A Winter Wedding Dream with Bodelle and Gill

A winter Wedding

The Southern Highlands in late June can be a little cool, but with a touch of Mode & Affaire magic Bodelle and Gill got married at a winter wedding in a dreamy New South Wales setting without having to worry about the chill in the air.

Winter Wedding

Both Bodelle herself and her bridesmaids displayed divine pieces from the winter wedding collection. Bodelle wore a gorgeous Aimer Cape in Snow, and her bridesmaids styled their Infiniti scarves in Shell to make the most elegant little boleros. These scarves are among our favourite pieces due to their versatility, light weight and heavenly soft texture. Bodelle's mother had noticed this as well, and ended up convincing one of the bridesmaids to hand it over to her to take back to New Zealand!

Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding

A beautiful affair for a joyous occasion.

 

 

Makeup: Liv Slee

Hair: Jonina Menzies, Maiden Hair

Dress: Sally Eagle from Hope and Page

Location: Penrose State Forest & Mali Brae

Winter Wedding Cape: Aimer Cape in Snow

A Whimsical Wedding at Watson's Bay

Whimsical Wedding
The venue for this event was a special one for a special couple. Watson’s Bay Hotel was where the Kayla and Matthew had their first date, so the sentimentality enriched the beachy charm of this bayside spot. 
Whimsical Wedding
Kayla was the epitome of picture perfect on her whimsical wedding day, despite choosing a path not commonly taken by our Mode & Affaire brides. She wore our Saville Bomber Jacket in Moss, which complimented the colours of the setting and her bouquet beautifully. The rich green of the jacket and the delicate texture of the feathers made for the most beautiful addition to her outfit, and we loved the look it produced.
Whimsical Wedding
The overcast day wasn’t just a sign of luck for the beautiful Kayla, but provided the perfect waterfront lighting for her gorgeous photos. Add to our wedding inspiration files – check! 
Whimsical Wedding
Whimsical Wedding
Make up - Rachel from The Make up Society
Hair - Kayla Trisley & Renee Hughes
Stylist - Emm Pollock- The Wild Side 
Florist - Po Hunt

The Streets of Philadelphia

STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA

Wedding Day

Kelley and Ryan came from the same home town and were friends for two years before they fell in love. They celebrated their winter wedding day in December with a romantic industrial vibe that epitomised the modern, chic wedding theme that we're definitely feeling this season.

Wedding Day

Kelley's magical wedding day went seamlessly, and we loved hearing about the little quirks like the painter who captured the gorgeous couples' first dance together. And of course nothing would have completed the chilly winter's bridal outfit like our luxurious Aimer Cape (which Kelley wears in Shell) that we make from the softest rabbit fur, ethically sourced and more beautifully luxurious than any other bridal accessory. Kelley got many compliments on her fur piece, and described the wedding day to us as 'smooth and perfect'.

From the pictures, we're inclined to agree!

Wedding Day

Wedding Day

Wedding Day

Venue: Front & Palmer

Dress: Reem Acra

Florist: Papertini

Photographer: Asya Photography (Grace Winter)

Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy

Hair: Val Clarke

Painter: Mark DeSilva

Amber's Winery Wedding Affaire

Winery Wedding

Winery Wedding

On the 23rd of September, Amber got married to her partner of 9 years, Hayden, in a charming little winery wedding in Eagle Bay.

Winery Wedding

Winery Wedding

She wore a divine Donna Tobin beaded gown under our Aimer Cape in Shell, which oozed subtle glamour and classy sophistication.

Winery Wedding

Winery Wedding

Amber’s photos are a reflection of pure luxury and delight. The gorgeous Australian landscape and the winery wedding reflects her natural beauty, and her soft fur cape and richly coloured bouquet were exquisitely chosen accessories for her special day.

Winery Wedding

Cape - Aimer Fur Cape in Shell

Florist & Venue Styling – Bridget from Zest Flowers

Venue – Wise Winery

Photography – Loren Ioppolo from Nectarine Photography

Dress – Donna Tobin

Makeup – Brittany Mason

Hair – Rachelle Lord from The Pretty Parlour

Bridesmaid dresses – Zimmerman

Jewellery – Samantha Wills

A Rustic Fairytale Wedding

Rustic Fairytale
Fairytale Wedding
On the 17th of June 2017, the lovely Sheree and Damian’s celebration took place – and it had the magic of a pure country fairytale wedding. 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.

Fairytale Wedding

Sheree’s special day was planned in the middle of winter, and where the cool temperatures may have intimidated some, the Hack’s fairytale 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 Feather 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 fairytale wedding.

Fairytale Wedding

Fairytale Wedding

Fairytale Wedding

Fairytale 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 Feather Jacket in Snow, ‘Mode & Affaire’

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

Wedding Wishes in the Mountains of NZ

 Wedding Wishes in the Mountains of NZ

Wedding Wishes

A fur jacket quickly became an essential as the beautiful bride, Chelsea, awoke to snow on her icy New Zealand wedding day. Chelsea's wedding wishes were for the Exotique Fur Jacket in Snow, the Exotique Long Fur Jacket in Natural for her mother, 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. The photographer beautifully captured the magic throughout Chelsea's New Zealand wedding day.

Wedding Wishes

 

 

 

 

 

M&A's Sublime Sydney Wedding

Sydney Wedding Nicole & Marc

Sydney Wedding

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 Sydney wedding photos had us all dreaming of better things on this early Tuesday morning.

Sydney Wedding

Nicole’s Carla Zampatti wedding dress was meant for the summer bride, but that didn’t stop her. The Classique Fur 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 Sydney wedding is certainly lighting our fire! We hope Nicole & Marc’s future is as warm as their wedding day.

Newleyweds in Niseko - A Japan Wedding

Newlyweds in Nisek
Japan Wedding
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.
Their Japan 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!
Japan Wedding
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 cape 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 Japan 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!

The Custom Bride

Granite Belt Region

Custom Wedding

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 wedding order for a luxury stole, 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 wedding Marvelle Stole in Snow.

 

 

A Cape for the South Island Engagement

South Island Engagement

Engagement

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 in her engagement, looking for something to wear with her bridal gown to keep her warm in the likely event that it could be a more cool wedding.

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 for the ultimate cool wedding.

 "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!"