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Australian Love Shoot

Engagement Sessions

Longtime Ruffled readers may remember Cath and TJ’s engagement session and wedding in Mornington, Australia shot by Adrian Tuazon. Now Cath’s sister, Ali, is getting married to her beau, Jake. It’s only natural that she recruited the incredible Adrian to photograph their cuteness as they strolled along the beach.

couple on beach

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couple on beach

beach engagement session

couple on beachgroom in bow tie

couple on beach

engagement under trees

couple on beachgroom in bow tie

couple on beach

View all images from this engagement in the gallery

Handmade Melbourne Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Last year we shared Cath and TJ’s engagement session, shot by talented Australian photographer Adrian Tuazon. Today Catherine is back to share a little bit about her wedding day with us! The images below are just a glimpse of how sweet their day was — join us in the gallery for more.

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress
Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

We both agreed that we wanted our wedding to feel like every party we have ever wanted to go to, ever. That meant keeping things casual and fun, low-fuss, and filled with as many nostalgic childish things as possible.
Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Our theme began as an obsession with collecting old teacup sets, something that I have been doing since I was 19. Over the years I had managed to amass over 100 of them, and these became our gifts for each guest. From there, the theme became really broad, encompassing childhood nostalgia (scrabble piece, vintage Golden Books, lolly buffet, ice-cream van), op-shop jumble sale and traditional country wedding elements like hay bales and crazy dancing.

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Mornington Australia vintage wedding dress

Start planning/freaking out about DIY projects early in the process to avoid the classic last minute DIY-induced repetitive strain injuries. Tell your fiance at least once every week that no, the wedding will not be too girlie, and yes, he can have his favorite boutique beer at the reception. Enjoy looking at wedding blogs for inspiration but remember that in the end your day will be special to you, not matter how it ends up looking.

Wedding Songs:

Processional: “Space They Cannot Touch” – Kate Miller-Heidke
Recessional: “Hold You In My Arms” – Ray LaMontagne
First Dance: “Heart It Races” – Architecture in Helsinki

Cath and TJ’s engagement session, shot by talented Australian photographer Adrian Tuazon. Today Catherine is back to share a little bit about her wedding day with us! The images below are just a glimpse of how sweet their day was — View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Mornington, Australia):

Ceremony: St Peters Anglican Church / Reception: Briars Park, Mouth Martha / Florist: Flowergirls / Wedding Photographer: Adrian Tuazon / Wedding Dress: Wallflower Vintage / Hair Piece: whichgoose / Groomsmen Ties: herANDishop / Caterer: MOREish Catering / Desserts: Create Great Cake, Aussie Soft Serve / Wedding invitations: DIY by bride / Decor: DIY by bride

Daily Pick

MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

We were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group, Bloom.com, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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