Belgenny Farm NSW Wedding by Pictures & Hearts

One little peek at this pretty rustic affair captured by Pictures & Hearts, and I can assure you’ll be obsessed with this Belgenny Farm wedding in Camden NSW. It has all the ingredients for one amazing day, including plenty of DIY details, mismatched bridesmaids and a big old barn boasting plenty of historic charm. Rustic romance simply just does not get better folks!

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From the bride: 

Our DIY projects included decorating all the vases and jars with lace, string and ribbon. We made the chalkboard signs out of old picture frames, the table numbers out of photo frames and used burlap from sacks to make the table cloths. A ll the table flowers, aisle flowers and bouquets we did ourselves (with a whole lot of help from a family friend who is a florist!). The map on the back of our invitations was designed by a great friend (www.elisemaree.com) and the rocky road favours were also hand made and packaged.

The little shoes on the top of our weddding cake is a special family heirloom, from my great grandparents wedding in 1923, then my grandparents wedding in 1954, and their golden wedding in 2004. my gramps sadly could not make it over from new zealand for the wedding, but he was very touched when he saw the photos of the shoes on our cake!

We walked down the aisle to ‘Godan Daginn’ by Sigur Ros, and our first dance was to ‘Perfect Day’ by Lou Reed. The first dance was probably the favourite memory of the day. I started the dance with James, then my Dad came forward to dance with me, whilst James danced with his Mum!  Our next favourite memory was the sudden storm we had right after the ceremony. The skies opened and it bucketed down. Everyone ran for shelter, but then it stopped as quickly as it started, so we could get on with the photos! It was an extra special day, as it was the first time my family have been together in a few years. My older brother had not even met James until a couple of days before the wedding – so luckily he gave his approval! 

  

Photography: Pictures & Hearts / Reception Venue:  Belgenny Farm, New South Wales / Invitation Designer:  Little Paper Lane / Dress Designer:  Louise Alvarez Bridal Couture / Cake Designer:  Hello Naomi / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

Coffs Harbour Wedding at Villa Vivante from David Moore Photography

David Moore Photography has captured our hearts with this incredibly beautiful Coffs Harbour wedding held at the Villa Vivante on the pretty NSW coast. With a dreamy colour palette of sky blue, whites and pastel pinks, mismatched bridesmaids in elegant flowing gowns, and a stylish bride who is not only beautiful to behold, but mesmerizing with her poignant emotion – it’s a swoon-worthy outdoor soiree with a panoramic views that will take your breath away.  

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From the photographer: Duncan & Sheree travelled from Brisbane, QLD to be wed surrounded by family & friends at the picturesque Villa Vivante just north of Coffs Harbour in NSW. One of the most striking images from the wedding is a close-up of a beautiful single tear running down Sheree’s cheek after she saw her father’s reaction to her dressed in her bridal attire. Of the details Sheree tells me that the “bridesmaid dresses & ties were by Anna Campbell a Melbourne designer. I picked up my dress off the rack in a little bridal store in Sydney called Rosa Wedding. Also all of our earrings were by Paula Hall, a Brisbane jewellery designer who made everything custom and from scratch”. The mix of colours in the flowers were decided upon in collaboration with floral designer Di Patterson of Freelance Flowers.

 

Photography: David Moore Photography / Ceremony & Reception: Villa Vivante / Hair Stylist: Lisa Bohringer /Caterer: Sparechef Catering / Event Planner: Judy Heffernan / Floral Designer: Freelance Flowers / Wedding Dress Designer:  Nelder Jones / Bridesmaid Dresses: Anna Campbell /Makeup Artist: Gaye Hardcastle / Jewellery: Paula Hall Designs / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Romantic Byron Bay Wedding with Orange Details

Did you ever see a dreamier, more romantic looking affair than this Byron Bay wedding by Feather & Stone?  There are so many pretty romantic details with just the right amount of bright orange touches infused here and there, it’s the perfect balance of charmingly beautiful and modern style. It’s official…. we LOVE this Australian wedding and we LOVE the super talented Feather & Stone!

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Photography: Feather and Stone

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Southern Highlands Farm Wedding

I was so entranced by this amazing farm wedding I knew it was mandatory I share it with you. Held in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW and photographed to perfection by Tim Coulson, it is a stunning portrayal of an eco-friendly wedding in natural bush surrounds. Lovely bride Harriet Goodall, a sculptural basket maker, creates her designs from the surrounding bush, beaches as well as rusted farm salvage, and her talent and eye for detail is evident throughout this whole lovely outdoor affair. This inspiring couple grew, made and co-ordinated every element of the day themselves including Harriet’s wedding gown which she eco-printed using leaves and flowers – incredible! Here a few highlights, but you’ll also want to head on over to Tim’s blog to the full breathtaking portfolio of this enchanting Southern Highlands affair.

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Pretty Polka Dot Lake Macquarie Wedding

We love a bride who isn’t afraid to use colour and when it’s bright pops of pink and purple and pretty pastels stylishly mixed with black and white polka dot accents, well, we adore her even more.  This pretty polka dot meets country garden theme includes fresh flower pomander balls decorating the aisle, cute pastel pink polka dot bridesmaids dresses, and a whimsical cupcake wedding cake. Add to that, a glorious outdoor location overlooking the beautiful Lake Macquarie in NSW, and you have one love.er.ly soiree. (Oh, and not to forget the groom’s Australian gumnut button hole . . . just GORG!) Lucky for us, Bella Photo Art was there to capture every pretty detail and left us only wanting more.

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Bride Megan sharesBoth Jurgen and myself prefer to stay clear of formal occasions so we wanted our day to be relaxed, easy and most of all fun. 

The biggest challenge was finding the venue, it took weeks of searching to find something that wasn’t too casual but wasn’t too formal either. As soon as we saw Awaba House and met the team, the decision quite quickly made itself. With just 75 guests, we were able to do both the ceremony and reception on site which allowed everyone to enjoy the amazing views of Lake Macquarie and made for an exceptional photo backdrop. 

The most memorable part of the day was walking down the isle. To Jurgen’s surprise, I walked down to ‘You are my Sunshine’ as I frequently sing to him very loud and out of key – he assures me he likes it but my singing voice certainly leaves much to be desired. A close family friend MC-ed for us and had given our guests bells to ring as we were introduced. It was nice to know that they were in fact ‘there with bells on’.

Our driver Hilton also deserves a mention, as he is truly one of a kind and added so much character for our journey to and from the venue. He arrived early to pick us up and I spotted him across the room eating a piece of cake and chatting with my grandparents as though they were old friends – a very special man. Laughable moments were my Dad suggesting that I was ‘easy to raise’ and Jurgen’s version of how we met (his side of the story is certainly more fiction than fact). Also, Bella (our photographer) did an absolutely amazing job and certainly deserves far more recognition than we could ever give her!

Looking back, there isn’t a thing I would change. Everyone we worked with was absolutely amazing. The memories and photos we have will ensure our children and grandchildren are bored with every aspect of the day in years to come.

Congratulations Megan and Jurgan on your fabulous wedding and a big thanks to Bella for all the beautiful images.

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Photography: Bella Photo Art Photography / Makeup Artist:  Double Take Mobile Makeup / Ceremony & Reception:  Awaba House / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Barefoot Casual Beach Wedding in Forster NSW by Bella Photo Art

We love the laid back blissful vibe of this pretty barefoot beach wedding. Captured by Bella Photo Art on the shores of secluded beach in Forster NSW, it’s a lovely blend of casual chic and budget beautiful with a dash of beachy bohemian thrown in for good measure. How can you not love gorgeous bride Hayley who is natural stunner in front of the camera, the cheerful bridesmaids in their short yellow dresses and the oh-so-pretty beach bridal sandals. Then, don’t get me started about the amazing beach bouquets and floral arrangements all beautifully crafted with real sea shells. Yes, this little gem is pretty much a beach babe’s dream wedding and I’m sure if you browse long enough, you’ll start hearing the fresh ocean breezes and white tipped waves rolling along in the distance . . .  

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Bride Hayley Shares The Wedding Details

Wedding Theme:

Ever since I was young, I had always wanted to have a beach wedding. This was influenced by spending most weekends on the water or on my Dad’s boat. I wanted to find a beach not many people knew of, as well as one which wasn’t difficult for guests to access. I had spent a lot of time holidaying at Forster when growing up, so we went to Forster one weekend with my parents to stay at their holiday house and went looking for beaches. That’s when we found the beautiful Burgess Beach at Forster. It was the exact beach I had imagined I’d find. 

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I wanted all of the decorations to be suited to the beach theme which I started by sending invites as a message in a bottle. I chose yellow for the bridesmaids because it’s such a fresh happy summery colour. My sister is a very creative florist and we worked together with coming up with ideas for the bouquets. I love my bouquet and still have it now. As it is mostly made of shells I could probably keep it forever. We created all of the decoration ideas ourselves to ensure they fitted well with our beach theme.

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Wedding Style: 

I wanted  a wedding dress which wasn’t your typical a-line wedding dress which would drag in the sand. So, I had an old family friend make my dress based off of several different photos I found on the Internet. Rick (my husband) isn’t one to dress up in a suit and decided he wanted to wear shorts. This idea took me awhile to get used to, but after we found the right pair teamed with the right shirts, I was more than happy with how the boys outfits looked. I also think the boys outfits went well the girls and the “fancy free feet” we wore on the day.

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 Reception:

Rick and I have been together for 10 years, so we wanted to keep our wedding fairly relaxed and low key. We didn’t want to let small details stress us out (like I had seen other people do). We just wanted an enjoyable day. We also wanted to make our wedding different to every other wedding we had attended as guests. To keep with the relaxed theme we decided to have the reception at my parents holiday house, which my dad had spent a lot of time fixing up. My husband Rick finished rebuilding his silver Torana just before the wedding so we could use it as our wedding car. His apprentice who owns the white Torana in the pictures could not wait to use his Torana as a wedding car as well.

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Highlights: 

The day before the wedding the weather was some of the worst I had ever seen. The wind was howling and the rain was pelting down. Luckily, overnight the rain stopped, but we were still left with a very strong wind. Thankfully our little Burgess Beach was well protected by the surrounding hills and we only had the odd gust of wind to pick my veil up and wrap around my head (lol). The day was such a happy, fun day and everyone who attended said they had never been to such an enjoyable wedding. I think if anything the strong wind gusts made the day quite memorable (hehe). I am so happy with the way we did everything and I wouldn’t change a thing. It was definitely like they say “the best day of our lives!”  I was so lucky to have Bella as our photographer as well. I have known Bella since 1996 and would not of trusted anyone else to photograph and capture our wedding day the way she did.

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Thank you Hayley for sharing with us all your beautiful details and a special thanks to Bella Photo Art for sending us this gorgeous wedding.

Love all the pretty beach details in this wedding? Then you might like these beautiful beach theme decorations or beach favor ideas.

 

Photography:  Bella Photo Art – Photography by Bella / Flowers: Bride’s Sister / Hair Stylist:  Friends & Co Hair Design by Diana / Makeup Artist:  Forever Young / Officiant:  Megan Meadows / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Pretty Pastel Outdoor Wedding by Janine Kaye Photography

I think I’m love-struck (yet again!), but this time it’s with the force of a lightening bolt because this amazingly pretty pastel wedding is something dreams are made of. I’m a big fan of Janine Kaye’s work, but when I clicked through her wonderful site and landed on this dreamy event with it’s romantic outdoor garden location, soft pastel colour palette and a naturally stunning bride I thought I had just died and gone to wedding heaven! Here is just a taste of the loveliness to stir up your pastel loving senses . . . But I’m telling you, you really need to head on over to Janine’s blog to take in every bit of this breathtaking beauty!Pretty Bohemian Style BridePastel Wedding StyleOutdoor Wedding IdeasPretty Pastel Outdoor WeddingPastel Wedding BouquetPastel Mismatched BridesmaidsPastel Outdoor WeddingOutdoor NSW Wedding

I told you so!  Ab-so-lute-ly stunning!

Images: Janine Kaye Photography

Pretty in Pink Byron Bay Wedding by Bushturkey Studio

When I first saw this amazing Byron Bay wedding I knew it was absolutely mandatory to share it with all of you. Brought to life by the super talented Bushturkey Studio it is one of the prettiest of pretty Australian weddings you’ll ever see and is bound to take your breath away. There’s the pretty bride with her fabulous dress, her pretty bridesmaids with gorgeous long pastel pink frocks, her handsome groom (won’t dare call him ‘pretty’) and a pastel pink and white reception with sweet pretty details. Then of course there’s the romantic location of Bryon Bay in New South Wales, which even on a cloudy day is something to behold. What can I say?  . . . purely and simply divine. Enjoy this slice of Australian wedding heaven then head over to Bushturkey’s blog to see the full pretty feature.Pretty Pink BridesmaidsByron Bay BridesmaidsByron Bay Wedding PartyPretty Pink Bridal BouquetPretty Pink Wedding DetailsPretty Pink and White WeddingByron Bay WeddingByron Bay Bride & Groom

Central Coast Vintage Inspired Wedding

I’m so very proud of the awesome photography talents we have right here under our nose in Australia. We are blessed with immensely creative and passionate artists who easily match (and in many instances surpass), those of international fame. Here is one such example of Australian fine art perfection from the talents of White Wall Photography. White Wall stunningly portrays this beautiful vintage inspired Central Coast wedding held on a secluded private estate surrounded by tropical forest (sigh). This swoon-worthy affair is understated elegance at it’s very best. Featuring a divine pure white palette mixed with organic elements, rustic details and a smattering of emerald green, it immediately puts you at ease and takes your breath away at the same time. I’m struggling to find the tiniest fault with this amazing wedding  . . . a stunning bride with a superb sense of style, a gorgeous location and sophisticated modern wedding decor that rivals the likes of Martha any day. Browse . . . and sigh . . . then continue to immerse yourself in the full beauty of this wedding over at White Wall’s lovely blog.Vintage Inspired BrideVintage Inspired WeddingCentral Coast Rustic WeddingVintage Inspired Australia WeddingBird Cage VeilWhite Bouquet & Green Wedding ShoesEmerald Green Wedding ShoesElegant Rustic DetailsWhite Wedding Tablescape

Black and White Sparkly Australian Wedding by Wanted Imagery

Welcome back to another Monday! As we get edge closer to Australia Day, I wanted to focus on sharing with you weddings and inspiration with an Australian flavour. So this week, you’ll be seeing some wonderful events from downunder as well as fabulous ideas for celebrating our great nation with your buddies.

Mulgoa Valley Wedding CeremonyFirst up, I have a fun black and white Australian wedding from the Mulgoa Valley in New South Wales beautifully snapped by Wanted Imagery. This bridal bash features a vivacious bride who not only planned the entire affair herself, but surprised her military groom with a sexy little ‘va va voom’ sparkly second wedding dress that stole the show! With a stunning outdoor ceremony setting, a stylish black and white theme with diamente details and a special dance performance from the bride and groom, this Aussie wedding was a show stopper! (Oh, and be sure to check out their raunchy little cake topper!)Wedding Dress with Black and White detailsShort Sparkly Second Wedding DressBlack & White Umbrella WeddingNSW WeddingOutdoor CeremonyRainy Wedding PartyBlack and White Table DecorBlack & White Wedding UmbrellaWedding Photos Red Telephone BoothBlack and White Wedding DressMulgoa NSW WeddingBlack Shoes with White PearlsBlack and White Wedding TopperBlack and White DecorAustralia Wedding BrideAustralian Outdoor CeremonyBlack and White Wedding ReceptionBlack & White Wedding DetailsBlack and White Spotted Wedding CakeSexy Wedding TopperBride Second Wedding DressBlack Wedding Shoes with Diamente HeelsBlack and White Guest BookWedding NSW Australia

Rebecca from Wanted Imagery shares with us the detailsRoz and Kristopher were married on a wet rainy day in Sydney, but nothing dampened their love and excitement of getting married on this special day! Roz had both her children in the bridal party as a bridesmaid and the important page boy, with a lovely ceremony and reception at Mulgoa Valley Receptions in Mulgoa. Roz had to pretty much plan this whole day on her own, as Kris is serving in the Australian Air Force and was deployed overseas for a good 6 months or so before the wedding. Sporting real diamonds that he bought her in Dubai, Roz looked radiant, and even though we had less than 10 mins of portrait time for their wedding, the rain stopped and we got a little bit of sun for their ceremony. In the reception, Roz and Kris treated everyone to an awesome rehearsed dance that they performed, and Roz rocked a second dress for the second half of her reception, a short silver sequinned number that she had made just for the occasion. (and looked great in!) It was a spectacular day to be a part of and capture!

Thanks Rebecca!  It looked like a fantastic day!

Photography: Wanted Imagery / Floral Designer:  Artificial Flowers by Karen / Reception Venue:  Mulgoa Valley Receptions / Invitation Designer:  Boxed Affair / Dress Store:  Jovita’s Bridal / DJ:  Mega Music / Transportation:  Panther’s Limousines / Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Roger David / Celebrant:  Brett O’Brien / Submitted via Two Bright Lights