Discover the Breathtaking Hayman Island

Hayman Island is synonymous with pristine white beaches, breathtaking scenery and unsurpassed luxury. This breathtaking island is the perfect locale for discerning travellers and romantics at heart – and definitely one getaway spot I have high up on my holiday bucket list.

Hayman Island Honeymoon

Located in the beautiful Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef Australia, Hayman is like a little piece of heaven on earth. It’s incredible blend of natural beauty, elegant resort living, and indulgent culinary experiences make you feel like a princess from the moment you step onto the shore.

But if you’re someone who thinks too much peaceful ambience may start to give you itchy feet after a while? Then, you can breathe a sigh of relief, because Hayman is smack bang in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef where a world of awesome adventure and water activities are waiting to be explored.

Romantic Honeymoon Hayman IslandHayman Island Resort

If you haven’t guessed already, Hayman Island is the perfect choice when it comes to a dream island wedding destination. Whether you’re planning a beachfront wedding, renewing your vows, or looking for a romantic island honeymoon spot, Hayman offers an experience and pace of life that is truly special.

They have a whole treasure chest of stunning outdoor spots and gorgeous venues to choose from. Which means you can design your day to suit your own personality and bespoke island style – now that I love!

You can tie the knot bohemian style with your toes in the sand, or elegantly glide down the aisle on landscaped lawns overlooking the Coral Sea. For the more classic couple, there’s the hilltop Stella Maris Chapel with its floor to ceiling glassed walls and breathtaking ocean views, giving you the perfect blend of traditional and island ceremony.

Hayman Island Beach Wedding

When it comes to your wedding reception, you are absolutely spoilt for choice. Just imagine you and your guests celebrating with an intimate or large cocktail party in one of their spectacular outdoor settings; lingering around the lagoon enjoying a beautiful starlit garden soiree; or dining right on the beach itself with an elegant silver service celebration. Pure bliss.

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What’s more, you’re totally in good hands with Hayman’s dedicated and professional wedding team. They offer 3 very special wedding packages to suit everyone’s wedding size and budget, and each one can be completely personalised to suit your taste. From start to finish, you’ll get the chance to plan the island wedding celebration you’ve always been dreaming of.

Finally, when your big day is complete, you can kick off those dancing shoes and chill out in the breathtaking resort for the perfect honeymoon as Mr & Mrs. Your own private retreat, romantic strolls along the beach, and unparalleled scenery, are just some of the delights to look forward to. I don’t know about you, but my bags are packed already!

Hayman Island Destination Wedding

So for every couple looking for a romantic destination with flawless style and everlasting memories you can look no further than beautiful Hayman Island.

Oh, and just one little favour! We’d love for you to share with us your amazing day and breathtaking images once you return!

For more information, or to get your ultimate island wedding or honeymoon of a lifetime booked, simply head this way!

 

  ♥   S P O N S O R E D    P O S T   

*Hayman Island is a LWB advertiser. For more information on advertising or sponsored posts enquire here

 

Things to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Videographer

Your wedding is one of the most treasured events you will experience in your lifetime. You want to capture every moment of it, every sound, every feeling. One of the best ways to be able to look back and re-live that moment is by hiring a wedding videographer.

While wedding photographers can capture amazing stills of your big day, videographers can film the first dance, the cutting of the cake and the (sometimes embarrassing!) wedding toasts. If you’re on a tight budget, you may consider asking a friend with a camcorder to record these special moments, however hiring a wedding videographer will ensure you get a trained professional who has experience in filming, lighting and editing; so you end up with a wedding video you will cherish for years to come.

Nick And Julie from Borrowed And Blue

Professional wedding videographers, like Melbourne-based Borrowed and Blue, truly enjoy being at weddings.  It is their passion to capture the love emanating from couples on their big day. They have a team of professional cinematographers and videographers to make ensure each scene is captured flawlessly. In addition, their state of the art multi-camera configurations and audio equipment ensure no moment is missed.

All these special moments are then edited and compiled into a cinematic feature video, which you can share with your friends and family. Borrowed and Blue even uploads these snippets onto their website which is an easy way of sharing your wedding video with everyone as you can just direct them to the website.

If you decide to hire a professional wedding videographer, it is important to do your research before settling on one. Terence Hooi, photographer/videographer and owner of Borrowed and Blue, mentions a few things to consider; ensuring you hire the correct person to film your wedding:

1. First thing to do is quite simply gathering a list of potential wedding videographers. This you can do by asking recommendations from friends, family, and wedding suppliers you’re working with. Your family and friends will want the best outcome for your wedding and will not hesitate to put in a good word for a production team if they themselves were satisfied with the outcome.

2. Secondly, narrow down your selection by arranging a meeting.  Confirm that the videographer whose work you were able to see will be the one actually filming your wedding on the day, as sometimes, especially in a larger team, you may end up with a different videographer than the one you wanted. Ask to see more examples of their work, this will give you a broad range to compare between and guarantee that they’re not just showing you their best work. Another good way to ‘test’ a potential wedding videographer is to quiz them on what equipment they’ll be using for the event; if they know there stuff they will easily be able to answer your queries.

3. Trust your gut. Do you feel comfortable with the team? Are they easy to work with? Can they envision your wedding video like you do? The rapport between you and the person/people who will be shooting your wedding video is extremely important; after all they will be filming very intimate moments of your life.

4. Lastly, if there are specific moments you want included in your wedding video, ensure you have them written down and in the contract. This will guarantee you get the exact footage you want, for example, how your mom cried when you and your spouse were exchanging your “I do’s” or the grooms face when his best man gives an embarrassing speech!

Hiring a wedding videographer should be an exciting part of the wedding planning process, just make sure you follow the recommendations above and you’ll be certain to end up with not only a great team filming your special day but also a copy of a treasurable memory you will be able to look back on time and time again. 

 

 This post was written by Wedding Videographer Melbourne – Borrowed and Blue

 

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*Borrowed and Blue is a LWB advertiser. For more information on advertising or sponsored posts enquire here

Party Supplies Now

I don’t know about you, but when the temperature starts to heat up and the evenings become balmy, I immediately think of Summer parties. Elegant cocktail affairs, poolside soirees and backyard BBQ’s, are all my idea of a fabulous time. There is just something special about Summer which goes hand-in-hand with celebrating outdoors with family and friends. So, whether you enjoy an intimate party at home, or an all out big bash, we believe each and every party should be decorated in style. Makes sense, right? That’s why we love Party Supplies Now. They make it so easy to impress your guests with a fantastic array of party decor (all at wholesale prices), that you have no excuse but to make every get-together look fabulous!

Just check out these beauties …

These inflatable LED cube chairs are the perfect addition to your next indoor or outdoor event. Select a single colour or the soft flashing multi-coloured option, and you can immediately bring to life your backyard or party venue. How cool is that?

Looking to add some fun to your retro Summer party? Then this large 6 foot Palm Cooler should do it! This tropical inspired inflatable has plenty of personality and can store up to 50 cans for all those thirsty friends. We believe, it will not only wow your guests, but also work as a fantastic conversation starter to get your party rocking!

Last but not least, are these awesome LED beach balls.  These brightly glowing balls look amazing scatted around an outdoor area, floating on the water or used in a water feature. Just imagine the gorgeous atmosphere these stylish decorations will instantly create for your next pool party!

So with a little planning, you can throw a party which will not only be fun, but also look amazing – and you KNOW we love that here at LWB. All you have to do is choose a time and a place, then browse the decorations at Party Supplies Now to make your perfect party a reality. They have so many products for every type of celebration, I can’t even begin to list all the possibilites. But I can tell you that an event decked out with Party Supplies Now is sure to make for one unforgettable occasion and a bunch of oh-so-happy guests! Really, what more could you hope for?

 

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*Party Supplies Now is a LWB advertiser. For more information on advertising or sponsored posts enquire here

Château des Buis

When I think of France, my mind drifts to a place of beauty, history and sophisticated elegance. Forever seductive, forever enchanting, and the most romantic wedding destination you could ever hope for. As far as I’m concerned, escaping to the French countryside, immersing yourself in luxury, and tying the knot like European royalty would have to be the absolute ultimate. Well, my lovelies, if you think like me, prepare to get giddy, because I’m about to reveal how your fantasy can become a reality…. 

Introducing France’s best kept secret – Château des Buis.

Located between Geneva & Lyon in the Rhone-Alps region of France, is the exclusive Château des Buis. This majestic 13th century family home which overlooks the Ain Valley, has been home to just 2 families throughout its history. Until recently, it was only made available for private family weddings. Now, that’s all about to change.

In April 2013 the Château des Buis will open its doors to the public as an exclusive wedding venue. For the first time in history, discerning couples seeking a high-end destination wedding experience can take advantage of the beauty, elegance and superb amenities this historical venue has to offer. 

Elegant manicured gardens, sweeping grounds and historical architecture literally take your breath away. The Château is your bona fide fairytale wedding backdrop.

Stunning original hand-painted fresco paintings adorn the courtyard and interiors, instantly transporting you back to a medieval era full of mystery and passion.

 

The peaceful and tranquil surroundings, soothe the senses and create the perfect ambient atmosphere for a romantic soiree.

This idyllic wedding venue can accommodate an intimate wedding party of up to 50 wedding with facilities for both a breathtaking outdoor or indoor ceremony and reception. What’s more, every aspect of your wedding at Château des Buis is expertly catered for. Not only do you have exclusive use of the beautiful formal gardens and grounds on the day, but your wedding package also includes the bridal suite for your wedding night, the services of a professional wedding planner, and the talents of award-winning photographers Belle Momenti Photography to capture every moment of your amazing day!  

But, the wonderful French hospitality does not stop there. Le Chatelain (the head of the family) will be your wedding host, providing guided tours of the Château’s historical artifacts  which includes the “Salle des Fresques,” beautiful Renaissance wall paintings which decorate the house. And for that extra touch of  luxury, Le Chatelain will also make available his vintage Alfa Romeo Spider sports car to include in your wedding portraits in the courtyard (how amazing is that!).

There is no question a destination wedding in France is both incredibly special and unique. But when you combine it with an exclusive European venue such as the Château des Buis – it’s totally what dreams are made of!

Get in touch with Château des Buis today to begin planning your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

 

 ♥   S P O N S O R E D    P O S T   

*Château des Buis a LWB advertiser. For more information on advertising or sponsored posts enquire here

 

21Diamonds

Let me begin by saying I’m officially a huge new fan of 21Diamonds. I only had to take one glimpse at their website and I was completely sold. Not only is all of their jewellery totally gorgeous, but each piece is fully customisable so you can make them truly your own. Just take a look at these stunning pieces and you’ll completely understand my new found obsession!

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With 21Diamonds you can create your own jewellery for any occasion. They make it super easy to design your own dream engagement ring, a beautiful bridal necklace or even some pretty bridesmaid earrings exactly to your personal taste. All you have to do is choose your favourite gemstone from their selection (they’ve got diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and more…), then pair it with your choice of gold, silver or rose gold – it really is super easy and beautifully personalised!

I had so much fun on their interactive website putting together these striking jewellery designs … 

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See what I mean? Totally gorgeous right?

If you’re anything like me, you don’t just want to wear just any old piece of jewellery on your big day! You want something totally unique and a piece which perfectly reflects your personality. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get from 21Diamonds. What’s more, you’ll also receive fantastic customer service and get this…. 100% Free shipping!  

So, what are you waiting for, lovelies?  Head on over to 21Diamonds TODAY and start designing your totally beautiful and totally personalised wedding piece!  Have fun! xoxo

 

 ♥   S P O N S O R E D    P O S T   

*21Diamonds is a LWB advertiser. For more information on advertising or sponsored posts enquire here.

How To Design Wedding Invitations + A Discount!

In between choosing a wedding dress and selecting the most appropriate tableware for your big day – is the all important issue of wedding invitations. Invitations are an important part of the wedding planning process. Once you’ve decided on the date, you have to decide who you want to be there on your special day. These days you have quite a few options when it comes to designing your invitations. Depending on your budget, you can leave it all up to the professionals, or you can save money by making your own (it’s actually not as time-consuming as you may think). Besides, it’s important to convey your individual taste and personality by crafting your own unique wedding invitations. Here are some of the things you might want to consider when you create them yourself.

First you should decide what type of printing you want for your invitations. Some of the popular options include engraving, letterpress printing, embossing, lithographic printing or regular old ink printing. Each style is dramatic in its own way, although some are most pricey than others. There are printing businesses out there that specialise in wedding invitation printing and may help you to choose a suitable printing style.

Blue & White Wedding Invitations

The second thing you need to consider is the style and aesthetics of your wedding invitations. If you’re hosting a traditional white wedding, you can’t go wrong with bold calligraphy on delicate ivory paper. Clean, understated designs work best for a more classic look and feel. Remember, your invitations should reflect the atmosphere of your wedding. If you are having a religious wedding, be sure to convey that through your invitations; use the appropriate colours and symbols. More casual beach or garden weddings may use light, fresh colours and related graphics. Church weddings are considered to be more formal, so you should adhere to a more traditional style.
 
Glamorous Red & White Invitations

There are a number of style elements you should consider; the font, the background, the border, images and the general format. If you’re unsure what you want, you can browse a range of templates online and use them for inspiration. Some printing companies offer templates so if you find a design you like, you can print it with the details of your wedding.

Whimsical Pink & Grey Invitations

If you’re a bit craftier or you want to have more control over the appearance, you will need to decide on the details you want to have on your invitations. Gold or silver borders, black script and floral detailing are popular options that look great.

Overall, you do not need to spend a lot of money to make your wedding invitations look beautiful. All you need is a little bit of time and some inspiration.

 Bright & Colourful Wedding Invitations

 Create your wedding invitations online and receive an exclusive discount with Vistaprint!

Are you planning your engagement party? Do you need to send out save-the-date cards? Or maybe it’s time to invite family and friends to your wedding reception. Whatever stage you’re at with your planning, you can design your invitations online, have them printed by Vistaprint and sent out to you.

With this exclusive offer, you’ll get up to 50% off all invitation products including engagement party invitations, save-the-date cards, bridal shower invitations, wedding reception invitations and more. You’ll also receive 25% off the rest of the site so you can create celebration banners or even custom t-shirts for the bucks or hens night. So get creative and have fun designing your wedding invitations!

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Vistaprint empowers more than 13 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression with range of products including customised business cards, postcards, invitations, T-shirts and more. 

So, what are you waiting for lovelies?  Pop on over to Vistaprint TODAY and receive a up to 50% discount off all wedding related stationery!  And don’t forget if you fall in love with any more of their products you can get an extra 25% off site-wide!  Have fun! xo 

 

 ♥   S P O N S O R E D    P O S T   

*Vistaprint is a LWB advertiser. For more information on advertising or sponsored posts enquire here.

Images: Invitation Samples by Vistaprint / Save the Date photo by