A Rustic Tale for Two

A Rustic Tale for Two
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On the 17th of June 2017, the lovely Sheree and Damian’s wedding happened – and it had the magic of a pure country fairytale. The style of ceremony was a local ‘rustic vintage’ feel, and the backdrop of rolling hills and charming forestland truly lived up to the Wollombi’s ‘Mystwood Retreat’ name.

 

Sheree’s special day was planned in the middle of winter, and where the cool temperatures may have intimidated some, the Hack’s wedding embraced the season in an exquisite and classic style that simply couldn’t have been achieved in warmer weather. Sheree’s Atelier Rose gown was handmade, and at her very last fitting, she spotted our luxurious Plume Jacket on the racks. As soon as she tried it on over her lace-embroidered dress, she knew she had to have it. The jacket, made of the softest marabou feather, is part of our bridal range which lends that extra touch of class and cosy warmth to any wedding outfit. Sheree looked absolutely stunning, and we were honoured to be a part of her divine wedding.

 

Makeup: Linda Brown, ‘Krystle Davis Hair & Beauty’

Flowers: Florist ‘Worn Out Wares’

Dress: Atelier Rose

Photography: Sue Taylor, ‘Elope or Wed with a Twist’

Location: Mystwood Retreat, Wollombi

Jacket: Plume Jacket in Snow, ‘Mode & Affaire’

Celebrant: Francine O’Brien, 'Francine O'Brien Marriage Celebrant'

Jess & Steve Tie The Knot



Jess & Steve Tie The Knot

The heavens opened the morning of Jess and Steve’s wedding where it continued to rain for most of the day. Naturally this is a sign of good luck, but thankfully the beautiful bride had teamed our Cascade Fur Jacket in Pearl with her stunning Flannel wedding dress to ensure she remained warm throughout the day.

A Magical Mountaintop Wedding In New Zealand

A Magical Mountaintop Wedding In New Zealand 

A fur jacket quickly became an essential as the beautiful bride, Chelsea, awoke to snow on her wedding day in icy New Zealand. Chelsea opted for the Exotique Fur Jacket in Snow. For her mother, the Exotique Long Fur Jacket in Natural and her bridesmaids, styled in the Ruse Fur Collar in Smoke with each of them wearing the Fur Collar in slightly different ways. The bridal party looked stunning in their Wedding Fur Jackets and Fur Accessories and remained warm throughout the winter wedding day. Photographer beautifully captured the magic throughout Chelsea's wedding day.

 

 

 

 

 

Sublime in Sydney

Sublime in Sydney

A 16-degree June winter’s day would not be the conventional choice to make when it comes to wedding dates. Nicole & Marc, however, carried it off with the level of grace we all aspire to achieve, and the shining smiles emanating from the wedding photos had us all dreaming of better things on this early Tuesday morning.

Nicole’s Carla Zampatti wedding dress was meant for the summer bride, but that didn’t stop her. The Classique Jacket in Snow, which is a favourite among our newlyweds, was super ‘cosy warm’ and looked stunning over her elegant dress. The handsome couple, photographed by Lina Hayes, posed in front of Sydney’s urban and beach backgrounds with linked hands and happy faces.

Whatever the temperature, this winter wedding is certainly lighting our fire! We hope Nicole & Marc’s future is as warm as their wedding day.

The Bite-Sized Bridesmaid

The Bite-Sized Bridesmaid
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Our latest wedding was one very special for Mode & Affaire. Not least because the gorgeous couple Kelly and Jeff got married in a magical September ceremony that had us swooning, but because there was a very special little custom-made addition to Kelly’s order that we absolutely couldn’t get enough of.

Kelly and 1-year old Lucy’s Laci Boleros in Snow were the classiest matching mother-daughter outfits we’ve ever witnessed. Our boleros are a favourite among brides because of their dreamy soft texture, warmth, and cropped style - we love creating custom orders for our brides on their special day, so little Lucy caused a lot of excitement when we first set eyes on her charming mini bolero!

The gorgeous bride Kelly radiated happiness and love in her Atelier Rose gown and Laci Bolero, and it was a pleasure to help her and her tiny bridesmaid with their precious wedding journey.

Gown: Atelier Rose

Newlyweds in Niseko

Newlyweds in Niseko
Amid a true winter wonderland in the February of 2017, bride and groom Emma and Nick were married amongst the snowy mountains and breathtaking views of Niseko. The Japan wedding is the talk of Mode & Affaire after Emma’s emails reached us with photos and the story we had all been waiting for.
Her wedding, which was held in the unbelievably beautiful Japanese winter, was photographed with a picturesque backdrop of pristine snow, mountains, and a pretty blue sky. We could almost smell the fresh, crisp air all the way from local Perth. Oh how jealous!
Out of all our fur and feather garments, Emma chose to wear a divine Aimer fur cape in Blush over her wedding gown for the special day - a clear favourite for our beautiful brides because of the elegance, the warmth, and the femininity that just exudes subtle glamour at every angle; a cool must-have in luxury bridal couture.
Emma’s kind words described the soft fur piece as ‘so warm and beautiful’ and thanked us ‘for being amazing and just so so happy to have found you guys in Perth!’.
We’re so delighted to have been a part of such a special overseas wedding, and we adored all of the pictures taken by the talented Aaron Jamieson from photographer company Benji and Sam. Wedding inspiration at its finest!

A Beautiful Custom Creation, For A Beautiful Bride

A Custom Creation For A Beautiful Bride

On a gorgeous spring day in the Granite Belt Region of Ballendean, QLD, Aimee and Dane were married.

The ceremony was held at the family vineyard - a wedding photographer's dream with its lush greenery, tall trees and shimmering lakes.

Aimee, the stunning bride, came to us requesting a special custom order, with the belief that it would compliment her beautiful bridal gown by Oglia Loro. 

Together, we created the stunning Marvelle Mongolian Stole in Snow. As featured in our Winter Ready To Wear Fur Collection in Smoke Grey, Aimee had requested the Fur Stole be hand dyed in Snow to suit her wedding gown.

As for the result, the below photos taken by Rachel Marsden Photography speak a thousand words - Aimee looks utterly glamorous wearing her custom made Marvelle Stole in Snow.

 

 

The First Wedding Story for 2017

A Scenic South Island Wedding 

We were so delighted to hear from the beautiful Kimberley so soon after her wedding day in January, where she married the man of her dreams, Simon, in a scenic south island in New Zealand called Arrowtown. 

 Kim came to us late last year, looking for something to wear with her bridal gown to keep her warm in the likely event that the weather could be cooler.

This was just days after we had delivered a new, soft, shell coloured Aimer Fur Cape to our showroom.

 Just like Kim and Simon, it was absolutely meant to be. We count ourselves very lucky to play a role in the beautiful day, and that Kim will always be the very first M&A Bride to wear the Aimer Fur Cape in Shell.

 Kim's kind words in her message reminded us yet again, why we love what we do, and what we will always endeavour to do in the pieces we create.

 "Even though I wore the Aimer cape on my wedding day, I cannot wait for winter so that I can find an excuse to wear it again!"

 See below for the gorgeous photos Kim and Simon have so kindly shared with us, taken by Alpine Image Company.

 

 

Something Old, Something New - Scottish Highlands

Something Old, Something New - Scottish Highlands

Bridal fur featured as “something old” as well as “something new” on the day of Lucy and Stephen’s magical wedding in a Scottish Castle. The breathtakingly beautiful bride wore a Karen Willis Holme bridal gown and her Grandmother’s antique fur cape while her bridesmaids wore our M&A Wedding Fur Scarves to keep them stylishly warm throughout the winter wedding day.

 The Bridal Party were styled in our Infiniti Fur Scarf in Pearl, which looked stunning against their navy Shona Joy bridesmaids dresses and were a perfect match with their cream Jimmy Choo heels.

Each of the gorgeous bridesmaids draped the infinity scarf around their shoulders, with it clipped together at the back to allow for optimum warmth on what was described as a classic windy and cool day in Scotland.

 Share the absolute joy we felt watching Lucy and Stephen’s wedding day filmed and created by White Balloon Films by searching for "Lucy and Stephen's Wedding" 

 

 

Winter Wedding Wonderland in Ireland

Winter Wedding Wonderland in Ireland

On a cold winter’s day in an old heritage building in Dublin, two lovebirds were married.

This was our first Irish wedding we have been a part of and when we first met Tara the bride, we were thrilled to be able to dress her and her bridesmaids on her wedding day. The bridal party looked stunning in their matching Plume Ostrich Feather Boleros and from all accounts, celebrated in true Irish style.