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ethereal blush stress-free planning

the perfect first dance

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in this issue... Ashleigh & David 04 Nikita & Adam 21 Your Questions Answered 34 Natural Wonder 38 Gabi & Josh 45 Get Your Dance On 58 Ethereal Blush 62 Melissa & Grant 70 Picnic & Portraits 83 Supplier Guide 88

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Ashleigh & David captured by tess follett photography

After a surprise proposal on a cobblestoned street in Paris, Ashleigh and David planned their romantic wintry wedding at historic Abbotsford Convent. Their day is a visual and veritable feast, including a personally designed menu, sumptuous florals and a plum and berry toned palette adding gorgeous colour and warmth.


Planning Experience “The planning was both challenging and fun! Having never created an event of this magnitude before, it was a daunting process. I was given some great advice when I was starting to feel the pressure. It was to make a list of things you are worried about that you have control over, and another list of things you don’t have control over (the weather, for example). When you are done, tear up the second list and let these worries go! Instantly you will feel much lighter, and more ready to tackle the things you can control.�


Personal Touches “Our wedding reflected us as a couple by being all about love, friends, and food. We were married by one of our close friends, and put together the ceremony ourselves. This was so important to us as we wanted the ceremony to be immensely personal, speak to our views on love, and reflect what we want our marriage to be.�


First Look “We wanted a short gap between the ceremony and reception, and are not really ones for tradition, so we decided to see each other before the ceremony and have the bulk of our photos taken beforehand. While the initial rationale was a practical one, it ended up being very special and emotional. Having that moment together, just us, before the whirlwind of the ceremony and reception meant we really got to savour the moment.�


The Girls “We were looking for a simple, classic shape in a deep mulberry to fit the wintry colour scheme. We paired the dress with a delicate headpiece in gold to add some glamour, and a bold lipstick to match.�


The Boys “We wanted everything to look very classic – deep navy, white shirts, and black dress shoes. David’s suit was custom made, and the groomsmen wore dark blue bowties as opposed to David’s black satin one.”


Ceremony Styling “The centrepiece was a wrought iron screen embellished with flowers, which was later moved inside to serve as a backdrop for the cake-cutting and speeches. Festoon lighting strung between the eaves and candles in gold mercury glass hurricane lamps lined the aisle, adding a warm glow that complemented the late afternoon light perfectly.�


Finding the Dress “From the beginning, I knew I would be unlikely to find what I wanted off the rack. One Day Bridal stood out due to their service and ability to create timeless, yet fashion-forward gowns. Once we had decided on a general shape and lace, I had a series of fittings during which I saw my gown come together. It was a highly emotional, oncein-a-lifetime experience. The matching veil was a last minute choice, but I’m so glad we went with it!”


The Reception “There were three rows of long tables with floral centrepieces, lots of candles, and a sprig of laurel next to each guest’s menu. The real showstopper was the hanging installation – large garlands of greenery with an incredible floral chandelier above the bridal table. We are not the craftiest couple by any means, so we left as much to the professionals as possible! However, each guest received a miniature jar of lemon myrtle and thyme infused sea salt made by David.”


Best Advice 1. Try not to stress too much! You need to make sure you allow yourself to have some fun. Focus on what is important and don’t worry too much about the rest. 2. Delegate a bridesmaid to put together an “emergency bag” for the big day, with everything you could possibly need – needle and thread, painkillers, hairspray, breath mints, stain remover... the list goes on and on! 3. Remember, you will never please everyone with your wedding, so just focus on pleasing yourselves! Don’t get hung up on rules or tradition – do what makes you happy.


Location VIC Photography Tess Follett Photography Venue Abbotsford Covent Gown One Day Bridal Bridesmaids Kookai Shoes Siren Hair & Makeup Monica Gingold Groom Oscar Hunt Groomsmen M.J. Bale Flowers Prunella Lighting Select AV Cake Cherrytree Bakehouse Entertainment Lark Music Transport Triple R Cars Accommodation Hotel Windsor Catering Bursaria Wine Vinomofo


Nikita + Adam captured by fiona vail

It’s easy to see this lovely couple stepping out of a 1920’s black and white film. Nikita describes she and Adam as ‘old souls’, so it’s only fitting their day is the epitome of old Hollywood glamour. Hosting an elegant luncheon in a grand dining room amongst romantic blooms and luxurious gold touches, you can almost hear the clink of champagne glasses!


Planning Experience “I loved everything about our wedding, even down to the pressure of planning it all in nine months. It was such a buzz! I was very involved with everything and had a clear vision as to how I wanted it to look and feel. My favourites would have to be my outfit, designing the stationery and styling the venue.”

Heritage Venue “His Majesty's Theatre is a beautiful venue with elegant gold baroque details on its panelled walls, French windows with big velvet curtains opening onto balconies, and an incredible marble staircase. I wanted to enhance all these period features while making our wedding a memorable day.”


The Ceremony “We took advantage of the lovely windows, using them as a way to frame and light the ceremony. They were flanked by two pedestals holding flowers. A baroque table was brought in for the signing table and guests were seated on gold tiffany chairs with ivory cushions.�


Bridal Party Look “I wanted to keep their outfits simple as the flowers would be an explosion of colour. The boys were in navy suits with black buttons on the white shirts, black bowties and black trim on the suits. The girls were in navy silk dresses with black shoes, embellished clutches and hair in pin curl updos.�


Cocktail Hour “After the ceremony, guests moved to another room for drinks and canapes. It had beautiful navy panelled walls, with one covered in a deep red velvet curtain. Against the curtain, a table held our polaroid camera and props so guests could take some happy snaps. Bar tables were also set up with gold sequin tablecloths and decorated with flowers and moss in a mix of teacups and saucers.”

Favourite Moment “Sneaking off with Adam after the ceremony to admire the flowers downstairs and appreciate all our hard work. It was a joy to see everything come together and have a private moment. I was so happy with the look and feel of the whole day.”


"The most important thing was keeping the day true to ourselves, which most of the time meant trying something a little different."


Reception Styling “For lunch, we moved back to the original room which was now set up with large round tables. One central flower arrangement was seated on a wooden block per table, surrounded by tealights, bird’s nests and books. Gold cutlery and our wedding favour teacups, featuring homemade treats wrapped in tulle and personalised tags, completed the tablescape. The adjoining room was used as a sitting room, with a chaise lounge and ottomans in red velvet. ”


Top Tips 1. Enjoy every second, even those difficult days of planning as they go so fast. 2. If you feel like you should be including someone, whether it be one of the bridal party or a guest, don't hold back. It's better not to regret it later. 3. Source props for your fun photos from family members - my granddad’s top hat was my favourite. 4. Make sure you wear in your heels!

Location WA Photography Fiona Vail Venue His Majesty's Theatre, Perth Celebrant Wally Soltys Gown Caleche via Hobnob Bridal Bridesmaids Sheike Shoes Siren Hair & Makeup Beauty by Bobbi Jo Suits Politix Flowers The Flower Hound Chair & Decor Hire Queen of Theme, Touched by Angels & Orielle


your questions answered... Unplugged ceremonies, gorgeous getting ready photos and flawless hair and makeup are the hot topics this issue! Got a question for our industry experts? Send it in to connect@theweddingplaybook.com.


We would like to have an 'unplugged'' ceremony what is the best way to ask our guests to turn off their devices? - Georgia Mills -

marriage celebrant Before the ceremony begins, I mention that, "The bride and groom have asked me to invite you all to please leave your phones and cameras in your bag or in your pocket, so that you can be present and really enjoy their ceremony with them. They'd love to look out and see your smiling faces." Saying this in a warm and friendly way, that guests know it is for their enjoyment as well as the bride and groom’s, is important.

- Lyndal Carmichael -

photographer

I always talk to my couples about this as I've noticed that little notes on invitations aren’t effective and neither are chalkboard signs. So I recommend they ask their celebrant to say, "Please no cameras - professional photographers are here to capture all the special moments." Photography Savvy Photography


What should I be looking for in a 'getting ready' location? - Emma Nayler -

photographer Lots of windows or glass doors, white walls and ceilings will create a bright, clean atmosphere. I love shooting in moodier, character filled spaces like an old farm house B&B or the family home, but it will look very different to the light and bright photos of a white hotel room. Try to let as much natural light in as possible in any space. If you plan to get photos of both the groom and the bride getting ready, try and keep the locations as close by as possible, because less travel time means more photo time!

- Lou O'Brien -

photographer Natural light is always best - a nicely lit lounge room works well, with any clutter cleared out beforehand. Time flies while you’re getting ready, so make sure your bridal party and parents are ready one hour before you. That way it's less stressful and they can focus on helping you.


I'm having a summer wedding and would love to know your tips for keeping makeup looking great on a hot day.

- Melody Falcinella -

makeup artist

Setting spray! Urban Decay have a great cooling mist that brings down the temperature of the makeup and makes it stay put all day. If shine still occurs, blot away with translucent powder - it's fantastic at eliminating shine without leaving behind a residue or build up. For very oily skin, skip the moisturiser and put a layer of powder before foundation - Hourglass Ethereal Powder is great! This will hide enlarged pores and soak up excess oil.

recommended routine Cleanse - Your own Exfoliate - Arbonne wipes Tone - No More Pores Oil free moisturiser - REN Mattifying primer - Hourglass Matte foundation - Luminous Silk by Giorgio Armani Translucent powder - NARS Setting spray - Urban Decay


Natural captured by lola images

wonder In a hidden forest glen, fresh whites and rustic touches combine to create a wedding day look with evergreen style‌


Delicious decadence Divine in its simplicity, this three tiered cake nestles, cool and serene, on the forest floor. A single, ruffled sugar flower and ivy garland provide delicate detail.


Intimate Dining This sweetheart setting features a natural table runner, white roses highlighted in mixed brass vessels, crystal cut glasses, gold cutlery and a simple, elegant menu. Cue candlelight and the romantic ambience is complete!


Bridal Style This incredible gown, with dramatic sleeves, keyhole back and short train exudes bohemian elegance. A loosely braided updo, defined eyes and neutral lip and nails, allow the bold lace detail to have its moment. A freeform bouquet featuring abundant white roses and ivy tendrils is the perfect natural accessory.


Location WA Photography Lola Images Dress Through The White Door Hair Kirras Hair Makeup Kristy Ellis Makeup Artist Flowers Lime Flowers Cake Verlena Cakes Furniture Hire & Styling Heart Strings and Pretty Things Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware Hire Society Stationery Paper Fusion Model Courtney Blissett


Gabi & Josh

captured by tealily photography

If ever a wedding day was handcrafted with love, this is it! Featuring a dramatic palette of blush, black and gold, Gabi and Josh’s romantic winter wedding is full of exquisite handmade details. Creating everything from the ceremony backdrop, centrepieces and signage, to their incredible five tiered wedding cake, their lovely day is all about keeping it thoughtful and personal.


Finding the One

“I never had a clear idea of what I wanted my wedding dress to be like. I just went into it wanting something a little bit different, and not too traditional. I was actually a little surprised by what I chose! I couldn’t stop smiling when I put it on - it had the right balance of being relaxed and romantic, but felt special with lots of gorgeous detail.�


Something Old

“A diamond necklace my parents gave me on my 21st birthday.”

New

“Diamond earrings Josh gave me the morning of the wedding.”

Borrowed

“A gold pendant which belonged to my grandmother that I carried on my bouquet.”

Blue

“My parents - Mum wore a blue dress we picked out together, and Dad wore a blue tie and cufflinks I gave him that morning.”


Bridal Party “For the boys, open collars with pocket squares felt subtle yet still polished. I couldn’t go past the gorgeous tulle skirts for the girls - so whimsical! We wanted something that felt winterappropriate, but not too heavy, and the black tulle was the perfect balance. I loved that the whole ensemble had such a romantic feel to it.�


Sweet Ceremony

“We had been quite particular with what we wanted to say to each other and were really emotional, so saying our vows was quite overwhelming and such a happy moment. It was by far our favourite part of the day.�


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Reception Styling

“Walking into our reception was a really magical moment. White candles sat on stacks of black painted books, wooden candle holders held black taper candles and small flower arrangements all sat on pink table runners. Each place setting included a different romantic quote written on a paper napkin ring. The favours were handmade brass ornaments, which also doubled as place cards. Matching handwritten signage was displayed in gold thrifted frames.�


HandmadeDetails

“We were so proud of the handmade details we included - it made the whole day feel so special and personal. I did all of the calligraphy, folded the paper cranes for the ceremony backdrop and painted a globe for our guest book. Josh gets credit for the wooden candle holders and the signage we lettered ourselves. I also made the cake, and was so thrilled with how it turned out.”

EntertainingGuests

“We had an amazing band who played acoustic music during the ceremony and cocktail hour, and sets during the reception until the end of the night. As a surprise for Josh, I organised a whiskey bar for after dinner - it was such a hit with all the guests and really kept the mood going. It was one of our favourite parts of the night, and I don’t even drink whiskey!”


Best Advice

1. Your wedding day is about the two of you. Don’t do anything just because you’re supposed to - do what feels right for you and make it as personal and unique as possible. 2. You probably can’t have everything, so figure out what your priorities are and be willing to compromise on other things. For us, we knew that the photos would be one of the only things that would last forever, so we prioritised this in our budget. 3. Be as organised as possible, but don’t sweat the small stuff. I made endless lists to keep track of everything that was going on, but some things are just out of your control. On the day, the only thing you’ll really care about is that you get to marry the person you love.

Location NSW Photography Tealily Photography Venue Grounds of Alexandria Celebrant Robyn Pattison Dress & Headpiece Anna Campbell Shoes Badgley Mischka Bridesmaids Etsy Hair & Makeup Living Glamour Makeup Suits M.J. Bale Entertainment Duke Music


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get your dance on We talked to two experts with plenty of rhythm and fabulous tips, Anne Marie Dox, Director of Your First Dance Co, and the Baker Boys Band, to help get your plans for your first dance sorted!

finding 'the song' Anne Marie: Make sure you both love the lyrics, the beat or the artist. There’s usually not a connection if only one of you is familiar with the song. Baker Boys Band: The most important thing is that the song really means something to you. If you're worried people might think your choice is a little unorthodox, take a moment in your speeches to explain - people will enjoy learning more about your personality as a couple.


step it up Anne Marie: Dance lessons are a great idea so you don’t have to ‘wing it’ on the day - having to sway for four minutes is everyone’s greatest fear! Learning combination steps, if not a full dance, will help you feel more comfortable and make a great impression. A simple routine under two minutes can take 4-6 one hour lessons, and a more complex routine, approximately 10-12 lessons.

time to rehearse Anne Marie: Film each lesson so you can note your progress and see the good times, the laughs and connection between the two of you. Also, listen to your song whilst travelling to work - it will help you revise your past lessons.


the playlist Anne Marie: At Last - Etta James Has a beautiful and natural waltz feel, being a ž rhythm. From This Moment - Shania Twain Very meaningful and dynamic changes within the piece. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran More modern, couples are loving the inspiration from the film clip. All Of Me - John Legend Slow with dynamic changes, giving any dance a difference within sections. Lost In This Moment - Big & Rich A country feel and one that people love upon hearing. Baker Boys Band: Latch (Acoustic) - Sam Smith First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes Let’s Stay Together - Al Green What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong A Thousand Years - Christina Perri


perfect timing Baker Boys Band: The perfect first dance is one where the bride and groom are comfortable on the floor and enjoying themselves. If you have a band, you can ask them to shorten a longer song, or arrange with your DJ the moment you'd like it to end. It is also totally fine to ask your band to play the original recording by iPod, to ensure the timing is right for what you've rehearsed.

all together now Baker Boys Band: To transition, we invite the wedding party to the floor at the very end of the first dance. Then we’ll get things started with an upbeat song - a guaranteed dance floor filler that everybody knows, e.g. ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’. That gets everyone feeling the music immediately! Photo 1 Raconteur Photography 2 Emma Hampton Photography 3 Luke Simon Photography 4 Long Way Home Photography 5 Anthea & Lyndon Photography 6 B Captured by Ky Luu 7 Keegan Wong 8 Figtree Pictures


Ethereal Blush captured by qlix photography

Set in the idyllic surrounds of Summerfields Estate, this shoot captures the oh-so-pretty and freshly feminine style of an elegant ballerina bride. Light filled and luxurious, with a hint of vintage charm, each scene is suffused with the beauty of ethereal blush.


Bridal style With its richly detailed bodice and flowing skirt, this gown is designed for dance, embodying simple elegance and grace. A softly braided updo, gold hairpiece and fresh makeup with a hint of peach on cheeks and lips complete her beautiful look.


Sitting pretty A vintage dresser spills romantic roses and trailing greenery. A trio of dainty gateaux sit atop their pedestals, waiting to be admired. Delicate stationery, a favourite perfume and mirror compact nestle amongst her collection of ribbons and pearls.


Blooming beauty As if just picked from the garden, this opulent bouquet features soft-petaled florals and trailing ribbons which dance at the slightest breeze.


Table for two The bridal table is set under a lush green arbour adorned with gold and crystal chandeliers which catch the afternoon light. A soft palette of pale peach and pink, blush and champagne is paired with gold-toned brassware, a flowing silk runner and artfully stacked plate ware. Handwritten place cards and peach toned glassware complete the pretty scene.


Location VIC Photography Qlix Photography Venue Summerfields Estate Dress Anaessia Hair May VL Makeup Makeup Stephanie Lingoh Makeup Styling Blooming Love Events Furniture & Props Poppy Jean Flowers Basia Puchalski Floral Design Cakes Sweet Bakes Calligraphy Lemontree Calligraphy Runners & Ribbons Silk and Willow Model Ashla Magill


Melissa + Grant captured by mark and kara

Melissa and Grant’s lovely celebration makes the most of every moment starting with a wonderfully private ‘first look’ and photos in a pretty, leafy location, before being joined by their bridal party. They even found time for a quick drink at the local on the way to their ceremony. Way to stay calm, guys!


The Planning Experience “I’m a fairly organised person, but a bad time keeper, so I made a point of always being in front and feeling like I was in control. I loved all of our DIY projects and working together with my hubby and family. Dealing with contractors was okay as I do this as part of my day job, but I understand how some would see this as a daunting experience. Our focus was to keep on top of things so we could enjoy every bit of the journey (and avoid the stress!).”

Most Important “Making sure we stuck to a realistic budget, because financial stresses are not something anyone should have to worry about in the lead up to the big day. We were also both keen to ensure all of our family and friends felt special and included.”


"It really is such a big day that you just have to let go, be comfortable that you have done your best and enjoy every minute."


The Dress Search “Being a lover of vintage, the ‘Golden Age’ selection from Lisa Gowing was an easy fit for me. When my sister had the same reaction of, ‘Yep, that’s the one’, I knew I was making the right decision. The layering of the lace was just so delicate and eye catching, it has so much character.”


Bridesmaid Style “Early on, I decided I was looking for classic, floor length gowns and not only found dresses that I was happy with, but my maids were really comfortable in. Originally I was looking at a rustic pink, but my brother and Grant suggested dark blue - it complemented the suits and really allowed the bouquets to ‘pop’, which was what I was looking for. It was worth heeding the male fashionista advice!”


Reception Decor “I went for a vintage theme with some rustic and modern twists. Soft lighting illuminated the beautiful venue with its feature sandstone, and we added some complementing touches here and there, such as raw timber discs to tie in with the old hardwood timber floors. As the ceremony and reception were at the same venue, it was easy to carry the styling flow into both areas. We also saved on costs by moving flower arrangements inside after the ceremony.�


Melissa's Top Tips One

Focus on what's most important to you, be realistic about your budget and do your research.

Two

Start planning early to get the critical things sorted, like your photographer, venue and church or celebrant.

Three

Pick a theme and stick to it. It can be costly to change ideas!

Four

Get your soon-to-be hubby involved. Joint projects can be a lot of fun and ensure you are both happy with what is planned.

Five

Don't forget to enjoy the planning - you only do it once and it's half the fun!


Location NSW Photography Mark and Kara Venue The Cell Block Theatre, National Arts School, Darlinghurst Celebrant Gaynor Cobby Dress Lisa Gowing Hairpiece & Veil Percy Handmade Jewellery Samantha Wills Shoes Melissa Australia Belt MillieIcaro Bridesmaids White Runway Hair Natalie Tan Makeup Stacey McPherson Suits Peppers Formalwear Decor Hire & Signage Hello Vintage Flowers Wild Blossom Lighting 1000 Lights Illuminated Letters Sammy and Lola Entertainment Something Borrowed Musical Functions Cake Simple Ingredients Cake Topper The Pink Owl Designs Catering Laissez Faire Catering Dance Lessons Dance Planet


picnic & portraits captured by we are origami photography


Alex and Yvonne's engagement shoot, complete with private picnic, is a gorgeous example of how a styled setting can produce not only stunning photos, but special memories.

choosing the theme “It was a no-brainer to be honest, because I love the colours of autumn, trees and tall grass. When our photographer suggested a romantic picnic in Centennial Park I was up for it, because Alex and I haven't actually been on a picnic together in seven years of dating!”

the Shoot experience “It was really fun - everything was styled for us using edible props! We also exchanged emails to ensure what we were wearing complimented the shoot. We were a little camera shy at first but the results looked amazing. I turned the photos of the shoot into my guest book at the wedding!”


wedding planning “It’s definitely a very stressful, but rewarding experience. I do blame the modern platforms like Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for injecting too many ideas in my head! It was an art filtering what I wanted and what was logical and practical for the day. Overall, I think with the right vendors, supportive family and friends and a keen eye for good detail, it’s definitely worth it as a once in a lifetime experience!”

best advice “An engagement shoot is definitely a great way to get to know your photographers – their personalities and style of shooting – and it’s surely a great opportunity to document a beautiful moment in your lives. We are surrounded by so many beautiful locations – so why not make good use of it!”

Location NSW Photography We Are Origami Photography Venue Centennial Park, Sydney Stylist Carina Brezeanu Makeup D’Makeupstation


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sant elia

Intricate detail, clever draping and a touch of cheekiness are hallmarks of Sant Elia’s approach to creating distinctive and fashion-forward gowns. Our bespoke couture concept encapsulates vintage European inspired designs, interlaced with today’s modern-glam.

gillian bell cake

An artisan baker who uses organic, local and seasonal produce, Gillian develops all 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.


wedding photography

photography by emma pointon

I am a Fremantle based photographer who adores working with unique, quirky and delightfully happy couples. I specialise in photographing naturally, with minimal posing, to ensure your wedding is full of fun and laughter and not about having photos taken.

kk wedding photography

Hi, I’m Krissie, a natural light, documentary photographer. Gold Coast based, I photograph from South East Queensland to Northern NSW. I love to capture precious moments with warmth and laughter, so let's go explore the little universe surrounding your wedding.

peggy saas photography

images by lou o'brien

Peggy Saas is a hopeless romantic who loves to capture the intimate and candid moments that often go unnoticed. She has a keen eye for the small and beautiful details, capturing the beauty of each wedding in her unique whimsical style and creating everlasting memories.

My name is Lou O'Brien and I’m addicted to weddings! Based on the Sunshine Coast, I feel so honoured to be part of a couple’s special day and put my whole heart into capturing each couples’ unique story.


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nicole duncan photography

We love to tell stories through soulful images. We don't just shoot what we see; but what we feel. We love focusing on beautiful connections and heartfelt moments inbetween. Our imagery is timeless, romantic, raw, honest and emotional.

lyndal carmichael photography

My top priority is to give you amazing wedding photos but it’s also really important to me that we have fun doing it! My couples often comment how they feel like they are just hanging out with a friend.

styling, Hire & Decor

a little vintage bliss

the wedding zone

Have a perfect and unique wedding day with A Little Vintage Bliss Styling. We can help your ceremony and reception dreams come true with our fabulous range of vintage and modern hire items. Let us make your day A Little Vintage Blissful.

As ceremony design specialists, we can create the most unique events in the most beautiful of locations. Bringing your ideas to life with The Wedding Zone since 1999, we have a team of talented ladies and gents dedicated to your day.


venues & entertainment

tattersall's function centre

the landing at dockside

Hidden in the heart of Brisbane city and with an abundance of spaces to choose from, Tattersall’s Function Centre invites you to experience the majestic facilities this unique venue has to offer for both your ceremony and reception.

Brisbane's premier wedding and event venue with an atmosphere unmatched by any other waterfront location. With our experienced coordinators, award winning food and a spectacular setting, you are sure to have the perfect day.

baker boys band

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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!

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Packed with tips and ideas from real brides, plus flawless makeup for a summer wedding, nailing your first dance and how to plan a beautiful...