With the year drawing to a close, it’s a perfect opportunity to not only thank the wonderful contributors and experts for sharing all their tried and tested knowledge, but to reflect on the wonderful year that’s been. 2018 has certainly provided many a good word of wisdom, but here’s our top 10 to finish off yet another brilliant year!

What Would They Know? SophieRose Noble of Grand Pacific Group

“In a city famous for its many icons such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, Sydney also hosts some iconic and historic buildings in which there are venues which are hidden gems. From historic The Tea Room QVBGunners’ Barracks and Dunbar House to the more modern, but understated Sergeants’ Mess  and the beachfront The Blue Room Bondi, these venues shine not only for their beautifully designed interiors, their locations and views, but also for the impeccable service, style and food which are so much a key to their popularity as wedding venues.”

Image: Free the Bird Photography / Venue: Gardens House 

Tommy Collins’ Top Black Tie Venues in Melbourne and Surrounding Areas

“Creative Director of Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group, Tommy McIntosh, has put together a list of his top 10 black tie event venues in Melbourne and the surrounding areas today. We figured an industry legend like Tommy is the go-to guy for the best in venues as he is on the frontline with his crew travelling around from one stunning wedding venue to the next serving up delicious food.

Images via Jasmine Fraser

“Couples are now more open to exploring alternative options to a traditional diamond ring or a twist on the classic designs. There are so many amazing precious gemstones so why not choose a colour?”

Image by Tealily Photography 

 How To Plan A Black Tie Wedding

“There’s something that never, ever gets old about a well cut black tuxedo and a well tied black bow tie, punctuated by a brilliantly white shirt with dress buttons and cufflinks. Or a gown which gently grazes floor level as you dance the night away. Add into the mix that the reason for the black-tie celebration is a wedding – your wedding – and the possibilities for a glamourous, elegant (ok, we’ll say it – even slightly over the top) event are almost limitless.”

Image by The Tsudons via Emma & Monty’s Botanical Brisbane Marquee Wedding

The Hidden Costs of Marquee Weddings: Tips from an Event Producer

“There is something wonderful about planning your own wedding and seeing it come to life from a Pinterest board to the big day. However, not surprisingly, there are also a great deal of things to consider: the style and scope of your wedding, the costs – in terms of your time and your bank account; how flexible you are in relation to both of these things; as well as the large tablespoon of stress that is part and parcel of event management.”

Image supplied by The Bell Tower

Unique Wedding Locations In Perth

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a better place in the world to get married than in Perth, Western Australia.

Blessed with an amazing climate, stunning scenery, easy accessibility and a world-class blend of fascinating heritage and modern innovation, Perth offers couples a huge range of exceptional wedding locations.  But some are more distinctive than others, and if you’re after something truly unique for your nuptials, have a look at these locations:”

Image by Studio Sixty Photography

 Brisbane City Celebrants’ Tips for Finding Equality-Friendly Wedding Vendors

“When choosing your wedding vendors, you want to be sure you really ‘connect’ with them and that you’re all on the same page when it comes to the role they will be playing on your big day. This is particularly important for same-sex couples who will likely enjoy a better experience in the lead up to and on the special day, by carefully selecting wedding vendors that are genuinely passionate and supportive of your relationship.”

Photography from Jaimee and Brenden’s New Farm Park wedding by Blank Canvas Photography

The legal requirements to get married in Australia

Brisbane City Celebrants share their knowledge on the minimum legal requirements to get married in Australia, and explain what a ‘legals only’ wedding is.”

Photo by Jonathan Ong via Simone & Christian’s Wedding 

How To Put The ‘Wow’ Factor Into Your Winter Wedding

“With the Winter chill hitting the air, it’s time to consider how to put the ‘wow’ factor into your Winter Wedding.” Follow these wonderful tips from expert wedding planners to ensure a winter wonder wedding!

Image by Beurre

Let’s Talk Wedding Cake Flavours

“Cake Month is well underway and today we speak to the creator of this completely epic Beyonce-Frida cake that I wish I knew about for my sister’s hens day- she may have just fainted at the sight of it. However today, we are diving deeper than the appearance of a cake, instead we cut right into the centre to reveal its contents – the all important flavours and textures. Zahara Valibhoy, founder and head baker at Beurre, writes passionately about the importance of wedding cake flavours.