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Handmade North Melbourne Wedding

DIY Weddings

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Love Katie + Sarah

Whenever we hear a bride is a graphic designer, we know her wedding’s going to be something pretty special. Dany and David spent nearly a year crafting, collecting antique pieces, and designing unique paper goods for their North Melbourne wedding at Two Ton Max, photographed by Love Katie + Sarah. Every detail in these garden party nuptials is utter perfection!

indie bride and groom

From the bride, Dany: Being an illustrator/graphic designer slightly obsessed with vintage styling, I envisioned a vintage wedding with a hint of ‘garden party.’ The colour scheme was based around soft romantic pinks and creams with a splash of yellow.

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Pretty much everything about our wedding was DIY! I spent 11 months, from the time we got engaged to the week before the wedding, collecting vintage crockery and cutlery, making flowers for the tables out of crepe paper (petal by petal) and designing all the little elements that appeared throughout the venue.

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David also got the DIY bug, constructing an enormous pergola for us to get married on. It was fantastic, and now sits in our back garden for us to enjoy for years to come. Our venue was an industrial warehouse space, so, to ‘green it up’ we also created a ‘garden’ in the ceremony area which included rolling out faux turf and filling the space with potted flowers and trees. It was fabulous!

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t try to take on too much on your own (speaking from experience!!). Accept lots of help from others. I wish I had done this more often throughout the planning… it would have made it a lot less stressful! Also, enjoy the ride! The day goes so quickly (as everyone will tell you), so make sure you have lots of fun during the planning phase.

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newlyweds first dance

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Something in the Way She Moves,” James Taylor
Signing of the Registry: “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys; “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
Recessional: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
First Dance: “These Arms of Mine,” Otis Redding

Wedding Location: North Melbourne, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Love Katie + Sarah / Wedding Venue: Two Ton Max / Wedding Design and Flowers: Bride, Daniella Germain / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: Poetic License / Wedding Veil: Unveiled Bridal / Hair: Jodie of akabu, Northcote, Melbourne / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dizingof / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Wittner / Groom’s Suit: Rhodes & Beckett / Groomsmen’s Attire: Ted Baker / Wedding Caterer: Rue Cler Market / Wedding Cake: Kat’s Cakes / DJ: Chris Gill / Wedding Invitations: Bride, The Paper Pinwheel / Transportation: White Classic Jags

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas with Advantage Bridal


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Personalized gifts and wedding items are a hot commodity right now and Advantage Bridal is your one-stop-shop for all things customized. They have been working with brides for over 20 years, and have an enormous inventory of goodies for brides and for everyone in your bridal party. These silk dupioni bags are one of our favorite finds. They are perfect for a purse catch-all, and would make practical and gorgeous bridesmaid gifts, especially when filled with beauty goodies:

You can fill these bags with a spa theme, adding face cream, body butter, face scrub, lotion…what girl doesn’t like that? Plus, it’s such an easy and yummy gift!

Clockwise: hand cream from Lush, wooden scoop for salts and scrubs from Sabon, scrub mask from The Body Shop, butter cream from Sabon, and obvi we needed bath salts to match, this one is from Anthro.

You can fill them with make-up for getting ready on your big day. A simple make-up beauty kit could include tinted lip balm, mascara, make up wipes, nail polish for the wedding day, eye shadow and eye shadow brush. Many of these items are found at pharmacies and are a heaven’s sent when you need to touch up.

They come in two different sizes and a whole plethora of colors. Add an even more personal touch by personalizing them with each of your bridesmaid’s names. Advantage Bridal also offers their brides the ability to use their own fabric for their wedding accessories, including the ring pillow, guest book, flower girl basket, oh so much more. They would love to chat with any bride that has a specific desire to create wedding items uniquely her own.These bags are lined with a waterproof-type material, so they also double as bikini bags. Perfect addition to a poolside tote.

Go ahead and take a gander through their website and don’t forget about these silk bags! These gifts will have your girls grinning from ear to ear.

Daily Pick

Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Romantic Steampunk Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Christina Carroll

Here at Ruffled, we’re always going to love a bit of steampunk inspiration (some of you may remember this steampunk inspired wedding from last year, one of our all-time favorites). Photographer Christina Carroll put together this shoot with real-life married couple Candace and Michael, who pulled off both indoor and outdoor styling for some fantastic new ideas!

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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Christina Carroll / Shoot Location: Eastside Showroom / Wedding Flowers: Zuzu’s Petals / Wedding Gown: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Theresa of Jose Luis Salon / Desserts: Iffy’s Sweets and Treats / Rentals: Vintique Rentals / Stationery: The Stationery Bakery

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Alexis June Weddings

Hello beautiful! We’re Brandi + Ryan, the husband-wife photographers behind Alexis June Weddings. So who is Alexis June? They are the two loves of our life, our daughters, Kierstyn {whose middle name is Alexis} and Kaija {who was born in June}. Two years ago we sold everything we own to pursue our dreams and move across the country to NYC. We’ve been married for nine years and still crazy in love. Ryan speaks Norwegian. Brandi loves everything about Norway. Ryan has his MBA from Notre Dame, but loves to cook. Brandi was a journalist in the United States Air Force and eats everything Ryan cooks. Together with our girls we live in Atlanta, Georgia and cherish every day together.

Being wedding photographers is an honor and a privilege, to be a part of one of the most important moments in a someone’s life is deeply personal. Capturing a couple’s love story together makes what we do even more special. We have laughed, we have cried and we have experienced those joyous moments when its more about two individuals joining as one and less about the details. It’s about the marriage. It’s about the future. Love is a gorgeous thing and we are truly passionate about what we do. We believe everyone has a story and it should be told.

This is our story, what is yours?

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