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Nostalgic Romance & Travel Themed Wedding

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With just a few guests and $7000 to spend, Joanne and Paul planned their travel themed wedding at Wakarusa Historical Museum. “The inspiration for our wedding was ‘love is a journey’ and nostalgia”, said the bride. “We both love to travel, hence the train station location. Our unique flowers were made of old maps and we had suitcases and atlas jars with candles. We also had lots of globes and vintage cameras. We were married in the waiting room of the train station.”

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“All the décor was DIY and we planned the whole thing ourselves. My favourite part of our wedding was our handwritten vows where we both expressed that we not only married one another, but our children too. We are a blended family of one another and three children total.”

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Four Reasons Why You Should Have a Wedding Video

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When planning your wedding, you’ll be told over and over again that you should book a great wedding photographer. I wholeheartedly agree with this, but have you also considered booking a videographer? Unlike photography, videography seems to be right down the bottom of most couple’s ‘must have’ lists and I think that’s a real shame.

Obviously budget has a lot to do with it, but as someone who didn’t have a wedding film and regrets it, here are four reasons why I really think you should book one! You are never going to be sorry that you had a wedding video made, but you might regret not having one.

1. You’ll get all of the feels

There is nothing quite like the emotions you’ll feel on your wedding day. The anticipation just before you walk down the aisle, the nerves as you listen to your other half read their vows, the lump in your throat as you hear your father say how proud he is of you during his speech…

A video lets you to relive those precious moments over and over again. We have one shaky, 20 second clip from our wedding of me walking down the aisle that a friend filmed on her phone, and whenever I watch it and hear the music, I GET ALL THE FEELS. I’m brought right back to what I was feeling at that very second. Its something you can’t quite understand until you’ve experienced it for yourself and I would do anything to be able to relive some of the other special moments from our wedding again.

2. You’ll see the bits you missed

Unlike photos, video will capture some really subtle parts of the day, things that you otherwise might forget. The nervous shuffle your groom did as he first saw you at the top of the aisle, the way your dad’s voice cracked as did his speech, your mum’s eyes welling up just the tiniest bit as she first saw you in your dress. There’s so many special moments that photography alone can’t always capture.

It’s very common for brides and grooms to say that their wedding was “such a blur” or “went by so fast”. Wouldn’t it be amazing to replay the whole day again and catch the things that you missed?

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Rainbow Fairy Wedding with the Bride Wearing Wings!

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Now this is something you don’t see everyday – a bride in wings! Chris and Chilli were married in August and planned their rainbow fairy wedding completely by themselves.

“Our wedding was rainbow themed with a relaxed, fun atmosphere”, explained the bride. “We didn’t want a fancy church ceremony, posh cars or for me to wear a simple white gown. Instead, there was a horse and carriage (I have been around horses my whole life and it has always been my dream to arrive at my wedding in one!), a civil ceremony outside under a pagoda, and colourful outfits including me in fairy wings! Our reception had a pub atmosphere and our meal was a BBQ. We also had a bouncy castle!”

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“My dress was originally by Benjamin Roberts but with a heck of a lot of changes and alterations by Margaret from Confetti & Lace, we turned it into a unique piece to show off my personal style. My shoes were custom made rainbow Converse. I live in Converse, so it only felt right to wear them on my wedding day too. I don’t like cut flowers, to me they are expensive dead things, so I carried a felt bouquet made by Miss Jennifer Rae.”

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Glamorous & Bohemian Wedding Inspired by Vogue

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There are some weddings I see where I wonder if it’s actually photo shoot with models. Tyrone, Camilla and their whole wedding party are so goddamn stunning, they almost don’t seem real!

But I assure you, this is a real wedding. It took place in South Africa on March 28th. “I’m not a traditional kind of girl, so I knew our wedding wouldn’t be very typical”, began Camilla. “I think if I had to choose the things that made our wedding slightly more unique were definitely our photos; I loved the idea of having a wedding album that looked more like a fashion editorial and I spent the day yelling ‘Vogue!’ at the groomsmen to get their Blue-Steel on!”

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As if you’re not already feeling envious enough, Camilla actually designed her own wedding dress as well as the dresses her bridesmaids wore (is there no end to her talents?!) and had them made by a local dressmaker. They also planned and executed the entire wedding themselves, without the help of a wedding planner. “Champagne and nude have always been my colours, so I knew I wanted a different kind of dress”, she continued. “The fabric can from Bridal & Fabric World and was exactly what I had envisioned. I was also so keen to get my bridesmaids in leather jackets. I had a vision and it worked out so well! I think also having my brother-in-law with all of us girls put the cherry on top; he was our ultimate accessory.”

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Love and Ink Couple Shoot

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Australian tattoo artist Dean and his partner Lillian wanted to do something very ‘them’ to celebrate their relationship. So Lillian asked Dean to tattoo her and they invited wedding photographers Helm and Anchor and film makers A&Y Video along to capture it!

“Last March we travelled to Australia,” Alberto of A&Y Video told me. “We spent a month in Melbourne, and during this time we met a lot of people including these two.”

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“Dean has his own Tattoo Studio in Cranbourne called Unanswered Ink and Lillian has a blog all about healthy and organic food. When we first meet them our intention was to make a film about her recipes, but when we arrived at the studio, and we saw Dean tattooing her, we instantly knew that this had to be the shoot: love and ink! When the tiger tattoo was finished we took them to the streets to shoot their love in a very different way.”

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Ocean View Family-Focused Wedding

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Lee and Lowri were the lucky couple who won the free wedding photography contest that I recently hosted with VeVi Photography. Their wedding was held at Ocean Kave in Devon, which proved to be the perfect spot for their family-centric, colourful chaos wedding!

Lowri told me all about the amazing day. “We are still floating, after the incredible day that was our happy ending. We have both gone through a lot of painful times to get to it which made it all the more special. I had gone through a very acrimonious divorce and moved to Devon, to heal by the sea, near where I grew up. Gradually colour and happiness began to return to my life and once I decided to dip my toe in the water of dating I met Lee!”

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“As soon as we got engaged we knew we wanted this to be a celebration of all the amazing close friends and family who had supported us both”, she continued. “We also knew we wanted nothing to be impersonal or super traditional. We both wanted to get married by the sea but finding a venue that would let us have our wedding our way seemed impossible. Then I stumbled across Ocean Kave and we booked it the day we saw it even though at this point the reception room wasn’t even built! We loved it because they said we could really personalise the space. They suggested we got married in the kave (yes it’s an actual cave) at twilight, having kicked off the party at 2pm, which sounded great to us. We loved that we got to enjoy the fun we had planned first, and it removed formality.”

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