REAL WEDDING

EMILIE + DANIEL

DATE TO REMEMBER
Ocean Grove couple Emilie Biggar and Daniel Crook were showered with gum leaves as confetti after they said ‘I do’ at Oakdene Vineyards. Their union was held against the backdrop of a homemade macramé by Emilie, who also made her own flower crowns and wildflower bouquets. The newlyweds, their two children and their 90 guests covered their cheeks in glitter and danced barefoot under the stars for their celebration.
“Our life path was spontaneous and never planned; full of luck and surprises, just the way life should be,” says Emilie.




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REAL WEDDING

GEORGIA + DANIEL

DATE TO REMEMBER
Georgia Torney wore a Raffaele Ciuca gown with a lace cape draped around her shoulders. “As soon as I put it on, I got that feeling,” she says of her dream dress. The pair was married in front of 75 guests on Georgia’s family’s Jan Juc property. “Standing next to my brother and looking out at the ceremony crowd of our closest family and friends as Georgia walked down the aisle is something I will never forget,” says Daniel.


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LOOK TO THE STARS

Never before has there been so much celebrity inspiration as bridal trends translate to the red carpet. Fashion stylist Renée Enright talks us through some of her standouts from red carpet events

 

SARAH MURDOCH
Former model and host of Australia’s Next Top Model, Sarah cuts a striking
figure in this white textured Alex Perry creation, a modern take on the classic ball
gown with pockets and high neck line. The perfect full skirt for any bride wanting
to be the belle of her own ball.

KARLIE KLOSS
Sleek, sophisticated and daring to be different, KK shows us exactly
how to wear a cape. Understated and edgy is Stella McCartney’s vibe, and I’m diggin’
it. Perfect for the fashion-loving bride who wants a little more impact and drama
to her wedding day look.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON–WHITELEY
Sexy, sultry and super sophisticated. RHW just slaying in
Glavan silk. The perfect proof a simple silhouette, a beautiful fabric and great craftsmanship
can be the answer – can be everything! Be prepared to turn heads as you slip on down
the aisle, less is more for this bridal attire and confidence is everything.

EMMA STONE
When gold is more your thing and you want a little bling bling, look no
further than Emma Stone. The epitome of old Hollywood glamour and looking every part
the leading lady in this intricate Givenchy Haute Couture masterpiece. WOW. Now that’s
a dress.

HAILEE STEINFELD
This 20-year-old actress was an absolute vision turning heads in
a metallic floral Ralph & Russo gown, proving that ruffles and floral appliqués are
very much a sheer delight for any bride-to-be.

MARGOT ROBBIE
Aussie actress and The Legend Of Tarzan star Margot is a long way from
the jungle showing us how to do white right in a deep V sleek Calvin Klein masterpiece.
Minimalism at its best, showing that the sleeve is totally sexy and perfect for the
modern day bride who’s oh-so on-trend.

KRISTEN WIIG
There’s nothing funny about comedian/actress Kristen in this stunning
Reem Acra lace dress, perfect for the barefoot boho or beach bride wanting something
a little more casual and a little less structured.

DREW BARRYMORE
Bohemian babe Drew is no stranger to a red carpet, and staying true
to her unique style she turned heads in this metallic cold shouldered Monique Lhullier
frock that is one part boho, one part disco and it’s all parts amazing. Perfect for
the Art Deco loving bride who likes a little bit of vintage glam with a twist.

REAL WEDDING

BROOKE + JOSH

DATE TO REMEMBER
Brooke Baxter and Josh Walker, who describe themselves as very shy, decided to meet before the ceremony to share that ‘first look’ moment privately. “It took the nerves away,” says Brooke. “It was very personal and intimate.” The bride stunned with a beautifully structured Toni Maticevski gown. The newlyweds’ ceremony and reception that followed was full of fun and laughter, surrounded by 160 family and friends.


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REAL WEDDING

TESNI + JOSHUA

LOVE STORY
Tesni Rowlands and Joshua Vrbovski love so many of the same things, and the pair admit, they are the right balance for each other. “We make each other laugh – we are both big kids,” says Tesni. “We are best friends.” Tesni made sure their wedding and reception were full of personal touches.
The bride trawled second hand stores for the two years she was engaged finding her centrepieces. The pair made their exit for the celebrations showered in light and love as their friends and family held sparklers in a guard of honour to send them off.



BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony:
St Steven’s Anglican Church
Reception: Truffleduck
Catering: Truffleduck
Photography: Love You Sweetheart
Transport: Triple R Wedding Car Hire
Entertainment: Baker Boys Band
Stationery: Rhian Cantone
Minister: Timothy Smith
Honeymoon destination: Bali

LOOK BOOK:
Gown:
Rue de Seine
Shoes: Kate Spade New York
Hair: Ashlea Dyson
Makeup: Tobi Em Makeup Artist
Cake: In house- Truffleduck
Flowers: Georgie Stanton Flowers
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Custom made
Suits: Eddy Elias Menswear
Rings: Australian Diamond Company and Lord Coconut

REAL WEDDING

LAUREN + LEWY

LOVE STORY
High school sweethearts Lauren Wells and Lewy Hyland were together seven years before Lewy popped the question during a Melbourne getaway.
Lauren fell in love with the first dress she tried on while at Embrace Bridal Boutique.
“I knew it was the one as everyone started to cry as I walked out,” she remembers.
The pair celebrated their wedding at Oneday Estate with 100 of their closest family and friends. Their two sons, Boston and Bowie, were walked down the aisle by their two grandmothers, making it a true family affair.



BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony: Oneday Estate
Reception: Oneday Estate
Catering: Geelong Wood Fired Ovens and Geelong Mobile Ice Cream
Photography: Love & Other Wedding Photography
Transport: Coastal Kombi Weddings
Entertainment: The Detours Duo
Stationery: Etsy
Celebrant: Sarah Scott
Prop hire: Dress My Wedding
Honeymoon destination: Port Douglas

LOOK BOOK:
Gown: Embrace Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Hair: Zoe Tresize
Makeup: Abbey Wells Makeup Design
Cake: Canapes Cafe
Flowers: Lustre Blooms
Bridesmaids’ dresses: ShowPo
Suits: Roger David
Rings: Michael Hill

REAL WEDDING

STACEY + LUKE

LOVE STORY
Stacey Collett met Luke Baldwin in their hometown of Colac five years ago. It was the pair’s love, passion and generosity that drew them together.
“Her heart is full of gold,” says Luke of his wife.
In fact, gold balloons spelling out ‘Mr & Mrs’ were a statement piece at their wedding at Clyde Park in Bannockburn.
Stacey wore an off-white strapless gown from Embrace Bridal Boutique, walking down the aisle.
“The whole day was perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing,” says Stacey.



BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony:
Clyde Park Vineyard And Bistro
Reception: Clyde Park Vineyard And Bistro
Catering: Clyde Park Vineyard And Bistro
Photography:  Sara Taylor Photography
Transport: Night Owl Limousines
Entertainment:  The Vulkans
Celebrant: Dean Sindoni

LOOK BOOK:
Gown:  Embrace Bridal Boutique
Shoes:  Novo Shoes
Hair: Blush Bar
Makeup: Blush Bar
Cake: Clyde Park Vineyard And Bistro
Flowers: Otway Blooms Florist
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Embrace Bridal Boutique
Suits: Eddy Elias Menswear
Rings: Michael Hill

REAL WEDDING

KATE + MURRAY

LOVE STORY
Kate Flentje and Murray Tucker’s special day did not go quite to plan, but they had a magical day all the same.
The heavens opened up to rain and hail upon what was meant to be their garden nuptials at Kate’s parent’s home.
The happy couple took it in their stride and had their beautiful ceremony indoors, and gathered umbrellas and gumboots to capture the moment outside on film.
The pair did not hesitate to jump on Kate’s grandparent’s old swing resurrected by her father. “This was a fond memory for me as I used to love playing on the swing as a child,” says Kate. Custom flavours made the day extra special, with custom cocktails and a dessert bar with treats homemade by friends and family’s favourite recipes.



BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony: Private property
Reception: Private property
Catering: Steampocket Catering
Photography: Sarah Godenzi Photography
Transport: Family cars
Entertainment: Stolen Apples
Stationery: Danger & Moon
Celebrant: Catherine Crosby-Wright
Honeymoon destination: Sri Lanka

LOOK BOOK:
Gown: Pearls & Roses bridal
Shoes: Bared Shoes
Cake: Homemade
Flowers: Laurin Glasby, friend of the bride
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Rodeo Show
Suits: SABA
Rings: Duffs Jewellers

REAL WEDDING

JORDAN + ELLIOT

LOVE STORY
Jordan Kefford and Elliot Turner’s high school friendship blossomed into their own love story, finally getting together in their final year.
The pair was engaged on their five year anniversary in Melbourne.
Jordan walked down the aisle in a full lace gown by Anna Campbell, a label she had dreamt of wearing for a long time.
“When my wife started walking down the aisle all my built in nerves resided and a sense of joy took over,” says Elliot.
The pair were wed in front of 110 of their closest friends and family. Jordan remembers their vows as a highlight of the day. “We wrote our own and kept them a secret from each other,” she says.



BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony: Truffleduck
Reception: Truffleduck
Catering: Truffleduck
Photography: Leo Farrell Photography
Transport: Red Mustangs
Entertainment: No Dramas
Stationery: Amelia Turner
Celebrant: Nicole Penning
Prop hire: Surfcoast Party Hire and Memphis Hire
Name tags: Sketch and Etch Creative
Bonbonniere: Terrariums by Bacchus Marsh Florist
Honeymoon destination: Dubai

LOOK BOOK:
Gown: Anna Campbell Bridal
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Hair: Bec Hammond
Makeup: Studio Three
Cake:  Kris Stanley
Flowers: Flowerbowl
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Camilla and Marc
Suits: Browse Fashions for Men
Rings: Michael Hill

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