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

July 26, 2019 — M&A Staff

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 


June 13, 2019 — M&A Staff

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 

May 21, 2019 — M&A Staff

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

Wedding Venues In NJ

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.

Wedding Venues In NJ
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.
Wedding Venues In NJ
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.
Wedding Venues In NJ

 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.

Wedding Venues In NJ

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
Wedding Venues In NJ
April 18, 2019 — M&A Staff

Winter Wonderland Wedding for our Nordic Newlyweds

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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

March 25, 2019 — Sarah Clark

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

February 01, 2019 — Catherine Clark

A Matilda Bay Wedding

Matilda Bay Wedding
Matilda Bay Wedding
Having met at the beach when in High School, Isabella and Aaron were inseparable ever since! With their dog Archie as witness, Aaron proposed on a rainy day at Moses Rock, Margaret River, the couple's favourite place!
Matilda Bay Wedding
There special day was one to remember. Styled by OMG events and Rebecca Grace from Natural Art Flowers. 
Matilda Bay Wedding
Isabella looked stunning in a  Monique Lhuillier, an Oscar de la Renta Veil, framed with a  Viktoria Novak headpiece. Having been a cold day, Our Feather jacket completeed the look, keeping Isabella warm and comfortable.
Matilda Bay Wedding
The reception was filled with deep jewel tones, gold lanterns and breathtaking floral installations. The guests were presented with a large feast, someting the couple made sure was a must, both being food lovers! The couple danced the night away under the stars with their loved ones and wouldn't have had it any other way.
Matilda Bay Wedding
Dress: Monique Lhuillier 
Headpiece: Viktoria Novak 
Veil: Oscar de la Renta 
Suit: Tom Ford 
Photographer: VargaMurphy 
November 22, 2018 — Catherine Clark

An Unconventional Elopement In Queenstown

Elopement In Queenstown
Elopement In Queenstown
For this gorgeous couple, having a Vietnamese background would usually mean a traditional and lavish Vietnamese wedding, however both Tran and Thanh chose to bypass all of that and elope in Queenstown, NZ.  Not only did an elopement mean little fuss, but going overseas meant a holiday as well!
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Keeping with the non-traditional theme, Tran opted for a stunning gold Rachel Gilbert gown, complimented with our Navy Aimer Fur Cape draped over her shoulders. For the ceremony, Tran wore  Louis Vuitton heels, then for photos, changed into some Gucci sneakers!
Elopement In Queenstown
With its stunning scenery, Queenstown was the chosen venue. Raining the day of the ceremony, the couple exchanged vowels between showers.
Elopement In Queenstown
Unfortunately, due to the weather, Tran and Thanh were unable to get photos at their chosen locations, so the following day, got dressed up again and took a helicopter up to Bayonet and Cecil Peaks, where the sun was shining, making for glorious and breathtaking images! And more importantly, memories to last a lifetime.
Elopement In Queenstown
Dress: Rachel Gilbert
Shoes: Louis Vuitton
Suit: Brent Wilson
Boots: RM Williams
Hair: Beautiful Bridal Hair
Makeup: Eve Makeup Artistry (first day) and Charm Beauty (second day)
Flowers: Orange Blossom Floral Design
Photographer: Warren Williams - Mountain Weddings NZ
October 24, 2018 — Catherine Clark

Niseko Wedding - Ryan & Micheal

Niseko Wedding

As their 3rd Wedding Anniversary imminently approaches, we just can’t get over the gorgeous heartfelt Niseko Wedding of Ryan and Michael.

Niseko Wedding

The exuberant couple met 7 years prior to their enthralling Niseko Wedding Nuptials. When Michael asked Ryan what she wanted for their big day, there were 3 essential components – you + me + the snow! So, after originally planning the “Big Traditional Wedding” they decided instead to throw caution to the wind and jet off to Japan.  Of course, not before celebrating with a massive belated engagement party!!!

Niseko Wedding

Joined by their parents and Ryan’s brother, there was a total of 10 people present to celebrate their intimate impromptu elopement.

Niseko Wedding

The December 31st Ceremony was held at The Barn, Hirafu – and what a way to bring in the New Year! Continuing to play by their own rules and highlighting their individual flair, the stunning bride wore our eye-catching Shiraz Aimer Cape to seamlessly compliment her ruby red heels!

Niseko Wedding

Following the ceremony, their friends at Bar Gyu were more than happy to open their doors early exclusively for our ecstatic newlyweds. Afterwards, feeling like every bit like a fairy-tale as the snow fell, it was back to The Barn to enjoy a delectable 8-course French degustation.

Photographer: Niseko Photography & Guiding (@nisekophotography) 

Dress: Donna Tobin Couture


October 01, 2018 — M&A Staff

Garden Wedding with an Industrial Kiss

GARDEN WEDDINGHaving met each other on the dance floor, their young love blossomed and after 15 years, Courtney and Matt have created memories to last a lifetime, with many many more to come.



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The proposal was something out of a rom-com. Being on holiday in New York, Matt had organised the perfect proposal; on a boat in the middle of Central Park. As they walked along the gorgeous tree lined path, the weather made a turn for the worse. Leaving Matt to improvise, with an impeding thunderstorm and a girlfriend trying to hurry back to the hotel, he knelt down on one knee over The Bow Bridge asking Courtney to marry him.

Being completely drenched by the rain, the lovebirds went on to plan a wedding that reflected their style and personalities.

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Staying true to themselves, Courtney and Matt shared their love story with their dearest family and friends in a ceremony held at the gorgeous Harold Boas Gardens in West Perth, evoking memories of the proposal in Central Park, NYC. Between the Bride and her creative Bridesmaids, the ceremonial area was transformed to into a light and whimsical space to compliment the surrounding lake and gardens.

Located only minutes away, The Old Pickle Factory was the perfect venue for their Reception. An Industrial blank canvas, Courtney used subtle colours and textures to soften the space, creating warmth in its simplicity. The guests arrived to two breathtaking floral chandeliers by Floral Army, abundant groupings of Hydrangea, Phaleanopsis Orchids and the Brides favourite Early Grey Roses. The couple opted for a cocktail style wedding, as they loved how it allowed for a very social and relaxed feel. The guests were treated to canapés inspired by the Couple’s time in New York, and flowing Gin Spritz’s. Courtney and Matt made sure the formalities were over quickly so they could enjoy more time on the dance floor with their love ones. 

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The morning of the wedding Courtney wore the Peggy Gown in Snow with custom embroidery (Mrs Johnston). To complement her custom gown, Courtney wore the Ostrich Feather Bolero in Snow and her bridesmaids in the Infiniti Scarves in Blush worn as a Bolero. 

September 10, 2018 — Sarah Clark

A Stunning New Zealand Wedding

New Zealand Wedding

We love a New Zealand wedding. There's nothing that quite compares to the frost-topped mountains, the crystal blue sky, and the pristine lakes that sparkle and dance on a bright day. Capturing a special moment in time is enhanced one hundred fold by NZ scenery, and Jayde & Steve were lucky enough to get it for the happiest day of their lives.

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Jayde & Steve met when he became her housemate 11 years ago, and have since spent many blissful holidays snowboarding and mountain biking through the enchanting New Zealand terrain. It followed, therefore, that they should naturally have their wedding in the place where they were always the most content. Jayde wore a beautiful St. Patrick wedding dress with her Aimer Cape in Blush, exuding a sophisticated elegance and warmth.

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Wedding Dress: 'Malta' - St. Patrick

Suit: Custom suit by Oscar Hunt

Venue: Rippon, Wanaka, New Zealand

Florist: Crimson Wedding Flowers

Hair & Make Up: Amy Studio

Photographer: Mic Image Weddings

August 08, 2018 — Catherine Clark

What To Wear To A Wedding? A Bridal Jumpsuit, Of Course!

What To Wear To A Wedding
What To Wear To A Wedding
Amy chose to break all the wedding rules on her wedding day, deciding to team a stunning white full length jumpsuit with her Mode & Affaire Aimer Fur Cape. Her daring fashion choice definitely paid off. With sunny skies, this June wedding was picture perfect!
What To Wear To A Wedding
An Intimate ceremony at Maple and Rose House with close friends and family was followed by photos at Kings Park and The Treasury Building. 
What To Wear To A Wedding
Having met doing Muay Thai, with hubby being a former Professional Muay Thai Boxer the Wedding Day was complete with a Reception in traditional Thai style at the amazing Long Chim Restaurant at the basement of the Treasury. 
What To Wear To A Wedding
As the cool Winter's wind came in, Amy was able to complete her gorgeous outfit with our Aimer Fur Cape which also doubled as her daughter's, who kept stealing it throughout the day. 
Photography - Kerri Mackintosh Photography
Ceremony - Maple and Rose House
Reception - Treasury Building
Jumpsuit - Natalie Rolt
Flowers - Erin Lamb
July 04, 2018 — Catherine Clark