybe you would prefer a BBQ breakfast or a more traditional plated menu... the variety is endless. To make the organising of your wedding easy and enjoyable, every possible service you will need is available on the island. From the celebrant to the entertainment, the wedding decorations to the photography... there are a number of professionals who can cater for your every need. The serenity and harmony of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural environment will ensure that your special day will be remembered and treasured for years to come. North Stradbroke Island is easily accessible from Cleveland by Stradbroke Ferries water taxi or vehicle ferry services. The water taxi service takes approximately 25 minutes 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 text by Stradbroke Island Holidays


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