Inspired Words - Carly

As we catch up with Carly and chat about her sweet Fairfield Boathouse wedding, she was full of wonderful advice about how to take the stress out of planning and sticking to a budget.

“If planning isn’t your thing, then delegate certain jobs around. If you can stretch your budget then I would suggest a wedding planner. If you want to save money ask for favours for invitations, create your own table decorations or you could save a lot of money by wearing your mother’s dress! My mother-in- law made our cake and I had it professionally decorated.”

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Images by Long Way Home Photography

In Love With My Dress - Sonja

I could not be more in love with my stunning Galia Lahav wedding dress. It was the most beautiful dress to wear for the most special of days and made me feel like a real bride. I am sure all you girls out there searching for your dream dress, or those of you who have already found your dream dress, can relate to what I mean by that.

First let’s look at the lace!!! It is worth mentioning because it is out of this world stunning! Intricately detailed crochet and embroidery, touches of embellishments and a hint of sparkle make this lace an artwork on its own. Add that to a strapless vintage mermaid shape with a VERY dramatic train, and you have what can only be described as pure perfection.

The corset is sheer which gives it a modern aspect. In fact, this suited me perfectly because after our engagement, we decided our wedding theme would be romantic contemporary. The sheer fabric continued down through the skirt, however this was quite subtle and could only be seen through the light or when I was walking. The long train was also sheer.

I paired my dress with Paloma heels by Bella Belle. These were silk and leather handmade in an ivory colour. They were subtly embellished, and at four inches high you would think they would be feet torture after eight hours, but to my pleasure they were very comfortable. I kept them on all night.

My veil was over three metres long! Yes – I went dramatic! I mean why not? I was about to be married in my very own Galia Lahav dress after all. Lets go BIG!!!!! xox

“I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” – Ralph Lauren

Images by Michelle Kiddie Photography


Ms Chinoiserie Says: So beautiful; such an elegant dress for glamorous bride!

Hair & Makeup Artist: Yvette Gray / Bride's Dress: Galia Lahav / Bride's Shoes: Bella Belle
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We had so much laughing and chatting with Abbe as she looked back on her intimate winery wedding; with the heartfelt ceremony followed by the magical reception, she remembered how important it was for the day to be just as she and Will wanted.

“Do what you want to do, as the day is about you two! ”

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Images by Annette Wilson