Real-life Wedding: Tabitha and Luke

Have a look at these gorgeous photos from the recent wedding of Tabitha and Luke. The lovely bride had a fabulous eye for detail and supplied so many little extras to theme the wedding.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck with white theme and giant balloons

The giant white balloons and silver tin vases with babies breath framed the aisle beautifully, tying in with the white, silver and black theme.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck, vases with flowers

Tabitha had an abundance of vases with white flowers, even above the bridal party at the ceremony.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck, refreshment table

The refreshment table held the ceremony programs, iced water and cute cookies with silver glitter icing for her guests. The enormous “T&L” letters looked brilliant.

String quartet playing at the wedding ceremony on the pool deck.

A string quartet provided entertainment for the guests and also played the bridal entrance music. Live music at the ceremony is so romantic.

Blackboard table seating plan

The seating plan was drawn up on a blackboard at the entrance to the reception room and decorated with more flowers and the balloons.

Sorrento Room Reception Venue with White Theme

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue Table Setting

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue with White Theme

The reception room looked lovely with the white and silver theme and the bridal party on the stage. Martini vases with white flowers were the beautiful centre pieces provided by Flower en Counter.

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue Table Number

Wedding reception menu with bags for lolly buffet

Table numbers were made to match the theme, as well as menus that doubled as bags for the lolly buffet.

Wedding Cake by Adam Hackett

The 2 tier wedding cake was also adorned by flowers and edible silver spots.

Such a beautiful wedding with so many original ideas by the couple. Best wishes to the new Mr and Mrs …

Wedding Bridal Party Black, White and Silver Theme

Credits: Images by Corne & Lara, Flowers by the bride and Flower en Counter, Cake by Adam Hackett from the Sofitel Gold Coast, Broadbeach.


Getting married on Valentine’s Day: Yes or No?

Choosing the right wedding date is tough: you have to coordinate with so many important family and friends’ availability, and there’s usually at least a few people in your family who have an opinion on when is best.

With Valentine’s Day coming up in just two weeks, it got me thinking about how popular the 14th of February is for proposals and weddings.

As a wedding planner, I LOVE  love and all the romance that comes with it. But like any choice of wedding date, there are pros and cons to getting married on the most romantic day of the year:

Why Valentine’s Day may not be the best day to get married:

ValentinesDay.emptyrestaurant.morguefile1. You’ll share your wedding anniversary with everyone else who’s celebrating their love that day.
Restaurant bookings will probably be more expensive and harder to get, and you won’t be the only one getting sent flowers at the office that day.

Image: Flickr / danielmoyle
Image: Flickr / danielmoyle

2. You will generally need to book your venue further in advance
Often up to two years or more in advance,  to ensure you can secure this popular date.

Image: Flickr / Debs (ò‿ó)♪

3. Unless you also send Save The Dates to your guests well in advance,  you might also find some are already booked up with other plans that day.
Maybe even at another wedding.

ValentinesDay.Red roses.morguefile4. The cost of flowers for your big day may be more expensive.
Prices are often inflated during the Valentine’s Day period.

Image: Flickr / UrbaneWomenMag
Image: Flickr / UrbaneWomenMag

5. Your unmarried friends might find it harder to bring a guest along.
Being invited to a wedding AND to celebrate Valentine’s Day in one go just might be a little too much pressure for some.

Image: Flickr / Kooroshication (cropped)
Image: Flickr / Kooroshication (cropped)

6. Got any single friends (who’d rather not be)?
Valentines probably isn’t their favourite day of the year…

Why it’s great to get married on Valentine’s Day:

Image: Flickr / Spixey
Image: Flickr / Spixey

1. Your significant other will never forget your anniversary.
Plus, the influx of red love hearts and roses in the shops in the lead up to Valentine’s Day will always serve as a reminder that your anniversary is coming up.

2. Only one romantic gift to splash out on each year.
So you can make it an extra special one.

ValentinesDay.candyhearts.morguefile3. Your guests will be in the mood to celebrate luuuuurve in all its splendour.

Image: Flickr / somewhereintheworldtoday
Image: Flickr / somewhereintheworldtoday

4. Picking a theme / your wedding colours will be super easy.
It’s all about pink & red!

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5. There will be heaps of great theming options in all the shops that you can use for your reception decorations.
And finding cute bonboniere will be a breeze.

Image: Flickr / apdk

6. It’s so romantic!
What better day to celebrate your love than when you can practically smell the roses in the air already.

What do you think?

Congratulations to Preya and Jarrod on their Wedding Day

A big congratulations to Preya and Jarrod who were married on Saturday. Our best wishes go to the new Mr and Mrs!

The ceremony and reception rooms looked beautiful with a lovely dusty pink and lilac theme by Love Notes and Flower en Counter.

Wedding Ceremony Venue Arbour Chair Covers Dusty Pink Mauve Theme

Wedding Arbour Ceremony Rose Balls Draping

Wedding Ceremony Registration Table Flowers Chair Covers Dusty Pink Sash

Wedding Reception Room Dusty Pink Sash Flowers Fairy Light Backdrop

Wedding Reception Flowers Tall Vase Pink, Purple, Lilac, Mauve Flowers

Credits: Theming by Love Notes and Flower en Counter

10 Summer Wedding Ideas We Love

By Stephanie for Style Me Pretty

Found this fantastic post for the top 10 summer wedding ideas. Some brilliant ideas … Thanks SMP.

When you wedding blog for a living, you come across about a million and one fun ideas on a daily basis. It’s true. And with summer wedding season in official full swing, it seemed there was no better time to sit down and share some of our absolute favorites. Ideas for summer brides — or frankly, any wedding lover –to swoon. So let’s wrap up the chitty chat and get straight to the goods, shall we? Our ten top details for warm-weathered nuptials…

One. Nothing gussies up your trip down the aisle like a gorgeous pot of poppy florals. Choose a hue that works with your palette, and let these potted pretties decorate your ceremony, serve as centerpieces or even give away to guests as favors!

Two. Beat the heat with fans or umbrellas to keeps guest cool and comfy during your outdoor affair. Place one on each chair or have them waiting for guests at the entrance of your ceremony.

Three. Refreshing cocktails greeting your guests are sure to be an instant hit and a fun way to add a splash of personality to your cocktail hour. Some warm-weathered beverages that we can’t get enough of? Margaritas and scrumptious Mojitos.

Four. Set-up a shaded spot for your guests to lounge and sip on those yummy aforementioned cocktails. A small tent, umbrellas or an outdoor patio will do the trick.

Five. You know what we love? Wedding sunglasses, that’s what! Pass sunnies out to all your loved ones so they can get their summer receptioning on in style.

Six. Summer is the perfect, PERFECT time to infuse your day with color. Think bright hues and fun fabrics decorating the reception tables. Speaking of which, how amazing is this tablescape? We love that Ikat runner so much, we could marry it.

Seven. Think outside the box for wedding day details and set your sites on fruit. It runs a plenty in the summer months and let’s face it, a juicy peach used as a seating card is just that…peachy.

Eight. Go bright or go home is our summer wedding motto. Flowers are blooming and they come in many a pretty color. Have fun mixing big blooms and different hues. You can’t go wrong with pretty shades of yellow and coral.

Nine. There’s nothing like sparkling lanterns to light the dinner table. Hanging unique shape lanterns at different levels are a fun way to spice up the traditional alfresco meal.

Ten. We definitely all scream for ice cream and it goes without saying that the warmer temperatures deserve a little sweat treat cool down. For go the crudités and pass ice cream cones at the cocktail hour or better yet, serve a late night sundae bar. Your guests and their tummies will thank you.


Photography Credits: One: Jose Villa Photography | Two: Theo Milo Photography | Three: Hazelnut Photography | Four: Brosnan Photographic | Five: Bryce Covey Photography | Six: Jose Villa Photography | Seven: Emily Scannell Photography | Eight: KT Merry Photography | Nine: Elizabeth Messina | Ten: Erich McVey Photography

For the full article see Style Me Pretty

Wedding Trend: Alternative Bouquets

Crystal wedding bouquet
Image by Emma Case
Bouquet by Debbie Carlisle Bouquets

A friend mentioned the other day that she loved the trendy crystal bouquets some brides are choosing in place of flower bouquets. I then found this wonderful blog post on Boho Weddings, and thought I would share these beautiful, creative, very alternative bouquet ideas:

Vintage and Crystal Bouquets
These are really popular at the moment and I’m pretty sure they are here to stay. Perfect for stylish brides who want to incorporate a vintage element into their wedding, also the perfect way to add something that holds sentimental meaning to the bride.

Debbie Carlisle Bouquets (photo credits Emma Case)

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Jo Barnes Vintage

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Judith Brown Jewellery

Alternative Bridal Bouquets

Love Bouquets

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Alternative Bridal Bouquets

For the full article and for more great, alternative bouquet ideas see Boho Weddings.

Credits:  Reblogged from Boho Weddings, Images by Emma Case, Bouquets by Debbie Carlisle Bouquets, Jo Barnes Vintage and Judith Brown Jewellery

One Magnifique Day – your wedding inspiration!

Bride & GroomWelcome to One Magnifique Day! I’m Hayley and I’m delighted to introduce One Magnifique Day, the wedding blog by a wedding professional. Having managed hundreds of weddings, I would love to share ideas, experiences, advice and images from weddings I’ve produced. I’d also love to hear your comments and ideas!

Hayley - Wedding plannerI’m a passionate, experienced and innovative wedding specialist with close ties to other industry professionals such as chefs, designers, entertainers, photographers and theming companies. I look forward to assisting with any questions and keeping you updated with the latest wedding trends.

Keep reading for upcoming stories on wedding cakes, bonbonniere and place cards and the real life wedding experience of Brooke and Brendan and their sophisticated and stylish, black and white themed wedding.

PS: If there’s anything you’d like to see on this site, leave a reply and I’ll do my best!