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Real Wedding: Adriana & Andrew, 20.08.2016

Submitted to Bridal Fantasy by B Wedding Invitations

The Details

How did you and your partner meet?

Andrew and I met through mutual friends, while we were both on Christmas Holidays, on the beach in the Mornington Peninsula.

How did he propose?

During a weekend away at my parent’s holiday house at Lorne, and after a very long and beautiful day of site seeing down the Great Ocean Road, Andrew proposed at one of our favorites places in Lorne at Teddy’s lookout.

What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?

I have only been married for a short time now, but Andrew and I have been together for many years. I would say that the most important part of maintaining a strong relationship would be to never take yourself or your relationship too seriously and don’t forget to have fun.

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it:

The most important thing to me when I chose my gown was how I connected with the designer. I had a vision in mind, but it was up to the designer to lead me on the journey. Leah was laid back in her approach and not OTT, and that was super important to me. My dress was different, I hadn’t seen anything like it and I was so happy with the outcome.

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?

I had always envisioned my wedding day to be a laid-back type of glamorous styled one. A winter style winery was perfect for this, and Stones of the Yarra Valley nailed that brief. Stones can be anything you want it to be. Our hanging chandelier of florals with tea light candles, along with drooping fairy lights, really set the mood. There was an open fire pit outside the back doors overlooking the vineyard, it was perfect.

What was your favorite moment from the day?

Fireworks, of course. I’m a sucker for those big, bright sparkles in the sky, and Andrew knows this. Part way through Andrew’s speech, he surprised me and our guests with a show of amazing fireworks over the vineyard. It was magical.

Any DIY décor elements?

All in all, the team at Stones are amazing event coordinators. They prompt you with things that you haven’t even thought about in terms of décor... but some things that we added were fairy lighting, outdoor fire pit, bird cage for “wishing well”.... etc.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change?

I can honestly say, I wouldn’t change anything. Nothing is perfect but to us, our wedding day was stunning and most importantly, it was a huge celebration with friends and family, filled with love, laughter and of course, great food and wine.

Any tips that you can give to future brides?

Be organized– there is no fun in last minute stress sessions. In the last 6 months, set your ‘to do’ list and order it in priority. The highest priority items, set to action 6 months prior, and work the list backwards so that you have certain things to action, every month. Plan to have a blank ‘to do’ list two weeks prior, because things will pop up.

The Details

Dress: Leah Da Gloria https://www.leahdagloria.com/

Makeup: Cassandra Lusi

Hair: Rokk Ebony

Shoes: Valentino

Accessories: Tiffany & Co

Personalised Wedding Gifts: Adorn Invitations https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/

Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell

Grooms Suit: MJ Bale

Photographer: Darin Collison http://darincollisonphotography.com.au/

Video –Life in Light Films

Menus & Place Cards: BWedding Invitations

http://www.bweddinginvitations.com/

Cake: Cakes by Raymond Tan (@rymondtn)

Food: Stones of the Yarra Valley

Flowers: Blooming Brides

Ceremony Venue: St Mary’s Star of the Sea, West Melbourne

Reception Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley

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STYLING A LUXE BOHO MEETS LAVENDER WEDDING

Introduction:

Boho couture and lavender fields have blessed our wedding loving hearts over here at Bridal Fantasy. We were lucky enough to have this fall across our eyes from Alyssa Ho; the Marketing director over at B Wedding Invitations. Some of the top wedding industry experts, stylists and dress designers planned and perfectly executed this Boho & Lavender styled shoot. You'd almost think it was a REAL wedding. Almost like a fairy tale I had to take breaks from writing just to over examine every single detail of this shoot as I, myself was captivated. For anyone completely in the dark in regards to the theme of their own wedding, this spread is sure to give you some ideas. Lets begin! *All creditors are placed at the end of the article.*  

Article from B Wedding Invitations -

Influences & Inspiration of the Theme:

As you’ll find with your wedding, you’ll start off with an idea but you will witness it beautifully turn into something beyond your wildest expectations and so different, in a good way, to how you originally wanted it to be. When we started planning how we wanted this shoot to turn out, we had our hearts set on darker and moodier – think rich plums and velvet reds, set in an enchanting forest with that wild, untamed spirit of the boho couple. Our ideas were ever changing, but at the heart of it all, we wanted to create something that wasn’t a copy of something that’s been done before. We took inspiration from images we had seen online and ran free with it, letting it take a life of its own. We found it organically move towards more earthy tones and we found ourselves then wanting to achieve a more feminine, fairy tale theme with the incorporation of our stylist’s own individual touch. She defines her personal style as boho and hippy and soon realized it is hard to separate yourself from it all, just as you as a bride will find it hard to not bring into your wedding day you and your partner’s own personality and lovable quirks. You want to make the experience personal and you want to have a connection with it. You have to make the day well and truly yours. In the end, it unexpectedly but pleasantly turned out to be a boho meets soft purple with that much-needed elegant touch brought in by the gold accents.

Styling:

Location: Picking the (perfect) location is one of the most important parts in wedding planning because once it’s locked in, you can plan all the finer details around it. We looked at the possibility of hosting this shoot at a beach or forest until we realized that we would have to change our themes and colors slightly based on the location. Consider the surrounding and the lighting, we chose this location because it was stunning throughout each hour of the day! Colors: Shades of purple ranging from deep to pastel blended with soft pinks will add that feminine feel while coupling that with crisp whites and creamy colors along with gold will contribute that perfect touch of contrast and highlight. The green adds that sense of vibrancy and should be present through the floral arrangements and natural surroundings so as to not overdo it. Adding touches of metallic throughout your special day will add that sophisticated and modern element. Décor &Texture: A traditional wooden table adds that charmingly rustic, relaxed and countryside elegance feel and it allows for an intimate gathering that isn’t overly formal. Set against it lightly washed lavender fabrics for that soft, romantic feel. For that hippy, casual feel that really welcomes your guests, go with an elaborately unique patterned rug to set the base, then layer it with fur rugs, sequin and tasseled handmade throws, a range of cushions inspired by Moroccan prints, thickly stitched accessories and metallic gold ottomans. Find inspiration from the heart of Morocco and bring it into the 21st century. Florals: Ask your florist for a blooming, elaborate arrangement that will speak for itself – leafy greens and succulents with pastel pink roses and lavender sprigs decorated throughout. Pay attention to detail and serve your guests a soft purple beverage in crystal glassware with real lavender sprigs for a thoughtful touch. Let the floral arrangement be unstructured and messy, the greenery is necessary for breaking up the richness of the purple. You want an effortless, natural, organic-looking and free-flowing arrangement that will steal the show. Tablescape: Decorate the wooden table with the geodes and gems that will well and truly stand out – think purple, rose or clear quartz and amethyst. For that structure, add geometric vases and candle holders. For the platting, go with white gold edged paired with gold cutlery wrapped in ripped soft lilac silk ribbon with gold scripted ink name tags layered on a lilac cloth. Indoor Tablescape: The main difference with the inside setting is that it was more elaborate and formal. Centerpiece & DIY: Dare to be different and to really leave an impression on your guests. Cow skulls may seem a little too eccentric, but you can glam it up to your own liking and add your own touch to it. We purchased one from the $2 shop for $50, spray painted it white and the horns gold, glued on the lace and embellished it with pearls, diamantes, jewels and a sparkling earring dropping from its forehead. We made it romantic and feminine in our own way. Food: All of your guests will be eagerly awaiting dessert, so continue the theme and make it extra special for them! Go with the crowd favorite: macarons and sprinkle some gold glitter and flakes onto it. Add berry filled desserts for that rich contrast of reds and purples. To continue through with that casual vibe, you can’t go wrong with a high tea spread. Lighting: The daytime will give you that soft natural lighting, but you’ll be celebrating far into the night, so keep the atmosphere inviting and romantic and hang some lights from the tree above. Tie the glass candle holder to a thick rope and here’s our key piece of advice: go with electronic candles which should be easy to source from the local discount store. Surround your guests with a warm glow and even go with dressing the tree with fairy lights!

Invitations

As relaxed as this wedding theme is, you do want to really draw your guests in with that luxe element. We recommend gold foiled and laser cut invitations, a favorite amongst the most stylist and modern of couples. Featured in this shoot was our elaborately detailed gated card with you and your partner’s personal monogram laser cut into the fold out and held together by a sweet lotus flower sticker. For a less over the top and more chic invitation, there is the floral framed laser cut design that has a more bohemian feel.

Beauty & Fashion

Makeup: You’ll be outdoors so keep it light and natural. For the base of your face, think dewy and luminous skin kept glowing with highlight or strobing. Top it with a baby pink or peach blush paired with rose gold or copper colored eye shadow. For that contrast and move away from the glossy, keep the lips light and matte with a nude and neutral color. Hair: Have your hair rather loose and free, think effortlessly natural hair-down waves or go with natural braids wrapped with real lavender sprigs and decorated delicately with handmade flower crowns or pearl and crystal embellished head wear that will really make a statement. Wedding Dress: Picking the dress is perhaps the biggest moment for you in all of the wedding planning. The Nicole Spose gown with the lace backing, features a subtly embellished bodice with an illusion neckline, beaded floral embroidery, and delicate lace appliqués that cascade into a tulle skirt for the bride who wants to really make a statement. The Sottero and Midgley gown is a chic lace wedding dress; accented with spaghetti straps; demure illusion back and V-neckline, finished with delicate pearl buttons is for the bride who wants something soft and light. The long-sleeved Maggie Sottero gown classic sheath wedding dress features embellished illusion lace over jersey & atop a feminine sweetheart neckline and long sleeves with hand-placed lace appliques is for the bride who wants a boho meets elegant look. Henna Stand out, get unique and go with white henna on your arm for that true bohemian feel that is coming up big in the wedding fashion industry! Embrace this extra touch to a modern wedding and make it extra special by having the design imitate the lace print of your wedding gown.

Kids in weddings:

There are always fun and creative ways to include children in weddings! Dress them up playfully and allow them to run free on the day and join in on the celebrations. A perfect way to make them feel included is to go with the held-up signs reading statements like “Here Comes The Bride” and “Don’t Panic Ladies, I’m Still Single.”

THE TEAM

Sephory Photography

http://sephoryphotography.com.au/

| @sephoryphotography

Styling: Adorn Invitations

https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/

| @adorninvitations

Dresses: Raffaele Ciuca

http://www.raffaeleciuca.com.au/

| @raffaeleciucabridal

Invitations: B Wedding Invitations

https://www.bweddinginvitations.com/

@bweddinginvitation

Headpiece and Jewelry

http://www.loveonjewellery.com.au/

@loveonjewellery

Flowers: Babylon Flowers

https://www.babylonflowers.com.au/

@babylon flowers

Food: Mary Eats Cake

https://www.maryeatscake.com.au/

| @maryeatscake

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Timelessly Beautiful Real Wedding - Laura and Johnny

We always get the pleasure to be included in the sharing of other couples weddings and the lovely story and couple you'll read about today was sent to us by B Wedding Invitations. Reading the proposal brought literal tears to our eyes. All of the necessary credits are featured at the bottom of the article. The Details

How did you and your partner meet?

Through long term friends. Johnny’s friend and my girlfriend whom are married introduced us at a birthday night out. Johnny and I caught up after and hit it off.

How did he propose?

Our very first date he took me to Meat and Wine Co. in Southbank. Leading up to the night he proposed, every time we went out he'd complain about his meal and say next time we are going Meat and Wine Co. So, when he said we are going there I didn't put much thought into it. It was a Friday night and I met Johnny there, it had rained all day, I had my hair in pigtails as I got drenched and literally looked like a drowned rat. I had no idea, after we ate he asked if I wanted dessert, I said no and he said read the menu we'll share. So, I said okay, thinking he never shares! As I opened the menu he had written “Will you marry me?” on the inside! I went silent for a while in shock. I know it sounds silly but I'm never lost for words. Then on top off the surprise he flew us to Queensland for a long weekend very romantic! He had it all planned perfectly! I had no idea!

How did you choose your wedding gown?

I've known Elide from Bonita a life time and she always said when I get married she's making me my dress. I tried on her whole store and didn't feel right in anything. Then she picked the Valentina Gown and it was perfect!

I would have to say, Johnny organised our first dance, he didn't tell me what song he chose. He wanted the dry ice and fireworks to complete it. I hadn't cried the whole day and as we began dancing I realized the song "beautiful in my eyes by Joshua Kadison" I literally teared up. It was so beautiful. He nailed it!

Any DIY décor elements?

We are going for a rose gold romantic style to decorate tables, I purchased rose gold tea lights from Luxury Candle Supply. I also lined the bridal table with candles and tea lights. It was absolutely beautiful. Everyone complimented it. I had roses and greenery as the centerpieces with rose gold tea lights on black table clothes. It was just divine.

If you could do it all over again, what would you change?

Absolutely nothing. The day was perfect. The food was perfect. The DJ was the best! People have been calling me all week telling me how beautiful everything was.

The Team

Photographer: Icon Photography Melbourne https://iconphotos.com.au/

Wedding Invitations: B Wedding Invitations www.bweddinginvitations.com/

Dress: Bonita Couture www.bonitacouture.com/

Makeup: Hellena Make up and Lash and Beauti Co

Hair: Crew 33 Accessories: Wayne Cooper and Bonita Couture Bridesmaids

Dresses: Forever New

Grooms Suit: David Marcs - Moonee Ponds

Menu/ Place Cards: Adorn Invitations https://adorninvitations.co.ukCake: Eiffel Tower https://eiffeltower.com.au/

Flowers: Floral Event Ceremony

Venue: St Monica's Moonee Ponds

Reception Venue: The Sovereign http://sovereignreceptions.com.au/

DJ: Rinaldo Entertainment and Production. MC: Phillip Pantano

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Bridal Fantasy has been in the wedding industry for over 35 years. The amount of rapport and success we have accumulated over the years has allowed us to be one of the best bridal shows in the world. Our magazine is an accomplishment beyond our wildest dreams and people all over the world are able to be a part of this by buying and reading this publication. [caption id="attachment_68024" align="alignnone" width="728"] Booth by Elegant Earth[/caption] Our website alone reaches over 10,000 impressions a week. We are able to give companies the opportunity to grow and be successful with us by putting their faith in our brand and being at our shows, and/or being in our magazine and wedding planner. [caption id="attachment_68025" align="alignnone" width="670"] Photo by Donna Lynn Photography[/caption] Bridal Fantasy’s Wedding Planner is quite literally, ‘The Ultimate Wedding Guide,’ that gives you a run through of everything you need to check off your list for that special day. We are organically at number one when you search Wedding Planner in Google for a reason. We put heart into all of our photo shoots, our fashion shows, our industry events, magazines, planners, etc. [caption id="attachment_68026" align="alignnone" width="282"] Wedding Planner 2016-2017[/caption] When you become a vendor with Bridal Fantasy you become a part of our family, and you help reach the ultimate goal. To make someone’s wedding day the best day of their life. We’ve worked with so many amazing companies and individuals over the years and continue to search for more opportunities to get to know the people and companies in the wedding industry. You want to work with us, and you want to be a part of the Bridal Fantasy team because we deliver nothing but the best for our exhibitors, sponsers, and advertisers. So what are you waiting for? Email sales@bridalfantasy.com today and become a part of the team!  

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