Laura & Dylan ♥ Sydney, Australia
Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography
Sometimes a wedding stops you in your tracks, and this stylish Sydney soiree happens to be one of those darling days!
Being an interior designer and freelance stylist by day, Laura sprinkled her and Dylan’s wedding with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ magic, creating a beyond beautiful vision that is brimming with vintage pretty.
From the breathtaking Cathedral ceremony to Laura’s fabulous fishtail gown, from the unique island reception venue (only accessible by boat) to the twinkling fairy light lit garden theme, the details and thought that went into their day truly shines through.
Rachael & James ♥ Ohio, USA
Photographer: Kayla Coleman Photography
When a fashionable designer gets engaged you can guarantee she will have one chic engagement shoot. Team this style savvy bride-to-be and her dapper groom-to-be with an oh-so-brilliant photographer and the results are dreamy romantic photographs, abounding with personality.
Rachael, the founder of design boutique Shore Society and her hubby-to-be James, got engaged on the bleached white sands of the Key West, Florida. Once home and still reeling from their romantic proposal trip, they recreated the feeling of those fabulous vacation moments at their local beach. By photographing at their house (with their super-cute pooch!) and on their well-loved bikes too, their personalities and home life shone through, as well as their obvious adoration for each other.
“Often there are couples that photographers want to call ‘DIBS!’ on. When I saw Jim and Rachael’s engagement announcement on Facebook, I jumped at my chance to get them in front of my camera!”
Getting engaged is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times in anyone’s life and a big part of that is of course the engagement and then wedding ring, symbolising your unity and marriage.
Wedding Rings Direct have been on hand over the last few months to bring you top tips and advice for choosing this all important jewellery for your nuptials. Today the experts are here to discuss the ethical issues concerned with engagement and wedding rings and highlight what you need to know…
Questions that are becoming increasingly important to many brides and grooms when buying their engagement and wedding rings are: ‘Where did the componants come from? Was my diamond mined under humane circumstance? Is my gold ethical? What is the carbon footprint of my jewellery?’
For the ethical couple, it can be a complex buying process. Luckily, there are things in place to help maintain a moral approach to making and buying jewellery.
Dana & Nick ♥ Ontario, Canada
Photographer: Boakview Photography
Not only do Dana and Nick come across as a super-cute couple, but you’ll also fall helplessly in love with the delightful little town that they will have the pleasure of calling home once they are married.
From quaint coffee shops serving up flat whites in heart shaped mugs, to serene strolls along the harbor front, this lovely little town in Ontario provided a tranquil backdrop to this charming couple’s love story.
Italian weddings are the epitome of romance. With venues fit for a fairytale, saying ‘I Do’ in this down-right darling country is always a winner.
Today’s oh-so-sweet styled shoot from Fotografa Matrimonio, flawlessly captures the essence of the historic city of Milan. The pretty pink styling would be picture-perfect for a dreamy destination day anywhere across idyllic Italy. Floaty chiffon, delicate accessories and fresh fragrant blooms make for an angelic bride and a chic summer soiree.
If you’re getting married abroad don’t miss this week’s Friday Five, which is all about hosting a destination wedding.
Look after your gorgeous guests and be the destination wedding hostess with the mostess by following these simple top tips!
As soon as you sign on the dotted line at your chosen venue and your date is officially set (eek!), get your save the date or invitations sent out. This could even be a simple email to your nearest and dearest with only these two important pieces of information on, but since your guests will need to book time off work and look at the costs for making the trip for your nuptials, the sooner you can let them know the details the better. Generally speaking, flights and accommodation are cheaper when booked in advance as there are more options, so time is of the essence.