The Wedding Playbook Volume 12

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in this issue Jane & Troy 04 Love on the Rocks 12 Modern Copper 16 Georgie & Jarren 25 Eclectic Jewel 38 Fine Wine 46 Hayley & Andrew 50 A Bohemian Feast 62 April & Josh 69 Angela & Shayne 77 Industrial Illumination 84 Alison & Troy 88

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Jane & Troy

captured by red berry photography

Jane and Troy’s vibrant cocktail wedding features a stunning mix of bright florals and lush tropical details, all delivered in relaxed bohemian style. Their day features a joyful first look, shell chandeliers, inflatable flamingos and even a tutu-wearing Pup of Honour! It was the perfect party for this fun-loving couple.

Planning Together “Wedding planning was the most amazing time! Troy and I did pretty much everything together and I really think it added an extra spark to our relationship. If we ever felt overwhelmed or pressured to do anything, we just stopped and came back to it another day.�

Cocktail Party “Our stylist created three massive ‘fern fireworks’ to hang from the roof of the marquee - that looked epic! Festoon lighting, bar stools and tables created that laid back feel, and we had plenty of lawn games. It was a cocktail style reception, so people were able to move around as they pleased.”

Set time aside to sneak away and look at the reception - it was great to see that everyone was having as much fun as us!

Location New South Wales Photography Red Berry Photography Venue Willow Farm Berry Celebrant Altar Your Thinking Planning, Styling, Stationery & Signage Pia & Jade Flowers Gypsy Carmen Shell Chandeliers The Wedding & Event Creators Marquee, Stools, Bar Tables, Umbrellas, Lighting & Sound South Coast Party Hire Lounges & Lawn Games Hoorah Events Cake Coffee'liscious Catering Garnish Catering Gowns Made With Love Bridesmaids Arnhem Clothing Byron Bay & H&M Makeup MAC by Meg & Amanda K Makeup Artist Suits yd. Cufflinks Ties 'n' Cuffs Photo Booth Undisposable Entertainment Divine Productions & Hot Potato Band

0402 255 811

Creating beautiful wedding hairstyles across the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Sit back and relax as I bring my salon to you!

Love on the Rocks captured by in the wilds of someplace

Location Western Australia Photography In The Wilds of Someplace Styling, Furniture, Decor & Handlettering Gather + Hunt Additional Furniture & Decor Hire In Style & Handy Woman Home Improvements Flowers Lush Floral Designs Cake The Sweet Piece Gown Cleo Borrello Hair Katie Samiotis Hair Stylist Makeup Carissa Robinson Make-Up Artist Model Renee

modern copper captured by raconteur photography

Location Queensland Photography Raconteur Photography Venue Factory 51 Coordination The Wedding Playbook Styling Inspired by Love Events Flowers New England Flower Co Stationery Creo Design Marble Chargers, Cutlery, Glassware & Plateware Brandition Gowns Begitta Jewellery Starfire Jewellery Hair & Makeup Velbella Model Karli McGunigle

Georgie & Jarren captured by fiona vail photography

Georgie and Jarren always wanted their wedding to have a relaxed party vibe, and their stunning celebration delivered with great atmosphere, chic details and timeless style! Set in a clear marquee illuminated by draped festoons, it was an elegant affair awash with white, grey and peach details.

A Modern Classic “After trying on many dresses I decided to get a custom made gown. I loved the detailed beading! I wasn’t much of traditional bride but I wanted a veil as you’re only ever going to wear one once in your life.”

It was easy and convenient to have our wedding in the one venue so our guests could stay in one spot for the day and enjoy the tunes, canapĂŠs and drinks.

Simple & Elegant “The venue was such a beautiful setting on its own - I watched the ballet there as a little girl, so it’s always been a special place to me. We had pendant lighting in the marquee and signage behind our bridal table which was decorated with flowers. Circular menus with each guest’s name at the top created a clean table setting - I loved the simplicity and elegance of it all.”

Let's Dance “We had a solo guitarist play whilst we were off getting photos to create a relaxed atmosphere. For our first dance, we danced to a cover of 'Latch' by Daniela Andrade for about a minute and then started the party with 'Crazy in Love' by Beyonce, inviting everyone onto the floor. It was a brilliant way to start the night once the formalities were over!” Location Western Australia Photography Fiona Vail Photography Venue The Quarry Amphitheatre Celebrant Shannon Flemming Planning & Styling White Events Flowers Zinnia Floral Designs Lighting Micktric Events Cake The Cake and I Stationery Paper Fusion Catering Ultimo Catering and Events Gown Ae’lkemi Bridesmaids Shona Joy Hair Jessica Twamley Hair Artistry Makeup Hendra Widjaja Suits Jack London

suppliers we love

Australia Wide

communicake it

creo design

Communicake it designs and produces beautiful, unique and witty cake toppers to help people celebrate special moments! Made out of acrylic or timber, all products are Australian designed and made by Bianca Mediati.

Creating wedding invitations and stationery for couples Australia wide. Our online creative studio offers a custom artwork service to capture your unique style, as well as a selection of designs inspired by beautiful florals and natural elements.

event entertainers

baker boys band

A boutique collective of musicians and creatives, we enhance your event to produce a celebration to remember. With our personalised service, planning your event entertainment is friendly, professional, and easy. Contact us at

Baker Boys Band truly are the exceptional choice for your wedding entertainment. Showcasing some of Australia's best professional young musicians, they guarantee to fill the dance floor and get your party jumping!

suppliers we love

Western Australia

meadows of longton

chalk art magic

Based in Perth, we specialise in beautiful English china and vintage tableware hire including gold and silver cutlery, cake stands and crystal barware. Perfect for DIY couples, wedding planners and creatives who enjoy filling a blank canvas with character and love.

We specialise in beautifully hand illustrated wedding chalkboards and signage. Directional signs, menus, photography props, backdrops, seating charts and table numbers - all bring a personal, creative touch to your day.

margaret river’s secret garden

explore our guide

A destination wedding venue offering an exclusive private garden for wedding ceremonies and intimate twilight receptions. After getting ready in a luxury guesthouse and exchanging your vows, enjoy countless photo opportunities and a celebration under the stars.

This is just a taste of the suppliers we recommend as part of The Playbook Creative - a community of the best in the business who are ready to make your wedding day amazing! Click here to visit our online guide and prepare to be inspired...

suppliers we love

New South Wales

funkified entertainment

oscar hunt

A boutique event entertainment agency in Sydney and Melbourne connecting couples with bands and DJs to suit all musical tastes - whether you’re after dance-floor fillers, laid back grooves, an elegant string quartet, a sophisticated Jazz band or an unforgettable DJ!

A made-to-measure tailoring house in Sydney and Melbourne, we work with you to craft the perfect wedding suit, including looks from formal to casual. Arrange a personal consultation, and we’ll help you and your groomsmen celebrate in style.

popcorn photography

art of baking

We’re in the business of creating beautiful imagery, providing eternal memories for elegantly quirky couples in love. Capturing your real connection, raw emotion and candid moments is an incredible part of our job - we want to share your story.

We’re a Sydney cake company specialising in freshly baked and decorated naked cakes, with an extensive list of mouth-watering flavours. We ensure we understand your wedding cake dream with a complimentary consultation.

suppliers we love

New South Wales

sammy & lola

gypsygirl beauty

Sammy & Lola can quite literally put your name (or most anything else) up in lights. When you visualise your perfect day, do you see your guests exclaiming “Wow!� as they walk into the room? You just might be a Sammy & Lola bride.

Mobile makeup artist Ali spends her days travelling the Riverina and ACT, beautifying brides on their magical day. She specialises in flawless and naturally elegant wedding makeup, delivering perfect pouts and vintage mystique!

posy jones floral co


Located in Kiama Downs on the South Coast, this creative team of experienced florists can style any event with beautiful flowers, including sourcing amazing arbors and vintage pieces to help you create your dream wedding!

Our ethos is simple. Gorgeous design, beautiful seasonal blooms and textural foliage. We live and breathe wedding and event flowers, and have endless creative ideas. Established 2007. Northern Beaches, Sydney.

Eclectic Jewel captured by chantelle stagg photography

Location Queensland Photography Chantelle Stagg & Dani Drury (Second Shooter) Venue Two Churches, Emu Park Concept, Syling & Florals Lilly & Lotus Events Cake Hey Sugar. Cakes By Ayden Cake Topper Blush Designs Stationery Hey-Ya Creative Design Signage & Calligraphy Serendipity Signs Gown Pronovias from White Lily Couture Rockhampton Hair NG Hair (Bride) & Thieves & Beggars (Groom) Makeup Bloom Makeup Artistry Suit Swarv Menswear Models Elizabeth Warner & Cruz Cervai

Chantee Staa Photography Chantee Staa Photography

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Fine Wine captured by taylor mitchell photography

Location Western Australia Photography & Creative Direction Taylor Mitchell Photography Venue Perth City Farm Styling Sophie Fitzsimons & Scarlet Events Flowers Rue Rose Co. Stationery Paperweight Design Vases Grande Fiore Florist Candelabras The Dreamer & Collector Table Runner, Gold Plateware & Tealight Holders Scarlet Events Cutlery & Glassware The White Overalls Chairs Grandscene Wedding & Event Hire Gown Sarah Louise Model Hayley Jennings

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Hayley +Andrew captured by sophie baker photography

Hayley and Andrew’s natural bohemian wedding features a host of creative and thoughtful ideas. Abundant greenery, luxe metallic details and modern DIY take their styling next level – including gorgeous bridal party gift boxes and succulent filled prisms for carrying the rings.

Bridal Style “I had my wedding dress custom made from a design I loved, tweaking it to suit my own personal style. I wanted my best girls to feel as beautiful and confident as I would. They found their own white lace dresses - having them all different looked amazing.�

I'm all for making things personalised - I don't think there's a better way to showcase who you are!

Do It Yourself “DIY projects helped bring 'us' out in our wedding, and we incorporated nature to compliment the hinterlandstyle venue. A beautiful timber arbour was decorated with a large centrepiece and hanging macramĂŠ for a natural bohemian feel. I painted our favourite love quotes on photo frames for table decorations. I also sourced brass and copper vases, pairing them with pheasant feathers, vines, soft white flowers, pineapples and gold cutlery.â€?

Best Advice “Hire a videographer – no matter how small your budget, get someone to film your wedding! Nothing compares to kicking back and watching your wedding film, especially with guests who were unable to make it. Don't get caught up in everyone else's opinions – if it gets too much, kindly ask everyone to keep the questions to a minimum so you can enjoy the planning and not become so overwhelmed. Learn a first dance – I’m so glad we did! We grabbed a whole heap of YouTube videos and mashed together our very own dance routine by practicing in the living room!” Location Queensland Photography Sophie Baker Photography Venue Summergrove Estate Celebrant Shane Vincent Flowers Floral & Mineral Hire Frank and Joy Gown Wedding Dress Wonderland Jewellery Swarovski Ring LeGassick Diamonds Bridesmaids Mossman & Magali Pascal Suits Politix Tipi Gold Coast Tipis Entertainment One Fun Band

South Australia

suppliers we love magnolia press

barossa style bar

We have been designing and printing bespoke wedding stationery for nearly 10 years, using beautiful antique letterpress and foiling machines on only the best quality papers. Enquire online, by email or phone, or arrange an appointment at our studio south of Adelaide.

Barossa Style Bar Hair & Make Up Artistry pride themselves on having the utmost professionalism, service and attention to detail. Accomplished hair and make up artists servicing Barossa, Clare Valley, Adelaide, and beyond. We travel for your convenience.

Queensland with style weddings & events

gillian bell cake

Based on the Sunshine Coast, we provide catering, styling and planning for weddings along the East Coast of Australia. Whatever your style, we ensure your special event is uniquely designed, managed and focused on capturing your personality and vision!

An artisan baker who uses organic, local and seasonal produce, Gillian develops all of her recipes so couples can have a wedding cake created especially for them. With flavours like strawberry and elderflower, fig and violet, her cakes are often finished with edible flowers.

suppliers we love



ivy & bleu events

Specialising in lighting and styling, we provide expert consulting in design décor, ceiling rigging and installation, audio visual and sound equipment, marquee lighting, a large range of unique styling pieces and endless ideas!

Ivy & Bleu are specialists in creating beautiful events, offering wedding planning and event styling, floral design and DIY hire options across South East Queensland. With our bespoke services you’re in control, we just help turn your ideas into reality!

emerald aisle events

arctic fox hire & style

We’re a team of creatives that help you plan your wedding day in style, whether it’s full wedding planning you need help with, our expertise in styling and design or pulling everything together on the day! Servicing South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

We love creating beautiful weddings that represent your love story - our styling, hire and day coordination services are available from Byron Bay to the Sunshine Coast. Including luxe to boho, you’ll find whatever furniture, décor and lighting options you need.


suppliers we love lainie hogan makeup

shannon hope makeup artist

A professional makeup artist and hairstylist specialising in natural, romantic hair and makeup for brides in Brisbane and surrounds. Lainie is known for her attention to detail and her warmth and passion when focusing on you on your wonderful day.

Shannon is a professional makeup artist specialising in flawless complexions from the Sunshine Coast to Byron Bay. Creating a makeup look to suit your style, her immaculate finish withstands all the elements - tears, laughter, rain and champagne!

erin clare bridal

hair i come

Erin Clare is an Australian wedding dress designer stocking boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Noosa and Los Angeles. Locally crafted to the highest standards, she creates fresh original designs for brides searching for unique and graceful gowns.

Award-winning, mobile wedding hairstylist Melissa creates beautiful hairstyles for all occasions across the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Specialising in both up and down styles, her passion is creating amazing looks which capture each person’s unique style and beauty.

suppliers we love


sophie baker photography

chantelle stagg photography

People are extraordinary, and I crave making images that are real, honest, raw and beautiful; each of you hold a story and a unique expression of love, so let's adventure together and make photo magic...and then be friends *high five*

Chantelle is a natural light junkie based in Rockhampton, specialising in hanging out with couples in love and taking their photos. With a love for movement and real unposed moments, your wedding images will have an elegant rawness to last a lifetime.

lee calleja thomas photography

deezigner images

This Gold Coast based photographer captures beautiful, candid moments naturally and effortlessly. Known for her calm and unobtrusive style, Lee is moved and inspired by love, and offers engagement shoots to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Brisbane-based photographer Dee is an experienced visual storyteller. Her images are filled with detail and real emotion, captured in a way that could fill pages in a magazine. Available to couples far and wide, for weddings large or small!

A Bohemian Feast captured by mad love nation

Location Western Australia Photography Mad Love Nation Venue Houghton Wines Concept, Coordination & Styling The Dreamer & Collector Flowers Lime Flowers Lighting 88 Events Cake Sweet Daisy May Cake Topper & Signage XOXO Design Grazing Table Table & Plate Gown Elvi Design Hair Rachelle Lord Hair Stylist Makeup & Female Model Cat Elizabeth Artistry Male Model Jake Warman



Margaret River’s Secret Garden is a prestigious wedding venue in the South West of Western Australia, offering an exclusive, private garden for your Wedding Ceremony or Intimate Twilight Reception. We welcome your enquiry and invite you to discuss your special requirements, to create the perfect Wedding here at Margaret River’s Secret Garden.


T 08 9755 6390 E W

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April + Josh captured by holly prins photography

April and Josh's rustic wedding was the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway with their family and bridal party! They planned a romantic garden ceremony and fairtyale barn reception complete with flowers, candles and an open air dance floor, adding sweet handmade touches like DIY potted succulent favours.

Secret Garden “We had a garden wedding in an amazing venue so we didn’t want to over-style it. Our arbour was made out of wooden branches adorned with flowers, with mismatched white chairs and a mirror sign welcoming guests. We had a drinks table set up in the front garden for everyone to mingle before the ceremony.�

Weekend Party “We really wanted to find a place where we could stay over the whole weekend, so it didn’t feel rushed. We wanted our wedding day to have a relaxed, fun feel to it where everyone just had a really good time.”

Top Tips “Don’t try to do everything on your own because you will end up stressed out before it has even begun! Research what you want and work out what is most important to you on the day so you can prioritise those things. Enjoy the planning as much as you can because the day comes and goes so quickly!” Location New South Wales Photography Holly Prins Photography Film Phamily Productions Venue Merribee House Celebrant & MC Merinda Richardson Styling Inspire Love Wedding & Event Hire Flowers Leah Mitchell Floral Design Cake Delaney’s Cakes Gown Made With Love Bridesmaids St Frock Hair Willow Hair Spa Makeup Aimee Wren Suits Tramps DJ Minsav DJ

Angela & Shayne captured by jonathan david photography

Angela is the belle of the ball at her magical wedding to Shayne! As an interior designer, she had no trouble envisioning how their day would look and feel, and worked with their stylist to bring it all to life amidst vintage carnival details - think chandeliers, cascading greenery and flower bombs creating a shimmering spectacle overhead as they exchanged vows.

Tears of Joy “The first dress I tried on was the one that I went with - my sister cried when I put it on and it felt very special. I did try other options but Lisa didn’t cry again, so they were a no-go!”

Market Fare “The larger the venue, the more props, décor and people are needed to fill it! I imagined a magical forest wedding full of greenery and florals, with wild pops of colour from the carnival equipment. We had the food set up like a market place with gourmet hotdogs, fisherman’s baskets, Indian flatbread and large pans of paella, all cooked and prepared in front of the guests. The gelato cart was also a hit!”

Location New South Wales Photography Jonathan David Photography Film I Heart Productions Venue Fairground Follies Celebrant 2 Be Married Planning, Styling & Hire She Designs Events Flowers Buds and Bowers Decor & Trestles Queen Street Vintage Lighting & Sound Lippsinc Bridal Menus RememberNovemberInc Placecards JeanAndLouise Catering Gastronomy Gelato Cart Gelato Messina Gown Cosmobella 7747 from Brides In Love Bridesmaids Review, Bhrasi & A Bride’s Blessing Hair Exquisite Bridal Hair Makeup Natalie Urban Rings Kate Szabone Suits Classics Formal Wear Transport Hummer Limos String Quartet Jasmine Strings MC & Comedian Paul Martell

Industrial Illumination captured by jewel chenoweth photography

Location South Australia Photography Jewel Chenoweth Photography Venue Chateau Tanunda Styling Minty Mary Pea Event Styling and Prop Hire Flowers Miss Maggies Cake Treat Yourself Cakes Stationery Magnolia Press Neon Sign The Style Light Co Gown The Eclectic Bride Concept, Hair & Makeup Barossa Style Bar

Alison +Troy captured by lost in love photography

After a surprise proposal in New York to celebrate their five year anniversary, Troy and Alison wanted the wedding planning to be as fuss free as possible. Their flower draped ceremony arbour is a styling highlight in modern green and white, with soft grey bridesmaid dresses and boys in blue simply divine!

Take Two “I had a bad experience the first time I tried on wedding dresses, but my sister convinced me to try somewhere else and that's where I found the dress. Everyone is absolutely right when they say, ‘When you know, you know!’” Alison paired her elegant gown with a loosely structured bouquet featuring creamy white blooms and vibrant greenery bound with an ivory ribbon.

Modern Romance “We always talked about having a romantic, modern wedding and decided to put most of our décor budget towards flowers and lighting. We had festoons strung over the deck and dance floor to light up the night and did DIY for all the signs, petal cones and wishing well.”

Stick to your budget and enjoy the process! Don't let anything stress you out - no one will notice if something hasn't gone to plan.

Location Victoria Photography Lost in Love Photography Film Artistic Films Venue The Deck at Circa Celebrant Tapestries of the Heart Styling The Bride Flowers Raven and the Rose Cake & Favours Le Catering & Co. Stationery The Printable Shop Gown ‘Mildred’ by Pronovias from Raffaele Ciuca Bridal Hair Danni Hensler Makeup Nicole Aquilina Makeup Artist Rings Ralf Fisch Fine Jewellery Suits M.J. Bale Entertainment DJ Timmy Mac & Josh Romig

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