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

STYLED TO SUCCEED

Rebeccah Vivian and Kate Priddle of Blondie have certainly made an impact with their salon statement feature wall and bespoke furniture. Photography: Hails & Shine

When it comes to making a statement, the new Blondie is the fairest of them all, writes STEPHANIE AZZOPARDI

AS businesswomen Rebeccah Vivian and Kate Priddle put it, their hair and beauty success story, Blondie, has grown up a bit on its move from East Geelong to the centre of town.
“She’s put on a bit of lippy and got herself a YSL, you can’t miss our pink neon sign as you drive down Ryrie Street.”
You certainly cannot miss the pink shopfront, with the interior bursting with pattern, texture and colour.
It’s an evolution, stemming from Rebeccah’s obsession with hair from a young age.
“I have been ‘styling’ hair for as long as I can remember. If you came to visit our house, you got your hair done – no if, buts or maybes,” the Newtown woman laughs.
“My speciality was utilising every scrunchie, comb and clip in my possession in the one hairstyle – I have since learnt to pare it back.”
Rebeccah, 37, has turned this obsession into a successful business, working with some of Australia’s biggest names including Carrie Bickmore, Sophie Monk, Jennifer Hawkins, Sam Frost, Dave Hughes, Yumi Stynes, Ruby Rose, Matt Preston, Hamish Blake and Andy Lee.
The first Blondie salon opened on Ormond Road in East Geelong in 2011, after Rebeccah spent years freelancing in television and fashion work.
“I made the decision to concentrate on the niche hair and make-up market, at the time there was nothing else here like it,” she explains.
“I had always maintained a following in Geelong and luckily Blondie was a success from day one.”
Blondie stylists divide their time between salon work, editorial, weddings, events, fashion campaigns, awards nights and fashion weeks.
“Our success is due to our team, a carefully curated group of the region’s top colourists, hairstylists and make-up artists each bringing something unique to the brand,” Rebeccah explains.
“We have garnered the attention of many social media influencers that call Blondie their go-to for all things beauty.”
Kate came on board as Rebeccah’s business partner in January last year and Blondie continued to grow.
“We had initially discussed staying on at our Ormond Road store for longer, with plans to find a bigger space in the future.
“But one day Josh, my partner, and I were walking past the empty old Provincial Living after a movie date night and I immediately fell in love with the large warehouse-type space, as did Kate when we went back the next day,” Rebeccah remembers.
“It really was a no-brainer as we were busting at the seams in East Geelong and really could not grow the business anymore without more space.”
The Ryrie Street salon, which officially opened on February 22, commands attention.
Interior stylist and Blondie customer Julia Green worked with Rebeccah and Kate to develop the salon’s design.
“She helped us to get a clear view of what we actually wanted to achieve, and the results are simply stunning, there really is not anything else like it,” Rebeccah says.
“As soon as Julia saw the site her first comment was ‘you have to paint the front pink don’t you?’”
Blondie is somewhere you walk into with pure awe for its style.
From a velvet couch designed by Adam Lynch made from old fabric Rebeccah had on hand, to the ply and leather furniture in the make-up area, to the Italian blush chairs, to the stunning Crown of Kahlo artwork spanning the entire wall behind the desk by Prudence Caroline, this space encapsulates the first words Kate and Rebeccah uttered to Julia about how they wanted the space to look and feel: feminine, unique, luxurious, soft and with wow factor.
“We never wanted to be just another white sterile salon,” Rebeccah says.
“We wanted our new space to portray a similar femininity to our old space but on steroids.”
With the move came more space for other extensions of the business – one of the beauty rooms is being used for Rebeccah’s eyebrow feathering business Brow Societe and Illume Body will also be doing spray tanning in another purpose-built room.
The salon also has a selection of drinks to sip on while you are having your beauty moment.
Rebeccah explains the business aim is to give people easy access to feeling beautiful.
“Our motivation has – and always will be – to help our clients look and feel like a more polished version of themselves,” she says.
“We just love beautiful glowing skin and healthy beautiful hair that is more undone than done.
“It gives us so much joy to help people feel beautiful inside and out – we cannot imagine doing anything else.
“We want our customers to be able to totally relax and enjoy having their hair done and, as such, we wanted a full experience service, as well as a feast for the eyes.
“We have hand-picked and designed our drinks menu to cater to every taste.
“It’s the little details that make clients feel at home and enjoy themselves, instead of feeling that it’s a chore to have their hair done.
“We want it to be accessible to everyone.
“Gone are the days were people felt indulgent having their hair and make-up done, it takes the stress out of doing it yourself.
“Our staff are approachable and our space is open to everyone, we even cut men’s hair – hence the three selections of beer.”
Like many woman, Rebeccah juggles work and family, with two sons, Frankie, 4, and Eddie, 1.
“I’d be lying if I said I wear all of my hats with ease,” she admits.
“I’m sure every businesswoman with children would agree, it is a constant juggle, the majority of the time I’m riddled with ‘mum guilt’.
“Pre-kids I thought I was busy, now it’s next level; sleep-ins are a thing of the past.
“My key to achieving some sort of balance is to be organised, having a supportive partner and starting the day early with some exercise, it helps me to clear my head and get the day off to a good start.”
The reception to the new store has been overwhelming, even before the opening, Rebeccah recalls seeing people trying to peek through the windows to get a glimpse of the beautiful space coming to life inside.
“Our move into the city is a positive one. With the inner city having a major resurgence, local creatives are bringing life back to the streets,” Rebeccah says.
“We are excited to be a part of this movement and excitedly await what is yet to come.”
Blondie is at 178 Ryrie Street, Geelong. Call 5222 1125 to make a booking. Follow Blondie on Instagram @blondie.salon and use the hashtag #blondiebabe

 

Rebeccah and Kate have created a stunning new space for their successful Blondie hair and beauty services. Interior stylist Julia Green collaborated with the pair to develop the statement salon. Photography: Hails & Shine

World’s most breathtaking wedding photos

GRAND WINNER: Photographer Erika Mann of Canada

THE most breathtaking wedding photos from around the world have been recognised, with the winning snaps showing unbelievable backdrops, exposing close-ups and magical dance floor moments.
Winners were selected among eight categories as part of the prestigious International Wedding Photographer of the Year competition for 2017, which celebrates incredible imagery from professionals across the globe.
The big winner overall was shot by Canadian wedding photographer Erika Mann, who captured a stunning still of a bride in the distance walking under a double rainbow, toward a rocky peak, along a creek in Canada.
“Paige and Daniel had a super low key wedding, with the reception taking place in their parent’s backyard,” Erika says.
“After a short and unpredictable storm we were treated to the most amazing double rainbow.
“(We) got low into the creek bed so we could remove houses and simplify the frame to the rainbow, mountain and Paige, with her dress billowing in the wind.”

OVERALL RUNNER UP & WINNER OF SINGLE CAPTURE: Photographer Paul Woo of United States

Australian photographer Adam Browne was listed in the top 10 single capture category for his photo of newlyweds popping champagne on a boat.

SINGLE CAPTURE: Photographer Adam Browne of Australia

SINGLE CAPTURE: Photographer Benjamin Wheeler of the United Kingdom

The winner of the dance floor category also proved a crowd pleaser, showing a couple dancing in a field beneath lightly snowed mountains, surrounded by family and friends clapping and taking photos.

DANCE FLOOR: Photographer Mike Vallely of Canada

 

 

DANCE FLOOR: Photographer Erika Mann of Canada.

DANCE FLOOR: Photographer Paul Santos, United Kingdom

DANCE FLOOR: Photographer Mike Vallely of Canada

FROM ABOVE WINNER: Photographer Adrian O’Neill of Ireland

FROM ABOVE: Photographer Krzysztof Krawczyk of Poland

FROM ABOVE: Photographer Donatas Ufo of Lithuania

FROM ABOVE: Photographer Ye Htut Lwin of Myanmar

Other favourites among the categories, which included black and white, photo journalism and epic destination, was a stylish shot taken by Irish photographer Adrian O’Neill, who snapped a picture from above of a newly married couple kissing as they drove down a dead end road.

EPIC LOCATION: Photographer Lanny Mann of Canada

EPIC LOCATION: Photographer Gustavo Franco of France

EPIC LOCATION: Photographer Ho Yee Ching of Malaysia

EPIC LOCATION: Photographer Sara Rogers of Canada

The touching moment a little boy bursts into tears when he sees his mum walking down the aisle tugged on the heart strings of judges, and the bridal party category was taken out by a group staring blankly at the camera as thick fog and snow builds around them.

Competition director Luke Simon said of the winners: “we live in an exciting time with technology that is allowing photographers of all genres greater scope, flexibility and expression of concepts and emotions, and none more so than wedding photography.”

SOLO PORTRAIT: Photographer Mike Vallely of Canada

SOLO PORTRAIT: Photographer Donatas Ufo of Lithuania

BLACK AND WHITE WINNER: Photographer Bruno Sauma of United States

For the full gallery visit iwpoty.com 

BRIDAL SHOWER POWER

emmaheadshotEmma from quirky gifts and homewares store Lark shares her top tips for throwing the bride-to-be a shower she has always dreamed of.

Know your Bride
The most important thing you should consider when throwing a bridal shower is to know your bride. Make sure the activities you organise for the day are suited to her interests. Your bestie might be the type of girl who would love a quiet lunch a winery or a high tea in the comfort of her home, alternatively she may be the type of gal that is better suited to an action packed adventure and would rather go paintballing. Whatever the case may be, keep your bride-to-be the focus of the day.

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Many hands make light work
Planning a bridal shower can take a lot of time and effort, so don’t try and do it alone. People love being involved in special occasions like bridal showers, so enlist the help of the other bridesmaids and the bride’s family for support. Organise to catch up with the team over coffee and chat about some ideas for the day. Once you have a plan, divide the responsibilities between the group so everyone is involved in making the bride feel special!

Keep your guests in the loop
Make sure your guests know all of the details of the day including the who, what, where and when, how and why. If your shower is going to be out on location, most guests these days expect to have to contribute money to cover the cost, but it is so important to let them know what the money is going towards. The bride to be should NEVER pay for anything on the day.

Celebrating with food
Bridal showers are a great excuse to break out the champers, and share a delicious meal or some scrumptious finger food and treats. Don’t forget to ask out if there are any specific dietary requirements or allergies.

Photography: Smitten Wedding Photography

Photography: Smitten Wedding Photography

Set the Scene
The easiest way to make an occasion feel that little bit more special is through decorations. Whether you have a particular colour scheme or a theme in mind, using decorations and beautiful party ware can set the entire mood for the day. Pale pinks, whites, blushes and metallic bring a luxe feel, while bright bold colours create a real sense of vibrancy and fun. Consider the type of activities you are undertaking as well as the personality of your bride and choose décor that suits both.

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Fun and Games
Games are a fun, easy way to break the ice or keep the fun flowing at a bridal shower. Here are a few of our favourite ideas…

Door Prizes
Scratch cards are a perfect addition to any bridal shower. Have three prize packs up for grabs and at different times of the day/night pass the scratch tickets around for a chance to win a prize. Only one scratch card will reveal a winner in every round! To make the bride the central focus of the game make up a luxurious pamper pack as your last and biggest prize and rig the round so that the bride is the winner of the major prize.

Bridal Bingo
Before it’s time to open the gifts, guests fill the spaces on their card with items the bride-to-be is likely to receive. Keep track as the gifts are opened… five in a row wins!

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The Big Quiz
Comprise a list of questions for the groom to answer about himself before the day of the bridal shower. The game is simple. Ask the bride the questions about her husband-to-be to see just how well she knows her man. To put a different spin on this game, whenever she gets an answer wrong she must put a gumball in her mouth and start chewing away. Make this fun and entertaining by asking the groom a mix of standard and obscure questions The more questions she gets wrong the more gum she has to chew and the harder and messier it will become.

Create a keepsake
You want your bestie to remember her bridal shower so why not purchase a beautiful guestbook and get everyone to express their well wishes and wedding day advice. Make it more fun and interesting with the help of a Polaroid camera and plenty of spare film, photo props, stickers, coloured pens and washi tape. Each guest can personalise their own page and the bride will be left with a lovely keepsake.

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Enjoy!
Make sure everyone is having fun, and enjoy celebrating such a special occasion with your bestie!

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MAKE IT PERSONAL

Renee-Enright

Renee Enright


The wedding dress is a source of lots of interest on the wedding day but, as fashion stylist Renée Enright advises, it pays not to get caught up in what others might want you to wear. Staying true to your own style and what suits you best is the only way to go



I remember the comments starting not long after I became engaged, “ooo I can’t wait to see the dress you’ll wear” and, as the wedding day neared the comments kept coming, “I am so excited to see your dress”.
I started feeling immense pressure that my dress had to be THE most amazing thing anyone had ever seen.
Why were people so fixated on my dress?
The truth is it wasn’t just my dress. There is so much emphasis these days on every bride’s dress, her hair, her make-up – every last detail of her complete look that it can leave any bride-to-be embarking on their dress journey feeling completely and utterly overwhelmed.

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I was that bride who knew exactly what kind of look I wanted right from the get-go – simple, effortless and relaxed, a gown that wasn’t too bridey bride.
But I found myself second-guessing my own style and vision, feeling I would let down people’s expectations of what THEY thought I should be wearing on my special day.
With so many other decisions hanging over your head when planning a wedding – from venue, to food, entertainment and don’t forget the dreaded guest list (you know how it goes, mum wants to invite her third cousin’s next door neighbour that you’ve never met. Beware, it’s a real thing!) – the last thing any soon-to-be bride needs is extra stress and uncertainty about something that’s supposed to be so exciting.
Staying true to your own style and vision and not being swayed by opinions, comments or even trends is so important when embarking on your wedding dress journey.

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Trends are a great source of inspiration but don’t be defined by them (and yes, that’s coming from a stylist!). Knowing your body and what works best for your shape are the most important tools when dressing for any occasion, especially your wedding.
The best way to filter down that scrapbook of magazine cut outs you’ve been collecting of your dream dress is to try on, try on, try on.
You’ll hear about it time and time again, the girl who wanted the big ball skirt traditional wedding gown UNTIL she saw it on herself and felt like a cream puff, instead opting for a sleek fit and flare style gown that she had never even imagined herself in.
A great and popular way to try on those different styles is to make a fun girls day out, visiting bridal boutiques with your posse to determine what silhouette works best for you.
(That is YOU, not your besty, or your mum or the bridal sales person).

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You want to be, feel and look like yourself on what is such a magical and special day in your life.
If you’ve never been one to wear your hair up or normally steer clear of make-up, perhaps your wedding day isn’t the time to experiment with a sleek bun or black smokey eyes, instead aim to create a more refined polished version of your everyday look.
Be you, stay true to yourself, your own personal style and your own vision.
When we feel great about ourselves it shines through and a confident, comfortable (depending on just how tight that dress is) bride is a happy bride.

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IN-STAR-GRAMS

Instagram is brimming gorgeous wedding day inspiration. From bakers and florists, to stylists and designers, the social media goldmine places global bridal trends right at your fingertips.
Here are some of our fabulous favourites that have kept us scrolling for hours…

 

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With Alexa Chung, Kendall Jenner and the Olsen twins among her fans, it’s pretty clear this Brooklyn hair accessories designer can’t go wrong. All pieces are lovingly made by hand in New York City, and range from sparkling and elegant to romantic and chic.


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Inspired by natured, these divine stationery suites are begging to be included in your nuptials. From invitations to placecards, the modern designs evoke a wonderfully whimsical charm that will create that perfect first impression for your guests.


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You might not be heading to Spain for an intimate ceremony in the hills or serving up margaritas in Cabo San Lucas while a mariachi band plays, but this account can offer some pretty stunning ways to style a venue for your dream day.


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These bridal gown designers are out of our close reach with their studio in Los Angeles, but their Insta account offers so much more than just dresses. They show snippets of their clients’ love stories, plus offer some glimpses of their own inspiration.


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Flowers are no longer restricted to the bridal bouquet, with beautiful blooms being used as artistic installations throughout big days. Talented florist Fleur doesn’t just have the perfect name for her career, but also an exquisite imagination when it comes to blossoms.

 

And, if you don’t already, follow us at @gtbride to stay up-to-date with the latest trends.
And tag us in your own happenings with #gtbride

LABEL LOVE: THURLEY

Searching for a second dress to dance the night away in at your reception? Or perhaps some bridesmaid dress inspo? We’re crushing on Thurley’s latest range, Resort 15. Filled with romantic lace, gorgeous cuts and just the right hint of dreamy blues, the beautiful bohemian range is perfect for a summer soiree.

 

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Check out the full lookbook here

Q&A WITH KAREN BOURDAMIS

Photography: Glenn Ferguson

Photography: Glenn Ferguson

Q&A WITH KAREN BOURDAMIS FROM PEARLS AND ROSES BRIDAL

How did you begin your career as a dressmaker?
I was always interested in fashion as a young high school girl. My maths books had gowns and fashion sketches on the pages where my work was meant to be. After completing my Diploma of Fashion Design and Production at The Gordon, I worked for several small businesses creating made-to-measure garments for beautiful ladies who went to the most luxurious events. Once I was introduced to help design and make a wedding gown, I was hooked. I opened my boutique in 1990, and started designing and handmaking every gown in the store.

What is your earliest fashion memory?
The stunning style of my beautiful mother and her sister who always dressed in the latest ‘70s fashion. They would be dripping in pearls or looking amazing in groovy hats and hot pants. My greatest influence was ‘80s music clips, and I worshipped ‘40s fashion gods Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. I quickly fell in love with the mystery of beautiful gowns in stunning cuts and elegant women.

What do you love about working with brides-to-be in the lead-up to their special day?
I feel very special being included in their wedding day party as the designer, fitter and seamstress. I have had many friendships formed during fittings over the years. I feel I can guide and advise the brides about how best to flatter their figure or offer creative advice so they can look and feel individual. Nowadays, I also mother them in a way and help them relax as I assure everything will work out fine.

You must have some beautiful memories from throughout your career. What are some standouts?
I feel very proud to have my peers from the wedding industry and local businesses come to my store and allow me to design and handmake a wedding gown for their daughters or nieces. I am also flattered when I have the opportunity to dress the sisters, cousins, neighbours or work friends of past brides who have all come from referrals from clients. But over the 25 years in this business, it is creating a gown for those close to me that has made the best memories.

Describe your work in three words.
Intense, creative, rewarding.

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What are the advantages of purchasing a custom-made wedding gown?
The bride has total control of her own design, fabric and style. We sew and create the wedding gown here in-house, during several fittings, usually over a six-month period. It’s a special process because the bride, along with her family and friends if she wishes, can watch the gown evolve. Every stitch is sewn by hand here in our private workroom and all of our gowns are treated so carefully right up until the week of the wedding when they are freshly pressed and perfectly fitted before collection.

You have made thousands of stunning bridal gowns. Where do you get your inspiration from?
Firstly in the fabric – I love to dress the female form and fit the curves well. I love a great cut. I follow many creative souls across the globe, but generally aim to flatter the woman’s figure and create a stunning oneoff gown.

What is the best feedback you’ve received?
Along with tears, hugs, chocolates, flowers and wine, it’s the phone calls the week after the wedding raving about how wonderful they felt in their gown we created. I love hearing how many compliments they received on their big day.

To contact Karen click here – pearlsandroses.com.au

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REAL WEDDING

Photography: fotoJOJO

Photography: fotoJOJO

RHIANNA + JAMES
27 MARCH 2015

A heartfelt proposal was the beginning of not just a special day but a special styling journey to the wedding of Rhianna Baxter and James Bruscella.
After five years of dating, James got down on one knee and popped the question to not only his love, but also Rhianna’s daughter Mia.
“There were so many happy tears when he asked me to be his wife,” Rhianna remembers.
“Then, like the gentleman he is, he revealed a second box from his pocket and asked Mia if she would be his stepdaughter. This completely blew my mind!”
Rhianna and James gave themselves a year to plan their big day, which they themed as a whimsicallyromantic backyard garden party. Their Highton home was their inspiration, so the couple kept their styling aspects natural and earthy, incorporating lots of timber and classy hints of gold.

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Photography: fotoJOJO

Together, they built a marquee and, filled with beautiful festoon lights, it became the perfect place for dancing. Their hashtag for social media sharing – #howmuchfundowehave – was the finishing touch for the pair’s vision.
The wow factor came with the ceremony space – they installed a walkway over their pool acting as the gorgeous aisle. Including their loved ones was important for the couple, who asked each of their 89 guests to wear either black or white.
“My favourite moment was sharing our vows as we looked back at our incredible family and friends – they all looked sharp in black and white,” says
Rhianna, who was a vision in a custom-made delicate long-sleeve lace Berta gown.
But style, class and a divine naked cake aside, newlywed Rhianna has some lovely words of advice for brides-to-be.
“Make your marriage more beautiful than your wedding,” she says, smiling.

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Photography: fotoJOJO

Photography: fotoJOJO

WHO MADE IT HAPPEN
Ceremony: Couple’s home
Reception: Couple’s home
Catering: Pink Saffron
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Wedding stylist/planner: Nomad Styling
Videographer: Foto Jojo
Gown: Berta
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia
Hair: Blondie hair + cosmetica
Make-up: Aura Health and Beauty
Cake: Ladybird Cakes
Flowers: She’s a wildflower
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Zimmermann
Suits: Calibre and Eddy Elias Menswear
Rings: Charles Rose
Transport: Murrell Group Limousines
Entertainment: Harp Sash Love and DJ Rod G
Stationery: Print Fairy
Celebrant: Belinda McPherson
Prop hire: Dann Event Hire
Honeymoon: US, Cancun and Bora Bora

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Photography: fotoJOJO

Photography: fotoJOJO

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Photography: fotoJOJO


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REAL WEDDING

Photography: Hails & Shine

MEGAN + RYAN
22 NOVEMBER 2014

Megan Osborn and Ryan McManus stumbled on their wedding venue by chance, but immediately knew it was the perfect place to tie the knot.
The funloving Belmont pair, who met in their early years at Belmont High School, ventured to Moriac for a day of berry picking, but couldn’t get in to Raven’s Creek Farm because it was closed. But, even from behind the gates, they knew it was something special.
“It was just what we were after – even from only looking from the road,” Megan remembers.
They said their vows in a stunning spring ceremony with 130 of their nearest and dearest
watching on.
“Our day was filled with so much fun – having all our friends and family there was the highlight,” says Megan, who said yes when Ryan proposed during a romantic getaway in Port Douglas.
“I know it sounds cliché but wherever they are Ryan and I are the happiest.”
Megan was a beautiful bride in a gorgeous strapless gown by Raffaele Ciuca – a dress she had already decided on prior to her engagement.
“I saw it online long before I was ever engaged and I loved it,” she says, smiling.
“It was the second dress I tried on, and that’s only because another lady had it on when I walked into the boutique.”
Looking back on her special day, Megan’s advice for brides-to-be is to relax, have fun and enjoy the day.
“All that matters is you are marrying the person you love and your friends and family are there to share those special moments with you,” she says

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WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
Reception: Ravens Creek Farm
Catering: Steampocket, Pizza Be With You, Paella Pan
Photography: Hails & Shine
Wedding stylist/planner: Soiree Darling
Gown: Raffaele Ciuca
Shoes: Jo Mercer
Headwear: All About The Business Millinery
Hair: Blush Makeup Artistry
Make-up: Blush Makeup Artistry
Cake: Sweet Designs by Claire
Flowers: Bellarose Belmont and
DIY by bride and maid of honour
Bridesmaids’ dresses: ASOS, Zimmermann,
Finders Keepers, Myer
Suits: Roger David
Rings: All Diamonds
Transport: Friend’s cars
Entertainment: Abe Anderson + Geelong Entertainment Services
Stationery: Pretty in Paper
Celebrant: Leanne Duffy
Prop hire: Memphis Hire, Soiree darling, Occasions Party Hire
Honeymoon: Europe and Dubai

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Megan and Ryan, pictured here, are one of our Real Wedding couples in our new edition of
gt BRIDE. To see more of their special day download our App.

Photography: Hails & Shine