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Wedding Planning Wisdom

Image: Leo Farrell Photography Cocktail receptions are often met with concerns, especially by the more ‘old at heart’ attendees, but we have also fallen victim to the occasion which has left us wanting for food (late night Maccas runs), in desperate need of a seat (these dancing feet need a rest!) and wanting some firm

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Image: d’ItaliaWhether you’re on the hunt for cake and décor ideas, wedding venues, floral bouquet designs or you’re trying to find your dream gown, there’s no denying how important research is for every step of the planning process. Research is an extremely useful step to ensure you’re all prepared and ready to begin with bridal

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With weddings postponed or put on hold for now, it’s an important time to talk about virtual wedding gown appointment services. With the changes in restrictions and a whole heap of uncertainty, it can often be challenging to know what to do, who to turn to for advice and where to start. Thanks to modern

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There’s a place just west of the Great Dividing Range that would love to host your wedding. Actually, no, there are MANY of places west of the divide that would love to host your wedding. And an equal number of vendors eager to make your dreams a reality. ELOPE! And go west to do it.There’s

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Image: Sigrid PetersenThere is no right or wrong answer to this question. It is your special day, and who you invite is your decision. On our wedding day, we wanted it to be a family event. We wanted our wedding to be relaxed and fun for everyone. Seeing the children happy and enjoying themselves brought

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The Vintage Issue is not just about style and fashion, it’s also about honouring memories and taking inspiration from weddings past. Today, we are delighted to hand things over to Sarah of de lumière photography, who has generously sat down to share the story of her in-laws, Maria and Albert.Maria and Albert were both born

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Image: She Takes Pictures He Makes FilmsIt’s not at all uncommon for couples to have children before marriage. Having your own children at your wedding and them being present to witness their parents get married can be very special. However, if you would rather have a wedding with just the two of you, and leave

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Image by Vitor Pinto via Unsplash Organising a hens day can be hard work and a little daunting. Essentially, the selected tribe of the bride need to come together to brainstorm and agree on ideas, a venue, the guest list, games, entertainment, cost, catering…all whilst making the day incredibly special for their beautiful bride! It

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Image: Tealily PhotographyAs an über experienced celebrant and a delightful human being, Robyn Pattison knows a thing or two about weddings, love and the best bridesmaid practice and protocol. Let’s just say, she could write the book.Here are Robyn’s top tips to be being a wonderful bridesmaid or brides-man.Tip 1: Put your head up and

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There are two things worth remembering when planning a wedding. One, is that unfortunately, not everything is going to go to plan on the day. Something will go missing (hopefully not the rings), someone will come down with a flu the day before, and the weather… Oh God, the weather.Two, you can’t please everyone.Engaged couples,

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Congratulations, you’re a bridesmaid!! So what next?It’s not just about wearing a pretty dress, having your hair and makeup taken care of, and organising a killer Hens Night (although this one is pretty important). You also play a very important role come the Big Day.Your job (yep – you have a job) is to support

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One of the most special days in your life will be your wedding day. Unfortunately, this can put a lot of pressure on the bride and groom to make sure their wedding is perfect – from the venue to the flowers. Newly engaged couples often lock themselves into months of envisioning and planning without much

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When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the biggest stress points is “how am I going to afford this?” In Australia, the most recent stats suggest the average wedding is now sitting at the $55,000 mark. That’s a huge sum. And something my partner and I just didn’t feel comfortable spending. We were

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Amy Skinner Photography via Pip & Luke’s Surprise Fremantle Wedding At GuildhallRemember the choose your own wedding scene in the movie, the five year engagement? No? Well let me give you quick overview. After a long engagement, full of life disruptions, Violet (Emily Blunt) surprises her fiancé Tom (Jason Segel) with a wedding. All the elements of

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Image via Studio HudsonWhen I work with couples one of the first questions I ask is “how do you want your guests to feel during the ceremony?”. This helps me to understand the kind of ceremony the couple want to have, the vibe, and then I can help guide and make some suggestions as we

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