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Australian Wedding for a Couple Who Met on Instagram

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Shane Shepherd

Today’s couple met and began dating while living 7,760 miles apart, proving that love knows no geographical boundaries. Brandi and Jarith married each other in the groom’s home country of Australia, bringing on board the talented Shane Shepherd and Twig & Grace for photography and styling. One thing’s for sure — we can never get enough of romantic stories like this one!

Australian wedding for a couple who met on Instagram - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

From the photographer, Shane Shepherd: Jarith & Brandi have one of the most incredible back stories of any couple I’ve ever met. If I were some mathematical genius I’d say something like ‘the probability of them finding each other was 1,000,000,000,000 to 1…’ They met each other on Instagram, and shortly after started dating while living 7,760 miles apart.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding party - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

groomsmen - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

winter bouquet - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding ceremony - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding ceremony - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony recessional - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

tattooed bride - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

bride with tattoos - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding portrait - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Their wedding was as much a celebration of overcoming some serious obstacles to be together. The entire day was just full of hugs and happy tears, and the party at the end of the night was huuuuge. Jarith is a drummer, his Dad Mike is a guitarist, his Brother Brannon is a DJ and basically all their friends are musicians. There were guitar solo battles and dance-offs until the early morning. Special mention to Dezley & Mick from Twig & Grace (who also happen to be Jarith’s parents) for their jaw dropping setup and styling of the ceremony and reception. Next level!

tented reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

reception tables - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden tented reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

reception decor - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden tent reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

vintage decor - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding favors - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

sweetheart table - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

dessert table - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

layered cakes - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

night wedding - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Shane Shepherd

Event Styling, Decor, and Flowers

Twig & Grace

Venue

Capriole

Wedding Dress and Veil

Pretty Macabre

Wedding Shoes

ModCloth

Hair and Makeup

Surrender Dorothy Hair Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

CC's Bridal Boutique

Groom's Suit

MenzMode

Groom's Shoes

Industrie

Catering

Bon Appetit Events Noosa

Wedding Cake

Buttercups

Marquee

Equip 4 Hire

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[seven-degrees]

A new angle on the art of entertaining. [seven-degrees] is an award-winning & full-service events venue. At [seven-degrees] we provide a range of services which are layered together to create a complete wedding experience. Our property, winner of the Architecture Guild Award, is a 25,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor gallery noted for its modern design and elegant feel. Our [seven-degrees] Coordination team will assist you in implementing your unique vision for the space. We understand the intricacies of planning a distinct ceremony and reception and take pleasure in working with couples throughout each stage of the process. You’ll enjoy customizing your menu with our Executive Chef and meet with our Wedding Coordinators and Design Team to make choices regarding design and décor (including presentation, technology, lighting and floral arrangement).

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Intimate Queensland Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Oh Aussie dream teams, we love you so. That’s exactly what we have with this wedding from Jess Jackson Photographer, Elyssium Blooms, and The Events Lounge, who pooled their talents to create an intimate Queensland wedding full of fun and romantic touches for Kaitlyn and Callum. Make sure you keep an eye out for the incredible paper goods and signage throughout the day!

intimate Queensland wedding - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

floral bouquets - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

floral crowns - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

wedding bouquets - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

wedding bouquets - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

chalkboard inspired wedding signs - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

paper goods - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

bridesmaids and bouquets - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

reception tablescapes - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

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pink place settings - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

teal gold receptions - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

reception tablescapes - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

wedding sign ideas - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

cake with hearts - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

intimate Queensland wedding - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Jess Jackson Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-queensland-wedding


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Wedding Location: Mt Tamborine, Queensland, Australia / Photographer: Jess Jackson Photographer / Flowers: Elyssium Blooms / Event Planner and Stylist: The Events Lounge / Venue: The Old Church / Hair: Wedding Hair by Leah / Makeup: Rococo Make Up Artistry / Wedding Cake: Rebellyous Cake Co / Cake Topper: Love & Adore Stationery / Entertainment: Michael Eotvos / Decor Hire: Little Gray Station, Adorn Event Hire, and Lovestruck Weddings / Balloons and Tassels: Ruby Ju Events / Chalkboard Signs: Lilywillow Designs / Celebrant: Chiquita Mitchell / Videographer: Yellow Bull Media

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Bulles de Joie

Photographer of Happy People – I capture natural beauty and love in a candid way.

Lifestyle photography: make you feel at ease so you can show your true feelings that I transpose into joyful, candid, lightful shots.

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

Based in Paris, I capture your love everywhere in France and in Europe.

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Stéphanie

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Elandra Resort Wedding

Beach Weddings

If you’ve been following Ruffled for a while, then you know how we feel about Australian beach weddings. If not, let me clue you in – we’re completely and utterly obsessed. This wedding from David Campbell Imagery and Jenny Rick is no different, with its tropical floral design and modern poolside reception. Prepare to get a little obsessed, too!

Elandra Resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

From the bride, Tegan: I have always wanted a unique and colorful wedding style for our day, filled with bright blooms and fabulous stationary and there was always going to be lanterns! The Elandra was already wonderfully styled and it is very hard to compete with the spectacular view so I didn’t want to go overboard with decorations but at the same time wanted to embrace the tropical landscape. The theming started with the invitation suite a close friend of the family designed for us. Modern, tropical with a slight Moroccan feel to fit in with the Elandra’s décor. I loved putting together each element of the invitations, designing the menus, placecards and favor boxes, utilizing Etsy at every turn!

wedding shoes - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

beaded wedding gowns - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

beaded wedding gown - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical bouquets - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding
Flower recipe: Proteas, sea holly, geraldton wax flowers, blue gum, hot pink clustar gem roses, rusty red chrysies.

bridal fashion - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical bouquets - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical wedding bouquet - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be open for change on the day, I soon found out no matter how much planning prior something ‘may’ go wrong but at the end of the day it does not matter, it will be an amazing day no matter what as you are surrounded by your family & friends celebrating your love.

poolside wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

summer wedding ideas - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

place settings - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

poolside wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

modern wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Australia resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

cake toppers - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Elandra Resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “1000 Years,” Voyce Avenue
Signing of the Register: “Love Love Love,” Avalanche City
Recessional: “Best Day of my Life,” American Authors
Reception Entrance: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Cake Cutting: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
First Dance: “The Wedding Song,” Angus and Julia Stone
Exit Song: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Wedding Location: Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia / Photographer: David Campbell Imagery / Event Design and Flowers: Jenny Rick / Venue and Caterer: Elandra Resort / Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Wedding Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo via Saks Fifth Avenue / Jewelry: Helena Noelle / Bridesmaids’ Dresses : Dillard’s, ASOS, Couture Candy / Groom’s Suit: Swarv Menswear / Wedding Cake: Cairns Wedding Cakes / Entertainment: Mark Jennings of Ace Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Gael Borg

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Kate Preftakes Photography

Kate Preftakes is a fine art wedding photographer in the New England region and available for travel worldwide. Her approach is soft and organic, and she shoots with a combination of editorial and fine art portraiture. Kate loves creating true photos that are filled with emotion and light. She uses a combination of film and digital, drawn to the soft look that it creates. She has her degree in fine art and uses that background to narrate stories in a beautiful way. The soft touch of a hand on a back, the look in her eye when she first sees him, the way her dress falls when he spins her around. These are the moments that make each wedding day special and inspire Kate to document in a timeless way. The details tell the story and Kate loves to capture them in the most romantic fashion. Kate is based out of New England and available for travel.

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Garden Queensland Wedding

Romantic Weddings

You could say that today’s wedding was a long time in the making. Chelsea and Beau have known each other since primary school, gave birth to a beautiful daughter Arabella (who you’ll spy as a flower girl), and even had their primary school principal act as their Celebrant while they exchanged vows. Bek Grace did a phenomenal job of capturing all the day’s details, from the watercolor bridesmaids dresses to the pastel floral arrangements from B Sweet Flowers.


Garden Queensland Wedding via ruffledblog.com
Garden Queensland Wedding via ruffledblog.com

From the bride, Chelsea: I love the vintage look. I would call the style of the day a Romantic Vintage Garden Wedding! We wanted the day to be about love, the love we have for each and our little girl Arabella. Our primary school principal was our Celebrant so it made it so special as Beau and I had known each other a long time. It was an amazing day filled with love, laughter, happiness a lot of dancing and quite a few bubbles.

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bride veil and flower girl via http://ruffledblog.com/garden-queensland-wedding
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Our colour story was using pastels of Peach, Lilac and White. Romantic, Vintage, Effortless, Whimsical. We sourced things from all around the world to get our look. All the main things for our day were all locally sourced by local vendors this is important to us as I am a small business owner too. Some items were DIY by Picolo and Poppi and the rest were bought/hired by myself and handmaidens in Australia. We were married in front of the lace backdrop made by my Dad.

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Garden Queensland Wedding via ruffledblog.com

Garden Queensland Wedding via ruffledblog.com

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? We tried to be as casual about it all as possible, it made it easier if things needed to be changed or didn’t work out exactly as planned. We planned well in advance so the week before there were just a few minor details that needed to be finalised which was lovely.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “A Thousand Years” Instrumental
Recessional: “As Above”
First Dance: “Resolution,” Matt Corby

Wedding Location: Tallebudgera, Queensland, Australia / Photographer: Bek Grace / Floral Design: B Sweet Flowers / Wedding Planner: Bride (I had someone set up on the day for me, was done by Imbue Weddings) / Venue: Teavine House / Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Forever New / Flower Girls: Little Chiyo / Groom’s Suit: Mitchell Ogilvie / Wedding Cake: Design A Cupcake / Hire Items (Furniture): The One Day House and Grit and Glamour / Ceremony Musician: Dale Carmody / Wedding Invitations: Huetopia Design

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Quaint Gold Coast Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Karen Buckle

Bright bow ties, colorful flowers and blue skies make this Sunshine Coast wedding a pretty awesome one. Sweet handmade details were scattered throughout and photographer Karen Buckle was sure to capture them all. It isn’t hard to see the fun and beauty that was shared that day. And how about that amazing view? I think I could stare at it all day!


swing set wedding photo // photo by Karen Buckle

Quaint Gold Coast Wedding // photo by Karen Buckle

small white chapel // photo by Karen Buckle

Quaint Gold Coast Wedding // photo by Karen Buckle

floral bowtie // photo by Karen Buckle

Quaint Gold Coast Wedding // photo by Karen Buckle

groomsmen in mismatched bowties// photo by Karen Buckle

groomsmen in bowties // photo by Karen Buckle

groomsmen in bowties and suits// photo by Karen Buckle

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Location: Maleny, Queensland, Australia / Photographer: Karen Buckle / Ceremony & Reception: Weddings at Tiffany’s / Hair: Hair by Nicola / Flowers: Wedding Flowers in Maleny / Accomodation: Blue Bell Cottage / Invitations & Order of Service: Berry & Peg

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Kate Preftakes Photography

Kate Preftakes is a fine art wedding photographer in the New England region and available for travel worldwide. Her approach is soft and organic, and she shoots with a combination of editorial and fine art portraiture. Kate loves creating true photos that are filled with emotion and light. She uses a combination of film and digital, drawn to the soft look that it creates. She has her degree in fine art and uses that background to narrate stories in a beautiful way. The soft touch of a hand on a back, the look in her eye when she first sees him, the way her dress falls when he spins her around. These are the moments that make each wedding day special and inspire Kate to document in a timeless way. The details tell the story and Kate loves to capture them in the most romantic fashion. Kate is based out of New England and available for travel.

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Australian Musical Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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We love a couple who not only embraces a theme for their wedding day, but can also encourage the guests to take part as well! Anita and Dominic asked their loved ones to come bedecked in vintage attire, which only heightened the surreality of their big day. Good friend Dan O’Day tagged along to take pictures, including bridesmaids wearing the most striking cobalt blue vintage dresses!

bride and father processional

From the bride, Anita: I would describe our day as “Musically Vintage.” Red, Blue and all things old! Majority was DIY, we also asked the guests to dress in vintage attire and glad we did; everyone looked amazing and felt part of our big day.


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bride getting ready

bride getting ready

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sheet music decor

bride and father processional

bride and father processional
bride and father processional
bride and father processional

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bride and father processional
bride red lipstick

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bride wearing lace
australian guest books

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? DIY is rewarding but getting help is a must and make time for the little things, don’t compromise as you may be disappointed… I took the time to make and do everything I wanted to do and was happy with the result. I wasn’t going to make the paper music flowers for the pews, but with some help did and was glad I did in the end. Location weddings are great, but know the area, suppliers and include shipping in your budget! Decide what is important and spend money on it… food and drink was ours and glad it was…


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bridal party ceremony
blue red receptions
paper doily placecards


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green
Signing of the Register: “Signed Sealed Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
Recessional: “Feeling Good,” MUSE
A selection of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Otis Reading, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, Issac Hayes, Richard Cheese, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett &KD Lang that Dom made a playlist on his iPod and played on shuffle.

Wedding Location: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Dan O’Day / Wedding Venue: St. Mary’s by the Sea / Wedding Flowers: Flowerama, Castle Hill, Sydney / Wedding Dress: Bad Girl Vintage / Wedding Shoes: ModCloth / Veil: made by bride / Hair and Makeup: Mermaids / Wedding Caterer: ZINC Restaurant / Wedding Cake: guest

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Gold Coast Australia Wedding

DIY Weddings

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We love opening our inbox to see drop dead gorgeousness submitted to us by none other than the bride herself! Rachel and Scott married in Queensland with a truly handmade affair captured to perfection by Trigger Happy Images. We admire Rachel’s advice of looking outside the box for non-wedding vendors to help scrimp and save in various areas of your budget!


australian wedding portrait

From the bride, Rachel: As Scott is British and I am Australian, our first decision was where to hold the wedding. In the end we decided to hold it in Australia as this is where we are currently living, but thought it was be amazing to have an English garden themed wedding. We had an amazing group of family and friends that came all the way from the UK for the day, so we wanted to make it a day everyone would all enjoy and remember. The Gold Coast Botanic Gardens were exactly what we were looking for. There was a huge fig tree right by the water, and a natural bamboo archway leading down to it. Perfect!


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pink bridesmaids dresses

From the very beginning we decided that we would have a DIY wedding. We had a small budget, but also wanted it to be personalised and reflect us a couple. We wanted each of the bridal party to have quirky accessories that suited them. I chose different earrings and brooches for the girls that suited them, and Scott picked watches and socks for the boys.


red vintage car

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groomsmen in vests

We collected jam jars for months for decor and for drinks at the ceremony! DIY elements included our invites, decorations, bouquets, guestbook, and sashes for the bridesmaid dresses. Making our invites was super fun! We love photos, so created a photographic invite, with pics of ourselves. We then had the formal invite details on the back, and stitched both sides together, and tied each invite with twine and a postage tag with the guests name hand written.


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wedding reception drinks

For the ceremony we collected the decorations all throughout our engagement. Lanterns, vintage lace from my grandma’s glory box, bunting. We had our English guests bring fondant fancies & party rings, and we made jugs of pims and lemonade, and iced apple & cinnamon tea for refreshments afterwards.


outdoor wedding ceremony

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drink jars with straws

Our main advice for other couples would be to do as much as you can by yourselves, it makes it personal and from the heart. Look for non bridal suppliers to save where you can. Wedding dress, bridal party outfits, flowers from wholesalers – you can find amazing things when you think outside the box!


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sunburst wedding portrait


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Wedding Vendors (Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia):

Ceremony Location: Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens / Reception Location: The Garlic Clove / Wedding Photographer: Trigger Happy Images / Ceremony Decor: Original Occasions / Wedding Flowers: Bride and bridesmaids / Wedding Dress: Sue Wong / Wedding Shoes: Wittner / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS / Hair: Candy Hairdressing / Makeup: Lea Beauty / Groom’s Shirt: ASOS / Groom’s Trousers and Bow Tie: Roger David / Wedding Cake: My Little Cupcake Empire / String Trio: Tonic / Stationery: Bride and Groom / Celebrant: Clarah Luxford / Transportation: Byron Bay Retro Cars

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Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi

In 2002, I started my own company, to offer foreigners the possibility to get married in this magical region. Over the years, I have made creating unique weddings my mission, using the finest vendors and most picturesque venues and locations. We have received praise from our clients and the press, and many of our outstanding weddings have been featured in the most prestigious international magazines. I am proud to say that I have contributed to making dreams come true for so many couples.

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