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

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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.  

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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

A Fun-filled Forrest Affaire - Nicole & Luke

The decidedly intimate wedding ceremony of lovebirds Nicole and Luke took place at the divinely scenic location of Bilpin Resort. Nestled amongst acres of exquisitely picturesque and seemingly never-ending forest in the Blue Mountains. 

Having been virtually inseparable during their adoring 5-year relationship, this devoted couple couldn’t possibly imagine life without each other! Sharing mutual values on the importance of communication and open mindedness, our gorgeous couple effortlessly decided on a smaller wedding shared with their tight-knit friends and family.   

The emotional ceremony took place at the Secret Circle, a naturally formed circular clearing amongst the trees, in front of 30 cherished guests. The location itself could not be more intimate if it tried!  

As our elegant care-free bride sauntered blissfully towards her gleaming groom, her stunning “Matilda” Gown by Karen Willis Holmes was snagged on a tree log. This slight glitch did nothing to deter her from enthusiastically continuing down the aisle towards her best friend and soon-to-be husband Luke. 

 

As the cocktail-style reception kicked on with fun and frivolities, temperatures dropped below 14 degrees. Keeping contentedly cosy in our gorgeous Snow Aimer Cape and having been affectionately caressed by most of her guests who complimented on the luxurious softness of the fur, Nicole remarked it was the “crowning glory of her outfit”. 

With an untraditional laid-back edge, their special day transpired exactly as they had hoped. 

Venue: Bilpin Resort - Bilpin NSW 

Dress: Karen Willis Holmes ‘Matilda’ Gown from The Barefaced Bridal Store in Sydney

Hair: Brides by Kristen Brett 

Makeup: The bride herself - Nicole Renee Make-Up Design 

Flowers: Flowers Forever After (silk flowers) 

Photographer: Bless Photography 

 

Life is an Icelandic Adventure - Amy and Simon

Our wonderfully worldly couple Amy and Simon have travelled just about everywhere together, so when they got engaged in the depths of New Zealand’s South Island at Milford Sound - the ultimate question was “Where to have the wedding!?”  

Being from different parts of the country – Amy from Perth and Simon from Hobart – it seems only fair that their beloved friends and family travel to the northern most capitol in the world... because, why not! 

 

Both working as teachers, their January wedding was perfectly planned around the school holiday period and the advantageous timing could not have been more perfect! Their mutual deep-seated allure to the magic of a northern hemisphere winter having been fostered while living in Europe together meant the captivating Icelandic wintery wilderness ticked all the right boxes! Opting for something out of the ordinary gave our intrepid lovebirds the freedom to break the rules!! 

 

The spectacular lighting and dramatic landscapes, not to mention Amy’s audacious red hair, really stepped these amazing wedding photos up a few notches! Our gorgeous bride looks just stunning in her M&A Snow Aimer Cape and adorned in that magnificent Game of Thrones-esque headpiece!!!!  The multifaceted style of our timeless Aimer Cape means all of our beautiful winter brides can put their own unique stamp on it! 

Photographer: Jane Iskra (@Jane_Iskra) https://www.iskraphoto.com/ 

Jacket: Mode and Affaire Aimer Cape in Snow

Florals: @floral_favourites 

A Raucous Reception in the Ranges – One Of the Most Divine Wedding Venues In NJ

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Wedding Venues In NJNestled amongst the bucolic sprawl of the lush Watchung Mountains in Northern New Jersey, the panoramic views from one of the most spectacular wedding venues in NJ adorned with the expansive manicured grounds are nothing short of breathtaking.

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The vibrant bridesmaids adorned in eclectic soft grey-toned fur jackets, embraced their individuality with a chic unique twist! Nicole donned our Aimer Cape (Blush), adding an old-Hollywood element of glamour to her spectacular lace beaded gown.
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The intricacies of her dress were offset beautifully by the gentle hue of blush. The way in which the cape sits gracefully just above her hips, Nicole’s enviable feminine silhouette was highlighted in all its elegant glory.
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 This gorgeous couple exude absolute wedded bliss from the get-go. Fun was most certainly in the (mountain) air for Nicole and Michael who celebrated in fabulous style at one of the most divine wedding venues in NJ, The Stone House Lodge.

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Nicole wears Mode & Affaire's Aimer Cape in Blush

Wedding Venue : https://stonehouseatstirlingridge.com/ 
Bride: @nicoleforinahome 
Venue: @stonehousenj
Photographer: @karmapants 
Flowers: @twistedwillowflowers 
Makeup: @upanddoutbeauty
Hair: @idohairdo 
Dress: @jennyyoonyc
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Winter Wonderland Wedding for our Nordic Newlyweds

 Winter Wonderland WeddingWinter Wonderland Wedding

Despite the freezing temperatures, the sun came out creating a cozy ambience and adding an antiquated aesthetic (as well as warming our hearts) for the elegant winter wonderland wedding of our Norwegian lovebirds.

Our beautiful bride Katinka met her handsome beau Knut through mutual friends. Their shared love for travelling culminated one balmy summer evening while on holiday in idyllic Le Sirenuse in Positano, when Knut proposed to his ecstatic soon-to-be wife!

 Winter Wonderland Wedding

In stark comparison to the temperate surroundings of the Amalfi Coast, the gorgeous couple tied the knot on a magical winter wonderland wedding day in their hometown of Oslo. The ceremony took place at their local church – Old Aker Church – providing a whimsical atmosphere encompassing both the refinement and minimalistic details our Norwegian counterparts are famous for. 

The church itself, being the oldest existing building in Oslo embodies romantic tradition, as well as emanating vintage inspired glamour… A notion we timelessly welcome when styling all our beautiful winter wonderland wedding brides.

 Winter Wonderland Wedding

Fashioning her Malina Bridal gown while adorned in our (aptly named) Snow Aimer Cape, Katinka showcased striking clean lines and a flowing silhouette. The natural light further enrich the picturesque images, adding a touch of warmth by complimenting the subtle hint of soft pink on her lips and enhancing the same shade strewn throughout her bouquet. 

There is just something so magical about a love-filled winter wonderland wedding transpiring in the magical wonderland of a northern hemisphere winter. 

Shop this jacket online: Laci Jacket in Snow *note: this jacket is also available in 3/4 sleeve length

 Winter Wonderland Wedding

    Photo: Barker Evans Photography

    Dress: By Malina Bridal, with custom made veil

    Jacket: Mode and Affaire Laci Full Length Jacket

    Suit: Hugo Boss

    Hair and Makeup: Gevir

    Flowers: Bislett Blomster

A New Zealand Elopement Turned Helicopter Wedding

New Zealand Elopement

When close friends and family members heard whispers that Sarah and James were planning a helicopter New Zealand elopement in the scenic mountainous region of Queenstown, they simply refused to miss out on all the action hence why this New Zealand elopement turned into a small and intimate helicopter New Zealand wedding in the stunning Matakauri Lodge.

New Zealand Elopement

Sarah, an emergency veterinarian, met her future husband when his puppy Storm was in need of an emergency consultation. It was love at first sight. After many adventures together with countless travel and volunteering around the globe, James decided to propose to Sarah days before deploying overseas for work with the army for 6 months at an impromptu sunset picnic down by their local beach.

New Zealand Elopement

New Zealand was the first country the couple travelled together to and somewhere close to their hearts, namely the wildness of the New Zealand terrain. So on a perfect winter’s day in New Zealand Sarah and James tied the knot just how they imagined.

Their wedding day started with yoga, before the real adventure began flying up to the top of Mount Creighton for their photo shoot. Sarah hadn't planned on wearing her custom made Mode & Affaire jacket to the ceremony but the cold conditions meant it was the perfect accompaniment to her entire outfit; including hiking boots under her wedding gown to ensure she was prepared for the New Zealand mountainous terrain.

New Zealand Elopement

Photography: Dawn Thomson Photography

Flowers: The Vase Queenstown

Jacket: Mode & Affaire Bride (custom made)

Venue: Matakauri Lodge Queenstown

Makeup: Pip at I Am Makeup

Hair: Vic at Boho Bridal Hair

Dress: Gemy Maalouf

Suit: Sergios Queenstown