When you know, you know! Chrissie & Chris’s Fairy-tale Surprise Wedding

 

 

They say, good things come to those who wait and it’s certainly true for our lovebirds Chrissie and Chris. After being friends for more than 20 years, a chance of fate bought Chrissie home to Perth for a month prior to starting a new job in Hong Kong.

When Chris became aware that gorgeous Chrissie was back in town, and single (thank you Cupid) he jumped at the opportunity to invite her out for a drink.

 

 

Following that serendipitous meet-up they were inseparable for the entire month, with Chris affectionately earning the nickname of Chrissie’s “summer lover”. They decided a long-distance relationship wasn’t going to work; however, the daily facetime chats weren’t slowing down. Arriving home to her new apartment one day to a huge bunch of flowers, the card read from; your summer, autumn, winter and spring lover. Chris visited the next month, and both agreed they had something truly special and wanted to make it work.

 

 

The gorgeous lovebirds were engaged in September 2018, but with Chrissie travelling and commuting for up to 7 months of the year, a big wedding was never part of the plan. Enter 2020; with no travel in sight (a blessing in disguise) Chrissie and Chris blissfully settled into their newfound domestic life. Joined by Chris’s two daughters Paris and Faith, finding themselves suddenly housebound they enjoyed a ‘normal’ family life for the first time filled with plenty of Uno nights, homecooked dinners and lots of long walks with their adorable border collie Bailey.

 

At almost 2 years to the day that they got engaged, with the additional celebration of it being Chris’s birthday, they planned a special ceremony at City Beach for 11th September. With restrictions in place they decided to keep it intimate, light-hearted and fun, joined by Chrissie’s parents and her goddaughter Ali. The three model-esque stunners complimented their gorgeous Bec & Bridge dresses with our Macie Faux Fur ¾ Jacket in Petal, the perfect contrast to the beautiful bride in her blush pink dress (Hansel & Gretel) adorned with our Laci ¾ Fur Jacket in Snow.

 

Following a beautiful ceremony by celebrant Brooke Lingard, they toasted with champagne and photos on the limestone track leading down to the beach. This same track is fondly named “poop alley” as it’s where Bailey choses to do his morning business on their daily walks.

Meanwhile, back at their house were 60 friends and family members, obliviously invited over for a house-warming celebration. With our newlyweds arriving an hour later, they entered following an announcement by Chrissie’s best friend to “please raise a glass to Mr & Mrs Chris Dee”. The room erupted into cheers and screams of excitement with the merriment continuing well into the early hours, just the way they wanted it!

 

 

Bride make-up - @juliiya_dia_mua

Bridesmaids Make-up - @Charlotte James @charlottejamesmua

Hair – Maurice Meade Claremont – Lisa – she is an absolute perfectionist!

Celebrant - @Brooke Lingard @marriedbybrooke

Photographer - @jillianmchughweddings

Catering - @graze_catering_perth

Flowers – Sally Philip - @earthseahome

Winter Wedding in NYC - Rose & Ryan

Following a breathtaking surprise engagement in New Zealand involving an intimate mountain top picnic via helicopter, it was clear the wedding of Rose and Ryan would be something truly unique. With our gorgeous bride, originally hailing from England and groom from Australia, they faced the inevitable task of deciding where to have the wedding. 

 

Sharing an interest in museums, musicals, and a penchant for all things Christmas, after 3 years of contemplation our creative couple locked in a winter wedding in fabulous NYC. They enlisted the help of Simply Eloped, taking all the stress and angst out of planning their big day, leaving them to focus on the details of their holiday and of course, what to wear! 

 

The spectacular combination of prints, colours and patterns was perfectly on point. The glam bridesmaids all wearing M&A The Wild One faux fur coat in Rosé, styled with tartan tights and Doc Marten boots. Passers-by couldn’t help themselves but to stop and compliment on these could-be rock stars.  

 

Our divine bride pictured in her custom Vivienne Westwood gown, embracing the delicate lace and silk fabrics in contrast to the boldness of her own embellished Doc Martens. The ultimate showstopper, besides the bride herself would have to be our Queen of Hearts faux fur coat completing this amazing ensemble. Keeping our gorgeous bride warm and snuggly on the freezing streets of NY, with the unique addition of “something blue” being a pair of oversized M&A powder blue earmuffs.  

 

These divine images of their magical wedding day captured by Gianna (www.giannaleofalcon.com) are something that will never get old and bring so much joy, you almost feel like you were there. With their personal mantra defined by “Do what makes you happy, and don’t waste time on anything that doesn’t”, how could the wedding of Rose and Ryan be anything but FUN! 

Planner: Simply Eloped

Flowers: Flowers By Richard

Photographer: Gianna Leo Falcon

Suit: Twisted Tailor 

Dress: Vivienne Westwood 

Bride and Bridesmaids Coats: Mode & Affaire

A Remarkable Wedding for a Perfect Pair - Leona & Jason

Our indisputably enamoured couple Leona and Jase have been through it all, and now more than ever it really makes you appreciate the wonderfulness of life’s ups and downs. Meeting 5 years ago while both living in Sydney, gorgeous Leona a talented hairdresser and Jason a rugged hands-on builder (every girls’ dream, right!?). They now share two adorable daughters, Frankie and Darcie and agree becoming parents has been an absolute lifetime highlight.

 

With both Leona and Jason preferring to circumvent the spotlight, the wedding planning process was taxing to say the least. Coming from enormous families, they decided an intimate celebration of immediate family and one friend from either side. With a total of 15 guests allowing them to truly enjoy the day.

 

When the day arrived, it was just perfect. I mean, with the beautiful neutral variegated colour palette of Saint Omar Park and the Remarkables mountain ranges as the backdrop how could it be anything but perfect.

 

Our stunning bride wore our dreamy Plume Feather Jacket in Blush paired with her spectacular beaded Galia Lahav gown, and sultry bold lip eliciting an old-world romance vibe. The muted palette of airy pastels interwoven with richly hued crimson florals was showstopping alongside the playful marabou feathers.

 

Describing the day as “another level of happiness” our bride and groom emanate pure love and magic. We too at M&A will relish in their happiness and these amazing photos for years to come!

Dress: Galia Lahav 

Flowers: The Vase, Queenstown 

Celebrant: Andrew Bell 

Cake: Sadie, truly scrumptious 

Photos: Francine Boer

Location: St Omer Park, Queenstown. Reception at the Clancy Room, QT

Makeup: Eve Beauty, Queenstown 

Divinely Eclectic Rural Wedding - Jenna & Marcus

Just reminiscing on the divinely eclectic rural wedding of the gorgeous Jenna & Marcus, and we just want to say wow.  

 

Oozing rustic appeal set amongst a charming homestead in the scenic countryside, our gorgeous bride Jenna was a vision in her custom Desert Reign Shearling Collar in Snow. 

 

As the subtle breeze of clean rural country air occasionally swept through the ceremony, the animated Mongolian Fur cascaded down the front of Jenna’s elegantly understated ivory gown.   

 

Both textually and aesthetically pleasing, the Desert Reign Shearling Collar is perfect for the uninhibited bride wanting something a little more fun. 

 

Embracing their individuality, the gorgeous bridesmaids wore the Infiniti Scarf styled as an elegant bolero in an array of complementary hues. The exquisitely eclectic shades of Mulberry, Onyx, and Soft Grey work so well together, enhancing the neutral tones of the bucolic rural surroundings. 

 

As discernible joy and elation emanated from the exuberant lovebirds throughout the entire celebration, this special day was truly one to remember.  

Pure Happiness in the Heavenly Heights of Queenstown - Jess & Marty

Our gorgeous couple met in 2012 while Jess was on a ski trip in Japan, with Marty being her charismatic ski instructor (the stuff our favourite Rom-Coms are made of!).  As nothing sets a scene quite like the magic of snow-covered mountains, it comes as no surprise these loved-up newlyweds decided to get married in magnificent Queenstown, NZ.  

Continuing to ski together every year is one of this outdoorsy couple’s most highly anticipated and enjoyable moments spent together. Marty’s exceptionally strong connection to the alpines being evident having summitted Everest in 2013, as well as having taught five ski seasons in Queenstown. It was a no-brainer that the most romantic day of their lives (thus far) would be set amongst the whimsical winter wonderland of the Remarkables mountain range.  

On a spectacular cloudless day with temperatures below -1° the atmosphere was anything but icy. Enjoying a breathtaking helicopter ride to the top of the mountain they shared an intimate moment of reflection in their happy place, with their discernible warmth and love for each other filling the air (and our hearts)!  

 

Surrounded by their favourite people, the joyous ceremony held down by Lakehouse Joela was absolutely enchanting. Encompassing Marty’s Danish heritage and the folklore of “Hygge” meaning a sense of contentment and cosiness, Jess divinely flaunted her aptly named Snow Laci Fur Jacket keeping her deliciously toasty throughout the day and well into the night. 

 

Because one completely perfect day amongst the picturesque mountains just isn’t enough, Jess and Marty took all their guests on a ski-day following the wedding to continue the fun!  

Photographer: @katedrennanphotography

Love At First Text - Christina & Nathan

 

From the very get-go Christina and Nathan felt an instantaneous connection. After meeting via a mutual friend exchanging their phone numbers, they began texting extensively. Hitting it off seamlessly during their first face-to-face encounter, beginning as a coffee date and creatively being extended well past closing time as they venue-hopped with neither wanting the date to end. Their undeniable compatibility became exceedingly patent along with Nathan’s magnetic sense of humour, within days of texting back and forth Christina knew he was The One!

 

When their special day arrived, Christina knew she wanted to incorporate her family heritage into their celebrations by choosing the beautifully rustic Entrata Italian Restaurant as their wedding venue. Treating their guests to the warmth and hospitality that Italy is known for, with an exquisite mix of modern and classic dishes surrounded by bucolic exposed brick walls and wine bottle lined ceiling beams.

 

Our gorgeous bride wore the most befitting vintage-inspired lace gown by Allure Bridals, tying in perfectly with the whimsical soft tones of the groomsmen’s linen suits and the soft tonal sea-mist Olga Cassini bridesmaids’ gowns. Christina’s stunning M&A Plume Feather Jacket in blush was the icing on the cake, with its playfully romantic feathers fluttering so elegantly with her every move. The poignant contrast of colours against the picturesque backdrop of the wetlands captured so beautifully by their amazing photographer (Hello Sweetheart).

Venue: Entrata Restaurant & Bar, Hills District
Dress: Allure Bridals
Rings: Natalie Marie Jewellery
Jacket: Mode & Affaire - Plume Real Feather Jacket in Blush
Shoes: Karen Millen
Suits: Galluzzo Tailors
Makeup: Makeup by Ashleigh Morgan
Hair: Lupp Hair
Florals: Willow Flowers by Design
Photographer: Hello Sweetheart

A Gift of Love that Keeps on Giving - Emma & Brody

 

What to Wear to a Wedding

Our gorgeous couple Emma and Brody became engaged last July while sailing with friends around the magnificent Whitsundays. They soon realised that planning a wedding is never easy, especially when every potential venue is “The One”.

what to wear to a wedding

Having been blissfully engaged for seven months with no plans for their wedding underway, that all changed within minutes one day in February. While Brody provided moral support via Skype, Emma had (nerve rackingly) made the winning bid at a charity auction for a complete wedding package, with all the proceeds going to Camp Quality. After struggling with the notion of spending so much money on themselves for just one day, the realisation that this money was going to a deserving charity seemed like a sign from the universe.

what to wear to a wedding

With the majority of the meticulous details taken care of by generous vendors across the New South Wales Hunter region, meant the delighted lovebirds were able to focus on the finer details such as “What to wear!”. As their wedding day was set just five months away, our gorgeous bride Emma fine-tuned the last of the details include her stunning ensemble completed by our alluring Plum Jacket in delicate Snow.

what to wear to a wedding

Love At First Sight - Stacey & Mitch

love at first sight

True love takes time… 8 months to be exact! As Stacey was reluctantly dragged along to a friend’s end of year work party, little did she know she would meet her future husband. Mitch fell in love at first sight, it inversely took Stacey a little longer to recognise Mitch was the handsome man of her dreams. His perseverance over the next few months indubitably paid off.

love at first sight

Just as they had envisioned, the gorgeous couple married in front of 90 much-loved guests at Mali Brae Farm, an idyllic boutique wedding venue in Bowral. The nature-loving couple decided on an April wedding date, embracing the captivating colours of the changing Autumn leaves. Set amongst acres of picturesque landscape, the majestic views and enchanting rural ambience undeniably exuded rustic charm.

love at first sight

Stacey wore an effortlessly stunning gown by Grace Loves Lace, with the intricately overlapping lace details augmenting her timeless elegance. Oozing radiance and pure happiness, our enthralling bride continued to glow as the sun went down and the reception was in full swing. Adorned in our distinctive Saville Blush Feather Jacket, complimented by the seasonal tones and natural aesthetic it was the perfect addition to embolden this blushing bride as the cooler Autumn temperatures dropped.

love at first sight

Following a magical honeymoon at Rick Stein’s renowned Bannisters in scenic Mollymook, our adoring couple continue to evolve as a family as they raise their loveable puppy, and even more adorable 3-week-old son Easton.

Most Picturesque Wedding Venues in Tasmania - Amanda & Nick

Wedding Venues Tasmania

Our darling couple first met in Kindergarten, reminiscing fondly of excursions to the farm. A few years down the track and the sparks began to fly, with Nick cheekily winking at Amanda as he hopped off the school bus in Year 11, propelling the young lovebird’s relationship into full swing.

Wedding Venues Tasmania

After a brief interlude when Amanda relocated to Melbourne for university, the couple reconnected. Fast forward 14 fun filled years later, Nick proposed with a self-designed and made engagement ring at Taronga Zoo.

Wedding Venues Tasmania

With the amazing support from their wonderful photographer (Fiona Vail Photography) who went above and beyond, even suggesting the picturesque wedding venue in Tasmania - the couple were able to plan their upcoming nuptials all while Amanda was pregnant with their son. Opting for something a little less formal, Amanda and Nick celebrated with a jubilant cocktail-style reception featuring sumptuous canapes paired with a thoughtful tailored wine list. Accompanying the delectable culinary delights was the pinnacle of wedding cake envy, a cheese wheel made purely from scrumptious Tasmanian cheeses.

Wedding Venues Tasmania

Our gorgeous bride was an absolute vision in our Saville Snow feather jacket, starkly contrasting the rich moody colour palette of her bouquet. With the gorgeous marabou feathers fluttering softly across her shoulders, Amanda looked utterly and effortlessly glamourous in the cosy lighting of an unexpectedly sunny winter’s day in Hobart. To their absolute delight they were lucky enough to hold the beautiful June ceremony outside, with Amanda even flaunting her bare shoulders in her amazing strapless Allure Bridal gown.  

Wedding Venues Tasmania

The reception kicked off with a bottle of Bollinger, with the party continuing well into the night. The culmination of sore heads and feet the following morning were a true testament to the amazing memories created and to the abundant love and happiness in the air at the magical wedding of Amanda and Nick.

Wedding Venues Tasmania

Venue: Etties Hobart, Tasmania

Dress: Allure Bridal

Rings: Metal Urges

Jacket: Mode and Affaire: Saville Marabou Jacket Snow

Shoes: Alaia Paris

Suit: Daniel Hector

Hair: Kea Matysek

Makeup: Caitlin Fife

Florals/Styling: Bek Burrows

Photographer: Fiona Vail Photography 

A Surprise Wedding Celebration - Kate & Jeff

 

Surprise Wedding Celebration

Meeting through mutual friends back in 2015, Kate & Jeff’s captivating romance eventuated in a charmed proposal on the balcony of the Wildflower set against sweeping views of the spectacular Swan River.

Surprise Wedding Celebration

On June 23rd (2018) delighted guests were invited to join the besotted couple to celebrate their “Engagement Party”, only to be surprised with a spontaneous cocktail Wedding Reception at the Subiaco Hotel.

Surprise Wedding Celebration

Close friends and family were invited to witness the intimate undisclosed wedding ceremony held at the historic COMO Treasury Building, reminiscent of their romantic proposal. Followed by the surprise reception where they joined their extended assembly of thrilled guests.

Surprise Wedding Celebration

Our gorgeous bride Kate wore the magnificent Delphine Ostrich Bolero in Blush, looking anything but understated. The soft Blush hue emphasised the feminine lace undertones of her Karen Willis Holmes gown and accentuated the glow of wedded bliss emanating from our radiant bride.

Surprise Wedding Celebration

Ceremony Location - Wildflower at COMO The Treasury
Photo Locations - COMO The Treasury / State Buildings
Photographer - Peggy Sass
Florist/Stylist/Hire/Coordinator - Fête Luxe
Kate's Dress - Karen Willis Holmes
Jeff's Suit - Joe Black