Real-life Wedding: Tim and Kelly

Gorgeous couple Tim and Kel tied the knot in a beautiful pool deck ceremony recently, followed by a cocktail style reception. Enjoy their beautiful photos.

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Sofitel Lobby Bride with Bouquet

Sofitel Lobby Wedding Guests on Balcony

Family and friends waited for the bride to arrive with a birds eye view from the balcony. There was a great atmosphere in the lobby when the bride entered to cheering and clapping from her loved ones.

Bride and Groom with Celebrant on the Pool Deck during the Wedding Ceremony

Celebrant Tarnya Bennett married the couple on the pool deck with fantastic hinterland views.

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Bride and groom on the beach

The beach makes a wonderful backdrop to some romantic images of the newlyweds.

Bride and groom mirror with thank you sign on blackboard

Calla lily centre piece and bouquet

Cala lillies were the brides choice for classic looking bouquet and centre pieces on the cocktail tables.

Wishing well and love sign with tea light candle

 Bride and groom kiss

 We wish Kel and Tim the very best in their life together and Mr and Mrs. Congratulations!

Credits: Celebrant: Tarnya Bennett, Images by Mr and Mrs Smith Photography, Flowers by Flower en Counter.

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Theming Idea: 1920’s Gatsby Inspired Cocktail Reception

The very popular 1920’s/Great Gatsby was the theme for a recent cocktail soiree on the pool deck. Some amazing props and decor completed this fabulous event and gave it wonderful ambience.

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Image by Warrington Photography
Pool Deck Sails, Chef, Fountain and Chandelier
Image by Peter Crichton Photography

The fountain, white draping, topiary trees and chandeliers transformed the pool deck into a stylish 1920’s style cocktail reception.

Pool Deck Sail, Dresser, Juice
Image by Peter Crichton Photography
Pool Deck Fountain, Lantern and Candle
Image by Warrington Photography

Simple decorations like this lantern and candle added to the theme beautifully.

 

Champagne Saucers, French Champagne and Chandelier
Image by Peter Crichton Photography

The French champagne flowed in the champagne saucers. It was truly a memorable night.

Credits: Images by Peter Crichton Photography and Warrington Photography, Event by Simple Swan

Theming Idea: Hamptons Vintage

Wedding Reception or Engagement Theming Hamptons Vintage Style

We recently held an engagement celebration with the most fabulous Hamptons – Vintage theming from DC Creations.  So many wonderful ideas and intricate details that completely transformed the room and deck.

Wicker, pearls, doileys, burlap, flowers, vintage frames and tea cups, draping and lanterns added to the romantic, relaxed and chic ambience.

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Wedding and Engagement Theming Hamptons-Vintage

Wedding and Engagement Theming Hamptons Vintage

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Wedding and Engagement Theming Hamptons-Vintage

Wedding and Engagement Theming Hamptons-Vintage

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Wedding and Engagement Theming Hamptons-Vintage

Credits:  Theming by DC Creations.  Thank you to Simple Swan for the images.

Theming Idea: Gatsby Inspiration

For Melbourne Cup Day our Room 81 Restaurant was transformed into a 1920’s Gatsby-influenced luncheon.  I love this decadent and sophisticated theme.

Room 81 Gatsby Style 1920s theme Flappers
Image by SB4
Room 81 Gatsby Style 1920s theme Centre Piece Ice Black Feathers
Image by One Magnifique Day
Room 81 Gatsby Style 1920s theme
Image by SB4
Room 81 Gatsby 1920s Theme Bar Crystal Chandelier
Image by One Magnifique Day
Room 81 Entrance Beaded Curtain 1920s theme red carpet
Image by One Magnifique Day
Room 81 Gatsby Style 1920s theme model
Image by SB4

Credits: Images of Room 81 Restaurant and Bar by One Magnifique Day and SB4

Real-life Wedding: Brodie + Kylie Video

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This is the most beautiful video of the gorgeous Brodie and Kylie on their wedding day. Congratulations to you both and thank you for sharing this very special video.

Credits: Video by Poetry in Motion

Real-life Wedding: Sandy + David

Sandy and David chose an elegant and romantic pink, crystal and silver theme with an Irish influence for their beautiful wedding recently.

Gold Coast Beach Wedding Bride and Groom

I love these beach photos with the bridal party …

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 The room looked stunning with ceiling draping, fairy light backdrop, crystal centre pieces and candles galore. Sandy provided table “names” of Irish Towns.

Broadbeach Room, Ceiling Draping, Fairylight Backdrop, Crytal Centrepieces

Broadbeach Room, Ceiling Draping, Fairylight Backdrop, Crytal Centrepieces 

Broadbeach Room, Ceiling Draping, Fairylight Backdrop, Crytal Centrepieces

Just gorgeous! Best wishes to the new Mr and Mrs …

Broadbeach Room, Ceiling Draping, Fairylight drop, Crytal Centrepieces, Ivory roses bouquet

Credits:

Photography: Peter Crichton Photography

Cake: Deliciously Decadent Cakes

Theming: Elegant Events

Real-life Wedding: Brooke + Brendan

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Real Life Wedding of Brooke and Brendan on the Beach

I recently looked after Brooke and Brendan’s beautiful Black and White-themed wedding.  Even though there were a couple of showers on the day, it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of Brooke, Brendan and their guests on their wedding day. Brooke and Brendan describe their wedding as “a huge success, extremely memorable and with many compliments from our guests telling us they enjoyed the night as much as we did”. Enjoy their beautiful photos!

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After the ceremony, guests arrived to the reception room decorated in a stylish, sophisticated and opulent black and white theme. Centre pieces were fishbowl vases with pale pink and ivory roses to tie in perfectly with the bouquets and the pale pink of the bridesmaid’s dresses.  Ceiling draping and a backdrop with uplighting gave the room the formal touch. The Photobooth provided some entertainment for the guests as did the props Brooke had provided for some fun photos. Brooke said “the room set up was absolutely perfect and just as I had imagined it to look”

Gold Coast Broadbeach Wedding Cake Robes Shoes Flowers

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Surrounded by their loving family and friends, Brendan and Brooke enjoyed their truly unforgettable wedding reception. We wish them every success in their future together as Mr and Mrs.

Photographer: Ben Rugers
Photographer: Ben Rugers

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Photography by: Ben Rugers Photography

Congratulations to Mili and Chris on their Wedding Day

Mili and Chris chose a classy charcoal grey and yellow theme for their beautiful wedding.

Wedding Ceremony Charcoal Grey and Yellow THeme

The terrace, with its marquee style ceiling and polished wood floors, looked amazing for their informal reception.

Wedding Reception in the Terrace Charcoal and Yellow Theme

Wedding Reception Table Fishbowl Centrepiece with Yellow Flowers

Mili and her bridesmaid’s bouquets matched the gorgeous centrepieces from Flower en Counter.

Fishbowl Centre Piece with Yellow and Green Theme

Their cake by Adam Hackett looked fantastic and I’m sure tasted just as good.

Wedding Cake with Spots and Flowers

The couple looked so happy and delighted with their special day. Congratulations!

Credits: Flowers by Flower en Counter, Cake by Adam Hackett, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach.

Congratulations to Amanda and Damian on their Wedding Day

Last Sunday Amanda and Damian tied the knot before their family and friends, then danced the night away at their reception.

 Wedding Ceremony on the Pool Deck with Apple Green Theme

Amanda and Damian chose a lovely fresh apple green theme perfect for a Spring wedding.

Wedding Reception with Apple Green Theme

The beautiful cake complimented the theme perfectly as did the wedding favour – a hanging glass candle holder with matching green candle and orchid.

Wedding Cake with Apple Green theme and Frill Icing with Wedding Favour of Hanging Glass Candle Holder

 Congratulations to Amanda and Damian, it was a perfect day!

 

Congratulations to Jayda and Dane on their Wedding Day

Jayda and Dane made the perfect couple on a perfect day for a wedding. The skies stayed clear for the pool deck ceremony and their wedding photos. Check out the pics of the reception room.

Wedding Reception Pink and Silver Theme

Wedding Reception Bridal Backdrop with Uplighting and Centrepiece

Place Card, Bonbonierre, Guest Book, Wedding Favour

Wedding Cake and Floral Centre Piece

Our best wishes in your future together as Mr and Mrs.

Congratulations to Lisa and David on their Wedding Day

The overcast sky made a stunning backdrop to the pool deck wedding ceremony for Lisa and David today.

Pool Deck Wedding Ceremony with Black and White Theme

 The reception room was sophisticated with a classic black and white theme. The fairy light backdrop highlighted the bridal table and the centre pieces gave the guest tables an elegant touch.

Reception room with classic black and white theme and fairy light backdrop

The wedding cake kept in with the black and white theme with grey love hearts.

Black and white wedding cake and calla lily centre piece

Best wishes to the newlyweds.

Credits:  Cake by Adam Hackett, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Flowers by Flower en Counter, Theming by AV Partners.

Fall In Love With Your Autumn/Winter Wedding

Now that winter is upon us, I had to share this lovely blog article by White+White Weddings and Events about weddings in the colder months:

As the days start to cool down its time to start planning your dreamy winter wedding. Don’t shy away from the cold; winter days bring perfect clear blue skies, gorgeous photos and cosy loved up nights. It is no longer a time for wedding hibernation, as trends move to autumn and winter weddings, especially in Australia’s gorgeous climate. There are so many reasons to love the cooler seasons and here’s why.

WARMTH & LIGHT

  • Intimate indoor spaces; barns, warehouses, libraries, art galleries, halls and restaurants provide wonderful settings away from the cool night air.
  • Fire; bonfires and brasseries add warmth and magic to outdoor and country receptions. Pair this with a big basket of wraps and blankets for your guests to really enjoy the night in comfort.
  • Festive food; – pack your menu full of hearty soups, hug mugs full of hot chocolate and plenty of mulled wine to warm the soul.
  • Rugged up Bride and Groom; add beautiful detail to your dress with luscious lacy long sleeves, styled cardigans and wraps, and long formal dresses. Your groom will love dressing up too. Explore warm and textured fabrics like wool and tweed or accessorise him with a scarf, necktie, hat, vest or waist coat.
  • Look fresh; dazzle the whole day with fresh makeup and hair that won’t be affected by the heat and humidity of summer. You’ll look radiant in the winter sunshine.

 

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IMAGE CREDITS (L-R):

Lace Back Wedding Dress and Winter Hairpiece http://www.pinterest.com/pin/499758889872409752/

Long Sleeves Wedding Dress http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/02/25/organic-provencal-editorial-get-the-look/

Tweed Suit http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/cd/8c/ed/cd8cedd0e87e83b1a8dd29e8a77c7a95.jpg

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IMAGE CREDIT (L-R):

Blue Suit http://styleguy.tumblr.com/post/72810372923

Autumn Wedding Arbour http://burnettsboards.com/2013/09/autumn-wedding-palette/

Winter Wedding Wrap Bolero http://www.pinterest.com/pin/125678645822752893/

 

STYLING

  • Natural inspiration; use nature as your backdrop for your winter wedding wonderland – incorporate branches, leaves, pine cones, trees and the gold, red and grey hues of the season in your colour palette.
  • Harvest abundance; use seasonal festive fruits and vegetables (figs, quinces, pomegranates, apples, lemons, pears, persimmons, pumpkins) to fill your tables with lavish decoration.
  • Light; candles, candles and more candles – romance the cold away with glass ball votives, pillar candles, lanterns and fairy lights. Or capture the clarity of clear winter skies and warm sunlight with a daytime wedding.

 

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IMAGE CREDIT (L-R)

Hanging Glass Votives http://www.pinterest.com/pin/358669557795318939/

Winter Table Setting http://blog.heylook.fi/2011/09/autumn-wedding-inspiration.html

Mulled Wine http://www.flourishingfoodie.com/2012/12/mulled-wine.html

Branches and Candles http://www.pinterest.com/pin/499758889872409603/

 

Please continue to read the full article at White+White Weddings and Events

 

Credits: Original blog article by White+White Weddings and Events

 

Congratulations to Kelly and Tim on their Wedding Day

 

 Well, it was a perfect May Day and the Wedding of Kelly and Tim went off without a hitch! 

Haighs Chocolate Wedding Favours

Delicious Haigh’s Chocolates were the wedding favour for the guests to enjoy. Great idea to match the colour theme with ribbon.

Jenga Game Wedding Reception

The guests were entertained playing Jenga and could also write a personal message to the bride and groom on the blocks for a keepsake!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Calla Lily Floral Arrangement

The bride chose stunning Calla Lilies for both her bouquet and the wedding centrepieces. What a striking arrangement by Flower en Counter.

We wish Kelly and Tim the very best in their future together as a married couple!

Credits: Theming by AV Partners, Flowers by Flower en Counter

 

 

Pool Deck Wedding Ceremony

 

Check out these photos of the gorgeous pool deck set for a classic silver and white wedding ceremony.  The pool looks so tranquil and inviting, sure to impress wedding guests!

Pool Deck Wedding Ceremony Set Up

Wedding Ceremony Registration Table overlooking the Pool

Wedding Ceremony Set Up Silver Sashes

Wedding Ceremony on Pool Deck Silver Satin Sashes

Credits: Theming by Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach and AV Partners, Flowers by Flower en Counter.

 

 

Real-Life Wedding: Jade and Julian

Jade and Julian’s recent wedding was such an amazing day, from the pool deck ceremony and beach photos to the cocktail style reception. These photos are just beautiful!

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Beach Wedding Bride and Groom

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The reception room looked fantastic with a romantic pink and white theme which included the wedding cake, candy buffet, room decorations and of course, the bridal party.

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We know Jade and Julian will have a wonderful life together! Congratulations to you both!

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Credits: Candy Buffet by Perfectly Sweet, Theming by Love Notes, Flowers by Flower en Counter, Cake by Cake Bitz, Images by Erin Smith Photography