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Congratulations to our Front Cover Couple

Chris Glancy & Ian Shaw photo courtesy Wedding Love Photography

Enjoy this latest edition of SAME SAME WEDDINGS. There hasn’t been a better time than 2021 to celebrate ALL LOVE and that is what we love doing. Congratulations to the fabulous Australian couples who have shared their weddings in this edition. The next (EIGHTH) online edition will be uploaded September 2021. Share this free publication with everyone you love x Kerrie & Julz Real Wedding Submissions and Advertising Enquiries Julz Fullerton, Sales & Marketing Manager 0439 811 221 julz@paddingtonpublications.com.au Stay Social - Instagram and Facebook @samesameweddingsmagazine @samesameweddingsexpo

PADDINGTON PUBLICATIONS PTY LTD ABN 819 479 402 20 Kerrie Gowenlock, Publisher kerrie@paddingtonpublications.com.au SAME SAME WEDDINGS MAGAZINE SAME SAME WEDDINGS EXPO BRISBANE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE ONTREND BRIDAL MAGAZINE www.ontrendbridal.com.au All rights reserved. All material is copyright and cannot be reproduced in part or in full by any means, without the express permission of the publishers. While the publishers have taken all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the material contained in this publication, the publishers do not assume any responsibility or liability for any inaccuracy or omission, or from the use of the information contained herein and the publishers make no warranties, express or implied, with respect to any of the material contained herein.


IN THIS ISSUE FEATURED BUSINESSES

BUSINESS PROFILES ACT

45

ALEX PERRY HOTEL AND APARTMENTS

19

BRIAR RIDGE

37

GENENE DEAKIN MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

AUSTRALIA WIDE

44

GLAMACAMP

58

CIRCLE OF LOVE

58

OAKS HOTELS, RESORTS & SUITES

58

ZIVA WEDDING DRESSES

52

McGLADES JEWELLERS

17

HIGH CHURCH

36

KINGFISHER BAY RESORT

46

LE SANS SOUCI

NSW

120

MUD SHACK AT MUDJIMBA BEACH

64

ALPACA KISSES

6

MUSSON JEWELLERS

64

BEVERLY YOUR MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

64

CASSANDRA KEMPSTER-ROBERTS

8

OAKS HOTELS, RESORTS & SUITES

65

CATALINA ROSE BAY

26

PAGODA RESORT & SPA

65

CEREMONIES WITH SHARON

27

PRESTON PEAK WINERY FUNCTION CENTRE

65

DAYS LIKE THESE EVENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY

18

PURE CATERING

66

ERIN SHANLEY.HAIR

66

GOURMET TARTS

10

SKYHIGH MOUNT DANDENONG

66

HARBOURSIDE CRUISES

28

SYLVAN GLEN ESTATE

67

JO BOOTH, EVENT CELEBRANT

11

THE AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC GARDEN

67

LDC LUXURY DRY CLEANING

67

LEIGHSA COX PHOTOGRAPHER

29

THE CHAPEL MONTVILLE AND RECEPTION

68

LIGHT IT UP EVENT LETTERS SYDNEY & WOLLONGONG

38

THE PAVILION AT THE MARINA, MINDARIE

68

LUXE - UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS

68

MAY & MOSS

69

MICHELLE COTTELL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

69

MUSSON JEWELLERS

69

NOVOTEL NEWCASTLE BEACH

70

ONELOVE WEDDING DIRECTORY

70

PAPER & STUFF

70

PENRITH BRIDAL CENTRE

30

VILLA BOTANICA

2

XENNOX DIAMONDS

20

YORK JEWELLERS

FEATURES

71

THE AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC GARDEN

22

SPRING ROMANCE

71

THE DECORATIVE AND VISUAL EXPERTS - THE DAVE

CHÂTEAU ÉLAN AT THE VINTAGE

71

THE PARTY HIRE COMPANY - ELEGANCE OUTDOORS

YORK JEWELLERS

72

TINDARRA RESORT

72

YASMINA NADINE PHOTOGRAPHY

114

OUTBACK ROMANCE

72

ZEST WATERFRONT VENUES

TWO UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS QLD

121

JOIN THE JUMPSUIT BRIDE TRIBE

78

CAKE ABOUT

LOLA TARA

78

CAROLINE JACKSON - MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

78

CELEBRATED MOMENTS

127

SAME SAME WEDDINGS EXPO - BRISBANE

79 CLOUDLAND 79

COURAN COVE ISLAND RESORT

79

DRAYHORSE SHIRES

80

FM FORMAL WEAR

80

HEMINGWAY’S BREWERY CAIRNS WHARF

80

HEMINGWAY’S BREWERY PORT DOUGLAS

81

LIGHT UP LETTERS

81

LUISA’S SWEET CREATIONS


IN THIS ISSUE BUSINESS PROFILES

FEATURED COUPLES

QLD

12

CHRIS & IAN

81

MARRY ME ADAM

AUTUMN GROVE EVENTS

87

MEZIC STUDIO

URBBANA

87

MICHAEL JANZ CELEBRANT

WEDDING DANCE DIVA

87

MINX CONTEMPORARY HAIR BOUTIQUE

WEDDING PAINTING BY DONNA GIBB

88

PAPER PICKLE

88

RESONATE DEIGNS

31

RACHEL & NATASHA

VILLA BOTANICA

88 RINGLEADERS 89

ROARING TWENTIES VINTAGE CAR HIRE

89

ROBERTSON GARDENS WEDDINGS

39

LAUREN & LAURA

89

STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY

BRIDAL BY AUBREY ROSE

90

STRADBROKE ISLAND EVENTS

MARRIED BY LAURA

90

SUZANNE RILEY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

THE PAVILION AT THE MARINA, MINDARIE

90

THE ISLAND GOLD COAST

91

THE SURFING CELEBRANT

47

RACHEL & GENEVIEVE

91

THE WAREHOUSE

KRISTA WEBB, CELEBRATED MOMENTS

91

TWO LITTLE CUPCAKES

LE SANS SOUCI

92

WATERS EDGE SCARBOROUGH

92

WEDDING DANCE DIVA

53

CAITLIN & INEZ

92

WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY

MEZIC STUDIO

RED DOOR STUDIOS

SA 98

ANNETTE PERRYMAN MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

59

CAMERON & HAYDEN

98

BOTANIC GARDEN WEDDINGS

EVENTZEN, NATALIE BUCHANAN

98

CRUISING YACHT CLUB OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

99

SWEET NOTHINGS FLORIST

73

COURTNEY & JASMINE

99

THE CURRANT SHED

PEARL BRIDAL

82

CHLOE & STEPHANIE

BROOKE CARLYON CEREMONIES CHARMAINE & SAMANTHA

VIC 105

BLOOM ENTERTAINMENT BY DESIGN

105

BRETT’S JEWELLERS

105

CUSTOM CELEBRATIONS BY DEE

93

106

DALBLAIR BED & BREAKFAST

KOMBIS4U

106

DEB STALLARD MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

106

EVENT PLANTS

100

LUKE & LEIGHTON

107

KANGAROO RIDGE RETREAT

CURTIS BROWNJOHN FILMS

107

LOGAN ENT. + LOGAN EVENTS

DJ JOSH

107

MELBOURNE CELEBRANT TRACEY O’CONNOR

JOSEPH UZUMCU

108

NIKKO BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY

108

ONEDAY ESTATE

109

KYLIE & TEGAN

108

TUSSIE MUSSIE VINEYARD + RETREAT

BRIDAL HOUSE GEELONG

GEELONG FIREWORKS

WILDBRUMBY DISTILLERY

WA 114

CAVES HOUSE HOTEL YALLINGUP

114

CONFETTI DAYS - DONNA MCCLELLAND, CELEBRANT

114

FLOWER SOUL

115

MARRIED BY LAURA

115

PAGODA RESORT & SPA

115

THE PAVILION AT THE MARINA, MINDARIE


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DESIGN & STYLE

THE FINEST DESIGNS Exquisite jewellery to treasure forever from Musson Jewellers

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our boutiques. We are known for our unique sculptural design, unusual setting styles and unparalleled quality of manufacture. Our pieces are contemporary yet timeless.

We tell clients constantly there are no rules. White diamonds are the most popular stones for engagement rings, but they’re far from the only option. We have made the most beautiful

At Musson we create bespoke wedding

engagement rings featuring rare coloured

jewellery. We have designed earrings and

diamonds and rich sapphires.

“An engagement or wedding ring should be your unique expression of love.”

“Be motivated by what inspires you. You are going to wear these rings every day and you have to love them. Wedding jewellery is a celebration and you should feel special and honoured to wear these rings.” At Musson we have had a long love affair with Argyle Pink Diamonds, with our founder being one of the first jewellers to be invited to the Argyle Pink Diamond Tender. (Musson is a Select Atelier for Argyle Pink Diamonds). Argyle Pink Diamonds are ‘beyond rare’, being billions of years old and the rarest natural commodity on earth. We love using them in wedding jewellery as side or accent stones to beautifully contrast with white diamonds, or even hidden within a setting so only the wearer is aware of their presence.

Visit us in store or online to discover more of our engagement & wedding ring offering. www.musson.com.au (02) 9412 0888


SAY

‘ I do’ AT OAKS


Spectacular by Day and Stunning by Night Located in the breathtaking Dandenong Ranges, SkyHigh Mount Dandenong provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding. Immerse yourself in the

beautifully landscaped gardens with an unforgettable panoramic view of the city and Yarra Valley. The

stunning venue, wonderful food and professional team of experienced staff will ensure your wedding will be unforgettable.

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REAL WEDDINGS - FRONT COVER

Congratulations CHRIS & IAN 3 October 2020, Brisbane QLD

Chris Glancy and Ian Shaw are a facebook love story success. “We met on a facebook app in 2007 and haven’t looked back.” Ian surprised Chris with a weekend away in a luxury hotel on the Gold Coast on their third anniversary. He secretly organised a couple of days away from the office for Chris, packed and hid an overnight bag in the boot and drove on what Chris thought was a short day trip together. Ian even organised for their fur-children to be collected after they left the house and looked after for a few nights without Chris knowing. Just before leaving the hotel suite for dinner, Ian produced a pair of interlocking jigsaw puzzle necklaces for them to wear instead of traditional engagement rings. “Although Chris’ first reaction was, ‘Are you serious?, it quickly became a resounding ‘Yes’, followed by many, many tears of joy. Our engagement in 2010 was quickly followed by an incredible engagement party with family and friends while we patiently awaited Marriage Equality. Good things come to those who wait!”


“Planning a wedding during a global pandemic was certainly not without stress! We married at the stunning High Church in Fortitude Valley. Our wedding theme was Modern Romantic Luxe. We’d discussed a long table wedding beneath the stars on a vineyard in the Hunter Valley, but we also loved the hustle of modern city life. When we discovered the amazing Moreton Bay Figs by Autumn Grove, we quickly realised that we could have the best of both worlds. One of our favourite Brisbane restaurants, Rogue, had an incredible event space next door at The Refinery, which was a blank space where we achieved the Hunter Valley vibes we craved. We found and engaged suppliers that paired with the Refinery’s fit out, softening the room, introducing romance and luxury, whilst retaining a masculine and modern edge.” “After 13 years together, to finally, legally be married was always going to be our highlight! However, there wasn’t a single moment that was a highlight. The day was a series of highlights. From chilling with our crew in the morning, to seeing each other’s beaming smile at the ceremony; our friends and families support, laughter and tears. Our puppies involvement as ring bearers and our beautiful diamond wedding rings; our live painter at the reception, our first dance, incredibly heartfelt speeches, the most delicious wedding food you could imagine, and the insanely intimate reception space that we created with artificial Moreton Bay Fig trees and theming. After the reception, we were whisked away to our hotel where we continued the celebration with our guests over espresso martini’s - not wanting the best day of our lives to end!” “Our day was a very long time coming. We were fortunate with what we were able to achieve, which realised all of our hopes and dreams - we wouldn’t change or add a thing. We’re so thankful that magazines such as Brisbane Weddings Magazine (so inclusive!) and Same Same Weddings Magazine exist. They are incredible resources for everyone, but especially same sex couples. It can be intimidating reaching out to suppliers unsure what response you may receive when planning a same sex wedding. Having access to a directory of ‘friendly’ suppliers, in addition to the experiences of others who have married and pathed the way before you, is invaluable. Thank you.”  


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is that ultimately it is your day. Make it about you and what you want and not what everyone else thinks your day should look like. We also recommend spending time thinking about your guests’ experience on the day. We’ve had nothing but wonderful feedback from all of our guests about how special they felt being part of our day.” “With international and even interstate travel not possible, we honeymooned within Queensland on Hamilton Island. It was perfect! We enjoyed a combination of downtime together with planned activities ranging from romantic couples massages, a private helicopter tour to the outer reef, ATV adventure and jet skiing. Incredible food, cocktails, sunsets and meeting new friends was the perfect start to married life.” 


CHRIS & IAN’S WEDDING CREW Hire and Styling - Moreton Bay Fig Trees

AUTUMN GROVE EVENTS

www.autumngroveevents.com.au hello@autumngroveevents.com.au Attire

URBBANA

www.urbbana.com.au admin@urbbana.com.au Dance Coach

WEDDING DANCE DIVA

www.weddingdancediva.com.au kylie@weddingdancediva.com.au Live Painter

WEDDING PAINTING BY DONNA GIBB https://donnagibbartist.com.au donna@donnagibbartist.com.au

Accommodation - Ovolo The Valley Cake - Hansel and Gretel Cakes Ceremony - High Church Favours - Stone+Co (acrylic luggage tags), Swag bag (sourced by grooms) Florals - Kate Dawes Floral Design Hair - Epic Hair Designs Jewellery - Canturi Makeup - Tamika Hair and Makeup Marriage Celebrant - Tom Yates (friend, based on Magnetic Island) Music and Entertainment - McKenzie Neon Signage - Sketch & Etch On The Day Coordinator - Julz Events & Weddings Pet Sitting Service - First Class Pet Wedding Assistants Photography - Wedding Love Photography Puppy Tuxedos - Bow Paw Tie (based in Italy) Reception and Catering - The Refinery Stationery and Invitations - Stitch Press (designed by grooms) Transport - Classic Wedding Cars Qld Videography - The Four Elements


BRISBANE’S MOST UNIQUE WEDDING & CEREMONY VENUE SPACE FOR HIRE

Beautifully renovated in a heritage-meets-modern luxe style , High Church offers stunning views of the Story Bridge, overlooking the night sky in the heart of the Valley - Brisbane's entertainment precinct. This venue offers a unique creative space and is the perfect backdrop for your whole wedding. 07 3852 2211

483 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

www.highchurch.com.au

enquiries@highchurch.com.au


AWARD WINNING FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED EST. 2006

7/89 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane Q 4169

Making events memorable...

07 3852 2211 www.purecatering.com.au


From the stunning landscapes of Mount View in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Our romantic and tranquil gardens for your ceremony, beautiful backdrop for your photography & a rustic styled function room is perfect to say ‘I do’ with a view. 02 4990 3670 | weddings@briarridge.com.au | briarridge.com.au @briarridgevineyard

@briarridgeweddings


Spring Romance

Surrounded by the undulating greens of The Vintage Golf Course in the Hunter Valley, the award-winning Château Élan, one of Australia’s finest resorts, offers five amazing wedding venues, luxury accommodation, a full-service spa and a premium golf club, all in the heart of a world-famous food and wine region.


This Spring-time styled shoot showcases the property in all its glory. A talented group of amazing suppliers provided support on the day, including styling, suits and jewellery. Venue

CHÂTEAU ÉLAN AT THE VINTAGE www.chateauelan.com.au weddings@thevintage.com.au Jewellery and Watches

YORK JEWELLERS

https://yorkjewellers.com.au enquiries@yorkjewellers.com.au Cake - Bec’s Cakes Hair and Makeup - Jolié Hair Makeup Beauty Photography - Kess Media Shoot Coordination - PDPR Marketing & Creative Suits - M.J. Bale Talent - Vince Tan and Alessandro Gregori Venue Styling - Anna Wang


Nestled on the shores of Perth’s spectacular Swan River, the Pagoda Resort & Spa offers a choice of three unique venue options to ensure the perfect setting for your dream day. The Historic Ballroom is classic in style and offers old world warmth and charm through elegant chandelier lighting, high ceilings, private wooden raised bar and open glass windows offering expansive river views. For a more intimate gathering, Waterwall Restaurant & Bar is beautifully suited to a cocktail style Wedding reception, featuring natural lighting with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and its own private bar. The Pagoda Ballroom is elegantly decorated with detailed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and white columns. Featuring glass doors that open to the poolside courtyard. Its neutral colour scheme makes the perfect back drop for any theming.

Since 1926

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The ballroom features a unique architecture with Chinese inspired structure, whilst internally A Western Australian landmark sincechandeliers, 1926, it oozes old world charm with its elegant the Historic Ballroom has always enjoyed high ceilings, raised bar and a grand piano from life 1800’s. as a recreation and entertainment the late Since establishment its purpose Personalised friendly service | All-inclusive packagesvenue | Affordable &history. flexible with a rich has varied from a tearoom, roller skating rink Elegant flower walls | Warm, elegant 4.5 star accommodation | Poolside and a renowned danceCeremonies pavilion. Easy access - ample free street parking orThe secure hotel features parking aavailable ballroom unique architecture with Chinese inspired structure, whilstBallroom internally Historic Como Jetty & footbridge for photography opportunities During World War II, the Historic it oozeswas oldused world charm with its elegant chandeliers, as accommodation for soldiers. high ceilings, raised as bara dance and a grand piano from Post-war, its status pavilion became the latea1800’s. Since establishment its purpose birthplace of many a romance! has varied from a tearoom, roller skating rink andthe a renowned danceResort pavilion. Today team at Pagoda & Spa intends to ensure the romance continues. During World War II, the Historic Ballroom was used as accommodation for soldiers. Post-war, its status as a dance pavilion became Nestled on the shores of Perth’s spectacular Swan River, the Pagoda Resort &ofSpa offersa aromance! choice of three a birthplace many

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Since 1926 A Western Australian landmark since 1926, the Historic Ballroom has always enjoyed life as a recreation and entertainment venue with a rich history. The ballroom features a unique architecture with Chinese inspired structure, whilst internally it oozes old world charm with its elegant chandeliers, high ceilings, raised bar and a grand piano from the late 1800’s. Since establishment its purpose has varied from a tearoom, roller skating rink and a renowned dance pavilion. During World War II, the Historic Ballroom was used as accommodation for soldiers. Post-war, its status as a dance pavilion became a birthplace of many a romance! Today the team at Pagoda Resort & Spa intends to ensure the romance continues.

photo: Unveil Films & Photography

P +61 8 9367 0300 E admin@pagoda.com.au A 112 Melville Parade, Como 6152, WA

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photo: Matthew Eastgate Photography

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Imagine your happiest celebration. Dream of breakthtaking views and welcoming, impeccable hospitality. Envision tasting superb food and enjoying luxurious, state-of-the-art facilities. Find it all at Preston Peak Winery Function Centre, only 10 minutes from Toowoomba in Southeast Queensland.

FUNCTION CENTRE

www.prestonpeakfunctions.com.au 0418 865 336


SYLVAN GLEN ESTATE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS NSW

Private,Romantic and Exclusively Yours Surrounded by 60 private acres, Sylvan Glen Estate is a romantic Southern Highlands wedding venue offering total privacy. The beautiful gardens, rustic chapel and romantic function rooms overlooking the private golf course provide the perfect setting for any celebration. The reception centre caters for up to 140 seated with chill-out spaces and a cosy bar area in a rustic luxe style. At the heart of Sylvan Glen Estate is the most delightful Southern Highlands accommodation – a heritage guesthouse built in the 1870s which has been fully updated with all its charm intact. The guesthouse is exclusively yours during your event. The 15 ensuite rooms can accommodate up to 42 guests. The village of Penrose is one and a half hours from Sydney and Canberra, just 10 minutes off the Hume highway and a 30 minute scenic drive to Bowral via Bundanoon and Moss Vale.

570 Kareela Road, Penrose NSW 2579

T 02 4884 4306

SylvanGlenEstate

weddings@sylvanglen.com.au

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The Chapel Montville AND RECEPTION

Stunning Award-winning Chapel in the Heart of Montville. In a class of its own, combining traditional building skills, craftsmanship and unique features throughout and boasting a backdrop of panoramic views across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to the ocean, The Chapel is sure to make your day a truly special and memorable one.

Enquiries 0437 531 116 161-167 Main Street, Montville QLD 4560 info@thechapelmontville.com.au www.thechapelmontville.com.au thechapelmontville the_chapel_montville

Ben Connolly Photography


Luke Middlemiss Photography

Luke Middlemiss Photography

Set right on the water overlooking the Coral Sea, with acres of lush private gardens and even a secluded beach, Villa Botanica is a private wedding venue in the Whitsundays like nothing you’ve ever experienced. With five-star food and drinks, meticulous professional wedding planning, luxurious wedding-night accommodation and one of the most beautiful places in the world - a Villa Botanica wedding is simply unforgettable.

Keegan Cronin Photography

Keegan Cronin Photography

Botanica Drive, Airlie Beach Qld, Australia 5 T 07 4948 3025 5 www.villabotanica.com.au

Luke Middlemiss Photography


REAL WEDDING

Congratulations RACHEL & NATASHA 17 October 2020, Whitsundays QLD

Rachel Irons met Natasha Drake through work. “Whilst it was only briefly, we struck up a good friendship before going our separate ways to continue our careers. Around a year later, life events would have us cross paths again and allow us to build on the friendship we already had and in turn develop into something much more and the love we share today.” “We spent the night in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for our anniversary.” Tash got down on one knee in front of the fireplace and proposed. Rachel cried and said ‘Yes, yes, yes!’ Tash left the room briefly to turn up the lights and upon returning Rachel greeted her with a ring. She was shocked, thrilled and excited and of course said ‘Yes’ in return.


“Our theme was Vintage Boho. The highlight of our day was having the most perfect weather and being able to share it with our families and closest friends.”


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to keep it simple, don’t stress over the little things and get yourself a great wedding planner. We haven’t had a honeymoon yet due to Covid. We will eventually get to Vanuatu!”


RACHEL & NATASHA’S WEDDING CREW Ceremony, Reception and Accommodation

VILLA BOTANICA

www.villabotanica.com.au

weddings@villabotanica.com.au

Accessories/Jewellery - Family Heirloom (Rachel’s necklace), Jag (Tash’s watch) Attire - Ferrari Formalwear (suits, pants, ties), Grace Loves Lace (bridal dress) Cake - Whitsunday Baked Creations Catering - Aquava Boutique Catering Childcare - Airlie Beach Babysitting Favours - Etsy (boxes), Poppy’s Chocolates Beenleigh (chocolates) Florals - Sofi & Flora Hair and Makeup - Danielle’s Hair Couture Hire and Styling - The Event Co Marriage Celebrant - Deanna Kent Music - Brian La Chance Photography - Timeless Images by Vanessa Transport - Shuttle Limousine


ALL LOVE IS WELCOME Every letter of the alphabet and every colour of the rainbow is perfect with Genene!

If you’re in love and ready to tell the world, Genene will be tickled pink to officiate your marriage. Whether you fancy celebrating with a cast of hundreds or an intimate occasion, warmth and happiness are all part of the deal. Your ceremony and preparations will be memorable for all the right reasons!

0431 083 306

marryme @ genenedeakin.com.au

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REAL WEDDING

Congratulations LAUREN & LAURA 20 October 2019, Mindarie WA

Lauren Cunnew and Laura Meachem met at work. “As we work in different departments, we hadn’t had much interaction before the annual Employee of the Year Ball 2014. At the ball, myself and a friend were drunkenly playing ‘Who would you rather?’ and after running out of most people’s names, my friend asked, ‘Out of any lesbian at Crown, who would you rather?’. I hadn’t been working there long and only knew of two - one was my supervisor and the other was Laura. After hearing her name and the word lesbian, Laura came over from where she was standing and the rest is history.” “I had known about the ring for almost a year before Laura proposed – thanks to Laura’s dad spilling the beans on loudspeaker one afternoon! This proved to be an expensive error as I made sure my nails were always looking their best, just in case. We went to Singapore for a holiday in March 2017 and I probably should have seen it coming as Laura was acting suspicious during the whole trip and would not let me touch her suitcase! One evening after speed walking through Gardens by the Bay, we were talking about what to have for dinner (a common question in our household). I became distracted by a stray cat and all I heard Laura say was ‘?’. I responded with ‘Huh?’ and as I turned around thinking it was food related, I saw her on one knee asking if I would marry her. The next words out of my mouth began with an ‘F’ and ended with ‘off’, followed by me jumping up and down, crying and yelling ‘Really?’ until she realised the ring was still in her pocket! After the proposal, we decided food was in order to celebrate and chose a nice French Bistro. Laura, now calm and with a full appetite, ordered a three-course meal. I, on the other hand, was still distracted by the giant rock on my left finger and ‘panic ordered’ a burger! Although it wasn’t the Hollywood movie proposal you dream about, it was raw and full of love and that’s what made it perfect.”


“Our theme was very understated and elegant. After seeing the venue, we decided to bring the outdoors in and used greens, whites, and blues. We wanted to create lasting memories beyond photographs so we had Glasshouse candles to scent our wedding. When our guests lit their candles at home, they would be reminded of our wedding. Every moment was a highlight – from sitting on the floor pre-ceremony giggling the nerves away with the girls to walking down the aisle towards the person who still gives me butterflies, to feeling the warmth and love of every single person in the room knowing they would do anything for us. Rock climbing barefoot in a wedding dress to get the perfect photo, eating fish and chips on the beach with our best friends, showering ourselves in champagne, the amazing food and our first dance were all highlights, but our favourite moment was when we were standing outside watching through the window as all our friends and family were dancing the night away. The whole day was simply perfect.”


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is that everyone will have an opinion about what you should and shouldn’t do. Although some of it might be great advice, or give you an idea you never considered, you just need to remember that it is your day and no matter what you decide to do, they will love it because they love you both. Do your research but not too much! It is so easy to fall down the rabbit hole of wedding vendors or trying to find a vendor that does a similar service for a better price. If you find someone and you love them and what they do, then follow your gut. Also, try to remember to take a few minutes during the reception, just the two of you, to take it all in. The day will go by faster than you can say ‘I do’ and just taking that moment to look at all your favourite people in one room, is a special feeling that you don’t want to miss. We want to say thank you to every vendor for making our dream wedding a reality, especially the staff at The Pavilion, Mindarie who made every guest feel welcome, accommodated every request and made our day so calm and relaxing. Also, a huge shout out to Amie Harvey, our wedding coordinator at The Pavilion, Mindarie and Laura Canham, our Celebrant who were our guardian angels throughout the whole process. They answered every 3am email, calmed every nerve and have now become our friends.” “Our honeymoon plans were foiled last year thanks to Covid. We had planned and booked a six-week adventure across America from New York to LA but instead we are now building our dream house by the beach!”


LAUREN & LAURA’S WEDDING CREW Attire - Bride’s Dress and Veil

BRIDAL BY AUBREY ROSE

www.instagram.com/bridalbyaubreyrose mydress@bridalbyaubreyrose.com.au Marriage Celebrant

MARRIED BY LAURA

www.instagram.com/marriedbylaura hello@marriedbylaura.com.au Ceremony and Reception

THE PAVILION AT THE MARINA, MINDARIE www.themarinamindarie.com/weddings thepavilion@themarinamindarie.com

Accessories/Jewellery - OTAA (pocket squares, bride and groomsmen) Accommodation - The Marina Hotel Attire - Shona Joy (bridesmaid dresses) Tarocash (bride’s and groomsmen’s suits) Cake - Sugar and Nice (our favourite café in Inglewood) Favours - Glasshouse Candles Florals - Bits and Blooms Hair & Makeup - By Emily Grace Music - Kimberly Bowden Photobooth - Perth Open Photo Booth Photography - Zach Taylor Photography Robes - Le Rose Stationery and Invitations - Felicitations Videography - Granville Carroll (family friend)


GLAMACAMP WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Ben Connolly hoography

TENTS, HIRE AND STYLING www.glamacamp.com.au


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photo: Dan Vonhoff Photography venue: Gabbinbar Homestead Toowoomba

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Congratulations RACHEL & GENEVIEVE 29 October 2020, Toowoomba QLD

Rachel Horner met Genevieve Free in 2014 on a dating app. “The app ‘Brenda’ doesn’t seem to exist anymore. After our first date, we quickly made plans for a second... and third... and fourth date, all in the span of a week.”


“Gen proposed in early 2019. We had travelled down to Brisbane for a friend’s birthday. On Saturday morning, I woke up to a rainy day and Gen was strangely insistent on going for a walk. Her dog, Sassy, wanted to head back home before we’d even entered the bush! Luckily we continued and halfway through our walk, Gen stopped on a hill and said how much she loved me (and I still didn’t catch on somehow). Gen went down on one knee and asked me to marry her. So it was pretty low-key but totally perfect. We were just walking along holding hands, hanging out with Sassy and having a good morning. She caught me completely by surprise!” “Our wedding theme is probably best described as Garden/Romantic. However, when planning we really leaned into the things we love and who we are for inspiration, which is how we got to dinosaurs hiding in the centre pieces and an owl flying in with the rings!”    “I loved sneaking peeks at everything throughout the morning, watching our beautiful arbour being put together and peeking into our reception to see the centre pieces coming together and everything getting set up. One of our absolute favourite moments was during our cake cutting when we had fireworks go off behind us. We watched everyone’s surprised faces and had a little boogie to ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth’ while all our loved ones clapped along. It was definitely a highlight having Luna the owl fly in to deliver our rings! Gen especially loved that we were able to dance and just being able to celebrate with our loved ones was its own kind of magic. We are very aware of just how blessed we were to get married with our friends and family there to witness it.”   


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is don’t be afraid to do what makes you happy and don’t feel like you have to partake in any traditions you don’t want to. The thought of our first dance in front of everyone was making us nervous so about a week before the wedding, we just decided not to do it. Instead we opened the dance floor with a first dance with everyone and it was one of my favourite moments! We had our first dance in private in the gardens, under fairy lights, with just our photographer and got to have that beautiful moment that we personally would have struggled to enjoy with everyone watching on. My other big piece of advice is to hire vendors you trust and listen to their advice! All of our vendors had amazing ideas and kept everything running so smoothly. We had a magical day with little to no stress (and planning was a breeze too!). We are so grateful for our amazing wedding day and can’t thank our vendors enough!”   “For our honeymoon, we went on a road trip up the Queensland coast to Cairns and Port Douglas, stopping along the way wherever took our fancy! We snorkelled the reef, saw kangaroos on the beach at sunrise, went to aquariums and animal sanctuaries, went to arcades, walked in the rainforest, swam in creeks, ate so much delicious food and sang along loudly and badly in the car. We had a blast!”


RACHEL & GENEVIEVE’S WEDDING CREW Marriage Celebrant

KRISTA WEBB, CELEBRATED MOMENTS www.instagram.com/brisbaneweddings krista@celebratedmoments.com.au Florals and Styling

LE SANS SOUCI

https://www.lesanssouci.com.au hello@lesanssouci.com.au

Accommodation - Wisteria Cottage (Airbnb) Attire - Casar Elegance Bridal Cake - Jack McAndrew (brother-in-law) Ceremony and Reception - Gabbinbar Homestead Hair and Makeup - Emilia Maria Makeup & Hair Music and Entertainment - Decibels Entertainment Owl Ring Bearer - Raptor Vision (Jason with Luna the owl) Photography and Videography - Matthew Eastgate Photography Rings and Jewellery - Bentley De Lisle, Mava Gems Pvt. Ltd. Stationery and Invitations - Vistaprint 


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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY McGLADES 07 55766387 JEWELLERS Canberra ACT

RETAIL JEWELLERY STORE McGlades Jewellers has been a family-run business since 1939 and has grown to become one of Canberra’s most reputable jewellers. With an in-house designer and jeweller to create custom pieces and an extensive selection of unique wedding and engagement rings, the experienced staff will help you find your perfect rings. Shop 2&3, 182-200 City Walk, Canberra City (next to Carousel). 02 6248 5651 mcglades@mcglades.com.au www.instagram.com/mcglades_jewellers www.mcglades.com.au

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Congratulations CAITLIN & INEZ 17 October 2020, Brookfield QLD

Caitlin and Inez met when they started working together in 2013. “In fact, we started our respective positions within a week of each other and bonded over being newbies! We found out we had a lot in common which led to out-of-work catchups. Soon we went by the moniker of ‘work-wives’ and it was a sad day when Caitlin left the workplace and we had a ‘work divorce’. Our strong friendship persevered and eventually blossomed into something more. From work-wives to everything-wives, we can’t wait to continue to experience life together!”


“We were holidaying in Byron Bay and Caitlin had been thinking of proposing for a while. She encouraged me to do some beachside yoga for an hour so that she could sneakily/ frantically purchase a ring. Caitlin considered proposing at a later date on a special occasion, but that same day we had a lovely relaxing day by the pool (something we both enjoy) and Caitlin impulsively made the decision to just go for it and propose in the hotel room.” “Our ceremony was held under a Jacaranda tree, so we knew we wanted purple to feature. We designed a lot of our stationery ourselves (invitations, place cards, table numbers and seating plans) so that we could get exactly what we wanted. I (Inez) love fairy lights so we knew we wanted the fairy light backdrop and fairy lights to feature along the tables to add that extra magical feel. Ultimately, our main goal was for us and all our guests to have a good time, so we were aiming for a relaxed vibe.” “A wedding day highlight was the ‘first look’ reveal at the house. We got ready in the same house but in different rooms. Also, having our family and friends with us on the day knowing they were there to celebrate our love. A highlight for Caitlin was when I played her favourite song on a hired piano as a surprise wedding gift.”


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to create a dedicated joint email account for emailing wedding vendors and suppliers, and for your RSVPs. Also have a budget range rather than a specific amount. Have a way of tracking the contact details of different wedding vendors, cost and when payments are due, like a spreadsheet. This will come in very handy when you need to send information to multiple people. Have a plan for the day and allocate extra time for every step because as everyone says, time will fly by, but don’t worry if things change, because they will! Just enjoy your special day! Remember it’s your day – take some time to just sit back and take it all in.” “We spent our honeymoon on Hamilton Island.”


CAITLIN & INEZ’S WEDDING CREW Photography

MEZIC STUDIO

www.mezic.studio

hello@mezic.studio Videography

RED DOOR STUDIOS

https://reddoorstudios.com.au phil@reddoorstudios.com.au

Attire - Bertossi Brides, Paddington Weddings Cake - Aysha Moulton (friend) Ceremony and Reception - Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens Florals - Floral_holics and Co. Hair - Caitlin: Elizabeth Crossley, Inez: Kymarie Makeup Hire and Styling - Circle of Love Makeup - Caitlin: Mellissa (a friend), Inez: Kymarie Makeup Marriage Celebrant - Conor Cusack, Love on Top Music and Entertainment - Danny Dyson Transport - Our Wedding Cars Videography - Red Door Studios


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AUSTRALIA WIDE CIRCLE OF LOVE Australia Wide

WEDDING AND EVENT HIRE & STYLING Circle of Love are excited about all weddings and celebrate love in all its forms. They offer wedding planning, styling and hire Australia-wide. To begin the journey to the most memorable and perfect wedding, book a consultation with Circle of Love today. 0418 960 937 kim@circleofloveweddings.com.au www.circleofloveweddings.com.au

OAKS HOTELS, RESORTS & SUITES Australia & New Zealand

ACCOMMODATION An industr y leader in modern residential-style accommodations, Oaks Hotels, Resor ts & Suites provide a home away from home for corporate travellers and leisure tourists alike. Maintaining consistently high standards of amenities and ser vices, Oaks offers tailored wedding and event experiences and have a venue to suit all styles. Exemplified by quality and affordability, Oaks welcomes guests to more than 55 proper ties throughout Australia & New Zealand. 1300 991 253 events@theoaksgroup.com.au www.oakshotels.com/en

ZIVA WEDDING DRESSES Australia Wide

WEDDING DRESSES Ziva Wedding Dresses can create your dream wedding gown without breaking the budget. The team at this exclusive, online boutique will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind gown that reflects your personality and style with the perfect fit. Ziva Wedding Dresses use high-quality fabrics and experienced dressmakers to create a unique, yet affordable dress for your special day. ​ 03 8618 6811 customerservice@zivaweddingdresses.com.au www.zivaweddingdresses.com.au

photo: Ryan Barnes Photography


REAL WEDDING

Congratulations CAMERON & HAYDEN 4 October 2020, Sydney NSW

Cameron Brown and Hayden Barrington met through Tinder and quickly organised their first date. While Hayden didn’t have high hopes, Cameron (after a string of disappointing dates), had a feeling about this one! Cameron arrived early for the date and waited, and waited. After seven minutes, he was sure he had been stood up. He was about to leave when Hayden messaged to say he was running a little late. Cameron decided that was a sign and stayed. “Together we went to a local cafe for coffee and hit it off from the start. We talked for two hours. After brunch, we decided to go to a local beach, only to find the wind was too strong and whipping up the sand. We went to a local public garden and had one of those conversations that you felt your life laid out before you, completely secure in the fact that you were sharing intimate details. By a stream, amongst beautiful vibrant foliage, we had our first kiss. Our personal connection had been intrinsic and led to our physical connection feeling so natural. When Hayden dropped me back to my car, there was a moment when we both felt we didn’t want to leave each other’s company. Hayden asked what I was doing the next evening and just like that, our next date was organised.”


“I proposed first. We designed our engagement rings together so it wasn’t entirely a surprise. I took Hayden out for some wine tasting and cheese before getting frozen yoghurt and going for a walk along the waterfront. This was our idea of a perfect date together. I stopped Hayden at the bench along the waterfront. This was the same bench that we both had originally said ‘I love you’ to each other a couple of years earlier. I got down on one knee, pulled the ring box out of my jacket pocket and proposed. Hayden said ‘Yes’. Then six months later, Hayden proposed to me by taking me to Barangaroo Reserve and proposing while looking out over the harbour, which was followed by a delicious dinner of dumplings.” “For our wedding, we wanted a classy theme without being overstated. We kept it simple with white, black and gold when it came to decorations, partly taking inspiration from the design of our wedding cake. The reception was held at 1908 Cronulla, a restaurant in a repurposed church. The decor is modern, black and white with natural elements contrasting with exposed concrete, marble surfaces and a neo-gothic roof. We decided before choosing decor for the ceremony that I would wear a red velvet jacket and Hayden a navy textured jacket complemented with black pants and shoes, and a white French cuff shirt.”


“For both of us, the biggest highlight was our dance together as a couple. Because of Covid restrictions, we were unable to have a proper dance floor at our reception but thankfully were able to have the first dance ourselves. We did this as a part of the ceremony after our vows and the signing of our certificate. We played ‘Grow as we Go’ by Ben Platt. Our parents and wedding party all held the end of streamers that wrapped around us as we slow danced to the song. It was a beautiful moment that brought tears to many an eye in the room, as we were both symbolically and physically brought together and supported by our friends and family.” “Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to plan early and relax later. Keep it simple and collaborate on everything. It is not a single person’s responsibility to plan something for your wedding, you’re not ‘just helping out’. You’re in this together for the long run, so start it off like that with the planning. We were saved from many headaches by simply going with our instincts, working together and cutting back on things that were unnecessary traditions that we didn’t want to include. Consider having a ‘go to’ person on the day. This is someone that you trust to support the proper running of the wedding who has been fully briefed on the running plan. Someone who can handle any problems on the day so you don’t have the added stress of dealing with it yourself. Cameron’s Dad was super helpful in this role on the day. You spend months planning a wedding, but it’s really only one day in the end. Relax and enjoy it, and remember, if anything goes wrong, chances are it won’t actually matter. What matters is the people you love can be there to celebrate with you. Luxuriate in that, and you’ll have a great day.”


”We planned a honeymoon cruise to the South Pacific for two glorious weeks but unfortunately, due to Covid, the cruise was cancelled and we still haven’t managed to get away due to work commitments. We are planning a long weekend in the Barossa Valley and looking forward to this time away together.”


CAMERON & HAYDEN’S WEDDING CREW Marriage Celebrant

EVENTZEN, NATALIE BUCHANAN www.eventzen.com.au

info@eventzen.com.au

Attire - Calibre Accommodation - Rydges Cronulla Beachside Cake - The Cake Studio Ceremony - The Freedom Hub Florals - The Treasure Room Hire and Styling - The Treasure Room Jewellery - Musson Jewellers Photography - Sam Wyper Photography Reception - 1908 Cronulla Stationery and Invitations - Nicola Smith


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NEW SOUTH WALES ALPACA 07 55766387KISSES Sydney NSW

ENTERTAINMENT Imagine exquisitely presented, friendly, event-trained alpacas at your wedding. Our alpacas are superb social catalysts that enjoy posing for selfies. They can add a unique touch of nature and fun to your special day. Mother Nature’s perfect solution for creating emotion-filled wedding day photos as well as an unforgettable Cocktail Hour experience that will have your guests (of all ages) cr ying, laughing, giggling and ‘OMG’ing for years to come. Check out our web-galler y. 0425 353 283 maria@alpacakisses.com Please enjoy this video link

photo: Moments Photography

BEVERLY YOUR MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Sydney and surrounds NSW

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Your Celebrant and Ceremony. Helping create memorable memories that are filled with your love stor y! I am so grateful to be a par t of couples’ love journeys for over 10 years. Will travel anywhere in NSW and flexible with any type of Ceremony, with some bling or simple, maybe traditional, including family rituals, special blessings or celebrating over cheese and champagne. I will take the stress out of your ceremony planning. I love a chat over coffee, wine or vir tually. If you want a chat, give me a call! 0430 035 058 beverly@yourcelebrantandceremony.com www.yourcelebrantandceremony.com.au

CASSANDRA KEMPSTER-ROBERTS Sydney, New England/Northern Tablelands and Mid North Coast NSW

FLORIST Cassandra’s approach is all about creating florals that feel a touch wild and a little untamed. Think overgrown, abundant, romantic, rambling botanicals, where curling tendrils and arching stems are the heroes. Whether you’re planning a micro, mid-sized or backyard wedding; dreaming of moody tones, bold colour pops, foliage only or soft pale hues, Cassandra designs without floral foam and with no chemically bleached or dyed flowers. cassandra.kempster.roberts@gmail.com https://cassandra-kempster-roberts.com


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NEW SOUTH WALES CATALINA 07 55766387 ROSE BAY Rose Bay, Sydney NSW

RESTAURANT Catalina is an established award-winning fine dining venue, Hatted consecutively for 23 years and renowned for being one of the top 3 wedding venues in Sydney. Catalina hosts mar vellous sit down events for 140 people and cocktail par ty events for up to 250 guests who arrive to champagne, cocktails and an optional oyster bar on the deck overlooking prized views of Sydney Harbour and Shark island. 02 9371 0555 reservations@catalinarosebay.com.au http://catalinarosebay.com.au

CEREMONIES WITH SHARON Illawarra NSW

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Sharon ensures that you will have the perfect day you have always dreamed of. She offers a thorough, creative approach in writing and performing her ceremonies making your day worr y free, unique and something you will always treasure. She is available throughout the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and South Coast NSW. 0409 285 248 hello@ceremonieswithsharon.com.au https://www.ceremonieswithsharon.com.au

DAYS LIKE THESE EVENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY 07 55766387 Sydney and Tweed Heads NSW

WEDDING PLANNER, COORDINATOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER Based in Sydney, this hubby and wife team create and capture stunning weddings all over Australia. Emily is a master at planning weddings and loves to be there on the day to ensure that ever ything goes to your plan. Meanwhile Dax has a sharp eye for capturing memories that you will cherish forever. 0422 982 262 hello@daysliketheseevents.com www.daysliketheseevents.com photo: @daysliketheseweddings


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NEW SOUTH WALES ERIN SHANLEY.HAIR The Sutherland Shire NSW

HAIR STYLIST Whilst getting excited for your wedding, you star t flicking through all the inspiration photos from any source you can get your hands on. You star t forming an idea of what you would like but you’re still not sure. A trial is a great way to star t. Touch base with us. Let’s get those ideas flowing. Let’s turn them from a photo to reality. 0424 011 961 eshanley.hair@gmail.com www.erinshanleyhair.com

photo: Samuel White Photography

GOURMET 07 55766387 TARTS Sydney NSW

CATERING Gourmet Tar ts cater for Weddings both large and small. Creating delicious menus to suit your budget. Weddings are such special events and we understand the special touches and attention to detail required to assist in creating a truly special day. Catering is a ver y impor tant par t of the wedding and we provide delicious food and impeccable ser vice to make the occasion memorable. Take a look at our website to be inspired. 0416 130 488 gtarts@bigpond.com www.gourmettartscatering.com.au

HARBOURSIDE CRUISES Sydney NSW

BOAT CHARTER - WEDDING VENUE Ever y couple dreams about the perfect wedding day. A beautiful setting, attentive ser vice, the finest details covered, and a magnificent venue. What better way to say ‘I do’ than on the sparkling waters of the iconic Sydney Harbour with one of the most beautiful views in the world! Our experienced wedding team will help you create your perfect waterfront wedding aboard the Harbour Spirit. 02 9002 5778 info@harboursidecruises.com.au www.harboursidecruises.com.au


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NEW SOUTH WALES JO BOOTH, EVENT CELEBRANT 07 55766387 Sydney NSW

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT + MC Wedding Whisperer. Par ty Star ter. “Jo was our fair y godmother, agony aunt, saving grace, celebrant and MC rolled into one incredible package.” No two couples are the same and neither are their ceremonies. Each ceremony is tailored, bespoke and special. My job is to wow at your ceremony and add MC magic to your reception. A double whammie! Why not? 0425 304 912 hello@joboothcelebrant.com.au www.joboothcelebrant.com.au

photo: Sydney Wedding Photography by Katsu

LDC LUXURY DRY CLEANING Cardiff, Newcastle NSW

SPECIALIST WEDDING GOWN CLEANING We provide a complete Garment Care Package specialising in gown cleaning. Our special White Glove Ser vice includes pre-wedding gown and suit pressing and deliver y to the destination, then our Cer tified Wedding Specialists professionally clean and take delicate care of your wedding gown which will be preser ved and boxed with a life time warranty. Our ser vices extend to the wedding par ty, from grooms suits, bridesmaid dresses and flowergirl/pageboy outfits, to the parents. 0416 052 528 ldcluxurydrycleaning@gmail.com www.ldcluxurydrycleaning.com

LEIGHSA COX PHOTOGRAPHER Hunter Valley NSW

PHOTOGRAPHER Weddings are amazing. In the 15 years I have been photographing weddings, I have seen so many great couples get married and each one is special and unique. Photographing a wedding is a privilege and so much fun. I love the drama and the family craziness! On your wedding day there is so much going on and my aim is to capture the little moments as they happen, to naturally document the details and emotions as well as find the best light for some gorgeous por traits. 0421 034 805 hi@leighsacoxphotographer.com.au https://leighsacoxphotographer.com.au

photo: The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists Shelby & Jessica wedding in Tennessee


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NEW SOUTH WALES LIGHT IT UP EVENT LETTERS SYDNEY & WOLLONGONG Sydney & Wollongong NSW

LIGHT UP LETTERS AND SIGNS Light It Up Event Letters Sydney & Wollongong is one of Sydney and Wollongong’s most popular and friendliest suppliers of light up letters, numbers and symbols. Our beautiful and vivid letters are one metre in height, streamlined for best visual impact and are the perfect addition to your wedding day. Our globes can be any colour you wish and you can change the colour/brightness with the supplied remote control. 1300 942 396 hello@lightitupnsw.com https://www.lightitupnsw.com

LUXE - UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS Sydney NSW

WEDDING PLANNING, STYLING, ON THE DAY COORDINATION & EVENT SPECIALIST SERVICES This Sydney-based wedding planning, styling and event specialist ser vice par tners only with premium suppliers, vendors and venues on behalf of their clients - as no two couples are ever the same and neither is the planning journey or on the day deliver y. Magic Moments that become treasured memories with us @ LUXE - Unforgettable Events. 0416 208 092 kerrie@luxeunforgettableevents.com.au https://luxeunforgettableevents.com.au

MAY & MOSS 07 55766387 Sydney NSW

FLORAL DESIGN With a wild, Bohemian aesthetic, May & Moss lives and breathes flowers. Adding blooms, grasses and foliage foraged from a private garden, May & Moss creates bespoke bouquets and arrangements in tune with the seasons. Let their passion for all things botanical bring beauty and romance to your joyful occasion. info@mayandmoss.com.au www.mayandmoss.com.au


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NEW SOUTH WALES MICHELLE COTTELL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Lithgow and Richmond NSW

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Pick me! But seriously. Pick me! Why? Because I genuinely wish to help create the most incredible day of memories for you both to rejoice in. And being married by a person who sincerely cares about that, can make all the difference! I am a genuine, friendly and enthusiastic, young 59 year old, who can be depended upon to be calm, helpful, professional, and willing to step outside the box, when necessar y! So, please, pick me! 0431 405 580 michellecottellcelebrant@gmail.com www.facebook.com/michelle.cottell

MUSSON 07 55766387JEWELLERS Sydney NSW + Online

FINE JEWELLERY SPECIALISTS As one of Australia’s most prestigious designer jewellers, Musson have been providing Sydney and the world with exquisite jeweller y for over 45 years. We hand craft bespoke creations with you to ensure the perfect settings for your perfect day. 02 9412 0888 info@musson.com.au www.musson.com.au

NOVOTEL NEWCASTLE BEACH Newcastle East NSW

VENUE Ideally located within the beachside suburb of Newcastle East, Novotel Newcastle Beach is surrounded by multiple picturesque photography and ceremony locations. Our function rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows, ample natural light and flexible room configurations. Our affordable package options are flexible and can be tailored to your needs. 02 4032 3703 events.novotelnewcastlebeach@accor.com www.novotelnewcastlebeach.com.au/weddings-at-novotel

photo: CNJ Photography


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NEW SOUTH WALES ONELOVE WEDDING DIRECTORY Sydney NSW

SAME-SEX WEDDING DIRECTORY

We are a same-sex wedding director y. We aim to have as many samesex inclusive suppliers to help plan the most impor tant day of your life, your wedding day. Our goal is to include suppliers that suit ever y budget and to make the process as easy as possible as we know how stressful and time-consuming it is to plan your wedding day. 0410 747 657 tina@oneloveweddingdirectory.com.au www.oneloveweddingdirectory.com.au

PAPER & STUFF Cooranbong NSW

WEDDING STATIONERY AND SIGNAGE Celebrating 49 years of beautiful stationer y, Paper & Stuff offer an outstanding selection of stationer y designs with unlimited variables of colour and products. From Basic to Bespoke. Any Style or Design. Great Ser vice. Unique. Handmade. Quality. Personalised Ser vice. Simply make an appointment by phoning or emailing us... we LOVE love. 02 4977 3200 cath.john.duffy@gmail.com www.paperandstuff.com.au

PENRITH BRIDAL CENTRE Penrith NSW

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Check out our stunning Bride, Beth and her gorgeous Mikaela. Beth wears a romantic flowy boho Madi Lane gown from Penrith Bridal, with delicate leaves and flowers cascading all down her bodice and skir t. Book in now for our joint VIP Bridal Suite if you’d like an appointment together, or separately for the added suspense of a surprise on the day. 02 4731 2308 info@penrithbridalcentre.com.au www.penrithbridalcentre.com.au

photo: Margan Photography


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NEW SOUTH WALES THE AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC GARDEN Mount Annan NSW

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE Just an hour from Sydney CBD and boasting 400 hectares of stunning backdrops, The Australian Botanic Garden offers endless choices for your outdoor ceremony, photos and reception, all in one location. Our specialist venue coordinator will be with you from the minute you say ‘yes’ to the moment you seal the deal with ‘I do’. 02 4634 7935 mtannan.events@bgcp.nsw.gov.au www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au

photo: Fortunate Fellow Photography

THE DECORATIVE AND VISUAL EXPERTS - THE DAVE Sydney NSW

DECORATIVE LIGHTING Decorative Lighting is becoming increasingly popular at weddings and special events. Wedding lighting can be an overlooked feature. At The Decorative And Visual Exper ts – The DAVE, we provide and install decorative lights throughout Sydney and surrounds. Our specialty is fair y light canopies and we can also decorate your event with festoons, backdrops, chandeliers and other event lighting. 0488 433 283 info@thedave.com.au www.thedave.com.au

THE PARTY HIRE COMPANY - ELEGANCE OUTDOORS 07 55766387 Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle NSW

MARQUEE AND FURNITURE HIRE The Par ty Hire Company is a boutique event hire company specialising in structure style marquees with clear, white and peaked roofs as well as furniture hire for weddings and special events. Our hire equipment is beautiful, safe and well maintained and our ser vice is second to none. Let us help you create your ‘Elegance Outdoors’ event. 02 4340 0500 info@thepartyhireco.com.au www.thepartyhireco.com.au


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NEW SOUTH WALES TINDARRA RESORT Murray River NSW

ACCOMMODATION, WEDDINGS AND EVENTS Tindarra Resor t is located on the banks of the Murray River on the NSW/VIC border. With 300m of spectacular river frontage, a relaxed atmosphere and tranquil ambience, you and your guests are guaranteed to have a memorable Echuca/Moama wedding experience. Ever ything is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy the moment. 03 5483 6888 events@tindarra.com.au www.tindarra.com.au

photo: Justin and Jim Photography

YASMINA NADINE PHOTOGRAPHY Sydney NSW

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY There is nothing better than beautiful, authentic moments of love... like this of Lou and Tiff at Merribee House. If you are looking for a wedding photographer who is fun, makes you feel relaxed and really captures the inner you on your wedding day, then take a look at Yasmina Nadine Photography. 0478 653 463 info@yasminanadine.com www.yasminanadine.com

ZEST WATERFRONT VENUES 07 55766387 Sydney NSW

VENUE Zest Waterfront Venues offers two outstanding absolute waterfront locations in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Nor th Shore. We create unique experiences focusing on the highest quality of ser vice, food, styling and personalised event design. Allow Zest to create an experience unlike any other for your special event, tailored especially for you. The Boathouse at The Spit 02 9932 4644 maree@zest.net.au The Beachouse at Point Piper 02 9327 3441 renee@zest.net.au www.zest.net.au


REAL WEDDING

Congratulations COURTNEY & JASMINE 7 November 2020, Kingscliff NSW

Courtney Crabtree and Jasmine Ivett met at work. Courtney proposed to Jasmine. “It was a weekend-long event, starting with a dinner and movie date on the Friday evening. Initially the idea was to re-enact the first date, minus the mishaps, however due to the rain, wet-weather plans were initiated. Sienna was dropped off for a play with her cousin Abbie and Courtney asked Jasmine to close her eyes until arrival at the destination. With eyes closed, Jasmine was escorted out of the car to the doorway of Courtney’s home, where Jasmine was greeted with sounds of her favourite songs and a fairy-light pathway leading to a picnic rug laid out with carefully selected drinks and nibbles. Dancing, dancing and more dancing occurred when finally, the song Courtney was going to propose to, was played. Down on one knee, she asked Jasmine to be her fiancee and she said ‘YES’. Sienna was dropped off to share in the love and Courtney gave Sienna a ring of her own as a symbol of her commitment to us as a family. On arrival back at Jasmine’s home, a prearranged party of immediate family members was waiting to celebrate with dinner and cake. It was a memorable evening.”


“Our wedding inspiration was ‘Follow Your Heart’. Some of our highlights were the first glimpse at the end of the aisle, exchanging rings and our first kiss as a married couple. Other highlights were signing our ‘We are a Family’ certificate with our daughter, getting to celebrate with family and our amazing end of day/evening photo shoot with Sam Wyper Photography. Sam was an exceptional choice of photographer and we highly recommend him.” “Our advice for others planning their wedding is to enjoy every moment. Don’t get too worked up over small things and make sure you have someone who can direct you and the wedding on the day so all you have to do is be present and in the moment.” “We spent our honeymoon at Kingscliff, 250m down the road, at an Airbnb.”


COURTNEY & JASMINE’S WEDDING CREW Attire

PEARL BRIDAL

www.pearlbridal.com.au

cathy@pearlbridal.com.au

Attire - Rosa & Mary’s Bridal Shop Ceremony and Reception - Kingscliff Community Hall Hair - Central Park Hair (Kisha) Makeup - Goddess Makeup Design (Nicola) Marriage Celebrant - Leisa Ottley Photography - Sam Wyper Photography Videography - LoveReel


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QUEENSLAND CAKE ABOUT Mt Gravatt, Brisbane QLD

CAKES At Cake About we pride ourselves on our unique and diverse range of custom cakes. We love creating cakes to match your special occasion, be it bold colours, crazy designs, or a touch of elegance. All cakes are tailored to your theme and are baked using quality ingredients. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. We will work with you to make your cake dreams come true. enquiries@cakeabout.com.au www.cakeabout.com.au

CAROLINE JACKSON - MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Tamborine Mountain / Gold Coast QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Choosing the right celebrant for you is as impor tant as choosing your venue. Your ceremony will be one of the most meaningful moments in your life, regardless of your sex, age, or cultural background. I would love to work with you to create a cherished moment in your life. 0413 600 116 caroline@carolinejackson.com.au www.carolinejackson.com.au

CELEBRATED MOMENTS Brisbane and Surrounds QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT I deliver stylish, modern and fun ceremonies that connect with your guests. The most common comment I hear after a wedding is: “That was the best ceremony I have ever been to!” Looking for a personalised ceremony that is unique, fun, relaxed and memorable? Contact me, Krista Webb, Marriage Celebrant. 0417 626 791 krista@celebratedmoments.com.au www.celebratedmoments.com.au


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QUEENSLAND CLOUDLAND Brisbane QLD

WEDDING VENUE Re-imagine your wedding at Cloudland with five private and exclusive spaces including the all-new Rose Room available for a variety of seated or cocktail style receptions, alongside on-site ceremony options to best suit you. Experience the gardens, the waterfall, the spiral staircase and the magic of this exquisite venue for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Our doors are open and our arms will greet you and your guests on your day, your way. 07 3852 5000 weddings@cloudland.tv https://www.cloudland.tv/

COURAN COVE ISLAND RESORT South Stradbroke Island QLD

RESORT Couran Cove Island Resor t is located 30mins away from the Gold Coast with a picturesque setting. 07 5597 9999 events@courancove.com.au www.courancove.com.au

DRAYHORSE SHIRES Maroon QLD

WEDDING CARRIAGES AND COBB & CO COACH Drayhorse Shires have a stunning range of wedding carriages which seat from 2 to 12 people. Choose from traditional, countr y or fair y-tale themed carriages (including our Cinderella carriage), a Cobb & Co coach or a Brewer y Dray pulled by a pair or team of 4 Shire horses. For an unforgettable entrance, why not call us today! 0476 199 826 info@drayhorseshires.com www.drayhorseshires.com


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QUEENSLAND FM FORMAL WEAR Newport, Moreton Bay Region QLD

FORMAL WEAR FOR MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN FM Formal Wear is an online Formal Wear store, with viewings by appointment. If you are looking for Vests, we cater for both Men’s Cut and Ladies Cut. We also have a great selection of Shir ts and Braces, and one of Australia’s best ranges of Ties and Cufflinks. New in is our beautiful range of Bridesmaid Dresses from Goddess Gowns and a small selection of Bridal Accessories. 0424 748 208 fmformalwear@outlook.com www.fmformalwear.com.au

photo: Edwina Kate Photography

HEMINGWAY’S BREWERY CAIRNS WHARF Cairns QLD

BREWPUB One of the most distinctive event spaces in Far Nor th Queensland, Hemingway’s Brewer y Cairns Wharf is a mix of sophistication and industrial chic. It is a heritage listed building with stunning waterside views over the Trinity inlet. We can provide your guests with sensational food, award-winning beers, local craft spirits and wines. Enjoy this unique space just walking distance from the city centre and CBD hotels. ​ 07 4099 6663 info@hemingwaysbrewery.com www.hemingwaysbrewery.com/functions

HEMINGWAY’S BREWERY PORT DOUGLAS Port Douglas QLD

BREWPUB The most romantic outlook awaits you at our brewer y situated on the beautiful Cr ystalbrook Marina. Hemingway’s Brewer y has it all with 180-degree views stretching from the marina out to the Daintree rainforest and beyond and is a perfect location for your dream wedding celebration. We can provide your guests with sensational food, award-winning beers, local craft spirits and wines. Just a shor t walk from the iconic Saint Mar y’s Church. ​ 07 4099 6663 info@hemingwaysbrewery.com www.hemingwaysbrewery.com/functions


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QUEENSLAND LIGHT UP LETTERS 07 55766387 Gold Coast QLD

ILLUMINATED GIANT LETTERS AND NUMBERS Say “I DO” with Light Up Letters. For this once-in-a-lifetime event, shine bright with our fabulous Light Up Letters. Illuminated letters are the perfect addition to your same sex engagement or wedding. All letters measure 1.2 metres tall, change colours from antique to bright white and all colours of the rainbow. The range includes the fabulous ‘MR & MR’ and ‘MRS & MRS’ along with ever y letter and number in-between. 07 5648 0925 sales@lightupletters.com.au www.lightupletters.com.au

LUISA’S SWEET CREATIONS 07 55766387 Western Suburbs, Brisbane QLD

CELEBRATION CAKES Luisa’s Sweet Creations has provided deliciously gorgeous cakes for many Brisbane celebrations. Luisa is a Qualified pastr y chef with over 20 years of experience and is fully licensed. Whether you’re looking for an elegant wedding cake or a fun novelty wedding cake, you have come to the right place. We make naked, smooth and textured buttercream cakes and fondant and novelty cakes. Luisa’s Sweet Creations will surpass your expectations. 0466 395 275 luisa@luisassweetcreations.com.au Facebook & Instagram @luisassweetcreations

MARRY ME ADAM Sunshine Coast QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Marr y Me Adam is a Preferred Celebrant for some of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic Wedding Venues such as Weddings At Tiffany’s, Elopements Noosa, Novotel Twin Waters, Surfair, Malumba Estate, Aquila Retreat, The Lakehouse, Spirit House, Tranquil Park and many more. #1 Male Celebrant; Sunshine Coast; Brides Choice Awards 2020 0435 874 346 adam@marrymeadam.com.au www.marrymeadam.com.au


REAL WEDDING

Congratulations CHLOE & STEPHANIE 19 September 2020, Sunshine Coast QLD

Chloe Nugent and Stephanie Wehmeier met at work. “We proposed to each other. We have always had a friendly debate about the necessity of throw cushions on a bed. When Chloe decided to propose, she thought she would print photos and the words ‘Will you marry me?’ on cushions. She was happy to lose the debate knowing that she’d get her girl forever.” “Being the organised person she is, Steph had three proposals in mind that she was going to choose after Chloe had proposed. After Chloe proposed to Steph, Steph decided that she would propose on the same day (as the date was special). Steph convinced Chloe that despite the overcast, cold day, it would be nice to go to the beach. While laying on the beach, Steph told Chloe that we should recreate our first photo together. She was confused at first and said that we weren’t wearing the same clothes… but I said I wanted to create the photo with both of our engagement rings. I proposed and of course Chloe said ‘Yes’.”


“Our wedding inspiration was ‘Garden/Outdoors/Contemporary’. Literally our whole wedding day was a highlight and everything we dreamt of. Our sneak peek to see each other before the ceremony was amazing and settled our nerves.” “Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to be flexible and have what you want that is within the budget. Your wedding day will be amazing and whatever happens, happens!” “We spent our honeymoon on Hamilton Island. We had planned to go to America but it wasn’t possible due to Covid.”


CHLOE & STEPH’S WEDDING CREW Marriage Celebrant

BROOKE CARLYON CEREMONIES

www.instagram.com/brooke_carlyon_ceremonies_ 0402 526 962 Photography

JODIE MODRIC PHOTOGRAPHY

jodie@jodiemodricphotography.com.au www.jodiemodricphotography.com.au

Accessories/Jewellery - Gladstone Bridal (Steph), Lovisa (Chloe), Victoria’s Loft (bridal party - our sisters), Tarocash (bridal party - our brothers) Accommodation - Magnolia Lane Attire - Gladstone Bridal (Steph), LUV Bridal (Chloe) Cake - Creative Cakes by Shirley Ceremony - Twin Waters Golf Club (The Woods) Florals - Cloud Nine Weddings Hair and Makeup - MD Brides (Steph), Backstage Beauty (Chloe) Hire/Styling - Cloud Nine Weddings Marriage Celebrant - Brooke Carlyon Music - Kimberly Bowden Reception - Twin Waters Golf Club (Under The Stars Package) Stationery and Invitations - Vistaprint Videography - Rachel Western


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QUEENSLAND MEZIC STUDIO Brisbane QLD and Australia Wide

PHOTOGRAPHY Out of ever yone helping to create your perfect day, you will spend the most time with your photographer. It’s really impor tant to resonant with them; not just their photos. We are genuine about wanting to get to know what makes you... YOU! Add in 15 years’ experience and we promise to make you feel relaxed and comfor table, combine professional with fun and deliver beautiful photos you will love. 0411 117 693 hello@mezic.studio www.mezic.studio

MICHAEL JANZ CELEBRANT Brisbane QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT With a knack for setting an unforgettable tone to a wedding day, Michael Janz is a professional, personable, and passionate Marriage Celebrant. Michael makes ever y ceremony unique. He is always excited to celebrate each couple’s love and ensure your ceremony is exactly what you want. 0411 420 918 Michael@michaeljanzcelebrant.com.au www.michaeljanzcelebrant.com.au

photo: @evoke_studios

MINX CONTEMPORARY HAIR BOUTIQUE Toowoomba QLD

HAIRDRESSING SALON At Minx, we are all about luxur y and glamour and pride ourselves on our attention to detail. We want your special day to be stressfree and relaxing, like a private luxur y suite booked out just for you, your bridesmaids and guests or our Premium Mobile ser vices which allow for professional and highly-trained bridal stylists and make up ar tists to assist you at your own location. 07 4632 3055 info@minxhairboutique.com.au www.minxcontemporaryhairboutique.com.au


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QUEENSLAND PAPER PICKLE Gold Coast QLD

HAND PAINTED JACKETS AND ACCESSORIES Whether you are a bride-to-be planning a wedding, just engaged or planning a special day to remember, your jacket or accessor y is a personal statement you can choose to wear again, or display in your home as a timeless memor y. Contact Amanda @paper.pickle for more details. 0431 205 750 hello@paperpickle.com.au www.paperpickle.com.au

RESONATE DESIGNS Sunshine Coast QLD

FLORIST From the Large and Lavish to the Sweet and Simple, the Fun and Funky to the Soft and Stylish, Amanda has the experience, creativity and enthusiasm to help you achieve your visions. She listens and is excited to get to know you and to design something that suits your style and budget, from a full venue floral event installation to simply your bridal par ty floral sets. From Brisbane wedding venues to Sunshine Coast Hinterland or Beach weddings, we cater for all. 0415 878 3114 flowers@resonatedesigns.com.au www.resonatedesigns.com.au/weddings

photo: Empire Art Photography

RINGLEADERS Brisbane QLD

JEWELLERS Our team of qualified Jewellers, Gemologist, Lapidarist (gem cutter) and Advanced Diamond Grader make Ringleaders Queensland’s most qualified. We provide genuine 100% Australian custom made jeweller y and ethically source gold, diamonds and gems. Queensland’s largest collection of unique designs to tr y on, including hundreds of engagement rings, diamond and coloured gems, 450 ladies wedding ring designs and 120 gents ring designs. Our white gold never needs Rhodium plating as it is silver in colour, not yellow. 07 3229 8066 ask@ringleaders.com.au www.ringleaders.com.au


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QUEENSLAND ROARING 07 55766387 TWENTIES VINTAGE CAR HIRE Brisbane QLD

WEDDING TRANSPORT Roaring Twenties Vintage Car Hire specialises in vintage vehicles from the 1930’s to celebrate your special day. Amazing double act: Clyde, their 1937 Midnight Blue Dodge Conver tible and Capone, their 1936 Burgundy Chr ysler Airstream represent the ultimate in comfor t and style. Enjoy being seen amongst exquisite luxurious interiors and old world charm. 0405 111 875 roaringtwenties@outlook.com.au www.roaringtwenties.net.au

ROBERTSON GARDENS WEDDINGS Brisbane QLD

WEDDING VENUE Rober tson Gardens is the hidden gem of Brisbane’s wedding venues. Boasting two gorgeous wedding gardens surrounded by 10 acres of native grounds, it creates the perfect backdrop for photos. With two reception rooms to choose from and onsite accommodation, your whole day can take place in one location. We offer convenience without compromising on quality. 07 3875 1999 functions@robertsongardens.com.au www.robertsongardensweddings.com.au

STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY Bulimba, Brisbane QLD

DIAMOND SPECIALISTS AND JEWELLERS Starfire Diamond Jeweller y signifies the fier y brilliance of diamonds. Founded and created by Shweta, a leading industr y exper t on diamonds who not only has extensive experience in diamonds but is also a talented jeweller y designer. The team at Starfire are diamond specialists and can tailor make any engagement ring or wedding band. The advantage of having their own diamond wholesale business also means the Starfire team have an extensive range of diamonds which the client can hand pick from to suit their budget and style. 07 3399 1176 Enquiries@starfirejewellery.com www.starfirejewellery.com


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QUEENSLAND STRADBROKE ISLAND EVENTS North Stradbroke Island QLD

WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING AND STYLING If you are looking for the perfect destination wedding location right on Brisbane’s doorstep, then look no fur ther than stunning Nor th Stradbroke Island. Donna and her team at Stradbroke Island Events are dedicated to bringing wedding dreams to life and work in some of the most amazing locations imaginable! 0418 301 000 info@stradbrokeislandevents.com.au www.stradbrokeislandevents.com.au

photo: Julie Sisco Photography

SUZANNE 07 55766387 RILEY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Sunshine Coast QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT More home time means more research time for your wedding next year! You’ll love @SuzanneCelebrant’s blogs, especially her 10 top tips for do’s and don’t’s when planning your big day BLOG. Visit website suzanneriley.com.au award winning Celebrant’s blog posts, stay home and stay positive. 0411 384 868 suzanne.riley@bigpond.com www.suzanneriley.com.au photo: Candy Photography

THE ISLAND GOLD COAST 07 55766387 Gold Coast QLD

WEDDING VENUE Our designer spaces are refreshingly unique, purposefully bringing the outside in and harnessing the natural beauty of the Gold Coast. We offer two beautiful penthouse rooms, a breathtaking terrace and The Glasshouse, each with a décor of understated opulence that allows your individuality to shine. Expansive views also provide a stunning background that will forever be a highlight of your memorable day. 07 5538 5000 weddings@theislandgoldcoast.com.au https://www.theislandgoldcoast.com.au

photo: @toddhuntermcgaw styling: @maineventweddings


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QUEENSLAND THE SURFING CELEBRANT Gold Coast QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT AND MC Fun, yet hear tfelt Celebrant and MC - Crafting custom, fun-filled days of celebration. Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Byron Bay, Maleny, East Coast Australia (and beyond). 0414 808 222 mitch@thesurfingcelebrant.com.au https://thesurfingcelebrant.com.au Facebook & Instagram @thesurfingcelebrant

THE WAREHOUSE Brisbane QLD

WEDDING VENUE Originally built in 1905 to meet increased demand from an adjacent draper y, The Warehouse has been restored to reveal its original beauty and charm. Featuring exposed brickwork, seven metre high loft-style ceilings and light filled arched windows, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Our team of creative stylists and wedding planners work closely with you to design a picture perfect day to remember. 07 3852 5000 weddings@thewarehousebrisbane.com.au https://www.thewarehousebrisbane.com.au

photo: @toddhuntermcgaw styling: @maineventweddings

TWO LITTLE CUPCAKES Gold Coast QLD

CUSTOM CAKES, CUPCAKES, COOKIES AND SWEET TREATS Two Little Cupcakes bakes custom sweet treats using quality fresh ingredients. They specialise in contemporar y, elegant, affordable designs to enhance your wedding decor while tasting delicious. Their goal is to provide 5 star ser vice and taste so that customers keep coming back for more. Deliver y available from Brisbane to Byron Bay. 0410 879 081 twolittlecupcakes@outlook.com www.twolittlecupcakes.com.au

photo: Pancake Digital


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QUEENSLAND WATERS EDGE SCARBOROUGH Redcliffe Peninsula QLD

WEDDING VENUE Waters Edge Scarborough, situated on the Redcliffe Peninsula overlooking the Scarborough Marina. This exclusive and absolute premium waterfront venue has a contemporar y Hamptons vibe that opens out to a spacious private deck where you will be captivated by the magical seaside sunsets. Affordable pricing and All Inclusive Packages available. 1800 727 104 nikki@watersedgescarborough.com.au http://watersedgescarborough.com.au

WEDDING DANCE DIVA Brisbane QLD

WEDDING DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY Wedding Dance Diva provides beautiful and fun First Dance Choreography for Brisbane couples. With new packages star ting at $450, in just 3 lessons you can be wowing your guests. Kallangur and Albion locations. Beginners welcome! Choose any song! 0402 625 567 kylie@weddingdancediva.com.au http://weddingdancediva.com.au

WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY Brisbane QLD and NSW

WEDDING DRESSES & SUITS, BRIDESMAID DRESSES AND FORMAL DRESSES Make a personalised appointment at our Brisbane studio to see our stunning bridal, bridesmaid, formal and suiting collection. Dresses and suits are made to order and can be fully customised to your liking. Our experienced stylists will guide you through the creative process to make the design become entirely your own. We offer a divine bespoke suiting ser vice for our brides, grooms and their groomsmen as well as our formal clients. We also have off-the-rack suiting options. 07 3368 3261 or 0408 079707 whenfreddiemetlilly@gmail.com www.whenfreddiemetlilly.com.au

photo: Camilla Kirk Photography


REAL WEDDING

Congratulations CHARMAINE & SAMANTHA 14 March 2020, Verdun SA

Charmaine Facciol and Samantha Lynch met back in mid 2015. “We matched on trusty old Tinder and conversation was instant and continuous in the fortnight that followed. We decided to meet in person on the 18th of July 2015 and in classic ‘U-Haul’ style, haven’t left each other’s sides ever since.”


Sam proposed to Charmaine in February 2017. “She secretly had my best friend organise a ‘catch up’ with me, so I wouldn’t plan anything myself. Sam was supposed to be on day shift, so I was none the wiser. The night before, Sam broke it to me that she had planned to take the day off work so we could spend some time together. The thought crossed my mind that maybe she was going to propose, but we had been talking about ‘a day just for us’ for a while, so I wasn’t 100% sold that she was going to pop the big question. That day, she spoilt me. She woke me early to straighten my hair and then took me out for a coffee at our favourite cafe before dropping me off at a day spa for two hours. During that time, I felt certain that ‘today was the day’ until she picked me up, looking amazing and dressed up, she said to me, ‘When we get home, I need you to get dressed as we are picking up Katelyn (our sister-in-law) and heading out for a girl’s lunch’. This completely threw me off course! The three of us arrived at Port Willunga for lunch at The Star of Greece. Sam had planned for Katelyn to come along and distract me by taking me to the bathroom, while she set up her proposal in the caves down on the beach. I remember going to meet Sam at the front door of the restaurant after our bathroom stop but she was nowhere to be seen. Katelyn grabbed my hand and said, ‘Come with me’. She handed Sam’s phone to me and pressed play on a video that Sam had made of our time together. I watched this with the music ‘Marry Me’ by Train as Katelyn walked me down the ramp to the beach where Sam was waiting for me. I could see a sign saying ‘Will you marry me?’ which was surrounded by cushions, candles and a bottle of champagne. Sam took me over to her set up and popped the question! It was magical and a very emotional experience. We laughed, cried and couldn’t stop smiling. Of course I said ‘Yes’. We took in every moment of the experience and walked back up to the restaurant where we enjoyed an amazing lunch, with ocean views, delicious food and wonderful wine. It didn’t end there! Sam had also organised a dinner in the winery region of McLaren Vale where she treated us to a dinner at one of our favourite wineries. The day was perfect, our families were amazing and the wedding planning started the next day!”  


“Our wedding inspiration was ‘Modern Rustic’. The entire day was more than we could have wished for. We were both completely overwhelmed with the love and support of everyone. Having all our favourite people together in one place to celebrate our marriage was amazing and something we continue to be very grateful for. The anticipation of seeing each other at the ceremony for the first time as we stepped out in front of ‘our door’ was a moment we will never forget. The vibe of our reception was another highlight. The dance floor started before the entrees came out and the room was exploding with happiness and energy that is hard to put into words. Everyone was beaming and having a good time. Little did we know that this would be the last time for a while that we would be able to have this many people in one space and dance without restrictions as a few days later, we were put into Covid lockdown. It’s nearly like we all subconsciously knew that this would be the ‘last hurrah’ for a while!”  “Our advice for other couples is to try and enjoy the experience and keep a folder of all things wedding, so you don’t lose track of where you are up to and keep within your budget.”  “We had a road trip planned around the South Island of New Zealand for our honeymoon. The day after our wedding, NZ shut its border due to Covid. We knew our honeymoon had been cancelled, so at that point we decided to road trip to Western Australia instead. Over the coming week, all State borders had closed, so we ended up camping in our backyard and spending two weeks at home together in ‘lockdown’ and having a ‘homeymoon’ instead! We had the best time and we were just grateful we snuck in our wedding before Covid starting having an impact.” 


CHARMAINE & SAMANTHA’S WEDDING CREW Transport

KOMBIS4U

www.facebook.com/kombis4u admin@kombis4u.com.au

Accommodation - A Mylor Gem (Airbnb) Attire - Bridal On Pulteney (Charmaine’s dress), Luv Bridal (Sam’s dress) Cake - Aisha Paparella Catering - Maximilans, The Coffee Trough Ceremony - Burbrook Forest Favours, Stationery and Invitations - Nurturing Nature Cards Florals - Blush Wedding and Events Florist Hair - Elle Hair (Sam), Narelle Amy - Hair and Makeup Artistry (Charmaine) Hire and Styling - Mase Agency Makeup - Makeup by Ally (Charmaine), Amiee Lee Beauty (Sam) Marriage Celebrant - Celebrations By Penelope Music and Entertainment - Steve Locke Events Photography - Dylan Minchenberg Photography  Reception - Maximilians, Verdun Videography - Cinematic Events


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA ANNETTE PERRYMAN MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Adelaide SA

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Want this in your Wedding? Want that in your Ceremony? Want your beautiful pet too – Annette can make it happen! Nothing’s impossible for her to involve in your signature event. You are her No 1 priority! She’s experienced and fun. ‘…seriously the best Celebrant in Adelaide! xx Luke & Leighton’. 0418 802 570 contact@annetteperryman.com.au https://annetteperryman.com.au

photo: Kelly Champion Photographer

BOTANIC GARDEN WEDDINGS Adelaide SA

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE Adelaide’s most iconic garden wedding venue in the hear t of the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Celebrate your ceremony and reception surrounded by beautiful lawns to make your dreams come true. Multiple ceremony locations. Stunning marquee receptions. Awardwinning catering. Book your wedding now! 08 8223 4412 www.facebook.com/BotanicGardenWeddings www.botanicgardenweddings.com.au

CRUISING YACHT CLUB OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA North Haven SA

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE One of Adelaide’s best kept secrets, we offer awardwinning function areas which provide panoramic marina views. We understand that ever y wedding is unique and can offer a tailored package specifically for you. A truly memorable experience. 08 8248 4222 functions@cycsa.com.au www.cycsa.com.au


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA SWEET NOTHINGS FLOWERS Adelaide SA

FLORIST Ever y big day is unique and I love working with my couples to give them the personalised flowers they dream of. Flowers aren’t just a beautiful celebration of the day, they can say so much and bring your wedding theme together. Whether you’re simply after flowers for your bridal par ty or you want to surround yourself with glorious blooms all day and into the night, I’m excited to help make it happen! hello@sweetnothingsflowers.com www.sweetnothingsflowers.com

photo: Our Wild Love Elopements

THE CURRANT SHED McLaren Flat SA

RESTAURANT / WEDDING VENUE The Currant Shed, with its stunning views and inherent charm, is an award-winning, hatted restaurant affectionately known by locals as ‘The Shed’. Standing proudly as one of the most recognised fine dining eateries in McLaren Vale, it remains a firm favourite for hosting an array of long, lazy lunches and beautiful weddings. 08 8383 0232 info@currantshed.com.au www.currantshed.com.au photo: Jacqui Way Photography

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Congratulations LUKE & LEIGHTON 23 February 2020, Adelaide SA

Luke Schubert and Leighton Jacques were introduced by the Artistic Director of the Feast Festival, which is an annual LGBTIQ festival held in Adelaide. When Luke was performing at the Mars Bar, a local gay nightclub, as his drag queen alter ego Princess Laya, Leighton interrupted the show and proposed on stage in front of a live audience. He got down on one knee and slipped a very large, fake diamond costume ring on Princess Laya’s finger, which she wore for the rest of the show.


“Our wedding theme was Black, Gold and Silver, Masculine with a touch of elegance. We had Vintage 1950s Rolls Royce cars and wore matching three-piece morning suits. There were so many highlights such as spending time getting ready with our best men and getting out of the cars to see so many familiar smiling faces waiting in anticipation. The food was absolutely delicious and there was a lot of it. Leighton’s driver was an original 78er, a group of LGBT activists who marched in the original Sydney Mardi Gras on 24 June 1978. Seeing us get married made him cry tears of joy. Another highlight was the impromptu dancing into our wedding reception. We learnt the choreography 30 seconds before entering and aced it!”


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is you’ve spent all this time planning but the big day will go past super fast. Make sure you take time for yourself to take it all in. Take visual snapshots so that you can remember all of the special moments and hold onto those precious memories for years to come. Don’t stress! Remember to enjoy your day, even if something doesn’t go according to plan. Whatever will be, will be.” “We spent our honeymoon in a private villa with our own personal butler at The Mulia at Nusa Dua, Bali.”


LUKE & LEIGHTON’S WEDDING CREW Videography

CURTIS BROWNJOHN FILMS www.curtisbrownjohnfilms.com

hello@curtisbrownjohnfilms.com Music and Entertainment

DJ JOSH

https://linktr.ee/djjoshadelaide djjoshadelaide@gmail.com Attire

JOSEPH UZUMCU

www.instagram.com/josephuzumcu admin@uzumcu.com.au

Accommodation - Walkers Arms Hotel Ceremony and Reception - Sunnybrae Estate Marriage Celebrant - Annette Perryman Photography - Kelly Champion Photography Transport - A Special Occasion Rolls Royce Hire


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VICTORIA BLOOM ENTERTAINMENT BY DESIGN Melbourne VIC

ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY Bloom Enter tainment by Design is a boutique enter tainment agency representing Melbourne based enter tainers. Specialising in ceremony and reception enter tainment, we help you choose your band, strings, DJ, MC, photo booth, dancers, styled flash mobs and roving enter tainment. Each of our enter tainers are hand-picked, which means we have taken all the hard work out of searching for the right enter tainment. Let us know your budget, theme, and enter tainment style and we will present you with talented, professional and reliable options that are the perfect match for your special day. Let us enter tain you! 0404 773 169 admin@bloomentertainment.com.au www.bloomentertainment.com.au

BRETT’S JEWELLERS Geelong VIC

JEWELLERY RETAIL BOUTIQUE AND MANUFACTURER Brett’s Jewellers is a family-run jeweller y boutique in Geelong. Specialising in bespoke and custom engagement rings, wedding rings and anniversar y gifts that are all made onsite. With in-house designers, jewellers and gemmologists they source the perfect gemstones for each individual and create heirlooms to last generations. 03 5223 2800 info@brettsjewellers.com.au http://brettsjewellers.com.au

Custom Platinum and 18ct yellow gold diamond Wedding rings

CUSTOM CELEBRATIONS BY DEE Melbourne VIC

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Dee is a gay, fun, modern and relaxed Marriage Celebrant based in Melbourne. She can’t wait to meet you for a coffee, beer or Prosecco. Be it an intimate soiree, a raucous backyard shindig or a lavish celebration, Dee will create a ceremony that reflects you and your love stor y. 0431 827 226 hellocustomcelebrations@gmail.com www.customcelebrations.com.au

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VICTORIA DALBLAIR BED & BREAKFAST Yarra Valley VIC

ACCOMMODATION SERVICE Dalblair assures you a truly intimate experience and is an ideal romantic getaway for couples. Dalblair offers three totally unique styles of premier accommodation, each decorated and furnished with your total comfor t and experience in mind. All suites have magnificent views of the surrounding Warbur ton Ranges and stunning gardens. 03 5961 9041 info.dalblair@gmail.com www.dalblairbnb.com.au

DEB STALLARD MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Country VIC

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Just the joy of your relationship. Pure and simply you two. Add the fun of family and friends as that can be impor tant too! Let’s look at that personalised stor y I would love to write up! I aim to create a unique star t to your most amazing journey in life. With a no-stress attitude the excitement is contagious! Over 15 years experience and I plan with the professional sincerity the ceremony deser ves. Feel free to request a no-obligation inter view. 0425 707 736 stallardstcloud@vtown.com.au www.facebook.com/debstallardcivilcelebrant https://www.instagram.com/debstallardcelebrant

EVENT PLANTS 07 55766387 Melbourne VIC

EVENT GREENERY HIRE & FLORISTRY Leaders in Event Greener y Hire, we will enhance your wedding with life and our own in-house, experienced wedding florist. We are here to make your wedding stand out from the rest with the ability to provide ever ything from a single plant to an entire landscape display, bouquets, photo walls and table centrepieces. We make the process of designing, planning and producing easy and stress-free. It’s your day, let’s make it great! 03 9548 2670 enquiry@eventplants.com.au www.eventplants.com.au


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VICTORIA KANGAROO RIDGE RETREAT Yarra Valley VIC

ACCOMMODATION Revel in the togetherness felt during those first glorious days as a wedded couple. Steal away from the reception and hide away. Kangaroo Ridge Retreat are stunning and secluded cabins with ever ything set up for a luxurious post-wedding escape at Healesville in the hear t of the Yarra Valley. 0431 558 247 enquiry@kangarooridge.com.au www.kangarooridge.com.au

photo: Gunvore Jakobsen

LOGAN ENT. + LOGAN EVENTS Brisbane QLD

ENTERTAINMENT + PLANNING / STYLING / DAY COORDINATION / HIRE With over 15 years’ experience in the Australian music and events industries, we have the ability to adapt and cater packages to ever y event. We provide specialist event planning, styling, logistics and coordination ser vices to help create the most unique experience at your event. With enter tainment lineups including acoustic soloists, duos and trios, various sixed bands and DJs, we can design truly unique enter tainment packages to suit any event and venue. 0417 538 580 dani@loganonline.com.au www.loganonline.com.au

MELBOURNE CELEBRANT TRACEY O’CONNOR 07 55766387 Yarra Valley VIC

CELEBRANT Looking for an award-winning celebrant? Whether your wedding celebration is tipped to be famously flamboyant or super dooper chilled with all of the feels, then I’m the Celebrant for you! Nothing sparks the star t of the rest of your life like an authentically engaging ceremony to kick off the celebrations! Let’s chat now, because I’d be thrilled to be there with you ever y step of the way! xx 0433 757 007 hi@traceyoconnor.com.au www.traceyoconnor.com.au


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VICTORIA NIKKO BLUE PHOTOGRAPHY Melbourne VIC

PHOTOGRAPHY My aim is to create happy and candid images - not posed. I may prompt you slightly or reposition you a little, but all I want is for you both to be happy, be quirky, be silly BUT most of all BE RELAXED! It’s that simple! You see, I want to capture the moments that are genuine and pure, the images that show the ‘real’ love and connection between two people So let me be that person, let me capture your LOVE! 0499 745 000 nikkoblue@bigpond.com www.nikkobluephotography.com

ONEDAY 07 55766387ESTATE Bellarine Peninsula VIC

WEDDING VENUE & WINERY We host unique and memorable winer y weddings in the Geelong region. We pride ourselves on making each wedding different to the last. We understand that you not only want to celebrate somewhere that you love, but you also want to have the freedom to craft your own experience. Therefore, one of our top priorities is offering flexibility in a relaxed atmosphere where you can create a day that reflects who you truly are. 0419 300 281 functions@onedayestate.com.au www.onedayestate.com.au

TUSSIE MUSSIE VINEYARD + RETREAT 07 55766387 Mornington Peninsula VIC

ELOPEMENT VENUE & BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION Tussie Mussie is a rare and beautiful, private estate in the hear t of Mornington Peninsula where you can stay, play and celebrate amongst the vast garden and vineyards. Our boutique, Provence-inspired accommodation has ever ything you could need for a comfor table stay. Tussie Mussie is the perfect place to run away to – to leave the world behind and celebrate all kinds of occasions with your nearest and dearest. 0437 403 778 hello@tussiemussie.com.au https://www.instagram.com/tussie_mussie_vineyard_retreat


REAL WEDDING

Congratulations KYLIE & TEGAN 1 February 2020, Geelong VIC

Kylie Flanagan and Tegan Kearney were friends long before they decided they wanted to spend their lives together. “We went to high school together and formed a great friendship long before we knew our destiny. As friends, we celebrated each other’s successes, including Kylie being accepted into Veterinary Science in Brisbane. Feeling change would be good, we made the move to Brisbane in our early 20’s. It was a great experience and was where our friendship developed into the loving connection it is now.” Tegan proposed to Kylie first while on a weekend getaway in Jindabyne, before Australia legally had acknowledged same sex marriage. “The fact that our union was not considered legal (yet) didn’t matter. We wanted people to know of our feelings towards each other. A few months after the surprise proposal, Kylie asked Tegan to marry her whilst on the Geelong Ferris Wheel.”


“We are all about sparkle, glitter, glam and shine! Our initial planning involved having our initials turned into a coloured neon sign which would become the main centrepiece to our wedding, creating a lovely purple and pink hue over the reception! Our colour theme was pink, purple, silver and black.” Kylie’s colour was purple and Tegan’s was pink and the mothers of the brides dressed in the corresponding colours! “During our weekend at Jindabyne when Tegan proposed, we had a lovely lunch at the Wildbrumby Distillery which was a fitting tie to Kylie’s love of horses and our shared love of coloured alcohol! We even thought we might like to get married up there but logistics cemented our wedding in Geelong. As a nod to Jindabyne, our bonbonnieres were personalised schnapps bottles from this distillery.” “The ceremony was held at Tegan’s family home in Geelong West. An unwavering forecast of constant rain culminated in us needing to hire a marquee at the last minute. The backyard was simply stunning after months of flower tending and lawn sculpting and the weather didn’t dampen the celebration at all! The brides, accompanied by both their parents, walked down the aisle to ‘Wild Horses’ by The Sundays, meeting each other at the top of the aisle and then walking each other down. This is our favourite memory from the day - that feeling of seeing each other for the first time after a morning of being apart!”


“The Pier was the venue for the reception and it certainly lived up to the spectacular celebration we had planned for our 103 guests! The lights, sparkle and fireworks really shone at this awesome venue. Our personalised K&T neon sign provided a glowing backdrop to the bridal table and our K&T logo was a prominent feature through our invitations and theming for the night. Centrepieces and name places included a touch of our glitter wallpaper that was left over from a feature wall in our bedroom as well as lots of mirrors, crystal, lights and sparkle! Our celebrant Jermaine Clarke was also our MC for the night and certainly created the party fun vibe we wanted for our celebration!! Our awesome bridal waltz mash up was choreographed by Emily at Geelong School of Dance and completely topped off with pyrotechnics from Geelong Fireworks. The celebrations ended with our sparklers exit. The sparklers burnt for 4 minutes which gave us plenty of time to farewell all our guests.” “Our advice to couples planning their wedding is to use local businesses. Our local suppliers could do pretty much anything. Our personalised neons and lasercut name places, signage, menus, wishing well, guest book and even our awesome photobooth were all sourced locally from Geelong. We really are lucky to have so many great craftspeople, so look local first! And on the day, make sure you stop and savour the day with your partner as it really does go fast! And don’t let a little rain dampen your day. In the end, most of your guests won’t even remember it rained!” “We spent our honeymoon in Thailand and the Maldives.”


KYLIE & TEGAN’S WEDDING CREW Attire

BRIDAL HOUSE GEELONG

www.bridalhousegeelong.com.au

info@bridalhousegeelong.com.au Pyrotechnics

GEELONG FIREWORKS

www.geelongfireworks.com.au

steve@geelongfireworks.com.au Favours

WILDBRUMBY DISTILLERY https://wildbrumby.com info@wildbrumby.com

Accessories/Jewellery - Bespoke Jewellery Cake - Sweet Designs by Claire Catering - Steampocket (Ceremony) , The Pier (Reception) Ceremony - Family Home, Geelong West Hair - Kimberly Emmanuel Hair Design Hire and Styling - Memphis Hire Makeup - Blush Bridal Bar Marriage Celebrant - Jermaine Clarke Marquee - The Marquee Guy Music - Geelong Entertainment, Test Pilot Molly Photobooth - Reflections Photobooths Photography - Winbas Photography Reception - The Pier Geelong Stationery and Styling - Neon, Wishing Well, E&I Custom Designs (table numbers), Name Places, Guestbook, The Lasercutting Studio (cake topper), Geelong Reprographics (signage) Transport - Exclusive Limousines Videography - SMS Studios


Outback Romance “This collaborative shoot showcases the Pilbara Region of Northern WA, only minutes from the town of Karratha. It may not be somewhere couples think of as a perfect wedding destination but we are hoping to change some minds. Our goal is to show couples they can create their dream wedding or elopement right here in their own backyard, or ‘The Outback’ as it is known. Without the need for travel or seeking vendors from other regions, we wanted to show couples there’s an easy way to plan a wedding or elopement in these Covid times. Not having the stress of travel restrictions and possible state border closures, everything you see in these images was sourced here in the Pilbara region. Even our gorgeous flowers were all foraged right here! Lorelie from Wyldly Eloped in Karratha did an exceptional job styling this shoot. ‘Amazing’ is what we have to say about the delicious boho styled cake by Karratha-based Sweet Indulgence. Our models, Steven Gordon and Brittany Offer, are also Karratha based and will soon be tying the knot for real! And there’s us, Two Unique Photography & Films. It’s just us two, a wedding photography/ videography duo servicing the Pilbara and Perth Regions. We aim to capture the kind of love that gives you butterflies, the stuff that you can look back on and be in the moment all over again with.” TWO UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS twouniquephotography@gmail.com www.twouniquephotography.com


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WESTERN AUSTRALIA CAVES HOUSE HOTEL YALLINGUP 07 55766387 Yallingup WA

HOTEL / WEDDING VENUE The perfect location to say ‘I do’, Caves House Hotel is a Heritage-listed building, restored to its former elegance and charm, with glorious Ar t Deco décor and furnishings. Surrounded by 1.8 hectares of gardens and manicured lawns stretching towards the ocean, it is ideal for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions, as well as being the perfect backdrop for breathtaking photos. 08 9750 1888 functions@ychh.com.au www.caveshousehotelyallingup.com.au

photo: Wyatt Wedding Films

CONFETTI DAYS - DONNA MCCLELLAND, CELEBRANT Margaret River WA

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Fun and authentic stor ytelling. Just enough formal bits to know you’re doing something impor tant and more than enough joy to make your ceremony the unforgettable star t to your marriage! Beach, vineyard, forest or paddock... from teeny tiny to fabulous festival celebrations. You bring the love, I’ll do the rest! xx 0411 854 954 hello@confettidays.com.au www.confettidays.com.au photo: Lauren + Stacey by @shannon_stent_images

FLOWER SOUL Perth WA

FLORIST Per th florist Flower Soul create unique and dreamy arrangements for all weddings. With love and passion for their craft, they are sure to make your wedding flower dreams come true! Follow their Instagram and fill your feed with their stunning creations or contact them for your complimentar y wedding consult! 0422 530 148 imogen@flowersoul.com.au www.flowersoul.com.au


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WESTERN AUSTRALIA MARRIED BY LAURA Perth WA

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Noone wants just another generic, cookie-cutter wedding day, right? Good! Because there’s no room for boring, yawn-wor thy ceremonies here! My couples tell me that they leave their ceremony on a total love buzz because it was so darn awesome, and most impor tantly, included absolutely ever ything and ever yone they wanted! If you want someone to make your day fun and meaningful, and showcase your unique love stor y in the most memorable way, then get in touch! 0447 717 829 hello@marriedbylaura.com.au www.marriedbylaura.com.au

PAGODA RESORT & SPA Perth WA

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE

Nestled on the shores of Per th’s spectacular Swan River, Pagoda Resor t & Spa offers a choice of three unique venues. The Historic Ballroom offers old world charm. The Waterwall Restaurant & Bar is perfect for cocktail style receptions and the Pagoda Ballroom features detailed ceilings, cr ystal chandeliers and white columns. 08 9367 0300 admin@pagoda.com.au www.pagoda.com.au

THE PAVILION AT THE MARINA, MINDARIE The Marina, Mindarie WA

WEDDING VENUE The Pavilion at The Marina, Mindarie is a premium seaside venue offering a variety of stylish spaces all overlooking turquoise waters of the Marina. Whether it’s a cocktail reception or formal wedding, the exquisite catering and exceptional level of ser vice at The Pavilion will make it the perfect choice for your dream wedding. 08 9400 1122 thepavilion@themarinamindarie.com https://www.themarinamindarie.com


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