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Nat & DanWe talk a lot about how important family is around these parts, and for Nat and Dan, it was a centrepiece of their day. They included their baby boy throughout the day, used a family member to officiate their vows, even asked the bride’s grandparents to bear witness to the marriage certificate.And as All

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Not going to lie, it’s tricky coming up with cocktails for The Cocktail Issue. There is so much pressure to come up with something amazing for such a special issue. But I think we’ve done it. Well, at least for my taste we’ve done it!I have discovered more and more, that lemon in cocktails or

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Image: Caroline Sada PhotographyGetting married is not something you do everyday.Whether you have a cast of thousands there, or are planning an intentional elopement, it’s one of the most personal and intimate milestones of your life. Because of this, it is so very important that you feel comfortable with the person doing the marrying.Every marriage

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Photo by Pierre Curry via Lea & Paul’s Lush Green Melbourne WeddingHere we are on one of the last days of November and one of the last days of The Cocktail issue! it has been the strangest and most celebratory of months, as we slowly reopen and the weather slowly turns warmer. We are so

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Alyce & MattOh hello beautiful weather, hello beautiful blooms, we’re so ready for you! The beautiful cocktail wedding of Alyce and Matt (inspiration we all need for this month’s Cocktail issue) is stunning beauty personified. From Alyce’s amazing bouquet to the first look that will just about have you melting, to a first dance they

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There was one statement, when we asked the team behind today’s pastel coastal wedding editorial for their inspiration, that really stood out. “2021 is certainly going to be the year of the wedding”.And that? That sense of hope, of anticipation for the year ahead, after a year when we are so battered and bruised, is

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In the final edition of our 2020 gift guides, it’s all about the groom & groomsmen! Again, like all our gift guide this year, we’ve focussed on Aussie brands and makers and we’ve come up with utter gold.From handmade pieces that will become a treasure in the home to pampering, to education, to lifestyle loves

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Lea & PaulToday’s newlyweds met on Tinder! Paul’s profile photo with his cute little puppy sealed the deal and Lea’s green eyes and warming smile convinced Paul to swipe right. Lea was also the first to contact him, which she says is all in style of German efficiency. Fast forward to their wedding day, and

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Ashlyn & AndrewRoll up, roll up winter lovers, roll up lovers of industrial warehouse spaces, of moody blooms, of romantic first looks, of magic moments and intimate celebrations – because Ashlyn and Andrew’s beautiful elegant winter warehouse wedding has all this and more and it all kicked off with negronis to get the party started

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Photo by  Ivy Road Photography via Britt & Pickle’s Romantic & Modern Mount Warning WeddingA cocktail wedding dress code is one of the most popular options for weddings these days. It allows guests to dress up to join the celebration, but also gives them a little freedom without the rules of black tie. Today, in

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Image: Sayher Heffernan via Tara & Andrew’s Bespoke, Creative & Joyful Surprise WeddingCocktail hour or pre-dinner drinks, is the period of time between the ceremony and dinner. It essentially is the beginning of the reception portion of a wedding.I am certain that most have heard the truism “you only get one opportunity to make a first

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Tiffany & ReubenToday’s wedding is utter sunshine, the urban Melbourne farm playing host to a couple who most certainly made sure they did their day their way. “We are both pretty introverted people so it was a given that we would have a small, relaxed wedding without too many of the formalities. We wanted a

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Let’s be real there is no doubt in anyone’s minds that Australian wedding gown label Grace Loves Lace continues to be utterly loved. Prime example? The brand new collection, entitled “Elysian”.The 2020/21 collection is utterly dreamy and utterly reflective of the minimal, modern styling the year has brought to life.Designed and made on Queensland’s Gold

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Beach babes, it’s time for a honeymoon! Have you got your heart set on saying I do then setting off on a tropical getaway? Lucky for you, Australia has plenty of islands to choose from, but if you’re after a classic, Hamilton Island has a honeymoon for every type of traveller.Why Hamilton Island If you’ve

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Image: Ridhwaan MoollaAre you planning a cocktail wedding with formalities? There are a few tips to keep your wedding aligned with the less formal and casual approach that is a cocktail wedding.In most cases cocktail weddings have the ceremony and reception in the same location, this is in keeping with the notion that a cocktail

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