ISSUE ONE | 16 APRIL 2018
TO THE AISLE AUSTRALIA
WHAT WEDDING DREAMS ARE MADE OF BESPOKE
Styled Shoot Special
EDITOR'S NOTE BRYN
Hi Tribe! To the Aisle officially began as
Our online presence has now
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expanded to include this free digital
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& Service providers:
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Every day, I think how lucky we are to
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true reflection of all the things TTA
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On the Cover: STYLED BRIDAL SHOOT Photographer: Daniel Suarez Photography Head to page 7 for the full cover special
Pacific Beach 56
Functions Centre #1 STYLED SHOOT
Bringing some bohemian glamour to the Pacific Beach Functions Wedding opening day were these two stunning models, Amber Jasmine & Stephanie Rogers. Joined by talented Wedding vendors this absolute beachfront Wedding venue had the ATeam on show this day. This recent Wedding Open Day provided the opportunity for Gold Coast Brides and Grooms to have an amazing day amongst an awesome collaborative effort, gaining inspiration and making bookings! Photographer, Daniel Suarez Photography, shares his gallery of the day!
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Shoot Team Credits: Blooms: Flowers of Paradise Mudgeeraba // Venue Stylist: The Gold Coast Bride // Models: Amber Jasmine & Stephanie Rogers // Neon: Neon Republic // Hair & Make-Up: The Style Room // Peacock Chairs: Memorable Moments Hire // Wedding Gowns: Pearl Bridal Gold Coast // Cake: Baked.GC // Open Air Photo Booth: Good Vibes Co // Menus: Rustic at Heart // Photographer: Daniel Suarez Photography
TO THE AISLE AUSTRALIA | DIGITAL WEDDING MAGAZINE
TWIG & FAWN PHOTOGRAPHY
LAVENDER AND LILAC "Someone’s wedding day is such a momentous and memorable event and I really wanted to create a product that was deserving of something so special" Sydney based designer - Dawn Perez
➳ Lavender & Lilac offers an intimate and personalised experience when choosing a headpiece for a bride or groom’s wedding day. We offer not only intricately handmade pieces, but also the option of customising our existing pieces, or creating something new entirely. Since I was a little girl, I had always loved designing and creating, from taking a simple idea and using my hands to bring that idea to life and make something beautiful out of it. As I planned for my own wedding in 2015, I was inspired to create my
" Someone’s wedding day is such a momentous and memorable
own headpiece and rosary beads so that I could wear something special on the day that was really personal
event and I really wanted to create
to me. Along with those pieces I
a product that was deserving of
also made floral hairpins for my
something so special. Therefore,
bridesmaids and flower crowns for
everything is handmade, from the
my flower girls.
pieces themselves, to the custom made packaging, to the handwritten tags. I think this is what makes Lavender & Lilac so unique." Dawn
After my wedding day had passed, I realised how much joy the creative process brought me and was so excited when friends and family would ask me to make headpieces
The Keepsake Flower Crowns are intricately made flower crowns that will never wilt so they can be worn on your special day and kept for years to come. We also make a wide range of crowns, combs and hairpins.
for their weddings and special occasions. It evolved from something I merely enjoyed doing, to something I was truly passionate about, and this was how Lavender & Lilac was born.
Find more from the Twig & Fawn styled photo shoot here. Vendors involved: Goddess By Nature | NE Flower Co | Shannon Hope MakeUp Artist
I then got to work on developing and designing both the collection and the brand as a whole, in the hopes of creating something cohesive and representative of my aesthetic. Lavender & Lilac has been in the making for almost two years now. We are still a young business, excited for what the future may bring. Our Instagram page was launched just over a year ago and our online store was launched in May 2017. The brand was inspired by my love for all things floral. I designed each of the pieces to hold a dainty and delicate feel, while always keeping a floral theme in mind. The concept of the Keepsake Flower Crown became the centrepiece of the brand.
Lavender and Lilac
Cactus Country You wouldn't believe Mexico was 3 hours north of Melbourne!
HEADPIECES For your Wedding day
Jeanette Maree $69
From minimalist designs to the bold, these 5 Bridal headpieces from Australian designers are pure heirloom quality magic
Simona Bridal $149
Stephanie Browne Au $795
Shut the Front Door $595
The Sparkle Room $80
A day in the life of Little StagÂ Floral CoutureÂ Ever wondered what it takes to prepare and setup the gorgeous flowers you are dreaming of for your Wedding day? We talk to Melbourne based Floral couturist about what is involved and it is much more than a day that Juliet from Little Stage Floral Couture could share with us!
wedding and consider many different factors to keep them fresh - depending on the flower type, how open we want them to be, the weather, keeping the "We want our clients to feel as though water topped up and the room their designs magically appear! But temperature consistent - and that's just the reality is that putting our floral in the prepping! designs together is quite a lengthy process. Once we have this organised, we then start getting everything ready three to Usually one month before the four days before the Wedding. The wedding, we select the variety of bouquets and boutonniere are the last flowers with the exact colour tones we things we make, usually on the night want and place our order with the before or morning of the wedding. various local premium flower growers. Unless of course we are making a hanging installation or something that We receive the flowers anywhere from requires assembling at the venue, in one week to one day before the which case, it's all hands on deck!
It's normal to have a very tight time schedule to set up on the day. Throughout our design process, we encourage our Brides (& Grooms!) to make their special day exactly that – special! A day that encompasses them, who they are as individuals and as a couple. A day that truly celebrates their love! We love what we do and feel really
lucky that we get to create exceptional, specialised florals for our clients'Wedding days! We specialised in: ➳ hanging installations ➳ floral chandeliers ➳ arches ➳ floating arbours ➳ pomanders ➳ vaseless & garland style table runners/arrangements
LITTLE STAG FLORAL COUTURE | MELBOURNE
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UNLEASH the OUTDOORS Interview
'Getting married in a yurt is all about bringing the landscape in.' MONTVILLE YURTS
Recently announcing their EcoBiz Star partnership, Montville Yurts are lovers & supporters of offering their couples eco-friendly options when planning their outdoor Wedding day. âžł We founded Montville Yurts back in 2015 after discovering an Australian bamboo yurt builder and falling in love with his unique, hand made structures. Jamie and I (Naomi) had been living in Montville for some time - a region well known as a wedding destination with its beautiful mountain landscapes and big coastal views. It was really just about bringing the two elements together. Since then we have been busy creating great spaces in and around the Sunshine Coastâ€™s beautiful outdoors.
Photographer: Ash & Stone Wedding Photography | Styling: Made to Match Events | Florals: Woods and Bloom
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At Carpe Diem Jewellery we make men's and unisex jewellery, using semi precious metals such as brass, white bronze and silver, focusing on clean shapes and distressed finishes. All of our Carpe Diem Jewellery is hand-made with love and care and draws inspiration from old and new around the globe.
beachfront Â venues
Crab Claw Island Resort, Bynoe Harbour, Darwin NT (www.crabclawisland.com.au) As an island at very high tides only, you will love this relaxed little getaway nestled right on the beach.
Beachside Dojo, Manly NSW (www.beachsidedojo.com.au) Catch a ferry to Manly Wharf and you will find the ultimate tranquil Wedding venue setting with ocean views. With a Hampton's style feel, this Wedding venue still offers a blank canvas for styling & recently had the pleasure of hosting their first same sex Wedding.
you will love...
Stella Restaurant, Adelaide, SA (www.stellarestaurant.com.au) Enjoy fabulous views of Henley Square & the foreshore from gorgeous venue offering Italian by the sea. If it is class and no fuss you are after, you and your loved ones will adore this intimate venue!
The Courthouse Restaurant, Cleveland, QLD (www.courthouserestaurant.com.au) Queensland's most awarded restaurant reception venue, offers beautidul ambience and historic character.
The Blue Duck, Cottesloe, WA (www.blueduck.com.au) There is nothing quite like a sunset over panoramic views of Rottnest Island for a Wedding backdrop! "The food and service was absolutely 5 star , the venue , view and ambience was exceptional." Mother of the Bride - review.
SASHA & HEATH
Date: 23-11-17 Venue: North Stradbroke Island Photographer: Amie Victoria Photography
" We knew that Straddie was the place for us. It was the perfect compromise between an overseas destination wedding or a local event. I fell in love with our property the moment I saw it. That huge garden with it's own private beachâ€Ś what more could you want? We had actually booked our venue about 8 months before I got my proposal. Waiting on my ring from Windfall Jewellery took a while so Heath officially proposed on the 15 March 2017 and we were married 11 November 2017. We met at the end of 2014 and I'm unsure of when it really became official. We just started hanging out, fell in love and being together just seemed so natural. Three years later here we are, enjoying life as newlyweds with our two boys. I did most of the wedding stuff myself. From the stationery to the furniture. AMIE VICTORIA PHOTOGRAPHY | SUNSHINE COAST
I also used local Sunshine Coast vendors as I believe in sticking with who you know and supporting local. They were all happy to make the trip to Straddie. My proposal happened on our date night and we had our 7 month old baby with us. We live by the ocean and he suggested we go for a walk on the beach which I thought was peculiar as it was raining! It was really sweet, he got down on one knee in front of Mudjimba Island, holding our son and pulled the ring out with his other hand. I'll never forget how nervous he was even though we'd started planning the wedding. Nonetheless it was perfect and a beautiful memory. When you find someone you love and work well with, then the compromising is easy.
I wore the Paloma by GLL and it was my dream dress. The perfect balance of boho and romance with a touch of sexy.It was my third purchased gown and I had already bought my gown before the Elixir collection was released. I saw Paloma on Instagram and knew I had to have it. I wore it for my ceremony and then slipped into Made with Love's Anastasia gown for my reception. I'd had it altered so it was the perfect dancing dress. The best moment for me was when my dad saw me for the first time. He looked so happy and just wouldn't stop staring at me and saying how beautiful I was and how proud he was. He made jokes whilst walking down the aisle and it stopped me from cryingâ€Ś which was awesome. Being pelted with rose petals after being pronounced husband and wife was pretty awesome too! We also had dolphins visit us during our ceremonyâ€Ś how perfect.
We can laugh about it now, but our groomsman Dave passed out and fell from the deck (it was only a step high!) when we were all walking back down the aisle. Everybody said the food was incredible and we are so happy that we kept our Wedding day simple and intimate - we wouldn't change a thing!
Wedding Team credits: Ceremony venue Cooks Hideaway, Amity Point // Reception venue: Amity Sands, Amity Point // Catering: Jimmy's Catering // Cake: Cake Kiosk // Entertainment: Kyle Bryant Music // Celebrant: Sheryl Goyte // Gowns: Grace Loves Lace & Made With Love // Hair Piece: Ephemere Bridal // Hair: Tara Ann Artistry // Make-Up: Hannah Mills Make-Up // Groom & Groomsmen suited up by: Roger David
SASHA & HEATH | REAL WEDDING FEATURE
LITTLE GINGER CO
STYLED SHOOT - MELBOURNE -
When Melbourne Event planner, Megan Ftouni, approached Little Ginger Co about a styled warehouse Wedding shoot opportunity, it was all hands on donuts (deck!) One of four shoot sets on the day included this Rustic Gold setting. Fiona wanted to showcase a very versatile and cost effective set up at this warehouse venue in Williamstown still featuring "on trend" pieces that wouldn't break the bank. The results are stunning simplicity of ivory and fresh greenery with accents of gold. TO THE AISLE AUSTRALIA | MELBOURNE
STYLED WEDDING SHOOT | SARAH GLASSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Styled Wedding Shoot Team: Venue: Little Ginger Co // Florals: The Graceful Bloom // Stylist: Willow Tree Events // Event Hire: Amica Hire // Personalised decor: Elen Itelianidis Creative // Personalised gifts: Mazii Collection // Dessert Bar: The Donut Wall Stylist // Neon: The Little Pineapple Neon // Wedding dress: Anna Campbell // Hair: Making Pretty // Celebrant: Sharon the Celebrant // Cake: Taylor Made Gourmet // Donuts: Seed and Coat // MUA & Submission: Megan Ftouni // Photographer: Sarah Glasson Photography
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BESPOKE WEDDING CAKES | MELBOURNE
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MOODY STYLED INSPIRATION BRISBANE
TO THE AISLE AUSTRALIA | AMANDA PEPPERMINT PHOTOGRAPHY
25 Wedding creatives joined forces and these are the magnificent effects from their styled Wedding shoot at The Black, Brisbane. The Albion venue is a light industrial event space and coordinator & stylist, Elizabeth Crossley had a dream to create ambience with this mood lighting and to create a dramatic & romantically bohemian setting. From the ring box to the cake, no stunning detail was left out.
THE BLACK | BRISBANE WEDDINGS
STYLED WEDDING SHOOT TEAM: Concepts/Styling/Hair & MUA: Elizabeth Crossley elc_mua // Assistant: Tara Beth Events // Venue: The Black Brisbane // Assistant HMUA: Shannon Hope Makeup Artist | Dollhouse Makeup Artistry | Elle Coco | Bethany Prickett MUA // Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire // Photography: Amanda Peppermint Photography | 2nd Shooter elc_mua // Florals: Wild Magnolia Florals // Gown: White Meadow Bridal // Groom: Wil Valor // Bridesmaids: Made By Erika // Bridal Hairpieces: Komorebi Bride // Rings & Bridal Jewellery: Jemima Elise // Stationery: Little Duck Calligraphy // Cake: Cake That // Cake Topper: Kaivalya Designs // Ring Box: Amonie Ring Boxes // Silk Ribbons: Songbird Silk // Ceramics: Grit Ceramics // Models: Nicky Bell | Alice Pye | Tennessee Perkins | Billy Vincent
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WHERE LEATHER MEETS ART ➳ Hide and Rose began after one sentimental Bride’s hunt for an unconventional wedding dress cover-up. I was getting married in May this year (2017) and I wanted to wear something to my wedding that would be warm and reflect my own sense of style – something classic yet edgy, something elegant yet bold. I loved the idea of leather on lace. I searched my wardrobe for something I could repurpose and found my leather jackets.
From then on, I had my heart set on leather but I wanted something feminine and sentimental as well. I wanted to personalise my jacket with roses (Rose being my middle name) and some meaningful words. I wanted to remember that feeling of my wedding day, every time I put on my leather jacket in the future. I worked with an Artist, Ella, to create my wedding jacket. Once my bridesmaids heard, they wanted a personalised and hand-painted jacket too! And so the business adventure began!
HIDE & ROSE | TO THE AISLE AUSTRALIA
Whether it’s the final detail of a Bride’s Wedding outfit, a layering piece to get from the wedding to the reception or a personalised photo prop, a Hide and Rose jacket is a hand-painted wearable piece of artwork that will be forever enjoyed!
Hide and Rose officially launched in August 2017 (3 months after my wedding and 6 months after I started to do the planning for the business). The highlight so far has definitely been working with the Artists. I just love who they are, what they are about and their creative talent. The H+R Artists are the essence of Hide and Rose. It has also been kind of cool to have had Hide and Rose painted leather jackets feature in OK Magazine, the Daily Mail and in a styled shoot published by White Magazine.
That long-standing tradition of mothers handing down their wedding dresses to their daughters doesn’t happen as much these days, but how beautiful to have a personalised leather wedding jacket, a wearable piece of art, to hand down to your children. I just loved the idea that much I started a business about it! TO THE AISLE AUSTRALIA SEE FULL INTERVIEW
'We are just a passionate, creative & experienced group of people who love making Brides happy' Coral Johnston - Corston Couture
CORSTON COUTURE | TO THE AISLE AUSTRALIA
âžł HOW WAS CORSTON COUTURE BORN? Corston Couture just evolved, much like how many businesses do I suppose. I had been doing a Science degree at University (majoring in Psychology), and realised that I was never going to be happy using the degree. While I had been studying I had been making the odd bit and piece for a variety of clients and myself, so decided to just launch a collection, and see what happened. That was September 1989! I launched a line of dress clothes (jeans, trousers and shirts) for Sports Men, who were virtually unserviced in Australia at that time. It is a bit of a long story, but the business just evolved toward evening and bridal gowns, and I found most satisfaction making stunning Bridal Gowns... so about 5 years after I started the business, we were doing almost entirely evening and Bridal... about 10 years ago we decided to focus solely on Bridal. âžł TELL US ABOUT WHAT CORSTON OFFERS BRIDES? We are just a passionate creative and experienced group of people who love making brides happy. I, as the head designer, also believe that if you are paying this much money for a dress, the dress needs to be exactly as you want it to be, and the experience has to be the best we can make it be...and we truly do bend over backwards to make our Brides happy. CORSTON COUTURE | INTERVIEW
Credits: Photographer: Julia Johnston Photography // HMUA: Sonia Allen Make Up Bridal // Model: Lauren McKinnon CORSTON COUTURE | TO THE AISLE AUSTRALIA
STYLED INSPIRATION SHOOT
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Summergrove Estate is an enchanting and picturesque venue located just a 20 minute drive from Coolangatta. The magical work of 13 Wedding industry professionals decided to collaborate to bring you this timeless styling shoot of glorious colour. You can't help but feel ridiculously cheerful as these Figtree Pictures roll out!
COLOUR BURST | STYLED INSPIRATION SHOOT
FIGTREE PICTURES | SUMMERGROVE ESTATE
STYLED WEDDING INSPIRATION TEAM: Photographer: Figtree Pictures // Summergrove Estate // Gown: Made With Love Bridal // Hair: Amy Spry Wedding Hair & Makeup // Makeup: The Calder Makeup Collective // Models: Emily W & Billy Vincent // Stationery: The Little Duck Calligraphy // Cake: I Heart Cake // Gelati Trike: Wheel & Spoon // Blooms: Floral and Mineral // Bride's shoes: Forever Soles // Ribbons: Songbird Silk // Jewellery: Fletcher & Grace // Bow Tie: Wood & Beau
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Cover Team Creatives: Daniel Suarez Photography | Pacific Beach Functions Centre | Flowers of Paradise Mudgeeraba | The Gold Coast Bride |...
Published on Apr 16, 2018
Cover Team Creatives: Daniel Suarez Photography | Pacific Beach Functions Centre | Flowers of Paradise Mudgeeraba | The Gold Coast Bride |...