DARK ROMANCE

A dark and dusty colour palette sets the scene for a modern romance, a couple celebrating their big day with a romantic, yet mysterious feel.
This was the inspiration for Takisha Smith, Aster & Rose director and planner, for her styled shoot.
From the bride excitedly getting ready, having her hair and makeup done, putting on her carefully chosen dress, she walks with confidence, almost dancing, to meet her love.
The pair happily share some moments together, the first as man and wife, with some stunning backdrops behind them.
Their perfectly styled reception is a complete celebration of love and romance.
Dark shades with pops of colour bring this vision to life, romantic elements including candles, crystals and soft linen runners add to the look and feel.
It is moody, intimate and a modern interpretation of a perfect day.

WHO MADE IT HAPPEN
Planner and stylist:
Aster & Rose
Photographer: Caroline Sada Weddings
Gown: Anna Campbell Bridal
Hair and makeup: Momu Hair & Makeup
Rings: Windfall Jewellery
Groom’s accessories: Peggy and Finn
Venue one: The Warehouse Geelong
Venue two: Rusty Gate Weddings
Décor and linen hire: Event Art
Furniture hire: Peppa And Peach Hire
Signage: Danger & Moon
Stationery: Fabled Papery
Place cards: Oliver Maple
Cake: Kiss My Cakes
Macaron favours: Little Miss Meringue
Flowers: Asdaisydoes
Crystals: Our Satellite Hearts

SPRING MAKEUP TRENDS

You have your dress, your shoes and your jewellery, now, to focus on the finer details, your perfect makeup look.
Incorporating some spring makeup trends will ensure your look is fresh.
Australian makeup artist Napoleon Perdis says maintaining the condition of your skin is essential before considering any makeup.
“The weather during spring and summer can really play havoc on the skin, it can become dry and dehydrated from sun exposure to shiny and oily from the dry hot weather,” he says.
“The skin needs extra TLC so my must-haves would be a balm cleanser to keep the skin hydrated and soft all day.”
He says, once you have hydrated skin, and have primed appropriately, it’s time to try something a little bold.
“Electric blue is huge this season,” he says.
“The easiest way to inject some colour into your look is by using a blue mascara, teamed with a bright pop of colour on the lips to add a fun youthful look perfect.”


Jacob Stanley, MECCA Head of Education, says it’s time to leave the dark tones of winter behind, recommending coral, peach and apricot tones for lips.
“Casual summertime glamour is the goal,” he says.
For your eyelids, Jacob recommends metallic and shimmer, especially rich and warm metallic including copper.
Eyebrows, which have been having such a moment, should be looking natural.
“Brows are definitely ‘calming down’ – we’re definitely seeing a preference for less intense, less ‘done’ brows,” says Jacob.
“They should look like human eyebrows.
“Fill, define, and enhance, but don’t try to make your brows the most noticeable thing about your face.”


Dewy complexions are making a return after a few years of matte-madness.
“But when it comes to lashes and lips, bigger-than-big is better – everyone wants longer, larger, louder when it comes to those features,” says Jacob.
It is also important to remember makeup maintenance throughout the day.
“Don’t neglect the touch up,” Napoleon says.
“Packing essential touch ups is a must; non-negotiables are powder, eyeliner and lipstick.”
However, while doing your makeup, it is important to wear what you love.
“My best tip? You do you. Wear whatever makes you feel great,” Jacob says.

1. Cover FX matte setting powder, $51 from Sephora;
2. Total Bae Own It! Electric mascara, $29 from Napoleon Perdis;
3. Stila matte n’ metal eyeshadow palette, $71 from Mecca;
4. Too Faced sweet peach creamy peach oil lip gloss in peach tease, $27 from Mecca;
5. Eyestudio colortattoo metal 24hr cream gel eye shadow, $9.99 from Chemist Warehouse;
6. Take The Day Off cleansing balm, $55 from Clinique;
7. Urban Decay de-slick oil control makeup setting spray, $49 from Mecca;
8. Crème sheen glass in Cha-Cha-Cha, $43 from MAC;
9. ARDELL fashion lashes 105 black, $10.99 from Priceline;
10. Foolproof brow powder, $42 from Benefit

 

SWEETEST THINGS

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1. Alice + Olivia Hilta embellished lace mini dress, price $440.02. Available from The Outnet
2. Birds of a feather Diademe. This unique tiara features crystallised feathers with antique plating. Also available in all Rhodium with clear stones, golden glow or black diamond. Price $539.  Available from Stephanie Browne Australia
3. Olga Berg Crystal Clutch OB6216, price $83.30. Available from Myer
4. White Gold Bar Set Diamond pendant C859. Available from MDT Design
5. Catherin by B. Adams. Limited edition style adorned with lavish crystals and an elegant combination of mesh material. Price $549. Available from Deseo

BOYISH CHARM

Photography: Ashley K Wedding Photography

Photography: Ashley K Wedding Photography

Your page boy will be the centre of attention in these dapper designs

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1. Trilby hat, $24.95 from Country Road
2. Check shirt (size 2-12), $49.95 from Country Road
3. Bike braces, $17.99 from Pumpkin Patch
4. Navy blazer (size 1-10), $69.95 from Seed Heritage
5. Chino pant (size 1-10), $49.95 from Seed Heritage
6. Stargaze bow tie, $49.95 from Peggy and Finn
7. Tan belt, $17.99 from Pumpkin Patch
8. Komono Ichtyology watch, $99.99 from surfstitch.com
9. Baby boys’ Varsity Grow playsuit, $44.95 from Bardot Kids
10. Russ ankle boot (size 1-13), $25 from Target
11. Glitter crown, $19.95 for an eight-pack from larkstore.com.au

SWEETEST THINGS

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1.Madame Aime Café de Flore satin-trimmed lace bodysuit, price $129.
Available from Net-a-porter
2. Gloria Bunrwap. The epitome of Art Nouveau with gilded lilies and Swarovski jewelled wattles. Price $485. Available from Stephanie Browne
3. Wooden Love stick, price $29.95. Available from Nova Cake Toppers
4. Wooden Wedding Guest Book Album, price $65. Available from Lorgie
5. Succulent Heart Centerpiece, price $49.95. Available from  Fleurieu Gifts

SCENTSATIONAL

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A signature wedding day scent can help you evoke magical memories from your special day for years to come. Try a spritz of one of these fabulous fragrances

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1. Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum 50ml, price $175. Available from Feeling Sexy
2. Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml, price $159. Available from David Jones
3. Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau De Toilette Spray, price $79. Available from OO.com.au
4. Nina Ricci L’Extase EDP 30ml, priced from $81. Available from Myer
5. Gucci Guilty Diamond Eau De Toilette Spray (Limited Edition) 50ml, price $106.95.
Available from Cosmetics Now
6. Bottega Veneta Knot EDP, from $115 to $195, available from Myer